Maria Ayako Kamimura

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, San Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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    ABSTRACT: The prevalence of obesity has markedly increased in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Studies on the impact of exercise focusing on obese CKD patients are scarce. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise performed either in an exercise centre or at home on visceral fat in overweight non-dialysed CKD patients. Twenty-seven sedentary men (52.1 ± 9.5 years, body mass index 30.4 ± 3.8 kg/m(2), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 27.5 ± 11.6 mL/min) were randomly assigned to a centre-based exercise group (n = 10), home-based exercise group (n = 8) or control group (n = 9). The aerobic training was prescribed according to ventilatory threshold and performed three times per week during 12 weeks. Body composition was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and the distribution of abdominal fat by computed tomography. In the centre-based group, visceral fat and waist circumference decreased 6.4 ± 6.4 mm (P < 0.01) and 2.0 ± 2.3 cm (P = 0.03) and leg lean mass increased 0.5 ± 0.4 kg (P < 0.01). No significant changes were observed in the home-based group. Visceral fat increased 5.0 ± 4.4 mm in the control group (P = 0.01). In relation to the control, a group-by-time interaction was significant for visceral fat and waist circumference for both exercise groups and for leg lean mass for the centre-based group. Mean blood pressure decreased in both exercise groups (centre-based 13%, P < 0.01 and home-based 10%, P = 0.03) and eGFR increased 3.6 ± 4.6 mL/min (P = 0.03) in the centre-based group. These parameters remained unchanged in the control group. Centre-based aerobic exercise is an effective approach to reduce visceral fat besides promoting relevant clinical benefits in male overweight CKD patients.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 01/2014; · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives Subjective global assessment (SGA) has been demonstrated to be a reliable method for protein–energy wasting (PEW) evaluation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis. Few data are available on PEW evaluation in nondialysis stages of CKD, and the validity of SGA has been scarcely investigated in this population. Herein, we aimed to evaluate in nondialysis-dependent CKD patients (NDD-CKD): (1) the prevalence of PEW by SGA; (2) the most common abnormalities of the SGA components; and (3) the agreement of SGA with the traditional anthropometric parameters. Design and Subjects This is a retrospective cross-sectional study including 922 NDD-CKD patients referred to the renal dietitians in the period of 2001 to 2012. Nutritional status was assessed by 7-point SGA. Body mass index (BMI), midarm circumference, midarm muscle circumference, and triceps skinfold thickness were available from 494 patients. Results From the 922 patients, 58.6% were men, mean age was 63.8 ± 13.6 years, BMI was 27.7 ± 5.3 kg/m2. The majority of the patients were in CKD Stages 3 (48.9%) or 4 (40.3%). PEW (SGA ≤5) was present in 11% of the patients and 32% had signs of PEW (SGA 6). In the logistic regression analysis, the presence of comorbidities and worse renal function were independently associated with PEW. Among the SGA components, the most frequent abnormality in patients with PEW was muscle and fat wasting (88.6%). BMI, midarm circumference, midarm muscle circumference, and triceps skinfold thickness were lower across the worse SGA scores, and a moderate to good level of agreement was found between the anthropometric parameters and presence of PEW evaluated by SGA. Conclusions The prevalence of PEW was 11% in our unselected cohort of NDD-CKD patients. The physical examination component (muscle/fat wasting) was the most frequent alteration found in those patients. When compared with anthropometric parameters, 7-point SGA has shown to be a valid tool to assess PEW in NDD-CKD population.
    Journal of Renal Nutrition 01/2014; · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, the adductor pollicis muscle thickness (APMT) has been suggested as a new nutritional marker in several population. In view of the scarce data regarding the use of this marker in CKD patients, we aimed to evaluate APMT and its association with nutritional parameters in patients on hemodialysis. We evaluated 73 hemodialysis patients (52.3 ± 17 years, without residual renal function). The APMT was assessed in the non vascular access arm by means of skinfold caliper. Body composition (bioelectrical impedance), handgrip strength (HGS, dynamometer), nutritional status (subjective global assessment), and laboratory parameters (creatinine, total protein and albumin) were also evaluated. Subjects with APMT values above the median were in greater proportion black/ brown, younger and had higher HGS. The APMT correlated positively with HGS, albumin and body cell mass (%), and negatively with age. In the linear regression analysis adjusted for sex, age and length on hemodialysis, APMT was independently associated with HGS. APMT was able to predict HGS in hemodialysis patients, suggesting APMT as a promising nutritional marker in this population.
    Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia 09/2013; 35(3):177-184.
  • C Aoqui, L Cuppari, M A Kamimura, M E F Canziani
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Objective:Recent epidemiological data have shown that abdominal fat accumulation is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aimed to investigate the association between visceral adiposity and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in CKD patients.Subjects/Methods:Cross-sectional study with 65 nondialyzed CKD male patients (59±9 years, CKD stages 3 and 4). Abdominal fat compartments were assessed by computed tomography (CT) at L4-L5 level. Visceral to subcutaneous (V/S) fat ratio was calculated. Visceral obesity was defined as a V/S fat ratio greater than the median value of the sample study (>0.55). CAC was detected by multi-slice CT. CAC scores were calculated with the Agatston method.Results:CAC was present (calcium score >10 AU) in 66% of patients. In the group with visceral obesity, the CAC score was significantly higher. This group had lower adiponectin and higher leptin levels compared to patients without visceral obesity. In the whole sample, higher V/S fat ratio was associated with CAC score, independently of age, body mass index, diabetes, ionized calcium, smoking or renal function.Conclusion:Our results show an association between visceral obesity and CAC in CKD patients, suggesting a deleterious effect of visceral fat in these patients. Increased visceral adiposity might enhance cardiovascular risk in this particular population.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 27 March 2013; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2013.66.
    European journal of clinical nutrition 03/2013; · 3.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The malnutrition-inflammation score (MIS) is a nutritional scoring system that has been associated with muscle strength among dialysis patients. We aimed to test whether MIS is able to predict muscle strength in nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) individuals. DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology, Hypertension, and Nephrology Division outpatient clinic. We evaluated 190 patients with NDD-CKD stages 2-5 (median 59.5 [interquartile range 51.4-66.9] years; 64% men). MIS was calculated without computing dialysis vintage to the scoring. HGS was assessed in the dominant arm. Anthropometric, laboratory, and body composition parameters were recorded. RESULTS: A strong negative correlation was found between HGS and MIS (r = -0.42; P ≤ .001) in univariate analysis. In multivariate regressions, adjustment for age, sex, diabetes, glomerular filtration rate, body cell mass, and C-reactive protein did not materially diminish these relationships. CONCLUSIONS: MIS shares strong links with objective measures of muscle strength in NDD-CKD patients.
    Journal of Renal Nutrition 10/2012; · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: This prospective study, conducted at the dialysis unit of the Nephrology Division, Federal University of Sao Paulo-Oswaldo Ramos Foundation, Brazil, aimed to evaluate whether waist circumference (WC) can predict adiponectin levels in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). ♢ METHODS: Among 115 patients on PD at a single dialysis center who were evaluated at 6 and 12 months, 57% were men, 31% had diabetes, mean age was 52.8 ± 16.1 years, body mass index was 25 ± 4.3 kg/m(2), and dialysis vintage was 13 months (range: 5 - 33 months). We measured WC at the umbilicus level. Adiponectin was determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. ♢ RESULTS: At baseline, WC was inversely associated with adiponectin (r = -0.48, p < 0.01). After adjustment for sex, age, diabetes, peritoneal clearance, and residual renal function, WC was an independent determinant of serum adiponectin (β = -0.52; 95% confidence interval: -0.73 to -0.31; p < 0.001). In the prospective analysis, after adjustment for confounders, changes in WC predicted changes in adiponectin. For each unit increase in WC, adiponectin declined by 0.39 mg/L (p < 0.001). ♢ CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that WC is associated with adiponectin and, more importantly, that this simple marker of central adiposity was able to predict changes in adiponectin levels over time.
    Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. 09/2012;
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular complications remain the main cause of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Adiponectin is an adipose tissue-derived protein that carries important cardioprotective properties. We aimed at investigating the determinants of adiponectin levels in CKD patients. This prospective observational study included 98 CKD patients [glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 36.1+-14.4 ml/min, 56.5+-10.4 y, 63% male, 31% diabetics, and body mass index (BMI) 27.1+-5.2 kg/m²]. Evaluation of adiponectin (imunoenzimatic assay), laboratory parameters, nutritional status (subjective global assessment), total body fat (dual x-ray energy absorptiometry), and visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat (computed tomography) was performed at baseline and after 12 months. Adiponectin correlated with GFR (r = -0.45; p < 0.001), proteinuria (r = 0.21; p = 0.04), BMI (r = -0.33; p < 0.01), and visceral fat (r = -0.49; p < 0.001). In the linear regression analysis, the determinants of adiponectin levels were sex (female β = 3.8; p < 0.01), age (β = 0.14; p = 0.03), GFR (β = -0.15; p < 0.01) and visceral fat (β = -0.04; p < 0.001) (R² = 0.41). After 12 months, a progression of the disease was evidenced by the reduction of GFR (-1.6+-6.3 ml/min; p = 0.01) and increase of proteinuria (0.3+-0.8 g/d; p < 0.01). An accumulation of visceral fat was observed, from 97+-73 cm² to 111+-82 cm² (p < 0.001), with a concomitant reduction of adiponectin concentration, from 27.6+-7.5 mg/l to 22.2+-11.6 mg/l (p < 0.001). Body weight, BMI, total body fat, and subcutaneous abdominal fat remained unchanged. After adjustments for the baseline determinants of adiponectin, the increase in visceral fat was independently associated with overtime decrease in adiponectin levels (β = -0.04; p = 0.025; R² = 0.21). Age, sex, renal function and visceral fat were independently associated with adiponectin levels in nondialyzed CKD patients. However, variation in visceral fat was the only predictor of variation in adiponectin levels over 12 months.
    Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia 09/2012; 34(3):259-65.
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    ABSTRACT: Hypovitaminosis D is highly prevalent among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been associated with poor outcome. We aimed to test the effect of a protocol of cholecalciferol supplementation on the restoration of vitamin D status and on parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in patients with CKD. This was a prospective interventional study of 6 months. Forty-five CKD patients (stages 3 and 4) with 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency [25(OH)D <15 ng/ml] were included. Patients received a weekly dose of 50,000 IU of cholecalciferol during 3 months, and 50,000 IU/month thereafter for those who had achieved 25(OH)D ≥30 ng/ml. At 3 months, 78% of the patients restored their vitamin D status. At 6 months, only 43% of those patients maintained adequate vitamin D status. PTH decreased at 3 months (p = 0.02) but returned to baseline levels after 6 months. Fibroblast growth factor 23 increased at 3 months (p = 0.001) and returned to initial levels at 6 months. No changes were found in serum 1,25(OH)(2)D, ionized calcium and phosphorus. A weekly dose of 50,000 IU of cholecalciferol for 3 months restored the vitamin D status of most patients and led to a reduction in PTH. The monthly dose of 50,000 IU appears not to be sufficient to maintain the levels of 25(OH)D.
    Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 08/2012; 61(1):74-82. · 1.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although there is emerging evidence that excess visceral fat is associated with a cluster of cardiometabolic abnormalities in these patients, the impact of visceral obesity evaluated by a gold-standard method on future outcomes has not been studied. We aimed to investigate whether visceral obesity assessed by computed tomography was able to predict cardiovascular events in CKD patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 113 nondialyzed CKD patients [60% men; 31% diabetics; age 55.3 ± 11.3 years; body mass index (BMI) 27.2 ± 5.3 kg/m(2); estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 33.7 ± 13.6 ml/min/1.73 m(2)]. Visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat were assessed by computed tomography at L4-L5. Visceral to subcutaneous fat ratio >0.55 (highest tertile cut-off) was defined as visceral obesity. Cardiovascular events including acute myocardial infarction, angina, arrhythmia, uncontrolled blood pressure, stroke and cardiac failure were recorded during 24 months. Cardiovascular events were 3-fold higher in patients with visceral obesity than in those without visceral obesity. The Kaplan-Meier analysis indicated that patients with visceral obesity had shorter cardiovascular event-free time than those without visceral obesity (P = 0.021). In the univariate Cox analysis, visceral obesity was associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events (hazard ratio = 3.4; 95% confidence interval = 1.1-10.5; P = 0.03). The prognostic power of visceral obesity for cardiovascular events remained significant after adjustments for sex, age, diabetes, previous cardiovascular disease, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, BMI, GFR, hypertension, dyslipidemia and inflammation. CONCLUSION: Visceral obesity assessed by computed tomography was a predictor of cardiovascular events in CKD patients.
    Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases: NMCD 07/2012; · 3.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Sarcopenia is strongly associated to aging and can be defined as a decrease in muscle mass, strength and muscle quality. Hemodialysis (HD) patients are exposed to several factors that lead to a loss of muscle mass, which in turn can accelerate the development of sarcopenia. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia and to compare the nutritional and inflammatory profile of sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic elderly patients on HD. Seventy-four elderly patients on HD (68.9% male; age: 69.3 ±6.4 years) were included. Sarcopenia was defined by a handgrip strength (HGS) <10th percentile of a Brazilian population-based reference study. Obesity was defined as body fat % (sum of skinfold thicknesses) above the median values for men (≥26%) and women (≥39%); abdominal obesity as waist circumference ≥102 cm in men and ≥88 in women and inflammation (ultra sensitive C-reactive protein -CRP) as CRP ≥10 mg/L. Sarcopenia was observed in 41% of the patients. No significant difference was observed between Sarcopenic (n= 30; Male 67%; Age 69 ±6.2 years; BMI 24.5 ±4.9 kg/m2) and non-sarcopenic (n= 44; Male 73%; Age 69.7 ±6.6 years; BMI: 26.2 ±4.5 kg/m2) groups, as shown below: Sarcopenic Group (n= 30)Non-Sarcopenic Group (n= 44)Diabetes (n; %)12 (40)13 (30)Obesity (n; %)13 (43)24 (55)Abdominal Obesity (n; %)10 (33)21 (48)Inflammation (n; %)8 (27)9 (20)Full-size tableTable optionsView in workspaceDownload as CSV In conclusion, sarcopenia is highly prevalent in elderly HD patients and the inflammatory profile of sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic patients is similar. In addition, these results show that sarcopenia does not exclude the occurrence of increased adiposity, as shown by the elevated frequency of obesity and abdominal obesity in the elderly sarcopenic group.
    Kidney Research and Clinical Practice. 06/2012; 31(2):A18.
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    ABSTRACT: We tested the hypothesis that home-based exercise (HE) was similarly effective to the in center exercise (CE) on CR and FC. This is a randomized controlled study that included 35 sedentary patients (23 men; 53±8.1 years, BMI 30.7±4.2 kg/m2, creatinine clearance 30.9±4.2 mL/min; DM 23%). Patients were randomly assigned to HE (n=11), CE (n=12) or control (CO, n=12) groups. CE and HE underwent to an identical exercise program, three times per week during 12 weeks. The CO group remained without practicing exercise during follow up. The CE patients trained on a treadmill while the HE patients were instructed how to perform the training at home and were monitored by phone once a week. The training resulted in increase 20% and 19% in maximal ventilation (p<0.05), 14.5% and 11% in speed of VO2peak (p<0.01), 25.7% and 17.5% in speed of ventilatory threshold (p<0.01) and 20% and 17.2% in speed of respiratory compensation point (p<0.001) only in CE and HE groups respectively. In the exercise groups, improvement in functional capacity tests such as 2-min step (p<0.01), sit-stand (p<0.001) and arm curl (p<0.001) was observed. Blood pressure decreassed only in the exercise groups (p<0.01), in conclusion HE promoted similarly effective that CE and can be effectively applied for this particular group of patients.
    Kidney Research and Clinical Practice. 06/2012; 31(2):A27.
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and obesity are both associated with reduced physical capacity. The potential benefit of aerobic training on physical capacity has been recognized. The exercise intensity can be established using different methods mostly subjective or indirect. Ventilatory threshold (VT) is a direct and objective method that allows prescribing exercise intensity according to individual capacity. To evaluate the impact of aerobic training at VT intensity on cardiopulmonary and functional capacities in CKD patients with excess of body weight. Ten CKD patients (eight men, 49.7 ± 10.1 years; BMI 30.4 ± 3.5 kg/m², creatinine clearance 39.4 ± 9.8 mL/min/1.73 m²) underwent training on a treadmill three times per week during 12 weeks. Cardiopulmonary capacity (ergoespirometry), functional capacity and clinical parameters were evaluated. At the end of 12 weeks, VO2PEAK increased by 20%, and the speed at VO2PEAK increased by 16%. The training resulted in improvement in functional capacity tests, such as six-minute walk test (9.2%), two-minute step test (20.3%), arm curl test (16.3%), sit and stand test (35.7%), and time up and go test (15.3%). In addition, a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressures was observed despite no change in body weight, sodium intake and antihypertensive medication. Aerobic exercise performed at VT intensity improved cardipulmonary and functional capacities of overweight CKD patients. Additional benefit on blood pressure was observed. These results suggest that VT can be effectively applied for prescribing exercise intensity in this particular group of patients.
    Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia 06/2012; 34(2):139-47.
