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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306749/cigarette-smoking-and-cardio-renal-events-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Christopher A Drummond, Pamela S Brewster, Wencan He, Kaili Ren, Yanmei Xie, Katherine R Tuttle, Steven T Haller, Kenneth Jamerson, Lance D Dworkin, Donald E Cutlip, Timothy P Murphy, Ralph B D'Agostino, William L Henrich, Jiang Tian, Joseph I Shapiro, Christopher J Cooper
Cigarette smoking causes cardiovascular disease and is associated with poor kidney function in individuals with diabetes mellitus and primary kidney diseases. However, the association of smoking on patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis has not been studied. The current study utilized data from the Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL, NCT00081731) clinical trial to evaluate the effects of smoking on the risk of cardio-renal events and kidney function in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303846/heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-at-different-stages-of-renal-dysfunction-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#2
Lin Wei, Wen-Bo Zhao, Huan-Wen Ye, Yan-Hua Chen, Xiao-Pei Zhang, Yan Huang, Ye-Feng Cai, Quan-Fu Chen, Su-Yue Pan
BACKGROUND: Renal function is associated with mortality and functional disabilities in stroke patients, and impaired autonomic function is common in stroke, but little is known regarding its effects on stroke patients with renal dysfunction. This study sought to evaluate the association between autonomic function and stroke in patients with renal dysfunction. METHODS: This study comprised 232 patients with acute ischemic stroke consecutively enrolled from February 2013 to November 2014 at Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine in China...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279416/cardio-oncology-related-to-heart-failure-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-target-based-therapy
#3
REVIEW
Benjamin Kenigsberg, Varun Jain, Ana Barac
Cancer therapy targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene B (ErbB)/human EGFR receptor (HER) family of tyrosine kinases has been successfully used in treatment of several malignancies. The ErbB pathways play a role in the maintenance of cardiac homeostasis. This article summarizes current knowledge about EGFR/ErbB/HER receptor-targeted cancer therapeutics focusing on their cardiotoxicity profiles, molecular mechanisms, and implications in clinical cardio-oncology...
April 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251568/activities-of-daily-living-at-different-levels-of-renal-function-in-elderly-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients
#4
Masahiro Kitamura, Kazuhiro P Izawa, Hiroki Taniue, Yumi Mimura, Yuichi Ikeda, Hitomi Nagashima, Peter H Brubaker
BACKGROUND: Renal function (RF) and activities of daily living (ADL) are risk factors for heart failure (HF) patients. AIMS: We evaluated differences in motor and cognitive ADL in relation to RF in elderly hospitalized HF patients. METHODS: Participants were selected from 414 consecutive hospitalized HF patients based on certain criteria. We investigated patient characteristics including Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
March 1, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242751/serum-uromodulin-and-mortality-risk-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography
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Graciela E Delgado, Marcus E Kleber, Hubert Scharnagl, Bernhard K Krämer, Winfried März, Jürgen E Scherberich
The mucoprotein uromodulin is the most abundant protein in mammalian urine and has important roles in ion transport, maintenance of water and electrolyte balance, and clearance of bacteria from the urinary tract. Low urinary uromodulin concentrations have been associated with increased mortality risk. However, measuring uromodulin in urine has several preanalytic drawbacks, and sensitive assays for the detection of uromodulin in blood have become available. In this study, we investigated the association of serum uromodulin concentration with cardiovascular biomarkers and mortality risk in a large cohort of patients referred for coronary angiography...
February 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242288/galectin-3-levels-are-elevated-and-predictive-of-mortality-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Jeremy A Mazurek, Benjamin D Horne, Wajeeha Saeed, Muhammad R Sardar, Ronald Zolty
BACKGROUND: Galectin-3, a novel binding-lectin involved in inflammation and fibrosis, is elevated in heart failure and is independently predictive of mortality in this condition. We sought to evaluate galectin-3 levels and its prognostic value in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a known inflammatory state, in the setting of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction-associated PH (HFpEF-PH). METHODS: We measured galectin-3 levels in 76 patients with PH; 37 patients with PAH and 39 patients with HFpEF-PH...
