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Stanczyk M.,University of Lodz | Miklaszewska M.,Jagiellonian University | Zachwieja K.,Medical University of Bialystok | Wiercinski R.,Medical University of Bialystok | And 12 more authors.
Advances in Medical Sciences | Year: 2016

Purpose: Despite vast availability of modern methods of treatment of chronic kidney disease and its complications, the short stature still is a major point of concern in adolescents with chronic kidney disease. The aim of the study was to assess changes in growth and nutritional status of Polish children on renal replacement therapy in the decade, 2004-2013. Material and methods: The study was designed as a cross-sectional analysis of anthropometric values and selected indices of growth status amongst children receiving dialysis in Poland between the years 2004 and 2013. Data were acquired during two different multicentre studies on hypertension in dialyzed children in Poland. Basic anthropometric parameters (body weight, body height/length, body mass index - BMI), dialysis adequacy and duration of RRT were assessed. Results: The study showed that anthropometric parameters of children undergoing renal replacement therapy had not significantly changed in the last 10 years of observation. Children on RRT were still of short stature despite availability of modern methods of hormonal therapy and nutrition. Median of height z-score was -2.10 in 2004 and -2.19 in 2013. Expected clinical improvement in these measures was not proven. Conclusions: The cause of chronic kidney disease, method of dialysis, time on dialysis or dialysis adequacy did not influence the anthropometric parameters significantly in dialyzed children in Poland. © 2015 Medical University of Bialystok. Published by Elsevier Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved. Source


Szczepanska M.,SMDZ in Zabrze | Zaniew M.,Childrens Hospital | Recker F.,University of Bonn | Mizerska-Wasiak M.,Medical University of Warsaw | And 7 more authors.
Clinical Nephrology | Year: 2015

Background: Dent disease (DD) is a rare X-linked tubulopathy characterized by a proximal tubular dysfunction leading to nephrocalcinosis/nephrolithiasis and progressive renal failure. The disease is associated with a mutation either in CLCN5 or OCRL genes. We aim to define clinical and genetic disease characteristics and summarize treatments of Polish patients with DD. Methods: The study cohort consists of 10 boys (aged 5-16.5 years) whose data were collected through POLtube Registry. Results: All of the patients had tubular proteinuria, hypercalciuria, and nephrocalcinosis/nephrolithiasis. Renal impairment and growth deficiency were found in 3 patients and rickets in 2 patients. In total, 9 of 10 patients carried a mutation in the CLCN5 gene. Five of 9 detected mutations were novel. In 1 patient with a clinical phenotype of DD, no mutations in either CLCN5 or OCRL were discovered. Therapy consisted of thiazides in 7 patients, and phosphate supplements and enalapril in 3 cases. Growth hormone therapy was initiated in 3 patients and resulted in improved growth rate. Conclusions: We report clinical and molecular characterization of Polish children with DD. Our study suggests that this tubulopathy may be generally under-diagnosed in Poland. The study revealed variable treatments, demonstrating a need for therapeutic guidelines. © 2015 Dustri-Verlag Dr. K. Feistle. Source


Szczepanska M.,SUM in Katowice | Sedek L.,SMDZ in Zabrze | Makulska I.,Wroclaw Medical University | Szprynger K.,SUM in Katowice | And 6 more authors.
Mediators of Inflammation | Year: 2015

Chemokine receptors play a role in leukocyte recruitment, activation, and maintaining effector functions and regulate adaptive immune response and angiogenesis. The study aimed at flow cytometric analysis of T cell subsets with selected surface chemokine receptors (CCR4, CCR5, CCR7, CXCR3, and CXCR4) or receptor combination in peripheral blood of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis (HD). The percentage of T lymphocytes with CD8 and combined CD28,CCR7 expression was higher in HD children. The percentage of T lymphocytes expressing CCR7, CD28,CCR7, and CXCR4,CD8 was increased in children on conservative treatment. Total number (tn) of CXCR4+ cells was reduced in children on hemodialysis. The tn of T CXCR3+ cells was lower in children on conservative treatment. During HD the percentage of T CD4+ cells was higher and of T CXCR3+ lymphocytes was lower after HD session as compared to 15 min of session duration. During HD tn of T cells with expression of CCR4, CCR5, CCR7, CXCR3, and CXCR4 was constant. The alteration of chemokine receptors expression in children with CKD occurs early in the development. Diminished expression of CXCR3, CXCR4 on T cells in patients with CKD on HD might result in impaired inflammatory response. Increased CCR7+ T cell percentage could be responsible for the alteration of migration of cells into secondary lymphatic organs. © 2015 Maria Szczepańska et al. Source

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