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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631886/nlrp3-expression-and-urinary-hsp72-in-relation-to-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-nephropathy-patients
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Hemat El-Sayed El-Horany, Rania Nagi Abd-Ellatif, Mona Watany, Yasser M Hafez, Hanaa Ibrahim Okda
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the major causes of end-stage renal disease. Nod-like receptors nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat pyrin-3 domain (NLRP3) inflammasome displays a considerable role in the chronic inflammatory state observed in diabetic patients. Urinary heat shock protein 72 (uHSP72) is a sensitive and specific biomarker for the early detection of acute kidney injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate NLRP3 relative gene expression, its correlation with inflammatory and oxidative stress markers, and to assess the value of uHSP72 in the early detection of DN in type 2 diabetic patients with different degrees of DN...
June 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626472/in-iga-nephropathy-glomerulosclerosis-is-associated-with-increased-urinary-cd80-excretion-and-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-positive-podocyturia
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Hernán Trimarchi, Romina Canzonieri, Amalia Schiel, Cristian Costales-Collaguazo, Aníbal Stern, Matías Paulero, Tatiana Rengel, José Andrews, Alejandro Iotti, Mariano Forrester, Fernando Lombi, Vanesa Pomeranz, Romina Iriarte, Alexis Muryan, Elsa Zotta
BACKGROUND: Podocyturia may determine the evolution to podocytopenia, glomerulosclerosis, and renal failure. According to the Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the S1 lesion describes glomerulosclerosis. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) participates in podocyte attachment, while CD80 increases in glomerulosclerosis. We measured uPAR-positive urinary podocytes and urinary CD80 (uCD80) in controls and in IgAN subjects with M1E0S0T0 and M1E0S1T0 Oxford scores to assess a potential association between podocyturia, inflammation, and glomerulosclerosis...
May 2017: Nephron Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625233/-elevation-of-red-cell-distribution-width-during-hospitalization-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Yan Gong, Xianming Long, Jun Jin, Xinjing Yang, Jianhong Fu, Fang Huang, Jian Huang, Qiang Guo, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of red cell distribution width (RDW) with prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Hospital of Soochow University from January 2011 to December 2016 were enrolled. All clinical data were collected for participants, which mainly included basic data, main underlying disease, site of infection, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II(APACHE II) score, blood routine test, biochemical test, blood gas analysis, coagulation index, procalcitonin (PCT), hospitalization days, and 28-day and 90-day mortality...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621342/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-association-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-teachers-in-cape-town-south-africa
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COMMENT
Aderemi B Adeniyi, Carien E Laurence, Jimmy A Volmink, M Razeen Davids
Background: There is a need to determine the feasibility of conducting studies of chronic diseases among large cohorts of African patients. One aim of the South African feasibility study was to determine the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among school teachers. Methods: In a cross-sectional survey of 489 teachers we captured data on demographics, CVD risk factors, anthropometry and blood pressure. Serum glucose, creatinine, cholesterol and urine protein/creatinine ratio was measured...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621045/post-partum-podocyturia-following-pre-eclamptic-pregnancy
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Itsuko Furuta, Tianyue Zhai, Takeshi Umazume, Satoshi Ishikawa, Ami Hosokawa, Takashi Kojima, Kentaro Chiba, Takahiro Yamada, Mamoru Morikawa, Hisanori Minakami
AIM: Urine podocin mRNA expression and urine podocin : nephrin mRNA expression ratio (PNR) increase with increasing proteinuria during pregnancy complicated with pre-eclampsia (PE). This suggests that urine podocytes with reduced nephrin mRNA expression are abundant in pathological podocyturia. The aim of this study was therefore to determine post-partum changes in podocyturia and PNR in relation to proteinuria after pre-eclampsia (PE). METHODS: A total of 137 peripartum urine specimens, consisting of 72 and 65 from 24 and 30 women with PE and normotensive control pregnancies (NCP), respectively, were studied...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616270/urinothorax-a-systematic-review
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María E Toubes, Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, Antonio Golpe, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Tamara Lourido, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: The characteristics of patients with urinothorax (UT) are poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic review was performed searching for studies reporting clinical findings, pleural fluid (PF) characteristics, and the most effective treatment of UT. Case descriptions and retrospective studies were included. RESULTS: The review included 78 studies with a total of 88 patients. Median age was 45 years, male/female ratio was 1.6:1 and in 76% of cases the etiology was trauma...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612434/effect-of-increasing-taurine-and-methionine-supplementation-on-urinary-taurine-excretion-in-a-model-insectivore-the-giant-anteater-myrmecophaga-tridactyla
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S A Nofs, E S Dierenfeld, R C Backus
The giant anteater (Mymercophaga tridactyla) is a highly specialized insectivore for which nutrient requirements are not clearly established, making diet formulation challenging for this species. Multiple clinical reports suggest anteaters have an obligate dietary taurine (TAU) requirement. Sulphur amino acid (SAA) metabolism in adult anteaters was evaluated using noninvasive methods to measure TAU synthesis potential from dietary methionine (MET) and a basal diet containing on a dry matter (DM) basis 1.7 mg TAU/kg DM and 6...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611789/association-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-with-mortality-in-a-prospective-hemodialysis-cohort
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Amy S You, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Lorena Lerner, Tracy Nakata, Nancy Lopez, Lidia Lou, Mary Veliz, Melissa Soohoo, Jennie Jing, Frank Zaldivar, Jeno Gyuris, Danh V Nguyen, Connie M Rhee
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiovascular disease and protein-energy wasting are among the strongest predictors of the high mortality of dialysis patients. In the general population, the novel cardiovascular and wasting biomarker, growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), is associated with decreased survival. However, little is known about GDF15 in dialysis patients. METHODS: Among prevalent hemodialysis patients participating in a prospective study (October 2011 to August 2015), we examined the association of baseline GDF15 levels with all-cause mortality using unadjusted and case mix-adjusted death hazard ratios (HRs) that controlled for age, sex, race, ethnicity, diabetes, and dialysis vintage...
