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kidney diseases, diabetes, endocrine diseases

David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Aliye Uc, Dana K Andersen, Melena D Bellin, Jason I Bruce, Asbjørn M Drewes, John F Engelhardt, Christopher E Forsmark, Markus M Lerch, Mark E Lowe, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Stephen J OʼKeefe, Tonya M Palermo, Pankaj Pasricha, Ashok K Saluja, Vikesh K Singh, Eva M Szigethy, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav, Darwin L Conwell
A workshop was sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to focus on research gaps and opportunities in chronic pancreatitis (CP) and its sequelae. This conference marked the 20th year anniversary of the discovery of the cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1) gene mutation for hereditary pancreatitis. The event was held on July 27, 2016, and structured into 4 sessions: (1) pathophysiology, (2) exocrine complications, (3) endocrine complications, and (4) pain. The current state of knowledge was reviewed; many knowledge gaps and research needs were identified that require further investigation...
November 2016: Pancreas
Rebecca J Brown, David Araujo-Vilar, Pik To Cheung, David Dunger, Abhimanyu Garg, Michelle Jack, Lucy Mungai, Elif A Oral, Nivedita Patni, Kristina Rother, Julia von Schnurbein, Ekaterina Sorkina, Takara Stanley, Corinne Vigouroux, Martin Wabitsch, Rachel Williams, Tohru Yorifuji
OBJECTIVE: Lipodystrophy syndromes are extremely rare disorders of deficient body fat associated with potentially serious metabolic complications, including diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, and steatohepatitis. Due to their rarity, most clinicians are not familiar with their diagnosis and management. This practice guideline summarizes diagnosis and management of lipodystrophy syndromes not associated with HIV or injectable drugs. PARTICIPANTS: Seventeen participants were nominated by worldwide endocrine societies or selected by the committee as content experts...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Roberto Pecoits-Filho
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the most frequent and dangerous complications of DM2, affecting about one-third of the patients. DKD results in increased hospitalizations and mortality rates, especially due to cardiovascular complications. This high burden of kidney disease is mainly due to the increasing complexity of in- outpatient care for patients with DM. There is a strikingly complex interaction of kidney dysfunction with many aspects of diabetes care, such as redefinition of targets of treatment, interactions of traditional and non-traditional risk factors, and pharmacological issues related to pharmacokinetic and side effects of drugs ...
October 4, 2016: Panminerva Medica
Xiao-Qin Wang, Xin-Rong Zou, Yuan Clare Zhang
Although traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine have evolved on distinct philosophical foundations and reasoning methods, an increasing body of scientific data has begun to reveal commonalities. Emerging scientific evidence has confirmed the validity and identified the molecular mechanisms of many ancient TCM theories. One example is the concept of "Kidneys Govern Bones." Here we discuss the molecular mechanisms supporting this theory and its potential significance in treating complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes mellitus...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yee-Ming Cheung, Anju Joham, Sharon Marks, Helena Teede
Obesity is a growing epidemic both in Australia and worldwide. Being overweight or obese is known to be adversely associated with multiple cardiovascular risk factors such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, lipid disorders and hypertension. Despite the adverse impact of overweight and obesity, recent observational studies have suggested that in some overweight and obese individuals with established chronic disease, there is a survival advantage which is paradoxically better than individuals of normal weight. A burgeoning area of interest is the existence of this paradox in chronic endocrine disorders, especially with respect to osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well at the latter's chronic complications: chronic kidney disease and coronary artery disease...
September 19, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Eun Ju Bae
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (gliptins) are an emerging class of antidiabetic drugs that constitutes approximately fifty percent of the market share of the oral hypoglycemic drugs. Its mechanism of action for lowering blood glucose is essentially via inhibition of the rapid degradation of incretin hormones, such as glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP), thus the plasma concentration of GLP-1 increases, which promotes insulin secretion from the pancreatic β cells and suppresses glucagon secretion from the α cells...
August 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
Alejandro Donoso Fuentes, Pablo Córdova L, Pilar Hevia J, Daniela Arriagada S
Given that childhood obesity is an epidemic, the frequency of critically-ill patients who are overweight or obese seen at intensive care units has increased rapidly. Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that secretes a number of protein hormones, including leptin, which stands out because it regulates adipose tissue mass. The presence of arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, respiratory disease and chronic kidney disease may become apparent and complicate the course of obese pediatric patients in the Intensive Care Unit...
June 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Gaohong Lv, Xing Lv, Yuhan Tao, Huiqin Xu
Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine and metabolic disease characterized by high blood glucose. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most typical diabetic complications. Cornus officinalis is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that replenishes the liver and kidney. Morroniside is one of the main characteristic components of C. officinalis. In this study, an in vitro model for simulating DN damage was established by stimulating rat glomerular mesangial cells by the advanced glycation end products. The protective mechanism and effect of morroniside in regulating receptor for advanced glycation end products signaling pathway in DN was investigated to provide experimental evidence for the prevention and treatment of DN...
October 2016: Human Cell
Batoul Khoundabi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Marjan Mansourian, Elham Faghihimani
BACKGROUND: The globally increasing epidemic of diabetes will lead to serious problems including diabetic nephropathy and kidney diseases in near future. The first clinical diagnosable stage in a diabetic kidney disease is microalbuminuria (urinary albumin excretion of 30 - 300 g/24 hours). OBJECTIVES: This prospective cohort study investigated the risk factors of microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes who had been registered in endocrine and metabolism research center in Isfahan city, Iran...
