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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924461/do-the-benefits-of-transplant-tourism-amongst-nigerian-patients-outweigh-the-risks-a-single-center-experience
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C O Amira, B T Bello
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) is the term used to describe travel outside one's country of abode for the sole purpose of obtaining organ transplantation services. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics and outcomes of kidney transplant tourists who were followed up in our institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients who underwent kidney transplantation outside the country and were followed up in our institution from 2007 to 2015...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923834/is-chronic-dialysis-the-right-hard-renal-end-point-to-evaluate-renoprotective-drug-effects
#2
Misghina Weldegiorgis, Dick de Zeeuw, Jamie P Dwyer, Peter Mol, Hiddo J L Heerspink
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: RRT and doubling of serum creatinine are considered the objective hard end points in nephrology intervention trials. Because both are assumed to reflect changes in the filtration capacity of the kidney, drug effects, if present, are attributed to kidney protection. However, decisions to start RRT are not only on the basis of filtration capacity of the kidney, but also on other factors. We therefore compared the time to RRT with the time to a fixed eGFR threshold and assessed the effect of the renoprotective drug irbesartan on both components...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895030/type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-prevention-the-dogmas-disputed
#3
Dario Giugliano, Maria Ida Maiorino, Giuseppe Bellastella, Katherine Esposito
In randomized controlled trials (RCTs), more intensive glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes leads to a modest (9%) reduction in major cardiovascular events (MACE), associated with a 20% reduction of kidney events and 13% reduction of eye events. The FDA issued guidance in 2008 led to the conduct of numerous cardiovascular outcomes (CVOT) trials to assess cardiovascular safety of new antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results of these trials show that insulin glargine, three different dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (saxagliptin, alogliptin, and sitagliptin) and lixisenatide (a glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonist) produce no significant difference in CVOT when compared with usual care or placebo...
September 11, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894114/cinaciguat-ameliorates-glomerular-damage-by-reducing-erk1-2-activity-and-tgf-%C3%A3-expression-in-type-1-diabetic-rats
#4
Szabina Czirok, Lilla Fang, Tamás Radovits, Gábor Szabó, Gábor Szénási, László Rosivall, Béla Merkely, Gábor Kökény
Decreased soluble guanylate cyclase activity and cGMP levels in diabetic kidneys were shown to influence the progression of nephropathy. The regulatory effects of soluble guanylate cyclase activators on renal signaling pathways are still unknown, we therefore investigated the renal molecular effects of the soluble guanylate cyclase activator cinaciguat in type-1 diabetic (T1DM) rats. Male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 2 groups after induction of T1DM with 60 mg/kg streptozotocin: DM, untreated (DM, n = 8) and 2) DM + cinaciguat (10 mg/kg per os daily, DM-Cin, n = 8)...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893495/the-association-between-pulse-wave-velocity-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#5
Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Pinelopi Grigoropoulou, Alexander Kokkinos, Gerasimos Siasos, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Nikolaos Tentolouris
AIMS: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common diabetic complication, affecting up to half of the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Increased aortic stiffness, measured with the carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), has been associated with incidence of cardiovascular disease independently of traditional risk factors. Previous data showed associations between risk factors for macroangiopathy and DPN in diabetes. However, the association between PWV and DPN is not well known...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878938/presentation-pathology-and-prognosis-of-renal-disease-in-type-2-diabetes
#6
Jasmine Tan, L Jonathan Zwi, John F Collins, Mark R Marshall, Tim Cundy
OBJECTIVE: Non-diabetic renal disease (NDRD) is common in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), but the relationship between its presentation and prognosis is unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, we compared renal and patient survival among 263 patients with T2D who had native renal biopsies between 2002 and 2008 from three Auckland hospitals in New Zealand. The presence of diabetic nephropathy (DN), NDRD or mixed (DN and NDRD) was determined from biopsy...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871454/non-genetic-mechanisms-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#7
REVIEW
Qiuxia Han, Hanyu Zhu, Xiangmei Chen, Zhangsuo Liu
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common microvascular complications in diabetes mellitus patients and is characterized by thickened glomerular basement membrane, increased extracellular matrix formation, and podocyte loss. These phenomena lead to proteinuria and altered glomerular filtration rate, that is, the rate initially increases but progressively decreases. DN has become the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Its prevalence shows a rapid growth trend and causes heavy social and economic burden in many countries...
