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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771700/the-effect-of-iv-amino-acid-supplementation-on-mortality-in-icu-patients-may-be-dependent-on-kidney-function-post-hoc-subgroup-analyses-of-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Ran Zhu, Matilde J Allingstrup, Anders Perner, Gordon S Doig
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether preexisting kidney function determines if ICU patients may benefit from increased (2.0 g/kg/d) protein intake. DESIGN: Post hoc, hypothesis-generating, subgroup analysis of a multicenter, phase 2, randomized clinical trial. All analyses were conducted by intention to treat and maintained group allocation. Ninety-day mortality was the primary outcome. SETTING: ICUs of 16 hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand...
May 15, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764771/external-stent-in-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-the-k-wire-technique
#2
A Upasani, A Paul, A Cherian
The majority of surgeons leave internal stents following laparoscopic pyeloplasty, which necessitates a second anaesthetic for removal. A novel technique of placing external nephro-ureteric stents, thus obviating a second procedure for retrieval, is shown in this video bank. As demonstrated in the video, a Kirschner wire (K-wire) is used to thread the stent in place. Although, there are few reports of using externalised stents in laparoscopic pyeloplasty, it is believed that this technique has not been previously described...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763682/melatonin-attenuates-arsenic-induced-nephropathy-via-the-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-signaling-cascades-in-mice
#3
Sayanta Dutta, Sukanya Saha, Sushweta Mahalanobish, Pritam Sadhukhan, Parames C Sil
Arsenic is a potent inducer of several acute and chronic nephrotoxic disorders. It promotes deleterious phenomenon like oxidative stress, inflammation, cell death and altered glucose uptake leading to distorted kidney homeostasis that end up in chronic kidney disease. This study investigated the possible protective role of melatonin; a natural antioxidant produced by the pineal gland, against arsenic induced nephrotoxicity. Melatonin successfully ameliorated arsenic induced renal toxicity both in in vitro and in vivo models...
May 12, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696234/reduce-bladder-cancer-recurrence-in-patients-treated-for-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-the-rebacare-trial
#4
T van Doeveren, P J van Leeuwen, K K H Aben, M van der Aa, M Barendrecht, E R Boevé, E B Cornel, A G van der Heijden, K Hendricksen, W Hirdes, A Kooistra, B Kroon, A M Leliveld, R P Meijer, H van Melick, B Merks, T M de Reijke, P de Vries, L F A Wymenga, B Wijsman, J L Boormans
Background: Following radical nephro-ureterectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT), the reported bladder recurrence rate of urothelial carcinoma is 22-47%. A single intravesical instillation of chemotherapy within 10 days following nephro-ureterectomy has the potential to decrease the risk of a bladder recurrence significantly. Despite recommendation by the European Association of Urology guideline to administer a single instillation postoperatively, the compliance rate is low because the risk of extravasation of chemotherapy...
March 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684527/co-delivery-of-docetaxel-and-gemcitabine-using-pegylated-self-assembled-stealth-nanoparticles-for-improved-breast-cancer-therapy
#5
Varun Kushwah, Sameer S Katiyar, Ashish Kumar Agrawal, Ramesh C Gupta, Sanyog Jain
The present report deals with conjugation of dual drug; docetaxel (DTX) and gemcitabine (GEM) with linker poly-ethylene-glycol (PEG) to develop amphiphilic molecule having self-assembled property. The synthesized conjugate (DTX-PEG-GEM) demonstrated critical micelle concentration (CMC) in the range of 5-10μg/ml which self-assembled to form NPs with size 124.2±5.7. Remarkably higher coumarin-6 (C-6) fluorescence signals observed in case of C-6 loaded NPs, suggested enhanced cellular uptake via clathrin mediated endocytosis...
April 20, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678805/mobile-health-to-maintain-continuity-of-patient-centered-care-for-chronic-kidney-disease-content-analysis-of-apps
#6
Ying-Li Lee, Yan-Yan Cui, Ming-Hsiang Tu, Yu-Chi Chen, Polun Chang
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem with a high economic burden, which is particularly prevalent in Taiwan. Mobile health apps have been widely used to maintain continuity of patient care for various chronic diseases. To slow the progression of CKD, continuity of care is vital for patients' self-management and cooperation with health care professionals. However, the literature provides a limited understanding of the use of mobile health apps to maintain continuity of patient-centered care for CKD...
April 20, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649635/co-delivery-of-docetaxel-and-gemcitabine-by-anacardic-acid-modified-self-assembled-albumin-nanoparticles-for-effective-breast-cancer-management
#7
Varun Kushwah, Sameer S Katiyar, Chander Parkash Dora, Ashish Kumar Agrawal, Dimitrios A Lamprou, Ramesh C Gupta, Sanyog Jain
In the present study, we have modified bovine serum albumin (BSA) by covalently conjugating with anacardic acid (AA) and gemcitabine (GEM) and further used for development of docetaxel (DTX) loaded nanoparticles (AA-GEM-BSA NPs). AA is supposed to provide tumor targeting through VEGF receptors overexpressed in tumors, while the combination of GEM and DTX is supposed to provide synergistic activity by targeting multiple pathways. The conjugate was synthesized via carbodiimide chemistry and characterized by 1 H NMR, FTIR, MALDI-TOF and elemental analysis...
