Vol 92, No 6 (2020)

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Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care

Kam-Tao Li P., Garcia-Garcia G., Lui S., Andreoli S., Wing-Shing Fung W., Hradsky A., Kumaraswami L., Liakopoulos V., Rakhimova Z., Saadi G., Strani L., Ulasi I., Kalantar-Zadeh K.


The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly increasing with a projection of becoming the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. Aggravatingly, CKD is a major cause of catastrophic health expenditure. The costs of dialysis and transplantation consume up to 3% of the annual healthcare budget in high-income countries. Crucially, however, the onset and progression of CKD is often preventable. In 2020, the World Kidney Day campaign highlights the importance of preventive interventions – be it primary, secondary or tertiary. This complementing article focuses on outlining and analyzing measures that can beimplemented in every country to promote and advance CKD prevention. Primary prevention of kidney disease should focus on the modification of risk factors and addressing structural abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tracts, as well as exposure to environmental risk factors and nephrotoxins. In persons with pre-existing kidney disease, secondary prevention, including blood pressure optimization and glycemic control, should be the main goal of education and clinical interventions. In patients with advanced CKD, management of co-morbidities such as uremia and cardiovascular disease is a highly recommended preventative intervention to avoid or delay dialysis or kidney transplantation. Political efforts are needed to proliferate the preventive approach. While national policies and strategies for non-communicable diseases might be present in a country, specific policies directed toward education and awareness about CKD screening, management and treatment are often lacking. Hence, there is an urgent need to increase the awareness of the importance of preventive measures throughout populations, professionals and policy makers.

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Monoclonal gammapathy of renal significance (MGRS) at the current state: terminology, diagnosis and treatment

Lysenko (Kozlovskaya) L.V., Rameev V.V., Androsova T.V.


In this article we discussed the current state of monoclonal gammapathy of renal significance (Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance – MGRS) and revealed problems of B-cell clone secreting nephrotoxic monoclonal immunoglobulin identification. We followed 276 patients with monoclonal gammapathy including patients with non-amyloid nephropathy. The majority of patients had systemic AL-amyloidosis. We established better survival of the treated patients with systemic AL-amyloidosis in comparison with retrospective untreated cohort. We considered current treatment of patients with non-amyloid nephropathy and focused on the crucial role of multidisciplinary approach in management of these patients.

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Successful treatment of a rare variant of mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis with IgM deposits with Cyclosporin A

Gurova D.V., Chebotareva N.V., Vinogradov A.A., Stavrovskaya E.V., Lysenko L.V.


We present a case with a rare variant of glomerulonephritis, IgM nephropathy, which occurs mainly with nephrotic syndrome. The clinical features of this variant of kidney damage are characterized; the pathogenetic and the transformation of this form of nephritis into focal segmental glomerulosclerosis are discussed. The development of severe nephrotic syndrome at the beginning of the disease, the formation of secondary steroid resistance have confirmed this hypothesis and have justified the treatment with cyclosporin A aimed at the recovery of the function of the podocyte with remission of nephritis.

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The experience of using the Russian biosimilar of the original drug eculizumab for the treatment of patients with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Lavrishcheva Y.V., Yakovenko A.A., Kudlai D.A.


Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a chronic systemic disease of a genetic nature, which is based on uncontrolled activation of the alternative complement pathway, leading to generalized thrombosis in the vessels of the microvasculature (complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy). To date, therapy with eculizumab is the most effective and pathogenetically substantiated method of treating patients with ASH. Using the example of three clinical cases of patients with a verified diagnosis of aHUS, the high efficiency and safety of the world’s first bioanalogue of eculizumab in the treatment of adult patients with aHUS (complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy) was demonstrated.

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A case of granulomatous tubulointerstitial nephritis in a patient with pulmonary sarcoidosis

Dvoretsky L.I., Krivushkin S.A., Stolyarevich E.S., Skrynnikova E.A., Stepanchenko A.P., Kolendo S.E.


