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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505705/crossed-ectopic-kidney-prenatal-diagnosis-and-postnatal-follow-up
#1
Michal Zajicek, Sharon Perlman, Benjamin Dekel, Einat Lahav, Danny Lotan, Dor Lotan, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of fetuses with crossed ectopic kidney METHODS: Cases referred for an empty renal fossa and diagnosed with crossed ectopic kidney confirmed postnatally were analyzed retrospectively over a period of 10 years. Prenatal diagnosis was established following the detection of one kidney in a normal position, and a second ipsilateral kidney fed by abnormal blood vessels on Doppler flow. RESULTS: Between 2005 and 2015, 185 fetuses were referred for an empty renal fossa...
May 15, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469780/the-relationship-between-amniotic-fluid-mirnas-and-congenital-obstructive-nephropathy
#2
Juntao Xie, Yi Zhou, Wenzong Gao, Zuoqing Li, Zhe Xu, Li Zhou
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles with size of 30-100 nm, which were found in bodily fluids including amniotic fluid and saliva. The biological materials in exosomes, such as proteins and RNA, can be used as novel potential biomarkers for diagnostic assays. The purpose of this study was to assess whether exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) could be used as biomarkers to prenatally diagnose congenital hydronephrosis and to evaluate fetal kidney function. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), flow cytometry (FACS), and western-blot were applied to identify exosomes in the amniotic fluid from fetuses with congenital hydronephrosis and healthy controls...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417852/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-nephro-urology-an-overview
#3
REVIEW
Iosif Mendichovszky, Bernardita Troncoso Solar, Naima Smeulders, Marina Easty, Lorenzo Biassoni
In the context of ante-natally diagnosed hydronephrosis, the vast majority of children with a dilated renal pelvis do not need any surgical treatment, as the dilatation resolves spontaneously with time. Slow drainage demonstrated at Tc-99m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renography does not necessarily mean obstruction. Obstruction is defined as resistance to urinary outflow with urinary stasis at the level of the pelvic-ureteric junction (PUJ) which, if left untreated, will damage the kidney. Unfortunately this definition is retrospective and not clinically helpful...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334964/mutations-in-the-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-receptor-lifr-gene-and-lifr-deficiency-cause-urinary-tract-malformations
#4
Anne Kosfeld, Frank Brand, Anna-Carina Weiss, Martin Kreuzer, Michaela Goerk, Helge Martens, Stephanie Schubert, Anne-Kathrin Schäfer, Vera Riehmer, Imke Hennies, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Lars Pape, Kerstin Amann, Lars Krogvold, Anna Bjerre, Christoph Daniel, Andreas Kispert, Dieter Haffner, Ruthild G Weber
Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) are the most common cause of chronic kidney disease in children. As CAKUT is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and most cases are genetically unexplained, we aimed to identify new CAKUT causing genes. Using whole-exome sequencing and trio-based de novo analysis, we identified a novel heterozygous de novo frameshift variant in the leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) gene causing instability of the mRNA in a patient presenting with bilateral CAKUT and requiring kidney transplantation at one year of age...
May 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292896/loss-of-lmod1-impairs-smooth-muscle-cytocontractility-and-causes-megacystis-microcolon-intestinal-hypoperistalsis-syndrome-in-humans-and-mice
#5
Danny Halim, Michael P Wilson, Daniel Oliver, Erwin Brosens, Joke B G M Verheij, Yu Han, Vivek Nanda, Qing Lyu, Michael Doukas, Hans Stoop, Rutger W W Brouwer, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Orazio J Slivano, Alan J Burns, Christine K Christie, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Alice S Brooks, Dick Tibboel, Suowen Xu, Zheng Gen Jin, Tono Djuwantono, Wei Yan, Maria M Alves, Robert M W Hofstra, Joseph M Miano
Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a congenital visceral myopathy characterized by severe dilation of the urinary bladder and defective intestinal motility. The genetic basis of MMIHS has been ascribed to spontaneous and autosomal dominant mutations in actin gamma 2 (ACTG2), a smooth muscle contractile gene. However, evidence suggesting a recessive origin of the disease also exists. Using combined homozygosity mapping and whole exome sequencing, a genetically isolated family was found to carry a premature termination codon in Leiomodin1 (LMOD1), a gene preferentially expressed in vascular and visceral smooth muscle cells...
March 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248022/-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-for-hydronephrosis-of-horseshoe-kidney
#6
B G Guliev
AIM: Horseshoe kidney is often associated with other congenital abnormalities and obstruction of pyeloureteral segment (PUS). The aim of our study was to evaluate the results of laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) in patients with hydronephrosis of horseshoe kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From February 2010 to March 2016, 130 patients underwent LP. Ten (7.7%) of them (6 men and 4 women) had a hydronephrosis of horseshoe kidney. Left and right PUS obstruction were diagnosed in 6 and 4 patients, respectively...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161315/renal-development-in-the-fetus-and-premature-infant
#7
REVIEW
Stacy Rosenblum, Abhijeet Pal, Kimberly Reidy
Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) are one of the leading congenital defects to be identified on prenatal ultrasound. CAKUT represent a broad spectrum of abnormalities, from transient hydronephrosis to severe bilateral renal agenesis. CAKUT are a major contributor to chronic and end stage kidney disease (CKD/ESKD) in children. Prenatal imaging is useful to identify CAKUT, but will not detect all defects. Both genetic abnormalities and the fetal environment contribute to CAKUT. Monogenic gene mutations identified in human CAKUT have advanced our understanding of molecular mechanisms of renal development...
