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Metabolic and kidney stone

Ayse Betul Ergul, Mehmet Kara, Cigdem Karakukcu, Arzu Tasdemir, Humeyra Aslaner, Mehmet Ali Ergul, Sebahattin Muhtaroglu, Gozde Erturk Zararsiz, Yasemin Altuner Torun
Boron plays roles in the metabolism of calcium, vitamin D, steroid hormones, healthy bone development, and maintenance of cell membranes. The biological effects of boron are dose-dependent but follow a U-shaped pattern, rendering it important to define the active range. The studies of Bahadoran et al. on rats and Naghii et al. on humans showed that low doses of boron (3 and 10 mg/day) prevented kidney stone formation. The aim of this study was to determine whether high doses of boron have an anti-urolithiatic or antioxidant effect on nephrolithiasis in an experimental rat model...
March 8, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Spatola Leonardo, Ferraro Manuel Pietro, Gambaro Giovanni, Badalamenti Salvatore, Dauriz Marco
Uric acid nephrolithiasis (UAN) is an increasingly common disease in ethnically diverse populations and constitutes about 10% of all kidney stones. Metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus are accounted amongst the major risk factors for UAN, together with environmental exposure, individual lifestyle habits and genetic predisposition. The development and overt manifestation of UAN appears to stem on the background of insulin resistance, which acts at the kidney level by reducing urinary pH, thus hampering the ability of the kidney to generate renal ammonium in response to an acid load...
March 3, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Muhammed A P Manzoor, M Mujeeburahiman, Punchappady-Devasya Rekha
Urinary stones are complex mineralogical formations in the urinary system often impairing the kidney function. Several studies have attempted to understand the mechanisms of stone formation and growth; however, it remains to be fully explored. Here, we present a detailed investigation on the morphological and mineralogical characterizations of urinary stones. Structural properties of different types of urinary stones were done by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) analyses...
March 5, 2018: Urolithiasis
Daniel J Lama, Shoaib Safiullah, Albert Yang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Jaime Landman, Ralph V Clayman
The concept of adipose tissue as an organ unto itself represents a new medical construct; already differences in the volume of perirenal fat around a tumor-bearing kidney have been described. We hypothesized that renal calculi may have similar impact on perirenal fat or alternatively abnormalities in urinary metabolites may be the result of perirenal fat affecting renal metabolism and subsequent stone formation. Accordingly, we conducted a study utilizing three-dimensional imaging software to evaluate perirenal fat volume (PFV) in patients with nephrolithiasis...
March 2, 2018: Urolithiasis
Richard J Johnson, George L Bakris, Claudio Borghi, Michel B Chonchol, David Feldman, Miguel A Lanaspa, Tony R Merriman, Orson W Moe, David B Mount, Laura Gabriella Sanchez Lozada, Eli Stahl, Daniel E Weiner, Glenn M Chertow
Urate is a cause of gout, kidney stones, and acute kidney injury from tumor lysis syndrome, but its relationship to kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes remains controversial. A scientific workshop organized by the National Kidney Foundation was held in September 2016 to review current evidence. Cell culture studies and animal models suggest that elevated serum urate concentrations can contribute to kidney disease, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. Epidemiologic evidence also supports elevated serum urate concentrations as a risk factor for the development of kidney disease, hypertension, and diabetes, but differences in methodologies and inpacts on serum urate concentrations by even subtle changes in kidney function render conclusions uncertain...
