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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651696/diversity-of-the-midstream-urine-microbiome-in-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Holly Kramer, Gina Kuffel, Krystal Thomas-White, Alan J Wolfe, Kavitha Vellanki, David J Leehey, Vinod K Bansal, Linda Brubaker, Robert Flanigan, Julia Koval, Anuradha Wadhwa, Michael J Zilliox
PURPOSE: To examine the characteristics of the midstream urine microbiome in adults with stage 3-5 non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Patients with non-dialysis-dependent CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] < 60 ml/min/1.73 m2 ) and diuretic use were recruited from outpatient nephrology clinics. Midstream voided urine specimens were collected using the clean-catch method. The bacterial composition was determined by sequencing the hypervariable (V4) region of the bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA gene...
April 12, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651604/patterns-and-frequency-of-renal-abnormalities-in-fanconi-anaemia-implications-for-long-term-management
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Vijaya Sathyanarayana, Beth Lee, Neville B Wright, Rui Santos, Denise Bonney, Robert Wynn, Leena Patel, Kate Chandler, Ed Cheesman, Detlev Schindler, Nicholas J A Webb, Stefan Meyer
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anaemia (FA) is an inherited disease with bone marrow failure, variable congenital and developmental abnormalities, and cancer predisposition. With improved survival, non-haematological manifestations of FA become increasingly important for long-term management. While renal abnormalities are recognized, detailed data on patterns and frequency and implications for long-term management are sparse. METHODS: We reviewed clinical course and imaging findings of FA patients with respect to renal complications in our centre over a 25-year period to formulate some practical suggestions for guidelines for management of renal problems associated with FA...
April 12, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645344/functional-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-open-laparoscopic-and-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-a-multicenter-comparative-matched-pair-analyses-with-a-median-5-years-follow-up
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Ki Don Chang, Ali Abdel Raheem, Kwang Hyun Kim, Cheol Kyu Oh, Sung Yul Park, Young Sik Kim, Won Sik Ham, Woong Kyu Han, Young Deuk Choi, Byung Ha Chung, Koon Ho Rha
PURPOSE: Data regarding the long-term oncologic and functional outcomes of robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and open partial nephrectomy (RPN, LPN and OPN) is lacking. Our aim was to compare outcomes among RPN, LPN and OPN with a 5-year median follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1308 patients who underwent PN (RPN, n=380; LPN, n=206; OPN, n=722) between 2006 and 2012 at four academic centers. We performed 1:1:1 propensity score matching adjustment based on confounding variables among groups and 366 patients (122 in each group) were included in the final analysis...
April 12, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621160/therapeutic-potential-and-recent-advances-of-curcumin-in-the-treatment-of-aging-associated-diseases
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REVIEW
Sathish Sundar Dhilip Kumar, Nicolette Nadene Houreld, Heidi Abrahamse
Curcumin, a low molecular weight, lipophilic, major yellow natural polyphenolic, and the most well-known plant-derived compound, is extracted from the rhizomes of the turmeric ( Curcuma longa ) plant. Curcumin has been demonstrated as an effective therapeutic agent in traditional medicine for the treatment and prevention of different diseases. It has also shown a wide range of biological and pharmacological effects in drug delivery, and has actively been used for the treatment of aging-associated diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, ocular diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney diseases, chronic inflammation and infection...
April 5, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620271/mir%C3%A2-152-regulates-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-1%C3%A2-induced-epithelial%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-by-targeting-hpip-in-tubular-epithelial-cells
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Ya-Xian Ning, Xiao-Yuan Wang, Jian-Qin Wang, Rong Zeng, Gou-Qin Wang
Renal fibrosis is a common pathological feature of chronic kidney diseases, and their development and progression are influenced by epigenetic modifications including aberrant microRNA (miRNA or miR) expression. miRNAs have been demonstrated to modulate the aggressiveness of various cancers and have emerged as possible therapeutic agents for the management of renal fibrosis. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF‑β1)‑induced epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) of tubular epithelial cells serves a role in the initiation and progression of renal fibrosis...
April 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616356/evaluation-of-risk-factors-and-assessment-models-for-predicting-venous-thromboembolism-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Marta Lembicz, Eliza Katarzyna Rogowska, Lidia Gil, Mieczysław Komarnicki, Halina Batura-Gabryel
The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic significance of selected risk assessment models (RAMs) for predicting venous thromboembolism (VTE) events in patients undergoing outpatient chemotherapy for lung cancer. We evaluated the following VTE-risk assessment tools: Khorana risk score (KRS), PROTECHT score, CONKO score and COMPASS-cancer-associated thrombosis score (COMPASS-CAT). Retrospective analyses were performed on 118 patients with lung cancer, 20 of whom developed VTE with a median of 2.5 months from diagnosis...
