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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818160/determination-of-mean-glycated-haemoglobin-in-healthy-adults-of-a-local-population
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Sumbal Nida, Dilshad Ahmed Khan, Aamir Ijaz, Muhammad Qaiser Alam Khan, Hira Aleef, Maria Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean hemoglobin HbA1C levels of disease-free adults in a local population and its optimum cutoff for the diagnosis of diabetes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Chemical Pathology and Endocrinology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, from January to September 2015. METHODOLOGY: Healthy subjects aged 18 years and above of either gender were recruited from local population...
July 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807382/association-between-statin-therapy-and-amputation-free-survival-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-critisch-registry
#2
Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Matthias Borowski, Giovanni Torsello, Theodosios Bisdas
OBJECTIVE: Secondary prevention in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) is crucial for the reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Nonetheless, current recommendations are extrapolated from other high-risk populations because of the lack of CLI-dedicated trials. The aim of this explorative study was to evaluate the association of statin therapy with the outcomes of CLI patients. METHODS: The First-Line Treatments in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (CRITISCH) registry is a prospective multicenter registry analyzing the effectiveness of all available treatment strategies in 1200 CLI patients...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796300/apelin-apj-system-a-novel-potential-therapy-target-for-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Zhen Huang, Lele Wu, Linxi Chen
Apelin is an endogenous ligand of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor APJ. Apelin and APJ are distributed in various tissues, including the heart, lung, kidney, and even in tumor tissues. Studies show that apelin mRNA is highly expressed in the inner stripe of kidney outer medulla, which plays an important role in process of water and sodium balance. Additionally, more studies also indicate that apelin/APJ system exerts a broad range of activities in kidney. Therefore, we review the role of apelin/APJ system in kidney diseases such as renal fibrosis, renal ischemia/reperfusion injury, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease and hemodialysis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794288/kidney-disease-in-oman-a-view-of-the-current-and-future-landscapes
#4
Intisar Hamed Al Alawi, Issa Al Salmi, Adhra Al Mawali, John A Sayer
Oman is located in the southeast of Arabian Peninsula with a relatively young population of about 3 831 553 people. The Ministry of Health, which is the healthcare provider, is facing a challenge with the increased levels of noncommunicable diseases including chronic kidney disease. A growing number of patients progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), demanding renal replacement therapy. In 2014, there were 1339 of ESKD patients receiving dialysis and almost 1400 patients received kidney transplants. The estimated annual incidence of ESKD is 120 patients per million population...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780028/associations-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-outcomes-with-use-of-prasugrel-versus-clopidogrel-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-report-from-the-prometheus-study
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Usman Baber, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Melissa Aquino, Annapoorna S Kini, Samir Kapadia, William Weintraub, Joseph B Muhlestein, Birgit Vogel, Michela Faggioni, Serdar Farhan, Sandra Weiss, Craig Strauss, Catalin Toma, Anthony DeFranco, Brian A Baker, Stuart Keller, Mark B Effron, Timothy D Henry, Sunil Rao, Stuart Pocock, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to compare clinical outcomes in a contemporary acute coronary syndrome (ACS) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cohort stratified by chronic kidney disease (CKD) status. BACKGROUND: Patients with CKD exhibit high risks for both thrombotic and bleeding events, thus complicating decision making regarding antiplatelet therapy in the setting of ACS. METHODS: The PROMETHEUS study was a multicenter observational study comparing outcomes with prasugrel versus clopidogrel in ACS PCI patients...
