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Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
AJP Renal Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aktuelle Urologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
American Journal of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Andrologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Andrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Andrology & Gynecology : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Andrology and Genital Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bangladesh Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Basic and Clinical Andrology     Open Access  
BJU International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
BJUI Compass     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BMC Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
BMC Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Urological Association Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Clinical Kidney Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Cirugía     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Opinion in Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Current Urology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Der Nephrologe     Hybrid Journal  
Der Urologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diabetic Nephropathy     Open Access  
EMC - Urología     Full-text available via subscription  
Enfermería Nefrológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Urology Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Urology Oncology     Hybrid Journal  
European Urology Open Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Forum Nefrologiczne     Full-text available via subscription  
Geriatric Nephrology and Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Giornale di Clinica Nefrologica e Dialisi     Open Access  
Hellenic Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 10)
International Urology and Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal für Urologie und Urogynäkologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Clinical Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Clinical Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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: 1)
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: 5)
Journal of Nephrology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Renal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Journal of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation     Open Access  
Journal of Urology & Nephrology     Open Access  
Kidney Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kidney International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Kidney International Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidney Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kidney Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Kidneys (Počki)     Open Access  
Nature Reviews Nephrology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Nature Reviews Urology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Nefrología     Open Access  
Nefrología (English Edition)     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: 3)
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: 4)
Open Journal of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Urology & Nephrology Journal     Open Access  
Paediatric Nephrology Journal of Bangladesh     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 4)
Renal Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Renal Replacement Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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  
Revista Urologia Colombiana     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Seminars in Nephrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
The Prostate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Therapeutic Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Translational Research in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Trends in Urology & Men's Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Urine     Open Access  
Uro-News     Hybrid Journal  
Urolithiasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Urologia Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Urologic Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urologic Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Urological Science     Open Access  
Urologicheskie Vedomosti     Open Access  
Urologie in der Praxis     Hybrid Journal  
Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Urology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Urology Times     Free   (Followers: 3)
Urology Video Journal     Open Access  
World Journal of Nephrology and Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
World Journal of Urology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

           

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Journal of Nephrology
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  • A validation study of the 2021 CKD-EPI equations: data from two cohort
           studies in Nanjing, China

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      PubDate: 2022-06-28
       
  • Carfilzomib-related glomerular and tubular injury in a patient with
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      PubDate: 2022-06-28
       
  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Cognitive Impairment in Kidney
           Transplantation (NAsKiT) and its related risk factors: a study protocol

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      Abstract: Background Association of cognitive impairment with chronic kidney disease has been reported over the last decade. Individuals show better cognitive performance after kidney transplantation than individuals on dialysis but are more likely to be affected by cognitive impairment than age-matched comparison groups. Better knowledge of the prevalence as well as course and profile of cognitive impairment is important for the design of future studies assessing the clinical impact of cognitive impairment and developing management strategies. The goal of our study is to examine the extent of cognitive impairment before and after transplantation and to derive a distinct profile of cognitive function using standard neurocognitive tests. Furthermore, we aim to assess whether transplantation per se leads to an improvement in cognitive performance. Methods We are conducting a prospective single-center cohort study involving 100 kidney transplant individuals. Individuals who are wait-listed to receive a kidney transplantation or have already received one will be included in this study. Individuals will undergo a battery of detailed neurocognitive tests at baseline (in part before surgery), and then 3 and 12 months afterwards. Furthermore, the enrolled patients will complete a validated German version of the Cognitive Failure Questionnaire for self-assessment (s-CFQ) as well as the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale -Deutsche (HADS-D), a self-report screening instrument with two scales that capture anxiety and depression. In addition, a hair sample will be taken at each measurement time point for the determination of hair cortisol levels as a parameter for the cumulative hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity over the previous three months. The primary outcome measure will be (a) the effect of kidney transplantation on the cognitive performance up to 12 months after transplantation and (b) the course of cognitive performance following kidney transplantation over time. Discussion The results of our study have potentially important implications for the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairment in kidney transplant individuals. By increasing our knowledge of the neurocognitive profile and assigning the corresponding deficits, it might be possible to create an individualized training program to positively impact cognitive deficits in kidney transplant patients.
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  • Improvised, emergency peritoneal dialysis in children with acute kidney
           injury amid war in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: two teaching cases