February 26, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Jessica Sheehan Tangren, Camille E Powe, Jeffrey Ecker, Kate Bramham, Elizabeth Ankers, S Ananth Karumanchi, Ravi Thadhani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kidney stones are associated with future development of hypertension, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Our objective was to assess whether stone formation before pregnancy was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications in pregnancy. We hypothesized that stone formation is a marker of metabolic disease and would be associated with higher risk for maternal complications in pregnancy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of women who delivered infants at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 2006 to 2015...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
G Gambaro, D S Goldfarb, R Baccaro, J Hirsch, N Topilow, S D'Alonzo, G Gambassi, P M Ferraro
Medullary sponge kidney (MSK) is a cause of nephrocalcinosis, associated with hematuria, renal colic, pyelonephritis. There are rare and atypical MSK cases characterized by chronic severe pain (CP), whose features are unknown, in particular the relationship with the stone disease activity. This study analyzes a cohort of MSK-CP patients belonging to three North-America self-support Facebook groups. Patients had to self-administer an on-line questionnaire (on intensity, progression and MSK-associated conditions, stone-related disease, pain features, drug use), the Brief Pain Inventory, the Fatigue Severity Score, and Wisconsin Quality of Life (WQL) in stone formers questionnaires...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Víctor M García Nieto, Xochitl Illian Pérez Bastida, María Salvador Cañibano, Victoria E García Rodríguez, Margarita Monge Zamorano, María Isabel Luis Yanes
BACKGROUND: Various genetic and environmental factors are involved in urolithiasis. The 2 most common metabolic abnormalities are the increase in urinary calcium and low urinary citrate excretion. The ratio calculated between the concentrations of both substances is a good risk marker for the formation of calcium stones. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the risk of urinary calcium stone formation changes throughout the day in the same patient. METHODS: We studied 56 children (23V, 33M) to check if they had prelithiasis...
February 14, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Iacopo Chiodini, Mark J Bolland
Osteoporosis and fragility fractures are important social and economic problems worldwide and are due to both the loss of bone mineral density and sarcopenia. Indeed, fragility fractures are associated with increased disability, morbidity and mortality. It is known that a normal calcium balance together with a normal vitamin D status is important for maintaining well-balanced bone metabolism and for many years calcium and vitamin D has been considered crucial in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
Andrea Domenico Pratico, Martino Ruggieri, Raffaele Falsaperla, Piero Pavone
Topiramate is a well-known anticonvulsant drug with a broad spectrum of actions. It has been proposed in the treatment of several types of epileptic seizures both in monotherapy and in add-on. Its usage has been extended to other disorders including migraine, essential tremor, obesity, alcohol and drug addiction. The most frequent side-effects of topiramate include dizziness, somnolence, insomnia, and ataxia. Paraesthesia, metabolic acidosis, kidney stones, hypohidrosis, cognitive impairment and eye symptoms have been also reported...
February 12, 2018: Current Drug Safety
Haisong Lin, Xiujuan Zhu, Jun Long, Yang Chen, Yuanliang Xie, Ming Liao, Jianxin Chen, Jiarong Tian, Shengzhu Huang, Ruiqiang Tang, Xiaoying Xian, Suchun Wei, Qiuyan Wang, Zengnan Mo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent studies have shown that genetic factors are involved in the development of kidney stone disease (KSD). A case-control association analysis was performed to investigate the association between homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 2 (HIPK2; OMIM *606868) polymorphisms and KSD. METHODS: A total of 890 KSD patients and 920 healthy subjects were analyzed. Polymorphisms were genotyped using SNPscanTM high-throughput SNP classification technology...
February 8, 2018: Gene
Chelsie E Armbruster, Harry L T Mobley, Melanie M Pearson
Proteus mirabilis , a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium most noted for its swarming motility and urease activity, frequently causes catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) that are often polymicrobial. These infections may be accompanied by urolithiasis, the development of bladder or kidney stones due to alkalinization of urine from urease-catalyzed urea hydrolysis. Adherence of the bacterium to epithelial and catheter surfaces is mediated by 17 different fimbriae, most notably MR/P fimbriae...
February 2018: EcoSal Plus
Inga Bikulčienė, Laima Vasiliauskaitė, Zita Aušrelė Kučinskienė, Arvydas Kaminskas, Vaiva Hendrixson
BACKGROUND Fatty acids (FA) and their metabolites are closely related to some mechanisms involved in the development of uronephrolithiasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between FA composition and type of kidney stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS Abdominal adipose tissue fatty acid methyl esters of 71 men with nephrolithiasis were identified by GC/MS, and the type of kidney stones was identified using FTIR infrared spectroscopy. Patients were divided into groups according to diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (MS) and type of kidney stone...