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    ABSTRACT: Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) is a well-recognized and valid tool for diagnosing malnutrition in chronic kidney disease (CKD). SGA is based on components as weight change, dietary intake change, gastrointestinal symptoms, functional capacity, comorbidities related to nutritional condition and physical examination. Herein, we aimed at investigating which SGA alteration was the most prevalent in patients in the nondialysis stages of CKD. Seven-hundred and three patients were studied (91% CKD stages III and IV, eGFR 34.1±13.7 mL/min, 64±13.3 years, 58% men, 45% diabetics, BMI 27.9±7.4 kg/m2). Each of the SGA components was scored from 1 to 7 according to the severity, and values ≤ 5 were considered as abnormal. Malnutrition was observed in 11.5% of the patients, of which 10.5% mild to moderately malnourished (score of 3–5) and 0.7% severely malnourished (score of 1 or 2). The frequency of alterations in the SGA components is demonstrated below: As can be seen dietary intake change was the most frequent alteration among the SGA components in nondialysis CKD patients. Figure optionsView in workspaceDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
    Kidney Research and Clinical Practice. 06/2012; 31(2):A27.
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    ABSTRACT: The assessment of physical activity and energy expenditure is relevant to the care of maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) patients. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate measurements of physical activity and energy expenditure in MHD patients from different centres and countries and explored the predictors of physical activity in these patients. In this cross-sectional multicentre study, 134 MHD patients from four countries (France, Switzerland, Sweden and Brazil) were included. The physical activity was evaluated for 5.0 ± 1.4 days (mean ± SD) by a multisensory device (SenseWear Armband) and comprised the assessment of number of steps per day, activity-related energy expenditure (activity-related EE) and physical activity level (PAL). The number of steps per day, activity-related EE and PAL from the MHD patients were compatible with a sedentary lifestyle. In addition, all parameters were significantly lower in dialysis days when compared to non-dialysis days (P < 0.001). The multivariate regression analysis revealed that diabetes and higher body mass index (BMI) predicted a lower PAL and older age and diabetes predicted a reduced number of steps. The physical activity parameters of MHD patients were compatible with a sedentary lifestyle. This inactivity was worsened by aging, diabetes and higher BMI. Our results indicate that MHD patients should be encouraged by the health care team to increase their physical activity.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 12/2011; 27(6):2430-4. · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Waist circumference (WC) has been well recognized as a surrogate marker of abdominal adiposity. In peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, however, aspects related to this dialysis modality, such as abdominal distension, presence of catheter and frequent hernia, raise questions regarding the reliability of WC measurements. Herein, we investigated for the first time whether WC is a reliable marker of abdominal adiposity in PD population. This study included 107 prevalent PD patients [56% male, age 52 ± 17 years, 35% diabetics, body mass index (BMI) 24.8 ± 3.9 kg/m(2)]. WC measured at umbilicus level was evaluated against the trunk fat assessed by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry at baseline and after 6 months. All measurements were taken with the empty abdominal cavity. At baseline, a strong correlation of WC with trunk fat (r = 0.81; P < 0.001) was observed. Adjusting for gender, age, dialysis vintage and BMI, WC was independently associated with trunk fat (β = 0.30; P < 0.001; R(2) = 0.77). The agreement between WC and trunk fat was 0.59 (kappa statistic) and the area under the curve was 0.90. In the prospective evaluation, we observed that changes in WC correlated with changes in trunk fat as well (r = 0.49; P < 0.001). The kappa statistic of 0.48 remained indicative of a moderate agreement between the methods. The receiver operating characteristic curve analysis showed that WC was sensitive to detect changes in trunk fat (area under the curve 0.76). In the logistic regression analysis adjusting for gender, age and BMI, changes in WC were independently associated with changes in trunk fat. The simple anthropometric method of WC is a reliable marker of abdominal adiposity in PD patients.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 09/2011; 27(2):790-5. · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hypovitaminosis D is highly prevalent among patients with chronic kidney disease and has been associated with worse outcome even in the earlier stages of the disease. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for hypovitaminosis D in nondialyzed patients with chronic kidney disease. This cross-sectional study included 120 patients with chronic kidney disease at stages 2 to 5 (62% male, age: 55.4 ± 11.3 year, estimated glomerular filtration rate: 35.1 ± 15 mL/minute, body mass index [BMI]: 27.1 ± 5.2 kg/m(2), 31% diabetics). Serum 25-hydroxivitamin D [25(OH)D] was measured by chemiluminescence. Subjective global assessment, total body fat (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat (computed tomography), and several laboratory parameters were assessed. Insufficiency of 25(OH)D (15 to 30 ng/mL) was observed in 55% and deficiency (<15 ng/mL) in 20% of the patients. Patients with diabetes, BMI ≥30 kg/m(2), and who had the blood collection during the winter or spring had lower levels of 25(OH)D. Serum 25(OH)D correlated inversely with parathyroid hormone, proteinuria, insulin resistance, leptin, and subcutaneous abdominal fat. The risk factors for hypovitaminosis D were diabetes (odds ratio: 3.8; 95% CI: 1.2 to 11.7; P = .022) and BMI ≥30 kg/m(2) (odds ratio: 4.3; 95% CI: 1.2 to 15.3; P = .018). In the logistic regression analysis adjusting for gender, skin color, and season of the year, diabetes and BMI ≥30 kg/m(2) were independently associated with hypovitaminosis D. Diabetes and obesity were the risk factors for hypovitaminosis D in nondialyzed patients with chronic kidney disease. Effective interventional protocols of vitamin D supplementation taking into account these risk factors are warranted for this population.
