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Increased expression of transglutaminase 2 drives glycolytic metabolism in renal carcinoma cells.
Abstract Transglutaminase 2 (TGase 2) expression and glycolysis are increased in most renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines compared to the HEK293 kidney cell line. Although increased glycolysis and altered tricarboxylic acid cycle are common in RCC, the detailed mechanism by which this phenomenon occurs remains to be elucidated. In the present study, TGase 2 siRNA treatment lowered glucose consumption and lactate levels by about 20-30 % in RCC cells; conversely, high expression of TGase 2 increased glucose consumption and lactate production together with decreased mitochondrial aconitase (Aco 2) levels. In additi...
Source: Amino Acids - March 19, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ku BM, Lee CH, Lee SH, Kim SY Tags: Amino Acids Source Type: research

HLA‐alleles associated with increased risk for extra‐pulmonary involvement in sarcoidosis
In conclusion, EPM are common in non‐LS sarcoidosis. Furthermore, HLA‐typing of sarcoidosis patients can be used in the clinic to identify patients with an increased risk for EPM. (Source: Tissue Antigens)
Source: Tissue Antigens - March 19, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: P. Darlington, A. Gabrielsen, P. Sörensson, L. Tallstedt, L. Padyukov, A. Eklund, J. Grunewald Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Expression of the innate defense receptor S5D‐SRCRB in the urogenital tract
This study further analyzes the expression of S5D‐SRCRB along the mouse urogenital tract. Immunohistochemical staining for S5D‐SRCRB was observed in spermatocytes from seminiferous tubules and in the epithelial surface from urethra and bladder, as well as in kidney tubules, mainly from medulla and papilla. Double stainings showed that S5D‐SRCRB is expressed in both principal (P) and intercalated (IC) cells from renal collecting ducts (CD). By using an in vitro cell model of IC cell differentiation, preferential expression of S5D‐SRCRB was observed in the apical border of terminally differentiated IC. Colocalization...
Source: Tissue Antigens - March 19, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: C. Miró‐Julià, C. Escoda‐Ferran, E. Carrasco, J. B. Moeller, D. F. Vadekær, X. Gao, N. Paragas, J. Oliver, U. Holmskov, Q. Al‐Awqati, F. Lozano Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Type IV resistant starch increases cecum short chain fatty acids level in rats.
The objective of this study was to examine the hypothesis that new type of RS4 preparations, of in vitro digestibility of about 50%, obtained by cross-linking and acetylation, acts as a prebiotic by increasing short chain fatty acids content in cecum digesta. The rats were fed with diet containing pregelatinized, cross-linked and acetylated starches as a main carbohydrate source. Pregelatinized, but not chemically modified, potato starch was used in the composition of the control diet. After two weeks of experiment the increase of short chain fatty acids contents in ceceum digesta was observed. The intake of starch A, cros...
Source: Acta Biochim Pol - March 19, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Le Thanh-Blicharz J, Anioła J, Kowalczewski P, Przygoński K, Zaborowska Z, Lewandowicz G Tags: Acta Biochim Pol Source Type: research

Predicting the Risk of Non–organ-confined Prostate Cancer When Perineural Invasion Is Found on Biopsy
(Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - March 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michael A. Gorin, Heather J. Chalfin, Jonathan I. Epstein, Zhaoyong Feng, Alan W. Partin, Bruce J. Trock Source Type: research

Study on the activity of the signaling pathways regulating hepatocytes from G0 phase into G1 phase during rat liver regeneration.
Abstract Under normal physiological conditions, the majority of hepatocytes are in the functional state (G0 phase). After injury or liver partial hepatectomy (PH), hepatocytes are rapidly activated to divide. To understand the mechanism underlying hepatocyte G0/G1 transition during rat liver regeneration, we used the Rat Genome 230 2.0 Array to determine the expression changes of genes, then searched the GO and NCBI databases for genes associated with the G0/G1 transition, and QIAGEN and KEGG databases for the G0/G1 transition signaling pathways. We used expression profile function (E t ) to calculate the activity ...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters - March 19, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Li M, Zhou X, Mei J, Geng X, Zhou Y, Zhang W, Xu C Tags: Cell Mol Biol Lett Source Type: research

