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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642820/intratumorally-injected-pro-inflammatory-allogeneic-dendritic-cells-as-immune-enhancers-a-first-in-human-study-in-unfavourable-risk-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Anna Laurell, Maria Lönnemark, Einar Brekkan, Anders Magnusson, Anna Tolf, Anna Carin Wallgren, Bengt Andersson, Lars Adamson, Rolf Kiessling, Alex Karlsson-Parra
BACKGROUND: Accumulating pre-clinical data indicate that the efficient induction of antigen-specific cytotoxic CD8+ T cells characterizing viral infections is caused by cross-priming where initially infected DCs produce an unique set of inflammatory factors that recruit and activate non-infected bystander DCs. Our DC-based immunotherapy concept is guided by such bystander view and accordingly, we have developed a cellular adjuvant consisting of pre-activated allogeneic DCs producing high levels of DC-recruiting and DC-activating factors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642130/mir-155-expression-is-downregulated-in-kidney-transplant-patients-with-human-cytomegalovirus-infection
#2
Massimiliano Bergallo, Stefano Gambarino, Paola Montanari, Valentina Daprà, Marco Rassu, Ilaria Galliano, Paolo Ravanini
MicroRNAs are small, noncoding RNAs that control expression of target genes through inhibiting protein translation or inducing degradation of mRNA transcripts of target genes. According to the latest update, 2578 unique mature miRNAs are currently annotated in the human genome and participate in the regulation of multiple events, such as cellular proliferation or apoptosis. Herpesvirus family comprehends many viruses able to control and modulate host-cell processes permitting the survival by a latency phase after primary infection...
June 19, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640105/glomerulonephritis-and-granulomatous-vasculitis-in-kidney-as-a-complication-of-the-use-of-braf-and-mek-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report
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Mehdi Maanaoui, Camille Saint-Jacques, Viviane Gnemmi, Marie Frimat, Arnaud Lionet, Marc Hazzan, Christian Noël, François Provot
RATIONALE: BRAF and MEK inhibitors have significantly improved the prognosis of metastatic melanoma, by inhibiting both the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAP-kinase) pathway. They are associated with infrequent adverse kidney events. Most of these are related to the use of BRAF inhibitors and involve interstitial nephritis with acute tubular necrosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a unique case of glomerulonephritis with renal granulomatous vasculitis in a patient diagnosed with metastatic melanoma treated with BRAF and MEK inhibitors...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636757/babesiosis-an-unusual-cause-of-sepsis-after-kidney-transplantation-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Imtiaz Ather, Negiin Pourafshar, Denise Schain, Asmita Gupte, Michael J Casey
We report a unique case of babesiosis presenting as sepsis after kidney transplantation. A 70-year-old female kidney transplant recipient presented with fever, hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney injury, and met three of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Serology was positive for Babesia microti, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The patient was treated with atovaquone and azithromycin and made a full recovery. Reports of babesiosis after solid organ transplantation are rare, with only four prior cases reported in the literature...
June 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633552/cabozantinib-for-the-treatment-of-kidney-cancer
#5
Ahmed Abdelaziz, Ulka Vaishampayan
Cabozantinib is a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor that initially showed activity in medullary thyroid cancer and was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma after progression on first line therapy. Areas Covered: In the METEOR trial, cabozantinib demonstrated significantly improved efficacy in all three endpoints; response rates, progression free survival and overall survival in a randomized trial with everolimus as an active comparator...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630746/delusional-parasitosis-on-the-psychiatric-consultation-service-a-longitudinal-perspective-case-study
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Adam Trenton, Neha Pansare, Anthony Tobia, Viwek Bisen, Kenneth R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis is infrequently seen in hospital-based consultation-liaison psychiatry. AIMS: Although there are many publications on delusional parasitosis, this report reviews a unique case that was diagnosed during a hospital admission and treated over the next 36 months. METHOD: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: This case report describes a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with delusional parasitosis during a hospital admission for congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630231/understanding-medication-nonadherence-after-kidney-transplant
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Thomas E Nevins, Peter W Nickerson, Mary Amanda Dew
Alloimmunity remains a barrier to long-term graft survival that necessitates lifelong immunosuppressive therapy after renal transplant. Medication nonadherence has been increasingly recognized as a major impediment to achieving effective immunosuppression. Electronic medication monitoring further reveals that nonadherence manifests early after transplant, although the effect is delayed. The etiology of nonadherence is multifactorial, with the strongest risk factors including past nonadherence and being an adolescent or young adult...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629462/treatment-decisions-for-older-adults-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Steven J Rosansky, Jane Schell, Joseph Shega, Jennifer Scherer, Laurie Jacobs, Cecile Couchoud, Deidra Crews, Matthew McNabney
Dialysis initiation rates among older adults, aged 75 years or greater, are increasing at a faster rate than for younger age groups. Older adults with advanced CKD (eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) typically lose renal function slowly, often suffer from significant comorbidity and thus may die from associated comorbidities before they require dialysis.A patient's pattern of renal function loss over time in relation to their underlying comorbidities can serve as a guide to the probability of a future dialysis requirement...
