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Giuseppe Dilorenzo, Michele Telegrafo, Giuseppe Marano, Michele De Ceglie, Amato Antonio Stabile Ianora, Giuseppe Angelelli, Marco Moschetta
Metastatic pulmonary calcification (MPC) is a rare pathological condition consisting of lung calcium salt deposits which commonly occurs in patients affected by chronic kidney disease probably for some abnormalities in calcium and phosphate metabolism. CT represents the technique of choice for detecting MPC findings including ground glass opacities and partially calcified nodules or consolidations. We present a case of MCP in a patient affected by hepato-renal autosomic-dominant polycystic disease; chest CT revealed extensive lobar-segmental parenchymal calcification with a peculiar cauliflower shape which we called "calcified cauliflower" sign...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Jan Biegus, Robert Zymliński, Mateusz Sokolski, Paweł Siwołowski, Piotr Gajewski, Sylwia Nawrocka-Millward, Elżbieta Poniewierka, Ewa A Jankowska, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
AIM: Multi-organ dysfunction often complicates the natural course of acute heart failure (AHF) and identifies patients with poor prognosis. The MELD score (Model of End-Stage Liver Dysfunction) combines data reflecting liver and kidney function, which makes it a potentially useful tool for the assessment of patients with AHF. To assess the prognostic utility of the MELD score in patients with AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: The MELD score was calculated on admission and during hospital stay (days 2-3) using a formula that does not take into account the international normalized ratio (MELD XI)...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Chang-Ik Choi
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition associated with the metabolic impairment of insulin actions, leading to the development of life-threatening complications. Although many kinds of oral antihyperglycemic agents with different therapeutic mechanisms have been marketed, their undesirable adverse effects, such as hypoglycemia, weight gain, and hepato-renal toxicity, have increased demand for the discovery of novel, safer antidiabetic drugs. Since the important roles of the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) for glucose homeostasis in the kidney were recently elucidated, pharmacological inhibition of SGLT2 has been considered a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Olusola Olalekan Oladipo, Joseph Olusegun Ayo, Suleiman Folorunsho Ambali, Mohammed Bisalla
The study aims to evaluate effects of chronic low-dose co-exposure to lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and manganese (Mn) on hepato-renal toxicity, and oxidative stress. Young male Wistar rats were treated with Pb acetate (1.4 mg/kg BW), Cd chloride (0.01 mg/kg BW), Mn chloride (0.14 mg/kg BW) and their combination (Pb+Cd+Mn) by oral gavage, for 15 weeks. Liver enzymes, albumin (Alb), globulin (Glb), total protein, creatinine, urea and electrolyte concentrations were measured in the serum. Hepatic and renal malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPx1) and metallothionein-1 (MT1) concentrations were measured by enzyme immunoassay technique...
August 15, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, Ashok Kumar Behera, Purna Chandra Karua, Prafulla Kumar Bariha, Ashutosh Rath, Kailash Chandra Aggrawal, Snigdha Rani Nahak, Santosh Shankar Gudaganatti
BACKGROUND: Severe cholestatic jaundice may complicate with bile cast nephropathy (BCN) causing severe acute kidney injury (AKI). In this study, we investigate BCN in severe falciparum malaria complicated with jaundice and AKI. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a tertiary health care institution with high prevalence of malaria. A cohort of 110 patients with falciparum malaria complicated with cerebral malaria, jaundice and AKI were enrolled. Species diagnosis was made from peripheral blood smear or rapid diagnostic test...
August 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
V Perilli, P Aceto, T Sacco, C Modesti, P Ciocchetti, F Vitale, A Russo, G Fasano, A Dottorelli, L Sollazzi
Graft and patients survival are the main goal of anesthesiological management in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT). Even if anesthesiological practice sustained major developments over time, some evidence-based intraoperative strategies have not yet been widely applied. The aim of this review was to summarize intraoperative anesthesiological strategies which could have the potential to improve LT graft and/or recipient survival. Monitoring must be as accurate as possible in order to manage intraoperative hemodynamic changes...
