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Dialysis, renal failure, glomerular disease

Melanie P Chin, George L Bakris, Geoffrey A Block, Glenn M Chertow, Angie Goldsberry, Lesley A Inker, Hiddo J L Heerspink, Megan O'Grady, Pablo E Pergola, Christoph Wanner, David G Warnock, Colin J Meyer
BACKGROUND: Increases in measured inulin clearance, measured creatinine clearance, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) have been observed with bardoxolone methyl in 7 studies enrolling approximately 2,600 patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The largest of these studies was Bardoxolone Methyl Evaluation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes (BEACON), a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial which enrolled patients with T2D and CKD stage 4...
2018: American Journal of Nephrology
Carmine Zoccali, Graziella D'arrigo, Daniela Leonardis, Patrizia Pizzini, Maurizio Postorino, Giovanni Tripepi, Francesca Mallamaci, Jan van den Brand, Arjan van Zuilen, Jack Wetzels, Michiel L Bots, Peter Blankestijn
Background: Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a sympathetic neurotransmitter that has been implicated in various disorders including obesity, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases. Methods: We investigated the relationship between circulating NPY and the progression of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and proteinuria and the risk for a combined renal endpoint (>30% GFR loss, dialysis/transplantation) in two European chronic kidney disease (CKD) cohorts including follow-up of 753 and 576 patients for 36 and 57 months, respectively...
January 23, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Oscar Kolsrud, Kristjan Karason, Erik Holmberg, Sven-Erik Ricksten, Marie Felldin, Ola Samuelsson, Göran Dellgren
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) is a risk factor for death and/or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) after heart transplantation (HTx). METHODS: All adult patients (n = 416) who underwent HTx between 1988 and 2010 were included. mGFR was performed both preoperatively and postoperatively as annual follow-up. Eight patients received a concomitant kidney transplant (KTx), and 15 underwent late KTx due to chronic renal failure after HTx...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Maria Júlia Correia Lima Nepomuceno Araujo, Janaina Almeida Mota Ramalho, Rosilene Motta Elias, Vanda Jorgetti, William Nahas, Melani Custodio, Rosa M A Moysés, Elias David-Neto
BACKGROUND: Although a successful kidney transplant (KTx) improves most of the mineral and bone disorders (MBD) produced by chronic kidney disease (CKD), hyperparathyroidism may persist (pHPT). Current guidelines recommend parathyroidectomy if serum parathormone is persistently elevated 1 year after KTx, because pHPT has been recently associated with poor graft outcomes. However, whether patients with pHPT and adequate renal function are at risk for long-term graft failure is unknown...
January 10, 2018: Surgery
Erica Winnicki, Charles E McCulloch, Mark M Mitsnefes, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady, Elaine Ku
Importance: The kidney failure risk equation (KFRE) has been shown to accurately estimate progression to kidney failure in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Use of the KFRE in children with CKD, if accurate, would help to optimize planning for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care. Objective: To determine whether the KFRE adequately discriminates the risk of ESRD in children with CKD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study included 603 children with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of less than 60 mL/min/1...
December 18, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
Wen-Yi Li, Yi-Cheng Wang, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Shih-Hua Lin, Kwan-Dun Wu, Yung-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: The clinical consequences of starting chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) after emergent dialysis via a temporary hemodialysis (HD) catheter has rarely been evaluated within a full spectrum of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We investigated the longer-term outcomes of patients undergoing emergent-start PD in comparison with that of other practices of PD or HD in a prospective cohort of new-onset ESRD. METHODS: This was a 2-year prospective observational study...
December 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Phisitt Vejakama, Atiporn Ingsathit, Gareth J McKay, Alexander P Maxwell, Mark McEvoy, John Attia, Ammarin Thakkinstian
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading cause of death before and after onset of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Knowing treatments that can delay disease progression will lead to reduced mortality. We therefore aimed to estimate the effectiveness of renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade on CKD progression. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective CKD cohort at Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand from 1997 to 2011. ESRD was defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <15 ml/min/1...