September 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858986/sensory-phenotype-and-risk-factors-for-painful-diabetic-neuropathy-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Jana Raputova, Iva Srotova, Eva Vlckova, Claudia Sommer, Nurcan Uceyler, Frank Birklein, Heike L Rittner, Cora Rebhorn, Blanka Adamova, Ivana Kovalova, Eva Kralickova Nekvapilova, Lucas Forer, Jana Belobradkova, Jindrich Olsovsky, Pavel Weber, Ladislav Dusek, Jiri Jarkovsky, Josef Bednarik
Different sensory profiles in diabetic distal symmetrical sensory-motor polyneuropathy (DSPN) may be associated with pain and the responsiveness to analgesia. We aimed to characterize sensory phenotypes of patients with painful and painless diabetic neuropathy and to assess demographic, clinical, metabolic, and electrophysiological parameters related to the presence of neuropathic pain in a large cohort of well-defined DSPN subjects.This observational cross-sectional multi-center cohort study (performed as part of the ncRNAPain EU consortium) of 232 subjects with non-painful (n=74) and painful (n=158) DSPN associated with diabetes mellitus of type 1 and 2 (median age 63 years, range 21-87 years; 92 women) comprised detailed history taking, laboratory tests, neurological examination, quantitative sensory testing, nerve conduction studies, and neuropathy severity scores...
August 3, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858844/can-regular-moderate-exercise-lead-to-changes-in-mirna-146a-and-its-adapter-proteins-in-the-kidney-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-male-rats
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H Oghbaei, N Ahmadi Asl, F Sheikhzadeh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether microRNA-146a and its adapter proteins TNF receptor associated factor6 (TRAF6) and interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase-1 (IRAK1) may be changed in the kidney of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, following regular moderate exercise. METHODS: Forty adult male Wistar rats were allocated randomly into four groups (n=10), including sedentary control (SC), sedentary diabetic (SD), healthy sixty-day exercise (H60E), and diabetic sixty-day exercise (D60E) groups...
July 1, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855604/studying-the-role-of-fascin-1-in-mechanically-stressed-podocytes
#10
Felix Kliewe, Christian Scharf, Henrik Rogge, Katrin Darm, Maja T Lindenmeyer, Kerstin Amann, Clemens D Cohen, Karlhans Endlich, Nicole Endlich
Glomerular hypertension causes glomerulosclerosis via the loss of podocytes, which are challenged by increased mechanical load. We have demonstrated that podocytes are mechanosensitive. However, the response of podocytes to mechanical stretching remains incompletely understood. Here we demonstrate that the actin-bundling protein fascin-1 plays an important role in podocytes that are exposed to mechanical stress. Immunofluorescence staining revealed colocalization of fascin-1 and nephrin in mouse kidney sections...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852907/functional-role-of-suv39h1-in-human-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-under-high-glucose-ambiance
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Jiayi Wang, Wenzhe Yan, Xiaofei Peng, Yafeng Jiang, Liyu He, Youming Peng, Xian Chen, Muyao Ye, Hui Zhuo
SUV39H1, the histone methyltransferase (HMTase) of histone H3 lysine 9 trimethylation (H3K9me3), is a known transcriptional repressor of inflammatory genes. The effect of SUV39H1 on inflammatory gene promoters under high-glucose stimulation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), macrophages, and cardiomyocytes has been studied, but how SUV39H1 functions in renal tubules under diabetic conditions is unclear. Renal biopsy specimens of ten diabetic nephropathy (DN) subjects and seven non-DN minimal change diseases (MCD) subjects were collected...
August 29, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842434/enhanced-hemodynamic-responses-to-angiotensin-ii-in-diabetes-are-associated-with-increased-expression-and-activity-of-at1-receptors-in-the-afferent-arteriole
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Jie Zhang, Helena Y Qu, Jiangping Song, Jin Wei, Shan Jiang, Lei Wang, Liqing Wang, Jacentha Buggs, Ruisheng Liu
The prevalence of hypertension is about 2-fold higher in diabetic than in non-diabetic subjects. Hypertension aggravates the progression of diabetic complications, especially diabetic nephropathy. However, the mechanisms for the development of hypertension in diabetes have not been elucidated. We hypothesized that enhanced constrictive responsiveness of renal afferent arterioles (Af-Art) to angiotensin II (Ang II) mediated by Ang II type 1 (AT1) receptors contributes to the development of hypertension in diabetes...
August 25, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835169/computational-design-of-phe-tyr-dipeptide-and-preparation-characterization-cytotoxicity-studies-of-phe-tyr-dipeptide-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-hypertension
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Serda Kecel-Gündüz, Yasemin Budama-Kilinc, Rabia Cakir Koc, Yagmur Kökcü, Bilge Bicak, Bahar Aslan, Aysen E Özel
Phe-Tyr dipeptide which was investigated in Wakame food with greatest ACE-inhibitory activity is used as a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetic nephropathy. To improve the bioavailability of Phe-Tyr, a delivery system based on poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles loaded with Phe-Tyr (Phe-Tyr-PLGA NPs) for treating hypertension and cardiovascular diseases was prepared in this study. In the experiments, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and Phe-Tyr dipeptide-loaded PLGA nanoparticles were prepared using the double emulsion (w/o/w) method...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834376/nephropathies
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EDITORIAL
Anika Westphal, Stefanie Reuter, Ralf Mrowka
Origins and progresses of nephropathies are manifold and include inflammatory or non-inflammatory causes. The incidence of nephropathies increases all over the world, supported by the growing elderly population. Nowadays there are about two million fatalities per year due to acute kidney injury (AKI) (1) . Clinical outcomes of AKI have not improved over the past 50 years (2) . Renal tissue hypoperfusion and hypoxia are thought to be the main elements causing AKI and the progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) (1) ...
