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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074528/respiratory-motion-prediction-and-prospective-correction-for-free-breathing-arterial-spin-labeled-perfusion-mri-of-the-kidneys
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Hao Song, Dan Ruan, Wenyang Liu, V Andrew Stenger, Rolf Pohmann, Maria A Fernandez Seara, Tejas Nair, Sungkyu Jung, Jingqin Luo, Yuichi Motai, Jingfei Ma, John D Hazle, H Michael Gach
PURPOSE: Respiratory motion prediction using an artificial neural network (ANN) was integrated with pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) MRI to allow free-breathing perfusion measurements in the kidney. In this study, we evaluated the performance of the ANN to accurately predict the location of the kidneys during image acquisition. METHODS: A pencil-beam navigator was integrated with a pCASL sequence to measure lung/diaphragm motion during ANN training and the pCASL transit delay...
January 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039937/quantitative-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-urinary-stone-composition-and-size-on-color-doppler-twinkling-artifact-a-phantom-study
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Mengmeng Shang, Xiao Sun, Qing Liu, Jie Li, Dandan Shi, Song Ning, Lin Cheng
OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to quantitatively evaluate the influence of urinary stone composition and size on color Doppler twinkling artifact. METHODS: Calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM), apatite, L-cystine, and uric acid (UA) stone phantoms with 10 different sizes were prepared artificially and embedded in the renal sinus of porcine kidneys in vitro. Color Doppler ultrasound scanning was performed on the phantoms and TA pictures were recorded. The length of the twinkling artifact (TAL) and width of twinkling artifact (TAW) were measured...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033128/renal-function-of-cyclin-m2-mg2-transporter-maintains-blood-pressure
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Yosuke Funato, Daisuke Yamazaki, Hiroaki Miki
OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies have shown that magnesium intake/excretion is inversely correlated with blood pressure (BP), and artificial supplementation of magnesium was able to prevent hypertension. However, there has been no molecular genetic study showing the importance of magnesium homeostasis in BP regulation. METHODS: We analyzed magnesium content and BP of mice lacking genes encoding cyclin M (CNNM) Mg transporter family proteins. RESULTS: Systemic heterozygotes and the kidney-specific homozygotes for Cnnm2-deficient alleles are both viable and show hypomagnesemia, indicating the important function of CNNM2 in maintaining magnesium homeostasis in the kidney...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992801/development-of-a-colloidal-gold-immunochromatographic-strip-for-rapid-detection-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-tilapia
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Wu Wen-de, Li Min, Chen Ming, Li Li-Ping, Wang Rui, Chen Hai-Lan, Chen Fu-Yan, Mi Qiang, Liang Wan-Wen, Chen Han-Zhong
A colloidal gold immunochromatographic strip was developed for rapid detection of Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) infection in tilapia. The monoclonal antibodies (mAb) 4C12 and 3A9 were used to target S. agalactiae as colloidal gold-mAb conjugate and captured antibody, respectively. The colloidal gold immunochromatographic strip was assembled via routine procedures. Optimal pH and minimum antibody levels in the reaction system for gold colloidal-mAb 4C12 conjugation were pH 7.4 and 18μg/mL, respectively...
December 14, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987129/the-application-of-wrapping-ureter-by-a-pedicled-gastrocolic-omentum-flap-combined-with-an-artificial-external-scaffold-to-prevent-stoma-stenosis-in-rabbit-after-ureterocutaneostomy
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Shigeng Zhang, Fei Gao, Chong Xue, Nan Zhang, Feng Gao, Shaojiang Li, Jiaming Wen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and possibility of wrapping ureter by a pedicled gastrocolic omentum flap combined with an artificial ureter external scaffold to prevent stoma stenosis in rabbit after ureterocutaneostomy. METHODS: Forty male New Zealand rabbits were involved in this study. For application of ureterocutaneostomy, the right ureter was wrapped by a pedicled gastrocolic omentum flap and combined with application of an artificial external scaffold, which served as experimental side...
