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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087157/the-association-of-blood-urea-nitrogen-levels-with-mortality-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Mustafa A Tatlisu, Adnan Kaya, Muhammed Keskin, Sahin Avsar, Mehmet Bozbay, Kiymet Tatlisu, Mehmet Eren
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of BUN levels with in-hospital and long-term adverse clinical outcomes in acute pulmonary embolism (APE) patients treated with tissue-plasminogen activator (t-PA). METHODS: This retrospective study included 252 consecutive confirmed APE patients treated with t-PA. An admission BUN of 34.5 mg/dL was identified through an ROC analysis as an optimal cutoff value to predict the in-hospital mortality with 85% sensitivity and 91% specificity (AUC: 0...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081152/increased-serum-sodium-and-serum-osmolarity-are-independent-risk-factors-for-developing-chronic-kidney-disease-5-year-cohort-study
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Masanari Kuwabara, Ichiro Hisatome, Carlos A Roncal-Jimenez, Koichiro Niwa, Ana Andres-Hernando, Thomas Jensen, Petter Bjornstad, Tamara Milagres, Christina Cicerchi, Zhilin Song, Gabriela Garcia, Laura G Sánchez-Lozada, Minoru Ohno, Miguel A Lanaspa, Richard J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Epidemics of chronic kidney disease (CKD) not due to diabetes mellitus (DM) or hypertension have been observed among individuals working in hot environments in several areas of the world. Experimental models have documented that recurrent heat stress and water restriction can lead to CKD, and the mechanism may be mediated by hyperosmolarity that activates pathways (vasopressin, aldose reductase-fructokinase) that induce renal injury. Here we tested the hypothesis that elevated serum sodium, which reflects serum osmolality, may be an independent risk factor for the development of CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078430/blood-urea-nitrogen-to-serum-creatinine-ratio-is-an-accurate-predictor-of-outcome-in-diarrhea-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Werner Keenswijk, Jill Vanmassenhove, Ann Raes, Evelyn Dhont, Johan Vande Walle
: Diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+HUS) is a common thrombotic microangiopathy during childhood and early identification of parameters predicting poor outcome could enable timely intervention. This study aims to establish the accuracy of BUN-to-serum creatinine ratio at admission, in addition to other parameters in predicting the clinical course and outcome. Records were searched for children between 1 January 2008 and 1 January 2015 admitted with D+HUS. A complicated course was defined as developing one or more of the following: neurological dysfunction, pancreatitis, cardiac or pulmonary involvement, hemodynamic instability, and hematologic complications while poor outcome was defined by death or development of chronic kidney disease...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067935/hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-haemodialysis-patients-an-underestimated-problem-factors-influencing-immune-responses-in-ten-years-of-observation-in-an-italian-haemodialysis-centre-and-literature-review
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E Cordova, I Miglia, F Festuccia, M G Sarlo, G Scornavacca, G Punzo, P Menè, C Fofi
OBJECTIVES: Despite universal infection control precautions, the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) remains high. For this reason anti-HBV vaccination is recommended in these subjects. In hemodialyzed patients vaccinal response is often suboptimal and it's not clear what factors may influence it. STUDY DESIGN: The aim of our study is to assess the influence of some clinical and laboratory factors on seroconversion rate after anti HBV vaccination in a cohort of patients on maintenance HD...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064632/protective-effects-of-apigenin-and-myricetin-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-mice
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Samar M Hassan, Marwa M Khalaf, Sawsan A Sadek, Amira M Abo-Youssef
CONTEXT: Currently, the outcomes of the use of cisplatin in cancer therapy is limited by nephrotoxicity. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the nephroprotective role of apigenin and myricetin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult female Wistar Albino mice were divided into eight groups (n = 8). Group I served as normal control. Groups II, III and IV received apigenin (3 mg/kg, i.p.), myricetin (3 mg/kg, i...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062134/vascular-expansion-during-worsening-of-heart-failure-effects-on-clinical-features-and-its-determinants
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Hajime Kataoka
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the relation of the changes in serum solutes/albumin to the level of vascular expansion and clinical features during worsening HF. METHODS: Data from 47 patients with acute on chronic HF worsening were analyzed. Blood tests included hemoglobin, hematocrit, albumin, solutes (Na/K/Cl/BUN/Cr), and b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). The relative change in the vascular expansion from stable to worsening HF was estimated based on changes in the plasma volume (%PV)...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053613/diallyl-disulfide-attenuates-acetaminophen-induced-renal-injury-in-rats
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Jin-Young Shin, Ji-Hee Han, Je-Won Ko, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Na-Rae Shin, Tae-Yang Jung, Hyun-A Kim, Sung-Hwan Kim, In-Sik Shin, Jong-Choon Kim
