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Qin Zhang, Huanyu Guo, Haifeng Gu, Xiaohong Zhao
Background: Frailty associated with aging increases the risk of falls, disability, and death. We investigated gender-associated factors for frailty. Methods: Data of 3,079 geriatric subjects were retrieved from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2010 database. After excluding 1,126 subjects with missing data on frailty, medical history and survival, data of 1,953 patients were analyzed. Main endpoints were frailty prevalence, mortality rates and causes of death...
2018: PeerJ
Yunfeng He, Shenjun Luo, Xiaohou Wu, Haitao Yang, Bruce B Zhang, Michael Bleyer, Gang Chen
BACKGROUND: Congenital hydronephrosis is often caused by aberrant renal vessel and it is difficult to be diagnosed and treated at the early stage due to lack of the significant symptoms. Although current medical diagnosis tools are widely used, the aberrant renal vessel cannot be displayed very well in the images. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether applying computed tomography (CT) angiography with 3D reconstruction can improve efficacy in diagnose of this congenital hydronephrosis...
2018: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
Atsuko Hirano, Tomohiko Takada, Mariko Senda, Hidemasa Takahashi, Takeo Suzuki
Background: Polymeraze I and transcript release factor ( PTRF ) mutations are a newly recognized disease, which cause congenital generalized lipodystrophy associated with myopathy. Case presentation: A 29-year-old man (height 126 cm; weight 22 kg) with a PTRF mutation was scheduled for mandibular dentigerous cystectomy. His primary symptoms were lipodystrophy, myopathy, long QT syndrome, refractory nephrosis, and abnormal lipid metabolism. Defibrillator pads were applied soon after the patient entered the operating room...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Alok Raghav, Jamal Ahmad, Saba Noor, Khursheed Alam, Brijesh Kumar Mishra
AIM: Glycated albumin (GA) suggested being alternative glycemic marker than haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) in patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD). We investigated the association between GA and the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in T2DM subjects. METHODS: We recruited T2DM subjects with different stages of CKD who had regularly measured serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) according to Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines, HbA1c consecutively every 3 months along with GA levels and other anthropometric and demographic measurements...
January 30, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
James Goya Heaf, Alastair Hansen, Gunnar Hellmund Laier
BACKGROUND: The association of increased cancer risk with glomerulonephritis (GN) is well known, but controversy exists concerning which types of GN are involved, and the size of the association. A national registry survey was performed to assess the size of this association, and the temporal relationship of cancer diagnosis to GN diagnosis. METHODS: All patients with biopsy-proven GN between 1985 and 2015 in Denmark were extracted from The Danish Renal Biopsy Registry and the National Pathology Data Bank...
February 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Hiroko Kodama
The deficiency or excess intake of trace elements, including zinc, copper, selenium and iodine, has often been reported. Zinc deficiency is often observed in infants fed breast milk with low zinc concentration, individuals administered chelating medicines, athletes and patients with diabetes mellitus, hepatic cirrhosis or nephrosis syndrome. Menkes disease is associated with severe copper deficiency, and there is no effective treatment. Deficiencies of selenium and iodine are observed in patients who receive special formulas of milk and enteral formula with low selenium and iodine concentrations, respectively...
2018: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
Jemma C Hopewell, Richard Haynes, Colin Baigent
Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) and its measurement, structure and function, the impact of ethnicity and environmental factors, epidemiological and genetic associations with vascular disease, and new prospects in drug development have been extensively examined throughout this Thematic Review series on Lp(a). Studies suggest that the kidney has a role in Lp(a) catabolism, and that Lp(a) levels are increased in association with kidney disease only for people with large apo(a) isoforms. By contrast, in those patients with large protein losses, as in the nephrotic syndrome and peritoneal dialysis, Lp(a) is increased irrespective of apo(a) isoform size...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
Jiro Kino, Shoji Tsuji, Tetsuya Kitao, Yuko Akagawa, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Takahisa Kimata, Kazunari Kaneko
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) remains unclear although recent studies suggest endothelin 1 (ET-1) and CD80 of podocytes are involved. We investigated the potential of antagonist to ET-1 receptor type A (ETRA) as therapeutic agent through suppression of CD80 in rat model of INS. METHODS: Puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN) was injected to Wister rats to induce proteinuria: some were treated with ETRA antagonist and others were treated with 0...
