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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775967/bilateral-breast-calciphylaxis-in-a-patient-who-survived-earlier-extensive-tissue-necrosis-5-years-previously-a-case-report
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E M J Verstappen, A J G Maaskant-Braat, M R Scheltinga
INTRODUCTION: Calciphylaxis is a rare condition including patchy dermal necrosis that mostly affects chronic hemodialysis patients. The syndrome usually heralds impending death although patients may survive following a set of measures including an adapted dialysis regimen. The present case is a unique patient who recovered from an earlier episode of upper leg calciphylaxis 5 years previously but developed fatal bilateral breast necrosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 69 year old Caucasian woman with a history of atrial fibrillation, hypertension, CVA, hyperparathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism and end stage renal disease with hemodialysis recovered in 2012 from extensive symptomatic left upper leg necrosis due to calciphylaxis...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773842/systemic-vascular-risk-factors-for-multiple-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-defects
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Kyoung In Jung, Seon Joo Kim, Chan Kee Park
Multiple retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects develop uncommonly, even though glaucomatous RNFL loss is typically observed as one RNFL defect in each quadrant. We investigated the risk factors associated with multiple RNFL defects to increase our understanding of the nature and pathogenesis of various RNFL defect patterns. Data from subjects with multiple RNFL defects (28 patients) and glaucoma patients without multiple RNFL defects (194 patients) were analyzed. The term "multiple RNFL defects" refers to three or more isolated defects separated by a comparatively normal area...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773235/factors-associated-with-renal-function-compensation-after-donor-nephrectomy
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Carla Burballa, Marta Crespo, Dolores Redondo-Pachón, María José Pérez-Sáez, Carlos Arias-Cabrales, Marisa Mir, Albert Francés, Lluís Fumadó, Lluís Cecchini, Julio Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Kidney transplant donors lose 50% of their renal mass after nephrectomy. The remaining kidney compensates for this loss and it is estimated that 70% of the baseline renal function prior to donation is recovered. Factors associated with post-donation renal compensation are not well understood. METHODS: Retrospective study of 66 consecutive kidney donors (mean age 48.8 years, 74.2% women). We analysed the potential factors associated with the compensatory mechanisms of the remaining kidney by comparing donors according to their renal compensation rate (RCR) (Group A, infra-compensation [<70%]; Group B, normal compensation [>70%])...
May 14, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772927/design-and-simulation-of-novel-laparoscopic-renal-denervation-system-a-feasibility-study
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Eunbi Ye, Jinhwan Baik, Seunghyun Lee, Seon Young Ryu, Sunchoel Yang, Eue-Keun Choi, Won Hoon Song, Hyeong Dong Yuk, Chang Wook Jeong, Sung-Min Park
PURPOSE: In this study, we propose a novel laparoscopy-based renal denervation (RDN) system for treating patients with resistant hypertension. In this feasibility study, we investigated whether our proposed surgical instrument can ablate renal nerves from outside of the renal artery safely and effectively and can overcome the depth-related limitations of the previous catheter-based system with less damage to the arterial walls. METHOD: We designed a looped bipolar electrosurgical instrument to be used with laparoscopy-based RDN system...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770217/analysis-of-adverse-events-of-renal-impairment-related-to-platinum-based-compounds-using-the-japanese-adverse-drug-event-report-database
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Misa Naganuma, Yumi Motooka, Sayaka Sasaoka, Haruna Hatahira, Shiori Hasegawa, Akiho Fukuda, Satoshi Nakao, Kazuyo Shimada, Koseki Hirade, Takayuki Mori, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Takeshi Kato, Mitsuhiro Nakamura
