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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646033/implementing-a-reference-measurement-system-for-c-peptide-successes-and-lessons-learned
#1
Randie R Little, Robert I Wielgosz, Ralf Josephs, Tomoya Kinumi, Akiko Takatsu, Hongmei Li, Daniel Stein, Chris Burns
BACKGROUND: Assessment of endogenous insulin secretion by measuring C-peptide concentrations is widely accepted. Recent studies have shown that preservation of even small amounts of endogenous C-peptide production in patients with type 1 diabetes reduces risks for diabetic complications. Harmonization of C-peptide results will facilitate comparison of data from different research studies and later among clinical laboratory results at different sites using different assay methods. CONTENT: This review provides an overview of the general process of harmonization and standardization and the challenges encountered with implementing a reference measurement system for C-peptide...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644697/contemporary-treatment-of-renal-tumors-a-questionnaire-survey-in-the-nordic-countries-the-norenca-i-study
#2
Harry Nisen, Petrus Järvinen, Magnus Fovaeus, Eirikur Guðmundsson, Bjarne Kromann-Andersen, Börje Ljungberg, Lars Lund, Frode Nilsen, Pernilla Sundqvist, Christian Beisland
OBJECTIVE: The five Nordic countries comprise 25 million people, and have similar treatment traditions and healthcare systems. To take advantage of these similarities, a collaborative group (Nordic Renal Cancer Group, NORENCA) was founded in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire of 17 questions on renal tumor management and surgical education was designed and sent to 91 institutions performing renal tumor surgery in 2015. The response rate was 68% (62 hospitals), including 28 academic, 25 central and nine district hospitals...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644432/dental-implant-treatment-for-renal-failure-patients-on-dialysis-a-clinical-guideline
#3
REVIEW
Quan Yuan, Qiu-Chan Xiong, Megha Gupta, Rosa María López-Pintor, Xiao-Lei Chen, Dutmanee Seriwatanachai, Michael Densmore, Yi Man, Ping Gong
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem that is growing in prevalence and is associated with severe complications. During the progression of the disease, a majority of CKD patients suffer oral complications. Dental implants are currently the most reliable and successful treatment for missing teeth. However, due to complications of CKD such as infections, bone lesions, bleeding risks, and altered drug metabolism, dental implant treatment for renal failure patients on dialysis is more challenging...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643818/serum-micrornas-are-altered-in-various-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-preliminary-study
#4
COMMENT
Benjamin Brigant, Valérie Metzinger-Le Meuth, Ziad A Massy, Nathalie McKay, Sophie Liabeuf, Marion Pelletier, Marion Sallée, Eléonore M'Baya-Moutoula, Pascale Paul, Tilman B Drueke, Stéphane Burtey, Laurent Metzinger
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are innovative and informative blood-based biomarkers involved in numerous pathophysiological processes. In this study and based on our previous experimental data, we investigated miR-126, miR-143, miR-145, miR-155 and miR-223 as potential circulating biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The primary objective of this study was to assess the levels of miRNA expression at various stages of CKD. METHODS: RNA was extracted from serum, and RT-qPCR was performed for the five miRNAs and cel-miR-39 (internal control)...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643107/-microscopic-hematuria-reasonable-and-risk-adapted-diagnostic-evaluation
#5
REVIEW
N Löbig, F Wezel, T Martini, B Schröppel, C Bolenz
BACKGROUND: Microscopic hematuria that is not explained by an obvious underlying condition is a frequent and often an incidental finding that commonly triggers urological or nephrological evaluation. Potential underlying conditions range from benign to severe malignant diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nonsystematic literature search was performed, focusing on potential urological and nephrological causes of hematuria. National and international guidelines were considered and diagnostic as well as follow-up strategies are discussed...
June 22, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639844/diagnostic-sensitivity-of-cutoff-values-of-igg4-positive-plasma-cell-number-and-igg4-positive-cd138-positive-cell-ratio-in-typical-multiple-lesions-of-patients-with-igg4-related-disease
#6
Ichiro Mizushima, Kazunori Yamada, Kenichi Harada, Shoko Matsui, Takako Saeki, Satoru Kondo, Masayuki Takahira, Yuko Waseda, Yasuhito Hamaguchi, Hiroshi Fujii, Masakazu Yamagishi, Mitsuhiro Kawano
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic sensitivity of the cutoff values of IgG4-positive plasma cell (PC) number and IgG4-positive/CD138-positive cell ratio proposed by the International consensus statement (ICS) on the pathology of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) in typical multiple lesions of patients with IgG4-RD. METHODS: We evaluated IgG4-positive PC number and IgG4-positive/CD138-positive cell ratio in 39 samples from 18 IgG4-RD patients having more than two typical lesions of IgG4-RD...
