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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212617/surfactant-protein-d-sp-d-gene-polymorphisms-and-serum-level-as-predictors-of-susceptibility-and-prognosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-chinese-population
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Jiao Liu, Guang Li, Lianghai Li, Zhiyong Liu, Qingshan Zhou, Guirong Wang, Dechang Chen
BACKGROUND: Injury to the kidney epithelial barrier is a characteristic feature of acute kidney injury (AKI). Serum surfactant protein-D (SP-D), a known biomarker of damaged alveolar epithelium, is also secreted by renal tubular epithelial cells. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the possible association of SP-D with AKI susceptibility and prognosis. METHODS: In this study, 159 AKI patients and 120 healthy individuals were included. SP-D polymorphisms Thr11Met and Thr160Ala, AKI patient serum SP-D levels at days 1, 3 and 7 and urine KIM-1 levels in both AKI patients and controls were examined...
February 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207287/thiamine-as-a-renal-protective-agent-in-septic-shock-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ari Moskowitz, Lars W Andersen, Michael N Cocchi, Mathias Karlsson, Parth V Patel, Michael W Donnino
RATIONALE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with sepsis and has been associated with high mortality rates. The provision of thiamine to septic patients may reduce the incidence and severity of sepsis-related AKI and thereby prevent renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that thiamine supplementation mitigates kidney injury in septic shock. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a single-center, randomized, double-blind trial comparing thiamine to placebo in patients with septic shock...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197888/stop-adding-insult-to-injury-identifying-and-managing-risk-factors-for-the-progression-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-children
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Wesley Hayes
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in children admitted to hospital. Whilst some recover normal kidney function following an acute kidney insult, a significant proportion experience long-term sequelae. The aim of this review is to summarize current understanding of the processes that can lead to sequelae following AKI. Kidney injury, repair, recovery and progression are described. Risk factors for progression are outlined, and potential strategies to stratify the risk of progression in children with AKI are discussed...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193259/acute-kidney-injury-increases-the-risk-of-end-stage-renal-disease-after-cardiac-surgery-in-an-asian-population-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophia Tsong Huey Chew, Roderica Rui Ge Ng, Weiling Liu, Khuan Yew Chow, Lian Kah Ti
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The long-term association between AKI and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in an Asian population is unknown. Given the high prevalence of diabetes and a younger age of presentation for cardiac surgery, it is important to track this progression of kidney disease. Therefore, we studied the long-term risk of ESRD and mortality in our Asian patients who developed AKI after cardiac surgery...
February 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192060/macrophages-in-renal-injury-and-repair
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Sarah C Huen, Lloyd G Cantley
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing global health concern, yet no treatment is currently available to prevent it or to promote kidney repair after injury. Animal models demonstrate that the macrophage is a major contributor to the inflammatory response to AKI. Emerging data from human biopsies also corroborate the presence of macrophages in AKI and their persistence in progressive chronic kidney disease. Macrophages are phagocytic innate immune cells that are important mediators of tissue homeostasis and host defense...