February 8, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240799/revascularization-of-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-for-chronic-heart-failure-versus-acute-pulmonary-oedema
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Darren Green, James P Ritchie, Constantina Chrysochou, Philip A Kalra
AIM: To determine whether the apparent benefit of revascularization of renal artery stenosis for "flash" pulmonary oedema extends to heart failure patients without a history of prior acute pulmonary oedema. METHODS: A prospective study of patients with renal artery stenosis and heart failure at a single centre between 1(st) January 1995 and 31(st) December 2010. Patients were divided into those with and without previous acute pulmonary oedema / decompensation. Survival analysis compared revascularization versus medical therapy in each group using Cox regression adjusted for age, eGFR, blood pressure, and co-morbidities...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209079/acid-base-disorders-after-orthotopic-bladder-replacement-comparison-of-an-ileal-neobladder-and-an-ileal-conduit
#8
AJin Cho, Seung Min Lee, Jung Woo Noh, Don Kyoung Choi, Yongseong Lee, Sung Tae Cho, Ki Kyung Kim, Young Goo Lee, Young Ki Lee
OBJECTIVES: For many years, creation of an orthotopic neobladder after cystectomy has been popular. In the present study, we measured the extent of metabolic acidosis in patients with ileal neobladders compared with ileal conduits and defined risk factors for development of metabolic acidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 95 patients, who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion to treat invasive bladder cancer from January 2001 to December 2014 at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, through investigation of acid-base balance, serum electrolyte levels and renal function one month and one year after operation...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195387/baseline-adiponectin-concentration-and-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-diabetes-and-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-the-examine-trial
#9
Brian A Bergmark, Christopher P Cannon, William B White, Petr Jarolim, Yuyin Liu, Marc P Bonaca, Faiez Zannad, David A Morrow
INTRODUCTION: Adiponectin is a pleiotropic adipocytokine with a strong inverse (protective) association with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular outcomes in stable patients. However, this relationship may be reversed in the setting of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Given this possible complex relationship, we investigated adiponectin and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in patients with diabetes and recent ACS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed baseline adiponectin concentration and CV outcomes in 5,213 patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled 15-90 days (median 45 days) after ACS in the EXAMINE trial of alogliptin vs placebo...
February 14, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182761/kidney-function-and-specific-mortality-in-60-80-years-old-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-a-10-year-follow-up-study
#10
Ellen K Hoogeveen, Johanna M Geleijnse, Erik J Giltay, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Janette de Goede, Linda M Oude Griep, Theo Stijnen, Daan Kromhout
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is highly prevalent among older post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. It is not known whether CKD is an independent risk factor for mortality in older post-MI patients with optimal cardiovascular drug-treatment. Therefore, we studied the relation between kidney function and all-cause and specific mortality among older post-MI patients, without severe heart failure, who are treated with state-of-the-art pharmacotherapy. From 2002-2006, 4,561 Dutch post-MI patients were enrolled and followed until death or January 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181125/different-trajectories-and-significance-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-congestion-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#11
Matteo Beltrami, Gaetano Ruocco, Aladino Ibrahim, Barbara Lucani, Beatrice Franci, Ranuccio Nuti, Alberto Palazzuoli
The exact relationship existing among congestion status, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) changes and acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been elucidated in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). The aims of this study are: to investigate the relation and prognostic role of BNP, AKI and clinical congestion after discharge; to define the exact BNP cut off value or a BNP in-hospital reduction to identify patients with higher risk during vulnerable post-discharge phase. We consecutively enrolled 157 patients with a diagnosis of AHF...
February 8, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177101/-severe-hyperkalemia-in-patients-referred-to-an-emergency-departement-the-role-of-antialdosterone-drugs-and-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers
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Daria Motta, Giulio Cesano, Angelo Pignataro, Roberto Boero
We analyzed the clinical features and the factors associated with the presence of hyperkalemia (serum potassium >5.3 mmol/L) in a cohort of patients presenting to an Emergency Department. A total of 168 cases were observed (89 males and 79 females), mean age 77.512 years. Fifty-six patients were diabetics (33.3%), 51 patients had chronic kidney disease (30%) and 36 patients with cardiac failure (21.4%). Sixty-nine patients (41%) were treated with RAS-blockers (ACE-I n = 50; ARBs, n = 19). 65 subjects were taking loop diuretics (39%), 17 (10%) thiazides...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169056/exploring-the-relation-between-changes-in-nt-probnp-and-renal-function-in-patients-with-suspected-heart-failure-using-structural-equation-modelling
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Jufen Zhang, Kenneth Y-K Wong, Andrew L Clark, John G F Cleland
BACKGROUND: The relation between changes in NT-proBNP and renal function has commonly been studied using multiple regressions, which may ignore the complexity of relations between related variables. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were collected from patients referred with suspected heart failure (HF) to a community service. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to assess the association between changes in NT-proBNP at 1year, and other pre-specified variables including age, sex, BMI, eGFR, loop diuretics and ACE inhibitor...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168962/changes-in-end-organ-function-in-patients-with-prolonged-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-support
