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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682040/-imaging-in-ckd
#1
Carlo Ratti, Laura Grassi, Emiliana Ferramosca, Paolo Raggi
Imaging has contributed to the successful reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the general population and it has demonstrated excellent potential among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The well-known severity of cardiovascular disease in patients suffering from CKD requires an accurate risk stratification of these patients in several clinical situations. Alterations of both structure and function of the myocardium as well as severe vasculopathy are highly prevalent in patients with advanced CKD...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618770/clinical-significance-of-renal-cortical-thickness-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#2
Mehmet Korkmaz, Bekir Aras, Serkan Güneyli, Mümtaz Yılmaz
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlations between laboratory findings and ultrasonographic measurements of renal length and cortical thickness in patients receiving follow-up for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: CKD patients with a low glomerular filtration rate who did not require renal replacement therapy were included in this prospective study. Patients were followed up with laboratory assays at bimonthly intervals and with ultrasonography performed twice a year...
May 6, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523502/maldi-ms-imaging-in-the-study-of-glomerulonephritis
#3
Andrew Smith, Manuel Galli, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Glomerulonephritis (GNs) are one of the most frequent causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a renal condition that often leads to end-stage renal failure, and a careful assessment of these diseases is essential for prognostic and therapeutic purposes. The application of MALDI-MSI directly on bioptic renal tissue represents a new stimulating perspective and facilitates the detection of specific proteomic indicators that are directly correlated with the pathological alterations that occur within the glomeruli during the development of glomerulonephritis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593430/the-prevalence-and-significance-of-renal-perfusion-defects-in-early-kidney-transplants-quantified-using-3d-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
#4
Ben Stenberg, M Wilkinson, S Elliott, N Caplan
OBJECTIVES: Vascular complications are one of the most common causes of early kidney transplant dysfunction. Contrast enhanced ultrasound increases sensitivity to vascular changes. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and size of vascular abnormalities in early renal transplants using 3D CEUS and the significance of perfusion defects on renal function. METHODS: Ninety-nine renal transplant patients underwent 3D CEUS after surgery to quantify perfusion defects as percentage total renal volume (TRV)...
June 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573489/ultrasonic-evaluation-of-renal-cortex-arterial-area-enables-differentiation-between-hypertensive-and-glomerulonephritis-related-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
Arkadiusz Lubas, Grzegorz Kade, Robert Ryczek, Piotr Banasiak, Przemysław Dyrla, Katarzyna Szamotulska, Daniel Schneditz, Stanisław Niemczyk
PURPOSE: Identifying the primary etiology of cardio-renal syndrome in a timely manner remains an ongoing challenge in nephrology. We hypothesized that hypertensive kidney damage can be distinguished from chronic glomerulonephritis at an early stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) using ultrasound (US) Doppler sonography. METHODS: Fifty-six males (age 54 ± 15, BMI 28.3 ± 3.5 kg/m(2)) with hypertension and stable CKD at stages 2-4 [38 with essential hypertension (HT-CKD); 18 with glomerulonephritis (GN-CKD)] were studied...
June 1, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527200/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-renal-imaging-at-an-interdisciplinary-ultrasound-centre-possibilities-of-dynamic-microvascularisation-and-perfusion
#6
Franz Josef Putz, Anna Erlmeier, Isabel Wiesinger, Niklas Verloh, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernhard Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
OBJECTIVE: To identify the indications for CEUS in renal imaging in an interdisciplinary ultrasound department. METHODS: 102 CEUS examinations of the kidney in 82 patients between September 2014 and July 2016 were analysed regarding the indication for ultrasound. CEUS was performed by one experienced sonographer agent after bolus injection of 1.0 up to 2.4 ml sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles using multifrequency probes with Contrast Harmonic imaging. RESULTS: CEUS of the kidney was performed in patients from 20 to 87 years...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490528/combining-new-tools-to-assess-renal-function-and-morphology-a-holistic-approach-to-study-the-effects-of-aging-and-a-congenital-nephron-deficit
#7
Stefania Geraci, Jorge Chacón-Caldera, Luise Anne Cullen-McEwen, Lothar R Schad, Carsten Sticht, Victor G Puelles, John F Bertram, Norbert Gretz
Recently, new methods for assessing renal function in conscious mice (transcutaneous assessment) and for counting and sizing all glomeruli in whole kidneys (MRI) were described. In the present study, these methods were used to assess renal structure and function in aging mice, and in mice born with a congenital low nephron endowment. Age-related nephron loss was analysed in adult C57BL/6 mice (10-50 weeks of age) and congenital nephron deficit was assessed in glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor heterozygous (GDNF HET) null mutant mice...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434822/current-and-potential-imaging-applications-of-ferumoxytol-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#8
REVIEW
Gerda B Toth, Csanad G Varallyay, Andrea Horvath, Mustafa R Bashir, Peter L Choyke, Heike E Daldrup-Link, Edit Dosa, John Paul Finn, Seymur Gahramanov, Mukesh Harisinghani, Iain Macdougall, Alexander Neuwelt, Shreyas S Vasanawala, Prakash Ambady, Ramon Barajas, Justin S Cetas, Jeremy Ciporen, Thomas J DeLoughery, Nancy D Doolittle, Rongwei Fu, John Grinstead, Alexander R Guimaraes, Bronwyn E Hamilton, Xin Li, Heather L McConnell, Leslie L Muldoon, Gary Nesbit, Joao P Netto, David Petterson, William D Rooney, Daniel Schwartz, Laszlo Szidonya, Edward A Neuwelt
Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is a commonly used diagnostic tool. Compared with standard gadolinium-based contrast agents, ferumoxytol (Feraheme, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA), used as an alternative contrast medium, is feasible in patients with impaired renal function. Other attractive imaging features of i.v. ferumoxytol include a prolonged blood pool phase and delayed intracellular uptake. With its unique pharmacologic, metabolic, and imaging properties, ferumoxytol may play a crucial role in future magnetic resonance imaging of the central nervous system, various organs outside the central nervous system, and the cardiovascular system...
