International Urology and Nephrology

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List of Papers (Total 176)

C.E.R.A. maintains stable hemoglobin in Latin American patients on dialysis

Background C.E.R.A. is a continuous erythropoietin receptor activator with characteristics that permit a once-monthly schedule of administration for the maintenance treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The main objective of this study was to assess the maintenance of Hb concentration with once-monthly intravenous and/or subcutaneous C.E.R.A. therapy in Latin ...

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, mantle cell lymphoma infiltration, and acute kidney injury

Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare aggressive lymphoid neoplasm occurring in about 3–7 % of non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the United States and Europe. Although lymphomas infiltrations are recognized in about half of post-mortem studies, in available literature we found only eight cases of mantle cell lymphoma with renal involvement. Five of them present MCL related ...

The distribution of interstitial cells of Cajal in congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Purpose The authors analysed the distribution of c-kit-positive interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) in obstructed ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) and its age-related changes. Methods Twenty specimens were obtained from children with intrinsic ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), at the average age of 8.1 years (8 months–16.8 years), fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin. ...

Effect of aliskiren on proteinuria in non-diabetic chronic kidney disease: a double-blind, crossover, randomised, controlled trial

Aim To evaluate the proteinuria-lowering effect of a renin inhibitor (aliskiren), compared to placebo and to an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (perindopril), in patients with non-diabetic chronic kidney disease. Methods A randomised, double-blind, crossover trial was performed in 14 patients with nondiabetic chronic kidney disease with 24-h mean proteinuria of 2.01 g (95% ...

Determinants of anxiety in patients with advanced somatic disease: differences and similarities between patients undergoing renal replacement therapies and patients suffering from cancer

Objective Anxiety is the most frequent emotional reaction to the chronic somatic disease. However, little is known about anxiety and coping strategies in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing renal replacement therapies (RRTs). The purpose of the study was to assess the intensity and determinants of anxiety in patients treated with different RRTs in comparison ...

ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in elderly patients over 60 years of age

Introduction Patients aged 60 years and older represent the fastest-growing population with end-stage renal disease worldwide, and the need for a kidney transplant among this population is increasing. Due to the severe shortage of deceased donors in Japan, ABO-incompatible living donor kidney transplantation has been performed since the late 1980s. Excellent long-term outcomes have ...

Genetic variation in APOL1 and MYH9 genes is associated with chronic kidney disease among Nigerians

Purpose A region of chromosome 22 which includes APOL1 and MYH9 genes was recently identified as a risk locus for non-diabetic forms of kidney disease, including idiopathic and HIV-associated focal segmental glomerular sclerosis and kidney disease clinically attributed to hypertension among African Americans. The purposes of the current study were, therefore, to examine the ...

Bladder carcinoma in a 31-year-old female spina bifida patient with an auto-augmented bladder

We present the case of a 31-year-old spina bifida patient presenting with a poorly differentiated T3N1M0 bladder carcinoma with sarcomatoid differentiation in an auto-augmented bladder. She underwent a radical cystectomy and a bilateral lymph node dissection. However, only 10 months after the onset of her symptoms, she died after major lymphatic metastases had developed in the ...

Transferrin changes in haemodialysed patients

Transferrin (Tf) is a glycoprotein responsible for iron transport in the human body. Physiologically in reaction with Concanavalin A, Tf occurs in four distinct variants Tf1, Tf2, Tf3 (apo-Tf) and Tf4. It was reported recently that Tf is changing, particularly during acute phase response, taking place among others in end-stage renal disease. In this study, we wanted to find the ...

Renal function and adaptive changes in patients after radical or partial nephrectomy

Introduction Renal function after renal surgery depends on the volume of renal parenchyma loss and improves in the postoperative period. However, the knowledge on kidney function after radical (RN) and partial (PN) nephrectomy is still insufficient. The aim of this study is to analyze the global renal function and compensatory hyperfunction of the non-operated kidney in patients ...

Comparison of treatment results between holmium laser endourethrotomy and optical internal urethrotomy for urethral stricture

Purpose We comparatively evaluated urethral stricture (US) treatment outcomes, efficacy and complications, using either holmium laser endourethrotomy (HLU) or optical internal urethrotomy (OIU) since studies such as this are scarce in literature. Methods During 2003–2008, 50 men aged 17–78 years were operated on for primary or refractory US, 32 (64%) and 18 (36%) patients, ...

Lack of evidence for increased level of circulating urothelial cells in the peripheral blood after transurethral resection of bladder tumors

Purpose Aggressive intervention against the bladder wall during transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT) causes damage and leakage from blood vessels to the bladder lumen. The aim of this study was to determine whether TURBT could increase the level of circulating urothelial cells. Methods Expression of tumor markers, discriminative for nucleated blood cells and ...

Elderly dialysis patients: analysis of factors affecting long-term survival in 4-year prospective observation

Purpose To assess factors influencing the long-term survival of elderly dialysis patients. Methods The study group consisted of 51 prevalent dialysis patients aged over 70 years (32 F and 19 M, all caucasians), who had been on a chronic hemodialysis (27) or peritoneal dialysis program (24) for at least 2 months; median age was 77 years, median time on dialysis before inclusion was ...

Low concentration of heparin used for permanent catheters canal locking is effective and diminishes the risk of bleeding

Purpose There is an increasing number of patients being dialyzed with permanent catheters (PC). In the majority of cases, heparin is used to maintain PC patency. This practice causes clotting disturbances due to heparin leakage and may predispose the patient to bleeding episodes. It has not been well studied whether lowering heparin concentration for canal locking decreases ...