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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
#1
Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302077/clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-snakebite-envenomation-a-prospective-observational-study-from-myanmar
#2
Kyi-Phyu Aye, Vipa Thanachartwet, Chit Soe, Varunee Desakorn, Khin-Thida Thwin, Supat Chamnanchanunt, Duangjai Sahassananda, Thanom Supaporn, Visith Sitprija
BACKGROUND: Snakebite-related acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common community-acquired AKI in tropical countries leading to death and disability. The aims of this study were to (1) determine the occurrence of snakebite-related AKI, (2) assess factors at presentation that are associated with snakebite-related AKI, and (3) determine the outcomes of patients with snakebite-related AKI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of patients with snake envenomation at the three academic tertiary care hospitals in Yangon, Myanmar between March 2015 and June 2016...
March 16, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288363/the-role-of-postictal-laboratory-blood-analyses-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-seizures
#3
REVIEW
Robert D Nass, Robert Sassen, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Epileptic seizures (ES) lead to alterations in the blood laboratory values and reflect changes in different organ systems. Here, we review the diagnostic and prognostic value of various blood laboratory values within the context of epilepsy. METHODS: Narrative review and literature search on PubMed using the term, "seizure" and various laboratory values. RESULTS: Laboratory markers can help clinicians determine whether an unwitnessed event was more likely to be epileptic or non-epileptic...
February 27, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246176/effect-of-intralipid-postconditioning-on-myocardial-injury-in-patients-undergoing-valve-replacement-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Rong-Hua Zhou, Hui Yu, Xiao-Rong Yin, Qi Li, Hong Yu, Hai Yu, Chan Chen, Ji-Yue Xiong, Zhen Qin, Ming Luo, Zhao-Xia Tan, Ting Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine whether the administration of intralipid just before aortic cross-unclamping would reduce myocardial injury in patients undergoing valve replacement surgery. METHODS: Seventy-three adult patients, scheduled for elective aortic or mitral valve surgery without significant coronary stenosis (>70%), were randomly assigned to the intralipid postconditioning (ILPC) group (n=37) or control group (n=36): the ILPC group received an intravenous infusion of 20% intralipid (2 mL/kg) just 10 min before aortic cross-unclamping, and the control group received an equivalent volume of normal saline...
February 28, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202119/-acute-renal-failure-caused-by-rhabdomyolysis-in-children-a-clinical-analysis-of-26-cases
#5
Fan-Ying Meng, Xiao-Rong Liu, Qian Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features and prognosis of acute renal failure (ARF) caused by rhabdomyolysis (RM) in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data, laboratory examination, and prognosis of 26 RM children with ARF. RESULTS: The causes for all 26 RM children with ARF were non-traumatic diseases, and the three most common causes were infection (69%), diabetes (12%), and metabolic disease (8%)...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143401/acute-kidney-injury-induces-high-sensitivity-troponin-measurement-changes-after-cardiac-surgery
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Amr S Omar, Khaled Mahmoud, Samy Hanoura, Hany Osman, Praveen Sivadasan, Suraj Sudarsanan, Yasser Shouman, Rajvir Singh, Abdulaziz AlKhulaifi
BACKGROUND: The value of cardiac troponin as a risk assessment tool for cardiac disease in the setting of end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) is not equivalent to its value in those with normal renal function. This consideration had not been studied in settings of acute kidney injury (AKI). We aim to explore the diagnostic value of high sensitive troponin T (hsTnT) in the settings of cardiac surgery-induced AKI. METHODS: Single center observational retrospective study...
