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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156596/microvesicle-involvement-in-shiga-toxin-associated-infection
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REVIEW
Annie Villysson, Ashmita Tontanahal, Diana Karpman
Shiga toxin is the main virulence factor of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, a non-invasive pathogen that releases virulence factors in the intestine, causing hemorrhagic colitis and, in severe cases, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS manifests with acute renal failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. Shiga toxin induces endothelial cell damage leading to platelet deposition in thrombi within the microvasculature and the development of thrombotic microangiopathy, mostly affecting the kidney. Red blood cells are destroyed in the occlusive capillary lesions...
November 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156019/the-aspartate-transaminase-alanine-transaminase-deritis-ratio-predicts-mid-term-mortality-and-renal-and-respiratory-dysfunction-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kevin Pilarczyk, Henning Carstens, Jens Heckmann, Ali Canbay, Achim Koch, Nikolaus Pizanis, Heinz Jakob, Markus Kamler
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative liver dysfunction is a well-known risk factor for adverse events after major surgery. However, there is only little data regarding the precise role of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score and the De Ritis ratio (DRR, alanine transaminase/aspartate aminotransferase) as a predictor for outcome after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing LVAD implantation at our institution between January 2012 and August 2014 was performed...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155898/protective-effect-of-malva-sylvestris-l-extract-in-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-and-remote-liver-injury
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Houshang Najafi, Zeynab Mohamadi Yarijani, Saeed Changizi-Ashtiyani, Kamran Mansouri, Masoud Modarresi, Seyed Hamid Madani, Bahar Bastani
Mallow (Malva sylvestris L.) has had medicinal and therapeutic uses in addition to its oral consumption. The present study was conducted to examine the protective effect of Malva sylvestris L. extract on ischemia-reperfusion-induced kidney injury and remote organ injuries in the liver. Before ischemia-reperfusion, rats in the different groups received intraperitoneal normal saline or mallow extract at the doses of 200, 400 or 600 mg/kg of body weight. After 30-minutes of bilateral renal ischemia followed by 24-hours of reperfusion, tissue damage in the kidney and liver samples were determined through studying H&E-stained slides under a light microscope...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155815/allopurinol-attenuates-acute-kidney-injury-following-bothrops-jararaca-envenomation
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Pedro Henrique França Gois, Monique Silva Martines, Daniela Ferreira, Rildo Volpini, Daniele Canale, Ceila Malaque, Renato Crajoinas, Adriana Castello Costa Girardi, Maria Heloisa Massola Shimizu, Antonio Carlos Seguro
Snakebites have been recognized as a neglected public health problem in several tropical and subtropical countries. Bothrops snakebites frequently complicate with acute kidney injury (AKI) with relevant morbidity and mortality. To date, the only treatment available for Bothrops envenomation is the intravenous administration of antivenom despite its several limitations. Therefore, the study of novel therapies in Bothrops envenomation is compelling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of Allopurinol (Allo) in an experimental model of Bothrops jararaca venom (BJ)-associated AKI...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155805/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-community-acquired-and-hospital-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-adolescents
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Chien-Ning Hsu, Hsiao-Ling Chen, You-Lin Tain
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI) is associated with an increased risk of childhood mortality; however, only a few studies have addressed community-acquired AKI (CA-AKI). METHODS: AKI Network classification was used to assess community- and hospital-acquired AKI, 2010-2014. Patients with CA-AKI who were admitted to an inpatient setting were categorized as CAA-AKI. CANA-AKI was for CA-AKI not admitted to inpatient care. Epidemiology, factors associated with AKI, in-hospital outcomes were assessed for variation...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155340/ambulatory-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-revision-surgery-and-perioperative-complications-an-analysis-of-a-large-nationwide-database
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Armin Arshi, Christopher Wang, Howard Y Park, Gideon W Blumstein, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang, Arya N Shamie, Don Y Park
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: With the changing landscape of healthcare, outpatient spine surgery is being more commonly performed to reduce cost and improve efficiency. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most common spine surgeries performed and demand is expected to increase with an aging population. PURPOSE: To determine the nationwide trends and relative complication rates associated with outpatient ACDF. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Large-scale retrospective case control study PATIENT SAMPLE: Humana-insured patients who underwent 1-2 level ACDF as either outpatients or inpatients from 2011-2016 OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence and adjusted odds ratio (OR) of postoperative medical and surgical complications within one year of the index surgery METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of the PearlDiver® Humana insurance records database to identify patients undergoing 1-2 level ACDF (CPT-22551 AND ICD-9-816...
