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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458174/networks-that-link-cytoskeletal-regulators-and-diaphragm-proteins-underpin-filtration-function-in-drosophila-nephrocytes
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Simi Muraleedharan, Aksah Sam, Helen Skaer, Maneesha S Inamdar
Insect nephrocytes provide a valuable model for kidney disease, as they are structurally and functionally homologous to mammalian kidney podocytes. They possess an exceptional macromolecular assembly, the nephrocyte diaphragm (ND), which serves as a filtration barrier and helps maintain tissue homeostasis by filtering out wastes and toxic products. However, the elements that maintain nephrocyte architecture and the ND are not understood. We show that Drosophila nephrocytes have a unique cytoplasmic cluster of F-actin, which is maintained by the microtubule cytoskeleton and Rho-GTPases...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457859/post-infectious-acute-glomerulonephritis-with-podocytopathy-induced-by-parvovirus-b19-infection
#2
Satoshi Hara, Masayoshi Hirata, Kiyoaki Ito, Ichiro Mizushima, Hiroshi Fujii, Kazunori Yamada, Michio Nagata, Mitsuhiro Kawano
Human parvovirus B19 infection causes a variety of glomerular diseases such as post-infectious acute glomerulonephritis and collapsing glomerulopathy. Although each of these appears independently, it has not been fully determined why parvovirus B19 provokes such a variety of different glomerular phenotypes. Here, we report a 68-year-old Japanese man who showed endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis admixed with podocytopathy in association with parvovirus B19 infection. The patient showed acute onset of heavy proteinuria, microscopic hematuria and kidney dysfunction with arthralgia and oliguria after close contact with a person suffering from erythema infectiosum...
February 19, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457529/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-associated-with-2-year-mortality-from-both-cardiovascular-and-non-cardiovascular-origins-in-prevalent-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Chihiro Kawagoe, Yuji Sato, Tatsunori Toida, Hideto Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Akihiro Fukuda, Shuji Iwatsubo, Shouichi Fujimoto
N-terminal-pro-B-type-natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was a predictive marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related death in chronic dialysis patients. NT-proBNP was also correlated with markers of inflammation, malnutrition and protein-energy wasting. We hypothesized whether NT-proBNP was also associated with non-CVD death in chronic dialysis patients. A prospective observational study for incidence of death in chronic dialysis patients was conducted. Prevalent chronic dialysis patients (n = 1310) were enrolled and followed for 24 months...
November 2018: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457471/beck-depression-inventory-as-a-screening-tool-for-depression-in-chronic-haemodialysis-patients
#4
A Bautovich, I Katz, C K Loo, S B Harvey
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Cognitive Depression Index (CDI) as a potential screening tool for major depression in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: Forty-five HD patients completed both the BDI/CDI and diagnostic interview. The interview was conducted by two experienced clinicians and was based on DSM-IV criteria. The sensitivity, specificity and positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values were then calculated...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457196/the-landscape-of-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-united-states
#5
REVIEW
O Kenrik Duru, Tim Middleton, Mona K Tewari, Keith Norris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purposes of this review are to identify population characteristics of important risk factors for the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in the United States and to discuss barriers and opportunities to improve awareness, management, and outcomes in patients with DKD. RECENT FINDINGS: The major risk factors for the development and progression of DKD include hyperglycemia, hypertension, and albuminuria. DKD disproportionately affects minorities and individuals with low educational and socioeconomic status...
February 19, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457022/a-case-report-of-compound-heterozygous-cyp24a1-mutations-leading-to-nephrolithiasis-successfully-treated-with-ketoconazole
#6
Emma Davidson Peiris, Raghav Wusirika
CYP24A1 is an enzyme that inactivates vitamin D. Loss-of-function mutations in this enzyme are rare but have been linked with idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia as well as adult-onset nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis. Genetic testing for this mutation should be considered in the presence of calciuria, elevated serum calcium, elevated 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and suppressed parathyroid hormone. We present a case with these lab findings as well as an elevated 25-hydroxyvitamin D/24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D ratio in whom compound heterozygous CYP24A1 mutations were found...
