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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921141/kidney-stones-diseases-and-glycaemic-statuses-focus-on-the-latest-clinical-evidences
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REVIEW
Leonardo Spatola, Claudio Angelini, Salvatore Badalamenti, Silvio Maringhini, Giovanni Gambaro
Diabetes and obesity are already recognized as potential risk factors for nephrolithiasis, especially for uric acid stones. Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia actively contribute to impaired ability to excrete an acid load and altered ammonium production, leading to a lower urinary pH compared to non-diabetic controls. All these electrolytic disorders play an important role in stone formation and aggregation, especially in uric acid stones. There are still missing points in scientific evidence if the increased risk in stone formation is already existing even in the prediabetic statuses (isolated impaired glucose tolerance, isolated impaired fasting glucose, and associated impaired glucose tolerance/impaired fasting glucose) as well as it is worth to consider the same level of risk...
December 5, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921023/effects-of-hydrophilic-extract-of-nasturtium-officinale-on-prevention-of-ethylene-glycol-induced-renal-stone-in-male-wistar-rats
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Sadrollah Mehrabi, Eslam Askarpour, Farhad Mehrabi, Ramin Jannesar
BACKGROUND: Nasturtium officinale is a traditional herb that is used for diuresis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of hydrophilic extract of Nasturtium officinale on ethylene glycol-induced renal stone in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study 32 male Wistar rats were randomly divided in six groups and studied during 30 days. Two groups of negative and healthy control received 1% ethylene glycol in water respectively...
October 2016: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919137/-a-case-of-endoscopic-combined-intrarenal-surgery-for-multiple-encrusted-stones-on-a-forgotten-ureteral-stent-left-for-4-years
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Kimitsugu Usui, Takuo Asai, Tadashi Tabei, Hiroki Ito, Mitsuru Komeya, Atsushi Fujikawa, Junichi Matsuzaki
A 43-year-old man underwent extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for a left ureteral stone and implantation of a loop stent for the treatment of stone pain in February 2011. However, he was lost to follow-up before the complete removal of the stones and stent. He presented to our hospital with left back pain in March 2015. An abdominal radiograph and a noncontrast computed tomography showed extensive stone formation throughout the stent. A single cystolithotripsy and a double endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS)were performed...
November 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915394/timelines-of-the-free-particle-and-fixed-particle-models-of-stone-formation-theoretical-and-experimental-investigations
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REVIEW
D J Kok, W Boellaard, Y Ridwan, V A Levchenko
Two major theories on renal stone formation will be reviewed, the "free-particle" and "fixed-particle" mechanisms. These theories combine data on intrinsic factors (inborn metabolic errors), extrinsic factors (diet), renal cell responses and the physico-chemistry and biochemistry of urine into mechanisms of stone formation. This paper describes the specific role of time in both mechanisms. The timeline of crystal- and stone formation was deducted from literature data and was measured for two stones using radioisotope decay analysis...
December 3, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913855/what-can-the-microstructure-of-stones-tell-us
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REVIEW
James C Williams, Elaine Worcester, James E Lingeman
How stones are retained within the kidney while small in size is still not fully understood. In this paper, we show two examples of how stones are retained during early growth: one is growth on Randall's (interstitial) plaque, and the other is growth on mineral that has formed as a luminal plug in a terminal collecting duct. These two mechanisms of stone retention during early growth have distinctive morphologic features that can be seen by methods that show the microscopic structure of the stones. Stones growing on Randall's plaque display an apatite region that is typically not large in size (<0...
December 2, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913854/the-role-of-macromolecules-in-the-formation-of-kidney-stones
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REVIEW
Jeffrey D Rimer, Ann M Kolbach-Mandel, Michael D Ward, Jeffrey A Wesson
The formation of crystal aggregates, one of the critical processes in kidney stone pathogenesis, involves interactions between crystals (predominantly calcium oxalate monohydrate, COM) and urinary constituents (e.g., proteins), which serve as an adhesive "glue" between crystals in stones. To develop a better understanding of the protein-crystal interactions that lead to crystal aggregation, we have measured the effect of model proteins on bulk COM crystal properties as well as their adsorption on crystal surfaces using three synthetic polyanions: poly(aspartic acid) (polyD), poly(glutamic acid) (polyE), and poly(acrylic acid) (polyAA)...
