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Carlos Menendez-Castro, Dörte Nitz, Nada Cordasic, Jutta Jordan, Tobias Bäuerle, Fabian B Fahlbusch, Wolfgang Rascher, Karl F Hilgers, Andrea Hartner
Neonatal nephron loss may follow hypoxic-ischemic events or nephrotoxic medications. Its long-term effects on the kidney are still unclear. Unlike term infants, preterm neonates less than 36 weeks gestational age show ongoing nephrogenesis. We hypothesized that nephron loss during nephrogenesis leads to more severe renal sequelae than nephron loss shortly after the completion of nephrogenesis. Rats show nephrogenesis until day 10 of life resembling the situation of preterm infants. Animals were uninephrectomized at day 1 (UNX d1) resulting in nephron reduction during nephrogenesis and at day 14 of life (UNX d14) inducing nephron loss after the completion of nephrogenesis...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Hassan Izzedine
Drug-induced nephrotoxicity (DIN) remains a current problem with economic and medical consequences. It affects all nephron segments. Recovery of renal function is based on the identification of risk factors, early diagnosis of renal disease, rapid (if possible) cessation of the causative agent and, in some cases, adjunctive therapy. Prevention is based on identification of early markers of DIN, correction of risk factors, initial assessment of renal function for adequate dosage adjustment and exclusion of other nephrotoxic factors...
March 11, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Michelangelo Nigro, Davide Viggiano, Vincenzo Ragone, Tiziana Trabace, Annamaria di Palma, Michele Rossini, Giovambattista Capasso, Loreto Gesualdo, Giuseppe Gigliotti
BACKGROUND: The classical approach to the analysis of kidney biopsies is based on semi-quantitative scores of the amount of sclerosis, inflammatory infiltrate, fibrosis and vascular damage. However, advanced renal lesions may be accompanied by a paucity of clinical features and, conversely, important clinical abnormalities may be accompanied by minimal histopathological changes. The objective of this study is to correlate new, semiautomatic, quantitative features of kidney biopsies (e...
March 14, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Xiaoyan Wen, Liyan Cui, Seth Morrisroe, Donald Maberry, David R Emlet, Simon C Watkins, Neil A Hukriede, John A Kellum
Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (S-AKI) independently predicts mortality among critically ill patients. The role of innate immunity in this process is unclear, and there is an unmet need for S-AKI models to delineate the pathophysiological response. Mammals and zebrafish (Danio rerio) share a conserved nephron structure and homologous innate immune systems, making the latter suitable for sepsis-associated AKI research. We introduced Edwardsiella tarda (E.tarda) to the zebrafish. Systemic E. tarda bacteremia resulted in sustained bacterial infection and dose-dependent mortality...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Eva Nüsken, Jörg Dötsch, Lutz T Weber, Kai-Dietrich Nüsken
Chronic kidney disease affects more than 10% of the population. Programming studies have examined the interrelationship between environmental factors in early life and differences in morbidity and mortality between individuals. A number of important principles has been identified, namely permanent structural modifications of organs and cells, long-lasting adjustments of endocrine regulatory circuits, as well as altered gene transcription. Risk factors include intrauterine deficiencies by disturbed placental function or maternal malnutrition, prematurity, intrauterine and postnatal stress, intrauterine and postnatal overnutrition, as well as dietary dysbalances in postnatal life...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Martina Tetti, Silvia Monticone, Jacopo Burrello, Patrizia Matarazzo, Franco Veglio, Barbara Pasini, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Paolo Mulatero
Liddle syndrome is an inherited form of low-renin hypertension, transmitted with an autosomal dominant pattern. The molecular basis of Liddle syndrome resides in germline mutations of the SCNN1A , SCNN1B and SCNN1G genes, encoding the α, β, and γ-subunits of the epithelial Na⁺ channel (ENaC), respectively. To date, 31 different causative mutations have been reported in 72 families from four continents. The majority of the substitutions cause an increased expression of the channel at the distal nephron apical membrane, with subsequent enhanced renal sodium reabsorption...
