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Short-term kidney transplant outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 lower respiratory tract positive donors.

Transpl Infect Dis 2022 Jun 25. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Division of Surgical Transplantation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Goal: In this study we aim to assess short-term allograft outcomes following deceased donor kidney transplantation from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lower respiratory tract (LRT) nucleic acid testing (NAT) positive donors.

Methods: From September to December 2021, SARS-CoV-2 NAT positive organ donors, whose solid abdominal organs were transplanted at our academic medical center were identified. Donors were stratified into having tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in an upper respiratory tract (URT) or LRT sample. Read More

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A Regulated System of Incentives for Living Kidney Donation: Clearing the Way for an Informed Assessment.

Am J Transplant 2022 Jun 25. Epub 2022 Jun 25.

Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The kidney shortage continues to be a crisis for our patients. Despite numerous attempts to increase living and deceased donation, annually in the United States, thousands of candidates are removed from the kidney transplant waiting list because of either death or becoming too sick to transplant. To increase living donation, trials of a regulated system of incentives for living donation have been proposed. Read More

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Estimation of glomerular filtration rate for drug dosing in patients with very high or low body mass index (BMI).

Clin Transl Sci 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

An accurate estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is essential in drug dosing. This study demonstrates the limitations of indexed (mL/min/1.73m ) and de-indexed (mL/min) eGFR based drug dosing in patients with obesity or underweight. Read More

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PO 21% oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion in kidney transplantation: Any clinical benefit?

Int J Artif Organs 2022 Jun 24:3913988221107946. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Liver-Kidney Transplantation Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy.

Background: In deceased donor kidney transplantation (KT), the use of hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) has been acquiring the status of best practice in the pre-transplant management of kidney grafts. Two types of HMP are currently available, oxygenated HMP and non-oxygenated HMP. However, data on the real clinical impact of oxygenation on KT outcome are still heterogeneous. Read More

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Malignancy Diseases in Kidney Transplantation, Clinical Outcomes, Patient, and Allograft Survival: A Case-Control Study.

Transplant Proc 2022 Jun 22. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil; IMUNOLAB - Laboratory of Histocompatibility, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Malignancy is a well-known complication in patients after kidney transplantation (KT), but its effect on posttransplant outcomes, allograft, and patient survival remains unexplored. The aim of this study is to report the impact of the comorbidity on clinical outcome, function, and failure of an allograft kidney.

Methods: This case-control study included 101 KT patients. Read More

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Kidney Organoids: A pioneering model for kidney diseases.

Transl Res 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), Cambridge, MA, USA; Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:

The kidney is a vital organ that regulates the bodily fluid and electrolyte homeostasis via tailored urinary excretion. Kidney injuries that cause severe or progressive chronic kidney disease have driven the growing population of patients with end-stage kidney disease, leading to substantial patient morbidity and mortality. This irreversible kidney damage has also created a huge socioeconomical burden on the healthcare system, highlighting the need for novel translational research models for progressive kidney diseases. Read More

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n-3 PUFA dietary lipid replacement normalizes muscle mitochondrial function and oxidative stress through enhanced tissue mitophagy and protects from muscle wasting in experimental kidney disease.

Metabolism 2022 Jun 21;133:155242. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Dept of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. Electronic address:

Introduction And Methods: Skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction may cause tissue oxidative stress and consequent catabolism in chronic kidney disease (CKD), contributing to patient mortality. We investigated in 5/6-nephrectomized (Nx) rats the impact of n3-polyunsaturated fatty-acids (n3-PUFA) isocaloric partial dietary replacement on gastrocnemius muscle (Gm) mitochondrial master-regulators, ATP production, ROS generation and related muscle-catabolic derangements.

Results: Nx had low Gm mitochondrial nuclear respiratory factor-2 and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1alpha, low ATP production and higher mitochondrial fission-fusion protein ratio with ROS overproduction. Read More

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Extracellular Vesicles Released During Normothermic Machine Perfusion are Associated with Human Donor Kidney Characteristics.

Transplantation 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Erasmus MC Transplant Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are tissue-specific particles released by cells containing valuable diagnostic information in the form of various biomolecules. The characterization of EVs released by kidney grafts during normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) may present a promising avenue to assess graft status before transplantation.

Methods: We phenotyped and determined the concentrations of EVs in the perfusate of 8 discarded expanded-criteria donor human kidneys during 6 h of NMP. Read More

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Novel Complement C5 Small-interfering RNA Lipid Nanoparticle Prolongs Graft Survival in a Hypersensitized Rat Kidney Transplant Model.

