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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443761/haemolytic-uremic-syndrome-due-to-infection-with-adenovirus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Victoria Birlutiu, Rares Mircea Birlutiu
RATIONALE: Haemolytic-uremic syndrome is a rare but serious complication of bacterial and viral infections, which is characterized by the triad of: acute renal failure, microangiopathic haemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, sometimes severe, requiring peritoneal dialysis. In Europe, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) in paediatric pathology is primarily caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, followed by O26. Beside these etiologies, there are other bacterial and viral infections, and also noninfectious ones that have been associated to lead to HUS as well: in the progression of neoplasia, medication-related, post-transplantation, during pregnancy or associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus or family causes with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443759/a-traumatic-hepatic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-and-arterioportal-fistula-with-severe-diarrhea-as-the-first-symptom-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ping Han, Lan Yang, Xiao-Wei Huang, Xiu-Qin Zhu, Li Chen, Nan Wang, Zhen Li, De-An Tian, Hua Qin
RATIONALE: Hepaticarterioportal fistula (APF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension and gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and presents as abnormal communication between the hepatic artery and portal vein. Percutaneous liver biopsy is a main iatrogenic cause of AFP. However, non-iatrogenic, abdominal, trauma-related APF is rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 29-year-old man presenting with severe, watery diarrhea was transferred to our hospital, and his condition was suspected to be acute gastroenteritis because he ate expired food and suffered a penetrating abdominal stab wound 5 years ago...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443444/diabetes-and-intracerebral-hemorrhage-baseline-characteristics-and-mortality
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Ron Liebkind, Daniel Gordin, Daniel Strbian, Atte Meretoja, Lena M Thorn, Stephanie Hägg-Holmberg, Carol Forsblom, Turgut Tatlisumak, Per-Henrik Groop, Jukka Putaala
BACKGROUND: Acknowledging the conflicting evidence of diabetes as a predictor of short- and long-term mortality following an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), we compared baseline characteristics and 30-day and long-term mortality between patients with and without diabetes after an ICH-paying special attention to differences between type 1 (T1D) and type 2 (T2D) diabetes. METHODS: Patients with a first-ever ICH were followed for a median of 2.3 years. Adjusting for demographics, comorbidities and documented ICH characteristics increasing mortality after ICH, logistic regression analysis assessed factors associated with case-fatality and 1-year survival among the 30-day survivors...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441752/bilateral-obstructive-uropathy-caused-by-congenital-bladder-diverticulum-presenting-as-hypertensive-retinopathy
#4
San Kim, Sang Hoo Park, Dong Yoon Kim, Seok Joong Yun, Ok Jun Lee, Heon Seok Han
A congenital bladder diverticulum (CBD) is caused by inherent muscular weakness instead of obstruction of the bladder outlet. The major clinical conditions are recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and voiding dysfunction. This report describes a 15-year-old male adolescent who developed sudden visual disturbance resulting from hypertensive retinopathy. The cause of hypertension was bilateral obstructive uropathy caused by enlarged paraureteral bladder diverticula. After the non-functioning right kidney and ureter and the bilateral diverticula were removed, the left ureter was reimplanted in the bladder...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440240/atypical-presentation-of-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#5
Ratna Basak, Xiaotong Wang, Caitlin Keane, Robert Woroniecki
A 17-year-old girl presented with fever, myalgia, vomiting for 1 month and oliguria and dyspnoea for 4 days. She was tachycardic,hypertensive, with pedal oedema and decreased breath sounds. She had high serum creatinine (3 mg/dL), anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis and eosinophilia with schistocytes. Lactate dehydrogenase, transaminases were high , with low haptoglobin and high ferritin (5269 ng/mL). Complement C3/C4 and fibrinogen were normal. Urinalysis showed large blood and protein and stool studies were negative...
February 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439266/effect-of-the-opioid-crisis-on-the-donor-pool-for-kidney-transplantation-an-analysis-of-national-kidney-deceased-donor-trends-from-2010-2016
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Donald F Chute, Meghan E Sise
BACKGROUND: The opioid crisis has led to a dramatic increase in the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Little is known about the effect of the opioid crisis on the kidney transplant donor pool, particularly on hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected donors. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network from 2010 to 2016. We determined the changes in characteristics of kidney transplant donors and evaluated which changes may be directly related to the opioid crisis...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437896/susceptibility-to-hypertensive-renal-disease-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-is-influenced-by-2-loci-affecting-blood-pressure-and-immunoglobulin-repertoire
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Isha S Dhande, Stacy M Cranford, Yaming Zhu, Sterling C Kneedler, M John Hicks, Scott E Wenderfer, Michael C Braun, Peter A Doris
High blood pressure exerts its deleterious effects on health largely through acceleration of end-organ diseases. Among these, progressive loss of renal function is particularly important, not only for the direct consequences of kidney damage but also because loss of renal function is associated with amplification of other adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Genetic susceptibility to hypertension and associated end-organ disease is non-Mendelian in both humans and in a rodent model, the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR)...