December 16, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977906/new-insights-into-the-effects-of-biomaterial-chemistry-and-topography-on-the-morphology-of-kidney-epithelial-cells
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Frits Hulshof, Carolien Schophuizen, Milos Mihajlovic, Clemens van Blitterswijk, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Jan de Boer, Dimitrios Stamatialis
Increasing incidence of renal pathology in the western world calls for innovative research for the development of cell-based therapies such as a Bio-artificial kidney (BAK) device. To fulfill the multitude of kidney functions, the core component of the BAK is a "living membrane" consisting of a tight kidney cell monolayer with preserved functional organic ion transporters cultured on a polymeric membrane surface. This membrane, on one side, is in contact with blood and therefore there should have excellent blood compatibility whereas on the other side should facilitate functional monolayer formation...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920250/renal-anemia-model-mouse-established-by-transgenic-rescue-with-erythropoietin-gene-lacking-kidney-specific-regulatory-elements
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Ikuo Hirano, Norio Suzuki, Shun Yamazaki, Hiroki Sekine, Naoko Minegishi, Ritsuko Shimizu, Masayuki Yamamoto
The erythropoietin (Epo) gene is under tissue-specific inducible regulation. Because kidney is the primary EPO-producing tissue in adults, impaired EPO production in chronic kidney disorders results in serious renal anemia. The Epo gene contains a liver-specific enhancer in the 3' region, but the kidney-specific enhancer for gene expression in renal EPO-producing (REP) cells remains elusive. Here, we examined a Conserved-Upstream-element for Renal-Epo-regulation (CURE) region that spans 17.4 kb to 3.6 kb upstream of the Epo gene and harbors several phylogenetically conserved elements...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901544/quantitative-urinalysis-using-aggregation-induced-emission-bioprobes-for-monitoring-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tong Chen, Ni Xie, Lucia Viglianti, Yabin Zhou, Hui Tan, Ben Zhong Tang, Youhong Tang
Early detection and appropriate management of chronic kidney disease can reduce the progression of kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. The urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR) test is a standard urine test for identifying individuals at high risk of developing progressive kidney disease. In this study, IDATPE, a novel fluorescent probe with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) features, is successfully developed for creatinine detection and quantitation. An excellent correlation between fluorescent light intensity and creatinine concentration is achieved...
November 30, 2016: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875647/what-pacemakers-can-teach-us-about-the-ethics-of-maintaining-artificial-organs
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Katrina Hutchison, Robert Sparrow
One day soon it may be possible to replace a failing heart, liver, or kidney with a long-lasting mechanical replacement or perhaps even with a 3-D printed version based on the patient's own tissue. Such artificial organs could make transplant waiting lists and immunosuppression a thing of the past. Supposing that this happens, what will the ongoing care of people with these implants involve? In particular, how will the need to maintain the functioning of artificial organs over an extended period affect patients and their doctors and the responsibilities of those who manufacture such devices? Drawing on lessons from the history of the cardiac pacemaker, this article offers an initial survey of the ethical issues posed by the need to maintain and service artificial organs...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866810/histological-characterisation-of-visceral-changes-in-a-patient-with-type-2-gaucher-disease-treated-with-enzyme-replacement-therapy
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Yuko Tezuka, Mitsumasa Fukuda, Shohei Watanabe, Takeshi Nakano, Kentaro Okamoto, Kazuyo Kuzume, Yoshiaki Yano, Mariko Eguchi, Minenori Ishimae, Eiichi Ishii, Tatsuhiko Miyazaki
Gaucher disease is a lysosomal storage disease caused by deficiency of glucocerebrosidase and accumulation of glucocerebroside. Three major sub-types have been described, type 2 is an acute neurological form that exhibits serious general symptoms and poor prognosis, compared with the other types. This case was a girl diagnosed with type 2 Gaucher disease at 12months of age who presented with poor weight gain from infancy, stridor, hypertonia, hepatosplenomegaly, trismus and an eye movement disorder. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) was administered, but she had frequent myoclonus and developmental regression...
November 12, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863865/solubility-of-indium-tin-oxide-in-simulated-lung-and-gastric-fluids-pathways-for-human-intake
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Jens Christian Østergård Andersen, Alastair Cropp, Diane Caroline Paradise
From being a metal with very limited natural distribution, indium (In) has recently become disseminated throughout the human society. Little is known of how In compounds behave in the natural environment, but recent medical studies link exposure to In compounds to elevated risk of respiratory disorders. Animal tests suggest that exposure may lead to more widespread damage in the body, notably the liver, kidneys and spleen. In this paper, we investigate the solubility of the most widely used In compound, indium-tin oxide (ITO) in simulated lung and gastric fluids in order to better understand the potential pathways for metals to be introduced into the bloodstream...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847969/-migration-speed-of-uropathogens-determination-in-the-ureteral-splint-in-a-practice-like-in-vitro-model
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H Braunwarth, F H H Brill, J Steinmann, D Hegeholz, W Droste
BACKGROUND: A urostomy with an ileum conduit or a skin fistula leads to a high infection risk for the kidneys and the ureter of the patient. Therefore, the prevention of retrograde colonization of the artificial drain (splint) with e. g. contaminated urine is the most important objective of infection prevention measurements. We performed an in vitro experiment to determine the migration speed of clinically relevant bacteria in a commercially available splint catheter system. METHODS: The migration speed of bacteria in commonly used splint catheters was determined in a practice-like in vitro model...
