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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: 7)
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: 5)
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: 8)
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: 23)
European Urology Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 3)
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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American Journal of Nephrology
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.48
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 31  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0250-8095 - ISSN (Online) 1421-9670
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  • Serum Uromodulin Levels Reflect Severity of Clinicopathological Findings
           in Early Stage IgA Nephropathy

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      Abstract: Introduction: Uromodulin (UMOD), also known as Tamm-Horsfall protein, is a kidney-specific protein. Recently, low levels of urinary UMOD (uUMOD) have been reported as a risk factor for renal function decline in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). However, the clinical significance of serum UMOD (sUMOD) is not clear. In this study, we clarified the clinical significance of sUMOD in IgAN. Methods: One hundred eight biopsy-proven IgAN patients were included in this study. The relationships between sUMOD levels and various clinicopathological findings were evaluated. Results: sUMOD was positively correlated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (p #x3c; 0.001, r = 0.5) and negatively correlated with creatinine (Cr) (p #x3c; 0.0001, r = −0.51) and urinary protein (UP) (p = 0.005, r = −0.33). In the low sUMOD group (#x3c;145 ng/mL), Cr was significantly higher (p #x3c; 0.0001) and histopathological changes were severe. The cumulative incidence of a 30% decline in eGFR was 25.6% overall, 0% in histological grade (H-G) I, 33.3% in H-G II, 59.6% in H-G III, and 66.7% in H-G IV. In univariate analyses, prognostic factors for a 30% decline in eGFR were male, high UP, low albumin, low eGFR, and low sUMOD. When comparing the severe histopathological classes (H-G II–IV) and H-G I, low sUMOD was a risk factor for severe histopathological changes. Furthermore, in patients with eGFR #x3e; 60 (n = 74), multivariate analyses revealed that low sUMOD independently predicted a 30% decline in eGFR and having severe histopathological changes. Conclusion: In IgAN, sUMOD levels were associated with renal function. Low sUMOD levels may be a risk factor for worsening renal function, especially in the early stage of IgAN.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 08:44:41 +020
       
  • Incidence and Importance of Calcium Deposition in Kidney Biopsy Specimens

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      Abstract: Introduction: Calcification on native kidney biopsy specimens is often noted by pathologists, but the consequence is unknown. Methods: We searched the pathology reports in the Biopsy Biobank Cohort of Indiana for native biopsy specimens with calcification. Results: Of the 4,364 specimens, 416 (9.8%) had calcification. We compared clinical and histopathology findings in those with calcification (n = 429) compared to those without calcification (n = 3,936). Patients with calcification were older, had more comorbidities, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR), were more likely to have hyaline arteriosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy, and a primary pathologic diagnosis of acute tubular injury or acute tubular necrosis when compared to patients without calcification. Patients with calcium oxalate deposition alone, compared to calcium phosphate or mixed calcifications, had fewer comorbidities but were more likely to have a history of gastric bypass surgery or malabsorption and take vitamin D. In patients with two or more years of follow-up, multivariate analyses showed the presence of calcification (HR 0.59, 0.38–0.92, p = 0.02) and higher eGFR (HR 0.76, 0.73–0.79, p #x3c; 0.001), was associated with decreased likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease. The presence of calcification was also associated with a reduced slope/decline in eGFR compared to known biopsy and clinical risk factors for decline in kidney function. We hypothesized this was due to more recoverable acute kidney injury (AKI) and found more severe acute kidney injury network stage in patients with kidney calcification but also greater improvement over time. Discussion/Conclusion: In summary, we demonstrated that calcification on kidney biopsy specimens was associated with a better prognosis than those without calcification due to the association with recoverable AKI.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 14:41:15 +020
       
  • Humoral Response and SARS-CoV-2 Infection Risk following the Third and
           Fourth Doses of the BNT162b2 Vaccine in Dialysis Patients