Glomerular Filtration Rate Equations Do Not Accurately Predict Vancomycin Trough Concentrations in Pediatric Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Neither equation correlates well with vancomycin troughs, suggesting that therapeutic monitoring remains important. Better GFR estimation methods are needed in pediatrics to aid appropriate dosing of renally eliminated medications. PMID: 24646680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy)
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - March 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Alford EL, Chhim RF, Crill CM, Hastings MC, Ault BH, Shelton CM Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research

Infectious mononucleosis accompanied by clonal proliferation of EBV-infected cells and infection of CD8-positive cells.
Abstract A 22-year-old male was admitted for a sustained fever of 2 months, lymphadenopathy, and liver dysfunction. Anti-VCA-IgM antibody was positive, with elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-DNA load in the peripheral blood. Liver biopsy revealed infiltration of CD8-positive and EBV-positive cells. Most peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were also positive for CD8, and showed detectable levels of EBV-DNA. Monoclonal proliferation of EBV-infected cells was detected in the PBMCs by Southern blotting for EBV-terminal repeat (EBV-TR). Although EBV-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disease (EBV-T-LPD) was sus...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - March 19, 2014 Category: Hematology Authors: Arai A, Yamaguchi T, Komatsu H, Imadome KI, Kurata M, Nagata K, Miura O Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research

Single-centre long-term follow-up of live kidney donors demonstrates preserved kidney function but the necessity of a structured lifelong follow-up.
Conclusion. Renal function is well preserved in the long term after donation, no case of end-stage renal disease was identified, and a large majority of our donors would donate again if it were possible. Although rates of microalbuminuria and hypertension were at expected levels, a significant number of donors demonstrated elevated blood pressure levels and inadequate antihypertensive treatment. A relatively large number of donors did not receive regular check-ups. Both of these issues demonstrate the need for a better-structured lifelong follow-up. PMID: 24646117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Upsala Jou...
Source: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences - March 19, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: von Zur-Mühlen B, Berglund D, Yamamoto S, Wadström J Tags: Ups J Med Sci Source Type: research

Statins and cardiovascular disease.
Authors: Abstract Essential facts Heart disease, stroke and peripheral arterial disease, known collectively as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cause one in three of all deaths in the UK. High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol can lead to hardening of the arteries, a risk factor for CVD. Statins are a group of drugs that act on the liver to lower LDL cholesterol rates in the blood. As many as seven million people in the UK currently take statins, at a cost of £285 million a year, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). PMID: 24641035 [PubMed - in process] (So...
Source: Nursing Standard - March 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research

Renal outcomes of bariatric surgery in obese adults with diabetic kidney disease.
Abstract Obesity is a pandemic with several significant adverse health outcomes. Chronic kidney disease has been an overlooked consequence of obesity. Among diabetics, obesity is known to amplify the risk for kidney disease. Although bariatric surgery promises significant and sustained weight reduction with favorable impact on metabolic parameters such as glycemic control, hypertension and dyslipidemia, its impact on the renal complications of diabetes is poorly understood. This paper aims to comprehensively evaluate the evidence in the published literature on the impact of bariatric surgery on renal outcomes in ob...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - March 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rao BB, Bhattacharya A, Agrawal V Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research

A longitudinal assessment of the natural rate of decline in renal function with age.
CONCLUSIONS: This large longitudinal study provides new data on the decrease in eGFR with age. Accurate prediction of the natural rate of GFR decline might be used to distinguish between normally aging kidneys and those with chronic disease. This approach could avoid unnecessary diagnostic procedures in the former and facilitate appropriate treatment in the latter. PMID: 24643437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nephrology)
Source: Journal of Nephrology - March 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cohen E, Nardi Y, Krause I, Goldberg E, Milo G, Garty M, Krause I Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research

