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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934951/communicating-projected-survival-with-treatments-for-chronic-kidney-disease-patient-comprehension-and-perspectives-on-visual-aids
#1
Frances Dowen, Karishma Sidhu, Elizabeth Broadbent, Helen Pilmore
BACKGROUND: Mortality in end stage renal disease (ESRD) is higher than many malignancies. There is no data about the optimal way to present information about projected survival to patients with ESRD. In other areas, graphs have been shown to be more easily understood than narrative. We examined patient comprehension and perspectives on graphs in communicating projected survival in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: One hundred seventy-seven patients with CKD were shown 4 different graphs presenting post transplantation survival data...
September 21, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934517/human-epididymis-protein-4-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-female-patients-with-normal-ovarian-function
#2
Tengfei Yuan, Yan Li
Background: Elevated serum concentrations of human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) have appeared in a large number of female patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, it is unknow whether HE4 could be a potential biomarker for diagnosis of CKD. Objective: To evaluate whether serum HE4 is a potential biomarker of CKD in our cohort of 238 ethnic Han Chinese female patients, between the ages of 19 and 89 years. Methods: We selected 230 healthy control individuals and 238 female patients with CKD for inclusion in our study...
August 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876690/evaluating-kidney-function-in-living-donors-in-south-africa
#3
J O Okuthe, G P Candy, A M Meyers, R Britz, N Malan, V Vangu, J Fabian
BACKGROUND: Measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best overall index of kidney function. Equations that estimate GFR (eGFR) have been developed for clinical use such as Cockroft and Gault (C+G), four variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (4-v MDRD) and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI). Although widely used, they have not been validated in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHOD: Data on 350 adults evaluated for live kidney donation from 1996 to 2013 at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) was reviewed...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834701/bilirubin-concentration-is-positively-associated-with-haemoglobin-concentration-and-inversely-associated-with-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-among-indigenous-australians-egfr-study
#4
J T Hughes, F Barzi, W E Hoy, G R D Jones, G Rathnayake, S W Majoni, M A B Thomas, A Sinha, A Cass, R J MacIsaac, K O'Dea, L J Maple-Brown
Low serum bilirubin concentrations are reported to be strongly associated with cardio-metabolic disease, but this relationship has not been reported among Indigenous Australian people who are known to be at high risk for diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). HYPOTHESIS: serum bilirubin will be negatively associated with markers of chronic disease, including CKD and anaemia among Indigenous Australians. METHOD: A cross-sectional analysis of 594 adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (TSI) people in good health or with diabetes and markers of CKD...
August 20, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826901/relation-between-calcified-atherosclerosis-in-the-renal-arteries-and-kidney-function-from-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Devesh Vashishtha, Robyn L McClelland, Joachim H Ix, Dena E Rifkin, Nancy Jenny, Matthew Allison
Renal artery calcium (RAC) has been shown to be associated with higher odds of hypertension (HTN). The purpose of this study was to determine if the presence and extent of RAC is associated with renal function. We analyzed cross-sectional data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). A subsample of 1,226 participants underwent computed tomography of the abdomen and also had venous blood samples measured for kidney function. RAC was the primary predictor variable and the following measures of kidney function were the outcome variables: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR), and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743129/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-predicts-mortality-and-end-stage-renal-disease-in-a-canadian-asian-population-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ishwarlal Jialal, Fernando Camacho, Bharat Nathoo, Paul Tam, Roma Pahwa, George G Wu
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Biomarkers that predict end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and/or mortality could usher in new therapeutics to halt this onslaught. While fibroblast growth factor (FGF)23 can predict both ESRD and mortality, it has not been studied in North American CKD patients of Asian ethnicity. METHOD: This is a prospective investigation about the role of FGF23 in 998 Canadian patients of Asian descent with CKD defined by an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 mL/min/m2 and followed up for 3 years...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643820/does-wealth-make-health-cherchez-la-renal-replacement-therapy
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Maria D Sanchez-Niño, Alberto Ortiz
In this issue of CKJ, McQuarrie et al. have explored the relationship between socioeconomic status and outcomes among Scottish patients with a renal biopsy diagnosis of primary glomerulonephritis. Patients in the lower socioeconomic category had a twofold higher risk of death. No significant differences were observed on progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT), suggesting that overall medical management was appropriate for all socioeconomic categories. The findings are significant since they come from an ethnically homogeneous population with free access to healthcare; they also relate to a specific aetiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) expected to be less dependent on unhealthy lifestyles than other more frequent aetiologies that dominate studies of CKD in general, such as diabetic or hypertensive nephropathy...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635363/early-mortality-risk-in-incident-chinese-hemodialysis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#8
Xinju Zhao, Mei Wang, Li Zuo
