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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822451/-the-value-of-serum-free-light-chain-in-differential-diagnosis-of-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-renal-significance
#1
C Li, Y B Wen, H Li, W Su, J Li, J F Cai, L M Chen, X M Li, X W Li
Objective: To investigate the value of serum free light chain (FLC) in differential diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS). Methods: Forty-nine hospitalized patients who underwent renal biopsy in Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2013 and December 2015 were included. Monoclonal gammopathy was detected by serum protein electrophoresis (SPE), serum immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE), urine IFE and serum FLC. All patients were classified as MGRS (n=32) and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) (n=17)...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822009/urolithiasis-as-an-extraarticular-manifestation-of-ankylosing-spondylitis
#2
REVIEW
Cengiz Korkmaz, Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, John A Sayer
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) affects sacroiliac and axial joints as well as extraarticular organs, such as the eye, lung, bowel, and heart. Although examples of renal involvement in AS, such as IgA nephropathy, amyloidosis, and glomerulonephritis, have been reported, it has not been emphasized that urolithiasis is frequently formed in the clinical course of AS. Growing evidence indicates that urolithiasis may be observed in AS patients and is more frequent than other extraarticular features. In this review, we will discuss frequency and predictors of AS-related urolithiasis and summarize the possible underlying genetic and biochemical mechanisms...
August 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821363/living-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-case-series
#3
Caroline Duineveld, Jacobien C Verhave, Stefan P Berger, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack F M Wetzels
BACKGROUND: The development of complement inhibitors has greatly improved the outcome of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), making kidney transplantation a more feasible option. Although prophylactic eculizumab therapy may prevent recurrent disease after transplantation, its necessity for all transplant recipients is debated. STUDY DESIGN: A case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with aHUS who underwent living donor kidney transplantation after 2011 at 2 university centers, prospectively followed up with a protocol of eculizumab therapy limited to only recipients with documented posttransplantation recurrent thrombotic microangiopathy...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821362/membranous-nephropathy-and-intrarenal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-a-patient-with-myelofibrosis
#4
Carole Philipponnet, Pierre Ronco, Julien Aniort, Jean-Louis Kemeny, Anne-Elisabeth Heng
Kidney disease in the setting of a hematologic malignancy is common, with the frequency and type of kidney disease varying depending on the specific malignancy. Various glomerular diseases and tumor infiltration of the kidneys have been reported in patients with lymphoproliferative disorders. Descriptions of kidney involvement in myeloproliferative disorders have been much rarer. We report a case of membranous nephropathy accompanied by kidney injury in a patient with primary myelofibrosis with additional features considered related to the patient's myeloproliferative disorder...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820432/rho-kinase-blockade-attenuates-podocyte-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-notch-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#5
Keiichiro Matoba, Daiji Kawanami, Yosuke Nagai, Yusuke Takeda, Tomoyo Akamine, Sho Ishizawa, Yasushi Kanazawa, Tamotsu Yokota, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Podocyte apoptosis is a key process in the onset of diabetic nephropathy. A significant body of evidence shows that the Notch signaling pathway plays a central role in this process. We found that Rho-kinase mediates transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-induced Notch ligand Jag1 expression. Importantly, TGF-β-mediated podocyte apoptosis was attenuated by Rho-kinase inhibition. Mechanistically, Rho-kinase regulated Jag1 induction via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) but not Smad pathways...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820294/k-deficiency-caused-defects-in-renal-tubular-cell-proliferation-oxidative-stress-response-tissue-repair-and-tight-junction-integrity-but-enhanced-energy-production-proteasome-function-and-cellular-k-uptake
#6
Chompunoot Kapincharanon, Visith Thongboonkerd
Hypokalemia is a common electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients and those with chronic diseases and is associated with renal tubular injury. Our recent expression proteomics study revealed changes in levels of several proteins in renal tubular cells during K(+) deficiency. However, functional significance and mechanisms underlying such changes remained unclear. The present study, thus, aimed to investigate functional changes of renal tubular cells induced by K(+) deficiency. MDCK cells were maintained in normal-K(+) (ANK; [K(+)] = 5...
August 18, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820061/renin-angiotensin-system-and-cytokines-in-chronic-kidney-disease-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
#7
Ariadna Andrade Saldanha Silva, Beranardo Bahia Finotti, Amanda Oliveira Lauar, Thiago Ruiz Rodrigues Prestes, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a major public health problem in Brazil and worldwide. There are many causes of CKD, being the congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract and the glomerular diseases very common in pediatric patients, while diabetic nephropathy, CKD due to chronic arterial hypertension and glomerular diseases are predominant in adult patients. Many endogenous mediators have been related to the pathophysiology of CKD, being relevant the effects of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and the immune-inflammatory mediators including cytokines...
