Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background The kidney is always subjected to high metabolic demand. The aim of this study was to characterize metabolic profiles of a rat model of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) induced by prolonged hypertension. Methods We used inbred...

["Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3352
90 downloads
520 views

Background Disturbances in mineral and bone metabolism represent one of the most complex complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serotonin, a monoamine synthesized from tryptophan, may play a potential role in bone metabolism. Brain-derived serotonin exerts...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Nephrology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3199
214 downloads
445 views

Background Although the relationship between a history of kidney stones and chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been explored in many studies, it is still far from being well understood. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing rates of CKD in patients...

["Epidemiology","Nephrology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2907
3 citations
143 downloads
515 views

Testosterone has been reported to cause blood pressure to increase. However mechanisms that underlie the effect of this hormone on this physiological parameter are currently not well understood. The aims of this study were to investigate effects of testosterone...

["Molecular Biology","Nephrology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2145
1 citation
206 downloads
599 views

Background. Geriatric syndromes (GS) exhibit high prevalence in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under chronic dialysis irrespective of age. We sought to determine whether GS influences medication adherence in ESRD patients. Methods. A prospective cohort...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Hematology","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2122
156 downloads
905 views

Background. Several factors have been validated as predictors of disease recurrence in upper tract urothelial carcinoma. However, the oncological outcomes between different surgical approaches (open nephroureterectomy versus laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, ONU...

["Nephrology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2063
267 downloads
758 views

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition associated with progressive loss of kidney function and kidney damage. The two common causes of CKD are diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Other causes of CKD also include polycystic kidney disease, obstructive...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nephrology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1908
6 citations
335 downloads
1,040 views

It is unknown whether autophagy activity is altered in insulin resistant podocytes and whether autophagy could be a therapeutic target for diabetic nephropathy (DN). Here we used shRNA transfection to knockdown the insulin receptor (IR) gene in cultured human immortalized...

["Cell Biology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1888
1 citation
322 downloads
706 views

Serum uric acid (SUA) level has been proposed to have important connections with chronic kidney disease (CKD), while the impact of SUA level on the natural history of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline remains unknown. The present study aims to study the...

["Epidemiology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1859
4 citations
496 downloads
1,047 views

Background. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a high symptom burden, among which fatigue is highly prevalent. Many fatigue-assessing instruments exist, but comparisons among instruments in this patient population have yet to be investigated. Methods....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1818
1 citation
261 downloads
996 views

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are negative regulators of gene expression and protein abundance. Current evidence shows an association of miRNAs with acute kidney injury (AKI) leading to substantially increased morbidity and mortality. Here, we investigated whether miRNAs...

["Cell Biology","Nephrology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1729
262 downloads
898 views

Purpose. Type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease in the United States. Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is commonly observed in diabetic patients and impacts the rate of renal and cardiovascular disease progression. We sought to test...

["Cardiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nephrology","Pathology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1736
4 citations
251 downloads
766 views

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death, the risk of which is presumably related to arrhythmia. Electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters have been found to correlate with arrhythmia and predict cardiovascular outcomes...

["Cardiology","Geriatrics","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1354
1 citation
339 downloads
916 views

In spite of huge efforts, chronic diseases remain an unresolved problem in medicine. Systems biology could assist to develop more efficient therapies through providing quantitative holistic sights to these complex disorders. In this study, we have re-analyzed a...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1284
4 citations
372 downloads
1,423 views

Background. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found in virtually all body fluids and used successfully as biomarkers for various diseases. Evidence indicates that miRNAs have important roles in IgA nephropathy (IgAN), a major cause of renal failure. In this study, we...

["Molecular Biology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.990

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