Why polluted air may be a threat to your kidneys

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Of the many well-documented risks of dirty air, one potential danger is lesser known: chronic kidney disease. Learn about new research and how to protect yourself.
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ConclusionsDependent on dose, RSV activated either anti-fibrotic or pro-fibrotic effects in kidneys. The risk of RSV consumption in individuals with impaired kidney function should be carefully considered.Graphical Abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
To what extent are sex hormone levels involved in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
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Conclusion: Poor vitamin D status is common in patients with stages 1 and 2 CKD in southern China. The incidence of vitamin D deficiency is 39.8%. High serum GGT level, dyslipidemia, 24-hour UPE ≥3.5 g/24 hrs, and treatment with glucocorticoids are independent associated factors of vitamin D deficiency.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
This article reviews the available recent inform ation on HCV infection and CKD, including the association between these conditions and their effect on each other, and prevention, evaluation, and management of HCV infection in persons with CKD. This review looks at this issue particularly from the perspective of readers in Asia, especially India, since the epidemiology of HCV-CKD association and the repertoire of anti-HCV drugs available in this region differ from those elsewhere.
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Estimation of GFR (eGFR) using formulae based on serum creatinine concentrations are commonly used to assess kidney function. Physical exercise can increase creatinine turnover and lean mass; therefore, this m...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
SUMMARY The aim of this study is to discuss the global costs attributed to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its impact on healthcare systems of developing countries, such as Brazil. This is a systematic review based on data from PubMed/Medline, using the key words “ costs ” and “ chronic kidney disease ” , in January 2017. The search was also done in other databases, such as Scielo and Google Scholar, aiming to identify regional studies related to this subject, published in journal not indexed in PubMed. Only papers published from 2012 on were included. Studies on CKD costs and treatment modalities ...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study highlights that MMP-9 or CUBN-SNPs may exert effects on risk of susceptibility to DN or ESRD. We provide novel evidence on genetic susceptibility for macroangiopathy in patients with a missense variant of CUBN (Ile2984Val) in patients with T2D.Nephron
Source: Nephron - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Although dietary patterns have been linked to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, sparse data are available for a relationship between dietary patterns and incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in...
Source: Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Abstract Hepatitis C direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy has evolved so that infected patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) can now anticipate the opportunity for sustained virologic response equivalent to that of the broader population of patients with hepatitis C. This has revolutionized the field of transplantation as it relates to renal transplant candidates with hepatitis C and the use of grafts from hepatitis C virus (HCV) viremic donors. In treating this population of patients, special consideration must be given to the timing of anti-viral therapy and drug-drug interactions. Herein we revie...
Source: Seminars in Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Semin Dial Source Type: research
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