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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719912/crocin-protects-podocytes-against-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-induced-by-high-glucose-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Sutong Li, Xiaoxia Liu, Jie Lei, Junle Yang, Puxun Tian, Yi Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a microangiopathic disease characterized by excessive urinary albumin excretion, which occurs in 30% of patients with diabetes mellitus. It is the second leading cause of end-stage renal diseases in China. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is reported to be closely correlated with the inflammation underlying diabetes-associated renal damage. Crocin, a plant-derived compound, has antioxidant properties that may inhibit NF-κB. METHODS: In the present study, we used a conditionally immortalized mouse podocyte cell line to explore whether crocin could effectively block albuminuria...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719617/microrna-155-deficiency-leads-to-decreased-autoantibody-levels-and-reduced-severity-of-nephritis-and-pneumonitis-in-pristane-induced-lupus
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Harald Leiss, Wilhelm Salzberger, Barbara Jacobs, Irina Gessl, Nicolas Kozakowski, Stephan Blüml, Antonia Puchner, Attila Kiss, Bruno K Podesser, Josef S Smolen, Georg H Stummvoll
OBJECTIVE: We herein examine the role of endogenous miR155 in the development of systemic manifestations in pristane induced lupus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systemic lupus in miR155-deficient and wild type mice was induced upon injection of pristane and analyzed after 8 months, PBS-injected mice served as controls. Glomerulonephritis and pneumonitis were quantified using the kidney biopsy score and a newly adapted histomorphometric image analysis system; lung tissue was further analyzed by tissue cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717938/rituximab-in-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-lessons-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Kazumoto Iijima, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Kamei, Kandai Nozu
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most common chronic glomerular disease in children. A total of 80-90% of patients with childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome achieve remission with steroid therapy [steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS)]. However, approximately 50% of children with SSNS develop frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Children with FRNS or SDNS are usually treated with immunosuppressive agents, but 10-20% of children receiving immunosuppressive agents still show frequent relapses or steroid dependence during or after treatment, defined as complicated FRNS or SDNS...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717273/outcome-and-complications-of-living-donor-pediatric-renal-transplantation-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center
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Priyank Bijalwan, Kalavampara V Sanjeevan, Anil Mathew, T Balagopal Nair
INTRODUCTION: We retrospectively reviewed the patient characteristics, outcome, and complications of renal transplantation in pediatric age group performed at our center and compared the results with various centers in India and other developed countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients younger than eighteen years of age who underwent renal transplantation from 2003 to 2014 at our institute were reviewed. Demographic data of the transplant recipients and donors, etiology of ESRD, mode of dialysis, surgical details of renal transplantation, immunosuppression, medical and surgical complications, and post-transplant follow-up were assessed...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716631/measures-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-artery-disease-a-collaborative-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Shoshana H Ballew, Josef Coresh, Hisatomi Arima, Johan Ärnlöv, Massimo Cirillo, Natalie Ebert, Jade S Hiramoto, Heejin Kimm, Michael G Shlipak, Frank L J Visseren, Ron T Gansevoort, Csaba P Kovesdy, Varda Shalev, Mark Woodward, Florian Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for lower-extremity peripheral artery disease. We aimed to quantify the independent and joint associations of two measures of chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] and albuminuria) with the incidence of peripheral artery disease. METHODS: In this collaborative meta-analysis of international cohorts included in the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (baseline measurements obtained between 1972 and 2014) with baseline measurements of eGFR and albuminuria, at least 1000 participants (this criterion not applied to cohorts exclusively enrolling patients with chronic kidney disease), and at least 50 peripheral artery disease events, we analysed adult participants without peripheral artery disease at baseline at the individual patient level with Cox proportional hazards models to quantify associations of creatinine-based eGFR, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), and dipstick proteinuria with the incidence of peripheral artery disease (including hospitalisation with a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease, intermittent claudication, leg revascularisation, and leg amputation)...
