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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678837/infections-and-risk-of-peripartum-stroke-during-delivery-admissions
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Eliza C Miller, Marisa Gallo, Erin R Kulick, Alexander M Friedman, Mitchell S V Elkind, Amelia K Boehme
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peripartum strokes during delivery admissions are rare but have high maternal morbidity. Infections have been proposed as a possible stroke trigger. We hypothesized that women who had infections diagnosed at the time of delivery admission would have higher risk of stroke during their delivery hospitalization. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study using state inpatient administrative databases for California (2007-2011), Florida (2009-2011), and New York (2009-2011)...
April 20, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677005/maged2-a-novel-form-of-antenatal-bartter-s-syndrome
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Martin Kömhoff, Kamel Laghmani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antenatal Bartter's syndrome (aBS) is the most severe form of Bartter's syndrome, requiring close follow-up, in particular during the neonatal period, primarily because of prematurity. The recent identification of a novel and very severe form of aBS merits an update on this topic. RECENT FINDING: Despite the identification of several genes involved in Bartter's syndrome, about 20% of patients clinically diagnosed with aBS remained without genetic explanation for decades...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676801/prolonged-prenatal-hypoxia-selectively-disrupts-collecting-duct-patterning-and-postnatal-function-in-male-mouse-offspring
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Sarah L Walton, Reetu R Singh, Melissa H Little, Josephine Bowles, Joan Li, Karen M Moritz
KEY POINTS SUMMARY: In this study we investigated whether hypoxia during late pregnancy impairs kidney development in mouse offspring, and also whether this has long-lasting consequences affecting kidney function in adulthood. Hypoxia disrupted growth of the kidney, particularly the collecting duct network, in juvenile male offspring. By mid-late adulthood, these mice developed early signs of kidney disease, notably a compromised response to water deprivation. Female offspring showed no obvious signs of impaired kidney development and did not develop kidney disease, suggesting a underlying protection mechanism from the hypoxia insult...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674190/urinary-angiotensinogen-excretion-in-australian-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-pregnant-women
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Kirsty G Pringle, Celine Corbisier de Meaultsart, Shane D Sykes, Loretta J Weatherall, Lyniece Keogh, Don C Clausen, Gus A Dekker, Roger Smith, Claire T Roberts, Kym M Rae, Eugenie R Lumbers
The intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (iRAS) is implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension, chronic kidney disease and diabetic nephropathy. Urinary angiotensinogen (uAGT) levels reflect the activity of the iRAS and are altered in women with preeclampsia. Since Indigenous Australians suffer high rates and early onset of renal disease, we hypothesised that Indigenous Australian pregnant women, like non-Indigenous women with pregnancy complications, would have altered uAGT levels. The excretion of RAS proteins was measured in non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australian women with uncomplicated or complicated pregnancies (preeclampsia, diabetes/gestational diabetes, proteinuria/albuminuria, hypertension, small/large for gestational age, preterm birth), and in non-pregnant non-Indigenous women...
April 11, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669946/pravastatin-therapy-during-preeclampsia-prevents-long-term-adverse-health-effects-in-mice
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Nicola Garrett, Joaquim Pombo, Michelle Umpierrez, James E Clark, Mark Simmons, Guillermina Girardi
Preeclampsia (PE), associates with long-term increased risk for cardiovascular disease in women, suggesting that PE is not an isolated disease of pregnancy. It is not known if increased risk for long-term diseases is due to PE-specific factors or to prepregnancy renal and cardiovascular risk factors. We used a mouse model in which a WT female with normal prepregnancy health develops PE to investigate if preeclampsia causes long-term cardiovascular consequences after pregnancy for mothers and offspring. Mothers exhibited endothelial dysfunction and hypertension after PE and had glomerular injury that not only persisted but deteriorated, leading to fibrosis...
April 19, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660063/five-successful-pregnancies-with-antenatal-anakinra-exposure
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Chelsey J F Smith, Christina D Chambers
Objectives: Our aim is to add to the limited existing prospective data on IL-1 inhibitor use in pregnancy. Methods: Data were obtained from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy Project, a prospective cohort study of pregnancy outcomes in the USA and Canada. Eligible women were enrolled prior to 19 weeks' gestation between 2004 and 2017. Outcomes were obtained by maternal interview and medical record abstraction. Results: Five pregnancies with anakinra exposure were identified, all resulting in full-term singleton live births with no major or long-term complications...
April 12, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658461/-monitoring-of-kidney-injury-in-preterm-infants
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Rong Zhang, Wen-Bin Dong
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the neonatal intensive care unit that causes a high mortality of preterm infants and various chronic kidney diseases in adulthood. Preterm infants have immature development of the kidneys at birth. The kidneys continue to develop within a specific time window after birth. However, due to various factors during pregnancy and after birth, preterm infants tend to develop AKI. At present, serum creatinine and urine volume are used for the assessment of kidney injury, and their early sensitivity and specificity have attracted increasing attention...
