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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340329/a-salivary-urea-nitrogen-dipstick-to-detect%C3%A2-obstetric-related-acute-kidney-disease-in-malawi
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Rhys D R Evans, William Cooke, Ulla Hemmila, Viviane Calice-Silva, Jochen Raimann, Alison Craik, Chimwemwe Mandula, Priscilla Mvula, Ausbert Msusa, Gavin Dreyer, Nathan W Levin, Roberto Pecoits-Filho
Introduction: Obstetric-related acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with adverse outcomes for mother and fetus, particularly in low-income countries. However, laboratory-independent tools to facilitate diagnosis are lacking. We assessed the diagnostic performance of a salivary urea nitrogen (SUN) dipstick to detect obstetric-related acute kidney disease in Malawi. Methods: Women at high risk for AKI admitted to an obstetric unit in Blantyre, Malawi, were recruited between 21 September and 11 December 2015...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331477/atypical-presentation-of-pregnancy-related-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Salim Baghli, Catherine Abendroth, Umar Farooq, Jennifer A Schaub
The cause of acute kidney injury during pregnancy and in the postpartum period can be particularly challenging to diagnose, especially when it is necessary to differentiate among preeclampsia; eclampsia; hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome; and thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs). All these disease entities can present with kidney failure, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and thrombocytopenia. We present a teaching case of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in the postpartum period in a young woman who was found to have mutations of uncertain clinical significance in the complement cascade, including in C3, CFH, and CFI...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326280/autoantibodies-against-angiotensin-and-adrenergic-receptors-more-than-a-biomarker
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Rugina Neuman, A H Jan Danser
Agonistic autoantibodies (AAs) directed against receptors of the sympathetic nervous system and the renin-angiotensin system have been suggested to contribute to cardiovascular and renal disease, in particular hypertension, preeclampsia, and graft failure in kidney transplantation patients. Consequently, they are now also being studied as biomarker for these conditions. This commentary summarizes our current understanding of these AAs, critically discussing whether they truly act as agonist, and focusing on the wide array of assays that are currently used for their quantification...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325127/inhibiting-trophoblast-par-1-overexpression-suppresses-sflt-1-induced-anti-angiogenesis-and-abnormal-vascular-remodeling-a-possible-therapeutic-approach-for-preeclampsia
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Yin Zhao, YanFang Zheng, XiaoXia Liu, QingQing Luo, Di Wu, XiaoPing Liu, Li Zou
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to improve vascular remodeling by inhibiting the excessive expression of protease activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) in trophoblast of abnormal placenta? SUMMARY ANSWER: Inhibition of trophoblast PAR-1 overexpression may promote placental angiogenesis and vascular remodeling, offering an alternative therapeutic approach for preeclampsia. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PAR-1 is high-affinity receptor of thrombin. Thrombin increases sFlt-1 secretion in trophoblast via the activation of PAR-1...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302904/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-with-special-reference-to-pregnancy-specific-disorders-a-hospital-based-study-2014-2016
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Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275882/dysfunctional-uterine-activity-in-labour-and-premature-adverse-cardiac-events-population-based-cohort-study
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Alyssa Kahane, Alison L Park, Joel G Ray
BACKGROUND: There exist structural and physiological commonalities between myometrial and myocardial tissue, and each can become dysfunctional, such as in the presence of cardiometabolic factors. METHODS: This population-based cohort study was comprised of 1,608,720 women with ≥ 1 singleton hospital live birth at 24-41 weeks' gestation in Ontario, from 1992 to 2016. The main exposure was prolonged first stage of labour; secondary exposure was prolonged second stage of labour...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217650/serum-and-urine-vitamin-d-metabolite-analysis-in-early-preeclampsia
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Jennifer Tamblyn, Carl Jenkinson, Dean Larner, Martin Hewison, Mark Kilby
Vitamin D-deficiency is common in pregnant women, and may contribute to adverse events in pregnancy such as preeclampsia (PET). To date, studies of vitamin D and PET have focused primarily on serum concentrations vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) later in pregnancy. The aim here was to determine whether a more comprehensive analysis of vitamin D metabolites earlier in pregnancy could provide predictors of PET. Using samples from the SCOPE pregnancy cohort, multiple vitamin D metabolites were quantified by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in paired serum and urine prior to the onset of PET symptoms...
