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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220742/calcific-uraemic-arteriolopathy-calciphylaxis-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy
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S Sebastian, H F Jordaan, J W Schneider, M R Moosa, M R Davids
BACKGROUND: Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) is an unusual and potentially fatal condition characterised by small-vessel calcification and ischaemic skin necrosis. It mainly affects patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis, but may rarely occur in the absence of ESRD in conditions such as primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, alcoholic liver disease and connective tissue disease. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients diagnosed with calciphylaxis while on renal replacement therapy at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, between 1990 and 2014, to describe its presentation, course and final outcome...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213931/successful-resumption-of-peritoneal-dialysis-following-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-children-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Akinari Fukuda, Mai Sato, Shingo Ishimori, Kengo Sasaki, Hajime Uchida, Takanobu Shigeta, Vidyadhar Padmakar Mali, Seisuke Sakamoto, Kenji Ishikura, Mureo Kasahara
Children with ESRD in need of RRT are commonly managed by PD due to difficulty with vascular access for HD and the relatively large extracorporeal blood volume required. Major abdominal surgery may result in injury to the peritoneum and consequent adhesion, thereby resulting in a reduction in the anatomical capacity and transport capability across the peritoneal membrane. Here, we report successful resumption of PD after LDLT in two pediatric patients. The causes of ESRD were PH1 and juvenile nephronophthisis, respectively...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212407/epidemiology-of-low-proteinuric-chronic-kidney-disease-in-renal-clinics
#3
Luca De Nicola, Michele Provenzano, Paolo Chiodini, Silvio Borrelli, Luigi Russo, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Santoro, Giuseppe Conte, Roberto Minutolo
CKD patients with low-grade proteinuria (LP) are common in nephrology clinics. However, prevalence, characteristics, and the competing risks of ESRD and death as the specific determinants, are still unknown. We analyzed epidemiological features of LP status in a prospective cohort of 2,340 patients with CKD stage III-V referred from ≥6 months in 40 nephrology clinics in Italy. LP status was defined as proteinuria <0.5 g/24h according to current KDIGO guidelines. Patients with higher proteinuria constituted the control group (CON)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204913/accumulation-of-alpha-fluoro-beta-alanine-and-fluoro-mono-acetate-in-a-patient-with-5-fluorouracil-associated-hyperammonemia
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Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Taro Funakoshi, Takahiro Horimatsu, Shin'ichi Miyamoto, Takeshi Matsubara, Motoko Yanagita, Shunsaku Nakagawa, Atsushi Yonezawa, Kazuo Matsubara, Manabu Muto
PURPOSE: High-dose 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) containing chemotherapy occasionally causes hyperammonemia and can be lethal. However, the mechanism of 5FU-associated hyperammonemia has not been known. The aim of this study was to reveal the pharmacokinetics of 5-FU-associated hyperammonemia in a recurrent colorectal cancer patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: We experienced a case of hyperammonemia during mFOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab therapy for recurrent colorectal cancer...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196649/diabetes-control-and-the-risks-of-esrd-and-mortality-in%C3%A2-patients%C3%A2-with-ckd
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Sankar D Navaneethan, Jesse D Schold, Stacey E Jolly, Susana Arrigain, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Joseph V Nally
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and a significant contributor to mortality in the general population. We examined the associations of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels with ESRD and death in a population with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 6,165 patients with diabetes (treated with oral hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin) and CKD stages 1 to 5 at a large health care system...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196132/long-term-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Chia-Lin Wu, Chew-Teng Kor, Ping-Fang Chiu, Chun-Chieh Tsai, Ie-Bin Lian, Tao-Hsiang Yang, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chia-Chu Chang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of death and disability worldwide. The relationship between TBI and kidney diseases is largely unknown. METHODS: We aimed to determine whether TBI is associated with long-term adverse renal outcomes. We performed a nationwide, population-based, propensity score-matched cohort study of 32,152 TBI patients and 128,608 propensity score-matched controls. Data were collected by the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan from 2000 to 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193609/association-of-serum-triglyceride-to-hdl-cholesterol-ratio-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-incident-hemodialysis-patients
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Tae Ik Chang, Elani Streja, Melissa Soohoo, Tae Woo Kim, Connie M Rhee, Csaba P Kovesdy, Moti L Kashyap, Nosratola D Vaziri, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Hamid Moradi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Elevated serum triglyceride/HDL cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and mortality in the general population. However, the association of this important clinical index with mortality has not been fully evaluated in patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). We hypothesized that the association of serum TG/HDL-C ratio with all-cause and CV mortality in patients with ESRD on MHD is different from the general population...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190404/determinants-of-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-tuberculosis-a-population-based-follow-up-study
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Y-F Yen, J-Y Feng, S-W Pan, P-H Chuang, V Y-F Su, W-J Su
Elderly individuals with tuberculosis (TB) are more likely to have a non-specific clinical presentation of TB and high mortality. However, factors associated with mortality in elderly TB patients have not been extensively studied. This retrospective cohort study aimed to identify factors associated with death among elderly Taiwanese with TB. All elderly patients with TB from 2006 to 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, were included in a study. Multiple logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with death in elderly TB patients...
