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Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Nephrology     Open Access  
African Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AJP Renal Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aktuelle Urologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
American Journal of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Andrologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Andrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Andrology & Gynecology : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Andrology and Genital Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Andrology-Open Access     Open Access  
Annales d'Urologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos Españoles de Urología     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bangladesh Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BANTAO Journal     Open Access  
Basic and Clinical Andrology     Open Access  
BJU International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
BMC Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
BMC Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Urological Association Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cancer Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Kidney Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Nephrology and Urology Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Queries: Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Cirugía     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Opinion in Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Current Urology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Der Nephrologe     Hybrid Journal  
Der Urologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Urología     Full-text available via subscription  
Enfermería Nefrológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
European Urology Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Urology Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Forum Nefrologiczne     Full-text available via subscription  
Geriatric Nephrology and Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Giornale di Clinica Nefrologica e Dialisi     Open Access  
Herald Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Human Andrology     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
IJU Case Reports     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Brazilian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Urology and Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia     Open Access  
Journal für Urologie und Urogynäkologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Clinical Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Endoluminal Endourology     Open Access  
Journal of Endourology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Endourology Case Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Genital System & Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL     Open Access  
Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Nephrology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Renal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access  
Journal of Translational Neurosciences     Open Access  
Journal of Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Journal of Urology & Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kidney Disease and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Kidney Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kidney International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Kidney International Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kidney Medicine     Open Access  
Kidney Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidneys (Počki)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nature Reviews Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Nature Reviews Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Nefrología (English Edition)     Open Access  
Nefrología (Madrid)     Open Access  
Nephro-Urology Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Nephron     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Nephron Clinical Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Nephron Experimental Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Nephron Extra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nephron Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Neurourology and Urodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
OA Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Access Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Open Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Urology & Nephrology Journal     Open Access  
Pediatric Urology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Portuguese Journal of Nephrology & Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progrès en Urologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Progrès en Urologie - FMC     Full-text available via subscription  
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Renal Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Renal Replacement Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Research and Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Nefrología, Diálisis y Trasplante     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Mexicana de Urología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Urologia Colombiana     Open Access  
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scandinavian Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Seminars in Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
The Prostate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Therapeutic Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Trends in Urology & Men's Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Uro-News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Urolithiasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Urologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Urologia Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Urologic Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Urologic Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Urologic Radiology     Hybrid Journal  
