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AKI assessment

Koonal K Shah, Aki Tsuchiya, Allan J Wailoo
A source of debate in the health care priority setting literature is whether to weight health gains to account for equity considerations, such as concern for those with very short life expectancy. This paper reviews the empirical evidence in the published social sciences literature relevant to the following research question: do members of the public wish to place greater weight on a unit of health gain for end-of-life patients than on that for other types of patients? An electronic search of the Social Sciences Citation Index for articles published until October 2017 was conducted, with follow-up of references to obtain additional data...
March 7, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
Maritta Välimäki, Kaisa Mishina, Johanna K Kaakinen, Suvi K Holm, Jukka Vahlo, Markus Kirjonen, Virve Pekurinen, Olli Tenovuo, Jyrki Korkeila, Heikki Hämäläinen, Jaana Sarajuuri, Pekka Rantanen, Tage Orenius, Aki Koponen
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health problem that often requires intensive and long-term rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether rehabilitative digital gaming facilitates cognitive functioning and general well-being in people with TBI. METHODS: A total of 90 Finnish-speaking adults with TBI (18-65 years) were recruited from an outpatient neuroscience clinic. The participants were randomly allocated to one of the three groups: a rehabilitation gaming group (n=29, intervention), an entertainment gaming group (n=29, active control), or a passive control group (n=32)...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Song-Jian He, Qiang Liu, Hua-Qiu Li, Fang Tian, Shi-Yu Chen, Jian-Xin Weng
Background: The prevention of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) by statins remains controversial. Therefore, the present meta-analysis including randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed to assess the effect of perioperative statin on CSA-AKI. Methods: Two reviewers independently searched for RCTs about perioperative statin for prevention of CSA-AKI. The primary endpoint was CSA-AKI. Relative risk was calculated between statin and placebo for preventing CSA-AKI using the random-effect model or fixed-effect model according to different heterogeneity...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Yingying Qian, Xiangjiang Guo, Lin Che, Xuejing Guan, Bei Wu, Renhua Lu, Mingli Zhu, Huihua Pang, Yucheng Yan, Zhaohui Ni, Leyi Gu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Klotho is a multifunctional protein expressed predominantly in kidney tubular epithelium. Here, we investigated the protective effects of Klotho on necroptosis in renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI) and the role of oxidative stress in this process. METHODS: Mice were subjected to bilateral renal pedicle clamping. Mouse renal tubular epithelial (TCMK-1) cells were exposed to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) or H2O2. Kidney samples from acute kidney injury (AKI) patients and controls were examined by immunofluorescence...
March 10, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Michael Z L Zhu, Andrew Martin, Andrew D Cochrane, Julian A Smith, Amanda G Thrift, Gerard K Harrop, Jennifer P Ngo, Roger G Evans
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common after cardiac surgery and profoundly affects postoperative mortality and morbidity. There are no validated methods to assess risk of AKI intraoperatively. Methods: We determined the association between postoperative AKI and intraoperative urinary oxygen tension (PO2), measured via a fiber optic probe in the tip of the urinary catheter, in 65 patients undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
March 14, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Kon-Ichi Arai, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Aki Kato, Ayae Kubota, Hideaki Usui, Noriaki Takase, Soichiro Kuwayama, Yuichiro Ogura
AIMS: Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents effectively treat age-related macular degeneration and myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a fibrinolytic compound, is used as an adjuvant to displace submacular hemorrhage and to treat type 2 CNV. The purpose of this study was to investigate in in vitro and in vivo experiments the antiangiogenic impact of tPA itself. METHODS: The impact of tPA on the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) was assessed by an XTT assay [2,3-bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide]...
March 13, 2018: Ophthalmic Research
Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Hossein Khalili, Mohsen Nasiri-Toosi
There was no report of nephrotoxicity during clinical trials assessed sofosbuvir for treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) infection. This may be due to excluding patients with severe kidney dysfunction, as a main population at risk for drug-induced nephrotoxicity from these studies. There are some reports of acute kidney injury (AKI) possibly related to sofosbuvir-containing treatments from real-life experiences. Areas covered: Available data on epidemiology, type, and possible risk factors for nephrotoxicity of sofosbuvir-containing treatment are reviewed...
