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Bahar Gürlek Demirci, Siren Sezer, Saliha Uyanık Yıldırım, Meltem Kaynar Erdoğan, Emre Tutal, Özlem Özdemir, Gani Orazbayev, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Increased circulating levels of fibroblast growth factor 23, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, and endostatin are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Here, we evaluated correlations among these parameters and graft dysfunction and their relation with arterial stiffness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 73 maintenance kidney transplant patients with stable allograft function who had received the transplant at least 36 months previously...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
E M Veltman, F Lamers, H C Comijs, M L Stek, R C van der Mast, D Rhebergen
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that inflammatory and cortisol dysregulation are underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in the aetiology of major depressive disorder, particularly in younger adults. However, findings of biological disturbances in late-life depression have been divergent, probably due to the even greater heterogeneity of depression in older adults with aging processes influencing biological factors. Using empirically derived subtypes may enable the identification of biological disturbances underlying depression in older adults...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
A Kaul, M R Behera, M K Rai, P Mishra, D S Bhaduaria, S Yadav, V Agarwal, R Karoli, N Prasad, A Gupta, R K Sharma
This study was carried out to look for diagnostic and prognostic role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in early diabetic nephropathy (DN) in type 2 diabetes individuals. NGAL was measured in both urinary and serum sample of 144 type 2 diabetes individuals stratified into three categories based on urinary albumin-creatinine ratio and 54 control populations with estimated glomerular filtration rate >60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and serum creatinine <1.2 mg/dl. The serum NGAL (sNGAL), urine NGAL (uNGAL), and uNGAL/urine creatinine were significantly higher in diabetic individuals than in the control populations with significant difference in between the groups ( P < 0...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Li Ning, Zhiguo Li, Dianjun Wei, Haiyan Chen, Chao Yang, Dawei Wu, Yanchun Wang, Jingwei Zhang
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a serious complication of diagnostic coronary angiograph and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the exact pathophysiological mechanisms underlying CI-AKI development are largely unknown. The present study examined whether urinary semaphorin 3A levels predict the development of CI-AKI in patients undergoing PCI. This study enrolled 168 patients with stable angina undergoing elective PCI. Serial urine samples, obtained at baseline and 2, 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 h post-PCI were analyzed by semaphorin 3A and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) ELISA kit...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Chao-Yi Wu, Huang-Yu Yang, Hui-Ping Chien, Min-Hua Tseng, Jing-Long Huang
BACKGROUND: Lupus nephritis (LN) is a major risk factor for systemic lupus erythematous (SLE)-related morbidity and mortality. With the aim of bypassing renal biopsy, we analyzed urinary biomarkers for their ability to predict renal histopathologic features and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). METHODS: Urinary albumin, ß2-microglobulin (B2M), cystatin C, kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), clusterin, calbindin, interleukin-18 (IL-18), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), trefoil factor 3 (TFF3), osteopontin, and glutathione S-transferase π (GST-π) levels were measured at time of renal biopsy...
March 6, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Jason H Greenberg, Prasad Devarajan, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Catherine Krawczeski, Chirag R Parikh, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that children undergoing cardiac surgery are at high risk for long-term chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension, although postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) is not a risk factor for worse long-term kidney outcomes. We report here our evaluation of renal injury biomarkers 5 years after cardiac surgery to determine whether they are associated with postoperative AKI or long-term CKD and hypertension. METHODS: Children aged 1 month to 18 years old undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass were recruited to this prospective cohort study...
March 6, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Haibo Huang, Qianqian Geng, Hong Yao, Zhenhuang Shen, Zhenhong Wu, Xiaoqing Miao, Peiying Shi
Objectives: Scutellarin ( Scu ) is the main effective constituent of Erigeron breviscapus which has anti-oxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effect of Scu on myocardial infarction (MI) induced by isoprenaline (ISO). Materials and Methods: The rats were subcutaneously injected with ISO (45 mg/kg) on the first day, then single tail-intravenously injected with different doses of Scu (10 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, 40 mg/kg) for 7 consecutive days...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Orestes Foresto-Neto, Victor Ferreira Ávila, Simone Costa Alarcon Arias, Fernanda Florencia Fregnan Zambom, Lisienny Campoli Tono Rempel, Viviane Dias Faustino, Flavia Gomes Machado, Denise Maria Avancini Costa Malheiros, Hugo Abensur, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara, Roberto Zatz, Clarice Kazue Fujihara
Recent studies suggest that NLRP3 inflammasome activation is involved in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Allopurinol (ALLO) inhibits xanthine oxidase (XOD) activity, and, consequently, reduces the production of uric acid (UA) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), both of which can activate the NLRP3 pathway. Thus, ALLO can contribute to slow the progression of CKD. We investigated whether inhibition of XOD by ALLO reduces NLRP3 activation and renal injury in the 5/6 renal ablation (Nx) model...