Urological Science     Open Access  
Urologicheskie Vedomosti     Open Access  
Urologie in der Praxis     Hybrid Journal  
Urologie Scan     Hybrid Journal  
Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Urology Annals     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Urology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urology Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Urology Times     Free   (Followers: 3)
Urology Video Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World Journal of Nephrology and Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
World Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)


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American Journal of Nephrology
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.48
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 37  
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ISSN (Print) 0250-8095 - ISSN (Online) 1421-9670
Published by Karger Homepage  [120 journals]
  • Percutaneous Renal Biopsy Using an 18-Gauge Automated Needle Is Not
    • Abstract: Background: As percutaneous renal biopsies (PRBs) are increasingly performed by radiologists, an increase in the use of 18-gauge automated needle stands to compromise adequacy. We compare the adequacy and safety of PRB with 14-, 16-, and 18-gauge automated needles. Methods: PRB of native (N-592) and transplant (T-1,023) kidneys was performed from January 2002 to December 2019 using real-time ultrasound. Baseline clinical and laboratory data, biopsy data (number of cores, total glomeruli, and total glomeruli per core), and outcome (hematoma on renal US at 1-h, complications, and transfusion) were collected prospectively. PRB with N14g (337) versus N16g (255) and T16g (892) versus T18g (131) needles were compared. A p value of #x3c;0.05 was significant. Results: PRB with an 18-g needle yielded the lowest number of total glomeruli per biopsy (N14g vs. N16g: 33 ± 13 vs. 29 ± 12, p #x3c; 0.01 and T16g vs. T18g: 34 ± 16 vs. 21 ± 11, p #x3c; 0.0001), significantly fewer total glomeruli per core (T16g vs. T18g: 12.7 ± 6.4 vs. 9.6 ± 5.0, p #x3c; 0.001 and N16g vs. T18g: 14.2 ± 6.3 vs. 9.6 ± 5.0, p #x3c; 0.001). A hematoma by renal US 1-h post-PRB was similar for native (14g–35% vs. 16g–29%, p = 0.2), and transplant biopsies (16g–10% vs. 18g–9%, p = 0.9) and the complication rate for native (14g–8.9% vs. 16g–7.1%, p = 0.5), transplant biopsies (16g–4.6% vs. 18g–1.5%, p = 0.2) and transfusion rate for native (14g–7.7% vs. 16g–5.8%, p = 0.4), and transplant biopsies (16g–3.8% vs. 18g–0.8%, p = 0.1) were similar irrespective of needle size. Conclusions: PRB of native and transplant kidneys with the use of a 16-gauge needle provides an optimal sample. However, our experience in transplant biopsies suggests the use of an 18-gauge needle stands to jeopardize the diagnostic accuracy of the PRB while not improving safety.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:32:28 +010
  • Health Insurance Status Is Related to Risk of Mortality and
           Hospitalization in Korean Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients: A
           Longitudinal Cohort Study
    • Abstract: Background: There has been an increasing incidence of hemodialysis (HD) due to old age and comorbid condition such as diabetes. In general, socioeconomic status (SES) is known as one of the most important risk factors for patient mortality and morbidity. Whether low SES is associated with poorer outcome in HD patients is controversial. This study was performed to evaluate the association of health insurance status as a proxy indicator for SES upon mortality and hospitalization in maintenance HD patients. Methods: We used HD-quality assessment data from the year of 2015 for collecting demographic and clinical data. The subjects were classified into Medical Aid (MA) recipients (low SES) and National Health Insurance (NHI) beneficiary (high SES). We analyzed mortality and hospitalization risk based on health insurance status using Cox proportional hazard model. A total of 35,454 adult HD patients ≥18 years old who received HD treatment more than twice weekly were included in the analysis. Results: The ratio between MA recipient and NHI beneficiary was 76.7 versus 23.3%. The MA recipient group demonstrated younger age and lower proportion of female, diabetes, hypertension, and cerebrovascular accidents compared to the NHI beneficiary group. After adjusting for age, gender, comorbidity, and laboratory parameters, the MA recipient group showed a significantly higher mortality risk compared to the NHI beneficiary group (hazard ratio 1.073 [1.009–1.14], p = 0.025). The MA recipient group was also an independent risk factor for hospitalization after adjusting for age, gender, comorbidities, and laboratory parameters (hazard ratio 1.142 [1.108–1.178], p #x3c; 0.001). Conclusion: Low SES as measured by health insurance status was associated with an increased risk of patient mortality and hospitalization in Korean maintenance HD patients.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:28:22 +010
  • Cellular Senescence Is Associated with Faster Progression of Focal
           Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
    • Abstract: Background: A current, albeit unproven, hypothesis is that an acceleration of cellular senescence is involved in impaired renal repair and progression of glomerular diseases. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a glomerular disease with a substantial risk for progression to ESRD. However, if and to what extent cell senescence predicts a negative outcome in FSGS is still unknown. Methods: The hypothesis that cell senescence represents a proximate mechanism by which the kidney is damaged in FSGS (NOS phenotype) was investigated in 26 consecutive kidney biopsies from adult FSGS cases (eGFR 72 ± 4 mL/min, proteinuria 2.3 ± 0.6 g/day) who were incident for 2 years in a Northern Italian nephrology center and had a 6-year clinical follow-up. Results: Cell senescence (p16INK4A, SA-β-galactosidase [SA-β-Gal]) was upregulated by ∼3- to 4-fold in both glomerular and tubular cells in kidney biopsies of FSGS as compared to age-matched controls (p #x3c; 0.05–0.01). Tubular SA-β-Gal correlated with proteinuria and glomerulosclerosis, while only as a trend, tubular p16INK4A was directly associated with interstitial fibrosis. At univariate analysis, basal eGFR, proteinuria, and tubular expression of SA-β-Gal and p16INK4A were significantly directly related to the annual loss of eGFR. No correlation was observed between glomerular p16INK4A and eGFR loss. However, at multivariate analysis, eGFR, proteinuria, and tubular p16INK4A, but not SA-β-Gal, contributed significantly to the prediction of eGFR loss. Conclusions: The results indicate that an elevated cell senescence rate, expressed by an upregulation of p16INK4A in tubules at the time of initial biopsy, represents an independent predictor of progression to ESRD in adult patients with FSGS.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:30:14 +010
