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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913013/nonalbumin-proteinuria-is-a-simple-and-practical-predictor-of-the-progression-of-early-stage-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy
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Jong Ho Kim, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim, Min Jin Lee, Yun Kyung Jeon, Bo Hyun Kim, Sang Heon Song, Yong Ki Kim
AIMS: Multiple biomarkers have emerged as a reliable predictor of the progression of diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to pursue a more simple and practical predictor that can be applied in clinical practice. METHODS: The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), the nonalbumin protein-to-creatinine ratio (NAPCR), and the levels of six biomarkers were measured in 73 patients with type 2 diabetes and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs)≥60mL/min/1...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912734/prevalence-and-predictive-importance-of-anemia-in-swedish-nursing-home-residents-a-longitudinal-study
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Björn Westerlind, Carl Johan Östgren, Sigvard Mölstad, Patrik Midlöv
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in elderly people and especially in nursing home residents. Few studies have been performed on the consequences of anemia in a nursing home population. This study explored the prevalence of anemia in nursing homes in Sweden, including risk factors and mortality associated with anemia or hemoglobin (Hb) decline. METHODS: Three hundred ninety patients from 12 nursing homes were included during 2008-2011. Information about medication, blood samples, questionnaire responses and information about physical and social activities was recorded...
December 2, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903484/loss-of-kidney-function-after-endovascular-treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
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T A Sigterman, L J J Bolt, A G Krasznai, M G Snoeijs, R Heijboer, G W H Schurink, L H Bouwman
BACKGROUND: Administration of radiocontrast during endovascular procedures for peripheral arterial disease may cause acute kidney injury, which generally recovers with supportive treatment. Long-term effects of endovascular procedures on renal function remain to be investigated. METHOD: This retrospective observational cohort study includes all patients who newly presented to the vascular surgery outpatient clinic with rutherford class II or III peripheral arterial disease and who were treated with either supervised exercise therapy or endovascular interventions...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898524/uromodulin-in-kidney-health-and-disease
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Pranav S Garimella, Mark J Sarnak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although uromodulin or Tamm-Horsfall protein was discovered over 60 years ago, its functional role in humans remains unclear. This review highlights new studies elucidating the clinical correlates of uromodulin, its association with kidney function decline, nephrolithiasis and urinary host defense. RECENT FINDINGS: Uromodulin is evolutionarily conserved and has multiple functional roles. In large population studies, higher levels of uromodulin are associated with higher estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and kidney size, possibly indicating greater kidney functional reserve...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876022/foot-insensitivity-is-associated-with-renal-function-decline-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cohort-study
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Quratul A Altaf, Hamed Sadiqi, Milan K Piya, Abd A Tahrani
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with diabetes at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent/slow the progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) share common mechanisms. Hence, we aimed to examine the relationship between foot insensitivity and CKD in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Patients with ESRD were excluded...
November 22, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873229/subclinical-kidney-damage-in-hypertensive-patients-a-renal-window-opened-on-the-cardiovascular-system-focus-on-microalbuminuria
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Giuseppe Mulè, Antonella Castiglia, Claudia Cusumano, Emilia Scaduto, Giulio Geraci, Dario Altieri, Epifanio Di Natale, Onofrio Cacciatore, Giovanni Cerasola, Santina Cottone
The kidney is one of the major target organs of hypertension.Kidney damage represents a frequent event in the course of hypertension and arterial hypertension is one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).ESRD has long been recognized as a strong predictor of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. However, over the past 20 years a large and consistent body of evidence has been produced suggesting that CV risk progressively increases as the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) declines and is already significantly elevated even in the earliest stages of renal damage...
November 22, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861446/preoperative-renal-insufficiency-underreporting-and-association-with-readmission-and-major-postoperative-morbidity-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Jeanna D Blitz, Marny H Shoham, Yixin Fang, Venod Narine, Neeraj Mehta, Beamy S Sharma, Paul Shekane, Samir Kendale
BACKGROUND: Making a formal diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the preoperative setting may be challenging because of lack of longitudinal data. We explored the predictive value of a single reduced preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) value on adverse patient outcomes in the first 30 days after elective surgery. We compared the rate of major postoperative adverse events, including 30-day readmission rate, hospital length of stay, infection, acute kidney injury (AKI), and myocardial infarction across patients with declining preoperative eGFR values...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853386/selective-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor-use-and-progression-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wisit Kaewput, Preedee Disorn, Bancha Satirapoj
BACKGROUND: The use of selective COX-2 (sCOX-2) inhibitors with acute kidney injury, salt water retention, and cardiovascular events have been correlated in subjects with normal kidney function, but sCOX-2 inhibitor use concerning the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine the progression of renal function and electrolyte abnormalities among CKD patients after using sCOX-2 inhibitors during short- and long-term periods...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846810/competing-risk-of-death-and-end-stage-renal-disease-in-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-stages-3-to-5-the-epiran-community-based-study
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Carole Ayav, Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Serge Briançon, Alain Duhamel, Luc Frimat, Michèle Kessler
BACKGROUND: Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects a growing number of people, epidemiologic data on incident CKD in the general population are scarce. Screening strategies to increase early CKD detection have been developed. METHODS: From a community-based sample of 4,409 individuals residing in a well-defined geographical area, we determined the number of patients having a first serum creatinine value ≥1.7 mg/dL and present for at least 3 months that allowed us to calculate an annual incidence rate of CKD (stages 3 to 5)...
