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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497092/the-relationship-between-dialysis-adequacy-and-serum-uric-acid-in-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-multi-center-study-in-iranian-hemodialysis-centers
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Eghlim Nemati, Arezoo Khosravi, Behzad Einollahi, Mehdi Meshkati, Mehrdad Taghipour, Shahin Abbaszadeh
Introduction: Uric acid is one of the most significant uremic toxins accumulating in chronic renal failure patients treated with standard dialysis. Its clearance has not any exact relation with urea and creatinine clearance. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between adequacy of dialysis and serum level of uric acid in dialysis patients of some dialysis centers in Iran. Patients and Methods: In this study 1271 hemodialysis patients who have been treated for more than 3 months were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490503/entropic-forces-drive-self-organization-and-membrane-fusion-by-snare-proteins
#2
Hakhamanesh Mostafavi, Sathish Thiyagarajan, Benjamin S Stratton, Erdem Karatekin, Jason M Warner, James E Rothman, Ben O'Shaughnessy
SNARE proteins are the core of the cell's fusion machinery and mediate virtually all known intracellular membrane fusion reactions on which exocytosis and trafficking depend. Fusion is catalyzed when vesicle-associated v-SNAREs form trans-SNARE complexes ("SNAREpins") with target membrane-associated t-SNAREs, a zippering-like process releasing ∼65 kT per SNAREpin. Fusion requires several SNAREpins, but how they cooperate is unknown and reports of the number required vary widely. To capture the collective behavior on the long timescales of fusion, we developed a highly coarse-grained model that retains key biophysical SNARE properties such as the zippering energy landscape and the surface charge distribution...
May 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481830/dose-prescription-and-delivery-in-neonates-with-congenital-heart-diseases-treated-with-continuous-veno-venous-hemofiltration
#3
Zaccaria Ricci, Francesco Guzzi, Germana Tuccinardi, Luca Di Chiara, William Clark, Stuart L Goldstein, Claudio Ronco
OBJECTIVES: Renal replacement therapy may be required for acute kidney injury treatment in neonates with complex cardiac conditions. Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration is applied safely in this population but no published recommendations for dose prescription in neonates currently exist. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of a relatively small dialysis dose on critically ill neonates. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical charts. SETTING: Pediatric Cardiac ICU...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457365/understanding-bone-damage-after-kidney-transplantation-a%C3%A2-retrospective-monocentric-cross-sectional-analysis
#4
M Gregorini, G Sileno, E F Pattonieri, V Corradetti, M Abelli, E Ticozzelli, L Scudeller, M A Grignano, P Esposito, L Bogliolo, A Giacomoni, T Rampino
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation (KT) immunosuppression may induce bone tissue damage with bone mineral density (BMD) loss increasing bone fractures risk. Steroid therapy is considered the major player, but others factors are still under review. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We designed an observational retrospective cohort study to evaluate bone damage after KT. The prevalence of osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone fractures, and the associated risk factors were investigated...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450093/modified-creatinine-index-and-the-risk-of-bone-fracture-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-the-q-cohort-study
#5
Shunsuke Yamada, Masatomo Taniguchi, Masanori Tokumoto, Ryota Yoshitomi, Hisako Yoshida, Narihito Tatsumoto, Hideki Hirakata, Satoru Fujimi, Takanari Kitazono, Kazuhiko Tsuruya
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis patients are at increased risk for bone fracture and sarcopenia. There is close interplay between skeletal muscle and bone. However, it is still unclear whether lower skeletal muscle mass increases the risk for bone fracture. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study and prospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: An independent cohort of 78 hemodialysis patients in the cross-sectional study and 3,030 prevalent patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis prospectively followed up for 4 years...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443283/vascular-access-site-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-acute-kidney-injury-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-atn-study
#6
Yue-Harn Ng, Kavitha Ganta, Herbert Davis, V Shane Pankratz, Mark Unruh
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the intensive care unit portends a poor prognosis. The decisions regarding dialysis catheter placement is based mainly on physician discretion with little evidence to support the choice of dialysis catheter location. METHODS: The Veterans Affairs/National Institutes of Health Acute Renal Failure Trial Network Study was a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial of intensive vs. less intensive RRT in critically ill patients with AKI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407129/a-noninferiority-trial-comparing-a-heparin-grafted-membrane-plus-citrate-containing-dialysate-versus-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-results-of-the-cited-study
#7
Björn Meijers, Christoph Metalidis, Thomas Vanhove, Ruben Poesen, Dirk Kuypers, Pieter Evenepoel
