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Sheikh Farjana Sonia, Mohammad S Hassan, Ferdous Ara, Mohammed Hanif
Aminoglycoside is a widely used antibiotic in neonatal age group at hospital setting in Bangladesh. It has underlying side effect and toxicity which is mostly unseen and ignored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the nephrotoxic effect of aminoglycoside in neonates. This study was conducted in fifty hospital admitted neonates of Dhaka Shishu Hospital from January 2012 to December 2013. Serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and fractional excretion of magnesium (FEMg) were measured before starting and after seven days of aminoglycoside treatment...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Songhui Zhai, Lijuan Hu, Lin Zhong, Yannan Guo, Liqun Dong, Ruizhen Jia, Zheng Wang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between renal injury and reinfection that is caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and to analyze the mechanism of renal injury. Rats were repeatedly infected with RSV on days 4, 8, 14, and 28, then sacrificed and examined on day 56 after the primary infection. Renal injury was examined by transmission electron microscopy and histopathology. The F protein of RSV was detected in the renal tissue by indirect immunofluorescence. Proteinuria and urinary glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), serum levels of albumin, urea nitrogen, and creatinine, secretion of cytokines, T lymphocyte population and subsets, and dendritic cell (DC) activation state were examined...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Cigdem Donmez, Ece Konac, Batuhan T Aydogan, Cenk Y Bilen
PURPOSE: To study whether -160 C > A (rs16260) and -347 G > GA (rs5030625) single nucleotide polymorphisms of the regulatory region (rSNPs) of CDH1 gene modulate the risk of nephrolithiasis. METHODS: Genomic DNA of 101 patients with calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis and 114 healthy controls were screened for both polymorphisms, using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragments length polymorphism method (PCR-RLFP). Haplotype frequencies were also analyzed...
2016: SpringerPlus
Xue Shen, Zhongwen Zhang, Xiaoqian Zhang, Junyu Zhao, Xiaojun Zhou, Qinglei Xu, Hongxia Shang, Jianjun Dong, Lin Liao
BACKGROUND: The effects of statins in patients with diabetic nephropathy are controversial. With increasing interest in the potential therapeutic role of statins in diabetic nephropathy, it is essential to evaluate its real effects. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science databases, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and China National Knowledge Infrastructure were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of statins in patients with diabetic nephropathy...
October 12, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
A Santana, C Cajarville, A Mendoza, J L Repetto
Diets combining herbage and total mixed rations (TMR) are increasingly used in temperate regions for feeding ruminants, but little information is available regarding the effects on nutrient intake and digestion of this feeding management in beef cattle. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of combining TMR (10% CP and 13% ADF), and legume-based herbage (14% CP and 27% ADF) on intake, nutrient digestion, ruminal fermentation, microbial N flow and glucose and nitrogen metabolism in heifers. The experiment was a 3×3 Latin square design replicated three times; each period lasted 18 days (10 adaptation days and 8 measurement days)...
October 11, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
John T Daugirdas
Residual kidney urea clearance in dialysis patients typically is calculated as the per minute excretion of urea nitrogen, obtained during the 24-48 hour collection period that usually ends just prior to a dialysis session, divided by the time-averaged serum water urea nitrogen concentration during the collection period. This concentration is difficult to estimate unless a formal kinetic modeling program is being used. We used a urea kinetic modeling program to derive an equation to estimate the time-averaged serum water concentration during urine collection periods of various lengths collected during various interdialytic intervals, for 3/week or 2/week dialysis schedules...
