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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079268/renoprotective-effect-of-hypericum-perforatum-against-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-insights-in-the-underlying-mechanisms
#1
Dalia M Abd El Motteleb, Dalia I Abd El Aleem
Oxidative stress and inflammation play a key role in the initiation and progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The present study aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of hypericum perforatum (HP) against DN. Rats were allocated into six groups; control: received normal saline, diabetic untreated (DM): received single dose of streptozotocin (STZ) after injection of nicotinamide (NA), gliclazide: received STZ,NA+ gliclazide (10mg/kg), DM+HP50, DM+HP100, DM+HP200:received STZ,NA and HP 50, 100, 200 mg/kg respectively...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074547/a-pharmacokinetic-and-safety-study-of-trebananib-a-fc-fusion-peptibody-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-and-varying-degrees-of-renal-dysfunction
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Benjamin Wu, Lionel D Lewis, R Donald Harvey, Erik Rasmussen, Erick Gamelin, Yu-Nien Sun, Gregory Friberg, Jay L Koyner, Afshin Dowlati, Michael L Maitland
Clearance of trebananib (AMG 386), a 64 kD anti-angiogenic peptibody, has been associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We prospectively evaluated trebananib pharmacokinetics and safety/tolerability in advanced solid tumor patients with varying degrees of renal function. Patients were assigned to normal renal function, mild, moderate, or severe renal dysfunction cohorts based on eGFR, received trebananib 15 mg/kg IV weekly, and underwent week 1 and week 5 pharmacokinetic and weekly safety assessments...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062909/paediatric-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-anca-associated-vasculitis-an-update-on-renal-management
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Lucy A Plumb, Louise Oni, Stephen D Marks, Kjell Tullus
The anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a group of disorders characterized by necrotizing inflammation of the small to medium vessels in association with autoantibodies against the cytoplasmic region of the neutrophil. Included in this definition are granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome). AAV are chronic, often relapsing diseases that can be organ or life threatening...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060446/successful-treatment-of-donor-derived-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-in-three-transplant-recipients-from-a-donor-at-increased-risk-for-bloodborne-pathogens
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Ashesh P Shah, Andrew Cameron, Pooja Singh, Adam M Frank, Jonathan M Fenkel
We report here the successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmitted from a nucleic acid testing (NAT)-negative donor to 3 HCV-negative recipients - 2 renal transplants and 1 liver. Both renal recipients underwent standard deceased-donor renal transplantation with immediate graft function. The liver recipient underwent standard orthotopic liver transplantation and recovered uneventfully. The donor was a 39-year-old woman with a terminal serum creatinine of 0.7 mg/dL. She was high risk for bloodborne pathogens, based upon a history of sexual contact with an HCV-infected male partner...
January 6, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054454/epoetin-beta-pegol-ameliorates-flow-mediated-dilation-with-improving-enos-coupling-state-in-non-obese-diabetic-rats
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Kenichi Serizawa, Kenji Yogo, Yoshihito Tashiro, Ryohei Kawasaki, Koichi Endo, Yasushi Shimonaka, Michinori Hirata
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with diabetic nephropathy have a high cardiovascular mortality. Epoetin beta pegol (continuous erythropoietin receptor activator, C.E.R.A.) is a drug for the treatment of renal anemia. In this study, we investigated the effect of C.E.R.A. on vascular endothelial function as evaluated by flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and the relationship between hematopoiesis and FMD in diabetic nephropathy rats. METHODS: Male Spontaneously Diabetic Torii rats (SDT, 22 weeks old) were used...
January 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052302/rationale-for-the-evaluation-of-renal-functional-reserve-in-living-kidney-donors-and-recipients-a-pilot-study
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Alessandra Spinelli, Aashish Sharma, Gianluca Villa, Sara Samoni, Francesco Ramponi, Alessandra Brocca, Alessandra Brendolan, Stefano Chiaramonte, Giuseppe Castellano, Loreto Gesualdo, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: In living kidney transplantation, preoperative donors' renal functional reserve (RFR) may correlate with postoperative residual renal function in both donors and recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the donors' RFR before transplantation and to compare basal and stress renal function before and after transplantation in both donors and recipients. METHODS: Seven pairs of living kidney donors and recipients were considered for this observational study...
January 5, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042884/pharmacokinetics-of-the-antimicrobial-drug-sulfanilamide-is-altered-in-a-preclinical-model-of-vascular-calcification
#7
Anabel Brandoni, Adriana Mónica Torres
In vascular smooth muscle, calcium overload is linked to advancing age. The pharmacokinetics of sulfanilamide (SA), a compound with antibacterial properties, was evaluated in a preclinical model of vascular calcification. SA was used since it is useful to study possible modifications in the renal and hepatic management of drugs. Vascular calcification was induced by administration of a single high dose of vitamin D3 to rats (treated group) 10 days before the experiments. A parallel control group was processed...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036142/jc-polyomavirus-nephropathy-a-rare-cause-of-transplant-dysfunction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#8
Doyle Yang, Brandon Keys, David Conti, Llewellyn Foulke, Kathleen Stellrecht, Linda Cook, Reynold I Lopez-Soler
JC polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (JC-PVAN) is a rare but challenging cause of renal dysfunction. We report JC-PVAN in a renal allograft recipient and highlight the obstacles in definitive diagnosis of this disease entity. A deceased-donor renal transplant recipient was diagnosed with JC polyomavirus nephritis 4 years after transplantation. Immunosuppressive agents were subsequently reduced, resulting in an initial stabilization of renal function. We present this interesting case and discuss the challenges with diagnosing and treating this rare entity...
