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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045935/emodinol-ameliorates-urate-nephropathy-by-regulating-renal-organic-ion-transporters-and-inhibiting-immune-inflammatory-responses-in-rats
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Hui Wu, Mengze Zhou, Guo Lu, Zhonglin Yang, Hui Ji, Qinghua Hu
Emodinol, 1β, 3β, 23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-acid, as the main active ingredient firstly extracted from the rhizomes of Elaeagus pungens by our Research Group, was identified with apparent uricosuric and nephroprotective effects in hyperuricemia mice in our previous study. This study aimed to investigate the renal protective effect of emodinol in urate nephropathy rats. Rats were orally administrated by combined adenine and ethambutol to induce urate nephropathy. Emodinol at various doses were administered intragastrically to urate nephropathy rats daily...
October 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025321/rutin-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-and-preserves-hepatic-and-renal-functions-following-exposure-to-cadmium-and-ethanol
#2
Sunny O Abarikwu, Rex-Clovis Njoku, Chiamaka J Lawrence, Iniobong A Charles, Jude C Ikewuchi
CONTEXT: Rutin (RUT) is an antioxidant flavonoid with well-known metal chelating potentials. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the protective effects of RUT against cadmium (Cd) + ethanol (EtOH)-induced hepatic and renal toxicity in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were treated with Cd (50 mg/kg) alone or in combination with EtOH (5 mg/kg) and RUT (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg) for 15 days. After treatment, the liver, kidney and serum were removed for biochemical assays by spectrophotometric methods...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024864/association-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-renal-arteriolar-hyalinization-in-individuals-without-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yuta Matsukuma, Kosuke Masutani, Shigeru Tanaka, Akihiro Tsuchimoto, Naoki Haruyama, Yasuhiro Okabe, Masafumi Nakamura, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Takanari Kitazono
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent studies have reported an association between serum uric acid (SUA) and renal arteriolar changes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the association in individuals without CKD remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship between SUA and renal arteriolar lesions in individuals without CKD from our living kidney donor cohort. METHODS: Between January 2006 and May 2016, 393 living kidney donors underwent "time-zero" biopsy at Kyushu University Hospital...
September 19, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017152/high-uric-acid-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-via-the-tlr4-nf-kb-signaling-pathway
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Huifang Liu, Jiachuan Xiong, Ting He, Tangli Xiao, Yan Li, Yanlin Yu, Yinghui Huang, Xinli Xu, Yunjian Huang, Jingbo Zhang, Bo Zhang, Jinghong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for causing chronic kidney disease and contributes to kidney fibrosis. After urate crystals get deposited in the kidney, they can cause hyperuricemia nephropathy, leading to glomerular hypertrophy and renal tubular interstitial fibrosis. Recent data showed that uric acid (UA) could induce epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) of renal tubular cells, in which NRLP3 inflammatory pathway was involved. However, whether TLR4/NF-κB signaling pathway is also involved in EMT of renal tubular cells induced by UA is not clear...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016597/the-clinical-utility-and-cost-impact-of-cystatin-c-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-primary-care-cohort-study
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Adam Shardlow, Natasha J McIntyre, Simon D S Fraser, Paul Roderick, James Raftery, Richard J Fluck, Christopher W McIntyre, Maarten W Taal
BACKGROUND: To reduce over-diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) resulting from the inaccuracy of creatinine-based estimates of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), UK and international guidelines recommend that cystatin-C-based estimates of GFR be used to confirm or exclude the diagnosis in people with GFR 45-59 ml/min/1.73 m2 and no albuminuria (CKD G3aA1). Whilst there is good evidence for cystatin C being a marker of GFR and risk in people with CKD, its use to define CKD in this manner has not been evaluated in primary care, the setting in which most people with GFR in this range are managed...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994541/-effect-of-chinese-herb-chicory-extract-on-expression-of-renal-transporter-glut9-in-rats-with-hyperuricemia
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Yu Wang, Zhi-Jian Lin, An-Zheng Nie, Li-Yu Li, Bing Zhang
Sixty SD male rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group, benzbromarone group(20 mg•kg⁻¹•d⁻¹), chicory extract high dose, middle dose and low dose groups (5, 7.5, 10 g•kg⁻¹•d⁻¹). The rats in normal group were given with water, and the rats in other groups were given with 10% fructose solution to establish hyperuricemia models. All the rats were sacrificed on the 42th day. Then their serum uric acid(SUA), serum creatinine(CRE), urea nitrogen(BUN) and urinary uric acid(UUA) levels were detected to calculate the clearance rate of uric acid in kidney(CUA)...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988613/amelioration-of-panadol-induced-nephrotoxicity-via-down-regulation-of-bax-bcl2-ratio-with-some-antioxidants
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Nouf Al-Rasheed, Laila M Faddah, Iman H Hasan, Hanaa M Ali, Nawal Al-Rasheed, Nagla F El Oraby, Mahmoud H Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Overdoses of Panadol (APAP) result in hepatic and renal toxicity. Up till now, there is no effective drug for APAP-enhanced nephrotoxicity. This work aims to explore the protective effects of N-acetylcysteine, Thymoquinone (THQ), Curcumin (CUR) and α-Lipoic acid (LA) either alone or in combination against APAP nephrotoxicity, focused on modulation of Bax/Bcl2 pathway. METHODS: APAP was administrated at a single dose then treated with the fore mentioned antioxidants...
