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Salma Malik, Kapil Suchal, Jagriti Bhatia, Sana I Khan, Swati Vasisth, Ameesha Tomar, Sameer Goyal, Rajeev Kumar, Dharamvir S Arya, Shreesh K Ojha
Emblica officinalis Gaertn. belonging to family Euphorbiaceae is commonly known as Indian gooseberry or "Amla" in India. It is used as a 'rejuvenating herb' in traditional system of Indian medicine. It has been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects. Thus, on the basis of its biological effects, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of the dried fruit extract of the E. Officinalis (EO) in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats and also to evaluate the mechanism of its nephroprotection...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Ranga M Weerakkody, Pushpa N Lokuliyana, Ruchika D Lanerolle
Hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale; HNV) is one of the six major snake species in Sri Lanka that cause envenomation. Nephrotoxicity, coagulopathy, and neurotoxicity are wellrecognized features of its envenomation. Type 4 renal tubular acidosis (RTA4) has only once been described previously in this condition, and we report two further cases. Two patients aged 53 and 51 presented following HNV bites with acute kidney injury and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. Both underwent multiple cycles of hemodialysis until the polyuric phase was reached...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Sheikh Farjana Sonia, Mohammad S Hassan, Ferdous Ara, Mohammed Hanif
Aminoglycoside is a widely used antibiotic in neonatal age group at hospital setting in Bangladesh. It has underlying side effect and toxicity which is mostly unseen and ignored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the nephrotoxic effect of aminoglycoside in neonates. This study was conducted in fifty hospital admitted neonates of Dhaka Shishu Hospital from January 2012 to December 2013. Serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and fractional excretion of magnesium (FEMg) were measured before starting and after seven days of aminoglycoside treatment...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Imed-Eddine Kadi, Faouzi Dahdouh
Nickel is an abundant carcinogenic and nephrotoxic metal whose activity leads to renal impairment. Previous studies have shown a protective effect of simultaneous vitamin C administration on acute and chronic nickel toxicity. However, very little research relating to the effect of vitamin C pretreatment in preventing nickel-induced acute nephrotoxicity is available. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the efficiency of vitamin C (VC) pretreatment in preventing acute renal toxicity of nickel. Mice were pretreated orally with vitamin C (16...
September 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
James R Costello, Bobby Kalb, Diego R Martin
Since their clinical introduction in 1988, gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) have demonstrated an excellent safety profile with a reported acute adverse reaction rate ranging from 0.01% to 2%. By comparison, the acute adverse reaction rate of low osmolar nonionic computed tomography contrast agents (CTCs) ranges from 0.7% to 3.1%. Many of the risk factors associated with CTC reactions (drug allergies, asthma, atopy, prior contrast reaction) also point toward an increased incidence of acute adverse events to GBCAs...
June 29, 2016: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
Zhuo Wu, Qinxia Xu, Xiaoyan Qiu, Zheng Jiao, Ming Zhang, Mingkang Zhong
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential impact of FOXP3 and CCDC22 gene polymorphisms on efficacy and safety of tacrolimus (TAC) in renal transplant patients. METHODS: Genetic polymorphisms were detected in 114 Chinese renal transplant patients who were on TAC-based maintenance immunosuppression and were followed up for at least 2 years. The relationships between FOXP3 rs3761547, rs3761548, rs3761549, rs2232365, rs2280883, and CCDC22 rs2294021 polymorphisms and clinical outcomes such as acute rejection, TAC-induced acute nephrotoxicity, and pneumonia were investigated by using Kaplan-Meier estimates and multivariate Cox regression analysis...
October 17, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Michael S Lee, Bert H O'Neil
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies, with differences in prognosis and effective therapies. Traditionally, NETs have been characterized by tumor grade, site of primary tumor, functional status, and presence of underlying familial syndrome. However, increased feasibility and utilization of next-generation sequencing and other methodologies have revealed new genomic and epigenetic aberrations. In the last decade, treatment options available for metastatic well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) NETs have expanded, with approval of antiangiogenic and mTOR-directed targeted therapies, and our armamentarium of active therapies is likely to further increase...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Kenneth P Smith, James E Kirby
We evaluated activity of apramycin, a non-ototoxic/non-nephrotoxic aminocyclitol against 141 clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates, 51% of which were non-susceptible to carbapenems (CRE). Among CRE, 70.8% were apramycin susceptible, which compared favorably to aminoglycosides in current clinical use. Our data suggest that apramycin deserves further investigation as a repurposed, anti-CRE therapeutic.
September 8, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
David Wojciechowski, Flavio Vincenti
Kidney transplantation immunosuppression relies on a calcineurin inhibitor backbone. Calcineurin inhibitors have reduced early-acute rejection rates but failed to improve long-term allograft survival. Their nephrotoxicity has shifted the focus of investigation to calcineurin inhibitor-free regimens. Costimulation blockade with belatacept, a second generation, higher avidity variant of CTLA4-Ig, has emerged as part of a calcineurin inhibitor-free regimen. Belatacept has demonstrated superior glomerular filtration rate compared with calcineurin inhibitors albeit with an increased risk of early and histologically severe rejection...
September 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Rohini Prashar, K K Venkat
Kidney transplantation is well established as the best treatment option for end-stage kidney disease. It confers not only a better quality of life but also a significant survival advantage compared to dialysis. However, despite significant improvement in short-term kidney transplant graft survival over the past three decades, long-term graft survival remains suboptimal. Concerns about the possible contribution of chronic calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity to late allograft failure and other serious adverse effects of currently used immunosuppressive agents (especially corticosteroids) have led to increasing interest in developing regimens which may better preserve kidney allograft function and minimize other immunosuppression-related problems without increasing the risk of rejection...
