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An S De Vriese, Sanjeev Sethi, Karl A Nath, Richard J Glassock, Fernando C Fervenza
FSGS describes a renal histologic lesion with diverse causes and pathogenicities that are linked by podocyte injury and depletion. Subclasses of FSGS include primary, genetic, and secondary forms, the latter comprising maladaptive, viral, and drug-induced FSGS. Despite sharing certain clinical and histologic features, these subclasses differ noticeably in management and prognosis. Without an accepted nongenetic biomarker that discriminates among these FSGS types, classification of patients is often challenging...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Allan B Massie, Abimereki D Muzaale, Xun Luo, Eric K H Chow, Jayme E Locke, Anh Q Nguyen, Macey L Henderson, Jon J Snyder, Dorry L Segev
Studies have estimated the average risk of postdonation ESRD for living kidney donors in the United States, but personalized estimation on the basis of donor characteristics remains unavailable. We studied 133,824 living kidney donors from 1987 to 2015, as reported to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, with ESRD ascertainment via Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services linkage, using Cox regression with late entries. Black race (hazard ratio [HR], 2.96; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 2...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Michele F Eisenga, Marco van Londen, David E Leaf, Ilja M Nolte, Gerjan Navis, Stephan J L Bakker, Martin H de Borst, Carlo A J M Gaillard
Iron deficiency (ID) is independently associated with an increased risk of death in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). ID promotes production and cleavage of intact fibroblast growth factor 23 (iFGF23) into C-terminal fibroblast growth factor 23 (cFGF23), elevated levels of which are also prospectively associated with adverse outcomes. We hypothesized that in RTRs, the relationship between ID and mortality is mediated by FGF23. We measured plasma iFGF23 and cFGF23 levels in 700 stable RTRs at a median of 5...
December 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
M R P Markus, T Ittermann, S E Baumeister, C Huth, B Thorand, C Herder, M Roden, U Siewert-Markus, W Rathmann, W Koenig, M Dörr, H Völzke, S Schipf, C Meisinger
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We investigated the associations of serum fasting (FG) and 2-h postload (2HG) glucose from an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting insulin and the homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR) with urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed cross-sectional analyses of 2713 subjects (1429 women; 52.7%) without known type 2 diabetes, aged 31-82 years, from the KORA (Cooperative Health Research in the Augsburg Region) F4-Study...
March 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Jay B Wish, George R Aronoff, Bruce R Bacon, Carlo Brugnara, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Tomas Ganz, Iain C Macdougall, Julio Núñez, Adam J Perahia, John C Wood
BACKGROUND: Regulation of body iron occurs at cellular, tissue, and systemic levels. In healthy individuals, iron absorption and losses are minimal, creating a virtually closed system. In the setting of chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis (HD), increased iron losses, reduced iron absorption, and limited iron availability lead to iron deficiency. Intravenous (IV) iron therapy is frequently prescribed to replace lost iron, but determining an individual's iron balance and stores can be challenging and imprecise, contributing to uncertainty about the long-term safety of IV iron therapy...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
Ya-Zi Yang, Li-Jun Liu, Su-Fang Shi, Jin-Wei Wang, Yu-Qing Chen, Ji-Cheng Lv, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a well-known immunomodulator that is useful as in the treatment for lupus because of its inhibitory effect on toll-like receptors and cytokines, which are speculated to play a role in the pathogenesis of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN). However, there was only one study that investigated the effect of HCQ on proteinuria in patients with IgAN. METHODS: Ninety patients with IgAN who received HCQ in addition to optimized dosage of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) were recruited for this study, and 90 matched historical controls who received RAASi alone were selected from our registry by the propensity score matching method...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
Tariq Shafi, Andrew S Levey
Residual kidney function (RKF) in patients on dialysis is strongly associated with survival and better quality of life. Assessment of kidney function underlies the management of patients with chronic kidney disease before dialysis initiation. However, methods to assess RKF after dialysis initiation are just now being refined. In this review, we discuss the definition of RKF and methods for measurement and estimation of RKF, highlighting the unique aspects of dialysis that impact these assessments.