May 6, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987366/the-impact-of-gallic-acid-on-the-methotrexate-induced-kidney-damage-in-rats
#8
Halil Asci, Ozlem Ozmen, Hamit Yasar Ellidag, Bunyamin Aydin, Ercan Bas, Necat Yilmaz
Prolonged use of an antineoplastic agent methotrexate (MTX), can cause numerous side effects such as nephrotoxicity. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of MTX on kidneys and demonstrate the protective effects of gallic acid (GA). Twenty-four, male, rats distributed into three groups. Each groups consisted eight rats and only saline was administered to the control group. The MTX group received a single dose (20 mg/kg) MTX intraperitoneally. The MTX + GA group received same dose MTX and 100 mg/kg GA orally during the 7 days...
October 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977924/antihyperglycemic-treatment-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-italy-the-impact-of-age-and-kidney-function
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Sandro Gentile, Pamela Piscitelli, Francesca Viazzi, Giuseppina Russo, Antonio Ceriello, Carlo Giorda, Piero Guida, Paola Fioretto, Roberto Pontremoli, Felice Strollo, Salvatore De Cosmo
We describe AHA utilization pattern according to age and renal function in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), in real-life conditions. The analysis was performed using the data set of electronic medical records collected between 1 January and 31 December, 2011 in 207 Italian diabetes centers. The study population consisted of 157,595 individuals with T2DM. The AHA treatment regimens was evaluated. Kidney function was assessed by eGFR, estimated using the CKD-EPI formula. Other determinations: HbA1c, blood pressure (BP), low- density lipoprotein (LDL-c), total and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (TC and HDL-c), triglycerides (TG) and serum uric acid (SUA)...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975110/nephrolithiasis-as-a-common-urinary-system-manifestation-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-clinical-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mahboube Ganji-Arjenaki, Hamid Nasri, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
CONTEXT: The extra-intestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are common and involve other organs or systems for example; urinary system. EVIDENCE ACQUISITIONS: For this review, we used a variety of sources by searching through Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus and directory of open access journals (DOAJ). RESULTS: Urinary complications may occur in up to 22% of patients and nephrolithiasis or renal/kidney stones have been suggested to be a common manifestation of disease in forms of uric acid, calcium phosphate or calcium oxalate...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969990/fasting-sugar-blood-pressure-and-uric-acid-are-factors-related-to-positive-proteinuria-and-an-impaired-egfr
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Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Jeng-Fu Yang, Wen-Yi Lin, Hsu-Han Chien, Mei-Chuan Kuo, Ning-Chia Chang, Chao-Ling Wang, Wan-Long Chuang, Ming-Lung Yu, Chia-Yen Dai
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to ascertain the relationships of blood pressure, fasting sugar level, triglyceride (TG) level, uric acid level, and body mass index (BMI) with proteinuria and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in a population from southern Taiwan. METHODS: The 20,900 subjects enrolled in this study had undergone a free adult health examination under the National Health Insurance scheme between September 2005 and June 2011. Factors such as blood pressure, blood sugar, TG, uric acid and BMI were examined in terms of their relationships with the eGFR (calculated according to the Taiwanese Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (Taiwanese-MDRD)) and proteinuria...
September 29, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966756/preventive-kidney-stones-continue-medical-education
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REVIEW
Farahnak Assadi, Mastaneh Moghtaderi
Nephrolithiasis is a common health problem across the globe with a prevalence of 15%-20%. Idiopathic hypercalciuria is the most common cause of nephrolithiasis, and calcium oxalate stones are the most common type of stones in idiopathic hypercalciuric patients. Calcium phosphate stones are frequently associated with other diseases such as renal tubular acidosis type 1, urinary tract infections, and hyperparathyroidism. Compared with flat abdominal film and renal sonography, a noncontrast helical computed tomography scan of the abdomen is the diagnostic procedure of choice for detection of small and radiolucent kidney stones with sensitivity and specificity of nearly 100%...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965010/pancreatic-and-renal-function-in-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetic-rats-administered-combined-inositol-hexakisphosphate-and-inositol-supplement
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Shadae R Foster, Lowell L Dilworth, Felix O Omoruyi, Rory Thompson, Ruby L Alexander-Lindo
Diabetes mellitus, as a result of microvascular and macrovascular injury, causes organ dysfunction in a wide variety of tissues. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of combined inositol hexakisphosphate and inositol supplement on renal and pancreatic integrity in type 2 diabetic rats. Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups (n=6 per group). Type 2 diabetes was induced in three groups using high-fat diet combined with a single dose of streptozotocin (35mg/kg body weight, intraperitoneally)...
