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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527249/-sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-infected-with-leptospira-spp-treated-at-four-hospitals-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia-2008-2013
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Lina María Echeverri-Toro, Sara Penagos, Laura Castañeda, Pablo Villa, Santiago Atehortúa, Faiver Ramírez, Carlos Restrepo, Sigifredo Ospina, Yuli Agudelo, Alicia Hidrón, Paola Agudelo, Eliana Valderrama, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis remains a significant health problem in tropical regions including Latin America, where its presentation is 100 times higher than that observed in other regions of the world. Mortality reaches 10% in severe cases. Its diagnosis is challenging because clinical manifestations during the initial phase are non-specific and because of limited availability of diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and the outcomes in hospitalized patients with leptospirosis...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527110/a-review-of-the-hemodynamic-factors-believed-to-contribute-to-vascular-access-dysfunction
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Connor V Cunnane, Eoghan M Cunnane, Michael T Walsh
A vascular access (VA) is used to facilitate hemodialysis in patients that suffer from end-stage renal disease. However, they suffer from high failure rates due to non-maturation and venous stenosis, with intimal hyperplasia (IH) the underlying cause of both conditions. Abnormal hemodynamic profiles, which arise following VA creation, are believed to lead to the development of IH. However, the exact physiological response that initiates this process is unknown. This review evaluates the different hemodynamic parameters that are hypothesised to correlate with the development of IH...
May 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527109/erratum-to-clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-sacubitril-valsartan-lcz696-a-novel-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor
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Surya Ayalasomayajula, Thomas Langenickel, Parasar Pal, Sreedevi Boggarapu, Gangadhar Sunkara
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) is indicated for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Absorption of sacubitril/valsartan and conversion of sacubitril (prodrug) to sacubitrilat (neprilysin inhibitor) was rapid with maximum plasma concentrations of sacubitril, sacubitrilat, and valsartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) reaching within 0.5, 1.5-2.0, and 2.0-3.0 h, respectively. With a twofold increase in dose, an increase in the area under the plasma concentration-time curve was proportional for sacubitril, ~1...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526933/protection-of-tubular-epithelial-cells-during-renal-injury-via-post-transcriptional-control-of-bmp7
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Jiping Sun, Aiping Yin, Fei Zhao, Wenjing Zhang, Jia Lv, Jing Lv
Severe injury of renal tubular epithelial cells may cause acute renal failure, the progression of which results in renal fibrosis, and obstructive nephropathy. Transforming growth factor β 1 and bone morphogenic protein 7 (BMP7) play contradicting roles in and coordinate the process of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of renal tubular epithelial cells, but the molecular regulation of BMP7 remains ill-defined. Here, we addressed this question. We found that after induction of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in mice, the increases in BMP7 mRNA were much more pronounced than BMP7 protein in kidney, suggesting the presence of post-transcriptional control of BMP7...
May 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526805/evaluation-of-crescent-formation-as-a-predictive-marker-in-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xue Shao, Bingjue Li, Luxi Cao, Ludan Liang, Jingjuan Yang, Yucheng Wang, Shi Feng, Cuili Wang, Chunhua Weng, Xiujin Shen, Hong Jiang, Jianghua Chen
The 2009 Oxford Classification of immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN) identifies four histological features as predictors of renal prognosis: mesangial hypercellularity (M), endocapillary hypercellularity (E), segmental glomerulosclerosis (S), and tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis (T). However, the clinical and prognostic significance of crescent formation still remains controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between crescents and kidney outcome in IgAN. A total of 20 studies published from January 2009 to July 2016 involving 5,285 patients were included after systematic searches of PubMed and EMBASE databases...
April 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526593/cardiac-tamponade-as-an-initial-presentation-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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William Li, Thomas Frohwein, Kenneth Ong
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease which follows a relapsing and remitting course that can manifest in any organ system. While classic manifestations consist of arthralgia, myalgia, frank arthritis, a malar rash and renal failure to name a few, cardiac tamponade, however, is a far less common and far more dangerous presentation. We highlight the case of a 61year-old male with complaints of acute onset shortness of breath and generalized body aches associated with a fever and chills in the ER...
