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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727087/effects-of-zilpaterol-hydrochloride-on-methane-production-total-body-oxygen-consumption-and-blood-metabolites-in-finishing-beef-steers
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K E Hales, A P Foote, D W Brake, T M Brown-Brandl, V M Artegoitia, H C Freetly
An indirect calorimetry experiment was conducted to determine the effects of feeding zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) for 20 d on total body oxygen consumption, respiratory quotient, methane production, and blood metabolites in finishing beef steers. Sixteen Angus steers (initial BW = 555 ± 12.7 kg) were individually fed at ad libitum intake and used in a completely randomized design. The model included the fixed effects of dietary treatment, day, and treatment × day. Dry matter intake did not differ between the treatments ( = 0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722500/post-marketing-surveillance-study-of-the-long-term-use-of-mizoribine-for-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-2-year-results
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Tsutomu Takeuchi, Kenya Okada, Hisao Yoshida, Nobuyuki Yagi
OBJECTIVES: To understand the status of mizoribine use in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and to collect safety- and efficacy-related data on 2-year treatment with mizoribine. METHODS: A continuous survey was conducted between March 2010 and July 2015. RESULTS: The analysis set included 559 patients (mean age 39.5 years, females 82.6%, mean duration of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 8.4 years, mean duration of LN 5.9 years). Renal function was satisfactory for 6 months, but worsened from 12 months, with significant worsening at 24 months...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
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Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700482/beneficial-effects-of-fu-zheng-qu-zhuo-oral-liquid-combined-with-standard-integrated-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-3-4-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shen Li, Xiang-Rong Rao, Xi-Wen Dai, Kun Pei, Lee Wang, Bao-Min Huo, Xiu-Juan Wang, Ling-Xin Kong, Nan-Nan Zhang, Feng-Mei Lian
BACKGROUND: The high worldwide prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a critical health problem and the development of more effective therapies is urgently needed. We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial from October 2010 to December 2012 to assess whether Fu-Zheng-Qu-Zhuo oral liquid (FZQZ) has a beneficial effect in preventing CKD progression when added to standard integrated therapies. METHODS: Patients with CKD stage 3 to 4 from 3 hospitals in Beijing, China were enrolled...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683654/efficacy-and-safety-of-multitarget-therapy-with-cyclophosphamide-and-tacrolimus-for-lupus-nephritis-a-prospective-single-arm-single-centre-open-label-pilot-study-in-japan
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R Sakai, T Kurasawa, E Nishi, T Kondo, Y Okada, A Shibata, K Nishimura, K Chino, A Okuyama, H Takei, H Nagasawa, K Amano
Background Pulsed cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofetil for lupus nephritis has limited efficacy. We previously reported a case of mixed-class IV + V lupus nephritis successfully treated with cyclophosphamide and tacrolimus. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of multitarget therapy with cyclophosphamide and tacrolimus for the treatment of lupus nephritis. Methods In a prospective, single-arm, open label pilot study, we recruited 15 patients aged 18-64 years with active lupus nephritis who met the American College of Rheumatology criteria for a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (1997)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683234/long-term-bone-health-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-pilot-study
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Fiona Jackson Cook, Ila Khanna, Jennifer Giordano, Laura Matarese, Suzanne Hudson
OBJECTIVE: This cross sectional study was undertaken to assess metabolic bone disease by examining bone mineral density (BMD), fracture prevalence, and nutritional factors pertinent to bone in a cohort >9 years post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Fifty one subjects 9.4-36.0 years (mean 17.0 +8.1) post RYGB provided a focused history. Dietary calcium and protein were assessed. Dual energy X ray absorptiometry (DXA) BMD at the spine, hip, and radius and routine serum chemistries, magnesium, phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, vitamin K, and micronutrients were analyzed...
July 6, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676059/potent-long-acting-rhfgf21-analog-for-treatment-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-db-db-and-dio-mice
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Longwei Zhao, Huiyan Wang, Junjun Xie, Zilu Chen, Xiaokun Li, Jianlou Niu
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is an endocrine-acting hormone that has the potential to treat diabetic nephropathy. However, development of FGF21 into a therapeutic has been hindered due to its low intrinsic bio-stability. In our previous study, we have developed a recombinant human FGF21 (rhFGF21) variant by site-directed mutagenesis and solid-phase PEGylation, which retained its biological function. The aim of this study is to elucidate whether the therapeutic effect of PEGylated rhFGF21 (PEG-rhFGF21) on diabetic nephropathy in DIO (diet induced obesity) mice is more significant than rhFGF21 in vivo...
