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Acute kidney injury in patients with HELLP syndrome.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Nephrology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Shuifuyuan 1, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100730, China.

Purpose: To evaluate the risk factors and renal prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome.

Methods: Women with HELLP syndrome over a 15-year period at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China, were retrospectively studied.

Results: A total of 108 patients with HELLP syndrome were included. Read More

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April 2019
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The efficacy and safety of immunosuppressive agents plus steroids compared with steroids alone in the treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis: A meta-analysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Background: Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) is the most severe symptom of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. The role of immunosuppressive agents combined with steroids is controversial in treating HSPN. Our meta-analysis was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of the combined therapy in the treatment of HSPN compared with steroids alone. Read More

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Adjunction of tamsulosin or mirabegron before semi-rigid ureterolithotripsy improves outcomes: prospective, randomized single-blind study.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Urology Department, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate efficiency and safety of adjunct tamsulosin and mirabegron therapy before semi-rigid ureteroscopy for ureteral stones.

Materials And Methods: In this prospective, randomized, single-blind and multicentric study, participants were randomized into three groups. Group 1 was the control, participants in Group 2 used tamsulosin, and those in Group 3 used mirabegron. Read More

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Renal histopathology of prolonged acute kidney injury in HELLP syndrome: a case series and literature review.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Nephrology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Shuifuyuan 1, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100730, China.

Purpose: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a severe complication of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome. However, renal pathological investigation of AKI in this syndrome has rarely been reported. We aimed to evaluate the renal pathological changes of persistent AKI and its relationship with renal outcomes in HELLP syndrome. Read More

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Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery for the management of post-renal transplant ureteric strictures.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Urology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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A new modification of tubeless cutaneous ureterostomy following radical cystectomy.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Urology, "Artmed" Medical Center, Yerevan, Armenia.

Purpose: Cutaneous ureterostomy is a well-established surgical technique of incontinent urinary diversion treatment. However, stoma stenosis limits widespread utilization of this technique. We present our modification of constructing single-site tubeless cutaneous ureterostomy aiming to reduce stomal complications and improve catheter-free rate of those patients. Read More

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April 2019
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Long-term oncological outcomes of cystic renal cell carcinoma according to the Bosniak classification.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Urology Department, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France.

Objectives: To evaluate the prognostic role of the Bosniak classification on the long-term oncological outcomes of cystic renal cell carcinomas.

Material And Method: In a national multicentric retrospective study, we included patients treated surgically for localized cystic RCC from 2000 to 2010. Patients with a follow-up of less than 4 years, benign tumors, and ablative treatments were excluded. Read More

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April 2019
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Response to the letter to editor: need for upper urinary tract stenting in cases of ureteral orifice injury during laser enucleation of the prostate.

Authors:
Dmitry Enikeev

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Institute for Urology and Reproductive Health, Sechenov University, Bolshaya Pirogovskaya St, 2-1, Moscow, Russia, 119991.

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Salvage treatment for radio-recurrent prostate cancer: a review of literature with focus on recent advancements in image-guided focal salvage therapies.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Division of Urology, University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0589, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA.

Biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer occurs in 25-33% of patients who undergo radiation therapy (RT). Unfortunately, greater than 90% of patients with radiation recurrence undergo androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), despite the detrimental side effect profile and the lack of supporting evidence for ADT use in local recurrence. In patients who experience recurrence after treatment with RT, options for treatment include salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP), salvage cryotherapy (SCT), salvage brachytherapy (SBT), and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). Read More

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April 2019
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Renal hilar block predicts long-term success of renal auto-transplantation for loin pain hematuria syndrome.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Purpose: In patients with loin pain hematuria syndrome (LPHS), a response to percutaneous renal hilar blockade (RHB) and a multidisciplinary team (MDT) evaluation predicts patient's potential renal auto-transplantation (RAT) success.