December 30, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035730/chronic-kidney-disease-in-neurogenic-bladder
#9
Bong Mo Sung, Dong-Jin Oh, Moon Hee Choi, Hye Min Choi
AIM: It was believed that neurogenic bladder (NB) might be a risk factor of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, data are limited regarding the real incidence or risk of CKD in NB. In addition, serum creatinine (sCr), a classical marker of renal function, is not reliable in NB patients because they present muscle wasting due to disuse or denervation. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of CKD in NB patients using serum Cystatin-C. Secondly, we aimed to identify the risk factors for CKD development in NB...
December 30, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028830/retrospective-evaluation-of-postoperative-adverse-drug-events-in-patients-receiving-rivaroxaban-following-major-orthopedic-surgery-compared-to-standard-therapy-in-a-community-hospital
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Nicole E Cieri, Kristen Kusmierski, Cynthia Lackie, August Van Opdorp, Amany Hassan
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the occurrence of bleeding and venous thromboembolic (VTE) events in patients receiving rivaroxaban, warfarin, or warfarin with the addition of enoxaparin during the immediate post-operative period following major orthopedic surgery. METHODS: Patients older than 18 years who received at least one dose of rivaroxaban the morning following surgery, adjusted dose warfarin, or adjusted dose warfarin with the addition of enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis following major orthopedic surgery between October 1, 2011 and February 28, 2015 were included...
December 27, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027625/early-conversion-from-calcineurin-inhibitor-to-everolimus-based-therapy-following-kidney-transplantation-results-of-the-randomized-elevate-trial
#11
Johan W de Fijter, Hallvard Holdaas, Ole Øyen, Jan-Stephan Sanders, Sankaran Sundar, Frederike J Bemelman, Claudia Sommerer, Julio Pascual, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Cholatip Pongskul, Frederic Oppenheimer, Lorenzo Toselli, Graeme Russ, Zailong Wang, Patricia Lopez, Jossy Kochuparampil, Josep M Cruzado, Markus van der Giet
In a 24-month, multicenter, open-label, randomized trial, 715 de novo kidney transplant recipients were randomized at 10-14 weeks to convert to everolimus (n=359) or remain on standard calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) therapy (n=356; 231 tacrolimus; 125 cyclosporine), all with mycophenolic acid and steroids. The primary endpoint, change in estimated GFR from randomization to month 12, was similar for everolimus versus CNI: mean (SE) 0.3(1.5)mL/min/1.73(2) versus -1.5(1.5)mL/min/1.73(2) (p=0.116). At month 24, mean (SD) estimated GFR was 62...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002877/the-drugs-that-mostly-frequently-induce-acute-kidney-injury-a-case%C3%A2-%C3%A2-non-case-study-of-a-pharmacovigilance-database
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Marion Pierson-Marchandise, Valérie Gras, Julien Moragny, Joelle Micallef, Louise Gaboriau, Sylvie Picard, Gabriel Choukroun, Kamel Masmoudi, Sophie Liabeuf
AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with a high hospitalization rate, accelerated long-term decline in kidney function and a high mortality rate. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) constitute one of the most important modifiable factors in the context of AKI. Most studies of drug-induced AKI have focused on a sole drug class. The objective of the present study was to establish a comprehensive overview of drug-induced AKI on the basis of spontaneously reported ADRs in the French national pharmacovigilance database (FPVD)...
December 21, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002117/quantitative-assessment-of-liver-function-using-gadoxetate-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-monitoring-transporter-mediated-processes-in-healthy-volunteers
#13
Leonidas Georgiou, Jeffrey Penny, Glynis Nicholls, Neil Woodhouse, François-Xavier Blé, Penny L Hubbard Cristinacce, Josephine H Naish
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to use noninvasive dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to study, in vivo, the distribution and elimination of the hepatobiliary contrast agent gadoxetate in the human body and characterize the transport mechanisms involved in its uptake into hepatocytes and subsequent efflux into the bile using a novel tracer kinetic model in a group of healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (age range, 18-29 years), with no history of renal or hepatic impairment, were recruited via advertisement...
February 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988978/early-surgical-outcomes-and-oncological-results-of-robotic-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-a-multi-centre-study
#14
R Veeratterapillay, S Addla, C Jelley, J Bailie, D Rix, S Bromage, N Oakley, R Weston, N Soomro
OBJECTIVE: To describe a multi-centre experience of robotic assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) in Northern England with focus on early surgical outcomes and oncological results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing RAPN at four tertiary referral centres in Northern England in the period 2012-2015 were included for analysis. RAPN was performed via a trans-peritoneal approach using standardised technique. Prospective data collection was performed to capture preoperative characteristics (including the R...
