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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239909/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-is-effective-and-well-tolerated-in-post-kidney-transplant-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
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Amilcar L Morales, Luz Liriano-Ward, Amber Tierney, Michelle Sang, Alexander Lalos, Mohamed Hassan, Vinay Nair, Thomas Schiano, Rohit Satoskar, Coleman Smith
Patients with end stage renal diseases on hemodialysis have a high prevalence of hepatitis C infection (HCV). In most patients treatment for HCV is delayed until post renal transplant. We assessed the effectiveness and tolerance of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in 32 post-kidney transplant patients infected with HCV. The group was composed predominantly of treatment naïve (75%) African American (68.75%) males (75%) infected with genotype 1a (62.5%). Most patients received a deceased donor kidney graft (78...
February 26, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239862/primary-ureteral-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-dog
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F W Yap, X B Huizing, R Rasotto, K L Bowlt-Blacklock
CASE DESCRIPTION: A nearly 6-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever was presented for acute abdominal pain and lethargy. The dog had no previous health concerns apart from occasional episodes of urinary incontinence in the 2 months prior to presentation. A retroperitoneal mass involving the right ureter was found during the investigations. Serum urea was mildly elevated, but the serum creatinine was within the normal range. No distant metastases were detected. A right ureteronephrectomy was performed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239527/uric-acid-is-associated-with-vascular-dementia-in-chinese-population
#3
Yuzhen Xu, Qian Wang, Ruiting Cui, Kaili Lu, Yunlin Liu, Yuwu Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Mounting evidence suggests that oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of vascular dementia (VD). Uric acid (UA) has long been implicated as a critical cause of cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, UA was also expected to play an important role in antioxidant and neuroprotection recently. We hypothesized that UA may have a protective role against VD. The aim of this study was to investigate the link between serum UA and cognitive dysfunction in VD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were altogether 127 VD subjects and 81 nondemented controls enrolled in our study...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238929/comparison-between-open-and-endovascular-repair-for-the-treatment-of-juxtarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-single-center-experience-with-midterm-results
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Koji Maeda, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Takeshi Baba, Kenjirou Kaneko, Kota Shukuzawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the optimal treatment for juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JAAA) we compared outcomes of open surgical repair (OSR) with endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) utilizing a variety of fenestrated and snorkel EVARs. METHODS: We evaluated overall survival, aneurysm-related death, re-intervention and renal impairment in 152 JAAAs retrospectively, excluding cases of aortic dissection and rupture. Cox models were used to assess survival and assessed postoperative dialysis rates following surgery...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238921/geometric-alteration-of-renal-arteries-after-fenestrated-grafting-and-the-impact-on-renal-function
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Jiale Ou, Yiu-Che Chan, Crystal Yin-Tung Chan, Stephen W K Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the degree of geometric change on renal arteries and its impact on renal function after fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (fEVAR). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with fEVAR were included. There were 47 renal arteries target vessels and 43 of these (22 left and 21 right vessels) stented successfully. Their preoperative and first postoperative follow-up computed tomography (CT) images were reconstructed using the Aquarius workstation (TeraRecon, San Mateo, CA, USA)...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238158/acute-kidney-injury-during-a-pediatric-sickle-cell-vaso-occlusive-pain-crisis
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Sujatha Baddam, Inmaculada Aban, Lee Hilliard, Thomas Howard, David Askenazi, Jeffrey D Lebensburger
BACKGROUND: Patients who develop sickle cell disease (SCD) nephropathy are at a high risk for mortality. The pathophysiology of vaso-occlusive pain crisis may contribute to acute kidney injury (AKI). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known inducers of AKI, are used to treat pain crises. Multiple gaps exist in the knowledge about the impact of AKI in SCD. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year retrospective review of AKI events in patients admitted for vaso-occlusive crisis...
