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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634522/popliteal-arterial-thrombosis-in-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Niranjan Tachamo, Rashmi Dhital, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Dilli Ram Poudel
Thrombosis is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS). Though venous thromboses are common in NS, arterial thromboses are relatively rare. Commonly involved arteries include coronary, iliac, femoral, renal, cerebral, pulmonary, mesenteric, and axillary arteries, and the aorta. Arterial thromboses are associated with poor prognosis; treatment options are limited and patients may not always be amenable to treatment. We present the case of a 39-year-old female with NS who presented with thigh pain and was found to have sub-acute popliteal artery thrombosis...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634267/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-the-role-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-in-the-vasculature
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REVIEW
Jennifer J DuPont, Iris Z Jaffe
Since the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) was cloned 30 years ago, it has become clear that MR is expressed in extra-renal tissues, including the cardiovascular system, where it is expressed in all cells of the vasculature. Understanding the role of MR in the vasculature has been of particular interest as clinical trials show that MR antagonism improves cardiovascular outcomes out of proportion to changes in blood pressure. The last 30 years of research have demonstrated that MR is a functional hormone-activated transcription factor in vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632747/selective-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-by-sc-560-improves-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-cirrhotic-rats
#3
Ching-Chih Chang, Wen-Shin Lee, Hsian-Guey Hsieh, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shou-Dong Lee
OBJECTIVE: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by hypoxia in patients with chronic liver disease. The mechanism of HPS includes pulmonary vasodilatation, inflammation, and angiogenesis. Prostaglandins synthesized by cyclooxygenases (COX) participate in vascular responsiveness, inflammation and angiogenesis, which can be modulated by COX inhibitors. We therefore evaluated the impact of COX inhibition in rats with common bile duct ligation (CBDL)-induced liver cirrhosis and HPS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630631/urinalysis-and-clinical-correlations-in-patients-with-p-vivax-or-p-falciparum-malaria-from-colombia
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Alberto Tobón-Castaño, Sebastián Barrera Escobar, Cecilia Giraldo Castro
BACKGROUND: Urinalysis is a poorly reviewed diagnostic tool in malaria patients; its application can show the presence of severe malaria. METHODS: Urinalysis was performed in a total of 620 patients diagnosed with malaria by thick blood smear; complications were classified according to WHO major criteria for severity and minor criteria according to the Colombian malaria guideline. RESULTS: Severe or moderate clinical complications were diagnosed in 31...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630565/efficacy-of-various-scoring-systems-for-predicting-the-28-day-survival-rate-among-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-requiring-emergency-intensive-care
#5
Zhihong Feng, Tao Wang, Ping Liu, Sipeng Chen, Han Xiao, Ning Xia, Zhiming Luo, Bing Wei, Xiuhong Nie
We aimed to investigate the efficacy of four severity-of-disease scoring systems in predicting the 28-day survival rate among patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) requiring emergency care. Clinical data of patients with AECOPD who required emergency care were recorded over 2 years. APACHE II, SAPS II, SOFA, and MEDS scores were calculated from severity-of-disease indicators recorded at admission and compared between patients who died within 28 days of admission (death group; 46 patients) and those who did not (survival group; 336 patients)...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627045/heart-rate-and-its-reduction-in-chronic-heart-failure-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Nikolovska Vukadinović, Davor Vukadinović, Jeffrey Borer, Martin Cowie, Michel Komajda, Mitja Lainscak, Karl Swedberg, Michael Böhm
Heart rate (HR) is associated with cardiovascular outcomes in all the stages of the cardiovascular continuum as well as in patients with pulmonary, cerebrovascular, and renal disease, sepsis, cancer, and erectile dysfunction. In patients with cardiovascular disease, but also in the general population, increased HR represents an important indicator of mortality with each acceleration of HR over 70 b.p.m. increasing the risk. In patients in sinus rhythm with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), a HR >70 b...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
#7
Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622013/acetazolamide-usage-in-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-pros-and-cons
#8
Rosemary Adamson, Erik R Swenson
Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibitor sometimes used as a respiratory stimulant for patients with COPD with the goal of improving oxygenation, reducing carbon dioxide retention and aiding liberation from mechanical ventilation and/or attempting to correct a metabolic alkalosis. However, the net effect of CA inhibition is multifactorial and complex since CA is inhibited in many tissues that may negatively affect the patient with lung disease. The full impact of acetazolamide and other CA inhibitors depends critically on dosing, age, and pulmonary, renal, hepatic, hematological, and respiratory muscle function and reserves...
