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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915253/persistence-of-marine-fish-environmental-dna-and-the-influence-of-sunlight
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Elizabeth A Andruszkiewicz, Lauren M Sassoubre, Alexandria B Boehm
Harnessing information encoded in environmental DNA (eDNA) in marine waters has the potential to revolutionize marine biomonitoring. Whether using organism-specific quantitative PCR assays or metabarcoding in conjunction with amplicon sequencing, scientists have illustrated that realistic organism censuses can be inferred from eDNA. The next step is establishing ways to link information obtained from eDNA analyses to actual organism abundance. This is only possible by understanding the processes that control eDNA concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910802/effects-of-expanded-hemodialysis-therapy-on-clinical-outcomes
#2
Sandip Mitra, Kunaal Kharbanda
The invention of dialysis has been a phenomenal advance in the treatment of kidney failure. The introduction of artificial kidneys in clinical care remains one of the most successful lifesaving interventions in modern medicine. Its glory, however, has been tempered by poor long-term outcomes and a negative qualitative impact on the lives of patients who suffer from an extremely complex, burdensome, and restricted life on dialysis. There remains a huge gap in patient well-being and outcomes between artificial kidney treatments and kidney transplantation...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905254/use-of-eculizumab-in-a-systemic-lupus-erythemathosus-patient-presenting-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-heterozygous-deletion-in-cfhr1-cfhr3-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria Izabel de Holanda, Luis Cristóvão Pôrto, Teresa Wagner, Luis Fernando Christiani, Lilian M P Palma
The association of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been described in 0.5 to 10% of cases, and patients present worse outcome. TMA is described as the association of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and an organ injury, frequently the kidney. This study describes a successful case of use of eculizumab in a patient with SLE and TMA refractory to standard therapy, and provides a literature review. Case description and search in PubMed and MEDLINE using systemic lupus erythemathous and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and eculizumab retrieved 15 case reports...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893419/telenephrology-current-perspectives-and-future%C3%A2-directions
#4
Rajeev Rohatgi, Michael J Ross, Sandawana W Majoni
There is increasing interest in telemedicine among physicians and patients; however, the evidence regarding the quality of care delivered by telemedicine, and telenephrology in particular, compared with in-person care is limited. In this review, different electronic modalities used to deliver nephrology care are reviewed and critiqued, with a focused analysis from the Australian and United States perspectives. Both countries are geographically expansive with significant rural populations where access to nephrology care is limited...
September 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858868/association-between-testosterone-and-mortality-risk-among-u-s-males-receiving-dialysis
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Jerry Yu, Vanessa A Ravel, Amy S You, Elani Streja, Matthew B Rivara, Praveen K Potukuchi, Steven M Brunelli, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Connie M Rhee
BACKGROUND: Among the general population, low circulating testosterone levels are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death. While testosterone deficiency is common in dialysis patients, studies of testosterone and mortality in this population are ambiguous and overlapping. We hypothesized that lower testosterone levels are associated with higher mortality in male dialysis patients. METHODS: We examined a nationally representative cohort of male dialysis patients from a large US dialysis organization who underwent one or more total testosterone measurements from 1/2007 to 12/2011...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780148/intraabdominal-hypertension-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-and-the-open-abdomen
#6
REVIEW
William Kirke Rogers, Luis Garcia
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is the end point of a process whereby massive interstitial swelling in the abdomen or rapid development of a space-filling lesion in the abdomen (such as ascites or a hematoma) leads to pathologically increased pressure. This results in so-called intraabdominal hypertension (IAH), causing decreased perfusion of the kidneys and abdominal viscera and possible difficulties with ventilation and maintenance of cardiac output. These effects contribute to a cascade of ischemia and multiple organ dysfunction with high mortality...
