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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279076/symptomatic-hyponatremia-after-bowel-preparation-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#1
Juliana Moura Costa, João Bruno Soares
INTRODUCTION: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy and/or colorectal surgery can cause electrolyte imbalances. The risk of electrolyte imbalances seems to be related to the type of bowel cleansing solution, age of patients and comorbidities. CASE REPORT: We report two cases of symptomatic hyponatremia (focal neurological signs and coma) after bowel preparation with sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate for colonoscopy. In both cases, symptoms related to hyponatremia rapidly disappeared after sodium level correction with intravenous administration of hypertonic saline (3% NaCl)...
November 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229321/the-role-of-aspirin-heparin-and-other-interventions-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Katie M Groom, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction and related placental pathologies such as preeclampsia, stillbirth, and placental abruption are believed to arise in early pregnancy when inadequate remodeling of the maternal spiral arteries leads to persistent high-resistance and low-flow uteroplacental circulation. The consequent placental ischaemia, reperfusion injury, and oxidative stress are associated with an imbalance in angiogenic/antiangiogenic factors. Many interventions have centered on the prevention and/or treatment of preeclampsia with results pertaining to fetal growth restriction and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy often included as secondary outcomes because of the common pathophysiology...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207499/sulfur-mediated-alleviation-of-aluminum-toxicity-in-citrus-grandis-seedlings
#3
Peng Guo, Qiang Li, Yi-Ping Qi, Lin-Tong Yang, Xin Ye, Huan-Huan Chen, Li-Song Chen
Limited data are available on the sulfur (S)-mediated-alleviation of aluminum (Al)-toxicity in higher plants. Citrus grandis seedlings were irrigated for 18 weeks with 0.5 mM MgSO₄ or 0.5 mM MgSO₄ + 0.5 mM Na₂SO₄, and 0 (-Al) or 1 mM AlCl₃·6H₂O (+Al, Al-toxicity). Under Al-toxicity, S decreased the level of Al in leaves; increased the relative water content (RWC) of roots and leaves, the contents of phosphorus (P), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) per plant, the dry weights (DW) of roots and shoots, the ratios of root DW/shoot DW, and the Al-induced secretion of citrate from root; and alleviated the Al-induced inhibition of photosynthesis via mitigating the Al-induced decrease of electron transport capacity resulting from the impaired photosynthetic electron transport chain...
December 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197934/effects-of-statin-treatment-with-atorvastatin-on-urolithiasis-associated-urinary-metabolic-risk-factors-an-experimental-study
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Mustafa Zafer Temiz, Emrah Yuruk, Kasim Ertas, Oguzhan Zengi, Atilla Semercioz
PURPOSE: To investigate whether atorvastatin has favorable effects on urinary metabolic risk factors associated with urolithiasis. METHODS: Sixteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups, and baseline spot and 24-h urine samples were collected. Distilled water and atorvastatin were administered to rats during 4 weeks in the control and atorvastatin groups, respectively. At the end of the experimental procedure, spot and 24-h urine samples were collected again...
December 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189886/antiurolithiatic-effect-of-the-taraxasterol-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-kidney-calculi-in-male-rats
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Mahboubeh Yousefi Ghale-Salimi, Maryam Eidi, Nasser Ghaemi, Ramezan Ali Khavari-Nejad
Taraxasterol is one of the important constituents of Taraxacum officinale L. (Compositae) with antioxidant potential. The present study was designed to evaluate and compare the antiurolithiatic effects of taraxasterol and potassium citrate in the ethylene glycol induced urolithiatic rat. Urolithiasis was induced by ammonium chloride and ethylene glycol in adult male rats. Taraxasterol (2, 4 and 8 mg/kg) and potassium citrate (2.5 g/kg) were treated for 33 days by gavage. Then, the animals were anesthetized and weighted and blood, urine, liver and kidney sampling were done...
November 30, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170448/colorectal-cancer-screening-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-yields-similar-results-to-the-general-population-with-an-effective-bowel-preparation-a-retrospective-chart-audit
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Brandon J Teng, Shawn H Song, Jelena N Svircev, Jason A Dominitz, Stephen P Burns
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart audit. OBJECTIVES: To compare adequacy of colonoscopy bowel preparation and diagnostic findings between persons with SCI receiving an extended inpatient bowel preparation and the general population. SETTING: Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA. METHODS: We reviewed an electronic database of all colonoscopies performed at a tertiary Veterans Affairs medical center between 7/12/13 and 15/10/15...
