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Nephrol Dial Transplant ; 35(5): 846-853, 2020 May 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30879076

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BACKGROUND: Residual kidney function (RKF) is thought to exert beneficial effects through clearance of uremic toxins. However, the level of native kidney function where clearance becomes negligible is not known. METHODS: We aimed to assess whether levels of nonurea solutes differed among patients with 'clinically negligible' RKF compared with those with no RKF. The hemodialysis study excluded patients with urinary urea clearance >1.5 mL/min, below which RKF was considered to be 'clinically negligible'. We measured eight nonurea solutes from 1280 patients participating in this study and calculated the relative difference in solute levels among patients with and without RKF based on measured urinary urea clearance. RESULTS: The mean age of the participants was 57 years and 57% were female. At baseline, 34% of the included participants had clinically negligible RKF (mean 0.7 ± 0.4 mL/min) and 66% had no RKF. Seven of the eight nonurea solute levels measured were significantly lower in patients with RKF than in those without RKF, ranging from -24% [95% confidence interval (CI) -31 to -16] for hippurate, -7% (-14 to -1) for trimethylamine-N-oxide and -4% (-6 to -1) for asymmetric dimethylarginine. The effect of RKF on plasma levels was comparable or more pronounced than that achieved with a 31% higher dialysis dose (spKt/Vurea 1.7 versus 1.3). Preserved RKF at 1-year follow-up was associated with a lower risk of cardiac death and first cardiovascular event. CONCLUSIONS: Even at very low levels, RKF is not 'negligible', as it continues to provide nonurea solute clearance. Management of patients with RKF should consider these differences.

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Pediatr Nephrol ; 35(2): 305-312, 2020 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31728748

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BACKGROUND: Dialysis in children as well as adults is prescribed to achieve a target spKt/Vurea, where Vurea is the volume of distribution of urea. Waste solute production may however be more closely correlated with body surface area (BSA) than Vurea which rises in proportion with body weight. Plasma levels of waste solutes may thus be higher in smaller patients when targeting spKt/Vurea since they have higher BSA relative to body weight. This study measured levels of pseudouridine (PU), a novel marker solute whose production is closely proportional to BSA, to test whether prescription of dialysis to a target spKt/Vurea results in higher plasma levels of PU in smaller children. METHODS: PU and urea nitrogen (ureaN) were measured in plasma and dialysate at the midweek hemodialysis session in 20 pediatric patients, with BSA ranging from 0.65-1.87m2. Mathematical modeling was employed to estimate solute production rates and average plasma solute levels. RESULTS: The dialytic clearance (Kd) of PU was proportional to that of ureaN (average KdPU/KdUreaN 0.69 ± 0.13, r2 0.84, p < 0.001). Production of PU rose in proportion with BSA (r2 0.57, p < 0.001). The pretreatment plasma level of PU was significantly higher in smaller children (r2 0.20, p = 0.051) while the pretreatment level of ureaN did not vary with size. CONCLUSIONS: Prescribing dialysis based on urea kinetics may leave uremic solutes at higher levels in small children. Measurement of a solute produced proportional to BSA may provide a better index of dialysis adequacy than measurement of urea.

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Am J Physiol Renal Physiol ; 317(2): F296-F302, 2019 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31141401

