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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156066/dehydration-of-older-patients-in-institutional-care-and-the-home-environment
#1
Amadeus Lešnik, Nejc Piko, Danica Železnik, Sebastjan Bevc
Dehydration in older adults is an important clinical problem associated with more comorbidities, longer hospital stays, and higher mortality rates. However, in daily clinical practice, no single gold standard marker of hydration status in older adults is available. The aim of the current study was to define the fluid balance status in older adults residing in institutional care or the home. Four hundred ten patients (192 from institutional care and 218 from home care) 65 and older from the region of lower Styria (Slovenia) were included in the study...
November 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142620/elevated-blood-urea-nitrogen-creatinine-ratio-is-associated-with-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#2
Hoon Kim, Kiwon Lee, Huimahn A Choi, Sophie Samuel, Jung Hyn Park, Kwang Wook Jo
Objective: Although venous thromboembolism (VTE) is frequently related to dehydration, the impact of dehydration on VTE in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is not clear. This study investigated whether dehydration, as measured by blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine (Cr) ratio, influences the occurrence of VTE in patients with AIS. Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients with AIS between January 2012 and December 2013. Patients with newly diagnosed AIS who experienced prolonged hospitalization for at least 4 weeks were included in this study...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101807/6-shogaol-ameliorates-diabetic-nephropathy-through-anti-inflammatory-hyperlipidemic-anti-oxidative-activity-in-db-db-mice
#3
Yun Xu, Liwei Bai, Xuehui Chen, Yan Li, Yan Qin, Xiangyu Meng, Qinggui Zhang
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has been increasing worldwide and more than two thirds of the patients may develop diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, the efficiency of existing approaches on DN progression is limited. 6-Shogaol (6-SG), a major dehydrated derivative of gingerols, possesses various biological properties. The present study was designed to evaluate the possible effects of 6-SG on DN in db/db mice and to investigate the mechanisms. We revealed that 6-SG reduced the levels of fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, C-peptide, glycosylated hemoglobin A1c, and systolic blood pressure...
November 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067100/the-protective-effects-of-ischemic-preconditioning-on-rats-with-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-the-effects-on-the-expression-of-bcl-2-and-bax
#4
Sheng Shen, Jiexue Zhou, Shandong Meng, Jiaqing Wu, Juan Ma, Chunli Zhu, Gengguo Deng, Dong Liu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of ischemic preconditioning on rats with renal ischemia-reperfusion injury and the effects on the expression of Bcl-2 and Bax. Thirty-six SD rats were randomly divided into three groups (n=12) including sham operation (S) group, ischemia-reperfusion group (I/R) group and ischemic preconditioning (IP) group. After anesthesia with intraperitoneal injection of chloral hydrate, bilateral renal pedicles were clipped for 45 min, followed by perfusion for 6 h to establish the I/R model...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975092/self-limited-membranous-nephropathy-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#5
Gebran Khneizer, Ahmad Al-Taee, Bahar Bastani
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), such as bevacizumab, are administered intravitreally for the treatment of wet or exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Systemic use of bevacizumab has been linked to a wide range of renal adverse effects including proteinuria and hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 77-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of hypertension, vitamin D deficiency and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who presented to primary care clinic with a 2-week history of bilateral lower extremity edema, 2 months after completing four monthly intravitreal injections of bevacizumab for ARMD...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954270/urinary-rbp-and-ngal-levels-are-associated-with-nephropathy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#6
Jian Wu, Xiaohong Shao, Kan Lu, Jing Zhou, Miaomiao Ren, Xin Xie, Jibo Liu, Yi Xu, Yaqin Ding, Xiaoyu Shen, Chunling Zhu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis of type 2 diabetic nephropathy (T2DN) patients is important to prevent the long-term damaging effects of kidney loss in patients with diabetes and is decisive for patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore urine retinol binding protein (RBP) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in T2DN patients with and without albuminuria. METHODS: A total of 293 T2DN patients were divided into three groups according to their urine albumin/urine creatinine ratio (UACR): normoalbuminuria group (UACR<30 mg/g, n=100), microalbuminuria group (UACR 30-300 mg/g, n=100) and macroalbuminuria group (UACR>300 mg/g, n=93); 50 non-diabetic subjects were recruited as the control group...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866836/colistin-nephrotoxicity-in-the-icu-is-it-different-in-the-geriatric-patients
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Burcu Başarık Aydoğan, Fatma Yıldırım, Avşar Zerman, Kamil Gönderen, Melda Türkoğlu, Gülbin Aygencel
OBJECTIVE: Most significant side effect of colistin therapy which is used for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative infections is nephrotoxicity. Our aim was to investigate the differences of colistin nephrotoxicity between the geriatric age group (≥65 years) and the younger age group (<65 years) in critically ill medical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The medical records of the 76 patients who were taken colistin therapy due to multi-resistant Gram-negative infections between January 2010 and June 2014 in the our medical ICU were retrospectively investigated...
