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Systemic p-ANCA vasculitis with fatal outcome, arising in the setting of methimazole use.

Clin Nephrol Case Stud 2019 16;7:23-26. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and.

Here we report a fatal case of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) due to methimazole use in a 64-year-old woman. She was initially hospitalized for abdominal pain and possible colitis, and subsequently developed hematuria, renal failure, and hemoptysis. The serologic work-up revealed positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and perinuclear-antineutrophilic cytoplasm antibodies (p-ANCA), with positive antimyeloperoxidase. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CNCS109759DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6470634PMC

Successful Tenckhoff catheter salvage in a patient with peritoneovesical fistula: A case report.

Clin Nephrol Case Stud 2019 16;7:17-22. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Nephrology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai.

Introduction: Many techniques are available for inserting peritoneal dialysis (PD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) catheters, with varying possible complications. We report a case of bladder perforation that was managed with catheter salvage.

Case Report: A 48-year-old man with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) underwent CAPD catheter placement percutaneously, with tip in the pelvis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CNCS109656DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472324PMC

Influence of hemodialysis on pramipexole pharmacokinetics: Lessons from two cases and literature review.

Clin Nephrol Case Stud 2019 22;7:11-16. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Nephrology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain Brussels.

Background: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is not a rare condition in patients on long-term dialysis. Pramipexole is a small molecule used in the treatment of idiopathic and uremic RLS. Although some information concerning the efficacy and safety of pramipexole in uremic patients is available, data concerning the pharmacokinetics of pramipexole in hemodialysis (HD) are lacking. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CNCS109641DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448051PMC

Kidney recovery in patients discharged to an acute rehabilitation facility with acute kidney injury requiring hemodialysis
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Background: Patients with acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (AKI-RRT) are at risk of adverse outcomes. Little is known about the incidence of AKI-RRT recovery following hospital discharge. We examine AKI-RRT recovery in hospital survivors discharged to a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) with need of hemodialysis (HD) for AKI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109743DOI Listing
April 2019
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Effects of denosumab on hypercalcemia and bone mineral density loss in kidney transplant recipients
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Background: Hypercalcemia and bone mineral density (BMD) loss are serious problems associated with post-transplant chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder. The present study aimed to clarify the effects of denosumab on hypercalcemia complicated with BMD loss in kidney transplant recipients.

Materials And Methods: Among 100 consecutive adult kidney transplant recipients, 16 patients with serum corrected Ca (cCa) levels ≥ 11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109723DOI Listing
April 2019
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Endothelin-1 as a therapeutic target in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Aims: Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is associated with the pathophysiology of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) via cyst progression. Elevated concentrations of ET-1 in ADPKD correlate with many phenotypic changes in the kidney such as renal cyst development, interstitial fibrosis, and glomerulosclerosis. In addition, an imbalance between renal ET and ET receptors possibly leads to more severe disease progression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109598DOI Listing
April 2019
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Probucol for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Background: The results of pilot randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating probucol treatment on the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) are inconsistent. We aimed to perform a meta-analysis of RCTs to systematically evaluate the influence of probucol on the incidence of CI-AKI.

Materials And Methods: Related RCTs were identified via searching of PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane's Library databases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109701DOI Listing
April 2019
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Cast nephropathy associated with monoclonal immunoglobulin M-secreting mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue B-cell lymphoma
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

The kidney is among the various anatomical sites involved in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. A variety of renal pathological types, including membranous glomerulopathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, crescentic IgA nephropathy, minimal change disease, and cryoglobulinemic glomerulopathy, have been reported in MALT lymphoma patients. However, cast nephropathy is extremely rare in MALT lymphoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109682DOI Listing
April 2019
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Hyponatremia secondary to transient renal salt wasting (TRSW): A not so uncommon observation in the elderly
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Aims: We attempted to classify 115 consecutive nonedematous hyponatremic patients according to their history and saline responsiveness. We hereby describe 6 out of them presenting a transient renal salt wasting (TRSW) state of unknown origin.