April 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050077/retrocaval-ureter-or-preureteral-vena-cava-lest-we-forget-this-rare-cause-of-hydronephrosis
#8
Saikat Bhattacharjee, Sunil Sanga, Pooja Gupta, R A George
Retrocaval ureter or circumcaval ureter is a rare congenital abnormality arising from dysgenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC) that results in the right ureter coursing behind and medial to the IVC. The ideal nomenclature for the anomaly is preureteral vena cava, keeping in mind the aberrant embryology. It can result in hydronephrosis and is a rare cause of long-standing cyclical pain abdomen. Ultrasound, intravenous urography, nuclear scintigraphy, computed tomography urography (CTU) and magnetic resonance urography (MRU) have been used in the diagnosis of this abnormality but CTU, with its ability to depict the abnormality in three dimensions gives the most "wholesome" solution to its diagnosis...
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993715/appearance-of-pyelitis-emphysematosa-on-computed-tomography
#9
Todd S Yecies, Brian T Kadow, Stephen V Jackman
Pyelitis emphysematosa is a gas-forming infection characterized by gas located within the wall of the collecting system and renal pelvis. There are only 2 reported cases of pyelitis emphysematosa in the literature, neither of which occurred in the era of cross-sectional imaging. Here we present a case of pyelitis emphysematosa occurring in an elderly female with congenital left renal atrophy and chronic right hydronephrosis secondary to ureteropelvic junction obstruction.
December 16, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939966/prediction-of-clinical-outcomes-in-prenatal-hydronephrosis-importance-of-gravity-assisted-drainage
#10
Rachael D Sussman, Emily S Blum, Bruce M Sprague, Massoud Majd, H Gil Rushton, Hans G Pohl
PURPOSE: In infants with SFU (Society for Fetal Urology) grade 3-4 congenital hydronephrosis, (99m)Tc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine diuretic renography assesses differential function and drainage half-time. We routinely also include the percent of radiotracer drained after 30 minutes of diuresis as well as after 15 minutes with the patient in the upright position. We investigated whether any 1 or more of these parameters on initial diuretic renography predicts persistent or worsening drainage parameters...
March 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926352/3d-laparoscopy-in-neonates-and-infants
#11
Yury Kozlov, Konstantin Kovalkov, Vladimir Nowogilov
BACKGROUND: This study focuses on the successful application of three-dimensional (3D) laparoscopic surgeries in the treatment of congenital anomalies and acquired diseases in the young pediatric population. The purpose of this scientific work consists in highlighting the spectrum, indications, applicability, and effectiveness of 3D endosurgery in children. METHODS: Our experience is based on 110 endosurgical procedures performed in neonates and infants in the 3D format between January 2014 and May 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886392/deregulated-expression-of-ezh2-in-congenital-brainstem-disconnection
#12
P G Barth, E Aronica, S Fox, K Fluiter, M A J Weterman, A Poretti, D C Miller, E Boltshauser, B Harding, M Santi, F Baas
Congenital brainstem disconnection (CBSD) is an enigmatic embryo-fetal defect presenting as (sub)total absence of a segment between mesencephalon and lower brainstem. Rostro-caudal limits of the defect vary while the basal pons is always involved and the cerebellum is globally hypoplastic. A recent update and review[1] lists 14 cases, including 3 brain autopsy studies[1-3]. Necrosis and glial- or inflammatory reactions were absent. Inferior olivary nuclei were small or absent, pontine nuclei depleted, and the cerebellar dentate nuclei dysplastic...
November 25, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867849/laparoscopic-transposition-of-lower-pole-crossing-vessels-vascular-hitch-in-children-with-pelviureteric-junction-obstruction
#13
Ciro Esposito, Cosimo Bleve, Maria Escolino, Paolo Caione, Simona Gerocarni Nappo, Alessandra Farina, Maria Grazia Caprio, Mariapina Cerulo, Angela La Manna, Salvatore Fabio Chiarenza
BACKGROUND: Congenital hydronephrosis due to intrinsic or extrinsic uretero-pelvic-junction (UPJ) obstruction (UPJO) is a common problem in childhood UPJO may be caused by intrinsic disorganization or by extrinsic compression from crossing vessels (CV); extrinsic causes usually present symptomatically in older children. This report the large Italian experience in the treatment of children with extrinsic-UPJO by CV. METHODS: We analyzed the data of 51 children (17 girls and 34 boys, median age 10, 7 years) affected by extrinsic-UPJO were treated in three Italian institutions with laparoscopic transposition of CV (Hellström Vascular Hitch modified by Chapman)...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852120/kim-1-is-a-potential-urinary-biomarker-of-obstruction-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Daniel Olvera-Posada, Thamara Dayarathna, Marie Dion, Husain Alenezi, Alp Sener, John D Denstedt, Stephen E Pautler, Hassan Razvi
INTRODUCTION: Partial or complete obstruction of the urinary tract is a common and challenging urological condition that may occur in patients of any age. Serum creatinine is the most commonly used method to evaluate global renal function, although it has low sensitivity for early changes in the glomerular filtration rate or unilateral renal pathology. Hence, finding another measurable parameter that reflects the adaptation of the renal physiology to these circumstances is important. Several recent studies have assessed the use of new biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI), but the information among patients with stone disease and those with obstructive uropathy is limited...
