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acute kidney injury and cancer

Corey J Langer, Shirish M Gadgeel, Hossein Borghaei, Vassiliki A Papadimitrakopoulou, Amita Patnaik, Steven F Powell, Ryan D Gentzler, Renato G Martins, James P Stevenson, Shadia I Jalal, Amit Panwalkar, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Matthew Gubens, Lecia V Sequist, Mark M Awad, Joseph Fiore, Yang Ge, Harry Raftopoulos, Leena Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists to show that adding a third agent to platinum-doublet chemotherapy improves efficacy in the first-line advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) setting. The anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab has shown efficacy as monotherapy in patients with advanced NSCLC and has a non-overlapping toxicity profile with chemotherapy. We assessed whether the addition of pembrolizumab to platinum-doublet chemotherapy improves efficacy in patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC...
October 10, 2016: Lancet Oncology
Prameela Konda, Di Ai, Carlos E Guerra, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Reza J Mehran, David Rice, Wayne Hofstetter, Jagtar Heir, Peter Kwater, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Mike Hernandez, Juan P Cata
OBJECTIVE: To identify risks factors associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) after esophageal cancer surgery. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. SETTING: Single academic center. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with non-metastatic esophageal cancer. Patients were excluded if they were younger than 18 years and had missing data. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Primary outcome of the study was AKI according to AKI Network criteria...
July 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
S M Kendale, P N Lapis, S M Melhem, J D Blitz
We used multivariate analyses to assess the association of pre-operative variables with kidney function in 41,523 adults after scheduled surgery in a single large academic hospital. Eight variables were independently associated with a reduction in postoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate: pre-operative renal function; age; ASA physical status; cardiac failure; anaemia; cancer; type of surgery; and the lowest quartile of pre-operative mean arterial blood pressure (< 71 mmHg). The estimated glomerular filtration rate fell by a mean (95% CI) of 2...
October 5, 2016: Anaesthesia
Sung Yoon Lim, Joon Yong Lee, Ji Hyun Yang, Young Joo Na, Myung-Gyu Kim, Sang-Kyung Jo, Won Yong Cho
BACKGROUND: Despite major advance in surgical techniques from open surgery to robot-assisted surgery, acute kidney injury (AKI) is still major postoperative complication in rectal surgery. The purpose of this study is to compare the incidence of postoperative AKI according to different surgical techniques and also the risk factors, outcomes of AKI in patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: A retrospective medical chart review was done in a total of 288 patients who received proctectomy because of rectal cancer from 2011 to 2013...
September 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
N Bayrakci, N Ozkayar, O Caglayan, F Dede
Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) is a rare but serious complication of cancer treatment. It is generally seen in patients with high tumour load or chemosensitive tumour after chemotherapy and is more common with haematological malignancies like leukaemia and lymphoma when compared to solid tumours. Tumour lysis syndrome occurring after radiotherapy (RT) in patients with solid tumours is very rare. We aimed to present TLS seen after RT for a vertebral tumoural mass in a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown origin...
February 22, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Fatima Z Husain, Daniel C Rosen, David J Paulucci, John P Sfakianos, Ronney Abaza, Ketan K Badani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry score, the amount of non-neoplastic parenchymal volume (NNPV) removed, and the renal function decline in patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Multi-institutional Mount Sinai Kidney Cancer Database was used to identify 1235 patients who underwent RPN between January 2008 and February 2016, of whom 366 had complete data, including NNPV removed. Mann-Whitney U tests and univariable linear regression models were used to assess the relationships between R...
October 2016: Journal of Endourology
Kyoung-Woon Joung, Yu-Gyeong Kong, Syn-Hae Yoon, Yeon Ju Kim, Jai-Hyun Hwang, Bumsik Hong, Young-Kug Kim
Ileal conduit and neobladder urinary diversions are frequently performed after radical cystectomy. However, complications after radical cystectomy may be different according to the type of urinary diversion. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after surgery and increases costs, morbidity, and mortality of hospitalized patients. This study was performed to compare the incidence of postoperative AKI between ileal conduit and neobladder urinary diversions after radical cystectomy.All consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy in 2004 to 2014 in a single tertiary care center were identified...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ryutaro Ishitsuka, Jun Miyazaki, Daishi Ichioka, Takamitsu Inoue, Susumu Kageyama, Mikio Sugimoto, Koji Mitsuzuka, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Yusuke Shiraishi, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Hironobu Wakeda, Takeshi Nomoto, Eiji Kikuchi, Koji Kawai, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
BACKGROUND: The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes group (KDIGO) defined acute kidney injury (AKI) as an elevation of serum creatinine (sCR) exceeding 0.3 mg/dl within 48 h. The widely used adverse events criteria for chemotherapy, Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4.0 (CTCAE v4.0), also defined AKI as sCR exceeding 0.3 mg/dl, but with no provision of a time course. Here, we attempted to clarify the impact of AKI (CTCAE v4.0) during cisplatin-based chemotherapy on clinical outcome of patients with advanced urothelial cancer (UC)...