June 22, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636678/measurement-properties-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-proms-used-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review
#7
Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, Derek Kyte, Paul Cockwell, Tom Marshall, Adrian Gheorghe, Thomas Keeley, Anita Slade, Melanie Calvert
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) can provide valuable information which may assist with the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, given the large number of measures available, it is unclear which PROMs are suitable for use in research or clinical practice. To address this we comprehensively evaluated studies that assessed the measurement properties of PROMs in adults with CKD. METHODS: Four databases were searched; reference list and citation searching of included studies was also conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634673/b-mode-and-doppler-ultrasound-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-dogs-and-cats
#8
REVIEW
Nathália Bragato, Naida Cristina Borges, Maria Clorinda Soares Fioravanti
Ultrasound is the imaging test of choice for renal evaluation, because it provides information about the position, size, shape, internal architecture and hemodynamics of the kidneys without harming the patient. In chronic kidney disease, the main findings observed in B-mode ultrasound images are increased cortical echogenicity, loss of corticomedullary differentiation, reduced renal volume and irregular renal contour, and when these changes are associated, they are indicative of end-stage renal disease. However, the cause of kidney disease cannot be determined by ultrasonography, but must be confirmed by means of biopsy, although the presence of ultrasonographic changes indicative of the end-stage of the disease may contraindicate this procedure...
June 21, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633144/standardized-renal-endpoints-for-perioperative-clinical-trials-the-standardized-endpoints-in-perioperative-medicine-initiative
#9
David R McIlroy, Andrew D Shaw, Paul S Myles
Perioperative acute kidney injury is a common problem. While clinical trials seek to evaluate the impact of interventions on a variety of primary and secondary endpoints with the aim of implementing this knowledge to improve perioperative outcomes, the use of valid and relevant endpoints within clinical trials is of critical importance to achieving this goal. Suitable endpoints must be validated for the study population and in light of the clinical context under investigation while also considering regulatory requirements that govern the licensing of new therapeutic agents as well as the values of patients whose outcomes we seek to improve...
June 21, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630859/the-application-of-internal-suspension-technique-in-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-for-renal-ventral-tumors
#10
Wenlong Zhong, Yicong Du, Lei Zhang, Xuesong Li, Cuijian Zhang, Dong Fang, Gengyan Xiong, Zhisong He, Liqun Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of an internal suspension technique in retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for the management of renal ventral tumors. METHODS: Between January 2013 and July 2016, a total of 145 patients underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with or without internal suspension technique. For patients who underwent internal suspension technique, the surgeons preserved the external fat of the renal tumor as a suspension traction measure when separating the kidney...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629213/la-sopravvivenza-dei-pazienti-oncologici-in-italia
#11
Vincenzo Coviello, Carlotta Buzzoni, Mario Fusco, Alessandro Barchielli, Francesco Cuccaro, Roberta De Angelis, Adriano Giacomin, Stefano Luminari, Giorgia Randi, Lucia Mangone
OBJECTIVES: Population-based survival statistics are fundamental to assess the efficacy of services offered to improve cancer patients' prognosis. This study aims to update cancer survival estimates for the Italian population, as well as provide new measures, such as the crude probability of death, which takes into account the possibility of dying from causes other than cancer, and the change in life expectancy after a cancer diagnosis, to properly address various questions. RESULTS: The study includes 1,932,450 cancer cases detected by the Network of Italian Cancer Registries (AIRTUM) from 1994 to 2011 and provides estimates for 38 cancer sites and for allsites cancer...
March 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625968/long-term-dose-dependent-agalsidase-effects-on-kidney-histology-in-fabry-disease
#12
Rannveig Skrunes, Camilla Tøndel, Sabine Leh, Kristin Kampevold Larsen, Gunnar Houge, Einar Skulstad Davidsen, Carla Hollak, André B P van Kuilenburg, Frédéric M Vaz, Einar Svarstad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dose-dependent clearing of podocyte globotriaosylceramide has previously been shown in patients with classic Fabry disease treated with enzyme replacement. Our study evaluates the dose-dependent effects of agalsidase therapy in serial kidney biopsies of patients treated for up to 14 years. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Twenty patients with classic Fabry disease (12 men) started enzyme replacement therapy at a median age of 21 (range =7-62) years old...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625559/feasibility-of-combined-doppler-ecg-assessment-of-internal-jugular-veins
#13
Inge Dierickx, Simon Van Hooland, Kathleen Tomsin, Daniel Vanhercke, Wilfried Cools, Hendrik Fransen, Wilfried Gyselaers
A standardized combined Doppler-electrocardiography technique was developed for measurement of the triphasic waveform characteristics in the internal jugular vein. Flow velocities at the A, X, V and Y peaks, the RR interval and the PA and RX times were measured. From these the venous impedance index ([X-A]/X) and the ratios PA/RR and RX/RR were calculated. Six measurements were performed at three different locations by two ultrasonographers in 21 randomly selected pregnant and non-pregnant women. Statistical models proved the feasibility and reproducibility of this technique, with the highest concordance correlation coefficients in the right distal internal vein...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
