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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441651/serum-creatinine-not-so-simple
#1
Pierre Delanaye, Etienne Cavalier, Hans Pottel
Measuring serum creatinine is cheap and commonly done in daily practice. However, interpretation of serum creatinine results is not always easy. In this review, we will briefly remind the physiological limitations of serum creatinine due notably to its tubular secretion and the influence of muscular mass or protein intake on its concentration. We mainly focus on the analytical limitations of serum creatinine, insisting on important concept such as reference intervals, standardization (and IDMS traceability), analytical interferences, analytical coefficient of variation (CV), biological CV and critical difference...
April 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441641/low-volume-contrast-ct-angiography-via-pulmonary-artery-injection-for-measurement-of-aortic-annulus-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vien T Truong, Joseph Choo, Luke McCoy, Adam Mussman, Stephanie Ambach, Dean Kereiakes, Ian Sarembock, Wojciech Mazur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility and image quality of low-dose contrast computed tomography (CT) angiography with pulmonary artery (PA) protocol. BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has evolved as an alternative method for surgical valve replacement in intermediate-risk and high-risk surgical patients. CT is essential for measurement of aortic annulus prior to TAVR. METHODS: Twenty patients underwent a low-dose contrast study with PA protocol and 20 patients underwent a traditional-dose study (traditional protocol)...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441430/short-telomere-length-is-associated-with-renal-impairment-in-japanese-subjects-with-cardiovascular-risk
#3
Kazuo Eguchi, Lawrence S Honig, Joseph H Lee, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
INTRODUCTION: Short telomere length has been suggested to be associated with atherosclerotic changes in Western populations. We examined the relationships between leukocyte telomere length and cardiovascular and renal function in a Japanese cohort. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 770 subjects who each had at least one cardiovascular risk factor. The mean age was 59.5 ± 12.2 years; mean BMI was 25.1 ± 4.6 kg/m2. We measured leukocyte telomere length (LTL) by quantitative PCR (T/S ratio), and measured other biomarkers from blood and urine samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441050/comparison-of-platelet-function-and-viscoelastic-test-results-between-healthy-dogs-and-dogs-with-naturally-occurring-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
Alicia Dudley, Julie K Byron, Mary Jo Burkhard, Emma Warry, Julien Guillaumin
OBJECTIVE To compare platelet function and viscoelastic test results between healthy dogs and dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to assess whether dogs with CKD have platelet dysfunction and altered blood coagulation. ANIMALS 10 healthy control dogs and 11 dogs with naturally occurring CKD. PROCEDURES Blood and urine were collected once from each dog for a CBC, serum biochemical analysis, urinalysis, and determination of the urine protein-to-creatinine ratio, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, plasma fibrinogen concentration, and antithrombin activity...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440686/severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-after-combined-gnrh-agonist-and-low-dose-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-trigger-in-a-patient-with-a-single-kidney
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Nigel Pereira, Jovana P Lekovich, Isaac Kligman, Zev Rosenwaks
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) trigger is rare. Here, we report a case of severe OHSS after combined GnRH-a and low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trigger in a patient with a single kidney. The patient is a 32-year-old women with a two-year history of infertility. The patient's history was significant for a single kidney, that is, she had donated a kidney to a family member three years ago. The patient underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and received a combined 2 mg GnRH-a and 1500 IU hCG ovulatory trigger...
April 25, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440305/acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhosis-baseline-serum-creatinine-predicts-patient-outcomes
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F Wong, J G O'Leary, K R Reddy, G Garcia-Tsao, M B Fallon, S W Biggins, R M Subramanian, P J Thuluvath, P S Kamath, H Patton, B Maliakkal, P Tandon, H Vargas, L Thacker, J S Bajaj
OBJECTIVES: The International Ascites Club (IAC) recently defined Stage 1 acute kidney injury (AKI) for cirrhosis as an acute increase in serum creatinine (SCr) by ≥0.3 mg/dl or by ≥50% in <48 h from a stable value within 3 months. The baseline SCr may influence AKI risk and patient outcomes. The objective of this study is to determine in cirrhosis whether the baseline SCr has any effect on the in-hospital AKI course and patient survival. METHODS: North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease is a consortium of tertiary-care hepatology centers prospectively enroling non-elective cirrhotic inpatients...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439668/urinary-podocalyxin-as-a-possible-novel-marker-of-intrauterine-nephrogenesis-and-extrauterine-podocyte-injury
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Taihei Hayashi, Shuko Tokuriki, Takashi Okuno, Genrei Ohta, Aiko Igarashi, Yusei Ohshima
