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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538590/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-clinically-unsuspected-ureteral-stone-presenting-as-acute-scrotum-case-series
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Ronald H Wachsberg
Ureteral colic is not generally included in the differential diagnoses of acute scrotal pain, although ureteral pathology is a recognized cause of pain referred to the scrotum. We report 3 patients presenting with acute scrotal pain who had normal scrotal color Doppler ultrasound scans; subsequent ultrasound of the ipsilateral kidney revealed hydronephrosis, which ultimately led to the clinically unsuspected diagnosis of ureteral colic. We conclude that ureteral colic should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute scrotal pain, and we further suggest that a survey ultrasound of the kidney on the side of the pain should be performed in patients presenting with acute scrotal pain and a normal color Doppler ultrasound examination of the scrotum...
May 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537452/safety-and-effectiveness-of-longer-focal-beam-and-burst-duration-in-ultrasonic-propulsion-for-repositioning-urinary-stones-and-fragments
#2
Karmon Janssen, Timothy C Brand, Bryan W Cunitz, Yak-Nam Wang, Julianna Simon, Frank Starr, H Denny Liggitt, Jeff Thiel, Mathew D Sorensen, Jonathan D Harper, Michael R Bailey, Barbrina Dunmire
PURPOSE: In the first-in-human trial of ultrasonic propulsion, subjects passed collections of residual stone fragments repositioned with a C5-2 probe. Here, effectiveness and safety in moving multiple fragments is compared between the C5-2 and a custom (SC-50) probe that produces a longer focal beam and burst duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Effectiveness was quantified by the number of stones expelled from a calyx phantom consisting of a 30-mm deep, water-filled well in a block of tissue mimicking material...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537418/short-term-changes-in-algometry-inclinometry-stabilometry-and-urinary-ph-analysis-after-a-thoracolumbar-junction-manipulation-in-patients-with-kidney-stones
#3
Ángel Oliva Pascual-Vaca, Ramón Punzano-Rodríguez, Pablo Escribá-Astaburuaga, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, François Ricard, Maria Angeles Franco-Sierra, Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of a high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation of the thoracolumbar junction in different urologic and musculoskeletal parameters in subjects suffering from renal lithiasis. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled blinded clinical study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The Nephrology departments of two hospitals and one private consultancy of physiotherapy in Valencia (Spain). SUBJECTS: Forty-six patients suffering from renal lithiasis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537042/safety-and-efficacy-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-patients-with-severe-skeletal-deformities
#4
Seyed Habibollah Mousavi-Bahar, Shahriar Amirhasani, Maede Mohseni, Rezgar Daneshdoost
PURPOSE: Treatment of renal calculi in patients with severe skeletal deformities can be challenging. We present our experience in order to provide an assessment of technical difficulties, associated complications, and outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) as a treatment option in this special patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included eight patients treated with PCNL for renal stones. All had severe skeletal deformities including six with severe kyphoscoliosis, one with osteogenesis imperfecta, and another withrickets...
May 23, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536682/a-case-of-intramural-coronary-amyloidosis-associated-with-hemodialysis
#5
Faisal M Huq Ronny, George Kleinman, Paul James Kurtin, John Thomas Fallon
Dialysis-related amyloidosis predominantly occurs in osteo-articular structures and dialysis-related amyloid (DRA) substances also deposit in extra-articular tissues. Clinical manifestations of DRA include odynophagia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, myocardial dysfunction, and subcutaneous tumors. The pathological characteristics of DRA in the heart of hemodialysis patients have rarely been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old female with a history of cerebral palsy and end-stage renal disease status post two failed renal transplants who had been on hemodialysis for 30 years...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528955/potential-therapeutic-activity-of-phlogacanthus-thyrsiformis-hardow-mabb-flower-extract-and-its-biofabricated-silver-nanoparticles-against-chemically-induced-urolithiasis-in-male-wistar-rats
#6
Poppy Das, Kiran Kumar, Arunai Nambiraj, Reshma Rajan, Rajendra Awasthi, Kamal Dua, Himaja M
Urolithiasis is a painful disorder in which stones are formed in the kidney, bladder or urethra. There are no proper therapeutic treatments available for kidney stones and people suffering from larger stones have to undergo surgery which has many side effects. A natural remedy with therapeutic effects that can dissipate and remove even the larger stones would eliminate the need of a surgery and the risks associated with it. The flowers of Phlogacanthus thyrsiformis used in culinary recipes in the north eastern India are also widely used as a folklore medicine for the treatment of kidney stones and liver disorders...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522341/systemic-and-ocular-fluid-compounds-as-potential-biomarkers-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
REVIEW
Eveline Kersten, Constantin C Paun, Rosa L Schellevis, Carel B Hoyng, Cécile Delcourt, Imre Lengyel, Tunde Peto, Marius Ueffing, Caroline C W Klaver, Sascha Dammeier, Anneke I den Hollander, Eiko K de Jong
Biomarkers can help unravel mechanisms of disease and identify new targets for therapy. They can also be useful in clinical practice for monitoring disease progression, evaluation of treatment efficacy and risk assessment in multifactorial diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a highly prevalent progressive retinal disorder for which multiple genetic and environmental risk factors have been described, but the exact etiology is not yet fully understood. Many compounds have been evaluated for their association with AMD...