April 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644715/comparison-of-biochemical-analysis-of-fetal-serum-and-fetal-urine-in-the-prediction-of-postnatal-renal-outcome-in-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction
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Emmanuel Spaggiari, Julien J Stirnemann, Sara Benedetti, Sophie Dreux, Laurent J Salomon, Thomas Blanc, Jonathan Rosenblatt, Romain Favre, Yves Ville, Françoise Muller
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prognostic value of fetal serum biochemistry and fetal urine biochemistry in predicting renal outcome in LUTO. METHODS: We retrospectively studied renal outcome following a prenatal diagnosis of LUTO in cases for which both fetal blood and fetal urine were sampled. We classified the renal outcome as either "favorable", when postnatal renal function was normal, or "adverse", in the case of postnatal chronic renal failure or when renal histological lesions were present at autopsy in the case of termination of pregnancy...
April 12, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603707/comparative-evaluation-of-periodontal-status-of-chronic-renal-failure-patients-and-systemically-healthy-individuals
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Radhika Gupta, Uttam Kumar, Siddharth Mallapragada, Pallavi Agarwal
AIM: Periodontitis, a chronic infectious disease, affects most of the population at one time or the other and its expression is a combination of hosts, microbial agents, and environmental factors. Extensive literature exists for the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Only a few studies performed in a limited number of patients have reported peri-odontal health status in chronic renal failure patients...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595273/-life-threatening-manifestations-of-lupus-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-internal-medicine
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Pavel Horák, Martina Skácelová, Jiří Vymětal, Markéta Schubertová
The clinical picture of systemic lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome is remarkably varied and disease manifestations are commonly very heterogeneous. Relatively often both diseases are associated with severe, acute and life threatening manifestations, which places demands on the knowledge of differential diagnostics and experience of the physicians. This article deals with the serious and mostly acute impairment of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, hematopoietic or nervous systems, briefly discusses the acute pregnancy complication and summarizes the basic therapeutic option...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579822/highly-hla-sensitized-kidney-transplant-patients-in-a-transplant-center
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P K Garcia, J Toro, C Borda, C Gonzalez, M P Rodriguez, K Contreras
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 10% to 30% of patients on renal transplant waiting lists are sensitized, which gives them more time on the waiting list. Transplantation in this setting has a greater risk of rejection and decreased graft survival. New strategies of donor allocation through virtual crossmatching and optimization of immunosuppressive therapies in induction and maintenance have allowed the allocation of organs for this population, which in other circumstances would not be chosen for a kidney transplant...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560763/pre-and-peripartal-management-of-a-woman-with-mcardle-disease-a-case-report
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Tina Stopp, Michael Feichtinger, Wolfgang Eppel, Thomas M Stulnig, Peter Husslein, Christian Göbl
McArdle disease or glycogen storage disease (GSD) type V is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder in skeletal muscle metabolism leading to exercise intolerance, muscle cramps and in some cases to rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure due to elevated serum myoglobin levels. Albeit the uterine smooth muscle is not affected, pregnancy and delivery can be physically strenuous and may require specific anesthesiologic care. However, data on pregnancy progress and outcome and on special implications linked to anesthesia in women with McArdle's disease is scarce, thus posing a challenge to pre- and peripartal management...