July 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716287/kidney-dysfunction-and-silent-brain-infarction-in-generally-healthy-adults
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Sang Hyuck Kim, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Ji Eun Lee, Jae-Sung Lim, Be Long Cho, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jin-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: The association between silent brain infarction (SBI) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)-based kidney dysfunction has not yet been definitively confirmed. This study aimed to investigate the association in generally healthy adults without a previous history of stroke or overt kidney disease. METHODS: The data from the screening health check-up program in the Seoul National University Hospital Health Promotion Center from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 were used...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
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Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716010/risk-scores-to-predict-decreased-glomerular-filtration-rate-at-10%C3%A2-years-in-an-asian-general-population
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Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Nisakron Thongmung, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara, Chagriya Kitiyakara
BACKGROUND: Asians have among the highest prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease in the world. A risk score capable of identifying high risk individuals at the primary care level could allow targeted therapy to prevent future development of CKD. Risk scores for new CKD have been developed in US general populations, but the impact of various risks factors for development of CKD may differ in Asian subjects. In this study, we aimed to develop risk models and simplified risk scores to predict the development of decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at 10 years in an Asian general population using readily obtainable clinical and laboratory parameters...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714397/prognostic-value-of-copeptin-in-chronic-kidney-disease-from-general-population-to-end-stage-renal-disease
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Edyta Golembiewska, Anna Machowska, Peter Stenvinkel, Bengt Lindholm
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is released in response to osmotic and non-osmotic stimuli and plays a key role in many physiologic and pathologic processes. The main function of AVP is the control of fluid homeostasis by inducing water conservation by the kidney, but it also stimulates arteriolar vasoconstriction and the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). These actions are mediated by different AVP receptors located on various target cells. Produced in hypothalamus from a larger precursor, pre-proAVP, AVP is produced in equimolar amounts to copeptin, a glycopeptide with yet unknown biologic function...
July 14, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714235/tuberculosis-after-kidney-transplantation-is-associated-with-significantly-impaired-allograft-function
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Silvana Daher Costa, Tainá Veras de Sandes-Freitas, Camilla Neves Jacinto, Lorena Vasconcelos Mesquita Martiniano, Yago Sucupira Amaral, Fernando José Villar Nogueira Paes, Maria Luiza de Mattos Brito Oliveira Sales, Ronaldo de Matos Esmeraldo, Elizabeth de Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate renal function before, during and after the course of tuberculosis (TB) disease in kidney transplant recipients; and assess the risk factors for non-recovery of baseline renal function. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center cohort study, including all patients with confirmed or presumed TB diagnosis after kidney transplant (n=34, 2.1%). Renal function was assessed by serum creatinine (Cr) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) adjusted for deaths and graft losses...
July 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712774/characterization-of-nphs2-gene-polymorphisms-associated-to-steroid-resistance-nephrotic-syndrome-in-indian-children
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Bhoomi B Joshi, Kinnari N Mistry, Sishir Gang, Prakash G Koringa, Chaitanya G Joshi
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the common glomerular disease in children. These children are treated with steroids, depending upon their behavior. They are either steroid sensitive (SSNS) or steroid resistant (SRNS). NPHS2 gene mutants are linked to the risk of autosomal recessive SRNS and in some cases to SSNS. The present study has been performed to screen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the NPHS2 gene in a group of 90 Indian children suffering with NS (30 SSNS, 30 SRNS and 30 Controls) by PCR method followed by direct exon sequencing...
July 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711960/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd-an-observational-study-of-etiology-severity-and-burden-of-comorbidities
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Nivedita Kamath, Arpana Aprameya Iyengar
OBJECTIVES: To study the etiology and burden of comorbidities across stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Children, 2-16 y of age with CKD Stages II- IV were recruited over 12 mo. The etiology, clinical presentation and severity of complications were studied. RESULTS: Among 78 children [Stage II (n = 21), Stage III (n = 26), Stage IV (n = 31)], congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) was the commonest etiology and 28 were newly diagnosed in Stage III /IV...
July 15, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711195/comparison-of-mdrd-ckd-epi-and-cockcroft-gault-equation-in-relation-to-measured-glomerular-filtration-rate-among-a-large-cohort-with-diabetes
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Anke Schwandt, Michael Denkinger, Peter Fasching, Martin Pfeifer, Christian Wagner, Jörg Weiland, Andrej Zeyfang, Reinhard W Holl
AIMS: To analyze the performance of Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI), Cockcroft-Gault (CG), and CG calculated with ideal bodyweight (CG-IBW) equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on serum creatinine in a large diabetic population. METHODS: 24,516 adults with type-1-diabetes or type-2-diabetes from the multicenter diabetes prospective follow-up registry DPV were analyzed...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709597/outcomes-and-renal-function-trajectory-after-acute-kidney-injury-the-narrow-road-to-perdition
#14
Steven G Coca
Analyses of the Grampian Laboratory Outcomes Morbidity and Mortality Study-II cohort support the notion that acute kidney injury (AKI) increases the risk of progression of glomerular filtration rate after recovery from AKI to a new baseline. However, the findings have to be considered in the bigger context of the absolute event rates for de novo progression versus nonrecovery and the competing risk of death after AKI. Examination of the data raises important implications for the design and implementation of clinical trials with interventions that target the AKI-to-chronic kidney disease transition...
