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Maria C Mora-Pinzon, Amy Trentham-Dietz, Ronald E Gangnon, Scott V Adams, John M Hampton, Elizabeth Burnside, Martin M Shafer, Polly A Newcomb
PURPOSE: Heavy metals and other elements may act as breast carcinogens due to estrogenic activity. We investigated associations between urine concentrations of a panel of elements and breast density. METHODS: Mammographic density categories were abstracted from radiology reports of 725 women aged 40-65 yr in the Avon Army of Women. A panel of 27 elements was quantified in urine using high resolution magnetic sector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. We applied LASSO (least absolute shrinkage and selection operator) logistic regression to the 27 elements and calculated odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for dense vs...
March 14, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
Meredyth L Jones, Brandon J Dominguez, Michael A Deveau
BACKGROUND: Calcium carbonate is a common urolith type in small ruminants with no high-yield experimental model to evaluate animal susceptibility or preventative measure response. HYPOTHESIS: That novel plastic winged implants would allow accumulation and quantification of calcium carbonate calculus formation in goats on a high-calcium diet and identify individual variation between goats in the mass of calculi produced. ANIMALS: Eight nonpregnant 3- and 4-year-old Boer-cross does, weighing 22...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Alexandre Debelmas, Déborah Benchetrit, Damien Galanaud, Roman H Khonsari
History A 21-year-old man with a history of abuse of multiple drugs and mild cognitive impairment who initially underwent treatment for excited delirium developed respiratory arrest shortly after admission and was successfully resuscitated. Unenhanced computed tomography (CT) of the head and neck and contrast material-enhanced CT of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and complete spine were performed shortly after the initial treatment. Head and neck magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed 24 hours after admission...
March 2018: Radiology
Vijayabhaskar Reddy Gouru, Vedamurthy Reddy Pogula, Surya Prakash Vaddi, Venu Manne, Ranadheer Byram, Lalith Sagar Kadiyala
Aim: The aim of the study is to identify the prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in children with urolithiasis. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study; all children below 15 years who are found to have urolithiasis were prospectively evaluated with relevant history, clinical examination, and urine and serum testing. Metabolic workup includes complete urine examination, urine culture and sensitivity, and 24-h urinary analysis (lithorisk profile). Results: A total of 55 patients are included in the study...
January 2018: Urology Annals
Hanna Langhorst, René Jüttner, Dieter Groneberg, Azadeh Mohtashamdolatshahi, Laura Pelz, Bettina Purfürst, Kai M Schmidt-Ott, Andreas Friebe, Fritz G Rathjen
The function of the IgCAM CLMP which is implicated in congenital short-bowel syndrome in humans was studied in mice. Although the levels of mRNAs encoding Connexin43 or 45 are not or only marginally affected, respectively, absence of CLMP caused a severe reduction of both proteins in smooth muscle cells of the intestine and of Connexin43 in the ureter. Analysis of calcium signaling revealed a disordered cell-cell communication between smooth muscle cells which in turn induced an impaired and uncoordinated motility of the intestine and the ureter...
January 19, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
Jenny van der Wijst, Omar A Z Tutakhel, Caro Bos, A H Jan Danser, Ewout J Hoorn, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels
The distal convoluted tubule (DCT) of the kidney plays an important role in blood pressure regulation by modulating Na+ reabsorption via the Na+-Cl- cotransporter (NCC). A diet containing high salt (NaCl) and low K+ activates NCC, thereby causing Na+ retention and a rise in blood pressure. Since high blood pressure, hypertension, is associated with changes in serum calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) levels, we hypothesized that dietary Na+ and K+ intake affects Ca2+ and Mg2+ transport in the DCT. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effect of a high Na+/low K+ diet on renal Ca2+ and Mg2+ handling...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
C-L Shen, S Yang, M D Tomison, A W Romero, C K Felton, H Mo
Tocotrienols have shown bone-protective effect in animals. This study showed that a 12-week tocotrienol supplementation decreased concentrations of bone resorption biomarker and bone remodeling regulators via suppressing oxidative stress in postmenopausal osteopenic women. INTRODUCTION: Tocotrienols (TT) have been shown to benefit bone health in ovariectomized animals, a model of postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 12-week TT supplementation on bone markers (serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP), urine N-terminal telopeptide (NTX), serum soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (sRANKL), and serum osteoprotegerin (OPG)), urine calcium, and an oxidative stress biomarker (8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)) in postmenopausal women with osteopenia...
