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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751210/melamine-beyond-the-kidney-a-ubiquitous-endocrine-disruptor-and-neurotoxicant
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REVIEW
Ashley L Bolden, Johanna R Rochester, Carol F Kwiatkowski
Melamine is commonly used in a variety of consumer products such as furniture, dining ware, and food utensils. The chemical infamously gained worldwide attention by its illegal addition to a variety of foodstuffs in order to falsify protein content, which led to serious, sometimes fatal, health impacts in children and pets. This resulted in a large amount of published primary studies and reviews of the impacts of melamine exposure on kidney function. However, a growing body of literature suggests that melamine may have impacts beyond renal dysfunction...
July 24, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720366/the-evolving-role-of-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-urolithiasis
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REVIEW
Francesco Sanguedolce, Giorgio Bozzini, Ben Chew, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Jean de la Rosette
CONTEXT: Retrograde intrarenal surgery has gained substantial popularity worldwide thanks to continuous improvements in technology and techniques, and is now considered one of the first-line treatment options for active removal of renal stones. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive synthesis of the main evidences in literature on the current management of kidney stones by means of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of literature has been conducted using search string "retrograde intrarenal surgery OR flexible ureteroscop* OR ureterorenoscop*", without any language restriction; PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched in November 2016...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574902/advanced-donation-programs-and-deceased-donor-initiated-chains-2-innovations-in-kidney-paired-donation
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Anji E Wall, Jeffrey L Veale, Marc L Melcher
Kidney paired donation strategies have facilitated compatible living-donor kidney transplants for end stage renal disease patients with willing but incompatible living donors. Success has inspired further innovations that expand opportunities for kidney-paired donation. Two such innovations are the advanced donation strategy in which a donor provides a kidney before their recipient is matched, or even in need of, a kidney transplant, and deceased donor initiated chains in which chains are started with deceased donors rather than altruistic living donors...
June 1, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567709/renal-cell-cancers-unveiling-the-hereditary-ones-and-saving-lives-a-tailored-diagnostic-approach
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REVIEW
Georgios Kallinikas, Helai Habib, Dimitrios Tsimiliotis, Evangelos Koutsokostas, Barna Bokor
The prevalence of RCC in Europe is 2-3% and increasing every year. Hereditary predisposition is found in 5-8% of all RCC cases. Hereditary syndromes associated with RCC include: Von Hippel-Lindau, hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma, Birt-Hogg-Dube', hereditary leiomyomatosis, succinate dehydrogenase's deficiency, tuberous sclerosis complex and Cowden's syndrome. These syndromes are related to specific genetic mutations. So far the European Association of Urology and American Urological Association have not established guidelines for referral of patients with RCC for germline mutation screening...
May 31, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553041/a-single-center-experience-of-kidney-transplantation-from-donation-after-circulatory-death-challenges-and-scope-in-india
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S Singh, S Kumar, S Dasgupta, D B Kenwar, M Rathi, A Sharma, H S Kohli, V Jha, K L Gupta, M Minz
Donation after circulatory death (DCD) has never been attempted in India because of legal constraints and lack of guidelines for the withdrawal of life support in end-of-life situations. The present report describes the initial experience of transplantation of organs from DCD donors in a tertiary care center in India. Between 2011 and 2015, five donors had kidneys retrieved after cardiac arrest. These patients were declared dead after waiting for 5 min with no electrocardiographic signal on monitor following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which was restarted in three patients till organ retrieval...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536691/periostin-and-discoidin-domain-receptor-1-new-biomarkers-or-targets-for-therapy-of-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Niki Prakoura, Christos Chatziantoniou
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a life-threatening condition, which eventually requires renal replacement therapy through dialysis or transplantation. A lot of effort and resources have been invested the last years in the identification of novel markers of progression and targets for therapy, in order to achieve a more efficient prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment of renal diseases. Using experimental models of renal disease, we identified and studied two promising candidates: periostin, a matricellular protein with high expression in bone and dental tissues, and discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1), a transmembrane collagen receptor of the tyrosine kinase family...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395659/abelmoschus-manihot-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-versus-losartan-potassium-for-treating-iga-nephropathy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ping Li, Yi-Zhi Chen, Hong-Li Lin, Zhao-Hui Ni, Yong-Li Zhan, Rong Wang, Hong-Tao Yang, Jing-Ai Fang, Nian-Song Wang, Wen-Ge Li, Xue-Feng Sun, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common primary glomerular diseases worldwide, but effective therapy remains limited and many patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Only angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I)/angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) show a high level of evidence (1B level) of being of value in the treatment for IgAN according to the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines. However, traditional Chinese medicine has raised attention in kidney disease research...