February 25, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237871/assessment-of-serum-he4-levels-throughout-the-normal-menstrual-cycle
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Richard G Moore, Beth Plante, Erin Hartnett, Jessica Mitchel, Christine A Raker, Wendy Vitek, Elizabeth Eklund, Geralyn Lambert-Messerlian
BACKGROUND: Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4) is a serum biomarker to aid in differentiating benign and malignant disease in women with a pelvic mass. Interpretation of HE4 results relies on robust normative data. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether HE4 levels are variable in women during the normal menstrual cycle. STUDY DESIGN: Healthy women, ages 18-45 years, with regular menstrual cycles were recruited from community gynecological practices in Rhode Island...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235857/combined-long-term-caffeine-intake-and-exercise-inhibits-the-development-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-oletf-rats
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Masato Suzuki, Daisuke Shindo, Ryuichiro Suzuki, Yoshiaki Shirataki, Hidefumi Waki
This study was performed to examine the effects of long-term caffeine-intake, with and without exercise, on the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in an obese diabetic rat model. Thirty-two male Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats were assigned to sedentary (OLETF-Sed), exercise (OLETF-Ex), caffeine-intake (OLETF-Caf), and combined (OLETF-Caf & Ex) groups. Caffeine-intake groups were fed rat chow containing caffeine (90.7 ± 4.7 mg/kg/day). The OLETF-Ex and OLETF-Caf & Ex groups were able to run voluntarily at any time using a rotatory wheel...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231616/a-dedicated-nutritional-care-program-nutricare-to-reduce-malnutrition-in-institutionalized-dysphagic-older-people-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Milko Zanini, Annamaria Bagnasco, Gianluca Catania, Giuseppe Aleo, Marina Sartini, Maria Luisa Cristina, Stefania Ripamonti, Fiammetta Monacelli, Patrizio Odetti, Loredana Sasso
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of a texture-modified food program for dysphagia on the nutritional, biochemical, and functional profile in a cohort of institutionalized older people in Italy. BACKGROUND: Dysphagic institutionalized older people, often also affected by dementia, are frequently exposed to malnutrition. Malnutrition in older people has negative effects on mortality, days of hospitalization, infection, wound healing, and risk of pressure injuries...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231371/efficacy-of-intralipid-infusion-in-reducing-amphotericin-b-associated-nephrotoxicity-in-head-and-neck-invasive-fungal-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mehrdad Hasibi, Sirous Jafari, Seyyed Ali Manshadi, Marjan Asadollahi, Mohammadreza Salehi, Varasteh Vakili Zarch, Ali Kouhi
Amphotericin B deoxycholate (ABD) is the best therapeutic agent available for the treatment of most systemic fungal infections. However, some untoward adverse effects such as nephrotoxicity may limit its appropriate therapeutic use. We conducted a randomized, controlled trial ofthe infusion of fat emulsion (Intralipid) shortly after the infusion of ABD to evaluate its effects on reducing ABD-associated nephrotoxicity. Our patient population was made up of 31 patients who were randomized into two groups: an intervention group (n = 16) and a control group (15 patients)...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229825/anca-associated-pauci-immune-glomerulonephritis-always-pauci-immune
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Valeria Scaglioni, Marina Scolnik, Luis J Catoggio, Silvia B Christiansen, Carlos F Varela, Gustavo Greloni, Guillermo J Rosa-Diez, Enrique R Soriano
OBJECTIVES: Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis (GN) is considered "pauci-immune" with absent or mild glomerular tuft staining for immunoglobulin (Ig) and/or complement. However, it is not unusual to see some immune deposits (ID) within glomeruli on immunofluorescence (IF). We determined to evaluate the prevalence and clinical significance of immune deposits in ANCA-associated GN. METHODS: We included all patients with ANCA associated vasculitis with renal biopsies between January 2002 and May 2014: granulomatosis with polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis and renal limited vasculitis...
January 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229804/immediately-functioning-grafts-from-brain-dead-donors-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Faissal A M Shaheen, Mohamed Shalabi, Ahmed Zain, Mahmood Hasanain, Abdulla Al Sayyari
A brain-dead donor experienced repeated cardiac arrests followed by severe hypotension requiring multiple vasoactive agents. These events were associated with severe lactic acidosis and dysregulated kidney function in the donor. A 10-hour treatment with extracorporeal membranous oxygenation was instituted, which was able to hemodynamically stabilize the donor. This treatment protocol resulted in the procurement of 2 viable kidney grafts transplanted into 2 recipients, who had immediate kidney graft function and excellent serum creatinine levels upon hospital discharge...
February 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229801/successful-implantation-of-a-renal-allograft-with-quintuple-arteries-retrieved-from-a-living-donor
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Sunil Kumar, Nikhil Mahajan, Soham Dasgupta, Shivakumar Shankarrao Patil, Sarbpreet Singh, Deepesh Benjamin Kenwar, Manphool Singhal, Ashish Sharma, Anupam Lal, Mukut Minz
In renal transplant, multiple renal arteries in a donor require meticulous vascular reconstruction for successful allograft function in the recipient. Presence of more than 4 renal arteries is usually considered to be a relative contraindication for proceeding with renal donation. We report a living-donor renal transplant procedure where preoperative radiologic imaging of the donor showed 3 left renal arteries. Two additional arteries were identified intraoperatively. All 5 arteries were reconstructed during the back-table procedure, and the allograft was implanted in the recipient...