Objectives: Platinum compounds cause several adverse events, such as nephrotoxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity, myelosuppression, ototoxicity, and neurotoxicity. We evaluated the incidence of renal impairment as adverse events are related to the administration of platinum compounds using the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report database. Methods: We analyzed adverse events associated with the use of platinum compounds reported from April 2004 to November 2016. The reporting odds ratio at 95% confidence interval was used to detect the signal for each renal impairment incidence...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770213/variable-phenotypic-presentations-of-renal-involvement-in-fabry-disease-a-case-series
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Sarah McCloskey, Paul Brennan, John A Sayer
Fabry disease is an X-linked genetic deficiency in the alpha-galactosidase enzyme resulting in intracellular accumulation of glycosphingolipids and multisystem organ dysfunction. Typically 50% of males and 20% of affected females have renal involvement, ranging from proteinuria or reduced renal function, renal parapelvic cysts and progressive renal disease ultimately requiring transplantation or dialysis. The phenotypic presentation of Fabry disease is incredibly varied and will even vary between family members with the same confirmed genetic mutation...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769597/long-term-risk-for-end-stage-kidney-disease-and-death-in-a-large-population-based-cohort
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Emanuel Zitt, Constanze Pscheidt, Hans Concin, Reinhard Kramar, Raphael S Peter, Jan Beyersmann, Karl Lhotta, Gabriele Nagel
Knowledge of metabolic risk factors for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in the general population is limited when considering the competing event death in risk analysis. The aim of our prospective observational study was to investigate how blood pressure and metabolic factors might influence the risks for ESKD and death before ESKD in a large Austrian population-based cohort with long-term follow-up. 177,255 participants (53.8% women; mean age 42.5 years) were recruited between 1988 and 2005 and linked to the Austrian Dialysis and Transplant Registry and the National Mortality Registry...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768958/bevacizumab-induced-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-treatment-with-eculizumab
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Anusha Vakiti, Daulath Singh, Ravi Pilla, Muhamad A Moustafa, Kelly W Fitzpatrick
Bevacizumab (Avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody used for the management of various solid malignancies including colorectal, lung, brain, renal, and ovarian cancers as well as age-related macular degeneration of the eye. It is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor which exhibits its action by blocking the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tissue. Common side effects include hypertension, fatigue, headaches, and increased risk of infections. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a serious side effect associated with bevacizumab due to its anti-angiogenic effect...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768630/what-determines-mortality-in-malignant-pheochromocytoma-report-of-a-case-with-eighteen-year-survival-and-review-of-the-literature
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Matheus de Oliveira Andrade, Vinícius Santos da Cunha, Dayana Carla de Oliveira, Olívia Laquis de Moraes, Adriana Lofrano-Porto
Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a tumor derived from adrenomedullary chromaffin cells. Prognosis of malignant PCC is generally poor due to local recurrence or metastasis. We aim to report a case of malignant PCC with 18-year survival and discuss which factors may be related to mortality and long-term survival in malignant pheochromocytoma. The patient, a 45-year-old man, reported sustained arterial hypertension with paroxysmal episodes of tachycardia, associated with head and neck burning sensation, and hand and foot tremors...