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The accumulation of uremic solutes in kidney failure may impair mental function. The present study profiled the accumulation of uremic solutes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in acute renal failure. CSF and plasma ultrafiltrate were obtained from rats at 48 h after sham operation (control; n = 10) or bilateral nephrectomy (n = 10) and analyzed using an established metabolomic platform. Two hundred forty-eight solutes were identified as uremic based on their accumulation in the plasma ultrafiltrate of nephrectomized compared with control rats. CSF levels of 124 of these solutes were sufficient to allow calculation of CSF-to-plasma ultrafiltrate concentration ratios. Levels of many of the uremic solutes were normally lower in the CSF than in the plasma ultrafiltrate, indicating exclusion of these solutes from the brain. CSF levels of the great majority of the uremic solutes increased in renal failure. The increase in the CSF was, however, relatively less than in the plasma ultrafiltrate for most solutes. In particular, for the 31 uremic solutes with CSF-to-plasma ultrafiltrate ratios of <0.25 in control rats, the average CSF-to-plasma ultrafiltrate ratio decreased from 0.13 ± 0.07 in control rats to 0.09 ± 0.06 in nephrectomized rats, revealing sustained ability to exclude these solutes from the brain. In summary, levels of many uremic solutes are normally kept lower in the CSF than in the plasma ultrafiltrate by the action of the blood-brain and blood-CSF barriers. These barriers remain functional but cannot prevent accumulation of uremic solutes in the CSF when the kidneys fail.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/líquido cefalorraquidiano , Encefalopatias/líquido cefalorraquidiano , Uremia/líquido cefalorraquidiano , Lesão Renal Aguda/sangue , Lesão Renal Aguda/complicações , Lesão Renal Aguda/fisiopatologia , Animais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Barreira Hematoencefálica/metabolismo , Barreira Hematoencefálica/fisiopatologia , Encefalopatias/sangue , Encefalopatias/etiologia , Encefalopatias/fisiopatologia , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Metabolômica/métodos , Nefrectomia , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem , Uremia/sangue , Uremia/etiologia , Uremia/fisiopatologia
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Clin J Am Soc Nephrol ; 13(9): 1398-1404, 2018 09 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30087103

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Colon microbial metabolism produces solutes that are normally excreted in the urine and accumulate in the plasma when the kidneys fail. This study sought to further identify and characterize human colon-derived uremic solutes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Colon-derived solutes normally excreted in the urine were identified by comparing urine from controls (n=17) and patients with total colectomies (n=12), using an established metabolomic platform. Colon-derived solutes that accumulate in kidney failure were then identified by comparing the plasma of the control patients with that of patients on dialysis (n=14). RESULTS: Ninety-one urinary solutes were classified as colon-derived on the basis of the finding of a urine excretion rate at least four-fold higher in control patients than in patients with total colectomies. Forty-six were solutes with known chemical structure, 35 of which had not previously been identified as colon-derived. Sixty of the colon-derived solutes accumulated in the plasma of patients with ESKD to a degree greater than urea and were therefore classified as uremic. The estimated urinary clearance for 27 out of the 32 colon-derived solutes for which clearance could be calculated exceeded that of creatinine, consistent with tubular secretion. Sulfatase treatment revealed that 42 out of the 91 colon-derived solutes detected were likely conjugates. CONCLUSIONS: Metabolomic analysis identified numerous colon-derived solutes that are normally excreted in human urine. Clearance by tubular secretion limits plasma levels of many colon-derived solutes.


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Colo/metabolismo , Colo/microbiologia , Uremia/urina , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Metaboloma , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Diabetes ; 67(10): 2096-2106, 2018 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30065034

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Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease worldwide, but its molecular pathogenesis is not well defined, and there are no specific treatments. In humans, there is a strong genetic component determining susceptibility to DN. However, specific genes controlling DN susceptibility in humans have not been identified. In this study, we describe a mouse model combining type 1 diabetes with activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), which develops robust kidney disease with features resembling human DN: heavy albuminuria, hypertension, and glomerulosclerosis. Additionally, there is a powerful effect of genetic background regulating susceptibility to nephropathy; the 129 strain is susceptible to kidney disease, whereas the C57BL/6 strain is resistant. To examine the molecular basis of this differential susceptibility, we analyzed the glomerular transcriptome of young mice early in the course of their disease. We find dramatic differences in regulation of immune and inflammatory pathways, with upregulation of proinflammatory pathways in the susceptible (129) strain and coordinate downregulation in the resistant (C57BL/6) strain. Many of these pathways are also upregulated in rat models and in humans with DN. Our studies suggest that genes controlling inflammatory responses, triggered by hyperglycemia and RAS activation, may be critical early determinants of susceptibility to DN.