April 3, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597091/a-review-on-phytochemistry-and-therapeutic-uses-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l
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REVIEW
Ghazala Riaz, Rajni Chopra
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (roselle) belonging to the Malvaceae family is widely grown in many countries. This plant is often used in the traditional medicine being rich in phytochemicals like polyphenols especially anthocyanins, polysaccharides and organic acids thus having enormous prospective in modern therapeutic uses. The study aimed to review and document all the available evidence and information about the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle) with the special focus on their nutritional composition, bioactive constituents and therapeutic uses...
March 26, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582961/-case-of-sialadenitis-by-iodinated-contrast-medium-in-a-dialysis-patient
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Mariadelina Simeoni, Rosalba Di Vilio, Giuseppe Leonardi, Silvia Bologna, Antonello Cardone, Annamaria Cerantonio, Domenico Sculco, Giuseppe Chiarella, Giorgio Fuiano
Background: Sialadenitis by iodinated contrast medium (i.c.m) oriodine mumps (IM) is a rare and late benign manifestation that occurs independently of intravenous or endoarterial administration modality. If renal function is normal, i.c.m. does not reach salivary glands concentrations able to induce sialadenitis. However, a critical glomerular filtration reduction may lead to salivary ducts edema and glandular swelling after i.c.m. injection. We report a rare case report of IM in a patient on chronic hemodialysis...
March 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576275/liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-method-for-monitoring-of-17-mycotoxins-in-human-plasma-for-exposure-studies
#9
Irina Slobodchikova, Dajana Vuckovic
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi. Primary route of human exposure to mycotoxins is the intake of the contaminated food. Minimizing mycotoxin exposure is important for population health, as their chronic toxic effects have been associated with kidney and liver diseases, some types of cancer and immunosuppression. The objective of this work was to develop and validate a multi-class mycotoxin method suitable for exposure monitoring of mycotoxins in human plasma. A sensitive liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry method was developed for 17 mycotoxins: nivalenol (NIV), deoxynivalenol, fusarenon X, 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol, 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol, T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, aflatoxin B1, aflatoxin B2, aflatoxin G1, aflatoxin G2, zearalenone, α-zearalenol (α-ZOL), β-zearalenol, zearalanone, α-zeranol and, and β-zeranol...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565786/when-should-pre-carry-as-much-weight-in-the-diabetes-comorbidity-debate-insights-from-a-population-based-survey
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Negin Iranfar, Tyler C Smith
INTRODUCTION: Estimates indicate that 86 million people in the United States fit the clinical definition of prediabetes, which contributes to the epidemic of nearly 2 million new diagnoses of type 2 diabetes mellitus each year. Effort has focused on preventing prediabetes from progressing to clinical diabetes. We investigated the sociodemographic, behavioral, and health factors in people diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes and associated leading indicators and comorbidities. METHODS: We used Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2011 through 2015 (N = 1,699,754)...
March 22, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561423/risks-of-female-genital-tract-related-cancers-gynecological-cancers-or-breast-cancer-in-women-with-and-without-chronic-kidney-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Wen-Hsun Chang, Huann-Cheng Horng, Chang-Ching Yeh, Chao-Yu Guo, Yiing-Jeng Chou, Nicole Huang, Hsin-Yi Huang, Yi-Jen Chen, Wen-Ling Lee, Peng-Hui Wang
This article aims to test the hypothesis that the risk of female genital tract related cancer (gynecological cancer: GC) or breast cancer (BC) of women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) might be different from that of those women without CKD.A nationwide 17-year historic cohort study using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan and the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patients was conducted. A total of 3045 women with a diagnosis of CKD from 1996 to 2013 and 3045 multivariable-matched controls (1:1) were selected...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554154/nail-patella-syndrome-clinical-clues-for-making-the-diagnosis
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Alexandra Price, Jessica Cervantes, Scott Lindsey, Divya Aickara, Shasa Hu
Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by the classic triad of fingernail dysplasia, patellar absence/hypoplasia, and presence of iliac horns. We describe the various features of NPS, focusing on dermatologic and musculoskeletal findings. A 69-year-old man presented to the dermatology clinic for a routine skin cancer screening. Physical examination revealed hypoplastic fingernails with longitudinal ridging, splitting, and triangular lunulae; left patellar absence and right patellar hypoplasia; and bilateral iliac horns that had been present since birth...
