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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823018/prevalence-and-nature-of-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-kidney-transplant-patients-in-a-german-intensive-care-unit
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Julia Amkreutz, Alexander Koch, Lukas Buendgens, Anja Muehlfeld, Christian Trautwein, Albrecht Eisert
Background Complex polypharmacotherapy makes kidney transplant patients vulnerable to drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Objective To study prevalence and nature of potential DDIs (pDDIs) in kidney transplant patients. Setting Internal medicine ICU, University Hospital RWTH Aachen. Method In this retrospective observational study, pDDIs were identified in the first week after transplant from 1999 to 2010. Patients aged at least 18 years with prescription of at least two drugs were included. Patients with incomplete data were excluded...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819817/estimation-of-entrance-surface-air-kerma-due-to-diagnostic-x-ray-examinations-of-adult-patients-in-uttarakhand-india-and-establishment-of-local-diagnostic-reference-levels
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Satish C Uniyal, Vineet Chaturvedi, Sunil D Sharma, Shailendra Raghuvanshi
It is well established that diagnostic X-ray practices must be optimised to keep patient radiation dose as low as compatible with providing the diagnostic information required. For effective optimisation of diagnostic exposures, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) introduced the concept of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in 1996. The present study aimed to carry out an extensive dose survey of diagnostic radiography installations in the Uttarakhand region of India to establish local DRL Values for the different diagnostic practices...
August 17, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818584/-neonatal-intoxication-to-vitamin-d-in-premature-babies-a-series-of-16%C3%A2-cases
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M Vierge, S Laborie, A Bertholet-Thomas, M-C Carlier, J-C Picaud, O Claris, J Bacchetta
INTRODUCTION: Preterm neonates are particularly at risk of vitamin D (25-D) deficiency. To prevent rickets and osteopenia in this population, international guidelines vary between 800 and 1000IU per day of vitamin D in Europe and recommend 400IU per day in the USA. Target levels of circulating 25-D are not well identified, with the lower target level 50-75nmol/L and the upper target level probably 120nmol/L. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 16 premature infants (born<35WG) were referred to pediatric nephrology clinics because of symptoms secondary to 25-D overdose during the neonatal period...
August 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817404/primary-renal-sarcomas-with-bcor-ccnb3-gene-fusion-a-report-of-2-cases-showing-histologic-overlap-with-clear-cell-sarcoma-of-kidney-suggesting-further-link-between-bcor-related-sarcomas-of-the-kidney-and-soft-tissues
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Pedram Argani, Yu-Chien Kao, Lei Zhang, Carlos Bacchi, Andres Matoso, Rita Alaggio, Jonathan I Epstein, Cristina R Antonescu
We report 2 primary renal sarcomas demonstrating BCOR-CCNB3 gene fusions that have recently been identified in undifferentiated round cell sarcomas of bone and soft tissue. These neoplasms occurred in male children aged 11 and 12 years, and both were cystic as a result of entrapment and dilatation of native renal tubules. Both cases were composed of variably cellular bland spindle cells with fine chromatin set in myxoid stroma and separated by a branching capillary vasculature. Both neoplasms demonstrated immunoreactivity for BCOR, cyclin D1, TLE1, and SATB2 in the spindle neoplastic cells and negativity in the prominent capillary vasculature...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812008/evaluation-of-adrenal-function-in-nonhospitalized-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Maryam Moini, Mitra Yazdani Sarvestani, Mesbah Shams, Masood Nomovi
BACKGROUND: Patients with cirrhosis and advancing hepatic insufficiency may show various degrees of other organ malfunction, including brain, kidney, and lung. Several studies have also shown a high prevalence of adrenal insufficiency in cirrhotic patients that may cause hemodynamic instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study we prospectively evaluated adrenal function in a population of nonhospitalized cirrhotic patients. Categorization of liver disease severity was done according to model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811997/estimation-of-kidneys-and-urinary-bladder-doses-based-on-the-region-of-interest-in-18-fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-examination-a-preliminary-study
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Farida Aimi Mustapha, Farahnaz Ahmad Anwar Bashah, Ihsan M Yassin, Ahmad Saad Fathinul Fikri, Abdul Jalil Nordin, Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Kidneys and urinary bladder are common physiologic uptake sites of 18fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) causing increased exposure of low energy ionizing radiation to these organs. Accurate measurement of organ dose is vital as (18)F-FDG is directly exposed to the organs. Organ dose from (18)F-FDG PET is calculated according to the injected (18)F-FDG activity with the application of dose coefficients established by International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808401/in-vitro-%C3%AE-amylase-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-extracts-from-cissus-cornifolia-planch-parts
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Talent Chipiti, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Moganavelli Singh, Md Shahidul Islam
CONTEXT: Hyperglycemia is the hallmark of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and its prevention will go a long way in managing the disease and its associated complications. Reduction of postprandial hyperglycemia through retarding carbohydrates digesting enzymes is one of the major therapeutic approaches used in the management of diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the antidiabetic and cytotoxic effects of Cissus cornifolia extracts in vitro...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807262/heavy-metal-nephropathy-considerations-for-exposure-analysis
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Joseph Lunyera, Stephen R Smith
Epidemiologic studies have yielded conflicting results regarding the role of heavy metal exposure in recent epidemics of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this issue of Kidney International, Tsai et al. examined the combined effects of chromium, lead, and cadmium on kidney function using data from the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan. We add this report to our growing understanding of contemporary epidemics of CKD and highlight considerations for exposure analysis in CKD epidemiologic studies.