A clinical observation is presented of a patient with pulmonary sarcoidosis, who was diagnosed with kidney damage after three years with the development of chronic renal failure and the need for replacement therapy. A histological examination of the renal biopsy revealed a granulomatous process in the interstitial tissue, which was regarded as an extrapulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis. Pulse therapy with glucocorticoids was prescribed and an attempt was made to reduce hemodialysis sessions.

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Original articles

The analysis of treatment of Immunoglobulin A-nephropathy

Dobronravov V.A., Kochoyan Z.S., Muzhetskaya T.O., Lin D.I.


Aim. An evaluation of the effectiveness of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) and tonsillectomy (TE) in patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN).

Materials and methods. A retrospective cohort of the study included cases with biopsy proven primary IgAN (n=367, age 34±12 years, men – 55%). We used demographic and clinical and morphological parameters at the time of biopsy. Median followup period was 26 (10; 61) months. Outcomes were remission (complete or partial) and the progression of IgAN (defined as the start of dialysis or a decrease in glomerular filtration rate ≥50% from baseline). All patients received treatment with renin angiotensin system blockers. Evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy was carried out using propensity score (PS) methods – matching, conventional double robust regression models with PS as independent covariate, and inverse probability weighting. Following patient subgroups were used for comparative analyses: with IST (n=176) and without IST (n=191); with TE (n=63) and without TE (n=304); without IST and without TE (IST-TE-; n=162); with TE and without IST (IST-TE+; n=29); with IST and without TE (IST+TE-; n=142); with IST and with TE (IST+ TE+; n=34).

Results. All PS methods used gave close estimates of the comparative effectiveness of treatment in different subgroups: 1) patients on monotherapy with corticosteroids (CS) and combination of CS with other immunosuppressants did not have significant differences in probabilities of IgAN progression (hazard ratio 0.919; 95% CI 0.333–2.950) and remission (odds ratio 0.919; 95% CI 0.379–2.344) and were further combined into a group of IST; 2) IST was significantly associated with the lower risk of disease progression and increased odds ratio for remission; 3) the positive effects of IST were limited to cases with proteinuria >2 g/24 h; 4) the likelihood of IgAN remission and progression did not differ significantly between TE+ and TE-, IST-TE+ and IST-TE- groups. There were no cases of disease progression in the IST+TE+ group. The cumulative renal survival was higher in the IST+TE+ group compared to IST+ TE- group (p=0.010), while the probability of remission did not differ.

Conclusion. IST was associated with a lower risk of IgAN progression and increased probability of remission, while these effects of IST were limited to patients with proteinuria >2 g/24 h. TE in combination with IST is associated with an additional reduction in the risk of disease progression.

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New opportunities of renal denervation

Agaeva R.A., Danilov N.M., Shelkova G.V., Matchin Y.G., Chazova I.E.


Radiofrequency renal artery denervation (RND) was introduced as a method of interventional treatment of resistant hypertension almost ten years ago. The first studies demonstrated the effectiveness of this procedure. This has led to growing interest in this area and the rapid development of the method. However, the results of the first randomized trial of SYMPLICITY HTN-3 questioned the role of RND in the treatment of resistant hypertension, this fact conducted to the decrease in the recommendation class and level of evidence in the Guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology and the European Society of Hypertension in 2018. To date, the medical community is actively discussing the results of recently published trials such as SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED, SPYRAL HTN-ON MED, RADIANCE-HTN SOLO and RADIOSOUND-HTN.

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The value of bone mineral density assessment by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry for prediction of cardiovascular mortality in patients treated with hemodialysis

Mazurenko S.O., Nakatis Y.A., Enkin A.A., Staroselsky K.G., Vasiliev A.N., Mazurenko O.G., Soin P.V., Ermolaeva L.G., Ivanov I.G.


Aim. Determine whether bone mineral density (BMD) assessed by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry can be used as predictor of increased risk of death in hemodialysis patients.

Materials and methods. A prospective study was performed of 516 patients with chronic kidney disease treated with hemodialysis (men – 265, women – 251, mean age 44.8±11.4 years) who were observed for 5.7±3.2 years.

Before inclusion in the study, in all patients was analyzed bone mineral density using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in three standard departments: lumbar vertebrae, proximal femur and distal forearm. The probability analysis of the outcome was carried out using the Kaplan–Meier method and Cox.

