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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150790/clinical-study-on-yishen-qufeng-shengshi-recipe-for-glomerular-proteinuria-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qin Dai, Pei-Qing Zhang, Xiao-Qin Wang, Li-Fang Nie, Xiao-Jun Fu, Wen Peng, Yi Wang, Jun Li, Yue-Ping Bi, Xiu-Hua Mi, Min Yuan, Li-Qun He
OBJECTIVE: To explore the therapeutic effect of Yishen Qufeng Shengshi Recipe (, YQSR) in patients with glomerular proteinuria. METHODS: A total of 145 patients with glomerular proteinuria were selected and randomly assigned to the treatment group (108 cases) and the control group (37 cases) according to a random number table in a ratio of 3:1. All patients received conventional and symptomatic treatment. In addition, patients in the treatment and control groups were given YQSR (200 mL, twice per day, orally) and losartan (50 mg/d orally), respectively for 6 months...
November 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150712/unacylated-ghrelin-and-obestatin-promising-biomarkers-of-protein-energy-wasting-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Alice Monzani, Michela Perrone, Flavia Prodam, Stefania Moia, Giulia Genoni, Sara Testa, Fabio Paglialonga, Anna Rapa, Gianni Bona, Giovanni Montini, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Impairment in orexigenic/anorexigenic hormone balance may be key in the pathogenesis of protein energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Measurement of ghrelin and obestatin concentrations in children with CKD would help assess the potential contribution of these hormones to uremic protein energy wasting. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional case-control study. Acylated and unacylated ghrelin and obestatin were measured in 42 children on conservative treatment (CT), 20 children on hemodialysis, 48 pediatric renal transplant (RTx) recipients and 43 controls (CTR) (mean age 11...
November 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150101/lack-of-association-between-kidd-blood-group-system-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tiago Verri Capriolli, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Ana Maria Sell
BACKGROUND: The Kidd blood group system has three antigens, Jk(a), Jk(b) and Jk3, found on red blood cells and on endothelial cells of the inner lining of blood vessels in the renal medulla. These are known as urea transporter B (UT-B). Researchers have found that individuals carrying the Jk(a-b-) or Jk-null (UT-B null) phenotypes have a lower urine-concentrating capability and risk of severe renal impairment. This study evaluated the distribution of the Kidd phenotypes in patients with chronic kidney disease and a possible association of Kidd antigens with the development of renal disease...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149474/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148979/role-of-caftaric-acid-in-lead-associated-nephrotoxicity-in-rats-via-antidiuretic-antioxidant-and-anti-apoptotic-activities
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Khaled M M Koriem, Mahmoud S Arbid
Background Lead is a toxic metal that is widely distributed in the environment where caftaric acid (CA) is the ester form of caffeic acid where CA is the major dietary polyphenol present in various foods and beverages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CA in lead acetate (LA)-associated nephrotoxicity through antidiuretic, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activities. Methods Forty-eight male albino rats divided into six equal groups; group 1 control injected intraperitoneally (ip) with saline (1 mL/kg of bw) over two weeks period, group 2 injected ip with CA (80 mg/kg of bw) over two weeks period, groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 injected ip with 100 μmol/kg of bw LA over two weeks period where groups 4, 5 & 6 co-injected ip with 1-deamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (dDAVP) drug (1 mg/kg of bw), CA (40 mg/kg of bw), and CA (80 mg/kg of bw), respectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148861/a-new-approach-for-determining-short-term-objective-prognostic-predictive-methods-for-terminal-cancer-patients-based-on-the-change-point-of-laboratory-test-values
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Kazuyuki Niki, Yoshiaki Okamoto, Yoshitaka Tabata, Mamiko Tsugane, Taizo Murata, Masao Mizuki, Yasushi Matsumura, Tatsuya Takagi, Etsuko Uejima
BACKGROUND: In terminal phase cancer, predicting a prognosis precisely plays an important role for patients and their families to live meaningful lives. However, there are no established short-term, objective prognostic predictive methods. OBJECTIVE: To develop simple, short-term, objective prognostic predictive methods through detecting a change point for laboratory test values. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. SETTING/SUBJECTS: Subjects were cancer patients aged ≥16 years and discharged dead from Osaka University Hospital in 2008...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148788/temperature-dependent-empirical-parameters-for-polarity-in-choline-chloride-based-deep-eutectic-solvents
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Arun Valvi, Jyoti Dutta, Shraeddha Tiwari
Deep eutectic solvents have emerged as a promising and economically viable alternative to address our need for environmentally benign media. Efficient utilization of deep eutectic solvents in various fields will require adequate knowledge about their physicochemical properties. In this work, independent polarity scales pertaining to solvent polarizability, dipolarity, acidity and basicity have been determined for some commonly used deep eutectic solvents based on choline chloride. The three eutectic mixtures selected for the study include reline (1:2 mixture of choline chloride and urea), ethaline (1:2 mixture of choline chloride and ethylene glycol) and glyceline (1:2 mixture of choline chloride and glycerol)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148625/evaluation-of-anabolic-steroid-induced-renal-damage-with-sonography-in-bodybuilders