March 6, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Neamatollah Ataei, Sonbol Ameli, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Alireza Oraei, Fatemeh Ataei, Behnaz Bazargani, Arash Abbasi, Mostafa Hosseini
Introduction: There is a controversy regarding accuracy of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and Cystatin C in early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The present study aimed to compare the diagnostic value of two biomarkers in this regard. Method: In the present diagnostic accuracy study, all children between the ages of 1 month to 14 years were entered. Pediatric Risk, Injury Failure, Loss, End-stage renal disease (pRIFLE) criteria was used for identification of children with AKI as the reference test...
2018: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
Yunlong Liu, Quan Liu, Xiang Wang, Ziqi He, Derong Li, Xiaofeng Guan, Zhiwei Tao, Yaoliang Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nephrolithiasis is a common and frequently occurring disease, its exact pathogenesis is remains unclear. Emerging data suggest that autophagy plays a vital role in the pathophysiological processes of kidney diseases. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the potential role of autophagy in the formation of calcium oxalate (CaOx) kidney stones in rat model. METHODS: Thirty-two rats were randomly divided into four groups (eight rats/group): untreated control group, stone model group, rapamycin-treated group, chloroquine-treated group...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Shujun Wang, Qingjun Pan, Chen Xu, Jun-Jia Li, Hao-Xuan Tang, Ting Zou, Kai-Peng Jing, Lin Ye, Hong-Luan Wu, Wei-Jing Liu, Hua-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Massive proteinuria, a significant sign of nephrotic syndrome (NS), has the potential to injure tubular epithelial cells (TECs). Furosemide is widely used for the treatment of edema, a common manifestation of NS. However, whether furosemide treatment affects massive proteinuria-induced TEC injury in patients with NS is unknown. METHODS: The effect of furosemide on TEC damage was investigated in vitro. In addition, a clinical study was conducted to study whether the short-term treatment of nephrotic edema with furosemide could exacerbate TEC injury...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Fazhan Zhou, Wei Song, Zilong Wang, Luhua Yin, Shen Yang, Fubai Yang, Zhaofeng Song, Yaguang Song, Huanyi Zhang, Fengjie Qiao, Zhimian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the clinical effects of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on contrast-induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was a single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled study. A total of 161 patients with ACS and the rate of estimate glomerular filtration (eGFR) 15 to 70 mL/min/1.73 m2 undergoing PCI were randomly assigned to RIPC group (induced by 4 times of 5-minute inflations of a blood pressure cuff to 200 mmHg around the upper arm, followed by 5-min intervals of reperfusion at 1 hour before PCI therapy) or control group (an uninflated cuff around the arm)...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Benedetta Rampoldi, Serena Tessarolo, Paola Giubbilini, Paola Gaia, Samantha D Corino, Sarah Mazza, Roberta Rigolini, Marco Dei Poli, Elena Vianello, Massimiliano M Corsi Romanelli, Elena Costa
Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after abdominal aortic surgery and there is currently no effective marker able to detect early onset. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ability of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) to early identify the development of acute renal damage in patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) or open aortic repair (OAR). Materials and methods: Serial samples of blood and urine were obtained from 25 patients undergoing both EVAR and OAR...