A novel homozygous GLUT9 mutation cause recurrent exercise-induced acute renal failure and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.
Abstract Renal hypouricemia (RHU) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease characterized by impaired renal urate reabsorption and subsequent profound hypouricemia. There are two types of RHU, type 1 and type 2, caused by the loss-of-function mutation of SLC22A12 and SLC2A9 genes, respectively. RHU predisposes affected people to exercise-induced acute renal failure (EIARF), posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and nephrolithiasis. A Chinese patient had experienced three episodes of EIARF and one episode of PRES. The investigations showed profound hypouricemia and significantly increased renal excr...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - March 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Mou LJ, Jiang LP, Hu Y Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research

The Kidney In Fabry's Disease.
Abstract Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked disease in which mutations of the GLA gene result in a deficiency of the enzyme α-galactosidase A and subsequent progressive, intralysosomal deposition of undegraded glycosphingolipid products, primarily globotriaosylceramide, in multiple organs. Progressive nephropathy is one of the main features of FD and is marked by an insidious development, with an overall rate of progression of chronic kidney disease very similar to diabetic nephropathy.Untreated patients usually develop End Stage Renal Disease into their 50s.The decline in renal function in FD is adversely affected...
Source: Clinical Genetics - March 19, 2014 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Pisani A, Visciano B, Imbriaco M, Di Nuzzi A, Mancini A, Marchetiello C, Riccio E Tags: Clin Genet Source Type: research

Arginine Decarboxylase and Agmatinase: An Alternative Pathway for De Novo Biosynthesis of Polyamines for Development of Mammalian Conceptuses.
Abstract Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1) is considered the rate-controlling enzyme for the classical de novo biosynthesis of polyamines (putrescine, spermidine, spermine) in mammals. However, metabolism of arginine to agmatine via arginine decarboxylase (ADC) and conversion of agmatine to polyamines via agmatinase (AGMAT) is an alternative pathway long recognized in lower organisms, but only recently suggested for neurons and liver cells of mammals. We now provide evidence for a functional ADC/AGMAT pathway for synthesis of polyamines in mammalian reproductive tissue for embryonic survival and development. We first ...
Source: Biology of Reproduction - March 19, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Wang X, Ying W, Dunlap KA, Lin G, Satterfield MC, Burghardt RC, Wu G, Bazer FW Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research

Role of TLR4 in Lipopolysaccharide-induced Acute Kidney Injury: Protection by Blueberry.
Abstract Inflammation has been implicated in the pathophysiology of kidney disorders. Previous studies have documented the contributions of various inflammatory cascades in the development of kidney and other organ dysfunctions. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) inflammatory pathways is a major contributor of inflammation in the kidney. Interestingly, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a specific ligand for TLR4 has been shown to induce acute kidney injury (AKI) in animal models. We have previously studied the beneficial effects of non-pharmacological agents, particularly blueberries (BB), in attenuating inflammation and oxidativ...
Source: Free Radical Biology and Medicine - March 19, 2014 Category: Biology Authors: Nair AR, Masson GS, Ebenezer PJ, Piero FD, Francis J Tags: Free Radic Biol Med Source Type: research

Inhibitory effect of the human liver-derived antimicrobial peptide hepcidin 20 on biofilms of polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA)-positive and PIA-negative strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis.
Abstract Staphylococcus epidermidis plays a major role in biofilm-related medical device infections. Herein the anti-biofilm activity of the human liver-derived antimicrobial peptide hepcidin 20 (hep20) was evaluated against polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA)-positive and PIA-negative clinical isolates of S. epidermidis. Hep20 markedly inhibited biofilm formation and bacterial cell metabolism of PIA-positive and PIA-negative strains, but the decrease in biofilm biomass only partially correlated with a decrease in viable bacteria. Confocal microscope images revealed that, in the presence of hep20, both PIA-p...
Source: Biofouling - March 19, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Brancatisano FL, Maisetta G, Di Luca M, Esin S, Bottai D, Bizzarri R, Campa M, Batoni G Tags: Biofouling Source Type: research

