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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332011/examining-the-utility-of-cystatin-c-as-a-confirmatory-test-of-chronic-kidney-disease-across-the-age-range-in-middle-aged-and-older-community-dwelling-adults
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Mark Canney, Donal J Sexton, Neil O'Leary, Martin Healy, Rose Anne Kenny, Mark A Little, Conall M O'Seaghdha
BACKGROUND: Cystatin C has been proposed as a confirmatory test of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is most applicable to older individuals with CKD, the majority of whom have a creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 45-59 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD stage 3a). We sought to examine the utility of cystatin C as a confirmatory test of CKD across the age range in the general population of older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of 5386 participants from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, a cluster-sampled national cohort of community-dwelling adults aged ≥50 years...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329530/design-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-application-to-assist-the-self-monitoring-of-the-chronic-kidney-disease-in-developing-countries
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Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro, Paulo Cunha
BACKGROUND: The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplantation, and consequently, affects mortality rates. This issue is faced by a mobile health (mHealth) application (app) that aims to assist the early diagnosis and self-monitoring of the disease progression. METHODS: A user-centered design (UCD) approach involving health professionals (nurse and nephrologists) and target users guided the development process of the app between 2012 and 2016...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328026/clinical-efficacy-of-s-adenosylmethionine-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-i-ii-stage
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A Antoniv, N Antofiychuk, T Danylyshina, I Trefanenko, V Shuper
The article presents a theoretical generalization of the results of the clinical efficacy of S-adenosylmethionine in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in comorbidity with obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) of the 1st-2nd stages. The objective of the article was to determine the likely effect of S-adenosylmethionine and Meldonium on the clinical course of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) of the I-II stages. We examined 75 patients with NASH with comorbid obesity I degree and CKD I and II dgrees...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325997/reduced-cortical-oxygenation-predicts-a-progressive-decline-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Menno Pruijm, Bastien Milani, Edward Pivin, Agata Podhajska, Bruno Vogt, Matthias Stuber, Michel Burnier
Renal tissue hypoxia is a final pathway in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but whether renal oxygenation predicts renal function decline in humans has not been proven. Therefore, we performed a prospective study and measured renal tissue oxygenation by blood oxygenation level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) in 112 patients with CKD, 47 with hypertension without CKD, and 24 healthy control individuals. Images were analyzed with the twelve-layer concentric objects method that divided the renal parenchyma in 12 layers of equal thickness and reports the mean R2* value of each layer (a high R2* corresponds to low oxygenation), along with the change in R2* between layers called the R2* slope...
January 9, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320555/chronic-kidney-disease-associated-with-decreased-bone-mineral-density-uric-acid-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Bo-Lin Pan, Song-Seng Loke
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. The associations among metabolic syndrome (MetS), serum uric acid and CKD are also unclear. We aimed to investigate the relationship between decreased BMD, MetS, serum uric acid and CKD in a general population. METHODS: A total of 802 subjects who visited a medical center in Southern Taiwan and underwent a BMD measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) during a health examination were enrolled in this retrospective cross-sectional study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318212/timely-referral-to-outpatient-nephrology-care-slows-progression-and-reduces-treatment-costs-of-chronic-kidney-diseases
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Gerhard Lonnemann, Johannes Duttlinger, David Hohmann, Lennart Hickstein, Helmut Reichel
Introduction: We present a new approach to evaluate the importance of ambulatory nephrology care in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: An anonymized health claims database of German insurance companies was searched in a retrospective analysis for patients with CKD using the codes of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th German modification. A total of 105,219 patients with CKD were identified. Patients were assigned to the group "timely referral," when nephrology care was present in the starting year 2009, or initiated during the following 3 years in CKD1-4...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317956/effect-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-calcium-antagonist-combination-therapy-on-renal-function-in-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-chikushi-anti-hypertension-trial-benidipine-and-perindopril
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Tetsu Okuda, Keisuke Okamura, Kazuyuki Shirai, Hidenori Urata
Background: Appropriate blood pressure control suppresses progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). If an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is ineffective, adding a calcium antagonist is recommended. We compared the long-term effect of two ACE inhibitor/calcium antagonist combinations on renal function in hypertensive patients with CKD. Methods: Patients who failed to achieve the target blood pressure (systolic/diastolic: < 130/80 mm Hg) with perindopril monotherapy were randomized to either combined therapy with perindopril and the L-type calcium antagonist amlodipine (group A) or perindopril and the T/L type calcium antagonist benidipine (group B)...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314251/clinical-and-hematological-data-to-group-different-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-practical-approach-to-establish-different-groups-of-patients