August 2, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744151/is-it-possible-to-preserve-the-blood-supply-of-erectile-organs-by-anastomosis-using-the-hypogastric-artery-in-kidney-transplantation
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Afshar Zomorrodi, Farzad Kakaei, Sahar Zomorrodi, Amin Bagheri
INTRODUCTION: Three modalities for treating chronic kidney failure are peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and kidney transplantation. Among them kidney transplantation is cost-efficient and leads to a somewhat normal quality of life. In this approach, most often the external iliac artery is selected for anastomosis, but this could be disastrous if anastomosis leads to a complication. The traditional end-to-end approach for anastomosis of the kidney artery to the internal iliac artery leads to pelvic organ ischemia...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724609/thy-1-fibroblast-subsets-in-the-human-peritoneum
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Edyta Kawka, Janusz Witowski, Maria Bartosova, Rusan Catar, Andras Rudolf, Aurelie Philippe, Rafal Rutkowski, Betti Schaefer, Claus Peter Schmitt, Duska Dragun, Achim Joerres
Fibrotic thickening of the peritoneum develops in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) for renal failure. For unknown reasons, however, in some patients it progresses to extensive fibrosis that compromises dialysis capacity of the peritoneum. It is increasingly clear that fibroblasts display large heterogeneity not only between but also within tissues. Differential surface expression of glycoprotein Thy-1 (CD90) has been shown to identify functionally distinct fibroblast subsets in several organs. Here, we isolated Thy-1+/- subsets of human peritoneal fibroblasts (HPFB) and analyzed them in terms of pro-fibrotic myofibroblast features...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715771/a-flow-through-aqueous-standard-generation-system-for-thin-film-microextraction-investigations-of-uv-filters-and-biocides-partitioning-to-different-environmental-compartments
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Fardin Ahmadi, Chris Sparham, Janusz Pawliszyn
In this paper problems associated with preparation of aqueous standard of highly hydrophobic compounds such as partial precipitation, being lost on the surfaces, low solubility in water and limited sample volume for accurate determination of their distribution coefficients are addressed. The following work presents two approaches that utilize blade thin film microextraction (TFME) to investigate partitioning of UV filters and biocides to humic acid (dissolved organic carbon) and sediment. A steady-state concentration of target analytes in water was generated using a flow-through aqueous standard generation (ASG) system...
November 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706868/tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Syed T Hussain, James Witten, Nabin K Shrestha, Eugene H Blackstone, Gösta B Pettersson
Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is less common than left-sided infective endocarditis (IE), encompassing only 5-10% of cases of IE. Ninety percent of RSIE involves the tricuspid valve (TV). Given the relatively small numbers of TVIE cases operated on at most institutions, the purpose of this review is to highlight and discuss the current understanding of IE involving the TV. RSIE and TVIE are strongly associated with intravenous drug use (IVDU), although pacemaker leads, defibrillator leads and vascular access for dialysis are also major risk factors...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699526/hydrogel-based-cell-therapies-for-kidney-regeneration-current-trends-in-biofabrication-and-in-vivo-repair
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Katja Jansen, Carl C L Schuurmans, Jitske Jansen, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Tina Vermonden
Facing the problems of limited renal regeneration capacity and the persistent shortage of donor kidneys, dialysis remains the only treatment option for many end-stage renal disease patients. Unfortunately, dialysis is only a medium-term solution because large and protein-bound uremic solutes are not efficiently cleared from the body and lead to disease progression over time. Current strategies for improved renal replacement therapies (RRTs) range from whole organ engineering to biofabrication of renal assist devices and biological injectables for in vivo regeneration...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660184/diabetes-screening-and-prevention-in-a-high-risk-medically-isolated-border-community
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Ann V Millard, Margaret A Graham, Nelda Mier, Jesus Moralez, Maria Perez-Patron, Brian Wickwire, Marlynn L May, Marcia G Ory
INTRODUCTION: A project in a Texas border community setting, Prevention Organized against Diabetes and Dialysis with Education and Resources (POD(2)ER), offered diabetes prevention information, screening, and medical referrals. The setting was a large, longstanding flea market that functions as a shopping mall for low-income people. The priority population included medically underserved urban and rural Mexican Americans. Components of the program addressed those with diabetes, prediabetes, and accompanying relatives and friends...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636137/the-experience-of-waiting-for-a-kidney-transplant-a-qualitative-study
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Tania Burns, Ritin Fernandez, Moira Stephens
BACKGROUND: In Australia over 1100 people are living on dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. Worldwide there are an estimated 170,000 people who wait an average of three years before an organ becomes available. OBJECTIVE: To provide an understanding of the lived experience of people waiting on dialysis for a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. APPROACH: A qualitative descriptive research design was used...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628467/juvenile-and-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comparative-study-in-a-large-cohort-from-the-spanish-society-of-rheumatology-lupus-registry-relesser
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Vicenç Torrente-Segarra, Tarek Carlos Salman Monte, Iñigo Rúa-Figueroa, Fernando Sánchez-Alonso, Francisco Javier López-Longo, María Galindo-Izquierdo, Jaime Calvo-Alén, Alejandro Olivé-Marqués, Jesús Ibañez-Ruán, Loreto Horcada, Ana Sánchez-Atrio, Carlos Montilla, Rafael Benito Melero González, Elvira Díez-Álvarez, Victor Martinez-Taboada, José Luis Andreu, Olaia Fernández-Berrizbeitia, José Ángel Hernández-Beriain, Marian Gantes, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, Ángela Pecondón-Español, Carlos Marras, Gema Bonilla, José M Pego-Reigosa
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) features and to establish its differences compared to adult-onset SLE (aSLE) from a large national database. METHODS: Data from patients (≥4 ACR criteria) included in Spanish Society of Rheumatology Lupus Registry (RELESSER) were analysed. Sociodemographic, clinical, serological, activity, treatment, cumulative damage, comorbidities and severity data were collected. Patients with disease onset <18 years were described and compared to those with disease onset ≥18 years...
