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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241197/renoprotective-effects-of-metformin
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Marc E De Broe, Farshad Kajbaf, Jean-Daniel Lalau
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It has become clear that metformin exerts pleiotropic actions beyond its glucose-lowering agent effect. In this review, we summarise the state of the art concerning the potential renoprotective effects of metformin in vitro, animal models and clinical nephrology. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PUBMED, ScienceDirect, between January 1957 and March 2017 using the following keywords: "metformin," "nephroprotection," "renoprotection," "survival," "renal failure," "chronic kidney diseases," "fibrosis," "polycystic kidney disease" and "microalbuminuria...
December 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240784/effects-of-calcium-channel-blockers-comparing-to-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-in-patients-with-hypertension-and-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-3-to-5-and-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yen-Chung Lin, Jheng-Wei Lin, Mai-Szu Wu, Kuan-Chou Chen, Chiung-Chi Peng, Yi-No Kang
BACKGROUND: Calcium channel blocker (CCB) or two renin angiotensin aldosterone system blockades (RAAS), angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), are major potent and prevalently used as initial antihypertensive agents for mild to moderate hypertension, but no uniform agreement as to which antihypertensive drugs should be given for initial therapy, especially among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing CCBs and the two RAAS blockades for hypertensive patients with CKD stage 3 to 5D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240010/well-preserved-renal-function-in-children-with-untreated-chronic-liver-disease
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Ulla B Berg, Antal Németh
OBJECTIVES: Based on studies with hepatorenal syndrome, it is widely regarded that renal function is impacted in chronic liver disease. Therefore we investigated renal function in our children with chronic liver disease. METHODS: In a retrospective study of 277 children with chronic liver disease, renal function was investigated as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), measured as clearance of inulin and para-amino hippuric acid or clearance of iohexol...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238427/hiv-associated-nephropathy-in-africa-pathology-clinical-presentation-and-strategy-for-prevention
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REVIEW
Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Mohamed H Ahmed, Ahmed O Almobarak, Sufian K Noor, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Heitham Awadalla, Clare L Woodward, Dushyant Mital
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can lead to progressive decline in renal function known as HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN). Importantly, individuals of African ancestry are more at risk of developing HIVAN than their European descent counterparts. An in-depth search on Google Scholar, Medline and PubMed was conducted using the terms "HIVAN" and "pathology and clinical presentation", in addition to "prevalence and risk factors for HIVAN", with special emphasis on African countries for any articles published between 1990 and 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238360/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-mortality-in-older-adults-treated-with-pacemaker-implantation
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Fabio Fabbian, Alfredo De Giorgi, Matteo Guarino, Michele Malagù, Matteo Bertini
Objective: To investigate whether chronic kidney disease could negatively impact survival in older adults needing pacemaker implantation after admission for bradyarrhythmias. Methods: This retrospective observational study considered 538 older adults consecutively admitted, who had been followed-up for 31 ± 20 months. Subjects with poor short-term prognosis were excluded. Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated, along with the independent relationship between all-cause mortality and clinical data...
October 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237779/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-exacerbates-immune-mediated-nephropathies-through-alteration-of-metabolic-activity
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Chelsea Corradetti, Neelakshi R Jog, Matteo Cesaroni, Michael Madaio, Roberto Caricchio
Glomerulonephritis is one of the most serious manifestations of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). Because SLE is ≥10 times more common in women, a role for estrogens in disease pathogenesis has long been suspected. Estrogen receptor α (ERα) is highly expressed in renal tissue. We asked whether ERα expression contributes to the development of immune-mediated nephropathies like in lupus nephritis. We tested the overall effects of estrogen receptors on the immune response by immunization with OVA and induction of chronic graft-versus-host disease in female ERα-knockout mice...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233504/the-utility-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-women-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-haemodialysis-and-after-kidney-transplantation
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Sokratis Stoumpos, Jennifer Lees, Paul Welsh, Martin Hund, Colin C Geddes, Scott M Nelson, Patrick B Mark
Women with renal disease have menstrual and gonadal dysfunction manifesting as hormonal imbalance. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a potential measure of ovarian reserve. We examined circulating AMH concentrations in young women with renal failure, determined associations with clinical characteristics, and compared AMH with age-matched healthy individuals. AMH was measured in 77 women: 26 had chronic kidney disease (CKD), 26 were on haemodialysis (HD), and 25 had a kidney transplant. Random AMH levels were highest in women on HD [HD 2...