BACKGROUND: Early mortality risk of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients varies by country and ethnicity. Here, early mortality in incident Chinese HD patients were studied. METHODS: Data from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 were pulled from Beijing dialysis registry system. All included patients were followed to the end of 2013. This time period of dialysis was divided into six intervals (≤120, 121-365 days; 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, ≥5 years). Patients' demographics, primary cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), date of first HD, date of death, cause for death, date and cause of censoring were extracted from the registry database...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621342/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-association-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-teachers-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Aderemi B Adeniyi, Carien E Laurence, Jimmy A Volmink, M Razeen Davids
Background: There is a need to determine the feasibility of conducting studies of chronic diseases among large cohorts of African patients. One aim of the South African feasibility study was to determine the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among school teachers. Methods: In a cross-sectional survey of 489 teachers we captured data on demographics, CVD risk factors, anthropometry and blood pressure. Serum glucose, creatinine, cholesterol and urine protein/creatinine ratio was measured...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519964/association-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-glycated-hemoglobin-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
Lee Ling Lim, Yong Muh Ng, Pei San Kang, Soo Kun Lim
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D is suggested to influence glucose homeostasis. An inverse relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and glycemic control in non-chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) was reported. We aimed to examine this association among T2D patients with CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 100 T2D participants with stage 3-4 CKD were recruited. Blood for HbA1c , serum 25(OH)D, renal, and lipid profiles were drawn at enrolment...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505377/performance-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimating-equations-in-a-community-based-sample-of-blacks-and-whites-the-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#11
Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey, Hocine Tighiouart, Tariq Shafi, John H Eckfeldt, Craig Johnson, Aghogho Okparavero, Wendy S Post, Josef Coresh, Michael G Shlipak
Background.: The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations are recommended for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation in the general population. They have not been evaluated in community-based populations, including Blacks at higher levels of GFR, but are commonly applied in such populations. Methods.: In an ancillary study of Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis conducted at one site, we evaluated the performance of the CKD-EPI equations for creatinine (eGFRcr), cystatin C (eGFRcys) or the combination (eGFRcr-cys) compared with GFR measured as plasma clearance of iohexol...
May 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499025/pro-risk-scores-for-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-are-robust-powerful-and-ready-for-implementation
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Navdeep Tangri, Thomas Ferguson, Paul Komenda
Accurate risk prediction for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression can inform the patient-provider dialogue, and provide actionable thresholds for key clinical decisions. In 2011, we developed the kidney failure risk equations (KFREs) to predict the risk of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant in patients with CKD. Subsequently, the KFREs have been extensively validated, and have now been proven accurate in multiple continents, ethnicities and disease-specific subpopulations. They can discriminate progressors from non-progressors, and are well calibrated and easy to use...
May 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487346/a-systematic-review-of-the-prevalence-and-associations-of-limited-health-literacy-in-ckd
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Dominic M Taylor, Simon D S Fraser, J Andrew Bradley, Clare Bradley, Heather Draper, Wendy Metcalfe, Gabriel C Oniscu, Charles R V Tomson, Rommel Ravanan, Paul J Roderick
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The self-management and decision-making skills required to manage CKD successfully may be diminished in those with low health literacy. A 2012 review identified five papers reporting the prevalence of limited health literacy in CKD, largely from United States dialysis populations. The literature has expanded considerably since. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We used systematic review, pooled prevalence analysis, metaregression, and exploration of heterogeneity in studies of patients with CKD (all stages)...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453510/is-aspirin-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-disease-seed-study
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Yuan Shi, Yih-Chung Tham, Ning Cheung, Jacqueline Chua, Gavin Tan, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Yin Bun Cheung, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To determine the association between aspirin use and diabetic retinopathy (DR) among persons with diabetes, in a population-based, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes aged >40 years from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study were enrolled in this study. Retinal photographs were graded for DR according to the modified Airlie House classification system. Vision threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR) was defined as the presence of severe non-proliferative DR, or proliferative DR, or clinically significant macular oedema...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452932/eating-like-a-rainbow-the-development-of-a-visual-aid-for-nutritional-treatment-of-ckd-patients-a-south-african-project
#15
Cecile Verseput, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
Providing nutritional education for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in South Africa is complicated by several conditions: the population is composed of diverse ethnic groups, each with its own culture and food preferences; eleven languages are spoken and illiteracy is common in the lower socio-economic groups. Food preparation and storage are affected by the lack of electricity and refrigeration, and this contributes to a monotonous diet. In traditional African culture, two meals per day are often shared "from the pot", making portion control difficult...
