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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726586/application-of-ureterorenoscope-and-flexible-ureterorenoscope-lithotripsy-in-removing-calculus-from-extracorporeal-living-donor-renal-graft-a-single-center-experience
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Chun-Hua Lin, Zuo-Fu Zhang, Jiahui Wang, Lu-Xin Yu, Wen-Ting Wang, Lei Shi, Xiang-Nan Lin
Here, we reported our clinical application of ureterorenoscope (URS) and flexible URS lithotripsy in stone removal on 10 cases of excised living donor kidney graft. After the extraction of donor kidney by retroperitoneal laparoscopy, the donor graft was perfused with 4 °C HCA solution. Calculus between 2-4 mm were removed intact with lithotomy forceps under direct vision of URS. Larger calculi of >4 mm were fractured with flexible URS combining holmium laser lithotripsy. Fragments of the calculus were extracted with basket extractor and lithotomy forceps...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726529/factors-associated-with-the-elevated-percentage-of-cd4cd69-t-cells-in-maintained-hemodialysis-patients
#2
Rongyi Chen, Fangfang Xiang, Jiachang Hu, Xuesen Cao, Xiao Tan, Ping Jia, Ting Zhang, Nana Song, Yi Fang, Xiaoqiang Ding, Jianzhou Zou
BACKGROUND: CD4 T-cell abnormality, influencing the outcome of the maintained hemodialysis (MHD), is common in patients on dialysis. We try to find out factors associated with the activated CD4 T cells, CD4CD69 T cells, to improve the dialysis quality. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the change of CD4CD69 in MHD patients and healthy controls in our hospital from September 2015 to May 2016. A total of 164 MHD patients and 24 healthy controls were included according to the criteria...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726528/the-predictive-value-of-the-product-of-contrast-medium-volume-and-urinary-albumin-creatinine-ratio-in-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#3
Chunrui Wang, Shuai Ma, Bo Deng, Jianxin Lu, Wei Shen, Bo Jin, Haiming Shi, Feng Ding
Preexisting renal impairment and the amount of contrast media are the most important risk factors for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). We aimed to investigate whether the product of contrast medium volume and urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (CMV × UACR) would be a better predictor of CI-AKI in patients undergoing nonemergency coronary interventions. This was a prospective single-center observational study, and 912 consecutive patients who were exposed to contrast media during coronary interventions were investigated prospectively...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722531/patterns-of-renal-disease-in-south-korea-a-20-year-review-of-a-single-center-renal-biopsy-database
#4
Ho Sik Shin, Dae Hyeon Cho, Soo Kyoung Kang, Hyun Jeong Kim, Soo Young Kim, Joung Wook Yang, Gyong Hoon Kang, Ye Na Kim, Yeonsoon Jung, Bong-Kwon Cheon, Hark Rim
BACKGROUND: Several registries and centers have reported the results of renal biopsies from different parts of the world. As there are few data regarding the epidemiology of glomerulonephritis (GN) in South Korea, we conducted this study on renal biopsy findings during the last 20 years from a single center. METHODS: Data for 818 patients who underwent renal biopsy at our center between 1992 and 2011 were collected retrospectively. All kidney specimens were examined with light microscopy (LM) and immunofluorescent microscopy (IF)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639460/role-of-ct-scan-in-diagnosis-of-renal-lymphangiectasia-our-single-center-experience
#5
Vaidehi K Pandya, Harsh C Sutariya, Shruti P Gandhi, Sajni I Khemchandani, Himanshu V Patel, Maulin K Shah
BACKGROUND: Renal lymphangiectasia is rarely reported benign renal disorder of lymphatic malformation. Though found incidentally; it presents with nonspecific symptoms and shows characteristic findings in radiological imaging studies. AIM: Here, we report eight patients with symptoms, laboratory and imaging findings compatible with renal lymphangiectasia. This report describes clinical and laboratory characteristics, treatment, Imaging findings and outcome of a series of patients with renal lymphangiectasia and reviews the literature...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635363/early-mortality-risk-in-incident-chinese-hemodialysis-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Xinju Zhao, Mei Wang, Li Zuo
BACKGROUND: Early mortality risk of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients varies by country and ethnicity. Here, early mortality in incident Chinese HD patients were studied. METHODS: Data from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 were pulled from Beijing dialysis registry system. All included patients were followed to the end of 2013. This time period of dialysis was divided into six intervals (≤120, 121-365 days; 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, ≥5 years). Patients' demographics, primary cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), date of first HD, date of death, cause for death, date and cause of censoring were extracted from the registry database...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562168/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tacrolimus-monotherapy-in-adult-onset-nephrotic-syndrome-caused-by-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#7
Qian Liang, Heng Li, Xishao Xie, Fangzhi Qu, Xiayu Li, Jianghua Chen