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Vinícius B Péterle, Jéssica de O Souza, Fernanda de O Busato, Frederico J Eutrópio, Gisele de A P da Costa, David N Olivieri, Carlos E Tadokoro
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the convergent point of several pathological processes, and its evolution is insidious and characterized by a progressive and irreversible loss of kidney function. This impaired function induces the accumulation of uremic toxins and individuals with terminal CKD often have altered physiological responses, including a persistent state of immuno-suppression and development of diseases. A better characterization and stratification of these patients with CKD in different immuno-compromised groups would contribute to more effective and personalized treatments...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313136/klotho-g-395a-gene-polymorphism-impact-on-progression-of-end-stage-renal-disease-and-development-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-children-on-dialysis
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Eman A Elghoroury, Fatina I Fadel, Manal F Elshamaa, Dina Kandil, Doaa M Salah, Marwa M El-Sonbaty, Hebatallah Farouk, Mona Raafat, Soha Nasr
BACKGROUND: Klotho G-395-A gene polymorphism may impact children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We investigated the relevance of Klotho G-395-A on ESRD development and progression, and its relationship with evolution of cardiovascular complications in pediatric dialysis patients. METHODS: Fifty-five children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and seventy healthy children were genotyped for Klotho G-395A. RESULTS: Incidence of GA/AA genotypes and A allele were higher in ESRD patients compared with controls (54...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310824/c3-glomerulonephritis-and-dense-deposit-disease-share-a-similar-disease-course-in-a-large-united-states-cohort-of-patients-with-c3-glomerulopathy
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Andrew S Bomback, Dominick Santoriello, Rupali S Avasare, Renu Regunathan-Shenk, Pietro A Canetta, Wooin Ahn, Jai Radhakrishnan, Maddalena Marasa, Paul E Rosenstiel, Leal C Herlitz, Glen S Markowitz, Vivette D D'Agati, Gerald B Appel
C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease comprise the two classes of C3 glomerulopathy. Studies from Europe and Asia have aided our understanding of this recently defined disorder, but whether these data apply to a diverse United States patient population remains unclear. We, therefore, reviewed clinical and histopathological data, including generation of a C3 Glomerulopathy Histologic Index to score biopsy activity and chronicity, to determine predictors of progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) in 111 patients (approximately 35% non-white) with C3 glomerulopathy: 87 with C3GN and 24 with dense deposit disease...
January 6, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306517/patterns-of-kidney-function-decline-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-post-hoc-analysis-from-the-halt-pkd-trials
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Godela M Brosnahan, Kaleab Z Abebe, Charity G Moore, Frederic F Rahbari-Oskoui, Kyongtae T Bae, Jared J Grantham, Robert W Schrier, William E Braun, Arlene B Chapman, Michael F Flessner, Peter C Harris, Marie C Hogan, Ronald D Perrone, Dana C Miskulin, Theodore I Steinman, Vicente E Torres
BACKGROUND: Previous clinical studies of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) reported that loss of kidney function usually follows a steep and relentless course. A detailed examination of individual patterns of decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) has not been performed. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal post hoc analysis of data collected during the Halt Progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease (HALT-PKD) trials. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 494 HALT-PKD Study A participants (younger; preserved eGFR) and 435 Study B participants (older; reduced eGFR) who had more than 3 years of follow-up and 7 or more eGFR assessments...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306476/the-cha2ds2-vasc-score-strongly-correlates-with-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-predicts-renal-function-decline-over-time-in-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Reinhold Kreutz, Florian Posch, Cihan Ay
BACKGROUND: The decline of renal function affects stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Here, we aim to study the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score, a stroke-risk stratification model in AF, for renal function and renal decline in patients with AF and chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Two electronic health record cohorts with AF and CKD stage III/IV were evaluated (Cohort #1 (IMS-DA, Germany): 18,539 patients with 125,149 estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) measurements; Cohort #2 (IMS-THIN, United Kingdom): 18,240 patients with 133,676 eGFR measurements)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305902/effects-of-oral-paricalcitol-therapy-on-arterial-stiffness-and-osteopontin-in-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Michalis Giakoumis, Costas Tsioufis, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Makro Sonikian, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Eirini Andrikou, Theodoros Kalos, Dimitrios Konstantinidis, Konstantinos Filis, Dimitrios Petras, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis, while activation of vitamin D receptor exerts favorable cardiovascular effects in patients with renal insufficiency. In this study, we investigated the effects of oral treatment with paricalcitol, a potent vitamin D receptor activator on arterial stiffness and osteopontin, a marker of atherosclerosis, in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and secondary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS: We followed up 29 treated hypertensive patients (mean age 74...
