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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230534/the-burden-of-comorbidity-and-complexity-in-sarcoidosis-impact-of-associated-chronic-diseases
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Pilar Brito-Zerón, Nihan Acar-Denizli, Antoni Sisó-Almirall, Xavier Bosch, Fernanda Hernández, Sergi Vilanova, Mireia Villalta, Belchin Kostov, Marina Paradela, Marcelo Sanchez, José Ramírez, Africa Muxí, Antonio Berruezo, Celeste Galceran-Chaves, Antoni Xaubet, Carles Agustí, Jacobo Sellarés, Manuel Ramos-Casals
PURPOSE: To evaluate comorbidity, complexity and poor outcomes in patients with sarcoidosis and to compare those scores with a control group. METHODS: 218 consecutive patients were diagnosed with sarcoidosis according to the ATS/ERS/WASOG criteria; extrathoracic involvement was evaluated using the 2014 WASOG organ assessment instrument. Sarcoidosis patients were compared with an age- and gender-matched control group of primary care outpatients without sarcoidosis...
December 11, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229085/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-copd-patients-by-disease-severity-in-a-german-population
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Timm Greulich, Benjamin J D Weist, Andreas Rembert Koczulla, Sabina Janciauskiene, Andreas Klemmer, Wolfram Lux, Peter Alter, Claus F Vogelmeier
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with multiple comorbidities. Our objective was to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with COPD and to relate their prevalence to the severity of the disease by using a large German health care database. Based on the retrospective analysis of a two-year (2013-2014) database from the German Statutory Health Insurance system, we obtained a representative sample of 4,075,493 german insurants. This sample included 146,141 patients with COPD (age: ≥35 years)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224095/sex-differences-in-muscle-wasting
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Lindsey J Anderson, Haiming Liu, Jose M Garcia
With aging and other muscle wasting diseases, men and women undergo similar pathological changes in skeletal muscle: increased inflammation, enhanced oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, satellite cell senescence, elevated apoptosis and proteasome activity, and suppressed protein synthesis and myocyte regeneration. Decreased food intake and physical activity also indirectly contribute to muscle wasting. Sex hormones also play important roles in maintaining skeletal muscle homeostasis. Testosterone is a potent anabolic factor promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscular regeneration...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220099/supportive-palliative-care-should-be-integrated-into-routine-care-for-paediatric-patients-with-life-limiting-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Julia Thumfart, Tobias Reindl, Cornelia Rheinlaender, Dominik Müller
AIM: Paediatric palliative care is no longer restricted to patients with cancer and has been extended to patients with other chronic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or neuromuscular disorders. This review focused on the current state of palliative care for children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHOD: We assessed the literature on CKD published up to August 2017. All the papers, except one from 1996, were published this century. This review discusses the role that palliative care plays in the process of decision-making and explores the possibilities of implementing palliative care into the routine therapy of affected patients and providing support for their families...
