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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906797/validation-of-the-suntech-medical-advantage-model-2-series-automated-blood-pressure-module-in-pregnancy
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Spencer G Kuper, Kristin N Dotson, Sarah B Anderson, Stacy L Harris, Lorie M Harper, Alan T Tita
OBJECTIVE:  We sought to validate the SunTech Medical Advantage Model 2 Series with firmware LX 3.40.8 algorithm noninvasive blood pressure module in a pregnant population, including those with preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN:  Validation study of an oscillometric noninvasive blood pressure module using the ANSI/AAMI ISO 81060-2:2013 standard guidelines. Pregnant women were enrolled into three subgroups: normotensive, hypertensive without proteinuria, and preeclampsia (hypertensive with random protein-to-creatinine ratio ≥ 0...
June 15, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905409/l-fabp-and-il-6-as-markers-of-chronic-kidney-damage-in-children-after-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Katarzyna Lipiec, Piotr Adamczyk, Elżbieta Świętochowska, Katarzyna Ziora, Maria Szczepańska
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is a form of thrombotic microangiopathy, in the course of which some patients may develop chronic kidney disease (CKD). From a clinical point of view, it is important to search for markers that allow for early identification of patients at risk of a poor prognosis. OBJECTIVES: The study evaluated the serum and urine levels of liver-type fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP) and interleukin 6 (IL-6). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 29 children with a history of HUS...
June 13, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903900/soluble-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-in-black-americans-with-ckd
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Shengyuan Luo, Josef Coresh, Adrienne Tin, Casey M Rebholz, Teresa K Chen, Salim S Hayek, Melissa Tracy, Michael S Lipkowitz, Lawrence J Appel, Andrew S Levey, Lesley A Inker, Jochen Reiser, Morgan Erika Grams
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Black Americans with and without APOL1 kidney disease risk variants face high risk of ESKD. Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), a circulating signaling protein and marker of immune activation, constitutes a promising biomarker of CKD-associated risks. We aimed to quantify the associations between serum suPAR concentration and adverse outcomes in Black Americans with and without APOL1 kidney disease risk variants, over and above iodine-125 iothalamate measured GFR and proteinuria...
June 14, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903846/dietary-patterns-over-time-and-microalbuminuria-in-youth-and-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-the-search-nutrition-ancillary-study
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Tina Costacou, Jamie Crandell, Anna R Kahkoska, Angela D Liese, Dana Dabelea, Jean M Lawrence, David J Pettitt, Kristi Reynolds, Elizabeth J Mayer-Davis, Amy K Mottl
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the association between diet quality and microalbuminuria in youth-onset type 1 diabetes using three indices: a modified Mediterranean diet score for children and adolescents (mKIDMED), the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Youth and young adults from the SEARCH (Search for Diabetes in Youth) Nutrition Ancillary Study diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002-2008, who had repeated dietary assessments at baseline and follow-up visits and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) measured at the outcome visit (2012-2015) ( n = 461), were selected for study...
June 14, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29894413/acth-gel-in-resistant-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-after-kidney-transplantation
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Tarek Alhamad, John Manllo Dieck, Usman Younus, Dany Matar, Sami Alasfar, Vikas Vujjini, Devin Wall, Bilal Kanawati, Reiser Jochen, Daniel C Brennan, Nada Alachkar
BACKGROUND: Treatment of focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) after kidney transplantation is challenging with unpredictable outcomes. The objective was to investigate the use of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) analogue gel in kidney transplant recipients with de novo or recurrent FSGS resistant to therapeutic plasma exchange and/or rituximab. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of cases of de novo or recurrent resistant FSGS at 2 large U.S. transplant centers between April 2012 and December 2016...
