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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225877/synthetic-cannabinoids-in-the-kidneys
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Alper Alp, Hakan Akdam, Banu Yılmaz Avcıoğlu, Sibel Ersan
Acute kidney injury is an important cause of mortality and morbidity today and can occur due to several reasons. As time, geographic regions, and living conditions change, various etiological agents arise with nephrotoxic effects. Awareness of such nephrotoxic effects has been raised with the increasing frequency of addictive substance use, especially among young people in society.
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223747/the-advantage-of-cyclosporine-a-and-methotrexate-rotational-therapy-in-long-term-systemic-treatment-for-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-in-a-real-world-practice
#2
Chong Won Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Jungyoon Ohn, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. In the treatment of psoriasis, cyclosporine is commonly prescribed systemic agents. However, long-term use of cyclosporine is not recommended because of side effects such as nephrotoxicity or hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the improved safety of rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate, we investigated the frequency of abnormal results in laboratory test after long term rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222674/administration-of-hes-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroplasty-under-spinal-anesthesia-is-not-associated-with-an-increase-in-renal-injury
#3
Yuanyuan Zhang, Yonghao Yu, Junya Jia, Wenli Yu, Rubin Xu, Licheng Geng, Ying Wei
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is applied to achieve volume expansion during surgery; however, nephrotoxicity may be induced in patients with sepsis. Simultaneously, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and IL-18 have been illustrated as pivotal indicators to diagnose the acute kidney injury (AKI) early. This multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study aimed to investigate whether 6% HES 130/0.4 administration caused postoperative AKI, which can be revealed by urinary and plasma NGAL and IL-18 estimations in elderly patients with normal renal function undergoing hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia...
February 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221848/heat-stability-of-ochratoxin-a-in-an-aqueous-buffered-model-system
#4
Samjhana Dahal, Hyun Jung Lee, Kejia Gu, Dojin Ryu
Ochratoxin A (OTA) represents one of the most widespread mycotoxins in agricultural commodities in the world and is considered a possible human carcinogen with its potent nephrotoxicity. OTA is stable under most food processing conditions; however, higher-temperature treatment may reduce OTA content in foods. Since OTA can be found in processed products destined for both human and animal consumption, factors affecting its stability or reduction during thermal processes were investigated here. The reduction of OTA was measured during various heating times (up to 60 min) at different temperatures (100, 125, 150, 175, and 200°C) in aqueous buffer solutions at different pHs (pH 4, 7, and 10)...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219698/protective-effects-of-diallyl-disulfide-against-acetaminophen-induced-nephrotoxicity-a-possible-role-of-cyp2e1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#5
Je-Won Ko, Jin-Young Shin, Jeong-Won Kim, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Na-Rae Shin, In-Chul Lee, In-Sik Shin, Changjong Moon, Sung-Ho Kim, Sung-Hwan Kim, Jong-Choon Kim
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a degradation product of allicin which is contained in garlic. This study investigated the protective effects of DADS against acetaminophen (AAP)-induced nephrotoxicity and the molecular mechanisms of nephroprotective effects in rats. AAP caused severe nephrotoxicity as evidenced by significant increases in renal tubular cell apoptosis, mitochondria-mediated apoptosis, and up-regulation of nuclear transcription factor kappa-B (NF-κB), cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in the kidney with histopathological alterations...
February 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219368/lower-blood-pressure-and-risk-of-cisplatin-nephrotoxicity-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Kazumi Komaki, Tetsuro Kusaba, Mai Tanaka, Hiroshi Kado, Yayoi Shiotsu, Masahiro Matsui, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hiroshi Nakano, Takeshi Ishikawa, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Hideyuki Konishi, Yoshito Itoh, Satoaki Matoba, Keiichi Tamagaki
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological mechanisms of cisplatin nephrotoxicity include the reduction of renal blood flow, as well as tubular epithelial cell toxicity. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of lower blood pressure and decreased food intake on the incidence of cisplatin nephrotoxicity. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a university hospital between 2011 and 2012. We identified hospitalized adult patients with head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, or gastric cancer, who received intravenous cisplatin administration...
