Bancha Satirapoj

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BACKGROUND Multiple lines of evidence have indicated that the dose of hemodialysis (HD) affects patient outcome. According to K-DOQI, daily spKt/V > 1.2 predicts the morbidity and mortality among thrice-weekly HD. However in developing countries, about three-fourths of end stage renal disease patients undergo twice-weekly HD. No data studied the outcome and(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute antibody-mediated rejection is an important cause of acute and chronic kidney allograft dysfunction and graft loss. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate our experience using plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin in treating patients who had acute antibody-mediated rejection after kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with diabetes. This complication reflects a complex pathophysiology, whereby various genetic and environmental factors determine susceptibility and progression to end-stage renal disease. DN should be considered in patients with type 1 diabetes for at least 10 years who have(More)
AIM Obesity represents a significant problem in patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and CKD in Thai individuals. METHODS Participants underwent general health screening. Overweight, weight at risk, obese I and obese II were(More)
BACKGROUND Periostin acts as an adhesion molecule during bone formation. Knowledge of its expression in kidney injury is scant. METHODS We investigated periostin function and expression in vivo in Sprague-Dawley rats after 5/6 nephrectomy (Nx), in DBA2J mice with streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy (SZ-DN) and unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) represents the main cause of renal allograft failure after transplantation. Noninvasive CAN testing is required. Periostin promotes the expression of a mesenchymal phenotype in renal tubules and is a promising urine biomarker for progressive renal injury. Information regarding periostin expression in the(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with proteinuria and could be a risk factor for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, few studies have examined the significance of vitamin D insufficiency as a contributing factor for the development of ESRD in the Asian chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. METHODS Authors examined the relationship(More)
A 56-year-old female patient was clinically characterized by heavy proteinuria, anemia, hypertension, and no detectable monoclonal protein in serum or urine. She had a history of diabetes with retinopathy and hypertension. Histological investigation of renal biopsy specimens revealed nodular glomerulosclerosis. Light microscopic examination did not allow(More)
The most common cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis is diabetes. Both environmental and genetic factors have been postulated as the risk factors of Diabetic Nephropathy (DN). Hyperglycemia-induced metabolic and hemodynamic pathways are recognized to be mediators of kidney injury. Multiple biochemical pathways have been postulated that(More)
AIM Insulin resistance is a predictor of cardiovascular mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. Although some clinical studies demonstrated that angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) improve insulin action in hypertensive patients, the role of ARB among patients with maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) remains controversial. The aim was to evaluate(More)