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Multimodal Management of a Pediatric Cervical Yolk Sac Tumor
Even though vaginal bleeding is an unusual clinical presentation in infants and young children, thorough evaluation by the pediatric urologist requires the recognition and knowledge of less-common conditions, including malignancy. Extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare in children aged  (Source: Urology)
Source: Urology - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Amanda F. Saltzman, Jessie R.R. Gills, Dana M. LeBlanc, Maria C. Velez, Randall D. Craver, Christopher C. Roth Tags: Pediatric Case Report Source Type: research

Tattoo of vascular cannulation site as a self‐cannulation aid
ConclusionPermanent tattoo of the skin to guide cannulation can used when a fistula is difficult to palpate or if a further superficialisation procedure is not desired. Patients have to be made aware that the markings are permanent and might outlast the fistula. (Source: Journal of Renal Care)
Source: Journal of Renal Care - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Regin Lagaac, Rowena Meruz, Mingzheng Aaron Goh Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

IgA NEPHROPATHY IN PATIENTS RECEIVING A RENAL TRANSPLANT
ConclusionThe rate of post‐transplant IgA diagnosis in our case series was 11%, and IgAN was diagnosed late in the course of transplantation. In most cases, IgAN manifested as haematuria and non‐nephrotic proteinuria, without renal graft dysfunction, and this picture might explain late indication of graft biopsies. The 10‐year patient survival rates were excellent. (Source: Journal of Renal Care)
Source: Journal of Renal Care - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ana Paula Pereira Santana Lemes‐Canuto, Tainá Veras de Sandes‐Freitas, José Osmar Medina‐Pestana, Gianna Mastroianni‐Kirsztajn Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The happiness and subjective well‐being of people on haemodialysis
ConclusionSubjective well‐being can be an important indicator of people's life quality to be considered by clinicians and nephrology researchers in future studies. (Source: Journal of Renal Care)
Source: Journal of Renal Care - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Paul N. Bennett, Melissa K. Weinberg, Thea Bridgman, Robert A. Cummins Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Prostate carcinoma in liver transplant recipients: Think about it!
To analyze retrospectively our series of prostate cancer (PC) in liver transplant recipients (LTRs) given an increase in frequency in an aging recipient population when no studies were reported in literature. (Source: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations)
Source: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Xavier Tillou, Laurence Chiche, Kerem Guleryuz, Sophie Hervé, Henri Bensadoun, Arnaud Doerfler Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Live surgical demonstrations: An endangered species
Despite the increasing controversy surrounding live surgical demonstrations, they remain an incredibly valuable tool for urologic education. Live surgery is the most effective means to demonstrate certain surgical techniques and intraoperative decision making. The many potential benefits far outweigh the potential concerns when live surgical events are performed in a thoughtful regulatory framework. Appropriate patient and surgeon selection is integral to successful live surgical events. Under these circumstances, live surgery should remain safe for the patient and instructive for the urologist. (Source: Urologic Oncology:...
Source: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: David A. Leavitt, Louis R. Kavoussi Tags: Seminar article Source Type: research

A window into new drug development for urologic oncology. Part II: Bench-to-bedside research improves survival in urologic cancer, and the discovery of better biomarkers can help predict patient response, toxicity, and resistance to therapy
This is the second of 2 special volumes dedicated to the complex issues of Drug, Device and Biomarker Development. The recognition of the “unmet need” to familiarize practicing clinicians with the rigorous process for biomarker approval, not dissimilar to the approval of drugs, became evident at the 2013 Winter Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology, which focused on the “state of the art” of prognostic biomarkers for clinically localized disease. At that meeting, it became apparent that a large gap of knowledge exists regarding the analytical validation of the assay (ensuring that the assay is reproducible an...
Source: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations - March 26, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gabriel P. Haas, Howard I. Scher Source Type: research

