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REVIEW
Travis D Hull, Anupam Agarwal, Kenneth Hoyt
AKI and CKD are important clinical problems because they affect many patients and the associated diagnostic and treatment paradigms are imperfect. Ultrasound is a cost-effective, noninvasive, and simple imaging modality that offers a multitude of means to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of both AKI and CKD, especially considering recent advances in this technique. Ultrasound alone can attenuate AKI and prevent CKD by stimulating the splenic cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. Additionally, microbubble contrast agents are improving the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for diagnosing kidney disease, especially when these agents are conjugated to ligand-specific mAbs or peptides, which make the dynamic assessment of disease progression and response to treatment possible...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900861/acute-kidney-injury-caused-by-decompression-illness-successfully-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-temporary-dialysis
#2
Arata Hibi, Keisuke Kamiya, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Satoru Kominato, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
A 52-year-old Japanese male professional diver was referred to our hospital for decompression illness (DCI). After 1 h of diving operation at 20 m below sea level, he complained of dyspnea, chest pain, and abdominal pain. He dove again, intending to ease the symptoms, but the symptoms were never relieved. He dove for a total of 4 h. No neurological abnormalities were observed. Computed tomography images revealed portal venous gas and mesenteric venous gas, in addition to bubbles in the femoral veins, pelvis, lumbar canal, intracranial sinuses, and joints...
September 12, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865484/renal-ultrasound-provides-low-utility-in-evaluating-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
#3
Allen Young, Todd Crawford, Alejandro Suarez Pierre, J Trent Magruder, Charles Fraser, John Conte, Glenn Whitman, Christopher Sciortino
BACKGROUND: Renal ultrasonography is part of the algorithm in assessing acute kidney injury (AKI). The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical utility of renal US in postoperative cardiac patients who develop AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 90 postoperative cardiac surgery patients at a single institution from 1/19/2010 to 3/19/2016 who underwent renal US for AKI. We reviewed provider documentation to determine whether renal US changed management...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833513/application-of-an-enhanced-device-to-transluminal-retrieval-of-malappositioned-coronary-stents-an-experimental-study
#4
Masayuki Mori, Kenji Sakata, Junichiro Yokawa, Chiaki Nakanishi, Hirofumi Okada, Masaya Shimojima, Shohei Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Yoshimuta, Kenshi Hayashi, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the application of a novel enhanced device to retrieval of deployed stents in a porcine coronary model. BACKGROUND: Recurrence of in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis still remains to be resolved. Under these conditions, it is sometimes necessary to retrieve malfunctional stents responsible for thrombosis. However, few data exist regarding the feasibility and safety of retrieval device use in previously deployed coronary stents...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715949/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-assessing-renal-perfusion-impairment-and-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-to-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
#5
Wei Cao, Shuang Cui, Li Yang, Chunyi Wu, Jian Liu, Fang Yang, Youhua Liu, Jianping Bin, Fan Fan Hou
AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is increasingly recognized as a major risk factor leading to progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the diagnostic tools for predicting AKI to CKD progression are particularly lacking. Here, we tested the utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for predicting progression to CKD after AKI by using both mild (20-min) and severe (45-min) bilateral renal ischemia-reperfusion injury mice. RESULTS: Renal perfusion measured by CEUS reduced to 25% ± 7% and 14% ± 6% of the pre-ischemic levels in mild and severe AKI 1 h after ischemia (p < 0...
August 22, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679248/ultrasound-field-characterization-using-synthetic-schlieren-tomography
#6
Aki Pulkkinen, Jarkko J Leskinen, Aimo Tiihonen
Synthetic schlieren imaging, also known as background oriented schlieren imaging, is used to determine the acoustical field of a focused ultrasound transducer operating at 1.01 MHz frequency with peak pressure amplitude of 0.97 MPa. The measurement setup is composed of a commercial off-the-shelf digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera with an ordinary objective, a high power light-emitting diode driven in pulsating mode, water tank, ultrasound transducer, rotation stage, and driving electronics. Measurements are performed in tomographic fashion by rotating the ultrasound transducer within the water tank and photographing an imaged target behind the ultrasound field...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595190/nonpharmacological-biomechanical-approaches-to-control-inflammation-in-acute-kidney-injury
#7
Shinji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Inoue, John A Hossack, Mark D Okusa
Inflammation is broadly recognized as an important factor in the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury (AKI), but pharmacological approaches to alleviate inflammation in AKI have been without success in clinical trials. Neuromodulation by nonpharmacological methods is emerging as a novel therapeutic strategy to treat inflammatory diseases. Recently, our group and others have demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation and pulsed ultrasound ameliorated inflammation via the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) in various animal models, including renal ischemia-reperfusion injury...
