BioMed Research International

Chronic Kidney Disease and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinomas


Publishing date
12 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Medical Imaging, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

2Nephrology Department, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

3the National Cancer Center and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

4Department of Urology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

5Department of Nephrology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan


Chronic Kidney Disease and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinomas

Description

The relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and upper tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUC) is an important and highlighted issue. UTUC patients could develop CKD. CKD, especially in renal transplant recipients, is associated with higher incidence of UTUC. Aristolochic acid (AA) has been recognized as a risk factor of CKD and a strong carcinogen for urothelial carcinomas. There has been much progress in diagnosis, treatment, and prognostic factors of UTUC recently. Computed tomography urography (CTU) has become an effective diagnostic tool for UTUC. The identification of aristolactam-DNA adducts in UTUC patients clarifies the presence of AA exposure. Nephron-sparing surgeries serve as an alternative in low-risk UTUC patients and spare the sequelae of CKD with standard nephroureterectomy. Tumor stage and lymphovascular invasion status are important predictors of survival in UTUC patients. Nonetheless, little is known and challenges remain about the feasibility and results of these new diagnostic and treatment techniques and survival predictors in UTUC patients having CKD. To provide a better care for these patients, understanding their risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, therapy, and outcomes may aid the development of effective strategies. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that are related to UTUC in CKD patients, regarding new advances in diagnosis, treatment, and algorithms as well as risk factors, ethnicity, genetics, and societal impact. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New diagnostic tool for UTUC in CKD patients
  • The influence and outcomes of CKD in UTUC treatments
  • Recent advances in endourological treatments of UTUC in CKD patients
  • The role of gender, ethnicity, exposures, and genetics of UTUC in CKD patients
  • Mechanisms of developing UTUC in CKD patients
  • Role of inflammation and immunity of UTUC in CKD patients
  • The algorithms of renal function monitoring and recurrence detection
  • Societal perspectives, economic impacts, and qualities of life

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 158918
  • - Editorial

Chronic Kidney Disease and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinomas

Li-Jen Wang | Joëlle L. Nortier | ... | Shen-Yang Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 569325
  • - Review Article

Chinese Herbs Containing Aristolochic Acid Associated with Renal Failure and Urothelial Carcinoma: A Review from Epidemiologic Observations to Causal Inference

Hsiao-Yu Yang | Pau-Chung Chen | Jung-Der Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 649642
  • - Clinical Study

A Modified Single Mini-Incision Complete Urinary Tract Exenteration for Urothelial Carcinoma in Dialysis Patients

I-Hsuan Chen | Jen-Tai Lin | ... | Chia-Cheng Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 529186
  • - Clinical Study

Nomogram Predicting Renal Insufficiency after Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma in the Chinese Population: Exclusion of Ineligible Candidates for Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Dong Fang | Qifu Zhang | ... | Liqun Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 149750
  • - Research Article

Increased Upper and Lower Tract Urothelial Carcinoma in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Nationwide Cohort Study in Taiwan during 1997–2008

Shuo-Meng Wang | Ming-Nan Lai | ... | Jung-Der Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 920723
  • - Research Article

NGS Nominated CELA1, HSPG2, and KCNK5 as Candidate Genes for Predisposition to Balkan Endemic Nephropathy

D. Toncheva | M. Mihailova-Hristova | ... | I. Dimova
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