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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102538/comparing-early-liver-graft-function-from-heart-beating-and-living-donors-a-pilot-study-aiming-to-identify-new-biomarkers-of-liver-injury
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Qi Joy Yang, Michael Kluger, Krzysztof Goryński, Janusz Pawliszyn, Barbara Bojko, Ai-Ming Yu, Keumhan Noh, Markus Selzner, Angela Jerath, Stuart McCluskey, K Sandy Pang, Marcin Wąsowicz
: Liver and kidney functions among recipients of liver transplantation (LT) surgery with heart beating (HBD, n = 13) or living donors (LD, n = 9) with different cold ischemic times were examined during the neohepatic phase for clearing rocuronium bromide (ROC, cleared by liver and kidney) and tranexamic acid (TXA, cleared by kidney). Solid phase micro-extraction and LC-MS/MS was applied to determine the plasma concentrations of ROC and TXA, and creatinine was determined by standard laboratory methods...
January 19, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095793/genetic-variation-underlying-renal-uric-acid-excretion-in-hispanic-children-the-viva-la-familia-study
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Geetha Chittoor, Karin Haack, Nitesh R Mehta, Sandra Laston, Shelley A Cole, Anthony G Comuzzie, Nancy F Butte, V Saroja Voruganti
BACKGROUND: Reduced renal excretion of uric acid plays a significant role in the development of hyperuricemia and gout in adults. Hyperuricemia has been associated with chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in children and adults. There are limited genome-wide association studies associating genetic polymorphisms with renal urate excretion measures. Therefore, we investigated the genetic factors that influence the excretion of uric acid and related indices in 768 Hispanic children of the Viva La Familia Study...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077373/determination-of-renal-function-and-injury-using-near-infrared-fluorimetry-in-experimental-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Mizuko Ikeda, Rumie Wakasaki, Katie J Schenning, Thomas Swide, Jeong Heon Lee, M Bernie Miller, Hak Soo Choi, Sharon Anderson, Michael P Hutchens
Cardiorenal syndrome type 1 causes acute kidney injury but is poorly understood; animal models and diagnostic aids are lacking. Robust noninvasive measurements of glomerular filtration rate are required for injury models and clinical use. Several have been described but are untested in translational models and suffer from biologic interference. We developed a mouse model of cardiorenal syndrome and tested the novel near-infrared fluorophore, ZW800-1, to assess renal and cardiac function. We performed murine cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation followed by transthoracic echocardiography, 2- and 24h later...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077047/extended-infusion-compared-to-standard-infusion-cefepime-as-empiric-treatment-of-febrile-neutropenia
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Rebekah H Wrenn, David Cluck, LeAnne Kennedy, Christopher Ohl, John C Williamson
Background Extended infusion (EI) dosing provides a longer time above the minimum inhibitory concentration, which is important for the clinical success of β-lactam antibiotics, especially for patients with impaired immunity. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and clinical impact of administering cefepime by EI as treatment of febrile neutropenia. Methods This was a prospective, randomized, comparative pilot study. All patients received cefepime 2 g IV every 8 h, with the first dose administered using a 30-min infusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056470/-anti-diabetic-medication-during-the-first-four-years-of-treatment-a-study-based-on-claims-data
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Veronika Lappe, Ingrid Köster, Ingrid Schubert
: Background Ever since the UKPDS study reassessed the usefulness of the substance metformin in 1998, it has been the first-line medication in anti-diabetic treatment. In addition, new classes and agents released on the market have given rise to new treatment options. The present study investigates prescription practice at the onset of treatment and in the years thereafter and measures it against German diabetes guidelines. Database and Methods Database: Statutory health insurance sample AOK/KV Hesse; Ages: 40 and over (N = 142514)...