November 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Mengli Tong, Yuhui Wang, Jun Ni, Ning Weng, Chuanxia Chen, Hongyu Chen, Lindholm Bengt
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is well-established as renal replacement therapy in end stage renal disease and has survival rates similar or better than hemodialysis (HD) for the initial years on dialysis therapy. However retention rate is lower due to higher technique failure rates than in HD and few patients stay on PD for more than 10 years (PD>10 yrs ). Here we investigated clinical features characterizing PD>10 yrs patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a single center study of 450 prevalent PD patients, 35 PD>10 yrs patients (n=35) were compared with patients (n=415) who had been on PD for shorter periods of time in terms of clinical characteristics...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology
Yavuz Ayar, Alparslan Ersoy, Mustafa Ferhat Oksuz, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Berna Aytac Vuruskan, Abdülmecit Yildiz, Emel Isiktas, Aysegül Oruc, Sedat Celikci, Ismail Arslan, Ahmet Bilgehan Sahin, Mustafa Güllülü
AIM: Amyloid A amyloidosis is a rare complication of chronic inflammatory conditions. Most patients with amyloid A amyloidosis present with nephropathy and it leads to renal failure and death. We studied clinical characteristics and survival in patients with amyloid A amyloidosis. METHODS: A total of 81 patients (51 males, 30 females) with renal biopsy proven amyloid A amyloidosis were analyzed retrospectively. The patients were divided into good and poor outcomes groups according to survival results...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Serge Muleka Ngoie, Philippe Mulenga, Olivier Mukuku, Christian Ngama Kakisingi, Cédrick Milindi Sangwa, Pascal Tshimwang Nawej, Claude Mulumba Mwamba, Dophra Nkulu Ngoy, Faustin Wa Pa Manda Muteta
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease is fast becoming a worldwide public health problem due to the increase of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, its main risk factors. In countries like DRC where majority of population are in the low income bracket, very few studies about this disease, usually diagnosed at a very advanced stage have been conducted. As a result of such, cases are not always properly taken care of and managed. Methods: We opted for a descriptive cross-sectional study and it was conducted during the period from July 2014 to July 2015 at CMDC dialysis service...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Anand Srivastava, Arnaud D Kaze, Ciaran J McMullan, Tamara Isakova, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND: Serum uric acid concentrations increase in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may lead to tubular injury, endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and intrarenal inflammation. Whether uric acid concentrations are associated with kidney failure and death in CKD is unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: 3,885 individuals with CKD stages 2 to 4 enrolled in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) between June 2003 and September 2008 and followed up through March 2013...
March 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
A De Giorgi, A Storari, S Forcellini, F Manfredini, N Lamberti, P Todeschini, G La Manna, R Manfredini, F Fabbian
OBJECTIVE: Kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) are bound to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), and obesity represents a well-known risk factor for CVD. It has been reported that the metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a frequent finding in KTRs, and MetS could develop even if body mass index (BMI) is only mildly increased. We compared the impact of BMI and MetS on the development of major clinical events (MCEs) in a cohort of 107 KTRs during a follow-up of 63 ± 31 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical characteristics were recorded at the time of enrollment and patients were classified on the basis of MCEs development...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Sabitha Vadakedath, Venkataramana Kandi
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is the most prevalent, worldwide public health problem of the elderly population. The main cause of CRF is a damaged kidney. There are five stages of CRF based on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and stage 5 (GFR < 15 ml/min/1.73m(2)) is often called an end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In CRF, there is an accumulation of toxins and excess water due to compromised renal function. Dialysis is the preferred way to treat ESRD and remove accumulated toxins from the body. The cardiovascular risk associated with dialysis is 10 to 20 times higher in patients undergoing dialysis than in normal people...
