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Kidney ultrasonography

Svetlana Villevalde, Zhanna Kovbalava
OBJECTIVE: Microalbuminuria (MAU) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are the signs of subclinical kidney damage, independently predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to investigate the relative role of MAU, cardiac and vascular ultrasonography, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) for the detection of hypertensive target organ damage (TOD) and risk stratification. DESIGN AND METHOD: In 576 non-diabetic hypertensive patients without established cardiovascular or renal disease (291 male, 53...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Farag E Salama, Qasem A Anass, Abdelnaem A Abdelrahman, Elsayed B Saeed
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and arterial stiffness are useful markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and significantly correlate with various metabolic risk factors. Chemerin is one of the adipokines that may represent a link between obesity and inflammation and may be a potential candidate playing a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular complications. Therefore, we studied the relationship of chemerin levels with atherosclerosis as measured by CIMT in diabetic CKD patients, either predialysis or on hemodialysis (HD)...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Emmelie Stock, Katrien Vanderperren, Hendrik Haers, Luc Duchateau, Myriam Hesta, Jimmy H Saunders
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a valuable and safe technique for the evaluation of organ perfusion. Repeated injections of ultrasound contrast agent are often administered during the same imaging session. However, it remains unclear if quantitative differences are present between the consecutive microbubble injections. Therefore, the first and second injection of contrast agent for the left renal cortex, renal medulla and the splenic parenchyma in healthy cats were compared. A lower peak intensity and area under the curve were observed for the first injection of contrast agent in the feline kidney, both for the renal cortex and medulla, and spleen...
October 13, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Emmelie Stock, Katrien Vanderperren, Tim Bosmans, André Dobbeleir, Luc Duchateau, Myriam Hesta, Lien Lybaert, Kathelijne Peremans, Eva Vandermeulen, Jimmy Saunders
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technique to evaluate tissue perfusion. Promising results have been obtained in the evaluation of renal perfusion in health and disease, both in human and veterinary medicine. Renal scintigraphy using 99mTc-Mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) is another non-invasive technique that can be used to evaluate renal perfusion. However, no data are available on the ability of CEUS or 99mTc- MAG3 scintigraphy to detect small changes in renal perfusion in cats. Therefore, both techniques were applied in a normal feline population to evaluate detection possibilities of perfusion changes by angiotensin II (AT II)...
2016: PloS One
Neslihan Karakurt, Nesrin Beşbaş, Ali Cansu Bozacı, Yelda Bilginer, Hasan Serkan Doğan, Serdar Tekgül
This study was performed to evaluate the role of postnatal ultrasonography (US) in predicting the final diagnosis and need of surgery of antenatal hydronephrosis patients. One hundred and twenty six renal units (RUs) of 76 patients with diagnosis of antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) were studied. An early postnatal US no later than the first week of life was requested. Voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) and/or diuretic renogram (MAG3) was performed in children who had persistent or worsening hydronephrosis to make a certain diagnose of etiology...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Babak Javanmard, Amir Hossein Kashi, Mohammad Mohsen Mazloomfard, Anahita Ansari Jafari, Saeed Arefanian
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for stones ≤ 2 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with kidney stones of ≤ 2 cm underwent RIRS or SWL in a parallel group randomized clinical trial with balanced randomization [1:1] from 2011 to 2014. The primary outcome of interest was stone free rate after a single session intervention. Patients were evaluated by ultrasonography and KUB at 1 and 3 months after the intervention for the presence of residual stone by a radiologist who was blinded to the study...
October 10, 2016: Urology Journal
Andrea Picchianti Diamanti, Milica Markovic, Giuseppe Argento, Simonetta Giovagnoli, Alberto Ricci, Bruno Laganà, Raffaele D'Amelio
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that can present different extrarticular manifestations involving heart, lungs and kidneys. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the central role played by the lungs in the onset and progression of RA. In particular interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common pulmonary manifestation that may be related to the inflammatory process itself, infectious complications and to the treatments used. Management of patients with ILD/RA is still a challenge for clinicians, both synthetic [mainly methotrexate (MTX), leflunomide] and biologic immunosuppressors [mainly anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α] have in fact been related to the onset or worsening of lung diseases with conflicting data...