January 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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/28045916/effects-of-different-oral-doses-of-sodium-chloride-on-the-basal-acid-base-and-mineral-status-of-exercising-horses-fed-low-amounts-of-hay
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Annette Zeyner, Kristin Romanowski, Andreas Vernunft, Patricia Harris, Ann-Marie Müller, Carola Wolf, Ellen Kienzle
The provision of NaCl, according to current recommendations, to horses in moderate work has been shown to induce immediate postprandial acidosis. The present study aimed to clarify whether this NaCl induced acidosis i) persists beyond the immediate postprandial period, and ii) is still present after a 2 week adaptation period. Six adult warmblood mares in moderate work received daily 1.00 kg hay per 100 kg body weight (bwt) only together with 0.64 kg unprocessed cereal grains/100 kg bwt.d as fed basis. Using a 3x3 Latin Square, either 0 (NaCl-0), 50 (NaCl-50) or 100 (NaCl-100) g NaCl/d were fed together with the concentrates in two equal doses for 3 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043731/acetazolamide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-followed-by-furosemide-versus-furosemide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-followed-by-furosemide-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-nephrotic-edema-a-randomized-trial
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Mohammad Amin Fallahzadeh, Banafshe Dormanesh, Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh, Jamshid Roozbeh, Mohammad Hossein Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Mahdi Sagheb
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic edema is considered refractory if it does not respond to maximum or near-maximum doses of loop diuretics. This condition can be treated with loop diuretics and thiazides. However, animal studies show that the simultaneous downregulation of pendrin with acetazolamide and inhibition of the sodium-chloride cotransporter with hydrochlorothiazide generates significant diuresis, and furosemide administration following a pendrin inhibitor potentiates furosemide's diuretic effect...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043617/bedaquiline-in-the-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-treatment-belarus-experience
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Alena Skrahina, Hennadz Hurevich, Dennis Falzon, Liudmila Zhilevich, Valiantsin Rusovich, Masoud Dara, Svetlana Setkina
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Outcomes of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) remain poor worldwide. Among patients with MDR-TB in Belarus who started treatment in 2012, only 54% completed it successfully, with treatment failure reported in 22% of the patients; additionally, 11% died and 13% were lost to follow-up or remained unevaluated. In Belarus, to improve outcomes, bedaquiline was introduced in MDR-TB treatment in June 2015. The national TB program developed measures to monitor safety and effectiveness of bedaquiline-containing regimens in line with the World Health Organization recommendations...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039404/free-radical-scavenging-decreases-endothelin-1-excretion-and-glomerular-albumin-permeability-during-type-1-diabetes
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Mohamed A Saleh, Carmen De Miguel, David I Stevens, Pamela K Carmines, David M Pollock, Jennifer S Pollock
Increased renal endothelin-1 (ET-1) production and an ETA receptor-dependent increase in glomerular albumin permeability (Palb) accompany type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). We hypothesized that T1D-induced oxidative stress contributes to renal ET-1 production and glomerular Palb Male rats with streptozotocin-induced T1D were provided free access to drinking water without additives (T1D rats) or containing the free radical scavenger tempol (1 mmol/L; T1D+Tempol). After 3 weeks, T1D+Tempol rats displayed lower urinary excretion of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and glomerular superoxide production (dihydroethidium staining) compared to T1D rats...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038961/determinants-of-gentamicin-concentrations-in-critically-ill-patients-a-population-pharmacokinetic-analysis
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Caspar J Hodiamont, Nicole P Juffermans, Catherine S C Bouman, Menno D de Jong, Ron A A Mathôt, Reinier M van Hest
When treating critically ill patients with gentamicin for severe infection, peak concentrations (Cmax) determine clinical efficacy and trough concentrations (Cmin) determine toxicity. Despite administration of body weight-standardised starting doses, a wide range of Cmax is generally observed. Furthermore, in therapeutic drug monitoring, several measures of renal function are used to predict appropriate Cmin and gentamicin dosing intervals, but the most accurate predictor is not known. This study aimed to quantify the impact of several patient parameters on gentamicin Cmax values and to determine which measure of renal function best predicts gentamicin clearance (CL)...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018907/the-use-of-the-ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-in-patients-suspected-of-secondary-hypertension
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Joshua R A Verbakel, Ahmet Adiyaman, Nicole Kraayvanger, Dirk G Dechering, Cornelis T Postma
The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a marker of arterial stiffness and is derived from ambulatory 24-h blood pressure registration. We studied whether the AASI could be used as a predictive factor for the presence of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients with a suspicion of secondary hypertension and as such as a diagnostic tool for RAS. We included 169 patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension. They all underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring registration, imaging of the renal arteries, and cardiovascular risk measurement, including smoking, history, biometrics, blood pressure, renal function, lipids, and glucose metabolism...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017667/assessment-of-optimal-initial-dosing-regimen-with-vancomycin-pharmacokinetics-model-in-very-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Hideo Kato, Mao Hagihara, Naoya Nishiyama, Yusuke Koizumi, Hiroshige Mikamo, Katsuhiko Matsuura, Yuka Yamagishi
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacokinetic of vancomycin in very low birth weight neonates showed big variety, and limited data were available due to very minor population. These facts make it difficult to adjust its optimal initial dosage. Therefore, this study was to develop optimal dosing regimen of vancomycin in very low birth weight neonates. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, low birth weight neonates (≤1500 g) were included in a population pharmacokinetics analysis. Based on the pharmacokinetic parameters we estimated, we simulated individual blood concentrations of vancomycin and evaluated the probability of its pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) target attainment, such as 24-h area under the concentration-time curve (AUC24)/MIC (≥400) and blood trough concentration (10-20 μg/mL), as primary measure for several dosing regimens by Monte Carlo simulation method...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009648/platelet-aggregation-and-the-risk-of-stent-thrombosis-or-bleeding-in-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-patients
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Krzysztof Kukula, Mariusz Klopotowski, Pawel Kunicki, Jacek Jamiolkowski, Artur Debski, Pawel Bekta, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
Platelet aggregation monitoring in patients after stent implantation is a promising way of preventing stent thrombosis and bleeding. The aim of the study was to verify whether clopidogrel (ADPtest) and aspirin (ASPItest) response measured by Multiplate (Dynabyte, Munich, Germany) analyzer in elective percutaneous coronary implantation patients predict the risk of stent thrombosis or other ischemic adverse events and bleeding. In this prospective, observational study 697 elective percutaneous coronary implantation patients were analyzed...
