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Adrianna Douvris, Gurpreet Malhi, Swapnil Hiremath, Lauralyn McIntyre, Samuel A Silver, Sean M Bagshaw, Ron Wald, Claudio Ronco, Lindsey Sikora, Catherine Weber, Edward G Clark
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic instability related to renal replacement therapy (HIRRT) may increase the risk of death and limit renal recovery. Studies in end-stage renal disease populations on maintenance hemodialysis suggest that some renal replacement therapy (RRT)-related interventions (e.g., cool dialysate) may reduce the occurrence of HIRRT, but less is known about interventions to prevent HIRRT in critically ill patients receiving RRT for acute kidney injury (AKI). We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of RRT-related interventions for reducing HIRRT in such patients across RRT modalities...
February 22, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
P Rossignol, L Juillard
Hypertension is common in patients with chronic renal disease particularly those with diabetes. It is sometimes resistant to the pharmacological treatment. The mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist spironolactone may be indicated here. The mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists have a Class 1, Level A indication for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. There is an associated risk of worsening renal function and of hyperkalemia which does not hinder their clinical benefit. However, an appropriate biological monitoring is warranted, along with potential dose adaptations...
June 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Péter Judák, Peter Van Eenoo, Koen Deventer
The measurement of human insulin and its synthetic analogues in biological matrices has become increasingly important not only in clinical fields but also in doping control. The use of insulin and its analogues have been included in the list of prohibited substances published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This study describes a qualitative method for detection of insulin analogues (lispro, aspart, glulisine, glargine, degludec, detemir) in human urine. The sample preparation consists of a preconcentration step using ultrafiltration followed by an immunoaffinity extraction with an antibody precoated ELISA plate...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
S-Q Meng, W-B Yang, J-G Liu, J-Y Yuan, K Zhang, W-Y Ding, S-Q Yang, J-H Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of the application of high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) in children with sepsis combined with acute kidney injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 76 child patients were enrolled and randomly divided equally (n=38) into control and the observation groups respectively. The control group received conventional volume hemofiltration (the ultrafiltration rate of 35-50 ml/kg/h), and the observation group received HVHF (50-100 ml/kg/h)...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Chi-Ju Yang, Chia-Wei Wu, Chien-Chih Wu
BACKGROUND: The optimal dosing regimen of vancomycin for critically ill patients receiving continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) remains controversial, not to mention those with concurrent use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We aimed to determine if a new dosing regimen can achieve the target vancomycin trough concentration (Ctrough) of 10-20 μg/mL in patients receiving CVVH with or without ECMO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study by enrolling patients who received vancomycin while undergoing CVVH...
February 14, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Simi Muraleedharan, Aksah Sam, Helen Skaer, Maneesha S Inamdar
Insect nephrocytes provide a valuable model for kidney disease, as they are structurally and functionally homologous to mammalian kidney podocytes. They possess an exceptional macromolecular assembly, the nephrocyte diaphragm (ND), which serves as a filtration barrier and helps maintain tissue homeostasis by filtering out wastes and toxic products. However, the elements that maintain nephrocyte architecture and the ND are not understood. We show that Drosophila nephrocytes have a unique cytoplasmic cluster of F-actin, which is maintained by the microtubule cytoskeleton and Rho-GTPases...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Chiara Carla Maria Brunati, Francesca Gervasi, Costanza Casati, Maria Luisa Querques, Alberto Montoli, Giacomo Colussi
BACKGROUND: Short frequent dialysis with NxStage System One cycler (NSO) has become increasingly popular as home hemodialysis prescription. Short dialysis sessions with NSO might not allow adequate phosphate (P) removal. METHODS: Single-session and weekly balances of P and calcium (Ca) were compared in 14 patients treated with NSO (6 sessions/week) and in 14 patients on standard bicarbonate dialysis (BHD). RESULTS: NSO and BHD showed similar plasma P fall, with end-dialysis plasma P slightly lower in BHD (2...