December 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217467/why-should-we-measure-free-25-oh-vitamin-d
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Oleg Tsuprykov, Xin Chen, Carl-Friedrich Hocher, LianghongYin, Berthold Hocher
Vitamin D, either in its D2 or D3 form, is essential for normal human development during intrauterine life, kidney function and bone health. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to cancer development and some autoimmune diseases. Given this huge impact of vitamin D on human health, it is important for daily clinical practice and clinical research to have reliable tools to judge on the vitamin D status. The major circulating form of vitamin D3 is 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D), although is not the most active metabolite, the concentrations of total 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 in the serum are currently routinely used in clinical practice to assess vitamin D status...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212624/clinical-indices-can-standardize-and-monitor-pediatric-care-a-novel-mechanism-to-improve-quality-and-safety
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Wallace Crandall, J Terrance Davis, Jennifer Dotson, Charles Elmaraghy, Mike Fetzer, Don Hayes, Edwin Horwitz, Amy Kogon, Randal Olshefski, Hiren Patel, Richard J Brilli
OBJECTIVE: The Cancer Care Index (CCI), a single metric that sums the number of undesirable patient events in a given time frame (either preventable harm events or missed opportunities to provide optimal care), resulted in a 42% improvement in performance. Our objective was to test the index concept in other service lines to determine whether similar performance improvement occurred. STUDY DESIGN: Care indices were developed and introduced in 3 additional service lines: Nephrology (Chronic Kidney Disease Care Index; CKDCI), Pulmonology (Lung Transplantation Care Index; LTCI), and Otolaryngology (Tracheostomy Care Index; TCI)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212486/emerging-concepts-and-spectrum-of-renal-injury-following-intravesical-bcg-for-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Azharuddin Mohammed, Zubair Arastu
BACKGROUND: Intravesical Bacilli Calmette-Guerin (IVBCG) therapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has long been in use successfully. Albeit rarely, we still face with its safety concerns more than 25 years on since its approval by US Food and Drug Agency in 1990. Local and systemic infection following intravesical BCG is widely reported as compared to immune mediated local or systemic hypersensitivity reactions involving kidneys; acute kidney injury (AKI) and other renal manifestations are well reported but not of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
December 6, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204651/whole-exome-sequencing-in-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
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Sneh Lata, Maddalena Marasa, Yifu Li, David A Fasel, Emily Groopman, Vaidehi Jobanputra, Hila Rasouly, Adele Mitrotti, Rik Westland, Miguel Verbitsky, Jordan Nestor, Lindsey M Slater, Vivette D'Agati, Marcin Zaniew, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Francesca Lugani, Gianluca Caridi, Luca Rampoldi, Aditya Mattoo, Chad A Newton, Maya K Rao, Jai Radhakrishnan, Wooin Ahn, Pietro A Canetta, Andrew S Bomback, Gerald B Appel, Corinne Antignac, Glen S Markowitz, Christine K Garcia, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Simone Sanna-Cherchi, Ali G Gharavi
Background: The utility of whole-exome sequencing (WES) for the diagnosis and management of adult-onset constitutional disorders has not been adequately studied. Genetic diagnostics may be advantageous in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), in whom the cause of kidney failure often remains unknown. Objective: To study the diagnostic utility of WES in a selected referral population of adults with CKD. Design: Observational cohort. Setting: A major academic medical center...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198676/case-report-primary-de-novo-sarcoma-in-transplant-pancreas-allograft
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S Nagaraju, S J Grethlein, S Vaishnav, A A Sharfuddin, J A Powelson, J A Fridell
BACKGROUND: The majority of malignancies after transplantation appear to be virally mediated and of recipient origin. Donor-derived neoplasms occur early, whereas recipient-origin tumors typically occur many years after transplantation. Sarcomas are a relatively rare form of cancer. The etiology of sarcomas remains largely unknown, although some are linked to viruses, familial cancer syndromes, or therapeutic radiation exposure. Primary sarcomas are extremely rare, accounting for <0...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185045/preoperative-chronic-kidney-disease-is-predictive-of-oncological-outcome-of-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer
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Akihiko Matsumoto, Tohru Nakagawa, Atsushi Kanatani, Masaomi Ikeda, Taketo Kawai, Jimpei Miyakawa, Satoru Taguchi, Akihiro Naito, Masafumi Otsuka, Yasukazu Nakanishi, Motofumi Suzuki, Fumitaka Koga, Yasushi Nagase, Yasushi Kondo, Toshikazu Okaneya, Yoshinori Tanaka, Hideyo Miyazaki, Tetsuya Fujimura, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Haruki Kume, Yasuhiko Igawa, Yukio Homma
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of preoperative chronic kidney disease (CKD) on oncological outcomes after radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients with urothelial bladder carcinoma who underwent RC with curative intent at seven hospitals between 1990 and 2013. After excluding patients with a history of upper urinary tract urothelial cancer or neoadjuvant chemotherapy, we analyzed 594 cases for the study. Preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated using the three-variable Japanese equation for GFR estimation from serum creatinine level and age...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174471/oncologic-outcomes-of-partial-nephrectomy-for-stage-t3a-renal-cell-cancer
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Asaf Shvero, Ofer Nativ, Yasmin Abu-Ghanem, Dorit Zilberman, Bahouth Zaher, Max Levitt, Eddie Fridman, Orith Portnoy, Jacob Ramon, Zohar A Dotan
BACKGROUND: Partial nephrectomy (PN) for clinical stage T3 tumors is controversial. Radical nephrectomy (RN) has been associated with a greater rate of chronic kidney disease, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and increased mortality compared with PN. We present our long-term 2-center experience with PN for stage pT3a tumors and compare the oncologic outcomes with those of similar patients treated with RN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the data from all patients who had undergone nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma from 1987 to 2015 in 2 medical centers...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170802/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-panitumumab-in-a-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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L L Krens, J M Baas, H J Guchelaar, H Gelderblom
PURPOSE: Data on panitumumab dosing in cancer patients with renal insufficiency are lacking. Here, we report a 63-year-old metastatic colorectal cancer patient with chronic kidney injury with a glomerular filtration rate of approximately 11 mL/min. METHODS: Pharmacokinetic parameters, including dose-normalized area under the curve, clearance and elimination half-life (T 1/2) after the 11th and 12th infusions were estimated using trapezoidal non-compartmental methods...
