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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344140/familial-genetic-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-associated-with-bilateral-giant-renal-angiomyolipoma-a-case-report
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Lina Wang, Dawei Ni, Lin Zhong, Jianbo Wang
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disease involving multiple organs, but there are a limited number of reports on family TSC. In the present report, a case of a 52-year-old female with a familial genetic TSC, associated with bilateral giant renal angiomyolipoma, was described. The mother, second elder brother and daughter of the patient all exhibited TSC, but the clinical manifestations, and therapeutic prognosis between the family members were not the same. The present case report aimed at identifying an effective diagnostic method and treatment through additional study of familial genetic TSC, in order to prolong and improve the quality of life for patients with TSC...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343314/cell-free-dna-the-role-in-pathophysiology-and-as-a-biomarker-in-kidney-diseases
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Peter Celec, Barbora Vlková, Lucia Lauková, Janka Bábíčková, Peter Boor
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is present in various body fluids and originates mostly from blood cells. In specific conditions, circulating cfDNA might be derived from tumours, donor organs after transplantation or from the foetus during pregnancy. The analysis of cfDNA is mainly used for genetic analyses of the source tissue -tumour, foetus or for the early detection of graft rejection. It might serve also as a nonspecific biomarker of tissue damage in critical care medicine. In kidney diseases, cfDNA increases during haemodialysis and indicates cell damage...
January 18, 2018: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341271/review-shows-that-early-fetal-alcohol-exposure-may-cause-adverse-effects-even-when-the-mother-consumes-low-levels
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Ihsan Sarman
AIM: Studies are increasingly focusing on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) on child health. The aim of this review was to provide paediatricians with new insights to help them communicate key messages about avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. METHODS: Inspired by the 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, which focused on integrating research, policy and practice, we studied English language papers published since 2010 on how early PAE triggered epigenetic mechanisms that had an impact on the development of some chronic diseases...
January 17, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339317/arterial-stenosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-update-on-the-unrevealed-mechanisms-of-an-endothelial-disease
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Ghita Harifi, Wared Nour-Eldine, Mohammad Hassan A Noureldine, Mohammad Baker Berjaoui, Romy Kallas, Rita Khoury, Imad Uthman, Jamal Al-Saleh, Munther A Khamashta
First described in 1983, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by the occurrence of recurrent arterial and/or venous thrombosis, and/or pregnancy morbidity, in the setting of persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). While thrombosis is the most well-known pathogenic mechanism in this disorder, the relevance of some other mechanisms such as arterial stenosis is being increasingly recognized. Arterial stenosis has been first described in the renal arteries in patients with APS, however intracranial and coeliac arteries can also be involved with various and treatable clinical manifestations...
January 12, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331749/paediatric-dysgerminoma-results-of-three-consecutive-french-germ-cell-tumours-clinical-studies-tgm-85-90-95-with-late-effects-study
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Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Hélène Pacquement, Cécile Faure-Conter, Catherine Patte, Daniel Orbach, Nadège Corradini, Claire Berger, Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Cécile Vérité, Hélène Martelli, Brice Fresneau
METHODS: French patients (≤18years) treated for dysgerminoma between 1985 and 2005 in TGM-85, 90, 95 protocols were included. Treatment was based on primary unilateral oophorectomy followed by prophylactic lymph node irradiation (1985-1998) or a wait-and-see strategy (1998-2005) for localised completely resected tumours (pS1) or by platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced diseases. RESULTS: Forty-eight patients (median age 12.8 years) were included. Six patients had gonadal dysgenesis...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313509/patients-families-perceptions-of-lupus-in-sub-saharan-africa
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J Iba Ba, M Ouédraogo, Y S Oliveira, I Nseng Nseng, A Abo Ekomie, J B Boguikouma
Lupus is an autoimmune disease affecting the connective tissue. Its clinical and biological polymorphism is often misunderstood by patients and families and can lead to treatment interruption and a decision to turn to alternative medicine. We used a questionnaire to assess the degree of knowledge of this disease of family members living with lupus patients. Of the 56 lupus patients receiving regular follow-up at our hospital, 123 members of 30 of their families (53.5%) participated. Overall, among these families, 81...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305253/chronic-hypertension-first-trimester-blood-pressure-control-and-likelihood-of-severe-hypertension-preeclampsia-and-small-for-gestational-age
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Diane Nzelu, Dan Dumitrascu-Biris, Kypros H Nicolaides, Nikos A Kametas