April 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292988/-the-aim-and-scope-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-kidney-disease-in-cancer-survivors
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Shigeo Horie
Drug-induced nephron-toxicity hampers the effective cancer chemotherapy and impairs the quality of life of the patients. Now eGFR has substituted Ccr for the estimation of renal function. The concepts and clinical significance of CKD and AKI have been established. These progress of clinical nephrology can improve the management of cancer chemotherapy. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of kidney disease in cancer survivors supports health-related professional to practice based on the evidence, which will enhance the efficacy of the treatment and QOL of the cancer survivors...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224089/kilt-kidney-and-ivc-abnormalities-with-leg-thrombosis-syndrome-in-a-41-years-old-man-with-loin-pain-and-fever
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James Kiujing Fung, Victor Hip Wo Yeung, Sau Kwan Chu, Chi Wan Man
KILT syndrome is a rare condition composing the triad of kidney and inferior vena cava anomaly and extensive venous thrombosis. We present a case of newly diagnosed KILT syndrome in a 41-years-old gentleman presenting with loin pain and fever. Reviewing previous case reports, KILT syndrome is usually an incidental finding on imaging studies and there is a wide scope of initial clinical presentations. However, recent evidence suggests IVC anomaly may have caused subsequent renal hypoplasia. Identification of the underlying etiology may be helpful in planning early vascular intervention to treat the condition...
May 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212921/towards-developing-criteria-for-scleroderma-renal-crisis-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Sabrina Hoa, Edward P Stern, Christopher P Denton, Marie Hudson
OBJECTIVE: The absence of a gold standard for scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) has hindered our understanding of this problem. The objective of this scoping review was to identify the criteria used to define SRC in order to guide the development of a consensus definition for SRC. METHODS: We conducted a search in three databases: Medline, Embase and non-Ovid Pubmed. Papers were eligible for inclusion if they were full-length articles in English whose main topic was SRC or scleroderma renal disease...
April 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125806/procalcitonin-and-interleukin-6-levels-are-they-useful-biomarkers-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Grazia Maria Virzì, Massimo de Cal, Davide Giavarina, Mariarosa Carta, María-Jimena Muciño-Bermejo, Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Loris Salvador, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury is an independent predictor of chronic renal disease and mortality. The scope of this study was to determine the utility of procalcitonin (PCT) and plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in predicting renal outcome and mortality in these patients. METHODS: PCT and plasma IL-6 levels of 122 cardiac surgery patients were measured at 48 h after the surgical procedure. Primary endpoints were adverse renal outcome and mortality...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048071/su-f-r-39-effects-of-radiation-dose-reduction-on-renal-cell-carcinoma-discrimination-using-multi-phasic-ct-imaging
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M Wahi-Anwar, S Young, P Lo, S Raman, H Kim, M Brown, M McNitt-Gray, H Coy, D Ashen-Garry, E Pace-Soler
PURPOSE: A method to discriminate different types of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) was developed using attenuation values observed in multiphasic contrast-enhanced CT. This work evaluates the sensitivity of this RCC discrimination task at different CT radiation dose levels. METHODS: We selected 5 cases of kidney lesion patients who had undergone four-phase CT scans covering the abdomen to the lilac crest. Through an IRB-approved study, the scans were conducted on 64-slice CT scanners (Definition AS/Definition Flash, Siemens Healthcare) using automatic tube-current modulation (TCM)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601933/large-subcapsular-hematoma-following-ureteroscopic-laser-lithotripsy-of-renal-calculi-in-a-spina-bifida-patient-lessons-we-learn
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Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Azi Samsudin, Gurpreet Singh, Peter L Hughes, Bakul M Soni, Fahed Selmi
INTRODUCTION: Paraplegic patients are at greater risk of developing complications following ureteroscopic lithotripsy because of urine infection associated with neuropathic bladder, difficulties in access due to altered anatomy of urinary bladder and urethra, spinal curvature, spasticity, and contractures. We report the occurrence of large subcapsular hematoma following ureteroscopy and discuss lessons we learn from this case. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old male patient with spina bifida underwent ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and ureteric stenting for left ureteric stone and staghorn calculus with hydronephrosis; laser lithotripsy was repeated after 3 months; both procedures were performed by a senior urologist and did not result in any complications...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496434/performance-of-the-mdrd-ckd-epi-and-cockcroft-gault-formulas-in-relation-to-nutritional-status-in-stable-renal-transplant-recipients
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Ł Czyżewski, J Wyzgał, E Czyżewska, A Kurowski, J Sierdziński, A Łabuś, Z Truszewski, Ł Szarpak
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of the function of the implanted kidney in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) is one of the superior elements of adequate therapeutic actions. The aim of this study was to assess the conventional and unconventional factors affecting the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) with the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI), and Cockcroft-Gault (C-G) formulas among the RTRs. METHODS: The study included 144 RTRs (mean age 52 years)...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427087/cytotoxicity-organ-distribution-and-morphological-effects-of-melamine-and-cyanuric-acid-in-rats
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Huiying Sun, Kaizhong Wang, Haiyan Wei, Zhe Li, Hui Zhao
Melamine (Mel) is used widely as a basic organic chemical intermediate in several products. Within the last 10 years there have been two high-profile Mel exposures that caused toxicological concern, especially regarding food adulteration. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the toxicity of Mel and one of its homologs, cyanuric acid (Cya), in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The IC50 of Mel and Cya was determined by the MTT assay in NRK-52E and 293T cell lines...