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Nefropatias Diabéticas/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/imunologia , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/imunologia , Nefropatias/genética , Nefropatias/imunologia , Animais , Glicemia/genética , Glicemia/imunologia , Western Blotting , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Mutantes , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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Toxins (Basel) ; 10(6)2018 06 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29865226

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Uremic solutes contribute to cardiovascular disease in renal insufficiency. In this review we describe the clearance of selected uremic solutes, which have been associated with cardiovascular disease. These solutes-indoxyl sulfate (IS), p-cresol sulfate (PCS), phenylacetylglutamine (PAG), trimethylamine-n-oxide (TMAO), and kynurenine-exemplify different mechanisms of clearance. IS and PCS are protein-bound solutes efficiently cleared by the native kidney through tubular secretion. PAG and TMAO are not protein-bound but are also cleared by the native kidney through tubular secretion, while kynurenine is not normally cleared by the kidney. Increases in the plasma levels of the normally secreted solutes IS, PCS, TMAO, and PAG in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are attributable to a reduction in their renal clearances. Levels of each of these potential toxins are even higher in patients on dialysis than in those with advanced chronic kidney disease, which can be accounted for in part by a low ratio of dialytic to native kidney clearance. The rise in plasma kynurenine in CKD and dialysis patients, by contrast, remains to be explained. Our ability to detect lower levels of the potential uremic cardiovascular toxins with renal replacement therapy may be limited by the intermittency of treatment, by increases in solute production, and by the presence of non-renal clearance. Reduction in the levels of uremic cardiovascular toxins may in the future be achieved more effectively by inhibiting their production.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Toxinas Biológicas/metabolismo , Toxinas Biológicas/toxicidade , Uremia , Animais , Humanos , Diálise Renal
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J Am Soc Nephrol ; 29(7): 1992-1999, 2018 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29728422

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Background Most patients on hemodialysis are treated thrice weekly even if they have residual kidney function, in part because uncertainty remains as to how residual function should be valued and incorporated into the dialysis prescription. Recent guidelines, however, have increased the weight assigned to residual function and thus reduced the treatment time required when it is present. Increasing the weight assigned to residual function may be justified by knowledge that the native kidney performs functions not replicated by dialysis, including solute removal by secretion. This study tested whether plasma concentrations of secreted solutes are as well controlled in patients with residual function on twice weekly hemodialysis as in anuric patients on thrice weekly hemodialysis.Methods We measured the plasma concentration and residual clearance, dialytic clearance, and removal rates for urea and the secreted solutes hippurate, phenylacetylglutamine, indoxyl sulfate, and p-cresol sulfate in nine patients on twice weekly hemodialysis and nine patients on thrice weekly hemodialysis.Results Compared with anuric patients on thrice weekly dialysis with the same standard Kt/Vurea, patients on twice weekly hemodialysis had lower hippurate and phenylacetylglutamine concentrations and similar indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate concentrations. Mathematical modeling revealed that residual secretory function accounted for the observed pattern of solute concentrations.Conclusions Plasma concentrations of secreted solutes can be well controlled by twice weekly hemodialysis in patients with residual kidney function. This result supports further study of residual kidney function value and the inclusion of this function in dialysis adequacy measures.


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Falência Renal Crônica/fisiopatologia , Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Diálise Renal/métodos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Cresóis/sangue , Feminino , Glutamina/análogos & derivados , Glutamina/sangue , Hipuratos/sangue , Humanos , Indicã/sangue , Falência Renal Crônica/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência Renal Crônica , Ésteres do Ácido Sulfúrico/sangue , Ureia/sangue
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PLoS One ; 12(11): e0188315, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29145509

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Many solutes have been reported to remain at higher plasma levels relative to normal than the standard index solute urea in hemodialysis patients. Untargeted mass spectrometry was employed to compare solute levels in plasma and plasma ultrafiltrate of hemodialysis patients and normal subjects. Quantitative assays were employed to check the accuracy of untargeted results for selected solutes and additional measurements were made in dialysate and urine to estimate solute clearances and production. Comparison of peak areas indicated that many solutes accumulated to high levels in hemodialysis patients, with average peak areas in plasma ultrafiltrate of dialysis patients being more than 100 times greater than those in normals for 123 features. Most of these mass spectrometric features were identified only by their mass values. Untargeted analysis correctly ranked the accumulation of 5 solutes which were quantitatively assayed but tended to overestimate its extent. Mathematical modeling showed that the elevation of plasma levels for these solutes could be accounted for by a low dialytic to native kidney clearance ratio and a high dialytic clearance relative to the volume of the accessible compartment. Numerous solutes accumulate to high levels in hemodialysis patients because dialysis does not replicate the clearance provided by the native kidney. Many of these solutes remain to be chemically identified and their pathogenic potential elucidated.