BACKGROUND: There is extensive evidence that pre-pregnancy chronic hypertension is associated with high risk of development of severe hypertension and preeclampsia and birth of small for gestational age neonates. However, previous studies have not reported whether anti-hypertensive use, blood pressure control or normalization of blood pressure during early pregnancy influence the rates of these pregnancy complications. OBJECTIVE: To stratify women with pre-pregnancy chronic hypertension according to the use of antihypertensive medications and level of blood pressure control at the first hospital visit during the first-trimester of pregnancy and examine the rates of severe hypertension, preeclampsia and birth of small for gestational age neonates according to such stratification...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302904/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-with-special-reference-to-pregnancy-specific-disorders-a-hospital-based-study-2014-2016
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Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289477/kidney-function-after-a-hypertensive-disorder-of%C3%A2-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-study
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Nina D Paauw, Anne Marijn van der Graaf, Rita Bozoglan, David P van der Ham, Gerjan Navis, Ron T Gansevoort, Henk Groen, A Titia Lely
BACKGROUND: Registry-based studies report an increased risk for end-stage kidney disease after hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs). It is unclear whether HDPs lead to an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or progression of kidney function decline. STUDY DESIGN: Subanalysis of the Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease (PREVEND) Study, a Dutch population-based cohort with follow-up of 5 visits approximately 3 years apart. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Women without and with patient-reported HDPs (non-HDP, n=1,805; HDP, n=977) were identified...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288923/early-versus-late-institution-of-plasma-exchange-therapy-in-pregnancy-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-its-effects-on-clinical-outcomes-a-case-series
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Anupama Kaul, Kavita Vishwakarma, Dharmendra Singh Bhaduaria, Prabhaker Mishra, Narayan Prasad, Manoj Jain, Venkatesh Thammshetti, Manas R Patel, Amit Gupta, Raj Kumar Sharma
PURPOSE: To look for incidence of pregnancy associated TMA, clinical presentation and impact of early diagnosis and institution of plasma exchange on overall renal outcomes METHODS: -This is a retrospective study among all female patients who presented with acute kidney injury post pregnancy between October 2002 to April 2016 in department of nephrology in a tertiary care hospital in northern India and diagnosed as pregnancy induced TMA. The patient were assessed for duration of onset of renal failure to time of diagnosis of TMA, role of modality of treatment ie plasmpaharesis to outcome...
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284159/characteristics-and-clinical-outcomes-of-living-renal-donors-in-hong-kong
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Y L Hong, C H Yee, C B Leung, J Yc Teoh, B Ch Kwan, P Kt Li, S Sm Hou, C F Ng
INTRODUCTION: In Asia, few reports are available on the outcomes for living renal donors. We report the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of individuals following living donor nephrectomy in Hong Kong. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the characteristics and clinical outcomes of all living renal donors who underwent surgery from January 1990 to December 2015 at our centre in Hong Kong. Information was obtained from hospital records and territory-wide electronic patient records...
December 29, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237658/emergency-salpingectomy-for-ruptured-ectopic-pregnancy-in-patient-with-melnick-needles-syndrome-a-rare-otopalatodigital-syndrome
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Mark Zachary Johnson, Cormac Francis Mullins, Declan Keane, Ingrid Browne
Melnick-Needles syndrome (M-NS) is a rare genetic disorder which primarily affects skeletal developments. M-NS may also affect the cardiorespiratory and renal systems. A 35 kg patient presented complaining of abdominal pain. Following a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound examination, she was diagnosed with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. She had a significant background history of M-NS, obstructive sleep apnoea (with narrow gauge tracheostomy in situ), obstructive lung disease and scoliosis. She received fluid resuscitation, and the case was managed using an open salpingectomy and clot evacuation under combined spinal/epidural anaesthesia...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233504/the-utility-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-women-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-haemodialysis-and-after-kidney-transplantation
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Sokratis Stoumpos, Jennifer Lees, Paul Welsh, Martin Hund, Colin C Geddes, Scott M Nelson, Patrick B Mark
Women with renal disease have menstrual and gonadal dysfunction manifesting as hormonal imbalance. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a potential measure of ovarian reserve. We examined circulating AMH concentrations in young women with renal failure, determined associations with clinical characteristics, and compared AMH with age-matched healthy individuals. AMH was measured in 77 women: 26 had chronic kidney disease (CKD), 26 were on haemodialysis (HD), and 25 had a kidney transplant. Random AMH levels were highest in women on HD [HD 2...
