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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906840/renal-artery-denervation-for-treatment-of-patients-with-self-reported-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-resistant-hypertension-results-from-the-global-symplicity-registry
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Dominik Linz, Giuseppe Mancia, Felix Mahfoud, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Luis Ruilope, Markus Schlaich, Ingrid Kindermann, Roland E Schmieder, Sebastian Ewen, Bryan Williams, Michael Böhm
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing, predominantly obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is highly prevalent in patients with hypertension. OSA may underlie the progression to resistant hypertension, partly due to increased activation of the sympathetic nervous system. This analysis of patients with and without OSA evaluated the blood pressure (BP)-lowering effect of sympathetic modulation by renal denervation (RDN) in a real-world setting. METHODS: The Global SYMPLICITY Registry (NCT01534299) is a prospective, open-label, multicenter registry conducted worldwide to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of RDN in patients with uncontrolled hypertension...
January 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884313/normal-body-mass-index-with-central-obesity-has-increased-risk-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-korean-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Mi Jung Lee, Jung Tak Park, Kyoung Sook Park, Young Eun Kwon, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Kyu Hun Choi, Kook-Hwan Oh, Sue Kyung Park, Dong Wan Chae, Kyubeck Lee, Young-Hwan Hwang, Soo Wan Kim, Yeong Hoon Kim, Sun Woo Kang, Joongyub Lee, Curie Ahn, Tae-Hyun Yoo
In chronic kidney disease (CKD), overweight and mild obesity have shown the lowest cardiovascular (CV) risk. However, central obesity has been directly associated with CV risk in these patients. This bidirectional relationship of body mass index (BMI) and central obesity prompted us to evaluate CV risk based on a combination of BMI and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in nondialysis CKD patients. We included 1078 patients with CKD stage 2 through 5 (nondialysis) enrolled in a nationwide prospective cohort of Korea...
December 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880852/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-high-ankle-brachial-index-from-the-impact-abi-study
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Hitoshi Nishimura, Takashi Miura, Masatoshi Minamisawa, Yasushi Ueki, Naoyuki Abe, Naoto Hashizume, Tomoaki Mochidome, Mikiko Harada, Kunihiko Shimizu, Wataru Shoin, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Soichiro Ebisawa, Hirohiko Motoki, Atsushi Izawa, Jun Koyama, Uichi Ikeda, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: Reduced ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a predictor of cardiovascular events. However, the significance of high ABI remains poorly understood. This study aimed to assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with high ABI. METHODS: The IMPACT-ABI study was a retrospective cohort study that enrolled and examined ABI in 3,131 patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease between January 2005 and December 2012. From this cohort, 2,419 patients were identified and stratified into two groups: high ABI (> 1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875991/the-prevalence-of-renal-impairment-in-individuals-seeking-hiv-testing-in-urban-malawi
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Nicola Glaser, Sam Phiri, Tom Bruckner, Dominic Nsona, Hannock Tweya, Nomeda Ahrenshop, Florian Neuhann
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a major health threat to people living in low- and middle-income countries, especially when it is combined with HIV, antiretroviral treatment (ART) or communicable and non-communicable diseases. Data about the prevalence of CKD and its association with other diseases is scarce, particularly in HIV-negative individuals. This study estimated the prevalence of CKD in individuals who were either HIV-positive (and ART-naïve) or HIV-negative in an urban Malawian population...
November 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843647/cystatin-c-levels-in-middle-aged-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Kostas Archontogeorgis, Evangelia Nena, Christina Tsigalou, Athanasios Voulgaris, Maria Xanthoudaki, Marios Froudarakis, Paschalis Steiropoulos
Background. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with systemic inflammation and increased risk of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease. Cystatin C (Cyst C) is a novel biomarker of both latent renal damage and cardiovascular disease. Aim of the study was to measure serum levels of Cyst C, as well as IL-8 and CRP, in otherwise healthy OSAS patients. Methods. 84 individuals examined with polysomnography for OSAS symptoms without known comorbidities were prospectively recruited. Results. According to apnea hypopnea index (AHI) subjects were divided in two groups: OSAS group (AHI > 5/hour, n = 64) and controls (AHI < 5/hour, n = 20), which were age- and BMI-matched...
2016: Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832768/central-obesity-associates-with-renal-hyperfiltration-in-the-non-diabetic-general-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vidar Tor Nyborg Stefansson, Jørgen Schei, Trond Geir Jenssen, Toralf Melsom, Bjørn Odvar Eriksen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for end-stage renal disease. Renal hyperfiltration, defined as an abnormally high glomerular filtration rate (GFR), is a link in the causal chain between diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Whether obesity is associated with hyperfiltration in the non-diabetic general population, remains unresolved due to a lack of consensus regarding the definition of hyperfiltration and the limited precision of high-range GFR estimations with creatinine and/or cystatin C...
