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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108978/treatment-of-complicated-urinary-tract-infection-and-acute-pyelonephritis-by-short-course-intravenous-levofloxacin-750%C3%A2-mg-day-or-conventional-intravenous-oral-levofloxacin-500%C3%A2-mg-day-prospective-open-label-randomized-controlled-multicenter-non-inferiority
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Hong Ren, Xiao Li, Zhao-Hui Ni, Jian-Ying Niu, Bin Cao, Jie Xu, Hong Cheng, Xiao-Wen Tu, Ai-Min Ren, Ying Hu, Chang-Ying Xing, Ying-Hong Liu, Yan-Feng Li, Jun Cen, Rong Zhou, Xu-Dong Xu, Xiao-Hui Qiu, Nan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of short-course intravenous levofloxacin (LVFX) 750 mg with a conventional intravenous/oral regimen of LVFX 500 mg in patients from China with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) and acute pyelonephritis (APN). METHODS: This was a prospective, open-label, randomized, controlled, multicenter, non-inferiority clinical trial. Patients with cUTI and APN were randomly assigned to a short-course therapy group (intravenous LVFX at750 mg/day for 5 days) or a conventional therapy group (intravenous/oral regimen of LVFX at 500 mg/day for 7-14 days)...
January 20, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101735/urethral-carcinoma-in-situ-recognition-and-management
#2
Ricardo H Berjeaut, Maliza D I Persaud, Nikolai Sopko, Arthur L Burnett
PURPOSE: Urethral carcinoma in situ (CIS) is an uncommon malignancy that is poorly described in the published literature and is often under-recognized in the clinical setting. This short case series reports some challenges associated with the recognition and management of this disease. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was done over a 12-year period of patients presenting with urethral cancer to the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Four patients were identified with CIS of the anterior urethra, and their demographic and clinical data were recorded...
January 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093646/mechanisms-of-inhibitory-action-of-trk-130-naltalimide-a-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-partial-agonist-on-the-micturition-reflex
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Morihiro Fujimura, Naoki Izumimoto, Sayoko Kanie, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Satoru Yoshikawa, Shinobu Momen, Mikito Hirakata, Toshikazu Komagata, Satoshi Okanishi, Masashi Iwata, Tadatoshi Hashimoto, Takayuki Doi, Naoki Yoshimura, Koji Kawai
PURPOSE: To clarify the mechanism of inhibitory action of TRK-130 (Naltalimide), a unique µ-opioid receptor partial agonist, on the micturition reflex. METHODS: The effect of TRK-130 on isovolumetric rhythmic bladder contractions (RBCs) was examined in guinea pigs, the effect of which was clarified by co-treatment with naloxone or in spinal cord transection. The effect of TRK-130 on urodynamic parameters was also observed in guinea pigs. In addition, the effect of TRK-130 on bladder contraction induced by peripheral stimulation of the pelvic nerve was investigated in rats...
January 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093645/erratum-to-urinary-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-is-strongly-related-to-urinary-nephrin-in-type-2-diabetes-patients
#4
Mariana Ciorba Pop, Alina Ramona Potra, Cosmina Ioana Bondor, Diana Moldovan, Crina Claudia Rusu, Dan Stefan Vladutiu, Ina Maria Kacso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091865/improving-the-diagnostic-workup-of-hyponatremia-in-the-setting-of-kidney-disease-a-continuing-medical-education-cme-initiative
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Ladan Golestaneh, Joel Neugarten, William Southern, Faraj Kargoli, Amanda Raff
PURPOSE: Hyponatremia is a common electrolyte disorder and is associated with mortality. We examined the frequency of appropriate testing in response to an episode of inpatient hyponatremia in a large urban hospital to better inform our educational intervention. We then evaluated the impact of a live CME activity with a focus on CKD- and ESRD-associated hyponatremia physiology, on diagnostic practices of audience hospitalist attendings. METHODS: We performed a retrospective database analysis of all patients admitted to Montefiore Medical Center in 2014 to examine the performance of hospital staff in response to hyponatremia across all CKD stages...
