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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548570/embolic-mycotic-encephalitis-in-a-cow-following-mortierella-wolfii-infection-of-a-surgery-site
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Benjamin Curtis, Charlotte Hollinger, Ailam Lim, Matti Kiupel
A 5-y-old Holstein dairy cow had surgery for a suspected displaced abomasum 10 d postpartum, developed acute neurologic signs at day 19, and was found dead 21 d postpartum. At autopsy, there was a peri-incisional intramuscular abscess that communicated with the peritoneal cavity, as well as hemorrhage and malacia involving the brain, and multiple nodules in the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Fungal hyphae were seen histologically at the surgery site, on the surface of the liver, and in lesions of severe necrotizing vasculitis in the lungs, kidneys, brain, and liver...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546302/considerations-and-controversies-in-managing-chronic-kidney-disease-an-update
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REVIEW
Lalita Prasad-Reddy, Diana Isaacs, Alexander Kantorovich
PURPOSE: Current considerations and controversies surrounding the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Patients diagnosed with CKD require a unique clinical approach to prevent medication toxicities and ensure appropriate management of disease-progressing comorbidities, and they require attention to commonly occurring complications that may affect disease control and impact quality of life, including anemia and CKD-bone-mineral disorder (CKD-BMD)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540199/role-of-different-imaging-modalities-of-vascular-calcification-in-predicting-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#3
REVIEW
Sinee Disthabanchong, Sarinya Boongird
Vascular calcification (VC) is common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The severity of VC is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. Risk factors for VC include traditional cardiovascular risk factors as well as CKD-related risk factors such as increased calcium and phosphate load. VC is observed in arteries of all sizes from small arterioles to aorta, both in the intima and the media of arterial wall. Several imaging techniques have been utilized in the evaluation of the extent and the severity of VC...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539564/improvement-of-local-cell-delivery-using-helix-transendocardial-delivery-catheter-in-a-porcine-heart
#4
Yoshiaki Mitsutake, Wook Bum Pyun, Didier Rouy, Cheryl Wong Po Foo, Simon H Stertzer, Peter Altman, Fumiaki Ikeno
Cardiac regeneration strategies using stem cells have shown variable and inconsistent results with respect to patient cardiac function and clinical outcomes. There has been increasing consensus that improving the efficiency of delivery may improve results. The Helix transendocardial delivery system (BioCardia Inc.) has been developed to enable percutaneous transendocardial biotherapeutic delivery. Therefore, we evaluated cell retention using this unique system compared with direct transepicardial injection and intracoronary infusion in an animal model...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536669/disparate-presentations-of-localized-cystic-disease-of-kidney-a-review-with-an-objective-of-correct-approach-for-accurate-treatment-plan
#5
Sachin Khanduri, Mriganki Chaudhary, Tushar Sabharwal, Aakshit Goyal, Gaurav Katyal
BACKGROUND: Localized cystic disease of the kidney is a rare, non-familial condition. Its imaging and clinical features are unique and need to be differentiated from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and focal cystic masses such as multicystic nephroma and cystic renal cell carcinoma. It is always restricted to one kidney and is characterized by multiple cysts of varying sizes separated by residual normal renal tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study reports 12 cases of localized cystic disease of the kidney based on imaging findings and clinical histories...
April 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533556/evolution-of-th2-responses-characterization-of-il-4-13-in-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-l-and-studies-of-expression-and-biological-activity
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Valentina Stocchi, Tiehui Wang, Elisa Randelli, Massimo Mazzini, Marco Gerdol, Alberto Pallavicini, Chris J Secombes, Giuseppe Scapigliati, Francesco Buonocore
Th2 immunity is a primary host defence against metazoan pathogens and two of the important cytokines involved in this immune response in mammals are IL-4 and IL-13. Recently the origin and evolution of Th2 immune responses have been investigated in fish where a molecule with relatedness to both IL-4 and IL-13 is present, termed IL-4/13. Different IL-4/13 paralogues (IL-4/13 A and IL-4/13B) exist in teleost fish. In this paper, we have focused on the IL-4/13 isoforms found in the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532558/chronic-kidney-disease-gender-and-access-to-care-a-global-perspective
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REVIEW
Juan-Jesus Carrero, Manfred Hecking, Ifeoma Ulasi, Laura Sola, Bernadette Thomas
Little is known regarding the ways in which chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence and progression differ between the sexes. Still less is known regarding how social disparities between men and women may affect access to care for CKD. In this review, we briefly describe biological sex differences, noting how these differences currently do not influence CKD management recommendations. We then describe what is known within the published literature regarding differences in CKD epidemiology between sexes; namely prevalence, progression, and access to treatment throughout the major world regions...