November 15, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827311/comparative-effectiveness-of-second-line-agents-for-the-treatment-of-diabetes-type-2-in-preventing-kidney-function-decline
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Adriana M Hung, Christianne L Roumie, Robert A Greevy, Carlos G Grijalva, Xulei Liu, Harvey J Murff, T Alp Ikizler, Marie R Griffin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Diabetes is the leading cause of ESRD. Glucose control improves kidney outcomes. Most patients eventually require treatment intensification with second-line medications; however, the differential effects of those therapies on kidney function are unknown. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS & MEASUREMENTS: We studied a retrospective cohort of veterans on metformin monotherapy from 2001 to 2008 who added either insulin or sulfonylurea and were followed through September of 2011...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814282/nephroprotective-effects-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-coronary-angiography
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Naufal Zagidullin, Alina Dunayeva, Alexander Gilmanov, Shamil Zagidullin, Valentin Pavlov
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a formidable side effect of iodinated contrast medium use in subjects undergoing coronary angiogram (CAG). Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) may reduce the risk of CIN. AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the nephroprotective effects of RIPC in coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients, undergoing CAG, with mild to moderate lowered estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). MATERIALS: In the randomized, blinded, sham RIPC (sRIPC) controlled study 51 patients with CHD and GFR less than 80 mL/min/m2, undergoing CAG, were investigated...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813162/do-directly-acting-antiviral-agents-for-hcv-increase-the-risk-of-hepatic-decompensation-and-decline-in-renal-function-results-from-erchives
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A A Butt, Y Ren, K Marks, O S Shaikh, K E Sherman
BACKGROUND: Directly acting antiviral agents (DAA) have been associated with hepatic decompensation, especially in patients with pre-treatment cirrhosis, but this risk is not well defined. AIM: To determine the incidence of hepatic decompensation, liver transplantation, death and worsening renal function in patients treated with a Paritaprevir/ritonavir, Ombitasvir, Dasabuvir (PrOD), sofosbuvir/simeprevir or sofosbuvir/ledipasvir regimen. METHODS: We followed ERCHIVES participants treated with the above regimens for up to 12 weeks post-treatment...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809359/renal-function-in-hiv-hbv-coinfected-and-hbv-monoinfected-patients-on-a-long-term-treatment-with-tenofovir-in-real-life-setting
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Laura Milazzo, Cristina Gervasoni, Felicia Stefania Falvella, Dario Cattaneo, Cristina Mazzali, Paola Ronzi, Francesca Binda, Stefania Cheli, Salvatore Sollima, Spinello Antinori
The HIV/HBV coinfection is likely associated with increased risk of kidney disease, due to the additional factors that may affect renal function in the HIV population. We aimed to evaluate renal toxicity in HIV/HBV and HBV monoinfected patients on long-term therapy with tenofovir (TDF) and to explore the association of polymorphisms in ATP-binding cassette (ABCC)2, ABCC4, ABCC10 with the development of renal dysfunction. From September 2006 to November 2014, 44 HIV/HBV co-infected and 34 HBV monoinfected patients were commenced on TDF...
November 3, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806690/vitamin-d-deficiency-may-predict-a-poorer-outcome-of-iga-nephropathy
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Xiao-Hua Li, Xin-Ping Huang, Ling Pan, Cheng-Yu Wang, Ju Qin, Feng-Wei Nong, Yu-Zhen Luo, Yue Wu, Yu-Ming Huang, Xi Peng, Zhen-Hua Yang, Yun-Hua Liao
BACKGROUND: Experimental studies showed that 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D] deficiency (defined as 25-hydroxy-vitamin D < 15 ng/ml) has been associated with CKD progression. Patients with IgA nephropathy have an exceptionally high rate of severe 25(OH)D deficiency; however, it is not known whether this deficiency is a risk factor for progression of IgA nephropathy. We conducted this study to investigate the relationship between the plasma level of 25(OH)D and certain clinical parameters and renal histologic lesions in the patients with IgA nephropathy, and to evaluate whether the 25(OH)D level could be a good prognostic marker for IgA nephropathy progression...