January 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084558/pcsk9-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
P Pavlakou, E Liberopoulos, E Dounousi, M Elisaf
PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is accompanied by a number of secondary metabolic dysregulations, such as lipid abnormalities, presenting with unique characteristics. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors have been introduced as the new era in the management of dyslipidemia with promising results in groups with refractory lipid abnormalities. Increasing number of studies investigate the possible association of PCSK9 levels with kidney function, especially with nephrotic range proteinuria, as well as its role as a prognostic cardiovascular risk marker in CKD...
January 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083860/prostate-cancer-outcomes-and-delays-in-care
#7
Michael E O'Callaghan, Zumin Shi, Tina Kopsaftis, Kim Moretti
OBJECTIVES: To examine the survival effect of treatment delays from the time of confirmed diagnosis of prostate cancer to first treatment in an Australian population. METHODS: Three thousand one hundred and forty patients were identified from the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative database for analysis. Selected patients had dates recorded for both diagnosis and treatment. We examined the effect of treatment delay (the time from diagnosis to date of first treatment) on survival using Cox and competing risks regression and compared quartiles of delay across the cohort...
January 12, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083859/an-unusual-complication-of-ureterorenoscopy-a-liver-abscess
#8
LETTER
Senol Adanur, Erdem Koc, Bakytbek Usenbekovich Kozubaev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078533/risk-factors-for-intravesical-recurrence-after-nephroureterectomy-in-patients-with-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#9
Ryo Yamashita, Reiko Watanabe, Ichiro Ito, Hideo Shinsaka, Masafumi Nakamura, Masato Matsuzaki, Masashi Niwakawa
PURPOSE: To determine major risk factors for bladder cancer (BC) recurrence after nephroureterectomy (Nux) by focusing on the pathologic appearances of tumors in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UUTUCs). METHODS: We performed 147 Nux procedures between November 2002 and September 2015. Forty-eight patients were excluded because of a history of BC (28 patients), previous or concurrent radical cystectomy (9 patients), neoadjuvant chemotherapy (5 patients), and other reasons (6 patients)...
January 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070728/sunitinib-tolerance-and-efficacy-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-according-to-ethnic-and-geographic-factors
#10
LETTER
Jamal Zekri, Saba Imtiaz, Mubarak Al Mansour, Waseem Darwish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070727/responses-re-csaba-berczi-ben-thomas-zsolt-bacso-tibor-flasko-bilateral-renal-cancers-oncological-and-functional-outcomes-int-urol-nephrol-2016-epub-ahead-of-print
#11
LETTER
Csaba Berczi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058668/impact-of-gender-and-dialysis-adequacy-on-anaemia-in-peritoneal-dialysis
#12
Alicja Ryta, Michal Chmielewski, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Piotr Jagodzinski, Malgorzata Sikorska-Wisniewska, Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko
PURPOSE: In the general population, haemoglobin (Hb) concentration is higher in men than in women. However, target Hb levels in dialysis patients are set constant regardless of the patient's sex. The aim of this study was to evaluate Hb concentration and the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients taking gender and dialysis adequacy into account. METHODS: The study comprised two parts. The first was a cross-sectional analysis of Hb and ESA in 2180 prevalent PD patients...
January 5, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054167/1-year-course-of-fatigue-in-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis
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Maurizio Bossola, Enrico Di Stasio, Manuela Antocicco, Gilda Pepe, Emanuele Marzetti, Carlo Vulpio
PURPOSE: Fatigue is common in end-stage renal disease patients receiving hemodialysis, reduces significantly their quality of life and is associated with all-cause and cardiac-related mortality. Unfortunately, little is known about the course of fatigue in patients on chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: The Vitality Subscale of the SF-36 (SF-36 VS), Short-Form Health Survey, was administered to 45 patients in January (T1), June (T2) and November (T3) 2015. RESULTS: The score of the SF-36 VS did not differ significantly among T1, T2 and T3...