March 14, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Wei Fang, Ziying Wang, Quanxin Li, Xiaojie Wang, Yan Zhang, Yu Sun, Wei Tang, Chunhong Ma, Jinpeng Sun, Ningjun Li, Fan Yi
Background G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) participate in a variety of physiologic functions, and several GPCRs have critical physiologic and pathophysiologic roles in the regulation of renal function. We investigated the role of Gpr97, a newly identified member of the adhesion GPCR family, in AKI. Methods AKI was induced by ischemia-reperfusion or cisplatin treatment in Gpr97-deficient mice. We assessed renal injury in these models and in patients with acute tubular necrosis by histologic examination, and we conducted microarray analysis and in vitro assays to determine the molecular mechanisms of Gpr97 function...
March 12, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Hiroshi Matsuoka, Aki Tamura, Masaki Kinehara, Akiho Shima, Arisa Uda, Hidetoshi Tahara, Akihiro Michihara
The claudin family shows organ- and tissue-specific expression of individual members. Deficiency or aberrant expression of distinct claudins has been reported to be associated with severe pathophysiological consequences. Claudin domain-containing 1 (CLDND1), also known as claudin-25, shows homology to this family of proteins. Furthermore, serum CLDND1-derived peptide antibody levels are elevated in patients with cerebral infarction, as compared with healthy controls. We previously reported that, in the adult murine brain, CLDND1 is abundantly expressed in the cerebellum in common sites of intracerebral hemorrhage, and CLDND1 levels are transiently decreased after hemorrhagic insult...
March 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Manabu Akahane, Akie Maeyashiki, Yasuhito Tanaka, Tomoaki Imamura
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the impact of musculoskeletal diseases, depressive mental state, and hypertension on locomotive syndrome, a condition of reduced mobility requiring nursing care. Since locomotive syndrome is a major public health issue that needs attention, its relationship with functional inconvenience in performing daily activities was also investigated. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using an Internet panel survey, comprising 747 persons aged 30-90 years...
March 12, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
Katja M Gist, David S Cooper, Julia Wrona, Sarah Faubel, Christopher Altmann, Zhiqian Gao, Bradley S Marino, Jeffrey Alten, Kristal M Hock, Tomoyuki Mizuno, Alexander A Vinks, Melanie S Joy, Michael F Wempe, Michael R Bennett, Stuart L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Milrinone, an inotropic agent used ubiquitously in children after cardiac surgery, accumulates in acute kidney injury (AKI). We assessed if urinary AKI biomarkers are predictive of an increase in milrinone concentrations in infants after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Multicenter prospective pilot study of infants undergoing cardiac surgery. Urinary AKI biomarkers were measured in the urine at specific time intervals after cardiopulmonary bypass initiation...
April 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Delphine Barnoud, Claire Pinçon, Bénédicte Bruno, Johana Béné, Sophie Gautier, Annie Lahoche, Nadine Petitpain, Michèle Vasseur, Christine Barthélémy, Bertrand Décaudin, Nicolas Simon, Pascal Odou
BACKGROUND: Etoposide phosphate (EP; single injection, 60 mg/kg) followed by total body irradiation (TBI) at 12 Gy has been used as an allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) conditioning regimen for children since 2010. In our institution, EP has been suspected of leading to acute nephrotoxicity. The aim of this study was to assess the potential renal toxicity of EP in this context. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on children hospitalized between 2007 and 2015 for allo-SCT with TBI-based myeloablative conditioning associated with cyclophosphamide (CY, 60 mg/kg/day × 2 days) or EP...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
L Schmitz, T Gambichler, C Kost, G Gupta, M Stücker, E Stockfleth, T Dirschka
BACKGROUND: In addition to the extent of atypical keratinocytes throughout the epidermis, actinic keratoses (AKs) are histologically characterized by downward directed basal layer expansion. It is not known if this growth pattern correlates with the risk of developing invasive squamous cell carcinoma (iSCC). OBJECTIVE: To characterize the prevalence of downward directed basal layer expansion of AKs adjacent to iSCC. METHODS: The epidermis overlying and adjacent to iSCCs was assessed histologically...