February 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851658/interobserver-agreement-on-cortical-tracer-transit-in-99mtc-mag3-renography-applied-to-congenital-hydronephrosis
#15
Ana Isabel Santos, Liliana Violante, Susana Carmona, Ana Prata, Margarida Rodrigues Victor, Joaquim G Santos, Joaquim Araújo Sequeira, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Amy Piepsz
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate interobserver agreement on visual analysis of technetium-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (Tc-MAG3) renal tissue transit used for the evaluation of antenatal hydronephrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight Tc-MAG3 diuretic renograms were retrospectively collected between 1 and 31 December 2015. The 1-min reframed images were presented to four nuclear medicine consultants and to two nuclear medicine residents, one in the first year of the training program and the others in their fourth and final year...
February 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825745/maternal-urinary-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-evaluating-fetal-hydronephrosis-a-pilot-study
#16
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Sorena Keihani, Seyedeh Maryam Kameli, Asal Hojjat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal urinary CA19-9 as a potential marker to diagnose severe antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) during pregnancy and to compare the values with those in normal pregnancies as controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 20 women in their third pregnancy trimester were enrolled. An anteroposterior pelvic diameter (APD) of ≥15 was considered as severe ANH. Case group consisted of 10 women with a diagnosis of severe ANH. Ten women with similar age, gestational age, fetal sex, normal ultrasonography, and no history of any congenital anomalies were chosen as controls...
November 4, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816985/determination-of-the-need-for-surgical-intervention-in-infants-diagnosed-with-fetal-hydronephrosis-in-china
#17
Lei Zhang, Chao Liu, Yan Li, Chao Sun, Xiang Li
BACKGROUND Hydronephrosis is a common congenital condition. The detection of fetal hydronephrosis by ultrasound presents a treatment dilemma. This study aims to examine postnatal follow-up and treatment for hydronephrosis diagnosed prenatally. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 210 infants with hydronephrosis diagnosed at the Qilu Hospital (Shangdong, China) between January 2005 and January 2013. The patient cohort was divided into four groups based on prenatal ultrasound examinations using the Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) classification system...
November 6, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791437/urinary-biomarkers-for-renal-tract-malformations
#18
Pedro Magalhães, Joost P Schanstra, Emma Carrick, Harald Mischak, Petra Zürbig
Renal tract malformations (RTMs) are congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract, which are the major cause of end-stage renal disease in children. Using immunoassay-based approaches (ELISA, western blot), individual urinary proteins including transforming growth factor β, tumor necrosis factor and monocyte attractant proteins 1 were found to be associated to RTMs. However, only mass spectrometry (MS) based methods leading to the identification of panels of protein-based markers composed of fragments of the extracellular matrix allowed the prediction of progression of RTMs and its complications...
November 15, 2016: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790508/role-of-urinary-and-serum-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-as-a-biomarker-in-diagnosis-of-adult-giant-hydronephrosis
#19
Indraneel Banerjee, Vinay Tomar, Sher Singh Yadav, Nachiket Vyas, Suresh Yadav, Brijesh Sathian
INTRODUCTION: The most common cause of adult Giant Hydronephrosis (GH) is congenital Uretero-Pelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction. Conventional imaging modalities, like Intravenous Urography (IVU) and Computed Tomography Urography (CTU) and radionuclide renal scan can be fallacious. Serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is a useful tumour marker for gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer. Only a few studies and case reports have shown raised serum levels due to benign hydronephrosis and GH...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686059/a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-renal-protective-effects-of-selenium-with-vitamins-a-c-e-verapamil-and-losartan-against-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-induced-renal-injury
#20
Ahmed R El-Nahas, Mohamed M Elsaadany, Diaa-Eldin Taha, Ahmed M Elshal, Mohamed Abo El-Ghar, Amani M Ismail, Essam A Elsawy, Hazem H Saleh, Ehab W Wafa, Amira Awadalla, Tamer S Barakat, Khaled Z Sheir
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the protective effects of selenium with vitamins A, C and E (selenium ACE, i.e. antioxidants), verapamil (calcium channel blocker), and losartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) against extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)-induced renal injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was conducted between August 2012 and February 2015. Inclusion criteria were adult patients with a single renal stone (<2 cm) suitable for ESWL...
January 2017: BJU International
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