September 2, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846010/comparison-of-three-diet-quality-indices-for-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#8
Mohammad Hossein Rouhani, Mojgan Mortazavi Najafabadi, Firouzeh Moeinzadeh, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Awat Feizi, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have specific dietary needs due to recommended dietary restrictions. However, there is no specific index for evaluating the quality of diet in patients with CKD.   OBJECTIVE: To define and compare three specific diet quality indices in patients with CKD. METHODS: Two hundred twenty-one subjects with CKD were selected for this cross-sectional study. The patients' Dietary intake was assessed with a validated food frequency questionnaire...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834230/renal-impairment-hampers-bisphosphonate-treatment-in-a-quarter-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
#9
Katalin Fábián, Rita Puskás, Tímea Kakuk, László Prés, Dorottya Fejes, Zsolt Szegedi, Lívia Rojkó, Zoltán Szállási, Balázs Döme, Orsolya Pipek, Judit Moldvay
Renal function impairment in lung cancer patients with bone metastases was investigated, as this can limit the application of bisphosphonates representing the gold standard in the management of such cases. Clinicopathological data of 570 lung cancer patients were retrospectively analysed for changes in renal function parameters. Co-morbidities included hypertension (50%), COPD (33%) and diabetes mellitus (15%). Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact tests and a Cox proportional hazards model...
August 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828347/the-role-of-gamma-amino-butyric-acid-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#10
Masoomeh Nasiri, Nepton Soltani, Safoora Mazaheri, Maryam Maleki, Ardeshir Talebi, Fatemah Gharibi, Mehdi Nematbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus can change the risk of developing cancer. Cisplatin (CP) is a common antineoplastic drug. The major side effect of CP is nephrotoxicity. Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) is an antioxidant agent that may have a protective role against CP-induced nephrotoxicity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of GABA in CP-induced nephrotoxicity in hyperglycemic male and female rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty male and female Wistar diabetic rats were used in ten experimental groups...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822385/pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-patients-receiving-tube-feeds
#11
Alexander C Cavalea, Robert E Heidel, Brian J Daley, Christy M Lawson, Darrell A Benton, James M McLoughlin
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) identified on computed tomography (CT) suggests an underlying pathology including bowel ischemia. Patients receiving tube feeds can develop PI, potentially requiring surgical intervention. We identify clinical factors in PI to predict those that may be safe to observe versus those that need immediate intervention. We retrospectively reviewed patients from a single institution from 2008 to 2016 with CT findings of PI and an enteric feeding tube. Patients who had not received tube feeds within one week of the CT were excluded...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804538/exendin-4-assisted-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-protects-renal-function-against-co-existing-acute-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-severe-sepsis-syndrome-in-rat
#12
Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Pei-Lin Shao, Yung-Lung Chen, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Yi-Ling Chen, Tien-Hung Huang, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
This study tested the hypothesis that combined therapy with exendin-4 (Ex4) and autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) was superior to either alone for protecting renal function against acute kidney ischemia-reperfusion (IR; 40-min ischemia/27-h reperfusion) injury when complicated by sepsis syndrome (SS; by cecal-ligation-puncture). Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=40) were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (IR-SS), group 3 (IR-SS + Ex4, 10 μg/kg subcutaneously 30 min after reperfusion and daily for 3 days), group 4 [IR-SS + ADMSC (1...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793319/community-burden-and-prognostic-impact-of-reduced-kidney-function-among-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study-community-surveillance
#13
MULTICENTER STUDY
Kunihiro Matsushita, Lucia Kwak, Noorie Hyun, Marina Bessel, Sunil K Agarwal, Laura R Loehr, Hanyu Ni, Patricia P Chang, Josef Coresh, Lisa M Wruck, Wayne Rosamond
BACKGROUND: Kidney dysfunction is prevalent and impacts prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, most previous reports were from a single hospital, limiting their generalizability. Also, contemporary data using new equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) are needed. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from the ARIC Community Surveillance for ADHF conducted for residents aged ≥55 years in four US communities between 2005-2011...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790043/associations-between-hyponatraemia-volume-depletion-and-the-risk-of-falls-in-us-hospitalised-patients-a-case-control-study
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Elizabeth A Fehlberg, Robert J Lucero, Michael T Weaver, Anna M McDaniel, A Michelle Chandler, Phyllis A Richey, Lorraine C Mion, Ronald I Shorr
