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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549054/regulation-of-mir-146a-and-traf6-in-the-diagnose-of-lupus-nephritis
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Yunfeng Zhu, Zhenzhen Xue, Lizhe Di
BACKGROUND Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study tested miR-146a and its target gene TRAF6 expression in LN patients and discussed their relationship with LN. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred twenty-eight LN patients and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. MiR-146a and TRAF6 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were detected. Serum cytokines content was determined by ELISA. The diagnostic role of miR-146a and TRAF6 in LN activity was evaluated by ROC curve...
May 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547320/real-time-noninvasive-monitoring-of-intracranial-fluid-shifts-during-dialysis-using-volumetric-integral-phase-shift-spectroscopy-vips-a-proof-of-concept-study
#2
Chethan P Venkatasubba Rao, Eric M Bershad, Eusebia Calvillo, Nelson Maldonado, Rahul Damani, Sreedhar Mandayam, Jose I Suarez
BACKGROUND: Cerebral edema, which is associated with increased intracranial fluid, is often a complication of many acute neurological conditions. There is currently no accepted method for real-time monitoring of intracranial fluid volume at the bedside. We evaluated a novel noninvasive technique called "Volumetric Integral Phase-shift Spectroscopy (VIPS)" for detecting intracranial fluid shifts during hemodialysis. METHODS: Subjects receiving scheduled hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease and without a history of major neurological conditions were enrolled...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546813/a-case-of-urachal-carcinoma-of-the-abdominal-wall-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#3
Takuya Yamazaki, Yasushi Nagaba, Yoshitaka Shimada, Yoshinori Taoka, Satoru Minamida, Dai Koguchi, Masahiro Hagiwara, Sho Watanuki, Hide Nagaba, Kazunari Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi
Urachal carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor arising from the urachus in the fetus. We report a patient who developed urachal carcinoma 18 years after kidney transplantation. A 59-year-old man was admitted because of abdominal pain and massive ascites. He had undergone kidney transplantation 18 years earlier and had end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Abdominal CT showed massive ascites and an abdominal wall cystic mass separated from the peritoneal cavity. Hemodialysis was started, and paralytic ileus was diagnosed and treated...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546764/optimal-management-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-adults
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Séverine Beaudreuil, Hans Kristian Lorenzo, Michele Elias, Erika Nnang Obada, Bernard Charpentier, Antoine Durrbach
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a frequent glomerular kidney disease that is revealed by proteinuria or even nephrotic syndrome. A diagnosis can be established from a kidney biopsy that shows focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. This histopathological lesion may be caused by a primary podocyte injury (idiopathic FSGS) but is also associated with other pathologies (secondary FSGS). The first-line treatment for idiopathic FSGS with nephrotic syndrome is a prolonged course of corticosteroids. However, steroid resistance or steroid dependence is frequent, and despite intensified immunosuppressive treatment, FSGS can lead to end-stage renal failure...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546546/elevated-baseline-potassium-level-within-reference-range-is-associated-with-worse-clinical-outcomes-in-hospitalised-patients
#5
Sehoon Park, Seon Ha Baek, Sung Woo Lee, Anna Lee, Ho Jun Chin, Ki Young Na, Yon Su Kim, Dong-Wan Chae, Jin Suk Han, Sejoong Kim
The clinical significance of elevated baseline serum potassium (K(+)) levels in hospitalised patients is rarely described. Hence, we performed a retrospective study assessing the significance of elevated K(+) levels in a one-year admission cohort. Adult patients without hypokalaemia or end-stage renal disease were included. Adverse outcomes were all-cause mortality, hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, and events of arrhythmia. In total, 17,777 patients were included in the study cohort, and a significant difference (P < 0...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546366/characteristics-and-clinical-outcomes-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-for-over-15-years-a-single-center-experience
#6
Youn Kyung Kee, Jung Tak Park, Chang-Yun Yoon, Hyoungnae Kim, Seohyun Park, Hae Ryong Yun, Su-Young Jung, Jong Hyun Jhee, Hyung Jung Oh, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Shin-Wook Kang
♦Background: Maintaining peritoneal dialysis (PD) for a long time is problematic owing to a number of factors. This study aimed to clarify the characteristics and examine the clinical outcomes of patients who received PD as a long-term dialysis modality. ♦ Methods: All end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who initiated PD at Yonsei University Health System between 1987 and 2000 were screened. Patients who maintained PD for over 15 years were classified as the long-term PD group and those who were treated with PD for less than 5 years were included in the short-term PD group...
