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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770972/fractional-excretion-of-electrolytes-in-volume-responsive-and-intrinsic-acute-kidney-injury-in-dogs-diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications
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Roberta Troìa, Marta Gruarin, Chiara Grisetti, Federica Serafini, Luca Magna, Erika Monari, Massimo Giunti, Francesco Dondi
BACKGROUND: The value of fractional excretion (FE) of electrolytes to characterize and prognosticate acute kidney injury (AKI) is poorly documented in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic roles of FE of electrolytes in dogs with AKI. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 135) with AKI treated with standard care (February 2014-December 2016). METHODS: Prospective study. Clinical and laboratory variables including FE of electrolytes, were measured upon admission...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736405/renal-evaluation-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Giovany Gomes Capistrano, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Fernanda Macedo de Oliveira Neves, Renata de Almeida Leitão, Alice Maria Costa Martins, Alexandre Braga Libório
Introduction: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) comprises a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by impaired antibody production. Kidney involvement in CVID is described in isolated and sporadic case reports. The objective of this study was to study the renal function pattern in CVID patients through glomerular and tubular function tests. Methods: Study of 12 patients with CVID diagnosis and 12 healthy control individuals. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), fractional excretion of sodium (FENa+ ) and potassium (FEK+ ), urinary concentration, and acidification capacity were measured...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732735/tissue-engineering-at-the-blood-contacting-surface-a-review-of-challenges-and-strategies-in-vascular-graft-development
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Daniel Radke, Wenkai Jia, Dhavan Sharma, Kemin Fena, Guifang Wang, Jeremy Goldman, Feng Zhao
Tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) are beginning to achieve clinical success and hold promise as a source of grafting material when donor grafts are unsuitable or unavailable. Significant technological advances have generated small-diameter TEVGs that are mechanically stable and promote functional remodeling by regenerating host cells. However, developing a biocompatible blood-contacting surface remains a major challenge. The TEVG luminal surface must avoid negative inflammatory responses and thrombogenesis immediately upon implantation and promote endothelialization...
May 7, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522906/daily-therapy-with-a-slow-releasing-h-2-s-donor-gyy4137-enables-early-functional-recovery-and-ameliorates-renal-injury-associated-with-urinary-obstruction
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Shouzhe Lin, Dameng Lian, Weihua Liu, Aaron Haig, Ian Lobb, Ahmed Hijazi, Hassan Razvi, Jeremy Burton, Matthew Whiteman, Alp Sener
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of slow-releasing H2 S donor GYY4137 on post-obstructive renal function and injury following unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) by using the UUO and reimplantation (UUO-R) model in rats and to elucidate potential mechanisms by using an in vitro model of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). METHODS: Male Lewis rats underwent UUO at the left ureterovesical junction. From post-operative day (POD) 1-13, rats received daily intraperitoneal (IP) injection of phosphate buffered saline (PBS, 1 mL) or GYY4137 (200 μmol/kg/day in 1 mL PBS, IP)...
June 1, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377609/use-of-the-fractional-excretion-of-urea-in-an-azotemic-nonoliguric-state-type-1-cardiorenal-syndrome
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James B Diskin, Christopher Brandon Walker, Michael D Oberle, Charles J Diskin
The fractional excretion of urea is a useful tool to evaluate renal function in oliguric states; however, it remains unexplored in nonoliguric states. We evaluated its use to predict responses in patients with type 1 cardiorenal syndrome. This was a prospective observational study of 116 patients with type 1 cardiorenal syndrome referred over a 4-year period. Fractional excretion of urea and sodium, ejection fraction, mean arterial pressure, age, sex, diabetes, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), serum sodium and blood urea nitrogen were analyzed for effects upon serum creatinine and survival...