January 23, 2018: Pediatric Research
M Asok Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Munuswamy Palanivelu, Latchumikanthan Annamalai, Karikalan Mathesh, Rajendra Singh, Anil Kumar Sharma, Kuldeep Dhama
Endoparasitic diseases are commonly encountered in free-ranging birds. Although not all endoparasites cause disease, persistent infection with large numbers of parasites almost always affects normal physiological functions, leading to deleterious effects on the host. This paper describes the anatomopathological alterations caused by the renal trematode Paratanaisia bragai in Indian peafowl (n = 3) and examines the phylogeny of these and related parasites. Peafowl from forests in and around the Bareilly region, Uttar Pradesh, India, were necropsied, and microscopic and molecular investigations were performed...
March 26, 2018: Acta Parasitologica
İsmail Seçkin, Mümin Uzunalan, Meltem Pekpak, Sibel Köktürk, Hüseyin Avni Sönmez, Zeynep Banu Güngör, Özgür Doğuş Demirkiran, Halil İbrahim Saygi, Elif Yaprak Saraç
Puromycin aminonucleoside (PA) has been generally utilized as model of podocyte injury followed by massive proteinuria, severe damage on endocytotic activity of epithelial cells and postmodification of endocytosed compounds. However, total PA nephrosis (PAN) mechanism cannot be understood. We aimed to study glomerular function, foot process degeneration and transport pathways of podocytes in pre-proteinuria and acute PAN rats. Eighteen male Wistar albino rats were divided into three groups: control, pre-proteinuria and acute nephrosis groups (n=6)...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Melonie Heron
Objectives-This report presents final 2015 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death are also presented. This report supplements "Deaths: Final Data for 2015," the National Center for Health Statistics' annual report of final mortality statistics. Methods-Data in this report are based on information from all death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2015. Causes of death classified by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) are ranked according to the number of deaths assigned to rankable causes...
November 2017: National Vital Statistics Reports
Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Velmurugan Palaniyandi, Natarajan Kumaresan, Sivasankar Govindaraju, Jayaganesh Rajasekaran, Ilangovan Murugappan, Venkat Ramanan, Muthulatha Navaneetha Krishnan
Introduction: Genito Urinary Tuberculosis (GUTB) is a widespread disease seen in urology practice. The true incidence and prevalence of GUTB is difficult to estimate because a large number of patients remain asymptomatic. Aim: To recognize typical and atypical clinical and radiological features of tuberculosis and to emphasize the need for diagnosing GUTB early. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted in 110 cases of GUTB diagnosed and treated in two teaching institutions over a period of three years, from July 2002 to June 2005...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Yuko Hamasaki, Masaki Muramatsu, Riku Hamada, Kenji Ishikura, Hiroshi Hataya, Hiroyuki Satou, Masataka Honda, Koichi Nakanishi, Seiichiro Shishido
BACKGROUND: Congenital nephrotic syndrome is difficult to manage, particularly the Finnish type (CNF), with patients experiencing severe edema, sepsis and thrombosis before kidney transplantation. Further, nephrosis and thrombosis remain problematic after transplantation. METHODS: Of 22 CNF patients managed at our hospital, 14 who underwent kidney transplantation were retrospectively studied. CNF was diagnosed according to standard criteria. RESULTS: The study population consisted of 3 males and 11 females...
November 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
O Boyer, V Baudouin, E Bérard, C Dossier, V Audard, V Guigonis, I Vrillon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is defined by massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia, with resulting hyperlipidemia and edema. The most common cause of NS in children is idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), also called nephrosis. Its annual incidence has been estimated to 1-4 per 100,000 children and varies with age, race, and geography. Many agents or conditions have been reported to be associated with INS such as infectious diseases, drugs, allergy, vaccinations, and malignancies. The disease may occur during the 1st year of life, but it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 7 years...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Jun Xia, Jia Lin, Xue-Nan Li, Cong Zhang, Nan Li, Zheng-Hai Du, Yan-Hua Li, Jin-Long Li
The burden and morbidity of environmental nephrosis is increasing globally. Atrazine (ATR) and degradation products in the environment are considered key determinants of nephrosis. However, the lack of highly effective treatments for environmental nephrosis creates an urgent need to better understand the preventive strategies and mechanisms. This study aimed to highlight the mechanism of ATR-induced environmental nephrosis and the chemoprotective potential of lycopene (LYC) against the renal injury and nephrosis...