February 20, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216050/vancomycin-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-cardiolipin-peroxidation-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells
#7
Yuya Sakamoto, Takahisa Yano, Yuki Hanada, Aki Takeshita, Fumika Inagaki, Satohiro Masuda, Naoya Matsunaga, Satoru Koyanagi, Shigehiro Ohdo
Vancomycin (VCM) is a first-line antibiotic for serious infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. However, nephrotoxicity is one of the most complaint in VCM therapy. We previously reported that VCM induced apoptosis in a porcine proximal tubular epithelial cell line (LLC-PK1), in which mitochondrial complex I may generate superoxide, leading to cell death. In the present study, VCM caused production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and peroxidation of the mitochondrial phospholipid cardiolipin that was reversed by administration of the mitochondrial uncoupler carbonyl cyanide-4-(trifluoromethoxy) phenylhydrazone (FCCP)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209603/deoxyribonuclease-partially-ameliorates-thioacetamide-induced-hepatorenal-injury
#8
Lenka Vokálová, Lucia Lauková, Jozef Čonka, Veronika Melišková, Veronika Borbélyová, Janka Bábíčková, Ľubomíra Tóthová, Július Hodosy, Barbora Vlková, Peter Celec
Several recent studies have shown that liver injury is associated with the release of DNA from hepatocytes. This DNA stimulates innate immunity and induces sterile inflammation exacerbating the liver damage. Similar mechanisms have been described for acute renal injury. Deoxyribonuclease degrades cell-free DNA and can potentially prevent some of the induced tissue damage. In this study the effects of thioacetamide-induced hepatorenal injury on plasma DNA in rats were analysed. Plasma DNA of both nuclear and mitochondrial origin was higher in thioacetamide-treated animals...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208988/cisplatin-induced-renal-insufficiency-measured-by-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-99mtc-dtpa-and-by-using-serum-creatinine-based-formulae-a-prospective-study
#9
Rohini Khurana, Satyawati Deswal, Chandra Prakash, Dhananjay Kumar Singh
INTRODUCTION: Cisplatin also known as Cis-Diammine-Dichloroplatinum (CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic alkylating nephrotoxic agent. Thus, it is necessary to know if renal function is normal before starting chemotherapy. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) can be assessed directly by using a radiopharmaceutical (dGFR). Estimated GFR (eGFR) method use, Serum Creatinine (SCR) levels in mathematical formulae such as Cockroft-Gault (CG) and abbreviated. Modified Diet in Renal Disease (aMDRD). The serum creatinine level is a function of GFR but is relatively insensitive for detecting early renal insufficiency...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208010/circulating-plasma-and-exosomal-micrornas-as-indicators-of-drug-induced-organ-injury-in-rodent-models
#10
Young-Eun Cho, Sang-Hyun Kim, Byung-Heon Lee, Moon-Chang Baek
This study was performed to evaluate whether microRNAs (miRNAs) in circulating exosomes may serve as biomarkers of drug-induced liver, kidney, or muscle-injury. Quantitative PCR analyses were performed to measure the amounts of liver-specific miRNAs (miR-122, miR-192, and miR-155), kidney-specific miR-146a, or muscle-specific miR-206 in plasma and exosomes from mice treated with liver, kidney or muscle toxicants. The levels of liver-specific miRNAs in circulating plasma and exosomes were elevated in acetaminophen-induced liver injury and returned to basal levels by treatment with antioxidant N-acetyl-cysteine...
February 17, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207512/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-associated-with-continuous-intravenous-high-dose-vancomycin-in-critically-ill-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
Guillaume Lacave, Vincent Caille, Fabrice Bruneel, Catherine Palette, Stéphane Legriel, David Grimaldi, Mathilde Eurin, Jean-Pierre Bedos
For vancomycin therapy of severe infections, the Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends high vancomycin trough levels, whose potential for inducing nephrotoxicity is controversial. We evaluated the incidence and risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients given continuous intravenous vancomycin with target serum vancomycin levels of 20 to 30 mg/L.We retrospectively studied 107 continuous intravenous vancomycin treatments of ≥48 hours' duration with at least 2 serum vancomycin levels ≥20 mg/L in critically ill patients...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202497/deficiency-of-the-angiotensinase-aminopeptidase-a-increases-susceptibility-to-glomerular-injury
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Juan Carlos Q Velez, Ehtesham Arif, Jessalyn Rodgers, Megan P Hicks, John M Arthur, Deepak Nihalani, Evelyn T Bruner, Milos N Budisavljevic, Carl Atkinson, Wayne R Fitzgibbon, Michael G Janech
Aminopeptidase A (APA) is expressed in glomerular podocytes and tubular epithelia and metabolizes angiotensin II (AngII), a peptide known to promote glomerulosclerosis. In this study, we tested whether APA expression changes in response to progressive nephron loss or whether APA exerts a protective role against glomerular damage and during AngII-mediated hypertensive kidney injury. At advanced stages of FSGS, fawn-hooded hypertensive rat kidneys exhibited distinctly increased APA staining in areas of intact glomerular capillary loops...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202365/optimising-the-use-of-medicines-to-reduce-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-babies
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L Oni, D B Hawcutt, M A Turner, M W Beresford, S McWilliam, C Barton, B K Park, P Murray, B Wilm, I Copple, R Floyd, M Peak, A Sharma, D J Antoine
The majority of medications in children are administered in an unlicensed or off-label manner. Paediatricians are obliged to prescribe using the limited evidence available. The 2007 EU regulation on the use of paediatric drugs means pharmaceutical companies are now obliged to (and receive incentives for) contributing to paediatric drug data and carrying out paediatric clinical trials. This is important, as the efficacy and adverse effect profiles of medicines vary across childhood. Additionally, there are significant age-related changes in the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic activity of many drugs...
