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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907052/prevalence-and-mortality-related-factors-of-multiple-myeloma-in-taiwan
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Jia-Hong Chen, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Yung-Chih Wang, Shun-Neng Hsu, Wen-Yen Huang, Wu-Chien Chien
In this retrospective cohort study based in Taiwan, we reported the current epidemiology of patients with multiple myeloma and analyzed the factors affecting mortality. We identified 7285 patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) between 1997 and 2013 in Taiwan. Privileges data from the National Health Institute Research Database was used, as it is made readily available to the public in electronic format for research purposes. From 1997 to 2013, the average incidence of MM per 100,000 people was 1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904104/the-effects-of-unilateral-nephrectomy-on-blood-pressure-and-its-circadian-rhythm
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Naro Ohashi, Shinsuke Isobe, Sayaka Ishigaki, Takahisa Suzuki, Daisuke Motoyama, Takayuki Sugiyama, Masao Nagata, Akihiko Kato, Seiichiro Ozono, Hideo Yasuda
Objective Hypertension and diurnal blood pressure (BP) variation are widely accepted as risk factors for renal damage. However, the effects of unilateral nephrectomy on BP and its circadian rhythm have not yet been clarified in patients with a compromised renal function, including dialysis patients. Methods We investigated 22 unilateral nephrectomized patients (16 men and 6 women, age: 64.5±14.3 years). The function of the circulating renin-angiotensin system (RAS) (plasma renin activity and plasma angiotensin II) and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) were evaluated before and after nephrectomy...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900963/initiation-of-darbepoetin-for-management-of-anemia-in-non-dialysis-dependent-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fatma Al Raisi, Issa Al Salmi, Pramod Kamble, Muna Al Shehri, Faissal A M Shaheen
The anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common comorbidity seen in kidney diseases. It is also associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and diminished quality of life. Often, patients with CKD of different stages require erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to maintain their hemoglobin (Hb) within the target range. Darbepoetin alfa is a newer ESA with a longer half-life than recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO). The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety profile of twice-monthly (Q2W) and once a month (1QM) darbepoetin alfa in CKD patients, not on dialysis...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900962/association-of-conjunctival-and-corneal-calcification-with-vascular-calcification-among-hepatitis-c-seropositive-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896908/bixalomer-in-hyperphosphatemic-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-on-dialysis-phase-3-randomized-trial
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Tadao Akizawa, Hideki Origasa, Chisato Kameoka, Junko Tsukada, Kentarou Kuroishi, Yusuke Yamaguchi
Currently, calcium- or metal-containing phosphate binders are available to treat hyperphosphatemia in predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. Bixalomer, a non-calcium, metal-free phosphate binder, has not been studied in these patients. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of bixalomer versus placebo for treatment of hyperphosphatemia in Japanese predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, phase 3 trial, randomized eligible patients 1:1 to receive bixalomer or placebo for 12 weeks...
November 29, 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885564/hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-patients-on-dialysis-and-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-in-argentina-exploring-associated-risk-factors
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María Belén Pisano, Domingo Balderramo, Maribel Martínez Wassaf, Martín Lotto, Yanina Carlino, Viviana Elizabeth Ré, José D Debes
Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) leads to acute hepatitis infection in immunocompetent hosts. HEV genotype 3 can present with high frequency and lead to chronic infection in individuals with a compromised immune system. The risk factors related to increased seroprevalence or chronicity in this population are not entirely understood. Moreover, most studies addressing risk factors for HEV in non-endemic areas come from developed areas such as North America and Europe. In this study we evaluated seroprevalence, chronicity and risk factors for HEV in 120 transplant recipients and 88 patients on dialysis in Argentina...
November 25, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883321/body-size-and-outcomes-in-dialysis-and-transplant-patients-does-it-matter
#7
Mehmet Sukru Sever
The terminologies of "body size", "body mass index (BMI)", "body weight", "large BMI" and "obesity" are controversial for defining the effects of "adiposity" or "fat excess" on the outcomes of dialysis and transplant patients. However, probably these terminologies will be continued to be used in the future as well, because of being older and simpler terminologies. In the general population obesity is a powerful risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, while, it conferred a survival advantage to dialysis patients...