February 10, 2017: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
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S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187124/association-between-the-levels-of-urine-kidney-injury-molecule-1-and-the-progression-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-elderly
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Yuanyuan Xie, Qin Wang, Chunlin Wang, Xiajing Che, Xinghua Shao, Yao Xu, Zhaohui Ni, Shan Mou
BACKGROUND: The factors influencing the prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) were analyzed in a group of elderly AKI patients to determine the markers of early prognosis. METHODS: A total of 258 patients were screened, and 201 patients were enrolled in the study. Eventually, 184 AKI patients were included in the study, including 79 elderly AKI patients (≥60 years old). During one year of follow-up, renal function changes were observed, and the risk factors that influenced the prognosis of AKI were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164557/the-detection-of-urinary-podocytes-from-drug-induced-glomerular-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-advanced-cancer-patients
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Joichi Usui, Chie Yokoyama, Masahiro Hagiwara, Kai Hirayasu, Takahiro Kojima, Takayuki Yoshino, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Masanori Hara, Kunihiro Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Focusing on glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), we detected urinary podocytes to evaluate podocyte damage following glomerular endothelial cell injury. METHODS: We analyzed the relationship between urinary podocytes as biomarkers for podocyte injuries and clinical manifestations in five patients of anti-cancer-drug-induced glomerular TMA. RESULTS: Cancer in all five patients was advanced, including 4 cases of renal cell carcinoma treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and one with intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma treated with gemcitabine...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149647/hepatitis-c-and-kidney-disease-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rashad S Barsoum, Emad A William, Soha S Khalil
Hepatitis-C (HCV) infection can induce kidney injury, mostly due to formation of immune-complexes and cryoglobulins, and possibly to a direct cytopathic effect. It may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) as a part of systemic vasculitis, and augments the risk of AKI due to other etiologies. It is responsible for mesangiocapillary or membranous glomerulonephritis, and accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease due to other causes. HCV infection increases cardiovascular and liver-related mortality in patients on regular dialysis...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148299/propagation-of-pathological-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-marmoset-brain
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Aki Shimozawa, Maiko Ono, Daisuke Takahara, Airi Tarutani, Sei Imura, Masami Masuda-Suzukake, Makoto Higuchi, Kazuhiko Yanai, Shin-Ichi Hisanaga, Masato Hasegawa
α-Synuclein is a defining, key component of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), as well as glial cytoplasmic inclusions in multiple system atrophy (MSA). The distribution and spreading of these pathologies are closely correlated with disease progression. Recent studies have revealed that intracerebral injection of synthetic α-synuclein fibrils or pathological α-synuclein prepared from DLB or MSA brains into wild-type or transgenic animal brains induced prion-like propagation of phosphorylated α-synuclein pathology...
February 2, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147341/aurora-kinases-novel-therapy-targets-in-cancers
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REVIEW
Anqun Tang, Keyu Gao, Laili Chu, Rui Zhang, Jing Yang, Junnian Zheng
Aurora kinases, a family of serine/threonine kinases, consisting of Aurora A (AURKA), Aurora B (AURKB) and Aurora C (AURKC), are essential kinases for cell division via regulating mitosis especially the process of chromosomal segregation. Besides regulating mitosis, Aurora kinases have been implicated in regulating meiosis. The deletion of Aurora kinases could lead to failure of cell division and impair the embryonic development. Overexpression or gene amplification of Aurora kinases has been clarified in a number of cancers...
January 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145481/serum-prealbumin-and-its-changes-over-time-are-associated-with-mortality-in-acute-kidney-injury
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Wenji Wang, Yu Pan, Xiao Tang, Guihua Hao, Yingxin Xie, Shuai Ma, Jianfeng Luo, Daqiao Guo, Feng Ding
Serum prealbumin is a clinically relevant indicator of nutritional status and inflammation in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). This study aimed to determine whether serum prealbumin and its longitudinal changes over a week could improve the prediction of 90-day mortality in AKI patients. This prospective cohort study included 340 adults with AKI between 2014 and 2015. There were 94 (27.6%) patient deaths within 90 days. Serum prealbumin level <10 mg/dL at the time of AKI diagnosis was associated with a 155% increased death risk ratio (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 2...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143966/renal-aging-causes-and-consequences
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Eoin D O'Sullivan, Jeremy Hughes, David A Ferenbach
Individuals age >65 years old are the fastest expanding population demographic throughout the developed world. Consequently, more aged patients than before are receiving diagnoses of impaired renal function and nephrosclerosis-age-associated histologic changes in the kidneys. Recent studies have shown that the aged kidney undergoes a range of structural changes and has altered transcriptomic, hemodynamic, and physiologic behavior at rest and in response to renal insults. These changes impair the ability of the kidney to withstand and recover from injury, contributing to the high susceptibility of the aged population to AKI and their increased propensity to develop subsequent progressive CKD...
