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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734140/deregulation-of-levels-of-angiopoietin-1-and-angiopoietin-2-is-associated-with-severe-courses-of-hantavirus-infection
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Christian Nusshag, Anja Osberghaus, Alexandra Baumann, Paul Schnitzler, Martin Zeier, Ellen Krautkrämer
BACKGROUND: Hantavirus disease is characterized by endothelial dysfunction. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and its antagonist angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) play a key role in the control of capillary permeability. Ang-1 is responsible for maintenance of cell-to-cell contacts whereas Ang-2 destabilizes monolayers. An imbalance of Ang-1 and Ang-2 levels results in enhanced permeability and capillary leakage. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the involvement of angiopoietins in hantavirus-induced disruption of endothelia, we measured the levels of Ang-1 and Ang-2 in hantavirus infection...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732376/risk-factors-associated-with-fatality-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Yuxin Chen, Bei Jia, Yong Liu, Rui Huang, Junhao Chen, Chao Wu
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome is an emerging life-threatening infectious disease identified in 2009. Given high case-fatality rate among patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, identification of the risk factors at acute phase associated with fatality is crucial for treatment. Therefore, we aimed to meta-analytically evaluate risk factors of fatal clinical outcome of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. 238 fatal cases and 873 non-fatal cases from 12 studies were included in this meta-analysis...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732083/apol1-risk-alleles-among-individuals-with-ckd-in-northern-tanzania-a-pilot-study
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John W Stanifer, Francis Karia, Venance Maro, Kajiru Kilonzo, Xuejun Qin, Uptal D Patel, Elizabeth R Hauser
INTRODUCTION: In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 100 million people have CKD, yet genetic risk factors are not well-understood. Despite the potential importance of understanding APOL1 risk allele status among individuals with CKD, little genetic research has been conducted. Therefore, we conducted a pilot study evaluating the feasibility of and willingness to participate in genetic research on kidney disease, and we estimated APOL1 risk allele frequencies among individuals with CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731906/c1-inhibitor-treatment-decreases-renal-injury-in-an-established-brain-dead-rat-model
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Felix Poppelaars, Neeltina M Jager, Juha Kotimaa, Henri G D Leuvenink, Mohamed R Daha, Cees van Kooten, Marc A Seelen, Jeffrey Damman
BACKGROUND: Kidneys derived from brain-dead (BD) donors have lower graft survival rates compared to kidneys from living donors. Complement activation plays an important role in brain death. The aim of our study was therefore to investigate the effect of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) on BD-induced renal injury. METHODS: Brain death was induced in rats by inflating a subdurally placed balloon catheter. Thirty minutes after BD, rats were treated with saline, low-dose or high-dose C1-INH...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731312/gentiana-kurroo-royle-attenuates-the-metabolic-aberrations-in-diabetic-rats-swertiamarin-swertisin-and-lupeol-being-the-possible-bioactive-principles
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Khalid Ghazanfar, Khan Mubashir, Showkat A Dar, Tazeen Nazir, Iqra Hameed, Bashir A Ganai, Seema Akbar, Akbar Masood
Background Gentiana kuroo Royle is a medicinally important plant of north-western Himalayas used for various ailments. In the present study, the plant extracts were investigated for the antidiabetic effects in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods The impact of the extracts on serum glucose levels of diabetic rats was compared with reference drug - glibenclamide-treated diabetic rats. Streptozotocin injection was used to induce diabetes in fasted rats. Various biochemical, physiological and histopathological parameters in diabetic rats were observed for assessing the antidiabetic activity...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731262/nephroprotective-effects-of-anthocyanin-from-the-fruits-of-panax-ginseng-gfa-on-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
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Zhen-Lan Qi, Zi Wang, Wei Li, Jin-Gang Hou, Ying Liu, Xin-Dian Li, Hui-Ping Li, Ying-Ping Wang
Cisplatin is an effective anticancer chemotherapeutic agent, but the use of cisplatin in the clinic is severely limited by side effects. Nephrotoxicity is a major factor that contributes to the side effects of cisplatin chemotherapy. The aim of this research was to survey the nephroprotective effects of anthocyanin from the fruits of Panax ginseng (GFA) in a murine model of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury. We observed that pretreatment with GFA attenuated cisplatin-induced elevations in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine levels and histopathological injury induced by cisplatin...
