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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743127/a-rare-presentation-of-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-acute-kidney-injury
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Meric Oruc, Haydar Durak, Serkan Feyyaz Yalin, Nurhan Seyahi, Mehmet Rıza Altıparmak, Sinan Trabulus
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is known as an uncommon presentation in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). The aim of our study was to analyze the clinical data and biopsy findings in IgAN patients presenting with AKI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all subjects who had biopsy-proven IgAN and presented with AKI during June 2002 September 2015. The following data were obtained from medical records. RESULTS: A total of 15 patients of 123 patients (12...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742516/prevention-of-renal-ischemia-perfusion-induced-renal-and-hepatic-injury-in-adult-male-albino-rats-by-oxytocin-role-of-nitric-oxide
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Merhan Mamdouh Ragy, Neven Makram Aziz
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin (OT) has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect in the different inflammatory models. The current study aimed to evaluate the protective function of OT in renal and hepatic damages triggered by renal ischemia/reperfusion (IR) in rats. Moreover, the effect of NG-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME) was investigated on the kidney and liver functions in renal IR model. METHODS: Twenty-four rats were divided into four groups (six rats each) as follows: (1) Sham-operated group; (2) Renal IR group; (3) Renal IR+OT group; (4) Renal IR+OT+l-NAME...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741343/relationships-between-certain-metabolic-diseases-and-selected-serum-biochemical-parameters-in-seropositive-dairy-cows-against-neospora-caninum-infection-in-different-stages-of-lactation
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Myassar O. Alekish, Abdelsalam Q Talafha, Musa A Alshehabat, Zuhair A Bani Ismail
Neospora caninum is an important cause of abortion in dairy cattle. The general health of affected cows has not been investigated before. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to identify possible relationships between certain metabolic diseases and selected serum biochemical parameters in seropositive dairy cows against N. caninum antibodies in different stages of lactation. The study was carried out using 72 N. caninum seropositive cows and 61 seronegative dairy cows (control). Serum from all cows was tested to determine their N...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741050/risk-factors-for-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-eppic-trials-and-the-effect-of-ast-120
#4
Gerald Schulman, Tomas Berl, Gerald J Beck, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Eberhard Ritz, Miho Shimizu, Mami Kikuchi, Yuko Shobu
BACKGROUND: Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (EPPIC-1 and EPPIC-2) investigated the efficacy and safety of AST-120, an oral spherical carbon adsorbent, in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). While the benefit of adding AST-120 to standard therapy was not supported by these trials, we performed a post hoc analysis to focus on CKD progression and to determine the risk factors for the primary endpoint in the EPPIC trial population. METHODS: In the EPPIC trials, patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to treatment with AST-120 or placebo...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740392/cholecalciferol-improves-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-6-month-prospective-interventional-study
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Aml Mohamed Nada, Dalia A Shaheen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on glucose homeostasis and lipid profile in type 2 diabetic patients who have vitamin D deficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-five type 2 diabetic patients taking oral hypoglycemic agents as mono- or combination therapy were recruited from the diabetes and endocrinology clinic. Subject demographics, duration of diabetes, antidiabetic medication, body mass index (BMI), pulse, and blood pressure (BP) were assessed...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740370/kidney-function-and-cognitive-decline-in-an-oldest-old-chinese-population
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Kunhao Bai, Yujing Pan, Fanghong Lu, Yingxin Zhao, Jinwei Wang, Luxia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Early-stage chronic kidney disease has been suggested to be correlated with cognitive decline, but the association has rarely been explored in the oldest old. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 284 Chinese participants aged 80 years or older with serum creatinine levels <150 µmol/L. The median follow-up time was 3.3 years, and 247 (87.0%) participants provided valid data at their last visit. Kidney function was evaluated by measuring the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at baseline, and cognitive function was evaluated using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) at both baseline and annual visits...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738532/genipin-attenuates-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-by-counteracting-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Eglal Mahgoub, Shanmugam Muthu Kumaraswamy, Kamal Hassan Kader, Balaji Venkataraman, Shreesh Ojha, Ernest Adeghate, Mohanraj Rajesh