March 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767672/blockade-of-tlr4-within-the-paraventricular-nucleus-attenuates-blood-pressure-by-regulating-ros-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-prehypertensive-rats
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Mo-Lin Wang, Xiao-Jing Yu, Xiao-Guang Li, De-Zhi Pang, Qing Su, Roland Osei Saahene, Hong-Bao Li, Xu-Ying Mao, Kai-Li Liu, Li-Yan Fu, Ying Li, Guo-Qing Zhu, Yu-Ming Kang
Background: Toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been implicated in the progression of cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. However, the role of TLR4 in the development of prehypertension is uncertain. Methods: Prehypertensive rats were treated with 8% salt for 12 weeks to induce prehypertension. These rats were then given either TAK-242 selective TLR4 blocker, or vehicle by bilateral micro-injection to the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Blood pressure and renal sympathetic nerve activity were recorded...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767556/hydronephrosis-is-associated-with-elevated-plasmin-in-urine-in-pediatric-patients-and-rats-and-changes-in-ncc-and-%C3%AE-enac-abundance-in-rat-kidney
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Rikke Zachar, Ammar Al-Mashhadi, Henrik Dimke, Per Svenningsen, Boye L Jensen, Mattias Carlström
Obstruction of urine flow at the level of the pelvo-ureteric junction (UPJO) and subsequent development of hydronephrosis is one of the most common congenital renal malformations. UPJO is associated with development of salt-sensitive hypertension, which is set by the obstructed kidney, and with a stimulated renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in rodent models. This study aimed at investigating the hypothesis that i) in pediatric patients with UPJO the RAAS is activated prior to surgical relief of the obstruction; ii) in rats with UPJO the RAAS activation is reflected by increased abundance of renal aldosterone-stimulated Na+ transporters; and iii) the injured UPJO kidney allows aberrant filtration of plasminogen leading to proteolytic activation of the epithelial sodium channel gamma subunit (γ-ENaC)...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766943/brain-stem-hemangioblastomas-the-seemingly-innocuous-lesion-in-a-perilous-location
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Jeena Joseph, Sanjay Behari, Shruti Gupta, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Anish Gandhi, Arun Srivastava, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
Introduction: Hemangioblastomas [75% sporadic, 25% with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease] are highly vascular, benign lesions. The surgical nuances, management, and complication avoidance in brain-stem hemangioblastomas (BHs) have been studied. Material and Methods: Over 18 years, 27(mean age: 29 years; range 15-60 years) consecutive cases of BH underwent microsurgical excision. All patients were assessed clinico-radiologically for neurological deficits and screened for VHL disease...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766537/quantifying-and-estimating-the-predictive-accuracy-for-censored-time-to-event-data-with-competing-risks
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Cai Wu, Liang Li
This paper focuses on quantifying and estimating the predictive accuracy of prognostic models for time-to-event outcomes with competing events. We consider the time-dependent discrimination and calibration metrics, including the receiver operating characteristics curve and the Brier score, in the context of competing risks. To address censoring, we propose a unified nonparametric estimation framework for both discrimination and calibration measures, by weighting the censored subjects with the conditional probability of the event of interest given the observed data...
May 15, 2018: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766465/effects-of-fenoldopam-on-renal-blood-flow-in-hypertensive-chronic-kidney-disease
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Valentina Rovella, Michele Ferrannini, Manfredi Tesauro, Giulia Marrone, Andrea Busca, Roberto Sorge, Simone Manca di Villahermosa, Maurizio Casasco, Nicola Di Daniele, Annalisa Noce
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The synthetic drug fenoldopam mesylate (FM) may have a renoprotective role, and a "renal dose" of 0.1 µg/kg/min intravenous (IV) infusion of FM has been reported as able to increase renal blood flow without affecting systemic blood pressure. But conclusive data are still lacking. We aimed to investigate by color-Doppler ultrasonography the effects of IV administration of FM at this dosage in hypertensive chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and verify whether it may induce any systemic hemodynamic alteration...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765015/reduction-of-blood-pressure-following-after-renal-artery-adventitia-stripping-during-total-nephroureterectomy-potential-effect-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation
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Keisuke Okamura, Shunsuke Satou, Keita Setojima, Shinjiro Shono, Shigero Miyajima, Tatsu Ishii, Kazuyuki Shirai, Hidenori Urata