August 18, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819999/high-glucose-induces-hgf-independent-activation-of-met-receptor-in-human-renal-tubular-epithelium
#8
Lucia Mesarosova, Peter Ochodnicky, Jaklien C Leemans, Sandrine Florquin, Peter Krenek, Jan Klimas
CONTEXT: The role of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in diabetic kidney damage remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that high glucose levels activate pathways related to HGF and its receptor Met and that this could participate in glucose-induced renal cell damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HK2 cells, a human proximal tubule epithelial cell line, were stimulated with high glucose for 48 hours. Levels of pMet/Met, pEGFR/EGFR, pSTAT3/STAT3, pAkt/Akt and pERK1/2/ERK1/2 were studied by immunoblotting...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819987/maximum-home-blood-pressure-is-a-useful-indicator-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-kamogawa-hbp-study
#9
Chikako Oyabu, Emi Ushigome, Shinobu Matsumoto, Toru Tanaka, Goji Hasegawa, Naoto Nakamura, Masayoshi Ohnishi, Sei Tsunoda, Hidetaka Ushigome, Isao Yokota, Muhei Tanaka, Mai Asano, Masahiro Yamazaki, Michiaki Fukui
OBJECTIVE: Maximum home systolic blood pressure has been shown to predict target organ damage. We aimed to clarify the association between maximum home systolic blood pressure and urine albumin to creatinine ratio, an indicator of early-phase diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: In 1040 patients, we assessed the relationship of mean or maximum home systolic blood pressure and urine albumin to creatinine ratio, and compared the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of mean or maximum home systolic blood pressure for diabetic nephropathy (urine albumin to creatinine ratio ⩾30 mg/g Cr)...
August 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819200/periostin-binding-dna-aptamer-treatment-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-under-diabetic-conditions
#10
Jae Eun Um, Jung Tak Park, Bo Young Nam, Jung Pyo Lee, Jong Ha Jung, Youndong Kim, Seonghun Kim, Jimin Park, Meiyan Wu, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Shin-Wook Kang
Diabetic nephropathy, the major cause of chronic kidney disease, is associated with progressive renal fibrosis. Recently, accumulation of periostin, an extracellular matrix protein, was shown to augment renal fibrosis. Aptamers have higher binding affinities without developing the common side effects of antibodies. Thus, we evaluated the effect of periostin inhibition by an aptamer-based inhibitor on renal fibrosis under diabetic conditions. In vitro, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) treatment significantly upregulated periostin, fibronectin, and type I collagen mRNA and protein expressions in inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) cells...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819100/blockage-of-the-lysosome-dependent-autophagic-pathway-contributes-to-complement-membrane-attack-complex-induced-podocyte-injury-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#11
Wei Jing Liu, Zhi-Hang Li, Xiao-Cui Chen, Xiao-Lu Zhao, Zhen Zhong, Chen Yang, Hong-Luan Wu, Ning An, Wei-Yan Li, Hua-Feng Liu
Dysregulation of autophagy-mediated podocyte homeostasis is proposed to play a role in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). In the present study, autophagic activity and lysosomal alterations were investigated in podocytes of IMN patients and in cultured podocytes exposed to sublytic terminal complement complex, C5b-9. C5b-9 upregulated the number of LC3 positive puncta and the expression of p62 in patient podocytes and in C5b-9 injuried podocyte model. The lysosomal turnover of LC3-II was not influenced, although the BECN1 expression level was upregulated after exposure of podocytes to C5b-9...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818534/endoscopic-treatment-of-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-infants-can-we-do-it-and-should-we-do-it
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Sara Fuentes, Andrés Gómez-Fraile, Isabel Carrillo-Arroyo, Cristina Tordable-Ojeda, Daniel Cabezalí-Barbancho
Objective To evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) performed on infants, and to discuss the possible role of this approach in selected cases. Material and Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted on the patients that underwent endoscopic injection of a bulking substance for VUR in our institution, and a comparison made with patients treated as infants and those treated later in life. Results A total 463 ureteric units were included (296 children), of which 47 of them were patients less than one year of age (infants, INF group), with the remaining 416 being included in a second group (children, CHL)...
August 14, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817863/prevention-detection-and-management-of-diabetes-in-south-dakota
#13
Amy L Hogue, Mark K Huntington
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing in prevalence nationwide and in South Dakota, with an especially high prevalence in its American Indian population. Screening is not recommended for type 1 DM, but is for type 2 DM and pre-diabetes in certain populations. Fasting glucose, two-hour glucose tolerance test, or hemoglobin A1c are appropriate screening options. Treatment can include diabetic self-management education programs and medications. In addition to glycemic control, other cardiovascular risk factors must be reduced in these patients and specific testing and consultations should be performed to detect complications such as nephropathy or retinopathy...
