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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540205/clinicopathological-spectrum-of-snake-bite-induced-acute-kidney-injury-from-india
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Sanjay Vikrant, Ajay Jaryal, Anupam Parashar
AIM: To study the clinico-pathological spectrum of snake bite-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: A retrospective study of patients admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla with snake bite-induced AKI from July 2003 to June 2016. Medical records were evaluated for patient's information on demographic, clinical characteristics, complications and outcome. Outcomes of duration of hospital stay, requirement for intensive care unit support, treatment with dialysis, survival and mortality were analyzed...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536812/maternal-ascites-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-severe-preeclampsia-a-matched-cohort-study
#2
J Yavana Suriya, Anish Keepanasseril, K Manikandan, Dilip Kumar Maurya, P Veena, S Soundara Raghavan
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a multi-systemic, multi-organ dysfunction associated with increased maternal and perinatal complications. The presence of maternal ascites, a manifestation of endothelial dysfunction and increased capillary permeability, is shown to be associated with adverse outcomes. We aim to investigate the impact of maternal ascites on pregnancy outcome in women with severe preeclampsia. METHODS: A matched cohort study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India between March 2014 and March 2015...
May 23, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525674/continuous-hemoadsorption-with-a-cytokine-adsorber-during-sepsis-a-review-of-the-literature
#3
Khosrow S Houschyar, Malcolm N Pyles, Susanne Rein, Ina Nietzschmann, Dominik Duscher, Zeshaan N Maan, Kristian Weissenberg, Hubertus M Philipps, Catharina Strauss, Beate Reichelt, Frank Siemers
Sepsis is a well-recognized healthcare issue worldwide, ultimately resulting in significant mortality, morbidity and resource utilization during and after critical illness. In its most severe form, sepsis causes multi-organ dysfunction that produces a state of critical illness characterized by severe immune dysfunction and catabolism. Sepsis induces the activation of complement factor via 3 pathways and the release of inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1β), resulting in a systemic inflammatory response...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507037/systemic-activation-of-nrf2-alleviates-lethal-autoimmune-inflammation-in-scurfy-mice
#4
Takuma Suzuki, Shohei Murakami, Shyam S Biswal, Shimon Sakaguchi, Hideo Harigae, Masayuki Yamamoto, Hozumi Motohashi
The transcription factor NRF2 (nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2) plays crucial roles in the defense mechanisms against oxidative stress and mediates anti-inflammatory actions in various pathological conditions. Recent studies have shown that the dysfunction of regulatory T cells (Tregs) is directly linked to the initiation and progression of various autoimmune diseases. To determine the Treg-independent impact of NRF2 activation on autoimmune inflammation, we examined Scurfy (Sf) mice that are deficient in Tregs and succumb to severe multi-organ inflammation by 4 weeks of age...
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493820/deoxyguanosine-kinase-deficiency-a-report-of-four-patients
#5
Özlem Ünal, Burcu Hişmi, Mustafa Kılıç, Hayriye Hızarcıoğlu Gülşen, Turgay Coşkun, Serap Hatice Sivri, Ali Dursun, Aysel Yüce, Ayşegül Tokatlı
BACKGROUND: Hepatic involvement is a common feature in childhood mitochondrial disorders. Deoxyguanosine kinase (DGUOK) deficiency is one of the mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes associated with hepatocerebral syndrome. Hepatic disease and neurologic dysfunction occurs within weeks after birth. Low birth weight is one of the common features. This study aims to describe the clinical and laboratory features of four infants carrying four different pathogenic variants in the DGUOK gene...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474627/scrub-typhus-in-uttarakhand-adjoining-uttar-pradesh-seasonality-clinical-presentations-predictors-of-mortality
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Anurag Bhargava, Reshma Kaushik, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Anita Sharma, Sohaib Ahmad, Minakshi Dhar, Garima Mittal, Sushant Khanduri, Priyannk Pant, Rajesh Kakkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Scrub typhus is a re-emerging mite-borne rickettsiosis, which continues to be underdiagnosed, with lethal consequences. The present study was conducted to determine the seasonality, clinical presentation and predictors of mortality in patients with scrub typhus at a tertiary care teaching hospital in northern India. METHODS: Scrub typhus was suspected in patients attending the hospital as per the standard case definition and serological evidence was obtained by performing an IgM ELISA...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458889/an-unusual-case-of-adult-onset-multi-systemic-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-perianal-and-incident-thyroid-involvement
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Ozen Oz Gul, Pinar Sisman, Soner Cander, Erdem Gozden, Meral Kurt, Ozlem Saraydaroglu, Turkay Kirdak, Canan Ersoy, Erdinc Erturk
SUMMARY: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare sporadic disease characterized by histiocytic neoplastic infiltration of various organ systems and a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, ranging from benign and self-limiting to lethal. Herein, we report a rare case of adult-onset multi-systemic LCH in a 36-year-old male patient with an initial perianal presentation and incidental finding of subsequent thyroid gland involvement in the follow-up period. The patient with a history of perianal LCH treated with surgical excision and local radiotherapy was referred to our Endocrinology Department upon detection of hypermetabolic nodular lesions in the left lateral lobe of thyroid gland on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) scan in the nineth month of follow-up...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456874/pulmonary-artery-dimensions-as-a-prognosticator-of-transplant-free-survival-in-scleroderma-interstitial-lung-disease
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James Benjamin Gleason, Krunal B Patel, Felix Hernandez, Anas Hadeh, Kristin B Highland, Franck Rahaghi, Jinesh P Mehta
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a chronic debilitating autoimmune disease characterized by endothelial dysfunction and multi-organ fibrosis. Interstitial lung disease, a common manifestation of SSc, is termed scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) and along with pulmonary hypertension contributes to a majority of deaths in SSc. SSc-ILD patients frequently develop pulmonary hypertension, which prognosticates a poorer outcome. We investigated pulmonary artery dimensions as an outcome predictor in patients with SSc-ILD...