March 11, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
Vincent Johan Nijenhuis, Joyce Peper, Veronique M M Vorselaars, Martin J Swaans, Thom De Kroon, Jan A S Van der Heyden, Benno J W M Rensing, Robin Heijmen, Willem-Jan W Bos, Jurrien M Ten Berg
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with acute kidney injury (AKI), but can also improve the kidney function (IKF). We assessed the effects of kidney function changes in relation to baseline kidney function on 2-year clinical outcomes after TAVI. In total, 639 consecutive patients with aortic stenosis who underwent TAVI were stratified into 3 groups according to the ratio of serum creatinine post- to pre-TAVI: IKF (≤0.80; n = 95 [15%]), stable kidney function (0.80 to 1.5; n = 477 [75%]), and AKI (≥1...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Wen-Jun Liu, Wei Li, Yang Tang, Si-Jie Gao, Fang Fang, Feng Xu, Ye Xu
CONTEXT: Soft tissue calcifications (STCs) were incidentally found in some of the Hymenoptera-stung (HS) children when they underwent computed tomography (CT) scans for evaluating complications of vital organs. Afterwards, a predilection of STCs to the children with severe complications was clinically noticed. A hypothesis was then developed that STCs secondary to HS may correlate with poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to firstly characterize the CT findings of STCs in HS children and to confirm our hypothesis that the occurrence of STCs may act as an indicator of poor outcomes in HS children...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
Mazen Soufi, Hidetaka Arimura, Takahiro Nakamoto, Taka-Aki Hirose, Saiji Ohga, Yoshiyuki Umezu, Hiroshi Honda, Tomonari Sasaki
PURPOSE: We aimed to explore the temporal stability of radiomic features in the presence of tumor motion and the prognostic powers of temporally stable features. METHODS: We selected single fraction dynamic electronic portal imaging device (EPID) (n = 275 frames) and static digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) of 11 lung cancer patients, who received stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) under free breathing. Forty-seven statistical radiomic features, which consisted of 14 histogram-based features and 33 texture features derived from the graylevel co-occurrence and graylevel run-length matrices, were computed...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Elias Oulasvirta, Päivi Koroknay-Pál, Ahmad Hafez, Ahmed Abou Elseoud, Hanna Lehto, Aki Laakso
BACKGROUND: Population-based long-term data on pediatric patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the characteristics and long-term outcome of pediatric patients with AVM. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 805 consecutive brain AVM patients admitted to a single center between 1942 and 2014. The patients were defined as children if they were under 18 yr at admission. Children were compared to an adult cohort...
March 5, 2018: Neurosurgery
Alexandra Kovalčíková, Marianna Gyurászová, Diana Vavrincová-Yaghi, Peter Vavrinec, Ľubomíra Tóthová, Peter Boor, Katarína Šebeková, Peter Celec
Uremic encephalopathy is a severe complication of renal failure. The underlying pathogenesis is unknown although several mechanisms have been suggested. Renal failure causes oxidative stress leading to cardiovascular complications. It has been suggested as the potential mediator of uremic encephalopathy as well, but it is largely unknown whether brain tissue itself undergoes oxidative damage in uremia. The aim of our experiment was to analyze oxidative stress markers in different brain regions in an animal model of acute kidney injury (AKI)...
March 7, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
Neamatollah Ataei, Sonbol Ameli, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Alireza Oraei, Fatemeh Ataei, Behnaz Bazargani, Arash Abbasi, Mostafa Hosseini
Introduction: There is a controversy regarding accuracy of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and Cystatin C in early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The present study aimed to compare the diagnostic value of two biomarkers in this regard. Method: In the present diagnostic accuracy study, all children between the ages of 1 month to 14 years were entered. Pediatric Risk, Injury Failure, Loss, End-stage renal disease (pRIFLE) criteria was used for identification of children with AKI as the reference test...
2018: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
Bangming Cao, Chi Zhang, Haipeng Wang, Ming Xia, Xiangjun Yang
Background: Whether upper arm remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) exerts protection to kidney in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remains unknown. Methods: Sixty-four patients with STEMI were randomized to PPCI + RIPostC (n=29) and PPCI (n=35) groups. RIPostC consisting of 4 cycles of 5 minutes occlusion/reperfusion by cuff inflation/deflation of the upper arm was started within 1 minute after the first balloon dilatation...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
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