October 4, 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Illa Tea, Estelle Martineau, Ingrid Antheaume, Julie Lalande, Caroline Mauve, Francoise Gilard, Sophie Barillé-Nion, Anneke C Blackburn, Guillaume Tcherkez
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Despite the information provided by anatomopathological assessment and molecular markers (such as receptor expression ER, PR, HER2), breast cancer therapies and prognostics depend on the metabolic properties of tumor cells. However, metabolomics have not provided a robust and congruent biomarker yet, likely because individual metabolite contents are insufficient to encapsulate all of the alterations in metabolic fluxes. Here, we took advantage of natural (13)C and (15)N isotope abundance to show there are isotopic differences between healthy and cancer biopsy tissues or between healthy and malignant cultured cell lines...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
Tomomi Kogiso, Kuniko Yamamoto, Mutsuki Kobayashi, Yuichi Ikarashi, Kazuhisa Kodama, Makiko Taniai, Nobuyuki Torii, Etsuko Hashimoto, Katsutoshi Tokushige
AIMS: The vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan has been used for the treatment of cirrhotic patients with ascites; however, no predictor of efficacy and prognosis has been developed. Here, we evaluated candidate predictors of response to tolvaptan treatment. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study. Overall, 97 Japanese cirrhotic patients (60 males, median age 63 years), who were hospitalized for ascites treatment including oral tolvaptan coupled with conventional diuretics, were enrolled...
September 27, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Tomoko S Kato, Hiroshi Nakamura, Mai Murata, Kishio Kuroda, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasutaka Yokoyama, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Taira Yamamoto, Atsushi Amano
BACKGROUND: Adequate fluid management is an important component of patient care following cardiac surgery. Our aim in this study was to determine the benefits of tolvaptan, an oral selective vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist that causes electrolyte-free water diuresis, in postoperative fluid management. We prospectively examined the effect of tolvaptan on renal excretion of electrolytes and urea nitrogen in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery were randomized to receive conventional loop diuretics (Group C, n = 30) or conventional loop diuretic therapy plus tolvaptan (Group T, n = 27)...
2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
S Avinash, V P Singh, A K Agarwal, S Chatterjee, V Arya
BACKGROUND: Cystatin C is a low molecular weight protein produced by all nucleated human cells, with a stable production rate. Its levels are not influenced by inflammation, infections, hepatic or renal diseases, or by dietary or constitutional factors. We compared serum cystatin C and serum creatinine based predicting equations to estimate glomerular filteration rate (GFR) in type 2 diabetes mellitus, using the staging of chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined by the National Kidney Foundation...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Fang Wang, Yun-Sheng Jiang, Fang Liu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the capacity of mutant lactobacilli to remove creatinine (Cr) and urea nitrogen (UN) via the gastrointestinal tract and its effects on renal pathology in the 5/6 nephrectomized rat model of chronic renal failure. METHODS: Sixty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a Sham group, a Model group, a wide-type Lactobacilli group (L.B group), and a Mutant Lactobacilli group (Mut-L.B group). The rats in the Model, LB and Mut-L.B groups underwent 5/6 nephrectomy...
September 8, 2016: Renal Failure
R Rajabi, R Tahmasbi, O Dayani, A Khezri
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding ensiled alfalfa with waste date on ruminal fermentation characteristics, microbial protein synthesis, protozoa population and blood parameters in sheep. Eight rams were used in a 2 × 2 change over design. Each experimental period consisted of 21 days including 16 days for adaptation and 5 days for sampling. For ensiling, fresh alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) with different levels of waste date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) were mixed together and ensiled in 100-l containers for 45 days...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Lennart Tonneijck, Mark M Smits, Marcel H A Muskiet, Trynke Hoekstra, Mark H H Kramer, A H Jan Danser, Piet M Ter Wee, Michaela Diamant, Jaap A Joles, Daniël H van Raalte
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4I) sitagliptin or glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist liraglutide treatment on renal hemodynamics, tubular functions, and markers of renal damage in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes without chronic kidney disease (CKD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this 12-week, randomized, double-blind trial, 55 insulin-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes (mean ± SEM: age 63 ± 7 years, BMI 31...
September 1, 2016: Diabetes Care
Eui Kyung Lee, Young-Jun Shin, Eun Young Park, Nam Deuk Kim, Aree Moon, Seung Jun Kwack, Ji Yeon Son, Sam Kacew, Byung Mu Lee, Ok-Nam Bae, Hyung Sik Kim
Identifying novel biomarkers to detect nephrotoxicity is clinically important. Here, we attempted to identify new biomarkers for mercury-induced nephrotoxicity and compared their sensitivity to that of traditional biomarkers in animal models. Comparative proteomics analysis was performed in kidney tissues of Sprague-Dawley rats after oral treatment with HgCl2 (0.1, 1, or 5 mg/kg/day) for 21 days. Kidney cortex tissues were analyzed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis/matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization, and differentially expressed proteins were identified...