July 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779787/effect-of-statins-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis-access-for-end-stage-renal-disease
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Paola De Rango, Basso Parente, Luca Farchioni, Enrico Cieri, Beatrice Fiorucci, Selena Pelliccia, Alessandra Manzone, Gioele Simonte, Massimo Lenti
The benefit of statin therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease remains uncertain. Randomized trials have questioned the efficacy of the drug in improving outcomes for on-dialysis populations, and many patients with end-stage renal disease are not currently taking statins. This study aimed to investigate the impact of statin use on survival of patients with vascular access performed at a vascular center for chronic dialysis. Consecutive end-stage renal disease patients admitted for vascular access surgery in 2006 to 2013 were reviewed...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771692/predialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-correlates-with-increased-risk-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-population-based-cohort-study
#7
Shih-Wei Lai, Cheng-Li Lin, Kuan-Fu Liao
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The incidence of pyogenic liver abscess in Taiwan appears to be much higher than that in western countries. However, little is known about the incidence of pyogenic liver abscess among patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease. The objective of this study was to assess the association between predialysis chronic kidney disease and the risk of pyogenic liver abscess in Taiwan. METHODS: This population-based, retrospective, cohort study was conducted to analyze the database of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770321/metformin-clinical-use-in-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Sanchez-Rangel, Silvio E Inzucchi
Metformin is one of the most popular oral glucose-lowering medications, widely considered to be the optimal initial therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Interestingly, there still remains controversy regarding the drug's precise mechanism of action, which is thought to involve a reduction in hepatic glucose production. It is now recommended as first-line treatment in various guidelines, including that of the EASD and ADA. Its favoured status lies in its efficacy, low cost, weight neutrality and good safety profile...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764919/effects-of-higher-quality-of-care-on-initiation-of-long-term-dialysis-in-patients-with-ckd-and-diabetes
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Hon-Yen Wu, Shingo Fukuma, Sayaka Shimizu, Edward C Norton, Yu-Kang Tu, Kuan-Yu Hung, Mei-Ru Chen, Kuo-Liong Chien, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: The burden of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease (CKD) on individuals and society is increasing, shifting attention toward improving the quality of care for patients with CKD and diabetes. We assessed the quality of CKD care and its association with long-term dialysis, acute kidney injury (AKI), and death. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (2004-2011). SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Adults in Taiwan with incident CKD enrolled in the Longitudinal Cohort of Diabetes Patients...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764611/incidence-of-renal-fanconi-syndrome-in-patients-taking-antiretroviral-therapy-including-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate
#10
Nicholas A Medland, Eric Pf Chow, Rowan G Walker, Marcus Chen, Tim Rh Read, Christopher K Fairley
The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and predictors of Fanconi Syndrome (FS) in a cohort of patients taking tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). Clinical records and laboratory investigations from patients receiving TDF between 2002 and 2016 were extracted. FS was defined as normoglycaemic glycosuria and proteinuria and at least one other marker of renal dysfunction. Regression analysis was performed with time to development of FS and the following covariates: ritonavir co-administration, age, gender, co-morbidities (hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, viral hepatitis), CD4 cell count nadir and baseline eGFR...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760771/diabetic-nephropathy-is-this-an-immune-disorder
#11
REVIEW
Greg H Tesch
Chronic diabetes is associated with metabolic and haemodynamic stresses which can facilitate modifications to DNA, proteins and lipids, induce cellular dysfunction and damage, and stimulate inflammatory and fibrotic responses which lead to various types of renal injury. Approximately 30-40% of patients with diabetes develop nephropathy and this renal injury normally progresses in about a third of patients. Due to the growing incidence of diabetes, diabetic nephropathy is now the main cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757867/factors-related-to-significant-improvement-of-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rates-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-receiving-telbivudine-therapy
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Te-Fu Lin, Ping-I Hsu, Kung-Hung Lin, Feng-Woei Tsay, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Yan-Hua Chen, Hsien-Chung Yu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The improvement of estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients receiving telbivudine therapy is well known. The aim of this study was to clarify the kinetics of eGFRs and to identify the significant factors related to the improvement of eGFRs in telbivudine-treated CHB patients in a real-world setting. METHODS: Serial eGFRs were calculated every 3 months using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757006/-pulmonary-mucormycosis-in-a-patient-with-kidney-transplant-and-uncontrolled-haemoptysis
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Dulce Iliana Navarro Vergara, Gloria Barragán Pola, Alexandro Bonifaz, Carlos Núñez Pérez-Redondo, Omar Choreño García, Raúl Cicero Sabido
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection with high mortality that is caused by species of Mucorales. The most common species involved are Rhizopus, Mucor, Lichtheimia, and Rhizomucor. CASE REPORT: A 56 year-old woman presented with a clinical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 and chronic renal disease. She underwent a cadaveric kidney transplantation two years before her admission, for which immunomodulating therapy with thymoglobulin, tacrolimus, mofetil-microphenolate and prednisone was established...
