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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320193/good-outcome-of-brain-stem-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-an-immunosuppressed-renal-transplant-patient-importance-of-early-detection-and-rapid-immune-reconstitution
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Roland Sauer, Philipp Gölitz, Johannes Jacobi, Stefan Schwab, Ralf A Linker, De-Hyung Lee
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, opportunistic and often fatal disease of the CNS which may occur under immunosuppression in transplant patients. Brain stem PML is associated with a particularly bad prognosis. Here, we present a case of a renal transplant patient treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus who developed brain stem PML with limb ataxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. Diagnosis was established by typical MRI features and detection of JCV-DNA in the CSF. Immune reconstitution after stopping MMF and tacrolimus led to a complete and sustained remission of symptoms with improvement of the brain stem lesion over a follow-up over 20months...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319118/functional-mri-for-characterization-of-renal-perfusion-impairment-and-edema-formation-due-to-acute-kidney-injury-in-different-mouse-strains
#2
Susanne Tewes, Faikah Gueler, Rongjun Chen, Marcel Gutberlet, Mi-Sun Jang, Martin Meier, Michael Mengel, Dagmar Hartung, Frank Wacker, Song Rong, Katja Hueper
PURPOSE: The purpose was to characterize acute kidney injury (AKI) in C57BL/6 (B6)- and 129/Sv (Sv)-mice by noninvasive measurement of renal perfusion and tissue edema using functional MRI. METHODS: Different severities of AKI were induced in B6- and Sv-mice by renal ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). Unilateral clamping of the renal pedicle for 35 min (moderate AKI) or 45 min (severe AKI) was done. MRI (7-Tesla) was performed 1, 7 and 28 days after surgery using a flow alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) arterial spin labeling (ASL) sequence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318680/nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis-a-15-year-retrospective-study-at-a-single-tertiary-care-center
#3
Janice Wilson, Kristyna Gleghorn, Quincy Seigel, Brent Kelly
BACKGROUND: Despite multiple therapeutic approaches for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), no single treatment has convincingly shown consistent benefit. The most successful outcomes have been associated with recovery of renal function, although evidence remains limited and past studies have been inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate whether improvement of renal function via successful transplantation or via return of renal function after acute kidney injury correlates with improvement of NSF, and to further characterize the clinical features and progression of NSF...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318631/the-antihelmenthic-phosphate-niclosamide-impedes-renal-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-2-expression
#4
Xiaoyan Chang, Xin Zhen, Jixing Liu, Xiaomei Ren, Zheng Hu, Zhanmei Zhou, Fengxin Zhu, Ke Ding, Jing Nie
Renal fibrosis is the final common pathway of all varieties of progressive chronic kidney disease. However, there are no effective therapies to prevent or slow the progression of renal fibrosis. Niclosamide is a US Food and Drug Administration-approved oral antihelminthic drug used for treating most tapeworm infections. Here, we demonstrated that phosphate niclosamide, the water-soluble form of niclosamide, significantly reduced proteinuria, glomerulosclrotic lesions, and interstitial fibrosis in a murine model of adriamycin nephropathy...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316066/long-term-results-and-tolerability-of-tandem-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-90-y-177-lu-dotatate-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-respect-to-the-primary-location-a-10-year-study
#5
Jolanta Kunikowska, Dariusz Pawlak, Marianna I Bąk, Beata Kos-Kudła, Renata Mikołajczak, Leszek Królicki
INTRODUCTION: The peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with (90)Y and (177)Lu is a form of molecular targeted therapy for inoperable or disseminated neuroendocrine tumors (NET). AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical results and long-term side effects of tandem (90)Y /(177)Lu-DOTATATE therapy in patients with NET. Additionally, we evaluated clinical results with reference to the primary site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 59 patients with disseminated NET were included in the study prospectively...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315882/comparison-of-total-kidney-volume-quantification-methods-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-disease-for-a-comprehensive-disease-assessment
#6
Dario Turco, Marco Busutti, Renzo Mignani, Riccardo Magistroni, Cristiana Corsi
BACKGROUND: In recent times, the scientific community has been showing increasing interest in the treatments aimed at slowing the progression of the autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Therefore, in this paper, we test and evaluate the performance of several available methods for total kidney volume (TKV) computation in ADPKD patients - from echography to MRI - in order to optimize patient classification. METHODS: Two methods based on geometric assumptions (mid-slice [MS], ellipsoid [EL]) and a third one on true contour detection were tested on 40 ADPKD patients at different disease stage using MRI...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315636/pembrolizumab-for-metastatic-melanoma-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient-with-subsequent-graft-rejection-and-treatment-response-failure-a-case-report