December 18, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983747/laboratory-and-clinical-monitoring-of-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-what-clinicians-need-to-know
#15
Susan E Conway, Andrew Y Hwang, Charles D Ponte, John G Gums
The direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban, have favorable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties and equal or superior efficacy and an improved safety profile compared to warfarin. Noted shortcomings with DOACs are shorter half-lives requiring stricter adherence, lack of standardized laboratory monitoring, lack of anticoagulation reversal agents, and loss of routine coagulation monitoring leading to fewer patient-clinician interactions. This review addresses many of these limitations including monitoring of DOACs for efficacy and toxicity, an assessment of selected qualitative and quantitative tests, and development of monitoring strategies for special populations...
December 16, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982442/assessment-of-disulfide-and-hinge-modifications-of-monoclonal-antibodies
#16
REVIEW
Bernd Moritz, Jan Olaf Stracke
During the last years there was a substantial increase in the use of antibodies and related proteins as therapeutics. The emphasis of the pharmaceutical industry is on IgG1, IgG2 and IgG4 antibodies which are therefore in the focus of this article. In order to ensure appropriate quality control of such biopharmaceuticals, deep understanding of their chemical degradation pathways and the resulting impact on potency, pharmacokinetics and safety is required. Criticality of modifications may be specific for individual antibodies and has to be assessed for each molecule...
December 16, 2016: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976490/therapy-with-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-plus-dasabuvir-is-effective-and-safe-for-the-treatment-of-genotype-1-and-4-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-hcv-in-patients-with-severe-renal-impairment-a-multicenter-experience
#17
Raquel Muñoz-Gómez, Diego Rincón, Adriana Ahumada, Eduardo Hernández, María José Devesa, Sonia Izquierdo, Maria Ortiz, Alicia Hernández-Albujar, Conrado Fernández-Rodríguez, Marta Calvo, Rosario González, Mar Lozano, Gregorio Castellano, Inmaculada Fernández-Vázquez
Limited data are available on direct-acting antivirals for treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with severe renal impairment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r) ± dasabuvir (DSV) ± ribavirin (RBV) in patients with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and HCV genotype 1 or 4 infection in real clinical practice, and to investigate pharmacological interactions. This retrospective study included patients treated with OBV/PTV/r+DSV±RBV or OBV/PTV/r+RBV with CKD stage 4 (eGFR: 15-29 mL/min/1...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976461/safety-and-efficacy-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-a-real-world-population-aged-65-years-and-older
#18
Fabio Conti, Stefano Brillanti, Federica Buonfiglioli, Ranka Vukotic, Maria Cristina Morelli, Claudine Lalanne, Marco Massari, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Veronica Bernabucci, Ilaria Serio, Gian Maria Prati, Elisa Negri, Lorenzo Badia, Paolo Caraceni, Paolo Muratori, Giovanni Vitale, Alberto Porro, Marta Morotti, Giuseppe Mazzella, Pietro Andreone
The availability of direct acting antiviral agents (DAA) regimens has expanded the pool of patients eligible for treatment. However, data on the virological response and tolerability of DAAs in elderly patients are lacking. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of DAAs in patients with advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis in real-life practice with the focus on those aged ≥65 years. Between January and December 2015, all consecutive patients with HCV-related advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis treated with DAA at eleven tertiary referral centers in Emilia Romagna (Italy) were enrolled...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958663/effectiveness-and-safety-of-tolvaptan-in-liver-cirrhosis-patients-with-edema-interim-results-of-samsca-post-marketing-surveillance-in-liver-cirrhosis-start-study
#19
Isao Sakaida, Shuji Terai, Masayuki Kurosaki, Moriyoshi Yasuda, Mitsuru Okada, Kosuke Bando, Yasuhiko Fukuta
AIM: Loop diuretics and spironolactone are used in patients with hepatic edema, but they are sometimes associated with insufficient responses as well as adverse events. Tolvaptan, a vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist, was approved for hepatic edema in 2013. A large scale post-marketing surveillance study has been performed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of tolvaptan in real-world clinical settings. METHODS: Hepatic cirrhosis with insufficient response to conventional diuretics was enrolled...
December 13, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955727/wilms-tumor-state-of-the-art-update-2016
#20
Sabine Irtan, Peter F Ehrlich, Kathy Pritchard-Jones
Despite an impressive increase in survival rate over the past decades, there is still a need to improve the survival of specific subgroups of Wilms tumor (anaplastic, metastatic, and bilateral) and to decrease the late effects of treatment in terms of renal function and heart toxicity. We aim to explore new areas of improvement, from diagnosis to treatment: in the field of radiology the increased use of MRI and exploration of its diffusion-weighted imaging capabilities to predict WT histology at diagnosis and for preoperative assessment; in biology the emergence of new biomarkers that could be integrated into the decision-making process; and surgical techniques with more accurate indication of nephron-sparing surgery that is no longer reserved for bilateral WT and the minimally invasive approach...
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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