September 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956034/metabolomics-reveal-mitochondrial-and-fatty-acid-metabolism-disorders-that-contribute-to-the-development-of-dkd-in-t2dm-patients
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Ling Li, Chengshi Wang, Hongliu Yang, Shuyun Liu, Yanrong Lu, Ping Fu, Jingping Liu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of ESRD; however, early intervention can greatly prevent the progression of DKD; thus, sensitive biomarkers for DKD are still required. This study was aimed at the identification of potential biomarkers and revelation of underlying pathways in DKD patients by non-targeted metabolomics. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to analyze urine obtained from the control and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and DKD patients, and the renal histological changes in DKD patients were assessed...
September 28, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954385/renal-protective-effects-of-n-hexane-layer-from-morning-glory-seeds-ethanol-extract
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Yanli Shao, Bongkyun Park, Yoon-Jae Song, Dae Won Park, Eun-Hwa Sohn, Se Chan Kang
Nephrotoxicity is a main problem in cancer patients using cisplatin. Oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis are the important mechanisms of cisplatin induced nephrotoxicity. In the present study, we investigated the effect of the extracts of morning glory on nephrotoxicity by cisplatin in human embryonic kidney cells 293 (HEK-293) and mice. Previous studies have reported that morning glory extracts showed potent activity on anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. However, the protective effects of the n-hexane layer of morning glory seed (MGs-Hx) on nephrotoxicity and its mechanisms have not been clearly understood...
September 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952391/the-problem-of-cardio-renal-diseases-in-patients-with-gout
#16
Claudio Ferri
BACKGROUNDS: Although evidence is mounting on the role of hyperuricemia in cardio-renal disease, continuing doubt remains as to whether hyperuricemia can be considered a major causal cardiovascular risk factor. In addition, available data suggest that treatment may be beneficial, even in the absence of overt gout, when hyperuricemia accompanies other clinical conditions, such as urate deposition, advanced chronic kidney disease, or cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis of the literature suggests there would be sufficient evidence warranting clinical trials to determine whether lowering uric acid levels would be clinically beneficial in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular and renal diseases...
November 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934517/human-epididymis-protein-4-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-female-patients-with-normal-ovarian-function
#17
Tengfei Yuan, Yan Li
Background: Elevated serum concentrations of human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) have appeared in a large number of female patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, it is unknow whether HE4 could be a potential biomarker for diagnosis of CKD. Objective: To evaluate whether serum HE4 is a potential biomarker of CKD in our cohort of 238 ethnic Han Chinese female patients, between the ages of 19 and 89 years. Methods: We selected 230 healthy control individuals and 238 female patients with CKD for inclusion in our study...
August 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929659/-effects-and-mechanisms-of-shenkang-injection-promoting-extracellular-matrix-degradation-via-regulating-erk1-2-mmps-signaling-pathway-in-renal-failure-rats
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Jing-Jing Yang, Zhi-Min Mao, Yi-Gang Wan, Wei Wu, Yan-Ru Huang, Ge Shi, Wen-Bei Han, Jian Yao
This study aimed to clarify preliminarily the effects and mechanisms of Shenkang injection (SKI) promoting extracellular matrix(ECM)degradation via regulating extracellular-signal regulated protein kinase(ERK)1/2/matrix metalloproteinases(MMPs)signaling pathway in renal failure rats. Twenty rats were randomly divided into 4 groups:the Sham group,the Model group,the SKI group and the Enalapril maleate(EM)group. The model rats with renal failure were induced by intragastric administration of adenine and unilateral ureteral obstruction(UUO)...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927237/augmented-association-between-blood-pressure-and-proteinuria-in-hyperuricemic-patients-with-non-nephrotic-chronic-kidney-disease
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K Kohagura, M Kochi, T Miyagi, R Zamami, K Nagahama, K Yonemoto, Y Ohya
Background: Hyperuricemia (HU) may enhance susceptibility to hypertensive renal damage via disrupted autoregulation of glomerular hemodynamics. The effect of HU on the association between blood pressure (BP) and proteinuria remains unknown in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: In total, 109 patients with non-nephrotic CKD (55 men and 54 females) who underwent renal biopsy were recruited. Arteriolar hyalinosis was semiquantitatively assessed via arteriole grading...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912863/a-novel-mutation-in-the-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1%C3%AE-gene-in-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-5-with-multiple-renal-cysts-and-pancreas-hypogenesis-a-case-report
#20
You Lv, Zhuo Li, Kan He, Ying Gao, Xianchao Xiao, Yujia Liu, Guixia Wang
A 17-year-old Chinese male was hospitalized exhibiting hyperglycemia and increased serum urea nitrogen and creatinine levels in addition to weight loss. The patient was treated with gliclazide. The patient was 150 cm tall, weighed 35 kg and had no family history of diabetes or kidney disease. Physical examination revealed cephalus quadratus, rachitic rosary and a visible toe-out gait. Laboratory examinations revealed that the patient's fasting plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin levels were markedly increased, fasting plasma C-peptide level was slightly increased and no peak 2 h postprandial was observed...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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