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficiency and safety of tacrolimus (TAC) monotherapy in the treatment of nephrotic idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) compared with the protocol of cyclophosphamide (CTX) combined with corticosteroids. METHODS: In total, 58 patients with nephrotic syndrome and biopsy-proven IMN were included in this study. 30 patients received TAC monotherapy with an initial dose of 0.05-0.1 mg/kg/day. 28 patients received transvenous CTX at a dose of 0...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558475/protective-effect-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-pistacia-vera-against-gentamicin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Vahid Ehsani, Morteza Amirteimoury, Zahra Taghipour, Ali Shamsizadeh, Gholamreza Bazmandegan, Amir Rahnama, Fatemeh Khajehasani, Iman Fatemi
PURPOSE: Pistacia vera is a plant of the family Anacardiaceae found in Central and West Asia. P. vera nut (Pistachio) possess multiple pharmacological effects such as antimicrobial, anti-hyperlipidemia, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This study is designed to evaluate the protective effect of the hydroalcoholic extract of pistachio on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. METHODS: Nephrotoxicity was induced in rats by intraperitoneal injection of gentamicin (100 mg/kg/day for 7 days)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494221/does-copy-number-variation-of-apol1-gene-affect-the-susceptibility-to-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#9
Ting Peng, Guisen Li, Xiang Zhong, Li Wang
BACKGROUND: APOL1 risk variants (G1 and G2) are associated with increased susceptibility to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in African population. However, the two risk mutations were not found in Chinese FSGS patients. In this study, we explored the association between the copy number variation (CNV) of APOL1 gene and FSGS. METHODS: APOL1 copy number variations were detected by quantitative real-time PCR with TaqMan probes and compared between 133 FSGS patients and 123 controls...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494217/urinary-il-8-is-a-marker-of-early-and-long-term-graft-function-after-renal-transplantation
#10
Ewa Kwiatkowska, Leszek Domański, Joanna Bober, Krzysztof Safranow, Jolanta Szymańska-Pasternak, Aneta Sulecka, Andrzej Pawlik, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Sebastian Kwiatkowski
In this study, we examined whether the IL-8 content of urine sampled on day 1 and day 14 after renal transplantation is a marker of early and long-term renal function. Moreover, we assessed whether its concentration is positively correlated with the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) content of urine sampled on day 1 and day 30 and 12 months after renal transplantation. Our analysis covered 87 patients who underwent a kidney transplant. The patients were observed for an average of 30 months (12-60 months)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494192/prooxidant-antioxidant-balance-hstni-and-hscrp-mortality-prediction-in-haemodialysis-patients-two-year-follow-up
#11
Tanja Antunovic, Aleksandra Stefanovic, Najdana Gligorovic Barhanovic, Milica Miljkovic, Danilo Radunovic, Jasmina Ivanisevic, Vladimir Prelevic, Nebojsa Bulatovic, Marina Ratkovic, Marina Stojanov
Oxidative stress and inflammation are highly intertwined pathophysiological processes. We analyzed the markers of these processes and high-sensitive troponin I (hsTnI) for mortality prediction in patients on haemodialysis. This study enrolled a total of 62 patients on regular haemodialysis. The patients were monitored for two years, and the observed outcomes were all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Blood samples were taken before one dialysis session for analysis of the baseline concentrations of prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidative status (TOS), hsTnI, hsCRP and resistin...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494191/biomarker-for-early-renal-microvascular-and-diabetic-kidney-diseases
#12
Narisa Futrakul, Prasit Futrakul
Recognition of early stage of diabetic kidney disease, under common practice using biomarkers, namely microalbuminuria, serum creatinine level above 1 mg/dL and accepted definition of diabetic kidney disease associated with creatinine clearance value below 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2), is unlikely. This would lead to delay treatment associated with therapeutic resistance to vasodilator due to a defective vascular homoeostasis. Other alternative biomarkers related to the state of microalbuminuria is not sensitive to screen for early diabetic kidney disease (stages I, II)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413908/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-podocyte-emt-and-concomitant-diabetic-kidney-diseases-an-update
#13
Qidi Ying, Guanzhong Wu
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a tightly regulated process by which epithelial cells lose their hallmark epithelial characteristics and gain the features of mesenchymal cells. For podocytes, expression of nephrin, podocin, P-cadherin, and ZO-1 is downregulated, the slit diaphragm (SD) will be altered, and the actin cytoskeleton will be rearranged. Diabetes, especially hyperglycemia, has been demonstrated to incite podocyte EMT through several molecular mechanisms such as TGF-β/Smad classic pathway, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, Integrins/integrin-linked kinase (ILK) signaling pathway, MAPKs signaling pathway, Jagged/Notch signaling pathway, and NF-κB signaling pathway...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393653/anti-pentraxin-3-auto-antibodies-might-be-protective-in-lupus-nephritis-a-large-cohort-study
#14
