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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809130/long-noncoding-rna-a-new-contributor-and-potential-therapeutic-target-in-fibrosis
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Xiaoying Jiang, Fujun Zhang
Fibrosis is the excess deposition of extracellular matrix components which occur in multiple organs and ultimately leads to organ failure. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a kind of noncoding RNAs longer than approximately 200 nucleotides with no protein-encoding capacity. A growing body of evidence suggests that lncRNAs are also involved in tissues fibrosis in several organs, such as lungs fibrosis, liver fibrosis, renal fibrosis and cardiac fibrosis. In this review, we summarized the current studies of lncRNAs in the process of fibrosis and hopefully aid in better understanding the molecular mechanism of fibrosis and provide a basis to explore new therapeutic targets of fibrosis...
August 15, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808989/can-we-reliably-predict-the-level-of-anticoagulation-after-enoxaparin-injection-in-elderly-patients-with-renal-failure
#2
Luca Pellizzari, Roberto Facchinetti, Luigi Corrà, Anna Sepe, Francesco Fantin, Giorgia Fontana, Mauro Zamboni, Vincenzo Di Francesco
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of anti-activated factor X (anti-Xa) in patients with different degrees of chronic renal failure (CRF), treated with therapeutic doses of low molecular weight heparin. DESIGN: This prospective study evaluated the effect of age, renal function, BMI, gender, in determining the efficacy and safety of treatment with enoxaparin, evaluated by assessing the anti-Xa. The therapeutic anticoagulant range was set between 0...
August 14, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792509/regional-citrate-anticoagulation-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-with-liver-failure
#3
Keila Rodriguez, Poyyapakkam R Srivaths, Leyat Tal, Mary N Watson, Alyssa A Riley, Ryan W Himes, Moreshwar S Desai, Michael C Braun, Ayse Akcan Arikan
Pediatric liver failure patients frequently develop multiple organ failure and require continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) as part of supportive therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit. While many centers employ no anticoagulation for fear of bleeding complications, balanced coagulation disturbance predisposes these patients to clotting as well as bleeding, making maintenance of longer circuit life to deliver adequate dialysis clearance challenging. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is an attractive option as it avoids systemic anticoagulation, but since citrate metabolism is impaired in liver failure, concerns about toxicity has limited its use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792176/chikungunya-fever-presenting-as-life-threatening-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#4
Vimal Kumar, Rujul Jain, Arvind Kumar, Neeraj Nischal, Pankaj Jorwal, Manish Soneja, Sudheer Arava, Naveet Wig
It is well known for Chikungunya fever to present as myriad of skin rash along with usual joint pain and fever, but probably this is the first case report of Chikungunya fever presenting as severe life threatening thrombotic microangiopathy, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura leading to multiple areas of skin necrosis, peripheral digital gangrene, haemolytic anemia, renal failure and severe thrombocytopenia with bleeding. This complication was most likely due to inhibitor autoantibody formation against ADAMTS13 triggered by chikungunya virus leading to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791185/use-of-hemadsorption-in-a-case-of-pediatric-toxic-shock-syndrome
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Andrea Berkes, Edit Szikszay, János Kappelmayer, Adrienne Kerényi, Tamás Szabó, László Ujhelyi, Krisztina Bari, György Balla, József Balla
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome is a potentially fatal toxin-mediated disease. The role of toxins in this clinical entity made us hypothesize that extracorporeal blood purification with CytoSorb® could play a beneficial role in the clinical management of toxic shock syndrome. This case report describes the successful treatment of toxic shock syndrome using a combination of renal replacement therapy and hemadsorption in a pediatric patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old girl with Down's syndrome presented with an inflamed area surrounding an insect bite, signs of systemic inflammation, and multiple organ failure...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774276/successful-treatment-of-highly-advanced-immunoglobulin-g4-related-kidney-disease-presenting-renal-mass-like-regions-with-end-stage-kidney-failure-a-case-study
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Hiroyuki Ono, Taichi Murakami, Akira Mima, Eriko Shibata, Masanori Tamaki, Sakiya Yoshimoto, Sayo Ueda, Fumi Kishi, Seiji Kishi, Takashi Kawanaka, Motokazu Matsuura, Kojiro Nagai, Hideharu Abe, Masashi Harada, Toshio Doi
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease characterized by immunoglobulin G4-positive plasma cell-rich tubulointerstitial nephritis has distinctive serological and radiological findings. Renal prognosis is good because of a good response to glucocorticoids. Here we report a case of successful treatment of highly advanced immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease presenting renal mass-like regions with end-stage kidney failure. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital because of uremia with a creatinine level of 12...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770407/ct-fluoroscopy-guided-renal-tumour-cutting-needle-biopsy-retrospective-evaluation-of-diagnostic-yield-safety-and-risk-factors-for-diagnostic-failure
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Toshihiro Iguchi, Takao Hiraki, Yusuke Matsui, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Jun Sakurai, Yoshihisa Masaoka, Hideo Gobara, Susumu Kanazawa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate retrospectively the diagnostic yield, safety, and risk factors for diagnostic failure of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided renal tumour biopsy. METHODS: Biopsies were performed for 208 tumours (mean diameter 2.3 cm; median diameter 2.1 cm; range 0.9-8.5 cm) in 199 patients. One hundred and ninety-nine tumours were ≤4 cm. All 208 initial procedures were divided into diagnostic success and failure groups. Multiple variables related to the patients, lesions, and procedures were assessed to determine the risk factors for diagnostic failure...