July 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730787/association-of-ferritin-with-prostate-cancer
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Qiang Su, Ting Lei, Man Zhang
PURPOSE: Prostate specific antigen (PSA) has been widely used as the unique serum biomarker for the diagnosis and/ or pre-diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa). However, the diagnostic value of PSA is a subject of ongoing debate owing to its lack of specificity, especially when the PSA level is moderately increased (e.g., 4-10 ng/ml). Thus, we suggest the need for identification of a new biomarker to discriminate PCa cases from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and normal controls (N). METHODS: Urine or tissue samples of PCa patients, BPH patients, and normal controls were systematically collected...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730783/analysis-of-related-risk-factors-and-reversal-value-of-renal-injury-in-elderly-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Wang Ling, Wu Yu, Haoyuan Sun, Meiyue Lv
PURPOSE: To study risk factors associated with renal injuries in elderly patients with multiple myeloma. METHODS: From January 2012 to January 2015 135 elderly patients with multiple myeloma who were treated in Xuzhou No.1 People's Hospital were enrolled in this study. Risk factors associated with their renal function, such as gender, serum levels of hemoglobin, uric acid, serum calcium and phosphorus, serum and urinary levels of β2 microglobulin, diastolic blood pressure and light chain protein distribution were assessed before and after relative treatments...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730730/renal-impairment-hampers-bisphosphonate-treatment-in-a-quarter-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
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Katalin Fábián, Rita Puskás, Tímea Kakuk, László Prés, Dorottya Fejes, Zsolt Szegedi, Lívia Rojkó, Zoltán Szállási, Balázs Döme, Orsolya Pipek, Judit Moldvay
Renal function impairment in lung cancer patients with bone metastases was investigated, as this can limit the application of bisphosphonates representing the gold standard in the management of such cases. Clinicopathological data of 570 lung cancer patients were retrospectively analysed for changes in renal function parameters. Co-morbidities included hypertension (50%), COPD (33%) and diabetes mellitus (15%). Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact tests and a Cox proportional hazards model...
July 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730719/anticandidal-activity-of-extracts-and-a-novel-compound-amnomopin-isolated-from-petriella-setifera
#10
Amani S Awaad, Nour K Al-Aonazi, Monerah R Al-Othman, Mohamed E Zain, Reham M El-Meligy, Nabil El-Sayed
A novel triterpenoidal compound named 'amnomopin' (3β-diglucoside-5,12-28-oic acid), which is named IUPAC as 3-O-(2' ➔ 1″diglucoside)1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,9,10,11,12,12a,12b,13,14b-octadecahydro-10-hydroxy-2,2,6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethylpicene-4a-carboxylic acid, was isolated from the extract Petriella setifera. The total alcoholic extract of P. setifera showed a great activity against clinically isolated Candida species, including Candida albicans, Candida dubliniensis, Candida famata, Candida glabrata, Candida inconspicua, Candida kefyr, Candida krusei, Candida norvegensis, Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis...
July 20, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730318/renal-function-in-neonates-with-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-treated-with-or-without-fetoscopic-laser-surgery
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Lianne Verbeek, Faiez A Joemmanbaks, Jacoba M E Quak, Ram N Sukhai, Johanna M Middeldorp, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
The aim of this study is to investigate the short-term renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), treated with fetoscopic laser surgery (laser group) or conservatively (non-laser group). Creatinine and urea levels and urine output were recorded in the first week after birth. Primary outcome was short-term renal dysfunction, defined as a creatinine level of >100 μmol/L during the first week postpartum. We evaluated 312 twins (laser group, n = 274; non-laser group, n = 38)...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729969/exercise-induced-albuminuria-and-circadian-blood-pressure-abnormalities-in-type-2-diabetes
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Aurel T Tankeu, François Folefack Kaze, Jean Jacques Noubiap, David Chelo, Mesmin Yefou Dehayem, Eugene Sobngwi
AIM: To investigate the relationship between circadian variations in blood pressure (BP) and albuminuria at rest, and during exercise in non-hypertensive type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in well controlled T2D patients, non-hypertensive, without clinical proteinuria and normal creatinine clearance. In each participant, we recorded the BP using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) for 24-h, and albuminuria at rest and after a standardized treadmill exercise...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729968/reproducibility-of-serial-creatinine-excretion-measurements-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Zhi Xu, Glen H Murata, Yijuan Sun, Robert H Glew, Clifford Qualls, Darlene Vigil, Karen S Servilla, Thomas A Golper, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
AIM: To test whether muscle mass evaluated by creatinine excretion (EXCr) is maintained in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treated by peritoneal dialysis (PD), we evaluated repeated measurements of EXCr in a PD population. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-six PD patients (94 male, 72 female) receiving the same PD dose for the duration of the study (up to approximately 2.5 years) had repeated determinations of total (in urine plus spent dialysate) 24-h EXCr (EXCr T) to assess the adequacy of PD by creatinine clearance...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729967/tesevatinib-ameliorates-progression-of-polycystic-kidney-disease-in-rodent-models-of-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
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William E Sweeney, Philip Frost, Ellis D Avner
