Safety and Efficacy of Benzbromarone and Febuxostat in Hyperuricemia Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Prospective Pilot Study

This study was a single-centered, parallel-grouped, randomized clinical trial (RCT). We randomly assigned hyperuricemia participants with eGFR 20 –60 mL/min/1.73 m2 into benzbromarone and febuxostat treatment group. Drugs were adjusted by titration from small doses.ResultsSeventy-three eligible participants enrolled, 66 subjects (33 in each group) were included finally for analysis. When compared to baseline, serum uric acid (SUA) decreased significantly after treatment in both groups, but no differences were detected among all the follow-up points. After 12-month treatment, eGFR did not have significant change in both groups. In the benzbromarone group, kidney stones in one case increased in quantity. In the febuxostat group, kidney stones in one case became smaller in size and in two cases vanished completely. Both drugs did not increase myocardial enzymes significantly after the treatment. In addition, hemoglobin increased significantly in the two groups (p 
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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Authors: Dayanand P, Sandhyavenu H, Dayanand S, Martinez J, Rangaswami J Abstract Vascular calcification is known to be a strong risk factor for cardiovascular adverse events and mortality. Atherosclerosis, diabetes, aging, abnormal bone mineral homeostasis and high uremic milieu such as chronic kidney disease are major factors that contribute to the progression of vascular calcification. Several mechanisms such as the osteoblastic transition of vascular smooth muscle cells in response to oxidative stress have shed light on the active nature of vascular calcification, which was once thought to be a passive process....
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
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Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Conclusions: These data suggest that in differentiated proximal tubules energetic hyperactivity is promoted concurrently with organ fibrogenesis.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;47:1338 –1351
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sonidegib is a novel inhibitor of erythrocyte cell membrane scrambling following energy depletion, hyperosmotic shock and oxidative stress.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;47:1352 –1364
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Condition:   Anemia in Pregnancy Intervention:   Dietary Supplement: Vitamin C Sponsors:   Fetal Medicine Foundation;   Wright State University;   Five Rivers Health Centers Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   CKD Stage 5 Interventions:   Drug: EffCaMgCit;   Other: CaAcS Sponsor:   University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Recruiting
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Conditions:   Anemia, Iron-Deficiency;   Colorectal Cancer Intervention:   Drug: iron isomaltoside(Monofer®) Sponsor:   Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Anemia, Iron Deficiency Intervention:   Sponsor:   CAMC Health System Not yet recruiting
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This report details the perioperative considerations used for successful CPB on a Waldenström's patient. Critical to this case was the use of plasmapheresis before surgery. Temperature management and acid/base status were carefully controlled. A successful coronary revascularization surgery was performed. Many of the Wadenstrom's disease complications expected on CPB failed to materialize. PMID: 29921992 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: J Extra Corpor Technol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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