Creatinine and cystatin C-based evaluation of renal function among obese subjects in Benin City, Nigeria.
Creatinine and cystatin C-based evaluation of renal function among obese subjects in Benin City, Nigeria. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2019 May-Jun;30(3):648-654 Authors: Alaje AK, Adedeji TA, Adedoyin AR, Idogun SE Abstract Obesity is a recognized worldwide epidemic with increasing prevalence in developing nations. Studies have shown that obesity is an independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) besides its link with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. We evaluated the renal status of obese patients using both the established [creatinine (Cr)] and new (cystatin C) markers of renal function. This was a cross-sectional study. Fifty-nine consenting adults attending the clinic for routine medical checks were recruited for this study. They were divided into obese and non-obese based on their body mass index. Serum from specimens collected were assayed for Cr and cystatin C. CKD equations were used to estimate glomerular filtration rate based on Cr (eGFR-Cr), cystatin C (GFR-Cystatin), and Cr/cystatin C (GFRCr/cystatin) while modification of diet in renal disease equation was also used to eGFR-Cr. The eGFR results generated were compared in assessing renal function. The obese participants and the controls were age-matched (50.6 ± 9.7 vs. 50.7 ± 7.8 years, P = 0.2). The obese participants had a significantly higher serum cystatin C (1.3 ± 0.7 vs. 0.9 ± 0.4 mg/L, P
AbstractAplastic anemia (AA) has been reported to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but mostly with ulcerative colitis (UC). Little is known about the associations between AA and Crohn ’s disease (CD). We aim to determine the portraits of patients with AA-CD. Among a total of 657 patients with CD registered in Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases IBD center from January 2008 to October 2018, the patients diagnosed with concurrent AA were reviewed. Clinical presentation, medical history, endoscopic features, response to treatment, and prognosis in this set of patients were collected. Six male patie...
AbstractIncidence and outcome of microbiologically documented bacterial/viral infections and invasive fungal disease (IFD) in children and adults after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) were compared in 650 children and 3200 adults in multicenter cross-sectional nationwide study. Infections were diagnosed in 60.8% children and 35.0% adults, including respectively 69.1% and 63.5% allo-HCT, and 33.1% and 20.8% auto-HCT patients. The incidence of bacterial infections was higher in children (36.0% vs 27.6%;p
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