April 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526542/two-year-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-renal-failure-the-prospective-observational-cad-ref-registry
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Christiane Engelbertz, Holger Reinecke, Günter Breithardt, Roland E Schmieder, Manfred Fobker, Dieter Fischer, Boris Schmitz, Hans O Pinnschmidt, Karl Wegscheider, Hermann Pavenstädt, Eva Brand
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are strongly associated. CAD is the most frequent cause of cardiovascular death in patients with CKD. METHODS: The prospective observational nationwide multicenter Coronary Artery Disease and REnal Failure (CAD-REF) Registry enrolled 3352 patients with angiographically documented CAD classified according to their baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) into 5 groups according to the K/DOQI-guidelines...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525508/analysis-of-hypo-and-hyperphosphatemia-in-an-intensive-care-unit-cohort
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Marcus Broman, Amanda M J Wilsson, Fredrik Hansson, Bengt Klarin
BACKGROUND: Blood phosphate levels are vulnerable to fluctuations and changes in phosphate levels are often neglected. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether deviations in phosphate levels correlate to higher 180-day overall mortality or morbidity. METHODS: Four thousand six hundred fifty-six patients with 19,467 phosphate values treated at the adult intensive care unit at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden during 2006-2014 were retrospectively divided into a control group and 3 study groups: hypophosphatemia, hyperphosphatemia, and a mixed group showing both hypo/hyperphosphatemia...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523502/maldi-ms-imaging-in-the-study-of-glomerulonephritis
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Andrew Smith, Manuel Galli, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Glomerulonephritis (GNs) are one of the most frequent causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a renal condition that often leads to end-stage renal failure, and a careful assessment of these diseases is essential for prognostic and therapeutic purposes. The application of MALDI-MSI directly on bioptic renal tissue represents a new stimulating perspective and facilitates the detection of specific proteomic indicators that are directly correlated with the pathological alterations that occur within the glomeruli during the development of glomerulonephritis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523370/use-of-tolvaptan-vs-furosemide-in-older-patients-with-heart-failure-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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W-L Huang, Y Yang, J Yang, J Yang, H-B Wang, X-L Xiong, Y-F Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is not known whether older patients with acute heart failure (HF) receiving tolvaptan have decreased mortality rates and a better long-term prognosis than patients who receive furosemide. We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to address this issue. METHODS: The Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for English-language RCTs published before September 2016 comparing tolvaptan with furosemide treatment in older patients (>65 years old) after acute HF...
May 18, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523190/expression-of-upar-in-urinary-podocytes-of-patients-with-fabry-disease
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Hernán Trimarchi, Romina Canzonieri, Amalia Schiel, Juan Politei, Cristian Costales-Collaguazo, Aníbal Stern, Matías Paulero, Tatiana Rengel, Lara Valiño-Rivas, Mariano Forrester, Fernando Lombi, Vanesa Pomeranz, Romina Iriarte, Alexis Muryan, Alberto Ortiz, María Dolores Sanchez-Niño, Elsa Zotta
Background. Despite enzyme replacement therapy, Fabry nephropathy still progresses. Podocyturia is an irreversible event that antedates proteinuria and leads to chronic renal failure. We evaluated a potential mechanism of podocyte detachment via the expression of the urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator Receptor (uPAR) in urinary podocytes of Fabry patients. Methods. This is a cross-sectional study that included controls (n = 20) and Fabry patients (n = 44) either untreated (n = 23) or treated with agalsidase-β (n = 21)...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522697/circulating-microrna-125b-predicts-the-presence-and-progression-of-uremic-vascular-calcification
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Chia-Ter Chao, You-Pi Liu, Sheng-Fang Su, Hsiang-Yuan Yeh, Hsuan-Yu Chen, Pei-Jung Lee, Wan-Jiun Chen, Yee-Ming Lee, Jenq-Wen Huang, Chih-Kang Chiang, Kuan-Yu Hung, Huei-Wen Chen
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcification (VC) is a major cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal diseases. Biomarkers to predict the progression of VC early are in urgent demand. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We identified circulating, cell-free microRNAs as potential biomarkers using in vitro VC models in which both rat and human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells were treated with high levels of phosphate to mimic uremic hyperphosphatemia. Using an Affymetrix microRNA array, we found that miR-125b and miR-382 expression levels declined significantly as biomineralization progressed, but this decline was only observed for miR-125b in the culture medium...
