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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282443/first-ever-use-of-proton-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-delivered-with-curative-intent-to-bilateral-synchronous-primary-renal-cell-carcinomas
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Melissa A Frick, Arpit M Chhabra, Liyong Lin, Charles B Simone Ii
Limited therapeutic options exist for inoperable bilateral kidney tumors. We report the first ever use of proton therapy to treat primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and the first report of proton stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for RCC in an inoperable patient with synchronous RCCs treated with proton SBRT. The patient is a 47-year-old 450-pound female with multiple medical comorbidities, including Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD), who was found to have bilateral renal masses during work-up for cellulitis and sepsis...
October 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242250/a-randomized-trial-of-bortezomib-in-late-antibody-mediated-kidney-transplant-rejection
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Farsad Eskandary, Heinz Regele, Lukas Baumann, Gregor Bond, Nicolas Kozakowski, Markus Wahrmann, Luis G Hidalgo, Helmuth Haslacher, Christopher C Kaltenecker, Marie-Bernadette Aretin, Rainer Oberbauer, Martin Posch, Anton Staudenherz, Ammon Handisurya, Jeff Reeve, Philip F Halloran, Georg A Böhmig
Late antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is a leading cause of kidney allograft failure. Uncontrolled studies have suggested efficacy of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, but no systematic trial has been undertaken to support its use in ABMR. In this randomized, placebo-controlled trial (the Bortezomib in Late Antibody-Mediated Kidney Transplant Rejection [BORTEJECT] Trial), we investigated whether two cycles of bortezomib (each cycle: 1.3 mg/m2 intravenously on days 1, 4, 8, and 11) prevent GFR decline by halting the progression of late donor-specific antibody (DSA)-positive ABMR...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215520/preeclampsia-and-long-term-renal-function-in-women-who-underwent-kidney-transplantation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Valerie Vannevel, Kathleen Claes, David Baud, Yvan Vial, Delaviz Golshayan, Eugene W Yoon, Ryan Hodges, Anne Le Nepveu, Peter G Kerr, Claire Kennedy, Mary Higgins, Elisabeth Resch, Philipp Klaritsch, Tim Van Mieghem
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia often complicates pregnancies after maternal kidney transplantation. We aimed to assess whether preeclampsia is associated with kidney function decline either during the pregnancy or in the long term. METHODS: We performed an international multicenter retrospective cohort study. Renal function at conception, pregnancy outcomes, and short- and long-term graft outcomes were collected for women who were pregnant after renal transplantation and had transplant and obstetric care at the participating centers...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214443/contribution-of-symmetric-dimethylarginine-to-gfr-decline-in-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ellen R Brooks, Shannon Haymond, Alfred Rademaker, Christopher Pierce, Irene Helenowski, Rod Passman, Faye Vicente, Bradley A Warady, Susan L Furth, Craig B Langman
BACKGROUND: In pediatric chronic kidney disease (pCKD), traditional factors (proteinuria, etiology, and race) do not fully explain disease progression. The levels of methylated arginine derivatives (MADs: asymmetric and symmetric dimethylarginine, respectively) rise in CKD and increase with CKD progression. The impact of MADs on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline has not been examined in pCKD. The aim of this study was to examine the additive impact of baseline (BL) levels of MADs on directly measured GFR (mGFR) decline per year (ml/min/1...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207812/prediction-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-macce-after-thoracic-surgery-the-role-of-estimated-gfr
#5
Shibani Padhy, Prachi Kar, Gopinath Ramachandran
Introducton: Little is known about the prognostic utility of preoperative estimated GFR (eGFR) on perioperative Major Adverse Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (MACCE) in apparently lower risk patients undergoing moderate risk surgeries like thoracotomy. Aim: The current study sought to identify a clinically relevant cut-off value of eGFR for identifying thoracotomy patients at higher risk for MACCE. Materials and Methods: Between July 2012 and July 2016, 436 consecutive patients were retrospectively studied after elective thoracotomy in a single institution...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193321/predictors-of-early-renal-function-decline-in-type-1-diabetes-retinopathy
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M Monlun, L Blanco, L Alexandre, K Mohammedi, V Rigalleau
We were interested to read the recent article in Diabetic Medicine by Bjornstad et al. [1], who found that high estimated GFR (eGFR) and albumin excretion rates predicted early renal function decline in 91/308 people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Early renal function decline is defined as a three- to fivefold increase in annual eGFR loss compared with the normal physiology of aging (~1 ml/min/1.73m2 /year). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 28, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153995/longitudinal-estimated-gfr-trajectories-in-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-and-nephropathy
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Misghina Weldegiorgis, Dick de Zeeuw, Liang Li, Hans-Henrik Parving, Fan Fan Hou, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Tom Greene, Hiddo J L Heerspink
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice and clinical trials, changes in serum creatinine concentrations are used to evaluate changes in kidney function. It has been assumed that these changes follow a linear pattern when serum creatinine concentration is converted to estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). However, the paradigm that kidney function declines linearly over time has been questioned by studies showing either linear or nonlinear patterns. To verify how this impacts on kidney end points in intervention trials, we analyzed eGFR trajectories in multiple clinical trials of patients with and without diabetes...
