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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224015/renal-resistive-index-as-a-novel-indicator-for-renal-complications-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
#1
Hairong Xu, Zejun Ma, Shan Lu, Rui Li, Liangkun Lyu, Lexi Ding, Qiulun Lu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The renal resistive index (RI) is a novel candidate as a renal injury prognostic indicator, but it remains unclear how renal RI levels correspond to renal injury in diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: To examine this issue, we compared 8-week-old male C57BL/6 mice fed with high-fat diet (HFD) versus chow diet (CHD) for 16 weeks. At 8 and 12 weeks, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR), and inflammatory factors (IL-1β, IL-6, TNFα, and MCP-1) were measured, along with the increase in renal RI...
December 7, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218435/educational-review-measurement-of-gfr-in-special-populations
#2
Guido Filler, Misan Lee
IMPORTANCE: Changes in kidney function are typically followed by the sequential estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Formulae for eGFR work well on a population basis, but there are well-known conditions where they do not work. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to summarize the existing literature on special populations in the pediatric age range and provide recommendations on how to estimate GFR in these populations. FINDINGS: The reliability of creatinine depends on muscle mass, while cystatin C (not widely available) is limited by inflammation and changes in protein catabolism...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217306/improving-carboplatin-dosing-based-on-estimated%C3%A2-gfr
#3
EDITORIAL
Jan H Beumer, Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215520/preeclampsia-and-long-term-renal-function-in-women-who-underwent-kidney-transplantation
#4
Valerie Vannevel, Kathleen Claes, David Baud, Yvan Vial, Delaviz Golshayan, Eugene W Yoon, Ryan Hodges, Anne Le Nepveu, Peter G Kerr, Claire Kennedy, Mary Higgins, Elisabeth Resch, Philipp Klaritsch, Tim Van Mieghem
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia often complicates pregnancies after maternal kidney transplantation. We aimed to assess whether preeclampsia is associated with kidney function decline either during the pregnancy or in the long term. METHODS: We performed an international multicenter retrospective cohort study. Renal function at conception, pregnancy outcomes, and short- and long-term graft outcomes were collected for women who were pregnant after renal transplantation and had transplant and obstetric care at the participating centers...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214443/contribution-of-symmetric-dimethylarginine-to-gfr-decline-in-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
Ellen R Brooks, Shannon Haymond, Alfred Rademaker, Christopher Pierce, Irene Helenowski, Rod Passman, Faye Vicente, Bradley A Warady, Susan L Furth, Craig B Langman
BACKGROUND: In pediatric chronic kidney disease (pCKD), traditional factors (proteinuria, etiology, and race) do not fully explain disease progression. The levels of methylated arginine derivatives (MADs: asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginine, respectively) rise in CKD and increase with CKD progression. The impact of MADs on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline has not been examined in pCKD. The aim of this study was to examine the additive impact of baseline (BL) levels of MADs on directly measured GFR (mGFR) decline per year (ml/min/1...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214169/reversal-of-proximal-renal-tubular-dysfunction-after-nucleotide-analogue-withdrawal-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#6
Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Pawin Numthavaj, Jirachaya Wanichanuwat, Areepan Sophonsritsuk, Supanna Petraksa, Alongkorn Pugasub, Paisan Jittorntam, Anucha Kongsomgan, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Bunyong Phakdeekitcharoen
Aims: Proximal renal tubular dysfunction (PRTD) is an infrequent complication after nucleotide analogue therapy. We evaluated the outcomes of PRTD and nephrotoxicity after nucleotide analogue withdrawal in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: A longitudinal follow-up study was performed in patients with PRTD after nucleotide analogue discontinuation. Serum and urine were collected at baseline and every 3 months for one year. The fractional excretion of phosphate (PO4), uric acid (UA), and potassium and tubular maximal reabsorption rate of PO4 to glomerular filtration rate (TmPO4/GFR) were calculated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211858/iohexol-plasma-clearance-simplified-by-dried-blood-spot-testing
#7
Sergio Luis-Lima, Flavio Gaspari, Natalia Negrín-Mena, Fabiola Carrara, Laura Díaz-Martín, Alejandro Jiménez-Sosa, Federico González-Rinne, Armando Torres, Esteban Porrini
Background: Renal function can be estimated with formulas, which are inaccurate, or measured with gold standard methods, which are reliable but unpractical. We propose to simplify the plasma clearance of iohexol, a gold standard method to measure renal function, by dried blood spot (DBS) testing. Methods: We compared glomerular filtration rate (GFR) values assessed by DBS and the reference plasma analysis technique. We tested in vitro the agreement between non-volumetric and volumetric DBS with the reference technique...