Results. During follow-up period 111 (21.5%) patients died, 50.5% from cardiovascular events. Survival analysis by Kaplan–Meier method allowed to prove the increased risk of death from cardiovascular pathology in hemodailysis patients with low bone mineral density of all evaluated areas. Step-by-step multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that the T score of the femur, showing the difference of BMD of the patient with normal value of BMD for young adult, had the greatest prognostic significance.

Conclusion. Reduced bone mineral density in patients receiving hemodialysis is associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry can be used for assessment of this risk.

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Osteoarthrosis in the clinic of internal and occupational diseases: differential diagnostic aspects

Strizhakov L.A., Guliaev S.V., Babanov S.A., Moiseev S.V.


Osteoarthritis is a common pathology, which indicates the great medical and social significance of this disease. The article discusses the issues of pathogenesis, risk factors and diagnosis of professional and professionally caused osteoarthritis: the age of onset of the disease, the specifics of work, the localization of joint damage. Differential diagnosis issues are discussed.

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Low serum Klotho level as a predictor of calcification of the heart and blood vessels in patients with CKD stages 2–5D

Milovanova L.Y., Lysenko (Kozlovskaya) L.V., Milovanova S.Y., Taranova M.V., Kozlov V.V., Reshetnikov V.A., Lebedeva M.V., Androsova T.V., Zubacheva D.O., Chebotareva N.V.



Cardiovascular calcification (CVC) makes a significant contribution to the manifestation of cardiovascular complications in patients with chronic kidney disease. Early CVC markers are currently being actively studied to optimize cardio-renoprotective strategies. We performed a prospective comparative analysis of the following factors: FGF-23, a-Klotho, sclecrostin, phosphate, parathyroid hormone, the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), central systolic pressure as an independent determinant of CVC.

Materials and methods. The study included 131 patients with chronic kidney disease 2–5D st. Serum levels of FGF-23, Klotho, and sclerostin were evaluated using the ELISA method. Vascular augmentation (stiffness) indices, central arterial pressure (using the SphygmoCor device), calcification of heart valves and the degree of aortic calcification (aortic radiography) were also investigated. The observation period was 2 years.

Results. According to the Spearman correlation analysis, the percent of calcification increase and the change in Klotho level are most related. According to ROC analysis, a decrease in serum levels of Klotho by 50 units or more is a significant predictor of an increase in aortic calcification of 50% or more with a sensitivity of 86% and a specificity of 77%. Using logistic regression analysis, it was found that a serum Klotho level <632 pg/L predicts an eGFR below a median level of 48 ml/min/1.73 m2 with a sensitivity of 85.5% and a specificity of 78.5%. Wherein OR 17.477 (CI 95% 8.046–37.962; p<0.001).

Conclusion. The factor most associated with CVC is Klotho. Decreased serum level of Klotho is a predictor of aortic calcification. In addition, the initial serum level of Klotho is a predictor of eGFR after 2 years.

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Nephrotoxicity of anti-angiogenesis drugs

Grechukhina K.S., Chebotareva N.V., Krasnova T.N.


Neoangiogenesis is a basic factor for most physiological as well as pathological processes i.e. tumor metastases. The most important is vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF) and its’ receptors (VEGFR1/2) in angiogenesis processes. Nowadays antiangiogenic agents (which inhibit VEGF like bevacizumab neither VEGFR2 like ramucirumab) are widely used in very different chemotherapeutic regimens in clinical oncology. The signalling pathway VEGF-VEGFR plays a crucial role in supporting of adequate kidney function. Appearance of antiangiogenic drugs led to adverse nephrotoxic effects: arterial hypertension, proteinuria, rarely – nephrotic syndrome, and kidney dysfunction. Various hystological variants of nephropathy are described, however, in most cases, signs of thrombotic microangiopathy of the renal vessels are noted. This literature review discusses mechanisms, clinical and morphological aspects of nephropathy associated with antiangiogenic drugs.