#7
Vineet Kwatra, Narayan V Karanth, Kelum Priyadarshana, Michail Charakidis
BACKGROUND: Transplant patients were excluded from the pivotal phase III trials of checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic melanoma. The efficacy and toxicity profiles of checkpoint inhibitors in this cohort of patients are not well described. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a renal transplant patient with stage IV melanoma treated with a programmed cell death protein 1 checkpoint inhibitor that led to both treatment failure and renal graft rejection. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 58-year-old white man with a long-standing cadaveric renal transplant who was diagnosed with a B-Raf Proto-Oncogene, Serine/Threonine Kinase wild-type metastatic melanoma...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314576/trpc6-and-kidney-disease-sclerosing-more-than-just-glomeruli
#8
Johannes Schlondorff
Fibrosis is a common response to injury but can also perpetuate tissue dysfunction. Transient receptor potential C6 (TRPC6) is implicated in cardiac and skin healing via regulation of myofibroblast differentiation. Wu et al. now demonstrate a role for TRPC6 in renal fibrosis, via a mechanism that also relies on TRPC3 and is antagonized by soluble klotho. Modulation of TRPC3/6 activity may provide a means of dampening the fibrotic response involved in chronic kidney disease progression.
April 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314328/comparison-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-versus-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitor-as-second-line-molecular-targeted-therapy-for-patients-with-poor-risk-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#9
Hideaki Miyake, Satoshi Imai, Keita Tamura, Takayuki Sugiyama, Hiroshi Furuse, Seiichiro Ozono, Masato Fujisawa
AIM: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacies of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) and mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor (mTORI) as second-line molecular-targeted therapy in patients with poor-risk metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 89 consecutive patients with mRCC who were classified into a poor-risk group after the failure of first-line molecular-targeted agent and subsequently received second-line targeted therapy...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306749/cigarette-smoking-and-cardio-renal-events-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
#10
Christopher A Drummond, Pamela S Brewster, Wencan He, Kaili Ren, Yanmei Xie, Katherine R Tuttle, Steven T Haller, Kenneth Jamerson, Lance D Dworkin, Donald E Cutlip, Timothy P Murphy, Ralph B D'Agostino, William L Henrich, Jiang Tian, Joseph I Shapiro, Christopher J Cooper
Cigarette smoking causes cardiovascular disease and is associated with poor kidney function in individuals with diabetes mellitus and primary kidney diseases. However, the association of smoking on patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis has not been studied. The current study utilized data from the Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL, NCT00081731) clinical trial to evaluate the effects of smoking on the risk of cardio-renal events and kidney function in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303937/vitamin-d-inhibits-lymphangiogenesis-through-vdr-dependent-mechanisms
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Saleh Yazdani, Fariba Poosti, Luis Toro, Johannes Wedel, Rik Mencke, Katarina Mirković, Martin H de Borst, J Steven Alexander, Gerjan Navis, Harry van Goor, Jacob van den Born, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands
Excessive lymphangiogenesis is associated with cancer progression and renal disease. Attenuation of lymphangiogenesis might represent a novel strategy to target disease progression although clinically approved anti-lymphangiogenic drugs are not available yet. VitaminD(VitD)-deficiency is associated with increased cancer risk and chronic kidney disease. Presently, effects of VitD on lymphangiogenesis are unknown. Given the apparently protective effects of VitD and the deleterious associations of lymphangiogenesis with renal disease, we here tested the hypothesis that VitD has direct anti-lymphangiogenic effects in vitro and is able to attenuate lymphangiogenesis in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302542/clinical-implications-associated-with-the-posttranslational-modification-induced-functional-impairment-of-albumin-in-oxidative-stress-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Watanabe, Tadashi Imafuku, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Recent research findings indicate that the posttranslational modification of human serum albumin (HSA) such as oxidation, glycation, truncation, dimerization and carbamylation is related to certain types of diseases. We report herein on a simple and rapid analytical method, using an ESI-TOFMS technique, that allows posttranslational modifications of HSA to be quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated with a high degree of sensitivity. In patients with chronic liver disease, chronic renal disease and diabetes mellitus, an increase in the level of oxidized Cys-34 of HSA accompanied by a decrease in the level of reduced Cys-34 was observed...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302448/aconitine-a-potential-novel-treatment-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#13
Xiaodong Li, Liwei Gu, Lan Yang, Dong Zhang, Jianying Shen
