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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338003/the-prevalence-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-adpkd-a-meta-analysis-of-european-literature-and-prevalence-evaluation-in-the-italian-province-of-modena-suggest-that-adpkd-is-a-rare-and-underdiagnosed-condition
#1
Andrea Solazzo, Francesca Testa, Silvia Giovanella, Marco Busutti, Luciana Furci, Paola Carrera, Maurizio Ferrari, Giulia Ligabue, Giacomo Mori, Marco Leonelli, Gianni Cappelli, Riccardo Magistroni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: ADPKD is erroneously perceived as a not rare condition, which is mainly due to the repeated citation of a mistaken interpretation of old epidemiological data, as reported in the Dalgaard's work (1957). Even if ADPKD is not a common condition, the correct prevalence of ADPKD in the general population is uncertain, with a wide range of estimations reported by different authors. In this work, we have performed a meta-analysis of available epidemiological data in the European literature...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334927/dexmedetomidine-prevents-acute-kidney-injury-after-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Yang Liu, Bo Sheng, Suozhu Wang, Feiping Lu, Jie Zhen, Wei Chen
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine has been shown to confer direct renoprotection by stabilizing the sympathetic system, exerting anti-inflammatory effects and attenuating ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in preclinical studies. Results from clinical trials of dexmedetomidine on acute kidney injury (AKI) following adult cardiac surgery are controversial. METHODS: We searched EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the renal effect of dexmedetomidine versus placebo or other anesthetic drugs in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
January 15, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326180/prevalence-and-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-among-the-general-population-and-high-risk-groups-in-africa-a-systematic-review
#3
Samar Abd ElHafeez, Davide Bolignano, Graziella D'Arrigo, Evangelia Dounousi, Giovanni Tripepi, Carmine Zoccali
OBJECTIVES: While increasing attention is paid to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases in Africa, there is little focus on chronic kidney disease (CKD). This systematic review assesses CKD burden among the general population and high-risk groups on the entire African continent. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We searched Medline and PubMed databases for articles published between 1 January 1995 and 7 April 2017 by sensitive search strategies focusing on CKD surveys at the community level and high-risk groups...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316564/primary-prevention-of-stroke-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-scientific-update
#4
Stefana Catalina Bilha, Alexandru Burlacu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Adrian Covic
BACKGROUND: Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for stroke, official recommendations for the primary prevention of stroke in CKD are generally lacking. SUMMARY: We searched PubMed and ISI Web of Science for randomised controlled trials, observational studies, reviews, meta-analyses and guidelines referring to measures of stroke prevention or to the treatment of stroke-associated risk factors (cardiovascular disease in general and atrial fibrillation (AF), arterial hypertension or carotid artery disease in particular) among the CKD population...
January 9, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315141/the-treatment-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Susan S Wan, Tracey D Ying, Kate Wyburn, Darren M Roberts, Melanie Wyld, Steven J Chadban
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplantation are based on low-quality data from a small number of controlled trials. Novel agents targeting B-cells, plasma-cells and the complement system have featured in recent studies of AMR. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials in kidney transplant recipients using Medline, EMBASE and CENTRAL from inception to February 2017. RESULTS: Of 14,380 citations we identified 21 studies, including 10 randomized controlled trials, involving 751 participants...
January 8, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310811/effect-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-on-survival-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
REVIEW
Ya-Mei Jiang, Tu-Run Song, Yang Qiu, Jin-Peng Liu, Xian-Ding Wang, Zhong-Li Huang, Tao Lin
Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, specifically angiotensin II converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), have confirmed renoprotective benefits in patients with proteinuria and hypertension. However, it remains controversial whether these agents are beneficial to kidney recipients. We conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of ACEI/ARB treatment on patient and allograft survival after kidney transplant. The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases were searched for eligible articles from before May 2016, and we included 24 articles (9 randomised controlled trials [RCTs] and 15 cohort studies with 54,096 patients), in which patient or graft survival was compared between an ACEI/ARB treatment arm and a control arm...
January 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308001/chronic-kidney-disease-severely-deteriorates-the-outcome-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-meta-analysis
#7
Roland Hágendorn, Nelli Farkas, Áron Vincze, Zoltán Gyöngyi, Dezső Csupor, Judit Bajor, Bálint Erőss, Péter Csécsei, Andrea Vasas, Zsolt Szakács, László Szapáry, Péter Hegyi, Alexandra Mikó
AIM: To understand the influence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on mortality, need for transfusion and rebleeding in gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding patients. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted in three databases for studies on GI bleeding patients with CKD or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with data on outcomes of mortality, transfusion requirement, rebleeding rate and length of hospitalization (LOH). Calculations were performed with Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software using the random effects model...