January 26, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311252/pazopanib-induced-hypertension-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-is-associated-with-low-urine-excretion-of-no-metabolites
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Anne Robdrup Tinning, Camilla Bengtsen, Niels Viggo Jensen, Lars Bastholt, Boye Lagerbon Jensen, Kirsten Madsen
Drugs targeting VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) are often associated with rapid development of hypertension by a yet not fully understood mechanism. VEGF is expressed in renal epithelial cells and stimulates NO production. In the renal medulla, inhibition of NO formation by local L-NAME or by impaired endothelin-1 leads to hypertension. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that VEGF receptor inhibitor treatment leads to hypertension through decreased renal medullary formation of NO and endothelin-1...
March 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283974/the-role-of-distal-tubule-and-collecting-duct-sodium-reabsorption-in-sunitinib-induced-hypertension
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Jeannine Witte, Josephine Lampe, Anna Koenen, Ines Urbaneck, Antje Steinbach, Rainer Rettig, Olaf Grisk
OBJECTIVE: Antiangiogenic receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (RTKI) induce arterial hypertension which may limit their use. Renal fractional sodium excretion (FENa) is reduced in early RTKI-induced hypertension, whereas fractional lithium excretion is unaltered. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that activated distal tubule and collecting duct sodium reabsorption contributes to RTKI-induced hypertension. METHODS: Amiloride-sensitive and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)-sensitive fractional sodium reabsorption (FRNa) and renal epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) as well as sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) abundances were determined in sunitinib-treated and control rats...
April 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147470/retrospective-analysis-of-inferior-vena-cava-collapsibility-with-point-of-care-ultrasound-and-urine-sodium-and-fena-in-patients-with-early-stage-acute-kidney-injury
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Faizan Babar, Gurkeerat Singh, Mustafa Noor, Bruce Sabath
Early stage acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for an increase in mortality. Accurate assessment of volume status is a major challenge during the early stages of acute renal injury. Determining volume status based on the history and physical exam lacks accuracy. Urine sodium and free excretion of sodium (FENa) provide objective evidence of intravascular volume status when interpreted carefully and is helpful to delineate prerenal from intrinsic renal failure. In recent years point of care ultrasound has been used to assess volume status...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123070/redox-sensitive-alteration-of-replisome-architecture-safeguards-genome-integrity
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Kumar Somyajit, Rajat Gupta, Hana Sedlackova, Kai John Neelsen, Fena Ochs, Maj-Britt Rask, Chunaram Choudhary, Jiri Lukas
DNA replication requires coordination between replication fork progression and deoxynucleotide triphosphate (dNTP)-generating metabolic pathways. We find that perturbation of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) in humans elevates reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are detected by peroxiredoxin 2 (PRDX2). In the oligomeric state, PRDX2 forms a replisome-associated ROS sensor, which binds the fork accelerator TIMELESS when exposed to low levels of ROS. Elevated ROS levels generated by RNR attenuation disrupt oligomerized PRDX2 to smaller subunits, whose dissociation from chromatin enforces the displacement of TIMELESS from the replisome...
November 10, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052786/tolvaptan-promotes-urinary-excretion-of-sodium-and-urea-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Satoshi Minami, Takayuki Hamano, Hirotsugu Iwatani, Masayuki Mizui, Yoshiki Kimura, Yoshitaka Isaka
BACKGROUND: Tolvaptan (TLV) promotes aquaresis; however, little is known about its effect on solute excretion in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We retrospectively studied CKD patients with decompensated heart failure (HF) or those with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) receiving TLV. Patients with an increased urine volume of more than twice of daily variance were defined as "responders" in HF. We compared the ability of the urinary osmolality (U-OSM) change and urinary creatinine concentration ([U-Cr]) change to discriminate "responders"...