January 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121871/predictive-abilities-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-to-rapid-decline-of-renal-function-in-chinese-community-dwelling-population-a-5-year-prospective-analysis
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Shihui Fu, Chunling Liu, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Predictive abilities of cardiovascular biomarkers to renal function decline are more significant in Chinese community-dwelling population without glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 60 ml/min/1.73m(2), and long-term prospective study is an optimal choice to explore this problem. Aim of this analysis was to observe this problem during the follow-up of 5 years. METHODS: In a large medical check-up program in Beijing, there were 948 participants with renal function evaluated at baseline and follow-up of 5 years...
November 9, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117994/role-of-adenosine-1a-receptor-signaling-on-gfr-early-after-the-induction-of-sepsis
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Jonathan M Street, Erik H Koritzinsky, Tiffany R Bellomo, Xuzhen Hu, Peter S T Yuen, Robert A Star
Sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI) synergistically increase morbidity and mortality in the ICU. How sepsis reduces GFR and causes AKI is poorly understood; one proposed mechanism includes tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF). When sodium reabsorption by the proximal tubules is reduced in normal animals, the macula densa senses increased luminal sodium chloride, then adenosine 1a receptor (A1aR) signaling triggers tubuloglomerular feedback, reducing GFR through afferent arteriole vasoconstriction. We measured GFR and systemic hemodynamics early during cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis in wild-type and A1aR knockout mice...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105594/tolvaptan-in-later-stage-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Vicente E Torres, Arlene B Chapman, Olivier Devuyst, Ron T Gansevoort, Ronald D Perrone, Gary Koch, John Ouyang, Robert D McQuade, Jaime D Blais, Frank S Czerwiec, Olga Sergeyeva
BACKGROUND: In a previous trial involving patients with early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD; estimated creatinine clearance, ≥60 ml per minute), the vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist tolvaptan slowed the growth in total kidney volume and the decline in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) but also caused more elevations in aminotransferase and bilirubin levels. The efficacy and safety of tolvaptan in patients with later-stage ADPKD are unknown. METHODS: We conducted a phase 3, randomized withdrawal, multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial...
November 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080120/clinicopathological-analysis-of-biopsy-proven-diabetic-nephropathy-based-on-the-japanese-classification-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Kengo Furuichi, Miho Shimizu, Yukio Yuzawa, Akinori Hara, Tadashi Toyama, Hiroshi Kitamura, Yoshiki Suzuki, Hiroshi Sato, Noriko Uesugi, Yoshifumi Ubara, Junichi Hohino, Satoshi Hisano, Yoshihiko Ueda, Shinichi Nishi, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Tomoya Nishino, Kentaro Kohagura, Daisuke Ogawa, Koki Mise, Yugo Shibagaki, Hirofumi Makino, Seiichi Matsuo, Takashi Wada
BACKGROUND: The Japanese classification of diabetic nephropathy reflects the risks of mortality, cardiovascular events and kidney prognosis and is clinically useful. Furthermore, pathological findings of diabetic nephropathy are useful for predicting prognoses. In this study, we evaluated the characteristics of pathological findings in relation to the Japanese classification of diabetic nephropathy and their ability to predict prognosis. METHODS: The clinical data of 600 biopsy-confirmed diabetic nephropathy patients were collected retrospectively from 13 centers across Japan...
October 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079468/addition-of-vitamin-d-reverses-the-decline-in-gfr-following-treatment-with-ace-inhibitors-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Abel Esteves Soares, Michael Maes, Paula Godeny, Andressa Keiko Matsumoto, Décio Sabbatini Barbosa, Taysa Antonia F da Silva, Flávio Henrique M O Souza, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino
AIMS: Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic effect, and may block the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system. Adequate vitamin D levels in conjunction with the use of Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers may help to slow down chronic kidney disease progression. MAIN METHODS: To study a possible beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation in chronic kidney disease patients using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers on chronic kidney disease progression we performed a clinical study involving vitamin D supplementation in patients with deficiency of this vitamin...
