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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923914/new-ultrasound-techniques-promise-further-advances-in-aki-and-ckd
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REVIEW
Travis D Hull, Anupam Agarwal, Kenneth Hoyt
AKI and CKD are important clinical problems because they affect many patients and the associated diagnostic and treatment paradigms are imperfect. Ultrasound is a cost-effective, noninvasive, and simple imaging modality that offers a multitude of means to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of both AKI and CKD, especially considering recent advances in this technique. Ultrasound alone can attenuate AKI and prevent CKD by stimulating the splenic cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. Additionally, microbubble contrast agents are improving the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for diagnosing kidney disease, especially when these agents are conjugated to ligand-specific mAbs or peptides, which make the dynamic assessment of disease progression and response to treatment possible...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905229/increased-plasma-n-glycome-complexity-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-type-2-diabetes
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Toma Keser, Ivan Gornik, Frano Vučković, Najda Selak, Tamara Pavić, Edita Lukić, Ivan Gudelj, Hrvoje Gašparović, Bojan Biočina, Therese Tilin, Annika Wennerström, Satu Männistö, Veikko Salomaa, Aki Havulinna, Wei Wang, James F Wilson, Nishi Charutvedi, Markus Perola, Harry Campbell, Gordan Lauc, Olga Gornik
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Better understanding of type 2 diabetes and its prevention is a pressing need. Changes in human plasma N-glycome are associated with many diseases and represent promising diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Variations in glucose metabolism directly affect glycosylation through the hexosamine pathway but studies of plasma glycome in type 2 diabetes are scarce. The aim of this study was to determine whether plasma protein N-glycome is changed in individuals who are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes...
September 13, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904289/restoration-of-yap-activation-rescues-hl-1-cardiomyocytes-from-apoptotic-death-by-ethanol
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Kanako Noritake, Toshihiko Aki, Moe Kimura, Takeshi Funakoshi, Kana Unuma, Koichi Uemura
We reported previously that when mouse atrium-derived HL-1 cardiomyocytes undergo apoptosis upon exposure to 2% ethanol, the cellular cytoskeleton is severely disrupted and the anti-apoptotic transcriptional co-activator Yes-associated protein (YAP) is inactivated. Consistent with our previous observations, the expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), an anti-apoptotic growth factor and a target of YAP, decreases in a time-dependent manner during exposure to 2% ethanol. The restoration of YAP activation rescues the cells from apoptosis: both the retrovirus-mediated expression of constitutively active YAP and the stabilization of the actomyosin cytoskeleton by jasplakinolide prevent cell death...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894087/hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif-1-promotes-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-accumulation-through-entpd2-cd39l1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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David Kung-Chun Chiu, Aki Pui-Wah Tse, Iris Ming-Jing Xu, Jane Di Cui, Robin Kit-Ho Lai, Lynna Lan Li, Hui-Yu Koh, Felice Ho-Ching Tsang, Larry Lai Wei, Chun-Ming Wong, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Carmen Chak-Lui Wong
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) possess immunosuppressive activities, which allow cancers to escape immune surveillance and become non-responsive to immune checkpoints blockade. Here we report hypoxia as a cause of MDSC accumulation. Using hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as a cancer model, we show that hypoxia, through stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), induces ectoenzyme, ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 2 (ENTPD2/CD39L1), in cancer cells, causing its overexpression in HCC clinical specimens...
September 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882126/predictors-of-acute-renal-injury-study-paris-among-hiv-positive-individuals-design-and-methods
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Celia P Corona-Villalobos, Michael G Shlipak, Adrienne Tin, Chirag Parikh, Richard D Moore, Eric Vittinghoff, Jose Manuel Monroy-Trujillo, Mohamed G Atta, Michelle M Estrella
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI), which is common among HIV-positive individuals, may contribute to the excess burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in this patient population; however, conventional clinical methods to detect AKI do not capture kidney injury sufficiently early to prevent irreversible damage. Further, large observational and interventional studies of AKI generally exclude HIV-positive persons in spite of their disproportionate risk. METHODS: The Predictors of Acute Renal Injury Study (PARIS) is a prospective observational cohort study among HIV-positive individuals established to determine the ability of candidate kidney injury biomarkers to predict future hospitalized clinical AKI, to characterize hospitalized subclinical AKI, and to discern the risk of progressive kidney disease following subclinical and clinical AKI...