March 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Zachary A Hamilton, Robert G Uzzo, Alessandro Larcher, Brian R Lane, Benjamin Ristau, Umberto Capitanio, Stephen Ryan, Sumi Dey, Andres Correa, Madhumitha Reddy, James A Proudfoot, Ryan Nasseri, Kendrick Yim, Sabrina Noyes, Ahmet Bindayi, Francesco Montorsi, Ithaar H Derweesh
BACKGROUND: We compared renal functional outcomes of robotic (RPN) and open partial nephrectomy (OPN) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a definite indication for nephron-sparing surgery. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective analysis of OPN and RPN in patients with baseline ≥ CKD Stage III [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 ] was performed. Primary outcome was change in eGFR (ΔeGFR, mL/min/1.73 m2 ) between preoperative and last follow-up with respect to RENAL nephrometry score group [simple (4-6), intermediate (7-9), complex (10-12)]...
March 12, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Karen L Price, Maria Kolatsi-Joannou, Chiara Mari, David A Long, Paul J D Winyard
Kidney function is directly linked to the number of nephrons which are generated until 32-36 weeks gestation in humans. Failure to make nephrons during development leads to congenital renal malformations, whilst nephron loss in adulthood occurs in progressive renal disease. Therefore, an understanding of the molecular processes which underlie human nephron development may help design new treatments for renal disease. Mesenchyme to epithelial transition (MET) is critical for forming nephrons, and molecular pathways which control rodent MET have been identified...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
Bo Zhang, Uyen Tran, Oliver Wessely
The development of the kidney relies on the establishment and maintenance of a precise tubular diameter of its functional units, the nephrons. This process is disrupted in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) resulting in dilations of the nephron and renal cyst formation. In the course of exploring G-protein coupled signaling in the Xenopus pronephric kidney we discovered that loss of the G-protein alpha subunit Gnas results in a PKD phenotype. Polycystin-1, one of the genes mutated in human PKD, encodes for a protein resembling a G-protein coupled receptor...
March 12, 2018: Development
Martin Höhne, Christian K Frese, Florian Grahammer, Claudia Dafinger, Giuliano Ciarimboli, Linus Butt, Julia Binz, Matthias J Hackl, Mahdieh Rahmatollahi, Martin Kann, Simon Schneider, Mehmet M Altintas, Bernhard Schermer, Thomas Reinheckel, Heike Göbel, Jochen Reiser, Tobias B Huber, Rafael Kramann, Tamina Seeger-Nukpezah, Max C Liebau, Bodo B Beck, Thomas Benzing, Andreas Beyer, Markus M Rinschen
In diseases of many parenchymatous organs, heterogeneous deterioration of individual functional units determines the clinical prognosis. However, the molecular characterization at the level of such individual subunits remains a technological challenge that needs to be addressed in order to better understand pathological mechanisms. Proteinuric glomerular kidney diseases are frequent and assorted diseases affecting a fraction of glomeruli and their draining tubules to variable extents, and for which no specific treatment exists...
March 9, 2018: Kidney International
K Johanna R Hoyer, Sebastian Dittrich, Malte P Bartram, Markus M Rinschen
Renal diseases are driven by alterations in the entity of proteins within the kidney, at the level of single cells, nephron subunits (such as glomerulus and tubule), tissues and body fluids. Histologically, kidney diseases are extremely heterogeneous. Mass-spectrometry based proteomics provides a unique opportunity to interrogate heterogeneity and dynamics of various proteome layers within the kidney to better understand physiology and pathophysiology, and to translate signaling networks into therapies. Yet, the success of this endeavor will largely depend on improving proteomic data acquisition methods toward increased reproducibility...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
Jianfei Ye, Shudong Zhang, Xiaojun Tian, Guoliang Wang, Lei Zhao, Lulin Ma
Objective Laparoscopic knot-tying and suturing are the most difficult steps in shortening the warm ischemia time and learning curve of laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery. This study was performed to demonstrate the safety, oncological efficacy, and technical tips of sutureless retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery (RPNSS). Methods This retrospective study included 78 cases of RPNSS using a sutureless technique and 126 cases of RPNSS using a single-layer barbed self-retaining suture technique performed from December 2012 to December 2016...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Agnieszka Karbownik, Wojciech Polom, Joanna Porazka, Edyta Szalek, Tomasz Grabowski, Anna Wolc, Matuszewski Marcin, Edmund Grzesowiak
Paracetamol is one of the most common analgesic and antipyretic drugs. Recently intravenous paracetamol has been widely used to treat moderate postoperative pain. Surgery is the main method of treatment of renal cancer. Total or partial nephrectomy can be performed, depending on the size and location of the tumor. Pharmacokinetics of drugs may depend on the type of surgery. The aim of the study was to compare the postinfusion pharmacokinetics of paracetamol in patients after total nephrectomy (TN) and nephron sparing surgery (NSS)...
