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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748901/renal-manifestations-in-hypocomplementic-urticarial-vasculitis-syndrome-is-it-a-distinct-pathology
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Badriya AlHermi, Zakiya Al Mosawi, Deena Mohammed
Hypocomplementic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by recurrent urticaria, arthritis, and glomerulonephritis (GN). Anti-C1q antibody is the marker of HUVS together with low levels of classical pathway complements which are C2, C3, C4, and C1q. We report a case of a 6-year-old boy who presented with episodes of rashes, injected conjunctiva, abdominal pain, and arthritis, diagnosed as HUVS. He had low C3, low CH50, normal C4, and positive C1q antibody. His urinalysis showed intermittent microscopic hematuria only...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747409/spot-urine-protein-measurements-in-normotensive-pregnancies-pregnancies-with-isolated-proteinuria-and-preeclampsia
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Andrea Kattah, Natasa Milic, Wendy M White, Vesna D Garovic
We performed a prospective, longitudinal study of pregnant women presenting to their first obstetrics visits to characterize the changes in spot urine protein-to-creatinine (UPCR) and albumin-to-creatinine ratios (UACR) in normotensive pregnancies, as well as identify clinical characteristics associated with isolated proteinuria and preeclampsia. We measured spot urinary albumin, protein, and creatinine at the first prenatal visit, end of the second trimester, and at delivery. In normotensive pregnancy (n=142), we found that from the beginning of pregnancy to delivery, UACR increased by a median (interquartile range (IQR)) of 14...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746193/comparing-common-doses-double-dose-vs-usual-dose-of-atorvastatin-for-preventing-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-after-coronary-angiography
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Wei-Jie Bei, Shi-Qun Chen, Hua-Long Li, Deng-Xuan Wu, Chongyang Duan, Ping-Yan Chen, Ji-Yan Chen, Ning Tan, Nian-Jin Xie, Yong Liu
High-dose atorvastatin pretreatment was proved reducing the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI), especially in patients with high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. We evaluated the effects of common atorvastatin doses (double vs usual) on the risk of CI-AKI and mortality.We recorded outcomes from 1319 patients who were administered periprocedural common doses of atorvastatin. The risks of CI-AKI and mortality between double-dose (40 mg/d) and usual-dose atorvastatin (20 mg/d) were compared using multivariable regression models in all patients or CRP tertile subgroups...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745927/urine-liver-fatty-acid-binding-protein-and-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
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Dinah S Khatir, Mette D Bendtsen, Henrik Birn, Rikke Nørregaard, Per Ivarsen, Bente Jespersen, Niels H Buus
Excretion of the tubular protein liver fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) is a potential novel biomarker of renal dysfunction. We examined whether urine L-FABP excretion adds prognostic information to the well-established risk markers, blood pressure (BP), albumin excretion and baseline GFR, regarding progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In a prospective study design a cohort of 74 stage 3-4 CKD patients (age 61 ± 13 years) were included. Glomerular filtration ratio (GFR, (51)Cr-EDTA-clearance), 24-hour ambulatory BP, 24-hour urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (UAC) and urinary L-FABP/creatinine ratio (U-L-FABP/C) were determined at baseline and after 18 months of follow-up...
July 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741050/risk-factors-for-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-eppic-trials-and-the-effect-of-ast-120
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Gerald Schulman, Tomas Berl, Gerald J Beck, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Eberhard Ritz, Miho Shimizu, Mami Kikuchi, Yuko Shobu
BACKGROUND: Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (EPPIC-1 and EPPIC-2) investigated the efficacy and safety of AST-120, an oral spherical carbon adsorbent, in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). While the benefit of adding AST-120 to standard therapy was not supported by these trials, we performed a post hoc analysis to focus on CKD progression and to determine the risk factors for the primary endpoint in the EPPIC trial population. METHODS: In the EPPIC trials, patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to treatment with AST-120 or placebo...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738002/effects-of-storage-conditions-on-results-for-quantitative-and-qualitative-evaluation-of-proteins-in-canine-urine
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Marie-Laure Théron, Laetitia Piane, Laetitia Lucarelli, Rémi Henrion, Catherine Layssol-Lamour, Florence Palanché, Didier Concordet, Jean-Pierre D Braun, Catherine Trumel, Rachel Lavoué
OBJECTIVE To investigate effects of storage conditions on the canine urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPC) and on SDS-agarose gel electrophoresis (AGE) of urinary proteins. SAMPLE Urine specimens from 20 proteinuric (UPC > 0.5) and 20 nonproteinuric (UPC ≤ 0.2) dogs. PROCEDURES UPC and SDS-AGE were performed on urine specimens stored at room temperature (20°C) and 4°C for up to 5 days and at -20° and -80°C for up to 360 days; some specimens were subjected to 3 freeze-thaw cycles. Results were compared with those obtained for fresh urine specimens...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736565/urinary-osteopontin-predicts-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-while-plasma-osteopontin-predicts-cardiovascular-death-in-elderly-men
