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Zhuo Liu, Hongyang Jiang, Jun Yang, Tao Wang, Yufeng Ding, Jihong Liu, Shaogang Wang, Zhangqun Ye
Calcium oxalate stones account for >80% of urinary stones, however the mechanisms underlying their formation remains to be elucidated. Hyperoxaluria serves an important role in the pathophysiological process of stone formation. In the present study, differences in the miRNA expression profiles between experimental hyperoxaluric rats and normal rats were analyzed, in order to identify target genes and signaling pathways involved in the pathogenesis of hyperoxaluria. Ethylene glycol and ammonium chloride was fed to male hyperoxaluric rats (EXP) and normal age‑matched male rats (CON)...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Rei Unno, Kazumi Taguchi, Atsushi Okada, Ryosuke Ando, Shuzo Hamamoto, Yasue Kubota, Li Zuo, Keiichi Tozawa, Kenjiro Kohri, Takahiro Yasui
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of potassium-sodium citrate on the development of computed tomography-detected renal microcalculi into symptomatic stones in calcium stone-forming patients. METHODS: Patients (aged 20-80 years) with history of calcium component stones who visited Nagoya City Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, between April 2009 and June 2014 were included. They were retrospectively divided into those who did not receive potassium-sodium citrate (non-citrate group, n = 157) and those who did (citrate group, n = 60)...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Orsolya Balogh, Marie Roch, Stefanie Keller, Erika Michel, Iris M Reichler
In dogs, there is no diagnostic test to identify and differentiate fetal fluids from maternal urine in the event that a clear-yellowish vulvar discharge is observed pre-whelping. The objective of this study was to find a test that could easily and accurately identify rupture of the fetal membranes preceding parturition. Maternal urine, and amniotic fluid (AMF) and allantoic fluid (ALF) from only one fetus per bitch, were collected intraoperatively during cesarean section. Specific gravity (SG) was analyzed with a refractometer, whereas the presence of leukocytes, protein, glucose, ketones, bilirubin, urobilinogen, nitrite, erythrocyte/hemoglobin (Hb), and the pH were assessed using a urine dipstick (Combur-Test)...
September 21, 2016: Theriogenology
Kiran Imran, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Uzma Ozair, Sadia Khan, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
The goal of this study was to investigate metabolic risk factors in pediatric stone formers in an emerging economy. A prospective, data collection enrolled 250 children age <1-15 years at our center. Risk factors were evaluated by gender and in age groups <1-5, 6-10 and 11-15 years. Patients were evaluated for demographics, blood and 24 h urine for calcium, magnesium, phosphate, uric acid, electrolytes and additional protein, citrate, ammonia and oxalate in urine. All reported values were two sided and statistical significance was considered at p value ≤0...
October 15, 2016: Urolithiasis
Cuiping Wang, Xinying Lin, Dongmei Guo, Lili Ding, Haifeng Guo, Guifa Xu, Xi Cui, Xia Wang
The objective of this study was to investigate the zinc fractional absorption of young Chinese men and women from the Shandong rural region under the routine dietary pattern by stable isotope technique. Ten men and 10 women, aged 20 to 35 years, and with a representative diet during the experiment were recruited from the Shandong rural region. Stable (67)Zn was used as a tracer to label ZnCl2, and Yb was used to monitor the excretion of (67)Zn in urine and feces. All volunteers were given rice containing 4...
October 15, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
Emmanuel Richard, Jean-Marc Blouin, Jerome Harambat, Brigitte Llanas, Stephane Bouchet, Cecile Acquaviva, Renaud De la Faille
We report the case of a 78-year-old patient with late diagnosis of hyperoxaluria type III (PH3). He developed renal failure after nephrectomy for clear cell papillary renal carcinoma and complained of recurrent urolithiasis for some 30 years whose etiology was never identified. Biochemical laboratory investigations of urine and urolithiasis composition revealed marked hyperoxaluria but normal levels of urinary glyceric and glycolic acid as well as stones of idiopathic calcium-oxalate appearance. Furthermore, the dietary survey showed excessive consumption of food supplements containing massive amounts of oxalate precursors...