January 31, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088951/-noninvasive-diagnostic-and-predictive-value-in-renal-transplant-recipients-with-acute-rejection-by-measurement-of-urine-fractalkine
#7
D J Chen, W H Peng, H Jiang, H F Huang, J Y Wu, H P Wang, J H Chen
Objective: To investigate the relationship between early-stage renal acute rejection(AR) and the level of Fractalkine in urine, explore the diagnostic and noninvasive monitoring value in early stage after transplantation by measurement of urine Fractalkine. Methods: Urine samples were examined from renal transplant patients between January 2006 and October 2009. A total of 155 patients were enrolled, including 49 with biopsy-proved AR, 58 patients with stable renal function and no abnormal histological findings, 10 patients with subclinical rejection in protocol biopsy, 9 patients with biopsy-proven acute tubular necrosis and 29 patients with biopsy-proven chronic allograft nephropathy...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060212/urinary-mitochondrial-dna-levels-identify-acute-kidney-injury-in-surgical-critical-illness-patients
#8
Qiongyuan Hu, Jianan Ren, Jie Wu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Song Liu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Huajian Ren, Zhiwu Hong, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that mitochondrial injury and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage are associated with the initiation and progression of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, practical limitations of existing assays of mitochondrial function have limited our ability to study the link between mitochondrial dysfunction and renal injury. Therefore, we evaluated urinary mtDNA (UmtDNA) as a biomarker of AKI in critical illness patients. METHODS: DNA was isolated from urine samples in surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients and quantified by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
January 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052095/metabolomic-profiling-in-individuals-with-a-failing-kidney-allograft
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Roberto Bassi, Monika A Niewczas, Luigi Biancone, Stefania Bussolino, Sai Merugumala, Sara Tezza, Francesca D'Addio, Moufida Ben Nasr, Alessandro Valderrama-Vasquez, Vera Usuelli, Valentina De Zan, Basset El Essawy, Massimo Venturini, Antonio Secchi, Francesco De Cobelli, Alexander Lin, Anil Chandraker, Paolo Fiorina
BACKGROUND: Alteration of certain metabolites may play a role in the pathophysiology of renal allograft disease. METHODS: To explore metabolomic abnormalities in individuals with a failing kidney allograft, we analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS; for ex vivo profiling of serum and urine) and two dimensional correlated spectroscopy (2D COSY; for in vivo study of the kidney graft) 40 subjects with varying degrees of chronic allograft dysfunction stratified by tertiles of glomerular filtration rate (GFR; T1, T2, T3)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997529/renal-dysfunction-in-early-adulthood-following-birth-asphyxia-in-male-spiny-mice-and-its-amelioration-by-maternal-creatine-supplementation-during-pregnancy
#10
Stacey J Ellery, Domenic A LaRosa, Luise A Cullen-McEwen, Russell D Brown, Rod J Snow, David W Walker, Michelle M Kett, Hayley Dickinson
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury affects ~70% of asphyxiated newborns, and increases their risk of developing chronic kidney disease later in life. Acute kidney injury is driven by renal oxygen deprivation during asphyxia, thus we hypothesized that creatine administered antenatally would protect the kidney from the long-term effects of birth asphyxia. METHODS: Pregnant spiny mice were fed standard chow or chow supplemented with 5% creatine from 20-d gestation (midgestation)...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916937/the-emergence-and-epidemiology-of-haff-disease-in-china
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REVIEW
Thomas Y K Chan
Haff disease is a rare syndrome of unexplained myalgia and rhabdomyolysis occurring within 24 h of consumption of certain types of cooked freshwater fish or crustacean. It is caused by a yet unidentified heat-stable toxin. In the present review of published case studies and official press releases, the main objective is to report the emergence and epidemiology of Haff disease in China. Haff disease first occurred in Beijing in 2000 and in Lianzhou and Liannan, Guangdong Province in 2009. Subsequent outbreaks mostly occurred in the Jiangsu Province-Nanjing, Yangzhou, Huai'an, and Yancheng...
December 1, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859996/microphthalmia-associated-transcription-factor-ensures-the-elongation-of-axons-and-dendrites-in-the-mouse-frontal-cortex
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Koji Ohba, Kazuhisa Takeda, Tamio Furuse, Tomohiro Suzuki, Shigeharu Wakana, Takashi Suzuki, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Shigeki Shibahara
Long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1) is a mammalian transposable element, and its genomic insertion could cause neurological disorders in humans. Incidentally, LINE-1 is present in intron 3 of the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (Mitf) gene of the black-eyed white mouse (Mitf(mi-bw) allele). Mice homozygous for the Mitf(mi-bw) allele show the white coat color with black eye and deafness. Here, we explored the functional consequences of the LINE-1 insertion in the Mitf gene using homozygous Mitf(mi-bw) mice on the C3H background (C3H-bw mice) or on the C57BL/6 background (bw mice)...
December 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806120/comparison-of-the-efficacies-and-safety-of-combined-therapy-between-telbivudine-plus-adefovir-and-lamivudine-plus-adefovir-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-real-world-practice
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Ming-Tsung Lin, Yi-Hao Yen, Ming-Chao Tsai, Po-Lin Tseng, Kuo-Chin Chang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic hepatitis B infection remains a significant health issue worldwide. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of combined therapy using lamivudine plus adefovir (LAM+ADV) versus telbivudine plus adefovir (LdT+ADV) and the corresponding renal function change and safety. METHODS: This study enrolled a total of 171 patients (110 patients received LAM+ADV and 60 patients received LdT+ADV). We analyzed the changes in renal function using the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717598/-statin-associated-myopathy-in-clinical-practice-results-of-dama-study
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Jesús Millán, Juan Pedro-Botet, Elisenda Climent, Joaquín Millán, Joan Rius
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Muscle symptoms, with or without elevation of creatin kinase are one of the main adverse effects of statin therapy, a fact that sometimes limits their use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients treated with statins who have complained muscle symptoms and to identify possible predictive factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional one-visit, non-interventional, national multicenter study including patients of both sexes over 18 years of age referred for past or present muscle symptoms associated with statin therapy was conducted...