November 23, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165139/analysis-of-the-evidence-practice-gap-to-facilitate-proper-medical-care-for-the-elderly-investigation-using-databases-of-utilization-measures-for-national-database-of-health-insurance-claims-and-specific-health-checkups-of-japan-ndb
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Takeo Nakayama, Yuichi Imanaka, Yasushi Okuno, Genta Kato, Tomohiro Kuroda, Rei Goto, Shiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Tamura, Shunichi Fukuhara, Shingo Fukuma, Manabu Muto, Motoko Yanagita, Yosuke Yamamoto
As Japan becomes a super-aging society, presentation of the best ways to provide medical care for the elderly, and the direction of that care, are important national issues. Elderly people have multi-morbidity with numerous medical conditions and use many medical resources for complex treatment patterns. This increases the likelihood of inappropriate medical practices and an evidence-practice gap. The present study aimed to: derive findings that are applicable to policy from an elucidation of the actual state of medical care for the elderly; establish a foundation for the utilization of National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups of Japan (NDB), and present measures for the utilization of existing databases in parallel with NDB validation...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155498/global-impact-of-nephropathies
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REVIEW
Philip Kam-Tao Li, Terry King-Wing Ma
The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased substantially in recent years, partly attributed to the global epidemic of diabetes mellitus. In many countries including China, glomerulonephritis was the most common cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD). The mortality rate of dialysis patients can be as high as patients with colon, breast and prostate cancers. CKD has important socio-economic impact on the healthcare system and society. Increasing awareness and early detection of CKD cannot be overemphasized...
December 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149237/multimorbidity-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-the-u-s
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Cherise Wong, Stephen J Gange, Richard D Moore, Amy C Justice, Kate Buchacz, Alison G Abraham, Peter F Rebeiro, John R Koethe, Jeffrey N Martin, Michael A Horberg, Cynthia M Boyd, Mari M Kitahata, Heidi M Crane, Kelly A Gebo, M John Gill, Michael J Silverberg, Frank J Palella, Pragna Patel, Hasina Samji, Jennifer Thorne, Charles S Rabkin, Angel Mayor, Keri N Althoff
Background: Age-associated conditions are increasingly common among persons living with HIV. A longitudinal investigation of their accrual is needed given their implications on clinical care complexity. We examined trends in the co-occurrence of age-associated conditions among persons living with HIV receiving clinical care, and differences in their prevalence by demographic subgroup. Methods: This cohort study was nested within the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142957/identifying-factors-that-influence-physicians-recommendations-for-dialysis-and-conservative-management-in-indonesia
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Eric A Finkelstein, Semra Ozdemir, Chetna Malhotra, Tazeen H Jafar, Hui Lin Choong, Johnny Suhardjono
Introduction: For elderly end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with multiple comorbidities, dialysis may offer little survival benefit compared to conservative management (CM). Yet, many elderly ESRD patients undergo dialysis, partly due to physicians' recommendations regarding treatment choice. This study aims to elucidate the factors that influence these recommendations. Methods: We surveyed a convenience sample of physicians who attended the 9th Asian Forum of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative conference...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138671/high-circulating-levels-of-angptl2-beyond-a-clinical-marker-of-systemic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Eric Thorin