July 4, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675572/association-between-frailty-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-inflammatory-marker-in-an-elderly-population
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Chun-Chin Chang, Chien-Yi Hsu, Po-Hsun Huang, Li-Kuo Liu, Liang-Kung Chen, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
AIM: Frailty is a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome, characterized by increased vulnerability to subsequent morbidity and mortality. The association between frailty and preclinical atherosclerosis remains uncertain. The aim of the present study was to clarify the relationship between frailty, preclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory markers in older adults. METHODS: We enrolled 1798 inhabitants of I-Lan County of Taiwan (855 men, 47.5%; mean age 64 ± 9 years, range 50-92 years)...
July 4, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669137/effects-of-benazepril-on-survival-of-dogs-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-multicenter-randomized-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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J N King, A Font, J-F Rousselot, R A Ash, U Bonfanti, C Brovida, I D Crowe, D Lanore, D Pechereau, W Seewald, G Strehlau
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy in prolonging survival and safety of benazepril administration to dogs with CKD. ANIMALS: Forty-nine client-owned dogs with CKD. METHODS: Dogs were randomized to benazepril (0.25 to <0.5 mg/kg) or placebo once daily for up to 2 years in a prospective, multicenter, blinded clinical trial...
July 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668686/impact-of-early-versus-deferred-antiretroviral-therapy-on-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-hiv-positive-individuals-in-the-start-trial
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Amit C Achhra, Amanda Mocroft, Michael Ross, Lene Ryom-Nielson, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Elzbieta Bakowska, Waldo Belloso, Amanda Clarke, Hansjakob Furrer, Gregory M Lucas, Matti Ristola, Mohammed Rassool, Jonathan Ross, Charurut Somboonwit, Shweta Sharma, Christina Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Both untreated HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have been associated with worsening kidney function. The impact of earlier ART initiation on kidney function has not been studied. METHODS: The START trial was a randomized comparison of immediate versus deferred ART initiation among HIV+ persons with CD4+ counts >500 cells/mm(3). Serum creatinine and urine dipstick protein were measured at baseline, months 1, 4, 8, 12, and annually thereafter...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647444/spot-urine-protein-to-creatinine-ratio-to-predict-the-magnitude-of-24-hour-total-proteinuria-in-preeclampsia-of-varying-severity
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Umran Kucukgoz Gulec, Mete Sucu, Fatma Tuncay Ozgunen, Selim Buyukkurt, Ahmet Baris Guzel, Saime Paydas
OBJECTIVE: The predictive value of spot urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (PCR) for estimating total 24-hour proteinuria in severe preeclampsia is unclear. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of spot urine PCR for ascertaining the magnitude of proteinuria in women with preeclampsia of varying severity. METHODS: A total of 205 patients with prediagnosed preeclampsia were included in this prospective cohort study. Patients were allocated into one of the three groups categorized by severity of disease, as follows: gestational hypertension, group 1 (n = 41); preeclampsia, group 2 (n = 88); and severe preeclampsia, group 3 (n = 76)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621342/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-association-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-teachers-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Aderemi B Adeniyi, Carien E Laurence, Jimmy A Volmink, M Razeen Davids
Background: There is a need to determine the feasibility of conducting studies of chronic diseases among large cohorts of African patients. One aim of the South African feasibility study was to determine the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among school teachers. Methods: In a cross-sectional survey of 489 teachers we captured data on demographics, CVD risk factors, anthropometry and blood pressure. Serum glucose, creatinine, cholesterol and urine protein/creatinine ratio was measured...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621045/post-partum-podocyturia-following-pre-eclamptic-pregnancy
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Itsuko Furuta, Tianyue Zhai, Takeshi Umazume, Satoshi Ishikawa, Ami Hosokawa, Takashi Kojima, Kentaro Chiba, Takahiro Yamada, Mamoru Morikawa, Hisanori Minakami
AIM: Urine podocin mRNA expression and urine podocin : nephrin mRNA expression ratio (PNR) increase with increasing proteinuria during pregnancy complicated with pre-eclampsia (PE). This suggests that urine podocytes with reduced nephrin mRNA expression are abundant in pathological podocyturia. The aim of this study was therefore to determine post-partum changes in podocyturia and PNR in relation to proteinuria after pre-eclampsia (PE). METHODS: A total of 137 peripartum urine specimens, consisting of 72 and 65 from 24 and 30 women with PE and normotensive control pregnancies (NCP), respectively, were studied...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616270/urinothorax-a-systematic-review