January 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611058/a-validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantitative-measurement-of-creatinine-as-an-endogenous-biomarker-in-human-plasma
#15
Yue Zhao, Guowen Liu, Aida Angeles, Lisa J Christopher, Zhaoqing Wang, Mark E Arnold, Jim X Shen
BACKGROUND: Creatinine is an endogenous compound generated from creatine by normal muscular metabolism. It is an important indicator of renal function and the serum level is routinely monitored in clinical labs. Results & methodology: Surrogate analyte (d3-creatinine) was used for calibration standard and quality control preparation and the relative instrument response ratio between creatinine and d3-creatinine was used to calculate the endogenous creatinine concentrations. CONCLUSION: A fit-for-purpose strategy of using a surrogate analyte and authentic matrix was adopted for this validation...
October 2016: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592805/avelumab-in-patients-with-chemotherapy-refractory-metastatic-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-multicentre-single-group-open-label-phase-2-trial
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Howard L Kaufman, Jeffery Russell, Omid Hamid, Shailender Bhatia, Patrick Terheyden, Sandra P D'Angelo, Kent C Shih, Céleste Lebbé, Gerald P Linette, Michele Milella, Isaac Brownell, Karl D Lewis, Jochen H Lorch, Kevin Chin, Lisa Mahnke, Anja von Heydebreck, Jean-Marie Cuillerot, Paul Nghiem
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin cancer with poor prognosis in patients with advanced disease. Current standard care uses various cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens, but responses are seldom durable. Tumour oncogenesis is linked to Merkel cell polyomavirus integration and ultraviolet-radiation-induced mutations, providing rationale for treatment with immunotherapy antibodies that target the PD-L1/PD-1 pathway. We assessed treatment with avelumab, an anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody, in patients with stage IV Merkel cell carcinoma that had progressed after cytotoxic chemotherapy...
October 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518853/nmr-based-metabonomic-analysis-of-physiological-responses-to-starvation-and-refeeding-in-the-rat
#17
José I Serrano-Contreras, Isabel García-Pérez, María E Meléndez-Camargo, L Gerardo Zepeda
Starvation is a postabsorptive condition derived from a limitation on food resources by external factors. Energy homeostasis is maintained under this condition by using sources other than glucose via adaptive mechanisms. After refeeding, when food is available, other adaptive processes are linked to energy balance. However, less has been reported about the physiological mechanisms present as a result of these conditions, considering the rat as a supraorganism. Metabolic profiling using (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to characterize the physiological metabolic differences in urine specimens collected under starved, refed, and recovered conditions...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508716/-op-1a-05-nocturnal-blood-pressure-relates-more-closely-to-kidney-disease-in-the-dublin-outcome-study
#18
E Dolan, E O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is also the fastest growing reason for renal replacement therapy. Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) has consistently been shown to be a superior predictor of cardiovascular risk to that measured in the clinic setting. There is however limited data in its use to risk stratify patients with renal dysfunction We studied the relationship between ABP and renal disease in a in a cohort of non-diabetic hypertensive patients...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500131/acute-rhabdomyolysis-following-synthetic-cannabinoid-ingestion
#19
Demilade A Adedinsewo, Oluwaseun Odewole, Taylor Todd
CONTEXT: Novel psychoactive substances, including synthetic cannabinoids, are becoming increasingly popular, with more patients being seen in the emergency room following acute ingestion. These substances have been associated with a wide range of adverse effects. However, identification of complications, clinical toxicity, and management remain challenging. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a young African-American male who developed severe agitation and bizarre behavior following acute K2 ingestion...
June 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469384/ciprofloxacin-and-statin-interaction-a-cautionary-tale-of-rhabdomyolysis
#20
Fraser Charles Goldie, Amy Brogan, James Graham Boyle
A 62-year-old woman presented to hospital, on general practitioner (GP) advice, with a 15-day history of slowly progressing muscle weakness. Results showed newly deranged liver function and creatine kinase (CK) of >24 000. Prior medical history includes previous myocardial infarction and recurrent urinary tract infection. 4 days prior to symptom onset, the patient developed typical urinary tract infection symptoms, treated with ciprofloxacin. The patient had been taking simvastatin (40 mg nocte) for 13 years and had never previously taken ciprofloxacin...
July 28, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
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