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The balance of proinflammatory cytokines and Treg cells in chronic glomerulonephritis

Chebotareva N.V., Vinogradov A.A., Gindis A.A., Bobkova I.N., Cao W., Lysenko L.V.


Chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) is a disease with a steadily progressing course, which is based on inflammation with the activation of immune cells. The severity of the inflammatory reaction in the kidney tissue is determined by the balance of locally pro-inflammatory factors and protective mechanisms, which include anti-inflammatory cytokines and T-regulatory lymphocytes (Treg). The study of processes that can modulate the severity of inflammation in the kidney is of particular interest for understanding the basic patterns of CGN progression.

Aim. To determine the clinical significance of the Th17, Th1, and Treg cytokines in urine to assess the activity and progression of chronic glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome (NS).

Materials and methods. The study included 98 patients with CGN – 37 women and 61 men. Patients were divided into two groups according to the degree of CGN activity. Group I consisted of 51 patients with NS. In 21 subjects, a decrease in GFR<60 ml/min was revealed. Group II included 47 patients with proteinuria from 1 to 3 g/day without NS. GFR<60 ml/min/1.73 m2 was observed in 26 patients. A kidney biopsy was performed in 65 patients and the hystological diagnosis was verified: 20 had mesangioproliferative GN, 16 had membranous nephropathy, 18 had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and 11 had membranoproliferative GN. The control group consisted of 15 healthy people. The levels of IL-6, IL-10, IL-17, tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a) in the urine were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The number of FoxP3-positive cells in the inflammatory interstitial infiltrate of the cortical layer was determined in 39 patients (in a biopsy sample in a 1.5 mm2 area).

Results. In group of patients with CGN, there was an increase in the levels of Th17, Th1, and Treg cytokines in urine – TNF-a and IL-10 compared with healthy individuals. An increase in the levels of IL-6 in the urine of patients with high clinical activity of CGN (with NS and renal dysfunction) was more pronounced than in patients with NS and normal renal function. There was a decrease in the number of Treg cells in the interstitium of the kidney and a decrease in the production of anti-inflammatory IL-10 in CGN patients with NS, compared with patients without NS. The most pronounced changes in the cytokine profile were observed in patients with FSGS with an increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines and a decrease in Treg in the kidney tissue/anti-inflammatory IL-10 in the urine.

Conclusion. An imbalance of cytokines characterized by an increased levels of pro-inflammatory IL-17, IL-6, TNF-a, and a reduced levels of anti-inflammatory IL-10 and T-regulatory cells in the kidney tissue is noted in patients with NS, especially with FSGS. Imbalance of cytokines reflects the high activity of CGN and the risk of the progression of the disease.

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Modern view on treatment of membranous nephropathy

Bobkova I.N., Kamyshova E.S.


Membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Since the moment of animal model creation and the recognition of podocytes damage as a key mechanism of MN development, the identification of antigens, first of all the phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R), and the development of methods of PLA2R autoantibodies detection and its monitoring opened a new era in the idiopathic MN (iMN) diagnosis, treatment and prognosis evaluation. MN continues to be actively studied in the new millennium, since a number of aspects of its pathogenesis still need to be clarified, and there is still no clear opinion on the iMN treatment optimal approach.

Comprehensive clinical and serological assessment of patients with iMN can be the key to individual choice of treatment protocols. In patients with aPLA2R-positive iMN, the predictor of disease remission is the aPLA2R titer decrease or aPLA2R disappearance in the blood serum, and disease relapse is associated with the aPLA2R appearance ore increase of aPLA2R titer in the circulation. Studies which were conducted by today (GEMRITUX, MENTOR, STARMEN, NICE, etc.) confirmed the acceptable safety profile and effectiveness of iMN therapy by anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies (rituximab): more than half of of iMN patients had remission of nephrotic syndrome or proteinuria decrease, remissions in anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies treated patients were longer compared to traditional therapy. The obtained data allows us to consider rituximab and anti-CD20 antibody therapy of a new generation not only as an alternative to the more toxic treatment with cyclophosphane and calcineurin inhibitors, but as an independent promising direction of therapy for patients with IMN, which completely changes the paradigm of treatment of this glomerulopathy.

