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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430784/non-invasive-quantification-of-collagen-turnover-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Elisabeth G D Stribos, Signe Holm Nielsen, Susanne Brix, Morten Asser Karsdal, Marc A Seelen, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Peter Olinga, Henricus A M Mutsaers, Federica Genovese
Kidney allograft failure due to chronic injury/rejection remains the main cause of graft loss in renal transplant recipients (RTR). Here, we investigated whether specific biomarkers of extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover are associated with allograft function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage in RTR. Seventy-eight patients who attended the University Medical Center Groningen for a routine check-up after kidney transplantation were enrolled in the study. Plasma and/or 24h-urine samples were collected and specific matrix-metalloproteinase-generated neo-epitope fragments of collagens were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430116/ghrelin-expression-and-significance-in-92-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tianyi Ma, Yujiang Su, Shijuan Lu, Moshui Chen, Jianghua Zhong, Zhihong Zhou, Dingjun Sun, Hui Yang, Xue Ao
OBJECTIVE: Ghrelin is a polypeptide that is closely associated with many cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart failure. This article aims to understand the expression of ghrelin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: A total of 182 patients with non-valvular heart diseases were recruited, among whom 92 had AF and 90 had sinus arrhythmia (SA). The serum ghrelin amount was tested by the ELASA method. Moreover, blood sugar, lipids, liver function, and renal function were tested...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429555/management-of-mineral-and-bone-disorders-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Matthew J Damasiewicz, Peter R Ebeling
The management of post-transplantation bone disease is a complex problem that remains under-appreciated in clinical practice. In these patients, pre-existing metabolic bone disorder is further impacted by the use of immunosuppressive medications (glucocorticoids and calcineurin-inhibitors), variable post-transplantation renal allograft function and post-transplantation diabetes mellitus. The treatment of post-transplantation bone loss should begin pre-transplantation. All patients active on transplant waiting lists should be screened for bone disease...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427723/health-related-quality-of-life-in-renal-transplantation-2-years-of-longitudinal-follow-up
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Gema Costa-Requena, M Carmen Cantarell, Francesc Moreso, Gemma Parramon, Daniel Seron
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Health related quality of life (HRQoL) is recognized as an outcome measure in kidney transplantation. In this study was assessed changes on HRQoL and kidney-specific symptoms, also was evaluated the effect of socio-demographic and clinical parameters on patient's perceived HRQoL. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A longitudinal study was done, at 5 time-points over 2 years after transplantation. To evaluate HRQoL the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire Short Form was administrated, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was used to assess psychological distress...
April 17, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426815/using-controlled-attenuation-parameter-combined-with-ultrasound-to-survey-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yi-Hao Yen, Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Jung-Fu Chen, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Cheng-Kun Wu, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a non-invasive method for measuring hepatic steatosis (HS). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of NAFLD in hemodialysis patients. METHOD: We prospectively enrolled patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, as well as patients with normal renal function who served as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424627/blood-pressure-increase-during-oxygen-supplementation-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-is-mediated-by-vasoconstriction-independent-of-baroreflex-function
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René van der Bel, Müşerref Çalişkan, Robert A van Hulst, Johannes J van Lieshout, Erik S G Stroes, C T Paul Krediet