February 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229219/prevalence-and-clinical-impact-of-iron-deficiency-and-anaemia-among-outpatients-with-chronic-heart-failure-the-prep-registry
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Stephan von Haehling, Uwe Gremmler, Michael Krumm, Frank Mibach, Norbert Schön, Jens Taggeselle, Johannes B Dahm, Christiane E Angermann
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency (ID) and anaemia are common in heart failure (HF). The prospective, observational PReP registry (Prävalenz des Eisenmangels bei Patienten mit Herzinsuffizienz) studied prevalence and clinical impact of ID and anaemia in HF outpatients attending cardiology practices in Germany. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 42 practices enrolled consecutive patients with chronic HF [left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤45%]. ID was defined as serum ferritin <100 µg/l, or serum ferritin ≥100 µg/l/<300 µg/l plus transferrin saturation <20%, and anaemia as haemoglobin <13 g/dl (12 g/dl) in men (women)...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229210/robotic-kidney-transplantation-one-year-after-the-beginning
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Lluis Gausa, Oscar Rodríguez-Faba, Jorge Caffaratti, Javier Ponce de León, Lluis Guirado, Carme Facundo, Marco Guazzieri, Andrea Guttilla, Humberto Villavicencio
INTRODUCTION: Kidney transplantation (KT) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). To reduce the morbidity of the open surgery, a robotic-assisted approach has been recently introduced. Our aim is to evaluate surgical and functional results on 17 cases of robotic-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) performed at the same institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2015 to June 2016, we performed 17 cases of RAKT from living donors in pre-emptive patients, who underwent laparoscopic nephrectomy...
February 22, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228465/prognostic-value-of-residual-urine-volume-gfr-by-24-hour-urine-collection-and-egfr-in-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Mi Jung Lee, Jung Tak Park, Kyoung Sook Park, Young Eun Kwon, Hyung Jung Oh, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Yong-Lim Kim, Yon Su Kim, Chul Woo Yang, Nam-Ho Kim, Shin-Wook Kang, Seung Hyeok Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Residual kidney function can be assessed by simply measuring urine volume, calculating GFR using 24-hour urine collection, or estimating GFR using the proposed equation (eGFR). We aimed to investigate the relative prognostic value of these residual kidney function parameters in patients on dialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Using the database from a nationwide prospective cohort study, we compared differential implications of the residual kidney function indices in 1946 patients on dialysis at 36 dialysis centers in Korea between August 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228404/endothelial-colony-forming-cells-ameliorate-endothelial-dysfunction-via-secreted-factors-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Jason A Collett, Purvi Mehrotra, Allison Crone, W Christopher Shelley, Mervin C Yoder, David P Basile
Damage to endothelial cells contributes to acute kidney injury (AKI) by leading to impaired perfusion. Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are endothelial precursor cells with high proliferative capacity, pro-angiogenic activity, and in vivo vessel forming potential. We hypothesized that ECFCs may ameliorate the degree of AKI and/or promote repair of the renal vasculature following ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Rat pulmonary microvascular ECs (PMVEC) with high proliferative potential were compared with pulmonary artery ECs (PAEC) with low proliferative potential in rats subjected to renal I/R...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226276/different-associations-of-albuminuria-with-total-and-cardiovascular-mortality-by-concentrations-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-elderly
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Hyun-Woo Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim, Dong-Won Lee, Sang-Hyun Cho, Ji-Hoon Jung, Ki-Su Kim, Duk-Hee Lee
Epidemiologic studies have indicated that albuminuria is associated with mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), with substantial heterogeneity. We evaluated if the associations of urine albumin creatinine ratio (ACR) with all-cause and CVD mortality differed depending on serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), strong lipophilic chemical mixtures with very long half-lives, which are recently linked to many degenerative diseases. Study subjects were participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004 who were 60 years or older at baseline (n=1215 and 1067 for organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and other POPs, respectively)...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226034/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Hu, Zuoliang Liu, Hao Zhang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and risks of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with chronic kidney disease. A systematic search of articles in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists was performed to find relevant literature. All eligible studies assessed proteinuria, the serum creatinine clearance rate, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, or the occurrence of end-stage renal disease. Standard mean differences with 95% confidence intervals for continuous data were used to estimate the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on renal function, as reflected by the serum creatinine clearance rate, proteinuria, the estimated glomerular filtration rate, and relative risk...
January 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225992/serum-fluorescent-advanced-glycation-end-f-age-products-in-gestational-diabetes-patients
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João Paulo Lobo, Catiane Pompilio Brescansin, Izabella C R Santos-Weiss, Marciane Welter, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Fabiane Gomes de Moraes Rego, Geraldo Picheth, Dayane Alberton
Objectives: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are involved in the pathogenesis and complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). Gestational DM (GDM) is characterized by increased glycemia and oxidative stress, which are factors associated with high serum AGE concentrations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of a serum fluorescence AGE (F-AGE) method as a screening tool for gestational diabetes. Subjects and methods: Serum samples from 225 GDM patients and 217 healthy pregnant women (healthy controls) were diluted 50-fold in phosphate-buffered saline, and the AGEs were estimated by fluorometric analysis (λEx 350 nm/ λEm 440 nm)...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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