July 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382533/quantified-kidney-echogenicity-in-mice-with-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-evaluation-as-a-noninvasive-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury
#9
Shinya Murata, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Kentaro Maemura, Yoshinori Otsuki
The purpose is to evaluate quantified kidney echogenicity as a biomarker for the early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) and predicting progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a mouse model of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Two separate protocols of murine models of IRI were used: (1) 10, 30, and 40 min of bilateral ischemia duration and (2) 45 and 60 min of unilateral ischemia duration. Renal echogenicity was measured with ultrasound and compared with serum creatinine or urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) at various timepoints after IRI...
April 5, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374888/value-of-prior-imaging-review-before-ordering-renal-sonography-in-the-evaluation-of-abnormal-renal-function
#10
Timothy J Niesen, Nathan Finch, Mandip Gakhal, Robert M Dressler, Howard M Levy
BACKGROUND: To determine the prognostic relevance of prior imaging studies in the evaluation of patients referred for renal ultrasound (US) examination to investigate abnormal renal function tests. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 208 consecutive renal US examinations performed for abnormal renal function tests. RESULTS: 68% (142/208) of patients reviewed for the study had prior abdominal imaging with 15% (21/142) receiving that imaging within 1 month prior to the renal US study and 56% (80/142) within the prior year...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332473/correlation-analysis-of-renal-ultrasound-elastography-and-clinical-and-pathological-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
#11
Lingyan Peng, Tingting Zhong, Qiuling Fan, Yanjun Liu, Xuemei Wang, Lining Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the correlations of renal tissue elastography with clinical biochemical indicators and pathological changes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as to explore the potential for renal tissue elastography as a new, noninvasive method for the dynamic monitoring of renal disease progression, efficacy assessment, and prognosis evaluation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Department of Nephrology of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from August 2014 to January 2015 who had undergone renal biopsies were selected...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298435/could-mri-be-used-to-image-kidney-fibrosis-a-review-of-recent-advances-and-remaining-barriers
#12
REVIEW
General Leung, Anish Kirpalani, Stephen G Szeto, Maya Deeb, Warren Foltz, Craig A Simmons, Darren A Yuen
A key contributor to the progression of nearly all forms of CKD is fibrosis, a largely irreversible process that drives further kidney injury. Despite its importance, clinicians currently have no means of noninvasively assessing renal scar, and thus have historically relied on percutaneous renal biopsy to assess fibrotic burden. Although helpful in the initial diagnostic assessment, renal biopsy remains an imperfect test for fibrosis measurement, limited not only by its invasiveness, but also, because of the small amounts of tissue analyzed, its susceptibility to sampling bias...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291767/new-dimensions-in-renal-transplant-sonography-applications-of-3-dimensional-ultrasound
#13
Susan J Frank, William R Walter, Larry Latson, Hillel W Cohen, Mordecai Koenigsberg
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to demonstrate the usefulness of adding 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound in evaluation of renal transplant vasculature compared to 2-dimensional (2D) Duplex ultrasound. METHODS: One hundred thirteen consecutive renal transplant 2D and 3D ultrasound examinations were performed and retrospectively reviewed by 2 board-certified radiologists and a radiology resident individually; each reviewed 2D and then 3D images, including color and spectral Doppler...