July 27, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754568/quantifying-ischemic-risk-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-attributable-to-high-platelet-reactivity-on-clopidogrel-from-the-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents-study
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Björn Redfors, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Ariel Furer, Ajay J Kirtane, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Akiko Maehara, Philippe Généreux, Gennaro Giustino, Michael J Rinaldi, Franz-Josef Neumann, D Christopher Metzger, Timothy D Henry, David A Cox, Peter L Duffy, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Girma Minalu Ayele, Roxana Mehran, Gary S Mintz, Gregg W Stone
Patients at high risk of thrombotic events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may potentially benefit from intensified antiplatelet therapy. However, more potent antiplatelet therapy would be expected to only overcome risk that is mediated by high platelet reactivity (PR). We used mediation analysis to determine the contribution of residual PR to the 2-year risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE; the composite of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, or stent thrombosis) associated with clinical risk factors after PCI with drug-eluting stents (DES) in 8,374 patients from the prospective, multicenter Assessment of Dual AntiPlatelet Therapy with Drug-Eluting Stents (ADAPT-DES) registry...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752289/diabetes-mellitus-as-a-cause-or-comorbidity-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-its-outcomes-the-gonryo-study
#15
Toshiki Iwai, Mariko Miyazaki, Gen Yamada, Masaaki Nakayama, Tae Yamamoto, Michihiro Satoh, Hiroshi Sato, Sadayoshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major cause of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). However, the difference in renal outcomes between DM patients with non-diabetic renal disease (DM and NDRD) and those with diabetic nephropathy (DN) is controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the differences among patients with DN, DM, and NDRD, and non-DM chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a prospective observational study. METHODS: We extracted the data of 2484 patients from 11 nephrology care centers and categorized into three groups as described above...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752274/renal-artery-stenosis-new-findings-from-the-coral-trial
#16
REVIEW
Rajesh Gupta, Salem Assiri, Christopher J Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to summarize recent advances in the field and highlight important new insights from the Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) trial regarding the optimal management of patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS). RECENT FINDINGS: The CORAL trial demonstrated that subjects with RAS had similar outcomes whether randomized to optimal medical therapy alone or optimal medical therapy plus renal artery stenting...
September 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721081/insulin-glargine-300-u-ml-for-basal-insulin-therapy-in-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#17
REVIEW
Ip Tim Lau, Ka Fai Lee, Wing Yee So, Kathryn Tan, Vincent Tok Fai Yeung
OBJECTIVE: To review published clinical studies on the efficacy and safety of new insulin glargine 300 units/mL (Gla-300), a new long-acting insulin analog, for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1DM, T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data sources comprised primary research articles on Gla-300, including pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and clinical studies. RESULTS: In pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies, Gla-300 showed a flatter time-action profile and longer duration of action than Gla-100...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721063/annual-deterioration-of-renal-function-in-hypertensive-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
#18
Jorge Polonia, André Azevedo, Miguel Monte, José A Silva, Susana Bertoquini
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) complicates hypertension and diabetes. Knowledge of the deterioration rate of CKD may anticipate adjustment of therapies with renal elimination. This study evaluates the rate of annual deterioration of renal function in hypertensive patients either with type 2 diabetes (DM2) or without it (non-DM) followed for 5 years and relates it with blood pressure (BP) and glycemic control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of a total of 1924 patients, 1023 patients (594 non-DM and 429 DM2, 53% female, aged 62...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716010/risk-scores-to-predict-decreased-glomerular-filtration-rate-at-10%C3%A2-years-in-an-asian-general-population
#19
Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Nisakron Thongmung, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara, Chagriya Kitiyakara
BACKGROUND: Asians have among the highest prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease in the world. A risk score capable of identifying high risk individuals at the primary care level could allow targeted therapy to prevent future development of CKD. Risk scores for new CKD have been developed in US general populations, but the impact of various risks factors for development of CKD may differ in Asian subjects. In this study, we aimed to develop risk models and simplified risk scores to predict the development of decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at 10 years in an Asian general population using readily obtainable clinical and laboratory parameters...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714649/-gender-differences-in-chronic-kidney-diseases-myth-or-reality
#20
Patricia Mehier, Michel Burnier, Menno Pruijm
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) concerns about 10 % of the population in Switzerland. Epidemiological studies suggest that women are less prone to the development of CKD than men, and progress less rapidly to end stage renal disease. This protection seems lost when entering menopause. The reasons for this finding may stem from hormonal, structural or hemodynamic differences, yet the precise underlying mechanisms are so far incompletely understood. Some animal studies suggest a potentially beneficial effect of estrogen therapy, mainly in diabetes, yet data in humans are lacking...
February 22, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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