November 1, 2016: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881246/referral-for-kidney-transplantation-and-indicators-of-quality-of%C3%A2-dialysis-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Laura C Plantinga, Stephen O Pastan, Adam S Wilk, Jenna Krisher, Laura Mulloy, Eric M Gibney, Rachel E Patzer
BACKGROUND: Dialysis facility performance measures to improve access to kidney transplantation are being considered. Referral of patients for kidney transplantation evaluation by the dialysis facility is one potential indicator, but limited data exist to evaluate whether referral is associated with existing dialysis facility quality indicators. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 12,926 incident (July 2005 to September 2011) adult (aged 18-69 years) patients treated at 241 dialysis facilities with complete quality indicator information from US national registry data linked to transplantation referral data from all 3 Georgia kidney transplantation centers...
November 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881094/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-peritoneal-dialysis
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Kedan Cai, Qun Luo, Beixia Zhu, Lina Han, Dan Wu, Zhiwei Dai, Kaiyue Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with peritoneal dialysis are in the persistent inflammation state and have elevated arterial stiffness. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio(NLR) is a new inflammatory marker in renal and cardiac disorders. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is a non-invasive measurement, which is widely used as a surrogate marker of arterial stiffness. However, there is little evidence to show an association between NLR and baPWV in patients with peritoneal dialysis. The aim of this cross-section study was to investigate the relationship between NLR and arterial stiffness measured by baPWV in patients with peritoneal dialysis...
November 24, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870055/cancer-risks-after-solid-organ-transplantation-and-after-long-term-dialysis
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Maria Hortlund, Laila Sara Arroyo Mühr, Hans Storm, Gerda Engholm, Joakim Dillner, Davit Bzhalava
Immunosuppression involves an inability to control virus infections and increased incidence of virus-associated cancers. Some cancers without known viral etiology are also increased, but data on exactly which cancer forms are increased has been inconsistent. To provide a reliable and generalizable estimate, with high statistical power and long follow-up time, we assessed cancer risks using comprehensive, population-based registries in 2 different countries and from 2 different immunosuppressed patient groups (solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs) and long-term dialysis patients (LDPs))...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869346/association-between-dialysis-treatment-and-cognitive-decline-a-study-from-the-project-in-sado-for-total-health-prost-japan
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Yumi Watanabe, Kaori Kitamura, Kazutoshi Nakamura, Kazuhiro Sanpei, Minako Wakasugi, Akio Yokoseki, Keiko Kabasawa, Osamu Onodera, Takeshi Ikeuchi, Ryozo Kuwano, Takeshi Momotsu, Ichiei Narita, Naoto Endo
AIM: Evidence for the association between dialysis treatment and cognitive decline is limited. The present study aimed to determine whether dialysis treatment is associated with cognitive decline in adult outpatients of a general hospital in Japan. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional substudy of the Project in Sado for Total Health (PROST). Total Health PROST targeted adult outpatients of a general hospital in Sado City, Niigata, Japan. Among 753 patients (mean age 68...
November 21, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866246/comparison-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-disease-between-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-other-chronic-conditions-a-systematic-review
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Brett D Thombs, Linda Kwakkenbos, Kira E Riehm, Nazanin Saadat, Claire Fedoruk
The complexity and burden of systemic sclerosis (SSc) pose challenges to developing and sustaining disease management self-efficacy. The objective of this systematic review was to compare scores on a commonly used self-efficacy measure, the Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease (SEMCD) Scale, between SSc and other diseases. Data sources included the CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Scopus databases, searched through January 25, 2016, and reference lists of included articles and relevant reviews. Studies in any language that reported total SEMCD scores or individual item scores in adult non-psychiatric medical patients were eligible...
November 19, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848940/parenteral-iron-polymaltose-changes-i-c-terminal-fgf23-ratios-in-iron-deficiency-but-not-in-dialysis-patients
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S-J Tan, S Satake, E R Smith, N D Toussaint, T D Hewitson, S G Holt
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Iron and phosphate are both vital to many biological cellular processes with central roles in energy metabolism, cellular proliferation and nucleic acid synthesis. Regulatory pathways in some of these metabolic pathways may intersect at fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a major phosphate regulatory hormone. Iron is reported to induce hypophosphataemia in rare cases, and recent reports suggest that iron deficiency may upregulate FGF23 synthesis by mechanisms involving hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF1α)...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844184/possible-prevention-of-uremic-nausea-by-vitamin-d-receptor-activators-in-non-dialysis-patients-with-stage-5-chronic-kidney-disease
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Masato Ikeda, Yoshimi Ueda, Yukio Maruyama, Keitaro Yokoyama, Takashi Yokoo, Nobuhiko Joki, Ryoichi Ando, Toshio Shinoda, Daijo Inaguma, Toshihiko Yamaka, Yasuhiro Komatsu, Fumihiko Koiwa, Toshifumi Sakaguchi, Shigeo Negi, Takashi Shigematsu
BACKGROUND: Nausea is a major uremic symptom and a frequent indication for starting dialysis. However, preventive medication for uremic nausea has not yet been identified. Vitamin D receptor activators (VDRAs) may prevent uremic nausea via their pleiotropic actions. The objective of this study was to explore whether VDRA administration during the predialysis period is associated with a reduced prevalence of uremic nausea just prior to beginning dialysis. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed to identify a medication to prevent uremic nausea...