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      Abstract: The optimal SARS-CoV-2 vaccination schedule in dialysis patients and the potential need for a fourth vaccine dose are debatable. We prospectively assessed the humoral responses to three and four doses of BNT162b2 among dialysis patients. The study included 106 dialysis patients; 60 (56.6%) and 46 (43.4%) received 3 and 4 vaccine doses, respectively. Anti-spike (anti-S) antibody titers significantly increased after the third vaccine dose, followed by a decline, yet still remained higher than all previous measurements. The fourth vaccine dose led to another profound rise in anti-S titers. The absolute increase following the fourth dose correlated with response to the third dose. Infection risk however was similar between patients vaccinated with three or four doses.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:52:45 +020
       
  • The Role of Melatonin in Chronic Kidney Disease and Its Associated Risk
           Factors: A New Tool in Our Arsenal'

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      Abstract: Background: The increasing incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as a consequence of the high prevalence of arterial hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), warrants the need for developing effective treatment approaches. In this regard, the pineal gland-derived hormone melatonin may represent an appealing treatment approach of CKD and its associated risk factors. Summary: Targeting the adverse pathophysiology surrounding CKD and its associated risk factors has been the concept of pharmacologic treatment developed for its management. This review article aimed to present the role of melatonin in this direction, by providing an overview of melatonin’s physiology followed by its effect as a therapeutic agent in arterial hypertension and T2DM. Key Messages: Melatonin, the primary darkness hormone, possesses pleiotropic mechanisms of action which may have important implications in various pathologic states since its receptors are situated across various organ systems. As a treatment tool in arterial hypertension, melatonin may be efficacious in reducing both daytime and nocturnal blood pressure by influencing endothelial function, oxidative stress, the autonomic nervous system, and the renin-angiotensin system. Melatonin may also increase insulin sensitivity and β-cell function. However, late meal intake may be detrimental in glucose regulation, as consumption close to melatonin peak concentrations may induce hyperglycemia and insulin resistance. This finding may explain the inconsistent glycose regulation achieved with melatonin in clinical trials and meta-analyses. Additionally, the presence of genetic variants to melatonin receptor 2 may predispose to T2DM development. Finally, we present the available preclinical evidence supporting melatonin’s efficacy in ameliorating CKD’s pathophysiology since melatonin supplementation has not been adequately explored in patients with CKD. The combined use of stem cells with melatonin is an appealing therapeutic approach which ought to be assessed further.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:31:17 +020
       
  • Utilization of Cystatin C in the Outpatient Setting

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      Abstract: Introduction: Serum creatinine is the traditional biomarker for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Cystatin C is an alternative biomarker for which estimating equations exist. The use of cystatin C testing, and the interrelationships among the recently revised Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology (CKD-EPI) 2021 estimating equations, was evaluated in a national outpatient laboratory dataset. Methods: Cystatin C results reported on adults between November 2011 and June 2018 by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings were examined, with classification of ordering providers and diagnostic codes. Updated eGFR results were calculated using the CKD-EPI 2021 equations for each sample with both cystatin C and creatinine values available. The Spearman correlation coefficients were calculated. Reclassification at clinically relevant cut-off values was examined. Results: There were 87,803 serum cystatin C levels among 55,360 patients; mean age 58 ± 17 years; 50% women. Cystatin C usage increased over time and was ordered for many indications. Among 73,367 samples with simultaneous creatinine and cystatin C, r = 0.84 between eGFR-creatinine and eGFR-cystatin. Correlations of eGFR-creatinine, eGFR-cystatin, and the averaged result of the two equations to the new combined equation were r = 0.94, r = 0.97, and r = 0.998, respectively (p #x3c; 0.001 for all). Use of combined/averaged equations tended to result in a higher eGFR and upclassification, compared to eGFR-creatinine. Conclusion/Discussion: Use of Cystatin C is increasing and has moved beyond the nephrology community and the original indications from the 2012 KDIGO guidelines. Community utilization of cystatin C measurement is likely to expand, and understanding of the relationships between estimating equations will help clinicians optimize their use in the outpatient setting.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:10:34 +020
       
