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M Jija Jose, Vipin Varkey, R Chandni, P A Zubaida, Jean Maliekkal
OBJECTIVE: To study the relation of smoking and abnormal renal function in type 2 diabetes mellitus by estimating urine protein- creatinine ratio, blood urea, serum creatinine, glomerular filtration rate and serum lipid profile in selected subjects. METHODS: Diabetic patients who attended the Diabetic Clinic, Medical College, Kozhikode were enrolled in the study. The study duration was 6 months, from July 2008 to December 2008. It was conducted in four groups of 40 subjects: diabetic smokers, diabetic non-smokers, non-diabetic smokers and non-diabetic non-smokers...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Alice Willison, Vicki Tully, Peter Davey
The urine albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) detects abnormal levels of protein in the urine and should be performed annually to detect kidney disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. UK national audits show that 25% of patients do not have annual tests and our data suggested that some patients had more than one test per year. Data from 20 patients showed that 55% had more than one UACR test per year, with a total of 19 unnecessary tests at an estimated cost of £20,000 per year. However 20% had not had a UACR in the previous year, so unreliable testing was potentially causing harm as well as waste...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
H J Lim, E Jambaldorj, Y Lee, S S Kang, T Y Koo, C Ahn, J Yang
BACKGROUND: Donor shortage for kidney transplantation may increase the number of expanded-criteria living donors (ECLDs). We investigated recent trends for ECLD use and the long-term outcomes of living kidney donors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 1,144 living kidney donors who donated at the Seoul National University Hospital from 1993 to 2015. The expanded criteria for living donation allow the following: age ≥60 years, body mass index >30 kg/m(2), history of hypertension, estimated glomerular filtration rate <80 mL/min, proteinuria or microscopic hematuria, and fasting glucose >100 mg/dL...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Richard J Glassock
All of the methods for quantitative evaluation of proteinuria (or albuminuria) suffer from some methodological flaw. A new modification that improves the accuracy of the urine protein-to-creatinine ratios for predicting 24-hour urinary protein excretion has been examined in a well-characterized cohort of patients with glomerular disease. This approach needs to be systematically compared with other techniques before it can be universally recommended to replace the time-honored 24-hour urine collection.
November 2016: Kidney International
Sara Bertilsson, Per Swärd, Anders Håkansson, Rafid Tofik, Bengt Rippe, Evangelos Kalaitzakis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The disease course of acute pancreatitis (AP) ranges from mild and self-limiting to severe inflammation, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, there are no universally accepted and reliable predictors for severity. Microproteinuria has been associated with the presence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome as well as trauma, although its association with AP is not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of microproteinuria to predict development of organ failure in AP...
October 12, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Marcus Weitz, Onur Sazpinar, Maria Schmidt, Thomas J Neuhaus, Elisabeth Maurer, Claudia Kuehni, Paloma Parvex, Hassib Chehade, Sibylle Tschumi, Franz Immer, Guido F Laube
INTRODUCTION: Children often merit priority in access to deceased donor kidneys by organ-sharing organizations. We report the impact of the new Swiss Organ Allocation System (SOAS) introduced in 2007, offering all kidney allografts from deceased donors<60 years preferentially to children. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study included all paediatric transplant patients (< 20 years of age) before (n=19) and after (n=32) the new SOAS (from 2001-2014). Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urine protein to creatinine ratio (UPC), need for antihypertensive medication, waiting times to kidney transplantation (KTX), number of pre-emptive transplantations and rejections, and the proportion of living donor transplants were considered as outcome parameters...
