Serum cystatin C levels in Healthy Nigerian neonates: Is there a need for normative values in Nigerian babies?
Serum cystatin C levels in Healthy Nigerian neonates: Is there a need for normative values in Nigerian babies? Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2017 Nov-Dec;28(6):1247-1255 Authors: Madise-Wobo AD, Gbelee OH, Solarin A, Animasahun BA, Njokanma OF Abstract Cystatin C is an endogenous marker of renal function. Normal reference values have been documented in neonates outside Africa, but no study has been documented in African neonates. With reports that race may affect serum cystatin C values, this study was carried out to generate normal values in apparently healthy term neonates at birth and three days of life neonates in Nigeria. This was a hospital-based prospective study. A cohort of 120 apparently healthy term neonates were recruited at birth. Serum cystatin C was measured from the cord blood at birth and venous blood when they were three days old using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. The mean serum cystatin C values for cord blood and 3rd day venous samples were 1.67 ± 0.52 mg/L and 1.62 ± 0.52 mg/L, respectively (P = 0.87). The cord blood and 3rd day serum cystatin C values for males were 1.67 ± 0.47 mg/L and 1.68 ± 0.51 mg/L, respectively (P = 0.77) and the values for females were 1.68 ± 0.56 mg/L and 1.58 ± 0.52 mg/L, respectively (P = 07.22). The serum cystatin C levels were similar among the different birth weight groups and gestational age (P>0.05). The cord blood and 3rd day serum cysta...
This study is the first to identify a Korean MCPyV strain in whole-blood samples from Korean patients with kidney disease and healthy individuals.
Discussion: Incomplete septal cirrhosis is an uncommon cause of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. Its definition is not well known, morphological and pathophysiological. We have not found published cases of post-RT ascites secondary to this pathology, described as possibly associated with drugs, immune alterations, infections, hypercoagulability and genetic predisposition. PMID: 30897191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, SDF‑1/CXCR4 induces EMT of renal tubular epithelial cells with the involvement of the Wnt pathway, which may be a novel mechanism and therapeutic target in kidney allograft fibrosis of rats. PMID: 30896799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Although NIRF technology with ICG is providing more image detail, we demonstrated that IRT is capable of detecting kidney parenchyma perfusion with warm fluids. Further studies will show its feasibility in graft re-perfusion assessment during kidney transplant or similar applications. PMID: 30895767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: April 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 4Author(s): Holly J. Kramer, Raymond R. Townsend, Karen Griffin, Joseph T. Flynn, Daniel E. Weiner, Michael V. Rocco, Michael J. Choi, Matthew R. Weir, Tara I. Chang, Rajiv Agarwal, Srinivasan BeddhuHypertension is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and reduction of elevated blood pressure (BP) remains an important intervention for slowing kidney disease progression. Over the past decade, the most appropriate BP target for initiation and titration of BP-lowering medications has been an area of intense ...
Publication date: Available online 22 March 2019Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Lauren L. Patton
Publication date: April 2019Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): C. Henrard, M. Lucion, R. Thirionet, A. Robert, M. Jadoul, A. PasquetIntroductionMitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic degenerative process increasing with age and is considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular events and deaths. Prevalence of MAC is higher in patients with end stage disease.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess if presence of MAC remains a risk factors in a population of kidney transplant recipient (KTR).MethodBetween February 2004 and January 2005, all the RTR followed in ...
Conclusions: Careful evaluation of computed tomography angiography just before surgery will act like a global positioning system (GPS) for the operating surgeon. Rescue stitch is a saviour. Not to panic and being well versed with the risk reduction strategies of laparoscopy a nd rescue measures is of paramount importance.
In interprofessional practice in the hospital setting, oral medicine and hospital-based dental providers are often asked to provide “dental clearance” prior to medical procedures. While this practice can identify sources of acute infection, facilitate patient education about their oral health and establish recommendations for management of chronic oral infection prior to medical therapy, the dental clearance process falls sh ort of assuring the absence of oral health complications during or following the medical procedure.