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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798821/benchmarking-quality-for-renal-cancer-surgery-canadian-kidney-cancer-information-system-ckcis-perspective
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Keith A Lawson, Olli Saarela, Zhihui Liu, Luke T Lavallée, Rodney H Breau, Lori Wood, Michael A S Jewett, Anil Kapoor, Simon Tanguay, Ronald B Moore, Ricardo Rendon, Frederic Pouliot, Peter C Black, Jun Kawakami, Darrel Drachenberg, Antonio Finelli
INTRODUCTION: There is a lack of validated quality metrics to evaluate the care of patients receiving surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). To address this, the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada defined a list of quality indicators (QI) to assess hospital-level performance. We have case-mix adjusted these QIs to benchmark RCC surgical care at Canadian academic centres. METHODS: The Canadian Kidney Cancer information system (CKCis) was used to measure six QIs: laparoscopic approach proportion (LA), partial nephrectomy proportion (PN), partial nephrectomy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKDPN), positive margin rate (PMR), partial nephrectomy complication rate (PNCx), and warm ischemia time (WIT)...
August 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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/28793118/quality-of-life-of-elderly-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-conservative-treatment
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Roberta Maria de Pina Pereira, Marcelo Aparecido Batista, Aline de Sousa Meira, Marília Pilotto de Oliveira, Luciana Kusumota
Objective: To describe the quality of life (QOL) of elderly people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in conservative treatment, correlating it with sociodemographic and health-related aspects. Method: This is a quantitative, cross-sectional, and descriptive study that used: a previously validated instrument for data collection; the WHOQOL-BREF and WHOQOL-OLD QOL scales; and the Mini-Mental State Examination. Results: Thirty-five elderly people (54...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792709/assessment-of-glycated-albumin-as-a-useful-indicator-for-renal-dysfunction-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-population
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Nan Duan, Sai-Nan Zhu, Hai-Xia Li, Li-Li Jiao, Hong-Yun Yang, Qi Guo
BACKGROUND: Glycated albumin (GA) reflects serum glucose of the preceding 2 - 3 weeks and plays an important role in diabetes mellitus (DM). This study aimed at investigating whether GA can assess renal dysfunction in population. METHODS: 3818 individuals attending physical examination were enrolled in this cross-sectional study and divided into five groups: healthy controls, impaired fasting glucose, DM without renal complications, DM with albuminuria, and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease patients...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791722/blood-pressure-and-the-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-using-multistate-marginal-structural-models-in-the-cric-study
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Alisa J Stephens-Shields, Andrew J Spieker, Amanda Anderson, Paul Drawz, Michael Fischer, Stephen M Sozio, Harold Feldman, Marshall Joffe, Wei Yang, Tom Greene
In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), clinical interest often centers on determining treatments and exposures that are causally related to renal progression. Analyses of longitudinal clinical data in this population are often complicated by clinical competing events, such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and death, and time-dependent confounding, where patient factors that are predictive of later exposures and outcomes are affected by past exposures. We developed multistate marginal structural models (MS-MSMs) to assess the effect of time-varying systolic blood pressure on disease progression in subjects with CKD...
August 9, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789642/uremic-encephalopathy-with-isolated-brainstem-involvement-revealed-by-magnetic-resonance-image-a-case-report
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Li-Jing Jia, Zhen-Zhen Qu, Xue-Qian Zhang, Yu-Juan Tian, Ying Wang
BACKGROUND: Uremic Encephalopathy (UE) is a neurological complication associated with acute or chronic renal failure. Imaging findings of UE may present involvement of the basal ganglia, cortical or subcortical regions, and white matter. We report a rare case of UE caused by neurogenic bladder with isolated brainstem involvement revealed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Immediate therapy resulted in full recovery of neurological signs and changes on MRI. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old Han Chinese woman with a history of chronic renal failure caused by neurogenic bladder...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780716/epigenetics-a-potential-key-mechanism-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiorenal-syndromes
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REVIEW
Grazia Maria Virzì, Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Massimo de Cal, Claudio Ronco
Epigenetics is defined as the heritable changes in gene expression patterns which are not directly encoded by modifications in the nucleotide DNA sequence of the genome, including higher order chromatin organization, DNA methylation, cytosine modifications, covalent histone tail modifications, and short non-coding RNA molecules. Recently, much attention has been paid to the role and the function of epigenetics and epimutations in the cellular and subcellular pathways and in the regulation of genes in the setting of both kidney and cardiovascular disease...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
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/28779862/neurological-complications-of-renal-disease
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Jorge H Baluarte
Neurological manifestations related to electrolyte disorders, drug toxicity, and uremia are common in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Seizures and coma are frequent complications of acute renal insufficiency (uremia), whereas peripheral neuropathy and encephalopathy, observed in progressive uremia, are terminal events. Failure to excrete metabolic products causes their accumulation and can lead to severe intoxication. Clinically, the signs and symptoms of uremia can vary widely, depending on the biological characteristics of the patient, the specific type of renal disease, and the time of the uremic intoxication...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779785/symptomatic-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients-mid-term-results-of-primary-stenting
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Mafalda Massara, Giovanni De Caridi, Antonino Alberti, Pietro Volpe, Francesco Spinelli
This clinical report details the results of endovascular treatment of symptomatic superior vena cava syndrome due to central vein stenosis or obstruction (CVSO) by stent angioplasty in patients with dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease. A 3-year retrospective review of two institutional registries identified 25 chronic hemodialysis patients (17 men, 8 women) affected by CVSO who received endovascular treatment. The majority of the patients (n = 19) presented with symptomatic arm, breast, and facial swelling; and 6 patients presented with dialysis-access dysfunction and venous-line hypertension...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779783/limb-complaints-after-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Mohammad Mahdi Kamyar, Mohammad Hadi Saeed Modaghegh, Gholamhossein Kazemzadeh