October 12, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Yunqiang He, Ziqiang Xu, Mingshi Zhou, Minmin Wu, Xuehai Chen, Silu Wang, Kaiyan Qiu, Yong Cai, Hongxing Fu, Bicheng Chen, Mengtao Zhou
Objective. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus, and insulin therapy has many side effects in the treatment of DN. Islet transplantation has emerged as a promising therapy for diabetic patients. This study was established to investigate its advantageous effects in a rat model of early DN. Methods. Streptozotocin was administered to the rats to induce diabetes. Twelve weeks later, the diabetic rats were divided into 3 groups: the islet-transplanted group (IT group), the insulin-treated group (IN group), and the untreated group (DN group)...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
L R Mehrkens, F C Mohr, J E Sykes
BACKGROUND: We observed evidence of protein-losing nephropathy in some dogs with coccidioidomycosis, suggestive of immune complex glomerulonephritis (ICGN). The goal of this study was to understand the prevalence of renal histopathologic lesions and proteinuria in dogs with coccidioidomycosis. HYPOTHESIS: Biochemical and histopathological evidence of glomerular lesions is present in dogs with coccidioidomycosis. ANIMALS: Hundred and fifty-six dogs with naturally occurring coccidioidomycosis...
September 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Young Youl Hyun, Kyu-Beck Lee, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn, Sue Kyung Park, Dong Wan Chae, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Kyu Hun Cho, Yong-Soo Kim, Young-Hwan Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Adiponectin (ADPN) has antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, and insulin-sensitizing effects. Serum ADPN levels are increased in patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD), and higher ADPN is paradoxically a predictor of mortality in these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the association between serum ADPN levels and protein-energy wasting (PEW) in predialysis CKD. METHOD: We examined serum ADPN concentrations and PEW in 1303 patients from the KNOW-CKD (KoreaN Cohort Study for Outcome in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease) study...
July 30, 2016: Nutrition
Alastair J Rankin, Emily P McQuarrie, Jonathan G Fox, Colin C Geddes, Bruce MacKinnon
BACKGROUND: The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) varies widely, as does the approach to prophylactic anticoagulation. We aimed to assess the incidence of VTE in patients with primary NS in order to inform a sample size calculation to determine if a future clinical trial will ever be feasible. METHODS: All adults undergoing native renal biopsy for NS between 2008 and 2013 yielding a diagnosis of primary glomerulonephritis were identified...
September 24, 2016: Nephron
Kenneth I Ataga, Vimal K Derebail, Melissa Caughey, Laila Elsherif, Jessica H Shen, Susan K Jones, Poulami Maitra, David M Pollock, Jianwen Cai, David R Archer, Alan L Hinderliter
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of albuminuria in SCD remains incompletely understood. We evaluated the association of albuminuria with measures of endothelial function, and explored associations of both albuminuria and measures of endothelial function with selected biological variables (vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF], endothelin-1 [ET-1], soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 [sFLT-1], soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 [soluble VCAM-1] and plasma hemoglobin). METHODS: Spot urine measurements for albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR) and 24-hour urine protein were obtained...
2016: PloS One
Anandita Agarwala, Salim Virani, David Couper, Lloyd Chambless, Eric Boerwinkle, Brad C Astor, Ron C Hoogeveen, Joe Coresh, A Richey Sharrett, Aaron R Folsom, Tom Mosley, Christie M Ballantyne, Vijay Nambi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Biomarkers and atherosclerosis imaging have been studied individually for association with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, limited data exist on whether the biomarkers are associated with events with a similar magnitude in the presence of atherosclerosis. In this study, we assessed whether the presence of atherosclerosis as measured by carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) affects the association between biomarkers known to be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a primary prevention cohort...
October 2016: Atherosclerosis
Desiree D Rosselli, Jennifer L Mumaw, Vanna Dickerson, Cathy A Brown, Scott A Brown, Chad W Schmiedt
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a model of ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. ANIMALS: Adult, purpose-bred research cats (n=15) and a historical reference group (n=3). METHODS: Cats underwent unilateral, in vivo, warm renal ischemia, then intravenous administration of 4 million adipose-derived MSCs, bone marrow-derived MSCs, or fibroblasts (n=5/treatment) 1h after reperfusion...
