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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165145/organochlorine-pesticide-level-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-and-its-association-with-renal-function
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Rishila Ghosh, Manushi Siddarth, Neeru Singh, Vipin Tyagi, Pawan Kumar Kare, Basu Dev Banerjee, Om Prakash Kalra, Ashok Kumar Tripathi
BACKGROUND: Involvement of agrochemicals have been suggested in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). The association between CKDu and blood level of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in CKDu patients has been examined in the present study. METHODS: All the recruited study subjects (n = 300) were divided in three groups, namely, healthy control (n = 100), patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (n = 100), and patients with chronic kidney disease of known etiology (CKDk) (n = 100)...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132351/therapeutic-efficacy-of-pentoxifylline-on-proteinuria-and-renal-progression-an-update
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REVIEW
Yung-Ming Chen, Wen-Chih Chiang, Shuei-Liong Lin, Tun-Jun Tsai
Blood pressure control with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade has remained the gold standard for treating patients with proteinuric chronic kidney disease (CKD) up to date. Nevertheless, RAS blockade slows but does not halt the progression of kidney disease, thus highlighting the need to search for additional therapeutic approaches. The nonselective phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor pentoxifylline (PTX) is an old drug that exhibits prominent anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and anti-fibrotic activities both in vitro and in vivo...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093029/chromatin-conformation-links-distal-target-genes-to-ckd-loci
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Maarten M Brandt, Claartje A Meddens, Laura Louzao-Martinez, Noortje A M van den Dungen, Nico R Lansu, Edward E S Nieuwenhuis, Dirk J Duncker, Marianne C Verhaar, Jaap A Joles, Michal Mokry, Caroline Cheng
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified many genetic risk factors for CKD. However, linking common variants to genes that are causal for CKD etiology remains challenging. By adapting self-transcribing active regulatory region sequencing, we evaluated the effect of genetic variation on DNA regulatory elements (DREs). Variants in linkage with the CKD-associated single-nucleotide polymorphism rs11959928 were shown to affect DRE function, illustrating that genes regulated by DREs colocalizing with CKD-associated variation can be dysregulated and therefore, considered as CKD candidate genes...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077646/high-incidence-of-proteinuria-in-children-with-chronic-intestinal-failure-under-long-term-parenteral-nutrition
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Heiko Billing, Anna Traunspurger, Ekkehard Sturm, Andreas Busch
Long-term home parenteral nutrition (LTPN) in children with chronic intestinal failure (CIF) is associated with renal complications such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances, nephrocalcinosis, nephrolithiasis and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The etiology of CIF-associated nephropathy is multifactorial. The aim of this study was to evaluate renal involvement under LTPN. In this study 50 patients with CIF, median age 4.2 years (1.4 - 9.3, 23 female) were included. Kidney involvement was a frequent finding in this study...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066732/associations-between-genetic-risk-variants-for-kidney-diseases-and-kidney-disease-etiology
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Sebastian Wunnenburger, Ulla T Schultheiss, Gerd Walz, Birgit Hausknecht, Arif B Ekici, Florian Kronenberg, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Anna Köttgen, Matthias Wuttke
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem with a genetic component. Genome-wide association studies have identified variants associated with specific CKD etiologies, but their genetic overlap has not been well studied. This study examined SNP associations across different CKD etiologies and CKD stages using data from 5,034 CKD patients of the German Chronic Kidney Disease study. In addition to confirming known associations, a systemic lupus erythematosus-associated risk variant at TNXB was also associated with CKD attributed to type 1 diabetes (p = 2...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065699/annals-express-performance-of-autotaxin-as-a-serum-marker-of-liver-fibrosis
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Hitoshi Ikeda, Mariko Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Kumada, Kenichiro Enooku, Kazuhiko Koike, Makoto Kurano, Masaya Sato, Takahiro Nojiri, Tamaki Kobayashi, Ryunosuke Ohkawa, Satoshi Shimamoto, Koji Igarashi, Junken Aoki, Yutaka Yatomi
BACKGROUND: Because autotaxin (ATX) reportedly has a better performance than hyaluronic acid (HA) as a marker of liver fibrosis for the prediction of cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C, we aimed to further evaluate the role of ATX in liver fibrosis of other etiologies. METHODS: ATX antigen was measured in serum samples from 108 patients with chronic hepatitis B and 128 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) who had undergone a liver biopsy as well as healthy subjects and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes mellitus (DM), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cardiac dysfunction (CD)...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035197/drug-induced-kidney-injury-a-large-case-series-from-the-berlin-case-control-surveillance-study%C3%A2