Renal hypoxia is thought to be an important pathophysiological factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the associated hypertension. In a previous study among CKD patients, supplementation with 100% oxygen reduced sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and lowered blood pressure (BP). We aimed to assess the underlying haemodynamic modulation and hypothesized a decreased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). To that end, 19 CKD patients were studied during 15-min intervals of increasing partial oxygen pressure (ppO2) from room air (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422526/acupuncture-on-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-blinded-randomized-preliminary-controlled-study
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Jung-Sheng Yu, Chung-Han Ho, Hsien-Yi Wang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Ching-Liang Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility effect of acupuncture on renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In total, 59 patients with CKD were randomized into acupuncture (AG; n = 30) and sham acupuncture (CG; n = 29) treatment groups. In the AG, acupuncture was applied to bilateral Hegu (LI4), Zusanli (ST36), and Taixi (KI3) to obtain qi, and electroacupuncture (2 Hz) was applied to two acupoint pairs (right Zusanli and Taixi and left Zusanli and Taixi) once per week for 12 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419998/dynamics-of-l-carnitine-in-plasma-and-urine-in-patients-undergoing-cisplatin-chemotherapy
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Daisuke Gomi, Aika Tanaka, Toshirou Fukushima, Takashi Kobayashi, Hirohide Matsushita, Nodoka Sekiguchi, Akiyuki Sakamoto, Shigeru Sasaki, Keiko Mamiya, Tomonobu Koizumi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies have indicated that cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum II; CDDP) causes urinary excretion of L-carnitine (LC). However, the underlying cofactors affecting the increased urinary excretion remain unclear. The present study was performed to evaluate the dynamics of LC in plasma and urine after CDDP chemotherapy and to examine the relations with clinical parameters, such as gender, body mass index (BMI), and renal function. METHODS: Twenty-two patients treated with CDDP therapy were selected...
April 19, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419771/aspects-of-carotid-structure-and-function-in-health-and-different-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Anna M Asp, Carin Wallquist, Anette Rickenlund, Britta Hylander, Stefan H Jacobson, Kenneth Caidahl, Maria J Eriksson
INTRODUCTION: Arterial remodelling and stiffening have been demonstrated in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The presence of vascular alterations in earlier-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less studied. We evaluated vascular structure and function in mild-to-moderate CKD (stages 2-3) compared with healthy subjects and advanced CKD (stages 4-5). METHODS: Carotid ultrasound was performed in 103 non-dialysis CKD patients and 54 healthy controls. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and common carotid artery (CCA) diameter were measured...
April 16, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419499/periodontitis-changes-renal-structures-by-oxidative-stress-and-lipid-peroxidation
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Luiz Felipe de Carvalho França, Any Carolina Cardoso Guimarães Vasconcelos, Felipe Rodolfo Pereira da Silva, Even Herlany Pereira Alves, Joaquina Dos Santos Carvalho, David Di Lenardo, Luan Kelves Miranda de Souza, André Luiz Dos Reis Barbosa, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Jefferson Soares de Oliveira, Daniel Fernando Pereira Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether experimental periodontitis cause changes to the renal tissues and imbalance in oxidative stress in kidneys. METHODS: Twenty-two female Wistar rats were separated into two groups: control and periodontitis. We assessed the following parameters: gingival bleeding index (GBI), tooth mobility, gum malondialdehyde (MDA), myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, probing pocket depth (PPD), alveolar bone loss (ABL) for periodontal tissues; histomorphometric measures associated with renal corpuscle and histopathological aspects (evaluation of brush border) for kidneys; as also blood and urine biomarkers...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417195/rrx-001-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-toxicities
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Bryan Oronsky, Tony R Reid, Christopher Larson, Corey A Carter, Christina E Brzezniak, Arnold Oronsky, Pedro Cabrales
PURPOSE: RRx-001, a minimally toxic tumor-associated macrophage and neutrophil-repolarizing agent, is under investigation in Phase II clinical trials as a sensitizer/resensitizer to cisplatin and carboplatin. On the basis of anecdotal clinical observations of improved platinum tolerability following a priming period with RRx-001 as well as preclinical studies that have previously demonstrated radioprotection of intestinal stem cells and cardioprotection from doxorubicin, the in vivo cytoprotective potential of RRx-001 pretreatment against cisplatin-induced bone marrow suppression and renal toxicity was investigated...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416734/the-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-losartan-inhibits-mammary-tumor-development-and-progression-to-invasive-carcinoma