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Tobias Feldreich, Axel C Carlsson, Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist, Ulf Risérus, Anders Larsson, Lars Lind, Johan Ärnlöv
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The matricellular protein osteopontin is involved in the pathogenesis of both kidney and cardiovascular disease. However, whether circulating and urinary osteopontin levels are associated with the risk of these diseases is less studied. DESIGN SETTING PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: A community-based cohort of elderly men (Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men [ULSAM]; n = 741; mean age: 77 years) was used to study the associations between plasma and urinary osteopontin, incident chronic kidney disease, and the risk of cardiovascular death during a median of 8 years of follow-up...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736368/-relationship-between-blood-pressure-variability-and-combined-cardiovascular-events-in-5-10-years-in-hypertensive-patients
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Jun Liu, Rui-Xue DU, Liang Wang, Bin Zhu, Lei-Ming Luo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and combined cardiovascular events in 5-10 years in patients with hypertension. METHODS: A total of 367 hypertensive patients treated in our hospital from January, 2000 to January, 2005 were analyzed, and their BPV was assessed in comparison with 145 normotensive individuals. The hypertensive patients were classified into high BPV group and low BPV group, and the general clinical data and biochemical profiles were compared...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733353/use-of-proteomics-to-investigate-kidney-function-decline-over-5-years
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Axel C Carlsson, Erik Ingelsson, Johan Sundström, Juan Jesus Carrero, Stefan Gustafsson, Tobias Feldreich, Markus Stenemo, Anders Larsson, Lars Lind, Johan Ärnlöv
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Using a discovery/replication approach, we investigated associations between a multiplex panel of 80 circulating proteins associated with cardiovascular pathology or inflammation, and eGFR decline per year and CKD incidence. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We used two cohorts, the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors Study (PIVUS; n=687, mean age of 70 years, 51% women) and the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM; n=360 men, mean age of 78 years), with 5-year follow-up data on eGFR...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727087/effects-of-zilpaterol-hydrochloride-on-methane-production-total-body-oxygen-consumption-and-blood-metabolites-in-finishing-beef-steers
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K E Hales, A P Foote, D W Brake, T M Brown-Brandl, V M Artegoitia, H C Freetly
An indirect calorimetry experiment was conducted to determine the effects of feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) for 20 d on total body oxygen consumption, respiratory quotient, methane production, and blood metabolites in finishing beef steers. Sixteen Angus steers (initial BW = 555 ± 12.7 kg) were individually fed at ad libitum intake and used in a completely randomized design. The model included the fixed effects of dietary treatment, day, and treatment × day. Dry matter intake did not differ between the treatments ( = 0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722500/post-marketing-surveillance-study-of-the-long-term-use-of-mizoribine-for-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-2-year-results
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Tsutomu Takeuchi, Kenya Okada, Hisao Yoshida, Nobuyuki Yagi
OBJECTIVES: To understand the status of mizoribine use in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and to collect safety- and efficacy-related data on 2-year treatment with mizoribine. METHODS: A continuous survey was conducted between March 2010 and July 2015. RESULTS: The analysis set included 559 patients (mean age 39.5 years, females 82.6%, mean duration of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 8.4 years, mean duration of LN 5.9 years). Renal function was satisfactory for 6 months, but worsened from 12 months, with significant worsening at 24 months...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721139/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-non-lipid-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-risk
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Kamil F Faridi, Joshua R Lupton, Seth S Martin, Maciej Banach, Renato Quispe, Krishnaji Kulkarni, Steven R Jones, Erin D Michos
INTRODUCTION: Deficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels have been associated with dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases, though the underlying mechanism of these associations is uncertain. We analyzed associations between vitamin D and other non-lipid biomarkers of cardiovascular risk to better elucidate possible relationships between deficient 25(OH)D and cardiovascular disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 4,591 adults included in a clinical laboratory database from 2009 to 2011 with available measurements for 25(OH)D and the following biomarkers: homocysteine (Hcy), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), cystatin-C, creatinine, γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), uric acid, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720296/urinary-heat-shock-protein-72-as-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-dogs