February 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
Jason H Greenberg, Michael Zappitelli, Yaqi Jia, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Christina A de Fontnouvelle, F Perry Wilson, Steven Coca, Prasad Devarajan, Chirag R Parikh
Background As children progress to higher stages of AKI, the risk for adverse outcomes dramatically increases. No reliable methods exist to predict AKI progression in hospitalized children. To determine if biomarkers of inflammation and kidney injury can predict AKI progression, we conducted a three-center prospective cohort study of children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods On the first day of serum creatinine-defined AKI, we measured urine biomarkers (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL], IL-18, kidney injury molecule 1, liver fatty acid binding protein [L-FABP], albumin, and cystatin C) and plasma biomarkers (IFN, IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, TNF- α , NGAL, and cystatin C)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Ibragim Gaidarov, Todd Anthony, Joel Gatlin, Xiaohua Chen, David Mills, Michelle Solomon, Sangdon Han, Graeme Semple, David J Unett
GPR84 is an orphan G-protein coupled receptor, expressed on monocytes, macrophages and neutrophils and is significantly upregulated by inflammatory stimuli. The physiological role of GPR84 remains largely unknown. Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) activate the receptor and have been proposed to be its endogenous ligands, although the high concentrations of MCFAs required for receptor activation generally exceed normal physiological levels. We identified the natural product embelin as a highly potent and selective surrogate GPR84 agonist (originally disclosed in patent application WO2007027661A2, 2007) and synthesized close structural analogs with widely varying receptor activities...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Jameela Abdulaziz Kari, Mohamed Ahmed Shalaby, Kholoud Sofyani, Ahmad Saleh Sanad, Albaraa Fuad Ossra, Rayan Smeer Halabi, Maha Hassan Aljuhani, Wael Mohammad Toffaha, Feras Aymen Moria, Samar Sabry, Hanan AbdelAziz Ahmed, Khalid Abdulaziz Alhasan, Sara Sharief, Osama Safdar
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill children with significant mortality and morbidity. Serum creatinine is an insensitive and late biomarker compared to newly proposed AKI biomarkers. METHODS: Prospective study in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) over three months to compare between serum cystatin-C (s-Cys-C) and urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) as AKI biomarkers at multiple time points with pediatric risk, injury, failure, loss, end-stage renal disease (pRIFLE) classification in diagnosing AKI...
February 20, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
H Xu, X Sun, W-J Sun
OBJECTIVE: To determine the expression of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in endometrial carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical features (FIGO staging, pathological type, differentiation level, myometrial invasion depth and tumor size) and immunostaining analysis of endometrial carcinoma (30 cases), atypical hyperplasia (30 cases) and proliferative endometrial tissues (30 cases) were analyzed...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
O F Miah, F A Dowel, A Latif, A N Hai, M A Mahmud, M A Razzak, T Ahammod
Isolated CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) has the lowest incidence of AKI (Acute Kidney Injury), followed by valvular surgery and then, combined CABG with valvular surgery. Due to the difference in baseline characteristics and in surgery type, the range of incidence is between 8.9 and 39% based on RIFLE (Risk Injury failure loss end stage kidney disease) or AKIN (Acute Kidney Injury Network) criteria. The advent of novel biomarkers of kidney injury has opened a new era of early detection and prognosis prediction for AKI...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Sebastien Perbet, Daniel Bourdeaux, Alexandre Lenoire, Claire Biboulet, Bruno Pereira, Malha Sadoune, Benoit Plaud, Jean-Marie Launay, Jean-Etienne Bazin, Valerie Sautou, Alexandre Mebazaa, Pascal Houze, Jean-Michel Constantin, Matthieu Legrand
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane has anti-inflammatory proprieties and short lasting effects making it of interest for procedural sedation in critically ill patients. We evaluated the pharmacokinetics of sevoflurane and metabolites in severely ill burn patients and controls. The secondary objective was to assess potential kidney injury. METHODS: prospective interventional study in a burn and a surgical intensive care unit 24 mechanically ventilated critically ill patients (12 burns, 12 controls) were included,...
February 15, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Fangming Zhang, Max Brenner, Weng-Lang Yang, Ping Wang
Cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRP) is a novel sepsis inflammatory mediator and C23 is a putative CIRP competitive inhibitor. Therefore, we hypothesized that C23 can ameliorate sepsis-associated injury to the lungs and kidneys. First, we confirmed that C23 dose-dependently inhibited TNF-α release, IκBα degradation, and NF-κB nuclear translocation in macrophages stimulated with CIRP. Next, we observed that male C57BL/6 mice treated with C23 (8 mg/kg BW) at 2 h after cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) had lower serum levels of LDH, ALT, IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-1β (reduced by ≥39%) at 20 h after CLP compared with mice treated with vehicle...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
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