December 7, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215520/preeclampsia-and-long-term-renal-function-in-women-who-underwent-kidney-transplantation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Valerie Vannevel, Kathleen Claes, David Baud, Yvan Vial, Delaviz Golshayan, Eugene W Yoon, Ryan Hodges, Anne Le Nepveu, Peter G Kerr, Claire Kennedy, Mary Higgins, Elisabeth Resch, Philipp Klaritsch, Tim Van Mieghem
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia often complicates pregnancies after maternal kidney transplantation. We aimed to assess whether preeclampsia is associated with kidney function decline either during the pregnancy or in the long term. METHODS: We performed an international multicenter retrospective cohort study. Renal function at conception, pregnancy outcomes, and short- and long-term graft outcomes were collected for women who were pregnant after renal transplantation and had transplant and obstetric care at the participating centers...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185370/effect-of-nicotine-on-placental-ischemia-induced-complement-activation-and-hypertension-in-the-rat
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Connor F Laule, Cameron R Wing, Evan J Odean, Jacob A Wilcox, Jeffrey S Gilbert, Jean F Regal
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific condition manifested by new-onset maternal hypertension with systemic inflammation, including increased innate immune system complement activation. While exact pathophysiology is unknown, evidence suggests that inadequate spiral artery invasion and resulting utero-placental insufficiency is the initiating event. Cigarette smoking during pregnancy decreases the risk of preeclampsia. Nicotine, a major component of cigarettes, stimulates the efferent cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway through peripherally expressed nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) and is known to attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury in kidney and liver...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174227/angiogenic-and-antiangiogenic-factors-in-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Angela Maria Moed Lopes, Anna Cecília Dias Maciel Carneiro, Carolina Guissoni Campos, Polyana Barbosa Silva, Maria Luíza Gonçalves Dos Reis Monteiro, Laura Penna Rocha, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Renata Margarida Etchebehere, Juliana Reis Machado, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a multifactorial hypertensive disorder that is triggered by placental insufficiency and that accounts for up to 15% of maternal deaths. In normal pregnancies, this process depends on the balance between the expression of angiogenic factors and antiangiogenic factors, which are responsible for remodeling the spiral arteries, as well as for neoangiogenesis and fetal development. PURPOSE: The aim of this review is to discuss the main scientific findings regarding the role of angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors in the etiopathogenesis of preeclampsia...
October 31, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157047/neurological-development-of-children-born-to-mothers-after-kidney-transplantation
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Joanna Schreiber-Zamora, Szpotańska-Sikorska Monika, Agnieszka Drozdowska-Szymczak, Natalia Czaplińska, Bronisława Pietrzak, Mirosław Wielgos, Bożena Kociszewska-Najman
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies after kidney transplantation are at high risk of complications such as preterm birth and foetal growth restriction. Until now, the impact of these factors on neurological development of children born to transplant mothers has not been established. AIMS: A comparison of neurological examinations performed in 36 children of kidney transplant women (study group) and 36 children born to healthy mothers (control group). The children from both groups were born at a similar gestational age and in the similar time period from 12/1996 to 09/2012...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153659/a-simple-clinical-method-to-identify-women-at-higher-risk-of-preeclampsia
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Effie Viguiliouk, Alison L Park, Howard Berger, Michael P Geary, Joel G Ray
An outstanding issue is how to efficiently identify women at high risk of preeclampsia. This retrospective cohort study included 8672 pregnancies at a single centre in Toronto. We tested our simple method - presence vs. absence of≥1 major (pre-pregnancy BMI>30kg/m2, chronic hypertension, pre-pregnancy diabetes mellitus and assisted reproductive therapy) or≥2 minor (prior stillbirth, age>40years, nulliparity, multifetal pregnancy, chronic kidney disease, and SLE) risk factors for PE. The RR of PE was 8...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143991/genetic-and-non-genetic-risk-factors-for-pre-eclampsia-an-umbrella-review-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Giannakou, Evangelos Evangelou, Stefania I Papatheodorou
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence from the literature on the risk factors associated with preeclampsia, assess the presence of statistical biases and identify associations with robust evidence. METHODS: We searched PubMed and ISI Web of Science from inception to October, 2016, to identify systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies examining associations between genetic and non-genetic risk factors for preeclampsia. For each meta-analysis we estimated the summary effect size by random-effects and fixed-effects models, the 95% confidence interval and the 95% prediction interval...