May 25, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546260/randomised-controlled-trial-of-prolonged-treatment-in-the-remission-phase-of-anca-associated-vasculitis
#7
Alexandre Karras, Christian Pagnoux, Marion Haubitz, Kirsten de Groot, Xavier Puechal, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Mårten Segelmark, Loic Guillevin, David Jayne
OBJECTIVES: A prospective randomised trial to compare two different durations of maintenance immunosuppressive therapy for the prevention of relapse in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: Patients with AAV were recruited 18-24 months after diagnosis if they were in stable remission after cyclophosphamide/prednisolone-based induction followed by azathioprine/prednisolone maintenance therapy. They were randomised (1:1) to receive continued azathioprine/prednisolone to 48 months from diagnosis (continuation group) or to withdraw azathioprine/prednisolone by 24 months (withdrawal group)...
May 25, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546043/mynx-vascular-closure-device-in-arterial-endovascular-procedures
#8
Michael C Scott, Horace J Spencer, Ahsan T Ali, Mohammed M Moursi, Guillermo A Escobar, Lewis C Lyons, Matthew R Smeds
OBJECTIVE: Vascular closure devices have been used to achieve hemostasis of percutaneous access sites following endovascular procedures, with reported decreased time for arterial control as well as decreased time to ambulation. We sought to determine rates and risk factors of postoperative bleeding complications and failures using these devices from a single institution experienced in the use of vascular closure devices. METHODS: All patients undergoing arterial endovascular procedures with percutaneous access between March 2010 and October 2015 at a single institution were identified and analyzed (n=894)...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545998/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-2-different-doses-of-aflibercept-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-ecog-acrin-e4805
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Roberto Pili, Opeyemi Jegede, Michael A Carducci, Judith Manola, David L Groteluschen, Leonard L Appleman, Glenn Liu, James C Shanks, Shaker R Dakhil, Janice Dutcher, Robert S DiPaola
BACKGROUND: Aflibercept is a recombinantly produced fusion protein that has potent anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) activity. We tested whether aflibercept has clinical activity in clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The recommended phase II dose was 4 mg/kg but several patients (pts) treated at 1 mg/kg showed prolonged progression-free survival. We therefore tested both doses in a parallel group randomized trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible pts had histologically confirmed advanced or metastatic ccRCC and previous treatments included exposure to a VEGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545667/arctigenin-suppresses-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-in-a-rat-model-of-obstructive-nephropathy
#10
Ao Li, Xiaoxun Zhang, Mao Shu, Mingjun Wu, Jun Wang, Jingyao Zhang, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is commonly the final result of a variety of progressive injuries and leads to end-stage renal disease. There are few therapeutic agents currently available for retarding the development of renal TIF. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of arctigenin (ATG), a lignan component derived from dried burdock (Arctium lappa L.) fruits, in protecting the kidney against injury by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rats...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545627/impact-of-renal-function-on-survival-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#11
J Alvin Kpaeyeh, Laura Divoky, J Madison Hyer, David D Daly, Anbukarasi Maran, Ashley Waring, Michael R Gold
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with worse survival in patients with heart disease including those with implantable devices. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can potentially improve renal function. To assess the relation between the change in renal function and survival with CRT, 238 patients undergoing initial CRT with defibrillator implantation between 2002 and 2011 were followed. The primary end point was all-cause mortality. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), before implantation and 6 ± 3 months after CRT was calculated...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545474/a-retrospective-study-to-assess-the-evaluation-of-living-related-kidney-donors-and-their-outcomes-following-nephrectomy-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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A Muturi, V Kotecha, S Kanyi
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the renal replacement therapy of choice for end stage renal disease. To ensure safety regular audit of the donation process is necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the evaluation of potential living related kidney donors and document their outcomes following nephrectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study involving all living related kidney donors seen at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) renal unit from 2010 to 2014...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545094/economic-evaluation-of-policy-options-for-dialysis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-under-the-universal-health-coverage-in-indonesia
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Afiatin, Levina Chandra Khoe, Erna Kristin, Lusiana Siti Masytoh, Eva Herlinawaty, Pitsaphun Werayingyong, Mardiati Nadjib, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Yot Teerawattananon
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the value for money and budget impact of offering hemodialysis (HD) as a first-line treatment, or the HD-first policy, and the peritoneal dialysis (PD) first policy compared to a supportive care option in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Indonesia. METHODS: A Markov model-based economic evaluation was performed using local and international data to quantify the potential costs and health-related outcomes in terms of life years (LYs) and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545082/clinical-endoscopic-management-and-outcome-of-post-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-bleeding
#14
Wei-Chen Lin, Hsaing-Hung Lin, Chien-Yuan Hung, Shou-Chuan Shih, Cheng-Hsin Chu
Post-endoscopic sphincterotomy bleeding is a common complication of biliary sphincterotomy, and the incidence varies from 1% to 48%. It can be challenging to localize the bleeder or to administer various interventions through a side-viewing endoscope. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors of post-endoscopic sphincterotomy bleeding and the outcome of endoscopic intervention therapies. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 513 patients who underwent biliary sphincterotomy in Mackay Memorial Hospital between 2011 and 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544308/use-of-a-new-end-stage-kidney-disease-risk-calculator-in-the-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-guideline-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-different-living-kidney-donor-candidate-assessments
#15
Darren Lee, Momena Manzoor, Geoff Harley, John Whitlam, Natasha Cook, Suet-Wan Choy, Megan Sandiford, Charlotte Gibson, Lawrence P McMahon, Matthew A Roberts
AIM: The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guideline recommends the incorporation of a new risk calculator that quantifies the end stage kidney disease (ESKD) risk based on a composite profile of risk factors in living kidney donor candidates (LKDCs). We compared the ESKD risk estimates in previously declined versus accepted LKDCs to evaluate the predictive capacity and potential impact of this tool. METHODS: Baseline 15-year and lifetime ESKD risk estimates without donation were calculated using the risk calculator for LKDCs assessed from two centres between 2007 and 2015...