October 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046296/geraniin-is-a-diuretic-by-inhibiting-the-na-k-2cl-cotransporter-nkcc2
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Erika Moreno, Juan A Gayosso, José R Montejano, Georgina Almaguer, Norma Vázquez, Cristino Cruz, Adriana Mercado, Norma A Bobadilla, Gerardo Gamba, Alfredo Sierra, Victoria Ramírez
Geranium seemannii Peyr is a perennial plant endemic to central Mexico that has been widely used for its diuretic effect, but the responsible compound of this effect is unknown as well as the mechanism by which the diuretic effect is achieved. Geraniin is one of the compounds isolated from this kind of geranium. This study was designed to determinate whether geraniin possesses diuretic activity and to elucidate the mechanism of action. Geraniin was extracted and purified from Geranium seemannii Peyr. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: 1) Control, 2) 75 mg/kg of geraniin, 3) 20 mg/kg of furosemide, and 4) 10 mg/kg of hydrochlorothiazide...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940861/intrarenal-mas-and-at-1-receptors-play-a-role-in-mediating-the-excretory-actions-of-renal-interstitial-angiotensin-1-7-infusion-in-anaesthetized-rats
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Julie O'Neill, Vincent Healy, Edward J Johns
What is the central question of this study? Dietary sodium manipulation alters the magnitude of angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)]-induced natriuresis. The present study sought to determine whether this was related to relative changes in the activity of intrarenal Mas and/or AT1 receptors. What is the main finding and its importance? Angiotensin-(1-7)-induced diuresis and natriuresis is mediated by intrarenal Mas receptors. However, intrarenal AT1 receptor blockade also had an inhibitory effect on Ang-(1-7)-induced natriuresis and diuresis...
December 1, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939330/effect-of-a-physical-activity-programme-in-the-aquatic-environment-on-haemodynamic-constants-in-pregnant-women
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Juana María Vázquez-Lara, Carlos Ruiz-Frutos, Luciano Rodríguez-Díaz, Jesús Ramírez-Rodrigo, Carmen Villaverde-Gutiérrez, Gema Torres-Luque
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a physical activity programme in the aquatic environment with immersion up to the neck, of six weeks duration, on haemodynamic constants in pregnant women. METHODS: A six-week physical activity programme in the aquatic environment was carried out with a total of 46 pregnant women, who were distributed into an experimental group (n = 18), which participated in the programme, and a control group (n = 28), which followed routine care...
September 19, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810844/effect-of-tolvaptan-on-renal-handling-of-water-and-sodium-gfr-and-central-hemodynamics-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-during-inhibition-of-the-nitric-oxide-system-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
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Safa Al Therwani, My Emma Sofie Malmberg, Jeppe Bakkestroem Rosenbaek, Jesper Noergaard Bech, Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tolvaptan slows progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by antagonizing the vasopressin-cAMP axis. Nitric oxide (NO) stimulates natriuresis and diuresis, but its role is unknown during tolvaptan treatment in ADPKD. METHODS: Eighteen patients with ADPKD received tolvaptan 60 mg or placebo in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, crossover study. L-NMMA (L-NG-monomethyl-arginine) was given as a bolus followed by continuous infusion during 60 min...
August 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739647/compensatory-distal-reabsorption-drives-diuretic-resistance-in-human-heart-failure
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Veena S Rao, Noah Planavsky, Jennifer S Hanberg, Tariq Ahmad, Meredith A Brisco-Bacik, Francis P Wilson, Daniel Jacoby, Michael Chen, W H Wilson Tang, David Z I Cherney, David H Ellison, Jeffrey M Testani
Understanding the tubular location of diuretic resistance (DR) in heart failure (HF) is critical to developing targeted treatment strategies. Rodents chronically administered loop diuretics develop DR due to compensatory distal tubular sodium reabsorption, but whether this translates to human DR is unknown. We studied consecutive patients with HF ( n =128) receiving treatment with loop diuretics at the Yale Transitional Care Center. We measured the fractional excretion of lithium (FELi), the gold standard for in vivo assessment of proximal tubular and loop of Henle sodium handling, to assess sodium exit after loop diuretic administration and FENa to assess the net sodium excreted into the urine...
