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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899849/statin-therapy-review-of-safety-and-potential-side-effects
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Satish Ramkumar, Ajay Raghunath, Sudhakshini Raghunath
BACKGROUND: Hydroxymethyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, commonly called statins, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. Evidence suggests that statin therapy has significant mortality and morbidity benefit for both primary and secondary prevention from cardiovascular disease. Nonetheless, concern has been expressed regarding the adverse effects of long term statin use. The purpose of this article was to review the current medical literature regarding the safety of statins...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884116/kidney-disease-in-the-elderly-biopsy-based-data-from-14-renal-centers-in-poland
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Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Artur Bartczak, Tomasz Stompor, Tomasz Liberek, Barbara Bullo-Piontecka, Anna Wasinska, Agnieszka Serwacka, Marian Klinger, Jolanta Chyl, Michal Kuriga, Robert Malecki, Krzysztof Marczewski, Bogdan Hryniewicz, Tadeusz Gregorczyk, Monika Wieliczko, Stanislaw Niemczyk, Olga Rostkowska, Leszek Paczek, Magdalena Durlik
BACKGROUND: Longer life expectancy is associated with an increasing prevalence of kidney disease. Aging itself may cause renal damage, but the spectrum of kidney disorders that affect elderly patients is diverse. Few studies, mostly form US, Asia and West Europe found differences in the prevalence of some types of kidney diseases between elderly and younger patients based on renal biopsy findings, with varied proportion between glomerulopathies and arterionephrosclerosis as a dominant injury found...
November 25, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870069/suspected-myelodysplastic-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-in-a-feline-leukemia-virus-negative-cat
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Amy L Weeden, Kyle R Taylor, Scott P Terrell, Alexander E Gallagher, Heather L Wamsley
A 10-year-old castrated Domestic Short-Haired cat was presented to a primary care veterinarian for a wellness examination and laboratory examination for monitoring of diabetes mellitus. The CBC revealed marked thrombocytosis, leukopenia and macrocytic, normochromic anemia. The cat tested negative for FeLV and feline immunodeficiency virus, but was positive for Mycoplasma haemominutum by PCR. Hematologic abnormalities were not responsive to therapy, so a repeat CBC and a bone marrow aspiration for cytology were performed...
November 21, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821911/acute-alloxan-toxicity-causes-granulomatous-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-with-severe-mineralization
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Lianshan Zhang, Yui Terayama, Taiki Nishimoto, Yasushi Kodama, Kiyokazu Ozaki
Alloxan had been recognized as having a direct nephrotoxic effect different from its diabetogenic action. We encountered previously unreported granulomatous tubulointerstitial nephritis with severe luminal and interstitial mineralization in one diabetic rat after one week of alloxan administration. Histopathologically, many dilated and occluded proximal and distal tubules were segmentally observed in the cortex and outer medulla. The tubular lumen contained minerals and cell debris. Tubular epithelial cells were degenerated and piled up, and they protruded into the lumen, where they enveloped minerals...
October 2016: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753965/os-10-04-inverse-relationship-between-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-cavi-and-body-mass-index-in-healthy-japanese-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daiji Nagayama, Rena Watanabe, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Haruki Imamura, Yuta Sato, Takashi Yamaguchi, Noriko Ban, Hidetoshi Kawana, Masahiro Ohira, Atsuhito Saiki, Kohji Shirai, Ichiro Tatsuno
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of body mass index (BMI) with cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). DESIGN AND METHOD: We analyzed cross-sectional data from 23,257 healthy Japanese subjects (12,729 males and 10528 females) without past history of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and nephritis between 20 and 74 (47.1 ± 12.5) years of age who underwent health screening during 2004 to 2006 in Japan. RESULTS: Male showed markedly higher BMI, CAVI, TG and lower HDL-C...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752010/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-glomerular-disease-a-single-center-five-year-retrospective-study-from-northwest-india
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Pankaj Beniwal, Lalit Pursnani, Sanjeev Sharma, R K Garsa, Mohit Mathur, Prasad Dharmendra, Vinay Malhotra, Dhanajai Agarwal
Studies published from centers across India have reported different and contradicting patterns of glomerular disease. In this retrospective study, we report our experience from a Tertiary Care Center in Northwest India. A total of 702 renal biopsies performed between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed of which 80 were excluded from the study because of having insufficient records or if the biopsies were taken from an allograft. The study included 411 males (66.1 %) and 211 females (33.9%) with an age range of 12-70 years (mean 30...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738229/chronic-interstitial-nephritis-in-agricultural-communities-a-worldwide-epidemic-with-social-occupational-and-environmental-determinants
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Channa Jayasumana, Carlos Orantes, Raul Herrera, Miguel Almaguer, Laura Lopez, Luis Carlos Silva, Pedro Ordunez, Sisira Siribaddana, Sarath Gunatilake, Marc E De Broe
Increase in the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is observed in Central America, Sri Lanka and other tropical countries. It is named chronic interstitial nephritis in agricultural communities (CINAC). CINAC is defined as a form of CKD that affects mainly young men, occasionally women. Its aetiology is not linked to diabetes, hypertension, glomerulopathies or other known causes. CINAC patients live and work in poor agricultural communities located in CINAC endemic areas with a hot tropical climate, and are exposed to toxic agrochemicals through work, by ingestion of contaminated food and water, or by inhalation...
