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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
#1
Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528353/adrenomedullin-ameliorates-podocyte-injury-induced-by-puromycin-aminonucleoside-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-through-modulation-of-rho-gtpases
#2
Nan Dong, Lixia Meng, Ruqun Xue, Meng Yu, Zhonghua Zhao, Xueguang Liu
PURPOSE: Podocyte injury is a key event in proteinuric kidney disease and eventually glomerular scarring. While adrenomedullin (AM), a potent vasodilatory peptide, has been reported to confer renoprotection in several experimental models of kidney diseases, its effect on injured podocytes and the related mechanism is still largely unknown. METHODS: Employing Western blotting analysis, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence, we investigated the effects of AM on the expressions of podocyte cytoskeletal proteins and Rho-family small GTPases (Rho GTPases) in puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN)-induced podocyte injury, both in cultured podocytes and in PAN nephrosis rats...
May 20, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526271/an-in-vitro-urinary-catheterization-model-that-approximates-clinical-conditions-for-evaluation-of-innovations-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections
#3
R Y R Chua, K Lim, S S J Leong, P A Tambyah, B Ho
BACKGROUND: Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) account for about 25% of nosocomial infections globally and often result in increased morbidity and healthcare costs. An added concern is the presence of microbial biofilms which are major reservoirs of bacteria, especially antibiotic resistant bacteria, in catheters. Since the practice of the closed drainage system, innovations to combat CAUTI have not produced significant improvements in clinical outcomes. The lack of a robust laboratory platform to test new CAUTI preventive strategies may impede development of novel technologies...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514645/oleanolic-acid-modulates-the-renin-angiotensin-system-and-cardiac-natriuretic-hormone-concomitantly-with-volume-and-pressure-balance-in-rats
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You Mee Ahn, Yoon Hee Choi, Jung Joo Yoon, Yun Jung Lee, Kyung Woo Cho, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Oleanolic acid is known to possess beneficial effects on the regulation of the cardiovascular homeostasis. However, the exact nature of the role of oleanolic acid on the regulation of body fluid balance and blood pressure homeostasis and its mechanisms involved are not well defined. Experiments were performed to identify the effects of oleanolic acid on the renin-angiotensin system and cardiac natriuretic hormone (ANP) system, and also renal function and blood pressure in normotensive and renovascular hypertensive rats...
May 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511711/sglt2-inhibitors-a-novel-choice-for-the-combination-therapy-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#5
REVIEW
Honghong Zou, Baoqin Zhou, Gaosi Xu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the most common cause of end stage renal disease. The comprehensive management of DKD depends on combined target-therapies for hyperglycemia, hypertension, albuminuria, and hyperlipaemia, etc. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, the most recently developed oral hypoglycemic agents acted on renal proximal tubules, suppress glucose reabsorption and increase urinary glucose excretion. Besides improvements in glycemic control, they presented excellent performances in direct renoprotective effects and the cardiovascular (CV) safety by decreasing albuminuria and the independent CV risk factors such as body weight and blood pressure, etc...
May 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484968/a-practical-review-of-c-peptide-testing-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Emma Leighton, Christopher Ar Sainsbury, Gregory C Jones
C-peptide is a widely used measure of pancreatic beta cell function. It is produced in equimolar amounts to endogenous insulin but is excreted at a more constant rate over a longer time. Methods of estimation include urinary and unstimulated and stimulated serum sampling. Modern assays detect levels of c-peptide which can be used to guide diabetes diagnosis and management. We explore the evidence behind the various tests available. We recommend the glucagon stimulation c-peptide testing owing to its balance of sensitivity and practicality...