January 2018: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Plgc Liyanage, S Lekamwasam, T P Weerarathna, C Liyanage
BACKGROUND: Despite different management strategies, progression of proteinuria occurs in a sizable category of patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN). Increase in serum renin levels induced by the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) may contribute to this. Vitamin D therapy is found to have an inhibitory effect on the RAS. We aimed to study the effects of Vitamin D therapy on renal functions of patients with DN. METHODS: This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study...
January 2018: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
M Haas, A Loupy, C Lefaucheur, C Roufosse, D Glotz, D Seron, B J Nankivell, P F Halloran, R B Colvin, N Alachkar, S Bagnasco, Y Bouatou, J U Becker, L Cornell, J P Duong van Huyen, I Gibson, R Mannon, M Naesens, V Nickeleit, P Nickerson, D L Segev, H K Singh, M Stegall, P Randhawa, L Racusen, K Solez, M Mengel
The kidney sessions of the 2017 Banff Conference focused on two areas: clinical implications of inflammation in areas of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (i-IFTA) and its relationship to T cell-mediated rejection (TCMR), and the continued evolution of molecular diagnostics, particularly in the diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR). In confirmation of previous studies, it was independently demonstrated by two groups that i-IFTA is associated with reduced graft survival. Furthermore, these groups presented that i-IFTA, particularly when involving >25% of sclerotic cortex in association with tubulitis, is often a sequela of acute TCMR in association with under-immunosuppression...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Christoph Wanner
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February 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Jinwen Lin, Rending Wang, Ying Xu, Jianghua Chen
Background: It is not clear whether renal allograft removal affects the outcome of renal retransplantation. This study aimed to determine the effect of allograft nephrectomy (AN) and no-AN (No AN) on renal retransplantation. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted using MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library. Observational studies or randomized controlled trials including renal retransplantation recipients with AN or No-AN were included. The primary outcomes were graft survival, patient survival, acute rejection (AR) and delayed graft dysfunction; the secondary outcomes were positive panel reactive antibody rate and serum creatinine level at 1 year after retransplantation, cold ischemia time and time of hemodialysis before recent transplantation...
February 12, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Bhupesh Panwar, Diane McCann, Gordana Olbina, Mark Westerman, Orlando M Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Anemia is highly prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Elevated hepcidin concentrations are an important mediator of disordered iron metabolism, a key mechanism underlying anemia of CKD. Vitamin D was recently shown to reduce serum hepcidin concentrations in healthy individuals. We examined whether treatment with calcitriol reduces serum hepcidin in individuals with CKD. METHODS: A total of 40 participants with stage 3 or 4 CKD (eGFR 15-60 ml/min/1...
February 9, 2018: BMC Nephrology
C Wiebe, V Kosmoliaptsis, D Pochinco, C Taylor, P Nickerson
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection is a major cause of premature graft loss in kidney transplantation. Multiple scoring systems are available to assess the HLA mismatch between donors and recipients at the molecular level, however, their correlation with the development of de novo donor-specific antibody (dnDSA) has not been compared in recipients on active immunosuppression. METHODS: HLA-DRβ1/3/4/5/DQα1β1 molecular mismatch was determined using eplet analysis, amino acid mismatch, and electrostatic mismatch for 596 renal transplant recipients and correlated with HLA-DR/DQ dnDSA development...
February 13, 2018: Transplantation
Napat Leeaphorn, Neetika Garg, Eliyahu V Khankin, Francesca Cardarelli, Martha Pavlakis
In the past 20 years, there has been an increase in use of steroid-withdrawal regimens in kidney transplantation. However, steroid withdrawal may be associated with an increased risk of recurrent IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Using United Network of (Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network) UNOS/OPTN data, we analyzed adult patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to IgAN who received their first kidney transplant between 2000 and 2014. For the primary outcome, we used a competing risk analysis to compare the cumulative incidence of graft loss due to IgAN recurrence between early steroid-withdrawal (ESW) and steroid continuation groups...