  • Switch from Hemodialysis to Peritoneal Dialysis: Does the Time Spent on
           Hemodialysis Impact Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis'

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      Abstract: Introduction: Switch from hemodialysis (HD) to peritoneal dialysis (PD) is unfrequent, but incentive strategies to perform PD can lead to an increase of these transitions. However, data on transitioning from HD to PD are scarce. We hypothesized that time spent on HD before transfer to PD would impact PD outcomes. Methods: This registry-based, nationwide study analyzed patients transferred from HD to PD. Patients who began HD between January 2008 and December 2016 were included. Cox and Fine and Gray regression models were used to explore the relationship between time spent on HD before PD and outcomes in PD: PD cessation for death or retransfer to HD (composite endpoint); for death; and for retransfer to HD. Results: Over the study period, 1,985 of the 77,587 HD starters (3%) were transferred to PD. The median time spent on HD before transfer to PD was 1.94 months (interquartile range [IQR] 1.02–4.01). The median survival time on PD after this transition was 20 months (IQR 18–21). Time spent on HD before PD was associated with increased risk of death or retransfer to HD (cause-specific hazard ratio [cs-HR] 1.01, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1–1.02 for a 1-month increase) and death (cs-HR 1.02, 95% CI: 1.01–1.03) but not with retransfer to HD censored on death (cs-HR 1.00, 95% CI: 0.99–1.01). The results were similar when considering competing events. Discussion/Conclusion: Switch from HD to PD is rare in France. Time spent on HD before transfer is associated with patient survival but not with retransfer to HD.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:27:51 +020
       
  • Initial eGFR Changes with Ertugliflozin and Associations with Clinical
           Parameters: Analyses from the VERTIS CV Trial

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      Abstract: Introduction: Using data from the ertugliflozin cardiovascular outcomes trial in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (VERTIS CV; NCT01986881), associations between the initial estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) “dip” with eGFR slope, glucosuria/natriuresis-related measures, and safety were investigated. Methods: Patients were categorized into tertiles based on change in eGFR at week 6: #x3e;+1.00 mL/min/1.73 m2 (tertile 1), #x3e;−5.99 and ≤+1.00 (tertile 2), and ≤−6.00 (tertile 3). eGFR slope after week 6 and week 18 was assessed by tertile. Glucosuria/natriuresis-related measures were also determined. Adverse events (AEs) were analyzed in the acute (baseline–week 6) and chronic periods (week 6–30 days after last dose of trial medication). Results: In the ertugliflozin group, chronic eGFR slopes (95% CI, mL/min/1.73 m2/year; weeks 6–156) were −0.76 (−1.03, −0.50), −0.29 (−0.51, −0.07), and −0.05 (−0.26, 0.17) in tertiles 1, 2, and 3, respectively (p value #x3c;0.001), and approximately −1.5 mL/min/1.73 m2/year across tertiles in the placebo group (p value = 0.79). At week 18, least squares mean (LSM) changes from baseline in glycated hemoglobin (%) were −0.77, −0.71, and −0.67 in tertiles 1, 2, and 3, respectively, in the ertugliflozin group; a similar tertile-associated trend was observed for uric acid. At week 18, LSM changes from baseline in hematocrit (%) were 2.07, 2.33, and 2.55 in tertiles 1, 2, and 3, respectively, in the ertugliflozin group; similar tertile-associated trends were observed for blood pressure. All pinteraction values were #x3c;0.0001 for glucosuria- and natriuresis-related measures. Kidney-related AEs were reported more frequently in tertiles 3 and 2 in the chronic period for both placebo- and ertugliflozin-treated groups. In both periods and in all tertiles, incidences of AEs did not differ between placebo- and ertugliflozin-treated groups. Conclusion: With ertugliflozin, the tertile with the largest initial dip in eGFR had a slower rate of chronic eGFR decline. Initial eGFR changes were associated with changes in both glucosuria- and natriuresis-related measures.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:24:22 +020
       