August 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708022/is-intravenous-administration-of-iodixanol-associated-with-increased-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-dialysis-or-mortality-a-propensity-score-adjusted-study
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Jennifer S McDonald, Robert J McDonald, Eric E Williamson, David F Kallmes
Purpose To compare the rates of acute kidney injury (AKI), emergent dialysis, and short-term mortality between patients who underwent intravenous administration of the iso-osmolar contrast material (IOCM) iodixanol 320 and patients who underwent a noncontrast computed tomography (CT) examination. Materials and Methods Study design and implementation were overseen by an institutional review board and conformed to HIPAA guidelines on patient data integrity. All patients who underwent an iodixanol-enhanced (IOCM group) or a noncontrast (noncontrast group) CT examination from January 2003 to December 2014 were identified...
July 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707483/investigational-drugs-in-development-for-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#16
Howard Trachtman
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is an important cause of end stage kidney disease and is a paradigm for the study of glomerular scarring. There are no FDA approved treatments for this condition. Current therapies, assessed based on reduction in proteinuria, are generally effective in a subset of patients which suggests that FSGS is a heterogeneous group of glomerular disorders or podocytopathies that converge on a common histopathological phenotype. Areas covered: We searched for investigational drugs agents that target different pathophysiological pathways using the key words 'FSGS' and 'podocyte' in American and European clinical trial registers (clinicaltrials...
July 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706270/comprehensive-multi-dimensional-mri-for-the-simultaneous-assessment-of-cardiopulmonary-anatomy-and-physiology
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Joseph Y Cheng, Tao Zhang, Marcus T Alley, Martin Uecker, Michael Lustig, John M Pauly, Shreyas S Vasanawala
Diagnostic testing often assesses the cardiovascular or respiratory systems in isolation, ignoring the major pathophysiologic interactions between the systems in many diseases. When both systems are assessed currently, multiple modalities are utilized in costly fashion with burdensome logistics and decreased accessibility. Thus, we have developed a new acquisition and reconstruction paradigm using the flexibility of MRI to enable a comprehensive exam from a single 5-15 min scan. We constructed a compressive-sensing approach to pseudo-randomly acquire highly subsampled, multi-dimensionally-encoded and time-stamped data from which we reconstruct volumetric cardiac and respiratory motion phases, contrast-agent dynamics, and blood flow velocity fields...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705647/telomerase-activity-in-patients-with-stage-2-5d-chronic-kidney-disease
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Veysel Kidir, Ayse Aynali, Atila Altuntas, Salih Inal, Buket Aridogan, Mehmet Tugrul Sezer
BACKGROUND: Molecular mechanisms of increased cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with biological age are not well understood. Recent studies support the hypothesis that common factors responsible for this phenomenon are cellular aging and telomere dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between telomerase activity and CKD stages. METHODS: The study included 120 patients who were followed-up for CKD stage 2-5D, composed of 30 patients of each stage and 30 healthy volunteers without any known disease who were admitted to our hospital for routine check-ups...
July 10, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705055/ferrokinetics-is-associated-with-the-left-ventricular-mass-index-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Akihito Tanaka, Daijo Inaguma, Yu Watanabe, Eri Ito, Naoki Kamegai, Hiroya Shimogushi, Hibiki Shinjo, Kiyomi Koike, Yasuhiro Otsuka, Asami Takeda
Background Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often have the complication of anaemia. Usage of an erythropoietin-stimulating agent accelerates iron deficiency because it promotes iron utilization. Recently, iron administration was reported to be effective for patients with cardiac failure. We examined the association between ferrokinetics and cardiac function in patients with CKD. Methods In this cross-sectional study, we examined 558 patients (424 men and 134 women; mean age, 68.9 ± 13.1 years) with CKD who were admitted to our hospital...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704582/autosomal-dominant-form-of-type-iv-collagen-nephropathy-exists-among-patients-with-hereditary-nephritis-difficult-to-diagnose-clinicopathologically
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Aya Imafuku, Kandai Nozu, Naoki Sawa, Eiko Hasegawa, Rikako Hiramatsu, Masahiro Kawada, Junichi Hoshino, Kiho Tanaka, Yasuo Ishii, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIM: Type IV collagen nephropathies include Alport Syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN), which are caused by mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5 genes. Recently, the report of patients with heterozygous mutations in COL4A3/A4 have been increasing. The clinical course of these patients has a wide variety, and they are diagnosed as TBMN, autosomal dominant Alport syndrome (ADAS), or familial focal segmental glomerular sclerosis. However, diagnosis, frequency and clinicopathological manifestation of them remains unclear...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
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