September 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
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Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806200/quality-of-anticoagulation-control-and-hemorrhage-risk-among-african-american-and-european-american-warfarin-users
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Nita A Limdi, Todd M Brown, Aditi Shendre, Nianjun Liu, Charles E Hill, Timothy M Beasley
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether percent time in target range (PTTR), risk of over-anticoagulation [international normalized ratio (INR)>4], and risk of hemorrhage differ by race. As PTTR is a strong predictor of hemorrhage risk, we also determined the influence of PTTR on the risk of hemorrhage by race. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Among 1326 warfarin users, PTTR was calculated as the percentage of interpolated INR values within the target range of 2.0-3.0. PTTR was also categorized as poor (PTTR<60%), good (60≤PTTR<70%), or excellent (PTTR≥70%) anticoagulation control...
August 11, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805980/an-environmental-pollutant-9-10-phenanthrenequinone-activates-human-trpa1-via-critical-cysteines-621-and-665
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Katsuhiko Muraki, Takashi Sekine, Yuna Ando, Hiroka Suzuki, Noriyuki Hatano, Tadashi Hirata, Yukiko Muraki
Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is activated by noxious cold, mechanical stimulation, and irritant chemicals. In our recent study, 9, 10-phenanthrenequinone (9,10-PQ) is the most potent irritant for activation of NRF2 among 1395 cigarette smoke components and it may be, therefore, important to find its additional targets. Here, we show that 9,10-PQ functions as an activator of TRPA1 in human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells expressing human wild-type TRPA1 (HEK-wTRPA1) and human alveolar A549 (A549) cells...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805677/endocytosis-of-albumin-induces-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-by-activating-the-erk-signaling-pathway-in-renal-tubule-epithelial-cells
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Xiaoming Chen, Alyssa Cobbs, Jasmine George, Ashmeer Chima, Fidele Tuyishime, Xueying Zhao
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is dysregulated in chronic kidney diseases including diabetic nephropathy. This study was performed to examine the expression of MMP-9 in renal tubule epithelial cells (TECs) under diabetic conditions and its regulatory mechanisms. We characterized MMP-9 protein in diabetic animals and primary cultured rat TECs exposed to exogenous albumin and high glucose. We also used specific inhibitors to determine if internalization of albumin and/or extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) phosphorylation were required for MMP-9 secretion...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805539/protective-effect-of-regular-physical-activity-on-major-depressive-episodes-in-patients-with-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fu-Xiang Zhu, Xiang-Yang Zhang, Xiao-Kai Ding, Bin Han
Previous studies have demonstrated an association between physical activity (PA) and depression in diverse population. The purpose of our study is to examine if PA within the recommended level over time is associated with major depressive episode (MDE) in patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Mainland China. Patients with stages 2-5 CKD not receiving dialysis were enrolled from a nephrology outpatient clinic between May 2014 and February 2016. Based on the patterns of PA over time, all patients were divided into four groups: persistently active, from inactive to active, from active to inactive, and persistently inactive...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805102/favourable-long-term-outcome-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-a-nationwide-cohort
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Hera Johannesdottir, Linda O Arnadottir, Jonas A Adalsteinsson, Tomas A Axelsson, Martin I Sigurdsson, Solveig Helgadottir, Dadi Helgason, Helga R Gardarsdottir, Steinthor A Marteinsson, Arnar Geirsson, Gudmundur Thorgeirsson, Tomas Gudbjartsson
OBJECTIVES: In a nationwide cohort, we analyzed long-term outcome following coronary artery bypass grafting, using the combined strategy of left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery and saphenous vein as secondary graft to other coronary targets. METHODS: 1,507 consecutive patients that underwent myocardial revascularization during 2001-2012 in Iceland. Mean follow-up was 6.8 years. Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events were depicted using the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 13, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803840/development-and-validation-of-risk-equations-for-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-recode-using-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Seth A Berkowitz, Rodney A Hayward, John S Yudkin
