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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210912/inhibitory-effects-of-emodin-thymol-and-astragalin-on-leptospira-interrogans-induced-inflammatory-response-in-the-uterine-and-endometrium-epithelial-cells-of-mice
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Wenlong Zhang, Xiaojie Lu, Wei Wang, Zhuang Ding, Yunhe Fu, Xiaofei Zhou, Naisheng Zhang, Yongguo Cao
Leptospirosis is a systemic infection that causes, among others, acute kidney injury, acute liver disease, muscle pain, vasculitis, bleeding disorders, and reproductive loss. In an effort to reduce uterine inflammatory responses induced by Leptospira, we evaluated the anti-inflammation effects of emodin, thymol, and astragalin in a mouse model. Our results showed that treatment with emodin, thymol, and astragalin alleviated uterine inflammation induced by leptospira infection via suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and prevented tissue damage...
February 16, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149647/hepatitis-c-and-kidney-disease-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rashad S Barsoum, Emad A William, Soha S Khalil
Hepatitis-C (HCV) infection can induce kidney injury, mostly due to formation of immune-complexes and cryoglobulins, and possibly to a direct cytopathic effect. It may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) as a part of systemic vasculitis, and augments the risk of AKI due to other etiologies. It is responsible for mesangiocapillary or membranous glomerulonephritis, and accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease due to other causes. HCV infection increases cardiovascular and liver-related mortality in patients on regular dialysis...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132051/anca-associated-vasculitis-secondary-to-levamisole-adultered-cocaine-with-associated-membranous-nephropathy-a-case-series
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David Collister, Christie Sathianathan, Krista Ryz, Martin Karpinski, Keevin Bernstein, Ian W Gibson
BACKGROUND: Cocaine is a risk factor for acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease with progression to end-stage renal disease. Levamisole is an adulterant that is added to cocaine to enhance its euphoric effects. Levamisole-adulterated cocaine (LAC) is associated with the distinct clinical syndromes of agranulocytosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL), and ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) with pauci-immune necrotizing glomerulonephritis...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917269/ecstasy-mdma-and-its-effects-on-kidneys-and-their-treatment-a-review
#4
REVIEW
Feyza Bora, Fatih Yılmaz, Taner Bora
Ecstasy (MDMA; 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine) is an illicit drug that has been increasingly abused by young people. Its effects include euphoria, enhanced sociability and heightened mental awareness. These come about via the increase of serotonin in both the central nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. Despite the drug's prevalent abuse, serious or adverse effects are rare. Due to personal pharmacokinetics, effects from the same dosage vary according to the individual. Fatal instances may include acute hyponatremia, hyperthermia (>42 °C), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) resulting from hyperthermia affecting the kidneys, and non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915351/the-role-of-nephrologist-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#5
Zoltán H Endre
Participation by nephrologists is needed in most intensive care units, even when such units are 'closed'. This participation should assist with diagnosis and management of intrinsic and complex renal diseases such as vasculitis, complex metabolic and electrolyte disorders including hyponatremia, and acute kidney injury (AKI) with and without underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD). Early nephrologist involvement will also facilitate transition to continuing care and follow-up after an episode of AKI, but may also assist in avoiding dialysis where treatment is futile...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914701/il-2-anti-il-2-complexes-ameliorate-lupus-nephritis-by-expansion-of-cd4-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
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Ji-Jing Yan, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Tai Yeon Koo, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
Adoptive transfer of regulatory T cells (Tregs) can delay disease progression and reduce mortality in lupus-prone mice. Here, we tested whether complex (IL-2C) consisting of IL-2 and anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody (JES6-1) ameliorates lupus nephritis by expanding Tregs as an alternative to problematic Treg infusion therapy. IL-2C treatment of NZB/W F1 mice induced an effective and sustained expansion of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs in both the kidneys and spleen along with decreased renal infiltration of T cells, B cells, and innate immune cells...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900940/acute-kidney-injury-in-allopurinol-induced-dress-syndrome-a-case-report-of-concurrent-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-kidney-limited-necrotizing-vasculitis%C3%A2
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Anthony J Esposito, Ryan C Murphy, Mirna N Toukatly, Osama W Amro, Bryan R Kestenbaum, Behzad Najafian