October 13, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703559/risk-factors-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-peshawar-pakistan-odds-ratio-analysis
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Salahuddin Khan, Tariq Hussain, Najma Salahuddin, Salahuddin Mehreen
AIM: The basic aim of this study was to discover the association of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with various risk factors. End Stage Renal Failure is the last stage of the chronic renal failure in which kidneys become completely fail to function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were collected from the patients of renal diseases from three major hospitals in Peshawar, Pakistan. Odds ratio analysis was performed to examine the relationship of ESRD (a binary response variable) with various risk factors: Gender, Diabetic, Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis, Obstructive Nephropathy, Polycystic kidney disease, Myeloma, SLE Nephritis, Heredity, Hepatitis, Excess use of Drugs, heart problem and Anemia...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673681/acute-kidney-injury-treated-with-dialysis-outside-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-observational-single-center-study
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Hannelore Sprenger-Mähr, Emanuel Zitt, Karl Lhotta
INTRODUCTION: The number of patients suffering from acute kidney injury requiring dialysis (AKI-D) is increasing. Whereas causes and outcome of AKI-D in the intensive care unit (ICU) are described extensively, few data exist about AKI-D patients treated outside the ICU. Aim of this study was to identify the causes of AKI-D, determine in-depth the comorbid conditions and outcome of this particular patient group and identify possibilities for its prevention. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all AKI-D patients treated outside the ICU in a single nephrology referral center between January 2010 and June 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643362/os-10-04-inverse-relationship-between-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-cavi-and-body-mass-index-in-healthy-japanese-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daiji Nagayama, Rena Watanabe, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Haruki Imamura, Yuta Sato, Takashi Yamaguchi, Noriko Ban, Hidetoshi Kawana, Masahiro Ohira, Atsuhito Saiki, Kohji Shirai, Ichiro Tatsuno
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of body mass index (BMI) with cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). DESIGN AND METHOD: We analyzed cross-sectional data from 23,257 healthy Japanese subjects (12,729 males and 10528 females) without past history of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and nephritis between 20 and 74 (47.1 ± 12.5) years of age who underwent health screening during 2004 to 2006 in Japan. RESULTS: Male showed markedly higher BMI, CAVI, TG and lower HDL-C...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624649/longitudinal-assessment-of-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-in-lupus-nephritis-as-a-biomarker-of-disease-activity
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Ranjan Gupta, Akhilesh Yadav, Amita Aggarwal
Urinary MCP-1 (uMCP-1) levels reflect lupus nephritis (LN) disease activity. However, long-term prospective studies evaluating it as a biomarker are lacking. SLE patients with active nephritis (AN), active disease without nephritis (ANR), and inactive disease (ID) were enrolled. AN patients were followed up every 3 months for 1 year. Urine and serum samples were collected at baseline from all and at follow-up visits in AN group. Urine samples from healthy subjects (HC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and diabetic nephropathy (DM) patients (20 each) served as controls...
November 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598902/stability-and-species-specificity-of-renal-vegf-a-splicing-patterns-in-kidney-disease
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R J Turner, M Eikmans, I M Bajema, J A Bruijn, H J Baelde
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) is essential for maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier. Absolute renal levels of VEGF-A change in patients with diabetic nephropathy and inflammatory kidney diseases, but whether changes in the renal splicing patterns of VEGF-A play a role remains unclear. In this study, we investigated mRNA splicing patterns of pro-angiogenic isoforms of VEGF-A in glomeruli and whole kidney samples from human patients with kidney disease and from mouse models of kidney disease...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585393/long-term-nonmalignant-disease-mortality-in-subjects-exposed-to-transmissible-agents-present-in-animals-used-for-food
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Harrison Ndetan, Uwemedimbuk S Ekanem, Mohammed F Faramawi, Irene P Chedjieu, Susan Thapa, Bianca K Johnson, Kemmian D Johnson, Salima S Surani, Eric S Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To study mortality from nonmalignant diseases in subjects with high exposure to transmissible agents present in animals used for food, and in their raw or inadequately cooked products. METHODS: Mortality was compared in a cohort of meat handlers in slaughtering and processing plants with that of the U.S. general population. RESULTS: Excess mortality was observed for conditions known to be associated with infections-these include, septicemia, chronic nephritis, diseases of the kidney and ureter, diseases of the pancreas, cirrhosis of the liver, acute and subacute endocarditis, acute rheumatic fever, functional diseases of the heart, aortic aneurysm, intracranial and intraspinous abscess, and meningitis...
