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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808737/development-of-neutron-imaging-quantitative-data-treatment-to-assess-conservation-products-in-cultural-heritage
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Marco Realini, Chiara Colombo, Claudia Conti, Francesco Grazzi, Enrico Perelli Cippo, Jan Hovind
Distribution, penetration depth and amount of new mineralogical phases formed after the interaction between an inorganic treatment and a matrix are key factors for the evaluation of the conservation treatment behaviour. Nowadays, the conventional analytical methodologies, such as vibrational spectroscopies, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, provide only qualitative and spot information. Here, we report, for the first time, the proof of concept of a methodology based on neutron imaging able to achieve quantitative data useful to assess the formation of calcium oxalate in a porous carbonatic stone treated with ammonium oxalate...
August 14, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808392/antiurolithiatic-effect-of-sirupeelai-samoola-kudineer-a-polyherbal-siddha-decoction-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-renal-calculus-in-experimental-rats
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A Hannah Rachel Vasanthi, V Muthulakshmi, V Gayathri, R Manikandan, S Ananthi, Sarah Kuruvilla
BACKGROUND: Sirupeelai Samoola Kudineer (SK), a polyherbal decoction containing four medicinal plants has been used in Siddha system of medicine, practiced in Southern parts of India for the management of urolithiasis. OBJECTIVE: The present study is carried out to scientifically validate the traditional claim and to study the mechanism of action of the drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, anti-urolithiatic effect of SK was evaluated in Sprague-Dawley rats using ethylene glycol through drinking water and intraperitoneal injection of sodium oxalate...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776346/chronological-trends-in-clinical-and-urinary-metabolic-features-over-20-years-in-korean-urolithiasis-patients
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Ho Won Kang, Sung Pil Seo, Yun Sok Ha, Won Tae Kim, Yong June Kim, Seok Joong Yun, Wun Jae Kim, Sang Cheol Lee
Urolithiasis is common and is becoming more prevalent worldwide. This study assessed the chronological trends in clinical and urinary metabolic features over 20 years in Korean urolithiasis patients. We performed a retrospective analysis of 4,076 patients treated at our clinic from 1996 to 2015. Urinary metabolic data and stone analysis data were available for 1,421 and 723 patients (34.9% and 17.7%), respectively. Patients were categorized into 4 groups according to the date of initial diagnosis: group 1 (1996-2000, n = 897), group 2 (2001-2005, n = 1,018), group 3 (2006-2010, n = 1,043), and group 4 (2011-2015, n = 1,118)...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776078/sarna-mediated-activation-of-trpv5-reduces-renal-calcium-oxalate-deposition-in-rat-via-decreasing-urinary-calcium-excretion
#4
Tao Zeng, Xiaolu Duan, Wei Zhu, Yang Liu, Wenqi Wu, Guohua Zeng
Hypercalciuria is a main risk factor for kidney stone  formation. TRPV5 is the gatekeeper protein for mediating calcium transport and reabsorption in the kidney. In the present study, we tested the effect of TRPV5 activation with small activating RNA (saRNA), which could induce gene expression by targeting the promoter of the gene, on ethylene glycol (EG)-induced calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals formation in rat kidney. Five pairs of RNA activation sequences targeting the promoter of rat TRPV5 were designed and synthesized...
August 3, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775336/shape-dependent-cellular-toxicity-on-renal-epithelial-cells-and-stone-risk-of-calcium-oxalate-dihydrate-crystals
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Xin-Yuan Sun, Jian-Ming Ouyang, Kai Yu
Renal epithelial cell injury causes crystal retention and leads to renal stone formation. However, the effects of crystal shape on cell injury and stone risk remain unclear. This study compared the cytotoxicity degrees of calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD) crystals having different shapes toward human kidney proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells to reveal the effect of crystal shape on cell injury and to elucidate the pathological mechanism of calcium oxalate kidney stones. The effects of exposure to cross-shaped (COD-CS), flower-like (COD-FL), bipyramid (COD-BD), and elongated-bipyramid (COD-EBD) COD crystals on HK-2 cells were investigated by examining the cell viability, cell membrane integrity, cell morphology change, intracellular reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm), and apoptotic and/or necrotic rate...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759644/the-influence-of-serum-uric-acid-on-renal-function-in-patients-with-calcium-or-uric-acid-stone-a-population-based-analysis
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Yoshimi Tanaka, Shingo Hatakeyama, Toshikazu Tanaka, Hayato Yamamoto, Takuma Narita, Itsuto Hamano, Teppei Matsumoto, Osamu Soma, Teppei Okamoto, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Ippei Takahashi, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Yuriko Terayama, Tomihisa Funyu, Chikara Ohyama
OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of serum uric acid (UA) levels on renal impairment in patients with UA stone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 463 patients with calcium oxalate and/or calcium phosphate stones (CaOx/CaP), and 139 patients with UA stones. The subjects were divided into the serum UA-high (UA ≥ 7.0 mg/dL) or the UA-low group (UA < 7.0 mg/dL). The control group comprised 3082 community-dwelling individuals that were pair-matched according to age, sex, body mass index, comorbidities, hemoglobin, serum albumin, and serum UA using propensity score matching...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739373/analyte-variations-in-consecutive-24-hour-urine-collections-in-children
