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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219583/risk-factors-affecting-graft-and-patient-survivals-after-transplantation-from-deceased-donors-in-a-developing-country-a-single-center-experience
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Y Ayar, A Ersoy, G Ocakoglu, A Yildiz, A Oruc, H Soyak, M Calapkulu, A B Sahin, N Bolca Topal, E Okeer, B Coskun, O Kaygisiz, Y Kordan, H Vuruskan
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors affecting graft and patient survival after transplantation from deceased donors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of 186 transplantations from deceased donors performed at our center between 2006 and 2014. The recipients were divided into two groups: Group I (141 recipients without graft loss) and Group II (45 recipients with graft loss). Kaplan-Meier, log-rank test, and Cox proportional hazard regressions were used...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215245/effects-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation-on-blood-pressure-sleep-apnoea-severity-and-metabolic-indices-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Florrie Daniels, Simon De Freitas, Andrew Smyth, John Garvey, Conor Judge, John Joseph Gilmartin, Faisal Sharif
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension, who commonly have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). These patients are considered particularly responsive to the antihypertensive effects of RSD, but additional benefits of metabolic control on sleep apnoea severity have not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS: The effect of RSD was evaluated prospectively in a cohort of patients with OSA (apnoea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥15 events per hour and an Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score ≤9) and treatment resistant hypertension...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213404/hydrogen-sulfide-alleviates-hypertensive-kidney-dysfunction-through-an-epigenetic-mechanism
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Gregory Weber, Sathnur Pushpakumar, Utpal Sen
Hypertension is a major risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal inflammation is an integral part in this pathology. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been shown to mitigate renal damage through reduction in blood pressure and reactive oxygen species; however, the exact mechanisms are not clear. While several studies have underlined the role of epigenetics in renal inflammation and dysfunction, the mechanisms through which epigenetic regulators play role in hypertension are not well defined. In this study, we sought to identify if microRNAs are dysregulated in response to angiotensin-II (Ang-II) induced hypertension in the kidney and whether H2S donor, GYY 4137, could reverse the microRNA alteration and kidney function...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211216/low-dose-eplerenone-treatment-decreases-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
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Tatjana Kalizki, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Ulrike Raff, Annemarie Reinold, Thomas K Schwarz, Markus P Schneider, Roland E Schmieder, Andreas Schneider
Vascular damage is aggravated in animal models of hypertension with mineralocorticoid (MR) excess and in hypertensive patients with primary hyperaldosteronism. MR antagonism has shown to provide effective blood pressure (BP)-control in patients with treatment resistant hypertension (TRH), but the concurrent effects on the vasculature have not been examined. In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled parallel-group study, 51 patients with TRH received either eplerenone 50 mg or placebo for 6 months together with additional antihypertensives titrated to achieve a BP target of <140/90 mm Hg...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165555/nutritional-status-and-intrarenal-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiorenal-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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A Gigante, F Di Mario, B Barbano, E Rosato, G Di Lazzaro Giraldi, R Pofi, M L Gasperini, D Amoroso, R Cianci, A Laviano
OBJECTIVE: Cardio-Renal Syndrome (CRS) is a condition, which is more frequently observed in clinical practice. The aim of this study is to explore nutritional status and intrarenal arterial stiffness in patients affected by CRS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 14 consecutive CRS patients, screened for anthropometry, biochemistry, nutritional and metabolic status underwent renal Doppler ultrasound and whole-body bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS). RESULTS: We found a positive correlation between phase angle (PA) and CKD-EPI and MDRD (p=0...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150225/altered-oscillation-of-doppler-derived-renal-and-renal-interlobar-venous-flow-velocities-in-hypertensive-and-diabetic-patients
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Yusuke Kudo, Taisei Mikami, Mutsumi Nishida, Kazunori Okada, Sanae Kaga, Nobuo Masauzi, Satomi Omotehara, Hitoshi Shibuya, Kaoru Kahata, Chikara Shimizu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow velocity oscillation rate (FVOR) of the renal interlobar vein has been reported to be decreased in patients with urinary obstruction or diabetic nephropathy, and increased in those with hypertension during pregnancy. To clarify the clinical role of the renal interlobar venous FVOR, we investigated the flow velocity patterns of the renal vessels in patients with hypertension (HT) and/or diabetes (DM). METHODS AND RESULTS: Pulsed-wave Doppler sonography was performed in 34 patients: 15 with HT, 10 with DM, and nine with both HT and DM (HT-DM)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137609/dietary-nitrate-load-lowers-blood-pressure-and-renal-resistive-index-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
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Stephan Kemmner, Georg Lorenz, Jana Wobst, Thorsten Kessler, Ming Wen, Roman Günthner, Konrad Stock, Uwe Heemann, Klaus Burkhardt, Marcus Baumann, Christoph Schmaderer
Beetroot has a high concentration of inorganic nitrate, which can serially reduced to form nitrite and nitric oxide (NO) after oral ingestion. Increased renal resistive index (RRI) measured by Doppler ultrasonography is associated with higher cardiovascular mortality in hypertensive patients with reduced renal function over time defined as chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our aim was to investigate whether the supplementation of dietary nitrate by administration of beetroot juice is able to reduce blood pressure and renal resistive index (RRI) as prognostic markers for cardiovascular mortality in CKD patients...