February 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139396/heme-oxygenase-1-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-acute-kidney-injury
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Subhashini Bolisetty, Abolfazl Zarjou, Anupam Agarwal
A common clinical condition, acute kidney injury (AKI) significantly influences morbidity and mortality, particularly in critically ill patients. The pathophysiology of AKI is complex and involves multiple pathways, including inflammation, autophagy, cell-cycle progression, and oxidative stress. Recent evidence suggests that a single insult to the kidney significantly enhances the propensity to develop chronic kidney disease. Therefore, the generation of effective therapies against AKI is timely. In this context, the cytoprotective effects of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) in animal models of AKI are well documented...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137829/inhibition-of-reticulon-1a-mediated-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-early-aki-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-development
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Ying Fan, Wenzhen Xiao, Kyung Lee, Fadi Salem, Jiejun Wen, Li He, Jing Zhang, Yang Fei, Dongsheng Cheng, Hongda Bao, Yumei Liu, Fujun Lin, Gengru Jiang, Zhiyong Guo, Niansong Wang, John Cijiang He
Several animal studies have shown an important role for endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in AKI, whereas human studies are lacking. We recently reported that Reticulon-1A (RTN1A) is a key mediator of ER stress and kidney cell injury. Here, we investigated whether modulation of RTN1A expression during AKI contributes to the progression to CKD. In a retrospective study of 51 patients with AKI, increased expression of RTN1A and other ER stress markers were associated with the severity of kidney injury and with progression to CKD...
January 30, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133685/impact-of-acute-kidney-injury-on-long-term-mortality-and-progression-to-chronic-kidney-disease-among-critically-ill-children
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Najlaa G Al-Otaibi, Maryam Zeinelabdin, Mohamed A Shalaby, Norah Khathlan, Ghadi D Mashat, Amal A Zahrani, Sundus Mw NoorSaeed, Nora M Shalabi, Khalid A Alhasan, Sara N Sharief, Amr S Albanna, Jameela A Kari
To determine the 2-year outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) following admission to pediatric critical care units (PICU). Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted between January 2012 and December 2013. We followed 131 children admitted to PICU, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a diagnosis of AKI, based on pRIFLE (pediatric risk, injury, failure, loss, and end-stage renal disease), for 2 years. During the study period, 46 children died and 38 of survivors completed the follow-up...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131398/recombinant-%C3%AE-klotho-may-be-prophylactic-and-therapeutic-for-acute-to-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-and-uremic-cardiomyopathy
#17
Ming Chang Hu, Mingjun Shi, Nancy Gillings, Brianna Flores, Masaya Takahashi, Makoto Kuro-O, Orson W Moe
α-Klotho is highly expressed in the kidney, and its extracellular domain is cleaved and released into the circulation. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a state of α-Klotho deficiency, which exerts multiple negative systemic effects on numerous organs including the cardiovascular system. Since acute kidney injury (AKI) greatly escalates the risk of CKD development, we explored the effect of α-Klotho on prevention and treatment on post-AKI to CKD progression and cardiovascular disease. Therein, ischemia reperfusion injury-induced AKI was followed by early administration of recombinant α-Klotho or vehicle starting one day and continued for four days after kidney injury (CKD prevention protocol)...
January 25, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130688/akipredictor-an-online-prognostic-calculator-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-adult-critically-ill-patients-development-validation-and-comparison-to-serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin
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Marine Flechet, Fabian Güiza, Miet Schetz, Pieter Wouters, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Inge Derese, Jan Gunst, Isabel Spriet, Michaël Casaer, Greet Van den Berghe, Geert Meyfroidt
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a major challenge. We developed and validated AKI prediction models in adult ICU patients and made these models available via an online prognostic calculator. We compared predictive performance against serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels at ICU admission. METHODS: Analysis of the large multicenter EPaNIC database. Model development (n = 2123) and validation (n = 2367) were based on clinical information available (1) before and (2) upon ICU admission, (3) after 1 day in ICU and (4) including additional monitoring data from the first 24 h...
January 27, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119409/guiding-physician-decisions-for-initiating-dialysis-for-aki-is-progress-on-the-horizon
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EDITORIAL
Etienne Macedo, Ravindra L Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112977/early-prognostic-value-of-monitoring-serum-free-light-chain-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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Zübeyde Nur Özkurt, Gülsan Türköz Sucak, Şahika Zeynep Akı, Münci Yağcı, Rauf Haznedar
We hypothesized the levels of free light chains obtained before and after autologous stem cell transplantation can be useful in predicting transplantation outcome. We analyzed 70 multiple myeloma patients. Abnormal free light chain ratios before stem cell transplantation were found to be associated early progression, although without any impact on overall survival. At day +30, the normalization of levels of involved free light chain related with early progression. According to these results almost one-third reduction of free light chain levels can predict favorable prognosis after autologous stem cell transplantation...
January 23, 2017: Cancer Investigation
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