July 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Wafaa A M Mohamed, Yasmina M Abd-Elhakim, Sameh M Farouk
In traditional medicine, Rosmarinus officinalis L. leaf is used as a curative herbal therapy for the treatment of several diseases. The protective effects of rosemary in toxic effects of some environmental pollutants are known. However, there is paucity of information about its protective effects on lead acetate (LD) toxicity. To assess the protection of rosemary ethanolic extracts (REE) on LD-induced hepato- and nephro-toxicity, male albino rabbits were treated with REE (30mg/kg) and/or LD (30mg LD/kg) by gavage administration for 30 days...
September 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
Samah R Khalil, Yasser Abd Elhakim, Abd Elhakeem El-Murr
Increase in consumption of consumer items such as plasticizers have resulted in a sharp rise in the presence of xenobiotics like phthalic acid esters (PEs) in freshwater and marine environments due to contaminated runoff and improper release of effluents. The sublethal toxicity of Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) was investigated in juvenile Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, in an attempt to determine the biological effect of exposure to 1/2 and 1/3 median lethal concentration (96-h LC50) which, in our study was experimentally determined to be 11...
February 2016: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Aicha Fassi Fihri, Noori S Al-Waili, Redouan El-Haskoury, Meryem Bakour, Afaf Amarti, Mohammad J Ansari, Badiaa Lyoussi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Natural honey has many biological activities including protective effect against toxic materials. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of carob honey against lead-induced hepato-renal toxicity and lead-induced anemia in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty four male rabbits were allocated into four groups six rabbits each; group 1: control group, received distilled water (0.1 ml / kg.b.wt /daily); group 2: received oral lead acetate (2 g/kg...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yu V Dumanskiy, V A Stepko, O V Sinyachenko
Abstract The factors, determining possibility of early postoperative morbidity occurrence in patients, suffering gastro-esophageal zone cancer, were analyzed. After radical operation performance (gastrectomy, gastric and esophageal resection) 5.7% patients died. Insufficience of the anastomosis sutures with peritonitis occurrence, an acute hepato-renal insufficience, an acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary thromboembolism, pneumonia, the brain insult, pancreonecrosis and mesenterial thrombosis constituted the main morbidities...
February 2016: Klinichna Khirurhiia
Liat Mlynarsky, Dalit Schlesinger, Roni Lotan, Muriel Webb, Zamir Halpern, Erwin Santo, Oren Shibolet, Shira Zelber-Sagi
AIM: To examine the association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and general health perception. METHODS: This cross sectional and prospective follow-up study was performed on a cohort of a sub-sample of the first Israeli national health and nutrition examination survey, with no secondary liver disease or history of alcohol abuse. On the first survey, in 2003-2004, 349 participants were included. In 2009-2010 participants from the baseline survey were invited to participate in a follow-up survey...
May 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Oluwatosin A Adaramoye, Aderemi O Kehinde, Adedoyin Adefisan, Olugbenga Adeyemi, Idowu Oyinlola, Olubukola O Akanni
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease of international health priority. The combination of anti-TB drugs (4-Tabs)- isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF), pyrazinamide (PZA) and ethambutol (ETB) are effective in the management of the disease, however, their toxic effect is a major concern. PURPOSE: The study was designed to evaluate the toxicity of anti-TB drugs in male Wistar rats and possible ameliorative effects of kolaviron (KV), a biflavonoid from Garcinia kola seeds...
April 2016: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Angel Espinosa, Javier Ripollés-Melchor, Rubén Casans-Francés, Alfredo Abad-Gurumeta, Sergio D Bergese, Alix Zuleta-Alarcon, Francisco López-Timoneda, José María Calvo-Vecino
BACKGROUND: Clevidipine is an ultrashort-acting drug for rapid reduction of blood pressure by selectively acting on the L-type Ca2+ channels on arteriolar smooth muscle. The drug's ultrashort action in reducing the blood pressure is due to its rapid hydrolysis by blood and extravascular tissue esterases, which does not depend on hepato-renal metabolism and excretion. An analysis of the perioperative management of blood pressure should be considered to compare with other intravenous antihypertensive agents...
