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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772355/safety-assessment-of-morus-nigra-l-leaves-acute-and-subacute-oral-toxicity-studies-in-wistar-rats
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Kassia Caroline Figueredo, Camille Gaube Guex, Fernanda Ziegler Reginato, Andreia Regina Haas da Silva, Gabriela Buzatti Cassanego, Cibele Lima Lhamas, Aline Augusti Boligon, Gilberti Helena Hübscher Lopes, Liliane de Freitas Bauermann
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Morus nigra L. is a plant native to Asia, and well adapted to the Brazilian climate. It is popularly known as "amoreira preta", and is part of the National List of Plants of Interest to the Brazilian Unified Health System. It is used in folk medicine mainly to soften the effects of menopause, as anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antihypertensive. However, information on safe doses and use is still precarious. AIM OF THE STUDY: To identify the chemical composition of the ethanolic extract of Morus nigra L...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770700/quality-use-of-the-pathology-data-in-home-medicines-reviews-a-retrospective-evaluation
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Vera H Buss, Alison Shield, Sam Kosari, Mark Naunton
BACKGROUND: Laboratory tests can be important tools for the assessment of pharmacotherapy. Nonetheless, there are no previous studies that have explicitly focused on the role of pathology data in Home Medicines Reviews (HMR), an Australian medication review program. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate pharmacists' recommendations regarding laboratory testing in the medication review process. METHODS: This retrospective review of HMRs assessed the prevalence of the pathology data provided by general practitioners...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770194/clinical-utility-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-genitourinary-medicine
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REVIEW
Jason Gandhi, Omar Seyam, Noel L Smith, Gunjan Joshi, Sohrab Vatsia, Sardar Ali Khan
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical technique which delivers oxygen at ambient pressures to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the blood and oxygen distribution to tissues. There are several beneficial properties of HBOT concomitant with elevated oxygen distribution in tissue including anti-inflammation, angiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor proliferation, augmented fibroblast activity through fibroblast growth factor proliferation, tissue and wound repair, enhancement of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, increased male testosterone secretion, and bactericidal activity...
January 2018: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769080/a-complex-culturally-targeted-intervention-to-reduce-hispanic-disparities-in-living-kidney-donor-transplantation-an-effectiveness-implementation-hybrid-study-protocol
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Elisa J Gordon, Jungwha Lee, Raymond H Kang, Juan Carlos Caicedo, Jane L Holl, Daniela P Ladner, Michelle D Shumate
BACKGROUND: The shortage of organs for kidney transplantation for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is magnified in Hispanics/Latin Americans in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) is the treatment of choice for ESRD. However, compared to their representation on the transplant waitlist, fewer Hispanics receive a LDKT than non-Hispanic whites. Barriers to LDKT for Hispanics include: lack of knowledge, cultural concerns, and language barriers. Few interventions have been designed to reduce LDKT disparities...
May 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768384/therapeutic-experience-of-severe-and-recurrent-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-a-patient-on-hemodialysis-for-18-years-a-case-report
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Mingwen Zhu, Zongming Zhang, Fangcai Lin, Jieping Miao, Pei Wang, Chong Zhang, Hongwei Yu, Hai Deng, Zhuo Liu, Limin Liu, Baijiang Wan, Haiyan Yang, Mengmeng Song, Yue Zhao, Nan Jiang, Zichao Zhang, Zhenya Zhang, Lijie Pan
INTRODUCTION: For patients with refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), parathyroidectomy (PTX) has received increasing attention. However, evidence-based medicine shows that there is still controversy regarding surgical methods, efficacy, and safety. We retrospectively analyzed the process of diagnosis and treatment in one patient with severe SHPT and long-term chronic renal failure (CRF), so as to further improve the therapeutic effect. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old female with SHPT and CRF manifested as no urine for 18 years, underwent PTX 4 times since September 2010, with satisfactory final recovery...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766208/-adequate-anti-infective-treatment-importance-of-individual-dosing-and-application
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A Brinkmann, A C Röhr, A Köberer, T Fuchs, W A Krüger, C König, D Richter, M A Weigand, O R Frey
Sepsis-induced changes in pharmacokinetic parameters are a well-known problem in intensive care medicine. Dosing of antibiotics in this setting is therefore challenging. Alterations to the substance-specific kinetics of anti-infective substances have an effect on the distribution and excretion processes in the body. Increased clearance and an increased distribution volume (Vd ) and particularly compromized organ function with reduced antibiotic elimination are often encountered in patients with sepsis. Renal replacement treatment, which is frequently used in intensive care medicine, represents a substantial intervention in this system...
