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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351309/a-modified-elliptical-formula-to-estimate-kidney-collagen-content-in-a-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jake A Nieto, Janice Zhu, Bin Duan, Jingsong Li, Ping Zhou, Latha Paka, Michael A Yamin, Itzhak D Goldberg, Prakash Narayan
The extent of scarring or renal interstitial collagen deposition in chronic kidney disease (CKD) can only be ascertained by highly invasive, painful and sometimes risky, tissue biopsy. Interestingly, while CKD-related abnormalities in kidney size can often be visualized using ultrasound, not only does the ellipsoid formula used today underestimate true renal size, but the calculated renal size does not inform tubulointerstitial collagen content. We used coronal kidney sections from healthy mice and mice with kidney disease to develop a new formula for estimating renal parenchymal area...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330742/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-initial-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-latin-american-tertiary-center
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Izabel M Buscatti, Beatriz B Casella, Nadia E Aikawa, Andrea Watanabe, Sylvia C L Fahrat, Lucia M A Campos, Clovis Artur Silva
The objective of this study was to evaluate prevalence, initial risk factors, and outcomes in Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) patients in Latin America. Two hundred ninety-six patients (validated EULAR/PRINTO/PRES HSP criteria) were assessed by demographic data, clinical/laboratorial involvements, and treatments in the first 3 months after diagnosis. They were followed-up in a Latin American tertiary center and were divided in two groups: with and without nephritis. Persistent non-nephrotic proteinuria, nephrotic proteinuria, and acute/chronic kidney injury were also systematically evaluated at 1, 5, 10, and 15 years after diagnosis...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319627/opioid-prescription-morbidity-and-mortality-in-us-transplant-recipients
#3
Kevin C Abbott, Chyng-Wen Fwu, Paul W Eggers, Anne W Eggers, Prudence P Kline, Paul L Kimmel
BACKGROUND: CDC guidelines recommend caution in prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The characteristics of opioid prescription (OpRx) among kidney transplant (KTx) recipients has not been described in a national population. METHODS: We assessed OpRx prevalence among prevalent KTx recipients, and associated duration (chronic, defined as ≥90 days in a year) and dosing (in morphine milligram equivalents per day, MME, of <50, 50-89, and ≥90) with outcomes, death and graft loss, among incident KTx recipients using 2006-2010 US Renal Data System files, including Medicare Part D for medication ascertainment...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310387/renal-hybrid-oncocytic-chromophobe-tumor-associated-with-multiple-schwannomas-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Guanghua Liu, Yatong Li, Zhuoran Li, Jingmin Zhou, Zhen Huo, Zhigang Ji
RATIONALE: Renal hybrid oncocytic/chromophobe tumors (HOCTs) are benign tumors containing a mixture of cells with features of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (CHRCC) and renal oncocytoma (RO). Sporadic HOCT, which means HOCT occurs in patients without Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) or renal oncocytosis, is extremely rare. In this article, we would report a new case of a patient with both sporadic HOCT and multiple Schwannomas, which is even rarer than simplex sporadic HOCT. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old female was noted with multiple left-kidney masses and a history of multiple Schwannomas...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303915/robotic-kidney-transplantation-dream-or-future
#5
Franck Bruyère, Nicolas Doumerc
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Kidney transplantation is the preferred modality for the treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease. Robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) has been in use since 2002 to reduce morbidity in open kidney transplantation. The aim of this review is to highlight the most relevant publications on this challenging surgical topic. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications suggest that minimally invasive techniques in kidney transplantation, including RAKT, have shown promising results particularly with regard to complications and recovery, reducing postoperative pain and analgesic requirement with a better cosmetic result...
January 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290085/extra-renal-transplanted-kidney-stone-case-presentation-and-literature-review
#6
Abbas Basiri, Mohammad Nadjafi Semnani, Hamed Mohseni Rad
Soft tissue calcification is common in uremic patients. Wound calcification or ossification is not so prevalent except in specific conditions like inflammation and ischemia or wound tension. We present a 40-year-old transplanted patient, not only perirenal ossification but also with multiple perirenal stones. The presentation was severe pain on the site of transplantation. Pre-op CT scan revealed perirenal calcified mass. Intraoperative finding was verythick tissue accompanied with a lot of stones around the transplanted kidney...