January 3, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302904/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-with-special-reference-to-pregnancy-specific-disorders-a-hospital-based-study-2014-2016
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Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299955/apocynin-combined-with-drugs-as-coadjuvant-could-be-employed-to-prevent-and-or-treat-the-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jorge Osvaldo Montes-Rivera, Feliciano Tamay-Cach, Julio César Quintana-Pérez, Juan Alberto Guevara-Salazar, José Guadalupe Trujillo-Ferrara, Leonardo Del Valle-Mondragón, Mónica Griselda Arellano-Mendoza
A worldwide public health problem is chronic kidney disease (CKD) presenting alarming epidemiological data. It currently affects about 10% of the adult population worldwide and has a high mortality rate. It is now known that oxidative stress represents one of the most important mechanisms in its pathophysiology, from the early stages to the terminal phase. Oxidation increases inflammation and reduces the capacity of NO• to relax vascular smooth muscle, in part by decreasing bioavailability of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), leading to endothelial dysfunction and high blood pressure, and due to the limited effectiveness of existing treatments, new drugs are needed to prevent and/or treat these mechanisms...
November 2018: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298862/deregulation-of-hippo-taz-pathway-during-renal-injury-confers-a-fibrotic-maladaptive-phenotype
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Sandybell Anorga, Jessica M Overstreet, Lucas L Falke, Jiaqi Tang, Roel G Goldschmeding, Paul J Higgins, Rohan Samarakoon
Although yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), nuclear transducers of the Hippo pathway, are mostly silent in adult organs, aberrant activation of YAP/TAZ promotes tumorigenesis and abnormal tissue repair. The extent of involvement of TAZ in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unknown. In our study, increased TAZ nuclear accumulation and expression in the tubulointerstitium was readily evident in 3 models of renal injury including obstructive, aristolochic acid (AA), and diabetic nephropathy, correlating with fibrosis progression...
January 3, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295853/is-blood-pressure-improving-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-period-analysis
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Gina-Marie Barletta, Christopher Pierce, Mark Mitsnefes, Joshua Samuels, Bradley A Warady, Susan Furth, Joseph Flynn
Uncontrolled hypertension in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been identified as one of the main factors contributing to progression of CKD and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Recent efforts to achieve better blood pressure (BP) control have been recommended. The primary objective of this analysis was to compare BP control over 2 time periods among participants enrolled in the CKiD study (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children). Casual BP and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitor data were compared among 851 participants during 2 time periods: January 1, 2005, through July 1, 2008 (period 1, n=345), and July 1, 2010, through December 31, 2013 (period 2, n=506)...
January 2, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290351/red-meat-intake-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-two-sides-of-the-coin
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Denise Mafra, Natalia A Borges, Ludmila Ferreira Medeiros de Franca Cardozo, Juliana S Anjos, Ana Paula Black, Cristiane Moraes, Peter Bergman, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Red meat is an important dietary source of high biological value protein and micronutrients such as vitamins, iron, and zinc that exert many beneficial functions. However, high consumption of animal protein sources, especially red meat, results in an increased intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, iron, and salt, as well as an excessive acid load. Red meat intake may lead to an elevated production of uremic toxins by the gut microbiota, such as trimethylamine n-oxide (TMAO), indoxyl sulfate, and p-cresyl sulfate...
February 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290310/baseline-total-kidney-volume-and-the-rate-of-kidney-growth-are-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Alan S L Yu, Chengli Shen, Douglas P Landsittel, Peter C Harris, Vicente E Torres, Michal Mrug, Kyongtae T Bae, Jared J Grantham, Frederic F Rahbari-Oskoui, Michael F Flessner, William M Bennett, Arlene B Chapman
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by progressive enlargement of kidney cysts leading to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Identification of an early biomarker that can predict progression of CKD is urgently needed. In an earlier Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease (CRISP) study (a prospective, multicenter, observational analysis of 241 patients with ADPKD initiated in 2000), baseline height-adjusted total kidney volume (htTKV) was shown to be associated with development of CKD stage 3 after eight years of follow-up...
December 28, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289517/-dietary-acid-load-a-novel-target-for-the-nephrologist
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Philippe Chauveau, Catherine Lasseur, Céline Nodimar, Mathilde Prezelin-Reydit, Stanislas Trolonge, Christian Combe, Michel Aparicio
The acid production of endogenous origin depends mainly on the metabolism of the food and varies with the nature of these. Of the order of 1mEq/kg/day for contemporary food in industrialized countries, it is reduced by more than one third among vegetarians and close to neutrality among vegans. The dietary acid load is eliminated by the normal kidneys, thus maintaining the acid-base equilibrium. In the setting of CKD, it will overflow the capacities of the nephrons, generating a retention of H+ ions, promoting subclinical acidosis...
December 27, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
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