February 12, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198656/fungicidal-activity-and-pk-pd-of-caspofungin-as-tools-to-guide-antifungal-therapy-in-a-fluconazole-resistant-c-parapsilosis-candidemia
#14
Carlo Tascini, Emanuela Sozio, Antonello Di Paolo, Giancarlo Tintori, Alessandro Leonildi, Giacomo Bertolino, Franco Carmassi, Enrico Tagliaferri, Francesco Menichetti, Francesco Barchiesi
Candida parapsilosis may be responsible for bloodstream infections (BSI) and it is characterised by an increased incidence of fluconazole resistance. A 75-year old woman with severe comorbidities received the insertion of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter. Fluconazole did not prevent a C. parapsilosis BSI hence caspofungin was started after a nephrotoxic first-line treatment with amphotericin B. The ratio of peak plasma concentration over the minimum inhibitory concentration (Cmax/MIC) was adopted to maximise efficacy of caspofungin...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198206/nitraria-retusa-fruit-prevents-penconazole-induced-kidney-injury-in-adult-rats-through-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-histopathological-changes
#15
Mariem Chaâbane, Mohamed Koubaa, Nejla Soudani, Awatef Elwej, Malek Grati, Kamel Jamoussi, Tahia Boudawara, Semia Ellouze Chaabouni, Najiba Zeghal
CONTEXT: Nitraria retusa (Forssk.) Asch. (Nitrariaceae) is a medicinal plant which produces edible fruits whose antioxidant activity has been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: The current study elucidates the potential protective effect of N. retusa fruit aqueous extract against nephrotoxicity induced by penconazole, a triazole fungicide, in the kidney of adult rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult Wistar rats were exposed either to penconazole (67 mg/kg body weight), or to N...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197679/contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-critically-ill-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis
#16
Stephan Ehrmann, Andrew Quartin, Brian P Hobbs, Vincent Robert-Edan, Cynthia Cely, Cynthia Bell, Genevieve Lyons, Tai Pham, Roland Schein, Yimin Geng, Karim Lakhal, Chaan S Ng
PURPOSE: Critically ill patients, among whom acute kidney injury is common, are often considered particularly vulnerable to iodinated contrast medium nephrotoxicity. However, the attributable incidence remains uncertain given the paucity of observational studies including a control group. This study assessed acute kidney injury incidence attributable to iodinated contrast media in critically ill patients based on new data accounting for sample and effect size and including a control group...
February 14, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191776/clinical-grade-isolated-human-kidney-perivascular-stromal-cells-as-an-organotypic-cell-source-for-kidney-regenerative-medicine
#17
Daniëlle G Leuning, Marlies E J Reinders, Joan Li, Anna J Peired, Ellen Lievers, Hetty C de Boer, Willem E Fibbe, Paola Romagnani, Cees van Kooten, Melissa H Little, Marten A Engelse, Ton J Rabelink
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are immunomodulatory and tissue homeostatic cells that have shown beneficial effects in kidney diseases and transplantation. Perivascular stromal cells (PSCs) identified within several different organs share characteristics of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs). These PSCs may also possess tissue-specific properties and play a role in local tissue homeostasis. We hypothesized that human kidney-derived PSCs (hkPSCs) would elicit improved kidney repair in comparison with BM-MSCs...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190920/acute-alloxan-renal-toxicity-in-the-rat-initially-causes-degeneration-of-thick-ascending-limbs-of-henle
#18
Yui Terayama, Yasushi Kodama, Tetsuro Matsuura, Kiyokazu Ozaki
Alloxan (AL) is a material well-known to induce diabetes. Prior to inducing a prolonged diabetic state, AL causes acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. However, the precise primary target site and mechanism of its nephrotoxicity remain unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the morphological characteristics relevant to acute renal toxicity following AL administration. Rats were intravenously treated with AL. Eight hours after AL treatment, aquaporin 1-negative and Na/K pump-positive thick ascending limbs of Henle (TAL) were degenerated in the outer medulla...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
#19
S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188255/efficiacy-of-safranal-to-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
#20
Yasemin Karafakıoglu, Mehmet Fatih Bozkurt, Ömer Hazman, Fatih Fidan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of safranal on cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity and oxidative stress in rats. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups. The control group received physiological saline; animals in group 2 received only safranal and in group 3 received only cisplatin; 5 days of safranal treatment was performed following administration of cisplatin for the animals in group 4;5 days of safranal pre-treatment was applied to the animals in group 5 before administration of cisplatin...
February 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
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