August 26, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Fengbao Luo, Jian Shi, Qianqian Shi, Xianlin Xu, Ying Xia, Xiaozhou He
Tissue hypoxia/ischemia is a pathological feature of many human disorders including stroke, myocardial infarction, hypoxic/ischemic nephropathy, as well as cancer. In the kidney, the combination of limited oxygen supply to the tissues and high oxygen demand is considered the main reason for the susceptibility of the kidney to hypoxic/ischemic injury. In recent years, increasing evidence has indicated that a reduction in renal oxygen tension/blood supply plays an important role in acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and renal tumorigenesis...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Robert A McKee, Rebecca A Wingert
The kidneys are susceptible to harm from exposure to chemicals they filter from the bloodstream. This can lead to organ injury associated with a rapid decline in renal function and development of the clinical syndrome known as acute kidney injury (AKI). Pharmacological agents used to treat medical circumstances ranging from bacterial infection to cancer, when administered individually or in combination with other drugs, can initiate AKI. Zebrafish are a useful animal model to study the chemical effects on renal function in vivo, as they form an embryonic kidney comprised of nephron functional units that are conserved with higher vertebrates, including humans...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Scott C Howard, John McCormick, Ching-Hon Pui, Randall K Buddington, R Donald Harvey
: : High-dose methotrexate (HDMTX), defined as a dose higher than 500 mg/m(2), is used to treat a range of adult and childhood cancers. Although HDMTX is safely administered to most patients, it can cause significant toxicity, including acute kidney injury (AKI) in 2%-12% of patients. Nephrotoxicity results from crystallization of methotrexate in the renal tubular lumen, leading to tubular toxicity. AKI and other toxicities of high-dose methotrexate can lead to significant morbidity, treatment delays, and diminished renal function...
August 5, 2016: Oncologist
Norbert Lameire, Raymond Vanholder, Wim Van Biesen, Dominique Benoit
Patients with cancer represent a growing group among actual ICU admissions (up to 20 %). Due to their increased susceptibility to infectious and noninfectious complications related to the underlying cancer itself or its treatment, these patients frequently develop acute kidney injury (AKI). A wide variety of definitions for AKI are still used in the cancer literature, despite existing guidelines on definitions and staging of AKI. Alternative diagnostic investigations such as Cystatin C and urinary biomarkers are discussed briefly...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Etienne Lengline, Michael Darmon, Elie Azoulay, Jean-Roger Le Gall
Overall prognosis of cancer or haematological has dramatically decreased over the last decades. Thus advances regarding cancer or haematological treatment, improved knowledge of usual complications and of their pathophysiology and changes in ICU admission policy and management are among factors which participated to the overall prognostic changes. Tyrosine-Kinase inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and anti-CD20 antibodies in patients with non-hodgkin's lymphoma were among the first success of targeted therapies...
February 2015: Bulletin de L'Académie Nationale de Médecine
Jordi Rovira, Fritz Diekmann, Josep M Campistol, María José Ramírez-Bajo
A new cell-to-cell communication system was discovered in the 1990s, which involves the release of vesicles into the extracellular space. These vesicles shuttle bioactive particles, including proteins, mRNA, miRNA, metabolites, etc. This particular communication has been conserved throughout evolution, which explains why most cell types are capable of producing vesicles. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are involved in the regulation of different physiological processes, as well as in the development and progression of several diseases...
July 23, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Rajesh Ramanathan, Kazuaki Takabe, Toshifumi Wakai
Inflammation is a central process in several disorders and contributes to cancer progression. Inflammation involves a complex cascade of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory signaling events with protein and lipid mediators. Recent advances in lipid detection have revealed the importance of lipid mediators in inflammation. Omega three polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) are found naturally in fish oil and have been extensively studied in multiple inflammatory diseases with improved outcomes. Resolvins are thought to be the active metabolites of ω-3 PUFA, and are responsible for facilitating the resolving phase of acute inflammation...
July 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Jiang Qiu, Yehui Chen, Gang Huang, Zhi Zhang, Lizhong Chen, Ning Na
AIM: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are novel intracellular noncoding ribonucleotides regulating the genome and proteome. The lncRNA activated by transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) (lncRNA-ATB) was discovered as a prognostic factor in hepatocellular carcinoma, gastric cancer, and colorectal cancer. However, little is known about the role of lncRNA-ATB in renal transplantation. This study aimed to assess lncRNA-ATB expression in renal transplant patients with acute kidney injury and explore its role in postoperative pharmaceutical immunosuppression therapy...
July 14, 2016: Nephrology
Megan L Troxell, John P Higgins, Neeraja Kambham
Cancer patients experience kidney injury from multiple sources, including the tumor itself, diagnostic procedures, hypovolemia, infection, and drug exposure, superimposed upon baseline chronic damage. This review will focus on cytotoxic or targeted chemotherapy-associated renal injury. In this setting, tubulointerstitial injury and thrombotic microangiopathy (vascular injury) are more common than other forms of kidney injury including glomerular. Cisplatin, pemetrexed, and ifosfamide are well-known causes of acute tubular injury/necrosis...
September 2016: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
Luca Perico, Marina Morigi, Ariela Benigni
Mitochondria are dynamic organelles whose functions are tightly regulated at multiple levels to maintain proper cellular homeostasis. Mitochondrial Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), which belongs to an evolutionary conserved family of NAD+-dependent deacetylases, is a key regulator of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, ATP production, and fatty acid β-oxidation, and it exerts an antioxidant activity. Changes in SIRT3 expression are critical in the pathophysiology of several diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, and aging...
2016: Nephron
Yves Gorin
Both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are major causes of renal failure in humans and are associated with high incidences of morbidity and mortality rates. AKI and CKD are closely interconnected, and fueled by the obesity and diabetes epidemic, their prevalence is alarmingly increasing to the point that it currently represents a major heath issue worldwide. The kidney is an organ that is particularly sensitive to redox imbalance, resulting in excessive production of reactive oxygen species...
August 1, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Jay P Garg, Domagoj Vucic
Precise regulation of cell death and survival is essential for proper maintenance of organismal homeostasis, development, and the immune system. Deregulated cell death can lead to developmental defects, neuropathies, infections, and cancer. Kidney diseases, especially acute pathologies linked to ischemia-reperfusion injury, are among illnesses that profoundly are affected by improper regulation or execution of cell death pathways. Attempts to develop medicines for kidney diseases have been impacted by the complexity of these pathologies given the heterogeneous patient population and diverse etiologies...
May 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
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