October 13, 2016: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
Biranchi Narayan Mohapatra, Sujit Kumar Lenka, Manoranjan Acharya, Chakradhar Majhi, Gouri Oram, Khetra Mohan Tudu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile of hypokalemic flaccid paralysis (HKFP) and to evaluate its causes. METHODS: Fifty cases of hypokalemic flaccid paralysis (HKFP) admitted between November 2012 to October 2014 were taken up in the study. Serum potassium level < 3.5 mmol/ltr has been taken as hypokalemia. All cases were studied for spot and/or 24 hour urinary sodium / potassium, serum potassium / calcium / magnesium. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) were diagnosed if there was spot/24 hour urine potassium excretion < 20mmol/ltr in presence of hypokalemia and flaccid weakness without other causes...
May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Cigdem Donmez, Ece Konac, Batuhan T Aydogan, Cenk Y Bilen
PURPOSE: To study whether -160 C > A (rs16260) and -347 G > GA (rs5030625) single nucleotide polymorphisms of the regulatory region (rSNPs) of CDH1 gene modulate the risk of nephrolithiasis. METHODS: Genomic DNA of 101 patients with calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis and 114 healthy controls were screened for both polymorphisms, using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragments length polymorphism method (PCR-RLFP). Haplotype frequencies were also analyzed...
2016: SpringerPlus
Daniel Turudic, Danica Batinic, Anja Tea Golubic, Mila Lovric, Danko Milosevic
: Diagnostic criteria for determination of inclination towards idiopathic calcium oxalate (CaOx) urolithiasis based on biochemical urine parameters are not sufficiently well defined in children. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of CaOx urolithiasis in children from concentrations of calcium, oxalate, citrate, and glycosaminoglycans in urine and their ratios, all standardized in respect to creatinine. We collected and analyzed 24-h urine samples of children with CaOx urolithiasis (n = 61) and compared with urine samples of matched control group of healthy children (n = 25)...
October 11, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Louis Nikolis, Casey Seideman, Lane S Palmer, Pamela Singer, Nataliya Chorny, Rachel Frank, Lulette Infante, Christine B Sethna
INTRODUCTION: Urolithiasis is a condition that is most commonly found in adults, but is becoming increasingly prevalent in children. Little is known about the relationship between blood pressure (BP) and urolithiasis in children. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the relationship between urolithiasis and BP, and to determine the association of BP with 24-h urine parameters in children. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed BP and 24-h urine data from children <18 years with and without urolithiasis from 2004 to 2015 at a single tertiary center...
September 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Tarik Emre Sener, Goksel Sener, Ozge Cevik, Pinar Eker, Sule Cetinel, Olivier Traxer, Yiloren Tanidir, Cem Akbal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the protective effects of melatonin (Mel) on an ethylene glycol-induced nephrolithiasis model in rats. METHODS: Thirty-two Wistar albino rats were divided into 4 groups; control, ethylene glycol (EG), melatonin prevention (Mel+EG+Mel), melatonin treatment (EG+Mel) groups. 0.75% EG was added to drinking water to create nephrolithiasis model. EG group received EG and Mel+EG+Mel group received both EG and melatonin for 8 weeks. In EG+Mel group, EG is given for 8 weeks and melatonin is given for the last 4 weeks of the experiment...
October 4, 2016: Urology
Maulee Hiromi Arambewela, Noel P Somasundaram, Chaminda Garusinghe
BACKGROUND: Hypernatremia is a frequent occurrence among hospitalized patients. Severe hypernatremia is associated with mortality rates of over 60 %. Extreme hypernatremia, defined as sodium levels >190 mmol/l, is a rare occurrence. The literature on electrocardiographic changes occurring with this degree of hypernatremia is extremely scarce. We report the case of an 11-year-old Sri Lankan girl who presented with sodium levels of 226 mmol/l following infusion with 3 % hypertonic saline who developed diffuse QT prolongation leading to fatal ventricular tachycardia...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Elisa Cicerello, Mario Mangano, Gian Davide Cova, Franco Merlo, Luigi Maccatrozzo
Fifty-four patients with infected renal lithiasis underwent complete metabolic evaluation searching for underlying factors contributing to stone formation including urine analysis and culture. Metabolic abnormalities were significantly more present in patients with mixed infected stones (struvite+/-apatite and calcium oxalate) than in patients with pure infected stones (struvite+/-carbonate apatite): hypercalciuria in 40%, hyperoxaluria in 34% and hyperuricosuria in 28% (p < 0.05). Urinary excretion of citrate was low in both groups without statistically significant difference (238+/-117 mg/24 h vs 214+/-104 mg/24/h, t = 0...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Erica L Schoeller, Daniel D Clark, Sandeepa Dey, Nathan V Cao, Sheila J Semaan, Ling W Chao, Alexander S Kauffman, Lisa Stowers, Pamela L Mellon
Circadian rhythms synchronize physiological processes with the light-dark cycle and are regulated by a hierarchical system initiated in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), a hypothalamic region that receives direct photic input. The SCN then entrains additional oscillators in the periphery. Circadian rhythms are maintained by a molecular transcriptional feedback loop, of which BMAL1 is a key member. Disruption of circadian rhythms by deletion of the BMAL1 gene (Bmal1 KO) induces a variety of disease states, including infertility in males, due to unidentified mechanisms...
