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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020720/pyelonephritis-can-lead-to-life-threatening-complications
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Declan B Keenan, Declan M O'Rourke, Aisling E Courtney
Acute pyelonephritis is suggested by the constellation of fever (temperature ≥ 38.5° C), flank pain (typically unilateral), nausea and vomiting, and costovertebral angle tenderness. Complaints typical of lower UTI are variably present. The severity of symptoms ranges from a mild pyrexial illness to life-threatening sepsis. The diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis should be suspected on the basis of the history and clinical examination. If the urine dipstick is negative for nitrites and leukocyte esterase this does not exclude the diagnosis, but it should prompt a re-evaluation of the clinical features and consideration of other potential diagnoses...
February 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992235/treatment-by-immunoadsorption-for-recurrent-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-after-paediatric-kidney-transplantation-a-multicentre-french-cohort
#2
Lise Allard, Theresa Kwon, Saoussen Krid, Justine Bacchetta, Arnaud Garnier, Robert Novo, Georges Deschenes, Rémi Salomon, Gwenaëlle Roussey, Emma Allain-Launay
Background: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) frequently recurs after kidney transplantation (KTx) in children. This can lead to delayed graft loss. As the management of children with recurrent FSGS is not well established, apheresis strategies could be a cornerstone to control the disease. Immunoadsorption (IA) is a recent apheresis therapy. There have been few studies examining IA in this setting. We report the results of IA for management of recurrent FSGS after KTx in children in France...
July 28, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990973/the-issue-of-gadolinium-retained-in-tissues-insights-on-the-role-of-metal-complex-stability-by-comparing-metal-uptake-in-murine-tissues-upon-the-concomitant-administration-of-lanthanum-and-gadolinium-diethylentriamminopentaacetate
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Enza Di Gregorio, Giuseppe Ferrauto, Chiara Furlan, Stefania Lanzardo, Raffaele Nuzzi, Eliana Gianolio, Silvio Aime
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore the role of the stability of metal complexes in the processes that lead to the metal retention in the brain and other tissues of mice administered with lanthanides-based contrast agents. This issue was tackled by the simultaneous injection of gadolinium (Gd)-diethylentriamminopentaacetate (DTPA) and lanthanum-DTPA, which have the same charge and structure but differ in their thermodynamic stability by 3 orders of magnitude. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 healthy BALB/c mice were administered by a single intravenous injection with a dose consisting of 0...
October 3, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988177/fabry-disease-due-to-d313y-and-novel-gla-mutations
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Konstantinos Koulousios, Konstantinos Stylianou, Panagiotis Pateinakis, Maria Zamanakou, Gedeon Loules, Eleni Manou, Parthena Kyriklidou, Christos Katsinas, Alexandra Ouzouni, John Kyriazis, Matthaios Speletas, Anastasios E Germenis
OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to report four novel α-gal A gene (GLA) mutations resulting in Fabry disease (FD) and provide evidence of pathogenicity of the D313Y mutation regarding which contradictory data have been presented in the literature. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five family members of nine unrelated patients with definite FD diagnosis, 10 clinically suspected cases and 18 members of their families were included in this polycentric cohort study. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Genotyping and measurement of lyso-Gb3 was performed in all individuals...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980090/isolated-sulfite-oxidase-deficiency
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Helena Claerhout, Peter Witters, Luc Régal, Katrien Jansen, Marie-Rose Van Hoestenberghe, Jeroen Breckpot, Pieter Vermeersch
Isolated sulfite oxidase deficiency (ISOD) is a life-threatening, autosomal recessive disease characterized by severe neurological impairment. As no long-term effective treatment is available, distinction from other treatable diseases, such as molybdenum cofactor deficiency (MoCD) type A, should be made. We reviewed 47 patients (45 previously reported in the literature). Cases were reviewed for consanguinity, sex, age at onset, death, clinical findings (including spasticity, seizures, psychomotor retardation, feeding difficulties, ectopia lentis, microcephaly), laboratory findings [urinary sulfite, S-sulfocysteine (in plasma and urine), plasma cystine, total homocysteine, uric acid, and oxypurines in urine] and radiological findings (including cerebral/cerebellar atrophy, cystic white matter changes, ventriculomegaly)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979926/a-comparative-study-of-the-predictive-values-of-urinary-acute-kidney-injury-markers-angiogenin-and-kidney-injury-molecule-1-for-the-outcomes-of-kidney-allografts
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Quentin Tavernier, Claire Tinel, Marion Rabant, Lise Morin, Dany Anglicheau, Nicolas Pallet
BACKGROUND: Whether injury-related molecules in urines of individuals with ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) are independent predictors of graft outcomes and provide additional information compared with usual risk factors remains to be established. METHODS: We explored a cohort of 244 kidney transplant recipients who systematically had a urine collection 10 days after transplantation. The injury-related markers kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and angiogenin (ANG) levels in urines were measured...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970255/dietary-methionine-restriction-modulates-renal-response-and-attenuates-kidney-injury-in-mice
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Diana Cooke, Amadou Ouattara, Gene P Ables
Methionine restriction (MR) extends the lifespan across several species, such as rodents, fruit flies, roundworms, and yeast. MR studies have been conducted on various rodent organs, such as liver, adipose tissue, heart, bones, and skeletal muscle, to elucidate its benefits to the healthspan; however, studies of the direct effect of MR on kidneys are lacking. To investigate the renal effects of MR, we used young and aged unilateral nephrectomized and 5/6 nephrectomized (5/6Nx) mice. Our studies indicated that MR mice experienced polydipsia and polyuria compared with control-fed counterparts...
