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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813470/comparison-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-2-to-predict-acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-an-observational-pilot-study
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Joanna Baron-Stefaniak, Judith Schiefer, Edmund J Miller, Gabriela A Berlakovich, David M Baron, Peter Faybik
INTRODUCTION: Several biomarkers have been suggested as early predictors of acute kidney injury (AKI) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin-2 (NGAL) appears to be a promising predictor of AKI after OLT, but the clinical benefit remains to be proven. Recently, systemic macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) has been proposed as early indicator for requirement of renal replacement therapy after OLT. The aim of this prospective, observational pilot study was to compare the predictive values of serum and urinary MIF for severe AKI after OLT to those of serum and urinary NGAL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812137/myoglobinemia-markers-with-potential-applications-in-forensic-sample-analysis-lipid-markers-in-myoglobinemia-for-postmortem-blood
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Hiroko Abe, Daisuke Yajima, Yumi Hoshioka, Akina Nara, Sayaka Nagasawa, Hirotaro Iwase
The crush syndrome, in which rhabdomyolysis and trauma occur as a result of heat stroke and drug intoxication, can lead to myoglobinemia. This condition can be diagnosed by measuring myoglobin (Mb) levels in blood and urine. However, postmortem Mb levels are unreliable indicators, since blood Mb concentration drastically increases within a very short time after death and urine cannot always be obtained at dissection; this makes it difficult to diagnose myoglobinemia in a corpse. To address this issue, in this study, we used a lipidomics approach to identify markers that can be used to detect myoglobinemia in postmortem blood samples...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810844/effect-of-tolvaptan-on-renal-handling-of-water-and-sodium-gfr-and-central-hemodynamics-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-during-inhibition-of-the-nitric-oxide-system-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
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Safa Al Therwani, My Emma Sofie Malmberg, Jeppe Bakkestroem Rosenbaek, Jesper Noergaard Bech, Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tolvaptan slows progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by antagonizing the vasopressin-cAMP axis. Nitric oxide (NO) stimulates natriuresis and diuresis, but its role is unknown during tolvaptan treatment in ADPKD. METHODS: Eighteen patients with ADPKD received tolvaptan 60 mg or placebo in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, crossover study. L-NMMA (L-NG-monomethyl-arginine) was given as a bolus followed by continuous infusion during 60 min...
August 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810279/-severe-yellow-fever-vaccine-associated-disease-a-case-report-and-current-overview
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Günther Slesak, Martin Gabriel, Cristina Domingo, Johannes Schäfer
History and physical examination A 56-year-old man developed high fever with severe headaches, fatigue, impaired concentration skills, and an exanthema 5 days after a yellow fever (YF) vaccination. Laboratory tests Liver enzymes and YF antibody titers were remarkably elevated. YF vaccine virus was detected in urine by PCR. Diagnosis and therapy Initially, severe YF vaccine-associated visceral disease was suspected and treated symptomatically. Clinical Course His fever ceased after 10 days in total, no organ failure developed...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808834/biochemical-and-behavioral-phenotype-of-agat-and-gamt-deficient-mice-following-long-term-creatine-monohydrate-supplementation
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Furhan Iqbal, Herald Hoeger, Gurt Lubec, Olaf Bodamer
The creatine/phosphocreatine system is essential for cellular phosphate coupled energy storage and production. We investigated the utility of creatine monohydrate supplementation in two different creatine deficient knockout mouse models. Following weaning, female Arginine: Glycine Amidinotransferase (AGAT) and Guanidinoacetate: methyltransferase (GAMT) knockouts and wild type mice were studied based on their genotypes and dietary supplementation (creatine free or 2% creatine monohydrate supplemented diet) for 10 weeks, using a series of behavioral tests and biochemical analyzes...
August 14, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808355/new-markers-of-inflammation-and-tubular-damage-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kinga Musiał, Agnieszka Bargenda, Dorota Drożdż, Danuta Zwolińska
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Monocyte chemoattractant protein- (MCP-) 1, macrophage colony-stimulating factor (MCSF), and neopterin are connected with monocyte migration and transition into macrophages, leading to fibrosis and tubular damage in the course of CKD. The aim of the study was to analyze the applicability of urinary fractional excretion (FE) of MCP1, MCSF, and neopterin, as markers of inflammation and tubular damage, in children with CKD. METHODS: The study group consisted of 61 children with CKD stages 1-5 and 23 age-matched controls...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807910/24-hour-pharmacokinetic-relationships-for-vancomycin-and-novel-urinary-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury
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J Nicholas O'Donnell, Nathaniel J Rhodes, Thomas P Lodise, Walter C Prozialeck, Cristina M Miglis, Medha Joshi, Natarajan Venkatesan, Gwendolyn Pais, Cameron Cluff, Peter C Lamar, Seema Briyal, John Z Day, Anil Gulati, Marc H Scheetz
Introduction: Vancomycin has been associated with acute kidney injury in preclinical and clinical settings, however the precise exposure profiles associated with vancomycin induced acute kidney injury has not been defined. We sought to determine pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics indices associated with the development of acute kidney injury using sensitive urinary biomarkers.Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received clinical grade vancomycin or normal saline as an intraperitoneal injection. Total daily doses between 0 and 400 mg/kg/day were administered as single or 2 divided doses over a 24-hour period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806969/pharmacokinetic-and-urinary-profiling-reveals-the-prednisolone-cortisol-ratio-as-a-valid-biomarker-for-prednisolone-administration
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Lieven Van Meulebroek, Nathalie De Clercq, Julie Vanden Bussche, Mathias Devreese, Eric Fichant, Philippe Delahaut, Siska Croubels, Lynn Vanhaecke
BACKGROUND: In Europe, synthetic corticosteroids are not allowed in animal breeding for growth-promoting purposes. Nevertheless, a high prevalence of non-compliant urine samples was recently reported for prednisolone, however, without any indication of unauthorized use. Within this context, 20β-dihydroprednisolone and the prednisolone/cortisol ratio have been suggested as potential tools to discriminate between exogenous and endogenous urinary prednisolone. In this study, the validity of these strategies was verified by investigating the plasma pharmacokinetic and urinary excretion profiles of relevant glucocorticoids in bovines, subjected to exogenous prednisolone treatment or tetracosactide hexaacetate administration to induce endogenous prednisolone formation...