June 12, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29890869/thiol-disulfide-homoestasis-in-pregnancies-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Erbil Cakar, Habibe Ayvacı, Deniz Karcaaltincaba, Gultekin Aydın, Asli Cilli, Cemile Bicer, Özcan Erel, Semra Kayatas Eser
AIM: To investigate the role of dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis in preeclamptic and idiopathic fetal growth restricted (FGR) pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In this prospective case-control study, a total of 110 singleton pregnancies with FGR (study group) (51 preeclamptic and 59 idiopathic FGR's cases) were compared with 68 healthy pregnant controls at the same gestational weeks (control group). For serum disulfide-thiol homeostasis, a newly used method described by Erel and Neselioglu was used...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29888290/vitamin-d-binding-protein-clearance-ratio-is-significantly-associated-with-glycemic-status-and-diabetes-complications-in-a-predominantly-vitamin-d-deficient-population
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Nabila A Abdella, Olusegun A Mojiminiyi
Introduction: Studies have shown increased urine excretion of vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP) in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) resulting from postulated mechanisms linked to renal tubular damage. In this study, we evaluate the utility of VDBP clearance ratio as a novel determinant of glycemic status, DN, and other diabetes-associated complications. Methods: Levels of vitamin D, HbA1c, serum, urine concentrations of VDBP, and creatinine were measured in 309 subjects...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29880371/long-term-effects-of-pregnancy-on-renal-graft-function-in-women-after-kidney-transplantation-compared-with-matched-controls
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S Svetitsky, R Baruch, I F Schwartz, D Schwartz, R Nakache, Y Goykhman, P Katz, A Grupper
BACKGROUND: An important benefit associated with kidney transplantation in women of child-bearing age is increased fertility. We retrospectively evaluated the maternal and fetal complications and evolution of graft function associated with 22 pregnancies post-kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation, compared with controls without pregnancy post-transplantation, who were matched for gender, year of transplantation, type of donor, age at transplantation, number of transplants, type of transplant (kidney vs kidney-pancreas), and cause of native kidney failure, as well as for renal parameters including serum creatinine and urine protein excretion 1 year before delivery...
June 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850609/assessment-of-vitamin-d-binding-protein-and-early-prediction-of-nephropathy-in-type-2-saudi-diabetic-patients
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Manal S Fawzy, Baraah T Abu AlSel
Early detection of diabetic nephropathy (DN) represents a great challenge in an attempt to reduce the burden of chronic kidney diseases in diabetic patients. This study aimed to investigate the potential early prediction role of urinary vitamin D-binding protein (uVDBP) for the diagnosis of DN and to examine the possible correlation to serum VDBP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and insulin resistance in these patients. Serum and urine samples were obtained from 40 healthy volunteers and 120 patients with type 2 diabetes divided into 3 groups: normoalbuminuria, microalbuminuria, and macroalbuminuria (urinary albumin excretion rate < 30, 30-300, and >300  μ g/mg, resp...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29849929/troxerutin-protects-kidney-tissue-against-bde-47-induced-inflammatory-damage-through-cxcr4-txnip-nlrp3-signaling
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Qun Shan, Gui-Hong Zheng, Xin-Rui Han, Xin Wen, Shan Wang, Meng-Qiu Li, Juan Zhuang, Zi-Feng Zhang, Bin Hu, Yanqiu Zhang, Yuan-Lin Zheng
2,2',4,4'-Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) induces oxidative stress in kidney cells, but the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Troxerutin, a natural flavonoid, has potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory efficacy. In this study, we assessed the effect of troxerutin on kidney damage caused by BDE-47 and investigated the underlying mechanism. The results showed troxerutin reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) level and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), decreased the activities of inflammatory factors including cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), induced nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF- κ B) in the kidney tissues of BDE-47-treated mice...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29807686/circulating-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-5-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Chao-Ping Wang, Teng-Hung Yu, Cheng-Ching Wu, Wei-Chin Hung, Chia-Chang Hsu, I-Ting Tsai, Wei-Hua Tang, Fu-Mei Chung, Jer-Yiing Houng, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Yung-Chuan Lu