AIM: To investigate the therapeutic potential of tesevatinib (TSV), a unique multi-kinase inhibitor currently in Phase II clinical trials for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), in well-defined rodent models of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). METHODS: We administered TSV in daily doses of 7.5 and 15 mg/kg per day by I.P. to the well characterized bpk model of polycystic kidney disease starting at postnatal day (PN) 4 through PN21 to assess efficacy and toxicity in neonatal mice during postnatal development and still undergoing renal maturation...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729384/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-discharged-home-from-an-emergency-department-with-aki
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Rey R Acedillo, Ron Wald, Eric McArthur, Danielle Marie Nash, Samuel A Silver, Matthew T James, Michael J Schull, Edward D Siew, Michael E Matheny, Andrew A House, Amit X Garg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients discharged home from an emergency department with AKI are not well described. This study describes their characteristics and outcomes and compares these outcomes to two referent groups. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada from 2003 to 2012 of 6346 patients aged ≥40 years who were discharged from the emergency department with AKI (defined using serum creatinine values)...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729248/end-stage-renal-disease-versus-death-in-a-portuguese-cohort-of-elderly-patients-an-approach-using-competing-event-analysis
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Josefina Santos, Isabel Fonseca, Jorge Malheiro, Idalina Beirao, Luisa Lobato, Pedro Oliveira, Antonio Cabrita
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher in elderly, but mortality outweighs the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Our aim was to identify prognostic markers for ESRD or death in elderly CKD, within a competing-risk analysis. This is a longitudinal study of consecutive newly referred patients with CKD ages 65 years, followed until the time of the first event (ESRD or death), using a competing-risk analysis. A modified Charlson Comorbidity Index (mCCI) was subdivided into subgroups (0-2, 3-4, ≥5). Patients were followed for hospitalizations that occurred prior to the outcomes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729031/knockout-of-the-urate-oxidase-gene-provides-a-stable-mouse-model-of-hyperuricemia-associated-with-metabolic-disorders
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Jie Lu, Xu Hou, Xuan Yuan, Lingling Cui, Zhen Liu, Xinde Li, Lidan Ma, Xiaoyu Cheng, Ying Xin, Can Wang, Keke Zhang, Xuefeng Wang, Wei Ren, Ruixia Sun, Zhaotong Jia, Zibin Tian, Qing-Sheng Mi, Changgui Li
The urate oxidase (Uox) gene encodes uricase that in the rodent liver degrades uric acid into allantoin, forming an obstacle for establishing stable mouse models of hyperuricemia. The loss of uricase in humans during primate evolution causes their vulnerability to hyperuricemia. Thus, we generated a Uox-knockout mouse model on a pure C57BL/6J background using the transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) technique. These Uox-knockout mice spontaneously developed hyperuricemia (over 420 μmol/l) with about 40% survival up to 62 weeks...
July 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728877/genotype-phenotype-and-disease-severity-reflected-by-serum-lysogb3-levels-in-patients-with-fabry-disease
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Albina Nowak, Thomas P Mechtler, Thorsten Hornemann, Joanna Gawinecka, Eva Theswet, Max J Hilz, David C Kasper
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease (FD) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in the α-galactosidase A (GLA) gene causing deficiency of α-galactosidase A which results in progressive glycosphingolipid accumulation, especially globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), in body liquids and lysosomes. In a large cohort of FD patients, we aimed to establish genotype/phenotype relations as indicated by serum LysoGb3 (deacylated Gb3). METHODS: In 69 consecutive adult FD patients (males: n=28 (41%)) with a GLA-mutation confirmed diagnosis, we conducted a multidisciplinary clinical characterization during their routine annual examinations, and measured serum LysoGb3 levels by high-sensitive electrospray ionization liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728609/multiple-myeloma-can-be-accurately-diagnosed-in-acute-kidney-injury-patients-using-a-rapid-serum-free-light-chain-test
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Jennifer L J Heaney, John P Campbell, Punit Yadav, Ann E Griffin, Meena Shemar, Jennifer H Pinney, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Whether serum free light chain (sFLC) measurements can distinguish between myeloma and other causes of AKI requires confirmation to guide early treatment. A rapid and portable sFLC test (Seralite®) is newly available and could reduce delays in obtaining sFLC results and accelerate diagnosis in patients with unexplained AKI. This study evaluated the accuracy of Seralite® to identify MM as the cause of AKI...
July 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728576/beneficial-effect-of-kidney-transplantation-from-a-deceased-donor-on-severe-chronic-refractory-intradialytic-hypotension-a-case-report
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Ewa Ignacak, Dominik Cieniawski, Alina Bętkowska-Prokop, Czesław Osuch, Marek Kuźniewski, Władysław Sułowicz
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory hypotension (IDH, intradialytic hypotension) is a rare but serious problem encountered in patients on hemodialysis. Patients with chronic hypotension are often disqualified by transplant teams from renal transplantation. This is due to the possibility of an enormous risk of ischemic complications. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 44-year old female patient with severe refractory hypotension (mean BP 60/30 mmHg, the lowest 48/28 mmHg), which appeared after bilateral laparoscopic nephrectomy of the infected kidneys...
July 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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