November 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135628/endothelial-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-part-ii-role-in-disease-conditions-a-joint-consensus-statement-from-the-european-society-of-hypertension-working-group-on-endothelin-and-endothelial-factors-and-the-japanese-society
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Gian Paolo Rossi, Teresa M Seccia, Matthias Barton, A H Jan Danser, Peter W de Leeuw, Neeraj Dhaun, Damiano Rizzoni, Patrick Rossignol, Luis-Miguel Ruilope, Anton H van den Meiracker, Sadayoshi Ito, Naoyuki Hasebe, David J Webb
: After examining in Part I the general mechanisms of endothelial cell injury in the kidney, the Working Group on Endothelin and Endothelial Factors of the European Society of Hypertension and the Japanese Society of Hypertension will herein review current knowledge on the role of endothelial dysfunction in multiple disease conditions that affect the kidney, including diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, solid organ transplantation, hyperhomocysteinemia and antiangiogenic therapy in cancer. The few available randomized controlled clinical trials specifically designed to evaluate strategies for correcting endothelial dysfunction in patients with hypertension and/or chronic kidney disease are also discussed alongside their cardiovascular and renal outcomes...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130350/podocyturia-as-an-early-diagnostic-marker-of-preeclampsia-a-literature-review
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Karolina Panek-Laszczyńska, Andrzej Konieczny, Ewa Milewska, Krystyna Dąbrowska, Remigiusz Bąchor, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Szewczuk
CONTEXT: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disease, and it is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. It is characterized by the new onset of hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation together with signs of organ damage, most commonly the kidneys. The treatment of PE is symptomatic and final intervention requires delivery, regardless of the gestational age of the foetus. Furthermore, PE is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease - even many years after the delivery...
November 27, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126987/endothelial-and-kidney-function-in-women-with-a-history-of-preeclampsia-and-healthy-parous-controls-a-case-control-study
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Veronica A Lopes van Balen, Julia J Spaan, Tom Cornelis, Wieteke M Heidema, Ralph R Scholten, Marc E A Spaanderman
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy related endothelial disease characterized by hypertension and albuminuria. Postpartum endothelial dysfunction often persists in these women. We postulate that in women with a history of PE reduced endothelial dependent vasodilation coincides with attenuated kidney function, as both reflect endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: We assessed endothelial and kidney function in women with a history of PE (n=79) and uncomplicated pregnancies (n=49) at least 4years postpartum...
November 8, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122892/subclinical-first-trimester-renal-abnormalities-are-associated-with-preeclampsia-in-normoalbuminuric-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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Clare B Kelly, Michelle B Hookham, Jeremy Y Yu, Alicia J Jenkins, Alison J Nankervis, Kristian F Hanssen, Satish K Garg, James A Scardo, Samar M Hammad, M Kathryn Menard, Christopher E Aston, Timothy J Lyons
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the utility of tubular (urinary/plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL] and urinary kidney injury molecule 1 [KIM-1]) and glomerular (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]) biomarkers in predicting preeclampsia (PE) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who were free of microalbuminuria and hypertension at the first trimester. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of T1DM pregnancy...
November 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992178/tadalafil-improves-l-ng-nitroarginine-methyl-ester-induced-preeclampsia-with-fetal-growth-restriction-like-symptoms-in-pregnant-mice
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Kento Yoshikawa, Takashi Umekawa, Shintaro Maki, Michiko Kubo, Masafumi Nii, Kayo Tanaka, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kazuhiro Osato, Yuki Kamimoto, Eiji Kondo, Kenji Ikemura, Masahiro Okuda, Kan Katayama, Takekazu Miyoshi, Hiroshi Hosoda, Ning Ma, Toshimichi Yoshida, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: We investigated the efficacy and mechanisms of tadalafil, a selective phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, in treating preeclampsia (PE) with fetal growth restriction (FGR) using L-NG-nitroarginine methyl ester (L-NAME)-induced PE with FGR in pregnant mice as our experimental model. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were divided into 2 groups 11 days postcoitum (d.p.c.). A control group of dams (C dam) received 0.5% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). A L-NAME-treated group received 1 mg/ml L-NAME dissolved in CMC...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979748/the-impact-of-silymarin-on-improvement-of-hepatic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-severe-preeclampsia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fahimeh Kaveh Baghbahadorani, Sepideh Miraj
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder, associated with increased blood pressure and proteinuria, and in extreme cases it can also cause liver and kidney problems. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of silymarin on the improvement of severe preeclampsia. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted at Hajar Hospital in Shahrekord, Iran, from April 2014 to September 2015. Sixty patients whose pregnancy had ended as a result of severe preeclampsia, were entered into the study...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918595/successful-pregnancy-in-a-ckd-patient-on-a-low-protein-supplemented-diet-an-opportunity-to-reflect-on-ckd-and-pregnancy-in-mexico-an-emerging-country
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Julia Nava, Silvia Moran, Veronica Figueroa, Adriana Salinas, Margy Lopez, Rocio Urbina, Abril Gutierrez, Jose Luis Lujan, Alejandra Orozco, Rafael Montufar, Giorgina B Piccoli
Pregnancy is probably the most important challenge in young women with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The challenge is greater in developing countries, in which access to dialysis is uneven, and prenatal care for CKD patients is not uniformly available. This case report summarizes some of the challenges faced by pregnant CKD women in a developing country. A 35-year-old woman, affected by an undiagnosed kidney disease, experienced preeclampsia at 24 years of age, and started dialysis in emergency at age 31 in the context of severe preeclampsia in her second pregnancy...
December 2017: Journal of Nephrology
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