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Rhiannon Coulson, Seng H Liew, Angela A Connelly, Nicholas S Yee, Siddhartha Deb, Beena Kumar, Ana C Vargas, Sandra A O'Toole, Adam C Parslow, Ashleigh Poh, Tracy Putoczki, Riley J Morrow, Mariah Alorro, Kyren A Lazarus, Evie F W Yeap, Kelly L Walton, Craig A Harrison, Natalie J Hannan, Amee J George, Colin D Clyne, Matthias Ernst, Andrew M Allen, Ashwini L Chand
Drugs that target the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) have recently come into focus for their potential utility as cancer treatments. The use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (ACEIs) to manage hypertension in cancer patients is correlated with improved survival outcomes for renal, prostate, breast and small cell lung cancer. Previous studies demonstrate that the Angiotensin Receptor Type I (AT1R) is linked to breast cancer pathogenesis, with unbiased analysis of gene-expression studies identifying significant up-regulation of AGTR1, the gene encoding AT1R in ER+ve/HER2-ve tumors correlating with poor prognosis...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413473/microrna-200c-suppresses-cell-growth-and-metastasis-by-targeting-bmi-1-and-e2f3-in-renal-cancer-cells
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Mingning Qiu, Ziji Liang, Lieqian Chen, Guobin Tan, Lei Liu, Kangning Wang, Hege Chen, Jianjun Liu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the functions of miR-200c in the regulation of tumor growth and metastasis in renal cancer cells, and to investigate the underlying mechanisms. In this study, miR-200c was up- and downregulated in two renal cancer cell lines, namely ACHN and A498, and the proliferation, colony formation, migration and invasion of the cells were measured. The expression levels of various mRNAs and proteins were then analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting, respectively...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411971/mdrd-or-ckd-epi-for-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimation-in-living-kidney-donors
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Carla Burballa, Marta Crespo, Dolores Redondo-Pachón, María José Pérez-Sáez, Marisa Mir, Carlos Arias-Cabrales, Albert Francés, Lluis Fumadó, Lluis Cecchini, Julio Pascual
INTRODUCTION: The evaluation of the measured Glomerular Filtration Rate (mGFR) or estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) is key in the proper assessment of the renal function of potential kidney donors. We aim to study the correlation between glomerular filtration rate estimation equations and the measured methods for determining renal function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed the relationship between baseline GFR values measured by Tc-(99)m-DTPA (diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate) and those estimated by the four-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD4) and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations in a series of living donors at our institution...
April 12, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411246/growth-differentiation-factor-15-at-1%C3%A2-month-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-major-bleeding
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Daniel Lindholm, Emil Hagström, Stefan K James, Richard C Becker, Christopher P Cannon, Anders Himmelmann, Hugo A Katus, Gerald Maurer, José Luis López-Sendón, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Agneta Siegbahn, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is related to major bleeding when measured at initial presentation in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) treated with dual antiplatelet therapy. It is unknown whether follow-up measurements provide additional information. The objective of this study was to investigate whether GDF-15 measured 1 month after an ACS provides additional information beyond the baseline levels with regard to the risk of major bleeding. METHODS AND RESULTS: GDF-15 was measured at baseline and at 1 month after an ACS in 4049 patients included in the PLATelet inhibition and patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408530/alternative-means-of-estimating-131-i-maximum-permissible-activity-to-treat-thyroid-cancer
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Kenneth J Nichols, William Robeson, Miyuki Yoshida-Hay, Pat B Zanzonico, Fritzgerald C Leveque, Kuldeep K Bhargava, Gene G Tronco, Christopher J Palestro