This study investigated the protective effects of diallyl disulfide (DADS) against acetaminophen (AAP)-induced acute renal injury in male rats. We also investigated the effects of DADS on kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), which are novel biomarkers of nephrotoxicity in renal tissues, in response to AAP treatment. The following four experimental groups were evaluated: (1) vehicle control, (2) AAP (1,000 mg/kg), (3) AAP&DADS, and (4) DADS (50 mg/kg/day). AAP treatment caused acute kidney injury evidenced by increased serum blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels and histopathological alterations...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052647/the-modulative-effects-of-microcurrent-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-diabetic-mice
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Wen-Ching Huang, Wen-Chieh Chang, Yi-Ju Hsu, Chun-Feng Huang, Chi-Chang Huang, Cheng-Yan Kao, Che-Li Lin
Diabetes (one of non-communicable diseases) is serious due to its complications, such like, cardiovascular ailments, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, wound gangrene and sexual impotence. Diabetes and associated chronic conditions are rapidly emerging as major health problems. In clinical, there were different drugs for diabetes treatment on different mechanisms. However, there were limited studies on the efficacy of electric stimulations on diabetes therapeutic application. In current study, we try to evaluate the effect of microcurrent electrical nerve stimulator (MENS) on diabetes modulation as an alternative medicine...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049244/false-positive-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-liver-resection-patients
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Hongeun Lee, Jeong Hee Yoon, Hyeyoung Kim, Nam Joon Yi, Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung Chul Yoon, Hyo Sin Kim, Sung Woo Ahn, Jin Young Choi, Youngrok Choi, Hae Won Lee, Ju Yeon Yi, Kyoung Bun Lee, Kwang Woong Lee, Kyung Suk Suh
The diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is based on imaging studies particularly in high-risk patients without histologic confirmation. This study evaluated the prevalence and characteristics of false-positively diagnosed HCC in a liver resection cohort for HCC. A retrospective review was performed of 837 liver resection cases for clinically diagnosed HCC between 2005 and 2010 at our institute. High-risk patients with tumors > 1 cm with one or two image findings consistent with HCC and tumors < 1 cm with two or more image findings consistent with HCC with persistently increased serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels above the normal range with underlying inhibited hepatitis activity underwent liver resection...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039280/selection-of-critical-isthmus-in-scar-related-atrial-tachycardia-using-a-new-automated-ultrahigh-resolution-mapping-system
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Decebal Gabriel Laţcu, Sok-Sithikun Bun, Frédéric Viera, Tahar Delassi, Mohammed El Jamili, Alaa Al Amoura, Nadir Saoudi
BACKGROUND: Accurate activation mapping of reentrant scar-related atrial tachycardias (AT) allows efficient radiofrequency ablation by targeting the critical isthmus (CI). We aimed to assess the electrophysiological properties of CI channels during mapping with the IntellaMap Orion basket and the Rhythmia system. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively studied 33 AT (post- atrial fibrillation ablation or surgical mitral valve repair). The noise of bipolar electrogram (EGM) was systematically measured at 10 prespecified sites, as well as on a standard catheter and on the surface ECG...
January 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034658/rhizoma-smilacis-glabrae-protects-rats-with-gentamicin-induced-kidney-injury-from-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-caspase-3-activation
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Cuiyan Liu, Youxi Kang, Feng Qin, Xiuhong Zhou, Zisheng Yang, Jingang Gu, Chunyang Han
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rhizoma smilacis glabrae (RSG), which is mild-natured and tastes sweet or bland, has pharmacological action of eliminating dampness, detoxifying, and ensuring that joints were healthy and supple in traditional Chinese medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: To discuss the protective effect of RSG on gentamicin (GM)-induced kidney injury in rats and its regulatory mechanisms of oxidative stress-induced apoptosis by inhibiting caspase-3 activation...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032656/eus-guided-drainage-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections
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Tiing Leong Ang, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage is now firmly established as the best option for drainage of walled-off pancreatic fluid collections (PFC). It has high clinical efficacy, similar to surgical and percutaneous approaches, but with lower morbidity and costs. It is superior to non-EUS guided approaches because even collections without endoluminal bulging can be successfully drained. Transmural drainage alone is sufficient for pseudocysts, but in the context of walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WON), adjunctive direct endoscopic necrosectomy (DEN) may be required...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029292/ability-of-clinicopathologic-variables-and-clinical-examination-findings-to-predict-race-elimination-in-endurance-horses
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C Langdon Fielding, Chloe A Meier, Greg K Fellers, K Gary Magdesian
OBJECTIVE To compare results of point-of-care laboratory testing with standard veterinary clinical examination findings at a single time point during endurance competition to identify horses at risk for elimination. ANIMALS 101 endurance horses participating in the 2013 Western States 160-km (100-mile) endurance ride. PROCEDURES At the 58-km checkpoint, blood samples were collected from all horses. Samples were analyzed for pH, Pco2, base excess, anion gap, PCV, and whole blood concentrations of sodium, potassium, chloride, total carbon dioxide, BUN, glucose, and bicarbonate...