September 7, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878768/natural-igm-and-tlr-agonists-switch-murine-splenic-pan-b-to-regulatory-cells-that-suppress-ischemia-induced-innate-inflammation-via-regulating-nkt-1-cells
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Peter I Lobo, Kailo H Schlegel, Amandeep Bajwa, Liping Huang, Mark D Okusa
Natural IgM anti-leukocyte autoantibodies (IgM-ALAs) inhibit inflammation by several mechanisms. Here, we show that pan-B cells and bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) are switched to regulatory cells when pretreated ex vivo with IgM. B cells are also switched to regulatory cells when pretreated ex vivo with CpG but not with LPS. Pre-emptive infusion of such ex vivo induced regulatory cells protects C57BL/6 mice from ischemia-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) via regulation of in vivo NKT-1 cells, which normally amplify the innate inflammatory response to DAMPS released after reperfusion of the ischemic kidney...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870002/use-of-the-renalguard-system-to-prevent-contrast-induced-aki-a-meta-analysis
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Stephanie Mattathil, Saad Ghumman, Jonathan Weinerman, Anand Prasad
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced kidney injury (CI-AKI) following cardiovascular interventions results in increased morbidity and mortality. RenalGuard (RG) is a novel, closed loop system which balances volume administration with forced diuresis to maintain a high urine output. We performed a meta-analysis of the existing data comparing use of RG to conventional volume expansion. METHODS: Ten studies were found eligible, of which four were randomized controlled trials...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869953/acute-kidney-injury-following-ingestion-of-henna-leaf-extract-a-case-report-from-myanmar
#8
Yi Yi Khine
Alternative medicine is gaining popularity worldwide. In Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, herbal medicine plays an important role in healthcare. A 34-year-old man from Yangon, Myanmar, was admitted to the medical ward of our hospital after ingesting a herbal remedy of boiled henna leaves (Dan Ywet in Burmese). He developed hemoglobinuria leading to acute kidney injury (AKI). The insult was severe, and he underwent 5 sessions of hemodialysis. His condition improved and within 7 weeks of injury, he made a full recovery...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869251/cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury-risk-factors-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Ying Wang, Rinaldo Bellomo
Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is the most common clinically important complication in adult patients undergoing open heart surgery, and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. In patients in intensive care units, CSA-AKI is the second most common type of AKI after septic AKI. In this Review, we explore the definition of CSA-AKI, discuss its epidemiology and identify its risk factors. We discuss current theories of the pathophysiology of CSA-AKI and describe its clinical course...
September 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857811/biomarker-guided-intervention-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-after-major-surgery-the-prospective-randomized-bigpak-study
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Ivan Göcze, Dominik Jauch, Markus Götz, Pascal Kennedy, Bettina Jung, Florian Zeman, Carsten Gnewuch, Bernhard M Graf, Wolfgang Gnann, Bernhard Banas, Thomas Bein, Hans J Schlitt, Tobias Bergler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of renal biomarker-guided implementation of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) care bundle on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after major noncardiac surgery in a single-center unblinded randomized clinical trial. BACKGROUND: Early optimization of volume status and discontinuation of nephrotoxic medication before the occurrence of AKI may be the crucial step to reduce preventable AKI. METHODS: The urinary biomarker-triggered KDIGO care bundle (early optimization of fluid status, maintenance of perfusion pressure, discontinuation of nephrotoxic agents) was compared to standard intensive care unit (ICU) care in 121 patients with an increased AKI risk after major abdominal surgery that was determined by urinary biomarker (inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 × insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7) >0...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855996/comparative-investigation-of-the-anti-emetic-effects-of-granisetron-and-palonosetron-during-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Aki Matsumaru, Yutaka Tsutsumi, Shinichi Ito
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting has a considerable negative impact on the quality of life of patients with cancer. Unfortunately, there has been little progress in the development of supportive therapies for the anti-emetic treatment of patients with hematopoietic tumors. This lack of supportive treatments motivated the present retrospective comparison between two groups of anti-emetic drugs. The current study aimed to compare granisetron and palonosetron in order to determine which is more effective, based on cases of patients undergoing remission induction therapy and consolidation therapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855628/perioperative-statin-administration-with-decreased-risk-of-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-but-not-acute-kidney-injury-or-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis
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Li Zhen-Han, Shi Rui, Chen Dan, Zhou Xiao-Li, Wu Qing-Chen, Feng Bo
A controversy effect of perioperative statin use for preventing postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery still remains. We thus performed current systematic review and meta-analysis to comprehensively evaluate effects of statin in cardiac surgery. 22 RCTs involving 5243 patients were included. Meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials with 3995 participants suggested that perioperative statin use could decrease the risk of POAF (relative risk [RR] 0...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852469/ginkgetin-aglycone-ameliorates-lps-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-activating-sirt1-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Junwei Zhang, Suxia Yang, Fang Chen, Huicong Li, Baoping Chen