October 5, 2016: Endocrinology
Ai-Ping Fang, Ke-Ji Li, Hao-Yu Shi, Jing-Jing He, He Li
To investigate the metabolic differences of calcium requirements between Chinese and Westerners, we examined systematically the characteristics of calcium metabolism in Chinese adults with habitual dietary calcium intakes. We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, SinoMed, and National Index to Chinese Newspapers & Periodicals, from inception to March 17, 2015, as well as the bibliographies of any relevant papers and journals, for trials assessing calcium metabolism in healthy Chinese adults within 18-60 years of age on the typical Chinese diet...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
William Wong, Gemma Poke, Maria Stack, Tonya Kara, Chanel Prestidge, Kim Flintoff
BACKGROUND: Dent disease 1 is a rare cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in childhood secondary to mutations in the gene encoding the chloride-proton exchanger, CLC-5, which is found mainly in the proximal tubule. Clinical manifestations are variable and there are no known genotype-phenotype correlations. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: The proband was identified as having a mutation in CLCN5. The extended family of the proband was invited to participate in a study of Dent disease after several males were noted to have a history of CKD...
October 3, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Sagit Stern, Aviram Mizrachi, Yulia Strenov, Ariela Knaanie, Carlos Benbassat, Shpitzer Thomas, Bachar Gideon
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the controversial relationship between preoperative calcium and parathyroid hormone levels and the dimensions and histologic features of parathyroid adenoma in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. STUDY DESIGN: Historical cohort. SETTING: Tertiary medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Clinical and tumor-related data were collected from the medical files of all patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism in 1996 -2012...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Ingo Sethmann, Gunnar Wendt-Nordahl, Thomas Knoll, Frieder Enzmann, Ludwig Simon, Hans-Joachim Kleebe
Randall's plaques (RP) are preferred sites for the formation of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) kidney stones. However, although processes of interstitial calcium phosphate (CaP) plaque formation are not well understood, the potential of plaque microstructures as indicators of CaP precipitation conditions received only limited attention. We investigated RP-associated COM stones for structural details of the calcified tissues and microstructural features of plaque-stone interfaces as indicators of the initial processes of stone formation...
October 1, 2016: Urolithiasis
J C González-Vega, Y Liu, J C McCann, C L Walk, J J Loor, H H Stein
Two experiments were conducted to determine the requirement for standardized total tract digestible (STTD) Ca by 11- to 25-kg pigs based on growth performance, bone ash, or Ca and P retention and to determine the effect of dietary Ca on expression of genes related to Ca transport in the jejunum and kidneys. Six diets were formulated to contain 0.36% STTD P and 0.32, 0.40, 0.48, 0.56, 0.64, or 0.72% STTD Ca by including increasing quantities of calcium carbonate in the diets at the expense of cornstarch. Two additional diets contained 0...
August 2016: Journal of Animal Science
David A Bushinsky, David M Spiegel, Coleman Gross, Wade W Benton, Jeanene Fogli, Kathleen M Hill Gallant, Charles Du Mond, Geoffrey A Block, Matthew R Weir, Bertram Pitt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patiromer is a nonabsorbed potassium-binding polymer that uses calcium as the counterexchange ion. The calcium released with potassium binding has the potential to be absorbed or bind phosphate. Because binding is not specific for potassium, patiromer can bind other cations. Here, we evaluate the effect of patiromer on urine ion excretion in healthy adults, which reflects gastrointestinal ion absorption. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We analyzed the effect of patiromer on urine potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphate in two studies...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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