May 15, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765170/bk-virus-induced-renal-allograft-nephropathy
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Karel Krejci, Tomas Tichy, Jana Bednarikova, Kamil Zamboch, Josef Zadrazil
BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) is a serious opportunistic infection threatening renal function especially during the first year after transplantation. Its incidence is now on the rise and is closely related to the level of the recipient's immune system inhibition. This is more intensive with current trends in transplantation medicine, where more potent immunosuppressive protocols are used and more aggressive antirejection therapy is applied. In the absence of BK virus (BKV) specific therapy and limited treatment options for advanced BKVN, active screening of BKV replication and subsequent preemptive adjustment of immunosuppression are essential measures to prevent BKVN...
May 16, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763899/tanshinone-iia-attenuates-contrast-induced-nephropathy-via-nrf2-activation-in-rats
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Rulian Liang, Qing Zhao, Guihua Jian, Dongsheng Cheng, Niansong Wang, Guangyuan Zhang, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Tanshinone IIA is a chemical compound extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, a perennial plant also known as red sage used in traditional Chinese medicine. Tanshinone IIA has been shown to protect against various organ injuries. In this study, we hypothesized that Tanshinone IIA could play an anti-oxidative role in contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) through enhancing Nrf2/ARE activation. METHODS: To test whether Tanshinone IIA can attenuate CIN, oxidative stress, and apoptosis, we utilized two models: an in vivo Sprague-Dawley rat model of ioversol-induced CIN and an in vitro cell model of oxidative stress in which HK2 cells, a human renal tubular cell line, are treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
May 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757668/a-case-of-parasitic-twinning-or-caudal-duplication-in-a-dog
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Janet A Grimes, Adrien-Maxence Hespel, Robert C Cole, A Ray Dillon
A 6 mo old 13.5 kg (29.7 lb) male intact American Staffordshire terrier was evaluated for a history of supernumerary pelvic limbs, with malodorous discharge from a supernumerary penis. Imaging (radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, and computed tomography with excretory urogram) showed a supernumerary pelvis with associated pelvic limbs, no osseous continuity with the primary spinal column, a colonic diverticulum extending to the supernumerary pelvis, an enlarged left kidney with a ureter connecting to a single bladder, right renal aplasia, a single descended testicle in the primary scrotum, an intra-abdominal cryptorchid testicle, and two unidentifiable soft tissue masses...
May 14, 2018: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753211/lc-ms-ms-method-for-determination-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitors-bp-14-and-bp-20-and-its-application-in-pharmacokinetic-study-in-rat
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Jitka Široká, Martina Čečková, Lubor Urbánek, Vladimír Kryštof, Tomáš Gucký, Jakub Hofman, Miroslav Strnad, František Štaud
N2 -(4-Amino-cyclohexyl)-9-cyclopentyl-N6 -(6-furan-2-yl-pyridine-3-ylmethyl)-9H-purine-2,6-diamine (BP-14) and 2-(5-{[2-(4-amino-cyclohexylamino)-9-cyclopentyl-9H-purine-6-ylamino]-methyl}-pyridine-2-yl)-phenol (BP-20) are novel cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, structurally related to roscovitine, with significant biological activity. A simple, selective and sensitive liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry method for determining them in rat plasma, using roscovitine as an internal standard, was developed and validated...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752626/acute-kidney-injury-associated-with-concomitant-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-administration-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xiao-Yu Chen, Ri-Xiang Xu, Xin Zhou, Yang Liu, Cheng-Yang Hu, Xue-Feng Xie
BACKGROUND: As a tricyclic glycopeptide antibiotic used to treat acute infections, Vancomycin (VAN) is often administered with piperacillin/tazobactam (PT) to treat various infections in clinical practice. However, whether the combination of these two drugs, compared to VAN alone, can cause an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify the correlation between the development of AKI and the combined use of VAN and PT...
May 11, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750635/mechanism-research-of-bu-shen-huo-xue-formula-against-renal-fibrosis-in-rats-with-5-6-nephrectomy-via-e-cadherin-%C3%AE-sma-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Jian-Rao Lu, Hai-Yan Han, Jing Hu, Chuan-Fu Zhang, Jie Chen, Xiu-Feng Chen, Xin-Hua Wang, Rong-Hua Pan
OBJECTIVE: Renal fibrosis generally results in renal failure during the end stage of chronic renal diseases. There are many cell factors including E-cadherin, α-SMA, and TGF-β1 influencing deposition of extracellular matrix and leading to renal fibrosis. As the most important and widely-used therapy for various diseases in China for thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provides a novel treatment for renal fibrosis. For clinical application, we explore the effect of Bu-Shen-Huo-Xue formula (BSHX), a traditional Chinese herbal formula, on E-cadherin and α-SMA in rats with 5/6 nephrectomy...