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532554/traditional-medicines-and-kidney-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-opportunities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
John W Stanifer, Kajiru Kilonzo, Daphne Wang, Guobin Su, Wei Mao, Lei Zhang, La Zhang, Shobhana Nayak-Rao, J Jaime Miranda
Traditional medicines are a principal form of health care for many populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, and they have gained attention as an important means of health care coverage globally. In the context of kidney diseases, the challenges and opportunities presented by traditional medicine practices are among the most important considerations for developing effective and sustainable public health strategies. However, little is known about the practices of traditional medicines in relation to kidney diseases, especially concerning benefits and harms...
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530328/-the-israeli-rat-genome-center
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REVIEW
Yoram Yagil, Chana Yagil
The Israeli Rat Genome Center, which is located at the Barzilai Medical Center Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Ashkelon, was established to provide a repository of unique genetic strains of rats that were created in Israel and that simulate complex diseases. The Center incorporates models of: salt-sensitive hypertension (SBN/y and SBH/y rats), type 2 diabetes (CDr and CDs rats), combined hypertension and diabetes (CRDH) and additional genetic strains (transgenics, consomics, congenics)...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526749/the-origin-and-evolution-of-human-glutaminases-and-their-atypical-c-terminal-ankyrin-repeats
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Camila Cristina Pascoal, Zeyaul Islam, Douglas Adamoski, Igor Monteze Ferreira, Ricardo Diogo Righetto, Jefferson Bettini, Rodrigo Villares Portugal, Wyatt W Yue, Ana Gonzalez, Sandra Martha Gomes Dias, Andre Luis Berteli Ambrosio
On the basis of tissue-specific enzyme activity and inhibition by catalytic products, Hans Krebs first demonstrated the existence of multiple glutaminases in mammals. Currently, two human genes are known to encode at least four glutaminase isoforms. However, the phylogeny of these medically relevant enzymes remains unclear, prompting us to investigate their origin and evolution. Using prokaryotic and eukaryotic glutaminase sequences, we built a phylogenetic tree whose topology suggested that the multidomain architecture was inherited from bacterial ancestors, probably simultaneously with the hosting of the proto-mitochondrion endosymbiont...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518060/analysis-of-healthy-and-tumour-dna-methylation-distributions-in-kidney-renal-clear-cell-carcinoma-using-kullback-leibler-and-jensen-shannon-distance-measures
#11
Nithya Ramakrishnan, Ranjan Bose
DNA methylation is an epigenetic phenomenon in which methyl groups get bonded to the cytosines of the DNA molecule altering the expression of the associated genes. Cancer is linked with hypo or hyper-methylation of specific genes as well as global changes in DNA methylation. In this study, the authors study the probability density function distribution of DNA methylation in various significant genes and across the genome in healthy and tumour samples. They propose a unique 'average healthy methylation distribution' based on the methylation values of several healthy samples...
June 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509120/complex-glomerular-pathology-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-forms-tumor-like-mass-in-a-renal-transplant-donor-with-severe-renovascular-hypertension
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Michio Nagata, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Daisuke Toki, Izumi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shinmura, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
The pathogenesis of glomerular hypertension-mediated FSGS and its histological variations in humans remains unknown. A 47-year-old man developed nephrotic syndrome, renal dysfunction, and malignant hypertension 2 years after donating a kidney to his son. The donor's remnant kidney developed renal mass at an upper pole which was fed by an aberrant artery that branched from the root of the renal artery. Furthermore, the main non-aberrant renal artery demonstrated severe stenosis that caused renovascular hypertension, resulting in malignant hypertension...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502128/belatacept-resistant-rejection-is-associated-with-cd28-memory-cd8-t-cells
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D V Mathews, W C Wakwe, S C Kim, M C Lowe, C Breeden, M E Roberts, A B Farris, E A Strobert, J B Jenkins, C P Larsen, M L Ford, R Townsend, A B Adams
Recently newer therapies have been designed to more specifically target rejection in an effort to improve efficacy and limit unwanted toxicity. Belatacept, a CD28-CD80/86 specific reagent is associated with superior patient survival and graft function than traditional therapy but its adoption as a mainstay immunosuppressive therapy has been tempered by increased rejection rates. It is essential that the underlying mechanisms associated with this rejection be elucidated before belatacept is more widely employed...