August 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806681/human-biomonitoring-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbonsand-metals-in-the-general-population-residing-near-the-municipal-solid-waste-incinerator-of-modena-italy
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Maria Giulia Gatti, Petra Bechtold, Laura Campo, Giovanna Barbieri, Giulia Quattrini, Andrea Ranzi, Sabrina Sucato, Luca Olgiati, Elisa Polledri, Michael Romolo, Laura Iacuzio, Giuliano Carrozzi, Paolo Lauriola, Carlo A Goldoni, Silvia Fustinoni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A cross-sectional biomonitoring study was carried out to investigate exposure to incinerator emission in relation to the body burden of selected biomarkers in the population living around the plant. METHODS: Approximately 500 people, aged 18-69 yrs, living within 4 km from the incinerator were randomly selected form the population register. Exposure was measured through fall-out maps of particulate matter (PM), used as tracer for incinerator emissions...
August 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806667/hydrophobic-boron-compound-loaded-poly-l-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
#10
Issei Takeuchi, Kensuke Nomura, Kimiko Makino
Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) has been widely used and studied because of its biocompatibility and biodegradability. Recently, the usefulness of nanoparticles using poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLLGA) having a higher glass transition temperature than PLGA was suggested. In this study, we investigated the availability of boron compound-loaded PLGA and PLLGA nanoparticles for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) by conducting biodistribution study using tumor-bearing mice. o-Carborane, a hydrophobic boron compound, was used as a boron carrier, and o-carborane-albumin conjugate was used as a control...
August 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805887/characterizing-ammonia-emissions-from-horses-fed-different-crude-protein-concentrations
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J Weir, H Li, L K Warren, E Macon, C Wickens
Evaluating impact of animal agriculture on air quality has been the focus of recent research. Ammonia (NH) volatilization occurs when undigested protein in feces and urea in urine is broken down by bacteria and enzymes. Information regarding NH emission from equine facilities is limited, and effects of CP intake on NH emissions have not been investigated. Nine mature geldings were used in a 3 × 3 replicated Latin square design study to determine effects of dietary CP on potential NH losses from feces and urine...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805368/pyrophosphate-recognition-and-sensing-in-water-using-bis-zinc-ii-dipicolylamino-functionalized-peptides
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Katrina A Jolliffe
Phosphate oxoanions and phosphorylated biomolecules (such as nucleotides, lipids, and proteins) play key roles in a wide range of biological processes. The ability to selectively detect these ions in the presence of each other has numerous applications in biochemistry and biomedicine. However, receptors and sensors that can discriminate between polyphosphate species with high selectivity and in biologically relevant conditions are rare. In this Account, we show how peptides (both cyclic and linear) can be used to position two zinc(II)dipicolylamine [Zn(II)DPA] binding sites in an appropriate arrangement to provide selective binding of pyrophosphate (PPi) in the presence of other polyphosphate species, including ATP, and in complex media such as cell growth buffer...