November 15, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777049/molecular-changes-in-appearance-of-a-cancer-cell-among-normal-hek293t-cells
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Jihye Chung, Shunsuke Aburaya, Wataru Aoki, Mitsuyoshi Ueda
In very early stages of cancer development, one or a few cells expressing cancer-associated genes appear among a much larger number of surrounding normal cells. To analyze the molecular changes induced by this co-existence, we artificially prepared transformed cells with complete loss of tumor suppressor gene, SCRIB, among normal human embryonic kidney (HEK293T) cells. A cell strain with SCRIB-knockout was successfully constructed by using Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-Cas9 nuclease system and co-cultured with normal cells...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770197/the-endogenous-development-and-pathogenicity-of-eimeria-anseris-kotlan-1932-in-domestic-goslings
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Hongqin Song, Dandan Liu, Jinjun Xu, Lili Wu, Yabin Dai, Mei Liu, Jianping Tao
Twenty-one, 25-day-old, artificially reared, coccidia-free goslings (Anser cygnoides var. domestica) were inoculated orally with 0.5 × 10(4), 1 × 10(4), or 100 × 10(4) sporulated oocysts of Eimeria anseris and sacrificed at intervals from 24 to 216 h post-inoculation (HPI). Nine uninfected goslings served as negative controls. Parts of the visceral organs from goslings, including the intestines, kidneys, and liver, were fixed, sectioned, and observed microscopically. The results revealed that two generations of meronts occurred in the life cycle of E...
January 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767984/the-optimum-hematocrit
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Walter H Reinhart
The hematocrit (Hct) determines the oxygen carrying capacity of blood, but also increases blood viscosity and thus flow resistance. From this dual role the concept of an optimum Hct for tissue oxygenation has been derived. Viscometric studies using the ratio Hct/blood viscosity at high shear rate showed an optimum Hct of 50-60% for red blood cell (RBC) suspensions in plasma. For the perfusion of an artificial microvascular network with 5-70μm channels the optimum Hct was 60-70% for high driving pressures. With lower shear rates or driving pressures the optimum Hct shifted towards lower values...
October 21, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765466/-wasting-in-chronic-kidney-disease-refeeding-techniques-and-artificial-nutrition-practices
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Céline Pasian, Raymond Azar, Denis Fouque
Protein energy wasting (PEW) is an independent factor associated with morbi-mortality in chronic kidney disease. Wasting is particularly common in chronic diseases of organs such as kidney disease with a major impact at the stage of dialysis. It covers 20 to 70% of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease according to the degree of evolution of the disease and the diagnostic method used patients. Mechanisms of PEW are based mainly on anorexia and metabolic abnormalities caused by kidney disease. Nutritional treatment differs depending on the stage of the kidney disease acute or chronic treated whether or not by dialysis...
December 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730390/ann-prediction-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-complex-puzzle-that-will-be-completed
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Darko Ivanović, Aleksandar Kupusinac, Edita Stokić, Rade Doroslovački, Dragan Ivetić
The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has a leading role in the early prevention of chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and chronic kidney disease. It would be very greatful that MetS diagnosis can be predicted in everyday clinical practice. This paper presents artificial neural network (ANN) prediction of the diagnosis of MetS that includes solely non-invasive, low-cost and easily-obtained diagnostic methods. This solution can extract the risky persons and suggests complete tests only on them by saving money and time...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713104/quantitative-morphometric-study-of-the-subaxial-cervical-vertebrae-end-plate
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Hang Feng, Xiangyi Fang, Dageng Huang, Chengcheng Yu, Songchuan Zhao, Dingjun Hao
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical disc arthroplasty has been gradually adopted as an alternative for the treatment of cervical degenerative disease. However, there is a large discrepancy between footprints of currently available cervical disc prostheses and anatomic dimensions of cervical end plates. PURPOSE: This study aimed to accurately and comprehensively quantify the three-dimensional (3D) anatomic morphology of the cervical vertebral end plate and provide a theoretical basis for designing appropriate disc prostheses...
October 3, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704873/hyperoside-ameliorates-glomerulosclerosis-in-diabetic-nephropathy-by-downregulating-mir-21
#19
Le Zhang, Siyi He, Fan Yang, Hua Yu, Wei Xie, Qian Dai, Di Zhang, Xiaoqin Liu, Shiwen Zhou, Kebin Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of hyperoside (Hyp) on glomerulosclerosis in diabetic nephropathy and its underlying mechanisms. Blood glucose, kidney mass, and renal function of mice were measured. Renal morphology was observed using hematoxylin and eosin, periodic acid - Schiff's, and Masson's trichrome stain. Fibronectin (FN) and collagen IV (COL IV) in kidney were determined by Western blot and immunohistochemical studies. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and -9 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 in renal tissues were detected on both the mRNA and protein levels...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665406/-renal-transplantation-in-2046-future-and-perspectives
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M-O Timsit, J Branchereau, R Thuret, F Kleinclauss
OBJECTIVES: To report major findings that may build the future of kidney transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant publications were identified through Medline (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) and Embase (http://www.embase.com) database from 1960 to 2016 using the following keywords, in association, "bio-engineering; heterotransplantation; immunomodulation; kidney; regenerative medicine; xenotransplantation". Articles were selected according to methods, language of publication and relevance...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
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