May 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544274/antithrombotic-therapy-in-end-stage-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Svetha Chunduri, Jon E Folstad, Tushar J Vachharajani
The delicate balance of risk vs. benefit of using antiplatelet and antithrombotic agents in the general population is well established. The decision to use these agents in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) population remains complex and difficult. The concomitant association of a prothombotic state with high risk of bleeding in the ESRD population requires individualization and careful clinical judgment before implementing such therapy. There remains a paucity of clinical trials and lack of substantial evidence in literature for safe and effective use of antithrombotic drugs in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease...
May 23, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544010/goal-disturbance-changes-pre-post-renal-transplantation-are-related-to-changes-in-distress
#17
Alicia M de Vries, Torben Schulz, Ralf Westerhuis, Gerjan J Navis, Jan Niesing, Adelita V Ranchor, Maya J Schroevers
OBJECTIVE: Renal transplantation (RTx) is considered the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) given its association with lower mortality, and improved overall quality of life and psychological functioning compared to dialysis. However, much less is known about which factors underlie these psychological improvements across RTx. Goal theory suggests that experienced disturbances in important goals are related to lower psychological functioning. This study aimed to (1) identify the most disturbed and most important goals for patients before RTx, (2) to examine changes in goal disturbance and goal importance pre/post-RTx, and (3) to examine whether changes in goal disturbance are associated with changes in psychological distress over time, and whether this relationship is mediated by changes in perceived control...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543737/conflict-when-making-decisions-about-dialysis-modality
#18
Nien-Hsin Chen, Yu-Ping Lin, Shu-Yuan Liang, Heng-Hsin Tung, Shiow-Luan Tsay, Tsae-Jyy Wang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: The two key aims of this study were to explore decisional conflict and its influencing factors on choosing dialysis modality in patients with end-stage renal diseases. The influencing factors investigated include demographics, pre-dialysis education, dialysis knowledge, decision self-efficacy, and social support. BACKGROUND: Making dialysis modality decisions can be challenging for patients with end-stage renal diseases; there are pros and cons to both haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543535/diagnosis-and-management-of-acquired-cystic-kidney-disease-and-renal-tumors-in-esrd-patients
#19
Frederic Rahbari-Oskoui, William Charles O'Neill
The incidence of renal malignancies is markedly increased in end-stage renal disease and appears to be related to the development of acquired cystic kidney disease. Identification and evaluation of simple cysts, complex cysts, and solid masses in these patients rely on imaging studies, including ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, each of which has advantages and disadvantages. While there are no published data to support screening of ESRD patients, this seems appropriate in at least some patients, based on patient characteristics and the presence or absence of acquired cystic kidney disease...
May 21, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543216/bridging-with-tirofiban-during-oral-antiplatelet-interruption-a-single-center-case-series-analysis-including-patients-on-hemodialysis
#20
Elizabeth A Walker, William E Dager
INTRODUCTION: Surgical patients requiring an interruption in dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) within 6 months of cardiac stenting are at risk for thrombotic events. Bridging with short-acting intravenous antiplatelet agents has been proposed to minimize the risk of thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of a tirofiban bridging strategy that did not use an initial bolus loading dose. Tirofiban infusions were initiated 24to 48 hours after the last oral antiplatelet dose at a rate of 0...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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