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Espectrometria de Massas/métodos , Diálise Renal , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino
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Kidney Int ; 92(6): 1484-1492, 2017 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28739139

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Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients, is not fully explained by traditional risk factors. To help define non-traditional risk factors, we determined the association of predialysis total p-cresol sulfate, indoxyl sulfate, phenylacetylglutamine, and hippurate with cardiac death, sudden cardiac death, and first cardiovascular event in the 1,273 participants of the HEMO Study. The results were adjusted for potential demographic, clinical, and laboratory confounders. The mean age of the patients was 58 years, 63% were Black and 42% were male. Overall, there was no association between the solutes and outcomes. However, in sub-group analyses, among patients with lower serum albumin (under 3.6 g/dl), a twofold higher p-cresol sulfate was significantly associated with a 12% higher risk of cardiac death (hazard ratio 1.12; 95% confidence interval, 0.98-1.27) and 22% higher risk of sudden cardiac death (1.22, 1.06-1.41). Similar trends were also noted with indoxyl sulfate. Trial interventions did not modify the association between these solutes and outcomes. Routine clinical and lab data explained less than 22% of the variability in solute levels. Thus, in prevalent hemodialysis patients participating in a large U.S. hemodialysis trial, uremic solutes p-cresol sulfate, indoxyl sulfate, hippurate, and phenylacetylglutamine were not associated with cardiovascular outcomes. However, there were trends of toxicity among patients with lower serum albumin.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Cresóis/sangue , Indicã/sangue , Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Diálise Renal/efeitos adversos , Ésteres do Ácido Sulfúrico/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Feminino , Glutamina/análogos & derivados , Glutamina/sangue , Hipuratos/sangue , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/sangue , Falência Renal Crônica/complicações , Falência Renal Crônica/epidemiologia , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Diálise Renal/estatística & dados numéricos , Fatores de Risco , Albumina Sérica/análise , Uremia/sangue , Uremia/complicações
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J Pharm Sci ; 106(9): 2551-2557, 2017 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28483424

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by the accumulation of uremic solutes; however, little is known about how these solutes affect drug absorption and disposition. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of uremic solutes on the organic cation transporter, OCT2, which plays a key role in the renal secretion of many basic drugs. As a second goal, we reviewed the literature to determine whether there was evidence for the effect of CKD on the renal secretion of basic drugs. We first screened 72 uremic solutes as inhibitors of [14C]-labeled metformin uptake by OCT2. Seven were identified as inhibitors and 3 of them were determined to be clinically relevant. Of the 7 solutes, dimethylamine, malondialdehyde, trimethylamine, homocysteine, indoxyl-ß-d-glucuronide, and glutathione disulfide were novel OCT2 inhibitors. For 6 drugs that are known OCT2 substrates, both secretory clearance and glomerular filtration rate declined in parallel with progression of CKD from stage 2 to 4, suggesting that selective effects of uremic solutes on net tubular secretion of organic cations do not occur. Further clinical studies are warranted with a broader range of OCT2 substrates to determine whether CKD may differentially affect tubular secretion of drugs especially in patients with advanced CKD.


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Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Transportador 2 de Cátion Orgânico/metabolismo , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Toxinas Biológicas/química , Toxinas Biológicas/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Dimetilaminas/química , Dimetilaminas/metabolismo , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Glucuronatos/química , Glucuronatos/metabolismo , Dissulfeto de Glutationa/química , Dissulfeto de Glutationa/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Homocisteína/química , Homocisteína/metabolismo , Humanos , Indóis/química , Indóis/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/química , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Metformina/química , Metformina/metabolismo , Metilaminas/química , Metilaminas/metabolismo , Uremia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 96(6): e5799, 2017 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28178126