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Jonathan S Ellison, John M Hollingsworth, Craig B Langman, John R Asplin, Andrew L Schwaderer, Phyllis Yan, Maggie Bierlein, Mark A Barraza, William R Defoor, T Ernesto Figueroa, Elizabeth C Jackson, Venkata R Jayanthi, Emilie K Johnson, David B Joseph, Margarett Shnorhavorian
PURPOSE: The metabolic evaluation of children with nephrolithiasis begins with a 24-h urine collection. For adults, the diagnostic yield increases with consecutive collections; however, little is known regarding the variability of multiple 24-h studies in the pediatric population. We sought to evaluate the variability of consecutive 24-h urine collection in children through a multi-institutional study hypothesizing that compared with a single collection, consecutive 24-h urine collections would reveal a greater degree of clinically useful information in the evaluation of children at risk for nephrolithiasis...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716570/protective-effects-of-pistacia-lentiscus-l-fruit-extract-against-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-induced-proximal-tubular-injury
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Nassima Cheraft-Bahloul, Cécile Husson, Meriam Ourtioualous, Sébastien Sinaeve, Djebbar Atmani, Caroline Stévigny, Joëlle L Nortier, Marie-Hélène Antoine
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The world prevalence of kidney stones is increasing and plants are frequently used to treat urolithiasis. Pistacia lentiscus L, a plant which freely grows around the Mediterranean basin areas, is widely used for various pathologies. P. lentiscus has an important impact as it has economical value on top of its pharmacological interest. Decoctions of its aerial parts and/or resin are used to treat kidney stones. AIM OF THE STUDY: To in vitro assess the potential nephroprotective effect of Pistacia lentiscus ethanolic fruit extract (PLEF) on proximal tubular cells in response to the adhesion of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707190/novel-porcine-model-for-calcium-oxalate-stone-formation
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Brandon P Trojan, Sara J Trojan, Andrew Navetta, Bryce Staches, Bryan Sutton, Stephanie Filleur, Thomas Nelius
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms for calcium-based stone formation are not clearly delineated. Porcine are the most anatomically and physiologically congruent mammal to humans. Our objectives were to develop a cost-effective and easily reproducible porcine model for the study of calcium-based nephrolithiasis. METHODS: Crossbred male pigs (n = 16) were assigned randomly to one of the following treatments: (1) control; (2) ethylene glycol (EG) + vitamin D (VD); (3) EG + ammonium chloride (AC); (4) EG + gentamicin (G); (5) EG + Lasix; (6) EG + VD + AC; (7) EG + VD + G...
July 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705575/can-a-simplified-12-hour-nighttime-urine-collection-predict-urinary-stone-risk
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Bryan D Hinck, Vishnuvardhan Ganesan, Sarah Tarplin, John Asplin, Ignacio Granja, Juan Calle, Sri Sivalingam, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is correlation between nighttime 12-hour and traditional 24-hour urine collection in regard to chemistry values and the supersaturations of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, and uric acid for the metabolic evaluation of nephrolithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-five patients were prospectively enrolled from 2013 to 2015. Patients >18 years of age who presented to a tertiary stone clinic and who would normally be counseled for 24-hour urine collection were eligible for the study...
July 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689648/clinical-and-genetic-characterization-of-chinese-pediatric-cystine-stone-patients
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Luming Shen, Xiaoming Cong, Xin Zhang, Ninghong Wang, Ping Zhou, Yan Xu, Qingyi Zhu, Xiaojian Gu
INTRODUCTION: Cystine stone is the only clinical manifestation in patients with cystinuria, which is an autosomal recessive inheritable disease. However, clinical and genetic data vary among patients in different countries. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of Chinese pediatric cystine stone patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen pediatric patients with cystine stones were evaluated in our clinic between 2012 and 2015. Gene mutations in SLC3A1 and SLC7A9 were investigated...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684568/genome-sequence-of-oxalobacter-formigenes-strain-hc-1
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Marguerite Hatch, Milton J Allison, Fahong Yu, William Farmerie
The lack of Oxalobacter formigenes colonization of the human gut has been correlated with the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones and also with the number of recurrent kidney stone episodes. Here, we present the genome sequence of HC-1, a human strain isolated from an individual residing in Iowa, USA.
July 6, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674784/vitamin-b6-intake-and-the-risk-of-incident-kidney-stones
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Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Eric N Taylor, Giovanni Gambaro, Gary C Curhan
Higher vitamin B6 intake might reduce urinary excretion of oxalate, one of the major determinants of risk for calcium oxalate kidney stones. Previous studies investigating the association between intake of vitamin B6 and risk of stones found conflicting results. We sought to investigate the association in three large prospective cohorts. We prospectively examined the association in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS; n = 42,919 men), Nurses' Health Study I (NHS I; n = 60,003 older women), and Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II; n = 90,629 younger women)...
