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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331937/whey-protein-and-albumin-effects-upon-urinary-risk-factors-for-stone-formation
#1
Camila Mithie Hattori, Hans-Göran Tiselius, Ita Pfeferman Heilberg
Protein supplements are consumed for an expected increase in muscle mass and improved exercise performance, but as their impact on lithogenic parameters are unknown, we aimed to evaluate the effects of Whey protein (WP) and Albumin upon the risk factors for nephrolithiasis. WP or Albumin supplements (one scoop/day) were administered for 3 days to 18 healthy volunteers, with 1-week washout period between them. Serum and 24-h urine samples were collected at baseline and after completing each intervention. All participants were asked to replicate their baseline diet during the subsequent urine collection...
March 22, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327718/can-charged-colloidal-particles-increase-the-thermoelectric-energy-conversion-efficiency
#2
Thomas J Salez, Bo Tao Huang, Maud Rietjens, Marco Bonetti, Cécile Wiertel-Gasquet, Michel Roger, Cleber Lopes Filomeno, Emmanuelle Dubois, Régine Perzynski, Sawako Nakamae
Currently, liquid thermocells are receiving increasing attention as an inexpensive alternative to conventional solid-state thermoelectrics for low-grade waste heat recovery applications. Here we present a novel path to increase the Seebeck coefficient of liquid thermoelectric materials using charged colloidal suspensions; namely, ionically stabilized magnetic nanoparticles (ferrofluids) dispersed in aqueous potassium ferro-/ferri-cyanide electrolytes. The dependency of thermoelectric potential on experimental parameters such as nanoparticle concentration and types of solute ions (lithium citrate and tetrabutylammonium citrate) is examined to reveal the relative contributions from the thermogalvanic potential of redox couples and the entropy of transfer of nanoparticles and ions...
March 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262541/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-in-the-management-of-pediatric-cystine-stones
#3
E Yuruk, M Tuken, S Gonultas, A Colakerol, O O Cakir, M Binbay, K Sarica, A Y Muslumanoglu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) in the treatment of pediatric cystine stones. STUDY DESIGN: Data of the pediatric patients who underwent RIRS for kidney stones were retrospectively evaluated. A total of 14 children with cystine stones managed with RIRS were identified. In addition to the patient demographics and stone characteristics, all retrospectively obtained operative data were evaluated and discussed in detail, with an emphasis on the success and complication rates...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260494/hemoglobin-and-myoglobin-as-reducing-agents-in-biological-systems-redox-reactions-of-globins-with-copper-and-iron-salts-and-complexes
#4
REVIEW
G B Postnikova, E A Shekhovtsova
In addition to reversible O2 binding, respiratory proteins of the globin family, hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb), participate in redox reactions with various metal complexes, including biologically significant ones, such as those of copper and iron. HbO2 and MbO2 are present in cells in large amounts and, as redox agents, can contribute to maintaining cell redox state and resisting oxidative stress. Divalent copper complexes with high redox potentials (E0, 200-600 mV) and high stability constants, such as [Cu(phen)2](2+), [Cu(dmphen)2](2+), and CuDTA oxidize ferrous heme proteins by the simple outer-sphere electron transfer mechanism through overlapping π-orbitals of the heme and the copper complex...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213035/influence-of-electro-activated-solutions-of-weak-organic-acid-salts-on-microbial-quality-and-overall-appearance-of-blueberries-during-storage
#5
Viacheslav Liato, Riadh Hammami, Mohammed Aïder
The aim of this work was to study the potential of diluted electro-activated solutions of weak organic acid salts (potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate) to extend the shelf life of blueberries during post-harvest storage. The sanitizing capacity of these solutions was studied against pathogenic bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 as well as phytopathogenic fungi A. alternata, F. oxysporum and B. cinerea. The results showed that a 5-min treatment of inoculated blueberries with electro-activated solutions resulted in a 4 log CFU/g reduction in Listeria monocytogenes for all solutions...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166379/reference-values-for-rotational-thromboelastometry-rotem-in-clinically-healthy-cats
#6
Charlotte Marly-Voquer, Barbara Riond, Rahel Jud Schefer, Annette P N Kutter
OBJECTIVE: To establish reference intervals for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) using feline blood. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-three clinically healthy cats between 1 and 15 years. INTERVENTION: For each cat, whole blood was collected via jugular or medial saphenous venipuncture, and blood was placed into a serum tube, a tube containing potassium-EDTA, and tubes containing 3...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127482/successful-management-of-refractory-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-with-amiloride
#7
Patrick Oguejiofor, Robert Chow, Kenneth Yim, Bernard G Jaar
A 28-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism, Sjögren's Syndrome, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) presented with complaints of severe generalized weakness, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory test showed hypokalemia at 1.6 mmol/l, nonanion metabolic acidosis with HCO3 of 11 mmol/l, random urine pH of 7.0, and urine anion gap of 8 mmol/l. CT scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral nephrocalcinosis. A diagnosis of type 1 RTA likely secondary to Sjögren's Syndrome was made...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073210/the-importance-of-citrates-in-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-calcium-oxalate-urinary-stones
#8
Michele Barbera, Andreas Tsirgiotis, Mauro Barbera, Quintino Paola
About 10% of the people is the subject of an episode of kidney stones during their lifetime, about 70% of these people undergoes relapses. About 80% of the urinary stones contains calcium, of wich 80% is formed of calcium oxalate, in pure form or associated with calcium phosphate. Therefore we can saythat in most cases (about 65%) the urinary stones are composedof calcium oxalate. Use of supplements of potassium citrate and magnesium citrate can help in the prevention of kidney stones of calcium oxalate, but mostly they can be used in the days before a shockwaves lithotripsy treatment to make the stones more fragile to the effect of the shock waves...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073209/the-importance-of-potassium-citrate-and-potassium-bicarbonate-in-the-treatment-of-uric-acid-renal-stones
#9
Michele Barbera, Andreas Tsirgiotis, Mauro Barbera, Quintino Paola
Uric acid calculi can also be treated without surgery, with simple medical lytic therapy. After appropriate dietary adjustments and add of mineral water, the needed amount of alkali supplementation can increase pH values of the urine in order to dissolve the stones. Treatment should be prolonged to prevent stone recurrence. A case of bilateral renal uric acid stones that were successfully treated by alakalizing treatment was presented.
