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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091928/relationship-between-educational-and-occupational-levels-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-a-multi-ethnic-sample-the-helius-study
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David N Adjei, Karien Stronks, Dwomoa Adu, Marieke B Snijder, Pietro A Modesti, Ron J G Peters, Liffert Vogt, Charles Agyemang
BACKGROUND: Ethnic minority groups in high-income countries are disproportionately affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for reasons that are unclear. We assessed the association of educational and occupational levels with CKD in a multi-ethnic population. Furthermore, we assessed to what extent ethnic inequalities in the prevalence of CKD were accounted for by educational and occupational levels. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from the Healthy Life in an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study of 21,433 adults (4,525 Dutch, 3,027 South-Asian Surinamese, 4,105 African Surinamese, 2,314 Ghanaians, 3,579 Turks, and 3,883 Moroccans) aged 18 to 70 years living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071505/an-equation-to-estimate-the-renal-cortex-volume-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Takashi Nakazato, Hiroo Ikehira, Toshiyuki Imasawa
BACKGROUND: The renal cortex volume is associated with the kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk factors, and it may also be a prognostic factor. We aimed to create an equation to estimate the renal cortex volume of CKD patients in day-to-day clinical practice. METHODS: The subjects included 116 ethnic Japanese CKD patients who were ≥ 18 years of age. The renal size (length, width and thickness) was measured by ultrasound. The body height, weight, year of age, sex, birth weight, gestational age, diabetes status, hypertension status, family history of CKD and dialysis and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were collected as expected dependent variables...
October 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059475/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-severe-adverse-events-in-elderly-patients-taking-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-after-an-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Gang Fang, Izabela E Annis, Joel F Farley, Nirosha Mahendraratnam, Ryan P Hickson, Til Stürmer, Jennifer G Robinson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of and risk factors associated with severe adverse events in elderly patients who used angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. DATA SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (Medicare service claims database), American Community Survey of the U...
October 23, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051145/a-discrete-choice-study-of-patient-preferences-for-dialysis-modalities
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Rachael C Walker, Rachael L Morton, Suetonia C Palmer, Mark R Marshall, Allison Tong, Kirsten Howard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Improved knowledge about factors that influence patient choices when considering dialysis modality could facilitate health care interventions to increase rates of home dialysis. We aimed to quantify the attributes of dialysis care and the tradeoffs that patients consider when making decisions about dialysis modalities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a prospective, discrete choice experiment survey with random parameter logit analysis to quantify preferences and tradeoffs for attributes of dialysis treatment in 143 adult patients with CKD expected to require RRT within 12 months (predialysis)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026688/establishing-the-presence-or-absence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-uses-and-limitations-of-formulas-estimating-the-glomerular-filtration-rate
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REVIEW
Ahmed Alaini, Deepak Malhotra, Helbert Rondon-Berrios, Christos P Argyropoulos, Zeid J Khitan, Dominic S C Raj, Mark Rohrscheib, Joseph I Shapiro, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
The development of formulas estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from serum creatinine and cystatin C and accounting for certain variables affecting the production rate of these biomarkers, including ethnicity, gender and age, has led to the current scheme of diagnosing and staging chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is based on eGFR values and albuminuria. This scheme has been applied extensively in various populations and has led to the current estimates of prevalence of CKD. In addition, this scheme is applied in clinical studies evaluating the risks of CKD and the efficacy of various interventions directed towards improving its course...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016597/the-clinical-utility-and-cost-impact-of-cystatin-c-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-primary-care-cohort-study
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Adam Shardlow, Natasha J McIntyre, Simon D S Fraser, Paul Roderick, James Raftery, Richard J Fluck, Christopher W McIntyre, Maarten W Taal
BACKGROUND: To reduce over-diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) resulting from the inaccuracy of creatinine-based estimates of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), UK and international guidelines recommend that cystatin-C-based estimates of GFR be used to confirm or exclude the diagnosis in people with GFR 45-59 ml/min/1.73 m2 and no albuminuria (CKD G3aA1). Whilst there is good evidence for cystatin C being a marker of GFR and risk in people with CKD, its use to define CKD in this manner has not been evaluated in primary care, the setting in which most people with GFR in this range are managed...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960806/regional-evidence-and-international-recommendations-to-guide-lipid-management-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-with-special-reference-to-renal-dysfunction
#7
REVIEW
Titus Wl Lau, Kevin Ek Tan, Jason Cj Choo, T G Ng, Tavintharan S, Juliana C N Chan
The anticipated increase in the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes in Asia, and its associated cardiovascular-renal complications will place a significant burden on patients, caregivers and society. Despite the proven effectiveness of lipid management in reducing these complications, there are major treatment gaps especially in Asian patients with young-onset diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Recent international guidelines recommended the adoption of absolute risk estimation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease to guide treatment intensity...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934951/communicating-projected-survival-with-treatments-for-chronic-kidney-disease-patient-comprehension-and-perspectives-on-visual-aids
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
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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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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...
October 15, 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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COMMENT
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
#15
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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COMMENT
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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