#14
Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620006/cancer-surveillance-in-gorlin-syndrome-and-rhabdoid-tumor-predisposition-syndrome
#15
REVIEW
William D Foulkes, Junne Kamihara, D Gareth R Evans, Laurence Brugières, Franck Bourdeaut, Jan J Molenaar, Michael F Walsh, Garrett M Brodeur, Lisa Diller
Gorlin syndrome and rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome (RTPS) are autosomal dominant syndromes associated with an increased risk of childhood-onset brain tumors. Individuals with Gorlin syndrome can manifest a wide range of phenotypic abnormalities, with about 5% of family members developing medulloblastoma, usually occurring in the first 3 years of life. Gorlin syndrome is associated with germline mutations in components of the Sonic Hedgehog pathway, including Patched1 (PTCH1) and Suppressor of fused (SUFU)SUFU mutation carriers appear to have an especially high risk of early-onset medulloblastoma...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619098/interventions-to-prevent-hemodynamic-instability-during-renal-replacement-therapy-for-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-protocol
#16
Adrianna Douvris, Swapnil Hiremath, Lauralyn McIntyre, Lindsey Sikora, Catherine Weber, Edward G Clark
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic instability during renal replacement therapy (HIRRT) in the form of intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a frequent complication of hemodialysis in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and most studies have focused on this chronic population. However, HIRRT is also an important concern for critically ill ICU patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), complicating an estimated 30% of dialysis treatments in this population. HIRRT can exacerbate organ hypoperfusion in the setting of critical illness and may negatively impact renal recovery in the AKI population...
June 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616216/warfarin-related-nephropathy-induced-by-three-different-vitamin-k-antagonists-analysis-of-13-biopsy-proven-cases
#17
Léonard Golbin, Cécile Vigneau, Guy Touchard, Eric Thervet, Jean-Michel Halimi, Théophile Sawadogo, Nathan Lagoutte, Pascale Siohan, Elie Zagdoun, Alexandre Hertig, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Thierry Frouget
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) with renal tubular obstruction by red blood cell casts (RBCC) has been described in patients treated with warfarin and is known as warfarin-related nephropathy (WRN). Methods: To determine whether other vitamin K antagonists (VKA) cause WRN, we retrospectively collected and analyzed the clinical and histological data of 13 patients treated with different VKA (seven with fluindione, four with warfarin and two with acenocoumarol) in seven French hospitals. Results: They all developed gross hematuria following overanticoagulation complicated by severe AKI (median serum creatinine concentration = 693 μmol/L)...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614247/meld-score-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-length-of-hospital-stay-and-disease-burden-a-single-center-retrospective-study-in-39-323-inpatients
#18
Jan A Roth, Carl Chrobak, Sabine Schädelin, Balthasar L Hug
The laboratory-based model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score reflects the function of the kidney, liver, and extrinsic coagulation pathway and might be used as a general prognostic tool for the assessment of patients. We therefore aimed to investigate a potential association of the MELD score with mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS), and disease burden in a general patient population.We performed a retrospective observational study at a tertiary referral center. From January 2012 through December 2013, all consecutive inpatients aged 18 years were eligible for the study; patients with missing MELD parameters on hospital admission and/or treatments influencing the international normalized ratio, that is, novel oral anticoagulants and vitamin K antagonists, were excluded...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614115/trafficking-and-regulation-of-the-nkcc2-cotransporter-in-the-thick-ascending-limb
#19
Kerim Mutig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The kidney Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) is essential for urinary concentration and renal electrolyte handling. Loss of function mutations in the NKCC2 gene cause urinary salt and potassium wasting, whereas excessive NKCC2 function has been linked to high blood pressure. Loop diuretics, targeting the transporter, are instrumental for relieving edema or hypertension. This review focuses on intrinsic mechanisms regulating NKCC2 activity at the posttranslational level, namely its trafficking and phosphorylation...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612425/iron-deficiency-across-chronic-inflammatory-conditions-international-expert-opinion-on-definition-diagnosis-and-management
#20
REVIEW
Maria Domenica Cappellini, Josep Comin-Colet, Angel de Francisco, Axel Dignass, Wolfram Doehner, Carolyn Sp Lam, Iain C Macdougall, Gerhard Rogler, Clara Camaschella, Rezan Kadir, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Donat R Spahn, Ali T Taher, Khaled M Musallam
Iron deficiency, even in the absence of anemia, can be debilitating, and exacerbate any underlying chronic disease, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Iron deficiency is frequently concomitant with chronic inflammatory disease; however, iron deficiency treatment is often overlooked, partially due to the heterogeneity among clinical practice guidelines. In the absence of consistent guidance across chronic heart failure, chronic kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease, we provide practical recommendations for iron deficiency to treating physicians: definition, diagnosis, and disease-specific diagnostic algorithms...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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