Transplantation 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Urology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Prophylaxis of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) caused by donor-specific antibodies remains challenging. Given the critical roles of complement activity in antibody-mediated graft injury, we developed a lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulation of small-interfering RNA against complement C5 (C5 siRNA-LNP) and investigated whether C5 siRNA-LNP could downregulate the complement activity and act as an effective treatment for AMR.

Methods: Lewis recipient rats were sensitized by skin grafting from Brown Norway donor rats. Read More

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v WV [2022] EWCOP 9 : The Court of Protection: On balancing risks; best interests and kidney transplantation.

Neera Bhatia

J Bioeth Inq 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3125, Australia.

At first glance, this case might give the impression that a resolution would have been straightforward. A 17-year-old young man with moderate to severe learning disabilities and other conditions discussed below required a kidney transplant-the Court of Protection was tasked with determining whether this was in his best interests. However, the case of WV was in fact far more technical and required nuanced discussion and expert medical evidence from a range of specialists to objectively balance the needs of WV and the risks to WV, and to ultimately determine his fate of life or death based on receiving a kidney transplant. Read More

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Fanconi syndrome in an elderly patient with membranous nephropathy during treatment with the immunosuppressant mizoribine.

CEN Case Rep 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, 23-3 Shimoaizuki, Matsuoka, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, 910-1193, Japan.

We report on an 80-year-old man diagnosed with Fanconi syndrome induced by mizoribine after 4 weeks of administration to treat membranous nephropathy. Mizoribine is an oral immunosuppressant that inhibits inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase and is widely used in Japan for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and nephrotic syndrome, as well as after renal transplantation. Acquired Fanconi syndrome is often caused by drugs (antibacterial, antiviral, anticancer, and anticonvulsant drugs) and is sometimes caused by autoimmune diseases, monoclonal light chain-associated diseases, or heavy metal poisoning. Read More

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Association of obesity with 3-month mortality in kidney failure patients with COVID-19.

Clin Kidney J 2022 Jul 21;15(7):1348-1360. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Background: In the general population with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), obesity is associated with an increased risk of mortality. Given the typically observed obesity paradox among patients on kidney function replacement therapy (KFRT), especially dialysis patients, we examined the association of obesity with mortality among dialysis patients or living with a kidney transplant with COVID-19.

Methods: Data from the European Renal Association COVID-19 Database (ERACODA) were used. Read More

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Severe Rhabdomyolysis Complicated With Acute Kidney Injury Required Renal Replacement Therapy After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine  .

Cureus 2022 May 22;14(5):e25199. Epub 2022 May 22.

Internal Medicine, King Abdullaziz Medical City Jeddah, Jeddah, SAU.

The adverse effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are somewhat common but rarely life-threatening. Diagnosing life-threatening vaccine-related adverse effects is heavily dependent on history taking and ruling out the other possible causes. Vaccine-related complications vary, so awareness of possible complications can lead to efficient management. Read More

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Donor Nephrectomy Through Mini-Flank Incision: A Single-Centre Experience Among Nigerian Patients.

Cureus 2022 May 22;14(5):e25206. Epub 2022 May 22.

Department of Surgery/Urology Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, NGA.

Background and objective The field of kidney transplantation in sub-Saharan Africa is still in the rudimentary stages. The majority of patients with chronic kidney disease have no access to renal replacement therapy, leading to very high mortality rates. Donor nephrectomy (DN) is an important aspect of kidney transplantation. Read More

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Issues regarding COVID-19 in kidney transplantation in the era of the omicron variant: a commentary by the era descartes working group.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Department of Nephrology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Omicron variant, which has become the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 worldwide, brings new challenges to preventing and controlling infection. Moreover, the widespread implementation of vaccination policies before and after transplantation, and the development of new prophylactic and treatment strategies for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) over the past 12-18 months, has raised several new issues concerning kidney transplant recipients. In this special report, the ERA working group DESCARTES (Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States), addresses several questions related to everyday clinical practice concerning kidney transplant recipients and to the assessment of deceased and live kidney donors: what is the current risk of severe disease and of breakthrough infection, the optimal management of immunosuppression in kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19, the role of passive immunization and the efficacy of antiviral drugs in ambulatory patients, the management of drug-to-drug interactions, safety criteria for the use of SARS-CoV-2 positive donors, issues related to the use of T cell depleting agents as induction treatment, and current recommendations for shielding practices. Read More

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Prospective associations of health literacy with clinical outcomes in adults with CKD: findings from the CRIC study.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2022 Jun 23. Epub 2022 Jun 23.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Limited health literacy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the general population but the relation of health literacy with long-term clinical outcomes among adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less clear.