October 12, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Ritu Karoli, Sanjay Bhat, Jalees Fatima, Vaibhav Shukla, Sachin Khanduri, Moidur Rehman, Abdul Allam Waris
BACKGROUND / OBJECTIVE: The availability and use of abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography for diagnostic purposes has led to frequent detection of asymptomatic renal cysts. Recent evidence suggests their association with hypertension. The aim of our study was to evaluate the presence of simple renal cysts in patients with hypertension and prehypertension. METHODS: In a hospital based cross-sectional study, all consecutive adult patients aged > 25 years were enrolled...
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Shinji Yamamoto, Maria Nelander
INTRODUCTION: We present a case report of ectopic pregnancy (EP) after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SKPTx). PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 33-year-old female status post SKPTx suddenly got abdominal pain in the lower level. She had high human chorionic Gonadotropin test. Ultrasonography revealed that there was no fetus in the uterus but a dilated right fallopian tube, which strongly suggested ectopic pregnancy. An emergency operation was performed and a dilated right side uterine tube was found with adhesions to her transplant...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Alok Sharma, Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Akshay Kumar Saxena, Anmol Bhatia, Prema Menon, Katragadda L N Rao, Niranjan Khandelwal
AIMS: To compare intravenous urography (IVU) and magnetic resonance urography (MRU) in the preoperative evaluation of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 children up to 10 years of age in whom unilateral or bilateral PUJO were suspected on ultrasonography were enrolled in this prospective study. All children underwent IVU and MRU, and the findings were compared. RESULTS: Of the 70 kidneys evaluated, 14 (20%) were not visualized on IVU because of nonexcretion of contrast, whereas all the 70 (100%) kidneys were visualized on MRU...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Mitra Naseri
Crossed renal ectopia is a rare urinary system anomaly which mostly is asymptomatic and is diagnosed incidentally. Urinary obstruction, infection, and neoplasia of the urinary system and nephrolithiasis are main complications of this anomaly. A 6-year-old boy admitted to the hospital with colicky abdominal pain and nausea. Abdominal examination revealed tenderness in right lower quadrant. Urine analysis and culture were normal. Kidney ultrasonography showed right kidney in pelvis cavity with no kidney tissue in left side...
2016: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
Fca Sousa, G T Pessoa, L S Moura, J R Araújo, Rps Rodrigues, Maps Barbosa, A N Diniz, A B Souza, E G Silva, L U Lucena, M P Sanches, O F Silva-Filho, P C Guerra, J M Sousa, W C Neves, F R Alves
The objective of this study was to define the patterns of organogenesis and foetal haemodynamics during the normal gestation of healthy agoutis (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) kept in captivity. Thirty pregnant agoutis that ranged in size from small to medium and weighed between 2.5 and 3 kg underwent B-mode and Doppler ultrasonography for the biometric evaluation of the foetal organs. The foetal aortic blood flow proved to be predominantly systolic, and the measured flow velocity was 78.89 ± 2.95 cm/s, with a maximum pressure gradient of 2...
September 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Chan Won Park, In Seok Lim, Sin Weon Yun, Soo Ahn Chae, Na Mi Lee, Dae Yong Yi
We report a case of Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) presenting without typical skin lesion; atypical symptoms initially appeared following influenza infection. A 4-year-old girl with influenza presented with epigastric pain and vomiting. On physical examination, there was epigastric tenderness, but no other signs, such as skin rash. On the second day, she vomited blood 10 times. Ultrasonography indicated focal bowel wall thickening in the right upper quadrant. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed oedematous and purpuric mucosa in the gastric pylorus and duodenum...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Min Hee Lee, Hae Kyung Lee, Seo-Youn Choi, Boem Ha Yi
PURPOSE: The effectiveness of real-time feedback using an audible pulse in renal Doppler ultrasonography was evaluated. METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board of our hospital. Written informed consent was provided by all volunteers at enrollment. The 26 healthy volunteers enrolled in this study underwent Doppler ultrasound of both kidneys using audible and inaudible pulses in randomized order and at 1-week intervals. Doppler waveforms were obtained at the interlobar or arcuate arteries using a 2-mm Doppler gate...