December 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305631/the-risk-of-bladder-cancer-in-patients-with-urinary-calculi-a-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Zhang Yu, Wu Yue, Li Jiuzhi, Jiang Youtao, Zhang Guofei, Guo Wenbin
The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between a history of urinary calculi (UC) and the risk of bladder cancer (BC). A literature search was performed from inception until July 2017. Studies that reported odds ratios (OR), relative risks or hazard ratios comparing the risk of BC in patients with the history of UC vs those without the history of UC were included. Pooled odds ratios and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated using a random-effect or fixed-effect method. Thirteen studies were included in our analysis to assess the association between a history of UC and risk of BC...
January 5, 2018: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304995/meta-analysis-of-culprit-only-versus-multivessel-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-multivessel-coronary-disease
#9
Sripal Bangalore, Bora Toklu, Gregg W Stone
Recently, several randomized controlled trials (RCT) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease (MVD) have compared a strategy of routine multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) performed either as a single procedure or as staged procedures to culprit-only PCI. All of these trials have been underpowered for clinical end points. We searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for RCT comparing multivessel PCI with culprit-only PCI in patients with STEMI and MVD...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301002/should-we-eat-more-potassium-to-better-control-blood-pressure-in-hypertension
#10
Michel Burnier
Changes in lifestyle and nutrition are recommended as the first-step approach to the management of hypertension by all national and international guidelines. Today, when considering nutritional factors in hypertension, almost all the attention is focused on the reduction of salt intake to improve blood pressure (BP) control. Changes in potassium intake are only briefly evoked in guidelines. Few physicians actually think about proposing to eat more foods that are high in potassium (fruits, vegetables, nuts) to better control BP...
January 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298736/multiple-frequency-bioimpedance-devices-for-fluid-management-in-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-receiving-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
#11
Graham Scotland, Moira Cruickshank, Elisabet Jacobsen, David Cooper, Cynthia Fraser, Michal Shimonovich, Angharad Marks, Miriam Brazzelli
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition requiring treatment such as conservative management, kidney transplantation or dialysis. To optimise the volume of fluid removed during dialysis (to avoid underhydration or overhydration), people are assigned a 'target weight', which is commonly assessed using clinical methods, such as weight gain between dialysis sessions, pre- and post-dialysis blood pressure and patient-reported symptoms. However, these methods are not precise, and measurement devices based on bioimpedance technology are increasingly used in dialysis centres...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298236/the-meaning-of-being-a-living-kidney-liver-or-stem-cell-donor-a-meta-ethnography
#12
Annika M Kisch, Anna Forsberg, Isabell Fridh, Matilda Almgren, Martina Lundmark, Charlotte Lovén, Anne Flodén, Madeleine Nilsson, Veronika Karlsson, Annette Lennerling
BACKGROUND: Studies on living donors from the donors' perspective show that the donation process involves both positive and negative feelings involving vulnerability. Qualitative studies of living kidney, liver, and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell donors have not previously been merged in the same analysis. Therefore, our aim was to synthesize current knowledge of these donors' experiences in order to deepen understanding of the meaning of being a living donor for the purpose of saving or extending someone's life...