Methods: A pain assessment was performed using a 0-10 numeric pain rating scale prior to a percutaneous RHB under CT guidance. If the pain score was reduced > 50% immediately after the RHB, patients were evaluated for RAT by a MDT. Read More

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April 2019
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Hypomagnesemia is not an independent risk factor for mortality in Japanese maintenance hemodialysis patients.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of Nephrology, Ichiyokai Harada Hospital, 7-10 Kairoyama-cho, Saeki-ku, Hiroshima, 731-5134, Japan.

Purpose: It is unclear whether hypomagnesemia is an independent risk factor or innocent bystander for mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Thus, we studied associations between hypomagnesemia and all-cause as well as cardiovascular (CV) mortality in MHD patients.

Methods: Baseline clinical characteristics and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) of 353 Japanese MHD patients were reviewed. Read More

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April 2019
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Lactic acidosis due to metformin in type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease stage 3-5: is it significant?

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Statistics, Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Udupi, India.

Purpose: To study the incidence of lactic acidosis due to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3-5.

Methods: We estimated plasma lactate in patients of CKD stage 3 and worse who were continuing metformin on their own prior to stopping the drug.

Result: Of 40 patients included, median duration of T2DM was 60 months (interquartile range IQR 24-120). Read More

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April 2019
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Prognostic impact of galectin-3 in chronic kidney disease patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Nephrology, First Central Hospital of Tianjin, 300192, Tianjin, People's Republic of China.

Background: Galectin-3 as a β-galactoside-binding lectin, which has served important functions in numerous biological activities including cell growth, apoptosis, pre-mRNA splicing, differentiation, transformation, angiogenesis, inflammation, fibrosis, and host defense, may be used in prediction of clinical outcomes in CKD patients. However, the given results remain debatable and inconclusive. Hence, we performed a comprehensive meta-analysis to clarify the predictive value of galectin-3 in patients with CKD, especially ESRD patients going on dialysis. Read More

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April 2019
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Morphologic changes after bladder neck intussusception in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy contribute to early postoperative continence.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Urology, Peking University First Hospital, 8 Xishiku Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100034, China.

Purpose: To explore the mechanism and efficacy of the modified bladder neck intussusception in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LSRP) on postoperative early continence.

Methods: We prospectively collected clinical information of prostate cancer patients who underwent LSRP with modified bladder neck intussusception (n = 10) and non-intussusception (n = 10). At postoperative 1 month, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), pad test, real-time magnetic resonance imaging (rt-MRI), and flow rate were performed. Read More

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April 2019
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Comments on the article entitled "Morphologic changes after bladder neck intussusception in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy contribute to early postoperative continence".

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330,006, Jiangxi, China.

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Commentary to: "Morphologic changes after bladder neck intussusception in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy contribute to early postoperative continence".

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Daniel J Culkin

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

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Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics and changes in hemostatic agents after partial nephrectomy.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Urology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Güney Mahallesi, 1140/1. Sk. No:1, Yenişehir, Konak, 35180, Izmir, Turkey.

Purpose: To evaluate the characteristics of images generated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and changes in the mass-like lesion (MLL) during the follow-up of patients who underwent partial nephrectomy (PN) with the intra-operative use of hemostatic agents (HAs).

Methods: The records of patients who had undergone PN in our clinic due to renal mass between January 2013 and August 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Our study included 47 patients who were administered one or more HAs during the PN and who received diffusion and dynamic MRI at the post-operative 2nd/4th Queryand 12th month. Read More

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April 2019
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Prognostic significance of maternal urinary carbohydrate antigen 19-9 for antenatal diagnosis of posterior urethral valve associated with fetal hydronephrosis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Pediatric Urology and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Section of Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Therapy, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Purpose: To evaluate the predictive role of maternal urinary CA 19-9 as a non-invasive marker for diagnosing antenatal posterior urethral valve (PUV).

Methods: A total of 40 women in the third pregnancy trimester were enrolled. Case group (group A) consisted of 20 women with a diagnosis of antenatal PUV. Read More

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April 2019
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Classification of non-gonococcal urethritis: a review.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Urology, Medical Park Hospital, Muratpaşa, Antalya, Turkey.

Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is the most common disease of the genital tract in men. Recent studies have recommended avoiding the empiric antibiotic administrations that constitute the classical treatment approach in NGU and to aim toward treatment of causative pathogens. However, the classification of NGU agents remains controversial. Read More

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April 2019
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Do renal cell carcinoma patients with brain metastases still need nephrectomy?

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Urology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Licheng District Zhongshan North Road, Quanzhou, 362000, Fujian, China.

Purpose: To evaluate the value of nephrectomy for survival prognosis in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients with brain metastases (BM).

Methods: There were 933 RCC patients diagnosed with BM in SEER database from 2010 to 2014. Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression model were used to analyze the survival prognosis. Read More

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April 2019
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Which treatment is best for patients with AJCC stage IV bladder cancer?

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Urology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University, No. 301, Yanchang Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, 200072, China.

Purpose: We sought to identify the method that could obtain the best survival rate for AJCC stage IV bladder cancer (BCa) patients.

Methods: Patients with AJCC stage IV BCa diagnosed between 2004 and 2015 were identified using the Surveillance, epidemiology and end results (SEER) database. Kaplan-Meier curves and log-rank test were used for overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS). Read More

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April 2019
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Urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: preoperative pyuria is not correlated with bladder cancer recurrence and survival.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Objective: To identify the impact of preoperative pyuria on the bladder cancer recurrence and survival of patients who were treated surgically for UTUC.

Patients And Methods: Study included 319 consecutive patients who were treated with RNU for UTUC. Cox proportional hazard regression models were used to evaluate the association of preoperative pyuria with outcome. Read More

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The clinical utility of prostate cancer heterogeneity using texture analysis of multiparametric MRI.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Urology, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, Watford Road, London, UK.

Purpose: To determine if multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) derived filtration-histogram based texture analysis (TA) can differentiate between different Gleason scores (GS) and the D'Amico risk in prostate cancer.

Methods: We retrospectively studied patients whose pre-operative 1.5T mpMRI had shown a visible tumour and who subsequently underwent radical prostatectomy (RP). Read More

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March 2019
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Predictors for immediate recovery of continence following Retzius-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a case-control study.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Urology, Drum Tower Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210008, China.

Purpose: We evaluated urinary continence in a series of consecutive patients who underwent Retzius-sparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RS-RARP) to identify the preoperative predictors of the return to immediate urinary continence.

Methods: 110 consecutive patients who underwent RS-RARP for clinically localized prostate cancer were retrospectively collected. Patients reported freedom from using safety pad (0 pad/day) within 7 days after removal of urinary catheter were defined as immediate urinary continent. Read More

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Uretero-iliac artery fistula: a challenge diagnosis for a life-threatening condition: monocentric experience and review of the literature.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Clinica Urologica, Ospedali Riuniti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Introduction: Uretero-iliac artery fistulae (UIAF) are the consequence of chronic inflammatory events that create a fibrous and poorly vascularized uretero-vascular adhesion. They often occur in patients with a history of surgery, pelvic radiotherapy, and chronic ureteral stenting. The presentation is usually massive gross hematuria with acute anemia unto to hemorrhagic shock, representing a life-threatening condition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11255-019-02097-2DOI Listing
March 2019
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Religiosity, spirituality and quality of life of dialysis patients: a systematic review.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Dialysis and Renal Transplant Center -‛C.I. Parhon' University Hospital, and'Grigore T. Popa', Nephrology Clinic, University of Medicine, Iasi, Romania.

Purpose: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients often report a combination of disturbing physical symptoms and psychological distress which result in significantly reduced quality of life (QoL). Coping with a chronic disease is a complex matter involving also the family and a multi-disciplinary team. Recently, observational studies suggested that spirituality (S) and religiosity (R) are two important determinants in coping with a chronic/terminal disease. Read More

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A systematic review of the long-term efficacy of low-intensity shockwave therapy for vasculogenic erectile dysfunction.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

MRC Centre for Transplantation, Guy's Hospital Campus, King's College London, King's Health Partners, London, SE1 9RT, UK.

