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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093352/cyp24a1-loss-of-function-clinical-phenotype-of-monoallelic-and-biallelic-mutations
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REVIEW
Thomas O Carpenter
CYP24A1, encoding the vitamin D-24-hydroxylase, is of major clinical and physiologic importance, serving to regulate the catabolism of 1,25-(OH)2D, the physiologically active vitamin D metabolite. In addition to facilitating catabolism of 1,25-(OH)2D, CYP24A1 also enhances the turnover and elimination of 25-OHD, the abundant precursor metabolite and storage form of the vitamin. CYP24A1 can be stimulated hormonally by 1,25-(OH)2D and by FGF23, whereas CYP27B1, encoding the vitamin D-1α-hydroxylase, is stimulated hormonally by parathyroid hormone (PTH) and downregulated by FGF23...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048915/su-f-i-29-investigating-the-impact-of-the-amount-of-contrast-material-used-in-abdominal-ct-examinations-regarding-the-diagnosis-of-appendicolith
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E Lavdas, N Boci, L Sarantaenna, A Godevenos, I Ntavelis, T Theodoropoulos, G Zaimis, P Mavroidis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to report the case of a young adult in which the incomplete oral administration of contrast material led to diagnosis of an appendicolith, which cause acute appendicitis. METHODS: A male 34 years old underwent CT examination due to acute abdominal pain in the upper abdomen. An ultrasound examination of the upper abdomen and kidneys, an x-ray examination of the abdomen and a CT scan of the entire abdomen and pelvis after both oral and IV administration of contrast material were performed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005240/complicated-pregnancies-in-inherited-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-importance-of-acid-base-balance
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Harald Seeger, Peter Salfeld, Rüdiger Eisel, Carsten A Wagner, Nilufar Mohebbi
Inherited distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is caused by impaired urinary acid excretion resulting in hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. Although the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is usually preserved, and hypertension and overt proteinuria are absent, it has to be considered that patients with dRTA also suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) with an increased risk for adverse pregnancy-related outcomes. Typical complications of dRTA include severe hypokalemia leading to cardiac arrhythmias and paralysis, nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994857/adenine-phosphoribosyltransferase-deficiency-in-the-united-kingdom-two-novel-mutations-and-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Gowrie S Balasubramaniam, Monica Arenas-Hernandez, Emilia Escuredo, Lynette Fairbanks, Tony Marinaki, Sarah Mapplebeck, Michael Sheaff, Michael K Almond
BACKGROUND: Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency is an inborn error of metabolism that can cause kidney disease from crystalline nephropathy or kidney stones. METHODS: We present three cases from a single centre with varied presentations to illustrate how increasing awareness led to better patient identification. We then undertook a cross-sectional survey of all the patients identified from the Purine Research Laboratory in the UK since 1974. RESULTS: Our index case presented with recurrent nephrolithiasis and was diagnosed on stone analysis, the second case presented with acute kidney injury and the third case was identified from a biopsy undertaken for acute on chronic kidney injury...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988260/myths-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-ovarian-torsion
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Jennifer J Robertson, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Ovarian torsion is a rare but serious cause of pelvic pain in females. Making the diagnosis is important because misdiagnosis can lead to an ischemic ovary and subsequent infertility. OBJECTIVE: Although all emergency physicians are aware of ovarian torsion, there are several myths regarding its epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. This article attempts to review some of these myths to improve emergency diagnosis and evaluation. DISCUSSION: Ovarian torsion is not an easy diagnosis to make and it is commonly missed...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960024/-hyperuricemia-and-gout
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Elisa Delbarba, Vincenzo Terlizzi, Nadia Dallera, Claudia Izzi, Francesco Scolari
Already known to ancient Egyptians, gout is one of the first diseases which have been described as a clinical entity. To date, gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. Gout is defined by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals within tissues, causing episodes of acute arthritis and the development of tophi, nephrolithiasis, and urate nephropathy. Hyperuricemia, i.e. levels of serum uric acid above 6.8 mg / dL(404mol/L), is a condition necessary, yet not sufficient for gout to develop. The increasing incidence of risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, and renal failure together with an ever-growing life expectancy has led in recent decades to a significant increase in gout prevalence, which has more than doubled when compared to the 1960s...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960020/-the-hyperoxalurias
