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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429125/low-plasma-homoarginine-concentration-is-associated-with-high-rates-of-all-cause-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Isidor Minović, Erik Hanff, Anne-Roos S Frenay, Martin H de Borst, Martin Feelisch, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Dimitrios Tsikas
In renal transplant recipients (RTR), we recently found that low urinary excretion of homoarginine (hArg) is associated with mortality and graft failure. However, it is not known whether such prospective associations also hold true for plasma concentrations of hArg. In the present study, we therefore determined plasma concentrations of hArg in the same cohort, i.e. in 687 RTR (functioning graft ≥1 year), and in 140 healthy donors, before and after kidney donation. Plasma hArg concentrations were significantly lower in RTR compared to healthy controls [1...
April 20, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426688/vancomycin-associated-acute-kidney-injury-a-cross-sectional-study-from-a-single-center-in-china
#2
Kunming Pan, Lingyun Ma, Qian Xiang, Xueying Li, Haixia Li, Ying Zhou, Li Yang, Yimin Cui
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the current situation of vancomycin (VAN)-associated acute kidney injury (VA-AKI) in China and identify the risk factors for VA-AKI, as well as to comprehensively examine the risk related to concurrent drug use. Further, we assessed the outcomes of patients who developed VA-AKI and the risk factors for these outcomes. Finally, we aimed to provide suggestions for improving the prevention and treatment of VA-AKI in China. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of inpatients who had been treated with VAN between January 2013 and December 2013 at Peking University First Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417288/troponin-t-elevation-after-permanent-pacemaker-implantation
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Xueying Chen, Ziqing Yu, Jin Bai, Shulan Hu, Wei Wang, Shengmei Qin, Jingfeng Wang, Zhe Sun, Yangang Su, Junbo Ge
PURPOSE: The objective of the study is to study the incidence, significance, and factors associated with cardiac troponin T (CTNT) elevation after pacemaker implantation. METHODS: Three hundred seventy-four patients (104 single-chamber pacemakers or ICD, 243 dual-chamber pacemakers, and 27 cardiac resynchronization therapy/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator) who had normal levels of CTNT at baseline and underwent implantation of a permanent pacemaker system were included in this study...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405987/cardiorenal-syndrome-clinical-outcome-study
#4
H R Shah, N P Singh, N P Aggarwal, D Singhania, A Kumar
BACKGROUND: Over recent years, the field of medicine has been challenged by the twin epidemic of heart failure and renal insufficiency. The coexistence of the two problems in the same patient, referred to as cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), is defined as 'disorders of the heart and kidneys whereby acute or chronic dysfunction in one organ may induce acute or chronic dysfunction of the other. The mechanisms underlying this interaction are complex and multifactorial in nature. OBJECTIVE OF STUDY: Identify and classify patients admitted with cardiorenal syndrome into various subtypes and assess clinical outcome at discharge and at three months...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391879/individual-omega-9-monounsaturated-fatty-acids-and-mortality-the-ludwigshafen-risk-and-cardiovascular-health-study
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Graciela E Delgado, Bernhard K Krämer, Stefan Lorkowski, Winfried März, Clemens von Schacky, Marcus E Kleber
BACKGROUND: The association of polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids with mortality has been extensively studied. Far less is known about the association of omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acids (omega-9 MUFA) with mortality. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the association of individual omega-MUFA with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. METHODS: Omega-9 MUFA concentrations were measured in erythrocytes in 3259 patients participating in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health Study using the HS-Omega-3 index method...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382567/evaluating-risk-factors-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Jeffrey D Lebensburger, Gary R Cutter, Thomas H Howard, Paul Muntner, Daniel I Feig
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have an increased prevalence of nephropathy and mortality from chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We evaluated the association of hyperuricemia and nocturnal hypertension with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using cystatin-C in patients aged 10-21 years with the HbSS or HbSB0 form of the disease during a non-acute clinic visit. eGFR and uric acid measurements were obtained in 83 and 81 participants, respectively, and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was performed in 44 participants...