February 16, 2018: Blood Purification
Latifa Azzouz, Nouara Boudjema, Fares Aouichat, Mohamed Kherat, Nabil Mameri
This study focuses on the treatment of both organic and metallic pollution in the Staoueli landfill leachate. This leachate contains a large amount of organic and inorganic matter and it must imperatively be treated before being released into the environment. Our work presents a comparative study between two membrane sequenced batch bioreactors (B2 contains indigenous leachate bacteria and B1 contains activated sludge). The purpose is to assess the best treatment to use, one that allows the reduction of the polluting load of the leachate and a reduction of membrane fouling...
February 13, 2018: Waste Management
Ulrich Steinwandel, Nick Gibson, Mandy Towell, Richard Parsons, James Rippey, Johan Rosman
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Measuring the prevalence of symptomatic (S-IDH) and asymptomatic intradialytic hypotension (A-IDH) or post-dialysis overhydration in a satellite haemodialysis clinic in Western Australia. BACKGROUND: Intradialytic hypotension is one of the most common side-effects of haemodialysis caused by ultrafiltration provoking a temporary volume depletion. The prevalence of asymptomatic hypotension during dialysis has been rarely reported, but is considered to have the same negative consequences as symptomatic hypotension on various end organs like the brain and the gastro-intestinal tract...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Zhonghua Huang, Mengkun Li, Na Li, Xinyuan Tang, Zhiyu Ouyang
Membrane technology is now being widely used in the field of water treatment for its unique advantages. Layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly technique is a convenient and versatile method of modified nanofiltration (NF) membranes fabrication, which can be used to control the thickness and the surface properties of membranes by chemical deposition of polyelectrolytes. Herein, a new kind of composite NF membrane with enhanced antibacterial properties was successfully fabricated through LbL self-assembly method, having polyether sulfone (PES) ultrafiltration (UF) membrane as support layer, N-[(2-hydroxy-3-trimethylammonium)propyl] chloride chitosan (HTCC) and polyacrylic acid (PAA) as active layer, and epichlorohydrin (ECH) as crosslinking reagent...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Murali K Matta, Christopher R Beekman, Adarsh Gandhi, Suresh Narayanasamy, Christopher D Thomas, Adil Mohammad, Sharron Stewart, Lin Xu, Ashok Chockalingam, Katherine Shea, Vikram Patel, Rodney Rouse
A rapid, sensitive and specific ultrafiltration inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (UF-ICP-MSICP-MS) method was developed and validated for the quantification of non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI), transferrin bound iron (TBI), drug bound iron (DI) and total iron (TI) in the same rat serum sample after intravenous (IV) administration of iron gluconate nanoparticles in sucrose solution (Ferrlecit ® ). Ultrafiltration with a 30 kDa molecular cut-off filter was used for sample cleanup. Different elution solvents were used to separate each form of iron from sample serum...
February 11, 2018: Nanomaterials
Inhyuk Yeo, Yong-Jik Lee, Kyeongseop Song, Hyeon-Su Jin, Jae-Eun Lee, Dajeong Kim, Dong-Woo Lee, Nam Joo Kang
Bioactive peptides contribute to various cellular processes including improved skin physiology. Hence, bioactive keratins have attracted considerable attention as active cosmetic ingredients for skin health. Here, we obtained low molecular weight (LMW) keratins from native chicken feathers by anaerobic digestion with an extremely thermophilic bacterium Fervidobacterium islandicum AW-1, followed by stepwise fractionation through ultrafiltration. To assess the effects of the feather keratins on skin health, we performed in vitro and ex vivo assays to investigate their inhibitory effects on matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
Keren Doenyas-Barak, Nedal Garra, Ilia Beberashvili, Shai Efrati
INTRODUCTION: Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among hemodialysis patients. We used an immersion model to evaluate the role of reduced effective circulating volume, and to examine whether facilitated refilling can prevent IDH. METHODS: Ten male hemodialysis patients who had frequent episodes of IDH were randomized to a mid-week "wet" or "dry" hemodialysis session, and subsequently underwent the other session in a crossover manner...
