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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096133/regulation-of-the-iron-homeostatic-hormone-hepcidin
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REVIEW
Veena Sangkhae, Elizabeta Nemeth
Iron is required for many biological processes but is also toxic in excess; thus, body iron balance is maintained through sophisticated regulatory mechanisms. The lack of a regulated iron excretory mechanism means that body iron balance is controlled at the level of absorption from the diet. Iron absorption is regulated by the hepatic peptide hormone hepcidin. Hepcidin also controls iron release from cells that recycle or store iron, thus regulating plasma iron concentrations. Hepcidin exerts its effects through its receptor, the cellular iron exporter ferroportin...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094484/a-simplified-screening-tool-to-identify-seriously-ill-patients-in-the-emergency-department-for-referral-to-a-palliative-care-team
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Paolo Cotogni, Anna DE Luca, Andrea Evangelista, Claudia Filippini, Renata Gili, Antonio Scarmozzino, Giovannino Ciccone, Luca Brazzi
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of an Emergency Department (ED)-initiated screening to identify seriously ill patients in need of palliative care (PC) and to develop a simplified screening tool (SST). METHODS: Eligible patients with known diagnosis of chronic heart, lung, liver, and kidney failures, progressive neurological diseases or advanced cancer, awaiting to be hospitalized after an ED-visit, were assessed with the screening tool from the Italian Society Anaesthesia Analgesia Resuscitation Intensive Care (SIAARTI)...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090621/the-challenges-of-treating-cancer-patients-on-hemodialysis-or-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Charbel C Khoury, David J R Steele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067588/health-benefits-of-fiber-fermentation
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Wendy J Dahl, Nicole C Agro, Åsa M Eliasson, Kaley L Mialki, Joseph D Olivera, Carley T Rusch, Carly N Young
Although fiber is well recognized for its effect on laxation, increasing evidence supports the role of fiber in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the health benefits of fiber and its fermentation, and describe how the products of fermentation may influence disease risk and treatment. Higher fiber intakes are associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Fiber may also have a role in lowering blood pressure and in preventing obesity by limiting weight gain...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065767/derivation-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-tool-for-30-day-mortality-in-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Neil Sengupta, Elliot B Tapper
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are limited data to predict which patients with lower gastrointestinal bleeding are at risk for adverse outcomes. We aimed to develop a clinical tool based on admission variables to predict 30-day mortality in lower gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: We used a validated machine learning algorithm to identify adult patients hospitalized with lower gastrointestinal bleeding at an academic medical center between 2008 and 2015. The cohort was split randomly into a derivation and validation cohort...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062617/growth-differentiation-factor-15-as-a-biomarker-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kai C Wollert, Tibor Kempf, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is expressed and secreted in response to inflammation, oxidative stress, hypoxia, telomere erosion, and oncogene activation. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major driver of GDF-15 production. GDF-15 has favorable preanalytic characteristics and can be measured in serum and plasma by immunoassay. CONTENT: In community-dwelling individuals higher concentrations of GDF-15 are associated with increased risks of developing CV disease, chronic kidney disease, and cancer, independent of traditional CV risk factors, renal function, and other biomarkers (C-reactive protein, B-type natriuretic peptide, cardiac troponin)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058215/more-than-skin-deep-potential-nicotinamide-treatment-applications-in-chronic-kidney-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Andrew G Bostom, Basma Merhi, Joanna Walker, Leslie Robinson-Bostom
Non-melanoma cutaneous carcinomas, or skin cancers, predominantly squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), are the most common malignancies occurring in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Squamous cell carcinoma risk is dramatically elevated in KTRs, occurring at rates of up 45-250 times those reported in general populations. New non-melanoma skin cancers in KTRs with a prior non-melanoma skin cancer also develop at 3-times the rate reported in non-KTRs with the same clinical history. The unique aggressiveness of SCCs in KTRs increases patient morbidity, due to the high rate of new lesions requiring treatment, frequently surgical excision...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056852/non-dialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-is-associated-with-high-total-and-out-of-pocket-healthcare-expenditures
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Christina Small, Holly J Kramer, Karen A Griffin, Kavitha Vellanki, David J Leehey, Vinod K Bansal, Talar W Markossian
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have documented the high costs of non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) but out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures remain poorly explored. This study described total direct and out-of-pocket expenditures for adults with non-dialysis dependent CKD and compared expenditures with those for cancer or stroke. METHODS: This study used data from the 2011-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national survey of healthcare expenditures in the U...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045962/association-of-tsh-elevation-with-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Mei-Hsing Chuang, Kuo-Meng Liao, Yao-Min Hung, Yi-Chang Chou, Pesus Chou
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a widespread condition in the global population and is more common in the elderly. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level increases with aging, and hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in CKD patients. However, the relationship between low thyroid function and mortality in CKD patients is unclear. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine the relationship between TSH elevation and all-cause mortality in elderly patients with CKD. This retrospective cohort study included individuals ≥65 years old with CKD (n = 23,786) in Taipei City...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039288/how-long-do-patients-with-chronic-disease-expect-to-live-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Barnaby Hole, Joseph Salem
OBJECTIVE: To systematically identify and summarise the literature on perceived life expectancy among individuals with non-cancer chronic disease. SETTING: Published and grey literature up to and including September 2016 where adults with non-cancer chronic disease were asked to estimate their own life expectancy. PARTICIPANTS: From 6837 screened titles, 9 articles were identified that met prespecified criteria for inclusion. Studies came from the UK, Netherlands and USA...