November 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665281/experimental-model-for-acute-kidney-injury-caused-by-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Beata Skowron, Agnieszka Baranowska, Jolanta Kaszuba-Zwoińska, Grażyna Więcek, Anna Malska-Woźniak, Piotr Heczko, Magdalena Strus
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the rapid deterioration of renal function, diagnosed on the basis of an increase in serum creatinine and abnormal urinary parameters. AKI is associated with increased risk of mortality or chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to develop an experimental model for AKI resulting from Escherichia coli-induced pyelonephritis. E. coli was isolated from a patient with clinical symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). MATERIAL/METHODS: The study included three groups of female Wistar rats (groups 1, 2 and 3), in which pyelonephritis was induced by transurethral inoculation with highly virulent E...
June 19, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632750/renal-sodium-handling-and-blood-pressure-changes-in-gestational-protein-restricted-offspring-role-of-renal-nerves-and-ganglia-neurokinin-expression
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Augusto H Custódio, Marcelo C de Lima, Bárbara Vaccari, Patrícia A Boer, José A R Gontijo
BACKGROUND: Considering long-term changes in renal sodium handling and blood pressure in maternal protein-restricted (LP) offspring, we assumed that the development of LP hypertension results from abnormal dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurokinin expression associated with impaired responsiveness of renal sensory receptors, promoting a reduced urinary excretion of sodium. The present study investigates whether increased blood pressure in protein-restricted offspring would be associated with changes in the DRG cells and in renal pelvic wall expression of NK1R, SP and CGRP when compared to NP offspring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630124/the-dna-repair-repertoire-of-mycobacterium-smegmatis-fena-includes-the-incision-of-dna-5-flaps-and-the-removal-of-5-adenylylated-products-of-aborted-nick-ligation
#18
Maria Loressa Uson, Shreya Ghosh, Stewart Shuman
We characterize Mycobacterium smegmatis FenA as a manganese-dependent 5'-flap endonuclease homologous to the 5'-exonuclease of DNA polymerase I. FenA incises a nicked 5' flap between the first and second nucleotides of the duplex segment to yield a 1-nucleotide gapped DNA, which is then further resected in dinucleotide steps. Initial FenA cleavage at a Y-flap or nick occurs between the first and second nucleotides of the duplex. However, when the template 3' single strand is eliminated to create a 5'-tailed duplex, FenA incision shifts to between the second and third nucleotides...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588843/bilateral-hydronephrosis-due-to-obstructive-ureteral-stone-associated-with-norovirus-gastroenteritis
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Fumihiro Ochi, Kenji Furuno, Pin Fee Chong, Junichiro Tezuka, Yumi Mizuno, Tomonobu Aoki, Eiichi Ishii
Recently, cases of urinary tract calculi causing hydronephrosis and postrenal renal failure associated with viral gastroenteritis were documented, yet few were related to norovirus. During norovirus gastroenteritis, observation of oliguria, aciduria, low FENa value, and elevation of blood or urinary uric acid level may necessitate clinical workout for nephrolithiasis.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566500/gender-difference-in-kidney-electrolyte-transport-i-role-of-at-1a-receptor-in-thiazide-sensitive-na-cl-cotransporter-activity-and-expression-in-male-and-female-mice
#20
Jing Li, Ryo Hatano, Shuhua Xu, Laxiang Wan, Lei Yang, Alan M Weinstein, Lawrence Palmer, Tong Wang
We studied gender differences in Na+ -Cl- cotransporter (NCC) activity and expression in wild-type (WT) and AT1a receptor knockout (KO) mice. In renal clearance experiments, urine volume (UV), glomerular filtration rate, absolute Na+ (ENa ) and K+ (EK ), and fractional Na+ (FENa ) and K+ excretion were measured and compared at peak changes after bolus intravenous injection of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ; 30 mg/kg). In WT, females responded more strongly than males to HCTZ, with larger fractional increases of UV (7...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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