February 9, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Fabiola Pazos Pérez
BACKGROUND: Uric acid (UA) stones are responsible for 5-10% of the formation of all kidney stones. Recently, an association between UA stones and insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and obesity has been demonstrated and so the incidence has increased. The development of UA stones is dependent on several risk factors, including genetic predisposition, geographical location, dietary indiscretion, and various metabolic characteristics. SUMMARY: UA nephrolithiasis can arise from diverse etiologies, all with distinct underlying defects converging to one or more of 3 defects of hyperuricosuria, acidic urine pH, and low urinary volume...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Mehmet Ozgur Yucel, Serkan Ozcan, Gokhan Tirpan, Murat Bagcioglu, Arif Aydin, Arif Demirbas, Tolga Karakan
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of respiratory induced kidney mobility on success of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) with an electrohydraulic lithotripter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2013 and April 2015, 158 patients underwent SWL treatment for kidney stones with an electrohydraulic lithotripter. The exclusion criteria were presence of a known metabolic disease (such as cystinuria), non-opaque stones, need for focusing with ultrasonography, abnormal habitus, urinary tract abnormalities, and inability to tolerate SWL until the end of the procedure...
December 25, 2017: Urology Journal
David S Goldfarb, Michael Grasso
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare inherited metabolic disorders associated with recurrent and often obstructive kidney stones are important to the prevention of chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease. Two case studies in this article describe the diagnosis and management of cystinuria, the most common rare kidney stone disorder.
March 2017: Urologic Nursing
Harald Seeger, Andrea Kaelin, Pietro M Ferraro, Damian Weber, Philippe Jaeger, Patrice Ambuehl, William G Robertson, Robert Unwin, Carsten A Wagner, Nilufar Mohebbi
BACKGROUND: Kidney stone disease is common in industrialized countries. Recently, it has attracted growing attention, because of its significant association with adverse renal outcomes, including end stage renal disease. Calcium-containing kidney stones are frequent with high recurrence rates. While hypercalciuria is a well-known risk factor, restricted intake of animal protein and sodium, combined with normal dietary calcium, has been shown to be more effective in stone prevention compared with a low-calcium diet...
December 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Roa'A AlJohani, Ari Polachek, Justine Yang Ye, Vinod Chandran, Dafna D Gladman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have hyperuricemia (HUC) and their outcomes, especially cardiovascular (CVD) and kidney diseases. METHODS: Patients have been followed prospectively at the PsA clinic according to a standard protocol at 6- to 12-month intervals. We defined HUC in men > 450 µ mol/l or women > 360 µ mol/l. We matched patients with HUC based on sex and age ± 5 years with normal uric acid patients...
February 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Ziqi He, Xiaofeng Guan, Yunlong Liu, Zhiwei Tao, Quan Liu, Jihua Wu, Yaoliang Deng
Oxalate (Ox) is a metabolic end product that is produced by the kidneys and is associated with several pathological conditions. The accumulation of oxalate in the body is one of the factors that lead to calcium oxalate kidney stones. To simulate the high-concentration Ox environment in vivo , we established an in vitro model of high Ox using renal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells. Cell viability and proliferation were assessed to evaluate the effects of various concentrations (0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10Mm) of Ox on HK-2 cells to select the optimum concentration and time to extract the exosomes...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
Salah Termos, Majd AlKabbani, Tim Ulinski, Sami Sanjad, Henri Kotobi, Francois Chalard, Bilal Aoun
Congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is the most common cause of upper urinary tract obstruction in children. It is generally diagnosed in the routine work-up during antenatal period and is characterized by spontaneous recovery. It can be associated with urolithiasis; hence further investigation should be carried out. We report the case of a 15-year-old boy, who is known to have right UPJO, presented with right renal colic and discovered to have bilateral kidney stones. Further studies showed primary hyperparathyroidism and genetic analysis revealed a CDC73 mutation (initially HRPT2)...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
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