December 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077654/improved-pulse-wave-velocity-and-renal-function-in-individualized-calcineurin-inhibitor-treatment-by-immunomonitoring-the-randomized-controlled-calcineurin-inhibitor-sparing-cis-trial
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Claudia Sommerer, Janina Brocke, Thomas Bruckner, Matthias Schaier, Christian Morath, Stefan Meuer, Martin Zeier, Thomas Giese
BACKGROUND: A new immune monitoring tool which assesses the expression of nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT)-regulated genes measures the functional effects of cyclosporine A. This is the first prospective randomized controlled study to compare standard pharmacokinetic monitoring by cyclosporine trough levels to NFAT-regulated gene expression (NFAT-RE). METHODS: Expression of the NFAT-regulated genes was determined by qRT-PCR at cyclosporine trough and peak level...
October 26, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070522/left-ventricular-assist-devices-and-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Daniel W Ross, Gerin R Stevens, Rimda Wanchoo, David T Majure, Sandeep Jauhar, Harold A Fernandez, Massini Merzkani, Kenar D Jhaveri
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are common and implantation carries risk of AKI. LVADs are used as a bridge to heart transplantation or as destination therapy. Patients with refractory heart failure that develop chronic cardiorenal syndrome and CKD often improve after LVAD placement. Nevertheless, reversibility of CKD is hard to predict. After LVAD placement, significant GFR increases may be followed by a late return to near baseline GFR levels, and in some patients, a decline in GFR. In this review, we discuss changes in GFR after LVAD placement, the incidence of AKI and associated mortality after LVAD placement, the management of AKI requiring RRT, and lastly, we review salient features about cardiorenal syndrome learned from the LVAD experience...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064001/comparison-of-changes-in-renal-function-with-dosimetric-parameters-in-gastric-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Nuri Kaydıhan, Kimia Çepni, Şefika Arzu Ergen, Mustafa Şükrü Şenocak, Didem Çolpan Öksüz
PURPOSE: Our objective was to analyze kidney damage using glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and dynamic renal scintigraphy (DRS) compared with dose volume histogram (DVH) parameters in gastric cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two gastric cancer patients treated with postoperative chemoradiotherapy were retrospectively evaluated. Student's t test was used to compare pre- and posttreatment GFR and creatinine values. The relative contribution of the left and right kidney in DRS results was expressed as left-to-right ratio (L/R), and the percentage of initial and control participation ratio difference was calculated...
October 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045941/relationship-between-visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variability-bpv-and-kidney-function-in-patients-with-hypertension
#17
Barrett W Jeffers, Duo Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the impact of kidney function (using estimated glomerular filtration rate, [eGFR]) on blood pressure variability (BPV) via a retrospective post hoc analysis of patients with hypertension enrolled in two large clinical trials. METHODS: Subject-level data were extracted from ASCOT (N=18,852) and ALLHAT (N=26,441) databases; both were randomized, active controlled studies, with treatment duration for hypertension ≥4 years. Visit-to-visit BPV was assessed using the square root of the coefficient of variation of systolic blood pressure (SBP) across visits from 12 weeks onwards...
October 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039834/-renal-function-in-patients-receiving-long-term-warfarin-therapy-a-five-year-prospective-follow-up
#18
O A Zemlyanskaya, E S Kropacheva, A B Dobrovolsky, E P Panchenko
AIM: To investigate the prognostic value of renal function and to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) changes during a 5-year follow-up of patients receiving warfarin therapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 200 patients (124 men, 76 women) mainly from a group at high risk for thromboembolic events (mean CHA2DS2-VASc scores, 3.25±1.89) were examined. The patients' mean age was 62.3±9.4 years; the follow-up period was 5 years. 74% of the patients received warfarin monotherapy (international normalized ratio (INR) 2...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038389/association-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-iranian-adolescents-caspian-iii-study
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Ramin Tajbakhsh, Ramin Heshmat, Saeid Safiri, Mahya Vafaeenia, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Morteza Mansourian, Shaghayegh Beshtar, Omid Safari, Hamid Asayesh, Hossein Ansari, Mostafa Qorbani, Roya Kelishadi
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the association of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with cardiometabolic risk factors in Iranian adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of the 3rd round of a school-based surveillance system entitled "Childhood and Adolescence Surveillance and PreventIon of Adult Non-communicable Disease (CASPIAN III)" study was used for this study. A sample of 367 adolescents aged between 10 and 18 years was randomly selected. Glomerular filtration rate was estimated using the original and the updated Schwartz equations...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037450/tissue-expression-of-tubular-injury-markers-is-associated-with-renal-function-decline-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#20
Subin Hwang, Jeeeun Park, Jinhae Kim, Hye Ryoun Jang, Ghee Young Kwon, Wooseong Huh, Yoon-Goo Kim, Dae Joong Kim, Ha Young Oh, Jung Eun Lee
AIMS: The pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is complex and multifactorial; increasing evidence suggests that tubular injury and inflammatory process are involved in disease progression. We investigated the potential association of renal expression of tubular injury markers, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), and inflammatory markers, tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) 1 and 2 with renal progression in pathologically proven diabetic nephropathy (DN)...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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