July 3, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670670/therapeutic-effects-of-aqueous-extracts-of-cerasus-avium-stem-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-kidney-calculi-in-rats
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Ehsaneh Azaryan, Mohammad Malekaneh, Maryam Shemshadi Nejad, Fatemeh Haghighi
PURPOSE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of the aqueous extract of Cerasus Avium stem on kidney calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, forty-eight (48) male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into six (6) groups and were studied during a 30 day period. Group A served as normal control and Group B received 1% ethylene glycol in drinking water (EG group). C, D, E, and F Groups, received 1% ethylene glycol from day 1 and were used as prevention and treatment subjects...
July 2, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670668/serum-antioxidant-enzyme-levels-are-decreased-in-patients-with-urinary-calcium-oxalate-stones
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Omer Onur Cakir, Mehmet Gokhan Culha, Serdar Arisan, Elif Damla Arisan, Murat Altin, Sam Ward, Oguzhan Zengi, Erbil Ergenekon
PURPOSE: To compare the serum antioxidant enzyme levels between patients with urinary stone disease and healthy volunteers to determine the effect of cellular oxidative stress on urinary calcium oxalate stones formation.Materials & Methods: A total of 51 patients with proven urinary calcium oxalate stones (female 35.3%, mean age: 49.3 years) and 37 healthy subjects (female 45.9%, mean age: 44.1 years) were included. The serum levels of antioxidant catalase, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and lipid peroxidation were measured in serum samples taken from the peripheral venous circulation...
July 2, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655130/comparison-of-biochemical-parameters-of-blood-and-urine-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-and-association-with-urinary-stone-formation
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Gülümser Aydin, Sibel Özbudak Demir, Timur Ekiz, Murat I Nanir, Aliye Tosun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the biochemical parameters of the urine and blood in SCI patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirty male patients with SCI were enrolled. Biochemical features of the urine and blood of the SCI patients were compared to healthy subjects. Extracted stones were analyzed by X-ray diffraction. RESULTS: A total of 30 patients with SCI (mean age of 28.77 ± 7.3 years) and 10 healthy subjects (mean age of 27...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653226/urinary-biomarkers-in-the-early-detection-and-follow-up-of-tubular-injury-in-childhood-urolithiasis
#17
Mehmet Taşdemir, Dilara Fuçucuoğlu, Suat Hayri Küçük, Meltem Erol, Özgül Yiğit, Ilmay Bilge
BACKGROUND: To investigate relationships among urinary biomarkers [kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), N-acetyl-β-glucosaminidase (NAG)], neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels and renal tubular injury in childhood urolithiasis. METHODS: Seventy children [36 girls, mean age: 7.3 ± 5.0 years (0.5-18.2)] with urolithiasis/microlithiasis and 42 controls [18 girls, mean age: 8.5 ± 3.8 years (0.9-16.2)] were included in this multicenter, controlled, prospective cohort study...
June 26, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647563/in-vitro-comparison-of-holmium-lasers-evidence-for-shorter-fragmentation-time-and-decreased-retropulsion-using-a-modern-variable-pulse-laser
#18
John Roger Bell, Kristina L Penniston, Stephen Y Nakada
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of variable and fixed pulse lasers on stone phantoms in vitro. METHODS: Seven millimeter stone phantoms were made to simulate calcium oxalate monohydrate stones using BegoStone Plus. The in vitro setting was created with a clear PVC tube. For each trial, a stone phantom was placed at the open end of the tubing. The Cook Rhapsody H-30 variable pulse laser was tested on both long and short pulse settings and compared to the Dornier H-20 fixed pulse laser, five trials were conducted for each trial arm...
June 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646939/hounsfield-units-for-nephrolithiasis-predictive-power-for-the-clinical-urologist
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Andrew Cohen, Blake Anderson, Glenn Gerber
INTRODUCTION: We aim to determine the optimal method for measuring Hounsfield Units (HU) of calculi for the clinical urologist. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a single institution prospective study from 2014-2015 for 125 consecutive patients. Demographics, baseline characteristics, imaging, and stone analysis were collected. CT scanners and settings were heterogeneous. Hounsfield units were measured by use of ellipsoid tool and free hand outline by two independent urology graders using Philips iSite PACs...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ji-Hua Wu, Yao-Liang Deng, Quan Liu, Jun-Chuan Yu, Yun-Long Liu, Zi-Qi He, Xiao-Feng Guan
Calcifying nanoparticles have been linked to various types of human disease, but how they contribute to disease processes is unclear. Here, we examined whether and how calcifying nanoparticles isolated from patients with kidney stones are cytotoxic to human bladder cancer cells. Calcifying nanoparticles were isolated from midstream urine of patients with renal calcium oxalate stones and examined by electron microscopy. Human bladder cancer cells (EJ cells) were cultured in the presence of calcifying nanoparticles or nanohydroxyapatites for 12 and 72 h and examined for toxicity using the Cell Counting Kit-8, for autophagy using transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, and for apoptosis using fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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