November 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154782/neutrophil-depletion-protects-against-zomepirac-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
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Shohei Yamashita, Shingo Oda, Hideko Endo, Koichi Tsuneyama, Tsuyoshi Yokoi
Acyl glucuronide (AG) metabolites of carboxylic acid-containing drugs have been implicated in drug toxicity. Zomepirac (ZP) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that was withdrawn from the market because of anaphylactic reactions and renal injury. We recently established a novel mouse model of ZP-induced kidney injury by increasing zomepirac acyl-glucuronide (ZP-AG) concentration via pretreatment with tri-O-tolyl phosphate, a nonselective esterase inhibitor, and l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine, a glutathione synthesis inhibitor...
November 14, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154417/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-the-diuretic-response-of-tolvaptan-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Shuntaro Ikeda, Kiyotaka Ohshima, Shigehiro Miyazaki, Hisaki Kadota, Hideaki Shimizu, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Mareomi Hamada
AIM: This study investigated the relationship between the initial diuretic response to tolvaptan and clinical predictors for tolvaptan responders in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients (153) with ADHF (clinical scenario 2 or 3 with signs of fluid retention) who were administered tolvaptan were enrolled. Tolvaptan (15 or 7.5 mg) was administered for at least 7 days to those patients in whom fluid retention was observed even after standard treatment...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154381/interhospital-transfer-and-receipt-of-specialty-procedures
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Stephanie K Mueller, Jie Zheng, John Orav, Jeffrey L Schnipper
The practice of transferring patients between acute care hospitals is variable and largely nonstandardized. Although often-cited reasons for transfer include providing patients access to specialty services only available at the receiving institution, little is known about whether and when patients receive such specialty care during the transfer continuum. We performed a retrospective analysis using 2013 100% Master Beneficiary Summary and Inpatient claims files from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154372/kaposiform-hemangioendothelioma-in-an-adult-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M Filotico, R Filotico
This report describes a case of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma arising in an adult man during the course of rheumatoid arthritis treated with steroids and methotrexate. The vascular proliferation began in the terminal phase of the disease, which culminated in acute renal failure and death. We discuss the possible relationship between rheumatoid arthritis, its treatment, and the onset of vascular proliferation, as well as the role of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma in aggravating the autoimmune disease and leading to its fatal outcome...
September 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154369/hepatitis-e-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Nassim Kamar, Jacques Izopet, Nicole Pavio, Rakesh Aggarwal, Alain Labrique, Heiner Wedemeyer, Harry R Dalton
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection can lead to acute and chronic hepatitis as well as to extrahepatic manifestations such as neurological and renal disease; it is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. Four genotypes are responsible for most infection in humans, of which HEV genotypes 1 and 2 are obligate human pathogens and HEV genotypes 3 and 4 are mostly zoonotic. Until quite recently, HEV was considered to be mainly responsible for epidemics of acute hepatitis in developing regions owing to contamination of drinking water supplies with human faeces...
November 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153692/effects-of-postpartum-uterine-curettage-in-the-recovery-from-preeclampsia-eclampsia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gamaliel Mc Lean, Osvaldo Reyes, Rodrigo Velarde
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if postpartum uterine curettage improved the clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with preeclampsia or eclampsia. METHODS: A total of 442 patients with preeclampsia/eclampsia were randomized to postpartum curettage (223) or no procedure (219). Systolic and diastolic blood pressure were recorded and analyzed at hours 6, 12, 24 and 48. Also, several laboratory values and diuresis were evaluated. RESULTS: No statistical differences were found between groups (curettage vs...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153441/complex-endovascular-repair-of-postdissection-arch-and-thoracoabdominal-aneurysms
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Rafaëlle Spear, Adrien Hertault, Katrien Van Calster, Nicla Settembre, Matthieu Delloye, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Dominique Fabre, Mark Tyrrell, Stéphan Haulon
OBJECTIVE: We report our experience of the treatment of postdissection arch aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by endovascular repair using fenestrated and branched endografts. METHODS: This study includes all patients presenting with chronic postdissection aneurysms >55 mm in diameter deemed unfit for open surgery and treated by complex endografting between October 2011 and April 2017. Where appropriate, staged management strategies including left subclavian artery revascularization, thoracic endografting, dissection flap fenestration, and tear enlargement were performed before the complex endovascular repair...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153195/proenkephalin-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Daniel Chu Siong Chan, Thong Huy Cao, Leong Loke Ng
The opioid system is activated in heart failure, which may be cardioprotective but may also be counter-regulatory. Recently, systemic proenkephalin activation has been investigated in various conditions predicting mortality and kidney injury. In acute heart failure, proenkephalin independently predicts mortality and heart failure rehospitalization in addition to traditional risk markers. It also predicts worsening renal function, increasingly recognized as an important risk predictor for poor outcome in heart failure...