June 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625746/the-fragmentation-mechanism-and-immune-protective-effect-of-cftep-in-the-scallop-chlamys-farreri
#9
Zhuang Xue, Leilei Wang, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Chang Liu, Xiaorui Song, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
Thioester-containing proteins (TEPs), characterized by a unique intrachain β-cysteinyl-γ-glutamyl thioester bond, form an ancient and diverse family of secreted proteins that play central roles in the innate immune response. But the existence form and immune protection mechanism of TEP in invertebrates still remain unclear, especially in the mollusks. The fragmentation and the immune-protective effect of thioester bond in CfTEP, a previously identified thioester-containing protein in scallop Chlamys farreri, were characterized in the present study...
June 15, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622766/translational-contributions-to-tissue-specificity-in-rhythmic-and-constitutive-gene-expression
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Violeta Castelo-Szekely, Alaaddin Bulak Arpat, Peggy Janich, David Gatfield
BACKGROUND: The daily gene expression oscillations that underlie mammalian circadian rhythms show striking differences between tissues and involve post-transcriptional regulation. Both aspects remain poorly understood. We have used ribosome profiling to explore the contribution of translation efficiency to temporal gene expression in kidney and contrasted our findings with liver data available from the same mice. RESULTS: Rhythmic translation of constantly abundant messenger RNAs (mRNAs) affects largely non-overlapping transcript sets with distinct phase clustering in the two organs...
June 16, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621587/treatment-of-severe-hypertension-in-a-14-year-old-child-successful-blood-pressure-control-with-additive-administration-of-captopril-an-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-renovascular-hypertension
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Xin Zhang, Ying Xu, Xiaoping Chen, Si Wang, Xinran Li, Xin Yan
We report a 14-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of headache caused by uncontrolled hypertension. The diagnosis of renovascular hypertension due to Takaysu arteritis (TA) was made based on an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and computed tomography (CT) image of bilateral renal artery stenosis was taken. Renal scintigraphy revealed normal perfusion and function of the right kidney and severe reduction of the perfusion and function of the left kidney. Careful drug adjustments significantly improved but did not fully control the blood pressure (BP); further, angioplasty, which showed almost occlusion of the left renal artery opening and the minor narrowing of the right renal artery, failed to regain sufficient BP control...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620570/perforated-bladder-as-a-cause-of-abdominal-ascites-in-a-patient-presenting-with-acute-onset-abdominal-pain
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Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Beenish Ahmed, Khalil Abuamr, Osama Yousef
Bladder perforation, especially when atraumatic, is a rare cause of ascites and is often difficult to differentiate from other causes of abdominal pain and ascites in the acute setting.  A 43-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of multiple sclerosis presented with acute abdominal pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis without contrast revealed ascites, acute kidney injury (AKI) was noted on laboratory workup, and very little urine was drained by Foley catheter. Over the next several days, the patient's clinical condition deteriorated with no definitive diagnosis...
May 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620558/primary-renal-carcinoid-with-bilateral-multiple-clear-cell-papillary-renal-cell-carcinomas
#13
Daniel A Anderson, Maria S Tretiakova
Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCPRCC) is a newly recognized entity in the 2016 WHO classification and usually presents as a small, circumscribed, solitary mass of indolent nature. CCPRCCs could seldom occur in conjunction with other synchronous or metachronous kidney tumors and even less frequently as bilateral masses. To our knowledge, multiple bilateral CCPRCCs have never been described with the existence of a synchronous well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor of the kidney and hence reported here as a unique case...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616208/patient-survey-of-current-water-intake-practices-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-the-sips-survey
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Ragada El-Damanawi, Tess Harris, Richard N Sandford, Fiona E Karet Frankl, Thomas F Hiemstra
Background: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) affects 12.5 million worldwide. Vasopressin drives cysts growth and in animal models can be suppressed through high water intake. A randomized controlled trial of 'high' versus 'standard' water intake in ADPKD is essential to determine if this intervention is beneficial. We conducted an ADPKD patient survey to gain an understanding of current fluid intake practices and the design challenges of a randomized water intake trial. Methods: In collaboration with the PKD Charity, we developed and distributed an online survey to ADPKD patients over age 16 years and not on renal replacement therapy...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615647/differential-synchrotron-x-ray-imaging-markers-based-on-the-renal-microvasculature-for-tubulointerstitial-lesions-and-glomerulopathy
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Yu-Chuan Lin, Yeukuang Hwu, Guo-Shu Huang, Michael Hsiao, Tsung-Tse Lee, Shun-Min Yang, Ting-Kuo Lee, Nan-Yow Chen, Sung-Sen Yang, Ann Chen, Shuk-Man Ka