May 8, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484118/effects-of-tolvaptan-with-or-without-the-pre-administration-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Sen Adachi, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Yuhei Shiga, Tadaaki Arimura, Joji Morii, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Atsushi Iwata, Natsumi Morito, Kanta Fujimi, Eiji Yahiro, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Keijiro Saku
We examined whether tolvaptan combined with an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) is more effective than tolvaptan alone in the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). Sixty-five hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HF were included in this study. They were divided into 2 groups; an ARB/ACE-I group (n = 44, who received ARB or ACE-I before the use of tolvaptan) and a non-ARB/ACE-I group (n = 21). There were no significant differences in patient characteristics including medications at baseline between the non-ARB/ACE-I and ARB/ACE-I groups with the exception of the percentages of hypertension and ischemic heart disease...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480657/urinary-glucose-screening-for-early-detection-of-asymptomatic-type-2-diabetes-in-jeonbuk-province-korean-schoolchildren
#8
Min Sun Kim, Dae Yeol Lee
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of glucosuria and the characteristics of diabetes in schoolchildren as detected by a school urine glucose screening program implemented from 2010 to 2013 in the Jeonbuk province area of Korea. A total of 110 children without known diabetes were analyzed. They were checked with an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with other laboratory tests and their clinical data were collected. A total of 707,238 schoolchildren from a school population of 1,064,999 were screened for glucosuria...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474961/urine-peptidomic-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-patients-with-systematic-lupus-erythematosus
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M Pejchinovski, J Siwy, W Mullen, H Mischak, M A Petri, L C Burkly, R Wei
Background Systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized with various complications which can cause serious organ damage in the human body. Despite the significant improvements in disease management of SLE patients, the non-invasive diagnosis is entirely missing. In this study, we used urinary peptidomic biomarkers for early diagnosis of disease onset to improve patient risk stratification, vital for effective drug treatment. Methods Urine samples from patients with SLE, lupus nephritis (LN) and healthy controls (HCs) were analyzed using capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-MS) for state-of-the-art biomarker discovery...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468965/cell-specific-qrt-pcr-of-renal-epithelial-cells-reveals-a-novel-innate-immune-signature-in-murine-collecting-duct
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Vijay Saxena, David S Hains, John Ketz, Melinda Chanley, John D Spencer, Brian Becknell, Keith R Pierce, Raoul D Nelson, Jeffrey M Purkerson, George J Schwartz, Andrew L Schwaderer
The urinary tract is usually culture negative despite its close proximity to microbial flora. The precise mechanisms by which the kidneys and urinary tract defends against infection is not well understood. The initial kidney cells to encounter ascending pathogens are the collecting tubule cells which consist of principal cells (PCs) that express aquaporin 2 (AQP2) and intercalated cells (ICs) that express vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase, B1 subunit). We have previously shown that ICs are involved with the human renal innate immune defense...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465376/therapeutic-considerations-for-antihyperglycemic-agents-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#11
Joshua J Neumiller, Radica Z Alicic, Katherine R Tuttle
Diabetic kidney disease is among the most frequent complications of diabetes, with approximately 50% of patients with ESRD attributed to diabetes in developed countries. Although intensive glycemic management has been shown to delay the onset and progression of increased urinary albumin excretion and reduced GFR in patients with diabetes, conservative dose selection and adjustment of antihyperglycemic medications are necessary to balance glycemic control with safety. A growing body of literature is providing valuable insight into the cardiovascular and renal safety and efficacy of newer antihyperglycemic medications in the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, and sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor classes of medications...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449402/postprandial-renal-haemodynamic-effect-of-lixisenatide-versus-once-daily-insulin-glulisine-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-on-insulin-glargine-an-8-week-randomised-open-label-trial
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Lennart Tonneijck, Marcel H A Muskiet, Mark M Smits, Trynke Hoekstra, Mark H H Kramer, A H Jan Danser, Michaela Diamant, Jaap A Joles, Daniël H van Raalte
AIMS: To determine whether lixisenatide, a prandial short-acting glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist (GLP-1RA), ameliorates postprandial glomerular hyperfiltration in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-patients compared to insulin-glulisine (iGlu) . METHODS: Postprandial renal haemodynamic effects of 8-week treatment with lixisenatide 20 µg versus once-daily titrated iGlu were measured in 35 overweight T2DM-patients inadequately controlled on insulin-glargine, with or without metformin (mean±SD age 62 ± 7years, HbA1c 8...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439299/substance-p-enhances-lactic-acid-and-tyramine-production-in-enterococcus-faecalis-v583-and-promotes-its-cytotoxic-effect-on-intestinal-caco-2-tc7-cells
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Kelly Biaggini, Valérie Borrel, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub, Awa N'Diaye, Arthur Zébré, Maryse Bonnin-Jusserand, Guillaume Duflos, Marc Feuilloley, Djamel Drider, Pierre Déchelotte, Nathalie Connil