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Daisuke Yoshioka, Hiroo Takayama, Paolo C Colombo, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Arthur R Garan, Veli K Topkara, Jiho Han, Paul Kurlansky, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the long-term effects of continuous blood flow with reduced pulsatility on end-organ function. METHODS: Between May 2004 and December 2015, 469 patients underwent continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation at our center. Our study included 59 (13%) patients who were supported with an LVAD for a minimum of 3 years. We evaluated postoperative renal function and hepatic function at 1 and 6 months, and 1, 2, and 3 years after implantation in those 59 patients...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160975/prescription-of-guideline-recommended-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-among-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure-and-varying-degrees-of-renal-function
#15
Patrick H Pun, Shubin Sheng, Gillian Sanders, Adam D DeVore, Daniel Friedman, Gregg C Fonarow, Paul A Heidenreich, Clyde W Yancy, Adrian F Hernandez, Sana M Al-Khatib
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduce mortality in many patients with heart failure (HF), but the current use and effectiveness of ICD/CRT in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are uncertain. We examined associations between kidney function and guideline-recommended prescription of ICD/CRT in the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry, a performance improvement program for hospitalized patients with HF. We compared differences in ICD and CRT prescription between the following categories of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; mL/min/1...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143672/echocardiographic-measures-and-estimated-gfr-decline-among-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
#16
Leila R Zelnick, Ronit Katz, Bessie A Young, Adolfo Correa, Bryan R Kestenbaum, Ian H de Boer, Nisha Bansal
BACKGROUND: Cardiac structural abnormalities, common in African Americans, are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Associations between echocardiography-measured subclinical heart failure and kidney function decline are unknown and may identify novel risk factors for kidney disease in this population. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 2,418 Jackson Heart Study participants with baseline echocardiograms and longitudinal measures of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) calculated from the CKD-EPI creatinine equation...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125604/increased-symmetric-dimethylarginine-level-is-associated-with-worse-hospital-outcomes-through-altered-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Julie Lorin, Jean-Claude Guilland, Karim Stamboul, Charles Guenancia, Yves Cottin, Luc Rochette, Catherine Vergely, Marianne Zeller
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether SDMA- symmetric dimethylarginine -the symmetrical stereoisomer of ADMA- might be a marker of left ventricular function in AMI. BACKGROUND: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) has been implicated in the prognosis after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF). METHODS: Cross sectional prospective study from 487 consecutive patients hospitalized <24 hours after AMI. Patients with HF on admission were excluded...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119410/emergency-department-use-among-patients-with-ckd-a-population-based-analysis
#18
Paul E Ronksley, Marcello Tonelli, Braden J Manns, Robert G Weaver, Chandra M Thomas, Jennifer M MacRae, Pietro Ravani, Robert R Quinn, Matthew T James, Richard Lewanczuk, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although prior studies have observed high resource use among patients with CKD, there is limited exploration of emergency department use in this population and the proportion of encounters related to CKD care specifically. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We identified all adults (≥18 years old) with eGFR<60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2) (including dialysis-dependent patients) in Alberta, Canada between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105731/liraglutide-effects-on-cardiovascular-risk-biomarkers-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-albuminuria-a-sub-analysis-of-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-cross-over-trial
#19
Bernt Johan von Scholten, Frederik Persson, Signe Rosenlund, Jesper Eugen-Olsen, Tomasz Pielak, Jens Faber, Tine Willum Hansen, Peter Rossing
We assessed the effects of liraglutide treatment on five cardiovascular risk biomarkers, reflecting different pathophysiology: 1) Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha); 2) Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR); 3) Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM); 4) Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP); and 5) Copeptin, in type 2 diabetes patients with albuminuria. In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial we enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes and persistent albuminuria (urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) > 30 mg/g) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 30 mL/min/1...
January 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104114/re-evaluating-cut-off-points-for-the-expansion-of-deceased-donor-criteria-for-kidney-transplantation-in-japan
#20
Y Nakagawa, M Ikeda, T Ando, M Tasaki, K Saito, K Takahashi, A Aikawa, M Kikuchi, K Akazawa, Y Tomita
BACKGROUND: A shortage of donors poses a serious problem for organ transplantation around the world. In response, the concept of the expanded criteria donor (ECD) has been defined to include donors with traditionally less favorable characteristics. That definition has now been accepted and is being applied in kidney transplantation in the United States and Europe. However, the ECD has not yet been defined for deceased donor kidney transplantation in Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on graft survival and relevant risk factors in patients who received deceased donor kidney transplants through the East Japan Branch of the Japan Organ Transplant network (n = 1051)...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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