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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432916/colorimetric-method-for-the-detection-of-melamine-using-in-situ-formed-silver-nanoparticles-via-tannic-acid
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Md Fazle Alam, Amaj Ahmed Laskar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohd Azfar Shaida, Hina Younus
Melamine toxicity has recently attracted worldwide attention as it causes renal failure and the death of humans and animals. Therefore, developing a simple, fast and sensitive method for the routine detection of melamine is the need of the hour. Herein, we have developed a selective colorimetric method for the detection of melamine in milk samples based upon in-situ formation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) via tannic acid. The AgNPs thus formed were characterized by UV-Visible spectrophotometer, transmission electron microscope (TEM), zetasizer and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
April 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431859/mri-based-quantification-of-renal-perfusion-in-mice-improving-sensitivity-and-stability-in-fair-asl
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Fabian Tobias Gutjahr, Stephan Michael Günster, Thomas Kampf, Patrick Winter, Volker Herold, Wolfgang Rudolf Bauer, Peter Michael Jakob
PURPOSE: The importance of the orientation of the selective inversion slice in relation to the anatomy in flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery arterial spin labeling (FAIR ASL) kidney perfusion measurements is demonstrated by comparing the standard FAIR scheme to a scheme with an improved slice selective control experiment. METHODS: A FAIR ASL method is used. The selective inversion preparation slice is set perpendicular to the measurement slice to decrease the unintended labeling of arterial spins in the control experiment...
April 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430696/sequential-analysis-of-a-panel-of-biomarkers-and-pathologic-findings-in-a-resuscitated-rat-model-of-sepsis-and-recovery
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Nishkantha Arulkumaran, Marije L Sixma, Elisa Jentho, Elias Ceravola, Paul S Bass, John A Kellum, Robert J Unwin, Fred W K Tam, Mervyn Singer
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the temporal pattern of a panel of blood and urinary biomarkers in an animal model of fecal peritonitis and recovery. DESIGN: Prospective observational animal study. SETTING: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Male Wistar rats. INTERVENTIONS: A fluid-resuscitated, long-term (3 d) rat model of sepsis (fecal peritonitis) and recovery was used to understand the temporal association of sepsis biomarkers in relation to systemic hemodynamics, inflammation, and renal function...
April 20, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429575/recovery-from-talaromyces-marneffei-involving-the-kidney-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Peng, Zhiyong Chen, Ruiming Cai, Xianen Huang, Liying Lin, Weixiang Liang, Zhongtang Xiong, Juan Chen, Hui Chen, Yuexin Yang, Shaoyan Liu, Qingping Jiang
Talaromyces marneffei is an emerging opportunistic infection among immunocompromised patients. We observe the first native case of disseminated T. marneffei involving the kidney in a renal transplant recipient in mainland China. We describe the comprehensive clinical course, and ultrasound imaging of renal transplant biopsy, pathologic images, and electron microscopy observation of the biopsy specimen, highlighting the relevance of biopsy findings and the blood culture. We also focus on the treatment and good outcome of the patient...
April 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424210/ucp2-attenuates-apoptosis-of-tubular-epithelial-cells-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Yang Zhou, Ting Cai, Jing Xu, Lei Jiang, Jining Wu, Qi Sun, Ke Zen, Junwei Yang
Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) plays critical roles in energy metabolism and cell survival. Previous investigations showed that UCP2 regulated the production of extracellular matrix and renal fibrosis. However, little is known about UCP2 in acute kidney injury. Here, we used UCP2 knockout mice to investigate the role of UCP2 in AKI model generated by renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The UCP2 global knockout mice were born and growth normal without kidney histological abnormality or renal dysfunctions. As compared with littermates, deletion of UCP2 exacerbated I/R-induced AKI while increase of UCP2 by conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) attenuated I/R injury...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419138/clinical-significance-of-ngal-and-kim-1-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-scrub-typhus
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In O Sun, Sung Hye Shin, A Young Cho, Hyun Ju Yoon, Mi Yok Chang, Kwang Young Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical significance of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with scrub typhus. METHODS: From 2014 to 2015, 145 patients were diagnosed with scrub typhus. Of these, we enrolled 138 patients who were followed up until renal recovery or for at least 3 months. We measured serum and urine NGAL and KIM-1 levels and evaluated prognostic factors affecting scrub typhus-associated AKI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418820/case-241-hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy-spect-with-99m-tc-trodat-1-and-muscle-mr-imaging-abnormalities
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Thiago Cardoso Vale, Flávia Cristina de Lima Pinto, José Luiz Pedroso, Marília Alves Dos Reis, Ilza Rosa Batista, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, René Leandro Magalhães Rivero, Renato Adam Mendonça, Orlando G Barsottini
History A 43-year-old right-handed man presented with a history of progressive mild left-sided weakness and slowness of movements. Symptoms began 4 years earlier, and the patient noticed a progressive decline in his daily routine due to gait difficulties in the past year. There was no history of head trauma, surgery, drug therapy, smoking, or alcohol abuse, nor was there any relevant family history. Examination revealed normal cognition (29 of 30 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 27 of 30 points on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) and normal cerebellar, sensory, cranial nerve, and autonomic function...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416224/post-discharge-kidney-function-is-associated-with-subsequent-ten-year-renal-progression-risk-among-survivors-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Simon Sawhney, Angharad Marks, Nick Fluck, Adeera Levin, David McLernon, Gordon Prescott, Corri Black
The extent to which renal progression after acute kidney injury (AKI) arises from an initial step drop in kidney function (incomplete recovery), or from a long-term trajectory of subsequent decline, is unclear. This makes it challenging to plan or time post-discharge follow-up. This study of 14651 hospital survivors in 2003 (1966 with AKI, 12685 no AKI) separates incomplete recovery from subsequent renal decline by using the post-discharge estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) rather than the pre-admission as a new reference point for determining subsequent renal outcomes...