January 2018: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152881/spontaneous-perirenal-hemorrhage-in-hemodialysis-patient-treated-with-selective-embolization-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yun Xie, Bo Yang, Gengru Jiang, Wei Lu, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous perirenal hemorrhage (SPH) or Wunderlich syndrome, is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. It is characterized by an unexpected bleeding in the kidneys and usually presents as an abdominal pain. Angiography and more recently selective renal arterial embolization are emerging as effective modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of SPH. In this article, we report a total of three cases of SPH in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: This is the experience of diagnosis and treatment of SPH in HD patients...
November 20, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152859/deletion-of-the-egf-receptor-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-prevents-chronic-angiotensin-ii-induced-arterial-wall-stiffening-and-media-thickening
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Barbara Schreier, Mirja Hünerberg, Sigrid Mildenberger, Sindy Rabe, Daniel Bethmann, Claudia Wickenhauser, Michael Gekle
AIM: In vivo vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) EGF receptor (EGFR) contributes to acute angiotensin II (AII) effects on vascular tone and blood pressure. The ubiquitously expressed EGFR has been implicated in vascular remodeling preceding end-organ damage by pharmacological inhibition, and AII signaling in cultured vascular cells is partly EGFR dependent. However the role of VSMC-EGFR in vivo during AII-induced pathophysiological processes is not known. METHODS: The present study assesses the in vivo relevance of VSMC-EGFR during chronic AII challenge without further stressors, using a mouse model with inducible, VSMC-specific EGFR knock out (VSMC-EGFR-KO)...
November 20, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152583/inhibition-of-retrograde-transport-limits-polyomavirus-infection-in-vivo
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Saumya Maru, Ge Jin, Dhimant Desai, Shantu Amin, Shwetank, Matthew D Lauver, Aron E Lukacher
Polyomaviruses (PyVs) silently infect most humans, but they can cause life-threatening diseases in immunocompromised individuals. The JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) induces progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a severe demyelinating disease in multiple sclerosis patients receiving immunomodulatory therapy, and BK polyomavirus (BKPyV)-associated nephropathy is a major cause of kidney allograft failure. No effective anti-PyV agents are available. Several compounds have been reported to possess anti-PyV activity in vitro, but none have shown efficacy in clinical trials...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151408/-protective-effect-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-the-kidney-of-paraquat-poisoning-rats-by-nrf2-are-signal-pathway
#18
Yu Wang, Manhong Zhou, Yuanlan Lu, Anyong Yu, Jianguo Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) on renal injury poisoned by paraquat (PQ) in rats and its mechanism. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy clean male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into four groups: normal saline (NS) control group, 5-ASA control group, PQ model group and 5-ASA treatment group, with 6 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of 2% PQ solution 20 mg/kg, and the same volume of NS was given in NS control group and 5-ASA control group...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151282/epidemiology-and-impact-of-bloodstream-infections-among-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-single-center-experience
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Ali M Shendi, Gabriel Wallis, Helena Painter, Mark Harber, Sophie Collier
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections (BSI) represent an important source of morbidity and mortality, as well as an increasing therapeutic challenge, among solid organ transplant recipients. Understanding the epidemiological and microbiological characteristics of BSI following renal transplantation is paramount to the implementation of appropriate preventative and therapeutic measures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all BSI episodes occurring between July 2009 and April 2016 in adult patients, who received a renal transplant at Royal Free London hospital...
November 19, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151252/dominant-c3-glomerulopathy-new-roles-for-an-old-actor-in-renal-pathology
#20
REVIEW
Nicola Pirozzi, Antonella Stoppacciaro, Paolo Menè
Recently, a number of reports have described dominant C3 deposits in renal biopsies of patients with infection-related glomerulonephritis (GN). While acute post-infectious GN and membranoproliferative GN are commonly characterized by immune deposits containing C3 and/or C4, the absence of immunoglobulin (Ig) and/or immune complexes at light or electron microscopy is a rather unusual observation. Dominant C3 deposition is believed to result from the alternative pathway of complement activation via the C3bBb "tickover" convertase...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
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