April 29, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452684/dynamic-interactions-of-plasmodium-spp-with-vascular-endothelium
#9
Mark R Gillrie, May Ho
Plasmodial species are protozoan parasites that infect erythrocytes. As such, they are in close contact with microvascular endothelium for most of the life cycle in the mammalian host. The host-parasite interactions of this stage of the infection are responsible for the clinical manifestations of the disease that range from a mild febrile illness to severe and frequently fatal syndromes such as cerebral malaria and multi-organ failure. Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of the most severe form of malaria, is particularly predisposed to modulating endothelial function through either direct adhesion to endothelial receptor molecules, or by releasing potent host and parasite products that can stimulate endothelial activation and/or disrupt barrier function...
January 2, 2017: Tissue Barriers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444784/earlier-defibrotide-initiation-post-diagnosis-of-veno-occlusive-disease-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-improves-day-100-survival-following-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Paul G Richardson, Angela R Smith, Brandon M Triplett, Nancy A Kernan, Stephan A Grupp, Joseph H Antin, Leslie Lehmann, Maja Miloslavsky, Robin Hume, Alison L Hannah, Bijan Nejadnik, Robert J Soiffer
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease/sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS) is a progressive, potentially fatal complication of conditioning for haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). The VOD/SOS pathophysiological cascade involves endothelial-cell activation and damage, and a prothrombotic-hypofibrinolytic state. Severe VOD/SOS (typically characterized by multi-organ dysfunction) may be associated with >80% mortality. Defibrotide is approved for treating severe hepatic VOD/SOS post-HSCT in the European Union, and for hepatic VOD/SOS with renal or pulmonary dysfunction post-HSCT in the United States...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418697/a-two-biomarker-model-predicts-mortality-in-the-critically-ill-with-sepsis
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Carmen Mikacenic, Brenda L Price, Susanna Harju-Baker, D Shane O'Mahony, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Frank Radella, William O Hahn, Ronit Katz, David C Christiani, Jonathan Himmelfarb, W Conrad Liles, Mark M Wurfel
RATIONALE: Improving the prospective identification of patients with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis at low for organ dysfunction and death is a major clinical challenge. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a multi-biomarker based prediction model for 28-day mortality in critically ill patients with SIRS and sepsis. METHODS: The derivation cohort (n=888) and internal test cohort (n=278) were from a prospective study of critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients meeting 2 of 4 SIRS criteria at an academic medical center for whom plasma was obtained within 24 hours...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405942/first-successful-conception-induced-by-a-male-cystinosis-patient
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Koenraad R Veys, Kathleen W D'Hauwers, Angelique J C M van Dongen, Mirian C Janssen, Martine T P Besouw, Ellen Goossens, Lambert P van den Heuvel, Alex A M M Wetzels, Elena N Levtchenko
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease characterized by multi-organ cystine accumulation, leading to renal failure and extra-renal organ dysfunction. Azoospermia of unknown origin is the main cause of infertility in all male cystinosis patients. Although spermatogenesis has shown to be intact at the testicular level in some patients, no male cystinosis patient has been reported yet to have successfully induced conception.We present the first successful conception ever reported, induced by a 27-year-old male renal transplant infantile nephropathic cystinosis patient through percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) followed by intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI)...
April 13, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405327/iron-overload-correlates-with-serum-liver-fibrotic-markers-and-liver-dysfunction-potential-new-methods-to-predict-iron-overload-related-liver-fibrosis-in-thalassemia-patients
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Man Wang, Rongrong Liu, Yuzhen Liang, Gaohui Yang, Yumei Huang, Chunlan Yu, Kaiqi Sun, Yongrong Lai, Yang Xia
BACKGROUND: Early detection of liver fibrosis in thalassemia patients and rapid initiation of treatment to interfere with its progression are extremely important. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to find a sensitive, easy-to-detect and noninvasive method other than liver biopsy for early detection of liver fibrosis in thalassemia patients. METHODS: A total of 244 Chinese Thalassemia patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT, n = 105) or thalassemia major (TM, n = 139) and 120 healthy individuals were recruited into the present study, and blood collagen type IV (C IV), precollagen type III (PIIINPC) and hyaluronic acid (HA), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and ferritin were measured...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375456/long-term-outcomes-of-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-adult-cerebral-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy
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Jörn-Sven Kühl, Felipe Suarez, Godfrey T Gillett, Philipp G Hemmati, John A Snowden, Michael Stadler, Giang L Vuong, Patrick Aubourg, Wolfgang Köhler, Renate Arnold
The adult cerebral inflammatory form of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease, as devastating as childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy. Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been demonstrated to provide long-term neurological benefits for boys with the childhood cerebral form, but results in adults are sparse and inconclusive. We analysed data from 14 adult males with adult cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy treated with allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation on a compassionate basis in four European centres...
