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Creatinine AND GFR

Agnes Bosch, Johannes B Scheppach, Joanna M Harazny, Ulrike Raff, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Roland E Schmieder, Markus P Schneider
RATIONALE: Premature cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In animal models CKD has been shown to cause renal and extrarenal vascular remodeling and capillary rarefaction, but data in humans with CKD are sparse. Retinal arteriolar wall-to-lumen ratio (WLR) is an established marker of early end-organ damage and there is evidence that arteriolar and capillary changes in the retinal circulation mirror those in the general and in particular the cerebrovascular microcirculation...
March 17, 2018: Microvascular Research
Jeonghwan Lee, Young Lee, Boram Park, Sungho Won, Jin Suk Han, Nam Ju Heo
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important social health problem characterized by a decrease in the kidney glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In this study, we analyzed genome-wide association studies for kidney disease-related traits using data from a Korean adult health screening cohort comprising 7,064 participants. Kidney disease-related traits analyzed include blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine, estimated GFR, and uric acid levels. We detected two genetic loci (SLC14A2 and an intergenic region) and 8 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with BUN, 3 genetic loci (BCAS3, C17orf82, ALDH2) and 6 SNPs associated with serum creatinine, 3 genetic loci (BCAS3, C17orf82/TBX2, LRP2) and 7 SNPs associated with GFR, and 14 genetic loci (3 in ABCG2/PKD2, 2 in SLC2A9, 3 in intergenic regions on chromosome 4; OTUB1, NRXN2/SLC22A12, CDC42BPG, RPS6KA4, SLC22A9, and MAP4K2 on chromosome 11) and 84 SNPs associated with uric acid levels...
2018: PloS One
Hyun Lee, Minoru Fujimoto, Tomoharu Ohkawara, Hiromi Honda, Satoshi Serada, Yoshio Terada, Tetsuji Naka
Recent evidence suggests that renal tubular injury plays a key role in deterioration of renal function in both chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI). Since commonly used biochemical indicators such as GFR, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine clearance are inappropriate for detecting alteration in renal tubules, biomarkers reflecting renal tubular injury have been extensively explored. Our research group identified leucine rich α-2 glycoprotein (LRG) as a novel serum biomarker for various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease...
March 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Cathrin L Salvador, Anders Hartmann, Anders Åsberg, Stein Bergan, Alexander D Rowe, Lars Mørkrid
Background: Assessment of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is important in kidney transplantation. The aim was to develop a kidney transplant specific equation for estimating GFR and evaluate against published equations commonly used for GFR estimation in these patients. Methods: Adult kidney recipients (n = 594) were included, and blood samples were collected 10 weeks posttransplant. GFR was measured by51 Cr-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid clearance. Patients were randomized into a reference group (n = 297) to generate a new equation and a test group (n = 297) for comparing it with 7 alternative equations...
December 2017: Transplantation Direct
Amany M El-Saeed, Ghada F El-Mohasseb
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease. Previous studies reported that microalbuminuria might not be a sufficient marker to identify diabetic patients at risk of kidney disease progression. Fibroblast growth factors 21 (FGF21) and 23 (FGF23) may play an important role in the DN development and progression. We aimed to assess levels of FGF21 and FGF23 in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with normoalbuminurea, to determine their association with other biochemical parameters and to verify their role as contributing factors to development of DN...