June 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578687/target-weight-achievement-and-ultrafiltration-rate-thresholds-potential-patient-implications
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Jennifer E Flythe, Magdalene M Assimon, Robert A Overman
BACKGROUND: Higher ultrafiltration (UF) rates and extracellular hypo- and hypervolemia are associated with adverse outcomes among maintenance hemodialysis patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently considered UF rate and target weight achievement measures for ESRD Quality Incentive Program inclusion. The dual measures were intended to promote balance between too aggressive and too conservative fluid removal. The National Quality Forum endorsed the UF rate measure but not the target weight measure...
June 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577502/influence-of-the-environmental-tonicity-perturbations-on-the-release-of-model-compounds-from-large-unilamellar-vesicles-luvs-a-mechanistic-investigation
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Iren Yeeling Wu, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Massimiliano Pio di Cagno
In this work, the influence of environmental tonicity perturbations on the size and release kinetics of model markers from liposomes (calcein and rhodamine) was investigated. Large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) were prepared from a mixture composed of organic solvents containing dissolved phosphatidylcholine and phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.4). Organic phase was removed by rotary evaporation and the obtained liposomal dispersions were extruded to reduce the liposomal sizes to approx. 400 nm. The LUVs were exposed to PBS of different tonicity to induce water migration, and consequently, generate an osmotic pressure on the vesicle membranes...
September 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540201/cold-dialysis-and-its-impact-on-renal-patients-health-an-evidence-based-mini-review
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REVIEW
Giorgos K Sakkas, Argiro A Krase, Christoforos D Giannaki, Christina Karatzaferi
Chronic renal disease is associated with advanced age, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, musculoskeletal problems and cardiovascular disease, the latter being the main cause of mortality in patients receiving haemodialysis (HD). Cooled dialysate (35 °C-36 °C) is recently employed to reduce the incidence of intradialytic hypotension in patients on chronic HD. The studies to date that have evaluated cooled dialysate are limited, however, data suggest that cooled dialysate improves hemodynamic tolerability of dialysis, minimizes hypotension and exerts a protective effect over major organs including the heart and brain...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526628/heparin-based-hydrogels-induce-human-renal-tubulogenesis-in-vitro
#18
Heather M Weber, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Valentina Magno, Uwe Freudenberg, Carsten Werner
Dialysis or kidney transplantation is the only therapeutic option for end stage renal disease. Accordingly, there is a large unmet clinical need for new causative therapeutic treatments. Obtaining robust models that mimic the complex nature of the human kidney is a critical step in the development of new therapeutic strategies. Here we establish a synthetic in vitro human renal tubulogenesis model based on a tunable glycosaminoglycan-hydrogel platform. In this system, renal tubulogenesis can be modulated by the adjustment of hydrogel mechanics and degradability, growth factor signaling, and the presence of insoluble adhesion cues, potentially providing new insights for regenerative therapy...
May 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490436/longitudinal-associations-among-renal-urea-clearance-corrected-normalized-protein-catabolic-rate-serum-albumin-and-mortality-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Rieko Eriguchi, Yoshitsugu Obi, Elani Streja, Amanda R Tortorici, Connie M Rhee, Melissa Soohoo, Taehee Kim, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are inconsistent reports on the association of dietary protein intake with serum albumin and outcomes among patients on hemodialysis. Using a new normalized protein catabolic rate (nPCR) variable accounting for residual renal urea clearance, we hypothesized that higher baseline nPCR and rise in nPCR would be associated with higher serum albumin and better survival among incident hemodialysis patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Among 36,757 incident hemodialysis patients in a large United States dialysis organization, we examined baseline and change in renal urea clearance-corrected nPCR as a protein intake surrogate and modeled their associations with serum albumin and mortality over 5 years (1/2007-12/2011)...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487345/association-of-parameters-of-mineral-bone-disorder-with-mortality-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-according-to-level-of-residual-kidney-function
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Mengjing Wang, Yoshitsugu Obi, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Wei Ling Lau, Jing Chen, Chuanming Hao, Takayuki Hamano, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The relationship between mineral and bone disorders and survival according to residual kidney function status has not been previously studied in patients on hemodialysis. We hypothesized that residual kidney function, defined by renal urea clearance, modifies the association between mineral and bone disorder parameters and mortality. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The associations of serum phosphorus, albumin-corrected calcium, intact parathyroid hormone, and alkaline phosphatase with all-cause mortality were examined across three strata (<1...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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