Unique patterns of transcript and miRNA expression in the South American strong voltage electric eel (Electrophorus electricus)
Conclusions: Our work on the E. electricus genome and eight tissue-specific gene expression profiles will greatly facilitate future research on determining the coding and regulatory sequences that specify the function, development, and evolution of electric organs. Moreover, these data and future studies will be informed by the first comprehensive analysis of miRNA expression in an electric fish presented here. (Source: BMC Genomics)
Source: BMC Genomics - March 26, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Lindsay TraegerJeremy VolkeningHowell MoffettJason GallantPo-Hao ChenCarl NovinaGeorge PhillipsRene AnandGregg WellsMatthew PinchRobert GüthGraciela UnguezJames AlbertHarold ZakonMichael SussmanManoj Samanta Source Type: research

Cooked Common Beans ( L.) Modulate Renal Genes in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of cooked common beans on differentially expressed genes in whole kidney homogenates of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. After 4 weeks of treatment with a cooked bean supplemented (10%) diet, animals fed with Flor de Mayo bean (FMB) exerted the greatest protective effect, since they presented the lowest blood glucose levels, consistent with an increase in blood insulin levels, a decrease in urine albumin and urea levels and an increase creatinine clearance (Ccr) (p≤ 0.05). (Source: The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry)
Source: The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry - March 26, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Consuelo Lomas-Soria, Iza F. Pérez-Ramírez, Juan Caballero-Pérez, Ramón G. Guevara-Gonzalez, Lorenzo Guevara-Olvera, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña, Horacio S. Guzman-Maldonado, Rosalía Reynoso-Camacho Source Type: research

Virtual PRA replaces traditional PRA: small change but significantly more justice for sensitized patients
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Transplant International)
Source: Transplant International - March 26, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Caner Süsal, Christian Morath Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Stringent adherence to a cytomegalovirus‐prevention protocol is associated with reduced overall costs in the first 6 months after kidney transplantation
ConclusionA stringent adherence to the CMV prevention protocol was associated with a significant reduction in overall costs. Whether this benefit is because of the demonstrated reduction in the rate of CMV disease needs to be assessed in a randomized trial.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Transplant Infectious Disease)
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - March 26, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: K. Matter‐Walstra, M. Greiner, A. Cusini, M. Schiesser, B. Ledergerber, T. Fehr, N.J. Mueller Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Prognostic Impact of Des-γ-carboxyl Prothrombin in Living-Donor Liver Transplantation for Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This study was designed to clarify risk factors for tumor recurrence after LDLT in patients with recurrent HCC. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - March 26, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: N. Harimoto, Y. Yoshida, T. Kurihara, K. Takeishi, S. Itoh, N. Harada, E. Tsujita, Y.-I. Yamashita, H. Uchiyama, Y. Soejima, T. Ikegami, T. Yoshizumi, H. Kawanaka, T. Ikeda, K. Shirabe, H. Saeki, E. Oki, Y. Kimura, Y. Maehara Source Type: research

CEUS in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Intrahepatic Cholangiocellular Carcinoma in 320 Patients - Early or Late Washout Matters: A Subanalysis of the DEGUM Multicenter Trial.
Conclusion: ICCs are rare in cirrhotic livers. CEUS can demonstrate differences in the vascularization patterns between HCC and ICC. HCC showed an arterial global hyperenhancement and delayed contrast washout in the late phase. ICCs are characterized by an arterial contrast enhancement at the tumor periphery with early contrast washout of the vascularized parts of the lesions in the portal-venous and late phase. PMID: 25812115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - March 26, 2015 Category: Radiology Authors: Wildner D, Bernatik T, Greis C, Seitz K, Neurath MF, Strobel D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Inhibitory mechanisms of celastrol on human liver cytochrome P450 1A2, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1 and 3A4.
Abstract 1. The present study was conducted to examine the possibility of herb-drug interaction by celastrol, which is a main compound isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. using human liver microsomes with cocktail methods. Focused on its inhibitory manner on the metabolism of model probe substrates of five cytochrome P450 isoenzymes (CYP1A2, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2E1 and CYP3A4) in vitro which are important with the metabolism of different xenobiotics. 2. The results showed that celastrol inhibited the five types of human cytochrome P450 isoforms, with the IC50 values of 2.65 μM (CYP3A4), 5.99 μM (...
Source: Xenobiotica - March 26, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Jin C, He X, Zhang F, He L, Chen J, Wang L, An L, Fan Y Tags: Xenobiotica Source Type: research