Purpose: To look at the evidence base for LISWT as a treatment modality for vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, focusing on the long-term outcomes at over 6 months following treatment.

Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted utilising MEDLINE and Scopus databases from 2010 to September 2018 by two independent reviewers. Outcome measures extracted for long-term efficacy included International Index of Erectile Function scores and Erection Hardness Scores. Read More

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Intraoperative ICG-fluorescence imaging for robotic-assisted urologic surgery: current status and review of literature.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 27157-1094, USA.

Purpose: With the availability of near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging using indocyanine green dye (ICG) to the robotic platform, utility of this imaging technology has evolved significantly across the board for ablative and reconstructive procedures. Herein, we describe the potential indications of indocyanine green for both oncologic and non-oncologic applications in robot-assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery.

Methods: A narrative mini-review was performed in November 2018 using PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases utilizing the following search phrase: "indocyanine green fluorescence robotic surgery" resulting in 104 articles of which 30 articles had urologic-pertinent applications. Read More

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March 2019
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Uroprotective effect of ambroxol in cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis in mice.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080, Trabzon, Turkey.

Purpose: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is defined as any types of acute or chronic inflammation of urinary bladder with several reasons. One of the most common causes of HC is cyclophosphamide (CYP), an effective antineoplastic agent, due to its urotoxic potential. Ambroxol (AMB) is a mucoactive drug that has been used for numerous respiratory diseases. Read More

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March 2019
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Comparison of short-term complications between Onlay and Duckett urethroplasty and the analysis of risk factors.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Urology, Shanghai Children's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200040, China.

Aims: To compare the short-term complications between Onlay and Duckett urethroplasty and to analyze the various risk factors cause the complications.

Methods: The children with hypospadias who underwent treatment with Onlay or Duckett urethroplasty from November 2014 to June 2016 were followed up. The difference in complications between the two groups was analyzed. Read More

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Treating symptoms to improve the quality of life in patients on chronic hemodialysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Gerontology, Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients on chronic hemodialysis has not improved significantly in the last 20 years. This is largely due to their substantial symptom burden which is rarely assessed and treated in routine clinical practice. This is also consequence of the lack of an appropriate armamentarium for the treatments of such symptoms. Read More

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MiR-200a ameliorates peritoneal fibrosis and functional deterioration in a rat model of peritoneal dialysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, 330006, Jiangxi, China.

Peritoneal fibrosis is recognised as the main cause of the technical failure of peritoneal dialysis (PD), and currently, there are no specific and effective anti-fibrosis therapies. We have found that miR-200a is down-regulated in a rat model of PD-related peritoneal fibrosis (PF) and could inhibit transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in peritoneal mesothelial cells by target ZEB1/2. However, its treatment role in vivo is still largely unclear. Read More

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March 2019
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What is the place of sclerostin in chronic kidney disease, atherosclerosis, and ageing?

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

University Department of Nephrology, Medical Faculty, University of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia.

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Outcomes of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury in elderly patients: a single-centre study.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Division of Statistics, Department of PSM, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, UP, India.

Background: HAAKI is a common clinical problem in hospitalized patients. Its incidence is high in older patients and carries worse prognosis. The presence of multiple co-morbidities, aging process, and frequent diagnostic and therapeutic interventions predispose elderly patients to HAAKI. Read More

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March 2019
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Why renal biopsy is crucial in monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS).

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Nephrology Division, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Long-term anatomic and functional results of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a prospective study.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Urology Department, University Hospital of Nîmes, 4 Rue du Professeur Robert Debré, 30029, Nîmes, France.

Purpose: The aim of our study was to assess the impact of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy on pelvic symptoms, quality of life and sexual function in patients with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse. Secondary goals included the assessment of anatomical correction, recurrence and complication rates.