April 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435297/a-low-psoas-muscle-volume-predicts-longer-hospitalization-and-cancer-recurrence-in-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#8
Sohgo Tsutsumi, Takashi Kawahara, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura
The aging population is becoming a primary global problem. The most important alteration that occurs in the body with age, is the loss of skeletal muscle. Previously, sarcopenia, which is associated with the loss of skeletal muscle, has been reported to be associated with the prognosis of cancer and complications. The present study investigated the importance of sarcopenia with regard to the prognosis or postoperative complications of upper urothelial cancer patients who underwent nephro-ureterectomy. A total of sixty patients (male, n=44; female, n=16) underwent nephro-ureterectomy for upper urothelial carcinoma...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427170/exploration-into-uric-and-cardiovascular-disease-uric-acid-right-for-heart-health-urrah-project-a-study-protocol-for-a-retrospective-observational-study
#9
Giovambattista Desideri, Agostino Virdis, Edoardo Casiglia, Claudio Borghi
The relevance of cardiovascular role played by levels of serum uric acid is dramatically growing, especially as cardiovascular risk factor potentially able to exert either a direct deleterious impact or a synergic effect with other cardiovascular risk factors. At the present time, it still remains undefined the threshold level of serum uric acid able to contribute to the cardiovascular risk. Indeed, the available epidemiological case studies are not homogeneous, and some preliminary data suggest that the so-called "cardiovascular threshold limit" may substantially differ from that identified as a cut-off able to trigger the acute gout attack...
February 9, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364583/incretins-beyond-type-2-diabetes
#10
REVIEW
Paresh Dandona, Husam Ghanim, Ajay Chaudhuri
While the use of incretins, including GLP-1 receptor agonists and PDD-IV inhibitors, is well established in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, many other aspects of these agents are yet to be discovered and utilized for their potential clinical benefit. These include the potential role of GLP-1 receptor agonists in the induction of weight loss, blood pressure reduction, anti-inflammatory and nephro- and cardio-protective actions. Their potential benefit in type 1 diabetes is also being investigated. This review will attempt to comprehensively describe novel discoveries in the field of incretin pathophysiology and pharmacology beyond their classical role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes...
February 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333040/pharmacological-screening-of-trachyspermum-ammi-for-antihyperlipidemic-activity-in-triton-x-100-induced-hyperlipidemia-rat-model
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Uzma Saleem, Saba Riaz, Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem
Background: Mortality rate is increasing due to cardiovascular problems throughout the world. These cardiac problems are directly associated with dyslipidemia. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic effect of aqueous extract and methanol extract of Trachyspermum ammi at 1 g/kg, 3 g/kg, and 5 g/kg dose levels in rats. Materials and Methods: For this purpose, 45 male albino rats were used and randomly divided into nine equal groups ( n = 5)...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228677/copper-or-and-arsenic-induce-oxidative-stress-cascaded-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-dependent-inflammation-and-immune-imbalance-trigging-heat-shock-response-in-the-kidney-of-chicken
#12
Yu Wang, Hongjing Zhao, Yizhi Shao, Juanjuan Liu, Jinglun Li, Mingwei Xing
Excessive amount of copper (Cu) and inorganic arsenic (iAs) coexists in drinking water in many regions, this is associated with high risk of nephropathy, defined as chronic structural and functional disorders of the kidney. However, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this study, a total of 72 day-old Hy-line chickens were exposed to 300 mg/kg copper sulphate or/and 30 mg/kg arsenic trioxide for 12 weeks. Indicators of oxidative stress, inflammation and heat shock proteins (HSPs) production were analyzed in kidney...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174378/standardization-of-pediatric-uroradiological-terms-a-multidisciplinary-european-glossary
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Pierre-Hugues Vivier, Thomas A Augdal, Fred E Avni, Justine Bacchetta, Rolf Beetz, Anna K Bjerre, Johan Blickman, Pierre Cochat, Rosana Coppo, Beatrice Damasio, Kassa Darge, Alaa El-Ghoneimi, Piet Hoebeke, Göran Läckgren, Marc-David Leclair, Maria-Luisa Lobo, Gianantonio Manzoni, Stephen D Marks, Girolamo Mattioli, Hans-Joachim Mentzel, Pierre Mouriquand, Tryggve Nevéus, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Lil-Sofie Ording-Muller, Josef Oswald, Frederica Papadopoulou, Gabriella Porcellini, Ekkehard Ring, Wolfgang Rösch, Ana F Teixeira, Michael Riccabona
To promote the standardization of nephro-uroradiological terms used in children, the European Society of Pediatric Radiology uroradiology taskforce wrote a detailed glossary. This work has been subsequently submitted to European experts in pediatric urology and nephrology for discussion and acceptance to improve the quality of radiological reports and communication among different clinicians involved in pediatric urology and nephrology.