Hepatorenal Disorders.
Abstract Abstract: Renal dysfunction is common in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and takes on many forms from acute to chronic renal injury and may involve a variety of mechanisms. Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a specific type of hepatorenal disorders (HRD) with a unique pathophysiology. HRS is characterized by splanchnic arterial vasodilatation and decreased effective intravascular volume that leads to renal vasoconstriction and decreased renal blood flow. The incidence of HRS in relation to other forms of HRD is unknown, however, it is estimated that 35-40 % patients with ESLD and ascites eventually...
Source: Chest - March 26, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Al-Khafaji A, Nadim MK, Kellum JA Tags: Chest Source Type: research

New Chemiluminescent Substrates of Paraoxonase 1 with Improved Specificity: Synthesis and Properties.
Abstract Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an important hydrolase, and the enzyme activity decreases in patients with liver disease, diabetes, coronary heart disease, etc. Phenyl acetate and organophosphates are usually employed as substrates for serum PON1 activity assay. However, phenyl acetate for arylesterase activity assay exhibits disadvantage of high background. According to properties of PON1, four new chemiluminescent acridinium esters were designed, prepared through three steps, and characterized with (1)H NMR and mass spectrometry (MS) data, and their properties as PON1 substrates were investigated. The hydrolyses...
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - March 26, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Abulimite Z, Mu X, Xiao S, Liu M, Li Q, Chen G Tags: Appl Biochem Biotechnol Source Type: research

Early diagnosis of biliary atresia
Biliary atresia is the most common indication for liver transplantation in the pediatric population and the most frequent liver-related cause of death in early childhood. However, in some cases, long-term survival with the native liver can be achieved by surgical reestablishment of bile flow. The procedure of choice involves removal of the fibrotic, atretic bile duct segment and construction of a drainage route via hepatoportoenterostomy (the Kasai procedure). The outcome following hepatoportoenterostomy is closely related to the patient's age at the time of the procedure. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - March 25, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: William F. Balistreri Tags: The Editors' Perspective Source Type: research

Loss of Tumour Suppressor PTEN Expression in Renal Injury Initiates SMAD3 and p53 Dependent Fibrotic Responses
Abstract Deregulation of the tumour suppressor PTEN occurs in lung and skin fibrosis, diabetic and ischaemic renal injury. However, the potential role of PTEN and associated mechanisms in the progression of kidney fibrosis is unknown. Tubular and interstitial PTEN expression was dramatically decreased in several models of renal injury including aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN), streptozotocin (STZ)‐mediated injury and ureteral unilateral obstruction (UUO), correlating with Akt, p53 and SMAD3 activation and fibrosis. Stable silencing of PTEN in HK‐2 human tubular epithelial cells induced dedifferentiation and CTGF, P...
Source: The Journal of Pathology - March 25, 2015 Category: Pathology Authors: Rohan Samarakoon, Sevann Helo, Amy D Dobberfuhl, Nidah S Khakoo, Lucas Falke, Jessica M Overstreet, Roel Goldschmeding, Paul J Higgins Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Spare the Needle, Save the ProstateSpare the Needle, Save the Prostate
In patients with low prostate-specific antigen levels, a targeted biopsy using MRI can detect significant cancers missed by other screening procedures, report researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Plasma Marker Emerges for NAFLD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- If confirmed, protein could allow minimally invasive testing for fatty liver condition. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 25, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution
Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human-caused pollution, one of the first studies of its type has found. Fish have been found with a blend of male and female sex organs including. The findings appear to reflect general ocean conditions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Active Surveillance OK in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer?Active Surveillance OK in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer?
Dr Gerald Chodak discusses two recent studies that provided support for using active surveillance in certain men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer. Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Mutations that may enable earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer recurrence identified
A multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists has characterized the genetic changes associated with the spread of colorectal cancer to the liver. Most patients are initially diagnosed with an early stage disease. However, a proportion of these patients will develop a recurrence of the cancer (metastasis), typically in the liver, one to three years after their colon surgery. If identified early, the liver metastasis may be amenable to surgical removal, and cure may still be possible. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exercise Linked to Better Erectile, Sexual Function in MenExercise Linked to Better Erectile, Sexual Function in Men
Men who were highly physically active reported better erectile and sexual function, regardless of race. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease patients: potential mechanisms and possibilities of inhibition by resin-based phosphate binders
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, Ahead of Print. (Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy)
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - March 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: article Source Type: research