November 10, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821896/vitamin-d-25-oh-d-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-2-5
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César Augusto Restrepo Valencia, José Vicente Aguirre Arango
OBJECTIVE: To establish the impact the chronic kidney disease stage has in the native vitamin D levels in patients not undergoing dialysis treatment. METHODS: A study performed in Manizales, Colombia, a city located 2,200 meters above sea level, without important stational variations. Patients with 18 years of age or more, with chronic kidney disease stages 2 to 5 and not undergoing dialysis treatment were recruited for this study. Demographic and anthropometric variations were evaluated as well as solar exposure, CKD etiology and laboratory variables related to bone and mineral diseases...
September 30, 2016: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776918/chronic-kidney-disease-and-high-egfr-according-to-body-composition-phenotype-in-adults-with-normal-bmi
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Y Y Hyun, K B Lee, E J Rhee, C Y Park, Y Chang, S Ryu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Body composition contributes to the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and glomerular hyperfiltration. In adults with normal body mass index (BMI), the relationships of body composition with CKD and high estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed 10,734 adults from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), whose body mass index (BMI) was within the normal range (18...
December 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757935/impact-of-salt-intake-on-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-hypertension
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Petra Rust, Cem Ekmekcioglu
Excessive dietary salt (sodium chloride) intake is associated with an increased risk for hypertension, which in turn is especially a major risk factor for stroke and other cardiovascular pathologies, but also kidney diseases. Besides, high salt intake or preference for salty food is discussed to be positive associated with stomach cancer, and according to recent studies probably also obesity risk. On the other hand a reduction of dietary salt intake leads to a considerable reduction in blood pressure, especially in hypertensive patients but to a lesser extent also in normotensives as several meta-analyses of interventional studies have shown...
October 19, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757701/young-patients-and-those-with-a-low-egfr-benefitted-more-from-denosumab-therapy-in-femoral-neck-bone-mineral-density
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Ben-Chung Cheng, Ying-Chou Chen
This study investigated the effect of different severities of CKD on femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) in patients treated with denosumab. This study was a retrospective case review of CKD patients treated with denosumab. Baseline age, sex, and body mass index (BMI) were recorded for all patients. All comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, liver, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) serum collagen type 1 cross-linked C-telopeptide (CTX) were also recorded. All subjects underwent dual energy X-ray absorptiometry assay of the femoral neck to determine the BMD...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754229/os-33-05-high-prevalence-and-poor-control-of-hypertension-and-associated-cardiovascular-risk-facors-in-diabetic-patients-in-a-rural-hospital-in-kenya
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Elijah Ogola
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is rapidly increasing in Africa with a projected increase in diabetics from 12.1 million in 2010 to 23.9 million in 2030, predominantly type 2 DM (T2DM). The major consequence of diabetes is cardiovascular (CV) disease. T2DM occurs with a constellation of other CV risk factors (RF). Awareness and control of all risk factors is therefore critical in reducing the burden from diabetes. The rising burden has hitherto been an urban phenomenon; however there is evidence of rising burden in rural areas...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754109/os-22-05-variability-of-urinary-salt-excretion-in-treated-hypertensive-patients-during-several-years
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Kimika Arakawa, Ai Ibaraki, Yuki Kawamoto, Minako Inoue, Emi Oishi, Mitsuhiro Tominaga, Takuya Tsuchihashi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the average and variability in urinary salt excretion in treated hypertensive outpatients during several years (median follow-up is 2 years). DESIGN AND METHOD: In our previous research, the subjects were 200 hypertensive patients who underwent at least three measurement of USALT from Sep 2012 to Mar 2013. We extended the follow-up period until Aug 2015 and the subjects were 68 hypertensive patients who were measured USALT 10 times over (65...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753852/ed-04-4-retinal-arteriolar-structure-as-a-maker-of-vascular-health
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Tien Wong
The vasculature in the retina can be viewed directly and non-invasively in vivo, offers a unique perspective of the human microvasculature, and therefore the ability to understand early changes, processes, pathways and consequences of hypertension. In the past 15 years, advances in high resolution digital retinal photography and automated or semi-automated computer image software have been applied to measure and quantify a variety of retinal microvascular parameter, including retinal arteriolar and venular caliber, tortuosity, branching patterns and fractal dimensions...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737391/development-of-height-and-body-mass-index-after-pediatric-kidney-transplantation-experience-of-the-nephrology-pediatric-service-at-hcfmrp-usp-2005-2014
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Elaine Hillesheim, Valéria Laguna Salomão Ambrósio, Inalda Facincani
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease in children often determines poor nutritional status. Although renal transplantation (RTx) resolves endocrine and metabolic disorders, growth continues to be suboptimal and excessive weight gain may result in obesity. Objectives: Evaluating the development of height and body mass index in renal transplanted children and adolescents and identifying associated factors with final nutritional status. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 17 patients with regular follow-ups up to 24 months after RTx...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704320/association-between-serum-%C3%AE-glutamyltransferase-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-urban-han-chinese-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Zhen-Wei Shen, Jie Xing, Qing-Lian Wang, Ali Faheem, Xiang Ji, Jie Li, Wei-Wei Bian, Zheng Jiang, Xiu-Jun Li, Fu-Zhong Xue, Jing Liu
PURPOSE: Limited numbers of literatures have focused on the association between γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), and their results were controversial. Therefore, in this study, we set up a large-scale cohort of Chinese population to discover and verify the association between serum GGT and CKD. METHODS: Our cohort study was based on 21,818 patients who visited Health Management Center of Shandong Provincial Hospital, China, to receive routine health check-up during the period of 2005-2010, and we used multivariate Cox regression model to clarify whether elevated serum GGT increased the risk of CKD or not...