September 19, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Shokoufeh Savaj, Seyedeh Ghazal Hosseini, Ahad J Ghods
INTRODUCTION: Non-human leukocyte antigen antibodies are an independent risk factor for acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients. Among them, angiotensin II receptor type 1 (ART1) antibodies can induce various effects, but their clinical importance in kidney transplant recipients has not been properly explained. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of ART1 antibodies on allograft function and hypertension in stable kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one kidney recipients from non- human leukocyte antigen antibodies-matched donors with stable allograft function were examined for estimated glomerular filtration rate (Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboration formula) and ART1 antibodies (measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method)...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
C N Kotton
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common infection after organ transplantation and has a major impact on morbidity, mortality and graft survival. Optimal prevention, diagnosis and treatment of active CMV infection enhance transplant outcomes, and are the focus of this section. Methods to prevent CMV include universal prophylaxis and preemptive therapy; each has its merits, and will be compared and contrasted. Diagnostics have improved substantially in recent years, both in type and quality, allowing for more accurate and savvy treatment; advances in diagnostics include the development of an international standard, which should allow comparison of results across different methodologies, and assays for cellular immune function against CMV...
February 2013: American Journal of Transplantation
Lyndsey J Bowman, Andrew J Brueckner, Christina T Doligalski
Viruses are the leading cause of infections after solid organ transplant. The antiviral properties of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORis) have been ascribed to a variety of mechanisms and historical data have supported their use over other immunosuppressants for a myriad of viruses. Herein, we summarize the most current data to highlight the role of mTORis in the management of viral infections after solid organ transplant. The mTORis play a clear role in the management of cytomegalovirus, and have data supporting their potential use for BK virus and human herpesvirus 8-related Kaposi sarcoma...
February 2018: Transplantation
Piero Ruggenenti, Fernando C Fervenza, Giuseppe Remuzzi
In patients with membranous nephropathy, alkylating agents (cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil) alone or in combination with steroids achieve remission of nephrotic syndrome more effectively than conservative treatment or steroids alone, but can cause myelotoxicity, infections, and cancer. Calcineurin inhibitors can improve proteinuria, but are nephrotoxic. Most patients relapse after treatment withdrawal and can become treatment dependent, which increases the risk of nephrotoxicity. The discovery of nephritogenic autoantibodies against podocyte M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2 R) and thrombospondin type-1 domain- containing protein 7A (THSD7A) antigens provides a clear pathophysiological rationale for interventions that specifically target B-cell lineages to prevent antibody production and subepithelial deposition...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Ying Zheng, Li Tang, Xiangmei Chen, Guangyan Cai, Wenge Li, Zhaohui Ni, Wei Shi, Xiaoqiang Ding, Hongli Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the control of hypertension is suboptimal. We reported the prevalence and characteristics of resistant and undertreated hypertension based on a nationwide survey aiming to improve blood pressure (BP) control. METHODS: Resistant hypertension (RH) was defined as BP above the target (<140/90 mm Hg) despite the use of 3 antihypertensive drugs or achieving the target BP by using ≥4 antihypertensive drugs...
March 6, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Roberto Minutolo, Francis B Gabbai, Michele Provenzano, Paolo Chiodini, Silvio Borrelli, Carlo Garofalo, Ferdinando C Sasso, Domenico Santoro, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Giuseppe Conte, Luca De Nicola
Background: No study has assessed whether the prognosis of coexisting diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (DM-CKD) is dictated by DM per se or by the extent of proteinuria. Methods: In this pooled analysis of four prospective studies in CKD patients treated with drugs inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system, we compared the risk of all-cause mortality, fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular (CV) events and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) between patients with (n = 693) and without diabetes (n = 1481) stratified by proteinuria level (<0...
March 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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