Methods: This is a prospective, single-center study that included 82 patients between 2009 and 2016. Read More

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March 2019
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Association of single nucleotide polymorphism in hsa-miR-499 and hsa-miR-196a2 with the risk of prostate cancer.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Molecular Genetics, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, Iran.

Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one the most common malignant cancers in men. Micro-RNAs are a group of a noncoding small molecule, which plays critical roles in signalling pathways, metabolism, apoptosis and cancer development. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible association between the hsa-miR-499 (rs3746444) and hsa-miR-196a2 (rs11614913) gene polymorphisms with the risk of PCa. Read More

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March 2019
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Efficacy and safety of glucocorticoids for patients with IgA nephropathy: a meta-analysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Nephrology, Institute of Nephrology and Urology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510630, China.

Background: The efficacy and safety of glucocorticoids for the treatment of patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) remains controversial. The aim of the study is to perform a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of glucocorticoids for patients with IgAN.

Methods: We searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library and article reference lists of Controlled Trials, and Clinical Trial Registries for randomized controlled trials comparing glucocorticoids with other non-immunosuppressive agents in patients with IgAN. Read More

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March 2019
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Regional trends in average years of potential life lost (AYPLL) secondary to prostate cancer deaths among Caucasians and African Americans treated by surgery or radiation.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 6;51(4):561-569. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Urology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR, 72205, USA.

Purpose: To study regional trends in average years of potential life lost (AYPLL) among Caucasians (CA) and African Americans (AA) with prostate cancer (Pca) who received radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy among four different regions in the US as well as across different tumor grades. Years of potential life lost is defined as the difference between a predetermined end-point age and the age at death for a death that occurred prior to that end age, hence the AYPLL is calculated by dividing the total YPLL by the total number of patients died.

Methods: The surveillance epidemiology and end results (SEER) database was used to identify Pca patients who were CA or AA and who have received radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11255-019-02116-2DOI Listing
April 2019
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ISPD guideline-driven retraining, exit site care and decreased peritonitis: a single-center experience in Israel.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 5;51(4):723-727. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Meir Medical Center, 44281, Kfar Saba, Israel.

Purpose: Evaluate the efficacy of retraining and catheter exit site care in reducing peritonitis rates.

Methods: This interventional study included all prevalent PD patients from 1/2009 to 12/2017 from a single center. Peritonitis rates and causative organisms were assessed and compared in three periods: (1) Before intervention (01/2009-12/2014), (2) after educational intervention: assessment of training process by infection control nurse and repeat training every 3 months, after each peritonitis episode and after hospitalizations > 2 weeks (01/2015-02/2016), and (3) in addition to the measures in period 2, an exit site care protocol including postoperative care, topical antibacterial therapy and nasal Staph aureus screening and eradication was implemented (03/2016-12/2017). Read More

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Evaluation of kidney biopsies in elderly patients.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Nephrology, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The renal parenchymal disease spectrum in geriatric patients is similar to that in younger patients and can be controlled by appropriate treatment. We evaluated the clinicopathological features of kidney biopsies from geriatric patients.

Materials And Methods: One hundred nine native kidney biopsies from older patients (> 65 years old) obtained from 2005 to 2014 were evaluated retrospectively. Read More

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March 2019
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How to estimate renal function in patients with liver disease: choosing the most suitable equation.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 4;51(4):677-690. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Splenic Medicine, Affiliated Hospital, Logistics University of People's Armed Police Force, 220 Chenglin Road, Hedong District, Tianjin, 300162, People's Republic of China.

Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a public health challenge, especially in China. In clinical practice, HBV infection is associated with nephropathy. Impaired renal function is frequently observed in compensated Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) and cirrhosis (LC). Read More

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April 2019
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Effect of SGLT2 inhibitor on renal function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 4;51(4):655-669. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Nephrology, Ningbo Urology and Nephrology Hospital, Ningbo, China.