October 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
Yuichiro Ueda, Hiroki Ishii, Taisuke Kitano, Mitsutoshi Shindo, Haruhisa Miyazawa, Kiyonori Ito, Keiji Hirai, Yoshio Kaku, Honami Mori, Taro Hoshino, Susumu Ookawara, Masafumi Kakei, Kaoru Tabei, Yoshiyuki Morishita
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effects and safety of linagliptin as an add-on therapy in patients with advanced-stage diabetic nephropathy (DMN) taking renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockers. METHOD: Twenty advanced-stage DMN patients (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): 24.5 ± 13.4 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) taking RAAS blockers were administered 5 mg/day linagliptin for 52 weeks. Changes in glucose and lipid metabolism and renal function were evaluated...
2016: Drug Target Insights
Daniela Proverbio, Eva Spada, Giada Bagnagatti de Giorgi, And Roberta Perego
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in proteinuria in dogs naturally infected with visceral leishmaniasis, following treatment with miltefosine (MLF) and allopurinol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 40 dogs with leishmaniasis, treated with 2 mg/kg MLF every 24 h PO and 10 mg/kg allopurinol every 12 h for 28 days were reviewed. 20 dogs were included in the study, and clinical staging was performed following guidelines of the Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) Working Group, and dogs were categorized for proteinuria according to the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging system...
August 2016: Veterinary World
Sawsan Mahmoud El Bana, Sheren Esam Maher, Amani Fawzy Gaber, Sanaa Shaker Aly
INTRODUCTION: Perinatal asphyxia (PA) is among the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and death in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The aims of this research were to determine the concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA), urine MDA, uric acid, and protein in the cord blood of neonates with perinatal asphyxia and to determine their relationship with the severity of perinatal asphyxia. METHODS: This matched case-control study was conducted from October 2012 to March 2013...
July 2016: Electronic Physician
James Voelker, Paul H Berg, Matthew Sheetz, Kevin Duffin, Tong Shen, Brian Moser, Tom Greene, Samuel S Blumenthal, Ivan Rychlik, Yoram Yagil, Philippe Zaoui, Julia B Lewis
TGF-β has been implicated as a major pathogenic factor in diabetic nephropathy. This randomized, double-blind, phase 2 study assessed whether modulating TGF-β1 activity with a TGF-β1-specific, humanized, neutralizing monoclonal antibody (TGF-β1 mAb) is safe and more effective than placebo in slowing renal function loss in patients with diabetic nephropathy on chronic stable renin-angiotensin system inhibitor treatment. We randomized 416 patients aged ≥25 years with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, a serum creatinine (SCr) level of 1...
September 19, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Yuying Wang, Wen Peng, Xiaoxue Zhang, Huibo Qiao, Li Wang, Zhigang Xu, Chenguang Wu
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the associations between the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphisms in the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene and susceptibility to diabetic kidney disease (DKD); and the efficacy of valsartan in reducing the urine protein in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 128 T2DM patients in this study, including 54 cases with DKD (DKD+) and 74 controls (DKD-). The ACE polymorphism was assayed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the genotype distribution and allele frequency were analyzed...
July 2016: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
Alian Al-Balas, Timmy Lee, Carlton J Young, Jill Barker-Finkel, Michael Allon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal timing of predialysis arteriovenous fistula surgery remains uncertain. We evaluated factors associated with hemodialysis initiation in patients undergoing predialysis arteriovenous fistula surgery and derived a model to predict future initiation of dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our study retrospectively identified 308 patients undergoing predialysis arteriovenous fistula creation at a large medical center in 2006-2012 to determine whether they initiated hemodialysis...
September 14, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Sion K Roy, Michelle M Estrella, Annie T Darilay, Matthew J Budoff, Lisa P Jacobson, Mallory D Witt, Lawrence A Kingsley, Wendy S Post, Frank J Palella
BACKGROUND: Decreased kidney function and greater albuminuria are associated with increased incidence and extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC). We investigated whether the associations between kidney function and urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPCR) with CAC differ by HIV serostatus. METHODS: Using data from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, a prospective multicenter US study of men who have sex with men, we carried out a cross-sectional study comprised of 592 HIV-infected (HIV+) and 378 uninfected (HIV-) men who underwent noncontrast computed tomography to measure CAC...
September 8, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
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