February 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540066/a-systematic-review-of-biological-mechanisms-of-fatigue-in-chronic-illness
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Lea Ann Matura, Susan Malone, Rosario Jaime-Lara, Barbara Riegel
Fatigue, a commonly reported symptom, is defined as an overwhelming, debilitating, and sustained sense of exhaustion that decreases the ability to function and carry out daily activities. To date, cancer researchers have been in the forefront in investigating the possible biological mechanisms of fatigue, identifying inflammation, dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and activation of the autonomic nervous system. The purpose of this systematic review is to describe fatigue and what is known about the biological mechanisms described in cancer in five chronic, noninfectious illnesses: heart failure, multiple sclerosis, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511592/management-of-a-patient-with-vesicocutaneous-fistula-presenting-13-years-after-radiotherapy-performed-for-cervical-cancer
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Sang Won Kim, Jun Nyung Lee, Hyun Tae Kim, Eun Sang Yoo
A vesicocutaneous fistula (VCF) is a tract that is formed abnormally between the bladder and the external surface of the body. VCF results in a great deal of inconvenience, discomfort, and physical disability for the affected patient. This condition can be caused by extensive trauma with pelvic bone fracture, radical pelvic surgery, irradiation of pelvic malignancies, hip arthroplasty, a large bladder calculus, and various other pathologies. The management of VCF should be approached on a case-by-case basis because of the complexity of the disease...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507945/hemoglobin-a1c-targets-for-glycemic-control-with-pharmacologic-therapy-for-nonpregnant-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-guidance-statement-update-from-the-american-college-of-physicians
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Amir Qaseem, Timothy J Wilt, Devan Kansagara, Carrie Horwitch, Michael J Barry, Mary Ann Forciea
Description: The American College of Physicians developed this guidance statement to guide clinicians in selecting targets for pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes. Methods: The National Guideline Clearinghouse and the Guidelines International Network library were searched (May 2017) for national guidelines, published in English, that addressed hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) targets for treating type 2 diabetes in nonpregnant outpatient adults. The authors identified guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491489/genome-wide-analysis-revealed-that-dznep-reduces-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-via-down-regulation-of-pro-fibrotic-genes
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Imari Mimura, Yosuke Hirakawa, Yasuharu Kanki, Ryo Nakaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Tetsuhiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masaomi Nangaku
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis has been recently reported to be caused by the collapse of the epigenetic regulation of kidney diseases. We examined whether pharmacological inhibition of histone modification is effective against renal fibrosis. DZNep (3-deazaneplanocin A) was originally developed as an anti-cancer drug to inhibit the repressive histone mark, H3K27me3. We used a model of chronic tubulointerstitial fibrosis induced by unilateral ischaemia/reperfusion and administered DZNep intravenously to the mice for 8 weeks...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486621/comorbidities-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-an-aged-cohort-of-hiv-infected-patients-on-antiretroviral-treatment-in-a-spanish-hospital-in-2016
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Carmen Fontela, Jesús Castilla, Regina Juanbeltz, Iván Martínez-Baz, María Rivero, Aisling O'Leary, Natalia Larrea, Ramón San Miguel
OBJECTIVES: The increased survival of HIV-infected individuals has resulted in a premature aging of this population, with the consequent development of premature age-related comorbidities and risk factors. We aimed to describe the prevalence of age-related comorbidities and cardiovascular risk factors in older adults with HIV infection on antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was undertaken in a cohort of HIV patients aged ≥50 years on ART in September 2016 in Spain...
March 12, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471407/plasma-copeptin-as-a-predictor-of-kidney-disease
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Sofia Enhörning, Anders Christensson, Olle Melander
Background: Plasma copeptin, a marker of vasopressin, is associated with renal function decline in the general population. Our aim was to study the links between elevated copeptin and future risk of kidney disease. Methods: Copeptin was measured in a sample of the Malmö Preventive Project (MPP) Reinvestigation (n = 5158) and in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Cardiovascular Cohort (MDC-CC) (n = 5162). According to national registers, 89 subjects in MPP and 180 in MDC-CC developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) during follow-up (8...
February 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468160/adhesion-gpcrs-in-kidney-development-and-disease
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REVIEW
Salvador Cazorla-Vázquez, Felix B Engel
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) represents the fastest growing pathology worldwide with a prevalence of >10% in many countries. In addition, kidney cancer represents 5% of all new diagnosed cancers. As currently no effective therapies exist to restore kidney function after CKD- as well as cancer-induced renal damage, it is important to elucidate new regulators of kidney development and disease as new therapeutic targets. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) represent the most successful class of pharmaceutical targets...
2018: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462179/patient-navigators-for-people-with-chronic-disease-a-systematic-review
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Kerry A McBrien, Noah Ivers, Lianne Barnieh, Jacob J Bailey, Diane L Lorenzetti, David Nicholas, Marcello Tonelli, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Richard Lewanczuk, Alun Edwards, Ted Braun, Braden Manns
BACKGROUND: People with chronic diseases experience barriers to managing their diseases and accessing available health services. Patient navigator programs are increasingly being used to help people with chronic diseases navigate and access health services. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to summarize the evidence for patient navigator programs in people with a broad range of chronic diseases, compared to usual care. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Social Work Abstracts from inception to August 23, 2017...
2018: PloS One
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