January 12, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Jacob M Taylor, Lyanne M Kieneker, Martin H de Borst, Sipke T Visser, Ido P Kema, Stephan J L Bakker, Ron T Gansevoort
Introduction: High urinary calcium excretion (UCaE) has been shown to lead to accelerated renal function decline in individuals with renal tubular diseases. It is not known whether this association also exists in the general population. Therefore, we investigated whether high UCaE is associated with risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in community-dwelling subjects. Methods: Urine samples of 5491 subjects who were free of CKD at baseline and participated in the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-Stage Disease study (a prospective, observational, general population-based cohort of Dutch men and women aged 28-75 years) were examined for UCaE...
May 2017: KI Reports
Andrey V Kustov, Alexander I Strelnikov
PURPOSE: The paper focuses on the relationship of risk factors and metabolic disorders with mineralogical composition of calculi, age and gender of calcium oxalate stone formers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stone mineralogical composition, 24 hour biochemistry and pH-profile of urine were examined for sixty four stone formers using powder X-ray diffraction, spectrophotometric and potentiometric techniques. RESULTS: The analysis indicated that 44 % of calculi were composed of pure calcium oxalate monohydrate, whereas other 56 % contained both monohydrate and dihydrate or usually their mixtures with hydroxyl apatite...
December 26, 2017: Urology Journal
Léa Huguet, Marine Le Dudal, Marine Livrozet, Dominique Bazin, Vincent Frochot, Joëlle Perez, Jean-Philippe Haymann, Isabelle Brocheriou, Michel Daudon, Emmanuel Letavernier
Most of kidney stones are supposed to originate from Randall's plaque at the tip of the papilla or from papillary tubular plugs. Nevertheless, the frequency and the composition of crystalline plugs remain only partly described. The objective was to assess the frequency, the composition and the topography of papillary plugs in human kidneys. A total of 76 papillae from 25 kidneys removed for cancer and without stones were analysed by immunohistochemistry combined with Yasue staining, field emission-scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transformed infrared micro-spectroscopy...
December 12, 2017: Urolithiasis
Harald Seeger, Andrea Kaelin, Pietro M Ferraro, Damian Weber, Philippe Jaeger, Patrice Ambuehl, William G Robertson, Robert Unwin, Carsten A Wagner, Nilufar Mohebbi
BACKGROUND: Kidney stone disease is common in industrialized countries. Recently, it has attracted growing attention, because of its significant association with adverse renal outcomes, including end stage renal disease. Calcium-containing kidney stones are frequent with high recurrence rates. While hypercalciuria is a well-known risk factor, restricted intake of animal protein and sodium, combined with normal dietary calcium, has been shown to be more effective in stone prevention compared with a low-calcium diet...
December 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Chenming Zhao, Huan Yang, Xiaojing Zhu, Yang Li, Ning Wang, Shanfu Han, Hua Xu, Zhiqiang Chen, Zhangqun Ye
OBJECTIVE: To develop recombinant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains that express oxalate-degrading enzymes through biotechnology-based approach for the treatment of hyperoxaluria by oral administration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The coding gene of oxalate decarboxylase (ODC) and oxalate oxidase (OxO) was transformed into Lactococcus lactis MG1363. The oxalate degradation ability in vitro was evaluated in media with high concentration of oxalate. Hyperoxaluria rat models through high oxalate diet were given recombinant LAB through oral administration...
December 2, 2017: Urology
Luca Morini, Matteo Moretti, Francesca Brandolini, Antonio Marco Maria Osculati, Angelo Groppi, Claudia Vignali
A liquid chromatographic tandem mass spectrometric method for the identification and quantification of 18 cardiovascular drugs was developed in order to evaluate two cases of fatal intoxication involving diltiazem and amlodipine respectively. Samples were simply diluted and centrifuged using a three-steps procedure with methanol, acetonitrile and mobile phase. The method proved to be selective and all the validation parameters fulfilled the acceptance criteria. In particular, linearity was studied in the range limits of quantitation (LOQ)-1,000 ng/mL (LOQ ranging from 0...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
Adam Kern, Gwen Grimsby, Helen Mayo, Linda A Baker
BACKGROUND: Nephrolithiasis, or urinary stone disease, in children causes significant morbidity, and is increasing in prevalence in the North American population. Therefore, medical and dietary interventions (MDI) for recurrent urinary stones in children are poised to gain increasing importance in the clinical armamentarium. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of medical and dietary interventions (MDI) for the prevention of idiopathic urinary stones in children aged from one to 18 years...