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  • Renal sarcoidosis

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      Abstract: Abstract Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. The pathogenesis rests on an aberrant T cell response to unidentified antigens in individuals predisposed by genetic and environmental factors. Increased expression of polarized macrophages and disequilibrium between effector and regulator T cells contribute to the formation of noncaseating granulomas, that are frequently found in affected organs. The main kidney abnormalities in sarcoidosis are granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) and hypercalcemia-related disorders. The clinical diagnosis is difficult. The outcome is variable, ranging from spontaneous remission to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Early diagnosis and prompt treatment with corticosteroids can improve the prognosis. Hypercalcemia may be responsible for acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by vasoconstriction of afferent arterioles. Complications of persistent hypercalcemia include nephrocalcinosis and renal stones. In patients with ESKD, dialysis and transplantation can offer results comparable to those observed in patients with other causes of kidney failure. Based on a review of the literature, we present an overview of the etiopathogenesis, the renal manifestations of sarcoidosis and their complications, management and prognosis.
      PubDate: 2022-06-27
       
  • De-novo CMV infection manifesting as interstitial nephritis in a
           high-risk kidney recipient with concurrent urologic complications: lessons
           for the clinical nephrologist

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  • Parapelvic Cysts: An Imaging Marker of Kidney Disease Potentially Leading
           to the Diagnosis of Treatable Rare Genetic Disorders' A Narrative
           Review of the Literature

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      Abstract: Simple renal cysts are a common finding during abdominal imaging assessment. The incidence increases with age and it is higher in male gender. Parapelvic cysts are a subset of simple cysts that arise within the renal parenchyma, adjacent to the renal sinus, characterized by being generally single, larger, and incompletely surrounded by renal parenchyma. Noteworthy, parapelvic cysts are a rare and understudied condition which, although considered clinically insignificant due to the absence of influence on renal function, still have a controversial aetiopathogenesis. On the other hand, urological management and differential diagnosis have been thoroughly investigated. The aim of our review is to provide an overall vision on this rare condition, usually misdiagnosed and underestimated, on the basis of more recent data. An accurate differential diagnosis of parapelvic cysts can lead to the identification of treatable conditions such as Fabry disease, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, polycystic liver disease and tuberous sclerosis complex disease. Graphical abstract
      PubDate: 2022-06-24
       
  • Standardization of acid–base assessment. A nephrology picture

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      PubDate: 2022-06-23
       
  • A case of POEMS syndrome with severe kidney damage: lessons for the
           clinical nephrologist

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      PubDate: 2022-06-23
       
  • Humoral and cellular immune responses to the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
           booster in patients on maintenance dialysis

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  • Safety profile and clinical results of Remdesivir in Hemodialysis patients
           infected with SARS-CoV-2. A single-center Spanish cohort study

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  • Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury in the African continent: where do
           we stand' A systematic review

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      Abstract: Background Pregnancy-Related Acute kidney injury (PR-AKI) is a global health problem with substantial maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. However, little is known about the current situation in the developing world including African countries. Africa is the poorest continent per capita, and women from Sub-Saharan Africa alone account for 66% of the estimated global maternal deaths from preventable obstetric causes. Methods Objective To review the literature on the clinical profile, maternal and renal outcomes of women with PR-AKI in the African continent. Search strategy Medline, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane library were searched in February 2022, using the MeSH terms and text key words: “pregnancy”, “pregnant”, “acute kidney injury”, “acute renal insufficiency”, “acute renal injury”, “acute renal failure”, and “Africa”. Selection criteria and data collection Studies from African countries which reported maternal and renal outcomes in women with PR-AKI during pregnancy or postpartum were included. Editorials, short communications, and case reports were excluded. The study quality was assessed using the NHLBI tool. Data extraction was done using predefined data fields. Results A total of 167 studies were evaluated, of which 14 studies from seven African countries met the inclusion criteria. Preeclampsia, obstetric hemorrhage, and sepsis represented the main causes of PR-AKI. Maternal mortality ranged between 0 and 34.4%. Although the majority of women needed ICU admission and hemodialysis, renal recovery occurred in 53.1–90% of patients. Perinatal mortality has been reported to be 1.5–60.5% in the included studies.
      Authors ’ conclusions PR-AKI in Africa represents the second leading cause of AKI. Limited access to obstetric care, late referral, and late diagnosis of women with risks for PR-AKI hinder the curtailment of the problem. Provision of health care facilities with adequately trained personnel and implementation of preventive strategies will be of great value in decreasing the magnitude of the problem.
      PubDate: 2022-06-16
       
  • Correction to: Prediction of chronic kidney disease and its progression by
           artificial intelligence algorithms

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  • Nutrient sensing, signaling transduction, and autophagy in podocyte
           injury: implications for kidney disease