Objective: This study summarizes the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on renal function and albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Materials/methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and EMBASE for reports published up to March 2018 and included RCTs reporting estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and/or urine albumin/creatinine ratio (UACR) changes. Data extraction and assessment of research quality based on Cochrane risk biasing tools. Read More

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April 2019
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Defining a clinically significant struvite stone: a non-randomized retrospective study.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 4;51(4):585-591. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Objective: To study the association between a stone's struvite content and clinical outcomes and to determine a clinically significant cutoff for defining struvite stones.

Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective study of all patients who underwent ureteroscopy or PCNL at our institution between 2012 and 2017 and had any component of struvite in the stone analysis. Patients were divided into four groups based on percent struvite content: A (1-25%), B (26-50%), C (51-75%), and D (76-100%). Read More

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April 2019
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Pentoxifylline for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in diabetic patients undergoing angioplasty: a randomized controlled trial.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 4;51(4):699-705. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Daneshgah Street, Tabriz, Iran.

Objectives: Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is one of the most important complications of contrast media. We aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of pentoxifylline (PTX) on CIN in diabetic patients undergoing angioplasty using cystatin C.

Materials And Methods: The present study was a randomized clinical trial, which was investigated the impact of PTX in the prevention of CIN among 90 diabetic patients undergoing the angioplasty using cystatin C as a novel biomarker of renal injury. Read More

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April 2019
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A simple modified open peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion procedure reduces the need for secondary surgery.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 4;51(4):729-736. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Nephrology Department, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, No. 52 Meihua Road, Zhuhai, 519000, China.

Background: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the efficacy of a modified peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion technique for reducing the incidence of mechanical complications.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of clinical data of 346 patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion at our peritoneal dialysis center. The traditional procedure was performed in 157 patients (group A) and the modified procedure in 189 patients (group B). Read More

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April 2019
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Application of Internet+-based Tsinghua PINS Remote Tech to improve sacral neuromodulation programming procedure.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 27;51(4):627-632. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100020, People's Republic of China.

Objective: To explore the feasibility and safety of the Tsinghua PINS Remote Tech to facilitate sacral neuromodulation programming procedure.

Method: For 22 patients who had previously participated in the phase III clinical trial for treating overactive bladder with the Tsinghua PINS sacral neuromodulation system during several Hospital, PINS Remote Tech was applied to perform postoperative parameter adjustment in order to evaluate the safety and reliability of this new technique. Telephone surveys on Remote Tech-related questionnaires were also conducted. Read More

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April 2019
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Biomarkers and risk factors for sepsis in stage 5 chronic kidney disease: a retrospective case-control study.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 25;51(4):691-698. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Nephrology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, 213003, China.

Purpose: To assess the predictive value of procalcitonin (PCT) in the risk of sepsis in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Methods: A total of 373 inpatients with stage 5 CKD were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into non-infection group, local infection group, and sepsis group. Read More

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Uroflow stop test with electromyography: a novel index of urinary continence recovery after RARP.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 23;51(4):609-615. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Division of Urology Clinic, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University Hospital of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Purpose: Urinary incontinence (UI) is one of the most bothersome surgical side effects after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). Alteration of both smooth and striate urethral sphincter occurs after RARP. Since the contraction of perineal muscles is involved in the complex mechanism of urinary continence, the uroflow stop test (UST) seems to predict early continence recovery after RARP. Read More

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April 2019
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Development of symptomatic lymphoceles after radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection is independent of surgical approach: a single-center analysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2019 Apr 22;51(4):633-640. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Mainz University Medicine, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

Purpose: Lymphocele (LC) is the most common adverse sequela of pelvic lymphadenectomy (PLND) during radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Current evidence on comparison between robotic (RARP) and open retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in terms of the development of symptomatic LCs (SLCs) is conflicting. Moreover, no single-center assessment has illuminated the impact of the anterior vs. Read More

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April 2019
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