Mo Yuan, Ying Tan, Yun Pang, Yong-Zhe Li, Yan Song, Feng Yu, Ming-Hui Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Anti-pentraxin 3 (PTX3) auto-antibodies were found to be associated with the absence of renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study is to investigate the prevalence of anti-PTX3 auto-antibodies and their clinical significance based on a large Chinese lupus nephritis cohort. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-six active lupus nephritis patients, 150 SLE patients without clinical renal involvement, and 100 healthy controls were enrolled...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393592/effect-of-norcantharidin-on-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-of-human-mesangial-cells
#15
Kun Ye, Qiaoyu Wei, Zhifeng Gong, Yunfeng Huang, Hong Liu, Ying Li, Xiaomei Peng
AIMS: Norcantharidin (NCTD) regulates immune system function and reduces proteinuria. We sought to investigate the effect of NCTD on proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle of cultured human mesangial cells (HMC) in vitro. METHODS: HMC cells were divided into a normal control group, and various concentrations of NCTD group (2.5, 5, 10, 20, or 40 μg/mL). Cell proliferation was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, apoptosis was detected by Annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) assays, and morphological analysis was performed by Hoechest 33258 staining...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372505/can-salivary-creatinine-and-urea-levels-be-used-to-diagnose-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children-as-accurately-as-serum-creatinine-and-urea-levels-a-case-control-study
#16
Rahime Renda
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) develop many metabolic changes in blood that often necessitate frequent biochemical analysis. Serum analysis is an invasive and painful procedure. It would be highly beneficial if a noninvasive alternative process to serum analysis in children were identified. Saliva can be collected noninvasively, repeatedly, and without the use of healthcare personnel. The aims of this study were to compare serum and salivary urea and creatinine levels in children with CKD and healthy controls, and to determine if salivary creatinine and urea levels can be used to diagnose CKD in children as accurately as serum creatinine and urea levels...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335679/puerarin-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-induced-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-via-mapk-signal-pathways-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#17
Xiangjun Zhou, Chen Bai, Xinbo Sun, Xiaoxin Gong, Yong Yang, Congbo Chen, Guang Shan, Qisheng Yao
Puerarin (PR) is an isoflavonoid isolated from the root of the plant Pueraria lobata and has been widely used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases. Oxidative stress and epithelial cell apoptosis play important roles in the renal fibrotic process. The present study aimed to determine whether or not PR inhibits renal fibrosis by reducing oxidative stress induced-epithelial cell apoptosis. In vivo, unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) induced renal fibrosis, and epithelial cell apoptosis...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335676/physiopathological-approach-to-infective-endocarditis-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-left-heart-versus-right-heart-involvement
#18
Yassamine Bentata
Infectious endocarditis (IE), a complication that is both cardiac and infectious, occurs frequently and is associated with a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients (CHD). About 2-6% of chronic hemodialysis patients develop IE and the incidence is 50-60 times higher among CHD patients than in the general population. The left heart is the most frequent location of IE in CHD and the different published series report a prevalence of left valve involvement varying from 80% to 100%...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335671/the-relationship-between-survival-rate-and-intradialytic-blood-pressure-changes-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Jiayue Lu, Minxia Zhu, Shang Liu, Mingli Zhu, Huihua Pang, Xinghui Lin, Zhaohui Ni, Jiaqi Qian, Hong Cai, Weiming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between blood pressure changes and all-cause mortality, and between blood pressure changes and cardiovascular mortality, for maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients during dialysis. METHODS: Data regarding general condition, biochemical indices, and survival prognosis of MHD patients who were treated at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine-affiliated Renji Hospital from July 2007 to December 2012 were collected, in order to evaluate the relationship between patients' blood pressure changes during hemodialysis and mortality...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335665/calcium-oxalate-crystals-induces-tight-junction-disruption-in-distal-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-activating-ros-akt-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#20
Lei Yu, Xiuguo Gan, Xukun Liu, Ruihua An
Tight junction plays important roles in regulating paracellular transports and maintaining cell polarity. Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals, the major crystalline composition of kidney stones, have been demonstrated to be able to cause tight junction disruption to accelerate renal cell injury. However, the cellular signaling involved in COM crystal-induced tight junction disruption remains largely to be investigated. In the present study, we proved that COM crystals induced tight junction disruption by activating ROS/Akt/p38 MAPK pathway...
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