April 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372501/hyperlactatemia-predicts-citrate-intolerance-with-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-during-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#15
Jia-Neng Tan, Sabrina Wong Peixin Haroon, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Titus Lau, Tanusya M Murali, Jason Phua, Zong-Yao Tan, Nicholas Lee, Horng-Ruey Chua
PURPOSE: We aim to determine whether hyperlactatemia, which suggests multi-organ dysfunction and impaired organic substrate metabolism, may predict intolerance to regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) during continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH). METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective observational study in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury or end-stage renal disease and evaluated the association of peak serum lactate levels with citrate intolerance (CI) during the initial 72 hours of RCA-CVVH, defined by serum total-to-ionized calcium >2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347910/acute-lung-injury-complicating-acute-kidney-injury-a-model-of-endogenous-%C3%AE-klotho-deficiency-and-distant-organ-dysfunction
#16
REVIEW
Connie C W Hsia, Priya Ravikumar, Jianfeng Ye
The lung interfaces with atmospheric oxygen via a large surface area and is perfused by the entire venous return bearing waste products collected from the entire body. It is logical that the lung is endowed with generous anti-oxidative capacity derived both locally and from the circulation. The single-pass pleiotropic alpha-Klotho (αKlotho) protein was discovered when its genetic disruption led to premature multi-organ degeneration and early death. The extracellular domain of αKlotho is cleaved by secretases and released into circulation as endocrine soluble αKlotho protein and exerting wide-ranging cytoprotective effects including anti-oxidation on distant organs especially the lung, which exhibits high sensitivity to circulating αKlotho insufficiency...
March 24, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340785/an-automatic-chemiluminescence-method-based-on-the-multi-pumping-flow-system-coupled-with-the-fluidized-reactor-and-direct-injection-detector-determination-of-uric-acid-in-saliva-samples
#17
Christina Vakh, Stanislawa Koronkiewicz, Slawomir Kalinowski, Leonid Moskvin, Andrey Bulatov
A novel approach for the automatic chemiluminescence (CL) analysis of the complex samples is proposed. A multi-pumping flow system was successfully combined with fluidized reactor and direct-injection CL detector. The possibility of the approach was demonstrated on the determination of uric acid in saliva samples. Uric acid is clinically important analyte and its determination in biological fluids is related to human organism dysfunctions, such as gout. For the first time, the fast luminol - N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) reaction in an alkaline medium was used for the CL determination of uric acid in saliva samples...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331446/lung-transplantation-and-the-routine-use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-median-sternotomy-experience-at-the-ochsner-multi-organ-transplant-institute
#18
Michael Bates, Matthew Factor, P Eugene Parrino, Aditya Bansal, Reinaldo Rampolla, Leonardo Seoane, Jose Mena, Matthew Gaudet, William Smith, P Michael McFadden
BACKGROUND: From 1990-2005 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was used only when necessary during lung transplantation surgeries. Ochsner's lung transplant program was closed for more than 4 years after Hurricane Katrina, and since the program's reestablishment in 2010, the majority of lung transplantation surgeries have been performed with the patient on CPB and with a median sternotomy incision. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of the CPB and non-CPB groups...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321398/unveiling-the-metabolic-changes-on-muscle-cell-metabolism-underlying-p-phenylenediamine-toxicity
#19
Igor Marín de Mas, Silvia Marín, Gisela Pachón, Juan C Rodríguez-Prados, Pedro Vizán, Josep J Centelles, Romà Tauler, Amaya Azqueta, Vitaly Selivanov, Adela López de Ceraín, Marta Cascante
Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder characterized by acute damage of the sarcolemma of the skeletal muscle leading to release of potentially toxic muscle cell components into the circulation, most notably creatine phosphokinase (CK) and myoglobulin, and is frequently accompanied by myoglobinuria. In the present work, we evaluated the toxicity of p-phenylenediamine (PPD), a main component of hair dyes which is reported to induce rhabdomyolysis. We studied the metabolic effect of this compound in vivo with Wistar rats and in vitro with C2C12 muscle cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303073/acute-kidney-injury-definition-pathophysiology-and-clinical-phenotypes
#20
REVIEW
Konstantinos Makris, Loukia Spanou
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome that complicates the course and worsens the outcome in a significant number of hospitalised patients. Recent advances in clinical and basic research will help with a more accurate definition of this syndrome and in the elucidation of its pathogenesis. With this knowledge we will be able to conduct more accurate epidemiologic studies in an effort to gain a better understanding of the impact of this syndrome. AKI is a syndrome that rarely has a sole and distinct pathophysiology...
May 2016: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
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