Background.: Anticoagulation is a prerequisite for successful haemodialysis. Heparin and low-molecular weight heparins are routinely used despite increased bleeding risk. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is efficacious, but is laborious and may induce metabolic disturbances. Heparin-grafted membranes are less efficacious. It is not known whether combining citrate-containing dialysate and a heparin-grafted membrane is a valid anticoagulation strategy. Methods.: We performed a randomized crossover noninferiority trial, with a prespecified noninferiority threshold of 10% in maintenance dialysis patients ( n  = 25)...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397716/analysis-of-factors-associated-with-death-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-a-multicenter-study-in-china
#8
Kang-Kang Song, De-Long Zhao, Yuan-Da Wang, Yong Wang, Xue-Feng Sun, Li-Ning Miao, Zhao-Hui Ni, Hong-Li Lin, Fu-You Liu, Ying Li, Ya-Ni He, Nian-Song Wang, Cai-Li Wang, Ai-Hua Zhang, Meng-Hua Chen, Xiao-Ping Yang, Yue-Yi Deng, Feng-Min Shao, Shu-Xia Fu, Jing-Ai Fang, Guang-Yan Cai, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: Patients on hemodialysis have a high-mortality risk. This study analyzed factors associated with death in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). While some studies used baseline data of MHD patients, this study used the most recent data obtained from patients just prior to either a primary endpoint or the end of the study period to find the characteristics of patients preceding death. METHODS: Participants were selected from 16 blood purification centers in China from January 2012 to December 2014...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356062/successful-multigravid-pregnancy-in-a-42-year-old-patient-on-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
Thiam Seong Christopher Lim, Malini Shanmuganathan, Irene Wong, Bak Leong Goh
BACKGROUND: For peritoneal dialysis patients, the likelihood of conception is low and the probability of getting through the pregnancy successfully is even lower. Almost 60 years after the first reported case of a successful pregnancy in a dialysis patient, many issues concerning pregnancy in dialysis patients remain unresolved. Our patient's pregnancy is considered high risk as she has end stage renal failure and falls in the category of advance maternal age for pregnancy. We describe here the course of her uneventful pregnancy which we hope will contribute to the overall knowledge and management of pregnancy in elderly patients receiving peritoneal dialysis...
March 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337716/long-term-variation-of-serum-levels-of-uremic-toxins-in-patients-treated-by-post-dilution-high-volume-on-line-hemodiafiltration-in-comparison-to-standard-low-flux-bicarbonate-dialysis-results-from-the-redert-study
#10
Vincenzo Panichi, Maria Teresa Rocchetti, Alessia Scatena, Alberto Rosati, Massimiliano Migliori, Francesco Pizzarelli, Loreto Gesualdo
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Little information have been provided till now regarding the effect of high volume HDF (hv-OL-HDF) in respect to standard bicarbonate dialysis (BHD) in medium-long term protein-bound toxins removal. PROCEDURES: A randomised cross-over multicentre study (REDERT study) was designed to compare the effects of hv-OL-HDF and low-flux BHD on uremic toxins serum levels in 36 chronic dialysis patients followed for 13 months. Group 1 patients were treated with BHD (Treatment A) for 6 months, and afterwards, they were transferred to hv-OL-HDF for a further 6 months (Treatment B)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335671/the-relationship-between-survival-rate-and-intradialytic-blood-pressure-changes-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#11
Jiayue Lu, Minxia Zhu, Shang Liu, Mingli Zhu, Huihua Pang, Xinghui Lin, Zhaohui Ni, Jiaqi Qian, Hong Cai, Weiming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between blood pressure changes and all-cause mortality, and between blood pressure changes and cardiovascular mortality, for maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients during dialysis. METHODS: Data regarding general condition, biochemical indices, and survival prognosis of MHD patients who were treated at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine-affiliated Renji Hospital from July 2007 to December 2012 were collected, in order to evaluate the relationship between patients' blood pressure changes during hemodialysis and mortality...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325686/errors-in-computing-the-normalized-protein-catabolic-rate-due-to-use-of-single-pool-urea-kinetic-modeling-or-to-omission-of-the-residual-kidney-urea-clearance
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John T Daugirdas
OBJECTIVES: The protein catabolic rate normalized to body size (PCRn) often is computed in dialysis units to obtain information about protein ingestion. However, errors can manifest when inappropriate modeling methods are used. METHODS: We used a variable volume 2-pool urea kinetic model to examine the percent errors in PCRn due to use of a 1-pool urea kinetic model or after omission of residual urea clearance (Kru). RESULTS: When a single-pool model was used, 2 sources of errors were identified...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321875/zygoparity-and-sex-steroid-hormone-profiles-in-bluemouth-helicolenus-dactylopterus
#13
V Sequeira, E Couto, A Neves, A R Vieira, R B Paiva, A V M Canario, L S Gordo
Two hundred and seven individuals (103 females and 104 males) of bluemouth Helicolenus dactylopterus (Scorpaeniformes, Sebastidae), a commercially important deep-water species with an unusual reproductive strategy, from the eastern Atlantic Ocean ranging from 13·9 to 37·5 cm total length (LT ) were analysed from September 2011 to October 2012. The analysis included gonad maturity phases and blood-plasma levels of oestradiol-17β (E2 ), 11-ketotestosterone (11-KT) and 17,20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one (17,20β-P)...