Strong correlation between protein reagent strip and protein-to-creatinine ratio for detection of renal dysfunction in HIV-infected patients: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a high concordance between detection of proteinuria by PRS and uPCR. Therefore, in low-income countries PRS can be helpful for detecting tubular damage in people infected with HIV. PMID: 25798180 [PubMed] (Source: AIDS Research and Therapy)
Source: AIDS Research and Therapy - March 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: López De León JI, Mata-Marín JA, Andrade-Fuentes K, Huerta-Garcia G, Domínguez-Hemosillo JC, Gaytán-Martínez J Tags: AIDS Res Ther Source Type: research

Pharmacogenetic testing in idiosyncratic drug‐induced liver injury (DILI): current role in clinical practice
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Liver International)
Source: Liver International - March 25, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Guruprasad P Aithal Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

In vitro and in vivo Drug-Drug Interaction of Losartan and Glimepiride in Rats and Its Possible Mechanism
Conclusions: Glimepiride did not affect losartan pharmacokinetics in rats, while losartan potently altered glimepiride metabolism; this result was inconsistent with the in vitro outcome. The mechanism requires further investigation. In clinical settings, attention should be paid to the interaction of these two drugs in the human body as well as the possible adverse reactions of glimepiride.Pharmacology 2015;95:133-138 (Source: Pharmacology)
Source: Pharmacology - March 25, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Liver cancer risk increases by 4% for every 10g of alcohol consumed
Just three drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer, with the increase in risk per 10g of alcohol consumed – around one alcoholic drink – is about 4 per cent, says the World Cancer Research Fund. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution
(Oregon State University) Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human-caused pollution, one of the first studies of its type has found. The findings appear to reflect general ocean conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Role of Systemic Blood Pressure in the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) regardless of etiology tends to progress. Substantial evidence indicates that even modest coexistent hypertension (HTN) plays a major role in such progression due to an increased transmission of systemic HTN to the renal microvasculature in CKD states. This is due to preglomerular vasodilation and an impairment of the renal autoregulatory responses that normally protect against such transmission. Accordingly, effective BP control that also includes renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade is recommended as a primary management strategy for slowing CKD progression. It is widely...
Source: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports - March 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

[A case of spontaneous bleeding of multiple lumbar arteries in a patient with liver cirrhosis].
We report a case of a 55-year-old woman with alcoholic liver cirrhosis who developed spontaneous bleeding of multiple right lumbar arteries and died in spite of repetitive transfusion and embolization. (Korean J Gastroenterol 2015;65:186-189). PMID: 25797384 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean J Gastroenter...)
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - March 25, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hong JS, Jeong WJ, Han YH, Shin SY, Jun JH, Woo YM, Yun JH, Cheon GJ Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome.
Abstract Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been successfully performed in thrombocytopenic conditions such as in patients with liver cirrhosis but successful ESD for early gastric cancer (EGC) in hematologic diseases has rarely been reported. A 52-year-old male patient, who had previously been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome 2 years ago, was admitted to our hospital for ESD of EGC. ESD was performed successfully in this patient after platelet concentrates transfusion on the day of ESD. ESD might be an option for the treatment of EGC in thrombocytopenia due to hematologic diseases when optimal suppo...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - March 25, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lim EJ, Sim EH, Kim BW, Kim JI, Kim JS, Ji JS, Choi H Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Hepatitis C: What happens in end-stage liver disease?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of renal function on changes of plaque characteristics in non-intervened coronary segments after rosuvastatin treatment in patients with angina pectoris and hypertension
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem which is associated with poor outcomes [1] and increased prevalence of coronary artery disease [2]. Plaque progression in patients with hypertension is associated with the formation of angiotensin II, proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cell, activation and accumulation of inflammatory cells, promotion of oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction [3]. However, few data are available about the relation between renal function and plaque changes in statin-treated patients with angina pectoris and hypertension. (Source: International Journal of Cardiology)
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - March 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Young Joon Hong, Myung Ho Jeong, Kyung Hoon Cho, Min Chul Kim, Kyoung Jin Lee, Kyung Hwan Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Hae Chang Jeong, Keun Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park, Sang Hyung Kim, Jung Chaee Kang Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Cardiovascular outcomes of intravenous iron in perspective of clinical trials and the use of different iron preparations
In November 2014, an article by Kuo et al. [1] suggested a role of an intravenous (i.v.) iron sucrose preparation in leukocyte-endothelium interactions and atherogenesis based on results in cell culture assays, a mouse model and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The authors reported that circulating mononuclear cells (MNCs) isolated from CKD patients who have received the iron sucrose preparation produced higher levels of intracellular superoxide than those from untreated CKD patients or healthy subjects. (Source: International Journal of Cardiology)
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - March 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jorge E. Toblli, Gabriel Cao, Margarita Angerosa Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Differentiation between severe HELLP syndrome and thrombotic microangiopathy, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and other imitators
Pre-eclampsia complicated by severe HELLP (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count) syndrome is a multi-organ disease, and can be difficult to differentiate from thrombotic microangiopathy (appearing as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura or haemolytic uraemic syndrome), acute fatty liver, systemic erythematous lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome and severe sepsis. Many papers have highlighted the risks of misdiagnosis resulting in severe consequences for maternal health, and this can be fatal when thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is misdiagnosed as severe HELLP syndrome. (Source: European Journal of Obst...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - March 25, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: O. Pourrat, R. Coudroy, F. Pierre Tags: Review Source Type: research

Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with chronic active Epstein–Barr virus infection
Abstract Chronic active Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection (CAEBV), characterized by persistent infectious mononucleosis‐like symptoms, can lead to cardiovascular complications including coronary artery aneurysm or myocarditis. Here, we present the case of an 11‐year‐old boy with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and junctional ectopic tachycardia associated with CAEBV. The patient did not have any major symptoms attributed to CAEBV, such as fever, lymphadenopathy or splenomegaly when the PAH developed. Mild liver dysfunction was found at the first examination, and it persisted. Two years after the PAH symptoms...
Source: Pediatrics International - March 25, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yutaka Fukuda, Nobuo Momoi, Mitsuko Akaihata, Katsutoshi Nagasawa, Masaki Mitomo, Yoshimichi Aoyagi, Kisei Endoh, Mitsuaki Hosoya Tags: Patient Report Source Type: research

Hepatic mass and coagulopathy in a 10 years boy with fever
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism)
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism - March 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ritambhra Nada, Anju Gupta, Mandeep Kang, Amit Rawat, Ashwani Sood, Jasmina Ahluwalia, Surjit Singh Tags: Clinical Image Source Type: research

Association of Time to Kidney Transplantation With Graft Failure Among US Patients With End‐Stage Renal Disease Due to Lupus Nephritis
ConclusionWhile future studies are needed to examine the potential confounding effect of clinically recognized SLE activity on the observed associations, these results suggest that longer wait times to transplant may be associated with equivalent or worse, not better, graft outcomes among LN‐ESRD patients. (Source: Arthritis Care and Research)
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - March 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Laura C. Plantinga, Rachel E. Patzer, Cristina Drenkard, Michael R. Kramer, Mitchel Klein, S. Sam Lim, William M. McClellan, Stephen O. Pastan Tags: Lupus Nephritis Source Type: research

Gout, Urate‐Lowering Therapy, and Uric Acid Levels Among Adults in the United States
ConclusionHalf of all Americans with gout receiving ULT, and two‐thirds with an indication for ULT, have an SUA above target. This study furnishes a meaningful baseline for assessing the effectiveness of the ACR guidelines in future years. (Source: Arthritis Care and Research)
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - March 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Stephen P. Juraschek, Lara C. Kovell, Edgar R. Miller, Allan C. Gelber Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Variability in estimated glomerular filtration rate values is a risk factor in chronic kidney disease progression among patients with diabetes
Conclusion: eGFR variability was independently associated with elevated risk of dialysis/death even after controlling for eGFR means and slopes. (Source: BMC Nephrology)
Source: BMC Nephrology - March 25, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Chin-Lin TsengJean-Philippe LafranceShou-En LuOrysya SorokaDonald MillerMiriam ManeyLeonard Pogach Source Type: research