    Journal of Renal Nutrition 06/2011; 22(1):4-11. · 1.75 Impact Factor
  • Lilian Cuppari, Maria A Kamimura
    Nature Reviews Nephrology 05/2011; 7(5):252-3. · 7.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The determination of resting energy expenditure (REE) is the primary step for estimating the energy requirement of an individual. Although numerous equations have been formulated for predicting metabolic rates, there is a lack of studies addressing the reliability of those equations in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate whether the main equations developed for estimating REE can be reliably applied for CKD patients. A total of 281 CKD patients (124 non-dialysis, 99 haemodialysis and 58 peritoneal dialysis) and 81 healthy control individuals were recruited. Indirect calorimetry and blood sample collection were performed after a 12-h fasting. Two most traditionally used equations for estimating REE were chosen for comparison with the REE measured by indirect calorimetry: (i) the equation proposed by Harris and Benedict, and (ii) the equation proposed by Schofield that is currently recommended by the FAO/WHO/UNU. Schofield's equation exhibited higher REE [1492±220 kcal/day (mean±SD)] in relation to Harris and Benedict's equation (1431±214 kcal/day; P<0.001), and both prediction equations showed higher REE in comparison with the reference indirect calorimetry (1352±252 kcal/day; P<0.001). In patients with diabetes, inflammation or severe hyperparathyroidism, the REE estimated by the Harris and Benedict equation was equivalent to that measured by indirect calorimetry. The intraclass correlation of the REE measured by indirect calorimetry with the Schofield's equation was r=0.48 (P<0.001) and with the Harris and Benedict's equation was r=0.58 (P<0.001). According to the Bland and Altman analysis, there was a large limit of agreement between both prediction equations and the reference method. Acceptable prediction of REE (90-110% adequacy) was found in 47% of the patients by using the Harris and Benedict's equation and in only 37% by using the Schofield's equation. The most traditionally used prediction equations overestimated the REE of CKD patients, and the errors were minimized in the presence of comorbidities. There is a need to develop population-specific equations in order to adequately estimate the energy requirement of these patients.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 02/2011; 26(2):544-50. · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    Carla Maria Avesani, Maria Ayako Kamimura, Lilian Cuppari
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The assessment of energy expenditure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a subject that has started to be investigated in the past 3 decades. This review will focus on studies that have assessed the energy expenditure of CKD predialysis and dialysis patients. Till date, most studies on this subject have focused on the assessment of resting energy expenditure (REE). In this regard, the current published data have demonstrated that clinically stable nondialysed CKD patients have REE similar or slightly lower than that of age- and gender-matched healthy individuals. For dialyzed patients, in both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the results are indicative that the REE of these patients is similar to that of age- and gender-matched healthy controls. The investigation of REE in specific catabolic conditions, such as poorly controlled diabetes, hyperparathyroidism, and inflammation, has shown that the REE in these catabolic conditions is increased. Additionally, it has also been reported that the hemodialysis procedure per se is also capable of enhancing the energy expenditure. The energy expenditure for physical activity is also an important component of energy expenditure and has been scarcely investigated in patients with CKD. The few studies that have investigated energy expenditure for physical activity have shown values lower than that of healthy sedentary individuals. CONCLUSION: These results are highly suggestive that patients with CKD have a sedentary lifestyle. The effect of the present knowledge of energy expenditure on the energy requirements of the patients with CKD remains to be investigated in studies using gold standard methods for this purpose.
    Journal of Renal Nutrition 01/2011; 21(1):27-30. · 1.75 Impact Factor