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Umut H Kantarci, Zekine Punduk, Omer Senarslan, Alper Dirik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of anabolic steroids on kidneys in bodybuilders. METHODS: Twenty two bodybuilders were included in the study. Participants were divided into three groups according to the scheme of steroid usage: Group 1 (n=8, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 400 mg nandrolone decanoate and oral 40 mg methandrostenolone for 12 weeks), Group 2 (n=7, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 300 mg nandrolone decanoate and intramuscular 300 mg boldenone undecylenate for 16 weeks) and Group 3 (n=7, no steroid intake)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147647/serum-albumin-is-independently-associated-with-persistent-organ-failure-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Wandong Hong, Suhan Lin, Maddalena Zippi, Wujun Geng, Simon Stock, Zarrin Basharat, Bicheng Cheng, Jingye Pan, Mengtao Zhou
Background and Aims: To investigate the association between serum albumin levels within 24 hrs of patient admission and the development of persistent organ failure in acute pancreatitis. Methods: A total of 700 patients with acute pancreatitis were enrolled. Multivariate logistic regression and subgroup analysis determined whether decreased albumin was independently associated with persistent organ failure and mortality. The diagnostic performance of serum albumin was evaluated by the area under Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147494/renoprotective-effect-of-crocin-following-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-wistar-rats
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Seyyed Ali Mard, Ghaidafeh Akbari, Esrafil Mansouri, Mahdi Parsanahad
Objectives: The objectives of the current study were to evaluate the effects of hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury on the activity of antioxidant enzymes, biochemical factors, and histopathological changes in rat kidney, and to investigate the effect of crocin on IR-related changes. Materials and Methods: Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into four groups (n=8). They were sham-operated, IR, crocin pre-treatment, and crocin pretreatment+IR groups...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146971/skin-hydration-interplay-between-molecular-dynamics-structure-and-water-uptake-in-the-stratum-corneum
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Enamul Haque Mojumdar, Quoc Dat Pham, Daniel Topgaard, Emma Sparr
Hydration is a key aspect of the skin that influences its physical and mechanical properties. Here, we investigate the interplay between molecular and macroscopic properties of the outer skin layer - the stratum corneum (SC) and how this varies with hydration. It is shown that hydration leads to changes in the molecular arrangement of the peptides in the keratin filaments as well as dynamics of C-H bond reorientation of amino acids in the protruding terminals of keratin protein within the SC. The changes in molecular structure and dynamics occur at a threshold hydration corresponding to ca...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145509/untargeted-mass-spectrometry-discloses-plasma-solute-levels-poorly-controlled-by-hemodialysis
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Tammy L Sirich, Pavel A Aronov, Jonathan Fullman, Khanh Nguyen, Natalie S Plummer, Timothy W Meyer
Many solutes have been reported to remain at higher plasma levels relative to normal than the standard index solute urea in hemodialysis patients. Untargeted mass spectrometry was employed to compare solute levels in plasma and plasma ultrafiltrate of hemodialysis patients and normal subjects. Quantitative assays were employed to check the accuracy of untargeted results for selected solutes and additional measurements were made in dialysate and urine to estimate solute clearances and production. Comparison of peak areas indicated that many solutes accumulated to high levels in hemodialysis patients, with average peak areas in plasma ultrafiltrate of dialysis patients being more than 100 times greater than those in normals for 123 features...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145491/the-urine-biomarker-panel-igfbp7-x-timp-2-nephrocheck%C3%A2-parameter-does-not-correlate-with-igfbp7-and-timp-2-gene-expression-in-urinary-sediment
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Daniela Knafl, Markus Müller, Sahra Pajenda, Zeynep Genc, Manfred Hecking, Ludwig Wagner
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently observed in serious infections, following nephrotoxic medication, surgery and trauma. Here we tested whether the detection of two recently identified biomarkers for AKI, Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 (IGFBP7), depends on the expression of these proteins in cells of the urinary sediment. METHOD: We collected urine samples of 33 kidney transplant recipients and 14 non-transplanted patients who all had AKI (stages 1-3 according to KDIGO), and measured [IGFBP7]x[TIMP-2] using the NephroCheck® Astute1 40 ™ meter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145146/evaluation-of-anti-urolithiatic-and-diuretic-activities-of-watermelon-citrullus-lanatus-using-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-experiments
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Waqar Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Shahzad, Arham Shabbir, Ali Ahmad
Traditionally, Citrullus lanatus is known to have protective properties in kidney diseases and for having the ability to clear urine. Current study aims to validate the traditional uses of C. lanatus by evaluation of anti-urolithiatic and diuretic activities using in vivo and in vitro experiments. Male Wistar rats were used for in vivo anti-urolithiatic and diuretic activities. Supersaturated solution of calcium and oxalate was used for in vitro crystallization study. Hematoxylin & eosin staining was used for histopathological evaluation of kidney...