December 22, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008457/arterial-hypertension-treated-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-glucocorticoids-are-independent-risk-factors-associated-with-decreased-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Predrag Ostojic, Natasa Stojanovski
The aim of this study was to estimate prevalence and severity of renal insufficiency in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to assess risk factors associated with reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in SSc patients. Seventy-three consecutive patients with SSc (67 women and 6 men), mean age 56.2 years, mean disease duration 6.7 years, were included in this cross-sectional study. GFR was measured by creatinine clearance (CCr) in all patients, as well as 24-h proteinuria. We assessed frequency and severity of renal insufficiency in our patients with SSc and estimated the association of renal insufficiency with age, disease duration, subtype of the disease, earlier diagnosed arterial hypertension, and medications for which we assumed to affect renal function-cytostatics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticoids, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and calcium channel blockers (CCB)...
December 22, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003041/the-impact-of-oat-avena-sativa-consumption-on-biomarkers-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-parallel-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Hossein Rouhani, Mojgan Mortazavi Najafabadi, Pamela J Surkan, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Awat Feizi, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Animal studies report that oat (Avena sativa L) intake has favorable effects on kidney function. However, the effects of oat consumption have not been assessed in humans. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of oat intake on biomarkers of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Fifty-two patients with CKD were randomly assigned to a control group (recommended to reduce intake of dietary protein, phosphorus, sodium and potassium) or an oat consumption group (given nutritional recommendations for controls +50 g/day oats)...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999655/clinical-implications-of-repeated-drug-monitoring-of-imatinib-in-patients-with-metastatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Ivar Hompland, Øyvind Sverre Bruland, Kumari Ubhayasekhera, Jonas Bergquist, Kjetil Boye
BACKGROUND: Imatinib mesylate (IM) is the preferred treatment for the majority of patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). Low trough IM concentration (Cmin) values have been associated with poor clinical outcomes in GIST patients. However, there are few studies of repeated measurements of IM levels, and therapeutic drug monitoring is not yet a part of routine clinical practice. This study was conducted to reveal clinical scenarios where plasma concentration measurement of IM trough level (Cmin) is advantageous...
2016: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994300/does-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-protect-kidney-and-cardiomyocytes-after-coronary-revascularization-a-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Seyed Mahmoud Nouraei, Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Asieh Jazayeri
OBJECTIVE: To investigate efficacy of remote ischaemic preconditioning on reducing kidney injury and myocardial damage after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). BACKGROUND: Ischaemic preconditioning of a remote organ reduces ischaemia-reperfusion injury of kidney and myocardium after CABG. METHOD: To reduce myocardial damage and kidney injury by applying Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning we recruited 100 consecutive patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981717/effect-of-varying-degrees-of-renal-impairment-on-the-pharmacokinetics-and-tolerability-of-taspoglutide
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Mylène Giraudon, Stefan Sturm, Nathalie Lambert, Markus Niggli, Jochen Brumm, Bernhard Mangold, Christophe Schmitt
AIMS: Taspoglutide is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist which demonstrated meaningful anti-hyperglycaemic and weight loss effects in type 2 diabetic patients. The present study evaluated single dose pharmacokinetics and tolerability of taspoglutide in subjects with varying degrees of renal impairment and matched healthy subjects. METHOD: Subjects with mild renal impairment (n = 10), moderate impairment (n = 10), severe impairment (n = 9), or their matched healthy controls (n = 10) participated in this study...
December 15, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966809/delayed-elimination-of-high-dose-methotrexate-and-use-of-carboxypeptidase-g2-in-pediatric-patients-during-treatment-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Thommy Svahn, Karin Mellgren, Arja Harila-Saari, Ann Åsberg, Jukka Kanerva, Ólafur Jónsson, Goda Vaitkeviciene, Torben Stamm Mikkelssen, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Jesper Heldrup
BACKGROUND: Carboxypeptidase G2 (CPDG2 ) can be used as rescue treatment in cases of delayed methotrexate elimination (DME) and Mtx-induced nephrotoxicity. PROCEDURE: Between July 2008 and December 2014, all children (1.0-17.9 years) in the Nordic countries diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were treated according to the Nordic Organization for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (NOPHO) ALL 2008 protocol, including administration of six to eight high-dose (5 g/m(2) /24 hr) Mtx (HDMtx) courses...
December 14, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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