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Yaron Bruchim, Yochai Avital, Michal Horowitz, Michal Mazaki-Tovi, Itamar Aroch, Gilad Segev
Early recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI) is important, as therapy is potentially more efficacious if instituted early in the course of disease. Urinary heat shock protein-72 to urinary creatinine ratio (uHSP72/uCr) was assessed as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in AKI in dogs. Fifty-three dogs were enrolled in five groups: healthy controls (n=11), urinary tract infection (n=10), chronic kidney disease (CKD; n=11), AKI (n=13), and acute decompensating CKD (n=8). Urinary heat shock protein-72 to urinary creatinine ratio was highest in the AKI group (P<0...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
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Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700482/beneficial-effects-of-fu-zheng-qu-zhuo-oral-liquid-combined-with-standard-integrated-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-3-4-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shen Li, Xiang-Rong Rao, Xi-Wen Dai, Kun Pei, Lee Wang, Bao-Min Huo, Xiu-Juan Wang, Ling-Xin Kong, Nan-Nan Zhang, Feng-Mei Lian
BACKGROUND: The high worldwide prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a critical health problem and the development of more effective therapies is urgently needed. We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial from October 2010 to December 2012 to assess whether Fu-Zheng-Qu-Zhuo oral liquid (FZQZ) has a beneficial effect in preventing CKD progression when added to standard integrated therapies. METHODS: Patients with CKD stage 3 to 4 from 3 hospitals in Beijing, China were enrolled...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699892/dpp-4-enzyme-deficiency-protects-kidney-from-acute-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-role-for-remote-intermittent-bowel-ischemia-reperfusion-preconditioning
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Yen-Ta Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Chao Yang, Chih-Hung Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Pei-Hsun Sung, Yung-Lung Chen, Han-Tan Chai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Sarah Chua, Fan-Yen Lee, Sheung-Fat Ko, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
We analyzed the effects of acute ischemia-reperfusion (KIR) injury on the status of kidney function and architecture in dipeptidyl peptidase4-difficient (DPP4D) rats and the effect of remote small bowel ischemia-reperfusion (BIR) preconditioning. DPP4-deficient (DPP4D) and normal Fischer344 (F344) rats were divided into 6 groups: (1) sham-F344, (2) sham-DPP4D, (3) KIR-F344 (4) KIR-DPP4D, (5) DPP4D-KIR-extendin-9-39 and (6) BIR-KIR-F344. Blood creatinine and urea nitrogen levels and the urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio was higher in KIR-F344 rats than BIR-KIR-F344 or KIR-DPP4D rats 72 h after acute KIR...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698269/urinary-matrix-metalloproteinase-7-predicts-severe-aki-and-poor-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
#18
Xiaobing Yang, Chunbo Chen, Siyuan Teng, Xiaorui Fu, Yan Zha, Huafeng Liu, Li Wang, Jianwei Tian, Xiangyan Zhang, Youhua Liu, Jing Nie, Fan Fan Hou
Urinary matrix metalloproteinase-7 (uMMP-7) levels consistently reflect the activity of intrarenal Wnt/β-catenin, which is activated in AKI models. To test the hypothesis that uMMP-7 is a predictor for severe AKI in patients after cardiac surgery, we performed a prospective, multicenter, two-stage cohort study in 721 patients undergoing cardiac surgery. In stage 1, we enrolled 323 children from three academic medical centers. In stage 2, we enrolled 398 adults at six centers. We analyzed levels of uMMP-7 and other injury biomarkers during the perioperative period...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683654/efficacy-and-safety-of-multitarget-therapy-with-cyclophosphamide-and-tacrolimus-for-lupus-nephritis-a-prospective-single-arm-single-centre-open-label-pilot-study-in-japan
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R Sakai, T Kurasawa, E Nishi, T Kondo, Y Okada, A Shibata, K Nishimura, K Chino, A Okuyama, H Takei, H Nagasawa, K Amano
Background Pulsed cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofetil for lupus nephritis has limited efficacy. We previously reported a case of mixed-class IV + V lupus nephritis successfully treated with cyclophosphamide and tacrolimus. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of multitarget therapy with cyclophosphamide and tacrolimus for the treatment of lupus nephritis. Methods In a prospective, single-arm, open label pilot study, we recruited 15 patients aged 18-64 years with active lupus nephritis who met the American College of Rheumatology criteria for a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (1997)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683234/long-term-bone-health-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-pilot-study
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Fiona Jackson Cook, Ila Khanna, Jennifer Giordano, Laura Matarese, Suzanne Hudson
OBJECTIVE: This cross sectional study was undertaken to assess metabolic bone disease by examining bone mineral density (BMD), fracture prevalence, and nutritional factors pertinent to bone in a cohort >9 years post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Fifty one subjects 9.4-36.0 years (mean 17.0 +8.1) post RYGB provided a focused history. Dietary calcium and protein were assessed. Dual energy X ray absorptiometry (DXA) BMD at the spine, hip, and radius and routine serum chemistries, magnesium, phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, vitamin K, and micronutrients were analyzed...
July 6, 2017: Endocrine Practice
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