August 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811618/assessment-of-the-role-of-ageing-and-non-ageing-factors-in-death-from-non-communicable-diseases-based-on-a-cumulative-frequency-model
#15
Liu Hui
To quantify the effects of ageing and non-ageing factors, a characterization of the effects of ageing, genetic, and exogenous variables on 12 major non-communicable diseases was evaluated using a model assessing cumulative frequency of death and survival by age group from dead and surviving populations based on mortality statistics. Indices (0-1) of the roles of ageing (ARD), genetics (GRD) and exogenous (ERD) variables in deaths due to disease were established, and the sum of ARD, GRD and ERD was 1 (value of each indices was <1)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810595/sudoscan-an-effective-tool-for-screening-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
Fei Mao, Siying Liu, Xiaona Qiao, Hangping Zheng, Qian Xiong, Jie Wen, Shuo Zhang, Zhaoyun Zhang, Hongying Ye, Hongli Shi, Bin Lu, Yiming Li
SUDOSCAN is a non-invasive method of measuring peripheral small fiber and autonomic nerve activity by detection of abnormal sweat gland function through electrochemical skin conductance. It has been reported to be an effective screening tool in early detection of microvascular type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complications including diabetic neuropathy and nephropathy in recent studies. However, previous studies used estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as the golden standard, which has a 90% chance of being within 30% of the measured GFR at best...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804075/do-medical-homes-offer-improved-diabetes-care-for-medicaid-enrollees-with-co-occurring-schizophrenia
#17
William J Olesiuk, Joel F Farley, Marisa Elena Domino, Alan R Ellis, Joseph P Morrissey
PURPOSE: To determine whether Medicaid recipients with co-occurring diabetes and schizophrenia that are medical-home-enrolled are more likely to receive guideline-concordant diabetes care than those who are not medical-home-enrolled, controlling for confounders. METHODS: We used administrative data on adult, non-dually eligible North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries with diagnoses of both diabetes and schizophrenia (N= 3,897) for fiscal years 2008-2010. We evaluated the relationship between medical-home-enrollment and receipt of recommended diabetes care reimbursed by Medicaid (lipid profiles, HbA1c tests, medical attention for nephropathy, and eye exams for those over 30), using fixed-effects regression models on person-month level data...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803840/development-and-validation-of-risk-equations-for-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-recode-using-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
#18
Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Seth A Berkowitz, Rodney A Hayward, John S Yudkin
BACKGROUND: In view of substantial mis-estimation of risks of diabetes complications using existing equations, we sought to develop updated Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe). METHODS: To develop and validate these risk equations, we used data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD, n=9635; 2001-09) and validated the equations for microvascular events using data from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS, n=1018; 1996-2001), and for cardiovascular events using data from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD, n=4760; 2001-12)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780750/ischemic-colitis-of-the-colon-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#19
Yahya Ozel, H Kubra Elcioglu, Z Ayca Cevikelli, Ilyas Kudas, Sarfraz Ahmad, Hafize Uzun, Cumhur Topal, Serife Aktas, Levent Kabasakal
This study focuses on two inflammatory diseases, viz., "diabetes mellitus (DM)" that causes serious complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy, and "ischemic colitis" which is evoked by DM. Ischemic colitis originates from the reduction in mesenteric blood flow to the colon with existence of the occlusive or non-occlusive reasons. Our study objective was to provide early diagnostic approach for ischemic colitis in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: (i) control use of 0...
August 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768285/prevention-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-modified-acidic-fibroblast-growth-factor
#20
Ana M Pena, Shali Chen, Biao Feng, Lu Cai, Xiaokun Li, Guang Liang, Subrata Chakrabarti
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Oxidative stress (OS) contributes to all chronic diabetic complications, including diabetic nephropathy (DN). Acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) has shown to confer protection from OS. However, it also has potent angiogenic activity. We hypothesized that a modified human aFGF (maFGF), with antioxidant properties but devoid of angiogenic activity, has preventative action in DN. METHODS: Streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice were treated with maFGF (intraperitoneally) daily for 1 or 6 months and were compared with untreated diabetic and non-diabetic controls...
July 29, 2017: Nephron
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