November 2, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802442/urinary-periostin-excretion-predicts-renal-outcome-in-iga-nephropathy
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Jin Ho Hwang, Jung Pyo Lee, Clara Tammy Kim, Seung Hee Yang, Jin Hyuk Kim, Jung Nam An, Kyung Chul Moon, Hajeong Lee, Yun Kyu Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Dong Ki Kim, Yon Su Kim, Chun Soo Lim
BACKGROUND: Periostin is a matricellular protein and plays a vital role in tissue regeneration, fibrosis and wound healing. However, data about its significance in nephrology are limited. We investigated the correlation between urinary periostin excretion and its clinical significance including renal histologic findings and prognosis in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: Of 399 patients from a glomerulonephritis cohort recruited between January 2009 and December 2014, 314 were enrolled...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798198/radical-versus-partial-nephrectomy-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-and-mortality-in-us-veterans
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Elani Streja, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Miklos Z Molnar, Jaime Landman, Onyebuchi A Arah, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Partial nephrectomy is considered the preferred care for localized kidney tumors and may yield better patient and kidney survival and similar oncological outcomes compared with radical nephrectomy. We sought to reexamine these hypotheses in a large nationally representative cohort of US veterans who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy. METHODS: We identified 7073 US veterans who had a partial or radical nephrectomy between 2004 and 2013. We collected data on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) prior to admission for nephrectomy surgery, immediately after surgery and 180 days postsurgery...
October 25, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798197/the-closure-of-arteriovenous-fistula-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-is-associated-with-an-acceleration-of-kidney-function-decline
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Laurent Weekers, Pauline Vanderweckene, Hans Pottel, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Catherine Bonvoisin, Etienne Hamoir, Sylvie Maweja, Jean-Marie Krzesinski, Pierre Delanaye, François Jouret
BACKGROUND: The creation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) may retard chronic kidney disease progression in the general population. Conversely, the impact of AVF closure on renal function in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remains unknown. METHODS: From 2007 to 2013, we retrospectively categorized 285 KTRs into three groups: no AVF (Group 0, n = 90), closed AVF (Group 1, n = 114) and left-open AVF (Group 2, n = 81). AVF closure occurred at 653 ± 441 days after kidney transplantation (KTx), with a thrombosis:ligation ratio of 19:95...
October 17, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791225/gastro-intestinal-tolerance-and-renal-safety-of-protein-oral-nutritional-supplements-in-nursing-home-residents-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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P Ter Wee, M Kuhn, H van der Woude, D Van De Looverbosch, H Heyman, L Mikušová, D Fouque
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: High protein oral nutritional supplements (ONS) are regularly prescribed to undernourished patients; however usage of these in older adults is being discussed, as their renal function might have declined with age. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of 8 week long consumption of high protein ONS on the renal function of nursing home residents in need of supplementation. Furthermore, within the same setup, differences in gastro-intestinal tolerance between a standard and a more concentrated version of an ONS were investigated...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788520/lifetime-cocaine-and-opiate-use-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tessa Novick, Yang Liu, Anika Alvanzo, Alan B Zonderman, Michele K Evans, Deidra C Crews
BACKGROUND: More than 50% of American adolescents and adults report having used illicit drugs in their lifetime. We examined the association of lifetime opiate and cocaine use with reduced kidney function, albuminuria and rapid kidney function decline among urban-dwelling adults. METHODS: Our prospective cohort included 2,286 Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study participants who were community-dwelling adults residing in Baltimore, MD...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784849/hyperuricemia-as-a-predictive-marker-for-progression-of-nephrosclerosis-clinical-assessment-of-prognostic-factors-in-biopsy-proven-arterial-arteriolar-nephrosclerosis
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Kumiko Momoki, Hiroshi Kataoka, Takahito Moriyama, Toshio Mochizuki, Kosaku Nitta
AIM: The influence of serum urate on kidney disease is attracting attention, but the effects of uric acid (UA) on nephrosclerosis have not been elucidated. METHODS: We reviewed data from 45 patients diagnosed with arterial/arteriolar nephrosclerosis. The renal outcomes of the arterial/arteriolar nephrosclerosis patients were assessed by performing logistic and Cox regression analyses. A Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to evaluate the impact of hyperuricemia (HU) on kidney survival...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
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