November 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230260/-epidemiological-features-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-a-study-of-36-cases-in-the-cardiology-department-in-dakar
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Malick Bodian, Awa Thiaw, Simon Antoine Sarr, Kana Babaka, Fatou Aw, Aliou Alassane Ngaïde, Mouhamadou Bamba Ndiaye, Adama Kane, Modou Jobe, Alassane Mbaye, Maboury Diao, Moustapha Sarr, Serigne Abdou Ba
Introduction: Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a pathophysiologic disorder of the heart and the kidneys whereby acute or chronic dysfunction in one organ may induce acute or chronic dysfunction of the other. In Africa, particularly in Senegal, the incidence of cardiorenal syndrome is not accurately known. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of CRS in the Cardiology Department. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study including all patients with heart failure associated with alteration of renal function, hospitalized in the Cardiology Department between April 2010 and April 2011...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229166/holding-water-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-ckd-and-the-ongoing-role-of-excellence-in-plumbing
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REVIEW
Lars J Cisek
Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tracts can result in diminished natal kidney function, possibly through common embryologic pathway disruption or as a result of development taking place in the face of disordered 'post-renal' drainage. Impaired conduit and reservoir function present potential for an ongoing assault leading to further deterioration and progression of chronic kidney disease, a risk that extends to adults with these conditions, even after "correction". The drainage and storage aspects of the urinary system that can impact kidney function are reviewed with attention to correctable or manageable problems including: Bladder dysfunction wherein the low pressure storage of urine is compromised requiring the kidney to work against a pressure gradient, the classic post renal failure problem...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229085/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-copd-patients-by-disease-severity-in-a-german-population
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Timm Greulich, Benjamin J D Weist, Andreas Rembert Koczulla, Sabina Janciauskiene, Andreas Klemmer, Wolfram Lux, Peter Alter, Claus F Vogelmeier
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with multiple comorbidities. Our objective was to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with COPD and to relate their prevalence to the severity of the disease by using a large German health care database. Based on the retrospective analysis of a two-year (2013-2014) database from the German Statutory Health Insurance system, we obtained a representative sample of 4,075,493 german insurants. This sample included 146,141 patients with COPD (age: ≥35 years)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228920/comparison-of-outcomes-between-emergent-start-and-planned-start-peritoneal-dialysis-in-incident-esrd-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Wen-Yi Li, Yi-Cheng Wang, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Shih-Hua Lin, Kwan-Dun Wu, Yung-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: The clinical consequences of starting chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) after emergent dialysis via a temporary hemodialysis (HD) catheter has rarely been evaluated within a full spectrum of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We investigated the longer-term outcomes of patients undergoing emergent-start PD in comparison with that of other practices of PD or HD in a prospective cohort of new-onset ESRD. METHODS: This was a 2-year prospective observational study...
December 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228604/bcl-3-is-a-novel-biomarker-of-renal-fibrosis-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ran Chen, Lunshan Wang, Sanhong Liu, Xi Chen, Yiming Hu, Hanshao Liu, Haohao Zhang, Yuhang Jiang, Qi Wang, Deji Ye, Lingling Li, Dandan Liu, Xiaorong Pan, Lixin Wei, Xuemei Li, Xiaoren Zhang
Progressive renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) greatly contributes to end-stage renal failure and is associated with high mortality. The identification of renal fibrosis biomarkers for the diagnosis and the monitoring of disease progression in CKD is urgently needed. Whole-transcriptomic analysis of renal tissues in a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) mouse model revealed that the mRNA level of Bcl-3, an atypical member of the IκB family, was induced 6.3-fold 2 days after UUO. Compared with renal tissues in sham-operated mice, increases in Bcl-3 mRNA and protein in the renal tissues in the UUO model were accompanied with increases in other markers of renal fibrosis, including human epididymis protein 4 (HE4), a recently identified biomarker of renal fibrosis...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226787/bayesian-proportional-hazards-model-with-latent-variables
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Deng Pan, Kai Kang, Chunjie Wang, Xinyuan Song
We consider a joint modeling approach that incorporates latent variables into a proportional hazards model to examine the observed and latent risk factors of the failure time of interest. An exploratory factor analysis model is used to characterize the latent risk factors through multiple observed variables. In commonly used confirmatory factor analysis, the number of latent variables and their observed indicators are specified prior to analysis. By contrast, the exploratory factor analysis model allows such information to be fully determined by the data...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226570/campath-calcineurin-inhibitor-reduction-and-chronic-allograft-nephropathy-the-3c-study-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Richard Haynes, Lisa Blackwell, Natalie Staplin, William G Herrington, Jonathan Emberson, Parminder K Judge, Benjamin C Storey, Martin J Landray, Paul N Harden, Colin Baigent, Peter Friend
