The latest medical research on Nephrology

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Sympathetic Afferents in the Hypogastric Nerve Facilitate Nociceptive Bladder Activity in Cats.

American Journal of

This study in α-chloralose anesthetized cats revealed a role of hypogastric nerve afferent axons in nociceptive bladder activity induced by bladder...

Protease-activated receptor 2 exacerbates cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity.

American Journal of

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with hypercoagulability. Tissue factor/factor VIIa complex and factor Xa in the coagulation cascade activat...


American Journal of

LPS-induced sepsis is a leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. LPS may induce CD80 expression in podocytes with sub...

Skin Microcirculatory Changes in Relation to Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

Maturation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) involves complex vascular remodeling. In this study, we evaluated the changes of skin microvascular perfu...

Role of Blood Oxygen Level-dependent MRI in Differentiation of Acute Renal Allograft Dysfunction.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

Early graft dysfunction after renal transplantation manifests as acute rejection (AR) or acute tubular necrosis (ATN). Blood oxygen level-dependent...

Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of White Coat Effect in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and the Role of Automated Blood Pressure Device in its Assessment.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

Hypertension in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. Patients with CKD can have clinically significant white coat effect (WCE), making routine clinic blood pressure (BP) measurements an unreliable indicator of actual BP control. Automated BP monitoring is useful in identifying WCE. The utility of automated BP monitoring has seldom been part of clinical practice in developing countries.

The goal of this study was to estimate the prevalence and determinants of WCE in adult patients with CKD in an outpatient setting using an automated BP device.

In this prospective observational study, patients with CKD attending the nephrology clinic over a period of 6 months (January 2016 to July 2016), who were suspected to have WCE by the treating physician, were assigned to measurement of BP by both the standardized manual BP recording by a single nephrologist and with automated machine as per a defined protocol. Clinical, demographic characters that would influence outcomes were also studied.

Among 118 patients with CKD with suspected WCE, 57.6% showed WCE. The mean systolic and diastolic BPs were significantly lower with automated machine when compared with manual BP recordings in patients with WCE (p = 0.04). WCE was seen in all stages of CKD. Occurrence of WCE in CKD was not dependent on factors such as old age, sex, diabetes mellitus, or smoking status in our study.

WCE is a highly prevalent and underdiagnosed entity in patients with CKD. Automated machine is a useful and time-saving tool in detection of WCE in patients with CKD attending the outpatient clinic and guide management.

Hepatitis C Virus-associated Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Treated with Directly Acting Antiviral Therapy.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been shown to affect kidneys with various histopathological pattern on the kidney biopsy. These commonly incl...

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis and Renal Vascular Lesions: An Extremely Rare Association.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

We report a rare case of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting initially with cutaneous manifestations of linear IgA bullous dermatosis. Later th...

Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: Intrahepatic and Intrathoracic Extension.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

A 32-year-old female presented to us with worsening cough and expectoration, low-grade fever, and malaise for 3 months. She gave a history of pregn...

Crystalline Nephropathy in Renal Transplant: A Series of 4 Cases.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

Crystals are particles of endogenous inorganic or organic composition that can trigger kidney injury when deposited or formed inside the kidney. Th...

Allopurinol-induced Drug Reactions with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome with Interstitial Nephritis.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

Allopurinol-induced drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe illness related to hypersensitivity syndrome charact...

An Unusual Association of Renal Cell Carcinoma and Renal Malakoplakia with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in an Elderly Patient.

Indian Journal of Nephrology

The association of malignancy and glomerulonephritis may be missed, especially in elderly patients. Here, we report a case of eosinophilic variant ...