January 2, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296205/angiotensin-ii-receptor-type-1-a1166c-modifies-the-association-between-angiotensinogen-m235t-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#13
Sui-Lung Su, Wei-Teing Chen, Po-Jen Hsiao, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Yuh-Feng Lin, Chin Lin, Wen Su, Shih-Jen Yeh, Hung Chang, Fu-Huang Lin
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in renin-angiotensin system (RAS) genes are associated with RAS imbalance and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We performed a case-control study and meta-analysis to investigate the association between angiotensinogen (AGT) M235T polymorphism and CKD. A total of 634 patients with end-stage renal disease and 739 healthy controls were studied. We also searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library to identify prospective observational studies published before December 2015. We found that the TT and MT genotypes were associated with a higher risk of CKD than the MM genotype (odds ratio [OR]: 3...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291028/safety-and-efficacy-of-ferric-citrate-in-phosphate-reduction-and-iron-supplementation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
Mei-Yi Wu, Ying-Chun Chen, Chun-Hung Lin, Yun-Chun Wu, Yu-Kang Tu, Der-Cherng Tarng
Ferric citrate has been reported to have the potential to reduce phosphate and increase iron availability in patients with chronic kidney disease. In the present study, we evaluated its safety and efficacy in phosphate reduction and iron supplementation in chronic kidney disease stage 3-5 requiring dialysis patients. We systematically searched for clinical trials published in PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane databases. Only randomized controlled trials on the effects of ferric citrate in chronic kidney disease stage 3-5 requiring dialysis patients were selected...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285790/drug-eluting-stents-are-superior-to-bare-metal-stents-to-reduce-clinical-outcome-and-stent-related-complications-in-ckd-patients-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-network-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Gabriele Crimi, Valeria Gritti, Vincenzo Alessandro Galiffa, Valeria Scotti, Sergio Leonardi, Maurizio Ferrario, Marco Ferlini, Gaetano Maria De Ferrari, Luigi Oltrona Visconti, Catherine Klersy
AIMS: To compare clinical outcome in Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients receiving coronary stents according to stent type BMS versus DES and 1st generation versus 2nd generation DES. METHODS AND RESULTS: PubMed, Cinhal, Cochrane, Embase, and Web of Science were searched for studies including CKD patients. CKD was defined as eGFR < 60 mL/min. We selected n = 35 articles leading to 376 169 patients, of which 76 557 CKD patients receiving BMS n = 35,807, 1st generation DES n = 37,650, or 2nd generation DES n = 3100...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249907/pharmacological-approaches-to-cardio-renal-syndrome-a-role-for-the-inodilator-levosimendan
#16
Francesco Fedele, Kristjan Karason, Simon Matskeplishvili
Pathological interplay between the heart and kidneys-also known as cardio-renal syndrome (CRS)-is frequently encountered in heart failure and is linked to worse prognosis and quality of life. Drug therapies for this complex situation may include nitroprusside or the recombinant B-type natriuretic peptide nesiritide for patients with acute CRS with normal or high blood pressure, and inotropes or inodilators for patients with acute CRS with low blood pressure. Clinical data for a renal-protective action of levosimendan are suggestive, and meta-analysis data obtained in a range of low-output states are consistent with a levosimendan-induced benefit...
March 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247527/high-volume-forced-diuresis-with-matched-hydration-using-the-renalguard-system-to-prevent-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#17
Rahman Shah, Sarah J Wood, Sajjad A Khan, Amina Chaudhry, M Rehan Khan, Mohamed S Morsy
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a well-recognized complication of coronary angiography that is associated with poor outcomes. Several small randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have recently shown that in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), furosemide-induced forced diuresis with matched hydration using the RenalGuard system can prevent its occurrence. However, individual studies have been underpowered and thus cannot show significant differences in major clinical endpoints...
December 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246007/diagnostic-prediction-of-urinary-timp-2-x-igfbp7-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-meta-analysis-exploring-detection-time-and-cutoff-levels
#18
Zhenzhu Song, Zhongchao Ma, Kai Qu, Sinan Liu, Wenquan Niu, Ting Lin
Acute kidney injury (AKI) most commonly occurs in critically ill and postoperative patients. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) are two newly-identified urinary biomarkers that can help to detect early AKI, yet their predictive accuracies range widely. Here, we conduct a systematic meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic values of [TIMP-2] x [IGFBP7] for AKI at different detection times and cutoff levels. Ten studies were meta-analyzed on 1606 patients...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245253/the-impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-mismatching-on-graft-survival-and-mortality-in-adult-renal-transplantation-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Xinmiao Shi, Wenke Han, Jie Ding
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) was important biological barrier to a successful transplantation. Quantitative evaluations of the effect of HLA mismatching on heart, liver, umbilical cord blood, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, have previously been reported. In new era of immunosuppression, the reported magnitude effect of HLA mismatching on survival outcomes of kidney transplantation was controversial. In addition, the current kidney allocation guideline recommendations in different countries were inconsistent in term of HLA mismatching...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243502/evidence-based-management-of-incidental-focal-uptake-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-on-pet-ct
#20
Deborah Pencharz, Malavika Nathan, Thomas L Wagner
Focal incidental uptake, with or without CT abnormalities, is a common finding on FDG PET/CT and evidence based management for this type of uptake is lacking. This article reviews the evidence on focal incidental uptake including the incidence of malignancy, differential diagnosis and imaging criteria which can be used to further characterise it. The article focusses on PET rather than CT criteria. The strength of the evidence base is highly variable ranging from systematic reviews and meta-analyses to a virtual absence of evidence...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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