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138893/standardization-of-pediatric-uroradiological-terms-a-multidisciplinary-european-glossary
#14
REVIEW
Pierre-Hugues Vivier, Thomas A Augdal, Fred E Avni, Justine Bacchetta, Rolf Beetz, Anna K Bjerre, Johan Blickman, Pierre Cochat, Rosana Coppo, Beatrice Damasio, Kassa Darge, Alaa El-Ghoneimi, Piet Hoebeke, Göran Läckgren, Marc-David Leclair, Maria-Luisa Lobo, Gianantonio Manzoni, Stephen D Marks, Girolamo Mattioli, Hans-Joachim Mentzel, Pierre Mouriquand, Tryggve Nevéus, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Lil-Sofie Ording-Muller, Josef Oswald, Frederica Papadopoulou, Gabriella Porcellini, Ekkehard Ring, Wolfgang Rösch, Ana F Teixeira, Michael Riccabona
To promote the standardization of nephro-uroradiological terms used in children, the European Society of Paediatric Radiology uroradiology taskforce wrote a detailed glossary. This work has been subsequently submitted to European experts in pediatric urology and nephrology for discussion and acceptance to improve the quality of radiological reports and communication between different clinicians involved in pediatric urology and nephrology.
February 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127321/metabolic-profiling-of-healthy-and-cancerous-tissues-in-2d-and-3d
#15
Shonagh Russell, Jonathan Wojtkowiak, Andy Neilson, Robert J Gillies
Metabolism is a compartmentalized process, and it is apparent in studying cancer that tumors, like normal tissues, demonstrate metabolic cooperation between different cell types. Metabolic profiling of cells in 2D culture systems often fails to reflect the metabolism occurring within tissues in vivo due to lack of other cell types and 3D interaction. We designed a tooling and methodology to metabolically profile and compare 2D cultures with cancer cell spheroids, and microtissue slices from tumors, and normal organs...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124993/increasing-economic-burden-caused-by-nephro-geriatric-patients
#16
Mariusz Niemczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030177/eprosartan-mesylate-loaded-bilosomes-as-potential-nano-carriers-against-diabetic-nephropathy-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#17
Abdul Ahad, Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea
The objective of the present study was to formulate eprosartan mesylate loaded nano-bilosomes and investigates its potential for controlling streptozotocin induced diabetes nephropathy in Wistar rats. The eprosartan mesylate loaded nano-bilosomes comprising of various ratios of soybean phosphatidylcholine/sodium deoxycholate were prepared by thin film hydration technique. The prepared formulations were evaluated for vesicles size, polydispersity index, zeta potential and entrapment efficiency. Further the optimized formulation was characterized for vesicles morphology, and its efficacy for the management of diabetic nephropathy in Wistar rats...
October 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981229/-clinical-care-pathway-for-chronic-kidney-disease-development-and-perspectives
#18
J Nortier, V Plennevaux, A Nolf, J M Hougardy, A D Petit
Because of the significant costs related to the treatment of end-stage kidney disease by dialysis, Belgian Health Care Authorities proposed in June 2009 to launch an early multidisciplinary care plan for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in the form of a clinical care pathway (CCP) focusing on a combined follow-up by the general practitioner and the nephrologist. The objective was to increase nephro-protection measures, reduce patient morbidity and mortality, and delay admission on dialysis. Our Nephrology Department at Erasme Hospital took the opportunity of CCP to set up workshops on therapy education which promote CKD patients' compliance and autonomy regarding their treatment (" empowerment ")...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910997/paediatric-nuclear-medicine-imaging
#19
REVIEW
Lorenzo Biassoni, Marina Easty
Background: Nuclear medicine imaging explores tissue viability and function by using radiotracers that are taken up at cellular level with different mechanism. This imaging technique can also be used to assess blood flow and transit through tubular organs. Nuclear medicine imaging has been used in paediatrics for decades and this field is continuously evolving. Sources of data: The data presented comes from clinical experience and some milestone papers on the subject...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853105/different-approaches-to-detect-nanobacteria-in-patients-with-kidney-stones-an-infectious-cause-or-a-subset-of-life
#20
Hani Ansari, Abbas Akhavan Sepahi, Mohsen Akhavan Sepahi
PURPOSE: This research focused on the detection of nanobacteria in kidney stones of 30 Iranian patients without adding fetal bovine serum (FBS) to the culture media. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nanobacteria were isolated from a nephro-ureterolithiasis extract of the urinary tract and kidney of patients and were cultured in the laboratory. The growth of nanobacteria was monitored using a spectrophotometer, and with inverted microscopy technique, their crystallization was analyzed after two days...
August 29, 2017: Urology Journal
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