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI e.g. tacrolimus) reduce short-term kidney transplant failure, but chronic nephrotoxicity may contribute to late transplant loss. Elective conversion to inhibitors of the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway (mTOR e.g. sirolimus) might avoid long-term CNI renal damage and improve outcomes. The 3C Study was a pragmatic randomized controlled trial comprising sequential randomizations between alemtuzumab and basiliximab induction therapy (at the time of surgery) and between tacrolimus and sirolimus maintenance therapy at 6-months post-transplant...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225820/iron-therapy-in-heart-failure-patients-without-anaemia-possible-implications-for-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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REVIEW
Jolanta Malyszko, Stefan D Anker
Iron deficiency anaemia is a global health problem that manifests as fatigue and poor physical endurance. Anaemia can be caused by dietary iron deficiency, blood loss or a combination of poor iron absorption and ineffective iron mobilization in patients with chronic disease. Nephrologists caring for patients with impaired renal function understand that iron treatment is necessary to provide adequate iron for erythropoiesis during the treatment of overt anaemia. However, a less well-understood health problem is iron deficiency, which creates symptoms that overlap with those of anaemia and often occurs in concert with chronic disease...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225804/angiotensinogen-as-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Sheeba Habeeb Ba Aqeel, Alejandro Sanchez, Daniel Batlle
Early recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI) is critical to prevent its associated complications as well as its progression to long term adverse outcomes like chronic kidney disease. A growing body of evidence from both laboratory and clinical studies suggests that inflammation is a key factor contributing to the progression of AKI regardless of the initiating event. Biomarkers of inflammation are therefore of interest in the evaluation of AKI pathogenesis and prognosis. There is evidence that the renin angiotensin aldosterone system is activated in AKI, which leads to an increase in angiotensin II (Ang II) formation within the kidney...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224472/preoperative-assessment-of-computerized-tomography-angiography-to-predict-success-for-crossing-long-trans-atlantic-inter-society-consensus-d-lesions-using-the-optical-coherence-tomography-catheter
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Ryan J Kim, Jamie B Smith, Todd R Vogel
Objectives Optical coherence tomography chronic total occlusion catheter, the Ocelot (Avinger Inc., Redwood City, CA), has been utilized to cross Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus D lesions. This study evaluated the preoperative computerized tomography angiography of chronic total occlusions in the superficial femoral artery to predict clinical success. Methods We reviewed all patients who underwent lower extremity procedures with the Ocelot catheter from June 2014 to August 2016. Patients who had a preoperative computerized tomography angiography were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224095/sex-differences-in-muscle-wasting
#18
Lindsey J Anderson, Haiming Liu, Jose M Garcia
With aging and other muscle wasting diseases, men and women undergo similar pathological changes in skeletal muscle: increased inflammation, enhanced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, satellite cell senescence, elevated apoptosis and proteasome activity, and suppressed protein synthesis and myocyte regeneration. Decreased food intake and physical activity also indirectly contribute to muscle wasting. Sex hormones also play important roles in maintaining skeletal muscle homeostasis. Testosterone is a potent anabolic factor promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscular regeneration...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223920/streptococcus-agalactiae-bacteremia-in-non-pregnant-adult-patients-at-two-teaching-hospitals
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Emanuel J Saad, Diego F Baenas, Cecilia S Boisseau, Mercedes J García, Silvana A Núñez, Pablo E Sanchez, Domingo C Balderramo, Daniela Hernández, Juan P Caeiro
Streptococcus agalactiae or group B streptococcus (GBS) is a frequent pathogen in immunocompromised adults. The aim of this study was to determine the relative frequency, clinical presentation, antimicrobial susceptibility profile, and risk factors associated with GBS bacteremia in non-pregnant adult patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of blood cultures performed in two hospitals between the years 2009-2013. From 1110 bacteremia episodes, 13 were caused by GBS, all of which were susceptible to ampicillin...
December 6, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223646/exploring-the-effects-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-the-kidney-from-the-bench-to-clinical-trials
#20
REVIEW
Giuseppe Coppolino, Christian Leporini, Laura Rivoli, Francesco Ursini, Eugenio Donato di Paola, Valeria Cernaro, Franco Arturi, Davide Bolignano, Emilio Russo, Giovambattista De Sarro, Michele Andreucci
Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a relatively new class of non-insulin glucose-lowering agents, belonging to the incretin family, which are able to improve glycemic control with a favorable safety profile, since they are associated with a low risk of hypoglycemia, no weight gain, and good tolerability in patients with chronic renal failure. Some experimental and clinical studies suggest that these drugs may exert significant pleiotropic effects, in particular on chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, but data from clinical trials are still controversial...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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