January 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Y Ben Ariba, A Tliba, B Louzir, J Labidi, S Othmani
BACKGROUND: Secondary hypertension (SH) refers to arterial hypertension due to an identifiable and often curable cause. It affects approximately 5-10% of the general hypertensive population. SH can be caused by conditions that affect kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system. Our aim is to describe the different causes of SH noted in our patients. METHODS: It is a retrospective study of 240 patients followed for a SH at the Internal Medicine Department of the Tunisian Military Hospital from 2000 to 2015...
December 2015: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Carolina C R Betônico, Silvia M O Titan, Maria Lúcia C Correa-Giannella, Márcia Nery, Márcia Queiroz
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic options for diabetes treatment and their potential side effects, in addition to analyzing the risks and benefits of tight glycemic control in patients with diabetic kidney disease. For this review, a search was performed using several pre-defined keyword combinations and their equivalents: "diabetes kidney disease" and "renal failure" in combination with "diabetes treatment" and "oral antidiabetic drugs" or "oral hypoglycemic agents." The search was performed in PubMed, Endocrine Abstracts and the Cochrane Library from January 1980 up to January 2015...
January 2016: Clinics
Jun Zhang, Yang Li
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 is a member of the endocrine FGF subfamily. FGF21 expression is induced under different disease conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney diseases, and cardiovascular diseases, and it has a broad spectrum of functions in regulating various metabolic parameters. Many different approaches have been pursued targeting FGF21 and its receptors to develop therapeutics for treating type 2 diabetes and other aspects of metabolic conditions. In this article, we summarize some of these key approaches and highlight the potential challenges in the development of these agents...
2015: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Chiara Degirolamo, Carlo Sabbà, Antonio Moschetta
The endocrine fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), FGF19, FGF21 and FGF23, are critical for maintaining whole-body homeostasis, with roles in bile acid, glucose and lipid metabolism, modulation of vitamin D and phosphate homeostasis and metabolic adaptation during fasting. Given these functions, the endocrine FGFs have therapeutic potential in a wide array of chronic human diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and kidney and cardiovascular disease. However, the safety and feasibility of chronic endocrine FGF administration has been challenged, and FGF analogues and mimetics are now being investigated...
January 2016: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Giuseppina Folesani, Fulvio Lauretani, Franca Allegri, Angela Guerra, Nicoletta Cerundolo, Rosalia Aloe, Giuseppe Lippi, Marcello Maggio, Giovanni Gambaro, Loris Borghi, Tiziana Meschi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxyvitamin D <20 ng/mL) and idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis (ICN). METHODS: A total of 884 patients with ICN (363 males, mean age of 51 ± 14) and 967 controls (162 males, mean age of 59 ± 15) from an area with no food fortification policy were considered following a case-control study design. Patients were enrolled at a third-level outpatient stone clinic. Controls were selected from a laboratory database after exclusion of those with nephrolithiasis, bone, endocrine, liver, and kidney diseases...
January 2016: Urology
Tim D Hewitson, Stephen G Holt, Edward R Smith
The close association between cardiovascular pathology and renal dysfunction is well documented and significant. Patients with conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease like diabetes and hypertension also suffer renal dysfunction. This is unsurprising if the kidney is simply regarded as a "modified blood vessel" and thus, traditional risk factors will affect both systems. Consistent with this, it is relatively easy to comprehend how patients with either sudden or gradual cardiac and or vascular compromise have changes in both renal hemodynamic and regulatory systems...
2015: Frontiers in Immunology
Djordje S Popovic, Edita Stokic, Stevan L Popovic
Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is a disease characterized by autoimmune mediated destruction of the insulin producing beta cells of endocrine pancreas. Beside insulin deficiency, T1DM is also characterized by abnormal suppression of glucagon secretion in response to hyperglycemia. All these abnormalities are likely to leave patients dependent upon exogenous insulin administration for survival. GLP-1 is a hormone secreted by L-cells of distal small intestine and colon. GLP-1 exerts its effects through the interaction with GLP-1 receptor expressed in the pancreatic islets, lung, hypothalamus, stomach, heart and kidney...
2015: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Federica Ermetici, Marcello Filopanti, Uberta Verga, Elena Passeri, Giorgia Dito, Alexis Elias Malavazos, Chiara Mapelli, Maria Elisabetta Raggi, Anna Spada, Sabrina Corbetta
OBJECTIVE: Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) are at risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Cystatin C (Cys-C) is considered a more reliable tool to assess glomerular filtration rate (GFR) than creatinine. The study aimed to assess circulating Cys-C and its relationships with biochemical PHPT and cardiometabolic parameters. DESIGN AND METHODS: The present cross-sectional study was performed in academic endocrine units on PHPT patients (n=190) and non-hypertensive, non-diabetic, age- and sex-matched healthy controls (n=135) with no established CKD...
October 2015: European Journal of Endocrinology
Xiayu Wu, Tao Zhou, Neng Cao, Juan Ni, Xu Wang
The vitamin D endocrine system regulates a broad variety of independent biological processes, and its deficiency is associated with rickets, bone diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and tuberculosis. Cellular and molecular studies have also shown that it is implicated in the suppression of cancer cell invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Sunlight exposure and consequent increased circulating levels of vitamin D are associated with reduced occurrence and a reduced mortality in different histological types of cancer, including those resident in the skin, prostate, breast, colon, ovary, kidney, and bladder...
2014: Oncology Research
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