To protect bone marrow from over-irradiation, maximum permissible activity (MPA) of iodine-131 ((131)I) to treat thyroid cancer is that which limits absorbed dose to blood (as a surrogate of marrow) to < 200 cGy. The conventional approach (Method-1) requires repeated gamma-camera whole-body measurements along with blood samples. We sought to determine whether reliable MPA values can be obtained by simplified procedures. Methods: Data acquired over multiple time points were examined retrospectively for 65 thyroid cancer patients, referred to determine (131)I uptake and MPA for initial treatment following thyroidectomy (N = 39), including 17 patients with compromised renal function and 22 patients with known (N = 16) or suspected (N = 6) metastases...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408434/renal-and-vascular-effects-of-uric-acid-lowering-in-normouricemic-patients-with-uncomplicated-type-1-diabetes
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Yuliya Lytvyn, Ronnie Har, Amy Locke, Vesta Lai, Derek Fong, Andrew Advani, Bruce A Perkins, David Z I Cherney
Higher plasma uric acid (PUA) levels are associated with lower GFR and higher blood pressure (BP) in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our aim was to determine the impact of PUA lowering on renal and vascular function in patients with uncomplicated T1D.T1D patients (n=49) were studied under eu- and hyperglycemic conditions at baseline and after PUA lowering with febuxostat (FBX) for 8 weeks. Healthy controls (HC) were studied under normoglycemic conditions (n=24). PUA, GFR (inulin), effective renal plasma flow (ERPF, paraaminohippurate), BP and hemodynamic responses to an infusion of angiotensin II (assessment of intrarenal RAAS) were measured pre- and post-FBX...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408073/pre-procedural-peripheral-endothelial-function-is-associated-with-increased-serum-creatinine-following-percutaneous-coronary-procedure-in-stable-patients-with-a-preserved-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Hitoshi Sumida, Yasushi Matsuzawa, Seigo Sugiyama, Koichi Sugamura, Toshimitsu Nozaki, Eiichi Akiyama, Keisuke Ohba, Masaaki Konishi, Junichi Matsubara, Koichiro Fujisue, Hirofumi Maeda, Hirofumi Kurokawa, Satomi Iwashita, Hisao Ogawa, Kenichi Tsujita
BACKGROUND: Worsening renal function, indicated by increased serum creatinine (SCr), is a common complication of percutaneous coronary procedures. Risk factors for increased SCr overlap with coronary risk factors involved in endothelial dysfunction. We hypothesized that endothelial dysfunction, measured using the reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index (RHI), can predict periprocedure-increased SCr. METHODS: RHI was assessed before elective coronary procedures in 316 consecutive stable patients with a preserved estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, >60mL/min/1...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407629/combining-cystatin-c-and-creatinine-yields-a-reliable-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimation-in-older-adults-in-contrast-to-%C3%AE-trace-protein-and-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin
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Karin Werner, Mats Pihlsgård, Sölve Elmståhl, Helen Legrand, Ulf Nyman, Anders Christensson
BACKGROUND: The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the most important measure of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aims to validate commonly used equations for estimated GFR (eGFR) based on creatinine (cr), cystatin C (cys), β-trace protein (BTP), and β2-microglobulin (B2M) in older adults. METHOD: We conducted a validation study with 126 participants aged between 72 and 98 with a mean measured GFR (mGFR) by iohexol clearance of 54 mL/min/1...
April 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406038/the-gala-study-relationship-between-galectin-3-serum-levels-and-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Òscar Miró, Bernardino González de la Presa B, Pablo Herrero, Rosa Fernández Bonifacio, Martin Möckel, Christian Mueller, Gregori Casals, Silvia Sandalinas, Pere Llorens, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Javier Jacob, José Luis Bedini, Víctor Gil
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that early measurement of galactin-3 at the emergency department (ED) during an episode of acute heart failure (AHF) allows predicting short- and long-term outcome. METHODS: We performed an exploratory study including 115 patients consecutively diagnosed with AHF in a single ED. Clinical and analytical variables were recorded. The primary endpoint was 30-day all-cause mortality, and secondary endpoints were 30-day composite outcome (death, rehospitalisation or ED reconsultation, whichever first) and 1-year mortality...
April 13, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
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