Cisplatin (CP) is a potent and widely used chemotherapeutic agent. However, the clinical benefits of CP are compromised because it elicits nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity. In this study, we investigated the nephroprotective effects of the phytochemical genipin (GP) isolated from the gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) fruit, using a murine model of CP-induced nephropathy. GP pretreatment attenuated the CP-induced renal tissue injury by diminishing the serum blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and cystatin C levels, as well as those of kidney injury molecule-1...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737133/pretreatment-with-paricalcitol-attenuates-level-and-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-a-rat-model-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury%C3%A2
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Sibel Ersan, Asli Celik, Mehmet Tanrisev, Isil Kose, Zahide Cavdar, Mehtat Unlu, Ayse Kocak, Cemre Ural, Banu Yilmaz, Timur Kose
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI). The inflammatory response that drives IRI involves upregulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which results in proteolytic degradation of renal microvascular matrix. Evidence suggests a potential protective role of active vitamin D on ischemic injury by downregulating MMPs. In the present study, we aimed to determine the expression and level of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in renal IRI model and the potential beneficial effect of paricalcitol on both level and expression of MMPs and tubular injury caused by IRI...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736564/characterization-of-an-animal-model-to-study-risk-factors-and-new-therapies-for-the-cardiorenal-syndrome-a-major-health-issue-in-our-aging-population
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Anja Verhulst, Ellen Neven, Patrick C D'Haese
BACKGROUND: The cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a major health problem in our aging population. The term was introduced to cover disorders of the kidneys and heart, whereby dysfunction of one organ may induce dysfunction of the other. As the natural history of the CRS is mostly slow, hence difficult to explore in clinical trials, adequate animal models combining cardiovascular and renal disease are required. Therefore, we developed and characterized a usable model for CRS type 4, i.e. chronic kidney disease (CKD) causing cardiac dysfunction...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736376/-protective-effects-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-against-lupus-nephritis-in-mrl-lpr-mice
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Yuan-Yuan Wang, Hong-Tao Li, Yang Lu, Xiao-Yun Jia, Yang-Lei Li, Sheng Chen, Ji-Xia Chai, Jia-Jia Zhang, Dong Liu, Chang-Hao Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate protective effect of glycyrrhizic acid (GA) against lupus nephritis in MRL/lpr mice and explore its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Forty MRL/lpr mice were randomized equally into blank control group, dexamethasone (1.5 mg/kg) group, GA (20 mg/kg) group, and GA (40 mg/kg) group with corresponding treatments for 7 days, with 10 wild-type mice as the control group. Serum levels of uric acid and creatinine and inflammatory cytokines in the serum and kidney were tested after the treatments using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA)...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736055/monitoring-urinary-orosomucoid-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-promising-novel-inflammatory-marker
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Péter Kustán, Balázs Szirmay, Tamás Kőszegi, Andrea Ludány, Gábor L Kovács, Attila Miseta, Diána Mühl, Balázs Németh, István Kiss, Ádám Németh, Sándor Szabados, Zénó Ajtay
BACKGROUND: Urinary biomarkers might provide non-invasive tool for monitoring of systemic processes. We aimed to investigate the time-course of urinary orosomucoid (u-ORM) excretion after cardiac surgery hypothesizing that u-ORM is an early and sensitive marker of systemic inflammatory activation. METHODS: During a 5-day follow-up study we monitored u-ORM levels in cardiovascular patients who underwent on-pump cardiac surgery (n=38). The patients baseline data were compared to healthy control individuals (n=40)...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736029/protective-role-of-apelin-against-cyclosporine-induced-renal-tubular-injury-in-rats
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J S Kim, J W Yang, B G Han, H J Kwon, J H Kim, S O Choi
BACKGROUND: Cyclosporine (CsA) usually reduces glomerular filtration rate (GFR) but also can induce tubular injury without resulting in GFR reduction. Apelin is an endogenous ligand for the apelin receptor and has diverse physiologic roles related to hemodynamic or metabolic processes. We investigated the renoprotective role of apelin against CsA-induced tubular toxicity in rats. METHODS: Rats were given CsA (15 mg/kg/day) and/or apelin-13 (15 μg/kg/day) for 7 days via subcutaneous injection...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735994/kidney-transplantation-using-gonadal-vein-for-venous-anastomosis-in-patients-with-iliac-vein-thrombosis-or-stenosis-a-series-of-cases
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J B G de Cerqueira, C M C de Oliveira, B G B Silva, L C O Santos, A G Fernandes, P F C B C Fernandes, E L Maia
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. The standard surgery uses the recipient's iliac vessels for vascular anastomosis. Thrombosis and/or stenosis of the iliac vein, which are possible complications of multiple vascular access points for dialysis, can be detected intraoperatively, constituting a surgical challenge. An infrequently reported option is the use of the gonadal vein. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of venous anastomosis in the gonadal vein in patients with iliac vein thrombosis and/or stenosis submitted to kidney transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735993/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-spousal-and-living-related-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-mainland-china-a-single-center-experience
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M Shao, Y Ming, K Cheng, M Yang, Q Ye