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The uremic syndrome is attributed to progressive retention of compounds that, under normal conditions, are excreted by the healthy kidneys. p-cresol sulfate (PCS), a prototype protein-bound uremic retention solute, has been shown to exert toxic effects in vitro. Recent studies have identified relations between increased levels of PCS and indoxyl sulfate (IS) and adverse clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients. We explored the relationship between free and total PCS and IS with infection-related hospitalizations (IH) and septicemia in 2 cohorts, Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Study (CHOICE) and Hemodialysis Study (HEMO).We measured free and total levels of PCS and IS in stored specimens in CHOICE, a cohort of 464 incident hemodialysis patients enrolled in 1995 to 1998 and followed for an average of 3.4 years and in a prevalent dialysis cohort of 495 patients enrolled in HEMO from 1995 to 2000 and followed for an average of 4.4 years. We measured free PCS and IS using mass spectroscopy. The 2 cohorts were linked to United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Medicare billing records to ascertain IH over follow-up. We examined the association of free and total levels of PCS and IS with IH and septicemia using multilevel Poisson regression models adjusted for demographics, comorbidities, clinical factors, and laboratory tests including residual kidney function. We stratified patients a priori based on gastrointestinal (GI) disease as PCS and IS are produced in colon.In CHOICE, highest tertile of free PCS in multivariable model was associated with 50% higher risk of IH [95% CI = 1.01-2.23] compared with lowest tertile in patients with no-GI disease. A significant trend was noted between greater levels of free PCS and septicemia in no-GI disease group in both cohorts, while no association was noted in GI disease group. Total PCS concentrations were not associated with either IH or septicemia in either cohort. No significant risk of IH or septicemia was noted with higher levels of free or total IS in either GI or no-GI disease group.These results suggest an association between higher concentrations of free PCS and infection-related and sepsis-related hospitalizations in hemodialysis patients. Better methods of dialysis should be developed to evaluate the utility of removing PCS and its effect on the outcome and also therapies to decrease gastrointestinal tract production of uremic solutes.


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Cresóis/sangue , Gastroenteropatias/complicações , Indicã/sangue , Falência Renal Crônica/sangue , Sepse/sangue , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/complicações , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Admissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Sepse/etiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Kidney Int ; 91(5): 1186-1192, 2017 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28089366

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The Frequent Hemodialysis Network Daily Trial compared conventional three-times weekly treatment to more frequent treatment with a longer weekly treatment time in patients receiving in-center hemodialysis. Evaluation at one year showed favorable effects of more intensive treatment on left ventricular mass, blood pressure, and phosphate control, but modest or no effects on physical or cognitive performance. The current study compared plasma concentrations of uremic solutes in stored samples from 53 trial patients who received three-times weekly in-center hemodialysis for an average weekly time of 10.9 hours and 30 trial patients who received six-times weekly in-center hemodialysis for an average of 14.6 hours. Metabolomic analysis revealed that increased treatment frequency and time resulted in an average reduction of only 15 percent in the levels of 107 uremic solutes. Quantitative assays confirmed that increased treatment did not significantly reduce levels of the putative uremic toxins p-cresol sulfate or indoxyl sulfate. Kinetic modeling suggested that our ability to lower solute concentrations by increasing hemodialysis frequency and duration may be limited by the presence of non-dialytic solute clearances and/or changes in solute production. Thus, failure to achieve larger reductions in uremic solute concentrations may account, in part, for the limited benefits observed with increasing frequency and weekly treatment time in Frequent Hemodialysis Daily Trial participants.


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Cresóis/sangue , Indicã/sangue , Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Diálise Renal/métodos , Ésteres do Ácido Sulfúrico/sangue , Uremia/sangue , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/sangue , Masculino , Metabolômica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Tempo
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Am J Kidney Dis ; 70(1): 48-58, 2017 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28089476

