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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512393/immunoglobulin-a-lambda-multiple-myeloma-in-a-patient-with-hiv-an-unusual-cause-of-massive-ascites
#1
Molham Abdulsamad, Naeem Abbas, Harish Patel, Bhavna Balar, Misbahuddin Khaja
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells with overproduction of monoclonal immunoglobulins and infiltration into the bone and other organs. Ascites can develop in patients with lymphoproliferative and solid malignancies involving the peritoneum. However, ascites is unusual in MM and rarely the initial presenting sign or symptom. The development of ascites can be due to peritoneal infiltration or secondary to hepatic involvement, heart failure, or kidney failure. Ascites in MM reflects a more aggressive stage, and the reported prognosis is poor, with a median survival of 1-2 months...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512217/loss-of-the-homologous-recombination-gene-rad51-leads-to-fanconi-anemia-like-symptoms-in-zebrafish
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Jan Gregor Botthof, Ewa Bielczyk-Maczyńska, Lauren Ferreira, Ana Cvejic
RAD51 is an indispensable homologous recombination protein, necessary for strand invasion and crossing over. It has recently been designated as a Fanconi anemia (FA) gene, following the discovery of two patients carrying dominant-negative mutations. FA is a hereditary DNA-repair disorder characterized by various congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure, and cancer predisposition. In this report, we describe a viable vertebrate model of RAD51 loss. Zebrafish rad51 loss-of-function mutants developed key features of FA, including hypocellular kidney marrow, sensitivity to cross-linking agents, and decreased size...
May 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506691/urinary-lysophopholipids-are-increased-in-diabetic-patients-with-nephropathy
#3
Jean-Sébastien Saulnier-Blache, Eva Feigerlova, Jean Michel Halimi, Pierre Gourdy, Ronan Roussel, Bruno Guerci, Aude Dupuy, Justine Bertrand-Michel, Jean-Loup Bascands, Samy Hadjadj, Joost P Schanstra
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major cause of chronic kidney disease that frequently leads to end stage renal failure. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) are lysophospholipid mediators shown to accumulate in kidney and to promote renal inflammation and tubulo-interstitial fibrosis in diabetic rodent models. Here we assessed whether LPA and LPC were associated to the development of nephropathy in diabetic human patients. Several molecular species of LPA and LPC were quantified by LC/MS-MS in urine and plasma from type 2 diabetic patients with (cases; n=41) or without (controls, n=41) nephropathy symptoms (micro/macro-albuminuria and eGFR<60ml/min/1...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497441/-cryptogenic-stroke-in-a-young-patient-with-heart-disease-and-kidney-failure
#4
B Oyanguren, R Segoviano, E Alegria, E Besada, M Gonzalez-Salaices, M Eimil-Ortiz, C Lopez de Silanes
INTRODUCTION: Fabry's disease is an infrequent metabolic pathology linked to the X chromosome which causes a wide variety of signs and symptoms. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male who was admitted to our stroke unit with right-side hemiparesis (1 + 0) and dysarthria (1). The score on the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale was 2. The patient presented angiokeratomas in both thighs. A computerised axial tomography scan of the head showed left thalamic acute infarction...
May 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493175/treatment-for-lupus-nephritis-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
#5
REVIEW
Yuehong Chen, Jianhong Sun, Kun Zou, Yuan Yang, Gang Liu
The aim is to systematically review the treatment for lupus nephritis (LN) by performing an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Electronic databases of OVID MEDLINE, OVID EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched to identify published systematic reviews and meta-analyses investigating treatments for LN up to 13 July 2016. A measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR) was used to assess the quality of included studies. Totally, 24 studies were included. Of the eligible studies, 3 studies were rated as poor quality, 11 as moderate, and 10 as good...
May 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491815/lethal-pulmonary-hemorrhage-syndrome-due-to-leptospira-infection-transmitted-by-pet-rat
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Bernd Ludwig, Viviane Zotzmann, Christoph Bode, Dawid L Staudacher, Stefan Zschiedrich
Human infection with Leptospira interrogans can be life-threatening. Multiple organ involvement frequently presents with liver and kidney failure, less commonly including severe hemolysis and pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome. Here, we present a fulminant case of leptospirosis presenting with hemolysis and pulmonary hemorrhage. A formerly healthy 34 year old patient presented to a rural hospital with dyspnea and hemoptysis after a week of influenza-like symptoms. Initial assessment revealed severe sepsis, acute kidney failure and severe hemolysis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490956/changes-in-the-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-e-cadherin-expression-are-associated-to-diabetic-nephropathy-inpsammomys-obesus
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Djamila Aroune, Farid Libdiri, Sophie Leboucher, Boubekeur Maouche, Sergio Marco, Salima El-Aoufi
Diabetes mellitus is a major leading cause of end-stage renal failure, characterized by kidney inflammation and glomerular dysfunction, in worldwide. Kidney inflammation is associated to modifications in the expression levels of pro-inflammatory molecules, such as nuclear factor-κB (NFκB) and adhesion molecules, such as E-cadherin, leading to glomerular dysfunction. However, the relationships between these two processes in human diabetic nephropathy remain an open question. Since Psammomys obesus is an ideal animal model to study diabetes mellitus temporal evolution, we have used this model to study the correlation between kidney structural changes and modification on the expression levels of NFκB and E-cadherin over time...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482898/ethnopharmacological-survey-of-medicinal-plants-practiced-by-traditional-healers-and-herbalists-for-treatment-of-some-urological-diseases-in-the-west-bank-palestine
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Nidal Amin Jaradat, Abdel Naser Zaid, Rowa Al-Ramahi, Malik A Alqub, Fatima Hussein, Zakaria Hamdan, Mahmoud Mustafa, Mohammad Qneibi, Iyad Ali
BACKGROUND: Throughout history, every civilization in the world used plants or their derivatives for treatment or prevention of diseases. In Palestine as in many other countries, herbal medicines are broadly used in the treatment of wide range of diseases including urological diseases. The main objective of this research is to study the use of herbal remedies by herbalists and traditional healers for treatment of various urological diseases in the West Bank regions of Palestine and to assess their efficacy and safety through the literature review of the most cited plants...