December 4, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209836/accuracy-of-cystatin-c-for-the-detection-of-abnormal-renal-function-in-children-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-malignancy-a-systematic-review-using-individual-patient-data
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Penny Whiting, Kate Birnie, Jonathan A C Sterne, Catherine Jameson, Rod Skinner, Bob Phillips
PURPOSE: We conducted a systematic review and individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to examine the utility of cystatin C for evaluation of glomerular function in children with cancer. METHODS: Eligible studies evaluated the accuracy of cystatin C for detecting poor renal function in children undergoing chemotherapy. Study quality was assessed using QUADAS-2. Authors of four studies shared IPD. We calculated the correlation between log cystatin C and GFR stratified by study and measure of cystatin C...
December 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207812/prediction-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-macce-after-thoracic-surgery-the-role-of-estimated-gfr
#9
Shibani Padhy, Prachi Kar, Gopinath Ramachandran
Introducton: Little is known about the prognostic utility of preoperative estimated GFR (eGFR) on perioperative Major Adverse Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (MACCE) in apparently lower risk patients undergoing moderate risk surgeries like thoracotomy. Aim: The current study sought to identify a clinically relevant cut-off value of eGFR for identifying thoracotomy patients at higher risk for MACCE. Materials and Methods: Between July 2012 and July 2016, 436 consecutive patients were retrospectively studied after elective thoracotomy in a single institution...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205888/glomerular-filtration-rate-and-initiation-of-dialysis
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Rachele Escoli, Ivan Luz, Paulo Santos, Ana Vila Lobos
The proportion of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) initiating dialysis at higher glomerular filtration rate (GFR) has increased over the past decade. Recent data suggest that it may be associated with increased mortality. The goal of this analysis was to compare survival outcomes in patients with early and late start dialysis. We performed a retrospective analysis of hemodialysis (HD) incident patients from 1 January 2010 to 30 September 2014. Patients were classified into two groups by estimated GFR at dialysis initiation (eGFR ≥10: early start and <10 mL/min per 1...
December 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203940/effects-of-probiotic-vsl-3-on-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-dogs-affected-by-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
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Ilaria Lippi, Francesca Perondi, Gianila Ceccherini, Veronica Marchetti, Grazia Guidi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of probiotic VSL#3 on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in dogs affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). The treatment group (n = 30) received prescription renal diet and probiotic VSL#3 (112 to 225 × 109 lyophilized bacteria per 10 kg body weight, PO, q24h for 2 months); the control group (n = 30) received prescription renal diet and standard therapy. All dogs underwent GFR measurement at the beginning of the study (T0) and were re-evaluated by GFR measurement after 2 months (T1)...
December 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202804/prevalence-and-determinants-of-differences-in-cystatin-c-and-creatinine-based-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Helen Legrand, Karin Werner, Anders Christensson, Mats Pihlsgård, Sölve Elmståhl
BACKGROUND: Differences in cystatin C and creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can lead to clinical uncertainty. Existing eGFR equations perform poorly in a subset of individuals. This study aims to describe the prevalence of differences between cystatin C-based (eGFRcys) and creatinine-based (eGFRcreat) eGFR in older adults and to explore which subsets of individuals may be most affected by differing estimations. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, participants from a cohort of community-dwelling older adults were examined at a baseline visit in 2001-2004 as part of the larger "Good Aging in Skåne" study...