September 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389043/identifying-and-integrating-patient-and-caregiver-perspectives-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-screening-and-management-of-infectious-microorganisms-in-hemodialysis-units
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Hilary M Miller, Allison Tong, David J Tunnicliffe, Denise Campbell, Jule Pinter, Robert J Commons, Eugene Athan, Jonathan C Craig, Nicole Gilroy, Julianne Green, Belinda Henderson, Martin Howell, Rhonda L Stuart, Carolyn van Eps, Muh Geot Wong, Janak de Zoysa, Meg J Jardine
INTRODUCTION: The integration of patient and caregiver input into guideline development can help to ensure that clinical care addresses patient expectations, priorities, and needs. We aimed to identify topics and outcomes salient to patients and caregivers for inclusion in the Kidney Health Australia Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment (KHA-CARI) clinical practice guideline on the screening and management of infectious microorganisms in hemodialysis units. METHODS: A facilitated workshop was conducted with 11 participants (patients [n = 8], caregivers [n = 3])...
April 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312761/outpatient-removal-of-tunneled-dialysis-catheters-by-nephrology-fellows-in-training-at-a-veterans-affairs-medical-center
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Neville R Dossabhoy, Bhupinder Sangha, Mihály B Tapolyai, Tibor Fülöp
BACKGROUND: Removal of tunneled dialysis catheters (TDC) usually occurs in dedicated procedure suites and is performed relatively rarely at the bedside. Scarce evidence exists in the literature to assess the safety and success of this procedure when performed during supervised academic training. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all TDC removals performed on an outpatient basis by nephrology fellows under faculty supervision during a 5-year period at an academic Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27285313/optimizing-a-kidney-stress-test-to-evaluate-renal-functional-reserve
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Aashish Sharma, Jose J Zaragoza, Gianluca Villa, Leonardo C Ribeiro, Renhua Lu, Marco Sartori, Elena Faggiana, Massimo de Cal, Grazia M Virzi, Valentina Corradi, Alessandra Brocca, Faeq Husain-Syed, Alessandra Brendolan, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Renal function reserve (RFR) describes the capacity of the kidney to increase glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in response to physiological or pathological stimuli. The scope of our study was to evaluate the optimal level of stimulation using different doses of protein load (PL) for a standard renal stress test (RST). METHODS: 18 young healthy individuals were given sessions of PL with 1 and 2 g/kg body weight. Endogenous creatinine clearance was calculated...
July 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103588/increasing-the-uptake-of-exercise-programs-in-the-dialysis-unit-a-protocol-for-a-realist-synthesis
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Stephanie Thompson, Alex Clark, Anita Molzahn, Scott Klarenbach, Marcello Tonelli
BACKGROUND: For people with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis, exercise during the dialysis treatment (intradialytic exercise) may promote exercise adherence and enhance aspects of the dialysis treatment. However, intradialytic exercise programs are complex and how to adapt program components to local context so that the program is more likely to attain its intended health outcomes have not been well described. To increase the uptake of exercise in clinical practice, more evidence is needed on how contextual factors influence the program's impact...
April 21, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27084572/comparison-of-new-single-use-digital-flexible-ureteroscope-versus-nondisposable-fiber-optic-and-digital-ureteroscope-in-a-cadaveric-model
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Silvia Proietti, Laurian Dragos, Wilson Molina, Steeve Doizi, Guido Giusti, Olivier Traxer
PURPOSE: To evaluate LithoVue, the new single-use digital flexible ureteroscope, in a human cadaveric model and compare it with a nondisposable fiber optic and digital flexible ureteroscopes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LithoVue, a conventional fiber optic, and digital flexible ureteroscopes were each tested in four renal units of recently deceased female cadavers by three surgeons. The following parameters were analyzed: accessibility to the kidney and navigation of the entire collecting system with and without ureteral access sheath (UAS), lower pole access measuring the deflection of the ureteroscope with the working channel empty, and with inside two different baskets and laser fibers...
June 2016: Journal of Endourology
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