October 4, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701453/plasma-pentosidine-and-its-association-with-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Anna Machowska, Jia Sun, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Naohito Isoyama, Paul Leurs, Björn Anderstam, Olof Heimburger, Peter Barany, Peter Stenvinkel, Bengt Lindholm
BACKGROUND: Circulating advanced glycated end-products (AGEs) including pentosidine accumulating in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients due to retention and increased formation are thought to contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Here we evaluated factors linked to increased plasma pentosidine and its association with mortality in patients with different stages of CKD and undergoing different treatments. METHODS: Plasma pentosidine, biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress and nutritional status were investigated in CKD 1-2 (n = 37), CKD 3-4 (n = 54), CKD 5 non-dialyzed (CKD5-ND; n = 386), peritoneal dialysis (PD; n = 74) and hemodialysis (HD; n = 195) patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692990/body-adiposity-predictors-of-vitamin-d-status-in-nondialyzed-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cross-sectional-analysis-in-a-tropical-climate-city
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Maria Inês Barreto Silva, Vanessa Vicente de Souza Cavalieri, Carla Cavalheiro da Silva Lemos, Márcia Regina Simas Torres Klein, Rachel Bregman
OBJECTIVES: The association of vitamin D status with high body adiposity is poorly investigated in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. The aim of the present study was to describe vitamin D status and to identify body adiposity predictors of vitamin D deficiency, in a nondialyzed CKD population inhabiting a tropical city. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included patients with CKD, defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 mL/min, regularly treated by an interdisciplinary team in an outpatient university clinic, set in a Brazilian city (latitude: 22°54'S; 43°12'W)...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687738/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentration-is-not-associated-with-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-a-predominantly-obese-otherwise-healthy-population
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Negar Naderpoor, Aya Mousa, Maximilian P J de Courten, Robert Scragg, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Barbora de Courten
Evidence from observational studies indicates a role for vitamin D in kidney function and progression to chronic kidney disease. Findings from animal studies have proposed underlying mechanisms including increased activation of the renin-angiotensin system, increased blood pressure, insulin resistance and chronic low-grade inflammation. However, human studies are limited by confounders arising from heterogeneous samples of participants. We examined the relationship between 25(OH)D and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in a predominantly obese otherwise healthy and drug-naive population with no history of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687654/-association-of-waist-to-hip-ratio-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-non-diabetic-subjects
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Qin Zhou, Yong-Qiang Li, Shuang-Shuang Zhu, Xin-Yu Liu, Xiao-Fei Shao, Bin Li, Xiao-Hong Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong-Lei Wang, Jia-Min Li, Kang-Ping Deng, Qin Liu, He-Qun Zou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in non-diabetic subjects and compare the difference between male and female subjects. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional survey among 2142 community-based southern Chinese participants without diabetes from June to October 2012. We divided all the participants into 4 groups according to the gender-specific quartiles of WHR. Logistic regression models were used to explore the associations of WHR with CKD in these subjects...
August 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666945/association-between-serum-leptin-level-and-mortality-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Miklos Z Molnar, Kristof Nagy, Adam Remport, Abduzhappar Gaipov, Tibor Fülöp, Maria E Czira, Csaba P Kovesdy, Istvan Mucsi, Zoltan Mathe
OBJECTIVE: Leptin is a hormone made by adipocytes and associated with hypertension, inflammation, and coronary artery disease. Low serum leptin level was associated with higher risk of death in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. Little is known about the association of serum leptin with outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. DESIGN: Prospective prevalent cohort. SETTING AND SUBJECT: We collected sociodemographic and clinical parameters, medical and transplant history, and laboratory data of 979 prevalent kidney transplant recipients...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Renal Nutrition
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