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Can mixed pure hepatocellular carcinoma and germinoma arise together in the brain?
In this study we present the case of a 13-year-old girl with an intracranial mixed GCT containing a hepatocellular carcinoma and germinoma without a primary liver tumor. Based on this unique pathological diagnosis, a series of treatments were applied, including surgery for gross tumor removal, adjuvant radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Long-term follow up indicates fair disease control. (Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - August 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Clonorchiasis
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2015 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Men-Bao Qian, Jürg Utzinger, Jennifer Keiser, Xiao-Nong Zhou On Aug 21, 1875, James McConnell published in The Lancet his findings from a post-mortem examination of a 20-year-old Chinese man—undertaken at the Medical College Hospital in Calcutta, India—in whom he found Clonorchis sinensis in the bile ducts. Now, exactly 140 years later, we have a sound understanding of the lifecycle of this liver fluke, including key clinical, diagnostic, and epidemiological features. Developments in the so-called -omics sciences have not only advance...
Source: The Lancet - August 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

A genetic marker of hyperuricemia predicts cardiovascular events in a meta-analysis of three cohort studies in high risk patients
The strongest genetic marker of uric acid levels, the rs734553 SNP in the GLUT9 urate transporter gene, predicts progression to kidney failure in CKD patients and associates with systolic BP and carotid intima media thickness in family-based studies. (Source: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD)
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD - August 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: A. Testa, S. Prudente, D. Leonardis, B. Spoto, M.C. Sanguedolce, R.M. Parlongo, G. Tripepi, S. Rizza, F. Mallamaci, M. Federici, V. Trischitta, C. Zoccali Source Type: research

Accuracy of Robotic Radiosurgical Liver Treatment Throughout the Respiratory Cycle
Robotic radiosurgical liver treatment employs real-time target tracking to modulate the beam during free-breathing. Target tracking is achieved by generating a correlation model linking target position measured using stereoscopic x-ray imaging of internal fiducials and an external surrogate. We quantified key random tracking uncertainties using logged data from patient treatments. Considering tracking, prediction and correlation errors, we found that 95% of beam delivery was within 4 mm of the target. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - August 21, 2015 Category: Radiology Authors: Jeff D. Winter, Raimond Wong, Anand Swaminath, Tom Chow Tags: Physics Contribution Source Type: research

Imaging Predictors of Elevated Lung Shunt Fraction in Patients Being Considered for Yttrium-90 Radioembolization
Conclusions Early HV opacification and HV tumor thrombus or occlusion on cross-sectional imaging performed before radioembolization are associated with elevated LSF, which may contraindicate or limit the dose delivered in 90Y radioembolization. This information could be helpful during patient counseling for anticipating the most appropriate mode of liver-directed therapy. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - August 21, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Role of the nucleotide‐binding domain‐like receptor protein 3 inflammasome in acute kidney injury
Acute kidney injury (AKI), which is associated with high mortality rates, involves renal inflammation related to the activation of innate immunity. The inflammatory response in AKI involves the inflammasome, which integrates danger signals into caspase‐1‐activating platforms, leading to the processing and secretion of the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)‐1β and IL‐18. The nucleotide‐binding domain‐like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome plays a role in the development of many diseases, including AKI. However, the mechanisms by which the NLRP3 inflammasome translates different danger signals into...
Source: FEBS Journal - August 21, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Yanhui Cao, Dongsheng Fei, Mingwei Chen, Miao Sun, Jun Xu, Kai Kang, Lei Jiang, Mingyan Zhao Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Foxp3-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells promotes liver allograft tolerance through the generation of regulatory T cells in rats
Conclusion: Foxp3-engineered MSC therapy seems to be a promising and attractive cell therapy approach for inducing immunosuppression or transplant tolerance. (Source: Journal of Translational Medicine)
Source: Journal of Translational Medicine - August 21, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Haizhi QiGuangshun ChenYaxun HuangZhongzhou SiJiequn Li Source Type: research

Impact of abdominal drainage systems on postoperative complication rates following liver transplantation
Conclusions In this retrospective series, open-circuit drains were associated with more abdominal complications, mainly due to intraabdominal infections, than were closed-circuit drains. (Source: European Journal of Medical Research)
Source: European Journal of Medical Research - August 21, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: research

Review article: BK virus in systemic lupus erythematosus
BK virus (BKV) is a human polyomavirus with a seroprevalence of 60–80 % in the general population. In renal transplant patients, it is known to cause renal failure, ureteric stenosis and hemorrhagic cystitis. In bone marrow transplant patients, it is evident that BKV can also cause hemorrhagic cystitis along with BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) in the native kidneys, with subsequent renal failure. However, little is known about BVKN in non-transplanted immune-compromised patients, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who may have underlying nephritis and have a compromised immune system due to therapy and/or systemic ...
Source: Pediatric Rheumatology - August 21, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nirupama GuptaRobert LawrenceCuong NguyenRenee Modica Source Type: research

Current status of pig kidney xenotransplantation
Significant progress in life-supporting kidney xenograft survival in nonhuman primates (NHPs) has been associated largely with the increasing availability of pigs with genetic modifications that protect the pig tissues from the primate immune response and/or correct molecular incompatibilities between pig and primate. Blockade of the CD40/CD154 costimulation pathway with anti-CD154 mAb therapy has contributed to prolongation of kidney xenograft survival, although this agent may not be clinically available. (Source: International Journal of Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Surgery - August 21, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Hayato Iwase, Takaaki Kobayashi Tags: Review Source Type: research