Secreted frizzled-related protein-5 (Sfrp5) known as secreted antagonist binds to Wnt protein. It has been shown to be downregulated by histone acetylation and promoter methylation, and to function as a tumor suppressor gene by inducing apoptosis in renal cell cancer cells. However, its relationship with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has not been well studied. Our objective was to investigate the effect of plasma Sfrp5 levels in subjects with and without CKD. Plasma Sfrp5 levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in 196 consecutive patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
May 25, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793629/inhibition-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-by-canakinumab-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Paul M Ridker, Jean G MacFadyen, Robert J Glynn, Wolfgang Koenig, Peter Libby, Brendan M Everett, Martin Lefkowitz, Tom Thuren, Jan H Cornel
BACKGROUND: Inflammation contributes to chronic kidney disease (CKD), in part mediated through activation of interleukin (IL)-1β by the NLRP3 inflammasome within the kidney. This process also likely contributes to the accelerated atherosclerosis associated with nephropathy. OBJECTIVES: The authors hypothesized that canakinumab, a human monoclonal antibody targeting IL-1β, might reduce cardiovascular event rates and improve renal function among post-myocardial infarction patients with CKD...
May 29, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791502/anthropometry-based-24-h-urinary-creatinine-excretion-reference-for-chinese-children
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Wei Wang, Cong Du, Laixiang Lin, Wen Chen, Long Tan, Jun Shen, Elizabeth N Pearce, Yixin Zhang, Min Gao, Jianchao Bian, Xiaoming Wang, Wanqi Zhang
To establish 24-h urinary creatinine excretion reference ranges based on anthropometry in healthy Chinese children, a cross-sectional survey was conducted using twice-sampled 24-h urine and anthropometric variables. Age- and sex-specific 24-h creatinine excretion reference ranges (crude and related to individual anthropometric variables) were derived. During October 2013 and May 2014, urine samples were collected. Anthropometric variables were measured in the first survey. Data of 710 children (377 boys and 333 girls) aged 8-13 years who completed the study were analyzed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783931/short-term-sequelae-of-preeclampsia-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Michael Girsberger, Catherine Muff, Irene Hösli, Michael Jan Dickenmann
BACKGROUND: Data on the prevalence of persistent symptoms in the first year after preeclampsia are limited. Furthermore, possible risk factors for these sequelae are poorly defined. We investigated kidney function, blood pressure, proteinuria and urine sediment in women with preeclampsia 6 months after delivery with secondary analysis for possible associated clinical characteristics. METHODS: From January 2007 to July 2014 all women with preeclampsia and 6-months follow up at the University Hospital Basel were analyzed...
May 21, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769504/dipstick-method-versus-spot-urinary-protein-creatinine-ratio-for-evaluation-of-massive-proteinuria-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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M N Sultana, B Majumder, M J Rahman, A M Moniruzzaman, A M Suja, M E Ali, Z H Sarker, S N Nabi, M A Mostakim
Measurement of massive proteinuria is vital for diagnosis of childhood Nephrotic syndrome. Quantification of 24 hours urinary protein is the gold standard test. Dipstick method of urinary protein measurement gives instant result for massive proteinuria. Spot urinary protein creatinine ratio measurement is variable. This was a hospital based prospective cross sectional study done at Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Rangpur Medical College Hospital from January 2014 to December 2015 to evaluate accuracy of dipstick method versus spot urinary protein-creatinine ratio in estimation of massive proteinuria in childhood nephrotic syndrome...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767729/a-comparative-study-on-the-excretion-of-urinary-metabolites-in-goats-and-sheep-to-evaluate-spot-sampling-applied-to-protein-nutrition-trials
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A C S Dos Santos, S A Santos, G G P Carvalho, L D S Mariz, M S L Tosto, S C Valadares Filho, J A G Azevedo