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Changes in metabolic parameters and glomerular filtration rate in patients with morbid obesity after bariatric surgery

Gussaova S.S., Bobkova I.N., Yashkov Y.I., Bordan N.S., Stavrovskaya E.V., Bekuzarov D.K., Evdoshenko V.V., Fedenko V.V., Malykhina A.I., Struve A.V.


Aim. To study the effect of weight loss in the short term after bariatric surgery (BO) on metabolic parameters and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients with morbid obesity.

Materials and methods. We studied 40 adult (over 18 years) patients with morbid obesity who underwent bariatric surgery. Metabolic indices and calculated GFR according to the CKD-EPI formula in patients before and after bariatric surgery were compared.

Results. In the whole group of operated patients, the average body mass index (BMI) after surgery decreased from 45.8 to 30.5 kg/m2. In 11 (92%) patients with impaired carbohydrate metabolism, remission of diabetes mellitus was achieved and sugar-lowering drugs were canceled. In patients with baseline GFR≥90 ml/min/1.73 m2 after surgery, there is a tendency towards a decrease in GFR, probably due to a decrease in hyperfiltration. In patients with baseline GFR<90 ml/min/1.73 m2 after surgery, a statistically significant increase in the level of GFR was noted. The greater metabolic efficacy of combined operations (mini-gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion) in relation to the correction of carbohydrate and fat metabolism was revealed.

Conclusion. Obesity is a modifiable risk factor for decreased kidney function and the progression of chronic kidney disease. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for morbid obesity. The study proved the positive effect of weight loss after BO on renal function, including by improving the course of diseases associated with obesity.

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Thromboembolic complications in nephrotic syndrome

Bobrova L.A., Kozlovskaya N.L.


This review devoted to the nephrotic syndrome (NS) subsequent thrombotic outcomes. The pathogenesis of hypercoagulation disorders that cause venous and arterial vascular system thrombosis are studied. Discussed procoagulant and anticoagulant mechanisms imbalance due to the anticoagulants natural urinal loss, affected by disfunction of the glomerular filter selective permeability, leading to high molecular weight liver-derived proteins (at least of the albumin size) leakage, fibrinolysis depression, excessive liver synthesis of plasma clotting cascade factors and platelet activation. Presented new data on the thrombogenesis at NS concerning the role of endothelial microparticles with high prothrombogenic activity that go from damaged glomerulus endothelial capillary cells into the systemic circulation, which can turn the local renal hypercoagulation (concomitant to the kidney immune inflammation process) into the generalized, working towards the thrombosis development. The most frequent adverse variants of arterial and venous thromboses are studied, specified their basic and general risk factors, as well as individual, varying in different patients. Indications and prophylactic anticoagulant therapy regimen and thrombosis treatment duration in patients with NS are discussed. It also stressed that the decision on time and method of anticoagulant therapy for a NS patients is still a challenge for healthcare providers.

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Evaluation of a 12-week allopurinol-lowering therapy in combination with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam in patients with gout

Gromova M.A., Tsurko V.V., Kislyak O.A., Malysheva N.V.


Aim. To evaluate a 12-week course of combined alloturinol-lowering therapy with a prophylactic anti-inflammatory dose of movalis for the frequency of exacerbations and the quality of life of patients with gout.

Materials and methods. Allopurinol was administered orally, 1 time per day. Every 3 weeks, the dosage of the drug was increased by 50 mg to 300 mg per day under the control of the level of serum uric acid (sUA). The total daily dose of the drug movalis, used in the form of different dosage forms, was 7.5–15 mg. The clinical effectiveness of the treatment was evaluated after 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks according to physical examination, the dynamics of joint pain at rest, during movement and palpation, according to the visual analogue scale (VAS) in millimeters, Likert scale, EuroQol-5D-5L questionnaire, care for oneself, habitual daily activities, the presence of anxiety and depression, assessment of satisfaction with treatment (on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is the complete absence of improvement or worsening, and 5 is a very good result); took into account the period of remission, as well as the time before the onset of relapse of gouty arthritis. An adverse event (AE) was recorded.

