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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636757/babesiosis-an-unusual-cause-of-sepsis-after-kidney-transplantation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Imtiaz Ather, Negiin Pourafshar, Denise Schain, Asmita Gupte, Michael J Casey
We report a unique case of babesiosis presenting as sepsis after kidney transplantation. A 70-year-old female kidney transplant recipient presented with fever, hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney injury, and met three of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Serology was positive for Babesia microti, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The patient was treated with atovaquone and azithromycin and made a full recovery. Reports of babesiosis after solid organ transplantation are rare, with only four prior cases reported in the literature...
June 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634267/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-the-role-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-in-the-vasculature
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REVIEW
Jennifer J DuPont, Iris Z Jaffe
Since the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) was cloned 30 years ago, it has become clear that MR is expressed in extra-renal tissues, including the cardiovascular system, where it is expressed in all cells of the vasculature. Understanding the role of MR in the vasculature has been of particular interest as clinical trials show that MR antagonism improves cardiovascular outcomes out of proportion to changes in blood pressure. The last 30 years of research have demonstrated that MR is a functional hormone-activated transcription factor in vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633555/glutamine-administration-in-early-or-late-septic-phase-downregulates-lymphocyte-pd-1-pd-l1-expression-and-the-inflammatory-response-in-mice-with-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Ya-Mei Hu, Yuan-Chin Hsiung, Man-Hui Pai, Sung-Ling Yeh
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a severe inflammatory response to infection. Excessive compensation to inflammation leads to dysregulated immune response that ultimately results in organ damage and lethality of sepsis. This study administered glutamine (GLN) in the early or late phase of sepsis to investigate its effects on regulating leukocyte programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligand (programmed cell death ligand 1 [PD-L1]) expression, macrophage function, inflammation, and acute kidney injury in sepsis...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633144/standardized-renal-endpoints-for-perioperative-clinical-trials-the-standardized-endpoints-in-perioperative-medicine-initiative
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David R McIlroy, Andrew D Shaw, Paul S Myles
Perioperative acute kidney injury is a common problem. While clinical trials seek to evaluate the impact of interventions on a variety of primary and secondary endpoints with the aim of implementing this knowledge to improve perioperative outcomes, the use of valid and relevant endpoints within clinical trials is of critical importance to achieving this goal. Suitable endpoints must be validated for the study population and in light of the clinical context under investigation while also considering regulatory requirements that govern the licensing of new therapeutic agents as well as the values of patients whose outcomes we seek to improve...
June 21, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631886/nlrp3-expression-and-urinary-hsp72-in-relation-to-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-diabetic-nephropathy-patients
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Hemat El-Sayed El-Horany, Rania Nagi Abd-Ellatif, Mona Watany, Yasser M Hafez, Hanaa Ibrahim Okda
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the major causes of end-stage renal disease. Nod-like receptors nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat pyrin-3 domain (NLRP3) inflammasome displays a considerable role in the chronic inflammatory state observed in diabetic patients. Urinary heat shock protein 72 (uHSP72) is a sensitive and specific biomarker for the early detection of acute kidney injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate NLRP3 relative gene expression, its correlation with inflammatory and oxidative stress markers, and to assess the value of uHSP72 in the early detection of DN in type 2 diabetic patients with different degrees of DN...