August 30, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
Chris M Wood, José Gadelha de Souza Netto, Jonathan M Wilson, Rafael M Duarte, Adalberto Luis Val
The total rate of N-waste excretion (M N) in juvenile tambaqui living in ion-poor Amazonian water comprised 85 % ammonia-N (M Amm-N) and 15 % urea-N (M Urea-N). Both occurred mainly across the gills with only ~5 % of M Amm-N and ~39 % of M Urea-N via the urine. Tambaqui were not especially tolerant to high environmental ammonia (HEA), despite their great resistance to other environmental factors. Nevertheless, they were able to maintain a continued elevation of M Amm-N during and after 48-h exposure to 2...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
Emilie Teyssières, Jean-Philippe Corre, Stephanie Antunes, Catherine Rougeot, Christophe Dugave, Grégory Jouvion, Paul Claudon, Guillain Mikaty, Céline Douat, Pierre L Goossens, Gilles Guichard
The synthesis of bioinspired unnatural backbones leading to foldamers can provide effective peptide mimics with improved properties in a physiological environment. This approach has been applied to the design of structural mimics of membrane active antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) for which activities in vitro have been reported. Yet activities and pharmacokinetic properties in vivo in animal models have remained largely unexplored. Here, we report helical oligourea AMP mimics that are active in vitro against bacterial forms of Bacillus anthracis encountered in vivo, as well as in vivo in inhalational and cutaneous mouse models of B...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
D N Hynes, S Stergiadis, A Gordon, T Yan
Nitrogen pollution of air and ground water from grazing cattle is of increasing concern. Although several studies have investigated mitigation strategies for nitrogen output from dairy cows fed conserved forages and concentrates, similar research on fresh-cut grass in addition to production parameters is limited. The current study, using 3dietary treatments and incorporating 2 genotypes, was designed to evaluate the effects of concentrate crude protein (CP) levels on animal production and nitrogen utilization efficiency (NUE) in lactating dairy cows...
October 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Ming Wang, Jing Zhao, Nan Zhang, Jianghua Chen
Astilbin is a flavonoid compound derived from the rhizome of Smilax china L. The effects and possible molecular mechanisms of astilbin on potassium oxonate-induced hyperuricemia mice were investigated in this study. Different dosages of astilbin (5, 10, and 20mg/kg) were administered to induce hyperuricemic mice. The results demonstrated that the serum uric acid (Sur) level was significantly decreased by increasing the urinary uric acid (Uur) level and fractional excretion of urate (FEUA) with astilbin, related with suppressing role in meditation of Glucose transporter 9 (GLUT9), Human urate transporter 1 (URAT1) expression and up-regulation of ABCG2, Organic anion transporter 1/3 (OAT1/3) and Organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1)...
August 11, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
M Burnier, A Chappuis, N Glatz, M Bochud
OBJECTIVE: Nutritional factors play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure (BP) and in the development of hypertension. The quality of food is influenced by regional habits. We explored the associations of serum Na+, K+, Ca++ and urea and their urinary excretions with BP level and the risk of hypertension in the Swiss population taking regional linguistic differences into account. DESIGN AND METHOD: The Swiss Survey on Salt is a population based, cross sectional study that included 1336 subjects from the 3 main linguistic (French, German and Italian) regions of Switzerland...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Cai-Ming Tian, Xin Jiang, Xiao-Xi Ouyang, Ya-Ou Zhang, Wei-Dong Xie
The present study aimed at determining whether berberine can enhance the antidiabetic effects and alleviate the adverse effects of canagliflozin in diabetes mellitus. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice were introduced, and the combined effects of berberine and canagliflozin on glucose metabolism and kidney functions were investigated. Our results showed that berberine combined with canagliflozin (BC) increased reduction of fasting and postprandial blood glucose, diet, and water intake compared with berberine or canagliflozin alone...
July 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
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