The main objective of this study was to establish a protocol to validate urine spot samples to estimate N excretion and microbial synthesis in goat and sheep; and to study factors that affect daily creatinine and purine derivatives urinary excretion. Also a performance trial was carried out to compare goat and sheep slaughtered after different feedlot periods. Twelve Boer goats (20.6 kg±3.4 initial BW) and twelve Dorper sheep (18.4 kg±2.3 initial BW), all 4-month-old, males, were used. Eight animals (four goats and four sheep) were randomly allocated to be slaughtered at 28, 56 and 84 days in feedlot...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761105/prevalence-of-proteinuria-and-albuminuria-in-an-obese-population-and-associated-risk-factors
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Jordan L Rosenstock, Max Pommier, Guillaume Stoffels, Satyam Patel, Michael F Michelis
Obesity has been increasingly recognized as a risk factor for kidney disease and both proteinuria and microalbuminuria have been associated with obesity. The actual prevalence of microalbuminuria and proteinuria in obese patients in the United States (US) has not been clearly described in the literature. Furthermore, obesity is associated with risk factors of kidney disease, such as diabetes and hypertension (HTN), and the prevalence of proteinuria and albuminuria excluding these risk factors is uncertain. In this study, we collected urine albumin/creatinine and urine protein/creatinine ratios on obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery to determine the prevalence of albuminuria and proteinuria in obese patients with and without associated diabetes and HTN...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757588/association-of-regulatory-t-cells-with-diabetes-type-1-and-its-renal-and-vascular-complications-based-on-the-expression-of-forkhead-box-protein-p3-foxp3-helios-and-neurophilin-1
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Tahereh Khamechian, Behnaz Irandoust, Hanieh Mohammadi, Hassan Nikoueinejad, Hossein Akbari
In recent years, it has been recognized that regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a critical role in maintaining immune tolerance. Moreover, the expression of two markers named Helios and neurophilin-1 (NRP-1) has been highlighted in such cells. Helios, an intracellular transcription marker, largely differentiates twomost operative sub group of Tregs, namely naturally occurring (nTreg) and induced (iTreg) Tregs, and NRP-1 is reckoned as a membranous activity marker of Tregs. We aimed to count peripheral mononuclear cells expressing such markers in a group of type 1 diabetes patients to elucidate the possible role of Tregs in the pathogenesis of such disease and its complications...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739389/effect-of-increased-enteral-protein-intake-on-plasma-and-urinary-urea-concentrations-in-preterm-infants-born-at-32-weeks-gestation-and-1500-g-birth-weight-enrolled-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-a-secondary-analysis
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Michaela Mathes, Christoph Maas, Christine Bleeker, Julia Vek, Wolfgang Bernhard, Andreas Peter, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
BACKGROUND: Feeding breast milk is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality, as well as improved neurodevelopmental outcome but does not meet the high nutritional requirements of preterm infants. Both plasma and urinary urea concentrations represent amino acid oxidation and low concentrations may indicate insufficient protein supply. This study assesses the effect of different levels of enteral protein on plasma and urinary urea concentrations and determines if the urinary urea-creatinine ratio provides reliable information about the protein status of preterm infants...
May 8, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706289/urinary-antimicrobial-peptides-potential-novel-biomarkers-of-obstructive-uropathy
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S Gupta, A R Jackson, D G DaJusta, D J McLeod, S A Alpert, V R Jayanthi, K McHugh, A R Schwaderer, B Becknell, C B Ching
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have historically been evaluated for their role in protecting against uropathogens. However, there is mounting evidence to support their expression in noninfectious injury, with unclear meaning as to their function. It is possible that AMPs represent urothelial injury. Urinary tract obstruction is known to alter the urothelium; however, AMPs have not been evaluated for expression in this noninfectious injury. OBJECTIVE: A pilot study to compare urinary AMP expression in children undergoing surgical intervention for ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) with nonobstructed controls...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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