BACKGROUND Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation has been reported to be effective for treatment resistance hypertension in Australia and Europe. However, in the blinded SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation did not achieve a significant decrease in blood pressure (BP) in comparison to sham controls. There have been various discussions on the factors that influenced this result. CASE REPORT Two men on antihypertensive therapy underwent unilateral radical nephroureterectomy for cancer of the renal pelvis...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764231/important-considerations-in-pregnant-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Gabriella Moroni, Claudio Ponticelli
In the last few decades, identification of predictors of pregnancy outcome and appropriate pregnancy planning have significantly reduced the maternal and fetal risks in pregnant women with lupus nephritis. Areas covered: Successful pregnancies have been reported even in women with chronic renal disease and renal insufficiency. However, refractory hypertension and severe renal or cardiac chronic dysfunction are still considered contraindications to pregnancy. Pre-term delivery and fetal growth restriction may still occur in SLE patients more frequently than in healthy women, even in pregnancies regularly planned and monitored by a team of nephrologists and gynaecologists...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764227/responsiveness-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-i1-imidazoline-receptor-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-to-cardiovascular-regulation-is-enhanced-in-conscious-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Masanobu Yamazato, Minori Nakamoto, Atsushi Sakima, Yoriko Yamazato, Shuichi Takishita, Yusuke Ohya
Stimulation of α2-adrenoceptor/I1-imidazoline receptors in the rostral ventrolateral medulla decreases the blood pressure via sympathoinhibition. However, alteration of receptor responses in genetically hypertensive rats remains unclear. We examined cardiovascular responses of α2-adrenoceptor/I1-imidazoline receptor agonist and antagonists microinjected into the rostral ventrolateral medulla of conscious spontaneously hypertensive rats and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats. Injection of 2-nmol clonidine-an α2-adrenoceptor/I1-imidazoline receptor agonist-unilaterally into the rostral ventrolateral medulla decreased the blood pressure, heart rate, and renal sympathetic nerve activity; the responses were significantly enhanced in spontaneously hypertensive rats than in Wistar Kyoto rats...
May 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761608/effect-of-renal-denervation-on-coronary-flow-reserve-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
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Sebastian Völz, Bert Andersson, Charlotta Ljungman, Li-Ming Gan, Bengt Rundqvist, Sara Svedlund
Renal denervation (RDN) is a potential modality in the treatment of patients with resistant hypertension (RH) and has shown beneficial effect on a variety of cardiovascular surrogate markers. Coronary flow reserve, as assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE-CFR) is impaired in patients with hypertension and is an independent predictor of cardiac morbidity. However, data on the effect of RDN on TDE-CFR are scarce. The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of RDN on TDE-CFR. Twenty-six consecutive patients with RH (9 female and 17 male; mean age 62 ± 8 years; mean number of antihypertensive drugs 4·2 ± 1·6) underwent bilateral RDN...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761548/variation-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-with-body-mass-index-in-healthy-adults-of-black-african-descent
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Adesola Abiodun Asaleye, Kolawole Thomas Braimoh, Olalekan Ibukun Oyinloye, Christianah Mopelola Asaleye, Adeleye Dorcas Omisore
OBJECTIVES: Studies have shown that common carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured by B-mode sonography increases with body mass index (BMI) among subjects with cardiovascular diseases in different populations. However, association of body fat and subclinical atherosclerosis in the absence of these cardiovascular diseases is understudied. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between BMI and CIMT in a healthy adult population of black African ancestry. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional prospective study in 300 consecutive apparently healthy subjects aged 18 to 70 years without history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and renal disease...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761105/prevalence-of-proteinuria-and-albuminuria-in-an-obese-population-and-associated-risk-factors
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Jordan L Rosenstock, Max Pommier, Guillaume Stoffels, Satyam Patel, Michael F Michelis
Obesity has been increasingly recognized as a risk factor for kidney disease and both proteinuria and microalbuminuria have been associated with obesity. The actual prevalence of microalbuminuria and proteinuria in obese patients in the United States (US) has not been clearly described in the literature. Furthermore, obesity is associated with risk factors of kidney disease, such as diabetes and hypertension (HTN), and the prevalence of proteinuria and albuminuria excluding these risk factors is uncertain. In this study, we collected urine albumin/creatinine and urine protein/creatinine ratios on obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery to determine the prevalence of albuminuria and proteinuria in obese patients with and without associated diabetes and HTN...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
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