January 28, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115517/twenty-four-hour-blood-pressure-monitoring-to-predict-and-assess-impact-of-renal-denervation-the-denerhtn-study-renal-denervation-for-hypertension
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Philippe Gosse, Antoine Cremer, Helena Pereira, Guillaume Bobrie, Gilles Chatellier, Bernard Chamontin, Pierre-Yves Courand, Pascal Delsart, Thierry Denolle, Caroline Dourmap, Emile Ferrari, Xavier Girerd, Jean Michel Halimi, Daniel Herpin, Pierre Lantelme, Matthieu Monge, Claire Mounier-Vehier, Jean-Jacques Mourad, Olivier Ormezzano, Jean Ribstein, Patrick Rossignol, Marc Sapoval, Bernard Vaïsse, Faiez Zannad, Michel Azizi
: The DENERHTN trial (Renal Denervation for Hypertension) confirmed the blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy of renal denervation added to a standardized stepped-care antihypertensive treatment for resistant hypertension at 6 months. We report here the effect of denervation on 24-hour BP and its variability and look for parameters that predicted the BP response. Patients with resistant hypertension were randomly assigned to denervation plus stepped-care treatment or treatment alone (control)...
March 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110120/effects-of-two-different-dialytic-treatments-on-inflammatory-markers-in-people-with-end-stage-renal-disease-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Giuseppe Derosa, Carmelo Libetta, Pasquale Esposito, Ilaria Borettaz, Carmine Tinelli, Angela D'angelo, Pamela Maffioli
This study was aimed to evaluate the effects on some inflammatory markers of two dialytic treatments [bicarbonate dialysis (BHD) and hemodiafiltration (HDF)] in patients with severe chronic kidney disease. We evaluated: blood glucose, homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance index, homocistein (Hcs), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen, lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)], metalloproteinases-2, and -9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9), and soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE). Considering the all sample, we observed a decrease of sRAGE with BHD, but not with HDF...
January 18, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103361/the-relationship-between-body-composition-and-renal-resistive-index-in-new-diagnosed-hypertensive-patients
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S Karakan, B Inan, A Aktas, H Yavuz
Objective: Obesity is a major modifiable risk factor for atherosclerosis. Thus, early risk markers are needed to identify obese subjects. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between body composition and arterial stiffness documented by Doppler-derived renal resistive index (RRI). Materials/Subjects and Methods: We enrolled 120 new-diagnosed hypertensive patients (mean age 45±8 years) who were admitted to our nephrology clinic. Body fat percentage (BFP) was measured by bioelectrical impedance (BIA)...
February 18, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098101/insulin-resistance-in-predialytic-nondiabetic-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-hospital-based-study-in-eastern-uttar-pradesh-india
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Neha Srivastava, R G Singh, Alok Kumar, Shivendra Singh
Most investigations have focused on patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). More recently, due to increased recognition of the high prevalence of moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), attention has been redirected to this patient population to identify risk factors associated with hospitalization, death, and progression to ESRD. The objective of this study was to examine the degree and determinants of insulin resistance (IR) in predialytic, nondiabetic, CKD patients. Our study is a hospital-based cross-sectional study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074057/development-of-new-polymyxin-derivatives-for-multi-drug-resistant-gram-negative-infections
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REVIEW
Pamela Brown, Michael J Dawson
Over the last decade, there has been a resurgence of interest in polymyxins owing to the rapid rise in multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria against which polymyxins offer a last-resort treatment. Although having excellent antibacterial activity, the clinical utility of polymyxins is limited by toxicity, especially renal toxicity. There is much interest therefore in developing polymyxin analogues with an improved therapeutic index. This review describes recent work aimed at improving the activity and/or reducing the toxicity of polymyxins...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068944/the-acceleration-of-glucose-accumulation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-assessed-by-fdg-pet-ct-demonstrated-acquisition-of-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy
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Noboru Nakaigawa, Keiichi Kondo, Daiki Ueno, Kazuhiro Namura, Kazuhide Makiyama, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koichi Shioi, Ichiro Ikeda, Takeshi Kishida, Tomohiro Kaneta, Ryogo Minamimoto, Ukihide Tateishi, Tomio Inoue, Masahiro Yao
BACKGROUND: Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) targeting angiogenesis improves the prognosis of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but its effect is temporary. In order to understand the mechanism by which RCC acquires resistance to TKI, we investigated the change of glucose accumulation in RCC by FDG PET/CT when they demonstrated progression disease (PD) against TKI. METHODS: We monitored the FDG accumulation in RCC of 38 patients treated with TKI by 162 PET/CT sequentially until they were judged to demonstrate PD...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058668/impact-of-gender-and-dialysis-adequacy-on-anaemia-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Alicja Ryta, Michal Chmielewski, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Piotr Jagodzinski, Malgorzata Sikorska-Wisniewska, Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko
PURPOSE: In the general population, haemoglobin (Hb) concentration is higher in men than in women. However, target Hb levels in dialysis patients are set constant regardless of the patient's sex. The aim of this study was to evaluate Hb concentration and the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients taking gender and dialysis adequacy into account. METHODS: The study comprised two parts. The first was a cross-sectional analysis of Hb and ESA in 2180 prevalent PD patients...