April 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414982/relation-of-positive-fluid-balance-to-the-severity-of-renal-impairment-and-recovery-among-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock
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Gilad Margolis, Natalia Kofman, Amir Gal-Oz, Yaron Arbel, Shafik Khoury, Gad Keren, Yacov Shacham
PURPOSE: We analyzed the relationship between a positive fluid balance and its persistence over time on acute kidney injury (AKI) development, severity and resolution among ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients complicated by cardiogenic shock. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the cumulative fluid balance intake and output at 96h following hospital admission in 84 consecutive adult patients with STEMI complicated by cardiogenic shock. The cohort was stratified into two groups, based on the presence or absence of positive fluid balance on day 4...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414662/weil-s-disease-from-a-local-new-orleans-bar
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H P Kahn, L Bateman
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infection that typically presents with fever, myalgias, nausea, and vomiting after contact with contaminated waters or infected animals (typically rodents); and their excrements. Conditions favorable to the transmission of leptospirosis are common in LA and, without treatment, leptospirosis can lead to both liver and renal failure, meningitis, pulmonary hemorrhage and ultimately death. CASE: A 56 year old woman with no past medical history presented to the Emergency Department with weakness, myalgias, jaundice and decreased urine output for one week...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413205/oral-ketamine-induced-pathological-changes-of-the-urinary-tract-in-a-rat-model
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R Rajandram, N Y Yap, T A Ong, K S Mun, H A Mohamad Wali, M S Hasan, A H A Razack, M Ali Mohd
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, prolonged ketamine abuse has been reported to cause urinary tract damage. However, there is little information on the pathological effects of ketamine from oral administration. We aimed to study the effects of oral ketamine on the urinary tract and the reversibility of these changes after cessation of ketamine intake. METHODS: Rats were fed with illicit (a concoction of street ketamine) ketamine in doses of 100 (N=12), or 300 mg/kg (N=12) for four weeks...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411916/renal-ischemia-and-functional-outcomes-following-partial-nephrectomy
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REVIEW
Joseph R Zabell, Jitao Wu, Chalairat Suk-Ouichai, Steven C Campbell
Renal function after renal cancer surgery is a critical component of survivorship. Quantity and quality of preserved parenchyma are the most important determinants of functional recovery; type and duration of ischemia play secondary roles. Several studies evaluated surgical techniques to minimize ischemia; however, long-term outcomes and potential benefits over clamped partial nephrectomy (PN) have not been consistently demonstrated. Analysis of acute kidney injury (AKI) after PN suggest that most kidneys recover strongly even if AKI is experienced after surgery...
May 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410645/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-early-mortality-after-dialysis-initiation
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REVIEW
Robert N Foley
Confronted with the decision to initiate dialysis, patients and caregivers often seek information about how expected survival chances evolve, both initially and afterward, providing the patient survives beyond arbitrary periods of time. Large registry data, used to examine these issues, may be subject to early ascertainment bias, such as those accruing from nonregistration of with end-stage kidney disease who die shortly after dialysis initiation and inclusion of patients with acute kidney injury with slower than typical recovery rates...
