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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918954/contemporary-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux
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REVIEW
Perviz Hajiyev, Berk Burgu
CONTEXT: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) remains the most interesting topic of pediatric urology due to the dynamic nature of recent controversial publications. Starting from the need for a diagnosis to the necessity and effectiveness of treatment in preventing scars, VUR remains in the mist. Although recent strong evidence helped as fog lights in this blurriness, more data are required for achieving crystal clearance. This article aims to summarize and discuss the current state of the evidence regarding VUR management...
September 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918178/using-imaging-to-predict-treatment-response-in-genitourinary-malignancies
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REVIEW
Amir H Lebastchi, Matthew J Watson, Christopher M Russell, Arvin K George, Alon Z Weizer, Baris Turkbey
CONTEXT: Over the previous2 decades, there have been numerous advancements in the diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic management, and postoperative assessment of genitourinary malignancies. OBJECTIVE: To present a review of current and novel imaging modalities and their utility in the assessment of therapeutic response in the systemic management of renal, testicular, and prostate cancers. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed/Medline search of the current published literature inclusive of prospective and retrospective original research, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses was conducted evaluating imaging modalities for renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer...
September 13, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916240/association-between-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-all-cause-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tao Zhang, Jing Li, Yan Lin, Hongtao Yang, Shili Cao
BACKGROUND: Considering results among previous studies regarding the relationship of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and all-cause mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, we aimed to perform a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the potential association between RDW and all-cause mortality in CKD patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature using electronic databases (PubMed, Ovid, Embase and Web of Science) to identify the studies reporting the association between RDW and all-cause mortality in CKD patients...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915510/drug-eluting-vs-bare-metal-stents-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-coronary-artery-disease-insights-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander Volodarskiy, Sunil Kumar, Radoslaw Pracon, Mandeep Sidhu, Evgeny Kretov, Tomasz Mazurek, Olga Bockeria, Upendra Kaul, Sripal Bangalore
BACKGROUND: Most drug-eluting stent (DES) trials have excluded patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The efficacy of DES implantation in patients with CKD is therefore not known. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes with DES vs bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in patients with CKD. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were searched for studies including at least 100 patients with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤60 mL/min/1...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914202/statins-and-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexandros Briasoulis, Mohan Pala, Tesfaye Telila, Obsinet Merid, Emmanuel Akintoye, Georgia Vogiatzi, Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitris Tousoulis
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a type of acute kidney injury associated with intravascular administration of iodinated contrast, usually reversible. Contrast agents are an essential component of invasive and noninvasive coronary angiography. These agents have been modified over time to enhance patient safety and tolerability, but adverse reactions still occur. CIN has been variably defined, as a rise in serum creatinine of 0.5 mg/dl, or a 25% increase in serum creatinine above baseline within 24-72 hours after the procedure...
September 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911207/trans-ethnic-meta-regression-of-genome-wide-association-studies-accounting-for-ancestry-increases-power-for-discovery-and-improves-fine-mapping-resolution
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Reedik Mägi, Momoko Horikoshi, Tamar Sofer, Anubha Mahajan, Hidetoshi Kitajima, Nora Franceschini, Mark I McCarthy, Andrew P Morris
Trans-ethnic meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) across diverse populations can increase power to detect complex trait loci when the underlying causal variants are shared between ancestry groups. However, heterogeneity in allelic effects between GWAS at these loci can occur that is correlated with ancestry. Here, a novel approach is presented to detect SNP association and quantify the extent of heterogeneity in allelic effects that is correlated with ancestry. We employ trans-ethnic meta-regression to model allelic effects as a function of axes of genetic variation, derived from a matrix of mean pairwise allele frequency differences between GWAS, and implemented in the MR-MEGA software...