May 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521550/detection-and-evaluation-of-renal-injury-in-burst-wave-lithotripsy-using-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#8
Philip Clark May, Wayne Kreider, Adam D Maxwell, Yak-Nam Wang, Bryan W Cunitz, Philip M Blomgren, Cynthia Johnson, Joshua Sh Park, Michael R Bailey, Donghoon Lee, Jonathan D Harper, Mathew D Sorensen
PURPOSE: Burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) is a transcutaneous technique with potential to safely and effectively fragment renal stones. Preclinical investigations of BWL require the assessment of potential renal injury. This study evaluates the capabilities of real-time ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect and evaluate BWL injury that was induced in porcine kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten kidneys from five female farm pigs were treated with either a 170 kHz or 335 kHz BWL transducer using variable treatment parameters and monitored in real time with ultrasound...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520334/kidney-anatomy-three-dimensional-3d-printed-pelvicalyceal-system-models-of-the-collector-system-improve-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-stone-disease
#9
EDITORIAL
Luciano A Favorito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508979/urinothorax-in-a-child-secondary-to-obstructive-renal-stone-in-a-solitary-functioning-kidney-a-case-report
#10
Muhammad Waqas, Gul Nawaz, Avais Raja, Ijaz Hussain, Muhammad Waqas Iqbal
Urinothorax or presence of urine in pleural cavity is a highly unusual cause of pleural effusion. It is most commonly secondary to genitourinary trauma and obstructive uropathy. We here by present a case of urinothorax secondary to renal stone disease in a 5-year-old child with a solitary functioning kidney.
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508108/stone-in-ectopic-pelvic-pancake-kidney-a-surgical-challenge-overcome-by-robotic-surgery
#11
Santosh Kumar, Kshitij Bishnoi, Vikas Kumar Panwar, Adarsh Kumar, Manjeet Kumar Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506053/-laparoscopic-pyelolithotomy-in-a-horseshoe-kidney-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Tateki Yoshino, Koji Wake, Tomoyuki Sugitani, Koji Kodama, Hiroaki Shiina, Hiroaki Yasumoto, Ayumi Kadowaki, Kazuo Kawakami
A 76-year-old man was introduced to our department with a right kidney stone. On the basis of further examination, he was diagnosed with a 23 mm right kidney stone accompanied with a horseshoe kidney. Retrograde pyelography and diuretic renogram revealed a non-obstructed right ureteropelvic junction. Finally, we chose laparoscopic pyelolithotomy via peritoneal approach because the stone was large and accompanied with a horseshoe kidney. The surgery took 165 minutes and the estimated blood loss was 25 ml. There were no minor or major complications...