May 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480046/steroid-induced-tumour-lysis-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fasihul Khan, Shazeen Ayub, Qurrat Mehmood, Syed Fayyaz Hussain
A 64-year-old male presented to hospital with breathlessness and weight loss. Ultrasound-guided biopsy of supraclavicular lymph node confirmed a diagnosis of small-cell lung cancer. The patient was started on Dexamethasone 8 mg twice daily for symptom control while awaiting urgent oncology assessment. Three days later he was admitted with acute kidney injury and worsening breathlessness. Biochemical changes confirmed tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) that had occurred following steroid therapy. He was given allopurinol followed by rasburicase...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476564/global-mortality-variations-in-patients-with-heart-failure-results-from-the-international-congestive-heart-failure-inter-chf-prospective-cohort-study
#10
Hisham Dokainish, Koon Teo, Jun Zhu, Ambuj Roy, Khalid F AlHabib, Ahmed ElSayed, Lia Palileo-Villaneuva, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Kamilu Karaye, Khalid Yusoff, Andres Orlandini, Karen Sliwa, Charles Mondo, Fernando Lanas, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Amr Badr, Mohamed Elmaghawry, Albertino Damasceno, Kemi Tibazarwa, Emilie Belley-Cote, Kumar Balasubramanian, Shofiqul Islam, Magdi H Yacoub, Mark D Huffman, Karen Harkness, Alex Grinvalds, Robert McKelvie, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Most data on mortality and prognostic factors in patients with heart failure come from North America and Europe, with little information from other regions. Here, in the International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study, we aimed to measure mortality at 1 year in patients with heart failure in Africa, China, India, the Middle East, southeast Asia and South America; we also explored demographic, clinical, and socioeconomic variables associated with mortality. METHODS: We enrolled consecutive patients with heart failure (3695 [66%] clinic outpatients, 2105 [34%] hospital in patients) from 108 centres in six geographical regions...
May 3, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458891/severe-symptomatic-hyponatremia-associated-with-the-use-of-polyethylene-glycol-based-bowel-preparation
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Navira Samad, Ian Fraser
SUMMARY: Colonoscopy is a useful tool in modern medicine and is increasingly employed for both diagnostic and treatment reasons. However, its effectiveness is highly reliant on the quality of bowel cleansing. Among different bowel-cleansing agents available, PEG (polyethylene glycol) is considered to be the safest cleansing agent, especially in relation to fluid and electrolyte problems. We present here a case of severe symptomatic hyponatremia that developed after the use of PEG for an elective colonoscopy...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456755/light-chain-cardiac-amyloidosis-strategies-to-promote-early-diagnosis-and-cardiac-response
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REVIEW
Martha Grogan, Angela Dispenzieri, Morie A Gertz
Amyloid light chain (AL) amyloidosis is a systemic disease characterised by the aggregation of misfolded immunoglobulin light chain (LC), predominantly in the heart and kidneys, causing organ failure. If untreated, the median survival of patients with cardiac AL amyloidosis is 6 months from the onset of heart failure. Protracted time to establish a diagnosis, often lasting >1 year, is a frequent factor in poor treatment outcomes. Cardiologists, to whom patients are often referred, frequently miss the opportunity to diagnose cardiac AL amyloidosis...
