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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105635/clinical-efficacy-of-unani-medicine-renax-for-treatment-of-urolithiasis
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Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghazala Shaheen, Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Shahbaz Ahmad Zakki
Stone formation occurs most commonly in acute and chronic renal failure. A kidney stone is a solid lump made up of crystals that separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. The current study was conducted to investigate the clinical efficacy of Unani medicine Renax in comparison with allopathic medicine (Spironolactone + Furosemide) to treat urolithiasis. The study was conducted in District Dera Ghazi Khan, South Punjab region. This was case control, randomized, double blind clinical study...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080620/comparison-of-hypotensive-diuretic-and-renal-effects-between-cladodes-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-and-furosemide
#2
Meryem Bakour, Noori Al-Waili, Redouan El-Haskoury, Nawal El-Menyiy, Thia Al-Waili, Ali Al-Waili, Badiaa Lyoussi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diuretic, hypotensive and renal effect of Opuntia ficus-indica in two different species in oral and intravenous administration. METHODS: Diuretic activity was evaluated in rats with the plant cladode gel and aqueous extract administrated orally, and was evaluated in rabbits with plant extract administered intravenously. Single and repeated doses of cladode gel or aqueous extract of cladode were tested. Urine volume and blood and urine creatinine, sodium and potassium were measured, and creatinine clearance was calculated...
September 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056238/value-of-routine-investigations-to-predict-loop-diuretic-down-titration-success-in-stable-heart-failure
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Pieter Martens, Frederik H Verbrugge, Levinia Boonen, Petra Nijst, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
AIMS: Guidelines advocate down-titration of loop diuretics in chronic heart failure (CHF) when patients have no signs of volume overload. Limited data are available on the expected success rate of this practice or how routine diagnostic tests might help steering this process. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty ambulatory CHF-patients on stable neurohumoral blocker/diuretic therapy for at least 3months without any clinical sign of volume overload were prospectively included to undergo loop diuretic down-titration...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034718/the-prognostic-value-of-the-furosemide-stress-test-in-predicting-delayed-graft-function-following-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation
#4
Blaithin A McMahon, Jay L Koyner, Tessa Novick, Steve Menez, Robert A Moran, Bonnie E Lonze, Niraj Desai, Sami Alasfar, Marvin Borja, William T Merritt, Promise Ariyo, Lakhmir S Chawla, Edward Kraus
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: The Furosemide Stress Test (FST) is a novel dynamic assessment of tubular function that has been shown in preliminary studies to predict patients who will progress to advanced stage acute kidney injury, including those who receive renal replacement therapy (RRT). The aim of this study is to investigate if the urinary response to a single intraoperative dose of intravenous furosemide predicts delayed graft function (DGF) in patients undergoing deceased donor kidney transplant...
October 16, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984014/increased-serum-c-reactive-protein-and-decreased-urinary-aquaporin-2-levels-are-predictive-of-the-efficacy-of-tolvaptan-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Masato Nakai, Koji Ogawa, Rei Takeda, Masatsugu Ohara, Naoki Kawagishi, Takaaki Izumi, Machiko Umemura, Jun Ito, Takuya Sho, Goki Suda, Kenichi Morikawa, Naoya Sakamoto
AIM: Water retention, hepatic ascites, and peripheral edema are significant problems in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). Although furosemide and spironolactone are commonly used as treatment, these are often insufficient to treat hyponatremia and renal insufficiency in patients with LC. Tolvaptan (TVP) could provide an effective treatment alternative. However, predictive factors of a therapeutic response to TVP are unclear. Our aim was to examine clinical predictors of the response to TVP in patients with LC and water retention...