  • Availability and Affordability of Kidney Health Laboratory Tests around
           the Globe
    • Abstract: Background: Kidney disease is a major global public health problem, and laboratory testing of kidney health measures is essential for diagnosis and monitoring. The availability and affordability of kidney health laboratory tests across countries has not been systematically described. Methods: The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), in partnership with leaders of a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference, surveyed a representative subset of ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas (ISN-GKHA) respondents from April to June 2020. We assessed the association between country gross national income (GNI) per capita and laboratory testing availability and affordability. Results: Of 33 regional expert nephrologists invited, 24 (73%) responded, representing all 10 ISN regions around the world. Availability of kidney health laboratory tests was as follows: serum Cr (100%), serum cystatin C (67%), urine albumin (96%), urine Cr (100%), and dipstick urinalysis (100%). Median (IQR) reimbursement values in international dollars were as follows: serum Cr Int$ 6.61 (3.42–8.84), serum cystatin C Int$ 31.51 (17.36–46.25), urine albumin Int$ 10.22 (5.90–15.42), urine Cr Int$ 7.50 (1.66–8.84), and dipstick urinalysis Int$ 6.26 (2.56–8.40). Reimbursement values did not differ significantly by World Bank income group or by GNI per capita. Conclusion: There was widespread availability of kidney health laboratory tests and substantial variation in reimbursement values. To achieve meaningful progress across nations in mitigating the growth of kidney disease, access to affordable diagnostic technology is essential. Our results are highly relevant to policymakers and researchers as countries increasingly consider national strategies for kidney disease detection and management.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 14:37:55 +010
  • Assessment of Endothelial and Microvascular Function in CKD: Older and
           Newer Techniques, Associated Risk Factors, and Relations with Outcomes
    • Abstract: Background: Endothelium is the inner cellular lining of the vessels that modulates multiple biological processes including vasomotor tone, permeability, inflammatory responses, hemostasis, and angiogenesis. Endothelial dysfunction, the basis of atherosclerosis, is characterized by an imbalance between endothelium-derived relaxing factors and endothelium-derived contracting factors. Summary: Starting from the semi-invasive venous occlusion plethysmography, several functional techniques have been developed to evaluate microvascular function and subsequently used in patients with CKD. Flow-mediated dilatation of the forearm is considered to be the “gold standard,” while in the last years, novel, noninvasive methods such as laser speckle contrast imaging and near-infrared spectroscopy are scarcely used. Moreover, several circulating biomarkers of endothelial function have been used in studies in CKD patients. This review summarizes available functional methods and biochemical markers for the assessment of endothelial and microvascular function in CKD and discusses existing evidence on their associations with comorbid conditions and outcomes in this population. Key Messages: Accumulated evidence suggests that endothelial dysfunction occurs early in CKD and is associated with target organ damage, progression of renal injury, cardiovascular events, and mortality. Novel methods evaluating microvascular function can offer a detailed, real-time assessment of underlying phenomena and should be increasingly used to shed more light on the role of endothelial dysfunction on cardiovascular and renal disease progression in CKD.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:11:23 +010
  • The Effect of Kidney Biopsy on Glomerular Filtration Rate: A Frequent
           Patient Concern
    • Abstract: The effect of percutaneous kidney biopsy on glomerular filtration rate has never been identified, though it is frequently a concern raised by patients. Following a clinical interaction with an inquisitive patient undergoing her fifth biopsy, we attempted to estimate the effect using retrospective data. In a cohort of patients with stable kidney function undergoing transplant biopsy without clinical indication (as part of a surveillance programme) the effect of biopsy was observed as a step change in glomerular filtration rate. Reassuringly, the loss of glomerular filtration rate resulting from a biopsy, has a 1-sided 95% confidence interval of #x3c;1.4 mL/min.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 07:25:21 +010
  • Circulating Levels of Dickkopf-Related Protein 1 Decrease as Measured GFR
           Declines and Are Associated with PTH Levels