BACKGROUND: In view of substantial mis-estimation of risks of diabetes complications using existing equations, we sought to develop updated Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe). METHODS: To develop and validate these risk equations, we used data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD, n=9635; 2001-09) and validated the equations for microvascular events using data from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS, n=1018; 1996-2001), and for cardiovascular events using data from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD, n=4760; 2001-12)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795244/a-retrospective-study-on-the-risk-factors-for-bleeding-events-in-warfarin-therapy-focusing-on-renal-function
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Toshinori Hirai, Yukihiro Hamada, Yujiro Geka, Shiori Kuwana, Koji Hirai, Mai Ishibashi, Yutaka Fukaya, Toshimi Kimura
PURPOSE: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin used to treat stroke has been shown to vary with the concomitant use of medications and comorbidity. Concomitant use of antithrombotic drugs and underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD) represent risk factors for bleeding events. We conducted a comprehensive investigation of the background characteristics and concomitant use of drugs to identify the risk factors for warfarin-related bleeding, focusing on renal function. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients prescribed warfarin at the Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794824/the-clinical-and-economic-burden-of-hyperkalemia-on-medicare-and-commercial-payers
#17
Kathryn Fitch, J Michael Woolley, Tyler Engel, Helen Blumen
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia (serum potassium >5.0 mEq/L) may be caused by reduced kidney function and drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and is often present in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVE: To quantify the burden of hyperkalemia in US Medicare fee-for-service and commercially insured populations using real-world claims data, focusing on prevalence, comorbidities, mortality, medical utilization, and cost. METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective claims data analysis was performed on patients with hyperkalemia using the 2014 Medicare 5% sample and the 2014 Truven Health Analytics MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounter databases...
June 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794287/point-of-care-ultrasonography-is-it-time-nephrologists-were-equipped-with-the-21th-century-s-stethoscope
#18
Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad, Hamidreza Badeli
In the past 3 decades, ultrasonography has gifted internal organs visualization to physicians to have a better detection of various diseases. Previously performed solely by radiologists as a method with high feasibility and accuracy, recently ultrasonography is being recommended and used by many other physicians in practice. Ultrasonography not only can be used to diagnose and manage kidney diseases, but also is an essential tool in nephrology for the guidance of invasive procedures. This method of bedside ultrasonography by physicians in real time is called point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS)...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794136/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality
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Heerajnarain Bulluck, Raju Maiti, Bibhas Chakraborty, Luciano Candilio, Tim Clayton, Richard Evans, David P Jenkins, Shyam Kolvekar, Gudrun Kunst, Christopher Laing, Jennifer Nicholas, John Pepper, Derek M Yellon, Derek J Hausenloy
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether preoperative serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (sNGALpre-op) predicted postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalisation and 1-year cardiovascular and all-cause mortality following adult cardiac surgery. METHODS: This study was a post hoc analysis of the Effect of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Clinical Outcomes in Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery trial involving adult patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft...
August 9, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792165/acute-stylet-peritoneal-dialysis-in-acute-kidney-injury-the-soul-never-dies
#20
Amith Vijay Leon D'Souza, Nishad Raveendran, Rajendra Singh Tanwar, Piyush Kimmatkar, Pankaj Beniwal, Dhananjai Agarwal, Vinay Vinay
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) has a significant mortality rate. In developing countries, mortality due to AKI is high due to lack of access to dialysis facilities and related cost. The main goal of International Society of Nephrology (ISN) 0 by 25 initiative is to eliminate deaths due to AKI. Peritoneal dialysis is an underutilized modality in such a scenario. The aim of this study was to look into effectiveness of starting Acute stylet Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) in a resource constraint settings...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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