Angiopoietin-like 2 (ANGPTL2) is a proinflammatory protein belonging to the angiopoietin-like family. ANGPTL2 is secreted and detected in the systemic circulation. Different observational clinical studies reported that circulating levels of ANGPTL2 increase significantly in various chronic inflammatory diseases and showed associations between ANGPTL2 levels and diagnosis and/or prognosis of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and various types of cancers. However, these studies did not address the following questions: (a) what are the sources of circulating ANGPTL2? (b) How and by which mechanisms an increase in circulating ANGPTL2 contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases? (c) Does an increase in circulating levels of ANGPTL2 measured in a well-defined chronic medical condition originate from a specific cell type? Mechanistic hypotheses have been proposed based on studies performed in mice and cultured cells, and proinflammatory, prooxidative, proangiogenic, proliferative, and antiapoptotic properties of ANGPTL2 have been reported...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137333/preoperative-chronic-kidney-disease-predicts-poor-oncological-outcomes-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-in-patients-with-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Hirotake Kodama, Shingo Hatakeyama, Naoki Fujita, Hiromichi Iwamura, Go Anan, Ken Fukushi, Takuma Narita, Toshikazu Tanaka, Yuka Kubota, Hirotaka Horiguchi, Masaki Momota, Koichi Kido, Teppei Matsumoto, Osamu Soma, Itsuto Hamano, Hayato Yamamoto, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Hiroyuki Ito, Kazuaki Yoshikawa, Atsushi Sasaki, Toshiaki Kawaguchi, Makoto Sato, Chikara Ohyama
Objective: To evaluate the impact of preoperative chronic kidney disease (CKD) on oncological outcomes in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma who underwent radical nephroureterectomy. Methods: A total of 426 patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy at five medical centers between February 1995 and February 2017 were retrospectively examined. Oncological outcomes, including intravesical recurrence-free, visceral recurrence-free, cancer-specific, and overall survival rates (intravesical RFS, visceral RFS, CSS, and OS, respectively) stratified by preoperative CKD status (CKD vs...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135628/endothelial-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-part-ii-role-in-disease-conditions-a-joint-consensus-statement-from-the-european-society-of-hypertension-working-group-on-endothelin-and-endothelial-factors-and-the-japanese-society
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Gian Paolo Rossi, Teresa M Seccia, Matthias Barton, A H Jan Danser, Peter W de Leeuw, Neeraj Dhaun, Damiano Rizzoni, Patrick Rossignol, Luis-Miguel Ruilope, Anton H van den Meiracker, Sadayoshi Ito, Naoyuki Hasebe, David J Webb
: After examining in Part I the general mechanisms of endothelial cell injury in the kidney, the Working Group on Endothelin and Endothelial Factors of the European Society of Hypertension and the Japanese Society of Hypertension will herein review current knowledge on the role of endothelial dysfunction in multiple disease conditions that affect the kidney, including diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, solid organ transplantation, hyperhomocysteinemia and antiangiogenic therapy in cancer. The few available randomized controlled clinical trials specifically designed to evaluate strategies for correcting endothelial dysfunction in patients with hypertension and/or chronic kidney disease are also discussed alongside their cardiovascular and renal outcomes...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108860/fibrosis-imaging-current-concepts-and-future-directions
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Maike Baues, Anshuman Dasgupta, Josef Ehling, Jai Prakash, Peter Boor, Frank Tacke, Fabian Kiessling, Twan Lammers
Fibrosis plays an important role in many different pathologies. It results from tissue injury, chronic inflammation, autoimmune reactions and genetic alterations, and it is characterized by the excessive deposition of extracellular matrix components. Biopsies are routinely employed for fibrosis diagnosis, but they suffer from several drawbacks, including their invasive nature, sampling variability and limited spatial information. To overcome these limitations, multiple different imaging tools and technologies have been evaluated over the years, including x-ray imaging, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
November 3, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
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