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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432916/colorimetric-method-for-the-detection-of-melamine-using-in-situ-formed-silver-nanoparticles-via-tannic-acid
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Md Fazle Alam, Amaj Ahmed Laskar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohd Azfar Shaida, Hina Younus
Melamine toxicity has recently attracted worldwide attention as it causes renal failure and the death of humans and animals. Therefore, developing a simple, fast and sensitive method for the routine detection of melamine is the need of the hour. Herein, we have developed a selective colorimetric method for the detection of melamine in milk samples based upon in-situ formation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) via tannic acid. The AgNPs thus formed were characterized by UV-Visible spectrophotometer, transmission electron microscope (TEM), zetasizer and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
April 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432745/safety-of-sitagliptin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease-outcomes-from-tecos
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Samuel S Engel, Shailaja Suryawanshi, Susanna R Stevens, Robert G Josse, Jan H Cornel, Neli Jakuboniene, Axel Riefflin, Tsvetalina Tankova, Julio Wainstein, Eric D Peterson, Rury R Holman
AIMS: To characterize the incidence of diabetes-associated complications and assess the safety of sitagliptin in participants with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin (TECOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For participants with baseline eGFR measurements (n = 14,528), baseline characteristics and safety outcomes were compared for the CKD cohort (eGFR <60 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) ) versus those without CKD. Within the CKD cohort, the same analyses were performed comparing sitagliptin- and placebo-assigned participants...
April 22, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432550/estradiol-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-renal-failure-through-nmda-receptor-antagonism-in-rats
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Amrit Pal Singh, Nirmal Singh, Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi
In the present study, we investigated possible involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) in estradiol mediated protection against ischemia reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute renal failure (ARF) in rats. Bilateral renal ischemia of 40 min followed by reperfusion for 24 h induced ARF in male wistar rats. Quantification of serum creatinine, creatinine clearance (CrCl), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid, potassium, fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa), and urinary microproteins was done to assess I/R-induced renal damage in rats...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432473/vasopressin-and-vasopressin-antagonists-in-heart-failure
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Julie K Vishram-Nielsen, Finn Gustafsson
Despite the introduction of multiple new pharmacological agents over the past three decades in the field of heart failure (HF), overall prognosis remains poor. Hyponatremia is prevalent in HF patients and has been suggested as a contributor to poor response to standard therapy. Elevated levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP), a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus, play a role in development of hyponatremia, and AVP and its surrogate, copeptin, are related to changes in osmolality, hemodynamics, neuro-hormones as well as in overall outcome in HF patients...
April 22, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432160/infective-endocarditis-in-octogenarians
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Léopold Oliver, Cécile Lavoute, Roch Giorgi, Erwan Salaun, Sandrine Hubert, Jean-Paul Casalta, Frédérique Gouriet, Sebastien Renard, Ludivine Saby, Jean-Francois Avierinos, Laurie-Anne Maysou, Alberto Riberi, Dominique Grisoli, Anne-Claire Casalta, Frédéric Collart, Didier Raoult, Gilbert Habib
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in octogenarians and assess their prognosis. METHODS: Patients with definite IE hospitalised at a referral centre between July 2008 and July 2013 were prospectively included. A total of 454 patients were divided into three groups: 230 patients under 65 years old, 173 patients between 65 and 80 years old, and 51 patients over 80 years old. The main end point was 1-year mortality. RESULTS: One-year mortality was higher in the ≥80 years old group (37...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432158/risk-score-for-cardiac-surgery-in-active-left-sided-infective-endocarditis
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Carmen Olmos, Isidre Vilacosta, Gilbert Habib, Luis Maroto, Cristina Fernández, Javier López, Cristina Sarriá, Erwan Salaun, Salvatore Di Stefano, Manuel Carnero, Sandrine Hubert, Carlos Ferrera, Gabriela Tirado, Afonso Freitas-Ferraz, Carmen Sáez, Javier Cobiella, Juan Bustamante-Munguira, Cristina Sánchez-Enrique, Pablo Elpidio García-Granja, Cecile Lavoute, Benjamin Obadia, David Vivas, Ángela Gutiérrez, José Alberto San Román
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a calculator to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality in patients with active infective endocarditis (IE) undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Thousand two hundred and ninety-nine consecutive patients with IE were prospectively recruited (1996-2014) and retrospectively analysed. Left-sided patients who underwent cardiac surgery (n=671) form our study population and were randomised into development (n=424) and validation (n=247) samples...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431934/etiological-analysis-and-epidemiological-comparison-among-adult-cap-and-nhcap-patients-in-okinawa-japan
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Gretchen Parrott, Daijiro Nebeya, Takeshi Kinjo, Kazuya Miyagi, Shusaku Haranaga, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita
BACKGROUND: Etiological epidemiology and diagnosis are important issues for CAP and NHCAP. Despite the availability of effective therapies, significant morbidity and mortality ensues. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the etiology of 200 pneumonia patients at the University of the Ryukyus Hospital. Patients were categorized into CAP (n = 97) or NHCAP (n = 103), according to the Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines. Diagnoses were made using clinical tests including, Gram stain, bacterial culture, serum and urinary tests...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431897/failure-renal-aetiology-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-the-role-of-antibiotics
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Miguel Ángel Goenaga Sánchez, Xabier Kortajarena Urkola, Emilio Bouza Santiago, Patricia Muñoz García, Eduardo Verde Moreno, M Carmen Fariñas Álvarez, Ramón Teira Cobo, Juan Manuel Pericás Pulido, Arístides de Alarcón González, Dolores Sousa Regueiro, Josefa Ruiz Morales, Regino José Rodríguez-Álvarez, Isabel Antorrena Miranda, José Antonio Iribarren Loyarte
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The possible renal toxicity of certain antibiotics (AB) is well known. The objective of our work is to know the possible effect of AB treatments in the development of renal failure (RF) in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). MATERIAL AND METHOD: Collection from a national multi-centre registry of collection on renal function, both prior and its impairment, if any, during the treatment of IE and in relation to possible causative factors, including the use of AB...
April 18, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430850/trends-in-hospitalization-for-hypertensive-emergency-and-relationship-of-end-organ-damage-with-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Shantanu Patil, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Larry Jacobs, Susan P Steigerwalt, Matthew W Martinez
BACKGROUND: There are no comprehensive guidelines on management of hypertensive emergency (HTNE) and complications. Despite advances in antihypertensive medications HTNE is accompanied with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We queried the 2002-2012 nationwide inpatient sample database to identify patients with HTNE. Trends in incidence of HTNE and in-hospital mortality were analyzed. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between end-organ complications and in-hospital mortality...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430784/non-invasive-quantification-of-collagen-turnover-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Elisabeth G D Stribos, Signe Holm Nielsen, Susanne Brix, Morten Asser Karsdal, Marc A Seelen, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Peter Olinga, Henricus A M Mutsaers, Federica Genovese
Kidney allograft failure due to chronic injury/rejection remains the main cause of graft loss in renal transplant recipients (RTR). Here, we investigated whether specific biomarkers of extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover are associated with allograft function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage in RTR. Seventy-eight patients who attended the University Medical Center Groningen for a routine check-up after kidney transplantation were enrolled in the study. Plasma and/or 24h-urine samples were collected and specific matrix-metalloproteinase-generated neo-epitope fragments of collagens were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430314/transulnar-approach-as-an-alternative-to-transradial-approach-in-non-coronary-intervention-safety-feasibility-and-technical-factors
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Adam Zybulewski, Martin Edwards, Edward Kim, Francis S Nowakowski, Rahul Patel, Nora Tabori, Robert Lookstein, Aaron Fischman
PURPOSE: Transulnar access (TUA) has been shown to be an effective alternative to transradial access (TRA) for coronary intervention. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of TUA in patients undergoing visceral interventions in the setting of contraindication to TRA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent visceral interventions via ulnar approach were included in the study. Outcome variables include technical success, access site and bleeding complications...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430116/ghrelin-expression-and-significance-in-92-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tianyi Ma, Yujiang Su, Shijuan Lu, Moshui Chen, Jianghua Zhong, Zhihong Zhou, Dingjun Sun, Hui Yang, Xue Ao
OBJECTIVE: Ghrelin is a polypeptide that is closely associated with many cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart failure. This article aims to understand the expression of ghrelin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: A total of 182 patients with non-valvular heart diseases were recruited, among whom 92 had AF and 90 had sinus arrhythmia (SA). The serum ghrelin amount was tested by the ELASA method. Moreover, blood sugar, lipids, liver function, and renal function were tested...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429125/low-plasma-homoarginine-concentration-is-associated-with-high-rates-of-all-cause-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Isidor Minović, Erik Hanff, Anne-Roos S Frenay, Martin H de Borst, Martin Feelisch, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Dimitrios Tsikas
In renal transplant recipients (RTR), we recently found that low urinary excretion of homoarginine (hArg) is associated with mortality and graft failure. However, it is not known whether such prospective associations also hold true for plasma concentrations of hArg. In the present study, we therefore determined plasma concentrations of hArg in the same cohort, i.e. in 687 RTR (functioning graft ≥1 year), and in 140 healthy donors, before and after kidney donation. Plasma hArg concentrations were significantly lower in RTR compared to healthy controls [1...