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Antonios Douros, Elisabeth Bronder, Andreas Klimpel, Christiane Erley, Edeltraut Garbe, Reinhold Kreutz
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced kidney injury (DIKI) may affect patients regardless of their baseline kidney function. Therefore, this study evaluated DIKI in patients with or without previous chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Potential DIKI cases were ascertained using the network of the Berlin Case-Control Surveillance Study in all 51 Berlin hospitals from April 2010 until December 2011. Via face-to-face interviews and medical chart reviews, information on all previous drug intake, comorbidities, and demographics was gathered...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979691/fascin-1-is-released-from-proximal-tubular-cells-in-response-to-calcineurin-inhibitors-cnis-and-correlates-with-isometric-vacuolization-in-kidney-transplanted-patients
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Conxita Jacobs-Cachá, Irina B Torres, Joan López-Hellín, Carme Cantarell, María A Azancot, Antonio Román, Francesc Moreso, Daniel Serón, Anna Meseguer, Eduard Sarró
Immunosuppression based on calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) has greatly improved organ transplantation, although subsequent nephrotoxicity significantly hinders treatment success. There are no currently available specific soluble biomarkers for CNI-induced nephrotoxicity and diagnosis relies on renal biopsy, which is costly, invasive and may cause complications. Accordingly, identification of non-invasive biomarkers distinguishing CNI-induced kidney tubular damage from that of other etiologies would greatly improve diagnosis and enable more precise dosage adjustment...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964479/pediatric-kidney-transplantation
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Jonathan P Roach, Margret E Bock, Jens Goebel
Since first performed in 1954, kidney transplantation has evolved as the preferred long-term treatment of children with end stage renal disease (ESRD). The etiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and ESRD in children is broad and can be quite complicated, necessitating a multidisciplinary team to adequately care for these patients and their myriad needs. Precise surgical techniques and modern protocols for immunosuppression provide excellent long-term patient and graft survival. This article reviews the many etiologies of renal failure in the pediatric population focusing on those most commonly leading to the need for kidney transplantation...
August 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959212/multiparametric-renal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-validation-interventions-and-alterations-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Eleanor F Cox, Charlotte E Buchanan, Christopher R Bradley, Benjamin Prestwich, Huda Mahmoud, Maarten Taal, Nicholas M Selby, Susan T Francis
Background: This paper outlines a multiparametric renal MRI acquisition and analysis protocol to allow non-invasive assessment of hemodynamics (renal artery blood flow and perfusion), oxygenation (BOLD T2(*)), and microstructure (diffusion, T1 mapping). Methods: We use our multiparametric renal MRI protocol to provide (1) a comprehensive set of MRI parameters [renal artery and vein blood flow, perfusion, T1, T2(*), diffusion (ADC, D, D(*), fp), and total kidney volume] in a large cohort of healthy participants (127 participants with mean age of 41 ± 19 years) and show the MR field strength (1...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931521/pgc1%C3%AE-in-the-kidney
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Matthew R Lynch, Mei T Tran, Samir M Parikh
Acute kidney injury (AKI) arising from diverse etiologies is characterized by mitochondrial dysfunction. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1alpha (PGC1α), a master regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis, has been shown to be protective in AKI. Interestingly, reduction of PGC1α has also been implicated in the development of diabetic kidney disease and renal fibrosis. The beneficial renal effects of PGC1α make it a prime target for therapeutics aimed at ameliorating AKI, forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and their intersection...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926845/leptospirosis-renal-disease-emerging-culprit-of-chronic-kidney-disease-unknown-etiology
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Chih-Wei Yang
Leptospirosis is the most prevalent zoonosis affecting more than 1 million populations worldwide. Interestingly, leptospirosis endemic regions coincide with chronic kidney disease (CKD) hotspots largely due to flooding and agricultural overlaps. Acute leptospirosis induces multiple organ dysfunction including acute kidney injury and may predispose to CKD and end-stage renal disease, if not treated timely. Asymptomatic infection may carry the bacteria in the kidney and CKD progresses insidiously. Histologic finding of leptospirosis renal disease includes tubulointerstitial nephritis, interstitial fibrosis, and tubular atrophy...
September 20, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902231/risk-factors-for-the-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-after-acute-kidney-injury
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Benedito Jorge Pereira, Silvana Barreto, Thais Gentil, Larissa S Assis, Emília Md Soeiro, Isac de Castro, Sandra M Laranja
Introduction: The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing with the increasing age of the population and the increasing number of elderly survivors of acute kidney injury (AKI). The risk factors for the progression of CKD after AKI are unclear. Objective: To investigate the association between AKI and its progression to CKD and the risk factors involved. Methods: An observational, retrospective study of AKI patients followed from 2009 to 2012 was carried out...