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      Abstract: Podocytes are terminally differentiated epithelial cells of the renal glomerular tuft and these highly specialized cells are essential for the integrity of the slit diaphragm. The biological function of podocytes is primarily based on a complex ramified structure that requires sufficient nutrients and a large supply of energy in support of their unique structure and function in the glomeruli. Of note, the dysregulation of nutrient signaling and energy metabolic pathways in podocytes has been associated with a range of kidney diseases i.e., diabetic nephropathy. Therefore, nutrient-related and energy metabolic signaling pathways are critical to maintaining podocyte homeostasis and the pathogenesis of podocyte injury. Recently, a growing body of evidence has indicated that nutrient starvation induces autophagy, which suggests crosstalk between nutritional signaling with the modulation of autophagy for podocytes to adapt to nutrient deprivation. In this review, the current knowledge and advancement in the understanding of nutrient sensing, signaling, and autophagy in the podocyte biology, injury, and pathogenesis of kidney diseases is summarized. Based on the existing findings, the implications and perspective to target these signaling pathways and autophagy in podocytes during the development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies in patients with podocyte injury-associated kidney diseases are discussed. Graphical abstract
      PubDate: 2022-06-15
       
  • “The Disease Awareness Innovation Network” for chronic kidney disease
           identification in general practice

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      Abstract: Background The “awareness gap” and the under-recognition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by general practitioners (GPs) is well documented. We set a framework to evaluate the impact in primary care of targeted training and networking with nephrologists with regard to CKD awareness in terms of potential increase of the proportion of patients classified according to KDIGO in the general population and in patients with diabetes, hypertension and heart failure. Methods Data were extracted from the Millewin Digital Platform in use by the GPs (N = 17) at baseline (T0, N = 17,854) and after 6 months (T6, N = 18,662) of networking (education, instant messaging and selected joint visits) with nephrologists (N = 2). The following variables were extracted: age, sex, eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), ACR (urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio), presence of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart failure. The proportion of patients detected having an eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73m2 was also reported as deemed clinically relevant. Results We observed an increase in the use of ACR and eGFR tests in the entire cohort (+ 121% and + 73%, respectively) and in patients with comorbidities. The proportion of patients with eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73m2 significantly increased from 2.2% to 3.8% in the entire cohort,  from 6.3% to 12.7% in patients with diabetes, and from 5.6% to 9.9% in those with hypertension and finally from 10.8% to 23.7% in patients with heart failure. Conclusions Training and network support to GPs by nephrologists can improve CKD awareness and increase its identification in the general population and, even more, in categories at risk. Graphical abstract
      PubDate: 2022-06-14
       
  • Hypercalciuria may predict better response to immunosuppressive
           therapy in renal sarcoidosis: a case series

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      Abstract: Background Renal sarcoidosis is a rare cause of tubulointerstitial nephritits (TIN). The clinical and pathological characteristics, as well as outcomes, of renal sarcoidosis remain unclear. Methods This single-center study retrospectively analyzed 18 patients affected by sarcoidosis with tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) and 53 patients with tubulointerstitial nephritis  not related to sarcoidosis. Patients were further stratified into the granulomatous (12 sarcoidosis and 6 non-sarcoidosis) and non-granulomatous (6 sarcoidosis and 47 non-sarcoidosis) TIN groups. Results Half of the patients with renal sarcoidosis had signs of acute kidney injury at kidney biopsy, 94% of whom presented with extra-renal involvement. The prevalence of hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, and elevated serum angiotensin-converting enzyme levels was 27.6%, 33.3%, and 31.3%, respectively. Renal sarcoidosis patients with eGFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 scored higher for total chronic tubulointerstitial injury (p = 0.044) and glomerular sclerosis (p = 0.027). Compared to non-sarcoidosis patients, higher urinary calcium levels (for patients with GFR \(\ge\) 40 mL/min/1.73 m2, p = 0.034), lower scores of acute tubular injury (p = 0.008), and more prominent glomerular sclerosis were observed in renal sarcoidosis. Similar characteristics of chronicity and hypercalciuria were also identified in granulomatous interstitial nephritis; however, interstitial inflammation was obvious (p = 0.001). Patients with renal sarcoidosis were initially treated with corticosteroids. Five patients receiving immunosuppressive agents showed better long-term renal recovery. High 24-h urine calcium (adjusted by weight) was identified as a factor associated with long-term remission. Conclusion Renal sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of insidious onset and chronic progression, sharing similar features of chronicity and hypercalciuria with granulomatous interstitial nephritis of other cause. Hypercalciuria may predict a better response to immunosuppressive therapy, presumably indicating active interstitial inflammation; thus, strengthened immunosuppression might be considered. Graphical abstract
      PubDate: 2022-06-13
       