Shortage of donors still is the major obstacle for kidney transplantation. Living-related donors are the major resource of kidney transplantation at present. To expand the donor pool, spousal-donor kidney transplantation as one of the types of living-unrelated donors has been used to alleviate the organ shortage. A total of 116 living-kidney transplantations were retrospectively analyzed. We classified these recipients into two groups: a spousal-donor group (n = 50) and a living-related donor group (n = 66), and analyzed the outcome of transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735991/lack-of-impact-of-hyperchloremia-in-brain-dead-organ-donors-on-the-onset-of-kidney-allograft-function-in-the-recipients
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E Uchytilova, M Protus, D Merta, R Kula, E Pokorna, E Kieslichova
BACKGROUND: Hyperchloremia produces renal vasoconstriction and fall in glomerular filtration rate. In 90% of brain-dead organ donors, diabetes insipidus develops, characterized by inappropriate diuresis, hyperosmolality, and hyperchloremia. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the serum concentration of chlorides of the donor and the onset of the function of the kidney allograft in the recipient. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 213 donors and kidney allograft recipients...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735990/echocardiographic-pulmonary-hypertension-predicts-post-transplantation-renal-allograft-failure
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A E Foderaro, G L Baird, A Bazargan-Lari, P E Morrissey, R Y Gohh, A Poppas, J R Klinger, C E Ventetuolo
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension in the setting of renal transplantation has been associated with early allograft dysfunction and increased mortality, but this relationship has not been extensively studied. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adult patients who underwent their first renal transplantation in the years 2003-2009 and had pre-transplantation echocardiograms. Pulmonary hypertension was defined as right ventricular systolic pressure ≥40 mm Hg in the absence of left-sided valvular disease and/or left ventricular ejection fraction ≤50%...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735988/comparison-of-both-sides-for-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-experience-from-a-single-center-in-china
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Y Qiu, X Wang, T Song, Z Rao, J Liu, Z Huang, T Lin
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) has gradually become the main approach to obtain live donor kidneys. However, the shorter right renal vein limits its wider application. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of left- and right-side retroperitoneal LDN. METHODS: We reviewed the perioperative data of 527 consecutive donors receiving retroperitoneal pure LDN with a new method at our center between April 2009 and April 2014. The patients were divided into group A (the first 100 patients) and group B (the remaining 427 patients)...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735065/time-required-for-resetting-postural-effects-on-serum-constituents-in-healthy-individuals
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Yoshihisa Shimizu, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Katsunori Kouguchi
OBJECTIVE: We investigated postural effects on concentrations of commonly measured serum analytes and sought for optimal duration of sitting before venipuncture in an outpatient setting. METHODS: Seven healthy volunteers changed posture serially at 30-minute (min) intervals from lying, sitting, slowly walking, sitting, and to lying again. At the end of the first lying posture, wing-needle was inserted into cubital vein and 3mL of blood was drawn every 5min. All the serum was stored at -80°C until the time of collective measurements for 16 major chemistry analytes two weeks later...
July 19, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734929/aripiprazole-prevents-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-probably-through-nitric-oxide-involvement
#19
Hanieh Gholampour, Leila Moezi, Hamed Shafaroodi
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is strongly related to morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis play key roles in renal dysfunction following renal I/R. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic which used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Recent studies have reported aripiprazole as displaying certain anti-inflammatory effects. Regarding the underlying mechanisms of renal ischemia-reperfusion, therefore, nephroprotective effects might be predicted to be seen with aripiprazole...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734584/prospective-evaluation-of-the-development-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-rotational-coronary-angiography-vs-conventional-coronary-angiography-cinerama-study
#20
Diego Fernández-Rodríguez, José J Grillo-Pérez, Horacio Pérez-Hernández, Marcos Rodríguez-Esteban, Raquel Pimienta, Carlos Acosta-Materán, Sara Rodríguez, Geoffrey Yanes-Bowden, Manuel J Vargas-Torres, Alejandro Sánchez-Grande Flecha, Julio Hernández-Afonso, Francisco Bosa-Ojeda
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Rotational coronary angiography (RCA) requires less contrast to be administered and can prevent the onset of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) during invasive coronary procedures. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of RCA on CIN (increase in serum creatinine ≥0.5mg/dl or ≥25%) after an acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: From April to September 2016, patients suffering acute coronary syndromes who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography, with the possibility of ad hoc coronary angioplasty, were prospectively enrolled...
July 19, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
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