May 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501079/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-kidneys-with-and-without-gadolinium-based-contrast
#14
REVIEW
Jeff L Zhang
Assessment of renal function with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been actively explored in the past decade. In this review, we introduce the principle of MRI and review recent progress of MRI methods (contrast enhanced and noncontrast) in assessing renal function. Contrast-enhanced MRI using ultra-low dose of gadolinium-based agent has been validated for measuring single-kidney glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow accurately. For routine functional test, contrast-enhanced MRI may not replace the simple serum-creatinine method...
May 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497278/il-35-pretreatment-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#15
Linkun Hu, Cheng Chen, Jun Zhang, Kerong Wu, Xuefeng Zhang, Haiyan Liu, Jianquan Hou
Septic acute kidney injury (AKI) is a public health problem with high mortality. Suppression of over-active inflammation is considered as a promising strategy for septic AKI. In this study, we evaluated the prophylactic effect of interleukin (IL)-35, the unique immune-suppressive member of IL-12 cytokine family, on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced AKI in mice, and found that compared with control mice given empty vector, mice pretreated with plasmid encoding IL-35 (pIL-35) significantly improved renal function indicated by reduced blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (SCr), and obviously alleviated renal pathological changes...
May 11, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495862/the-diagnosis-wide-landscape-of-hospital-acquired-aki
#16
Anne-Sophie Jannot, Anita Burgun, Eric Thervet, Nicolas Pallet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The exploration of electronic hospital records offers a unique opportunity to describe in-depth the prevalence of conditions associated with diagnoses at an unprecedented level of comprehensiveness. We used a diagnosis-wide approach, adapted from phenome-wide association studies (PheWAS), to perform an exhaustive analysis of all diagnoses associated with hospital-acquired AKI (HA-AKI) in a French urban tertiary academic hospital over a period of 10 years. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We retrospectively extracted all diagnoses from an i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) clinical data warehouse for patients who stayed in this hospital between 2006 and 2015 and had at least two plasma creatinine measurements performed during the first week of their stay...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493902/circulating-levels-of-sclerostin-but-not-dkk1-associate-with-laboratory-parameters-of-ckd-mbd
#17
Geert J Behets, Liesbeth Viaene, Björn Meijers, Frank Blocki, Vincent M Brandenburg, Anja Verhulst, Patrick C D'Haese, Pieter Evenepoel
INTRODUCTION: Mounting evidence indicates that a disturbed Wnt-β-catenin signaling may be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone and mineral disorder (CKD-MBD). Data on the impact of CKD on circulating levels of the Wnt antagonists sclerostin and Dickkopf related protein 1 (DKK1) and the relationship with laboratory parameters of CKD-MBD are incomplete. METHODS: We analyzed serum sclerostin and DKK1 in 308 patients across the stages of chronic kidney disease (kDOQI stage 1-2 n = 41; CKD stage 3 n = 54; CKD stage 4-5 n = 54; hemodialysis n = 100; peritoneal dialysis n = 59) as well as in 49 healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493804/hereditary-renal-cystic-disorders-imaging-of-the-kidneys-and-beyond
#18
Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout, Ethan A Smith, Alexander J Towbin
The purpose of this article is to review the hereditary renal cystic diseases that can manifest in children and adults, with specific attention to pathogenesis and imaging features. Various common and uncommon hereditary renal cystic diseases are reviewed in terms of their underlying etiology, including the involved genetic mutations and the affected proteins and cellular structures. Focus is placed on the morphologic findings in each condition and the features that distinguish one disorder from another. The two most common categories of hereditary renal cystic disease are (a) the ciliopathic disorders, which are related to mutations affecting the primary cilia (called "ciliopathies"), and (b) the phakomatoses...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491339/the-clinical-epidemiology-and-30-day-outcomes-of-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
#19
Frank Xavier Scheuermeyer, Eric Grafstein, Brian Rowe, Jay Cheyne, Brian Grunau, Aaron Bradford, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased mortality and dialysis in hospitalized patients but has been little explored in the emergency department (ED) setting. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the risk factors, prevalence, management, and outcomes in the ED population, and to identify the proportion of AKI patients who were discharged home with no renal-specific follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative and laboratory databases...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490898/education-and-screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-indian-youth-pilot-program-results
#20
Panduranga S Rao, Julie A Wright Nunes, Brenda W Gillespie, Rachel L Perlman, Rajan Ravichandran
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of information on kidney education and screening programs in Indian youth. METHODS: Participants (n=2,158) from Chennai colleges were educated about the kidneys and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and screened in a pilot program from April to May 2013. This entailed: 1) a presentation and educational video and 2) an on-site assessment of weight, blood pressure, and demographic information. Urinalysis (UA) kits were distributed and returned in ≤48 hours...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
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