Former Miss International winner, 28, reveals she needs a 'life-saving transplant'

Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, 28, revealed in August she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. But her condition has worsened to where she needs a new organ
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Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Purpose Research examining the relationship between physical activity (PA) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among kidney transplant recipients (KTR) is limited. Accordingly, we sought to 1) describe the levels of PA in KTR and 2) analyze the associations between PA levels and CVD risk factors in KTR. Methods Baseline data from KTR participants in a large multiethnic, multicenter trial (the Folic Acid for Vascular Outcome Reduction in Transplantation) were examined. PA was categorized in tertiles (low, moderate, and high) derived from a modified PA summary score from the Yale Physical Activity Survey. CVD ...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
We examined the effects of human mesothelial cell (MC) sheets and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-transgenic mesothelial cell (HGF-tg MC) sheets transplanted under the renal capsule in an IRI rat model, and compared these two treatments with the intravenous administration of HGF protein and no treatment through serum, histological, and mRNA analyses over 28 days. The MC sheets and HGF-tg MC sheets produced HGF protein and significantly improved acute renal dysfunction, acute tubular necrosis, and survival rate. The improvement in necrosis was likely due to the cell sheets promoting the migration and proliferation of renal t...
Source: Am J Physiol Renal P... - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Oral sodium bicarbonate supplementation showed no effect on T50-time in acidotic CKD patients.Kidney Blood Press Res
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract The mechanism responsible for the decreased extra-renal CYP3A activity in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients remains unknown. Using an animal model, we previously found that elevated levels of serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) caused a reduced CYP3A activity. This retrospective observational study assessed the relationship between serum iPTH levels and the blood concentration or dosage of tacrolimus, a CYP3A substrate, after oral administration in kidney transplant patients. Thirty-four patients were enrolled who had kidney transplants between April 2014 and March 2016 and who had been administra...
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research
Causland FR Abstract PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the association of prediabetes with adverse kidney outcomes is uncertain. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), including 9,361 participants without diabetes at baseline. We categorized participants according to fasting glucose as having impaired fasting glucose (≥100 mg/dL [(≥5.6 mmol/L]) or normoglycemia (
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
I seem to have lost track of advancements in dipstick technology understanding that it is well established in such areas as pregnancy testing. Home glucose testing for diabetics, of course, is growing increasingly sophisticated with the test strips beingread by a meter. A recent article indicated that this meter technology can be replaced by the camera in a smartphone for recording and analyzing dipstick color changes when screening for kidney disease (see:FDA approves smartphone camera –based dipstick product). Below is an excerpt from the article: Healthy.io, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has obtained U...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Diagnostics Food and Drug Administration Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Lab Industry Trends Lab Processes and Procedures Medical Consumerism Medical Research Poi Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: While there is a certain overlap between the results of the current study and published transcriptomic profiles of non-transplanted livers with steatosis, we have identified discrete characteristics of the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in liver grafts potentially utilizable for the establishment of predictive signature. Introduction Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in industrialized countries, its prevalence being estimated at 19–31.3% (1). It encompasses a range of conditions that are thought to arise from fatty liver (simple steatosis) throu...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
In this study, we therefore examined whether FKN could stimulate the process of EMT, NF-kB, TGFβ, CCL22, F4/80, inflammation, and tubulointerstitial fibrosis in a murine model of LN. We also determined whether FKN was involved in the EMT process of Wnt/β-catenin-expressing HK-2 cells. Mechanistically, we ascertained, for the first time, whether FKN up-regulated EMT-related gene signatures (e.g., vimentin, α-SMA), and hence, renal tubulointerstitial fibrogenesis, and the role of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in this process. Materials and Methods Cell Culture, Stable Infection, and Grouping HK-...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
stre REIN Abstract To date, it is important to know more about the population of CKD stage 5 patients in order to better understand the practices of access to renal replacement therapy (RRT) or conservative treatment and to anticipate future needs. In April 2015, at the instigation of the Scientific Committee of REIN, a working group was formed to reflect on the opportunity and feasibility of a data collection on these patients. Between September 2017 and March 2018, 21 participating centers included 390 patients over a period of at least one month. The data collected included the patient's living conditions, leve...
Source: Nephrologie and Therapeutique - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrol Ther Source Type: research
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