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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148292/cholestatic-liver-injury-as-a-side-effect-of-dabigatran-and-the-use-of-coagulation-tests-in-dabigatran-intoxication-and-after-reversal-by-idarucizumab-in-bleeding-and-sepsis
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Willemijn J Comuth, Anne-Mette Haase, Linda Ø Henriksen, Jerzy Malczynski, Daan van de Kerkhof, Anna-Marie B Münster
Idarucizumab, an antidote specific for dabigatran, became available recently. Dabigatran is not associated with increased risk of hepatotoxicity in comparison with warfarin, but it is seen as a rare side-effect. Cases of cholestatic liver injury due to dabigatran have not been reported previously. We present a case of severe gastro-intestinal bleeding with underlying dabigatran intoxication in a patient with renal failure and the effect of reversal of dabigatran using idaruzicumab on coagulation assays. International normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) results were elevated in a setting of sepsis, possibly due to liver failure...
November 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140820/renal-effects-of-cytokines-in-hypertension
#2
Yi Wen, Steven D Crowley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory cytokines contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension through effects on renal blood flow and sodium handling. This review will update recent advances that explore the renal actions of immune cells and cytokines in the pathogenesis of hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: Populations of cells from both the innate and adaptive immune systems contribute to hypertension by modulating functions of the vasculature and epithelial cells in the kidney...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130810/outcomes-after-angiography-with-sodium-bicarbonate-and-acetylcysteine
#3
Steven D Weisbord, Martin Gallagher, Hani Jneid, Santiago Garcia, Alan Cass, Soe-Soe Thwin, Todd A Conner, Glenn M Chertow, Deepak L Bhatt, Kendrick Shunk, Chirag R Parikh, Edward O McFalls, Mary Brophy, Ryan Ferguson, Hongsheng Wu, Maria Androsenko, John Myles, James Kaufman, Paul M Palevsky
Background Intravenous sodium bicarbonate and oral acetylcysteine are widely used to prevent acute kidney injury and associated adverse outcomes after angiography without definitive evidence of their efficacy. Methods Using a 2-by-2 factorial design, we randomly assigned 5177 patients at high risk for renal complications who were scheduled for angiography to receive intravenous 1.26% sodium bicarbonate or intravenous 0.9% sodium chloride and 5 days of oral acetylcysteine or oral placebo; of these patients, 4993 were included in the modified intention-to-treat analysis...
November 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128399/nitric-oxide-production-by-glomerular-podocytes
#4
Oleg Palygin, Daria V Ilatovskaya, Vladislav Levchenko, Bradley T Endres, Aron M Geurts, Alexander Staruschenko
Nitric Oxide (NO), a potent vasodilator and vital signaling molecule, has been shown to contribute to the regulation of glomerular ultrafiltration. However, whether changes in NO occur in podocytes during the pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension has not yet been thoroughly examined. We showed here that podocytes produce NO, and further hypothesized that hypertensive animals would exhibit reduced NO production in these cells in response to various paracrine factors, which might contribute to the damage of glomeruli filtration barrier and development of proteinuria...
November 8, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123859/non-traumatic-bladder-rupture-showing-less-than-10-hounsfield-units-of-ascites
#5
Naoto Mizumura, Satoshi Okumura, Sho Toyoda, Atsuo Imagawa, Masao Ogawa, Masayasu Kawasaki
Aim: Bladder ruptures are commonly misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal perforations or intestinal ischemia. If a diagnosis is made preoperatively, conservative treatment is a safe and effective option. We evaluated the validity of using the attenuation value of ascites, measured by non-contrast computed tomography (CT), to identify patients with bladder ruptures. Methods: A retrospective search of our hospital database identified 7 patients with confirmed bladder ruptures between 2007 and 2013...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122892/subclinical-first-trimester-renal-abnormalities-are-associated-with-preeclampsia-in-normoalbuminuric-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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Clare B Kelly, Michelle B Hookham, Jeremy Y Yu, Alicia J Jenkins, Alison J Nankervis, Kristian F Hanssen, Satish K Garg, James A Scardo, Samar M Hammad, M Kathryn Menard, Christopher E Aston, Timothy J Lyons
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the utility of tubular (urinary/plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL] and urinary kidney injury molecule 1 [KIM-1]) and glomerular (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]) biomarkers in predicting preeclampsia (PE) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who were free of microalbuminuria and hypertension at the first trimester. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of T1DM pregnancy...