June 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
D Lee, A Levin, M Kiess, G Sexsmith, S Chakrabarti, A Barlow, D Human, J Grewal
OBJECTIVES: 1) To determine the accuracy of estimated GFR (eGFR) as compared to directly measured GFR (mGFR) in the adult Fontan population; 2) to determine the true prevalence of chronic kidney damage (CKD) as determined by uACR AND eGFR. METHODS: Prospective study of 81 patients Fontan patients (≥18years) followed at St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia. CKD-EPI and MDRD equations used to calculate eGFR, mGFR determined by99m Tc-DTPA renal dynamic imaging and urine albumin to creatinine ratios were calculated...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Petter Bjornstad, Amy B Karger, David M Maahs
Accurate determination of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is crucial for the diagnosis of kidney disease. Estimated GFR (eGFR) calculated by serum creatinine and/or cystatin C is a mainstay in clinical practice and epidemiologic research but lacks precision and accuracy until GFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 . Furthermore, eGFR may not precisely and accurately represent changes in GFR longitudinally. The lack of precision and accuracy is of concern in populations at high risk for kidney disease, as the dissociation between changes in eGFR and GFR may lead to missed diagnoses of early kidney disease...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey, Josef Coresh
The recent Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes 2012 CKD guidelines recommend estimating GFR from serum creatinine (eGFRcr ) as a first-line test to assess kidney function and using cystatin C or measured glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as confirmatory tests. eGFRcr may be inaccurate in people with variation in muscle mass or diet, and eGFRcys is not more accurate than eGFRcr. eGFRcrcys is more accurate than either, but it is not independent of eGFRcr . Measured GFR is not practical and is susceptible to error due to variation in clearance methods and in the behavior of exogenous filtration markers...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Hans Pottel, Laurence Dubourg, Karolien Goffin, Pierre Delanaye
The bedside Schwartz equation has long been and still is the recommended equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in children. However, this equation is probably best suited to estimate GFR in children with chronic kidney disease (reduced GFR) but is not optimal for children with GFR >75 mL/min/1.73 m2 . Moreover, the Schwartz equation requires the height of the child, information that is usually not available in the clinical laboratory. This makes automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) along with serum creatinine impossible...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Verônica Torres da Costa E Silva, Elerson C Costalonga, Fernanda O Coelho, Renato A Caires, Emmanuel A Burdmann
Cancer patients are living longer. The sequelae of cancer treatment and the role of comorbid conditions present before the diagnosis, such as CKD, have been increasingly recognized. The interface between CKD and cancer is multifaceted. CKD is frequently observed in patients with cancer, and cancer treatment contributes to CKD development and progression. In addition, CKD has been recognized as an important risk factor for cancer development and reduced specific cancer survival. In this context, an accurate evaluation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) during oncologic treatment is pivotal and is used to define surgery strategies, program prophylactic management of contrasted examinations, make decisions on cisplatin eligibility, and adjust drug prescriptions, particularly chemotherapy agents...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Boon Wee Teo, Luxia Zhang, Jinn-Yuh Guh, Sydney C W Tang, Vivekanand Jha, Duk-Hee Kang, Roberto Tanchanco, Lai Seong Hooi, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Xianglei Kong, Li Zuo, Gek Cher Chan, Evan J C Lee
The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guidelines recommended the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease study equation for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for the classification of CKD, but its accuracy was limited to North American patients with estimated GFR <60 mL/min per 1.73 m2 body surface area of European (White) or African (Black) descent. The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) developed another equation for estimating GFR, derived from a population that included both participants without kidney disease and with CKD...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Alex R Chang, Waleed Zafar, Morgan E Grams
As the prevalence of obesity continues to increase worldwide, an increasing number of people are at risk for kidney disease. Thus, there is a critical need to understand how best to assess kidney function in this population, and several challenges exist. The convention of indexing glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to body surface area (BSA) attempts to normalize exposure to metabolic wastes across populations of differing body size. In obese individuals, this convention results in a significantly lower indexed GFR than unindexed GFR, which has practical implications for drug dosing...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Sheldon Chen
When the [creatinine] is changing, the kidney function can still be tracked with a quantitative technique called kinetic glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The equation yields useful information on the severity of acute kidney injury, the clinical course of kidney and dialysis clearances, and the timing of kidney recovery. It has been validated in at least 3 independent studies, where it performed sufficiently well in intensive care unit and kidney transplant settings, and in head-to-head comparisons with biomarkers...
