International Urology and Nephrology

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List of Papers (Total 179)

Expression of P311, a transforming growth factor beta latency-associated protein-binding protein, in human kidneys with IgA nephropathy

Background In cultured NIH3T3 cells, P311 binds to the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)-1 latency-associated protein (LAP) and induces the myofibroblast phenotype. In this study, we determined the levels of P311 and TGF-β1 proteins in tubulointerstitial tissue of patients with different severities of immunoglobulin-A nephropathy (IgAN), and analyzed the relationships between ...

Cardiovascular events in chronic dialysis patients: emphasizing the importance of vascular disease prevention

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in both chronic kidney disease and peritoneal dialysis/hemodialysis patients. Vascular disease prevention in these patients is therefore important to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events and the high morbidity and mortality. This Editorial discusses the traditional, (1) smoking, (2) dyslipidemia, (3) body mass index, (4) ...

Hyperoxaluria after modern bariatric surgery: case series and literature review

Introduction Two recent studies have shown that modern bariatric surgery leads to significant hyperoxaluria and risk of nephrolithiasis. However, neither report evaluates the use or effects of stone risk modifying agents in these patients. We sought to determine the impact of medical management on stone risk profile in patients who have undergone Roux-en-y gastric bypass. Materials ...

Non-dipping phenomenon in patients with essential hypertension with renal cysts

Dear Editor,Afsar et al. [1] concluded that the presence of simple renal cysts is related to higher ambulatory blood pressure and with non-dipping phenomenon in patients with essential hypertension. Evidence has been shown about association of hypertension and simple renal cysts [2]. The actual and independent association of simple renal cysts and non-dipping phenomenon in ...

A new algorithm in patients with elevated and/or rising prostate-specific antigen level, minor lower urinary tract symptoms, and negative multisite prostate biopsies

Patients with elevated and/or rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA), minor lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and no evidence for prostate cancer on (multiple) extended prostate biopsies are a regularly encountered problem in urological practice. Even now, patients are seen with no objective explanation of this persistent elevated and/or rising PSA. So far, many strategic ...

Intradialytic hyperalimentation as adjuvant support in pregnant hemodialysis patients: case report and review of the literature

Pregnancy in chronic dialysis patients is unusual and associated with many complications. Infants are often born both prematurely and small for gestational age. We report a case of a 36-year-old diabetic hemodialysis patient G4P3 who had prolonged hyperemesis gravidarum, for whom intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) was started at week 14 and continued throughout her ...

Intensifying renal replacement therapy during pregnancy: the role for nocturnal home hemodialysis

Fertility among women receiving conventional hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is very low. For those able to conceive it appears that infant survival is poor, and prematurity and its related complications are still commonplace. Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is a form of intensive, self-administered hemodialysis whereby patients receive 3–4 times the duration of conventional ...

Serum and urine cystatin C levels in children with post-pyelonephritic renal scarring: a pilot study

Aim We aimed to investigate in children with a history of acute pyelonephritis the influence of unilateral post-pyelonephritic renal scarring detected by DMSA scan on serum (SCysC) and urine cystatin C (UCysC) as well as upon other traditional markers of renal damage. Methods Children with DMSA proven pyelonephritis (n = 28) were grouped as either scar [+] (n = 19, unilateral renal ...

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