November 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120031/histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-stereological-analysis-of-the-effect-of-gingko-biloba-egb761-on-the-hippocampus-of-rats-exposed-to-long-term-cellphone-radiation
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Fikret Gevrek
Cellular phones are major sources of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that can penetrate the human body and pose serious health hazards. The increasingly widespread use of mobile communication systems has raised concerns about the effects of cellphone radiofrequency (RF) on the hippocampus because of its close proximity to radiation during cellphone use. The effects of cellphone EMR exposure on the hippocampus of rats and the possible counteractive effects of ginkgo biloba (Egb761) were aimed to investigate...
November 9, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
#8
Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117994/role-of-adenosine-1a-receptor-signaling-on-gfr-early-after-the-induction-of-sepsis
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Jonathan M Street, Erik H Koritzinsky, Tiffany R Bellomo, Xuzhen Hu, Peter S T Yuen, Robert A Star
Sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI) synergistically increase morbidity and mortality in the ICU. How sepsis reduces GFR and causes AKI is poorly understood; one proposed mechanism includes tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF). When sodium reabsorption by the proximal tubules is reduced in normal animals, the macula densa senses increased luminal sodium chloride, then adenosine 1a receptor (A1aR) signaling triggers tubuloglomerular feedback, reducing GFR through afferent arteriole vasoconstriction. We measured GFR and systemic hemodynamics early during cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis in wild-type and A1aR knockout mice...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112105/secretome-conveys-the-protective-effects-of-ascs-therapeutic-potential-following-hemorrhagic-shock
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Mostafa Ashmwe, Carina Penzenstadler, Arian Bahrami, Anton Klotz, Mohammad Jafarmadar, Asmita Banerjee, Susanne Wolbank, Heinz Redl, Soheyl Bahrami
OBJECTIVES: We tested whether resuscitation supplemented with a) rat adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) or b) secretome (conditioned media) of ASCs can ameliorate inflammation, cell/organ injury, and/or improve outcome after Hemorrhagic traumatic shock (HTS). INTERVENTIONS: Rats were subjected to HTS and a resuscitation protocol that mimics pre-hospital restrictive reperfusion followed by an adequate reperfusion phase. 20 minutes into the restrictive reperfusion, animals received an intravenous bolus of 2x10 cells (ASC group) or the secretome produced by 2x10 ASCs/24 h (ASC-Secretome group)...
November 3, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109264/epoxide-metabolites-of-arachidonate-and-docosahexaenoate-function-conversely-in-acute-kidney-injury-involved-in-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling
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Bing-Qing Deng, Ying Luo, Xin Kang, Chang-Bin Li, Christophe Morisseau, Jun Yang, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Jian Huang, Da-Yong Hu, Ming-Yu Wu, Ai Peng, Bruce D Hammock, Jun-Yan Liu
Acute kidney injury (AKI) causes severe morbidity and mortality for which new therapeutic strategies are needed. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), arachidonic acid (ARA), and their metabolites have various effects in kidney injury, but their molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we report that 14 (15)-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid [14 (15)-EET] and 19 (20)-epoxydocosapentaenoic acid [19 (20)-EDP], the major epoxide metabolites of ARA and DHA, respectively, have contradictory effects on kidney injury in a murine model of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-caused AKI...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108311/remote-ischemic-conditioning-for-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-intravascular-contrast-administration-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-16-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chang-Cheng Zhou, Wen-Tao Yao, Yu-Zheng Ge, Lu-Wei Xu, Ran Wu, Xiao-Fei Gao, Kai-Wei Song, Xiao-Min Jiang, Min Wang, Wen-Juan Huang, Yun-Peng Zhu, Liang-Peng Li, Liu-Hua Zhou, Zhong-Le Xu, Sheng-Li Zhang, Jia-Geng Zhu, Wen-Cheng Li, Rui-Peng Jia
Objective: We conducted this meta-analysis to examine the effect of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) on contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in patients undergoing intravascular contrast administrationon. Methods: Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched to identify all eligible studies by 15th March, 2017. Risk ratio (RR) and weighted mean difference with the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to examine the treatment effect...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100589/effect-of-access-site-choice-on-acute-kidney-injury-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Maitri S Pancholy, Kimberly Skelding, Thomas Scott, James Blankenship, Samir B Pancholy
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with worse outcomes. Consecutive patients undergoing PCI between 2005 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients undergoing PCI using transfemoral access (TFA) were categorized as the TFA Group, and those using transradial access (TRA) were categorized as the TRA Group. Post-PCI AKI was defined as an increase in serum creatinine >0.5 mg/dl or >25% increase from baseline 48 to 72 hours after the procedure. Independent predictors of post-PCI AKI were identified using inverse probability weighted multivariable analysis...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098438/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome-undergoing-contrast-enhanced-ct-for-suspected-venous-thromboembolism-a-propensity-score-matched-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shu Min Tao, Xiang Kong, U Joseph Schoepf, Julian L Wichmann, Darby C Shuler, Chang Sheng Zhou, Guang Ming Lu, Long Jiang Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether intravenous iodinated contrast material administration increases the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nephrotic syndrome undergoing contrast-enhanced CT. METHODS: Patients with nephrotic syndrome undergoing contrast-enhanced CT were retrospectively identified (n = 701). Control group consisted of patients with nephrotic syndrome receiving non-contrast CT (n = 1053). Two different 1:1 propensity score matching models using three or 10 variables were developed for each estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) subgroup...