January 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029146/protective-effects-of-luteolin-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-renal-injury-in-mice
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Shao-Bin Xin, Hao Yan, Jing Ma, Qiang Sun, Li Shen
BACKGROUND Sepsis can cause serious acute kidney injury in bacterium-infected patients, especially in intensive care patients. Luteolin, a bioactive flavonoid, has renal protection and anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of luteolin in attenuating lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced renal injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS ICR mice were treated with LPS (25 mg/kg) with or without luteolin pre-treatment (40 mg/kg for three days). The renal function, histological changes, degree of oxidative stress, and tubular apoptosis in these mice were examined...
December 28, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028753/chlorogenic-acid-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-inhibiting-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathway
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Han-Yang Ye, Jian Jin, Ling-Wei Jin, Yan Chen, Zhi-Hong Zhou, Zhan-Yuan Li
Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a polyphenolic compound, exists widely in medicinal herbs, which has been shown a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. This study investigated the protective effects and mechanism of CGA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). Treatment of CGA successfully ameliorates LPS-induced renal function and pathological damage. Moreover, CGA dose-dependently suppressed LPS-induced blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine levels, and inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-1β in serum and tissue...
December 27, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025763/helicobacter-pylori-infection-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-colonic-adenomatous-neoplasms
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Ji Hyung Nam, Chang Won Hong, Byung Chang Kim, Aesun Shin, Kum Hei Ryu, Bum Joon Park, Bun Kim, Dae Kyung Sohn, Kyung Su Han, Jeongseon Kim, Chan Wha Lee
PURPOSE: Helicobacter pylori infection is considered to have a positive association with colorectal neoplasms. In this study, we evaluated the association between H. pylori infection and colorectal adenomas, based on the characteristics of these adenomas in Korea, where the prevalence of H. pylori infection is high and the incidence of colorectal cancer continues to increase. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 4,466 subjects who underwent colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy during screening (1,245 colorectal adenomas vs...
December 27, 2016: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025487/indoxyl-sulfate-as-a-mediator-involved-in-dysregulation-of-pulmonary-aquaporin-5-in-acute-lung-injury-caused-by-acute-kidney-injury
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Nozomi Yabuuchi, Masataka Sagata, Chika Saigo, Go Yoneda, Yuko Yamamoto, Yui Nomura, Kazuhiko Nishi, Rika Fujino, Hirofumi Jono, Hideyuki Saito
High mortality of acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with acute lung injury (ALI), which is a typical complication of AKI. Although it is suggested that dysregulation of lung salt and water channels following AKI plays a pivotal role in ALI, the mechanism of its dysregulation has not been elucidated. Here, we examined the involvement of a typical oxidative stress-inducing uremic toxin, indoxyl sulfate (IS), in the dysregulation of the pulmonary predominant water channel, aquaporin 5 (AQP-5), in bilateral nephrectomy (BNx)-induced AKI model rats...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025372/a-pooled-analysis-evaluating-renal-safety-in-placebo-and-active-comparator-controlled-phase-iii-trials-of-multiple-dose-injectable-hp%C3%AE-cd-diclofenac-in-subjects-with-acute-postoperative-pain
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Stephen E Daniels, Tong J Tj Gan, Douglas A Hamilton, Neil Singla, Peter G Lacouture, Olufunmibi Johnson, Lauren H Min, Christian R D Reyes, Daniel B Carr
OBJECTIVE : While injectable nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a key component of postoperative multimodal analgesia, renal safety concerns may limit use in some patients. This study examined the renal safety of injectable HPβCD-diclofenac when given for ≤ 5 days following orthopedic or abdominal/pelvic surgery. METHODS : Pooled analysis of data from two randomized, placebo- and active comparator-controlled phase III trials in 608 total patients was conducted. Renal safety was assessed by examining treatment-emergent adverse events (AEs) and postoperative blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine shifts...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024294/celecoxib-administration-reduced-mortality-mesenteric-hypoperfusion-aortic-dysfunction-and-multiple-organ-injury-in-septic-rats
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Erdem Kamil Ozer, Mustafa Tugrul Goktas, Ibrahim Kilinc, Hulagu Bariskaner, Ceyhan Ugurluoglu, Alper Bektas Iskit
BACKGROUND: The cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 overexpression is associated with vascular injury and multiple organ failure in sepsis. However, constitutive COX-1 and basal COX-2 expressions have physiological effects. We aimed to investigate the effects of partial and selective COX-2 inhibition without affecting constitutive COX-1 and basal COX-2 activities by celecoxib on mesenteric artery blood flow (MABF), vascular reactivity, oxidative and inflammatory injuries, and survival in septic rats accomplished by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
December 23, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013531/prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation-comparative-analysis-with-partial-hepatectomy
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Kyuho Lee, Kyoung-Bun Lee, Nam-Joon Yi, Kyung-Suk Suh, Ja-June Jang
Background: Liver transplantation (LT) is the treatment of choice for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to investigate the recurrence rate of HCC after LT and prognostic factors for recurrence by comparing LT with non-transplanted resection. Materials and Methods: The participants were 338 patients who underwent LT between 1996 and 2012 at Seoul National University Hospital (LT group) and 520 HCC patients who underwent partial hepatectomy between 1995 and 2006 (control group, non-LT group)...
December 25, 2016: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
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