February 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608590/renal-energy-excretion-of-horses-depends-on-renal-hippuric-acid-and-nitrogen-excretion
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B Hipp, K-H Südekum, A Zeyner, G Goren, E Kienzle
The prediction of renal energy excretion is crucial in a metabolizable energy system for horses. Phenolic acids from forage cell walls may affect renal energy losses by increasing hippuric acid excretion. Therefore, the relationships were investigated between renal energy, nitrogen (N) and hippuric acid excretion of four adult ponies (230-384 kg body weight (BW)) consuming diets based on fresh grass, grass silage, grass cobs (heat-dried, finely chopped, pressed grass), alfalfa hay, straw, extruded straw and soybean meal...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601908/urinary-liver-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-is-an-independent-predictor-of-stroke-and-mortality-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes
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Nicolae M Panduru, Carol Forsblom, Markku Saraheimo, Lena M Thorn, Daniel Gordin, Nina Elonen, Valma Harjusalo, Angelika Bierhaus, Per M Humpert, Per-Henrik Groop
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetic nephropathy progress in parallel, thereby potentiating the risk of premature death during their development. Since urinary liver-type fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) predicts the progression of diabetic nephropathy, the aim of this study was to investigate whether urinary L-FABP also predicts cardiovascular outcomes and mortality. METHODS: We tested our hypothesis in a Finnish cohort of 2329 individuals with type 1 diabetes and a median follow-up of 14...
June 10, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601127/increase-in-spot-urine-protein-excretion-is-associated-with-late-kidney-graft-rejection-and-predicts-rejection-phenotype
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Miha Arnol, Manca Oblak, Gregor Mlinšek, Jelka Lindič, Aljoša Kandus, Dušan Ferluga, Nika Kojc, Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar
AIMS: A noninvasive test that foretells kidney graft rejection before loss of kidney function would be desirable. We hypothesized that an increase in estimated protein excretion rate (ePER) from spot urine samples is associated with graft rejection and predicts rejection phenotype. METHODS: 151 patients who had undergone first-indication kidney biopsy due to graft dysfunction beyond 3 months after transplant were identified from a national cohort of 616 transplant recipients between 2000 and 2012 (25%)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599284/serum-cystatin-c-is-associated-with-large-cerebral-artery-stenosis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Zhiqiang Xu, Cuihua Leng, Bo Yang, Haili Wang, Jing Sun, Zhaoxia Liu, Lingli Yang, Wei Ge, Jiangtao Zhu
Large cerebral artery stenosis is a major cause of acute ischemic stroke (AIS); however, the correlation between serum cystatin C (CysC) and the stenosis of large cerebral arteries in patients with AIS has not been established. We performed a retrospective review of acute ischemic stroke patients, who were examined by cerebral digital subtraction angiography(DSA). Participants (252 cases) included 131 patients without stenosis and 121 patients with large cerebral artery stenosis. Serum CysC levels in patients with large cerebral artery stenosis were much higher than that of control subjects (p<0...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594069/glucose-targets-for-preventing-diabetic-kidney-disease-and-its-progression
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REVIEW
Marinella Ruospo, Valeria M Saglimbene, Suetonia C Palmer, Salvatore De Cosmo, Antonio Pacilli, Olga Lamacchia, Mauro Cignarelli, Paola Fioretto, Mariacristina Vecchio, Jonathan C Craig, Giovanni Fm Strippoli
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) around the world. Blood pressure lowering and glucose control are used to reduce diabetes-associated disability including kidney failure. However there is a lack of an overall evidence summary of the optimal target range for blood glucose control to prevent kidney failure. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits and harms of intensive (HbA1c < 7% or fasting glucose levels < 120 mg/dL versus standard glycaemic control (HbA1c ≥ 7% or fasting glucose levels ≥ 120 mg/dL for preventing the onset and progression of kidney disease among adults with diabetes...