February 13, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182039/hemodialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-in-end-stage-renal-disease-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kerala
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G R Lakshminarayana, L G Sheetal, A Mathew, R Rajesh, G Kurian, V N Unni
This study was planned to analyze the hemodialysis practice patterns from a tertiary care referral centre as there is very limited data from India. All patients of ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) in dialysis unit at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala for a minimum period of 3 months were included. A total of 134 patients (M: F 2:1) with age of 20 to 84 years (Mean: 59.83; SD: 11.98) were studied. The most common causes of ESRD in study population were diabetic nephropathy (DN) (59.7%) followed by unclassified group (19...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169886/prehypertension-among-2-19-million-adolescents-and-future-risk-for-end-stage-renal-disease
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Adi Leiba, Gilad Twig, Asaf Vivante, Karl Skorecki, Eliezer Golan, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Ehud Grossman, Rita Dichtiar, Jeremy D Kark, Tamar Shohat
OBJECTIVE: Persistent hypertension in adulthood is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Whether lower blood pressure (BP) values, in the range of prehypertension, are also associated with future occurrence of ESRD is unclear. Even less clear is the potential risk of early prehypertension appearing in adolescence. To address this question, we examined whether BP measurements in the prehypertensive range at age 16-19 years predict adult ESRD. METHODS: Medical data on 2194 635 16-19-year-old adolescents examined for medical fitness prior to military service from 1977 to 2013 were linked to the Israeli ESRD registry in this nationwide population-based cohort study...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155610/mineralocorticoid-antagonists-in-esrd-an-overview-of-their-efficacy-and-safety
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Panagiotis I Georgianos, Vasilios Vaios, Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Pantelis Zebekakis, Vassilios Liakopoulos
Add-on mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists (MRAs) spironolactone and eplerenone can enhance the cardioprotective action of angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin-receptor-blockers (ARBs) and/or β-blockers in non-dialysis patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. The efficacy and safety of MRAs among patients on chronic dialysis is less well studied. A growing body of evidence derived from small randomized studies suggests that MRA therapy may improve a number of surrogate cardiovascular (CV) risk factors (i...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153807/amyloidosis-a-cancer-derived-paraproteinemia-and-kidney-involvement
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Jolanta Małyszko, Klaudia Kozłowska, Jacek Stanisław Małyszko
Amyloidosis is the general term describing the extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low molecular weight subunits of a variety of proteins. There are multiple different human protein precursors of amyloid fibrils. Amyloid deposits are stained using Congo Red and show typical apple-green birefringence in polarized microscopy. Nowadays, a novel technique LMD/MS technique or laser microdissection combined with mass spectrometry help to diagnose amyloidosis. Amyloidosis of the kidney is typically classified as being either one of two types: AL or AA...
January 30, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152216/what-is-the-significance-of-esrd-risk-estimation-in-living-kidney-donors
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François Gaillard, Stéphanie Baron, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Dominique Eladari, Catherine Fournier, Caroline Prot-Bertoye, Jean-Philippe Bertocchio, Lionel Lamhaut, Gérard Friedlander, Arnaud Méjean, Christophe Legendre, Marie Courbebaisse
BACKGROUND: Two end stage renal disease (ESRD) risk calculators were recently developed by Grams et al, and Ibrahim et al to calculate ESRD risk before donation among living kidney donors. However those calculators have never been studied among potential donors for whom donation was refused due to medical contraindications and compared to a group of donors. METHODS: We compared 15-year and lifetime ESRD risk of donors and non-donors due to medical cause as estimated by those two calculators...