September 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904879/renoprotective-effects-of-febuxostat-compared-with-allopurinol-in-patients-with-hyperuricemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sollip Kim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Hyeong-Sik Ahn, Se Won Oh, Kum Hyun Han, Tae-Hyun Um, Chong-Rae Cho, Sang Youb Han
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is reported to be related to rapid progression of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Allopurinol, a uric acid lowering agent, protects renal progression. However, it is not widely used in patients with CKD because of its serious adverse event. Febuxostat can be alternatively used for patients who are intolerable to allopurinol. We aimed to determine renoprotective effect and urate-lowering effect between the two drugs. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to assess the effects of febuxostat compared to allopurinol in patients with hyperuricemia...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900379/postmenopausal-hormone-and-the-risk-of-nephrolithiasis-a-meta-analysis
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Juan Yu, Binyan Yin
Menopause is reported to be associated with increased urinary calcium excretion, which may enhance the risk for the development of calcium kidney stones. However, it remains controversial about whether high level of postmenopausal hormone (PMH) is a risk factor for formation of nephrolithiasis. Several observational studies have shown that PMH is protective based on 24-hour urinary parameters. Recent clinical trials provided evidence to conclude that estrogen therapy increases the risk of nephrolithiasis in healthy postmenopausal women...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898290/comparative-effectiveness-and-tolerance-of-immunosuppressive-treatments-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-a-network-meta-analysis
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Song Ren, Ying Wang, Li Xian, Tadashi Toyama, Meg Jardine, Guisen Li, Vlado Perkovic, Daqing Hong
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive agents in general are shown to prevent renal progression and all-cause mortality in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) patients with nephrotic syndrome. However, the efficacy and safety of different immunosuppressive treatments have not been systematic assessed and compared. A network meta-analysis was performed to compare different immunosuppressive treatment in IMN. METHODS: Cochrane library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and trial register system were searched for randomized controlled trials reporting the treatments for IMN to May 3, 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894376/operative-and-nonoperative-management-for-renal-trauma-comparison-of-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Andrea Mingoli, Marco La Torre, Emanuele Migliori, Bruno Cirillo, Martina Zambon, Paolo Sapienza, Gioia Brachini
INTRODUCTION: Preservation of kidney and renal function is the goal of nonoperative management (NOM) of renal trauma (RT). The advantages of NOM for minor blunt RT have already been clearly described, but its value for major blunt and penetrating RT is still under debate. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis on NOM for RT, which was compared with the operative management (OM) with respect to mortality, morbidity, and length of hospital stay (LOS). METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses statement was followed for this study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891160/co2-angiography-colorless-odorless-but-definitely-not-useless
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EDITORIAL
Robert D Safian
Contemporary approaches to minimize the risk of acute kidney injury from radiographic contrast (AKI-RC) rely on preferential use of low- or non-ionic contrast; pre-hydration; and limiting contrast volume. This study utilized a meta-analysis of 677 patients to compare the risk of AKI-RC after CO2 peripheral angiography versus iodinated contrast (4.3% vs. 11.1%, odds ratio [OR] 0.465, P = 0.048). There was no difference in AKI-RC in patients with CKD. This study has many limitations. CO2 angiography is an important technique; proper understanding of its strengths and limitations is essential...
September 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886707/health-outcomes-of-non-nutritive-sweeteners-analysis-of-the-research-landscape
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REVIEW
Szimonetta Lohner, Ingrid Toews, Joerg J Meerpohl
BACKGROUND: Food products containing non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) instead of sugar have become increasingly popular in the last decades. Their appeal is obviously related to their calorie-free sweet taste. However, with the dramatic increase in their consumption, it is reasonable and timely to evaluate their potential health benefits and, more importantly, potential adverse effects. The main aim of this scoping review was to map the evidence about health outcomes possibly associated with regular NNS consumption by examining the extent, range, and nature of research activity in this area...