October 6, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981821/sodium-carbonate-is-saltier-than-sodium-chloride-to-sodium-depleted-rats
#6
Steven J St John, Anya M McBrayer, Erin E Krauskopf
In a series of behavioral experiments in the 1960s, G.R. Morrison identified several unique features of the taste of Na2CO3 to rats; namely, it is 1) considerably more intense than NaCl at isomolar concentrations, 2) avoided at 10 times lower concentrations than NaCl to thirsty rats, 3) preferred at 10 times lower concentrations than NaCl in sodium-depleted rats. He also demonstrated its qualitatively similarity to NaCl. In Experiment 1, we confirmed and extended many of Morrison's observations. Rats were injected with furosemide on 3 occasions to stimulate a sodium appetite...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975664/short-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-torasemide-and-furosemide-in-366-dogs-with-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease-the-test-study
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V Chetboul, J-L Pouchelon, J Menard, J Blanc, L Desquilbet, A Petit, S Rougier, L Lucats, F Woehrle
BACKGROUND: Furosemide is the only loop diuretic recommended by the ACVIM consensus guidelines for treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs related to degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD). Torasemide is another potent loop diuretic with a longer half-life and a higher bioavailability. OBJECTIVES: (1) To demonstrate that torasemide given once a day (q24h) is noninferior to furosemide given twice a day (q12h) for treating dogs with CHF; (2) and to compare the effect of the 2 drugs on the time to reach a composite cardiac endpoint "spontaneous cardiac death, euthanasia due to heart failure or CHF class worsening...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951361/-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-receptors-in-the-central-nucleus-of-the-amygdala-mediate-sodium-intake-in-rats
#8
Jun-Bao Yan, Zhi-Hong Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the opioidergic mechanism of the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) for regulating sodium appetite in rats. METHDOS: Using the elaborate invasive cerebral cannulation and brain microinjection method, we observed the effects of bilateral intra-CeA injections of DAMGO (a selective µ-opioid receptor agonist) and CTAP (a highly selective µ-opioid receptor antagonist), either alone or in combination, on NaCl solution (0.3 mol/L) and water intake by rats in different models of Na(+) ingestion...
September 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932357/effects-of-hypertonic-saline-solution-on-body-weight-and-serum-creatinine-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Gabrielle Lafrenière, Patrick Béliveau, Jean-Yves Bégin, David Simonyan, Sylvain Côté, Valérie Gaudreault, Zeev Israeli, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur
AIM: To test the safety and effectiveness of hypertonic saline solution (HSS + F) as a strategy for weight loss and prevention of further deterioration of renal function. METHODS: Patients admitted with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) who received HSS + F were included in the study. After a period of a standard ADHF treatment, our patients received an intravenous infusion of furosemide (250 mg) combined with HSS (150 mL of 3% NaCl) twice a day for a mean duration of 2...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913839/long-term-stability-of-a-compounded-suspension-of-torsemide-5-mg-ml-for-oral-administration
#10
D Adin, P R Johnson, C H Kim, T Nguyenba, S Rosen
BACKGROUND: Torsemide use for congestive heart failure (CHF) has been reported, but prescription frequency is unknown. Commercially available tablet sizes in North America limit dosing precision, indicating a need to evaluate its strength and stability in suspension. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of torsemide prescriptions and to determine a beyond use date (BUD) of a compounded suspension of torsemide for oral administration stored under 2 temperature conditions for 90 days...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902380/-organ-interactions-heart-and-kidney
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Daniel Salleck, Stefan John
The interactions between heart and kidney are various and of clinical relevance. Worsening of one organ often influences the function of the other. With NYHA and KDIGO we have classification systems for heart and kidney failure and those should be used for cardiorenal systems as well. Furthermore there is a useful classification system for cardiorenal syndromes itself. Cardiorenal syndrome is a complex illness which should be treated by interdisciplinary medical teams. A key roll in pathophysiology is the renin-angiotensin-aldosteron-system (RAAS)...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843675/aerosol-furosemide-for-dyspnea-high-dose-controlled-delivery-does-not-improve-effectiveness
#12
Robert B Banzett, Richard M Schwartzstein, Robert W Lansing, Carl R O'Donnell
Published studies have shown great variability in response when aerosolized furosemide has been tested as a palliative treatment for dyspnea. We hypothesized that a higher furosemide dose with controlled aerosol administration would produce consistent dyspnea relief. We optimized deposition by controlling inspiratory flow (300-500mL/s) and tidal volume (15% predicted vital capacity) while delivering 3.4μm aerosol from either saline or 80mg of furosemide. We induced dyspnea in healthy subjects by varying inspired PCO2 while restricting minute ventilation...
August 24, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836972/access-to-medicines-and-diagnostic-tests-integral-in-the-management-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-uganda-insights-from-the-accodad-study
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Davis Kibirige, David Atuhe, Leaticia Kampiire, Daniel Ssekikubo Kiggundu, Pamela Donggo, Juliet Nabbaale, Raymond Mbayo Mwebaze, Robert Kalyesubula, William Lumu
BACKGROUND: Despite the burgeoning burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in low and middle income countries (LMIC), access to affordable essential medicines and diagnostic tests for DM and CVD still remain a challenge in clinical practice. The Access to Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes mellitus and Asthma Drugs and diagnostics (ACCODAD) study aimed at providing contemporary information about the availability, cost and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests integral in the management of DM and CVD in Uganda...