Materials And Methods: Six patients with an initial SNa of 126 ± 3 mEq/L were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109472DOI Listing
April 2019
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When acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit is not acute tubular necrosis: A case report of κ-light chain crystalline tubulopathy
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Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):311-316

Introduction: This case highlights the importance of getting a thorough workup for acute kidney injury before assigning a diagnosis.

Case Presentation: A 68-year-old male was referred to our clinic after a recent outside hospitalization for septic knee arthritis and acute kidney injury requiring hemodialysis. He had chronic kidney disease presumed secondary to diabetes with baseline GFR 50 mL/min. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109693DOI Listing
May 2019
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Regression of chronic kidney disease in a patient with AL amyloidosis: A case report
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Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):317-320

Background: AL amyloidosis is a disease that causes significant end-organ damage via deposition of insoluble amyloid fibrils, which cause disruption of normal tissue architecture and function. The mainstay of current treatment employs various chemotherapy regimens, all of which aim to suppress the underlying plasma cell dyscrasia and reduce the production of amyloidogenic precursor proteins. Renal disease is found in between 50 and 80% of sufferers and is often both progressive and irreversible, ultimately leading to end-stage renal failure and death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109676DOI Listing
May 2019
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Lupus nephritis: A historical appraisal of how a skin lesion became a kidney disease
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

"Lupus nephritis", a serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an entity of recent vintage. The term "lupus", derived from Latin for wolf, was introduced in the Middle Ages to denote nondescript erosive skin lesions which resembled wolf bites that were known theretofore by their Greek name of "", used in the Hippocratic Corpus for the spread of the lesions like a crawling snake. The specific dermatologic features of lupus were characterized as an "erythematous" butterfly rash in 1828 and dubbed "lupus erythematosus" in 1850. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109675DOI Listing
March 2019
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The association of nephrolithiasis with prescription opioid use
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr;91(4):231-236

Objective: To characterize opioid utilization among those with nephrolithiasis in a national cohort.

Materials And Methods: We performed cross sectional analysis of participants in the Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys during 2008 - 2014. Sample weights were employed for analysis of complex survey design. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109717DOI Listing
April 2019
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Serum bone markers in ROD patients across the spectrum of decreases in GFR: Activin A increases before all other markers
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr;91(4):222-230

Introduction: Renal osteodystrophy (ROD) develops early in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and progresses with loss of kidney function. While intact parathyroid hormone (PTH), 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D), and fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) levels are usually considered the primary abnormalities in ROD development, the role of serum activin A elevations in CKD and its relationships to ROD have not been explored. The aims of this study were to evaluate serum activin A at different CKD stages, and to establish the relationships between activin A, bone biomarkers, and bone histomorphometric parameters. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109650DOI Listing

Comparison of clinical assessment and multifrequency bioimpedance analysis as methods of estimating volume status in peritoneal dialysis patients - A single-center experience
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Introduction: Clinical assessment (CA) is frequently used for the evaluation of volume status in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients despite its subjectivity. Multiple-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (MF-BIA) is objective, accurate, and quick, proving to be a promising technique for measuring volume status. The aim of this study was to assess volume status in PD patients using CA and MF-BIA and to compare results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109158DOI Listing
March 2019
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Association of baseline histopathology and kidney donor risk index with graft outcomes in deceased donor kidney transplantation
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Background: Donor organ quality is a key determinant of graft outcomes in deceased donor kidney transplantation (DDKT). The predictive values of baseline histopathology and several clinical scoring systems for long-term graft outcomes have been evaluated, but the results remain controversial.

Materials And Methods: We screened 167 patients who underwent DDKT at Ulsan University Hospital from April 2003 to June 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109639DOI Listing
March 2019
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Refractory ascites as a presenting feature of extramedullary plasmacytoma in an end-stage renal disease patient with HIV infection.