    • Abstract: Background: The Wnt/β-catenin pathway has been implicated in the development of adynamic bone disease in early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1) and sclerostin are antagonists of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway yet have not been widely used as clinical indicators of bone disease. This study characterized levels of DKK1, sclerostin, and other biomarkers of mineral metabolism in participants across a spectrum of inulin-measured glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Methods: GFR was measured by urinary inulin clearance (mGFR) in 90 participants. Blood samples were obtained for measurement of circulating DKK1, sclerostin, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, phosphate, α-klotho, and vitamin D metabolites including 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Spearman correlations and linear regressions were used where appropriate to examine the associations between measured values. Results: The median [IQR] age was 64 years [53.0–71.0], and the median [IQR] mGFR was 32.6 [21.7–60.6] mL/min. DKK1 decreased (r = 0.6, p #x3c; 0.001) and sclerostin increased (r = −0.4, p #x3c; 0.001) as kidney function declined, and both were associated with phosphate, PTH, FGF-23, and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in the unadjusted analysis. After adjustment for age and mGFR, DKK1 remained significantly associated with PTH. Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate opposing trends in Wnt/β-catenin pathway inhibitors, DKK1 and sclerostin, as mGFR declines. Unlike sclerostin, DKK1 levels decreased significantly as mGFR declined and was independently associated with PTH. Future studies should determine whether measurement of Wnt signaling inhibitors may be useful in predicting bone histomorphometric findings and important clinical outcomes in patients with CKD.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:00:49 +010
  • Imaging Identification of Rapidly Progressing Autosomal Dominant
           Polycystic Kidney Disease: Simple Eligibility Criterion for Tolvaptan
    • Abstract: Background: Tolvaptan was approved for the treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). However, the official indication of “rapidly progressive disease” is described differently in the clinical guidelines. We aim to define “rapidly progressive disease” by risk of ESRD, which is evaluated using estimated height-adjusted total kidney volume (HtTKV) growth rate. Methods: The risk of ESRD was retrospectively analyzed in 617 initially non-ESRD adults with ADPKD and observed with standard of care between 2007 and 2018. The estimated annual growth rate of the HtTKV, termed as eHTKV-α (%/year), is derived from the following equation: [HtTKV at age t] = K(1 + eHTKV-α/100)t, where K = 150 mL/m is used in Mayo Imaging Classification and K = 130 mL/m is proposed for individually stable eHTKV-α value from baseline. The accuracy of eHTKV-α to predict ESRD for censored ages was analyzed using time-dependent receiver-operating characteristic curves (ROC). The cutoff point of initially measured eHTKV-α to predict ESRD was assessed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox’s proportional hazards models. Performance characteristics of the cutoff point for censored ages were calculated using time-dependent ROC and validated by the bootstrap method. Results: The area under the time-dependent ROC of eHTKV-α to predict ESRD at age 65 was 0.89 ± 0.04 (K = 130). The mean renal survival was less than 70 years at eHTKV-α ≥4.0%/year (K = 130). Mean renal survival was approximately 12 years shorter, and hazard ratio of ESRD was more than 5-time higher at this cutoff point than at lower point. Time-dependent sensitivity for age 65 and cutoff point of 4.0%/year (K = 130) was 93.4 ± 0.3%. Between cutoff points ≥4.0%/year (K = 130) and ≥3.5%/year (K = 150), there was no significant difference in performance characteristics and accuracy to predict ESRD. Conclusion: eHTKV-α well predicts ESRD. Initially, measured eHTKV-α ≥4.0%/year (K = 130) defines high-risk ESRD. Without additional conditions, a single eHTKV-α cutoff point identifies subjects that are most likely to benefit from tolvaptan.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:41:01 +010
  • Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Mortality in CKD: A 1999–2012
           NHANES Analysis
    • Abstract: Background: For patients with CKD, evidence on the optimal dose of physical activity and possible harm with excessive exercise is limited. This study aimed to analyze the dose-response association between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and mortality in those with CKD and explore the optimal dose or possible harm associated with increased levels of LTPA. Methods: 4,604 participants with CKD from the 1999 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys with linked mortality data obtained through 2015 were classified into 6 groups: 0, 1–149, 150–299, 300–599, 600–899, and ≥900 min/week based on the total duration of the self-reported LTPA. Multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazards models were used to examine dose-response associations between LTPA and mortality. Results: During the median follow-up of 114 months, 1,449 (31%) all-cause deaths were recorded. Compared to the inactive group (0 min/week), we observed a 22% lower risk of all-cause mortality (hazard ratio [HR], 0.78; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.63–0.97) among participants who performed 1–149 min per week for LTPA. The corresponding HRs and 95% CIs for all-cause mortality for 150–299 and 300–599 min/week of LTPA were 0.79 (0.64–0.97) and 0.74 (0.56–0.98). The benefit appeared to reach a threshold of a 43% (HR, 0.57; 95% CI, 0.36–0.91) lower risk of all-cause mortality among individuals performing 600–899 min/week for LTPA. Importantly, for ≥900 min/week of LTPA, the continued benefits were observed (HR, 0.62; 95% CI, 0.44–0.87). Conclusion: LTPA was associated with lower mortality in those with CKD. The optimal dose was observed at the LTPA level of approximately 600–899 min/week, and there were still benefits rather than the excess risk with LTPA levels as high as ≥900 min/week. Therefore, clinicians should encourage inactive CKD patients to perform LTPA and do not need to discourage CKD patients who already adhere to long-term physical activity.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:24:28 +010
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      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 13:17:38 +010
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