December 2, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913853/the-role-of-intestinal-oxalate-transport-in-hyperoxaluria-and-the-formation-of-kidney-stones-in-animals-and-man
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Whittamore, Marguerite Hatch
The intestine exerts a considerable influence over urinary oxalate in two ways, through the absorption of dietary oxalate and by serving as an adaptive extra-renal pathway for elimination of this waste metabolite. Knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for oxalate absorption and secretion by the intestine therefore have significant implications for understanding the etiology of hyperoxaluria, as well as offering potential targets for future treatment strategies for calcium oxalate kidney stone disease. In this review, we present the recent developments and advances in this area over the past 10 years, and put to the test some of the new ideas that have emerged during this time, using human and mouse models...
December 2, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905601/an-atlas-of-endohedral-sc2s-cluster-fullerenes
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Li-Hua Gan, Rui Wu, Jian-Lei Tian, Patrick W Fowler
Structural identification is a difficult task in the study of metallofullerenes, but understanding of the mechanism of formation of these structures is a pre-requisite for new high-yield synthetic methods. Here, systematic density functional theory calculations demonstrate that metal sulfide fullerenes Sc2S@Cn have similar cage geometries from C70 to C84 and form a close-knit family of structures related by Endo-Kroto insertion/extrusion of C2 units and Stone-Wales isomerization transformations. The stabilities predicted for favoured isomers by DFT calculations are in good agreement with available experimental observations, have implications for the formation of metallofullerenes, and will aid structural identification from within the combinatorially vast pool of conceivable isomers...
December 1, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904915/studies-using-a-porcine-model-what-insights-into-human-calcium-oxalate-stone-formation-mechanisms-has-this-model-facilitated
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REVIEW
Kristina L Penniston, Sutchin R Patel, Denise J Schwahn, Stephen Y Nakada
Animal models are useful in the study of many human diseases. Our current understanding of the biological, physiological, and biochemical aspects of hyperoxaluria and calcium oxalate urolithiasis has been greatly informed by studies using animals. Recently, limitations in the extrapolation to humans of research results derived from laboratory rodents have been identified. The use in biomedical research of a variety of organisms, including large animals, is increasingly encouraged. The purpose of this article is to review the use of pigs in biomedical and stone research, to provide a rationale for using pigs in metabolic stone research, and to describe our 8-year experience in developing a porcine platform for studying hyperoxaluria and calcium oxalate urolithiasis...
November 30, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900407/do-inhibitors-of-crystallisation-play-any-role-in-the-prevention-of-kidney-stones-a-critique
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REVIEW
William G Robertson
A critical examination of data in the literature and in as yet unpublished laboratory records on the possible role of so-called inhibitors of crystallisation in preventing the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones leads to the following conclusions. So-called inhibitors of spontaneous "self-nucleation" are unlikely to play any role in the initiation of the crystallisation of CaOx or CaP in urine because excessive urinary supersaturation of urine with respect to these salts dominates the onset of "self-nucleation" within the normal time frame of the transit of tubular fluid through the nephron (3-4 min)...
November 29, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900406/what-does-the-crystallography-of-stones-tell-us-about-their-formation
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REVIEW
Peter Rez
The mineral phase makes up most of the mass of a kidney stone. Minerals all come in the form of crystals that are regular arrangements of atoms or molecular groupings at the atomic scale, bounded macroscopically by well-defined crystal faces. Pathologic nephroliths are a polycrystalline aggregate of submicron crystals. Organic macromolecules clearly have an important role in either promoting or preventing aggregation and in altering the morphology of individual submicron crystals by influencing the surface energies of different faces...
November 29, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898455/clinical-implications-of-the-microbiome-in-urinary-tract-diseases
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Andreas Hiergeist, André Gessner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to outline and evaluate the most recent literature on the role of the microbiome in urinary tract diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: High throughput molecular DNA sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes enabled the analysis of complex microbial communities inhabiting the human urinary tract. Several recent studies have identified bacterial taxa of the urinary microbiome to impact urinary tract diseases including interstitial cystitis, urgency urinary incontinence or calcium oxalate stone formation...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896391/histological-aspects-of-the-fixed-particle-model-of-stone-formation-animal-studies
#13
REVIEW
Saeed R Khan
Crystallization by itself is not harmful as long as the crystals are not retained in the kidneys and are allowed to pass freely down the renal tubules to be excreted in the urine. A number of theories have been proposed, and studies performed, to determine the mechanisms involved in crystal retention within the kidneys. It has been suggested that urinary transit through the nephron is too fast for crystals to grow large enough to be retained. Thus, free particle mechanism alone cannot lead to stone formation, and there must be a mechanism for crystal fixation within the kidneys...