June 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630746/delusional-parasitosis-on-the-psychiatric-consultation-service-a-longitudinal-perspective-case-study
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Adam Trenton, Neha Pansare, Anthony Tobia, Viwek Bisen, Kenneth R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis is infrequently seen in hospital-based consultation-liaison psychiatry. AIMS: Although there are many publications on delusional parasitosis, this report reviews a unique case that was diagnosed during a hospital admission and treated over the next 36 months. METHOD: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: This case report describes a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with delusional parasitosis during a hospital admission for congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630239/an-unusual-case-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infection-with-pseudomembranous-colitis-like-lesions-associated-with-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-and-neurological-sequelae
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James Kennedy, Lauren Simmonds, Robert Orme, Warren Doherty
A 75-year-old man was admitted with abdominal pain and fresh rectal bleeding. Significantly, he had no risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection. An abdominal CT demonstrated colonic thickening, and flexible sigmoidoscopy identified pseudomembranous colitis-like lesions. After initial treatment as C. difficile colitis, a stool sample revealed Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection. Antibiotic therapy was stopped due to the risk of lysis-mediated toxin release, but unfortunately, the patient continued to deteriorate...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630110/retraction-adora2b-adenosine-receptor-signaling-protects-during-acute-kidney-injury-via-inhibition-of-neutrophil-dependent-tnf-%C3%AE-release
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July 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629959/glycemic-control-and-muscle-damage-in-3-athletes-with-type-1-diabetes-during-a-successful-performance-in-a-relay-ultramarathon-a-case-report
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Taisa Belli, Denise V de Macedo, Pedro P M Scariot, Gustavo G de Araújo, Ivan G M Dos Reis, Fernanda L Lazarim, Lázaro A S Nunes, René Brenzikofer, Claudio A Gobatto
Ultramarathon races are fairly demanding and impose substantial physiological stress on healthy athletes. These competitions may thus be considerably more challenging for individuals with diabetes. This case study aims to describe glycemic control, muscle damage, inflammation, and renal function in 3 athletes with type 1 diabetes during a successful performance in a relay ultramarathon. The team completed the race in 29 hours and 28 minutes, earning third place. The total distance covered by each athlete was 68...
June 16, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629397/optimal-timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-initiation-in-acute-kidney-injury-the-elephant-felt-by-the-blindmen
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Chih-Chung Shiao, Tao-Min Huang, Herbert D Spapen, Patrick M Honore, Vin-Cent Wu
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a key component in the management of severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. Many cohort studies, meta-analyses, and two recent large randomized prospective trials which evaluated the relationship between the timing of RRT initiation and patient outcome remain inconclusive due to substantial differences in study design, patient population, AKI definition, and RRT indication. A cause-specific diagnosis of AKI based on current staging criteria plus a sensitive biomarker (panel) that allows creating a homogeneous study population is definitely needed to assess the impact of early versus late initiation of RRT on patient outcome...
June 20, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628542/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Andrew Lamberth Parker, Terrence Pugh, Mark A Hirsch
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare but well-recognized malignant soft tissue sarcoma of smooth muscle origin. Metastases commonly occur in the lungs, liver, kidney, brain, and bone. Cases of metastatic osseous lesions or other extradural space-occupying masses secondary to LMS leading to neurologic compromise are relatively commonplace in the literature. Conversely, cases of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), an unusual entity as a sequela of any cancer, are exceedingly rare as a consequence of LMS. Only 2 cases of an ISCM from LMS are currently documented in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, no case is described in the rehabilitation literature...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628455/concurrent-infection-with-hepatitis-c-virus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Thomas J Marrie, Gregory J Tyrrell, Sumit R Majumdar, Dean T Eurich
Little is known about concurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). We hypothesized that co-infection with HCV and S. pneumoniae would increase risk for death and complications. We captured sociodemographic and serologic data for adults with IPD in a population-based cohort study in northern Alberta, Canada, during 2000-2014. IPD patients infected with HCV were compared with IPD patients not infected with HCV for risk of in-hospital deaths and complications by using multivariable logistic regression...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627643/niclosamide-attenuates-inflammatory-cytokines-via-the-autophagy-pathway-leading-to-improved-outcomes-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Lin-Xia Zhang, Hui-Juan Zhao, Dong-Li Sun, Shan-Lin Gao, Hong-Mei Zhang, Xin-Guo Ding
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a debilitating condition that leads to loss renal function and damage to kidney tissue in the majority of patients with acute kidney disease. Previous studies have indicated that autophagy serves a protective function in renal I/R injury. In the present study, the effect of the anthelmintic niclosamide in the regulation of inflammatory responses in kidney I/R was investigated. A total of 40 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the following 5 groups (n=8 in each group): Sham group; renal I/R injury; renal I/R injury plus 3‑methyladenine (3‑MA) treatment (15 mg/kg); renal I/R injury plus niclosamide (25 mg/kg); and renal I/R injury plus rapamycin (10 mg/kg)...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627094/-spectrum-of-hepatitis-b-and-renal-involvement
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Apurva S Shah, Deepak N Amarapurkar
Renal involvement in hepatitis B occurs in various spectrums and its knowledge is important for clinicians in management of patients. The renal diseases most commonly associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection include membranous nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and Polyarteritis nodosa. The widespread use of hepatitis B vaccination has decreased the incidence of HBV-related renal diseases. The incidence of HBV infection in dialysis patients has significantly decreased over the past few decades due to screening of blood products for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B core antibody, implementation of infection control measures and hepatitis B vaccination...