May 11, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750296/hyperoside-protects-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-against-oxidative-damage-induced-by-oxalic-acid
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Yongliang Chen, Lihong Ye, Wangjian Li, Dongzhang Li, Feng Li
The majority of renal calculi (kidney stones) are calcium stones. Oxidative damage to renal tubular epithelial cells induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is the predominant cause of calcium oxalate stone formation. Hyperoside (Hyp) is a flavonol glycoside extracted from medicinal plants and appears to exhibit potent antioxidant activity in various cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of Hyp on renal cells exposed to oxidative stress simulated by oxalic acid (OA), and to determine whether the underlying mechanism involves the nuclear factor E2‑related factor2 (Nrf2)‑antioxidative response element signaling pathway...
May 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748841/characteristics-of-pulmonary-mucormycosis-and-predictive-risk-factors-for-the-outcome
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Jun Feng, Xuefeng Sun
PURPOSE: Little is known about risk factors for the outcome of pulmonary mucormycosis. We summarized characteristics of this rare disease, and systemically explored risk factors for the outcome. METHODS: Ninety-two patients with pulmonary mucormycosis, including 12 patients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and 80 patients published in 62 articles between 2006 and 2016, were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The median age was 47.5 years, and the male to female ratio was 2...
May 10, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742952/a-pilot-study-to-measure-vascular-compliance-changes-during-fistula-maturation-using-open-source-software
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Barry Belmont, Dae Woo Park, Albert Shih, Matthew Leavitt, Brett Plattner, Peter K Henke, William F Weitzel
PURPOSE: Autogenous arteriovenous fistulas are the preferred access for hemodialysis. Yet when created, fistulas often fail to mature, requiring surgical or radiologic interventions before their use. This pilot study measures the vascular wall elasticity and flow gradient using an open-source ultrasound software program designed to aid in assessing fistula maturation. METHODS: A total of seven end-stage renal disease patients were enrolled for our study after providing informed consent...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742788/-the-relevance-of-hemolysis-in-anesthesia-and-intensive-care-medicine
#16
Jan A Graw, David M Baron, Roland C E Francis
Hemolysis leads to an increase of circulating intravascular cell-free hemoglobin. Increased plasma concentrations of cell-free hemoglobin are relevant in critically ill patients because cell-free hemoglobin causes vasoconstriction by depletion of endothelial nitric oxide, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Furthermore, cell-free hemoglobin contributes to tissue injuries such as renal failure and intestinal mucosa damage after cardiac surgery. High concentrations of cell-free hemoglobin are associated with an increased mortality in patients with sepsis...
April 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742226/influenza-a-non-h1n1-associated-with-acute-respiratory-failure-and-acute-renal-failure-in-a-previously-vaccinated-cystic-fibrosis-patient
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Louise Piva Penteado, Cecília Susin Osório, Antônio Balbinotto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
In the 2014 - 2015 season, most influenza infections were due to A (H3N2) viruses. More than two-thirds of circulating A (H3N2) viruses are antigenically and genetically different (drifted) from the A (H3N2) vaccine component of 2014 - 2015 northern and southern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccines. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of seasonal influenza A non-H1N1 infection that occurred in June 2015 in an adult cystic fibrosis patient with severe lung disease previously vaccinated with the anti-flu trivalent vaccine...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741519/addressing-prescription-discrepancies-in-renal-patients-a-prospective-audit
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S Lam, S Docherty, J E Taylor
Background Management of chronic renal failure requires complex medication regimens to manage hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, phosphate, anaemia and acidosis. Patient engagement in medicine management is essential to avoid potential harm. Methods We prospectively audited the rate of discrepancies between our hospital record of patient medications and their current prescription. We investigated whether changes to appointment letters reduced the number of discrepancies. Results The proportion of patients attending renal outpatient clinics failing to bring a list or unable to recall their medications fell over a 3-year period following changes to appointment letters (median proportion: 0...
March 2018: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740935/the-european-medicines-agency-s-approval-of-new-medicines-for-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Eberhard Blind, Heidi Janssen, Kristina Dunder, Pieter A de Graeff
Since 2005 more than 40 new medicines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes have been introduced on the market. These consisted of 15 new active substances establishing three new classes of non-insulin products, several new or modified insulin products and combinations. The approval of these products in Europe is regulated via the centralised procedure at the European Medicines Agency. Demonstration of benefit with regard to improved glucose control remains the principal outcome required from confirmatory studies to demonstrate efficacy...
May 8, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736929/determinants-of-regret-in-elderly-dialysis-patients
#20
Edlyn Gui Fang Tan, Irene Teo, Eric A Finkelstein, Choong Meng Chan
BACKGROUND: In Singapore, most elderly end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients choose dialysis over palliative management. However, dialysis may not be the optimal treatment option given only moderate survival benefits and high costs and treatment burden compared to non-dialysis management. Elderly patients may therefore come to regret this decision. This study investigated (1) extent of patients' decision regret after starting dialysis, and (2) potentially modifiable predictors of regret: satisfaction with chronic kidney disease education, decisional conflict, and decision-making involvement...
May 7, 2018: Nephrology
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