September 8, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884267/diet-and-enteral-nutrition-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-on-dialysis-a-review-focusing-on-fat-fiber-and-protein-intake
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REVIEW
Alice Sabatino, Giuseppe Regolisti, Ilaria Gandolfini, Marco Delsante, Filippo Fani, Maria Cristina Gregorini, Enrico Fiaccadori
The clinical data available on dietary requirements of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis are limited and largely inconclusive in terms of the renal, cardiovascular and nutritional outcomes achievable through dietary modifications. Restriction of protein intake during the early stages of CKD may in fact slow its progression, but at the same time this approach may also lead to protein-energy wasting, if energy intake is not adequate and properly monitored. Unfortunately, compliance to dietary recommendations is traditionally low in this patient population...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882917/effects-of-cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-on-the-outcome-of-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-trials
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Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino, Gavin J Murphy
OBJECTIVES: Goal-directed optimisation of cerebral oxygenation using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during cardiopulmonary bypass is widely used. We tested the hypotheses that the use of NIRS cerebral oximetry results in reductions in cerebral injury (neurocognitive function, serum biomarkers), injury to other organs including the heart and brain, transfusion rates, mortality and resource use. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Tertiary cardiac surgery centres in North America, Europe and Asia...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878934/postauthorization-safety-study-of-the-dpp-4-inhibitor-saxagliptin-a-large-scale-multinational-family-of-cohort-studies-of-five-outcomes
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Vincent Lo Re, Dena M Carbonari, M Elle Saine, Craig W Newcomb, Jason A Roy, Qing Liu, Qufei Wu, Serena Cardillo, Kevin Haynes, Stephen E Kimmel, Peter P Reese, David J Margolis, Andrea J Apter, K Rajender Reddy, Sean Hennessy, Harshvinder Bhullar, Arlene M Gallagher, Daina B Esposito, Brian L Strom
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk of serious adverse events among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus initiating saxagliptin compared with oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs) in classes other than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Cohort studies using 2009-2014 data from two UK medical record data sources (Clinical Practice Research Datalink, The Health Improvement Network) and two USA claims-based data sources (HealthCore Integrated Research Database, Medicare)...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873969/clinical-practice-recommendations-for-native-vitamin-d-therapy-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-2-5-and-on-dialysis
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Rukshana Shroff, Mandy Wan, Evi V Nagler, Sevcan Bakkaloglu, Dagmar-C Fischer, Nicholas Bishop, Mario Cozzolino, Justine Bacchetta, Alberto Edefonti, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Johan Vande Walle, Dieter Haffner, Günter Klaus, Claus Peter Schmitt
Vitamin D deficiency is widely prevalent and often severe in children and adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although native vitamin D {25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]} is thought to have pleiotropic effects on many organ systems, its skeletal effects have been most widely studied. The 25(OH)D deficiency is causally linked with rickets and fractures in healthy children and those with CKD, contributing to the CKD-mineral and bone disorder (MBD) complex. There are few studies to provide evidence for vitamin D therapy or guidelines for its use in CKD...
July 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873137/association-between-more-intensive-vs-less-intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-and-risk-of-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-3-to-5-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rakesh Malhotra, Hoang Anh Nguyen, Oscar Benavente, Mihriye Mete, Barbara V Howard, Jonathan Mant, Michelle C Odden, Carmen A Peralta, Alfred K Cheung, Girish N Nadkarni, Ruth L Coleman, Rury R Holman, Alberto Zanchetti, Ruth Peters, Nigel Beckett, Jan A Staessen, Joachim H Ix
Importance: Trials in patients with hypertension have demonstrated that intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality but may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) incidence and progression. Whether intensive BP lowering is associated with a mortality benefit in patients with prevalent CKD remains unknown. Objectives: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to investigate if more intensive compared with less intensive BP control is associated with reduced mortality risk in persons with CKD stages 3 to 5...
September 5, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870002/use-of-the-renalguard-system-to-prevent-contrast-induced-aki-a-meta-analysis
#18
Stephanie Mattathil, Saad Ghumman, Jonathan Weinerman, Anand Prasad
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced kidney injury (CI-AKI) following cardiovascular interventions results in increased morbidity and mortality. RenalGuard (RG) is a novel, closed loop system which balances volume administration with forced diuresis to maintain a high urine output. We performed a meta-analysis of the existing data comparing use of RG to conventional volume expansion. METHODS: Ten studies were found eligible, of which four were randomized controlled trials...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869090/ses-chronic-kidney-disease-and-race-in-the-u-s-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Priya Vart, Sander K R van Zon, Ron T Gansevoort, Ute Bültmann, Sijmen A Reijneveld
CONTEXT: The risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the U.S. is higher in individuals with low SES than in those with high SES. However, differences in these risks between African Americans and whites are unclear. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Studies published through August 30, 2016 in Medline and EMBASE were searched. From the seven studies (1,775,267 participants) that met inclusion criteria, association estimates were pooled by race in meta-analysis. The ratio of association estimates and the corresponding 95% CIs for African Americans and whites were also pooled in meta-analysis...
August 28, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867291/cancer-recurrence-after-solid-organ-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sergio A Acuna, Johnny W Huang, Fahima Dossa, Prakesh S Shah, S Joseph Kim, Nancy N Baxter
Solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR) with a pre-transplant malignancy (PTM) have been thought to be at high risk of cancer recurrence. However, recent population-based studies report cancer recurrence rates in SOTR similar to those of non-transplant patients. A systematic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library to identify studies reporting cancer recurrence in SOTR with PTM. Quality assessment was performed using a validated tool for assessing the quality of an observational study with no control group designed by the Institute of Health Economics...
August 10, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
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