April 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502039/possible-involvement-of-the-lipoxygenase-and-leukotriene-signaling-pathways-in-cisplatin-mediated-renal-toxicity
#13
Osama A Alkhamees, Abdulaziz S Alroujayee, Hatem M Abuohashish, Fatima S Alrojayee, Mohammed M Ahmed
PURPOSE: The present study examined the possible involvement of the lipoxygenase (LOX) pathway in cisplatin (CPT)-induced nephrotoxicity. METHODS: Wistar albino rats were challenged with CPT IP injection (7.5 mg/kg) and were sacrificed after one week. Signs of renal dysfunction, including urea and creatinine clearance levels and renal histological structure, were investigated. Gene and protein expression levels of different LOX pathway enzymes and products, including 5-LOX, 12-LOX, 15-LOX, 5-LOX activating protein (FLAP), leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA4 hydrolase), leukotriene C4 synthase (LTC4 synthase), LTB4 receptor, and cysteinyl (cys) LT receptor types 1 and 2, were also determined in the kidneys using real-time PCR and western blotting, respectively...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496123/systematic-evaluation-for-effects-of-urine-ph-on-calcium-oxalate-crystallization-crystal-cell-adhesion-and-internalization-into-renal-tubular-cells
#14
Juthatip Manissorn, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Paleerath Peerapen, Visith Thongboonkerd
Urine pH has been thought to be an important factor that can modulate kidney stone formation. Nevertheless, there was no systematic evaluation of such pH effect. Our present study thus addressed effects of differential urine pH (4.0-8.0) on calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystallization, crystal-cell adhesion, crystal internalization into renal tubular cells, and binding of apical membrane proteins to the crystals. Microscopic examination revealed that CaOx monohydrate (COM), the pathogenic form, was crystallized with greatest size, number and total mass at pH 4...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495592/mir-21-promotes-fibrogenesis-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Melisa Lopez-Anton, Mark Lambie, Manuel Lopez-Cabrera, Claus P Schmitt, Vicente Ruiz-Carpio, Maria Bartosova, Betti Schaefer, Simon Davies, Timothy Stone, Robert Jenkins, Philip R Taylor, Nicholas Topley, Timothy Bowen, Donald Fraser
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a life-saving form of renal replacement therapy for those with end-stage kidney disease. Mesothelial cells (MCs) line the peritoneal cavity and help define peritoneal response to treatment-associated injury, a major reason for treatment failure. miRNAs are important regulators, but their roles in peritoneal fibrosis are largely unknown. In this study, miR-21 was one of the most abundant miRNAs in primary MCs, and was up-regulated by the profibrotic cytokine transforming growth factor-β1 and in PD effluent-derived MCs exhibiting mesenchymal phenotypic change...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495480/-fabien-arcelin-1876-1942-or-how-to-become-a-radiation-oncologist-when-born-an-archeologist
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N Foray
Fabien Arcelin, physician working in Lyon, pioneer of radiology and radiotherapy, was both mentored by Destot (one of the fathers of the French radiology for his thesis of medicine) and by his own father Adrien Arcelin (one of the two codiscoverers of the prehistorical site of the Roche-de-Solutré in Burgundy) for archeological works. Hence, radiologist in Lyon during the week and archeologist during the weekend, Fabien Arcelin made significant advances in both radiation research and archeology. He was notably the discoverer of the first tombs of Aurignacian men...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491855/nephrolithiasis-in-elderly-population-effect-of-demographic-characteristics
#17
Emadoddin Moudi, Seyed Reza Hosseini, Ali Bijani
BACKGROUND: Kidney stone (nephrolithiasis) is one of the most common diseases. During the past several decades, its prevalence and incidence have increased markedly in elderly population. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors for nephrolithiasis in elderly population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was based on the Amirkola Health and Ageing Project (AHAP). Elderly people with kidney stones in every size, type and number were considered to be the case group and other subjects without a history of kidney stones served as control group...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491341/validation-of-the-kidney-failure-risk-equation-in-manitoba
#18
Reid H Whitlock, Mariette Chartier, Paul Komenda, Jay Hingwala, Claudio Rigatto, Randy Walld, Allison Dart, Navdeep Tangri
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk to progress to kidney failure. We previously developed the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) to predict progression to kidney failure in patients referred to nephrologists. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the ability of the KFRE to discriminate which patients will progress to kidney failure in an unreferred population. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using administrative databases...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482898/ethnopharmacological-survey-of-medicinal-plants-practiced-by-traditional-healers-and-herbalists-for-treatment-of-some-urological-diseases-in-the-west-bank-palestine
#19
Nidal Amin Jaradat, Abdel Naser Zaid, Rowa Al-Ramahi, Malik A Alqub, Fatima Hussein, Zakaria Hamdan, Mahmoud Mustafa, Mohammad Qneibi, Iyad Ali
BACKGROUND: Throughout history, every civilization in the world used plants or their derivatives for treatment or prevention of diseases. In Palestine as in many other countries, herbal medicines are broadly used in the treatment of wide range of diseases including urological diseases. The main objective of this research is to study the use of herbal remedies by herbalists and traditional healers for treatment of various urological diseases in the West Bank regions of Palestine and to assess their efficacy and safety through the literature review of the most cited plants...
May 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480748/effect-of-fruit-extract-on-renal-stone-formation-and-kidney-injury-in-rats
#20
Nasrin Partovi, Mohammad Reza Ebadzadeh, S Jamilaldin Fatemi, Mohammad Khaksari
This study investigated the effect of oral administration of Cactus fruit extracts on calcium oxalate deposition, malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in rat model. About 42 rats were used for the study. The animals were divided into seven groups. Control group maintained on regular rat food and drinking water throughout the study period, whereas in other groups nephrolithiasis was induced by ethylene glycol. Rats in kidney stone group were sacrificed after 28 days and all remaining groups after 58 days...
May 7, 2017: Natural Product Research
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