June 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261636/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-high-performance-graphene-based-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agent-for-renal-abnormalities
#14
Shruti Kanakia, Jimmy Toussaint, Praveen Kukarni, Stephen Lee, Sayan Mullick Chowdhury, Slah Khan, Sandeep K Mallipattu, Kenneth R Shroyer, William Moore, Balaji Sitharaman
The etiology of renal insufficiency includes primary (e.g polycystic kidney disease) or secondary (e.g. contrast media, diabetes) causes. The regulatory restrictions placed on the use of contrast agents (CAs) for non-invasive imaging modalities such as X-ray computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) affects the clinical management of these patients. With the goal to develop a next-generation CA for unfettered use for renal MRI, here we report, in a rodent model of chronic kidney disease, the preclinical safety and efficacy of a novel nanoparticle CA comprising of manganese (Mn(2+)) ions intercalated graphene coated with dextran (hereafter called Mangradex)...
December 2016: Graphene Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250053/two-photon-intravital-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-of-the-kidney-reveals-cell-type-specific-metabolic-signatures
#15
Takashi Hato, Seth Winfree, Richard Day, Ruben M Sandoval, Bruce A Molitoris, Mervin C Yoder, Roger C Wiggins, Yi Zheng, Kenneth W Dunn, Pierre C Dagher
In the live animal, tissue autofluorescence arises from a number of biologically important metabolites, such as the reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. Because autofluorescence changes with metabolic state, it can be harnessed as a label-free imaging tool with which to study metabolism in vivo Here, we used the combination of intravital two-photon microscopy and frequency-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to map cell-specific metabolic signatures in the kidneys of live animals...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261499/focused-real-time-ultrasonography-for-nephrologists
#16
REVIEW
Matthew J Kaptein, Elaine M Kaptein
We propose that renal consults are enhanced by incorporating a nephrology-focused ultrasound protocol including ultrasound evaluation of cardiac contractility, the presence or absence of pericardial effusion, inferior vena cava size and collapsibility to guide volume management, bladder volume to assess for obstruction or retention, and kidney size and structure to potentially gauge chronicity of renal disease or identify other structural abnormalities. The benefits of immediate and ongoing assessment of cardiac function and intravascular volume status (prerenal), possible urinary obstruction or retention (postrenal), and potential etiologies of acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease far outweigh the limitations of bedside ultrasonography performed by nephrologists...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240304/association-of-renal-elasticity-and-renal-function-progression-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-evaluated-by-real-time-ultrasound-elastography
#17
Hugo You-Hsien Lin, Yu-Li Lee, Kun-Der Lin, Yi-Wen Chiu, Shyi-Jang Shin, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Hung-Chun Chen, Chi-Chih Hung
Glomerulosclerosis and tubulointerstitial fibrosis are associated with lower renal parenchymal elasticity. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive ability of renal elasticity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). 148 non-CKD patients and 227 patients with CKD were recruited. 145 (38.7%) were female, 166 (73.1%) had diabetes, the mean estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was 33.9 ± 15.8 ml/min/1.73 m(2) and the median urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPCR) 502 (122-1491) mg/g...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198734/new-frontiers-in-intravital-microscopy-of-the-kidney
#18
Andrew M Hall, Claus D Schuh, Dominik Haenni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intravital imaging with multiphoton microscopy enables the detailed study of dynamic cellular processes within functioning organs in living animals, in ways that would not otherwise be possible. It therefore represents a powerful tool in translational kidney research. In this article, we will discuss several new technical developments that have significantly increased the capabilities of kidney imaging. RECENT FINDINGS: Important contemporary advances in biomedical imaging technology include longer wavelength excitation lasers, far-red emitting fluorescent reporters, highly sensitive detectors, fluorescence lifetime measurements, adaptive optics, microendoscopes, high-throughput automated analysis algorithms and tissue clearing techniques...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191530/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-promising-method-for-renal-microvascular-perfusion-evaluation
#19
REVIEW
Ling Wang, Chandra Mohan
This article reviews the application of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in gauging renal microvascular perfusion in diverse renal diseases. The unique nature of the contrast agents used in CEUS provides real-time and quantitative imaging of the vasculature. In addition to the traditional use of CEUS for evaluation of kidney masses, it also emerges as a safe and effective imaging approach to assess microvascular perfusion in diffuse renal lesions, non-invasively. Although the precise CEUS parameters that may best predict disease still warrant systematic evaluation, animal models and limited clinical trials in humans raise hopes that CEUS could outcompete competing modalities as a first-line tool for assessing renal perfusion non-invasively, even in ailments such as acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181335/diagnostic-value-of-renal-perfusion-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-3d-arterial-spin-labeling
#20
Yu-Zhe Cai, Zhi-Cheng Li, Pan-Li Zuo, Josef Pfeuffer, Yu-Ming Li, Fang Liu, Rong-Bo Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of 3D arterial spin labeling (ASL) for noninvasive quantification of renal blood flow (RBF) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CKD patients (n = 27) and healthy volunteers (n = 36) underwent renal 3T ASL magnetic resonance imaging, with inversion times from 1200 to 2000 msec for volunteers in the preliminary test, and 1800 to 2000 msec for volunteers and CKD patients in the formal experiments...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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