August 2, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768698/the-future-advances-in-therapeutic-approach-and-management-strategies-for-men1
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Rachel S van Leeuwaarde, Joanne M de Laat, Carolina R C Pieterman, Koen M A Dreijerink, Menno Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 is a rare autosomal inherited disorder associated with a high risk for patients to simultaneously develop tumours of the parathyroid glands, duodeno-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and tumors of the anterior pituitary gland. Early identification of MEN1 in patients enables presymptomatic screening of manifestations which makes timely interventions possible with the intention to prevent morbidity and mortality. Causes of death nowadays have shifted towards local or metastatic progression of malignant neuro endocrine tumors...
August 2, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766550/-current-approaches-to-treating-of-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-with-renal-failure-questions-and-proofs
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I G Rekhtina, L P Mendeleeva
Renal failure (RF) is detected in 20-30% of patients at the onset of multiple myeloma (MM), in 50% of patients during its progression. The advent of new, highly effective agents has considerably expanded the possibilities of treatment in MM patients. Unfortunately, patients with RF, especially those with severe RF, were not included in the majority of investigations. The available data are based on the results of treatment in small groups of patients generally without the morphological identification of nephropathies, with varying severity of RF, which explains significant differences in renal response rates...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762615/plasma-cell-neoplasm-as-a-risk-factor-for-early-thrombosis-of-arteriovenous-fistula
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Yoshitaka Kinoshita, Akira Ishikawa, Konan Hara, Toru Sugihara, Yoshitaka Ishibashi, Yukio Homma
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that presence of plasma cell neoplasms might be a risk for thrombosis of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) as well as other well-known factors including age, sex, race, and presence of diabetes mellitus or certain vascular disorders. METHODS: In this single-center, retrospective study based on medical record data, we investigated the influence of plasma cell neoplasms and the above-mentioned factors on the occurrence of complete occlusive thrombosis of the AVF within 30 days after surgery for creation of the AVF...
August 1, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762163/polycystin-2-dependent-cardio-protective-mechanisms-revealed-by-cardiac-stress
#11
Esther Giehl, Fernanda O Lemos, Yan Huang, Frank J Giordano, Ivana Y Kuo, Barbara E Ehrlich
Although autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the development of multiple kidney cysts, the most frequent cause of death in ADPKD patients is cardiovascular disease. ADPKD is linked to mutations in PKD1 or pkd2, the genes that encode for the proteins polycystin 1 and polycystin 2 (PC1 and PC2, respectively). The cardiovascular complications have been assumed to be a consequence of renal hypertension and activation of renin/angiotensin/aldosterone (RAAS) pathway. However, the expression of PC1 and PC2 in cardiac tissue suggests additional direct effects of these proteins on cardiac function...
July 31, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761643/a-prospective-randomised-trial-of-isolated-pathogens-of-surgical-site-infections-ssi
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Konstantinos Alexiou, Ioannis Drikos, Maria Terzopoulou, Nikolaos Sikalias, Argyrios Ioannidis, Nikolaos Economou
BACKGROUND: Every surgical wound is colonized by bacteria, but only a small percentage displays symptoms of infection. The distribution of pathogens isolated in surgical site infections has not significantly changed over the last decades. Staph. Aureus, Coag(-) Staphylococci, Enterococcus spp and E. Coli are the main strains appearing. In addition, a continuously rising proportion of surgical site infections caused by resistant bacterial species (MRSA, C. Albicans) has been reported...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761239/sequential-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-followed-by-renal-transplant-in-multiple-myeloma
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D Bhowmik, S Yadav, L Kumar, S Agarwal, S K Agarwal, S Gupta
A 30-year-old female was symptomatic with headache, fatigue, and weakness since October 2011 and was told to have anemia. In January 2012, she was admitted outside with pulmonary edema. Investigations revealed advanced azotemia, anemia, and hypercalcemia. Urine showed 2 + proteins and 30-35 red blood cells. There was no history of oral ulcers, rash, Raynaud's phenomenon, or hemoptysis. She was evaluated for causes of rapidly progressive "renal failure." Hemolytic work-up; antinuclear antibody, double-stranded DNA, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody were negative...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760196/effects-of-pep-1-fk506bp-on-cyst-formation-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Hyo Sang Jo, Won Sik Eum, Eun Young Park, Je Young Ko, Do Yeon Kim, Dae Won Kim, Min Jea Shin, Ora Son, Su Bin Cho, Jung Hwan Park, Chi Hern Lee, Eun Ji Yeo, Hyeon Ji Yeo, Yeon Joo Choi, Jong Kyu Youn, Sung-Woo Cho, Jinseu Park, Jong Hoon Park, Soo Young Choi
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common inherited disorders, whereby progressive cyst formation in the kidney leads to renal failure. FK506 binding protein 12 (FK506BP) is an immunophilin protein which performs multiple functions including regulation of cell signaling and survival. In this study, we determined the roles of PEP-1-FK506BP on cell proliferation and cyst formation in PKD cells. Purified PEP-1-FK506BP transduced into PKD cells and markedly inhibited cell proliferation. Also, PEP-1-FK506BP drastically inhibited the expression levels of p-Akt, p-p70S6K, p-mTOR, and p-ERK in PKD cells...