March 21, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560582/a-family-segregating-lethal-neonatal-coenzyme-q-10-deficiency-caused-by-mutations-in-coq9
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Amanda C Smith, Yoko Ito, Afsana Ahmed, Jeremy A Schwartzentruber, Chandree L Beaulieu, Erika Aberg, Jacek Majewski, Dennis E Bulman, Karina Horsting-Wethly, Diana Vermunt-de Koning, Richard J Rodenburg, Kym M Boycott, Lynette S Penney
Primary CoQ10 deficiency is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous, autosomal recessive disorder resulting from mutations in genes involved in the synthesis of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 ). To date, mutations in nine proteins required for the biosynthesis of CoQ10 cause CoQ10 deficiency with varying clinical presentations. In 2009 the first patient with mutations in COQ9 was reported in an infant with a neonatal-onset, primary CoQ10 deficiency with multi-system disease. Here we describe four siblings with a previously undiagnosed lethal disorder characterized by oligohydramnios and intrauterine growth restriction, variable cardiomyopathy, anemia, and renal anomalies...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560262/recent-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pre-eclampsia
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REVIEW
Kate Duhig, Brooke Vandermolen, Andrew Shennan
Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality, responsible annually for over 60,000 maternal deaths around the globe. Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disease featuring hypertension, proteinuria, and renal, hepatic, and neurological involvement. Diagnosis is often elusive, as clinical presentation is highly variable. Even those with severe disease can remain asymptomatic. Angiogenic factors are emerging as having a role in the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia and in prognostication of established disease. In this article, we summarize new developments and focus on angiogenic biomarkers for prediction of disease onset...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559205/a-clinical-evaluation-of-placental-growth-factor-in-routine-practice-in-high-risk-women-presenting-with-suspected-pre-eclampsia-and-or-fetal-growth-restriction
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L Ormesher, E D Johnstone, E Shawkat, A Dempsey, C Chmiel, E Ingram, L E Higgins, J E Myers
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of plasma Placental Growth Factor (PlGF), recommended by the recent NICE guidance, in women with suspected pre-eclampsia (PE) and/or fetal growth restriction (FGR). STUDY DESIGN: Non-randomised prospective clinical evaluation study in high-risk antenatal clinics in a tertiary maternity unit. METHODS: PlGF testing was performed in addition to routine clinical assessment in 260 women >20 weeks' gestation with chronic disease (hypertension, renal disease ± diabetes) with a change in maternal condition or in women with suspected FGR to determine the impact on clinical management...
March 13, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550150/effect-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-in-pregnancy-on-risk-of-pre-eclampsia-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aisha Mansoor Ali, Abdulaziz Alobaid, Tasnim Nidal Malhis, Ahmad Fawzi Khattab
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D plays pivotal role in decidualization and implantation of the placenta. Recent researches have shown that low level of vitamin D3 "25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D)" in serum is a risk factor for pre-eclampsia. Latest evidence supports role of vitamin D3 deficiency treatment in reducing the risk of pre-eclampsia. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of antenatal supplementation of vitamin D3 on the risk of pre-eclampsia and to explore the dose effect in attaining the vitamin D3 normal level...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537127/successful-pregnancy-outcomes-following-liver-transplantation-is-predicted-by-renal-function
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Tiong Y Lim, Enoka Gonsalkorala, Mary D Cannon, Stella Gabeta, Leonie Penna, Nigel D Heaton, Michael A Heneghan
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation (LT) is a successful treatment for both acute liver failure and end-stage liver disease. The number of women of reproductive age undergoing LT is increasing. Pregnancy outcomes are favourable but there is still a lack of prognostic markers. We aimed to identify factors predictive of adverse pregnancy outcomes in LT recipients. METHODS: An analysis of all pregnancies occurring in LT recipients from 1989-2016 at King's College Hospital was performed...
March 14, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532755/homocysteine-and-hyperhomocysteinaemia
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Bozidarka L Zaric, Milan Obradovic, Vladan Bajic, Mohamed A Haidara, Milos Jovanovic, Esma R Isenovic
Homocysteine (Hcy) is thiol group containing the amino acid, which naturally occurs in all humans. Hcy is degraded in the body through two metabolic pathways, while a minor part is excreted through kidneys. The chemical reactions that are necessary for degradation of Hcy require the presence of the folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12. Consequently, the level of the total Hcy in the serum is influenced by the presence or absence of these vitamins. An elevated level of the Hcy, hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) and homocystinuria are connected with occlusive artery disease, especially in the brain, the heart, and the kidney, in addition to venous thrombosis, chronic renal failure, megaloblastic anemia, osteoporosis, depression, Alzheimer's disease, pregnancy problems, and others...
March 12, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530762/utility-of-urinary-transferrin-and-ceruloplasmin-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-for-differentiating-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Tomás Urrego, Blanca Ortiz-Reyes, Adriana L Vanegas-García, Carlos H Muñoz, Luis A González, Gloria Vásquez, José A Gómez-Puerta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of lupus nephritis (LN) is usually based on renal biopsy, which is an invasive technique that involves multiple risks. Therefore, different biomarkers have emerged as alternatives for the diagnosis of LN. Nonetheless, studies regarding urinary biomarkers in Latin American patients are limited. The objective of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of urinary transferrin and ceruloplasmin to differentiate patients who have renal involvement from those who do not...
March 9, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528138/when-is-more-frequent-hemodialysis-beneficial
#20
Rita S Suri, Alan S Kliger
The use of frequent hemodialysis (HD) is growing, with the hope of improving outcomes in end-stage renal disease. We narratively review the three randomized trials, 15 comparative cohort studies, and several case series of frequent HD that empirically demonstrate the potential efficacy and adverse effects of these regimens. Taken together, the randomized studies suggest frequent HD may result in left ventricular mass regression. This effect is most pronounced when left ventricular mass is abnormal, but attenuated by significant residual urine output...
March 12, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
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