May 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315879/heart-rate-variability-predicts-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-and-hospitalization-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#14
Jiun-Chi Huang, I-Ching Kuo, Yi-Chun Tsai, Jia-Jung Lee, Lee-Moay Lim, Szu-Chia Chen, Yi-Wen Chiu, Jer-Ming Chang, Hung-Hun Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Heart rate variability (HRV) has been linked to mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients, but it is less clear whether HRV is associated with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and hospitalization. METHODS: This study enrolled 179 maintenance HD patients. HRV was measured to assess its prognostic significance in relation to MACEs and hospitalization. RESULTS: During the follow-up period of 33.3 ± 6.7 months, 36 (20...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315348/fc-gamma-receptor-3a-polymorphism-predicts-the-incidence-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#15
Lalit Kumar Das, Kentaro Ide, Asuka Tanaka, Hiroshi Morimoto, Seiichi Shimizu, Naoki Tanimine, Yuka Tanaka, Hideki Ohdan
We investigated the impact of polymorphisms in host innate immunoregulatory genes on the development of infectious complications after kidney transplantation (KT). The single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of C1QA [276 A/G], FCGR2A [131 H/R], and FCGR3A [158 F/V], genes encoding the Fc gamma receptor (FcγR), were analyzed in 81 KT recipients in relation to the occurrences of postoperative infectious complications within 30days after KT. Consistent with a lower affinity of the isoform encoded by the FCGR3A [158 F] to both IgG1 and IgG3, a significantly higher incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) was observed in the FCGR3A [158 F/V or F/F] individuals (65...
April 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303461/economic-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-korea-using-national-sample-cohort
#16
Seon-Ha Kim, Min-Woo Jo, Dun-Sol Go, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Jongha Park
BACKGROUND: Determining the cost of a disease is one of the approaches to estimate the burden of the disease. This study was aimed to estimate the socioeconomic burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by CKD stages and treatment strategies in Korea. METHODS: This was a population-based study designed to estimate the cost of CKD according to CKD stages and treatment strategies from a societal perspective in Korea using multiple data sources. Costs of CKD stages III, IV, and V, hemodialysis (HD), and peritoneal dialysis (PD) were estimated with a prevalence-based method...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290718/assessments-of-mechanical-stiffness-and-relationships-to-performance-determinants-in-middle-distance-runners
#17
Simon A Rogers, Chris S Whatman, Simon N Pearson, Andrew E Kilding
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine relationships between methods of lower-limb stiffness and their associations with running economy (RE) and maximal velocity (vmax) in middle-distance (MD) runners. METHODS: Eleven highly-trained male MD runners performed a series of mechanical and physiological tests to determine maximal overground sprint speed, RE and V̇O2peak. Achilles tendon stiffness (kT) was estimated using ultrasonography during maximal isometric ankle plantarflexion...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285317/efficacy-of-intravenous-iron-sucrose-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome-rls-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#18
Yinghui Deng, Jinglin Wu, Qiang Jia
BACKGROUND Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common disorder in hemodialysis (HD) patients that causes sleep disturbances and diminished quality of life. Because iron deficiency has been implicated in the pathogenesis of RLS, we sought to investigate the effects of intravenous (IV) iron sucrose on symptoms of RLS in HD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was a randomized, placebo-controlled study of 1000 mg iron sucrose versus normal saline as placebo. Patients were evaluated at baseline and 2 weeks after the last injection...
March 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275238/a-decade-of-global-volcanic-so2-emissions-measured-from-space
#19
S A Carn, V E Fioletov, C A McLinden, C Li, N A Krotkov
The global flux of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted by passive volcanic degassing is a key parameter that constrains the fluxes of other volcanic gases (including carbon dioxide, CO2) and toxic trace metals (e.g., mercury). It is also a required input for atmospheric chemistry and climate models, since it impacts the tropospheric burden of sulfate aerosol, a major climate-forcing species. Despite its significance, an inventory of passive volcanic degassing is very difficult to produce, due largely to the patchy spatial and temporal coverage of ground-based SO2 measurements...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265965/hypophosphatemia-nutritional-status-body-composition-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
#20
Cristina Garagarza, Ana Valente, Cristina Caetano, Telma Oliveira, Pedro Ponce, Ana Paula Silva
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between serum phosphate levels, clinical parameters, body composition, and mortality. METHODS: Multicenter longitudinal observational study of a cohort of 3552 patients in hemodialysis (HD) from 34 Nephrocare dialysis units in Portugal with 24 months of follow-up. Patients were divided into three groups depending on their serum phosphorus (<3.5; 3.5-5.5; >5.5 mg/dL). Statistical tests were performed with SPSS, version 20...
March 6, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
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