High resolution synchrotron microtomography capable of revealing microvessels in three dimensional (3D) establishes distinct imaging markers of mouse kidney disease strongly associated to renal tubulointerstitial (TI) lesions and glomerulopathy. Two complementary mouse models of chronic kidney disease (CKD), unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), were used and five candidates of unique 3D imaging markers were identified. Our characterization to differentially reflect the altered microvasculature of renal TI lesions and/or glomerulopathy demonstrated these image features can be used to differentiate the disease status and the possible cause therefore qualified as image markers...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615248/the-transcriptome-of-the-didelphis-virginiana-opossum-kidney-ok-proximal-tubule-cell-line
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Megan L Eshbach, Rahil Sethi, Raghunandan Avula, Janette Lamb, Deborah J Hollingshead, David N Finegold, Joseph Locker, Uma R Chandran, Ora A Weisz
The OK cell line derived from kidney of a female opossum Didelphis virginiana has proven to be a useful model in which to investigate the unique regulation of ion transport and membrane trafficking mechanisms in the proximal tubule (PT). Sequence data and comparison of the transcriptome of this cell line to eutherian mammal PTs would further broaden the utility of this culture model. However, genomic sequence for Didelphis virginiana is not available and although a draft genome sequence for the opossum Monodelphis domestica (sequenced in 2012 by the Broad Institute) exists, transcripts sequenced from both species show significant divergence...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614117/role-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-kidney-tubular-transport-metabolism-and-disease
#17
Roshan Rajani, Nuria M Pastor-Soler, Kenneth R Hallows
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a metabolic sensor that regulates cellular energy balance, transport, growth, inflammation, and survival functions. This review explores recent work in defining the effects of AMPK on various renal tubular epithelial ion transport proteins as well as its role in kidney injury and repair in normal and disease states. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, several groups have uncovered additional functions of AMPK in the regulation of kidney and transport proteins...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613436/the-incremental-cost-of-incompatible-living-donor-kidney-transplant-a-national-cohort-analysis
#18
David Axelrod, Krista L Lentine, Mark A Schnitzler, Xun Luo, Huiling Xiao, Babak J Orandi, Allan Massie, Jacqueline Garonzik-Wang, Mark D Stegall, Stanley C Jordan, Jose Oberholzer, Ty B Dunn, Lloyd E Ratner, Sandip Kapur, Ronald P Pelletier, John P Roberts, Marc L Melcher, Pooja Singh, Debra L Sudan, Marc P Posner, Jose M El-Amm, Ron Shapiro, Matthew Cooper, George S Lipkowitz, Michael A Rees, Christopher L Marsh, Bashir R Sankari, David A Gerber, Paul W Nelson, Jason Wellen, Adel Bozorgzadeh, A Osama Gaber, Robert A Montgomery, Dorry L Segev
Incompatible living donor kidney transplant (ILDKT) has been established as an effective option for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with willing but HLA incompatible live donors, reducing mortality and improving quality of life. Depending upon antibody titer, ILDKT can require highly resource intensive procedure including intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange and/or cell depleting antibody treatment as well as protocol biopsies and DSA testing. This study sought to compare the cost and Medicare reimbursement, exclusive of organ acquisition payment, for ILDKT recipients (N=926) with varying antibody titers to matched compatible transplants (N=2762) performed between 2002-2011...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611078/midterm-egfr-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-the-clinical-significance-of-gestational-hyperfiltration
#19
Sehoon Park, Seung Mi Lee, Joong Shin Park, Joon-Seok Hong, Ho Jun Chin, Ki Young Na, Dong Ki Kim, Kook-Hwan Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Yon Su Kim, Hajeong Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although hemodynamic adaptation plays a crucial role in maintaining gestation, the clinical significance of midterm renal hyperfiltration (MRH) on pregnancy outcomes is unknown. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This was an observational cohort study. Women with a singleton pregnancy and a serum creatinine measurement during their second trimester were followed at two university hospitals in Korea between 2001 and 2015. Those with substantial renal function impairment or who delivered during the second trimester were not considered...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608407/disulfide-bonds-and-disorder-in-granulin-3-an-unusual-handshake-between-structural-stability-and-plasticity
#20
Gaurav Ghag, Christopher J Holler, Georgia Taylor, Thomas L Kukar, Vladimir N Uversky, Vijayaraghavan Rangachari
Granulins (GRNs) are a family of small (∼6 kDa) proteins generated by the proteolytic processing of their precursor, progranulin (PGRN), in many cell types. Both PGRN and GRNs are implicated in a plethora of biological functions, often in opposing roles to each other. Lately, GRNs have generated significant attention due to their implicated roles in neurodegenerative disorders. Despite their physiological and pathological significance, the structure-function relationships of GRNs are poorly defined. GRNs contain 12 conserved cysteines forming six intramolecular disulfide bonds, making them rather exceptional, even among a few proteins with high disulfide bond density...
June 12, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
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