Bilateral native nephrectomy for refractory hypertension in kidney transplant and kidney pancreas transplant patients
We report five patients with severe Hypertension despite as many as 9 different antihypertensive medications. All patients had previous kidney or simultaneous kidney pancreas transplantation. Each of our patients underwent laparoscopic bilateral native nephrectomy. Renal function varied from creatinine of 1.4–2.4, and the number of antihypertensive medications from 3-9 at the time of nephrectomy surgery. Mean arterial blood pressure improved in all five patients at 3-6 months post nephrectomy, the number of antihypertensive medications decreased in 4, but renal function remained stable at 3-6months in only 3 patients. We...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - August 21, 2015 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Recurrent Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases after Hepatectomy
Discussion: Radiofrequency ablation is a safe procedure and allows local tumor control in lesions less than 30 mm (local recurrence of 6%) and provides survival benefits in patients with recurrent colorectal liver metastases. (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery - August 21, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Valls, C., Ramos, E., Leiva, D., Ruiz, S., Martinez, L., Rafecas, A. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Preoperative Serum Bilirubin and Lactate Levels Predict Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality in Liver Surgery: A Single-Center Evaluation
Conclusions: The identified laboratory values showed a statistically significant association with postoperative morbidity and mortality in liver surgery and might be helpful in preoperative patient selection. (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery - August 21, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Riediger, C., Mueller, M. W., Hapfelmeier, A., Bachmann, J., Friess, H., Kleeff, J. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

First Light After the Long Night: A Follow-up Report of the Randomized FHN Nocturnal Trial
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Meg Jardine, Vlado Perkovic (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Acid-Base Status and Mortality Risk in Hemodialysis Patients
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): F. John Gennari (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Kidney Donation: What Might It Mean for Women Wishing to Become Pregnant
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Michelle A. Hladunewich, S. Joseph Kim (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Evaluation of Renal Blood Flow and Oxygenation in CKD Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Conclusions In CKD, reductions of mGFR and reabsorbed sodium are more than double that of renal artery blood flow, whereas cortical and medullary oxygenation are within the range of healthy persons. Reduction in glomerular filtration fraction may prevent renal hypoxia in CKD. (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Fetal Smoke Exposure and Kidney Outcomes in School-Aged Children
Conclusions Continued maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with smaller combined kidney volume and lower eGFR in school-aged children. Stronger effect estimates for maternal versus paternal smoking suggest that intrauterine adaptive responses may play a role as underlying mechanisms. (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Infant Breastfeeding and Kidney Function in School-Aged Children
Conclusions These results suggest that breastfeeding is associated with subclinical changes in kidney outcomes in childhood. Further studies are needed to explore whether early life nutrition also affects the risk of kidney disease in adulthood. (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Cause of Death in Patients With Diabetic CKD Enrolled in the Trial to Reduce Cardiovascular Events With Aranesp Therapy (TREAT)
Conclusions In diabetic CKD, both lower baseline GFR and higher PCR are associated with higher CV and non-CV mortality rates, particularly from sudden death and infection. Efforts to improve outcomes should focus on CV disease and early diagnosis and treatment of infection. (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Serum Bicarbonate and Kidney Disease Progression and Cardiovascular Outcome in Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy: A Post Hoc Analysis of the RENAAL (Reduction of End Points in Non–Insulin-Dependent Diabetes With the Angiotensin II Antagonist Losartan) Study and IDNT (Irbesartan Diabetic Nephropathy Trial)
Conclusions In this cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes with nephropathy, serum bicarbonate level associations with kidney disease end points were not retained after adjustment for estimated glomerular filtration rate, which is in contrast to results of earlier studies in nondiabetic populations. (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Early Dialysis and Adverse Outcomes After Hurricane Sandy
Conclusions Patients who received early dialysis had significantly lower odds of having an ED visit and hospitalization in the week of the storm and of dying within 30 days. (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

The DOPPS Practice Monitor for US Dialysis Care: PTH Levels and Management of Mineral and Bone Disorder in US Hemodialysis Patients
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Francesca Tentori, Lindsay Zepel, Douglas S. Fuller, Mia Wang, Brian A. Bieber, Bruce M. Robinson, Ronald L. Pisoni (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Treatment of Hyponatremic Encephalopathy
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Aaron Spital (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

In Reply to ‘Treatment of Hyponatremic Encephalopathy’
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Juan Carlos Ayus, Michael L. Moritz (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Erratum Regarding “US Renal Data System 2014 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States” (Am J Kidney Dis. 2015;66[1][suppl 1]:S1-S305)
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology: Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome of Finnish Type
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Agnes B. Fogo, Mark A. Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E. Alpers (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology: C1q Nephropathy
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Agnes B. Fogo, Mark A. Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E. Alpers (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology: Membranous Nephropathy
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Agnes B. Fogo, Mark A. Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E. Alpers (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology: Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Agnes B. Fogo, Mark A. Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E. Alpers (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

AJKD Atlas of Renal Pathology: Dense Deposit Disease
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 Author(s): Agnes B. Fogo, Mark A. Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E. Alpers (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

October Highlights
Publication date: September 2015 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 3 (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - August 21, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research