November 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144740/identification-synthesis-and-safety-assessment-of-thidiazuron-1-phenyl-3-1-2-3-thidiazol-5-yl-urea-and-its-metabolites-in-kiwifruits
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Zhiwei Zhang, Haihua Yang, Zhenhong Gao, Yahong Yuan, Jing Dong, Yuan Wang, Tianli Yue
Quality of kiwifruit became worse due to the abuse of plant growth regulators (PGRs). The safety of the fruits treated with PGRs are also worried by consumers. Therefore, the present study analysed the structure of thidiazuron (TDZ, (1-phenyl-3-(1,2,3-thidiazol-5-yl)urea)) (1) and its metabolites of bio-transformation in kiwifruits by using liquid chromatography hybrid ion trap time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-IT-TOF-MS). Standard compounds were also synthesized and used for structural identification of those metabolites...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143992/teaching-old-compounds-new-tricks-ddq-photocatalyzed-c-h-amination-of-arenes-with-carbamates-urea-and-n-heterocycles
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Somnath Das, Palani Natarajan, Burkhard König
The C-H amination of benzene derivatives was achieved using DDQ as photocatalyst and BocNH₂ as the amine source under aerobic conditions and visible light irradiation. Electron-deficient and electron-rich benzenes react as substrates with moderate to good product yields. The amine scope of the reaction comprises Boc-amine, carbamates, pyrazoles, sulfonimide and urea. Preliminary mechanistic investigations indicate a charge transfer complex between the amine and DDQ as essential intermediate of the reaction...
November 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143790/deep-eutectic-solvents-dess-for-the-isolation-of-willow-lignin-salix-matsudana-cv-zhuliu
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Tengfei Li, Gaojin Lyu, Yu Liu, Rui Lou, Lucian A Lucia, Guihua Yang, Jiachuan Chen, Haroon A M Saeed
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are a potentially high-value lignin extraction methodology. DESs prepared from choline chloride (ChCl) and three hydrogen-bond donors (HBD)-lactic acid (Lac), glycerol, and urea-were evaluated for isolation of willow (Salix matsudana cv. Zhuliu) lignin. DESs types, mole ratio of ChCl to HBD, extraction temperature, and time on the fractionated DES-lignin yield demonstrated that the optimal DES-lignin yield (91.8 wt % based on the initial lignin in willow) with high purity of 94...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142958/diagnostic-performance-of-a-saliva-urea-nitrogen-dipstick-to-detect-kidney-disease-in-malawi
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Rhys Evans, Viviane Calice-Silva, Jochen G Raimann, Ulla Hemmila, Alison Craik, Mwayi Mtekateka, Fergus Hamilton, Zuze Kawale, Hamish Dobbie, Gavin Dreyer, Nathan Levin, Peter Kotanko, Roberto Pecoits-Filho
Introduction: Kidney disease (KD), including acute kidney injury, is common, severe and leads to significant mortality in the developing world. However, simple tools to facilitate diagnosis and guide treatment are lacking. We studied the diagnostic performance of saliva urea nitrogen (SUN) measured by dipstick to diagnose KD in a low-resource setting. Methods: Medical admissions to a tertiary hospital in Malawi had serum creatinine tested at presentation; SUN was measured using a dipstick...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142620/elevated-blood-urea-nitrogen-creatinine-ratio-is-associated-with-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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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/29142399/the-effect-of-thymoquinone-on-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-levels-and-oxidative-dna-damage-on-experimental-diabetic-rats
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Ayşe Usta, Semiha Dede
Background: Thymoquinone (TQ), the basic bioactive phytochemical constituent of seed oil of Nigella sativa, is one of these herbal drugs known for antidiabetic effects. This study was carried out to assess the effects of the possible role of TQ on nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and oxidative DNA damage levels in experimental diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight male Wistar Albino rats (200-250 g) were used as experimental subjects. The rats were divided into four groups, including the control, control supplemented with TQ (CT), diabetic (D), and diabetic supplemented with TQ (DT), each containing seven rats...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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