November 2, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092921/contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Johanne Silvain, Lee S Nguyen, Vincent Spagnoli, Mathieu Kerneis, Paul Guedeney, Nicolas Vignolles, Kristel Cosker, Olivier Barthelemy, Claude Le Feuvre, Gérard Helft, Jean-Philippe Collet, Gilles Montalescot
OBJECTIVES: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a common and potentially severe complication in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). There is no consensus on the best definition of CI-AKI to identify patients at risk of haemodialysis or death. The objective of this study was to assess the association of CI-AKI, using four definitions, on inhospital mortality, mortality or haemodialysis requirement over 1-year follow-up, in patients with STEMI treated with pPCI...
November 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089579/transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-kidney-transplant-recipients
#16
Fadi Al-Rashid, Anja Bienholz, Heike Annelie Hildebrandt, Polycarpos-Christos Patsalis, Matthias Totzeck, Andreas Kribben, Daniel Wendt, Heinz Jakob, Alexander Lind, Rolf Alexander Jánosi, Tienush Rassaf, Philipp Kahlert
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has evolved to a treatment of choice in high-risk patients and is therefore ideal for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, as patients with end-stage renal disease and kidney transplant recipients. Especially, outcome of this special patient group is very important. 22 patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 undergoing intermittent hemodialysis treatment (CKD 5D) and 8 kidney transplant recipients (KT) with severe aortic valve stenosis underwent transfemoral TAVI...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089041/the-increasing-rates-of-acute-interstitial-nephritis-in-australia-a-single-centre-case-series
#17
Gregory J Wilson, Adrian L Kark, Leo P Francis, Wendy Hoy, Helen G Healy, Andrew J Mallett
BACKGROUND: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's first report into acute kidney injury demonstrated a significant increase in the incidence of acute-tubulo interstitial nephritis, the ICD-10 code representing both acute interstitial nephritis and pyelonephritis, in women aged less than 55 years. In contrast, recent case series have reported rising rates of drug induced acute interstitial nephritis predominantly among elderly patients. Due to several limitations with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, this new trend requires further investigation to determine if rates of acute interstitial nephritis are truly increasing among younger Australian women...
October 31, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082747/a-new-risk-factor-profile-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-who-underwent-an-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
Ying Yuan, Hong Qiu, Lei Song, Xiaoying Hu, Tong Luo, Xueyan Zhao, Jun Zhang, Yuan Wu, Shubin Qiao, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
We developed a new risk factor profile for contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) under a new definition in patients who underwent an emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Consecutive patients (n = 1061) who underwent an emergency PCI were divided into a derivation group (n = 761) and a validation group (n = 300). The rates of CI-AKI were 23.5% (definition 1: serum creatinine [SCr] increase ≥25% in 72 hours), 4.3% (definition 2: SCr increase ≥44.2 μmol/L in 72 hours), and 7.0% (definition 3: SCr increase ≥44...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078159/challenging-case-of-horseshoe-kidney-double-fracture
#19
Francesco Cortese, Pietro Fransvea, Roberto Marcello, Alessandra Saputelli, Luca Lepre, Aldo Gioffrè, Gabriele Sganga
INTRODUCTION: Renal injuries occur in 10% of blunt abdominal traumas, 7% of these occur in kidneys with congenital or acquired disorders. Trauma of horseshoe kidney is an uncommon finding. PRESENTATION OF A CASE: We present the case of 31 year-old caucasian man with no remarkable personal records, who was brought to our Trauma Unit soon after being involved in a motorcycle collision. A Contrast Enhanced - Multi Detector Computed Tomography (ce-MDCT) revealed a double disconnection of a horseshoe kidney...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069419/prediction-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-using-novel-biomarkers-following-contrast-coronary-angiography
#20
M Connolly, M Kinnin, D Mc Eneaney, I Menown, M J Kurth, J Lamont, N Morgan, M Harbinson
Background: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a risk factor for contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). Contrast angiography in CKD patients is a common procedure. Creatinine is a delayed marker of CI-AKI and delays diagnosis which results in significant morbidity and mortality. Aim: Early diagnosis of CI-AKI requires validated novel biomarkers. Design: A prospective observation study of 301 consecutive CKD patients undergoing coronary angiography was performed...
October 23, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
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