June 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515369/effect-of-reverse-vessel-remodeling-on-regression-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-treated-with-aggressive-lipid-and-blood-pressure-lowering-therapy%C3%A3-insight-from-million-study
#8
Tadatsugu Gamou, Kenji Sakata, Hayato Tada, Tetsuo Konno, Kenshi Hayashi, Hidekazu Ino, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri
BACKGROUND: The MILLION study, a prospective randomized multicenter study, revealed that lipid and blood pressure (BP)-lowering therapy resulted in regression of coronary plaque as determined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). In the present study we performed additional analysis to investigate the associated factors with regression of coronary plaque.Methods and Results:We investigated serial 3D IVUS images from 68 patients in the MILLION study. Standard IVUS parameters were assessed at both baseline and follow-up (18-24 months)...
May 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382533/quantified-kidney-echogenicity-in-mice-with-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-evaluation-as-a-noninvasive-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury
#9
Shinya Murata, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Kentaro Maemura, Yoshinori Otsuki
The purpose is to evaluate quantified kidney echogenicity as a biomarker for the early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) and predicting progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a mouse model of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Two separate protocols of murine models of IRI were used: (1) 10, 30, and 40 min of bilateral ischemia duration and (2) 45 and 60 min of unilateral ischemia duration. Renal echogenicity was measured with ultrasound and compared with serum creatinine or urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) at various timepoints after IRI...
September 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116780/r1-autonomic-nervous-system-in-acute-kidney-injury
#10
REVIEW
Dagmara Hering, Pawel J Winklewski
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rapid loss of kidney function resulting in accumulation of end metabolic products and associated abnormalities in fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis. The pathophysiology of AKI is complex and multifactorial involving numerous vascular, tubular and inflammatory pathways. Neurohumoral activation with heightened activity of the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system play a critical role in this scenario. Inflammation and/or local renal ischaemia are underlying mechanisms triggering renal tissue hypoxia and resultant renal microcirculation dysfunction; a common feature of AKI occurring in numerous clinical conditions leading to a high morbidity and mortality rate...
February 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965714/doppler-ultrasound-in-kidney-diseases-a-key-parameter-in-clinical-long-term-follow-up
#11
REVIEW
Leonardo Spatola, Simeone Andrulli
Doppler ultrasound has been extensively used in detecting reno-vascular diseases, showing to be a non-invasive, safe, low cost and repeatable tool. The Renal Resistive Index (RRI) [(peak systolic velocity - end diastolic velocity)/peak systolic velocity] is a semi-quantitative index derived by Doppler evaluation of renal vascular bed. Normally RRI is in the range of 0.47-0.70, it increases with aging and, usually, it shows a difference between the two kidneys less than 5-8 %. RRI is an important prognostic marker in chronic kidney diseases (CKD), both in diabetic and non-diabetic kidney diseases, because, in longitudinal prospective studies, it significantly correlated with hemodynamic (ABPM, SBP, DBP, pulse pressure) and histopathological parameters (glomerular sclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy, interstitial infiltration)...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895448/neonatal-acute-kidney-injury-following-valsartan-exposure-in-utero-report-of-two-cases
#12
E Tsepkentzi, K Sarafidis, A Sotiriadis, K Chatzistamatiou, V Drossou-Agakidou
BACKGROUND: Maternal sartan intake during pregnancy has been associated with several fetal/neonatal complications related to disturbed renal development. Description of cases: We present two cases of neonatal acute kidney injury (AKI) following valsartan administration during pregnancy and provide evidence for the use of novel AKI biomarkers in these neonates. The first case was a female neonate, delivered at 32+4 weeks of gestation after maternal valsartan intake from 24 to 32 gestational weeks...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779134/a-numerical-study-on-the-oblique-focus-in-mr-guided-transcranial-focused-ultrasound
#13
Alec Hughes, Yuexi Huang, Aki Pulkkinen, Michael L Schwartz, Andres M Lozano, Kullervo Hynynen
Recent clinical data showing thermal lesions from treatments of essential tremor using MR-guided transcranial focused ultrasound shows that in many cases the focus is oblique to the main axis of the phased array. The potential for this obliquity to extend the focus into lateral regions of the brain has led to speculation as to the cause of the oblique focus, and whether it is possible to realign the focus. Numerical simulations were performed on clinical export data to analyze the causes of the oblique focus and determine methods for its correction...
November 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773550/association-between-rice-bread-and-noodle-intake-and-the-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-japanese-middle-aged-men-and-women
#14
Ryoko Tajima, Takeshi Kimura, Ayaka Enomoto, Kaede Yanoshita, Aki Saito, Satomi Kobayashi, Katsunori Masuda, Kaoruko Iida
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) through lifestyle modification is an important public health issue. Carbohydrate intake from soft drinks has received particular interest. Owing to differences in dietary habits, however, major contributors to the intake of dietary carbohydrates, such as rice, bread, and noodles, might have more influence on NAFLD prevalence in East Asian countries than consumption of soft drinks. We examined the relationship of the intake of rice, bread, and noodles, as well as overall carbohydrate intake, with NAFLD prevalence in middle-aged Japanese...
