Thrombomodulin and interleukin 6 as potential biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation after renal transplant

ABSTRACT Introduction: Endothelial dysfunction may contribute to hypercoagulable and inflammation states presents in renal transplant, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its causes. These disorders can be evaluated by markers, such as thrombomodulin (TM), von Willebrand factor (vWF) and interleukin 6 (IL-6). Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess TM, vWF and IL-6 in renal transplant recipients (RTR) and associate their plasma levels with primary cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and allograft function. Methods: 160 RTR were grouped according to the primary cause of CKD (G1: glomerulopathy; G2: hypertensive nephrosclerosis; G3: diabetic nephropathy; and G4: other causes/unknown etiology); creatinine plasma levels (C1
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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Publication date: 2019Source: Methods in Microbiology, Volume 46Author(s): Aaron Elbourne, Vi Khanh Truong, Samuel Cheeseman, Piumie Rajapaksha, Sheeana Gangadoo, James Chapman, Russell J. CrawfordAbstractAntimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as one of the greatest threats to human health (Boucher et al., 2009, Bush et al., 2011, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013, Neu, 1992, Spellberg et al., 2008). Unfortunately, the current rise in AMR has made biofilm-related infections a primary health-care concern, since these biofilms can no longer be effectively treated using conventional antibiotic metho...
Source: Methods in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionNo significant difference was found in the clinical manifestations, mortality, and complication between children and adults but children tended to have lesser chance of using alternative antibiotics, methylprednisolone and inhaled NO. The chance of associated cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease was also significantly lower in children.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
PMID: 31109488 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
PMID: 31109486 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To review visual and anatomic outcomes after cataract surgery with complications in a teaching institution. METHODS: Consecutive case series. A chart review was conducted of patients who underwent phacoemulsification with intraoperative or postoperative complications, performed by ophthalmology residents under direct supervision of experienced ophthalmology attending physicians. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), OCT parameters, and postoperative treatments were reviewed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. RESULTS: One hundred thirty-three eyes were analyzed. Mean BCVA was 50...
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the use of home care services in those with and without visual impairment in Canada. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Participants came from the baseline examination of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Comprehensive Cohort. Inclusion criteria included age between 45 and 85 years, community dwelling, and living near one of the 11 data collection sites across 7 Canadian provinces. People were excluded if they were in an institution, were living on a First Nations reserve, were full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces, did not speak...
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The FFCEs generated at the hospital service corridor by an urban community DR screening teleophthalmology project did not impact negatively on its services; moreover, the service corridor was exempted from providing FFCEs to 87.4% of the diabetic population it serves. This study may help provide cost-efficiency indications for a screening protocol that would include OCT availability at the imaging site and measure its positive effects. While DR of which DME was the main cause of referral for FFCE, incidental significant sight-threatening findings were significant and approached DR as a cause of referral; this s...
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
This article attempts to clarify the optimal methodology for BT and the types of patients who can benefit most from BT. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of cases who received BT with the macular integrity assessment (MAIA) microperimetre. Outcome measures selected for analysis were visual acuity, PRL location, fixation stability, fixation pattern orientation, reading acuity, critical print size, and reading speed. RESULTS: Out of 30 cases who received BT, only those with age-related macular degeneration and visual acuity of logMAR 0.8 (20/126) or poorer showed a visual acuity gain (statistically significan...
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To report the spectrum of ethambutol induced optic neuropathy in a group of renal patients with tuberculosis and the role of visual evoked response (VER) in evaluating this disorder. METHODS: Twenty-three renal patients who were started on ethambutol as a part of anti-tubercular treatment for tuberculosis in India, were divided into 4 groups based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR): group 1-chronic kidney disease (CKD) with GFR 30 ≤ 60 mL/min; and group 4-GFR> 60
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of preoperative intravitreal injections of conbercept (IVC) and ranibizumab (IVR) on postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), vitreous hemorrhage (VH), and neovascular glaucoma (NVG) in a population with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) undergoing vitrectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: 386 patients with severe PDR (428 eyes). METHODS: The patients who did not receive IVC or IVR were assigned to group A (125 eyes), the patients who received IVR (0.5 mg) were assigned to group B (146 eyes), and the patient...
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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