November 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Zanlin Mai, Xiaoxia Li, Zelin Cui, Wenqi Wu, Yongda Liu, Lili Ou, Yueping Liang, Zhijian Zhao, Yang Liu, Xing Mai, Wei Zhu, Tao Zhang, Chao Cai, Houmeng Yang, Guohua Zeng
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to establish reference intervals for 24-h urinary stone risk factors in the healthy Chinese Han population. METHODS: From May 2013 to July 2014, we collected and analyzed 24-h urine samples from healthy adult Han population during a cross-sectional study across China. The protocol for analysis of 24-h urine included volume, pH, oxalate, citrate, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorous, creatinine, urate, magnesium, the ion activity products of calcium oxalate (AP(CaOx) indexs) and calcium phosphate (AP(CaP) indexs)...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Jean A Hall, Jeff A Brockman, Stephen J Davidson, Jen M MacLeay, Dennis E Jewell
The lifespan of cats with non-obstructive kidney stones is shortened compared with healthy cats indicating a need to reduce stone formation and minimize chronic kidney disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of increasing dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on urine characteristics. Domestic-short-hair cats (n = 12; mean age 5.6 years) were randomized into two groups and fed one of two dry-cat foods in a cross-over study design. For one week before study initiation, all cats consumed control food that contained 0...
2017: PloS One
Maryam Esteghamati, Kambiz Ghasemi, Marie Nami
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic hypercalciuria is a group of diseases which can be manifested with urinary symptoms. Its importance is due to high prevalence, recurrent infections, and stone formations which are often asymptomatic. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of idiopathic hypercalciuria in children with urinary system related symptoms in Bandar Abbas in 2014. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was done in 2014 in a children's hospital in Bandar Abbas (southern Iran) on 321 children who were between 2 months to 14 years old...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
Maneesh Gaddam, Ravi Kanth Velagapudi, Emad Abu Sitta, Abed Kanzy
A 60-year-old African-American man with a medical history significant for heavy alcohol abuse, hypertension, delirium tremens, nephrolithiasis and seizure disorder was brought to the hospital with altered mental status. He was found to have high anion gap metabolic acidosis with significantly elevated lactate along with an elevated osmolal gap and calcium oxalate crystals in his urine. With this combination of findings, ethylene glycol poisoning was high in the differential. This case report describes why ethylene glycol poisoning was not the diagnosis in this patient despite the presence of these three classic laboratory findings, therefore emphasising the fact that these findings should not be taken at face value because they can be seen collectively in a patient yet each have a different cause...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Amr El-Husseini, Amit Chakraborty, Qingcong Yuan, Saqib Inayatullah, Heather Bush, B Peter Sawaya
INTRODUCTION: It is well documented that patients with osteoporosis (OP) have high incidence of hypercalciuria (HC). However, the mechanism of HC in patients with OP is not well established. It is thought to be the result of high bone turnover (HBT) with excessive bone resorption. OP also frequently presents with low bone turnover (LBT). At this time, it is not clear whether OP with LBT is also associated with hypercalciuria. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate urinary calcium excretion in osteoporotic patients with HBT and LBT...
November 2017: Clinical Nephrology
C Nies
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disease that occurs more frequently than generally thought and is often overlooked. Classical symptoms are bone pain and osteoporosis, renal calculi and peptic ulcers. Many patients are asymptomatic or have unspecific complaints. It is easy to establish the biochemical diagnosis based on calcium and parathormone (PTH) levels and 24-h urine calcium excretion. The most sensitive localization procedures for parathyroid adenomas are sonography and Tc-99m -MIBI scintigraphy. The indication for surgery is undisputed in symptomatic patients; however, there is controversy concerning patients without classical symptoms...
December 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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