September 28, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951353/-delayed-decompression-for-cauda-equina-syndrome-secondary-to-lumbar-disc-herniation-long-term-follow-up-results
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Xun-Wei Lai, Wei Li, Ji-Xing Wang, Hui-Jian Zhang, Hong-Mei Peng, De-Hong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of delayed decompression on long-term neurological and bladder function recovery in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) secondary to lumbar disc herniation (LDH). METHODS: The clinical data of 35 patients receiving delayed decompression surgery for CES secondary to LDH were reviewed. The bladder empty function, bowel control, sexual ability and neurological functions of the lower limbs were evaluated after the operation, and the urodynamic changes were assessed in 6 patients with urodynamic data before and after the operation...
September 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946963/postdiarrhoeal-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-without-thrombocytopenia
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Alejandro Balestracci, Ismael Toledo, Luciana Meni Battaglia, Leonardo de Lillo, Natalia More, Gabriel Cao, Caupolican Alvarado
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is a hallmark of postdiarrhoeal haemolytic uraemic syndrome (D+ HUS), although it can be transient and therefore undetected. There is scarce information regarding the prevalence and the course of the disease in children with D+ HUS without thrombocytopenia. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of D+ HUS without thrombocytopenia and to describe the clinical characteristics of a series of children with this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of patients with D+ HUS hospitalised between 2000 and 2016 were reviewed to identify those without thrombocytopenia (>150,000mm(3))...
September 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919799/maple-syrup-urine-disease-mechanisms-and-management
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REVIEW
Patrick R Blackburn, Jennifer M Gass, Filippo Pinto E Vairo, Kristen M Farnham, Herjot K Atwal, Sarah Macklin, Eric W Klee, Paldeep S Atwal
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inborn error of metabolism caused by defects in the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase complex, which results in elevations of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in plasma, α-ketoacids in urine, and production of the pathognomonic disease marker, alloisoleucine. The disorder varies in severity and the clinical spectrum is quite broad with five recognized clinical variants that have no known association with genotype. The classic presentation occurs in the neonatal period with developmental delay, failure to thrive, feeding difficulties, and maple syrup odor in the cerumen and urine, and can lead to irreversible neurological complications, including stereotypical movements, metabolic decompensation, and death if left untreated...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906365/the-antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-of-uropathogens-among-children-with-urinary-tract-infection-in-shiraz
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Gholamreza Pouladfar, Mitra Basiratnia, Mojtaba Anvarinejad, Pejman Abbasi, Fatemeh Amirmoezi, Samaneh Zare
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections in pediatrics. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can cause significant morbidity. The physicians knowledge regarding the symptoms, microorganisms that caused UTI, and effective antibiotics in a geographical area can help them to select the appropriate antibiotics. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of bacteria that cause UTI and their susceptibility to common antibiotics as well as the common symptoms and associated factors in children of Shiraz, Southern Iran...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905734/swift-and-certain-proportionate-and-consistent-key-values-of-urine-drug-test-consequences-for-probationers
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Amy B Cadwallader
Traditionally, urine drug testing (UDT) in the correctional population (both prison and community corrections) has been infrequent, is scheduled, and has a high possibility of delayed results. Of practical relevance is that scheduled testing is ineffective for identifying drug misuse. Of ethical relevance is that consequences of positive scheduled tests can be unpredictable-in the form of overly severe punishment or a lack of treatment options-and that the scheduled testing paradigm is a poor way to change behaviors...
September 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892967/bilateral-single-system-orthotopic-ureterocele-with-bilateral-multiple-calculi-presented-with-retention-of-urine-an-urological-emergency
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Rupesh Gupta, Sweta Gupta, Dawood Khan, Supriya Basu
The ureterocele is an uncommon congenital anomaly of the lower ureter. Ureterocele with a single pelvicalyceal system, bilateral, and orthotopic variety is less common. Calculi within bilateral ureterocele are a rare occurrence. To the best of our knowledge, only a few similar cases have been reported in the literature. Among the all reported presentations of this type of ureterocele, presentation with Acute Urinary Retention (AUR) has not been described in the literature. We present a case of nine-year-old child having bilateral, single system orthotopic ureterocele with calculi in bilateral ureterocele and presented with AUR due to obstructive bulbar urethral calculus...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886751/uva-ursi-extract-and-ibuprofen-as-alternative-treatments-of-adult-female-urinary-tract-infection-atafuti-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jeanne Trill, Catherine Simpson, Frances Webley, Mike Radford, Louise Stanton, Tom Maishman, Angeliki Galanopoulou, Andrew Flower, Caroline Eyles, Merlin Willcox, Alastair Hay, Gareth Griffiths, Paul Little, George Lewith, Michael Moore
BACKGROUND: Women with acute uncomplicated urine infection are usually treated with antibiotics. One trial has demonstrated that delayed antibiotic treatment offered without symptom relief results in a modest reduction in antibiotic use. There is some evidence that ibuprofen provides symptom relief and reduces antibiotic use. Uva-ursi, a herbal product, has a traditional use for urinary infection symptom relief. We set out to test: in adult women with suspected UTI who accept the delayed prescription strategy: Do NSAIDs or uva-ursi (a herbal product) provide relief from urinary symptoms and reduce antibiotic use...