August 23, 2017: Curēus
Daniel B Kim, Richard Gray, Zhuo Li, Nabil Wasif, Sanjay P Bagaria
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical resection of retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) often involves removal of the ipsilateral kidney. We evaluated the long-term post-operative renal function in patients who underwent a nephrectomy as part of their en-bloc resection of RPS. METHODS: Retrospective review of an institutional database identified RPS patients who underwent nephrectomy for curative intent from 1990 to 2014. The primary outcome measured was chronic kidney disease (CKD) calculated by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Ladan Golestaneh, Paula J Alvarez, Nancy L Reaven, Susan E Funk, Karen J McGaughey, Alain Romero, Melanie S Brenner, Macaulay Onuigbo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the economic impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on US health plans. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis identified patients with a renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) prescription from an electronic medical record (EMR) database (Humedica); those with =90 days in =1 CKD stage were selected based on estimated glomerular filtration rate or diagnosis code, and a cohort on RAASi medications without CKD was selected. Costs for specific services obtained from OptumInsight were applied to services in EMR data of patients aged <65 years (commercial) and =65 years (Medicare)...
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
Umesh Lingaraj, Shivaprasad Sasivehalli Mallappa, Rajiv Elkal Neminah, Satishkumar Madakala Mohan, Leelavathi Venkatesh, Sreedhara Chikkanayakanahalli Gurusiddaiah, Niranjan Manibally Rachaiah
Acute glomerulonephritis due to anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody disease is rare, estimated to occur in fewer than one case per million population and accounts for less than 20% of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. The prevalence among patients evaluated for potential glomerular disease is lower. It accounts for fewer than 3% of all kidney biopsies done with crescentic glomerulonephritis. Cases of anti-GBM disease occurring in a cluster have rarely been reported. All biopsy proven anti-GBM disease cases were collected from January 2015 to March 2015 at our Institute...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Amaury Dujardin, Awena Le Fur, Diego Cantarovich
We report the case of a patient with long-term history of hypertension, presenting with transient neurological disorders and severe graft failure several years after kidney transplantation. Cause of end-stage renal disease was hypertensive nephrosclerosis. Chronic hemodialysis lasted for 1 year. After transplantation and throughout follow-up, serum creatinine ranged from 200 to 230 μmol/L and maintenance immunosuppression included sirolimus and low-dose steroids. Six years after transplantation, the patient presented with right hip pain radiating to the lower back, transient aphasia, confusion, and hemiparesis...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
Enrica Fung, Tara I Chang, Glenn M Chertow, I-Chun Thomas, Steven M Asch, Manjula Kurella Tamura
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend referral to nephrology when estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decreases to <30mL/min/1.73m2 ; however, evidence for benefits of nephrology care are mixed. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort using landmark analysis. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: A national cohort of veterans with advanced chronic kidney disease, defined as an outpatient eGFR≤30mL/min/1.73m2 for January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, and a prior eGFR<60mL/min/1...
November 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Betlem Salvador-González, Jordi Mestre-Ferrer, Maria Soler-Vila, Luisa Pascual-Benito, Eva Alonso-Bes, Oriol Cunillera-Puértolas
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HT) is the second leading cause of kidney failure. In hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), blood pressure (BP) control is the most important intervention to minimise progression. For CKD diagnosis, standardised creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) testing by CKD-EPI is recommended. OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and factors associated with a moderate decrease in eGFR (by CKD-EPI) and BP control in subjects with HT...
July 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Priyank Bijalwan, Kalavampara V Sanjeevan, Anil Mathew, T Balagopal Nair
INTRODUCTION: We retrospectively reviewed the patient characteristics, outcome, and complications of renal transplantation in pediatric age group performed at our center and compared the results with various centers in India and other developed countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients younger than eighteen years of age who underwent renal transplantation from 2003 to 2014 at our institute were reviewed. Demographic data of the transplant recipients and donors, etiology of ESRD, mode of dialysis, surgical details of renal transplantation, immunosuppression, medical and surgical complications, and post-transplant follow-up were assessed...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
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