July 28, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754616/role-of-uremic-toxin-indoxyl-sulfate-in-the-progression-of-cardiovascular-disease
#15
REVIEW
Huichang Gao, Shan Liu
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is relatively high. Deterioration of renal function in CKD leads to accumulation of indoxyl sulfate, a tryptophan metabolite produced by gut microbiota. It is acknowledged that indoxyl sulfate is capable to stimulate oxidative stress, which in turn contributes to the progression of vascular disorders and its resultant coronary artery disease. Recent research have demonstrated the adverse effects of indoxyl sulfate on the heart, together with the acceleration of vascular dysfunction, suggesting that indoxyl sulfate might contribute to high prevalence of CVD in CKD...
July 25, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747315/renal-tubular-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-accelerate-the-recovery-of-established-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Jesus H Dominguez, Yunlong Liu, Hongyu Gao, James M Dominguez, Danhui Xie, K J Kelly
Ischemic renal injury is a complex syndrome; multiple cellular abnormalities cause accelerating cycles of inflammation, cellular damage, and sustained local ischemia. There is no single therapy that effectively resolves the renal damage after ischemia. However, infusions of normal adult rat renal cells have been a successful therapy in several rat renal failure models. The sustained broad renal benefit achieved by relatively few donor cells led to the hypothesis that extracellular vesicles (EV, largely exosomes) derived from these cells are the therapeutic effector in situ We now show that EV from adult rat renal tubular cells significantly improved renal function when administered intravenously 24 and 48 hours after renal ischemia in rats...
July 26, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745687/-nephrological-aspects-of-complement-mediated-thrombotic-microangiopathy
#17
A V Smirnov, A V Karunnaya, V A Dobronravov
AIM: To analyze cases of complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (C-TMA) in the daily practice of a hospital nephrology department, relative to the general aspects of the clinical course, therapy, and short-term outcomes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The prospective study conducted in the period June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016 included 10 patients with C-TMA newly diagnosed during hospitalization. Standard demographic parameters, generally accepted clinical data showing the severity of TMA and the involvement of vital organs were recorded at admission...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743130/sglt-2-inhibition-a-potential-new-treatment-for-diabetic-kidney-disease
#18
Robert D Toto
Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney failure. Treatments with drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system have proven beneficial in slowing kidney disease progression among those with diabetes; their benefit is limited and they do not stop disease progression. Despite multiple clinical trials of various interventions including dual blockade of the renin-angiotensin system over the past 15 years, no new therapies have emerged to slow kidney disease progression in diabetes. SGLT-2 inhibitors are a new class of antiglycemic drugs that have been shown to lower blood glucose by inhibition of the sodium-glucose transporter 2 in the proximal tubule of the kidney...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737647/risk-factors-for-30-day-hospital-readmission-for-diverticular-hemorrhage
#19
Jonah N Rubin, Daniel Shoag, John N Gaetano, Dejan Micic, Neil Sengupta
INTRODUCTION: The 2010 Affordable Care Act introduced the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to reduce health care utilization. Diverticular disease and its complications remain a leading cause of hospitalization among gastrointestinal disease. We sought to determine risk factors for 30-day hospital readmissions after hospitalization for diverticular bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We utilized the 2013 National Readmission Database sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality focusing on hospitalizations with the primary or secondary discharge diagnosis of diverticular hemorrhage or diverticulitis with hemorrhage...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735994/kidney-transplantation-using-gonadal-vein-for-venous-anastomosis-in-patients-with-iliac-vein-thrombosis-or-stenosis-a-series-of-cases
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J B G de Cerqueira, C M C de Oliveira, B G B Silva, L C O Santos, A G Fernandes, P F C B C Fernandes, E L Maia
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. The standard surgery uses the recipient's iliac vessels for vascular anastomosis. Thrombosis and/or stenosis of the iliac vein, which are possible complications of multiple vascular access points for dialysis, can be detected intraoperatively, constituting a surgical challenge. An infrequently reported option is the use of the gonadal vein. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of venous anastomosis in the gonadal vein in patients with iliac vein thrombosis and/or stenosis submitted to kidney transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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