October 8, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743614/reliability-of-bedside-ultrasound-for-measurement-of-quadriceps-muscle-thickness-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
#15
Alice Sabatino, Giuseppe Regolisti, Laura Bozzoli, Filippo Fani, Riccardo Antoniotti, Umberto Maggiore, Enrico Fiaccadori
MAIN PROBLEM: In patients with Acute Kidney Injury there is a lack of nutritional variables that can assess nutritional status, more specifically lean body mass (LBM) and skeletal muscle mass, at the individual level. In this clinical setting, ultrasound (US)) of the quadriceps femoris could represent a widely available, non-invasive, affordable, and reliable tool to evaluate skeletal muscle. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional observational study in adult critically ill patients with KDIGO stage 3 AKI on dialysis...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490643/neonatal-acute-kidney-injury-and-the-risk-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-the-very-low-birth-weight-infant
#16
Christine Stoops, Brian Sims, Russell Griffin, D J Askenazi
Despite improvements in survival of premature infants, many have comorbid conditions. The role of the kidney in multiorgan dysfunction is unclear, particularly in regard to intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). We hypothesized that infants diagnosed with acute kidney injury (AKI) have an increased risk of IVH independent of gestational age (GA) and other variables associated with both comorbidities. This prospective cohort study consisted of 125 infants with a birth weight ≤1,200 g and/or GA ≤31 weeks. A definition of AKI was used from KDIGO, not including urine output as nonoliguria is common in this population...
2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478666/ultrasound-guidance-in-performing-a-tendoscopic-surgery-to-treat-posterior-tibial-tendinitis-a-useful-tool
#17
Akinobu Nishimura, Shigeto Nakazora, Aki Fukuda, Ko Kato, Akihiro Sudo
A 25-year-old man with a pronation-external rotation type of fracture was surgically treated using a fibular plate. Five years later, he underwent resection of bone hyperplasia because of the ankle pain and limitation of range of motion. Thereafter, the left ankle became intermittently painful, which persisted for about one year. He presented at the age of 43 with persistent ankle pain. Physical and image analysis findings indicated a diagnosis of posttraumatic posterior tibial tendinitis, which we surgically treated using tendoscopy...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466865/accuracy-of-intravascular-ultrasound-evaluation-for-the-assessment-of-native-valve-measures-in-patients-undergoing-tavi-preliminary-results
#18
Emanuela de Cillis, Annamaria Dachille, Francesco Giardinelli, Tommaso Acquaviva, Alessandro Santo Bortone
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technique represents a real revolution in the field of interventional cardiology and medicine, in particular for the treatment of severe aortic valve stenosis in elderly patients or in patients when the periprocedural risk for the traditional surgical option is considered too high, as an alternative to the traditional aortic valve replacement. Although experience on the valves of the last generation is still limited in terms of time, the data currently available are definitely moving in the direction of a minimum hospital mortality (1%) as well as a drastic reduction in the incidence of complications when compared to the devices of the previous generation...
July 29, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458386/intra-parenchymal-renal-resistive-index-variation-irriv-describes-renal-functional-reserve-rfr-pilot-study-in-healthy-volunteers
#19
Sara Samoni, Federico Nalesso, Mario Meola, Gianluca Villa, Massimo De Cal, Silvia De Rosa, Ilaria Petrucci, Alessandra Brendolan, Mitchell H Rosner, Claudio Ronco
An increase of glomerular filtration rate after protein load represents renal functional reserve (RFR) and is due to afferent arteriolar vasodilation. Lack of RFR may be a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI), but is cumbersome to measure. We sought to develop a non-invasive, bedside method that would indirectly measure RFR. Mechanical abdominal pressure, through compression of renal vessels, decreases blood flow and activates the auto-regulatory mechanism which can be measured by a fall in renal resistive index (RRI)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423871/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-and-without-metabolic-syndrome-different-long-term-outcomes
#20
Aki Juhani Käräjämäki, Risto Bloigu, Heikki Kauma, Y Antero Kesäniemi, Olli-Pekka Koivurova, Juha Perkiömäki, Heikki Huikuri, Olavi Ukkola
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are both shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. However, there is a great overlap between these two diseases. The present study was aimed to examine the cardiovascular and metabolic prognosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with and without metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Middle-aged subjects (n=958) were divided into four subgroups, those with NAFLD and MetS, those with NAFLD or MetS, and healthy controls...
January 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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