Placement of autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is one of the basic needs in hemodialysis patients. Although many studies have investigated the complications of AVF placement, the complaints expressed by patients have not been studied in a long-term study. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of complaints after placement of autogenous AVF in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. This cohort study was conducted on patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing AVF placement who were referred to Imam Reza hospital in Mashhad, Iran, from January 2015 to June 2016...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777303/novel-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-the-prediction-of-its-outcome
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REVIEW
Jacek Rysz, Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Beata Franczyk, Zbigniew Jabłonowski, Aleksandra Ciałkowska-Rysz
In its early stages, symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are usually not apparent. Significant reduction of the kidney function is the first obvious sign of disease. If diagnosed early (stages 1 to 3), the progression of CKD can be altered and complications reduced. In stages 4 and 5 extensive kidney damage is observed, which usually results in end-stage renal failure. Currently, the diagnosis of CKD is made usually on the levels of blood urea and serum creatinine (sCr), however, sCr has been shown to be lacking high predictive value...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774413/management-of-hepatitis-b-in-special-populations
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REVIEW
Kali Zhou, Norah Terrault
Special populations infected with chronic HBV include those with decompensated cirrhosis, coinfections (HIV, HCV, HDV), hemodialysis and renal failure, immunosuppressed including transplant patients, children and women in pregnancy. These populations differ in their natural history and risk for liver-related complications, the indications for anti-HBV therapy as well as the recommendations regarding the HBV drugs used, duration of therapy and anticipated endpoints. Reflecting the special populations with substantive changes in management in recent years, this review focuses on HBV-HIV coinfected patients, immunosuppressed patients at risk for reactivation, liver transplant recipients and pregnant women...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771472/micrornas-in-the-mir-17-and-mir-15-families-are-downregulated-in-chronic-kidney-disease-with-hypertension
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Priyanka Nandakumar, Adrienne Tin, Megan L Grove, Jianzhong Ma, Eric Boerwinkle, Josef Coresh, Aravinda Chakravarti
BACKGROUND: In older adults (aged 70-74 years), African-Americans have 4-fold higher risk of developing hypertension-attributed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than European-Americans. A hypothesized mechanism linking hypertension and progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the innate immune response and inflammation. Persons with CKD are also more susceptible to infection. Gene expression in peripheral blood can provide a view of the innate immune activation profile. We aimed to identify differentially expressed genes, microRNAs, and pathways in peripheral blood between cases with CKD and high blood pressure under hypertension treatment versus controls without CKD and with controlled blood pressure in African Americans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768285/prevention-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-modified-acidic-fibroblast-growth-factor
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765150/heart-failure-increases-the-risk-of-adverse-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-normal-kidney-function
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Lekha K George, Santhosh K G Koshy, Miklos Z Molnar, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun L Lu, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is associated with poor cardiac outcomes and mortality. It is not known whether HF leads to poor renal outcomes in patients with normal kidney function. We hypothesized that HF is associated with worse long-term renal outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 3 570 865 US veterans with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL min(-1) 1.73 m(-2) during October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2006, we identified 156 743 with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnosis of HF...
August 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764263/acute-pyelonephritis-correlation-of-clinical-parameter-with-radiological-imaging-abnormalities
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Leelavathi Venkatesh, Ramalingiah Karadakere Hanumegowda
INTRODUCTION: Pyelonephritis (PN) is a suppurative infection of the kidney, most commonly due to bacterial infection and may be either acute or chronic. Acute PN (APN) subdivided into uncomplicated and complicated. Severity of PN cannot be assessed by clinical or laboratorial parameters alone, radiological imaging such as Ultrasound (USG) abdomen, Computed Tomography (CT) is required to know the nature, extent and severity of disease and for planning interventions. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare clinical and biochemical parameters with radiological findings (USG/CT) among patients diagnosed to have PN...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763363/ovarian-cancer-in-elderly-patients-patterns-of-care-and-treatment-outcomes-according-to-age-and-modified-frailty-index
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Annamaria Ferrero, Luca Fuso, Elisa Tripodi, Roberta Tana, Alberto Daniele, Valentina Zanfagnin, Stefania Perotto, Angiolo Gadducci
OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the predictive value of age and Modified Frailty Index (mFI) on the management of primary epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients aged 70 years or older (elderly). METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study selected elderly EOC patients treated between 2006 and 2014. Treatments were analyzed according to the following age group categories: (1) 70 to 75 years versus (2) older than 75 years, and mFI of less than 4 (low frailty) versus greater than or equal to 4 (high frailty)...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761770/extended-peritoneal-dialysis-and-renal-recovery-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-prolonged-aki-a-report-of-2-cases
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Donlawat Saengpanit, Pongpratch Puapatanakul, Piyaporn Towannang, Talerngsak Kanjanabuch
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has recently been established as a treatment option for renal replacement therapy (RRT) in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Its efficacy in providing fluid and small solute removal has also been demonstrated in clinical trials and is equivalent to hemodialysis (HD). However, effect of RRT modality on renal recovery after AKI remains a controversy. Moreover, the setting of human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV-) infected patients with AKI requiring RRT makes the decision on RRT initiation and modality selection more complicated...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761226/proton-pump-inhibitors-more-indigestion-than-relief
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REVIEW
P Malavade, S Hiremath
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely prescribed to treat a number of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders due to excessive acid production. While effective and safe, adverse renal effects have been increasingly described in epidemiological literature. The most well-documented adverse renal outcome is acute interstitial nephritis; however, association with overall acute kidney injury has also been recently reported. Recently, two observational studies have linked PPI use with chronic kidney disease. Finally, hypomagnesemia is another reported complication and is thought to be resulting from GI loss of magnesium...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
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