May 2017: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
José A Damasceno-Ferreira, Leonardo A S Abreu, Gustavo R Bechara, Waldemar S Costa, Marco A Pereira-Sampaio, Francisco J B Sampaio, Diogo B De Souza
BACKGROUND: Mannitol has been employed to ameliorate renal warm ischemia damage during partial nephrectomy, however, there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of mannitol during partial nephrectomy. The objective of the present study was to investigate the glomerular number after renal warm ischemia, with and without the use of mannitol in a Pig Model. METHODS: Twenty-four male pigs were assigned into three groups. Eight animals were allocated to the sham group that was subjected to laparoscopic dissection of the left renal hilum, without renal ischemia...
March 6, 2018: BMC Urology
Elisabeth Liek, Heiko Wunderlich, Klaus Elsebach, Hubert Göbel, Xaver Krah, Andreas W Krautschick-Wilkens, Josef Schweiger, Gabriel Steiner, Thomas Steiner, Joana Heinzelmann
Due to the recommendations in the urological guidelines to perform nephron-sparing surgery in patients with organ-confined renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the customary therapy regimen changed, but it is not well studied yet whether partial nephrectomy (PN) especially in the elderly is beneficial. From 2000 to 2015, 3,592 patients from 7 clinics undergoing surgery in RCC were identified; 2,323 had T1 tumours. We retrospectively compared the overall survival benefit of patients with T1 RCC who underwent either PN or radical nephrectomy (RN) and studied effects of age and gender...
March 2, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
Md Shahidul Islam
It is important to understand the rationale for appropriate use of different diuretics, alone or in combination, in different heart failure patients, under diverse clinical settings. Clinicians and nurses engaged in heart failure care, must be familiar with different diuretics, their appropriate doses, methods of administration, monitoring of the responses, and the side-effects. Inappropriate use of diuretics, both under-treatment and overtreatment, and poor follow-up can lead to failures, and adverse outcomes...
March 3, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Yogavijayan Kandasamy, Donna Rudd, Roger Smith, Eugenie R Lumbers, Ian Mr Wright
OBJECTIVE: We carried out a study to determine the impact of prematurity on renal development. The primary outcomes measured were nephrinuria and albuminuria; renal volume and glomerular filtration rate were the secondary outcomes. METHODS: Preterm neonates born at less than 28 weeks of gestation, with birth weight between 10th and 90th centile (appropriate for gestational age), were recruited and underwent assessments at 28, 32 and 37 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA)...
March 2, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Sarah E Orr, Lucy Joshee, Jennifer Barkin, Christy C Bridges
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly relevant clinical condition that is characterized by the permanent loss of functional nephrons. Individuals with CKD may exhibit impaired renal clearance, which may alter corporal handling of metabolites and xenobiotics. Methylmercury (MeHg) is an important environmental toxicant to which humans are exposed to on a regular basis. Given the prevalence of CKD and ubiquitous presence of MeHg in the environment, it is important to understand how mercuric ions are handled in patients with CKD...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
Miriam Zacchia, Giovanna Capolongo, Luca Rinaldi, Giovambattista Capasso
The thick ascending limb (TAL) of Henle's loop is a crucial segment for many tasks of the nephron. Indeed, the TAL is not only a mainstay for reabsorption of sodium (Na+ ), potassium (K+ ), and divalent cations such as calcium (Ca2+ ) and magnesium (Mg2+ ) from the luminal fluid, but also has an important role in urine concentration, overall acid-base homeostasis, and ammonia cycle. Transcellular Na+ transport along the TAL is a prerequisite for Na+ , K+ , Ca2+ , Mg2+ homeostasis, and water reabsorption, the latter through its contribution in the generation of the cortico-medullar osmotic gradient...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Marie Ito, Tetsuhiro Tanaka
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), which is specifically expressed on the apical side of proximal tubular cells, is involved in the reabsorption of most of the glucose filtered by the glomeruli, and its inhibitors are gaining publicity as potent antihyperglycemic drugs. In some clinical trials, SGLT2 inhibitors exerted cardiovascular and kidney protective effects, which appeared to be partly independent of the original glucose-lowering effect. SGLT2 inhibitors have both direct and indirect renoprotective effects...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
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