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BACKGROUND: Asymmetric (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) are putative uremic toxins that may exert toxicity by a number of mechanisms, including impaired nitric oxide synthesis and generation of reactive oxygen species. The study goal was to determine the association between these metabolites and cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients. STUDY DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,276 prevalent hemodialysis patients with available samples 3 to 6 months after randomization. PREDICTOR: ADMA and SDMA measured in stored specimens. OUTCOMES: Cardiac death, sudden cardiac death, first cardiovascular event, and any-cause death. Association with predictors analyzed using Cox regression adjusted for potential confounders (including demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbid conditions, albumin level, and residual kidney function). RESULTS: Mean age of patients was 57±14 (SD) years, 63% were black, and 57% were women. Mean ADMA (0.9±0.2µmol/L) and SDMA levels (4.3±1.4µmol/L) were moderately correlated (r=0.418). Higher dialysis dose or longer session length were not associated with lower predialysis ADMA or SDMA concentrations. In fully adjusted models, each doubling of ADMA level was associated with higher risk (HR per 2-fold higher concentration; 95% CI) of cardiac death (1.83; 1.29-2.58), sudden cardiac death (1.79; 1.19-2.69), first cardiovascular event (1.50; 1.20-1.87), and any-cause death (1.44; 1.13-1.83). Compared to the lowest ADMA quintile (<0.745 µmol/L), the highest ADMA quintile (≥1.07µmol/L) was associated with higher risk (HR; 95% CI) of cardiac death (2.10; 1.44-3.05), sudden cardiac death (2.06; 1.46-2.90), first cardiovascular event (1.75; 1.35-2.27), and any-cause death (1.56; 1.21-2.00). SDMA level was associated with higher risk for cardiac death (HR, 1.40; 95% CI, 1.03-1.92), but this was no longer statistically significant after adjusting for ADMA level (HR, 1.20; 95% CI, 0.86-1.68). LIMITATIONS: Single time-point measurement of ADMA and SDMA. CONCLUSIONS: ADMA and, to a lesser extent, SDMA levels are associated with cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients.


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Arginina/análogos & derivados , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Diálise Renal , Arginina/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Morbidade , Estudos Prospectivos
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Kidney Int ; 91(2): 274-276, 2017 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28087007

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The application of molecular methods has provided a new picture of the colon microbial flora, or microbiome. The microbiome has been found to be a complex ecosystem with multiple influences on its human host. In renal medicine, interest has focused on the microbiome as a source of toxic waste chemicals and a stimulant to unwanted systemic inflammation. Early attempts to manipulate the microbiome have yielded limited benefit, but further research is strongly motivated.


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Microbiota , Humanos
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J Am Soc Nephrol ; 28(1): 321-331, 2017 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27436853

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Cardiovascular disease causes over 50% of the deaths in dialysis patients, and the risk of death is higher in white than in black patients. The underlying mechanisms for these findings are unknown. We determined the association of the proatherogenic metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) with cardiovascular outcomes in hemodialysis patients and assessed whether this association differs by race. We measured TMAO in stored serum samples obtained 3-6 months after randomization from a total of 1232 white and black patients of the Hemodialysis Study, and analyzed the association of TMAO with cardiovascular outcomes using Cox models adjusted for potential confounders (demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbidities, albumin, and residual kidney function). Mean age of the patients was 58 years; 35% of patients were white. TMAO concentration did not differ between whites and blacks. In whites, 2-fold higher TMAO associated with higher risk (hazard ratio [95% confidence interval]) of cardiac death (1.45 [1.24 to 1.69]), sudden cardiac death [1.70 (1.34 to 2.15)], first cardiovascular event (1.15 [1.01 to 1.32]), and any-cause death (1.22 [1.09 to 1.36]). In blacks, the association was nonlinear and significant only for cardiac death among patients with TMAO concentrations below the median (1.58 [1.03 to 2.44]). Compared with blacks in the same quintile, whites in the highest quintile for TMAO (≥135 µM) had a 4-fold higher risk of cardiac or sudden cardiac death and a 2-fold higher risk of any-cause death. We conclude that TMAO concentration associates with cardiovascular events in hemodialysis patients but the effects differ by race.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Metilaminas/sangue , Diálise Renal , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Africano , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos
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Semin Dial ; 29(6): 481-490, 2016 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27556575

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Patients maintained on standard three times weekly hemodialysis have a high mortality rate and a limited quality of life. Some of this illness is due to systemic diseases that have caused kidney failure, and thus may be irreversible. But we presume that imperfect replacement of normal kidney function by dialysis contributes importantly. Patients on hemodialysis are subject to fluctuations in extracellular fluid volume and inorganic ion concentrations and their plasma levels of many organic waste solutes remain very high. It is thus natural to suppose that their health could be improved by increasing the intensity of dialysis treatment. But despite a great deal of work over the past 20 years, evidence that such improvement can be obtained is generally lacking. Specific benefits can indeed be achieved. Patients who cannot control their intradialytic weight gains or plasma phosphate levels with standard therapy can benefit from extending treatment time. But we cannot promise the average patient that longer or more frequent treatment will reduce mortality or improve the quality of life.