September 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
D Korda, P Á Deák, V Kozma, G Kiss, A Doros
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound combines the advantages of native ultrasound and other contrast-enhanced imaging modalities. In selected cases it can be preferable to computerized tomographic scan among kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study involving patients of Semmelweis University Department of Transplantation and Surgery who underwent contrast-enhanced ultrasound examination from 2011 to 2015. During this period, 251 examinations were performed, including 45 on kidney transplant patients...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
C M Cruz, S Pereira, J Gandara, S Ferreira, V Lopes, J Daniel, H P Miranda
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) are the base of immunosuppressive regimens in liver transplantation but they are associated with significant side effects, namely nephrotoxicity, which leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Through time, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) as monotherapy has been suggested as an alternative in patients with CNI-related toxicity, but still no consensus has been reached as to its efficacy. We have evaluated the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of MMF monotherapy in selected patients, developing CNI-associated events, focusing primarily on kidney dysfunction...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Yu-Shen Huang, Yi-Chieh Li, Pei-Yun Tsai, Chia-En Lin, Chien-Ming Chen, Shih-Ming Chen, Jen-Ai Lee
Lead (Pb) is an environmental pollutant associated with several diseases, such as nephrotoxicity. Methylglyoxal (MG) is a reactive dicarbonyl compound formed during glycolysis and reported to increase in kidney damage. Metformin is used as a MG scavenger in the clinic. In this study, we investigated the mechanism of Pb-induced renal injury and the effect of metformin on Pb-induced nephrotoxicity. Eighteen Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: control, Pb, and Pb + metformin groups. Pb (250 ppm) was administered in drinking water, and 50 mg/Kg of metformin was co-administered orally...
October 14, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Hannah A Blair, James E Frampton
Methoxyflurane (Penthrox(®)) is a halogenated ether first used clinically as a volatile inhalational anaesthetic. It has been used as an analgesic in Australia and New Zealand for the past 30 years. In the UK and Europe, methoxyflurane has been approved for the emergency relief of moderate to severe trauma pain in conscious adult patients. Methoxyflurane is self-administered using a hand-held inhaler. This article reviews the pharmacological properties of methoxyflurane and its clinical efficacy and tolerability in these patients...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
Hiroki Yoshioka, Miki Tanaka, Hirohisa Fujii, Tsunemasa Nonogaki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of a Sasa veitchii leaf extract (SE) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepato- and nephrotoxicity. METHODS: Seven-week-old male ddy mice were orally administered SE or saline for seven days. Twenty-four hours after the last SE or saline administration, the mice were intraperitoneally injected with 3 g/kg CCl4 or olive oil. The mice from each group were euthanized and bled for plasma analysis 24 h after the CCl4/olive oil injection...
October 13, 2016: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Joseph J Knapik, Francis G O'Connor
Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a medical condition whereby damage to skeletal muscle is induced by excessive physical activity in otherwise healthy individuals. The individual performs so much activity that he/ she presumably depletes local muscle energy stores and muscle cells are unable to maintain cellular integrity, resulting in cell damage and the release of cellular contents, with resultant secondary complications. In the military services, the incidence of ER appeared to increase in the period 2004 to 2015...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Sanaul Mustafa, V Kusum Devi, Roopa S Pai
Kanamycin sulphate (KS) is a Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein synthesis inhibitor. KS is polycationic, a property responsible for KS poor oral absorption half-life (2.5 h), and rapid renal clearance, which results in serious nephrotoxicity/ototoxicity. The current study aimed to develop KS-loaded PLGA-Vitamin-E-TPGS microparticles (MPs) and nanoparticles (NPs) to reduce the dosing frequency and dose related adverse effect. In vitro release was sustained up to 10 days for KS PLGA-TPGS MPs and 13 days for KS PLGA-TPGS NPs in PBS pH 7...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
Kristen A O'Brien, Steve Mok
BACKGROUND: Dosing vancomycin to achieve target concentrations of 15 to 20 mg/L has been recommended for select infections. To date, few vancomycin nomograms designed to target these higher concentrations have been published, and only one has been published in North America. Based on the success of this nomogram in developing empiric vancomycin regimens that achieve higher target trough concentrations with low rates of nephrotoxicity, a vancomycin nomogram targeting concentrations of 15 to 20 mg/L was developed and implemented at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
Krit Jaikumkao, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, La-Ongdao Thongnak, Keerati Wanchai, Phatchawan Arjinajarn, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Nipon Chattipakorn, Anusorn Lungkaphin
Gentamicin is a commonly used aminoglycoside antibiotic. However, its therapeutic use is limited by its nephrotoxicity. The mechanisms of gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity are principally from renal inflammation and oxidative stress. Since atorvastatin, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, exerts lipid-lowering effects, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-apoptotic effects, this study aimed to investigate the protective effects of atorvastatin against gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity...
2016: PloS One
Sang Pil Yoon, Jinu Kim
Enhanced oxidative stress is a hallmark of cisplatin nephrotoxicity, and inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) attenuates oxidative stress during cisplatin nephrotoxicity; however, the precise mechanisms behind its action remain elusive. Here, using an in vitro model of cisplatin-induced injury to human kidney proximal tubular cells, we demonstrated that the protective effect of PARP1 inhibition on oxidative stress is associated with sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) activation. Exposure to 400 µM cisplatin for 8 hours in cells decreased activity and expression of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), catalase, glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and SIRT3, while it increased their lysine acetylation...
September 2016: Anatomy & Cell Biology
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