  • Crystal-induced collapsing podocytopathy and light chain proximal
           tubulopathy in monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance

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      PubDate: 2022-06-10
       
  • Association of combined fractional excretion of phosphate and FGF23 with
           heart failure and cardiovascular events in moderate and advanced renal
           disease

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      Abstract: Background High levels of FGF23 associate with adverse events in CKD. The urinary fractional excretion of phosphate (FePi) might modify this association, although data are limited in moderate and advanced CKD. We investigated the association of combined FePi and serum FGF23 with incident heart failure, cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with CKD stages 2–4. Methods Patients from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort were divided into four groups according to the median of FePi and FGF23: low-FePi/low-FGF23, reference group; high-FePi/low-FGF23; low-FePi/high-FGF23; high-FePi/high-FGF23. Primary outcomes were: the composite of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure; cardiovascular death; hospitalization for heart failure; and death from any cause. Survival analysis and adjusted regression analyses were performed. Results We analyzed 3684 patients with a mean age of 58 ± 11 years of whom 45% were male. Mean eGFR was 44 ± 15 ml/min/1.73 m2. The median time of follow-up was 12 (IQR 7–13) years. The risk of the composite of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure was increased in the low-FePi/high-FGF23 group (HR 1.35; 95%CI 1.09–1.67) and in the high-FePi/high-FGF23 group (HR 1.50; 95%CI 1.20–1.86), compared to the low-FePi/low-FGF23 group. Cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure were also increased in both groups with high FGF23. Death from any cause was increased in the low-FePi/high-FGF23 group (HR 1.56 (95%CI 1.30–1.89) and in the high-FePi/high-FGF23 (HR 1.57 (95%CI 1.29–1.90)). Conclusions High FGF23 was associated with heart failure and cardiovascular death in patients with low FePi and high FePi with moderate to advanced CKD. This contrasts with reports in mild CKD. Graphical abstract
      PubDate: 2022-06-09
       
  • Size doesn’t always matter: the case of a voluminous bladder with a
           diverticulum in an otherwise healthy subject

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  • Clinical significance of hemodialysis quality of care indicators in very
           elderly patients with end stage kidney disease

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      Abstract: Introduction Improvement in life expectancy has increased the number of very elderly patients undergoing hemodialysis. However, it is not clear which quality measures for hemodialysis should be employed in this population. Therefore, in this paper we investigated the association between major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) indicators of hemodialysis quality in very elderly patients. Patients and Methods Data regarding a total of 29,692 patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (median age 61 years, 41.5% females) who participated in a national hemodialysis quality assessment program were analyzed. They were divided into < 80 years and ≥ 80 years age groups. The primary and secondary outcomes were MACCE and all-cause mortality, respectively. The association between the outcomes and some of the most widely used standard hemodialysis quality-of-care indicators, including spKt/V, hemoglobin, serum calcium, serum phosphate, and albumin levels, was evaluated. To explore the association between Cox proportional hazard models were constructed. Model 1 was adjusted for age and sex. Model 2 included additional demographic characteristics, such as Charlson Comorbidity Index (excluding diabetes), diabetes, cause of ESKD, dialysis vintage, BMI, and pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure. Model 3 was further adjusted for the main medications. To evaluate the relationship between MACCE risk and quality assessment indicators as a continuous variable, cubic spline analyses were conducted. Results During a median follow-up of 3.7 years, MACCE occurred at a higher rate in the ≥ 80-years group than in the < 80-years group (282.0 vs. 110.1 events/1000 person-years). Multivariate Cox regression analysis revealed that spKt/V, serum calcium and phosphate, and hemoglobin levels were associated with MACCE and all-cause mortality risk in patients aged < 80 years. However, these indicators showed no significant relationship with MACCE and all-cause mortality in patients aged ≥ 80 years. Low serum albumin levels were significantly associated with increased MACCE and all-cause mortality risks, regardless of age. Conclusion In conclusion, hemodialysis quality-of-care indicators including spKt/V, serum calcium and phosphate levels, and hemoglobin were not related to MACCE or all-cause mortality in very elderly hemodialysis patients. However, lower serum albumin levels were associated with poor outcomes, regardless of patient age. Assuring nutritional status rather than improving hemodialysis management adequacy may be more beneficial for improving outcomes in very elderly hemodialysis patients. Further prospective evaluations are needed to confirm these findings.
      PubDate: 2022-06-06
       
 
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