September 1, 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575556/loss-of-endogenous-thymosin-%C3%AE-4-accelerates-glomerular-disease
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Elisavet Vasilopoulou, Maria Kolatsi-Joannou, Maja T Lindenmeyer, Kathryn E White, Michael G Robson, Clemens D Cohen, Neil J Sebire, Paul R Riley, Paul J Winyard, David A Long
Glomerular disease is characterized by morphologic changes in podocyte cells accompanied by inflammation and fibrosis. Thymosin β4 regulates cell morphology, inflammation, and fibrosis in several organs and administration of exogenous thymosin β4 improves animal models of unilateral ureteral obstruction and diabetic nephropathy. However, the role of endogenous thymosin β4 in the kidney is unknown. We demonstrate that thymosin β4 is expressed prominently in podocytes of developing and adult mouse glomeruli...
November 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571062/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-mediated-uch-l1-expression-in-podocytes-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Hongxia Zhang, Weili Luo, Yonghong Sun, Yanchun Qiao, Liying Zhang, Zhilian Zhao, Shijun Lv
Increasing studies identified podocyte injury as a key early risk factor resulting in diabetic nephropathy (DN). The ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCH-L1) participates in podocyte differentiation and injury, which is elevated in the podocytes of a variety of nephritis. Whether UCH-L1 expression is positively related to podocyte injury of DN remains unclear. In this study, elevated expression of UCH-L1 and its intrinsic mechanism in high glucose (HG)-stimulated murine podocytes were investigated using western blot and real-time quantitative PCR...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487959/proton-pump-inhibitors-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-development-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Pradeep Arora, Anu Gupta, Mojgan Golzy, Nilang Patel, Randolph L Carter, Kabir Jalal, James W Lohr
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis secondary to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) frequently goes undiagnosed due to its subacute clinical presentation, which may later present as chronic kidney disease (CKD). We investigated the association of PPI use with the development of CKD and death. METHODS: Two separate retrospective case-control study designs were employed with a prospective logistic regression analysis of data to evaluate the association of development of CKD and death with PPI use...
August 3, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469157/hiv-associated-renal-disease-an-overview
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Nicola Wearne, Ikechi G Okpechi
The cause of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in South Africa (SA) was worsened by the denial by key political players that HIV causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). South Africa continues to have the highest rate of HIV world-wide, which has had a huge impact on the development of both chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Fortunately, there is now an effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) roll-out program. SA is also dealing with a collision of epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, and non-communicable disease, particularly hypertension and diabetes...
2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459659/nephrotoxic-medication-exposure-in-u-s-adults-with-predialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-health-services-utilization-and-cost-outcomes
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Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Jeffery C Fink, Jun Wu
BACKGROUND: Nephrotoxic medication exposure increases risks for acute kidney injury, permanent renal function loss, and costly preventable adverse drug events. Exposure to medications associated with inducing acute tubular nephritis or tubular toxicity versus nonexposure among those with predialysis renal disease-a population vulnerable to increased risk of kidney injury-may affect health services utilization and cost outcomes. Few studies quantify nephrotoxic medication exposure in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated costs...
August 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438982/a-brief-contextualization-on-igg4-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-based-on-a-case-report-in-south-brazil
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Karla Lais Pêgas, Eduardo Cambruzzi, Gisele Lobato
IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) is a recent inflammatory process of supposed autoimmune etiology, which is characterized by elevated serum IgG4 levels, dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells and storiform fibrosis. Tubulointerstitial nephritis is the most common renal manifestation, with different degrees of kidney dysfunction and variable clinical findings. Herein, the authors describe a new case of IgG4 tubulointerstitial nephritis (IgG4TN), and discuss clinic and pathologic criteria...
June 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436034/rare-allergic-reaction-of-the-kidney-sitagliptin-induced-acute-tubulointerstitial-nephritis
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Ali A Alsaad, Sarah M Dhannoon, Sally-Ann L Pantin, Ivan E Porter
A 56-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus type-2 and stage-2 chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetic nephropathy presented with an acute deterioration of kidney function. Non-invasive work-up failed to reveal the underlying aetiology for the acute kidney failure. Kidney biopsy revealed acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) which was attributed to sitagliptin use. Only few case reports have shown this correlation. Our aim is to alert physicians and other providers of the potential effect of sitagliptin to cause ATIN with this biopsy-proven case...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
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