November 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212810/heme-oxygenase-1-is-a-potent-inhibitor-of-placental-ischemia-mediated-endothelin-1-production-in-cultured-human-glomerular-endothelial-cells
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Bhavisha A Bakrania, Frank T Spradley, Simon C Satchell, David E Stec, John M Rimoldi, Rama S V Gadepalli, Joey P Granger
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder of maternal hypertension and reduced renal hemodynamics linked to reduced endothelial function. Placental ischemia is thought to be the culprit of this disease, as it causes the release of factors like tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α that induce vascular endothelin-1 (ET-1) production. Interestingly, placental ischemia-induced hypertension in rats (reduced uterine perfusion pressure, RUPP model) is abolished by ETA receptor blockade, suggesting a critical role for ET-1...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208248/kidney-diseases-associated-with-alternative-complement-pathway-dysregulation-and-potential-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Prateek Sanghera, Mythili Ghanta, Fatih Ozay, Venkatesh K Ariyamuthu, Bekir Tanriover
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathy (dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis) are characterized as inappropriate activation of the alternative complement pathway. Genetic mutations affecting the alternative complement pathway regulating proteins (complement factor H, I, membrane cofactor protein and complement factor H-related proteins) and triggers (such as infection, surgery, pregnancy and autoimmune disease flares) result in the clinical manifestation of these diseases. A decade ago, prognosis of these disease states was quite poor, with most patients developing end-stage renal disease...
December 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207220/-long-term-outcome-of-renal-function-in-women-with-preeclampia-and-pregestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Carmela Vadalà, Valeria Cernaro, Rossella Siligato, Roberta Granese, Antonio Simone Laganà, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is an important cause of acute renal failure and an important risk marker for subsequent chronic kidney disease. In normal pregnancy, there are marked changes in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) including considerably elevated angiotensin II (ang II) levels. However, vascular resistance decreases markedly during normal pregnancy, suggesting that pregnant individuals are less sensitive to ang II than non-pregnant individuals. In contrast, during PE decreased circulating components of the RAS with enhanced sensitivity of ang II infusion have been reported...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198741/pregnancy-as-an-early-stress-test-for-cardiovascular-and-kidney-disease-diagnosis
#17
Thaís Alquezar Facca, Gianna Mastroianni-Kirsztajn, Amélia Rodrigues Pereira Sabino, Michelle Tiveron Passos, Larissa Fátima Dos Santos, Eduardo Augusto Brosco Famá, Sonia Kiyomi Nishida, Nelson Sass
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy is a cardiometabolic and renal stress test for women, primarily when associated with hypertension syndrome, which can have deleterious effects in the long term. We undertook this study to make a long-term evaluation on these women. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to investigate voluntary women who had pregnancy-induced hypertension syndrome versus normal pregnancy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We evaluated a total of 85 women, divided in case (n = 25) and control (n = 60) groups, by clinical, anthropometric and epidemiological profiles, general, metabolic and renal tests, and risk stratification for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
November 23, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192743/can-pancreatic-cancer-be-detected-by-adrenomedullin-in-patients-with-new-onset-diabetes-the-pacanod-cohort-study-protocol
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Laura Antolino, Mara La Rocca, Federico Todde, Elena Catarinozzi, Paolo Aurello, Lucilla Bollanti, Giovanni Ramacciato, Francesco D'Angelo
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Its diagnosis is often delayed and patients are frequently found to have unresectable disease. Patients diagnosed with new-onset diabetes have an 8-fold risk of harboring pancreatic cancer. Adrenomedullin has been claimed to mediate diabetes in pancreatic cancer. New screening tools are needed to develop an early diagnosis protocol. METHODS: Patients aged 45-75 years within 2 years of first fulfilling the ADA criteria for diabetes will be prospectively enrolled in this study...
November 29, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187254/acute-disseminated-melioidosis-giving-rise-to-pneumonia-and-renal-abscesses-complicated-with-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-post-partum-woman-a-case-report
#19
Piyumi Sachindra Alwis Wijewickrama, Rohini Weerakoon
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an established endemic infection in Sri Lanka, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram negative bacterium distributed in saprophytes in soil and surface water. Main mode of transmission is via percutaneous inoculation. Pneumonia is the most common presentation in acute disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 33 year old previously healthy Sinhalese female with an occupational exposure to surface water in paddy fields, who was on postpartum day 6 following an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery via an elective caesarian section...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169993/impact-of-vitamin-d-on-pregnancy-related-disorders-and-on-offspring-outcome
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REVIEW
Karoline von Websky, Ahmed Abdallah Hasan, Christoph Reichetzeder, Oleg Tsuprykov, Berthold Hocher
Observational studies from all over the world continue to find high prevalence rates of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in many populations, including pregnant women. Beyond its classical function as a regulator of calcium and phosphate metabolism, vitamin D elicits numerous effects in the human body. Current evidence highlights a vital role of vitamin D in mammalian gestation. During pregnancy, adaptations in maternal vitamin D metabolism lead to a physiologic increase of vitamin D levels, mainly because of an increased renal production, although other potential sources like the placenta are being discussed...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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