Successful Living-Donor Liver Transplant for Fulminant Hepatitis in a Heart Recipient.
In this report, we describe the case of a 44-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B and a dilated cardiomyopathy status after a heart transplant. Reactivation of the patient 's hepatitis B virus occurred 4 months after the heart transplant. Despite prompt administration of antiviral therapy, he developed fulminant hepatitis with hepatic encephalopathy. A successful living-related liver transplant was performed 7 months after the heart transplant. The patient was followed up for 1 year, and during that time was free of hepatitis B virus. We suggest that routine antiviral therapy should be administered to patients with chroni...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - March 19, 2014 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Yang PC, Ho CM, Chou NK, Wang SS, Wu YM, Ho MC, Hu RH, Lee PH Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Protracted Febrile Myalgia Syndrome in a Kidney Transplant Recipient With Familial Mediterranean Fever.
Abstract Drug-induced toxic myopathy is a complication of familial Mediterranean fever in patients who receive colchicine, especially when combined with cyclosporine. Protracted febrile myalgia syndrome is a severe form of familial Mediterranean fever. A 34-year-old man who had familial Mediterranean fever for > 15 years developed kidney failure because of secondary amyloidosis. He received living-unrelated-donor kidney transplant that functioned normally. He was on colchicine prophylaxis that was continued after transplant, and he received immunosuppression induction with antithymocyte globulin and maintenance ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - March 19, 2014 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Abdel Halim MM, Al-Otaibi T, Donia F, Gheith O, Asif P, Nawas M, Rashad RH, Said T, Nair P, Nampoory N Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Bovine herpesvirus 1 productive infection stimulates inflammasome formation and caspase 1 activity.
Abstract Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), a significant viral pathogen of cattle, causes inflammation in affected tissue during acute infection. Consequently, we tested whether productively infected bovine cells stimulate inflammasome formation. Expression of two components required for inflammasome formation, the DNA sensor IFI16 (gamma-interferon-inducible protein 16) and NLRP3 (NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3), were induced in bovine kidney cells by eight hours after infection. IFI16 was detected in punctate granules localized to the cytoplasm and nucleus. During productive infection, more than...
Source: Virus Research - March 19, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Wang J, Alexander J, Wiebe M, Jones C Tags: Virus Res Source Type: research

MRI-based glomerular morphology and pathology in whole human kidneys.
Abstract Nephron number (Nglom) and size (Vglom) are correlated with risk for chronic cardiovascular and kidney disease and may be predictive of renal allograft viability. Unfortunately, there are no techniques to assess Nglom and Vglom in intact kidneys. This work demonstrates the use of cationized ferritin (CF) as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to measure Nglom and Vglom in functioning human kidneys donated to science. The kidneys were obtained from patients with varying levels of cardiovascular and renal disease. CF was intravenously injected into three functioning human kidneys. A fourth naiv...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - March 19, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Beeman SC, Cullen-McEwen LA, Puelles VG, Zhang M, Wu T, Baldelomar EJ, Dowling J, Charlton JR, Forbes MS, Ng A, Wu QZ, Armitage JA, Egan GF, Bertram JF, Bennett KM Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research

Cells of renin lineage take on a podocyte phenotype in aging nephropathy.
Abstract Aging nephropathy is characterized by podocyte depletion, accompanied by progressive glomerulosclerosis. Replacement of terminally differentiated podocytes by local stem/progenitor cells is likely a critical mechanism for their regeneration. Recent studies have shown that cells of renin lineage (CoRL), normally restricted to the kidney's extra-glomerular compartment, might serve this role following an abrupt depletion in podocyte number. To determine the effects of aging on the CoRL reserve, and if CoRL moved from an extra- to the intra- glomerular compartment during aging, genetic cell fate mapping was pe...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - March 19, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Pippin JW, Glenn ST, Krofft RD, Rusiniak ME, Alpers CE, Hudkins KL, Duffield JS, Gross KW, Shankland SJ Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research

Ammonia Transport in the Kidney by Rhesus Glycoproteins.
Abstract Renal ammonia metabolism is a fundamental element of acid-base homeostasis, comprising a major component of both basal and physiologically-altered renal net acid excretion. Over the past several years, a fundamental change in our understanding of the mechanisms of renal epithelial cell ammonia transport has occurred, replacing the previous model which was based upon diffusion equilibrium for NH3 and trapping of NH4+ with a new model in which specific and regulated transport of both NH3 and NH4+ across renal epithelial cell membranes via specific membrane proteins is required for normal ammonia metabolism. ...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - March 19, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Weiner ID, Verlander JW Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research