April 28, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444108/racial-ethnic-differences-in-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-chronic-kidney-disease-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
#16
Faraz S Ahmad, Xuan Cai, Katherine Kunkel, Ana C Ricardo, James P Lash, Dominic S Raj, Jiang He, Amanda H Anderson, Matthew J Budoff, Julie A Wright Nunes, Jason Roy, Jackson T Wright, Alan S Go, Martin G St John Sutton, John W Kusek, Tamara Isakova, Myles Wolf, Martin G Keane
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and it is especially common among Blacks. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an important subclinical marker of CVD, but there are limited data on racial variation in left ventricular structure and function among persons with CKD. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study, we compared the prevalence of different types of left ventricular remodeling (concentric hypertrophy, eccentric hypertrophy, and concentric remodeling) by race/ethnicity...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#17
Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410862/state-level-awareness-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-u-s
#18
Sai H Dharmarajan, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, Hal Morgenstern, Brenda W Gillespie, Yi Li, Neil R Powe, Delphine S Tuot, Tanushree Banerjee, Nilka Ríos Burrows, Deborah B Rolka, Sharon H Saydah, Rajiv Saran
INTRODUCTION: This study examined state-level variation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) awareness using national estimates of disease awareness among adults in the U.S. with CKD. METHODS: Data on U.S. adults were obtained from two national, population-based surveys: (1) the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS 2011; n=506,467), a state-level phone survey containing information on self-reported kidney disease; and (2) the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 2005-2012; n=20,831), containing physical health examination, surveys containing data on self-reported kidney disease, risk factors, and laboratory values...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402694/serum-phosphate-and-retinal-microvascular-changes-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-and-the-beaver-dam-eye-study
#19
Rupal Mehta, Alexander Hodakowski, Xuan Cai, Kris E Lee, Bryan R Kestenbaum, Ian H de Boer, Amani Fawzi, Tien Yin Wong, Joachim Ix, Barbara Klein, Ronald Klein, Tamara Isakova
PURPOSE: Higher levels of serum phosphate are strongly linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and therapies aimed to lower serum phosphate are employed in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data are limited, however, on serum phosphate as a risk factor for microvascular disease in community-based populations. It is important to determine the impact of novel risk factors, such as phosphate, on the microvasculature. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 3919 individuals in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and 3544 individuals in the Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) to test the associations of serum phosphate with retinopathy and retinal vessel caliber, and change in retinopathy severity and change in retinal vessel caliber...
April 12, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357675/what-is-the-role-of-nephrologists-and-nurses-of-the-dialysis-department-in-providing-fertility-care-to-ckd-patients-a-questionnaire-study-among-care-providers
#20
Gaby F van Ek, Esmée M Krouwel, Melianthe P J Nicolai, Brenda L Den Oudsten, Marjolein E M Den Ouden, Sandra W M Dieben, Hein Putter, Rob C M Pelger, Henk W Elzevier
PURPOSE: This study evaluated current fertility care for CKD patients by assessing the perspectives of nephrologists and nurses in the dialysis department. METHODS: Two different surveys were distributed for this cross-sectional study among Dutch nephrologists (N = 312) and dialysis nurses (N = 1211). RESULTS: Response rates were 50.9% (nephrologists) and 45.4% (nurses). Guidelines on fertility care were present in the departments of 9...
July 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
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