June 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621250/tuberculous-bronchoesophageal-fistula-presenting-as-intractable-cough
#9
Venkatraman Indiran
Intractable cough is one of the debilitating conditions, which warrants immediate investigation to find out the underlying cause. There are numerous causes of intractable cough. We present one such young immunocompromised post renal transplant patient with pulmonary tuberculosis and severe uncontrolled cough due to bronchoesophageal fistula. Bronchoesophageal fistula representing abnormal communication between bronchus and esophagus is an uncommon condition. We emphasize the role of CT in such cases.
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620089/development-and-validation-of-risk-prediction-equations-to-estimate-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objective To develop and externally validate risk prediction equations to estimate absolute and conditional survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Design Cohort study.Setting General practices in England providing data for the QResearch database linked to the national cancer registry.Participants 44 145 patients aged 15-99 with colorectal cancer from 947 practices to derive the equations. The equations were validated in 15 214 patients with colorectal cancer from 305 different QResearch practices and 437 821 patients with colorectal cancer from the national cancer registry...
June 15, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617160/rising-need-for-health-education-among-renal-transplant-patients-and-caregiving-competence-in-care-providers
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Jianfei Xie, Yingzi Ming, Siqing Ding, Xiaoxia Wu, Jia Liu, Lifang Liu, Jianda Zhou
BACKGROUND: Health education positively affects the efficacy of self-management and should be carried out according to the status of patients' needs, knowledge, and the competence of the primary caregivers. OBJECTIVES: This study was to investigate the needs of health education knowledge in transplant patients and the competence of the primary caregivers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a convenient sampling approach. Self-report questionnaires were applied to 351 renal transplantation patients and their primary caregivers...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616618/flash-pulmonary-edema-a-rare-cause-and-possible-mechanisms
#12
Tolga Cimen, Engin Algul, Tolga Han Efe, Hamza Sunman, Ekrem Yeter
Flash pulmonary edema frequently develop in case of bilateral renal artery stenosis and unilateral renal artery stenosis with functional solitary kidney. In some rare cases, unilateral renal artery stenosis with bilaterally functional kidneys may also lead to flash pulmonary edema. Here, we present a case of flash pulmonary edema caused by accessory renal artery stenosis. To our knowledge, it is the first case reported in the literature.
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615246/src-family-kinases-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#13
Jun Wang, Shougang Zhuang
Src family kinases (SFKs) belong to non-receptor protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) and have been implicated in the regulation of numerous cellular processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation, migration and invasion, angiogenesis. The role and mechanisms of SFKs in tumorgenesis have been extensively investigated and some of SFK inhibitors are currently under clinical trials for tumor treatment. Recent studies have also demonstrated the importance of SFKs in regulating the development of various fibrosis related chronic diseases (e...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614141/role-of-hemorrhagic-shock-in-experimental-polytrauma
#14
Stephanie Denk, Sebastian Weckbach, Philipp Eisele, Christian K Braun, Rebecca Wiegner, Julia J Ohmann, Lisa Wrba, Felix M Hoenes, Philipp Kellermann, Peter Radermacher, Ulrich Wachter, Sebastian Hafner, Oscar McCook, Anke Schultze, Annette Palmer, Sonja Braumüller, Florian Gebhard, Markus Huber-Lang
Hemorrhagic shock (HS) after tissue trauma increases the complication and mortality rate of polytrauma (PT) patients. Although several murine trauma models have been introduced, there is a lack of knowledge about the exact impact of an additional HS. We hypothesized that HS significantly contributes to organ injury, which can be reliably monitored by detection of specific organ damage markers.Therefore we established a novel clinically relevant PT plus HS model in C57BL/6 mice which were randomly assigned to control, HS, PT or PT+HS procedure (n = 8 per group)...
