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BACKGROUND The relationship between adolescent body mass index (BMI) and future risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is not fully understood, nor is it known the extent to which this association is limited to diabetic ESRD. We evaluated the association between BMI in adolescence and the risk for all-cause, diabetic, and nondiabetic ESRD. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the test-retest reliability of a protocol using an apparatus designed to standardise the standing heel rise test for the triceps surae muscle. SUBJECTS 40 healthy subjects volunteered to test short and medium term test-retest reliability (group SM, median age 24 years), and a convenience sample of 38 subjects with a history of(More)
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are elevated in diabetic and uremic patients, may induce vascular dysfunctions, and calcitriol may improve the cardiovascular complications. Therefore, we examined whether calcitriol may modify the endothelial response to AGEs stimulation. Knowing the importance of nuclear factor-kappaB in endothelial(More)
CONTEXT Few data are available on long-term outcomes among adolescents and young adults with persistent asymptomatic isolated microscopic hematuria. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in adolescents and young adults with persistent asymptomatic isolated microscopic hematuria. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Nationwide,(More)
BACKGROUND High blood and tissue concentrations of glucose and advanced glycation end-products are believed to play an important role in the development of vascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression in a sequence specific manner. MiRNA are(More)
BACKGROUND This article summarizes the 2012 European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org) with a specific focus on older patients (defined as ≥65 years). METHODS Data provided by 45 national or regional renal registries in 30 countries in Europe and bordering the(More)
BACKGROUND This article provides a summary of the 2011 ERA-EDTA Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org). METHODS Data on renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from national and regional renal registries in 30 countries in Europe and bordering the Mediterranean Sea were used. From 27 registries, individual(More)
BACKGROUND It is estimated that by 2025, >1.5 billion adults worldwide will be hypertensive. Early identification of the population at risk would lead to improved utilization of preventive measures. We aimed to evaluate whether baseline body mass index (BMI) and blood-pressure (BP) values during adolescence (categorized according to the guidelines of the(More)
BACKGROUND This article provides a summary of the 2013 European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Registry Annual Report (available at http://www.era-edta-reg.org), with a focus on patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) as the cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS In 2015, the ERA-EDTA Registry received(More)
BACKGROUND This study provides a summary of the 2010 European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org). METHODS This report includes data on renal replacement therapy (RRT) using data from the national and regional renal registries in 29 countries in Europe and(More)