January 4, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044238/vaporize-anatomically-vaporize-or-enucleate-the-prostate-the-flexible-use-of-the-greenlight-laser
#14
Luca Cindolo, Lorenzo Ruggera, Paolo Destefanis, Claudio Dadone, Giovanni Ferrari
PURPOSES: GreenLight laser has gained increasing acceptance as a less invasive treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH/LUTS). Three surgical options were developed: standard photovaporization (PVP), anatomical PVP and GreenLight enucleation of prostate (GreenLEP); however, literature lacks a direct comparison among the procedures. Aim of the present study is to compare the three techniques in a multicentre series of patients. METHODS: Data were collected from consecutive patients with indication to surgical management of BPH/LUTS in five institutions...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044237/relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-zonulin-bacterial-lipopolysaccharides-d-lactate-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-haemodialysis-patients
#15
Joanna Ficek, Katarzyna Wyskida, Rafał Ficek, Jarosław Wajda, Dariusz Klein, Joanna Witkowicz, Sylwia Rotkegel, Urszula Spiechowicz-Zatoń, Joanna Kocemba-Dyczek, Jarosław Ciepał, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND: Increased permeability of the intestinal wall and intestinal dysbiosis may contribute to chronic systemic inflammation, one of the causes of accelerated atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality burden in patients with chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between markers of intestinal permeability and inflammation in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: Plasma concentration of zonulin, haptoglobin, TNFα, IL6, D-lactates and bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) was assessed in blood samples obtained after overnight fast before midweek morning HD session in 150 stable, prevalent HD patients...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044236/vascular-adhesion-protein-1-in-hemodialysis-and-hemodiafiltration-patients-effect-of-single-hemodialysis-session-on-its-level-in-regard-to-type-of-anticoagulant
#16
Jolanta Malyszko, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Piotr Kozminski, Jacek S Malyszko
PURPOSE: Traditional anticoagulants used in intermittent hemodialysis (HD) are unfractionated heparin (UFH) and increasingly low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs). Repeated and prolonged exposure to UFH and/or LMWHs may further disturb hemostasis in uremic patients. Vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) is secreted by vascular smooth muscle cells, adipocytes and endothelial cells with functional monoamine oxidase activity and is elevated in atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus and obesity...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044235/association-of-h-pylori-infection-with-chronic-kidney-disease-among-chinese-adults
#17
Xianglei Kong, Dayu Xu, Feng Li, Xiaojing Ma, Hong Su, Dongmei Xu
BACKGROUND: Some studies have suggested that Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) infection was associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, which may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). But there is no conclusive evidence regarding the association between H. Pylori infection and CKD. To help clarify this, we conducted the cross-sectional study to investigate the association of H. pylori infection with CKD among Chinese adults. METHODS: A total of 22,044 adults aged 48...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035623/the-learning-curve-for-access-creation-in-solo-ultrasonography-guided-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-and-the-associated-skills
#18
Weimin Yu, Ting Rao, Xing Li, Yuan Ruan, Run Yuan, Chenglong Li, Haoyong Li, Fan Cheng
AIM: The aim of the current trial was to evaluate the learning curve of access creation through solo ultrasonography (US)-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), and clarify the technical details of the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the first 240 solo US-guided PCNLs performed by one surgeon at our institution. The data including the puncture procedure, access characteristics, access-related complications and stone-free rates were assessed in four sequential groups...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035622/the-huge-formula-hematocrit-urea-gender-for-screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-elderly-patients-a-study-of-diagnostic-accuracy
#19
Carlos G Musso, Eduardo de Los Rios, Manuel Vilas, Sergio Terrasa, Griselda Bratti, Federico Varela, Guillermo Rosa Diez, Jose Jauregui, Daniel Luna
Chronically reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in old people does not always mean that they suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) since their GFR can just be reduced by aging. The HUGE equation has been recently described and validated in Spain for screening CKD without taking into account the patient's GFR value. This equation is based on patient's hematocrit, plasma urea levels and gender. The present study documented that the HUGE equation had and acceptable performance for screening CKD in elderly Argentine patients...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035621/implications-of-dynamic-changes-in-mir-192-expression-in-ischemic-acute-kidney-injury
#20
Lulu Zhang, Yuan Xu, Song Xue, Xudong Wang, Huili Dai, Jiaqi Qian, Zhaohui Ni, Yucheng Yan
PURPOSE: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a major cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) with poor outcomes. While many important functions of microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified in various diseases, few studies reported miRNAs in acute kidney IRI, especially the dynamic changes in their expression and their implications during disease progression. METHODS: The expression of miR-192, a specific kidney-enriched miRNA, was assessed in both the plasma and kidney of IRI rats at different time points after kidney injury and compared to renal function and kidney histological changes...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
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