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María E Toubes, Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, Antonio Golpe, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Tamara Lourido, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: The characteristics of patients with urinothorax (UT) are poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic review was performed searching for studies reporting clinical findings, pleural fluid (PF) characteristics, and the most effective treatment of UT. Case descriptions and retrospective studies were included. RESULTS: The review included 78 studies with a total of 88 patients. Median age was 45 years, male/female ratio was 1.6:1 and in 76% of cases the etiology was trauma...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608590/renal-energy-excretion-of-horses-depends-on-renal-hippuric-acid-and-nitrogen-excretion
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B Hipp, K-H Südekum, A Zeyner, G Goren, E Kienzle
The prediction of renal energy excretion is crucial in a metabolizable energy system for horses. Phenolic acids from forage cell walls may affect renal energy losses by increasing hippuric acid excretion. Therefore, the relationships were investigated between renal energy, nitrogen (N) and hippuric acid excretion of four adult ponies (230-384 kg body weight (BW)) consuming diets based on fresh grass, grass silage, grass cobs (heat-dried, finely chopped, pressed grass), alfalfa hay, straw, extruded straw and soybean meal...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601908/urinary-liver-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-is-an-independent-predictor-of-stroke-and-mortality-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes
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Nicolae M Panduru, Carol Forsblom, Markku Saraheimo, Lena M Thorn, Daniel Gordin, Nina Elonen, Valma Harjusalo, Angelika Bierhaus, Per M Humpert, Per-Henrik Groop
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetic nephropathy progress in parallel, thereby potentiating the risk of premature death during their development. Since urinary liver-type fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) predicts the progression of diabetic nephropathy, the aim of this study was to investigate whether urinary L-FABP also predicts cardiovascular outcomes and mortality. METHODS: We tested our hypothesis in a Finnish cohort of 2329 individuals with type 1 diabetes and a median follow-up of 14...
June 10, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601127/increase-in-spot-urine-protein-excretion-is-associated-with-late-kidney-graft-rejection-and-predicts-rejection-phenotype
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Miha Arnol, Manca Oblak, Gregor Mlinšek, Jelka Lindič, Aljoša Kandus, Dušan Ferluga, Nika Kojc, Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar
AIMS: A noninvasive test that foretells kidney graft rejection before loss of kidney function would be desirable. We hypothesized that an increase in estimated protein excretion rate (ePER) from spot urine samples is associated with graft rejection and predicts rejection phenotype. METHODS: 151 patients who had undergone first-indication kidney biopsy due to graft dysfunction beyond 3 months after transplant were identified from a national cohort of 616 transplant recipients between 2000 and 2012 (25%)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581908/urinalysis-in-the-cat-measurement-of-urine-protein-creatinine-ratio
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Adam Heeley
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November 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576851/urinary-tamm-horsfall-protein-albumin-vitamin-d-binding-protein-and-retinol-binding-protein-as-early-biomarkers-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-dogs
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Fernanda Chacar, Márcia Kogika, Talita R Sanches, Douglas Caragelasco, Cínthia Martorelli, Camila Rodrigues, Jose Manuel C Capcha, Dennis Chew, Lúcia Andrade
Proteinuria is a marker and mediator of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In clinical practice, the urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio (UP/C) is of limited usefulness, because it indicates only the magnitude of proteinuria and not the origin of the loss (glomerular or tubular). The complete assessment of proteinuria includes quantitative and qualitative evaluations, both of which are required in order to optimize the therapy. In addition to measuring the UP/C, we performed SDS-PAGE and western blotting to determine the expression of albumin, vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP), retinol-binding protein (RBP), and Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP) in urine samples of 49 dogs: healthy (control) dogs (n = 9); and dogs with CKD (n = 40), stratified by stage...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560004/impact-of-impaired-cardiac-function-on-the-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-role-of-pharmacomodulation-of-valsartan
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Chih-Chao Yang, Hon-Kan Yip, Kuan-Hung Chen, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Yen-Ta Chen, Han-Tan Chai, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Sheung-Fat Ko, Sheng-Ying Chung, Chih-Hung Chen, Kun-Chen Lin, Pao-Yuan Lin, Jiunn-Jye Sheu
Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to aggravate cardiovascular disease in the setting of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), the impact of impaired cardiac function on the progression of CKD has seldom been reported. This study tested the impact of acute myocardial infarction on a rodent CKD model and the therapeutic effect of valsartan in this setting. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 50) equally divided into group 1 (sham control), group 2 (CKD induced by 5/6 nephrectomy), group 3 (AMI by ligation of left coronary artery), group 4 (CKD+AMI), group 5 (CKD+AMI+valsartan, orally 10 mg/kg/day)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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