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054120/assessment-of-human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-structures-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#10
Snežana Miljanić, Marina Ratkaj, Marija Matković, Ivo Piantanida, Paola Gratteri, Carla Bazzicalupi
G-Quadruplex (G4) structures of a human telomeric 24-mer (5'-TTAGGGTTAGGGTTAGGGTTAGGG-3') sequence (Tel24) stabilized by sodium and potassium ions have been assessed using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. The distinctive SERS spectra of Tel24 in the presence of 100 mM Na(+) and 100 mM K(+) were obtained and the SERS bands characteristic of the antiparallel basket-type and the mixed hybrid (3+1) structures, respectively, were identified and assigned. The influence of the SERS - active substrate on the scattering enhancement was studied using citrate- and chloride-covered silver nanoparticles, in the absence and presence of the aggregating agent (0...
January 4, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002912/association-between-markers-of-bone-loss-and-urinary-lithogenic-risk-factors-in-osteopenic-postmenopausal-women
#11
D Granchi, R Caudarella, C Ripamonti, P Spinnato, A Bazzocchi, E Torreggiani, A Massa, N Baldini
In this study, we explored if urinary lithogenic risk parameters could have some application for monitoring bone health status. We recruited 20 women with postmenopausal osteopenia and a negative medical history for nephrolithiasis. Markers of lithogenic risk were evaluated on 24-h urine and fastingmorning urine. Serum levels of bone turnover markers (BTM) were measured in fasting-blood samples. We found that cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX) was significantly correlated with 24-h calcium excretion...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995107/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-adding-magnesium-chloride-to-conventional-protocol-of-citrate-alkali-therapy-on-kidney-stone-size
#12
Hassan Niroomand, Amin Ziaee, Keivan Ziaee, Alaleh Gheissari
BACKGROUND: Potassium citrate (K-Cit) is one of the therapeutic solutions broadly used in patients with urolithiasis. However, recent studies have shown that it is not so effective. Therefore, the goal of our study was to evaluate the effect of a combination of K-Cit - MgCl2 oral supplements, on urinary stone size. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 70 asymptomatic urolithiasis cases. The supplements included K-Cit and magnesium chloride (MgCl2), purchased from (Merck Company, Germany)...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932514/long-term-therapy-with-wu-ling-san-a-popular-antilithic-chinese-herbal-formula-did-not-prevent-subsequent-stone-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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San-Yuan Wu, Huey-Yi Chen, Kao-Sung Tsai, Jen-Huai Chiang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Wen-Chi Chen
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), which is widely used to treat pain and urolithiasis, is a promising therapy for urinary stone prevention. This study investigated the clinical efficacy of a popular CHM, Wu-Ling-San (WLS), in Taiwan for the prophylaxis of recurrent nephrolithiasis as assessed by surgical stone treatment via a nationwide population-based cohort study. The National Health Insurance Research Database, 2000-2010, which included one million patient records. All patients diagnosed with stone disease at the beginning of the study...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928809/efficacy-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-renal-calculi-less-than-or-equal-to-5-millimetres-in-size
#14
Sudarshan Daga, Vinayak G Wagaskar, Harshawardhan Tanwar, Umesh Shelke, Bhushan Patil, Sujata Patwardhan
PURPOSE: Natural history and modality of treatment for asymptomatic renal calculi less than or equal to 5 millimetres in size is still unknown. Many options are available ranging from medical expulsive therapy to minimally invasive surgery. Till date no study has focussed on this very common but asymptomatic issue. Hence, this study is undertaken to evaluate efficacy of medical expulsive therapy in renal calculi less than or equal to 5mm in size. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, parallel group, randomized study was carried out from 1st June 2014 to 31st May 2015, with total of 100 patients, 50 patients in each group...