May 18, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522687/integrin-linked-kinase-signaling-promotes-cyst-growth-and-fibrosis-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Archana Raman, Gail A Reif, Yuqiao Dai, Aditi Khanna, Xiaogang Li, Lindsay Astleford, Stephen C Parnell, James P Calvet, Darren P Wallace
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by innumerous fluid-filled cysts and progressive deterioration of renal function. Previously, we showed that periostin, a matricellular protein involved in tissue repair, is markedly overexpressed by cyst epithelial cells. Periostin promotes cell proliferation, cyst growth, interstitial fibrosis, and the decline in renal function in PKD mice. Here, we investigated the regulation of these processes by the integrin-linked kinase (ILK), a scaffold protein that links the extracellular matrix to the actin cytoskeleton and is stimulated by periostin...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522164/heart-failure-post-hospital-mortality-and-renal-function-in-tanzania-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Justin R Kingery, Missana Yango, Bahati Wajanga, Fredrick Kalokola, Josef Brejt, Johannes Kataraihya, Robert Peck
OBJECTIVE: To determine one-year, post-hospital mortality and the predictors of mortality in Tanzanian adults with heart failure (HF) compared to other admitted adults. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study we consecutively enrolled medical inpatients admitted during a 3-month period, screened for HF and followed until 12 months after hospital discharge. Standardized history, physical examination, echocardiography and laboratory investigations were obtained during hospital presentation...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521176/incidence-and-prognostic-significance-of-nephrotoxicity-in-patients-receiving-eshap-as-salvage-therapy-for-lymphoma
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Marc Sorigue, Juan-Manuel Sancho, Alberto Pineda, Olga Garcia, David Lopez, Miriam Moreno, Gustavo Tapia, Montse Batlle, Christelle Ferra, Susanna Vives, Gladys Ibarra, Evarist Feliu, Josep-Maria Ribera
Nephrotoxicity is a well-known side effect of platinum-based chemotherapy. We retrospectively assessed the incidence and prognostic impact of nephrotoxicity with ESHAP rescue chemotherapy in 74 lymphoma patients (61 aggressive lymphomas). A higher incidence of nephrotoxicity (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60mL/min) was found when ESHAP was administred on an outpatient vs. inpatient basis (14/39 vs. 4/35). Patients submitted to ASCT with renal failure had a lower overall survival (OS) than those with normal renal function (2-yr OS probability [95%CI]: 88% [77%-99%] vs...
May 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520568/endothelin-a-receptor-antagonists-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Panagiotis I Georgianos, Rajiv Agarwal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite optimal therapy of diabetic nephropathy with agents blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, the residual risk of nephropathy progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains high. The purpose of this review is to discuss the potential role of endothelin antagonism as a therapeutic tool to reduce residual proteinuria and delay kidney injury progression among patients with diabetic nephropathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Preclinical studies have shown that endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) exert proteinuria lowering and nephroprotective actions in experimental models of diabetic nephropathy...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520327/-importance-of-stopping-some-medications-in-case-of-gastrointestinal-disturbances-leading-to-dehydration
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J-M Krzesinski, A J Scheen
This clinical case draws attention to the importance of stopping some medications in case of gastrointestinal disturbances that could induce dehydration. The latter can provoke an acute renal failure, which may lead to a toxic accumulation of these pharmacological agents and/or increase their nephrotoxicity. This may induce a vicious circle that is potentially dangerous and even fatal. Three pharmacological classes that are widely used in clinical practice are considered as examples, metformin, inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
May 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520087/geographic-variation-and-risk-factors-for-systemic-and-limb-ischemic-events-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-insights-from-the-reach-registry
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Jérémie Abtan, Deepak L Bhatt, Yedid Elbez, Emmanuel Sorbets, Kim Eagle, Christopher M Reid, Iris Baumgartner, David Wu, Mary E Hanson, Hakima Hannachi, Puneet K Singhal, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Gregory Ducrocq
BACKGROUND: Patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at high risk of ischemic events. However, data about predictors of this risk are limited. HYPOTHESIS: We analyzed baseline characteristics and 4-year follow-up of patients enrolled in the international REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry with symptomatic PAD and no history of stroke/transient ischemic attack to describe annual rates of recurrent ischemic events globally and geographically...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516109/serum-derived-bovine-immunoglobulin-as-novel-adjunct-in-complicated-clostridium-difficile-colitis-treatment
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Samson Ferm, Nims Varadi, Constantine Fisher, Ellen Gutkin
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a well-known complication of antibiotic therapy. It is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost in the hospital setting. The main symptoms include watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and distension, but CDI can also present as toxic megacolon, bowel perforation with peritonitis, sepsis and renal failure. Therapy includes metronidazole and oral vancomycin, with rectal vancomycin and fecal transplant reserved for more complicated cases. Adjunctive treatments such as probiotics have been tried with mixed results...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515908/renal-manifestations-of-primary-mitochondrial-disorders
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Josef Finsterer, Fulvio Scorza
The aim of the present review was to summarize and discuss previous findings concerning renal manifestations of primary mitochondrial disorders (MIDs). A literature review was performed using frequently used databases. The study identified that primary MIDs frequently present as mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS) at onset or in the later course of the MID. Occasionally, the kidneys are affected in MIDs. Renal manifestations of MIDs include renal insufficiency, nephrolithiasis, nephrotic syndrome, renal cysts, renal tubular acidosis, Bartter-like syndrome, Fanconi syndrome, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, nephrocalcinosis, and benign or malign neoplasms...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
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