June 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591960/-diagnostic-value-of-immunofixation-electrophoresis-and-kap-lam-ratio-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-renal-injury
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Jiang-Tao Tang, Li-Xin Li, Wei-Hua Feng, Bin Yang, Lin-Hui Li, Xin-le Liu, Lan-Lan Wang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the diagnostic value of immunofixation electrophoresis and Kappa/Lambda (KAP/LAM) ratio in multiple myeloma patients with renal injury. METHODS: The serum of 822 patients of renal disease were collected for the examnation of immunofixation electrophoresis, KAP/LAM ratio, serum immunoglobulin levels and renal function, including serum urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (Crea), cystatin C (Cys-C) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588674/resveratrol-ameliorates-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-through-negative-regulation-of-the-p38-mapk-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pathway
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Yuan Qiao, Ke Gao, Yangwei Wang, Xueliang Wang, Bo Cui
Resveratrol (RSV) has been shown to have a renoprotective effect against diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying mechanisms of this have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the current study was to explore the mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic effects of RSV in rat mesangial cells in vitro and in a rat model of diabetic nephropathy. The viability of CRL-2573 rat mesangial cells and their expression levels of p38, phosphorylated (p)-p38, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and fibronectin were assessed in response to treatment with high glucose, with or without RSV...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581908/urinalysis-in-the-cat-measurement-of-urine-protein-creatinine-ratio
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Adam Heeley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576851/urinary-tamm-horsfall-protein-albumin-vitamin-d-binding-protein-and-retinol-binding-protein-as-early-biomarkers-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-dogs
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Fernanda Chacar, Márcia Kogika, Talita R Sanches, Douglas Caragelasco, Cínthia Martorelli, Camila Rodrigues, Jose Manuel C Capcha, Dennis Chew, Lúcia Andrade
Proteinuria is a marker and mediator of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In clinical practice, the urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio (UP/C) is of limited usefulness, because it indicates only the magnitude of proteinuria and not the origin of the loss (glomerular or tubular). The complete assessment of proteinuria includes quantitative and qualitative evaluations, both of which are required in order to optimize the therapy. In addition to measuring the UP/C, we performed SDS-PAGE and western blotting to determine the expression of albumin, vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP), retinol-binding protein (RBP), and Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP) in urine samples of 49 dogs: healthy (control) dogs (n = 9); and dogs with CKD (n = 40), stratified by stage...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560004/impact-of-impaired-cardiac-function-on-the-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-role-of-pharmacomodulation-of-valsartan
#18
Chih-Chao Yang, Hon-Kan Yip, Kuan-Hung Chen, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Yen-Ta Chen, Han-Tan Chai, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Sheung-Fat Ko, Sheng-Ying Chung, Chih-Hung Chen, Kun-Chen Lin, Pao-Yuan Lin, Jiunn-Jye Sheu
Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to aggravate cardiovascular disease in the setting of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), the impact of impaired cardiac function on the progression of CKD has seldom been reported. This study tested the impact of acute myocardial infarction on a rodent CKD model and the therapeutic effect of valsartan in this setting. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 50) equally divided into group 1 (sham control), group 2 (CKD induced by 5/6 nephrectomy), group 3 (AMI by ligation of left coronary artery), group 4 (CKD+AMI), group 5 (CKD+AMI+valsartan, orally 10 mg/kg/day)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554968/neonatal-high-protein-intake-enhances-neonatal-growth-without-significant-adverse-renal-effects-in-spontaneous-iugr-piglets
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Farid Boubred, Agnes Jamin, Christophe Buffat, Laurent Daniel, Patrick Borel, Gaëlle Boudry, Isabelle Le Huëron-Luron, Umberto Simeoni
In humans, early high protein (HP) intake has been recommended to prevent postnatal growth restriction and complications of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). However, the impact of such a strategy on the kidneys remains unknown, while significant renal hypertrophy, proteinuria, and glomerular sclerosis have been demonstrated in few experimental studies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a neonatal HP formula on renal structure in IUGR piglets. Spontaneous IUGR piglets were randomly allocated to normal protein (NP, n = 10) formula or to HP formula (+50% protein content, n = 10) up to day 28 after birth...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554541/sensitive-albuminuria-analysis-using-dye-binding-based-test-strips
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Joris R Delanghe, Jonas Himpe, Naomi De Cock, Sigurd Delanghe, Kevin De Herde, Veronique Stove, Marijn M Speeckaert
BACKGROUND: Populations at increased risk for chronic kidney disease should be screened for albuminuria. Possibilities of advanced urine strip readers based on complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor technology were investigated for obtaining quantitative albuminuria results. METHODS: Reflectance data of test strips (Sysmex UFC 3500 reader+CMOS) were compared with albuminuria (BNII) and with proteinuria (Cobas 8000). Urinary creatinine was assayed using a Jaffe-based creatinine assay (Cobas 8000)...
May 26, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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