December 8, 2016: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921101/the-effect-of-common-anticoagulants-in-detection-and-quantification-of-malaria-parasitemia-in-human-red-blood-cells-by-atr-ftir-spectroscopy
#15
Miguela Martin, David Perez-Guaita, Dean W Andrew, Jack S Richards, Bayden R Wood, Philip Heraud
Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) has the potential to become a new diagnostic tool for malaria and other diseases. For point-of-care testing, the use of ATR-FTIR in malaria diagnosis enables the analysis of blood in the aqueous state, which represents an enormous advantage by minimising the sample preparation by removing the need for cell fixation. Here we report the quantification of malaria parasitemia in human RBCs in their normal physiological aqueous state...
December 6, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920896/assessing-the-hyperthermic-properties-of-magnetic-heterostructures-the-case-of-gold-iron-oxide-composites
#16
Elvira Fantechi, Paula M Castillo, Erika Conca, Francesca Cugia, Claudio Sangregorio, Maria Francesca Casula
Gold-iron oxide composites were obtained by in situ reduction of an Au(III) precursor by an organic reductant (either potassium citrate or tiopronin) in a dispersion of preformed iron oxide ultrasmall magnetic (USM) nanoparticles. X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, chemical analysis and mid-infrared spectroscopy show the successful deposition of gold domains on the preformed magnetic nanoparticles, and the occurrence of either citrate or tiopronin as surface coating. The potential of the USM@Au nanoheterostructures as heat mediators for therapy through magnetic fluid hyperthermia was determined by calorimetric measurements under sample irradiation by an alternating magnetic field with intensity and frequency within the safe values for biomedical use...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915395/effect-of-potassium-citrate-supplement-on-stone-recurrence-before-or-after-lithotripsy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Maurício Carvalho, Bruna Olandoski Erbano, Eduardo Yukio Kuwaki, Halyson Pinheiro Pontes, Jonathan Wei Ting Wen Liu, Luis Henrique Boros, Marcelo Oliveira Asinelli, Cristina Pellegrino Baena
This meta-analysis summarizes the available evidence on the effectiveness of citrate supplement for preventing the recurrence of nephrolithiasis in patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). Electronic searches were conducted using Medline-PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, BVS (Scielo, Lilacs), and Google Scholar literature databases. The authors worked in pairs to select studies that met the following criteria: randomized controlled trials that were conducted in adults and assessed the effect of potassium citrate supplement before or after SWL therapy for urolithiasis...
December 3, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900407/do-inhibitors-of-crystallisation-play-any-role-in-the-prevention-of-kidney-stones-a-critique
#18
REVIEW
William G Robertson
A critical examination of data in the literature and in as yet unpublished laboratory records on the possible role of so-called inhibitors of crystallisation in preventing the formation of calcium-containing kidney stones leads to the following conclusions. So-called inhibitors of spontaneous "self-nucleation" are unlikely to play any role in the initiation of the crystallisation of CaOx or CaP in urine because excessive urinary supersaturation of urine with respect to these salts dominates the onset of "self-nucleation" within the normal time frame of the transit of tubular fluid through the nephron (3-4 min)...
February 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852385/-jinghuaweikang-capsules-combined-with-furazolidone-based-triple-or-quadruple-therapy-as-the-rescue-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#19
H Cheng, F L Hu, J Q Sheng, H J An, L Xu, F X Liu, Y Li, Q Hao, P Y Zheng, G F Lu, Z Q Cao, Y P Wang
Objective: To explore the efficacy of Jinhuaweikang capsules plus furazolidone-based triple or quadruple therapy as the rescue treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection. Methods: This is a prospective randomized controlled multicenter clinical trial. Patients with chronic gastritis from H. pylori infection in whom eradication treatment failed were recruited from 6 hospitals. All patients were divided into 4 groups using stratified randomization: group A1 (PAFJ), receiving pantoprazole 40 mg+ amoxicillin 1 000 mg+ furazolidone 100 mg+ Jinghuaweikang 3 capsules, twice a day for 10 d (d1-10); group A2, PAFJ therapy as in group A1, followed by Jinghuaweikang 3 capsules twice a day for 18 d (d11-28); group B1 (PAFB), receiving pantoprazole 40 mg+ amoxicillin 1 000 mg+ furazolidone 100 mg+ bismuth potassium citrate 220 mg, twice a day for 10 d (d1-10); group B2, PAFB therapy as in group B1, followed by Jinghuaweikang 3 capsules twice a day for 18 d (d11-28)...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833832/electro-activation-of-potassium-acetate-potassium-citrate-and-calcium-lactate-impact-on-solution-acidity-redox-potential-vibrational-properties-of-raman-spectra-and-antibacterial-activity-on-e-coli-o157-h7-at-ambient-temperature
#20
Viacheslav Liato, Steve Labrie, Mohammed Aïder
AIMS: To study the electro-activation of potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate aqueous solutions and to evaluate their antimicrobial effect against E. coli O157:H7 at ambient temperature. METHODS AND RESULTS: Potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate aqueous solutions were electrically excited in the anodic compartment of a four sectional electro-activation reactor. Different properties of the electro-activated solutions were measured such as: solutions acidity (pH and titratable), Redox potential and vibrational properties by Raman spectroscopy...
2016: SpringerPlus
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