Revealed: 35 kidney genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk

(University of Manchester) An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease.The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the significantly under-diagnosed disorder which, if left undetected, can lead to failing kidneys that need dialysis or kidney transplantation.
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Causland FR Abstract PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the association of prediabetes with adverse kidney outcomes is uncertain. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), including 9,361 participants without diabetes at baseline. We categorized participants according to fasting glucose as having impaired fasting glucose (≥100 mg/dL [(≥5.6 mmol/L]) or normoglycemia (
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
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stre REIN Abstract To date, it is important to know more about the population of CKD stage 5 patients in order to better understand the practices of access to renal replacement therapy (RRT) or conservative treatment and to anticipate future needs. In April 2015, at the instigation of the Scientific Committee of REIN, a working group was formed to reflect on the opportunity and feasibility of a data collection on these patients. Between September 2017 and March 2018, 21 participating centers included 390 patients over a period of at least one month. The data collected included the patient's living conditions, leve...
Source: Nephrologie and Therapeutique - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrol Ther Source Type: research
AbstractThe complement system is one of the crucial pathophysiological mechanisms that directly influence the function of a transplanted kidney. Since the complement pathways ’ activation potential can be easily determined via their functional activity measurement, we focused on fluctuation in the cascade activity in the early post-transplant period. The aim of the study was to relate the kidney transplantation-induced complement system response to allograft outcome. F orty-two kidney recipients (aged: 53.5 [37–52], 17 females/25 males) and 24 healthy controls (aged: 40.5 [34–51], 13 females/11 males) wer...
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Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: KDIGO Executive Conclusions Source Type: research
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Source: Translational Research - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ve; P Abstract INTRODUCTION: Increased levels of cardiac troponins (cTn) are a hallmark of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), along with symptoms and electrocardiographic (ECG) changes. Stably elevated cTn concentrations are frequently observed in asymptomatic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or on hemodialysis (HD); the meaning of this elevation, as assessed by conventional techniques, remains unclear. Aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical significance of cTnI levels in asymptomatic HD patients by employing a newer high-sensitive cTnI (hs-cTnI) assay. METHODS: We enrolled 49 patients un...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Emerging strategies to disrupt the central TGF-β axis in kidney fibrosis. Transl Res. 2019 Apr 24;: Authors: Rauchman M, Griggs D Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 20 million people in the United States and the global burden of this disorder is increasing. Many affected individuals will progress to end stage kidney disease necessitating dialysis or transplantation. CKD is also a major independent contributor to the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a final common pathway for most causes of progressive CKD. Currently, there are no ...
Source: Translational Research : the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Transl Res Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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