August 28, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875847/management-of-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Antonia Kaltsatou
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is considered as a major health problem in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as approximately 80-85% of CKD patients' suffering from hypertension in the United States. Hypertension is the second leading cause of CKD after diabetes and is strongly related with morbidity and mortality. It has been shown that a relation between hypertension and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine levels exists. OBJECTIVE: Since there is a strong relation between hypertension and CKD and hypertension seems to lead to cardiovascular diseases, which have epidemic proportions in CKD, this review article discusses the etiology of hypertension and the existing optimal therapies that contribute to the hypertension and heart rate management...
August 29, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808366/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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M S Kalaiselvan, M K Renuka, A S Arunkumar
AIMS: The aim of this study was to study the clinical features and outcomes of patients with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: All adult patients admitted to our ICU with acute onset neurologic symptoms with focal vasogenic edema on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were included in the study. Data were collected on demography, coexisting illness, admission severity of illness, neurological symptoms, blood pressure, treatment initiated, and MRI findings...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745686/-effects-of-keto-amino-acids-and-a-low-protein-diet-on-the-nutritional-status-of-patients-with-stages-3b-4-chronic-kidney-disease
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S Yu Milovanova, Yu S Milovanov, M V Taranova, I A Dobrosmyslov
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of keto/amino acids in maintaining protein balance and preventing mineral metabolic disturbances and the development of uremic hyperparathyroidism in the long-term use of a low-protein diet (LPD) in patients with Stages 3B-4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety patients with CKD caused by chronic latent glomerulonephritis in 65 patients and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis of various etiologies (gout, drug-induced, and infection) in 25 were examined...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724608/erbb4-deletion-accelerates-renal-fibrosis-following-renal-injury
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Fenghua Zeng, Tomoki Miyazawa, Lance A Kloepfer, Raymond C Harris
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is a prominent factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) regardless of etiology. ErbB4 expression levels were inversely correlated to renal fibrosis in human fibrotic kidneys. In both unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and ischemia reperfusion injury followed by uninephrectomy (IRI/UNx) mouse models, expression levels of ErbB4 were elevated in the early stage of renal injury. Using mice with global ErbB4 deletion except for transgenic rescue in cardiac tissue (ErbB4-/-ht+), we determined that UUO induced similar injury in proximal tubules compared to wild-type mice but more severe injury in distal nephrons...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722618/clinical-evidence-of-acute-mesoamerican-nephropathy
#18
Rebecca S B Fischer, Sreedhar Mandayam, Denis Chavarria, Chandan Vangala, Melissa S Nolan, Linda L Garcia, Lesbia Palma, Felix Garcia, Ramón García-Trabanino, Kristy O Murray
Mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN), an epidemic of unexplained kidney disease in Central America, affects mostly young, healthy individuals. Its etiology is a mystery that requires urgent investigation. Largely described as a chronic kidney disease (CKD), no acute clinical scenario has been characterized. An understanding of the early disease process could elucidate an etiology and guide treatment and prevention efforts. We sought to document the earliest clinical signs in patients with suspected MeN in a high-risk population in Nicaragua...
October 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711960/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd-an-observational-study-of-etiology-severity-and-burden-of-comorbidities
#19
Nivedita Kamath, Arpana Aprameya Iyengar
OBJECTIVES: To study the etiology and burden of comorbidities across stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Children, 2-16 y of age with CKD Stages II- IV were recruited over 12 mo. The etiology, clinical presentation and severity of complications were studied. RESULTS: Among 78 children [Stage II (n = 21), Stage III (n = 26), Stage IV (n = 31)], congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) was the commonest etiology and 28 were newly diagnosed in Stage III /IV...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669352/impact-of-comorbidities-on-gout-and-hyperuricaemia-an-update-on-prevalence-and-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Thomas Bardin, Pascal Richette
Gout, the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis worldwide, is associated with cardiovascular and renal diseases, and is an independent predictor of premature death. The frequencies of obesity, chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemias, cardiac diseases (including coronary heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation), stroke and peripheral arterial disease have been repeatedly shown to be increased in gout. Therefore, the screening and care of these comorbidities as well as of cardiovascular risk factors are of outmost importance in patients with gout...
July 3, 2017: BMC Medicine
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