April 20, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428932/a-prime-determinant-in-selecting-dialysis-modality-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-survival
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Hyunwook Kim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu
The number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has rapidly increased, as has the cost of dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an established treatment for ESRD patients worldwide; it has a variety of advantages, including autonomy and flexibility, as well as economic benefits in many countries compared to hemodialysis (HD). However, the long-term survival rate of PD remains poor. Although direct comparison of survival rate between the dialysis modalities by randomized controlled trials is difficult due to the ethical issues, it has always been a crucial point when deciding which dialysis modality should be recommended to patients...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428192/long-term-efficacy-survival-and-safety-of-177lu-dota0-tyr3-octreotate-in-patients-with-gastroenteropancreatic-and-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Tessa Brabander, Wouter A Van der Zwan, Jaap Jm Teunissen, Boen L R Kam, Richard A Feelders, Wouter W de Herder, Casper H J van Eijck, Gaston J H Franssen, Eric P Krenning, Dik J Kwekkeboom
Purpose<br /> Bronchial and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are slow-growing tumors, which frequently express somatostatin receptors on their cell membranes. These receptors are targets for therapy with Lutetium-177-labeled somatostatin analogs. We have treated over 1200 patients with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with (177)Lu-DOTA(0),Tyr(3)]octreotate ((177)Lu-DOTATATE) since the year 2000 and present the results on efficacy, survival and toxicity of this therapy. <p>Patients and methods<br /> For safety analysis, 610 patients treated with a cumulative dose of at least 100 mCi (3...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427645/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-achyrocline-satureioides-prevents-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-mice
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Ketheley L Guss, Stefano Pavanni, Bruno Prati, Lucas Dazzi, Jairo P de Oliveira, Breno V Nogueira, Thiago M C Pereira, Marcio Fronza, Denise C Endringer, Rodrigo Scherer
Achyrocline satureioides or Macela, has been largely used in traditional folk medicine in Brazil as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat various digestive disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventive action of the extracts of A. satureioides obtained by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction, quercetin and N-acetylcysteine against contrast-induced nephropathy in mice. The antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity and inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophages were evaluated...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426914/recommended-dose-of-idarucizumab-may-not-always-be-sufficient-for-sustained-reversal-of-dabigatran
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Alexander Simon, Hans Domanovits, Cihan Ay, Gürkan Sengölge, Jerrold H Lewy, Alexander O Spiel
Idarucizumab is a monoclonal antibody fragment designed for reversing the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran. Administration is recommended as two intravenous boluses of 2.5 g within 15 minutes of each other or as a single 5 g bolus. However, in certain situations a second dose of the drug could be necessary. We report the case of a 77-year old man, treated with dabigatran for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He presented at our department with acute renal failure, concomitant massive dabigatran accumulation, and subsequent acute gastrointestinal bleeding...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426815/using-controlled-attenuation-parameter-combined-with-ultrasound-to-survey-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Yi-Hao Yen, Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Jung-Fu Chen, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Cheng-Kun Wu, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a non-invasive method for measuring hepatic steatosis (HS). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of NAFLD in hemodialysis patients. METHOD: We prospectively enrolled patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, as well as patients with normal renal function who served as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426557/loop-ileostomy-vs-total-colectomy-as-surgical-treatment-for-clostridium-difficile-associated-disease-an-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multicenter-trial
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Paula Ferrada, Rachael Callcut, Martin D Zielinski, Brandon Bruns, Daniel Dante Yeh, Tanya L Zakrison, Jonathan P Meizoso, Babak Sarani, Richard D Catalano, Peter Kim, Valerie Plant, Amelia Pasley, Linda A Dultz, Asad J Choudhry, Elliott R Haut
OBJECTIVES: The mortality of patients with Clostridum Dificile Associated Disease (CDAD) requiring surgery continues to be very high. Loop ileostomy (LI) was introduced as an alternative procedure to total colectomy (TC) for CDAD by a single center study. To date, no reproducible results have been published. The objective of this study is to compare these two procedures in a multicentric approach to help the surgeon decide what procedure is best suited for the patient in need. METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter study conducted under the sponsorship of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
#20
Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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