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Justine B Bukabau, Ernest K Sumaili, Etienne Cavalier, Hans Pottel, Bejos Kifakiou, Aliocha Nkodila, Jean Robert R Makulo, Vieux M Mokoli, Chantal V Zinga, Augustin L Longo, Yannick M Engole, Yannick M Nlandu, François B Lepira, Nazaire M Nseka, Jean Marie Krzesinski, Pierre Delanaye
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In the estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), ethnicity is an important determinant. However, all existing equations have been built solely from Caucasian and Afro-American populations and they are potentially inaccurate for estimating GFR in African populations. We therefore evaluated the performance of different estimated GFR (eGFR) equations in predicting measured GFR (mGFR). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 93 healthy adults were randomly selected in the general population of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, between June 2015 and April 2016...
2018: PloS One
Misbah Anjum, Khemchand N Moorani, Bilquis Naeem, Shazia Kulsoom, Ashfaq Ahmed Memon
Objectives: First objective was to compare eGFR by Updated Schwartz (US) and Simple Height Independent (SHID) formula with Original Schwartz (OS) in children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). The second objective was to compare eGFR in children below and above two years. Methods: This analytic study on estimation of GFR was based on retrospective data collected from 78 children with SAM at Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit from October 2014 - March 2015. Glomerular filtration rate was calculated using serum creatinine (S...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Seçil Conkar, Sevgi Mir, Fatma Nur Karaslan, Gülden Hakverdi
BACKGROUND: Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best marker used to assess renal function. Estimated GFR (eGFR) equations have been developed, and the ideal formula is still under discussion. We wanted to find the most practical and reliable GFR in eGFR formulas. We compared serum creatinine (Scr)- and cystatin C (cysC)-based eGFR formulas in the literature. We also aimed to determine the suitability and the reliability of cysC for practical use in determining GFR in children. METHODS: We have enrolled 238 children in the study...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Natalino Salgado-Filho, Joyce Santos Lages, Dyego José Brito, João Victor Salgado, Gyl Eanes Silva, Alcione Miranda Santos, Francisco Chagas Monteiro-Júnior, Elisangela Milhomen Santos, Antônio Augusto Silva, Denizar Vianna Araújo, Ricardo Castro Sesso
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a serious public health problem, both in Brazil and worldwide, with an increasing number of cases observed inrecent years. Especially, CKD has been reported to be highly prevalent in those of African descent. However, Brazil lacks data from early-stage CKD population studies, and the prevalence of CKD is unknown for both the overall and African descent populations. Hence, the present study aimsto estimate the prevalence of early-stage CKD and its associated risk factors in African-Brazilians from isolated African-descent communities...
February 26, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Marco van Londen, Anthony B Wijninga, Jannieta de Vries, Jan-Stephan F Sanders, Margriet F C de Jong, Robert A Pol, Stefan P Berger, Gerjan Navis, Martin H de Borst
Background: Living kidney donor safety requires reliable long-term follow-up of renal function after donation. The current study aimed to define the precision and accuracy of post-donation estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) slopes compared with measured GFR (mGFR) slopes. Methods: In 349 donors (age 51 ± 10, 54% female), we analysed eGFR according to the 2009 Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) and Cockcroft-Gault/body surface area (CG/BSA), creatinine clearance (CrCl) and mGFR (125I-iothalamate) changes from 3 months until 5 years post-donation...
February 22, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Simone Brardi, Gabriele Cevenini, Vanni Giovannelli, Giuseppe Romano
OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal prospective observational type study was conceived with the aim to examine the impact on renal resistive index (RRI) of the variables that we can manipulate with therapeutic and or dietetic interventions in a chronic kidney disease population in order to known which of these variables was statistically related to changes in RRI and therefore could become the object of the greatest therapeutic effort. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was undertaken between May 2016 to May 2017 in the outpatient nephrology and urology clinic of San Donato Hospital in Arezzo...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Olamide O Omidele, Natan Davoudzadeh, Michael Palese
Background and Objectives: The learning curve for achieving desirable perioperative outcomes in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) has not been well studied. Information is available regarding "trifecta" outcomes of no complications, no positive margins, warm ischemia time (WIT) of ≤25 minutes, and a ≤15% decrease in postoperative glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This study was conducted to assess the impact of the learning curve on surgical outcomes in patients undergoing RAPN...
January 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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