Postnatal Regulation of 15-Hydroxyprostaglandin Dehydrogenase in the Rat Kidney.
Abstract COX-2 has an established role in postnatal kidney development. 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH) is recently identified as an endogenous inhibitor of COX-2, limiting the production of COX-2-derived prostanoids in several pathological conditions. The present study was undertaken to examine the regulation of renal 15-PGDH expression during postnatal kidney development in rats, in comparison with COX-2. qRT-PCR and immunoblotting demonstrated that 15-PGDH mRNA and protein in the kidney were present in neonates, peaked in the 2nd postnatal weeks, and then declined sharply to very low level in adu...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - March 19, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Liu Y, Jia Z, Sun Y, Zhou L, Downton M, Chen R, Zhang A, Yang T Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research

Effects of combined administration of rapamycin, tolvaptan and AEZ-131 on progression of polycystic disease in PCK rats.
In conclusion, this study demonstrates that the association of low-doses of RAPA, TOLV and AEZ slows the progression of PKD with limited side effects, suggesting the use of combined therapies also in clinical trials. PMID: 24647711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology)
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - March 19, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Sabbatini M, Russo L, Cappellaio F, Troncone G, Bellevicine C, De Falco V, Buonocore P, Riccio E, Bisesti V, Federico S, Pisani A Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research

The Renal Circulation in 1 Normal Pregnancy and Preeclampsia. Is there a place for relaxin?
Abstract During the 1st trimester of human pregnancy, the maternal systemic circulation undergoes remarkable vasodilation. The kidneys participate in this vasodilatory response resulting in marked increases in renal plasma flow (RPF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Comparable circulatory adaptations are observed in conscious gravid rats. Administration of the corpus luteal hormone, relaxin (RLN), to non-pregnant rats and humans elicits vasodilatory changes like those of pregnancy. Systemic and renal vasodilation are compromised in midterm pregnant rats by neutralization or elimination of circulating RLN, and ...
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology - March 19, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Conrad KP, Davison JM Tags: Am J Physiol Renal Physiol Source Type: research

Phospho-NHE3 forms membrane patches and interacts with beta-actin to sense and maintain constant direction during cell migration.
Abstract The Na(+)/H(+) exchanger NHE3 colocalizes with beta-actin at the leading edge of directionally migrating cells. Using human osteosarcoma cells (SaOS-2), rat osteoblasts (calvaria), and human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells, we identified a novel role for NHE3 via beta-actin in anode and cathode directed motility, during electrotaxis. NHE3 knockdown by RNAi revealed that NHE3 expression is required to achieve constant directionality and polarity in migrating cells. Phosphorylated NHE3 (pNHE3) and beta-actin complex formation was impaired by the NHE3 inhibitor S3226 (IC50 0.02µM). Fluorescence cross-correlatio...
Source: Experimental Cell Research - March 19, 2014 Category: Cytology Authors: Perike S, Ozkucur N, Sharma P, Staroske W, Bläsche R, Barth K, Funk RH Tags: Exp Cell Res Source Type: research

Lipid lowering in liver and chronic kidney disease
(Source: Best Practice and Research. Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Source: Best Practice and Research. Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - March 18, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Cynthia Herrick, Marina Litvin, Anne Carol Goldberg Source Type: research

Hemodialysis Adequacy and Sexual Dysfunction in CRFHemodialysis Adequacy and Sexual Dysfunction in CRF
This study investigates the issue in women with chronic renal failure. BMC Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment
Engineers have reversed a decades-long trend of decreasing efficiency in lithotripsy machines by designing simple modifications to shock wave lenses. The incidence of kidney stones in the United States has more than doubled during the past two decades, due at least in part to the expanding waistlines of its citizens. The condition has also been linked to hot, humid climates and high levels of stress -- a combination of living environments that seems to have led to a rise in kidney stone rates of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