Clin Nephrol Case Stud 2019 10;7:7-10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Medical University of South Carolina.

Refractory ascites as the only presenting feature of an extramedullary plasmacytoma complicating end-stage renal disease and HIV infection has not been described yet. We describe a case of a 39-year-old female with HIV-associated nephropathy manifesting with ascites formation after transition from peritoneal dialysis (PD) to hemodialysis (HD). Earlier on, she received cycler-assisted PD for 5 years uneventfully. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CNCS109560DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374990PMC
February 2019
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End-stage renal disease secondary to anti-glomerular basement membrane disease in a child with common variable immunodeficiency.

Clin Nephrol Case Stud 2019 1;7:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics.

Background: Anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease is caused by autoantibodies against the α3-chain of type IV collagen in the GBM. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a primary immunodeficiency manifested by hypogammaglobulinemia, inability to make functional antibody, and recurrent infections. This report extends the phenotype of CVID-associated autoimmune diseases to include anti-GBM disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CNCS109510DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6374989PMC
February 2019
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Retraction of the original article "Persian version of thirst distress scale (TDS) in patients on hemodialysis: Factor structure and psychometric properties.

Authors:
H Jafari

Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Retraction of the original article "Persian version of thirst distress scale (TDS) in patients on hemodialysis: Factor structure and psychometric properties" by Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Azar Jafari, Belgüzar Kara, Mozhgan Taebi, and Hedayat Jafari in Clinical Nephrology,Vol 91 - No. 2/2019, pp 72 - 78. doi: 10. Read More

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What is the best fluid type for management of patients with an identified acute kidney injury?
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Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):269-274

Acute kidney injury and fluid management are linked in a close and complex relationship. The exact nature of this relationship and the role of differing fluid composition in the development of acute kidney injury has been studied within several populations. Several recent large studies have highlighted that we should be judicious in our approach and aware of the risks and benefits different fluid management regimens pose to those at risk of developing an acute kidney injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109699DOI Listing

Ferumoxytol for iron deficiency anemia in patients undergoing hemodialysis. The FACT randomized controlled trial
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr;91(4):237-245

Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing dialysis often require intravenous iron for iron deficiency anemia (IDA).

Materials And Methods: The Ferumoxytol for Anemia of CKD Trial (FACT), a randomized, multicenter, open-label, phase 4 study, compared the long-term safety and efficacy of ferumoxytol with iron sucrose for the treatment of IDA in patients with CKD undergoing hemodialysis. Patients with IDA and CKD undergoing hemodialysis were randomized 2:1 to ferumoxytol 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109512DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434426PMC
April 2019
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The efficacy and safety of retroperitoneoscopic renal pedicle ligation of lymphatic disconnection versus open surgery in the treatment of chyluria: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr;91(4):211-221

Objective: The current meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of retroperitoneoscopic renal pedicle ligation of lymphatic disconnection (RRPLD) compared with open surgery (OS) in the treatment of chyluria.

Materials And Methods: Relevant studies were retrieved from MEDLINE, EMBASE, -SCOPUS, the Cochrane library and two Chinese literature database resources (Wanfang and CNKI) in March 2016. All eligible studies comparing RRPLD with OS for chyluria were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109493DOI Listing
April 2019
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Comparison of different equations for estimated glomerular filtration rate in Han Chinese patients with chronic kidney disease.

Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):301-310

Aim: To understand the agreement, precision, and accuracy between other estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations and the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) creatinine-cystatin C equation (EPI_Cr_CysC).

Materials And Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1,913 CKD patients. The eGFRs were calculated separately by creatinine clearance rate and Cockcroft-Gault equation corrected for standard body surface area (Ccr_BSA and eCcr_BSA); CKD-EPI creatinine equation (EPI_Cr); CKD-EPI cystatin C equation (EPI_CysC); EPI_Cr_CysC equation; Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation with standardized serum creatinine; and full-age spectrum creatinine equation (FAS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109420DOI Listing

Burden, access, and disparities in kidney disease.

Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):129-137

Kidney disease is a global public health problem, affecting over 750 million persons worldwide. The burden of kidney disease varies substantially across the world, as does its detection and treatment. In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socioeconomic, cultural, and political factors leading to significant disparities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN91WKDEDIDOI Listing
March 2019
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The importance of correct estimation of renal function for drug treatment in hospitalized elderly patients, especially women: A prospective observational study
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr;91(4):254-264

Aim: To compare renal function by several GFR formulas (particularly cystatin C eGFR-"CAPA") in relation to renal risk drugs (RRDs) in patients admitted to two geriatric wards in a university geriatric department.

Materials And Methods: This was a prospective quality improvement study including 108 patients, 2/3 women, age ≥ 75 years, admitted with multimorbidity. Renal function tests were performed with Cockcroft & Gault with uncalibrated (C&Guc) and calibrated creatinine (C&Gcc), and 3 - 4 points' iohexol clearance (mGFR) in mL/min, and eGFR with MDRD4, CKD-EPI, CAPA, and BIS2 clearance in mL/min/1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109536DOI Listing

Impaired cognition in hemodialysis patients: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and important clues for testing
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Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):275-283

Background: Cognitive impairment is common among hemodialysis (HD) patients and is associated with poor treatment compliance and mortality. The aim of this study is to evaluate relatively young HD patients with less comorbidities using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and identify clues for earlier detection of cognitive impairment with the help of cognitive subscale scores.

Materials And Methods: A total of 103 chronic HD patients (mean age 48. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109506DOI Listing

Maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis with mycophenolate mofetil or azathioprine. A meta-analysis
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):172-179

Aim: Maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis (LN) remains controversial. This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) describes the comparative benefits and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) versus azathioprine (AZA) as maintenance therapy in patients with LN.

Materials And Methods: RCTs that compared the maintenance regimens of MMF and AZA in the treatment of LN were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109450DOI Listing
March 2019
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Changes in primary glomerulonephritis in Singapore over four decades
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):155-161

This review of 3,289 native kidney biopsies over the past four decades in Singapore documents the changing pattern of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis (GN)from that of a third world country to that of a developed nation. In the 1st decade, mesangial proliferative GN was the most common form of primary GN, similar to the Asian region. In the 2nd decade, the percentage of mesangial proliferative GN decreased, but membranous GN became more common, as was seen in China and Thailand. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109577DOI Listing
March 2019
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Patients' perspectives on dialysis decision-making and end-of-life care
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Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):294-300

Background: Few studies have explored dialysis patients' perspectives on dialysis decision-making and end-of-life-care (EoLC) preferences. We surveyed a racially diverse cohort of maintenance dialysis patients in the Cleveland, OH, USA, metropolitan area.

Materials And Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we administered a 41-item questionnaire to 450 adult chronic dialysis patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109608DOI Listing
May 2019
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Risk factors affecting arteriovenous access patency in nocturnal home hemodialysis patients
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Clin Nephrol 2019 May;91(5):284-293

Background And Aims: Intensive hemodialysis is associated with more frequent arteriovenous (AV) access complications. We performed a retrospective cohort study to ascertain potential risk factors associated with access dysfunction in a cohort of nocturnal home hemodialysis (HHD) patients.

Material And Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing HHD from October 1999 to November 2015 using an AV access were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109572DOI Listing
May 2019
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Telavancin-associated acute kidney injury
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):187-191

Telavancin is a lipoglycopeptide semi-synthetic derivative of vancomycin used for select infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria including . Human clinical trials suggest that telavancin is potentially nephrotoxic, however there is no histopathologic description of acute kidney injury (AKI) in humans. An animal model has recently characterized the histologic changes associated with telavancin-induced AKI as proximal tubular injury with numerous phagolysosomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109651DOI Listing
March 2019
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The clinical and pathological features of adefovir dipivoxil-related renal impairment
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):180-186

Aims: To investigate the clinicopathological features and outcomes of adefovir dipivoxil (ADV)-related renal impairment in Chinese patients.