December 30, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279869/bilateral-renal-anastomosing-hemangiomas-a-tale-of-two-kidneys
#7
Hamid Abboudi, Benjamin Tschobotko, Christopher Carr, Ranan DasGupta
Background: Renal anastomosing hemangioma (RAH) is an extremely rare benign vascular tumor first described in 2009. Making this diagnosis is fraught with challenges. Radiologically they share features consistent with renal cell carcinomas (RCCs). Their vascular nature poses risks if considering preoperative biopsy and histologically they share characteristics akin to angiosarcomas. The few reports published in the literature suggest presentation with hematuria, flank pain, and polycythemia although the majority are diagnosed at postnephrectomy histologic examination...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247347/patient-and-physician-perspectives-on-the-impact-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-mexican-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis
#8
Andrea Hinojosa-Azaola, Ariadna Jiménez-González, Natasha Alcocer-Castillejos
The objective of this study is to describe aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Mexican patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic-associated vasculitis (AAV). Cross-sectional comparison study includes patients with established AAV and a comparison group with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and healthy subjects. Variables considered were: socio-demographic data, comorbidities, laboratory, disease activity, damage, and Physician's and Patient's Global Assessment (PhGA and PtGA)...
December 15, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245241/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-kidney-together-with-ipsilateral-perinephric-and-periureteric-fibrosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Zhuolun Sun, Hanbo Wang, Xudong Guo, Shaobo Jiang, Changying Jing
RATIONALE: Both inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) and retroperitoneal fibrosis are rare lesions, but kidney involvement is more rare. It is the first study about IMT of the kidney in a patient with perinephric and periureteric fibrosis and we hold that fibroblast proliferation may be an intermediate status in oncogenesis of IMT. But further investigation is necessary in order to better clarify the relationship between fibroblast proliferation and IMT. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old female presented no positive signs except dull back pain after overwork...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245065/diclofenac-induced-renal-toxicity-in-female-wistar-albino-rats-is-protected-by-the-pre-treatment-of-aqueous-leaves-extract-of-madhuca-longifolia-through-suppression-of-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-cytokine-formation
#10
Jerine Peter S, Sabina Evan Prince
CONTEXT: Kidney has a vital role in renal clearance, maintenance of blood pressure, elimination of toxic products and formation of prostaglandins. Certain medications are known to cause renal injury on its frequent usage and high dosage. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used in the treatment of pain and arthritis. Madhuca longifolia is a deciduous tree which is known to the have anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, hepatoprotective, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity...
December 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238578/bone-eating-kidney-disease
#11
Abhilash Koratala, Muhannad Leghrouz, Amir Kazory
In the current era of early detection of chronic kidney disease and efficient therapeutic options for management of its complications, skeletal manifestations of renal hyperparathyroidism are increasingly rare. A 31-year-old female patient presented for evaluation of severe pain in the left forearm, right hand, right knee, right hip, and lower back following a fall sustained 3 days prior to presentation. She had a history of end-stage renal disease and received maintenance hemodialysis. Review of the medical records revealed that she had poor compliance with her diet, medications, and dialysis treatments...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238222/the-burden-of-selected-cancers-in-the-us-health-behaviors-and-health-care-resource-utilization
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Laura Iadeluca, Jack Mardekian, Pratibha Chander, Markay Hopps, Geoffrey T Makinson
Objective: To characterize the disease burden among survivors of those cancers having the highest incidence in the US. Methods: Adult (≥18 years) survivors of the 11 most frequently diagnosed cancers were identified from publically available data sources, including the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results 9 1973-2012, National Health Interview Survey 2013, and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2011. Chi-square tests and one-way analyses of variance were utilized to assess differences between cancer survivors and non-cancer controls in behavioral characteristics, symptoms and functions, preventative screenings, and health care costs...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234433/renoprotective-effects-of-total-glucosides-from-paeony-against-nephrotoxicity-induced-by-total-alkaloids-from-semen-strychni
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Mingming Lv, Meiyu Zhang, Yezhe Cheng, Kexia Zhang, Chenzhi Hou, Xiaohui Chen
Semen Strychni have been shown to have therapeutic effect in improving blood circulation, relieving rheumatic pain, and treating cancer. However, Semen Strychni could cause severe nephrotoxicity. The present study was designed to evaluate whether treatment with total glucosides from paeony (TGP) has renoprotective effect against nephrotoxicity induced by total alkaloids from Semen Strychni (TAS). The levels of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (Cr) were determined and histopathological changes were also examined to evaluate renal injury...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233733/regulation-mechanism-of-dioscin-on-uric-acid-excretion