BACKGROUND: The number of nephrons at birth is determined during fetal development and is modulated thereafter by postnatal podocyte injury. Hyperfiltration, caused by a reduced number of nephrons, is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease. It is therefore important to monitor the formation of nephrons. METHODS: Urine samples were collected from infants within 1-2 days of birth, with follow-up sampling for preterm infants at 37-39 weeks of corrected age. Urinary levels of podocalyxin (PCX), β2-microglobulin (β2MG), N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), total protein (TP), microalbumin (mAlb) and creatinine were measured and the relationship between these markers evaluated...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439468/a-link-between-central-kynurenine-metabolism-and-bone-strength-in-rats-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Bartlomiej Kalaska, Krystyna Pawlak, Ewa Oksztulska-Kolanek, Tomasz Domaniewski, Beata Znorko, Malgorzata Karbowska, Aleksandra Citkowska, Joanna Rogalska, Alicja Roszczenko, Malgorzata M Brzoska, Dariusz Pawlak
BACKGROUND: Disturbances in mineral and bone metabolism represent one of the most complex complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serotonin, a monoamine synthesized from tryptophan, may play a potential role in bone metabolism. Brain-derived serotonin exerts a positive effect on the bone structure by limiting bone resorption and enhancing bone formation. Tryptophan is the precursor not only to the serotonin but also and primarily to kynurenine metabolites. The ultimate aim of the present study was to determine the association between central kynurenine metabolism and biomechanical as well as geometrical properties of bone in the experimental model of the early stage of CKD...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439441/comparison-of-effects-of-low-flow-sevoflurane-and-low-flow-desflurane-anaesthesia-on-renal-functions-using-cystatin-c
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Gökçen Duymaz, Seyhan Yağar, Ayşegül Özgök
OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have indicated nephrotoxic effects of sevoflurane because of its two bioproducts compound A and fluoride. Cystatin C (CyC) is a more sensitive biomarker than creatinine to show early and mild changes in kidney function. We designed this prospective randomised study to compare the effects of low-flow sevoflurane anaesthesia and low-flow desflurane anaesthesia on renal functions based on CyC levels. No studies have evaluated the effects of low-flow sevoflurane anaesthesia on renal functions based on CyC levels to date...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439422/anti-aging-effect-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-dung-beetle-glycosaminoglycan-in-aged-rats
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Mi Young Ahn, Ban Ji Kim, Ha Jeong Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Yi-Sook Jung, Kun-Koo Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-aging effect of a newly prepared insect-derived compound, dung beetle glycosaminoglycan (GAG), given intraperitoneally to old SD rats as part of their diet for 1 month. Insect GAG administration was found to be related to a reduction in oxidative damage, hepato-cellular biomarker levels, protein carbonyl content, and malondialdehyde concentration. The anti-aging-related molecular genetic mechanisms of dung beetle GAG are not yet fully elucidated...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439382/association-between-adiponectin-and-insulin-resistance-in-diabetic-urolithiasis
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Dona Devasia, Kavitha Meiyappan, Palani Selvam Mohanraj, Dorairajan Lalgudi Narayanan, Gandhipuram Periyasamy Senthilkumar, Md Yasir
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of urolithiasis is increasing worldwide. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by insulin resistance, which increases the risk of kidney stone formation. Adiponectin is an insulin-sensitizing and anti-inflammatory cytokine, which is known to improve glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in humans. The association of insulin and adiponectin with kidney stones is not clear. Hence, the present study aim to assess the serum levels of adiponectin and insulin resistance in DM patients with urolithiasis in comparison to those without...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438853/factors-associated-with-microalbuminuria-remission-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-importance-of-early-intervention-for-microalbuminuric-patients-tsugaru-study
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REVIEW
Norio Nakamura, Ikuyo Narita, Takeshi Fujita, Reiichi Murakami, Michiko Shimada, Masayuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Osawa, Hideaki Yamabe, Ken Okumura
AIM: The aim of this study was to clarify the rates of remission and progression for microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM); and factors associated with remission and progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: T2DM patients with a urinary albumin excretion (UAE) rate of 30-300 mg/gCr who were attending the medical clinic in the Tsugaru region in Japan were enrolled into this prospective, observational study for 36 months (N=317)...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438765/longitudinal-characterization-of-renal-proximal-tubular-markers-in-normotensive-and-preeclamptic-pregnancies
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Elisabeth Codsi, Vesna D Garovic, Maria L Gonzalez-Suarez, Natasa Milic, Kristi S Borowski, Carl H Rose, Norman P Davies, Kianoush Kashani, John C Lieske, Wendy M White
Glomerular damage is common in preeclampsia (PE), but the extent and etiology of tubular injury are not well understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate tubular injury in patients with PE and to assess whether it predates clinical disease. We performed a prospective cohort study of 315 pregnant women who provided urine samples at the end of the second trimester and at delivery. This analysis included women who developed PE (n=15), gestational hypertension (GH) (n=14), and normotensive controls (NC) (n=44)...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438429/association-of-serum-magnesium-level-with-poor-glycemic-control-and-renal-functions-in-nepalese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Daya Ram Pokharel, Dipendra Khadka, Manoj Sigdel, Naval Kishor Yadav, Ramchandra Kafle, Ravindra Mohan Sapkota, Sanjay Kumar Jha