December 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201513/comparison-of-the-outcomes-of-complete-supine-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-patients-with-radiopaque-and-radiolucent-kidney-stones
#14
Siavash Falahatkar, Gholamreza Mokhtari, Atiyeh Amin, Ehsan Kazemnezhad, Samaneh Esmaeili, Nadia Rastjou Herfeh, Reza Falahatkar
Objective: This study compared the stone opacity effect in patients who had radiopaque and radiolucent stones in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) results. Material and methods: The medical records of 171 complete supine PCNL procedures were gathered. Patients were categorized into two groups: those with radiopaque (n=141) and those with radiolucent (n=30) stones. Kidney, ureter and bladder x-ray was done a day after PCNL and Ultrasound imaging was done two weeks later to evaluate the stone free rate...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201159/cardiovascular-risks-in-chronic-kidney-disease-pediatric-patients
#15
Jing Tian, Ling Niu, Xinjiang An
One of the common factors for the premature death in children is advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Most often cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the reason for mortality. The cardiovascular (CV) morbidity starts early in the disease process and renal transplanted children (CKD-T) are also at risk. The present review is focused on the current views of the cardiovascular risks during CKD in pediatric patients. Variable data sources for the latest literature collection were explored which mainly included PubMed and Google Scholar...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199170/what-is-the-long-term-acid-inhibitor-treatment-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-what-are-the-potential-problems-related-to-long-term-acid-inhibitor-treatment-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-how-should-these-cases-be-followed
#16
İbrahim Hatemi, Sinem Nihal Esatoğlu
The meta-analyses of observational studies (OBS) showed the risk of any fracture and hip fracture slightly increased with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment depending on the dose and regardless of time. This was not observed with histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RA). The risk of bacterial overgrowth and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis were increased with PPI therapy, but not with H2RA. In meta-analyses of OBS, a slight increase was observed in the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the early stages (<1 month) of PPI use and particularly at high doses...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197971/comparison-of-long-term-follow-up-outcomes-between-multiple-drugs-combination-therapy-and-tonsillectomy-pulse-therapy-for-pediatric-iga-nephropathy
#17
Yukihiko Kawasaki, Ryo Maeda, Syuto Kanno, Yuichi Suzuki, Shinichiro Ohara, Kazuhide Suyama, Mitsuaki Hosoya
BACKGROUND: To clarify the long-term efficacy of multiple-drugs combination therapy (PWDM) and tonsillectomy pulse therapy (TPT) for pediatric IgA nephropathy (IgAN), we retrospectively evaluated the clinical and laboratory findings as well as the prognosis for IgAN patients treated with each treatment at long-term follow-up. METHODS: We collected data on 61 children who had been diagnosed with severe IgAN. The children were retrospectively divided into two groups...
December 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196838/inverse-correlation-between-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-and-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
Guoqiang Gu, Hanghang Xing, Yaqing Zhou, Wei Cui
BACKGROUND: There is a rising incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), which is defined as either a 25% relative increase or an absolute increase of 0.5 mg/dL (44.2 µmol/L) in the serum creatinine (Scr) level at 48-72 h after administration of iodinated contrast media (CM). We investigated the relationship between left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and CIN in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A total of 431 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease undergoing PCI were divided into four groups based on LVEDP quartile cut-off points...
December 1, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193639/oligonephronia-and-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-a-further-observation
#19
Antonio Gatto, Pietro Ferrara, Chiara Leoni, Roberta Onesimo, Marcella Zollino, Francesco Emma, Giuseppe Zampino
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a rare chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion of chromosome 4 (4p16.3p16.2). We describe a case of a male 9 years old children with WHS proteinuria and hypertension. Laboratory data showed creatinine 1.05 mg/dl, GFR 65.9 ml/min/1.73 m2 , cholesterol 280 mg/dl, triglyceride 125 mg/dl with electrolytes in the normal range. Urine collection showed protein 2.72 g/L with a urine protein/creatinine ratio (UP /UCr ratio) of 4.2 and diuresis of 1,100 ml. Renal ultrasound showed reduced kidney dimensions with diffusely hyperechogenic cortex and poorly visualized pyramids...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193529/renal-ultrasound-and-doppler-parameters-as-markers-of-renal-function-and-histopathological-damage-in-children-with-ckd
#20
Happy Sawires, Doaa Salah, Rania Hachem, Wesam Ismail, Amr Salem, Osama Botros, Hadeel Seif
BACKGROUND: Doppler ultrasonography can be used to assess the progression of vascular (arterial sclerosis) and parenchymal (glomerular sclerosis and crescents) renal damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of some sonographic and Doppler parameters as non-invasive markers of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal histopathological damage in children. METHODOLOGY: A cohort of 84 children were enrolled in a case-control study (42 with CKD stages 2-5 and 42 healthy children)...
November 30, 2017: Nephrology
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