#14
Yi Zhang, Lijun Jin, Jinchang Liu, Wei Wang, Haiyang Yu, Jian Li, Qian Chen, Tao Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Dioscin, a spirostane glycoside, the rhizoma of Dioscorea septemloba (Diocoreacea) is used for diuresis, rheumatism, and joints pain. Given the poor solubility and stability of Dioscin, we proposed a hypothesis that Dioscin's metabolite(s) are the active substance(s) in vivo to contribute to the reducing effects on serum uric acid levels. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to identify the active metabolite(s) of Dioscin in vivo and to explore the mechanism of its antihyperuricemic activity...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233628/xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-in-a-paediatric-cohort-1963-2016-outcomes-from-a-large-single-center-series
#15
I Stoica, F O'Kelly, M B McDermott, F M J Quinn
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an uncommon chronic destructive granulomatous inflammation of the kidney. It was first described in 1916, and is thought to affect 6/1000 cases of pyelonephritis. Its manifestations are varied, and with a limited number of cases in the literature, the optimal diagnosis and management of XGP in the paediatric cohort is still unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical records of children who were diagnosed and treated for XGP at the current unit during the period 1963-2016, inclusive, were retrospectively reviewed...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225808/symptom-burden-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy
#16
Stephanie A Brown, Freya C Tyrer, Amy L Clarke, Laetitia H Lloyd-Davies, Andrew G Stein, Carolyn Tarrant, James O Burton, Alice C Smith
Background: Although evidence shows that patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) experience a high symptom burden which impacts on quality of life (QoL), less is known about patients with earlier stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aimed to explore symptom burden and potential contributing factors in patients with CKD Stage 1-5 not requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). Methods: Patients with CKD Stage 1-5 and not on RRT were asked to report their symptoms using the Leicester Uraemic Symptom Score (LUSS), a questionnaire which assesses the frequency and intrusiveness of 11 symptoms commonly reported by kidney patients...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225807/renal-denervation-using-carbon-dioxide-renal-angiography-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-moderate-to-severe-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
Mohammed Awais Hameed, Jonathan S Freedman, Richard Watkin, Arul Ganeshan, Indranil Dasgupta
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. More than half of the patients have uncontrolled hypertension (≥140/90 mmHg on three or more antihypertensive agents at optimum doses). Renal sympathetic denervation (RSDN) has been shown to reduce blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension. Although patients with CKD have high sympathetic drive, all major clinical trials have excluded patients with estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) <45 mL/min/1...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217816/wunderlich-s-syndrome-or-spontaneous-retroperitoneal-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-tuberous-sclerosis-and-bilateral-renal-angiomyolipoma
#18
Sara Catarino Santos, Liliana Duarte, Fernando Valério, Júlio Constantino, Jorge Pereira, Carlos Casimiro
BACKGROUND Wunderlich's syndrome, or spontaneous non-traumatic retroperitoneal hemorrhage, can be a life-threatening event. Renal angiomyolipoma is a rare benign tumor that can occur sporadically, or in association with tuberous sclerosis. A case of spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage in a patient with tuberous sclerosis and bilateral renal angiomyolipoma is presented. CASE REPORT A 33-year-old female Caucasian patient, with a known medical history of tuberous sclerosis, was admitted to hospital as an emergency, with right-sided abdominal pain...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211400/robot-assisted-nephropexy
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Guilherme Andrade Peixoto, Marcelo Langer Wroclawski, Marcio Covas Moschovas, Arie Carneiro, Milton Borrelli, José Roberto Colombo
INTRODUCTION: Renal ptosis is defined as the renal descent when there is a change from supine to orthostatic position, usually with a change of two vertebral bodies or more than five cm apart. Although rare, it is one of the causes of chronic flank pain or of upper abdomen. The typical patient of renal ptosis is young, female, thin, with complaint of pain when in an upright position (1, 2). OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a robot-assisted nephropexy technique in a young woman diagnosed with symptomatic renal ptosis on the right kidney, confirmed by imaging tests...
December 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207771/aspects-of-evolving-genito-urinary-tuberculosis-a-profile-of-genito-urinary-tuberculosis-gutb-in-110-patients
#20
Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Velmurugan Palaniyandi, Natarajan Kumaresan, Sivasankar Govindaraju, Jayaganesh Rajasekaran, Ilangovan Murugappan, Venkat Ramanan, Muthulatha Navaneetha Krishnan
Introduction: Genito Urinary Tuberculosis (GUTB) is a widespread disease seen in urology practice. The true incidence and prevalence of GUTB is difficult to estimate because a large number of patients remain asymptomatic. Aim: To recognize typical and atypical clinical and radiological features of tuberculosis and to emphasize the need for diagnosing GUTB early. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted in 110 cases of GUTB diagnosed and treated in two teaching institutions over a period of three years, from July 2002 to June 2005...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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