BACKGROUND: Hypomagnesaemia has been shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its complications. The present study investigated the association of hypomagnesaemia with T2DM and its complications in patients hailed mostly from the western hilly region of Nepal. METHODS: This study was conducted among 150 type 2 diabetic patients and 150 of non-diabetic controls between May to September 2016. Relevant demographic, anthropometric, physiological and biochemical variables were measured using standard protocols...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438309/association-of-albuminuria-with-cardiac-dysfunction-in-us-hispanics-latinos
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David B Hanna, Shuo Xu, Michal L Melamed, Franklyn Gonzalez, Matthew A Allison, Martin S Bilsker, Barry E Hurwitz, Mayank M Kansal, Neil Schneiderman, Sanjiv J Shah, Robert C Kaplan, Carlos J Rodriguez, Jorge R Kizer
Higher urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) has been associated with cardiac dysfunction in the general population. We assessed the association of UACR with cardiac structure and function in the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (Echo-SOL), an ancillary study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos across 4 US sites. Echo-SOL participants underwent standard 2-dimensional echocardiography, including speckle-tracking strain analysis. UACR was categorized as normal and high-normal (based on the midpoint of values below microalbuminuria), microalbuminuria (≥17 mg/g for men; ≥25 mg/g for women), and macroalbuminuria (≥250 mg/g; ≥355 mg/g)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438219/adverse-drug-reactions-and-kinetics-of-cisplatin-excretion-in-urine-of-patients-undergoing-cisplatin-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Marília Berlofa Visacri, Eder de Carvalho Pincinato, Graziele Baldan Ferrari, Júlia Coelho França Quintanilha, Priscila Gava Mazzola, Carmen Silvia Passos Lima, Patricia Moriel
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a high-potency anticancer agent; however, it causes significant adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Potential pharmacokinetic markers must be studied to predict or prevent cisplatin-induced ADRs and achieve better prognosis. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between ADRs and kinetics of cisplatin excretion in the urine of patients undergoing high-dose cisplatin chemotherapy and radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. METHODS: Outpatients with head and neck cancer received a first cycle of high-dose cisplatin chemotherapy (80-100 mg/m(2)) concurrent to radiotherapy...
April 24, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436640/intravitreal-aflibercept-for-patients-with-diabetic-macular-edema-refractory-to-bevacizumab-or-ranibizumab-analysis-of-response-to-aflibercept
#17
Yen-Yi Chen, Pei-Yao Chang, Jia-Kang Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the short-term efficacy and safety of intravitreal aflibercept in a case series of patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) refractory to ranibizumab or bevacizumab. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. METHODS: From September 2013 to March 2016, we identified patients with DME who developed resistance to bevacizumab or ranibizumab. Three monthly intravitreal aflibercept injections were administered in refractory cases...
April 10, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436233/cyclosporine-based-immunosuppressive-therapy-for-patients-with-steroid-resistant-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yuan-Yow Chiou, Yi-Che Lee, Mei-Ju Chen
OBJECTIVE: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a leading cause of end-stage kidney disease that requires immunosuppressive treatment as therapy. Few studies have been specifically designed to assess the efficacy of cyclosporine (CSA) in patients with steroid-resistant FSGS. This study investigated the efficacy of CSA-based therapy in steroid-resistant FSGS. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched through April 30, 2014 using the keywords "cyclosporine," "steroid-resistant," "focal segmental glomerulosclerosis," and "FSGS...
April 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436117/early-introduction-of-oral-paricalcitol-in-renal-transplant-recipients-an-open-label-randomized-study
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Hege Kampen Pihlstrøm, Franscesca Gatti, Clara Hammarström, Ivar Anders Eide, Monika Kasprzycka, Junbai Wang, Guttorm Haraldsen, My Hanna Sofia Svensson, Karsten Midtvedt, Geir Mjøen, Dag Olav Dahle, Anders Hartmann, Hallvard Holdaas
In stable renal transplant recipients with hyperparathyroidism, previous studies have indicated that vitamin D agonist treatment might have anti-proteinuric effects. Animal studies indicate possible anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects. Early introduction of paricalcitol in de-novo renal transplant recipients might reduce proteinuria and prevent progressive allograft fibrosis. We performed a single-centre, prospective, randomized, open-label trial investigating effects of paricalcitol 2μg/day added to standard care...
April 24, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435765/chronic-nephropathy-from-dietary-hyperoxaluria-sustained-improvement-of-renal-function-after-dietary-intervention
#20
Yijuan Sun, Bruce L Horowitz, Karen S Servilla, Joanna R Fair, Darlene Vigil, Kavitha Ganta, Larry Massie, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
A 56-year-old man with stable chronic kidney disease (CKD) for two years following a single episode of calcium oxalate urolithiasis developed progressive elevation of his serum creatinine concentration. Urinalysis revealed pyuria and white cell casts, a few red blood cells, minimal proteinuria, and no crystals. Urine culture was sterile. Gallium scintigraphy was consistent with interstitial nephritis. Proton pump inhibitor intake was discontinued, and a short course of oral corticosteroids was initiated. Percutaneous kidney biopsy, performed because of the continued deterioration of renal function to a minimum estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) value of 15 mL/min per 1...
March 20, 2017: Curēus
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