Methods: Prospective data from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study (n = 3,715) were used. Health literacy was assessed with the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (dichotomized as limited/adequate). Read More

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Pulmonary Embolism after Moderna Vaccination in Kidney Transplant Patients: Two Case Reports and Literature Review.

Vaccines (Basel) 2022 May 29;10(6). Epub 2022 May 29.

Divisions of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Chiayi City 613, Taiwan.

Currently, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is still an ongoing and constant medical issue, and with upcoming new variants, vaccinations and boosters remain important. The safety of vaccines in patients after kidney transplantation is an essential problem, with thrombosis being one of the severe side effects and vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) revealed as the most commonly reported syndrome for thromboembolic events following COVID-19 vaccination. Here, we present two cases of kidney transplantation developing pulmonary embolism post-Moderna vaccination within 30 days without thrombocytopenia. Read More

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Faecal Microbiota Transplantation and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Nutrients 2022 Jun 17;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Kolling Institute, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia.

Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has attracted increasing attention as an intervention in many clinical conditions, including autoimmune, enteroendocrine, gastroenterological, and neurological diseases. For years, FMT has been an effective second-line treatment for infection (CDI) with beneficial outcomes. FMT is also promising in improving bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis (UC). Read More

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Distinct Phenotypes of Kidney Transplant Recipients in the United States with Limited Functional Status as Identified through Machine Learning Consensus Clustering.

J Pers Med 2022 May 25;12(6). Epub 2022 May 25.

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Background: There have been concerns regarding increased perioperative mortality, length of hospital stay, and rates of graft loss in kidney transplant recipients with functional limitations. The application of machine learning consensus clustering approach may provide a novel understanding of unique phenotypes of functionally limited kidney transplant recipients with distinct outcomes in order to identify strategies to improve outcomes.

Methods: Consensus cluster analysis was performed based on recipient-, donor-, and transplant-related characteristics in 3205 functionally limited kidney transplant recipients (Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) < 40% at transplant) in the OPTN/UNOS database from 2010 to 2019. Read More

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Usefulness of CHEST Score in Predicting Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19 in Heart Failure and Non-Heart-Failure Cohorts.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 17;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Clinical Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Borowska Street 213, 50-556 Wroclaw, Poland.

Background: Patients with heart failure represent a vulnerable population for COVID-19 and are prone to having worse prognoses and higher fatality rates. Still, the clinical course of the infection is dynamic, and complication occurrence in particular in patients with heart failure is fairly unpredictable. Considering that individual components of the CHEST (C2: Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD)/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); H: Hypertension; E: Elderly (Age ≥ 75); S: Systolic HF; T: Thyroid disease) are parallel to COVID-19 mortality risk factors, we evaluate the predictive value of CHEST score in patients with heart failure (HF) Material and Methods: The retrospective medical data analysis of 2184 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the University Hospital in Wroclaw between February 2020 and June 2021 was the basis of the study. Read More

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Anaesthetic Approach to Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Kidney Transplantation: A Narrative Review.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 15;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Surgery, Imperial College, London W12 0HS, UK.

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are designed to reduce medical complications, the length of hospital stays (LoS), and healthcare costs. ERAS is considered safe and effective for kidney transplant (KTx) surgery. KTx recipients are often frail with multiple comorbidities. Read More

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Analysis of Volatile Anesthetic-Induced Organ Protection in Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 13;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Department of Visceral, Transplantation, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Despite recent advances in surgical procedures and immunosuppressive regimes, early pancreatic graft dysfunction, mainly specified as ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI)-Remains a common cause of pancreas graft failure with potentially worse outcomes in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT). Anesthetic conditioning is a widely described strategy to attenuate IRI and facilitate graft protection. Here, we investigate the effects of different volatile anesthetics (VAs) on early IRI-associated posttransplant clinical outcomes as well as graft function and outcome in SPKT recipients. Read More

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Declining Course of Humoral Immune Response in Initially Responding Kidney Transplant Recipients after Repeated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 8;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Nephrology and Medical Intensive Care, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

The immunogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in kidney transplant recipients is limited, resulting in inadequately low serological response rates and low immunoglobulin (Ig) levels, correlating with reduced protection against death and hospitalization from COVID-19. We retrospectively examined the time course of anti-SARS-CoV-2 Ig antibody levels after up to five repeated vaccinations in 644 previously nonresponding kidney transplant recipients. Using anti SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgA ELISA and the total Ig ECLIA assays, we compared antibody levels at 1 month with levels at 2 and 4 months, respectively. Read More

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Biomarkers in Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in Optimal Diagnostic-Therapeutic Strategy.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 8;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-556 Wroclaw, Poland.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) involves podocyte injury. In patients with nephrotic syndrome, progression to end-stage renal disease often occurs over the course of 5 to 10 years. The diagnosis is based on a renal biopsy. Read More

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Machine Learning Consensus Clustering of Morbidly Obese Kidney Transplant Recipients in the United States.

J Clin Med 2022 Jun 8;11(12). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA.

Background: This study aimed to better characterize morbidly obese kidney transplant recipients, their clinical characteristics, and outcomes by using an unsupervised machine learning approach.

Methods: Consensus cluster analysis was applied to OPTN/UNOS data from 2010 to 2019 based on recipient, donor, and transplant characteristics in kidney transplant recipients with a pre-transplant BMI ≥ 40 kg/m. Key cluster characteristics were identified using the standardized mean difference. Read More

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Immunotherapy as a Therapeutic Strategy for Gastrointestinal Cancer-Current Treatment Options and Future Perspectives.

Int J Mol Sci 2022 Jun 15;23(12). Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece.

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer constitutes a highly lethal entity among malignancies in the last decades and is still a major challenge for cancer therapeutic options. Despite the current combinational treatment strategies, including chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, and targeted therapies, the survival rates remain notably low for patients with advanced disease. A better knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that influence tumor progression and the development of optimal therapeutic strategies for GI malignancies are urgently needed. Read More

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Health Education Programmes to Improve Foot Self-Care Knowledge and Behaviour among Older People with End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) Receiving Haemodialysis (A Systematic Review).

Healthcare (Basel) 2022 Jun 20;10(6). Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Medical Biology Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK.

Background: ESKD is a total or near-permanent failure in renal function. It is irreversible, progressive and ultimately fatal without peritoneal dialysis (PD), haemodialysis (HD) or kidney transplantation. Dialysis treatments can create new and additional problems for patients, one of which is foot amputation, as a result of non-healing wounds and vascular complications. Read More

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Rapamycin Improves Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (ADMSCs) Renoprotective Effect against Cisplatin-Induced Acute Nephrotoxicity in Rats by Inhibiting the mTOR/AKT Signaling Pathway.

Biomedicines 2022 May 31;10(6). Epub 2022 May 31.

Center of Excellence for Genome and Cancer Research, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt.

Objective: Because the poor survival of transplanted cells in a hostile microenvironment limits stem cell therapy, in the current study, we investigated the effect of rapamycin (Rapa)-preactivated autophagy on the survival and homing of transplanted adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) in a rat model of cisplatin (Cis)-induced nephrotoxicity, as well as the possible role of the mTOR/AKT signaling pathway.

Materials And Methods: In vitro, ADMSCs isolated from rats were treated with 50 nmol/L rapamycin for 2 h, after which the cytoprotective and autophagy-inducing effects of Rapa were investigated. The cis-induced acute nephrotoxicity rat model was constructed in vivo. Read More

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Micro-RNAs Predict Response to Systemic Treatments in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients: Results from a Systematic Review of the Literature.

Biomedicines 2022 May 31;10(6). Epub 2022 May 31.

Department of Medical Oral and Biotechnological Science, "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti and Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy.

Locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinomas (mRCCs) account for up to 15% of all kidney cancer diagnoses. Systemic therapies (with or without surgery) represent gold standard treatments, mostly based on tyrosine kinase inhibitors in association with immunotherapy. We provide an overview of the current knowledge of miRNAs as predictors of treatment resistance. Read More

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Clinical Determinants Predicting Infection among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2022 Jun 8;11(6). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Research and Development Center, Department of Nephrology, Provincial Specialist Hospital, Kamienskiego 73a, 51-124 Wroclaw, Poland.

The majority of recently published studies indicate a greater incidence rate and mortality due to Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to assess the clinical determinants predicting CDI among hospitalized patients with CKD and refine methods of prevention. We evaluated the medical records of 279 patients treated at a nephrological department with symptoms suggesting CDI, of whom 93 tested positive for CDI. Read More

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