November 24, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163958/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-sodium-picosulphate-with-magnesium-citrate-as-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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REVIEW
Ilvy van Lieshout, Isabelle D Munsterman, Anne M Eskes, Jolanda M Maaskant, René van der Hulst
Background: An effective and tolerable bowel preparation is important to secure quality of colonoscopies. It remains unclear if sodium picosulphate with magnesium citrate (SPMC), which is considered a tolerable bowel preparation agent, is also an effective alternative for polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate (NaP). Aim: The aim of this article is to compare effectiveness of SPMC to PEG and NaP through assessment of quality of bowel cleansing measured by validated tools...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112048/results-of-a-community-based-randomized-study-comparing-a-clear-liquid-diet-with-a-low-residue-diet-using-a-magnesium-citrate-preparation-for-screening-and-surveillance-colonoscopies
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Chandrashekhar Thukral, Sumeet K Tewani, Adam J Lake, Aaron J Shiels, Kathy Geissler, Sara Popejoy, Megan Stafford, Joseph J Vicari
BACKGROUND: Current bowel preparations for colonoscopy include a clear liquid diet (CLD) along with consumption of a laxative. This dietary restriction along with large volume bowel preparations are barriers to compliance and willingness among patients in scheduling screening examinations. The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of a low-volume split dose magnesium citrate bowel preparation in patients on a low-residue diet (LRD) with those on a CLD. METHODS: In this single center, single blinded, randomized controlled trial, patients scheduled for outpatient colonoscopies were assigned to either a CLD or a LRD 1 day before the examination...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102524/the-optimal-bowel-preparation-intervals-before-colonoscopy-a-randomized-study-comparing-polyethylene-glycol-and-low-volume-solutions
#9
Vladimir Kojecky, Jan Matous, Radan Keil, Milan Dastych, Zdena Zadorova, Michal Varga, Radek Kroupa, Jiri Dolina, Miroslav Misurec, Ales Hep, Martin Griva
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The optimal duration of bowel preparation has only been assessed for polyethylene glycol (PEG). The aim of the study was to determine the intervals for achieving a satisfactory quality/tolerability of the preparation using PEG/ascorbic acid (PEGA) and sodium picosulphate/magnesium citrate (SPMC), and to compare them with 4L of PEG. METHODS: A randomized, endoscopist-blinded, multicentre study. The 612 outpatients referred to a colonoscopy, were prepared using PEG, SPMC, PEGA...
November 1, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095693/reference-intervals-for-stone-risk-factors-in-24-h-urine-among-healthy-adults-of-the-han-population-in-china
#10
Zanlin Mai, Xiaoxia Li, Zelin Cui, Wenqi Wu, Yongda Liu, Lili Ou, Yueping Liang, Zhijian Zhao, Yang Liu, Xing Mai, Wei Zhu, Tao Zhang, Chao Cai, Houmeng Yang, Guohua Zeng
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to establish reference intervals for 24-h urinary stone risk factors in the healthy Chinese Han population. METHODS: From May 2013 to July 2014, we collected and analyzed 24-h urine samples from healthy adult Han population during a cross-sectional study across China. The protocol for analysis of 24-h urine included volume, pH, oxalate, citrate, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorous, creatinine, urate, magnesium, the ion activity products of calcium oxalate (AP(CaOx) indexs) and calcium phosphate (AP(CaP) indexs)...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089951/the-role-of-the-plasma-membrane-h-atpase-in-plant-responses-to-aluminum-toxicity
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REVIEW
Jiarong Zhang, Jian Wei, Dongxu Li, Xiangying Kong, Zed Rengel, Limei Chen, Ye Yang, Xiuming Cui, Qi Chen
Aluminum (Al) toxicity is a key factor limiting plant growth and crop production on acid soils. Increasing the plant Al-detoxification capacity and/or breeding Al-resistant cultivars are a cost-effective strategy to support crop growth on acidic soils. The plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase plays a central role in all plant physiological processes. Changes in the activity of the plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase through regulating the expression and phosphorylation of this enzyme are also involved in many plant responses to Al toxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052087/does-green-tea-consumption-increase-urinary-oxalate-excretion-results-of-a-prospective-trial-in-healthy-men
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Kang Chen, Dong Chen, Chuangxin Lan, Xiongfa Liang, Tao Zeng, Jian Huang, Xiaolu Duan, Zhenzhen Kong, Shujue Li, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Alberto Gurioli, Xiaogang Lu, Guohua Zeng, Wenqi Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of green tea on urinary oxalate excretion in healthy male volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The oxalate concentrations after different brewing times (2-60 min) of different qualities (2-8 g) of green tea were measured in in vitro experiment. In in vivo experiment, the effects on urine composition were assessed in 12 healthy men with an age of 24-29 years. Each subject was requested to collect two 24-h urine samples under normal dietary conditions...