Results and discussion. On the background of treatment with movalis 7.5 mg per day more than two-thirds of patients showed no worsening of the articular syndrome with an increase in the dose of allopurinol to 300 mg per day. By the 12th week of observation, a significant difference was found between the severity of gouty arthritis characteristics in the direction of improving mobility, self-care, normal daily activities, reducing soreness, reducing anxiety and depression (p<0.05). In addition, the ESR and sUA levels were significantly different initially and at the final observation point (p<0.05), which indicates a positive effect on the inflammatory process. A 3-month course of combination therapy was not accompanied by significant increases in blood pressure, changes in creatinine clearance in blood serum. There were no adverse events from the gastrointestinal tract. 90.9% of patients rated the treatment result as very good. AE in the form of a skin allergic rash was observed in one patient; it did not require interruption of treatment and completely stopped without consequences after completion of the course.

Conclusion. 12 – a week-long combined therapy of the allopurinol-reducing drug with the anti-inflammatory dose movalis prevents the exacerbation of the articular syndrome and improves the quality of life of patients with gout.

Terapevticheskii arkhiv. 2020;92(6):60-68
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Nutritional support for patients with chronic kidney disease at pre-dialysis stages

Kuzmina A.V.


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by poor outcomes, an increasing frequency of new cases, the need for expensive method of renal replacement therapy at the terminal stage. The main task facing the doctor is slowing the progression of CKD and delay the start of dialysis by applying the nephroprotective strategy, of which diet therapy is an essential part. The key components of the diet for CKD patients are reducing sodium intake to 2.3 g per day in order to improve control of blood pressure (BP), dietary protein restriction adequate to renal function – from 0.8 to 0.3 g/kg of body weight per day combined with the prescribing of ketoanalogues of essential amino acids, hyperglycemia control. With the progression of CKD, the main objectives of the diet therapy are the prevention/correction of complications: protein-energy waisting, metabolic acidosis, ensuring sufficient calories, corresponding to the body’s energy expenditures (30–35 kcal/kg of body weight per day), limiting phosphate intake to 0.8–1 g a day, restriction of food potassium. Low-protein diet in combination with ketoanalogues of amino acids, regular monitoring and correction of the nutritional status of patients at the pre-dialysis stages of CKD is an effective and safe method of nephroprotection, which allows delaying the start of dialysis.

Terapevticheskii arkhiv. 2020;92(6):117-123
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Thermal heliox proteome. High-temperature heliox does not cause destruction of human respiratory system cells

Varfolomeev S.D., Panin A.A., Ryabokon A.M., Kozyr A.S., Kononikhin A.S., Shogenova L.V., Chuchalin A.G.


Aim. Conducting a pilot study to assess the effect of thermal heliox on the state of the respiratory tract by studying of the exhaled breath condensate protein composition before the thermal heliox procedure, immediately after and after three hours of relaxation

Materials and methods. A comparative study of the exhaled breath condensates (EBC) protein composition of five non-smoking healthy donors was carried out. The EBC was taken before the respiratory procedure, immediately after a 20-minute inhalation by mixture of He/O2 gases (70/30) heated to 70°C and 3 hours later. The protein composition was determined by chromatography-mass spectrometric analysis after selective tryptic hydrolysis. The results were processed using the Mascot program and the UniProt database.

Results. After the heliox procedure, the volume of the collected condensate (1–1.5 ml) decreases by an average of 32% and is practically restored after three hours of relaxation. Most proteins were consistent for all samples, regardless of the thermal heliox procedure. These are keratins, several proteins of the immune system (immunoglobulins, compliment proteins), tubulin. In samples after thermal heliox, the appearance of small amounts of additional proteins is observed. These are proteins of muscle metabolism (actin and calmodulin), fibrinogen, traces of hemoglobin, apolipoprotein, type B creatine kinase. After three hours of relaxation, tubulin disappears in the EBC.

Conclusion. Most exhaled proteins are the same before, after the procedure, and for three hours of relaxation. The results obtained demonstrate the relative safety of the use of high temperature heliox as a therapeutic agent.

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