December 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028458/risk-of-lung-cancer-in-patients-with-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Chi-Kuei Hsu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Kun Wang, Likwang Chen
This large-scale, controlled cohort study estimated the risks of lung cancer in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Taiwan. We conducted this population-based study using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan during the period from 1997 to 2010. Patients with GERD were diagnosed using endoscopy, and controls were matched to patients with GERD at a ratio of 1:4. We identified 15,412 patients with GERD and 60,957 controls. Compared with the controls, the patients with GERD had higher rates of osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, depression, anxiety, hypertension, dyslipidemia, chronic liver disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and coronary artery disease (all P < ...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010887/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
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EDITORIAL
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan L Furth, Carmine Zoccali
Obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic. Obesity is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease, and also for nephrolithiasis and for kidney cancer. This year the World Kidney Day promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that make preventive behaviors an affordable option.
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004164/longitudinal-transition-trajectory-of-gouty-arthritis-and-its-comorbidities-a-population-based-study
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Chien-Fang Huang, Ju-Chi Liu, Hui-Chuan Huang, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Chang-I Chen, Kuan-Chia Lin
The aim of the study was to investigate the longitudinal transition trajectory of gout and its comorbidities in male patients with gout in different age groups. A total of 3973 male patients who received a new diagnosis of gouty arthritis were identified from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database and divided into two age cohorts (<50 and ≥50 years). Each patient was individually followed from 2000 to 2009 to identify associated comorbidities, namely hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic kidney disease...
December 21, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000536/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-renal-side-effects-and-management
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Elie El Rassy, Hampig R Kourie, Jamale Rizkallah, Fadi El Karak, Colette Hanna, Dania N Chelala, Marwan Ghosn
The choice of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer has improved the prognosis of many patients affected by various malignancies. The high expectations foreseen with immunotherapy have led to fast approvals despite the incomplete understanding of the toxicity profiles in the different organs, including the kidneys. The high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in cancer patients complicates the issue further and requires a better knowledge of the renal safety profile to ensure an optimal safe treatment. This review summarizes the present knowledge of renal adverse events secondary to immune checkpoint inhibitors and discusses their pathophysiology, clinical presentation and adequate management...
December 2016: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989290/sociodemographic-patterns-of-chronic-disease-how-the-mid-south-region-compares-to-the-rest-of-the-country
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Gabriela R Oates, Bradford E Jackson, Edward E Partridge, Karan P Singh, Mona N Fouad, Sejong Bae
INTRODUCTION: States in the Mid-South region are among the least healthy in the nation. This descriptive study examines sociodemographic differences in the distribution of chronic diseases and health-related behaviors in the Mid-South versus the rest of the U.S., identifying subgroups at increased risk of chronic disease. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; analyses were completed in January 2016. Twelve chronic health conditions were assessed: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, chronic kidney disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and depression...
January 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978516/prognostic-significance-of-dementia-in-older-adults-with-solid-tumors
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Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Amy Hurst, Jean Bustamante, Nellowe Candelario, Sylvia Biso, Wikrom Chaiwatcharayut, Claudia Dourado, Andrew Rosenzweig
BACKGROUND: The public health burden of cancer and dementia in the geriatric population is well documented. There is limited data on how dementia predicts mortality among geriatric patients with solid tumors. The objective of this study is to determine the prognostic significance of dementia on survival in patients with solid tumors. METHODS: We performed a 5-year retrospective study on elderly subjects aged ≥60 years with and without dementia that were diagnosed with solid tumors...
December 16, 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969040/gender-based-experiences-on-the-survival-of-chronic-renal-failure-patients-under-hemodialysis-for-more-than-20-years
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Mi-Kyoung Cho, Gisoo Shin
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which causes reduction in kidney function, is a common public health problem worldwide. Among patients who have received hemodialysis for 20 years, the survival rate in first 5 years is merely 39.9%. Such rate is lower than that of cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: In an effort to understand and develop helpful realistic nursing interventions, we interviewed hemodialysis patients of different genders, who have survived more than 20 years, regarding what their survival experiences meant for them...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965314/how-voter-turnout-varies-between-different-chronic-conditions-a-population-based-register-study
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Reijo Sund, Hannu Lahtinen, Hanna Wass, Mikko Mattila, Pekka Martikainen
BACKGROUND: While poor self-rated health is known to decrease an individual's propensity to vote, disaggregation of the components of health on turnout has thus far received only little attention. This study deepens on the understanding of such relationships by examining the association between chronic diseases and voting. METHODS: The study uses an individual-level register-based data set that contains an 11% random sample of the entire electorate in the 1999 Finnish parliamentary elections...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951566/new-strategies-for-anaemia-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) and iron therapy are the standard of care for normocytic normochromic anaemia, which is a frequent comorbidity of patients with chronic kidney disease. In a large percentage of patients, ESAs and iron increase haemoglobin levels, thus reducing the risk of blood transfusions and improving patient quality of life. However, randomised trials have raised some concerns about higher haemoglobin targets and/or high ESA dose use. These concerns include higher cardiovascular and thrombosis risk, cancer progression, and increased mortality...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941321/outcome-of-gastric-cancer-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tomoyuki Wakahara, Nozomi Ueno, Shohei Komatsu, Hiroshi Ashitani, Shinobu Tsuchida, Akihiro Toyokawa
BACKGROUND: The influence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on the outcome of gastric cancer surgery has rarely been reported. METHODS: Retrospectively collected clinicopathological data on patients who underwent elective gastrectomy between January 2007 and December 2014 were analyzed (n = 500). The patients were divided into 2 groups based on the preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): a non-CKD group (eGFR ≥60 ml/min/1.73 m2, n = 392) and a CKD group (eGFR <60 ml/min/1...
December 10, 2016: Digestive Surgery
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