October 19, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050419/successful-chilling-of-red-legged-partridge-alectoris-rufa-sperm-for-use-in-artificial-insemination
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J Santiago-Moreno, C Castaño, A Toledano-Díaz, M C Esteso, A López-Sebastián, S Villaverde-Morcillo, S G Dávila, M G Gil, E Blesbois
The fertilizing capacity of pure, fresh avian semen may disappear in just half an hour, hindering its successful use in artificial insemination (AI) projects. Longer storage requires the use of infra-physiological temperatures and of semen diluents that help preserve the spermatozoa but that do not interfere with their fertilizing capacity. This study examines the effect on sperm quality of storing red-legged partridge sperm for 3 h at 5°C with 2 different semen extenders: 1) a medium referred to as L&R-84, composed of sodium glutamate, glucose, magnesium acetate, potassium acetate, and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and 2) Lake 7...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049477/association-of-the-addition-of-oral-antibiotics-to-mechanical-bowel-preparation-for-left-colon-and-rectal-cancer-resections-with-reduction-of-surgical-site-infections
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Elaine Vo, Nader N Massarweh, Christy Y Chai, Hop S Tran Cao, Nader Zamani, Sherry Abraham, Kafayat Adigun, Samir S Awad
Importance: Surgical site infections (SSIs) after colorectal surgery remain a significant complication, particularly for patients with cancer, because they can delay the administration of adjuvant therapy. A combination of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) is a potential, yet controversial, SSI prevention strategy. Objective: To determine the association of the addition of oral antibiotics to MBP with preventing SSIs in left colon and rectal cancer resections and its association with the timely administration of adjuvant therapy...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028588/formation-of-struvite-urinary-stones-and-approaches-towards-the-inhibition-a-review
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REVIEW
Poppy Das, Gaurav Gupta, Vinodhini Velu, Rajendra Awasthi, Kamal Dua, Himaja Malipeddi
BACKGROUND: Struvite is one of the most common urinary/kidney stones, composed of magnesium ammonium phosphate (MgNHPO4·H2O). They are also termed as infection stones as these are associated with urinary tract infections. Numerous studies have been carried out to examine the growth and inhibition of struvite stones. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes various reports on the factors responsible for inducing struvite stones in the kidney and gives a detailed account of studies on inhibition of growth of struvite crystals...
October 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022989/prophylactic-intravenous-calcium-therapy-for-exchange-blood-transfusion-in-the-newborn
#16
REVIEW
Tinuade A Ogunlesi, Foluso Ea Lesi, Olabisi Oduwole
BACKGROUND: Exchange blood transfusion (EBT) is a form of whole blood transfusion in which the total blood volume is replaced within a few hours. In perinatal and neonatal medicine, EBT is most often used in the management of severe anaemia or severe hyperbilirubinaemia in the first week of life. Hypocalcaemia, one of the common morbidities associated with EBT, is thought to arise from the chelating effects of the citrate commonly used as an anticoagulant in the donor's blood. This disorder manifests with muscular and nervous irritability and cardiac arrhythmias...
October 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966756/preventive-kidney-stones-continue-medical-education
#17
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/28952687/-mineralogical-composition-of-urinary-stones-risk-factors-and-metabolic-disturbances-in-patients-with-calcium-oxalate-urolithiasis
#18
A V Kustov, A I Strelnikov, M A Moryganov, A O Airapetyan, P R Smirnov, E V Lyalyakina, S R Toms
AIM: To identify the most likely metabolic disturbances and risk factors for stone formation in a group of patients with calcium oxalate urolithiasis, and to establish the relationship between the mineralogical composition of calculi and impaired excretion of inhibitors and promoters of stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with calcium oxalate urolithiasis were tested using a complex of physicochemical methods. Patients assessment included evaluation of quantitative mineralogical composition of calculi, daily urine pH profile and daily urinary excretion of urates, calcium, magnesium, oxalate, phosphate and citrate ions...
September 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944412/a-head-to-head-comparison-of-4-l-polyethylene-glycol-and-low-volume-solutions-before-colonoscopy-which-is-the-best-a-multicentre-randomized-trial
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Vladimir Kojecky, Jan Matous, Radan Keil, Milan Dastych, Radek Kroupa, Zdena Zadorova, Michal Varga, Jiri Dolina, Milan Kment, Ales Hep
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and tolerability of polyethylene glycol (PEG) to sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (SPMC) and low-volume polyethylene glycol/ascorbic acid (PEGA) in a single- or split-dose regimen for colonoscopy bowel preparation. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, endoscopist-blinded, multicentre study. Outpatients received either PEG or SPMC or PEGA in a single or a split dose before the colonoscopy. Quality and tolerability of the preparation and complaints during preparation were recorded...
December 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939500/impact-of-patient-audio-visual-re-education-through-a-smartphone-on-quality-of-bowel-preparation-before-colonoscopy-a-single-blinded-randomized-study
#20
Su Young Back, Hyun Gun Kim, Eu Mi Ahn, Suyeon Park, Seong Ran Jeon, Hee Hyuk Im, Jin-Oh Kim, Bong Min Ko, Joon Seong Lee, Tae Hee Lee, Jun-Hyung Cho
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preparation education is essential for successful colonoscopy. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of audio-visual (AV) re-education through a smartphone before colonoscopy on bowel preparation quality. METHODS: A prospective, endoscopist-blinded, randomized, controlled study was performed. Patients who underwent colonoscopy with 3 purgatives, including 4 L polyethylene glycol (4L-PEG), 2 L PEG with ascorbic acid (2L-PEG/Asc) and sodium picosulfate with magnesium citrate (SPMC), were enrolled, and randomized into AV re-education through smartphone group (AV group, n=160) and a control group (n=160)...
September 19, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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