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Martino Marangella, Michele Petrarulo, Francesca Bermond, Cristina Marcuccio, Corrado Vitale
Oxalate (Ox) is an end-product of metabolism, important for poor solubility of its calcium salt in biological fluids. Ox can therefore be found in about 70% of urinary calculi. Hyperoxaluria (HOx) defined as Ox exceeding 0.5 mmol)/day, may cause nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis and may be classified as dietary (DH), enteric (EH) or primary (PH). Fractional intestinal absorption of Ox is less than 10%, but increases to over 20% at calcium intakes below 200 mg/day. DH is often related to low-calcium diets. EH is caused by non-absorbed fatty acids which bind to calcium and lower its concentration in the intestinal lumen...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932479/progress-in-understanding-the-genetics-of-calcium-containing-nephrolithiasis
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John A Sayer
Renal stone disease is a frequent condition, causing a huge burden on health care systems globally. Calcium-based calculi account for around 75% of renal stone disease and the incidence of these calculi is increasing, suggesting environmental and dietary factors are acting upon a preexisting genetic background. The familial nature and significant heritability of stone disease is known, and recent genetic studies have successfully identified genes that may be involved in renal stone formation. The detection of monogenic causes of renal stone disease has been made more feasible by the use of high-throughput sequencing technologies and has also facilitated the discovery of novel monogenic causes of stone disease...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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/27915025/molecular-analysis-of-the-agxt-gene-in-patients-suspected-with-hyperoxaluria-type-1-and-three-novel-mutations-from-turkey
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Emel Isiyel, Sevcan A Bakkaloglu Ezgu, Salim Caliskan, Sema Akman, Ipek Akil, Yilmaz Tabel, Nurver Akinci, Elif Bahat Ozdogan, Ahmet Ozel, Fehime Kara Eroglu, Fatih S Ezgu
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease, caused by the defect of AGXT gene encoding hepatic peroxisomal alanine glyoxylateaminotransferase (AGT). This enzyme is responsible for the conversion of glyoxylate to glycine. The diagnosis of PH1 should be suspected in infants and children with nephrocalcinosis or nephrolithiasis. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in preventing disease progression to end stage kidney disease (ESKD). In this study, AGXT gene sequence analyses were performed in 82 patients who were clinically suspected (hyperoxaluria and nephrolithiasis or nephrocalcinosis with or without renal impairment) to have PH1...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906637/prevalence-of-urat1-allelic-variants-in-the-roma-population
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Blanka Stiburkova, Dana Gabrikova, Pavel Čepek, Pavel Šimek, Pavol Kristian, Elizabeth Cordoba-Lanus, Felix Claverie-Martin
The Roma represents a transnational ethnic group, with a current European population of 8-10 million. The evolutionary process that had the greatest impact on the gene pool of the Roma population is called the founder effect. Renal hypouricemia (RHUC) is a rare heterogenous inherited disorder characterized by impaired renal urate reabsorption. The affected individuals are predisposed to recurrent episodes of exercise-induced nonmyoglobinuric acute kidney injury and nephrolithiasis. To date, more than 150 patients with a loss-of-function mutation for the SLC22A12 (URAT1) gene have been found, most of whom are Asians...
December 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896392/tubular-and-genetic-disorders-associated-with-kidney-stones
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REVIEW
Nilufar Mohebbi, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Giovanni Gambaro, Robert Unwin
This concise review summarizes our current understanding and the recent developments in genetics and related renal tubular disorders that have been linked with, or have been shown to be causal in, renal stone disease. The aim is to provide a readily accessible quick and easy update for urologists, nephrologists and endocrine or metabolic physicians whose practice involves the diagnosis and management of nephrolithiasis. An important message is to always consider a seemingly rare, and usually genetic, cause of kidney stones, since some of these are emerging as more common than originally thought, especially in adult clinical practice in which a family history of stones is a common finding...
November 28, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878608/claudins-in-barrier-and-transport-function-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Yongfeng Gong, Jianghui Hou
Claudins are discovered to be key players in renal epithelial physiology. They are involved in developmental, physiological, and pathophysiological differentiation. In the glomerular podocytes, claudin-1 is an important determinant of cell junction fate. In the proximal tubule, claudin-2 plays important roles in paracellular salt reabsorption. In the thick ascending limb, claudin-14, -16, and -19 regulate the paracellular reabsorption of calcium and magnesium. Recessive mutations in claudin-16 or -19 cause an inherited calcium and magnesium losing disease...