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare but potentially fatal adverse drug reaction with variable renal involvement. We report the case of a man who presented with allopurinol-induced DRESS and acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring hemodialysis. Kidney biopsy revealed eosinophilic tubulointerstitial nephritis and necrotizing vasculitis of the intralobular arteries without systemic markers of vasculitis. After cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoids, his symptoms and AKI resolved. To our knowledge, this is the first case of kidney-limited necrotizing vasculitis, questioning whether a biopsy should be routinely performed in patients with DRESS accompanied by severe AKI...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801920/hydralazine-induced-anca-vasculitis-in-the-setting-of-acute-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Somwail Rasla, Amr El Meligy, Dragos F Cucu
We report a rare case of Hydralazine-induced ANCA associated glomerulonephritis with alveolar hemorrhage in the setting of acute Clostridium Difficile Infection. A 71-year-old Caucasian woman with hypertension, who was being treated with hydralazine 25 mg twice a day for six years, presented to the hospital with diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and anemia. She had acute kidney injury and urinalysis showed proteinuria, dysmorphic RBCs, and rare RBC cast. She was found to have Clostridium difficile colitis which was successfully treated...
November 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596627/biopsy-proven-kidney-diseases-in-the-elderly-clinical-characteristics-renal-histopathological-spectrum-and-prognostic-factors
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Yue Chen, Ping Li, Chunli Cui, Aihong Yuan, Kun Zhang, Chen Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical characteristics, renal histopathological spectrum and prognostic factors of biopsy-proven kidney diseases in the elderly. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted in elderly patients who had received renal biopsies. Demographic, clinical and pathological data at the time of the biopsy were collected from the medical records. Follow-up records and prognostic factors were studied. RESULTS: The elderly (≥60 years) accounted for 74 of 434 (17...
September 5, 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433990/outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibody-associated-vasculitis-treated-with-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Parminder K Judge, Michael E Reschen, Richard Haynes, Edward J Sharples
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a cause of biopsy-proven acute kidney injury, more common in the elderly. Treatment requires immunosuppression, which can have significant toxic effects. The aim of this study was to assess whether morbidity and mortality that are associated with immunosuppression for AAV varied with age. METHODS: A retrospective review of 232 patients given induction therapy with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide was conducted...
2016: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340822/a-probabilistic-approach-to-histologic-diagnosis-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplant-biopsies
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P F Halloran, K S Famulski, J Chang
Histologic diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in kidney transplant biopsies uses lesion score cutoffs such as 0 versus >0 rather than actual scores and requires donor-specific antibody (DSA); however, cutoffs lose information, and DSA is not always reliable. Using microarray-derived molecular ABMR scores as a histology-independent estimate of ABMR in 703 biopsies, we reassessed criteria for ABMR to determine relative importance of various lesions, the utility of equations using actual scores rather than cutoffs, and the potential for diagnosing ABMR when DSA is unknown or negative...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316915/french-intensive-care-society-international-congress-r%C3%A3-animation-2016
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313916/a-case-of-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-caused-by-listeria-monocytogenes-bacteremia
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Daniel R Bunker, Timothy Sullivan
Importance. Infections can cause leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Observations. We report the case of a patient with a left ventricular assist device who presented with acute kidney injury and biopsy proven leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Blood cultures grew Listeria monocytogenes. The patient's rash improved with treatment of the underlying Listeria infection. Conclusion. Clinicians should be aware that there are a number of broad categories of disease associated with the histologic finding of vasculitis, including infection...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293925/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-as-pauci-immune-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-in-pregnancy
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Ryan Kunjal, Raafat Makary, Andreea Poenariu
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis rarely affects females of reproductive age. A 28-year-old African American woman presented at 8 weeks of gestation with intractable vomiting attributed to hyperemesis gravidarum. She was found to have acute kidney injury that was unresponsive to vigorous fluid resuscitation and urine sediment examination was suggestive of an underlying glomerulonephritis. Serum c-ANCA and PR3 were elevated and there was no peripheral eosinophilia. During her course she also developed one episode of small volume hemoptysis with right upper lobe infiltrates on CT Chest...