November 28, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894949/intravascular-hemodynamics-and-coronary-artery-disease-new-insights-and-clinical-implications
#14
REVIEW
Marina Zaromytidou, Gerasimos Siasos, Ahmet U Coskun, Michelle Lucier, Antonios P Antoniadis, Michail I Papafaklis, Konstantinos C Koskinas, Yannis Andreou, Charles L Feldman, Peter H Stone
Understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms is the cornerstone of preventive and treatment strategies in the battle against coronary artery disease. Hyperlipidemia, arterial hypertension, smoking and diabetes, are established risk factors affecting coronary vasculature. However, the focal formation of atherosclerotic lesions in certain arterial regions underscores that local factors are implicated in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Introduction of novel imaging modalities and technological advances offered new insights and acknowledged intravascular hemodynamics, and particularly flow-derived endothelial shear stress as a critical factor in the natural history of coronary artery disease...
November 25, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881763/the-effects-of-tradition-on-problem-solving-by-two-wild-populations-of-bearded-capuchin-monkeys-in-a-probing-task
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Raphael Moura Cardoso, Eduardo B Ottoni
The effects of culture on individual cognition have become a core issue among cultural primatologists. Field studies with wild populations provide evidence on the role of social cues in the ontogeny of tool use in non-human primates, and on the transmission of such behaviours over generations through socially biased learning. Recent experimental studies have shown that cultural knowledge may influence problem solving in wild populations of chimpanzees. Here, we present the results from a field experiment comparing the performance of bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) from two wild savannah populations with distinct toolkits in a probing task...
November 2016: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881023/impaired-gallbladder-function-in-patients-after-total-gastrectomy
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Tuula Tyrväinen, Isto Nordback, Jyri Toikka, Anneli Piiroinen, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Kari Mäkelä, Juhani Sand
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The incidence of gallstones and gallbladder sludge is higher in patients after total gastrectomy than in general population. Formation of gallstones after gastrectomy is multifactorial. Here, we investigate the changes in gallbladder and biliary tract functions by cholescintygraphy and monitored changes in cholecystokinin (CCK) release in long-term survivors after total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients had undergone total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma at least five years ago...
November 24, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873011/laparoscopic-resection-of-choledochal-cyst-with-roux-en-y-hepaticojejunostomy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Bestoun Ahmed, Priya Sharma, Cynthia L Leaphart
BACKGROUND: Choledochal cysts are associated with ductal strictures, stone formation, cholangitis, rupture, secondary biliary cirrhosis and increased incidence of cholangiocarcinoma. The surgical approach to choledochal cysts has evolved from the cyst-enterostomy to a complete excision with more recent use of minimally invasive approaches. We report a complete minimally invasive approach to a Type 1 choledochal cyst and summarize the literature containing large case series of similar approaches...
November 21, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871826/eroded-tape-the-case-for-an-early-vesicoscopy-rather-than-laser-melting
#18
Philippe Grange, Chryssanthos Kouriefs, Fanourios Georgiades, Stavros Charalambous, Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozo
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience on vesicoscopic excision of eroded foreign material in the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The use of xenografts in female urology is becoming more prevalent and so are their complications. Erosion of foreign material into the bladder often goes unrecognized for a long time and patients are troubled by irritative urinary symptoms, recurrent infections and stone formation. The treatment of such erosions is traditionally reported through the transurethral route using LASER or electrocautery to cut the foreign material...
November 18, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870877/nut-cracking-tools-used-by-captive-chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes-and-their-comparison-with-early-stone-age-percussive-artefacts-from-olduvai-gorge
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Adrián Arroyo, Satoshi Hirata, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Ignacio de la Torre
We present the results of a series of experiments at the Kumamoto Sanctuary in Japan, in which captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) performed several nut cracking sessions using raw materials from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. We examined captive chimpanzee pounding tools using a combination of technological analysis, use-wear distribution, and micro-wear analysis. Our results show specific patterns of use-wear distribution across the active surfaces of pounding tools, which reveal some similarities with traces on archaeological percussive objects from the Early Stone Age, and are consistent with traces on other experimental pounding tools used by modern humans...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868196/differential-regulation-of-blood-flow-induced-neovascularisation-and-mural-cell-recruitment-by-vegf-and-angiopoietin-signalling
#20
Oliver A Stone, James G Carter, P Charles Lin, Ewa Paleolog, Maria J C Machado, David O Bates
Signalling through VEGF receptors and the Tie2 receptor by angiopoietins is required in combination with blood flow for the formation of a functional vascular network. We tested the hypothesis that VEGF and Ang1 contribute differentially to neovascularization induced by nitric oxide (NO) mediated vasodilatation, by comparing the phenotype of new microvessels in the mesentery during induction of vascular remodelling by over-expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in the fat pad of the adult rat mesentery during inhibition of Angiopoietin signalling with soluble Tie2 and VEGF signalling with sFlt1...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Physiology
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