August 24, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834775/furosemide-removal-in-constructed-wetlands-comparative-efficiency-of-leca-and-cork-granulates-as-support-matrix
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A I Machado, A Dordio, R Fragoso, A E Leitão, E Duarte
The removal efficiency of LECA and cork granulates as support matrix for pharmaceuticals active compounds in a constructed wetland system was investigated using the diuretic drug Furosemide. Kinetics studies were performed testing three different concentrations of Furosemide in an ultrapure water matrix, along seven days. LECA achieved higher removal values compared to cork granulates. However, cork granulates presented a higher removal in the first 24 h of contact time compared to the other adsorbent. The kinetic studies showed that LECA and cork granulates have different adsorption behaviours for Furosemide which is controlled by different adsorption mechanisms...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818141/autonomic-cardiovascular-responses-to-orthostatic-stress-after-a-short-artificial-gravity-exposure
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Qingguang Zhang, Joyce M Evans, Michael B Stenger, Fritz B Moore, Charles F Knapp
BACKGROUND: Intermittent artificial gravity (AG) training over days and weeks has been shown to improve the human orthostatic tolerance limit (OTL) and improve cardiovascular regulation in response to orthostatic stress. Effects of a single AG exposure are currently unknown. METHODS: We tested cardiovascular responses to orthostatic stress in 16 hypovolemic subjects (9 men and 7 women), once following a single, short (∼90 min) bout of AG and once following a similar period of head-down bed rest (HDBR)...
September 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818054/comparison-of-the-trapezius-and-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-as-predictor-of-good-intubating-conditions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stefan Soltesz, Christian Stark, Karl G Noé, Michael Anapolski, Thomas Mencke
BACKGROUND: Adequate muscle relaxation is important for ensuring optimal conditions for intubation. Although acceleromyography of the adductor pollicis muscle is commonly used to assess conditions for intubation, we hypothesized that acceleromyography of the trapezius is more indicative of optimal intubating conditions. The primary outcome was the difference between both measurement sites with regard to prediction of good or acceptable intubating conditions. METHODS: Neuromuscular blockade after injection of rocuronium 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803922/studying-furosemide-solubilization-using-an-in-vitro-model-simulating-gastrointestinal-digestion-and-drug-solubilization-in-neonates-and-young-infants
#17
Mette Klitgaard, Philip Jonas Sassene, Arzu Selen, Anette Müllertz, Ragna Berthelsen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to study the oral performance of furosemide in neonates and young infants using a newly developed in vitro model simulating digestion and drug solubilization in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of the human neonate and young infant population (age 0-2months). METHODS: The utilized in vitro model was designed to mimic the digestion and drug solubilization processes occurring in the stomach, and the small intestine of the neonate and young infant population, using physiologically relevant media, volumes and digestive enzymes...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775126/furosemide-fludrocortisone-test-and-clinical-parameters-to-diagnose-incomplete-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-in-kidney-stone-formers
#18
Nasser A Dhayat, Michael W Gradwell, Ganesh Pathare, Manuel Anderegg, Lisa Schneider, David Luethi, Cedric Mattmann, Orson W Moe, Bruno Vogt, Daniel G Fuster
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis is a well known cause of calcareous nephrolithiasis but the prevalence is unknown, mostly due to lack of accepted diagnostic tests and criteria. The ammonium chloride test is considered as gold standard for the diagnosis of incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis, but the furosemide/fludrocortisone test was recently proposed as an alternative. Because of the lack of rigorous comparative studies, the validity of the furosemide/fludrocortisone test in stone formers remains unknown...
September 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751432/severe-hypokalaemia-as-a-cause-of-acute-transient-quadriparesis
#19
Martin Bell Lybecker, Henrik Bjørnsgaard Madsen, Jens Meldgaard Bruun
Hypokalaemic paralysis covers a heterogeneous group of disorders caused either by an enhanced shift of potassium into the cells or following a significant renal or gastrointestinal loss of potassium. We present the case of a 48-year-old Caucasian man with paralysis of both upper and lower extremities. ECG showed sinus rhythm and characteristic changes of hypokalaemia with depression of the ST segment, prolonged QTc interval of 581ms and U waves seen as a small positive deflection at the T wave in the middle precordial leads...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
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