April 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366517/risks-of-adverse-events-in-advanced-ckd-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort-cric-study
#7
Morgan E Grams, Wei Yang, Casey M Rebholz, Xue Wang, Anna C Porter, Lesley A Inker, Edward Horwitz, James H Sondheimer, L Lee Hamm, Jiang He, Matthew R Weir, Bernard G Jaar, Tariq Shafi, Lawrence J Appel, Chi-Yuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: People with advanced chronic kidney disease are at risk for the development of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but also many other adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and death. Determination of risk factors that explain the variability in prognosis and timing of these adverse outcomes can aid patient counseling and medical decision making. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective research cohort. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,798 participants with estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs)<30mL/min/1...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348113/nongenomic-effects-via-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor
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Stefanie Ruhs, Alexander Nolze, Ralf Hübschmann, Claudia Grossmann
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) belongs to the steroid hormone receptor family and classically functions as a ligand-dependent transcription factor. It is involved in water-electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure regulation but independently from these effects also furthers inflammation, fibrosis, hypertrophy and remodeling in cardiovascular tissues. Next to genomic effects, aldosterone elicits very rapid actions within minutes that do not require transcription or translation and that occur both in classical MR epithelial target organs like kidney and colon but also in nonepithelial tissues with special pathophysiological relevance like heart and vasculature and adipose tissue...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344139/post-discharge-worsening-renal-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-impact-on-long-term-outcome
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Nuccia Morici, Stefano Savonitto, Claudio Ponticelli, Ilse C Schrieks, Anna Nozza, Francesco Cosentino, Barbara Stäehli, Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Gregory G Schwartz, Linda Mellbin, A Michael Lincoff, Jean-Claude Tardif, Diederick E Grobbee
BACKGROUND: Worsening renal function during hospitalization for an acute coronary syndrome is strongly predictive of in-hospital and long-term outcome. However, the role of post-discharge worsening renal function has never been investigated in this setting. METHODS: We considered the placebo cohort of the AleCardio trial comparing aleglitazar to standard medical therapy among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a recent acute coronary syndrome. Patients who had died or had been admitted to hospital for heart failure before the 6-month follow-up, as well as patients without complete renal function data were excluded, leaving 2776 patients for the analysis...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342713/a-laboratory-score-at-presentation-to-rule-out-serious-cardiac-outcomes-or-death-in-patients-presenting-with-symptoms-suggestive-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
#10
Peter A Kavsak, Colleen Shortt, Jinhui Ma, Natasha Clayton, Jonathan Sherbino, Stephen A Hill, Matthew McQueen, Shamir R Mehta, P J Devereaux, Andrew Worster
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether a low high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) cutoff combined with glucose, red cell distribution width (RDW), and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be used to rule-out a serious cardiac outcome or death in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This was a prospective observational emergency department (ED) study enrolling consecutive patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of ACS (ClinicalTrials...
March 23, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334319/erbb4-acts-as-a-suppressor-in-the-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yao Liu, Liming Song, Hengli Ni, Lina Sun, Weijuan Jiao, Lin Chen, Qun Zhou, Tong Shen, Hongxia Cui, Tianming Gao, Jianming Li
ERBB4, one member of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family, plays a key role in physiological and pathological processes. Recently, we identified that ERBB4 played a protective role from chronic hepatitis B virus infection. However, the role of ERBB4 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still unclear. Here, we explore the role of ERBB4 in the development of HCC using in vitro models, in vivo animal models and clinical samples of HCC. Liver-specific ERBB4 knockout alleles and full ERBB4 except heart knockout mice were used in this study...
April 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331934/microarray-analysis-of-differential-gene-expression-profile-between-human-fetal-and-adult-heart
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Zhimin Geng, Jue Wang, Lulu Pan, Ming Li, Jitai Zhang, Xueli Cai, Maoping Chu
Although many changes have been discovered during heart maturation, the genetic mechanisms involved in the changes between immature and mature myocardium have only been partially elucidated. Here, gene expression profile changed between the human fetal and adult heart was characterized. A human microarray was applied to define the gene expression signatures of the fetal (13-17 weeks of gestation, n = 4) and adult hearts (30-40 years old, n = 4). Gene ontology analyses, pathway analyses, gene set enrichment analyses, and signal transduction network were performed to predict the function of the differentially expressed genes...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320992/right-ventricular-enlargement-and-renal-function-are-associated-with-smooth-introduction-of-adaptive-servo-ventilation-therapy-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Toshihiro Iwasaku, Yoshitaka Okuhara, Akiyo Eguchi, Tomotaka Ando, Yoshiro Naito, Tohru Masuyama, Shinichi Hirotani
Although adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy has beneficial effects on chronic heart failure (CHF), a relatively large number of CHF patients cannot undergo ASV therapy due to general discomfort from the mask and/or positive airway pressure. The present study aimed to clarify baseline patient characteristics which are associated with the smooth introduction of ASV treatment in stable CHF inpatients.Thirty-two consecutive heart failure (HF) inpatients were enrolled (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 45%, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) > 10 mL/minute/1...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316834/the-cecari-study-everolimus-certican%C3%A2-initiation-and-calcineurin-inhibitor-withdrawal-in-maintenance-heart-transplant-recipients-with-renal-insufficiency-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Jan Van Keer, David Derthoo, Olivier Van Caenegem, Michel De Pauw, Eric Nellessen, Nathalie Duerinckx, Walter Droogne, Gábor Vörös, Bart Meyns, Ann Belmans, Stefan Janssens, Johan Van Cleemput, Johan Vanhaecke
In this 3-year, open-label, multicenter study, 57 maintenance heart transplant recipients (>1 year after transplant) with renal insufficiency (eGFR 30-60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) were randomized to start everolimus with CNI withdrawal (N = 29) or continue their current CNI-based immunosuppression (N = 28). The primary endpoint, change in measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) from baseline to year 3, did not differ significantly between both groups (+7.0 mL/min in the everolimus group versus +1.9 mL/min in the CNI group, p = 0...
2017: Journal of Transplantation
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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