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis, generally considered as a saprophytic bowel commensal, has recently emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen causing severe urinary tract infections, surgical wound infections, bacteremia, and bacterial endocarditis. This bacterium is capable of forming biofilms on various surfaces and its high level of antibiotic resistance contributes to its pathogenicity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on E. faecalis, of Substance P (SP), an antimicrobial peptide that is produced in the gut and skin...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429785/natriuretic-peptide-receptor-guanylyl-cyclase-a-pathway-counteracts-glomerular-injury-evoked-by-aldosterone-through-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-inhibition
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Yukiko Kato, Kiyoshi Mori, Masato Kasahara, Keisuke Osaki, Akira Ishii, Keita P Mori, Naohiro Toda, Shoko Ohno, Takashige Kuwabara, Takeshi Tokudome, Ichiro Kishimoto, Moin A Saleem, Taiji Matsusaka, Kazuwa Nakao, Masashi Mukoyama, Motoko Yanagita, Hideki Yokoi
Guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A) signaling, a natriuretic peptide receptor, exerts renoprotective effects by stimulating natriuresis and reducing blood pressure. Previously we demonstrated massive albuminuria with hypertension in uninephrectomized, aldosterone-infused, and high salt-fed (ALDO) systemic GC-A KO mice with enhanced phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in podocytes. In the present study, we examined the interaction between p38 MAPK and GC-A signaling. The administration of FR167653, p38 MAPK inhibitor, reduced systolic blood pressure (SBP), urinary albumin excretion, segmental sclerosis, podocyte injury, and apoptosis...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428067/targeting-and-synergistic-action-of-an-antifungal-peptide-in-an-antibiotic-drug-delivery-system
#15
Seong-Cheol Park, Young-Min Kim, Jong-Kook Lee, Nam-Hong Kim, Eun-Ji Kim, Hun Heo, Min-Young Lee, Jung Ro Lee, Mi-Kyeong Jang
Amphotericin B (AmB) has been widely used against fungal infections throughout almost the entire body, including the skin, nails, oral cavity, respiratory tract, and urinary tract. However, the development of AmB-loaded nanoparticles demands a novel technique that reduces its toxicity and other associated problems. Here, we developed a pH-responsive and redox-sensitive polymer-based AmB-delivery carrier system. In particular, this system was functionalized by conjugation with the antifungal peptide histatin 5, which acts both as a targeting ligand and a synergistic antifungal molecule against Candida albicans, a major systemic fungal pathogen of humans...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422484/direct-synthesis-of-dextran-based-antibacterial-hydrogels-for-extended-release-of-biocides-and-eradication-of-topical-biofilms
#16
Jiaul Hoque, Jayanta Haldar
Cationic small molecular biocides have been developed as promising antibiofilm agents because of their tunability in chemical structures and their ability to disrupt established biofilms. However, the impact of biocides in antibiofilm treatment is largely limited due to the lack of an effective delivery system that can ensure sustained release of biocides at the target site. Herein we report a biocide-encapsulated antibacterial and antibiofilm hydrogel that acts as an efficient delivery vehicle for the biocide and eradicates matured bacterial biofilm...
May 2, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420715/role-of-soluble-and-membrane-bound-dipeptidylpeptidase-4-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#17
Ahmed A Hasan, Berthold Hocher
Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most frequent, devastating, and costly complications of diabetes. The available therapeutic approaches are limited. Dipeptidyl peptidase type 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors represent a new class of glucose-lowering drugs that might have in addition reno-protective properties. DPP-4 exists in two forms: a plasma membrane-bound form and a soluble form, and can exert many biological actions mainly through its peptidase activity and interaction with extracellular matrix components. The kidneys have the highest DPP-4 expression level in mammalians...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406696/proteomics-approach-for-identification-of-iga-nephropathy-related-biomarkers-in-urine
#18
P Prikryl, L Vojtova, D Maixnerova, M Vokurka, M Neprasova, T Zima, V Tesar
Proteinuria is often used as a surrogate marker in monitoring and predicting outcome in patients with chronic kidney diseases, but it is non-specific. IgAN belongs to the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide with serious prognosis. The main aim of this work was to assess differences in urine proteins in patients with IgA nephropathy and to identify abnormal proteins as potential biomarkers of IgA nephropathy or the renal disease. In our pilot project, we selected 20 patients and compared them with 20 healthy volunteers...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406086/postprandial-serum-c-peptide-level-is-associated-with-increased-urinary-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Eijiro Yamada, Tsugumichi Saito, Yawara Niijima, Shuichi Okada, Masanobu Yamada
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April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404947/identification-of-urine-biomarkers-associated-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
#20
Weiwei Wang, Shanshan Wang, Man Zhang
Lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) progression is accompanied by changes in protein levels that may be reflected in body fluids, such as urine. Urine collected from LAC patients (n=34) and healthy controls (n=36) was analyzed via matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) combined with weak cationic exchange magnetic beads. The results revealed 76 urinary polypeptides significantly different between LAC patients and normal controls (P<0.05). Twenty-two of these peptides were up-regulated and 54 were down-regulated...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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