January 5, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017677/preoperative-renal-resistive-index-predicts-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Daniel Hertzberg, Simon L Ceder, Ulrik Sartipy, Kent Lund, Martin J Holzmann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an elevated preoperative renal resistive index (RRI) predicts acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Cohort of 96 adult cardiac surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS: Resistive index was measurement the day before surgery. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Renal Doppler was used to measure the resistive index in renal cortical or arcuate arteries the day before surgery...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001098/pre-eclampsia-and-risk-of-subsequent-hypertension-in-an-american-indian-population
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Lyle G Best, Laramie Lunday, Elisha Webster, Gilbert R Falcon, James R Beal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) shares a number of proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms related to those implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, insulin resistance, and impaired renal regulation. PE has also been associated with subsequent hypertension, CVD, and related mortality in later life. METHODS: At follow-up, the four most recent blood pressures, body mass index (BMI), and use of hypertensive medications were recorded from clinic visits of 130 PE cases and 289 normal pregnancies...
December 21, 2016: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995343/pre-procedural-renal-resistive-index-accurately-predicts-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-preserved-renal-function-submitted-to-coronary-angiography
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Maciej T Wybraniec, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Jerzy Chudek, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
The study aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of ultrasonographic intra-renal blood flow parameters, together with the wide range of different risk factors, for the prediction of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients with preserved renal function, referred for coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary interventions (CA/PCI). This prospective study covered 95 consecutive patients (69.5% men; median age 65 years) subject to elective or urgent CA/PCI. Data regarding 128 peri-procedural variables were collected...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994601/the-renal-arterial-resistance-index-predicts-worsening-renal-function-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Massimo Iacoviello, Francesco Monitillo, Marta Leone, Gaetano Citarelli, Annalisa Doronzo, Valeria Antoncecchi, Agata Puzzovivo, Caterina Rizzo, Maria Silvia Lattarulo, Francesco Massari, Pasquale Caldarola, Marco Matteo Ciccone
BACKGROUND/AIM: The renal arterial resistance index (RRI) is a Doppler measure, which reflects abnormalities in the renal blood flow. The aim of this study was to verify the value of RRI as a predictor of worsening renal function (WRF) in a group of chronic heart failure (CHF) outpatients. METHODS: We enrolled 266 patients in stable clinical conditions and on conventional therapy. Peak systolic velocity and end diastolic velocity of a segmental renal artery were obtained by pulsed Doppler flow, and RRI was calculated...
November 2016: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984414/noninvasive-assessment-of-haemodynamics-in-resistant-hypertension-the-role-of-the-renal-resistive-index
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Konstantinos Kintis, Costas Tsioufis, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Dimitris Konstantinidis, Eirini Andrikou, Ioannis Andrikou, Sotirios Patsilinakos, Dimitris Petras, Demetrios Vlahakos, Dimitris Tousoulis
OBJECTIVE: The association of resistant hypertension (RHTN) with renal haemodynamics is unclear. Our aim was to evaluate differences in haemodynamic characteristics of patients with RHTN compared with patients with controlled hypertension (HTN) at the level of the heart, kidney and aorta. METHODS: We studied 50 patients with RHTN confirmed by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and 50 controlled hypertensive patients matched for age and sex. All participants underwent renal Doppler ultrasound to determine the renal resistive index (RRI), a complete echocardiographic study including measurements of diastolic function and evaluation of augmentation index...
March 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966109/renal-ultrasound-and-doppler-sonography-in-hypertension-an-update
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Maria Boddi
Ultrasound (US) allows the non-invasive evaluation of morphological changes of kidney structure (by means of B-Mode) and patterns of renal and extrarenal vascularization (by means of color-Doppler and contrast-enhanced US). In hypertensive subjects it offers a relevant contribution to the diagnosis of early renal damage, acute or chronic nephropathies and nephrovascular disease. However, morphological changes are often detected late and non-specific and in recent years evidence has increased regarding the clinical relevance of renal resistive index (RRI) for the study of vascular and renal parenchymal renal abnormalities...
December 14, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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