September 8, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883853/cardiac-surgery-related-cardio-renal-syndrome-assessed-by-conventional-and-novel-biomarkers-under-or-overestimated-diagnosis
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Jowita Biernawska, Joanna Bober, Katarzyna Kotfis, Anna Bogacka, Edyta Barnik, Maciej Żukowski
INTRODUCTION: Serum creatinine is a 'gold standard' criterion of recognizing and staging of acute kidney injury (AKI) despite it being a suboptimal, delayed indicator. The interpretation of increased values of biomarkers imposes great difficulty regarding cardiac surgery procedures performed with cardiopulmonary bypass and may lead to under- or overestimated diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the sole serum creatinine or urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) concentration used for identification of patients with AKI after cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877755/uric-acid-an-important-screening-tool-to-detect-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-a-case-series
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Eresha Jasinge, Grace Angeline Malarnangai Kularatnam, Hewa Warawitage Dilanthi, Dinesha Maduri Vidanapathirana, Kandana Liyanage Subhashinie Priyadarshika Kapilani Menike Jayasena, Nambage Dona Priyani Dhammika Chandrasiri, Neluwa Liyanage Ruwan Indika, Pyara Dilani Ratnayake, Vindya Nandani Gunasekara, Lynette Dianne Fairbanks, Blanka Stiburkova
BACKGROUND: Uric acid is the metabolic end product of purine metabolism in humans. Altered serum and urine uric acid level (both above and below the reference ranges) is an indispensable marker in detecting rare inborn errors of metabolism. We describe different case scenarios of 4 Sri Lankan patients related to abnormal uric acid levels in blood and urine. CASE 1: A one-and-half-year-old boy was investigated for haematuria and a calculus in the bladder. Xanthine crystals were seen in microscopic examination of urine sediment...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866981/carpal-spasm-in-a-girl-as-initial-presentation-of-celiac-disease-a-case-report
#17
Atifete Ramosaj-Morina, A Keka-Sylaj, V Hasbahta, A Baloku-Zejnullahu, M Azemi, R Zunec
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disorder elicited by ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible persons. This disorder is characterized by specific histological changes of the small intestine mucosa resulting in malabsorption. This case was written up as it was an unusual and dramatic presentation of celiac disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 3-year-old Albanian girl who presented at our clinic with carpal spasms and hand paresthesia...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854437/the-ameliorative-effect-of-pectin-insulin-patch-on-renal-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#18
Ntethelelo Sibiya, Phikelelani Ngubane, Musa Mabandla
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renal damage and dysfunction is attributed to sustained hyperglycaemia in overt diabetes. Subcutaneous insulin injections are beneficial in delaying the progression of renal dysfunction and damage in diabetics. However, the current mode of administration is associated with severe undesirable effects. In this study, we evaluated the ameliorative effects of pectin-insulin dermal patches on renal dysfunction in diabetes. METHODS: Pectin-insulin patches (20...
August 30, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839426/liver-and-the-defects-of-cholesterol-and-bile-acids-biosynthesis-rare-disorders-many-diagnostic-pitfalls
#19
EDITORIAL
Gaetano Corso, Antonio Dello Russo, Monica Gelzo
In recent decades, biotechnology produced a growth of knowledge on the causes and mechanisms of metabolic diseases that have formed the basis for their study, diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, it is well known that the clinical features of metabolic diseases can manifest themselves with very different characteristics and escape early detection. Also, it is well known that the prognosis of many metabolic diseases is excellent if diagnosed and treated early. In this editorial we briefly summarized two groups of inherited metabolic diseases, the defects of cholesterol biosynthesis and those of bile acids...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815849/molecular-aspects-of-uterine-diseases-in-dogs
#20
REVIEW
R Hagman
Uterine diseases are common in dogs, particularly in countries where elective spaying is not usually performed. The associated clinical illnesses may be of varying degree ranging from merely decreased fertility to a critical pyometra requiring intensive care to survive. The diagnosis of some uterine diseases is generally uncomplicated, such as in a classic pyometra presenting with enlarged, fluid-filled uterus, purulent vaginal discharge and characteristic signs of illness or in other disorders associated with uterine enlargement...
August 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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