June 13, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613203/-renal-tumors-percutaneous-ablation-by-microwave-initial-experience
#15
Juan Sebastian Toro-Gutierrez, Juan Jose Espejo-Herrero, Maria Sagrario Lombardo-Galera, Maria Eugenia Pérez-Montilla, Miguel Canis-López, Luis Zurera-Tendero, Juan Manuel Rubio
OBJECTIVE: To analyze retrospectively the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous microwave ablation of solid renal tumors, and also review different approach techniques. METHODS: It is a retrospective study approved by the ethics committee of both hospitals. 14 tumors with a mean size of 37 mm (12-50 mm) were treated in a single session, under general anesthesia and with CT guidance, in 14 patients (9 men) with a mean age of 66 years, using the ablation system AMICA by different approaches (trans pulmonary, trans peritoneal and retroperitoneal)...
June 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611127/pulmonary-hypertension-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-heart-failure-hospitalization-and-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-the-jackson-heart-study
#16
Senthil Selvaraj, Sanjiv J Shah, Mark J Ommerborn, Cheryl R Clark, Michael E Hall, Robert J Mentz, Saadia Qazi, Jeremy M Robbins, Thomas N Skelton, Jiaying Chen, J Michael Gaziano, Luc Djoussé
BACKGROUND: African Americans develop chronic kidney disease and pulmonary hypertension (PH) at disproportionately high rates. Little is known whether PH heightens the risk of heart failure (HF) admission or mortality among chronic kidney disease patients, including patients with non-end-stage renal disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed African Americans participants with chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) or urine albumin/creatinine >30 mg/g) and available echocardiogram-derived pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) from the Jackson Heart Study (N=408)...
June 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610671/pulmonary-manifestations-of-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
#17
REVIEW
Abhinav Agrawal, Sonu Sahni, Abhinav K Vulisha, Rammohan Gumpeni, Rakesh Shah, Arunabh Talwar
Urothelial carcinoma (Transitional cell carcinoma) of the bladder is the pre-dominant histological type of bladder cancer in the United States and Europe. Patients with bladder cancer usually present with painless hematuria. The diagnosis is often delayed, as the symptoms are similar to various other benign conditions such as urinary tract infection, prostatitis or renal calculi. In some patients, the metastatic lesions will cause the initial presenting symptoms. We conducted a MedLine/PubMED search identifying all relevant articles with "pulmonary manifestations", "urothelial bladder cancer", "manifestations of bladder cancer" or a combination of these terms in the title...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607797/hyper-ige-syndrome-and-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Neel H Patel, Mark Ferretti, John L Phillips
Hyper IgE Syndrome (HIES) is an immunodeficiency disorder characterized by increased serum levels of IgE, eczema, and recurrent cutaneous and pulmonary infections. In this report, we present, to our knowledge, the first documented case of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) found in a patient with HIES. The patient received infectious disease clearance prior to obtaining a partial nephrectomy which revealed clear cell histology. Both HIES and RCC have an immunological basis for their pathophysiology and may involve common pathways...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605423/source-3-1-year-outcomes-post-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-the-latest-generation-of-the-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve
#19
Olaf Wendler, Gerhard Schymik, Hendrik Treede, Helmut Baumgartner, Nicolas Dumonteil, Franz-Josef Neumann, Giuseppe Tarantini, José Luis Zamorano, Alec Vahanian
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has developed from a procedure for patients with aortic stenosis inoperable or high risk for surgery, into a treatment option even for intermediate risk elderly patients. This development has been facilitated by the clinical learning curve and constant improvements of transcatheter heart valves used. We present total 1-year results of SOURCE 3, the European post-approval multicentre registry of the latest generation balloon expandable SAPIEN 3TM (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA)...
June 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602881/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage-patients-with-large-hematoma-volume-a-retrospective-study
#20
Weijun Wang, Ningquan Zhou, Chao Wang
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic efficacy of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (HICH) patients with large hematoma volume is poor. This study aimed to explore the efficacy of minimally invasive surgery for HICH patients with large hematoma volume. METHODS: A total of 104 HICH patients with a hematoma volume >50mL were treated with different surgical approaches. The patients were allotted to minimally invasive surgery group (minimally invasive, n=70) and conventional craniotomy group (craniotomy group, n=34)...
June 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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