2016: PloS One
Sammya Bezerra Maia E Holanda Moura, Paulo Cesar Praciano, Julio Augusto Gurgel Alves, Wellington P Martins, Edward Araujo, Stefan C Kane, Fabrício da Silva Costa
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the maternal renal interlobar vein impedance index (RIVI) as assessed by first trimester ultrasonography is able to predict the later development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. METHODS: Venous Doppler parameters of both maternal kidneys were studied in 214 pregnant women at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks' gestation. Subjects were classified according to the outcomes related to hypertensive disorders. Detection rates and areas under receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were determined for the maternal RIVI impedance as a first trimester predictor for preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH)...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Victoria T Isaksen, Maria A Larsen, Rasmus Goll, Jon R Florholmen, Eyvind J Paulssen
BACKGROUND: The metabolic syndrome is a worldwide health issue, with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (liver steatosis) being one of its features, particularly closely related to insulin resistance. This study aims to investigate whether quantification of hepatic steatosis by abdominal ultrasonography, using hepatorenal index, is a feasible tool for the prediction of insulin resistance, and thus the metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the Centre of Obesity at the University Hospital of North Norway, and among participants from the Sixth Tromsø Study...
2016: BMC Obesity
Amine Slaoui, Souhail Regragui, Abdelouahad Lasri, Tarik Karmouni, Khalid El Khader, Abdellatif Koutani, Ahmed Ibn Attya
BACKGROUND: Congenital malformations of the seminal vesicle are uncommon, and most of them are cystic malformations. If an insult occurs between the 4th and the 13 h gestational week, the embryogenesis of the kidney, ureter, seminal vesicle, and vas deferens could be altered. Cysts of the seminal vesicle may appear with a mass effect, dysuria, epididymitis, or obstruction of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Approximately two thirds of them are associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis, because both the ureteral buds and seminal vesicles originate from the mesonephric (Wolffian) duct...
2016: Basic and Clinical Andrology
Heron Werner, Pedro Daltro, Taisa Davaus, Edward Araujo Júnior
We report a case of a fetus with an ultrasonography diagnosis of a neuroblastoma during a routine third trimester fetal scan, which presented as a hyperechogenic nodule located above the right kidney. No other abnormalities were found in the ultrasonography scan; however, the follow-up ultrasonography during the 36th week of gestation revealed that the lesion had doubled in size. At the same time, magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a round mass in the topography of the right adrenal gland with a low signal on T1-weighted images and slightly high signal on T2-weighted images, causing a slight inferior displacement of the kidney...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
M E Carazo-Palacios, M Couselo-Jerez, A Serrano-Durbá, B Pemartín-Comella, C Sangüesa-Nebot, F Estornell-Moragues, C Domínguez-Hinarejos
OBJECTIVES: To assess the need for implementing renal scintigraphy in the diagnosis of the multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) and the safety of its conservative treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with unilateral MCDK was conducted at our centre from January 2005 to August 2015. We calculated the positive predictive value (PPV) of ultrasonography, taking renal scintigraphy and pathology as the gold standard. We calculated a survival curve according to the Kaplan-Meier method to assess the annual probability of spontaneous resolution of the multicystic kidney...
September 22, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Jean-Michel Correas, Dany Anglicheau, Dominique Joly, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter, Olivier Hélénon
In recent years, several novel ultrasound (US)-based techniques have emerged for kidney diagnostic imaging, including tissue stiffness assessment with elastography, Ultrasensitive Doppler techniques, and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to assess renal microvascularization. Renal elastography has become available with the development of noninvasive quantitative techniques, following the rapidly growing field of liver fibrosis diagnosis. With the increased incidence of chronic kidney disease, noninvasive diagnosis of renal fibrosis can be of critical value...
September 21, 2016: Kidney International
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