Study suggests need for renal protective care in pediatric lung transplant patients

Caucasian and Hispanic children who undergo lung transplantation appear to be at greater risk for developing chronic kidney disease, or CKD, than other children, according to a small retrospective study.
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Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Journal of Sport and Health ScienceAuthor(s): Xin Luan, Xiangyang Tian, Haixin Zhang, Rui Huang, Na Li, Peijie Chen, Ru WangAbstractA growing understanding of the benefits of exercise over the past few decades has prompted researchers to take an interest in the possibilities of exercise therapy. Because each sport has its own set of characteristics and physiological complications that tend to appear during exercise training, the effects and underlying mechanisms of exercise remain unclear. Thus, the first step in probing exercise effects on different diseases is the s...
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Giuseppe Ristagno1*, Francesca Fumagalli1, Barbara Bottazzi2, Alberto Mantovani2,3,4, Davide Olivari1, Deborah Novelli1 and Roberto Latini1 1Department of Cardiovascular Research, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Milan, Italy 2Humanitas Clinical and Research Center-IRCCS, Milan, Italy 3Humanitas University, Milan, Italy 4The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom The long pentraxin PTX3 is a member of the pentraxin family produced locally by stromal and myeloid cells in response to proinflammatory signals and microbial moieties. The p...
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In this study, we sought to further characterize ILC2s in the kidney, their location within this organ and determine their functional role in IRI using a loss-of-function approach. Here, we found that kidney ILC2s constitutively express IL-5 and are primarily located in close proximity to the renal vasculature, within the adventitia. Additionally, we demonstrate that a reduction, deficiency or depletion of ILC2s had minimal impact on the severity of IRI. Whilst activation of ILC2s and the associated amplification of local type 2 immunity has been previously shown to reduce the deleterious consequences of AKI, our results r...
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In this study they also showed PTX3 localized in NETs formed after neutrophil activation (5). Proteomics analysis revealed that PTX3 forms complexes with two anti-microbial proteins [azurocidin (AZU1) and myeloperoxidase (MPO)] associated to NETs (30). More recently, PTX3 localization in NETs has been confirmed, and the colocalization with AZU1 and MPO has been defined more accurately (31). Further investigation will be needed to understand the involvement of PTX3 interaction with AZU1 and MPO in their antibacterial role during NET formation. Regulation of Complement Activation PTX3 interaction with microorganisms is not...
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Advanced kidney disease is often considered a relative contraindication to LVAD implantation and many implanting centers view stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) as an absolute contraindication. We sought to analyze the impact of CKD at the time of LVAD implant on outcomes.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 572 Source Type: research
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is known to be associated with poor outcomes in patients undergoing Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. We sought to determine the trends and predictors of AKI in this patient population.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 571 Source Type: research
A retrospective multi-center cohort study was conducted, including all patients undergoing LVAD implantation. The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology collaboration equation was used to determine the estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine measurements were collected over a 2-year follow-up period. Patients stratification was based on their pre-operative CKD stage.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 563 Source Type: research
This study was conducted to determine the rate of AKI and CKD post LT and recovery of AKI while using IVFK.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 760 Source Type: research
Inpatient management of patients with heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is challenging. We studied the role of hand carried ultrasound (US) in directing clinical care.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 958 Source Type: research
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