November 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832685/treadmill-exercise-induced-e-e-elevation-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-event-in-end-stage-renal-disease-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Jong Ho Shin, Ki-Woon Kang, Jung Ho Kim, Jung Yeon Chin, Nae Yu Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Won Ho Kim, Yu Jeong Choi, Kyung Tae Jung
Background/Aims: Diastolic dysfunction is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). However, conventional measurement of LA volume and E/e' using Doppler echocardiography has been limited to predict CV events in patients with ESRD on CAPD. Methods: From September 2007 to September 2008, 30 consecutive patients with exertional dyspnea in ESRD on CAPD and normal systolic function was prospectively enrolled and underwent laboratory testing, coronary angiography, and treadmill exercise stress echocardiography (TESE)...
November 11, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819409/interventions-for-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-restless-legs-syndrome
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Seerapani Gopaluni, Mohamed Sherif, Naim A Ahmadouk
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is defined as the spontaneous movement of the limbs (mainly legs) associated with unpleasant, sometimes painful sensation which is relieved by moving the affected limb. Prevalence of RLS among people on dialysis has been estimated between 6.6% and 80%. RLS symptoms contribute to impaired quality of life and people with RLS are shown to have increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.Various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions have been used to treat primary RLS...
November 7, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809577/acute-kidney-injury-following-primary-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-surgery
#17
K B Ferguson, A Winter, L Russo, A Khan, M Hair, M S MacGregor, G Holt
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a recognised postoperative complication following primary hip/knee arthroplasty surgery. The aim of this study was to determine causative and potentially modifiable risk factors associated with postoperative AKI. Standard data were collected for 413 consecutive arthroplasty patients, both retrospectively and prospectively. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify any potential causative factors. Eight percent of patients developed postoperative AKI. Univariate analysis found increasing age, history of previous chronic kidney disease and requirement for postoperative intravenous fluids to be risk factors for AKI...
November 4, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798199/predictors-of-atherosclerotic-events-in-patients-on-haemodialysis-post-hoc-analyses-from-the-aurora-study
#18
Marit D Solbu, Geir Mjøen, Patrick B Mark, Hallvard Holdaas, Bengt Fellström, Roland E Schmieder, Faiez Zannad, William G Herrington, Alan G Jardine
BACKGROUND: Patients on haemodialysis (HD) are at high risk for cardiovascular events, but heart failure and sudden death are more common than atherosclerotic events. The A Study to Evaluate the Use of Rosuvastatinin in Subjects on Regular Hemodialysis: An Assessment of Survival and Cardiovascular Events (AURORA) trial was designed to assess the effect of rosuvastatin on myocardial infarction and death from any cardiac cause in 2773 HD patients. We studied predictors of the atherosclerotic cardiovascular events in AURORA...
October 17, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796622/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-mortality-and-kidney-transplant-outcomes-among-pediatric-dialysis-patients
#19
Marciana Laster, Melissa Soohoo, Clinton Hall, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Vanessa A Ravel, Uttam Reddy, Keith C Norris, Isidro B Salusky, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in adult hemodialysis patients have shown that African-American and Hispanic patients have a lower risk of mortality in addition to a lower likelihood of kidney transplantation. However, studies of the association between race and outcomes in pediatric dialysis are sparse and often do not examine outcomes in Hispanic children. The objective was to determine if racial-ethnic disparities in mortality and kidney transplantation outcomes exist in pediatric dialysis patients...
October 29, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796022/-treatment-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-adpkd-tolvaptan
#20
Massimo Cirillo
The European Medicines Agency approved tolvaptan to slow cyst growth and renal failure progression in adults with ADPKD, glomerular filtration 60 mL/min x 1.73 m2 and rapidly progressive disease. In a multicenter 3-year study, conducted on 1,445 patients with non-genotyped ADPKD, ages 18-50 years, predicted creatinine clearance 60 mL/min and kidney total volume 750 mL, tolvaptan slowed kidney failure progression (-23%-46% for different objectives) and reduced kidney volume increase and pain without effects on hypertension and albuminuria...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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