February 5, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436195/impact-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-on-early-cardiac-and-renal-dysfunction-in-hypertensive-patients-without-clinically-apparent-target-organ-damage
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Darae Kim, Chi Young Shim, Geu Ru Hong, Sungha Park, In Jeong Cho, Hyuk Jae Chang, Jong Won Ha, Namsik Chung
PURPOSE: Impaired left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) and the presence of microalbuminuria indicate early cardiac and renal dysfunction. We aimed to determine the relationships among 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) variables, LV GLS, and urine albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) in hypertensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 130 hypertensive patients (mean age 53 years; 59 men) underwent 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring, measurements of peripheral and central BPs, and transthoracic echocardiography...
March 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433578/resistant-hypertension-on-treatment-reshypot-sequential-nephron-blockade-compared-to-dual-blockade-of-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-plus-bisoprolol-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-arterial-hypertension-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth do Espirito Santo Cestário, Letícia Aparecida Barufi Fernandes, Luiz Tadeu Giollo-Júnior, Jéssica Rodrigues Roma Uyemura, Camila Suemi Sato Matarucco, Manoel Idelfonso Paz Landim, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Lúcia Helena Bonalume Tácito, Heitor Moreno, José Fernando Vilela-Martin, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is characterized when the blood pressure (BP) remains above the recommended goal after taking three antihypertensive drugs with synergistic actions at their maximum recommended tolerated doses, preferably including a diuretic. Identifying the contribution of intravascular volume and serum renin in maintaining BP levels could help tailor more effective hypertension treatment, whether acting on the control of intravascular volume or sodium balance, or acting on the effects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on the kidney...
February 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432217/prematurity-and-future-kidney-health-the-growing-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Michelle C Starr, Sangeeta R Hingorani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe the role prematurity plays in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to discuss potential reasons for this association including decreased nephron mass, as well as postnatal insults such as neonatal acute kidney injury (nAKI). RECENT FINDINGS: New observational studies in humans and experimental studies in animal models have strengthened the association between prematurity, low birth weight and CKD...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431578/patency-of-the-arterial-pedal-plantar-arch-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-or-diabetes-mellitus
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Axel Haine, Alan G Haynes, Andreas Limacher, Tim Sebastian, Wuttichai Saengprakai, Torsten Fuss, Iris Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: Patency of the pedal-plantar arch limits risk of amputation in peripheral artery disease (PAD). We examined patients without chronic kidney disease (CKD)/diabetes mellits (DM) [PAD-control], those with DM without CKD, and those with CKD without DM. METHOD: Uni- and multivariate logistic regression was used to assess association of CKD with loss of patency of the pedal-plantar arch and presence of tibial or peroneal vessel occlusion. Multivariate models adjusted for age, sex, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and smoking...
February 1, 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431364/chronic-kidney-disease-detection-and-evaluation
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David Y Gaitonde, David L Cook, Ian M Rivera
Chronic kidney disease affects 47 million people in the United States and is associated with significant health care costs, morbidity, and mortality. Because this disease can silently progress to advanced stages, early detection is critical for initiating timely interventions. Multiple guidelines recommend at least annual screening with serum creatinine, urine albumin/creatinine ratio, and urinalysis for patients with risk factors, particularly diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and a history of cardiovascular disease...
December 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430716/imoxin-attenuates-high-fructose-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-renal-epithelial-cell-via-downregulation-of-pkr-pathway
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Jaspreet Kalra, Suresh Babu Mangali, Audesh Bhat, Indu Dhar, Mary Priyanka Udumula, Arti Dhar
Double stranded RNA (dsRNA) activated protein kinase R (PKR), a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase is a key inducer of inflammation, insulin resistance and glucose homeostasis in obesity. Recent studies have demonstrated that PKR can respond to metabolic stress in mice as well as in humans. However the underlying molecular mechanism is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of high fructose (HF) in cultured renal tubular epithelial cells (NRK 52E) derived from rat kidney and to investigate whether inhibition of PKR could prevent any deleterious effects of HF in these cells...