February 2, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148911/high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-particles-from-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-are-defective-in-promoting-reverse-cholesterol-transport
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Josephine L C Anderson, Thomas Gautier, Niels Nijstad, Markus Tölle, Mirjam Schuchardt, Markus van der Giet, Uwe J F Tietge
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents the largest cause of mortality in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CVD in ESRD is not explained by classical CVD risk factors such as HDL cholesterol mass levels making functional alterations of lipoproteins conceivable. HDL functions in atheroprotection by promoting reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), comprising cholesterol efflux from macrophage foam cells, uptake into hepatocytes and final excretion into the feces. ESRD-HDL (n = 15) were compared to healthy control HDL (n = 15) for their capacity to promote in vitro (i) cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophage foam cells and (ii) SR-BI-mediated selective uptake into ldla[SR-BI] cells as well as (iii) in vivo RCT...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141660/effects-of-blood-pressure-lowering-treatment-on-outcome-incidence-in-hypertension-10-should-blood-pressure-management-differ-in-hypertensive-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-overview-and-meta-analyses-of-randomized-trials
#15
Costas Thomopoulos, Gianfranco Parati, Alberto Zanchetti
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of hypertension, and cardiovascular and renal disease, and it has been recommended that management of hypertension should be more aggressive in presence than in absence of diabetes mellitus, but the matter is controversial at present. OBJECTIVES: Meta-analysing all available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the effects on cardiovascular and renal outcomes of blood pressure BP lowering to different systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) levels or by different drug classes in patients with and without diabetes mellitus...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128728/peritoneal-dialysis-is-a-reasonable-option-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease%C3%A2
#16
Sara Querido, Patrícia Quadros Branco, Henrique Silva Sousa, Teresa Adragão, Pedro Araújo Gonçalves, Maria Augusta Gaspar, José Diogo Barata
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been proposed as a therapeutic option for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular (CV) disease. The study presented here aimed to compare incident PD patients with and without CV disease at baseline, in order to determine the impact of CV disease in the outcomes of long-term PD patients. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study performed at a single PD unit where 112 consecutive incident patients admitted to the PD program during 5 years were studied...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127532/plasma-protein-bound-di-tyrosines-as-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-maintenance-haemodialysis
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Graziano Colombo, Francesco Reggiani, David Cucchiari, Nicola M Portinaro, Daniela Giustarini, Ranieri Rossi, Maria Lisa Garavaglia, Nicola Saino, Aldo Milzani, Salvatore Badalamenti, Isabella Dalle-Donne
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing haemodialysis (HD) experience enhanced oxidative stress and systemic inflammation, which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of excess morbidity and mortality for these patients. Different pathways producing different types of oxidative stress occur in ESRD. The purpose of our study was to determine the effect of HD on plasma levels of protein-bound dityrosine (di-Tyr), a biomarker of protein oxidation...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124483/mutations-in-ttc21b-cause-different-phenotypes-in-two-childhood-cases-in-china
#18
Hongwen Zhang, Baige Su, Xiaoyu Liu, Huijie Xiao, Jie Ding, Yong Yao
AIM: The TTC21B gene is now known as causative of nephronophthisis-related ciliopathies (NPHP-RC). We reported two Chinese pediatric cases with end-stage renal disease and other phenotypes caused by the TTC21B gene mutations. METHODS: The clinical features of Chinese pediatric cases with NPHP-RC were summarized. Mutation analysis of the TTC21B gene was performed using next-generation sequencing. RESULTS: The two cases both had nephrotic proteinuria, renal failure, hypertension and abnormal liver function (or hepatic fibrosis)...
January 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114900/the-reverse-remodeling-of-the-aorta-in-patients-after-renal-transplantation-the-value-of-aortic-stiffness-index-prospective-echocardiographic-study
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Tomasz Zapolski, Jacek Furmaga, Andrzej Jaroszyński, Anna Wysocka, Sławomir Rudzki, Andrzej P Wysokiński
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is regarded as a combination of two major separate diseases: atherosis and sclerosis. Sclerotic component depends on deterioration of elastic properties of the aortic wall and is called aortic stiffness. The most valuable, non-invasive method of aortic stiffness assessment is echocardiography, which allows to calculate the aortic stiffness index (ASI). ASI is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in different groups of patients...
January 23, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104161/does-the-age-of-donor-kidneys-affect-nocturnal-polyuria-in-patients-with-successful-real-transplantation
#20
T Mitsui, K Morita, D Iwami, T Kitta, Y Kanno, K Moriya, M Takeda, N Shinohara
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether the age of donor kidneys influences the incidence of nocturnal polyuria in patients with successful renal transplantation (RTX). METHODS: Eighty-five patients (45 men and 40 women) undergoing RTX (median age, 47 years) were included in this study. Twenty-four-hour bladder diaries were kept for 3 days, and nocturnal polyuria was defined as a nocturnal polyuria index (nocturnal urine volume/24-hour urine volume) of >0.33. Risk factors for nocturnal polyuria were analyzed in patients with RTX by means of the Mann-Whitney U test, χ(2) test, and a logistic regression analysis...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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