April 29, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442934/effect-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-at-dialysis-initiation-on-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-what-is-the-effect-of-lead-time-bias
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Cynthia J Janmaat, Merel van Diepen, Raymond T Krediet, Marc H Hemmelder, Friedo W Dekker
PURPOSE: Current clinical guidelines recommend to initiate dialysis in the presence of symptoms or signs attributable to kidney failure, often with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 5-10 mL/min/1.73 m(2). Little evidence exists about the optimal kidney function to start dialysis. Thus far, most observational studies have been limited by lead-time bias. Only a few studies have accounted for lead-time bias, and showed contradictory results. We examined the effect of GFR at dialysis initiation on survival in chronic kidney disease patients, and the role of lead-time bias therein...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405538/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-presenting-as-severe-gastrointestinal-and-renal-involvement-with-mixed-outcomes-in-an-adult-patient
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Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Alexis Vollmar, Amanda Harrell, Richard Van Trump, Amgad Masoud
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is typically seen as a self-limiting disease in children, but can present more severely in adults, especially when there is renal involvement. Management of HSP in adults also remains a controversial topic with very few studies evaluating available therapies. In this case, HSP presenting as a combination of severe gastrointestinal involvement and a rapid decline in renal function in an adult patient directed our therapy. The patient was a 48-year-old Caucasian male with no known past medical history, who presented with a combination of purpuric rash over the lower extremities, severe abdominal pain with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a rapidly increasing serum creatinine, with hematuria...
March 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396719/case-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-tyrosinemia-in-the-post-newborn-screening-era
#15
Essam M Imseis, John S Bynon, Chad Thornhill
Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1) is a metabolic disorder caused by a defect in tyrosine degradation. Without treatment, symptoms of hepatomegaly, renal tubular dysfunction, growth failure, neurologic crises resembling porphyrias, rickets and possible hepatocellular carcinoma can develop. The use of 2-(2-nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl)-1,3-cyclohexanedione and early diagnosis through newborn screening initiatives have resulted in a sharp decline in morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. We present a case report of a 7-year-old patient with HT-1 who was born prior to the addition of tyrosinemia to the newborn screening in her birth area...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393729/granulomatous-polyangitis-wegener-granulomatosis-clinical-findings-and-results-of-long-term-follow-up
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Nazan Şen, Müge Aydın Tufan, Reyhan Yıldız, Emine Duygu Ersözlü Bozkırlı, Eftal Yücel
Introduction: To evaluate long-term outcome of patients with granulomatous polyangitis (GPA) followed up in a tertiary university hospital. Patients and Methods: We reviewed medical records of 22 patients with GPA diagnosis confirmed by tissue biopsies between 2004 and 2014. Result: The mean time from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis was 7.8 ± 12.3 months [interquartile range (IR)= 4.0]. The most commonly involved organs were the upper respiratory tract (URT) (72...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366156/-granulomatous-polyangitis-wegener-granulomatosis-clinical-findings-and-results-of-long-term-follow-up
#17
Nazan Şen, Müge Aydın Tufan, Reyhan Yıldız, Emine Duygu Ersözlü Bozkırlı, Eftal Yücel
Introduction: To evaluate long-term outcome of patients with granulomatous polyangitis (GPA) followed up in a tertiary university hospital. Patients and Methods: We reviewed medical records of 22 patients with GPA diagnosis confirmed by tissue biopsies between 2004 and 2014. Result: The mean time from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis was 7.8 ± 12.3 months [interquartile range (IR)= 4.0]. The most commonly involved organs were the upper respiratory tract (URT) (72...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353081/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-melioidosis-a-single-center-experience
#18
Nitin Jagtap, Harshal Shah, Anuradha Kancharla, Manu Tandan, Partha Pal, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Mohan Ramchandani, D N Reddy
Melioidosis, being increasing, is reported from India. Gastrointestinal manifestations are typically reported as unusual cause of liver and/or splenic abscess. We aimed to describe various gastrointestinal manifestation of melioidosis in the present study. We retrospectively collected data of culture positive melioidosis cases from hospital database during August 2014-October 2016 at Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad. A total of nine culture positive cases (8 male) of melioidosis with median age of 40 years (range 23-66) were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340799/is-there-a-long-term-risk-for-donors-with-heterozygous-mefv-mutation-after-kidney-donation
#19
S Karakose, S Erdogmus, S Akturk, A Tuzuner, S Sengul, K Keven
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal-recessive autoinflammatory disorder manifested severely by systemic amyloidosis. It has been hypothesized that heterozygous carriers may also have susceptibility to certain symptoms or even diseases. Because the living kidney donors of patients with FMF are generally relatives of the kidney recipients, there is a high possibility that the donors will have a heterozygous mutation of the FMF gene. The goal of this study was to investigate the long-term kidney function of donors who are carriers of the Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325788/decompression-illness-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-neurological-failure-symptoms-after-two-risky-dives-a-case-report
#20
Sebastian Klapa, Johannes Meyne, Wataru Kähler, Frauke Tillmans, Henning Werr, Andreas Binder, Andreas Koch
Hypovolemia is known to be a predisposing factor of decompression illness (DCI) while diving. The typical clinically impressive neurological symptoms of DCI may distract from other symptoms such as an incipient hypovolemic shock. We report the case of a 61-year-old male Caucasian, who presented with an increasing central and peripheral neural failure syndrome and massive hypovolemia after two risky dives. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the head revealed multiple cerebral and pulmonary thromboembolisms...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
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