2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816537/evaluating-the-prescription-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-receptor-blockers-in-patients-with-diabetes-in-jordan
#14
Fadia Mayyas, Wa'ed Bataineh, Anan Jarab
OBJECTIVE: The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are guideline-recommended agents to prevent development and progression of nephropathy and cardiovascular diseases in diabetic Mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prescription of ACEIs/ARBs in DM patients with guideline indications. METHOD: electronic data files for diabetes patients were retrospectively reviewed at a primary care setting northern Jordan...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816120/b-vitamins-in-stroke-prevention-time-to-reconsider
#15
REVIEW
J David Spence, Qilong Yi, Graeme J Hankey
B vitamin therapy lowers plasma total homocysteine concentrations, and might be a beneficial intervention for stroke prevention; however, cyanocobalamin (a form of vitamin B12) can accelerate decline in renal function and increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with impaired renal function. Although early trials did not show benefit in reduction of stroke, these results might have been due to harm in participants with impaired renal function. In patients with diabetic nephropathy, cyanocobalamin is harmful, whereas B vitamins appear to reduce cardiovascular events in study participants with normal renal function...
September 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815213/identification-of-rab18-as-an-essential-host-factor-for-bk-polyomavirus-infection-using-a-whole-genome-rna-interference-screen
#16
Linbo Zhao, Michael J Imperiale
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) is a human pathogen first isolated in 1971. BKPyV infection is ubiquitous in the human population, with over 80% of adults worldwide being seropositive for BKPyV. BKPyV infection is usually asymptomatic; however, BKPyV reactivation in immunosuppressed transplant patients causes two diseases, polyomavirus-associated nephropathy and hemorrhagic cystitis. To establish a successful infection in host cells, BKPyV must travel in retrograde transport vesicles to reach the nucleus. To make this happen, BKPyV requires the cooperation of host cell proteins...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814945/glomerular-abundance-of-complement-proteins-characterized-by-proteomic-analysis-of-laser-captured-microdissected-glomeruli-associates-with-progressive-disease-in-iga-nephropathy
#17
Teodora Ioana Flavia Paunas, Kenneth Finne, Sabine Leh, Hans-Peter Marti, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Frode Berven, Bjørn Egil Vikse
BACKGROUND: The clinical course of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is variable and complement activation may predict prognosis. The present study investigated whether glomerular abundance of complement proteins associates with progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients for whom prognosis could not be predicted based on clinical variables. METHODS: Based on data from the Norwegian Kidney Biopsy Registry and the Norwegian Renal Registry, three groups were included: IgAN patients with (n = 9) or without (n = 16) progression to ESRD during 10 years, and controls (n = 15) with a normal kidney biopsy...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814814/umbilical-cord-extracts-improve-diabetic-abnormalities-in-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-increase-their-therapeutic-effects-on-diabetic-nephropathy
#18
Kanna Nagaishi, Yuka Mizue, Takako Chikenji, Miho Otani, Masako Nakano, Yusaku Saijo, Hikaru Tsuchida, Shinichi Ishioka, Akira Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Saito, Mineko Fujimiya
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) has been applied as the most valuable source of autologous cell transplantation for various diseases including diabetic complications. However, hyperglycemia may cause abnormalities in intrinsic BM-MSC which might lose sufficient therapeutic effects in diabetic patients. We demonstrated the functional abnormalities in BM-MSC derived from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes models in vitro, which resulted in loss of therapeutic effects in vivo in diabetic nephropathy (DN)...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814510/a-heterologous-model-of-thrombospondin-type-1-domain-containing-7a-associated-membranous-nephropathy
#19
Nicola M Tomas, Catherine Meyer-Schwesinger, Hanning von Spiegel, Ahmed M Kotb, Gunther Zahner, Elion Hoxha, Udo Helmchen, Nicole Endlich, Friedrich Koch-Nolte, Rolf A K Stahl
Thrombospondin type 1 domain-containing 7A (THSD7A) is a target for autoimmunity in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN). Circulating autoantibodies from patients with THSD7A-associated MN have been demonstrated to cause MN in mice. However, THSD7A-associated MN is a rare disease, preventing the use of patient antibodies for larger experimental procedures. Therefore, we generated antibodies against the human and mouse orthologs of THSD7A in rabbits by coimmunization with the respective cDNAs. Injection of these anti-THSD7A antibodies into mice induced a severe nephrotic syndrome with proteinuria, weight gain, and hyperlipidemia...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813476/paratubular-basement-membrane-insudative-lesions-predict-renal-prognosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-biopsy-proven-diabetic-nephropathy
#20
Koki Mise, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Junichi Hoshino, Toshiharu Ueno, Akinari Sekine, Keiichi Sumida, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Rikako Hiramatsu, Eiko Hasegawa, Naoki Sawa, Takeshi Fujii, Shigeko Hara, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Hirofumi Makino, Jun Wada, Kenichi Ohashi, Kenmei Takaichi, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIMS: Glomerular insudative lesions are a pathological hallmark of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, paratubular basement membrane insudative lesions (PTBMIL) have not attracted much attention, and the association between such lesions and the renal prognosis remains unclear. METHODS: Among 142 patients with biopsy-proven DN and type 2 diabetes encountered from 1998 to 2011, 136 patients were enrolled in this study. Patients were classified into 3 groups (Group 1: mild, Group 2: moderate, Group 3: severe) according to the extent of cortical and medullary PTBMIL...
2017: PloS One
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