June 19, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626544/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Kuixing Zhang, Yuxin Lu, Kevin T Harley, Minh-Ha Tran
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a disease characterized by the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury. The histopathologic lesions of aHUS include thrombotic microangiopathy involving the glomerular capillaries and thrombosis involving arterioles or interlobar arteries. Extra-renal manifestations occur in up to 20% of patients. The majority of aHUS is caused by complement system defects impairing ordinary regulatory mechanisms. Activating events therefore lead to unbridled, ongoing complement activity producing widespread endothelial injury...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626180/pregnancy-is-a-risk-factor-for-secondary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-women-with-a-history-of-very-low-birth-weight
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Mari Tanaka, Sachio Iwanari, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Keisuke Taniguchi, Koichiro Hagihara, Daiki Fumihara, Syo Miki, Saeko Shimoda, Masaki Ikeda, Hiroya Takeoka
Low birth weight (LBW) has been known to increase the susceptibility to renal injury in adulthood. A 26-year-old woman developed proteinuria in early pregnancy; she had been born with very LBW. The clinical course was progressive, and an emergency Caesarean section was performed at 36 weeks due to acute kidney injury. A renal biopsy provided a diagnosis of post-adaptive focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Increased demand for glomerular filtration during early pregnancy appeared to have initiated the renal injury...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626071/nlrx1-dampens-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-tissue-injury-via-control-of-mitochondrial-activity
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Geurt Stokman, Lotte Kors, Pieter J Bakker, Elena Rampanelli, Nike Claessen, Gwendoline J D Teske, Loes Butter, Harmen van Andel, Marius A van den Bergh Weerman, Per W B Larsen, Mark C Dessing, Coert J Zuurbier, Stephen E Girardin, Sandrine Florquin, Jaklien C Leemans
Mitochondrial dysfunction is the most prominent source of oxidative stress in acute and chronic kidney disease. NLRX1 is a receptor of the innate immune system that is ubiquitously expressed and localized in mitochondria. We investigated whether NLRX1 may act at the interface of metabolism and innate immunity in a model of oxidative stress. Using a chimeric mouse model for renal ischemia-reperfusion injury, we found that NLRX1 protects against mortality, mitochondrial damage, and epithelial cell apoptosis in an oxidative stress-dependent fashion...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625442/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-renal-function-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-valve-replacement-under-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mingyu Zhai, Fang Kang, Mingming Han, Xiang Huang, Juan Li
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We attempted to explore the effect of Dex on renal function in patients with cardiac valve replacement under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: We designed a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, single-center, parallel-arm double-blind trial. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENTS: Seven-two eligible patients were randomly divided into Dex group and placebo group. INTERVENTIONS: Dexmedetomidine (Dex) (0...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625248/-core-knowledge-and-skill-based-approach-to-subspecialty-construction-in-critical-intensive-care-medicine-with-distinct-chinese-peculiarity
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Lijun Wang, Fang Tian
With the rapid development of critical care medicine (CCM) in China, there are increases in the number of intensive care units (ICUs), the scale of one center ICU and the team. Subspecialty construction of CCM is of great concerns for personnel training as well as discipline development, and is currently one of the urgent problems that need to be resolved. Experience of CCM subspecialty construction from Europe and the United States is lacking and it is necessary to propose some opinions on innovation to construct CCM subspecialties with Chinese characteristics...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624882/predicting-acute-kidney-injury-current-status-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Simona Pozzoli, Marco Simonini, Paolo Manunta
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by an acute decline in renal function and is associated to increased mortality rate, hospitalization time, and total health-related costs. The severity of this 'fearsome' clinical complication might depend on, or even be worsened by, the late detection of AKI, when the diagnosis is based on the elevation of serum creatinine (SCr). For these reasons, in recent years a great number of new tools, biomarkers and predictive models have been proposed to clinicians in order to improve diagnosis and prevent the development of AKI...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
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