February 13, 2018: Hemodialysis International
María C Tarifa, Jorge E Lozano, Lorena I Brugnoni
Membrane separation systems represent a hot - spot for biofilm formation in juice industries. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) has been traditionally the disinfectant of choice; however, its effectiveness over well-established biofilms is limited. In this work the study of biofilm formation on ultrafiltration membranes was proposed. The effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures commonly used in juice industry was tested on the removal and killing of cells. The species used (Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, Candida krusei, Candida kefyr and Candida tropicalis) were isolated from ultrafiltration modules of a clarified apple juice industry...
March 2018: Food Research International
Rubén Vilcacundo, Beatriz Miralles, Wilman Carrillo, Blanca Hernández-Ledesma
Because of the continuous and direct interaction between the digestive tract and foods, dietary compounds represent an interesting source of chemopreventive agents for gastrointestinal health. In this study, the influence of a standardized static in vitro gastrointestinal digestion model on the release of peptides with chemopreventive potential from quinoa protein was investigated. Gastroduodenal digests and fractions collected by ultrafiltration were evaluated for their in plate oxygen radical absorbance capacity and in vitro colon cancer cell viability inhibitory activity...
March 2018: Food Research International
Zhongbo Zhou, Minghao Zhou, Xiaofang Yang, Junfeng Niu, Fangang Meng
Sunlight-initiated photodegradation has a great impact on the composition and properties of natural dissolved organic matter (DOM) in aquatic environments, which potentially changes the behavior and roles of DOM in water treatment facilities. Here, we explored the effect of sunlight irradiation on membrane fouling behavior of two natural DOM (i.e., Aldrich humic acid (AHA) and Suwannee River DOM (SRNOM)), particularly in the presence of calcium ion (Ca(II)). Results showed that a long-term exposure (3 months) to sunlight during the summer led to decreases in the chromophores and molecular size of both DOM...
January 29, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Chunling Xue, Yamei Shen, Xuechun Li, Li Ba, Zhao Sun, Junjie Gu, Yunfei Chen, Baitao Ma, Junji Wei, Qin Han, Robert Chunhua Zhao
Angiogenesis is a complicated and sequential process that plays an important role in different physiological processes. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are pluripotent stem cells, are widely used for the treatment of ischemic and traumatic diseases, and exosomes derived from these cells can also promote angiogenesis. Therefore, we aimed to uncover mechanisms to improve MSC exosome-mediated angiogenesis. For this study, we isolated human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAD-MSCs) and assessed differentiation ability and markers...
February 7, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
Rosilene M Elias, Valeria R C Alvares, Rosa M A Moysés
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyperphosphatemia is associated with high mortality rate in patients on dialysis. Conventional hemodialysis (HD) is a limit technique in removing phosphate (P). There is a widespread belief that P is removed mainly in the first hour of HD. The aim of this study was to certify the percentage of 1-hour removal of P as compared to the entire procedure. METHODS: data from the first dialysis of the week of 21 patients (13 men, age 44±15 years), for 3 consecutive dialysis sessions were evaluated...
January 31, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Lieselotte Lemoine, Elsy Thijssen, Jean-Paul Noben, Peter Adriaensens, Robert Carleer, Kurt Van der Speeten
Oxaliplatin is a platinum (Pt)1 containing antineoplastic agent that is applied in current clinical practice for the treatment of colon and appendiceal neoplasms. A fully validated, highly sensitive, high throughput inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method is provided to quantify the total Pt content in plasma, plasma ultrafiltrate, urine and peritoneal fluid. In this ICP-MS approach, the only step of sample preparation is a 1000-fold dilution in 0.5% nitric acid, allowing the analysis of 17 samples per hour...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Dennis Elsäßer, Johannes Ho, Reinhard Niessner, Andreas Tiehm, Michael Seidel
Hygiene of drinking water is periodically controlled by cultivation and enumeration of indicator bacteria. Rapid and comprehensive measurements of emerging pathogens are of increasing interest to improve drinking water safety. In this study, the feasibility to detect bacteriophage PhiX174 as a potential indicator for virus contamination in large volumes of water is demonstrated. Three consecutive concentration methods (continuous ultrafiltration, monolithic adsorption filtration, and centrifugal ultrafiltration) were combined to concentrate phages stepwise from 1250 L drinking water into 1 mL...
February 2, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
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