MicroRNA‐494‐3p targets CXCR4 to suppress the proliferation, invasion, and migration of prostate cancer
CONCLUSIONSOur results suggested that miR‐494‐3p might play crucial role in prostate cancer by post‐transcriptional regulation to CXCR4 mRNA. MiR‐494‐3p/CXCR4 pathway may be a potential therapeutic target to prevent prostate cancer progression and metastasis. Prostate © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: The Prostate)
Source: The Prostate - March 18, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peng‐fei Shen, Xue‐qin Chen, Yong‐chuan Liao, Ni Chen, Qiao Zhou, Qiang Wei, Xiang Li, Jia Wang, Hao Zeng Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour of penis
We present a case of penile MPNST in a 38‐year‐old man in the absence of neurofibromatosis treated with surgery followed by post‐operative radiotherapy to a dose of 60 Gray in 30 fractions and adjuvant chemotherapy with ifosfamide and adriamycin. (Source: Andrologia)
Source: Andrologia - March 18, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: J. Kaur, R. Madan, L. Singh, D. N. Sharma, P. K. Julka, G. K. Rath, S. Roy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Kidney Cancer Radio
 is coming soon! 03/18/2014 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - March 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Distinguishing between renal oncocytoma and chromophobe renal cell carcinoma
Raman molecular imaging was evaluated as a tool for differentiating between kidney tumors which are sometimes confused using conventional histopathological methods.03/18/2014 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - March 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diabetes enhances the intrahepatic vascular response to endothelin‐1 in cirrhotic rats: association with the ETA receptor and pERK up‐regulation
ConclusionCirrhotic rats with diabetes showed higher intrahepatic ET‐1 vasoresponsiveness than normoglycemic cirrhotic rats. This effect is not affected by changes in perfused glucose concentration and may be related, at least in part, to intrahepatic ETAR receptor and pERK over‐expression.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Liver International)
Source: Liver International - March 18, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jing‐Yi Lee, Teh‐Ia Huo, Sun‐Sang Wang, Hui‐Chun Huang, Fa‐Yauh Lee, Han‐Chieh Lin, Chiao‐Lin Chuang, Shou‐Dong Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Kenya: Giving a Kidney Is Rewarding - Donor Encourages People to Save Their Relatives
[The Star]Your relative is dying because their kidneys have failed, and you probably have an extra one: should you donate it? Well, the decision varies from person to person. While some make the decision instantly with few worries, others will critically talks with friends and family members first. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Joined for Life - Wife Donates Kidney to Dying Husband After Valentine
[The Star]The two were joined together in holy matrimony 17 years ago but only three weeks ago did they truly become one, after the wife donated a kidney to save her dying husband. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sri Lanka bans glyphosate herbicide to avoid kidney disease risk
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Survivorship Health Information Counseling for Patients With Prostate CancerSurvivorship Health Information Counseling for Patients With Prostate Cancer
Cancer survivorship has been recognized in recent years as a critical variable in the cancer care continuum. Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Materials posted for March 20, 2014 Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 18, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment
(Duke University) Engineers have reversed a decades-long trend of decreasing efficiency in lithotripsy machines by designing simple modifications to shock wave lenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

London, UK, International Liver CongressTM 2014
(Source: Journal of Hepatology)
Source: Journal of Hepatology - March 18, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Clinical School of Hepatology, Liver Cirrhosis: A Systemic Disease, Belgrade, Serbia, 2014
(Source: Journal of Hepatology)
Source: Journal of Hepatology - March 18, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Androgen dynamics and serum PSA in patients treated with abiraterone acetate
her & A Molina (Source: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases)
Source: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases - March 18, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: C J RyanW PengT KheohE WelkowskyC M HaqqD W ChandlerH I ScherA Molina Source Type: research

Ganglioside disialosyl globopentaosylceramide is an independent predictor of PSA recurrence-free survival following radical prostatectomy
S Saito & Y Arai (Source: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases)
Source: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases - March 18, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: S ShimadaA ItoY KawasakiN KakoiT TaimaK MitsuzukaM WatanabeS SaitoY Arai Source Type: research