March 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409035/the-use-of-coupled-plasma-filtration-adsorption-in-traumatic-rhabdomyolysis
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Mario Pezzi, Silvia Renda, Anna Maria Giglio, Anna Maria Scozzafava, Simona Paola Tiburzi, Patrizia Casella, Fabrizio Iannelli, Mario Verre
Severe musculoskeletal injuries induce the release of sarcoplasmic elements such as muscle enzymes, potassium, and myoglobin in the systemic circulation. The circulating myoglobin damages the glomerulus and renal tubules. Conventional haemodialysis is not able to remove myoglobin, due to its high molecular weight (17,8 kilodaltons [kDa]). We treated four traumatic rhabdomyolysis patients with Coupled Plasma Filtration Adsorption (CPFA) in order to remove myoglobin followed by 14 hours of Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH)...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407045/novel-pathogenesis-regulation-of-apoptosis-by-apelin-apj-system
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Jiaqi Liu, Meiqing Liu, Linxi Chen
Apelin is the endogenous peptide APJ receptor, while APJ is a member of the G protein-coupled receptors family. Recent evidence strongly suggests that Apelin/APJ system influences apoptosis in various diseases through different signal pathways. In this review, we discuss the possible mechanisms by which the Apelin/APJ system inhibits apoptosis, including the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt, ERK1/2, caspase signaling, and autophagy pathway. We also summarize the role of Apelin/APJ system in apoptosis in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, pulmonary artery hypertension, retinal neovascular disease, acute renal injury, skeletal homeostasis, and gastrointestinal diseases...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406186/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitor-is-associated-with-lower-risk-of-ensuing-chronic-kidney-disease-after-functional-recovery-from-acute-kidney-injury
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Yu-Hsiang Chou, Tao-Min Huang, Szu-Yu Pan, Chin-Hao Chang, Chun-Fu Lai, Vin-Cent Wu, Ming-Shiou Wu, Kwan-Dun Wu, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Shuei-Liong Lin
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for ensuing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Animal studies have demonstrated that renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor can reduce ensuing CKD after functional recovery from AKI. Here we study the association between ensuing CKD and use of RAS inhibitor including angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin II type 1a receptor blocker starting after renal functional recovery in our prospectively collected observational AKI cohort. Adult patients who had cardiac surgery-associated AKI (CSA-AKI) are studied...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405538/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-presenting-as-severe-gastrointestinal-and-renal-involvement-with-mixed-outcomes-in-an-adult-patient
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Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Alexis Vollmar, Amanda Harrell, Richard Van Trump, Amgad Masoud
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is typically seen as a self-limiting disease in children, but can present more severely in adults, especially when there is renal involvement. Management of HSP in adults also remains a controversial topic with very few studies evaluating available therapies. In this case, HSP presenting as a combination of severe gastrointestinal involvement and a rapid decline in renal function in an adult patient directed our therapy. The patient was a 48-year-old Caucasian male with no known past medical history, who presented with a combination of purpuric rash over the lower extremities, severe abdominal pain with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a rapidly increasing serum creatinine, with hematuria...
March 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402560/acute-kidney-injury-electronic-alerts-in-primary-care-findings-from-a-large-population-cohort
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Jennifer Holmes, Nicholas Allen, Gethin Roberts, John Geen, John D Williams, Aled O Phillips
Background: Electronic reporting of AKI has been used to aid early AKI recognition although its relevance to CA-AKI and primary care has not been described. Aims: We described the characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with CA-AKI, and AKI identified in primary care (PC-AKI) through AKI e-Alerts. Design: A prospective national cohort study was undertaken to collect data on all e-alerts representing adult CA-AKI. Method: The study utilised the biochemistry based AKI electronic (e)-alert system that is established across the Welsh National Health Service...
April 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400684/early-prediction-of-3-month-survival-of-patients-in-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest-on-extracorporeal-life-support
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Clément Delmas, Jean-Marie Conil, Simon Sztajnic, Bernard Georges, Caroline Biendel, Camille Dambrin, Michel Galinier, Vincent Minville, Olivier Fourcade, Stein Silva, Bertrand Marcheix
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) holds the promise of significant improvement of the survival of patient in refractory cardiogenic shock (CS) or cardiac arrest (CA). Nevertheless, it remains to be shown to which extent these highly invasive supportive techniques could improve long-term patient's outcome. METHODS: The outcomes of 82 adult ECLS patients at our institution between January 2012 and December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Patients were essentially men (64...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396117/the-p2x7-receptor-antagonist-oxidized-adenosine%C3%A2-triphosphate-ameliorates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-expansion-of-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
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Tai Yeon Koo, Jae-Ghi Lee, Ji-Jing Yan, Joon Young Jang, Kyung Don Ju, Miyeun Han, Kook-Hwan Oh, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
Extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) binds to purinergic receptors and, as a danger molecule, promotes inflammatory responses. Here we tested whether periodate-oxidized ATP (oATP), a P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) antagonist can attenuate renal ischemia-reperfusion injury and clarify the related cellular mechanisms. Treatment with oATP prior to ischemia-reperfusion injury decreased blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, the tubular injury score, and tubular epithelial cell apoptosis after injury. The infiltration of dendritic cells, neutrophils, macrophages, CD69(+)CD4(+), and CD44(+)CD4(+) T cells was attenuated, but renal Foxp3(+)CD4(+) Treg infiltration was increased by oATP...
April 8, 2017: Kidney International
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