January 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847154/primary-hyperparathyroidism-predicts-hypertension-results-from-the-national-inpatient-sample
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A Kalla, P Krishnamoorthy, A Gopalakrishnan, J Garg, N C Patel, V M Figueredo
INTRODUCTION: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), most commonly caused by solitary parathyroid adenomas, leads to mobilization of calcium and is known to result in nephrolithiasis and osteoporosis. To date, studies of pHPT and cardiovascular risk factors and events have produced discrepant findings, likely due to small sample sizes and enrolling populations with varying disease severity. HYPOTHESIS: We utilized a national registry, hypothesizing an association between pHPT and cardiovascular risk factors and events...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829958/antioxidant-and-renoprotective-effects-of-mushroom-extract-implication-in-prevention-of-nephrolithiasis
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Ariel Schulman, Matthew Chaimowitz, Muhammad Choudhury, Majid Eshghi, Sensuke Konno
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis (kidney stone) remains elusive, while several therapeutic options are available but not effective as we expected. Accumulating data yet suggest that oxidative stress (generation of oxygen free radicals) may play a primary role in its occurrence. Particularly, calcium oxalate (CaOx) is a key element in the most common form (> 75%) of kidney stones, and its crystal form known as CaOx monohydrate (COM) has been shown to exert oxidative stress, facilitating CaOx stone formation...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816704/radiology-of-renal-stone-disease
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REVIEW
Colin J McCarthy, Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Zafar Sajjad, Dushyant Sahani, Avinash Kambadakone
Nephrolithiasis is a common cause of abdominal pain and will affect approximately 1 in 10 people in their lifetime. In the past two decades, there have been several technological advances that have changed the imaging approach to stone diagnosis and follow-up. We present a review of the current imaging evaluation for renal stone disease, and outline how new technology has helped with diagnosis and management.
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811548/current-recommendations-for-treating-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#17
Becky Ness, Kathryn Stovall
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is the most common inherited kidney disease in the United States, causing hypertension, cerebral aneurysms, nephrolithiasis, and kidney failure. This article reviews the pathogenesis, diagnosis, associated complications, and current treatment recommendations for the condition.
December 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770717/quantitative-uplc-ms-ms-assay-of-urinary-2-8-dihydroxyadenine-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-adenine-phosphoribosyltransferase-deficiency
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Margret Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur A Thorsteinsdottir, Finnur F Eiriksson, Hrafnhildur L Runolfsdottir, Inger M Sch Agustsdottir, Steinunn Oddsdottir, Baldur B Sigurdsson, Hordur K Hardarson, Nilesh R Kamble, Snorri Th Sigurdsson, Vidar O Edvardsson, Runolfur Palsson
Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (APRT) deficiency is a hereditary disorder that leads to excessive urinary excretion of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (DHA), causing nephrolithiasis and chronic kidney disease. Treatment with allopurinol or febuxostat reduces DHA production and attenuates the renal manifestations. Assessment of DHA crystalluria by urine microscopy is used for therapeutic monitoring, but lacks sensitivity. We report a high-throughput assay based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) for quantification of urinary DHA...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739473/associations-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-gene-casr-rs7652589-snp-with-nephrolithiasis-and-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Alicja E Grzegorzewska, Mateusz Paciorkowski, Adrianna Mostowska, Bartosz Frycz, Wojciech Warchoł, Ireneusz Stolarek, Marek Figlerowicz, Paweł P Jagodziński
Nephrolithiasis, secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT), and cardiovascular complications are associated with disturbances in Ca handling and contribute to morbidity/mortality during haemodialysis (HD). Calcimimetics, activators of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), provide an effective means of reducing parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion in sHPT. Polymorphism in CaSR gene (CASR) influences Ca-related parameters, however it was not shown in HD patients for CASR rs7652589. The minor allele at this polymorphism modifies the binding sites of transcription factors and CaSR expression...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721432/infrared-vibrational-spectroscopy-a-rapid-and-novel-diagnostic-and-monitoring-tool-for-cystinuria
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Katherine V Oliver, Annalisa Vilasi, Amandine Maréchal, Shabbir H Moochhala, Robert J Unwin, Peter R Rich
Cystinuria is the commonest inherited cause of nephrolithiasis (~1% in adults; ~6% in children) and is the result of impaired cystine reabsorption in the renal proximal tubule. Cystine is poorly soluble in urine with a solubility of ~1 mM and can readily form microcrystals that lead to cystine stone formation, especially at low urine pH. Diagnosis of cystinuria is made typically by ion-exchange chromatography (IEC) detection and quantitation, which is slow, laboursome and costly. More rapid and frequent monitoring of urinary cystine concentration would significantly improve the diagnosis and clinical management of cystinuria...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
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