2016: PloS One
Christopher Valerio, Eleni Theocharidou, Andrew Davenport, Banwari Agarwal
To provide an overview of the properties of human serum albumin (HSA), and to review the evidence for the use of human albumin solution (HAS) in critical illness, sepsis and cirrhosis. A MEDLINE search was performed using the terms "human albumin", "critical illness", "sepsis" and "cirrhosis". The references of retrieved articles were reviewed manually. Studies published between 1980 and 2014 were selected based on quality criteria. Data extraction was performed by all authors. HSA is the main plasma protein contributing greatly to its oncotic pressure...
March 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Nitya Nand, Parveen Malhotra, Dipesh Kumar Dhoot
INTRODUCTION: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Various studies show contradictory results about the role of amount, type and duration of alcohol exposure in determining the risk to develop ALD with ethnic variations in susceptibility to develop ALD and South Asians are shown to be more prone to develop ALD. This study was carried out to evaluate clinical profile of ALD in Indian population and to find out the correlation of disease severity and outcome with alcohol intake...
June 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Rakesh K Arya, Akhilesh Singh, Navneet K Yadav, Srikanth H Cheruvu, Zakir Hossain, Sanjeev Meena, Shrankhla Maheshwari, Anup K Singh, Uzma Shahab, Chetan Sharma, Kavita Singh, Tadigoppula Narender, Kalyan Mitra, Kamal R Arya, Rama K Singh, Jiaur R Gayen, Dipak Datta
Major challenges for current therapeutic strategies against breast cancer are associated with drug-induced toxicities. Considering the immense potential of bioactive phytochemicals to deliver non-toxic, efficient anti-cancer therapeutics, we performed bio-guided fractionation of Eclipta alba extract and discovered that particularly the chloroform fraction of Eclipta alba (CFEA) is selectively inducing cytotoxicity to breast cancer cells over non-tumorigenic breast epithelial cells. Our unbiased mechanistic hunt revealed that CFEA specifically activates the intrinsic apoptotic pathway by disrupting the mitochondrial membrane potential, upregulating Hsp60 and downregulating the expression of anti-apoptotic protein XIAP...
2015: Scientific Reports
Cristina Mussini, Patrizia Lorenzini, Massimo Puoti, Miriam Lichtner, Giuseppe Lapadula, Simona Di Giambenedetto, Andrea Antinori, Giordano Madeddu, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Andrea De Luca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Fibrosis (FIB)-4 index as a predictor of major liver-related events (LRE) and liver-related death (LRD) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type-1 patients initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort study. SETTING: Italian HIV care centers participating to the ICONA Foundation cohort. PARTICIPANTS: Treatment-naive patients enrolled in ICONA were selected who: initiated cART, had hepatitis C virus (HCV) serology results, were HBsAg negative, had an available FIB-4 index at cART start and during follow up...
2015: PloS One
Abd El-Rahman M Khalaf-Allah, Souad E El-Gengaihi, Manal A Hamed, Hanan G Zahran, Mona A Mohammed
The role of Physalis peruviana (golden berry) as functional food against hepato-renal fibrosis induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) was evaluated. The chemical composition of leaves referred the presence of withanolides and flavonoids. Two compounds, ursolic acid and lupeol, were isolated and their structures were elucidated by different spectral analysis techniques. The biological evaluation was conducted on different animal groups; control rats, control orally treated with plant extract (500 mg/kg body weight twice a week for six consecutive weeks), CCl4 (0...
2016: Journal of Dietary Supplements
Dewasya Pratap Singh, Dayanandan Mani
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol, a widely used analgesic and antipyretic, is known to cause liver and renal injury in humans when administered in higher and repeated doses that cause acute liver injury. Triphala is a well-known Ayurvedic Rasayana formulation that is prescribed for balancing of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Traditionally, it is used for the treatment of liver and kidney diseases. OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to examine the protective effect of Triphala extract against paracetamol-induced hepato-renal injury in Swiss albino mice...
July 2015: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Hang Yuan, Bo'an Zheng, Shiliang Tu
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the safety and long-term clinical effect of intraperitoneal implantation of sustained-release 5-fluorouracil in patients with advanced colorectal cancer during radical resection. METHODS: A total of 202 patients with advanced colorectal cancer undergoing radical operations were randomly divided into an experimental group (98 cases, intraoperative intraperitoneal implantation of sustained-release 5-fluorouracil 600 mg as local chemotherapy) and a control group (104 cases, without local chemotherapy)...
2015: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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