January 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Béla Iványi, Gábor Z Rácz, Péter Gál, Kitti Brinyiczki, István Bódi, Tibor Kalmár, Zoltán Maróti, Csaba Bereczki
BACKGROUND: A 7-month-old male infant was admitted because he was suffering from nephrotic syndrome, along with encephalomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, clinically suspected deafness and retinitis pigmentosa, and an elevated serum lactate level. METHODS: Coenzyme Q10 supplementation was started because of the clinical suspicion of primary CoQ10 deficiency. Despite intensive efforts, he passed away 4 weeks after admission. RESULTS: The results of genetic tests, available postmortem, explored two hitherto undescribed mutations in the PDSS2 gene...
October 14, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Emily P Mitchell, Molly E Church, Sarah M Nemser, Betsy Jean Yakes, Eric R Evans, Renate Reimschuessel, Karin Lemberger, Peter N Thompson, Karen A Terio
To investigate cases of acute oxalate nephrosis without evidence of ethylene glycol exposure, archived data and tissues from cheetahs ( Acinonyx jubatus) from North America ( n = 297), southern Africa ( n = 257), and France ( n = 40) were evaluated. Renal and gastrointestinal tract lesions were characterized in a subset of animals with ( n = 100) and without ( n = 165) oxalate crystals at death. Crystals were confirmed as calcium oxalate by Raman spectroscopy in 45 of 47 cheetahs tested. Crystals were present in cheetahs from 3...
November 2017: Veterinary Pathology
Junwoo Bae, Mahmoud Soliman, Hyunwoo Kim, Seongwoo Kang, Woosun Kim, Soomin Ahn, Kyoungoh Cho, Jihye Choi, Suhee Kim, Jinho Park, Sangki Kim, Yoonjung DO, Jaegyu Yoo, Dohyeon Yu
Hydroxyethyl starches (HES) are commonly used synthetic colloidal solution in veterinary medicine. Despite of possible adverse effect to kidney injury in human, there is no report about nephrotoxic effects of HES in dogs. HES was administered to a Golden retriever (4-year-old, intact male) with ascites in order to increase plasma osmolality. Initially, the dog was mild azotemic, however, kidney function was rapidly deteriorated after several days of HES administration. Finally, histopathological examination revealed remarkable osmotic nephrosis...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Mari Okada, Tetsu Akimoto, Mutsumi Kawamata, Toshimi Imai, Erika Hishida, Marina Kohara, Atsushi Miki, Takuya Murakami, Taro Sugase, Takahiro Masuda, Yuko Ono, Yoshihiko Ueda, Osamu Saito, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
The association between nephrotic syndrome (NS) and a hypercoagulable state has been demonstrated. Controlling the blood clotting activity may therefore be attractive for patients with nephrosis in terms of thromboembolism prophylaxis. We herein report a 75-year-old woman with minimal change disease who developed pains in the right back, groin, and thigh because of retroperitoneal bleeding during prophylactic anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin. Although this procedure has not been accepted as the standard of care for patients with nephrosis, pharmacologic prophylaxis may already be practiced empirically, as in the present patient...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
Jian Liu, Weiming Wang
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is one of the most common glomerular diseases with signs of nephrosis, heavy proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and edema. Dysfunction of glomerular filtration barrier causes protein loss through the kidneys. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) accounts for nearly 20% of NS among children and adults. Adult-onset FSGS/NS is often associated with low response to steroid treatment and immunosuppressive medication and poor renal survival. Several genes involved in NS and FSGS have been identified by linkage analysis and next-generation sequencing...
September 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
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