2016: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27282826/queensland-tick-typhus-in-rural-new-south-wales
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Bonnie Fergie, James Basha, Michelle McRae, Ian McCrossin
We report five cases of Rickettsia australis infection from southern coastal New South Wales, Australia. All patients presented with a cutaneous eruption of erythematous papules and pustules and systemic features of malaise, headache, lymphadenopathy and myalgia. Acute kidney injury (AKI) was present in two of five cases and one of five cases had acute delirium. Improvement was only seen after treatment with doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. Positive serology for R. australis was present in four of five cases and a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was seen in one of five cases...
June 10, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27186376/diagnosis-of-perinuclear-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-microscopic-polyangiitis-in-silicotics-case-report
#16
Ji-Won Lee, Jun-Pyo Myong, Yeong-Jin Choi, Seyoung Lee, Bum Seak Jo, Jung-Wan Koo
BACKGROUND: An association between silica exposure and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis has been made. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old male presented with silicosis and had an occupational history of precious metal processing for 30 years and a 30 pack-year smoking history. The patient was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis and received compensation...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27048182/medication-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-older-patients
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REVIEW
Sergio Fusco, Sabrina Garasto, Andrea Corsonello, Silvio Vena, Vincenzo Mari, Pietro Gareri, Giovanni Ruotolo, Filippo Luciani, Arturo Roncone, Marcello Maggio, Fabrizia Lattanzio
OBJECTIVE: To summarize current evidence about mechanisms, clinical features, diagnostic issues, and strategies for prevention of medication-induced nephrotoxicity among older people. METHODS: A Pubmed search was performed, and studies concerning age-related changes in kidney structure and function predisposing to nephrotoxicity, pathophysiological mechanisms, kidney drug metabolism enzymes, clinical epidemiology of medication-induced kidney damage, biomarkers for early identification of nephrotoxicity and strategies for prevention of medication-induced nephrotoxicity among older people were selected...
2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26932179/an-unexpected-cause-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-patient-with-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Wajid M Choudhry, Uday S Nori, Tibor Nadasdy, Anjali A Satoskar
Diagnostic kidney biopsies sometimes yield clinically unsuspected diagnoses. We present a case of a 69-year-old woman with established ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) of 4 years duration who was in clinical remission following cytotoxic therapy and was on maintenance immunosuppression. She presented to the hospital with acute kidney injury (AKI), symptoms suggestive of a systemic vasculitis, and in addition had hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis. A relapse in the AAV was suspected but a diagnostic kidney biopsy showed acute tubular necrosis, patchy interstitial inflammation, and calcium phosphate deposits...
May 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26893643/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-following-high-voltage-electric-burn-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Xunhong Duan, Dongqi Yu, Changlong Yu, Biao Wang, Yibin Guo
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown cause, with immune-mediated inflammation of the small vessels, which is characterized by a series of clinical symptoms, such as purpuric rash, colicky abdominal pain, arthritis and acute glomerulonephritis. Twenty-one days following a high-voltage electrical burn injury, a 40-year-old man developed classic clinical symptoms of HSP, including purpuric rash on bilateral lower extremities and abdominal pain. The patient was diagnosed with HSP associated with high-voltage burn injury, which is an extremely rare phenomenon...
February 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26858715/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-clinical-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Annette Bruchfeld, Mårten Wendt, Edmund J Miller
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a proinflammatory cytokine implicated in acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, including sepsis, autoimmune disease, atherogenesis, plaque instability, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. MIF in plasma and urine is significantly elevated in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and elevated MIF in serum is associated with markers of oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, and markers of myocardial damage in chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
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