  • Initial Drops in Glomerular Filtration Rate with Certain Drug Classes
           Retard Kidney Disease Progression

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      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:23:27 +020
       
  • Finerenone Reduces Renal RORγt γδ T Cells and Protects
           against Cardiorenal Damage

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      Abstract: Introduction: Chronic activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) leads to pathological processes like inflammation and fibrosis during cardiorenal disease. Modulation of immunological processes in the heart or kidney may serve as a mechanistic and therapeutic interface in cardiorenal pathologies. In this study, we investigated anti-inflammatory/-fibrotic and immunological effects of the selective nonsteroidal MR antagonists finerenone (FIN) in the deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt model. Methods: Male C57BL6/J mice were uninephrectomized and received a DOCA pellet implantation (2.4 mg/day) plus 0.9% NaCl in drinking water (DOCA-salt) or received a sham operation and were orally treated with FIN (10 mg/kg/day) or vehicle in a preventive study design. Five weeks after the procedure, blood pressure (BP), urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (UACR), glomerular and tubulointerstitial damage, echocardiographic cardiac function, as well as cardiac/renal inflammatory cell content by FACS analysis were assessed. Results: BP was significantly reduced by FIN. FACS analysis revealed a notable immune response due to DOCA-salt exposure. Especially, infiltrating renal RORγt γδ-positive T cells were upregulated, which was significantly ameliorated by FIN treatment. This was accompanied by a significant reduction of UACR in FIN-treated mice. In the heart, FIN reduced DOCA-salt-induced cardiac hypertrophy, cardiac fibrosis and led to an improvement of the global longitudinal strain. Cardiac actions of FIN were not associated with a regulation of cardiac RORγt γδ-positive T cells. Discussion/Conclusion: The present study shows cardiac and renal protective effects of FIN in a DOCA-salt model. The cardiorenal protection was accompanied by a reduction of renal RORγt γδ T cells. The observed actions of FIN may provide a potential mechanism of its efficacy recently observed in clinical trials.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:47:04 +020
       
  • Bone Turnover, Mineralization, and Volume Estimated by 18F-Sodium Fluoride
           PET/CT and Biomarkers in Chronic Kidney Disease: Mineral and Bone Disorder
           Compared with Bone Biopsy

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      Abstract: Introduction: Invasive bone biopsy to assess bone metabolism in patients with chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder may be replaced by the noninvasive 18F-NaF PET/CT and biomarkers of bone metabolism. We aimed to compare parameters of bone turnover, mineralization, and volume assessed by bone biopsies with results derived from 18F-NaF PET/CT and biomarkers (bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, fibroblast growth factor 23, and osteoprotegerin). Methods: A cross-sectional study included 17 dialysis patients, and results from 18F-NaF PET/CT scans and the biomarkers were directly compared with the results of histomorphometric analyses of tetracycline double-labeled trans-iliac bone biopsies. Results: Bone biopsies showed 40% high, 20% normal, and 40% low bone turnover. No biopsies had generalized abnormal mineralization, and the bone volume/total tissue volume was low in 80% and high in 7%. The pelvic skeletal plasma clearance (Ki) from 18F-NaF PET/CT correlated with bone turnover parameters obtained by bone biopsy (activation frequency: r = 0.82, p #x3c; 0.01; bone formation rate/bone surface: r = 0.81, p #x3c; 0.01), and Ki defined low turnover with high sensitivity (83%) and specificity (100%). CT-derived radiodensity correlated with bone volume, r = 0.82, p #x3c; 0.01. Of the biomarkers, only osteocalcin showed a correlation with turnover assessed by histomorphometry. Conclusion: In conclusion, 18F-NaF PET/CT may be applicable for noninvasive assessment of bone turnover and volume in CKD-MBD.
      Am J Nephrol
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 14:13:42 +020
       
 
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