August 14, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804274/non-invasive-urinary-metabolomic-profiling-discriminates-prostate-cancer-from-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Clara Pérez-Rambla, Leonor Puchades-Carrasco, María García-Flores, José Rubio-Briones, José Antonio López-Guerrero, Antonio Pineda-Lucena
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common malignancies in men worldwide. Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) level has been extensively used as a biomarker to detect PCa. However, PSA is not cancer-specific and various non-malignant conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can cause a rise in PSA blood levels, thus leading to many false positive results. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated the potential of urinary metabolomic profiling for discriminating PCa from BPH...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803769/urine-biomarkers-of-tubular-renal-cell-damage-for-the-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Tanja Mayer, Daniel Bolliger, Markus Scholz, Oliver Reuthebuch, Michael Gregor, Patrick Meier, Martin Grapow, Manfred D Seeberger, Jens Fassl
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perioperative course of urine levels of the renal damage biomarkers tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and to evaluate the predictive value of elevated TIMP-2 × IGFBP7 concentrations to predict acute kidney injury (AKI) early after cardiac on-pump surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 110 consecutive patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) between January and March 2014...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803730/renal-sodium-gradient-orchestrates-a-dynamic-antibacterial-defense-zone
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Miriam R Berry, Rebeccah J Mathews, John R Ferdinand, Chenzhi Jing, Kevin W Loudon, Elizabeth Wlodek, Thomas W Dennison, Christoph Kuper, Wolfgang Neuhofer, Menna R Clatworthy
Lower urinary tract infections are among the most common human bacterial infections, but extension to the kidneys is rare. This has been attributed to mechanical forces, such as urine flow, that prevent the ascent of bladder microbes. Here, we show that the regional hypersalinity, required for the kidney's urine-concentrating function, instructs epithelial cells to produce chemokines that localize monocyte-derived mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) to the medulla. This hypersaline environment also increases the intrinsic bactericidal and neutrophil chemotactic activities of MNPs to generate a zone of defense...
August 8, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803722/advantages-of-analyzing-postmortem-brain-samples-in-routine-forensic-drug-screening-case-series-of-three-non-natural-deaths-tested-positive-for-lysergic-acid-diethylamide-lsd
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Marie Mardal, Sys Stybe Johansen, Ragnar Thomsen, Kristian Linnet
Three case reports are presented, including autopsy findings and toxicological screening results, which were tested positive for the potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). LSD and its main metabolites were quantified in brain tissue and femoral blood, and furthermore hematoma and urine when available. LSD, its main metabolite 2-oxo-3-hydroxy-LSD (oxo-HO-LSD), and iso-LSD were quantified in biological samples according to a previously published procedure involving liquid-liquid extraction and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS)...
July 30, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803509/analytical-validation-and-reference-intervals-for-freezing-point-depression-osmometer-measurements-of-urine-osmolality-in-dogs
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Samantha Guerrero, Josep Pastor, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, José Joaquín Cerón, Graziano Balestra, Marco Caldin
Urine osmolality (UOsm) is considered the most accurate measure of urine concentration and is used to assess body fluid homeostasis and renal function. We performed analytical validation of freezing point depression measurement of canine UOsm, to establish reference intervals (RIs) and to determine the effect of age, sex, and reproductive status on UOsm in dogs. Clinically healthy dogs ( n = 1,991) were retrospectively selected and stratified in groups by age (young [0-12 mo], adults [13-84 mo], and seniors [>84 mo]), sex (females and males), and reproductive status (intact and neutered)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803130/prenatal-phthalate-exposures-and-child-temperament-at-12-and-24-months
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Alison B Singer, Mary S Wolff, Manori J Silva, Antonia M Calafat, Stephanie M Engel
INTRODUCTION: Gestational phthalate exposures have been adversely associated with attention, externalizing, and internalizing behaviors in childhood. Early childhood temperament may be a marker of later behavioral patterns. We therefore sought to determine whether gestational phthalate exposures were associated with infant and toddler temperament. METHODS: The Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Study is a prospective cohort study of children born between May 1998 and July 2001 in New York City (N=404)...
August 9, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803116/efficient-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-as-a-pipette-tip-solid-phase-sorbent-for-determination-of-carvedilol-enantiomers-in-human-urine
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Anny Talita Maria da Silva, Hanna Leijoto de Oliveira, Camilla Fonseca Silva, Matheus Cecílio Fonseca, Thales Fernando Dias Pereira, Clebio Soares Nascimento, Eduardo Costa de Figueiredo, Keyller Bastos Borges
In this work, an efficient pipette tip based on molecularly imprinted polymers solid-phase extraction (PT-MIP-SPE) method was developed for carvedilol (CAR) analysis. This compound is available in clinical practice as a racemic mixture, in which (-)-(S)-CAR is a β- and α1-adrenergic antagonist, while (+)-(R)-CAR only acts as an α1-adrenergic antagonist. Enantioseparation of CAR presented satisfactory retention times (5.85 and 14.84min), acceptable theoretical plates (N=2048 and 2018) and good resolution (Rs=9...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803058/survey-of-ferns-and-clinico-pathological-studies-on-the-field-cases-of-enzootic-bovine-haematuria-in-himachal-pradesh-a-north-western-himalayan-state-of-india
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Sarvesh K Rai, Rinku Sharma, Alka Kumari, Lars H Rasmussen, Rajendra D Patil, Rasbehari Bhar
Enzootic bovine haematuria (EBH) in cattle occurs in upland areas of the world. In India, the disease is present in isolated pockets in the Himalayas and in the Nilgiri Hills. The variation in the disease incidence has been attributed to different environmental conditions and animal rearing practices followed in the different regions. The aim of the study was to conduct field surveys in parts of EBH endemic regions of Himachal Pradesh, a north-western Himalayan state of India. Out of the total 103 plant samples collected, a total of 95 samples were identified as ferns...
August 9, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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