February 11, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429751/pulmonary-hypertension-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-ckd-and-esrd-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mengyao Tang, Jonathan A Batty, Chiayu Lin, Xiaohong Fan, Kevin E Chan, Sahir Kalim
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and may be associated with poor outcomes. The magnitude of the association between pulmonary hypertension and mortality is uncertain due to the small size and variable findings of observational studies. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies using subgroup analyses and metaregression. SETTING & POPULATION: Patients with ESRD or earlier stages of CKD...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429749/total-renal-artery-occlusion-recovery-of-function-after-revascularization
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Sandhya Manohar, Abdurrahman Hamadah, Sandra M Herrmann, Stephen C Textor
Current trends in managing atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis favor medical therapy, on account of negative results from prospective trials of revascularization, such as CORAL and ASTRAL. One result of this trend has been encountering occasional patients with progressive disease, sometimes leading to total arterial occlusion. We illustrate a case of accelerated hypertension with complete renal artery occlusion in which the patient recovered function after surgical bypass and we review the clinical approach used and the advanced imaging modalities available to us...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428662/antihypertensive-and-antioxidant-effects-of-protocatechuic-acid-in-deoxycorticosterone-acetate-salt-hypertensive-rats
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Leila Safaeian, Reyhaneh Emami, Valiollah Hajhashemi, Zahra Haghighatian
Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is a natural antioxidant with beneficial cardiovascular properties. In this study, the effect of supplementation with PCA was investigated in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt hypertension. Male Wistar rats received DOCA (25 mg/kg, s.c.) twice weekly and 1% NaCl in drinking water and simultaneously treated with PCA (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg, p.o.) for 4 weeks. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was detected using tail-cuff method. Electrolytes including Na+, K+ and chloride, catalase activity, glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, malondialdehyde (MDA) and hydroperoxides concentration were measured in serum samples...
February 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428540/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-interactions-of-dopamine-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-inhibitors-with-human-p-glycoprotein-and-breast-cancer-resistance-protein
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Joana Bicker, Gilberto Alves, Ana Fortuna, Patrício Soares-da-Silva, Amílcar Falcão
Inhibition of the biosynthesis of noradrenaline is a currently explored strategy for the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension. While some dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH) inhibitors cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and cause central as well as peripheral effects (nepicastat), others have limited access to the brain (etamicastat, zamicastat). In this context, peripheral selectivity is clinically advantageous, in order to prevent alterations of noradrenaline levels in the CNS and the occurrence of adverse central effects...
February 8, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428153/chronic-renal-disease-in-spain-prevalence-and-related-factors-in-persons-with-diabetes-mellitus-older-than-64-years
#18
Juan Martínez Candela, Javier Sangrós González, Francisco Javier García Soidán, José Manuel Millaruelo Trillo, Javier Díez Espino, Daniel Bordonaba Bosque, Luis Ávila Lachica
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are conditions which have a high prevalence in individuals ≥ 65 years of age and represent a major public health problem. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of CKD, its categories and its relationship with various demographic and clinical factors in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Spain. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional, multicenter, Spanish epidemiological study...
February 7, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427767/an-assessment-of-the-relationship-of-physical-activity-obesity-and-chronic-diseases-conditions-between-active-obese-and-sedentary-normal-weight-american-women-in-a-national-sample
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J R Pharr, C A Coughenour, T J Bungum
OBJECTIVE: Obesity and physical inactivity are associated with increased rates of chronic diseases and conditions. However, the 'fit but fat' theory posits that cardiopulmonary fitness (or physical activity) can mitigate risks to health associated with obesity. The purpose of this study was to compare chronic diseases and conditions of highly active/obese women with inactive/normal weight women. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study of the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data...
February 7, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425960/quercetin-decreases-the-activity-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-ameliorates-vascular-remodeling-in-renovascular-hypertension
#20
Sherliane C Pereira, Juliana M Parente, Vanessa A Belo, Atlante S Mendes, Natália A Gonzaga, Gabriel T do Vale, Carla S Ceron, José Eduardo Tanus-Santos, Carlos R Tirapelli, Michele M Castro
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased activity of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 is observed in aortas of different models of hypertension, and its activation is directly mediated by oxidative stress. As quercetin is an important flavonoid with significant antioxidant effects, the hypothesis here is that quercetin will reduce increased MMP-2 activity by decreasing oxidative stress in aortas of hypertensive rats and then ameliorate hypertension-induced vascular remodeling. METHODS: Male two-kidney one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive Wistar rats and controls were treated with quercetin (10 mg/kg/day) or its vehicle for three weeks by gavage...
January 31, 2018: Atherosclerosis
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