Materials And Methods: Clinical, pathological, and follow-up data from 15 patients with ADV-related renal impairment were studied. Proximal renal tubular dysfunction (PRTD) was defined by the presence of at least two of the following four abnormalities: hypophosphatemia, hypouricemia, nondiabetic glucosuria, and proteinuria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109574DOI Listing
March 2019
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Treatment of iron deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease: A prospective observational study of iron isomaltoside (NIMO Scandinavia)
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Apr;91(4):246-253

Aims: Iron deficiency is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Appropriate iron substitution is critical and intravenous iron is an established therapy for these patients. The objective of this study was to assess treatment routine, -effectiveness, and safety of iron isomaltoside (Monofer®, Pharma-cosmos A/S, Holbaek, Denmark) in CKD patients in clinical practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109474DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434427PMC
April 2019
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Nephrotic state substantially enhances apparent mycophenolic acid clearance
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):162-171

Background: ; Several factors may decrease plasma protein binding of mycophenolic acid (MPA), the active compound of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), and potentially enhance its clearance. It is unclear if MMF dose adjustments are required for the treatment of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). Therapeutic drug monitoring of MPA levels is not widely utilized in the treatment of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109583DOI Listing
March 2019
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A case of nephrotic syndrome showing contemporary presence of apolipoprotein E2 homozygote glomerulopathy and membranous nephropathy-like findings modified by apolipoprotein E Toyonaka.

Clin Nephrol Case Stud 2018 30;6:45-51. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Division of Nephrology, Kansai Electric Power Hospital.

A 79-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for proteinuria due to nephrotic syndrome. Renal biopsy revealed focal sclerosis and foam cell infiltration in the glomerulus. In addition, electron microscopic findings (EM) revealed peculiar electron-dense deposits (EDDs) in both sides of the glomerular basement membrane. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CNCS109509DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287602PMC
November 2018
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BK virus nephropathy and multiorgan involvement in a child with heart transplantation
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Feb;91(2):107-113

BK virus is a known cause of renal failure in kidney transplant recipients, but there is little data regarding its effect on native kidneys in heart transplant patients. Here, we describe the case of a child who underwent heart transplantation and was later diagnosed with BK virus with multiorgan involvement. This patient was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at 4 months of age and underwent heart transplantation at the age of 5 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109520DOI Listing
February 2019
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Hemodynamic effects of hemodialyzer pump speed on arteriovenous fistulas
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Mar;91(3):138-146

Aim: Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) are the optimal vascular access for hemodialysis although many fistulas fail. The impetus to increase hemodialyzer blood flow (QB) in order to maximize solute clearances may be counterbalanced if AVF suffer adverse hemodynamic effects from accelerated pump flows. The optimal QB to maintain adequate hemodialysis without potentially contributing to AVF dysfunction is unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109456DOI Listing
March 2019
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Persian version of thirst distress scale (TDS) in patients on hemodialysis: Factor structure and psychometric properties
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Feb;91(2):72-78

Background: Patients on hemodialysis can experience thirst distress. However, there is no valid and reliable Persian instrument to measure this condition in such patients. The present study aims to determine the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the thirst distress scale (TDS) for patients on hemodialysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109406DOI Listing
February 2019
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External validation of prediction models for mortality in an incident dialysis population
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Clin Nephrol 2019 Feb;91(2):65-71

Aims: Different prediction models have been established to estimate mortality in the dialysis population. This study aims to externally validate the different available mortality prediction models in an incident dialysis population.

Materials: This was a retrospective cohort study of incident hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients at two academic tertiary care centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5414/CN109310DOI Listing
February 2019
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