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine if abnormal laboratory values which may indicate volume depletion are associated with increased odds of experiencing a hospital-acquired fall. DESIGN: Matched case-control study. SETTING: Four hospitals located in the Southeast USA. PARTICIPANTS: Data from 699 adult fallers and 1189 matched controls (non-fallers) were collected via chart review from 2005 to 2010. Controls were matched to cases by nursing unit, time of fall and length of stay...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777392/long-term-follow-up-of-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-complications-and-predisposing-risk-factors
#15
Tolulope A Adesiyun, Rhondalyn C McLean, Ryan J Tedford, Glenn J R Whitman, Chris M Sciortino, John V Conte, Ashish S Shah, Stuart D Russell
PURPOSE: To assess LVAD complications and their overall effect on mortality and determine factors associated with development of early and long-term complications. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent continuous flow LVAD placement between January 1, 2000 and November 30, 2013 was performed. The incidence of complications (sepsis or bacteremia, driveline infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, pump thrombosis, cerebrovascular accidents and anemia requiring transfusion) was collected and logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766029/ratio-of-blood-urea-nitrogen-to-serum-creatinine-at-initiation-of-dialysis-is-associated-with-mortality-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Daijo Inaguma, Shigehisa Koide, Eri Ito, Kazuo Takahashi, Hiroki Hayashi, Midori Hasegawa, Yukio Yuzawa
BACKGROUND: Some studies have shown that the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at the time of initiating dialysis was associated with mortality. However, the relationship between ratio of blood urea nitrogen to serum creatinine (BUN/Cr) and mortality is unknown. METHODS: The study was a multicenter, prospective cohort analysis including 1520 patients. Patients were classified into four quartiles based on the BUN/Cr ratio at the dialysis initiation, with Q1 having the lowest ratio and Q4 the highest...
August 1, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730730/renal-impairment-hampers-bisphosphonate-treatment-in-a-quarter-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
#17
Katalin Fábián, Rita Puskás, Tímea Kakuk, László Prés, Dorottya Fejes, Zsolt Szegedi, Lívia Rojkó, Zoltán Szállási, Balázs Döme, Orsolya Pipek, Judit Moldvay
Renal function impairment in lung cancer patients with bone metastases was investigated, as this can limit the application of bisphosphonates representing the gold standard in the management of such cases. Clinicopathological data of 570 lung cancer patients were retrospectively analysed for changes in renal function parameters. Co-morbidities included hypertension (50%), COPD (33%) and diabetes mellitus (15%). Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact tests and a Cox proportional hazards model...
July 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729967/tesevatinib-ameliorates-progression-of-polycystic-kidney-disease-in-rodent-models-of-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#18
William E Sweeney, Philip Frost, Ellis D Avner
AIM: To investigate the therapeutic potential of tesevatinib (TSV), a unique multi-kinase inhibitor currently in Phase II clinical trials for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), in well-defined rodent models of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). METHODS: We administered TSV in daily doses of 7.5 and 15 mg/kg per day by I.P. to the well characterized bpk model of polycystic kidney disease starting at postnatal day (PN) 4 through PN21 to assess efficacy and toxicity in neonatal mice during postnatal development and still undergoing renal maturation...
July 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655852/role-of-esat-6-in-renal-injury-by-regulating-microrna-155-expression-via-tlr4-myd88-signaling-pathway-in-mice-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
#19
Zhong-Qi Zhou, Zhi-Kui Wang, Lei Zhang, Yue-Qin Ren, Zhong-Wei Ma, Nan Zhao, Fu-Yun Sun
The study aims to investigate the underlying mechanism involved in the early secretory antigenic target-6 (ESAT-6) in renal injury through regulation of the expression of miR-155 through the oll-like receptor (TLR)-4 (TLR4)/myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) signaling pathway in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-infected mice. Sixty C57BL/6 mice with MTB-induced renal injury were randomly assigned into control, MTB, mimic, inhibitor, inhibitor + ESAT6, and inhibitor + ESAT6 + TAK242 groups. Body weight, the ratio of kidney weight to body weight (Kw/Bw), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and serum creatinine (Scr) of mice were measured...
August 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625260/-predictive-value-of-four-different-scoring-systems-for-septic-patient-s-outcome-a-retrospective-analysis-with-311-patients
#20
Shengbiao Wang, Tao Li, Yunfeng Li, Jianwen Zhang, Xingui Dai
OBJECTIVE: To study the predicting value of four different scoring systems such as the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score, sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score, quick SOFA (qSOFA) score and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) score for the prognosis of septic patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis were conducted. Septic patients in intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Chenzhou form July 1st, 2012 to June 30th, 2016 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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