BACKGROUND: Aconitum plants have been widely used in China for thousands of years. Recent evidences indicate that aconitine, the main active ingredient of Aconitum, has immunomodulatory properties that might be useful for treating autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. In this study, we conducted a pilot study to explore the effect and mechanisms of aconitine on the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: A pristane-induced murine model was used...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298360/stimulation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-by-metabolic-acidosis-requires-osteoblastic-intracellular-calcium-signaling-and-prostaglandin-synthesis
#14
Nancy S Krieger, David A Bushinsky
Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) increases progressively in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with increased mortality. FGF23 is synthesized in osteoblasts and osteocytes; however, the factors regulating its production are not clear. Patients with CKD have decreased renal acid excretion leading to metabolic acidosis (MET). During MET, acid is buffered by bone with release of mineral calcium (Ca) and phosphate (P). MET increases intracellular Ca signaling and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2)-induced prostaglandin production in the osteoblast leading to decreased bone formation and increased bone resorption...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298077/effects-of-colchicine-on-renal-fibrosis-and-apoptosis-in-obstructed-kidneys
#15
Sejoong Kim, Eun Sook Jung, Jeonghwan Lee, Nam Ju Heo, Ki Young Na, Jin Suk Han
Background/Aims: Colchicine is an established drug for microtubule stabilization that may reduce tissue injury. No data were available that its effects may depend on the dosage of colchicine. We investigated the anti-fibrotic and apoptotic effects of various dose of colchicine in a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model. Methods: Thirty-six Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into six groups. Two sham groups were divided into a vehicle-treated or colchicine-treated group (100 μg/kg/day)...
March 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
#16
Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297054/optimal-timing-for-vascular-access-creation
#17
Tamara K Jemcov, Wim Van Biesen
Many guidelines recommend that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients should have a permanent vascular access, preferably an autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF), at the start of renal replacement therapy. Nevertheless, a large proportion of patients still start hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC). On the other hand, there are increasing numbers of patients in whom an AVF has been created, but who never actually end up on dialysis, as well as a substantial number of patients in whom creation of a vascular access has been attempted unsuccessfully...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296980/recent-progress-of-the-aregpkd-registry-study-on-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#18
Kathrin Ebner, Franz Schaefer, Max Christoph Liebau
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare monogenic disease with a severe phenotype often presenting prenatally or in early childhood. With its obligate renal and hepatic involvement, ARPKD is one of the most important indications for liver and/or kidney transplantation in childhood. Marked phenotypic variability is observed, the genetic basis of which is largely unknown. Treatment is symptomatic and largely empiric as evidence-based guidelines are lacking. Therapeutic initiatives for ARPKD face the problem of highly variable cohorts and lack of clinical or biochemical risk markers without clear-cut clinical end points...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296920/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-factors-for-its-progression-a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-indians-living-in-indian-versus-u-s-cities
#19
Shuchi Anand, Dimple Kondal, Maria Montez-Rath, Yuanchao Zheng, Roopa Shivashankar, Kalpana Singh, Priti Gupta, Ruby Gupta, Vamadevan S Ajay, Viswanathan Mohan, Rajendra Pradeepa, Nikhil Tandon, Mohammed K Ali, K M Venkat Narayan, Glenn M Chertow, Namratha Kandula, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Alka M Kanaya
BACKGROUND: While data from the latter part of the twentieth century consistently showed that immigrants to high-income countries faced higher cardio-metabolic risk than their counterparts in low- and middle-income countries, urbanization and associated lifestyle changes may be changing these patterns, even for conditions considered to be advanced manifestations of cardio-metabolic disease (e.g., chronic kidney disease [CKD]). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using cross-sectional data from the Center for cArdiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS, n = 5294) and Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA, n = 748) studies, we investigated whether prevalence of CKD is similar among Indians living in Indian and U...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295907/the-effects-of-short-term-omission-of-daily-medication-on-the-pathophysiology-of-heart-failure
#20
Silviu Dovancescu, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Thato Mabote, Azam Torabi, Andrew L Clark, John G F Cleland
AIMS: Pharmacological therapies for heart failure (HF) aim to improve congestion, symptoms, and prognosis. Failing to take medication is a potential cause of worsening HF. Characterizing the effects of short-term medication omission could inform the development of better technologies and strategies to detect and interpret the reasons for worsening HF. We examined the effect of planned HF medication omission for 48 h on weight, echocardiograms, transthoracic bio-impedance, and plasma concentrations of NT-proBNP...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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