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Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Nefrologia/tendências , Diálise Renal , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/mortalidade , Fosfatos/sangue , Qualidade de Vida , Ganho de Peso
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Mol Pharm ; 13(9): 3130-40, 2016 09 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27467266

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One of the characteristics of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the accumulation of uremic solutes in the plasma. Less is known about the effects of uremic solutes on transporters that may play critical roles in pharmacokinetics. We evaluated the effect of 72 uremic solutes on organic anion transporter 1 and 3 (OAT1 and OAT3) using a fluorescent probe substrate, 6-carboxyfluorescein. A total of 12 and 13 solutes were identified as inhibitors of OAT1 and OAT3, respectively. Several of them inhibited OAT1 or OAT3 at clinically relevant concentrations and reduced the transport of other OAT1/3 substrates in vitro. Review of clinical studies showed that the active secretion of most drugs that are known substrates of OAT1/3 deteriorated faster than the renal filtration in CKD. Collectively, these data suggest that through inhibition of OAT1 and OAT3, uremic solutes contribute to the decline in renal drug clearance in patients with CKD.


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Proteína 1 Transportadora de Ânions Orgânicos/metabolismo , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos Sódio-Independentes/metabolismo , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/metabolismo , Animais , Fluoresceínas/metabolismo , Humanos , Modelos Biológicos , Proteína 1 Transportadora de Ânions Orgânicos/análise , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos Sódio-Independentes/análise
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Nephrol Dial Transplant ; 31(8): 1335-41, 2016 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27190347

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BACKGROUND: The protein-bound solutes p-cresol sulfate (PCS) and indoxyl sulfate (IS) accumulate to high plasma levels in renal failure and have been associated with adverse events. The clearance of these bound solutes can be altered independently of the urea clearance by changing the dialysate flow and dialyzer size. This study tested whether a sustained difference in clearance would change the plasma levels of PCS and IS. METHODS: Fourteen patients on thrice-weekly nocturnal hemodialysis completed a crossover study of two periods designed to achieve widely different bound solute clearances. We compared the changes in pre-dialysis plasma PCS and IS levels from baseline over the course of the two periods. RESULTS: The high-clearance period provided much higher PCS and IS clearances than the low-clearance period (PCS: 23 ± 4 mL/min versus 12 ± 3 mL/min, P < 0.001; IS: 30 ± 5 mL/min versus 17 ± 4 mL/min, P < 0.001). Despite the large difference in clearance, the high-clearance period did not have a different effect on PCS levels than the low-clearance period [from baseline, high: +11% (-5, +37) versus low: -8% (-18, +32), (median, 25th, 75th percentile), P = 0.50]. In contrast, the high-clearance period significantly lowered IS levels compared with the low-clearance period [from baseline, high: -4% (-17, +1) versus low: +22% (+14, +31), P < 0.001). The amount of PCS removed in the dialysate was significantly greater at the end of the high-clearance period [269 (206, 312) versus 199 (111, 232) mg per treatment, P < 0.001], while the amount of IS removed was not different [140 (87, 196) versus 116 (89, 170) mg per treatment, P = 0.15]. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that an increase in PCS generation prevents plasma levels from falling when the dialytic clearance is increased. Suppression of solute generation may be required to reduce plasma PCS levels in dialysis patients.


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Cresóis/sangue , Soluções para Diálise/farmacocinética , Indicã/sangue , Diálise Renal/métodos , Insuficiência Renal/terapia , Ésteres do Ácido Sulfúrico/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos Cross-Over , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência Renal/sangue
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