Effect of a sodium restriction diet on albuminuria and blood pressure in diabetic kidney disease patients: a meta-analysis
ConclusionModerate sodium restriction diets reduce urinary albumin excretion and decrease the level of blood pressure, especially for patients with macro-albuminuria. Thus, it is necessary to strengthen the intervention and health education as well as to provide individualized dietary advice. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Serum complement factor B is associated with disease activity and progression of idiopathic membranous nephropathy concomitant with IgA nephropathy
ConclusionHigh serum CFB levels correlated with increased serum creatinine, anti-PLA2R antibody and urinary protein excretion as well as poor renal prognosis in patients with IMN-IgAN, indicating that serum CFB may be a marker of disease activity and progression. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in the Colombian Caribbean: its particular characteristics
ConclusionThis is the first series of aHUS cases of Colombian Caribbean region which reports the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of this condition in this region. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Does nephrolithometry scoring systems predict success and complications in miniPCNL?
ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, our study is the first of its kind to investigate the ability of NSSs to predict treatment success and postsurgical complications in patients undergoing miniPCNL. The study found that STONE and CROES NSSs are independent parameters for predicting stone-free status after miniPCNL. In addition, our study found that none of the NSSs were useful in predicting postsurgical complications in patients undergoing miniPCNL. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Prolongation of QTc interval at the beginning and during dialysis is associated with hypervolemia and calcium and magnesium change in the first 2  h
ConclusionQTc interval prolongation is common among hemodialysis patients. High intradialytic UF rates, change in serum magnesium and calcium levels in the first 2  h were found associated with QTc prolongation. However, QTc prolongation was found independently associated only with UF volume and calcium change in the first 2 h. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Efficacy of medication therapy for patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsFor patients with CKD and HFpEF, renin –angiotensin system inhibitors is associated with significant benefits in all-cause mortality and all-cause hospitalization but has no significant effect on hospitalization for heart failure. The subgroup analysis of one RCT study focused on ARNI showed that although long-term treatment with sacub itril–valsartan may reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure and cardiovascular death, more studies are needed to confirm that. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Introduction of advanced laparoscopy for peritoneal dialysis catheter placement and the outcome in a University Hospital
AbstractBackgroundPeritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters can be obstructed by omental wrapping or migration, leading to catheter malfunction. Multiple catheter placement techniques have been described. Advanced laparoscopy with fixation of the catheter and omentum has been reported to improve functional outcome compared to basic laparoscopy without fixation. This feasibility study describes surgical technique, complications, and comparison of the functional outcome of advanced versus basic laparoscopic catheter placement.MethodsBetween July 2016 and April 2019, the advanced laparoscopy technique was applied in all eligible pat...
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Is there an association between the plasma levels of uremic toxins from gut microbiota and anemia in patients on hemodialysis?
ConclusionThere is no strong evidence that uremic toxins produced by the gut microbiota may be associated with anemia in patients with CKD on HD. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Association of albumin to creatinine ratio with urinary arsenic and metal exposure: evidence from NHANES 2015 –2016
ConclusionIncreased ACR was positively associated with urinary dimethylarsinic acid, monomethylarsonic acid, cadmium, cesium, and antimony. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Association between metabolic syndrome components and chronic kidney disease among 37,533 old Chinese individuals
ConclusionOur study shows a high prevalence of CKD among Chinese elderly population. Aging, pre-HTN, HTN, elevated triglyceride, and FBG were associated with the risk of CKD. More attention should be paid to metabolic diseases to prevent CKD in the elderly. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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Gremlin1 and TGF- β1 protect kidney tubular epithelial cells from ischemia–reperfusion injury through different pathways
ConclusionsGremlin1 and TGF- β1 protect kidney tubular epithelial cells from ischemia–reperfusion-induced apoptosis through VEGFR2 and Smad2 signaling pathways. (Source: International Urology and Nephrology)
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High-volume hemofiltration and COVID-19: “don’t forget the old”
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Acute kidney injury and COVID-19
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Response to Letter to the Editor ‘Serum irisin concentration in patients with bladder cancer’
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Reduced CoronaVac vaccine antibody response in patients with chronic kidney disease
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Source: International Urology and Nephrology - May 10, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research