BACKGROUND: Ginkgetin aglycone (GA), a novel Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) by acid hydrolysis and recrystallization, is characterized by higher liposolubility and antioxidation than classical GBEs. There is no study depicting the functional role of GA in acute kidney injury (AKI). Here, we firstly reported the protective effect of GA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced AKI and its underlying mechanism. METHODS: ELISA analysis was applied to measure plasma level of TNF-α and IL-6, and NF-κB activity in kidney homogenate...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852062/farnesoid-x-receptor-activation-protects-the-kidney-from-ischemia-reperfusion-damage
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Zhibo Gai, Lei Chu, Zhenqiang Xu, Xiaoming Song, Dongfeng Sun, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation has been reported to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Because both inflammation and oxidative stress are critical for tissue destruction during kidney ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury, we investigated the protective role of FXR against kidney damage induced by I/R in mice. Mice undergoing renal I/R developed the typical features of acute kidney injury (AKI): increased creatinine, albuminuria, tubular necrosis and apoptosis. Inflammatory cytokine production and oxidative stress were also markedly increased...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842112/rcr-audit-of-compliance-with-uk-guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-adult-patients-undergoing-iodinated-contrast-media-injections-for-ct
#15
L H Cope, K J Drinkwater, D C Howlett
AIM: To determine radiology departmental compliance with current UK guidance on contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and to provide data on the incidence of clinically significant post-contrast AKI (PC-AKI) in computed tomography (CT) practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all UK acute National Health Service (NHS) providers (NHS boards in Scotland, local health boards in Wales, NHS trusts in England and health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland) to assess compliance of provider protocols with current UK guidelines for the prevention, recognition, and management of CI-AKI...
August 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840463/renal-dysfunction-how-to-think-about-that-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
#16
REVIEW
Luciano Babuin, Daniele Scarpa, Allan S Jaffe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Reduction of kidney function and heart disease frequently coexisted in the seam patient. The relation between renal and heart function is quite complex and bring out some unresolved questions about diagnosis (mostly related to the biomarkers levels interpretation), pharmacological therapy (mostly related to drugs kinetics and efficacy), and non-pharmacological therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with kidney dysfunction (KD) are frequently excluded and underrepresented in the large trials...
August 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836466/effect-of-acetaminophen-on-the-prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-sepsis
#17
Asad E Patanwala, Ohoud Aljuhani, Hussain Bakhsh, Brian L Erstad
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) commonly occurs in patients with sepsis. Acetaminophen (APAP) has been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation and, thus, may be renal protective in patients with sepsis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of APAP on AKI in patients with sepsis. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at 2 affiliated academic medical centers in the United States. Adult patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of severe sepsis were included...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828020/nephroprotective-effects-of-l-carnitine-against-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomized-open-labeled-clinical-trial
#18
Mohammad Mohammadi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Mohammad Alidoosti, Hamid Reza Pour Hosseini, Kheirollah Gholami, Arash Jalali, Hamid Aryannejad
Background: L-carnitine may prevent the incidence of AKI by its antioxidant effects and improving circulation in ischemic conditions. The goal of this trial was to evaluate the impact of L-carnitine on contrast-induced nephropathy in patients undergoing elective PCI. Methods: Totally, the patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups. The treatment group received 1 g of L-carnitine orally 3 times a day, 24 hours before the procedure (3 g before PCI) and 2 g after PCI, whereas the control group did not receive L-carnitine...
April 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820797/postoperative-renal-dysfunction-after-noncardiac-surgery
#19
Suvi T Vaara, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The narrative review aims to discuss recent results and important knowledge gaps regarding acute kidney injury (AKI) in postoperative patients undergone major noncardiac surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Postoperative AKI affects approximately one-fifth of patients after major surgery, but the incidence varies according to the type of surgery. Preexisting chronic kidney disease is a major risk factor for postoperative AKI. It carries a substantial risk for postoperative adverse outcomes, as well as long-term mortality and morbidity...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819767/comparative-efficacy-of-drugs-for-preventing-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
#20
Xi Chen, Tianlun Huang, Xuan Cao, Gaosi Xu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after cardiac surgery and has been associated with increased hospital length of stay, mortality, and costs. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of pharmacologic strategies for preventing AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) up to 6 May 2017 and the reference lists of relevant articles about trials...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
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