September 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456975/self-rated-health-and-mortality-due-to-kidney-diseases-racial-differences-in-the-united-states
#7
Shervin Assari
Background: Although the role of self-rated health (SRH) on all-cause mortality is known, we still do not know whether SRH predicts death due to specific causes (e.g., kidney disease). The current study aimed to compare Blacks and Whites on the association between SRH and mortality due to kidney diseases. A nationally representative sample of adults in the United States was used to provide generalizable results to the United States population. Materials and Methods: The Americans' Changing Lives study is a nationally representative cohort, conducted from 1986-2011...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456648/immunosuppressive-effects-of-hydroxychloroquine-and-artemisinin-combination-therapy-via-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-lupus-nephritis-mice
#8
Ning Liang, Yanchun Zhong, Jie Zhou, Bihao Liu, Ruirui Lu, Yezhi Guan, Qi Wang, Chunlin Liang, Yu He, Yuan Zhou, Jianping Song, Jiuyao Zhou
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most common and severe manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus, leading to permanent renal damage and chronic kidney disease. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) serves a protective role against lupus-associated clinical manifestations and medical complications; however, it results in numerous adverse reactions, limiting its long-term use. The aim of the present study was to investigate the combined effect of HCQ and artemisinin (ART) on LN, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456510/sodium-tanshinone-ii-a-sulfonate-ds-201-induces-vasorelaxation-of-rat-mesenteric-arteries-via-inhibition-of-l-type-ca-2-channel
#9
Xiao-Dong Zhang, Chun-Xia He, Jun Cheng, Jing Wen, Peng-Yun Li, Na Wang, Guang Li, Xiao-Rong Zeng, Ji-Min Cao, Yan Yang
Background: We previously have proved that sodium tanshinone II-A sulfonate (DS-201), a derivative of traditional Chinese medicinal herb Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), is an opener and vasodilator of BKCa channel in the vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Vascular tension is closely associated with Ca2+ dynamics and activation of BKCa channel may not be the sole mechanism for the relaxation of the vascular tension by DS-201. Therefore, we hypothesized that the vasorelaxing effect of DS-20 may be also related to Ca2+ channel and cytoplasmic Ca2+ level in the VSMCs...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456380/moxibustion-artemisia-plant-at-acupuncture-point-as-alternative-therapy-in-hypertension-a-promising-approach
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Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456373/quality-of-life-among-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-in-penang-malaysia
#11
Diana Laila Ramatillah, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Amer Hayat Khan, Ong Loke Meng
Background: Quality of life is one of the parameters to check the improvement of hemodialysis treatment among hemodialysed patients. Those patients will be dealing with this treatment in long term if this treatment is the only way for them to replace their kidney function and this thing will affect their quality of life. Objective: To evaluate the quality of life patients on hemodialysis using kidney disease quality of life-short term 24 (KDQoL-SF24) Malaysian Version...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456246/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Josephine M Forbes, David R Thorburn
Globally, diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death. Despite this burden, the factors that precipitate the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) remain to be fully elucidated. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with kidney disease in nondiabetic contexts, and increasing evidence suggests that dysfunctional renal mitochondria are pathological mediators of DKD. These complex organelles have a broad range of functions, including the generation of ATP...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456245/animal-models-of-monoclonal-immunoglobulin-related-renal-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Christophe Sirac, Guillermo A Herrera, Paul W Sanders, Vecihi Batuman, Sebastien Bender, Maria V Ayala, Vincent Javaugue, Jiamin Teng, Elba A Turbat-Herrera, Michel Cogné, Guy Touchard, Nelson Leung, Frank Bridoux
The renal deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulins can cause severe renal complications in patients with B cell and plasma cell lymphoproliferative disorders. The overproduction of a structurally unique immunoglobulin can contribute to the abnormal propensity of monoclonal immunoglobulins to aggregate and deposit in specific organs. A wide range of renal diseases can occur in multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance, including tubular and glomerular disorders with organized or unorganized immunoglobulin deposits...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456232/seizure-induced-by-tranexamic-acid-in-a-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-maintenance-dialysis
#14
Kar Wah Fuah, Christopher T S Lim, Daniel C L Pang, Jin Shyan Wong
Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic agent commonly used to achieve hemostasis. However, there have been a few case reports suggesting that high-dose intravenous TXA has epileptogenic property. In patients with renal impairment, even administering the usual recommended dose of TXA can induce seizure episodes. We present here a patient on hemodialysis who developed seizures after receiving two doses of TXA over 5 h period.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456230/isolated-renal-involvement-of-cytomegalovirus-inclusion-disease-in-an-infant
#15
Subramaniam Murugananth, Rajendran Padmaraj, Natarajan Gopalakrishnan, Rajendran Manorajan, Anila Abraham Kurien, Jeyachandran Dhanapriya, Thanigachalam Dineshkumar, Ramanathan Sakthirajan
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of congenital infections in humans occurring in 1% of all liveborns. Symptomatic congenital CMV infection involves multiple systems and causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborns. Isolated CMV infection of the kidneys in a living infant has not been reported in literature. Here, we report an infant who presented only with renomegaly and renal biopsy showed extensive CMV inclusions. Serum and urine polymerase chain reaction for CMV were positive, and CMV involvement of other organs was ruled out...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456226/three-cases-of-prune-belly-syndrome-at-the-lagos-state-university-teaching-hospital-ikeja
#16
Adaobi U Solarin, Elizabeth A Disu, Henry O Gbelee, Adeola B Animasahaun, Oluwatosin E Aremu, Eucharia Ogbuokiri, Gbemisola O Ogunnaike, Alaba Oladimeji
Prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare congenital disorder affecting 2.5 to 3.8/100,000 live births worldwide. Our objective of this report is to describe clinical manifestation, laboratory, and radiological characteristics of PBS in our patients, to highlight the limitations to offering appropriate patient care due to parents demanding discharge against medical advice and the need to increase the awareness regarding this rare disease. We report three cases; all referred after birth with lax abdominal wall, congenital anomalies of kidney, and urinary tract...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456222/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-cote-d-ivoire-an-analytic-study-conducted-in-the-department-of-internal-medicine
#17
Hubert Kouame Yao, Serge Didier Konan, Sindou Sanogo, Sery Patrick Diopoh, Amadou Demba Diallo
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a public health problem because of its increasing prevalence. The objective of this study was to describe the current profile of CKD in our working conditions. This is a descriptive retrospective study of patients admitted for CKD during the period from January 2010 to December 2014 in the Internal Medicine Department of the university hospital of Treichville in Abidjan. CKD was defined by a glomerular filtration rate below 60 mL/min lasting for at least three months...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456220/importance-of-renal-biopsy-in-patients-aged-60-years-and-older-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#18
Pallav Gupta, Devinder Singh Rana
As the life expectancy is increasing, there is a rise in elderly population and consequent increase in the patients with renal disease. There is an inconsistency between clinical and histopathological diagnosis in elderly, and so renal biopsy is important in these patients to decide appropriate clinical management and prognosis. This study outlines the importance of renal biopsy in elderly and describes the clinical and pathologic spectrum of renal diseases in patient ≥60 years. All patients (age ≥60 years) undergoing renal biopsies from January 2011 to December 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456217/vascular-access-mortality-and-hospitalization-among-hemodialysis-patients-in-palestine
#19
Sondus A Hamadneh, Saja A Nueirat, Jamal Qadoomi', Mohammed Shurrab, Wajeh Y Qunibi, Zakaria Hamdan
Vascular access complications are common in patients with end-stage kidney disease who are receiving maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and are responsible for an enormous burden of morbidity and mortality among these patients. Differences in the all-cause mortality rate and hospitalization between dialysis catheter use and arteriovenous (AV) vascular access use have not been documented in our HD population. We performed a 12-month prospective analysis of our HD patients from four dialysis centers. We examined all-cause mortality and hospitalization in patients being dialyzed through HD catheters as compared to patients with AV access...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456211/risk-factors-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-newborns
#20
Emad E Ghobrial, Salma Z Elhouchi, Sarah S Eltatawy, Lilian O Beshara
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the newborn is a common problem in the neonatal intensive care unit with many underlying factors such as asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and urogenital anomalies. The aim of this study is to highlight possible risk factors and profile of neonates developing AKI in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Cairo University Pediatric Hospital. The study was carried out on 90 neonates (30 patients and 60 controls), among neonates admitted to NICU. The study was done over two months, from January 2015 to March 2015...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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