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  1. COLOUR DOPPLER EVALUATION OF ACUTE RENAL COLIC

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    Vallepu Ramaiah

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available AIMS Can Doppler index–RI be a predictor of renal colics impending obstruction in acute and emergency clinical settings. To compare the results of RI in cases of obstructive, nondilated and normal kidneys. METHODS A total of 90 patients were included in this prospective study. The patients were grouped into three categories based on the clinical settings. Group 1 with acute unilateral obstruction were 44, group 2 who were presented with flank pain without stone disease were 26 and group 3 were 20 patients with sonologically normal kidneys. Grey scale ultrasonography and colour Doppler study carried out in all the groups and index – RI value were compared. RESULTS The study showed differences in RI values among the groups (0.726±0.04, 0.63±0.039 and 0.608±0.03 respectively. CONCLUSION In acute and emergency clinical setting, grey scale ultrasonography and interrogation with colour Doppler index– RI improved the assessment and detection of impending obstructive uropathy.

  2. Intranasal Fentanyl for Analgesia in Adults with Acute Renal Colic

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    Massimiliano Etteri; Andrea Bellone

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: The usual treatment of pain in acute renal colic is analgesic in intravenous (IV) route. We tried a rapid, non painful, non-invasive route of administration using intranasal fentanyl versus IV standard treatment (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) plus morphine) for the relief of pain in renal colic presenting to an Emergency Department (ED). Methods: We conducted a prospective non-blinded randomized clinical trial. A sample of 63 adult patients with clinical diagnosis ...

  3. Efficacy and safety of parecoxib in the treatment of acute renal colic: a randomized clinical trial

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    Sidney Glina; Ronaldo Damiao; Joao Afif-Abdo; Carlos Francisco Santa Maria; Raúl Novoa; Carlos Eurico Dornelles Cairoli; Dalia Wajsbrot; Gaston Araya

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: Although nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs) and opioids are effective treatments for acute renal colic, they are associated with adverse events (AEs). As cyclooxygenase-2 selective NSAIDs may provide a safer alternative, we compared the efficacy and safety of parecoxib versus an nsNSAID in subjects with acute renal colic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phase IV., multicenter, double-blind, noninferiority, active-controlled study: 338 subjects with acute renal colic ...

  4. An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Lornoxicam in Acute Renal Colic Treatment

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    TEMELTAŞ, Gökhan; ASAN, Çağrı; Müezzinoğlu, Talha; Büyüksu, Coşkun

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: In order to provide analgesia in renal colic, related to acute urinary obstruction, many different agents are used. Use of prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors is very common for this purpose. In our study, we aim to evaluate the analgesic effect of lornoxicam, included in above mentioned group, in renal colic treatment. Materials and Methods: The patients, who were taken to emergency room due to renal colic, were assigned into two group. Before any treatment, they were evaluated w...

  5. Sublingual buprenorphine for acute renal colic pain management: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial

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    Payandemehr, Pooya; Jalili, Mohammad; Mostafazadeh Davani, Babak; Dehpour, Ahmad Reza

    2014-01-01

    Background The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of sublingual buprenorphine with intravenous morphine sulfate for acute renal colic in the emergency department. Methods In this double-dummy, randomized controlled trial, we enrolled patients aged 18 to 55 years who had a clinical diagnosis of acute renal colic. Patients received either 2 mg sublingual buprenorphine with an IV placebo, or 0.1 mg/kg IV morphine sulfate with a sublingual placebo. Subjects graded their pain...

  6. Low dose computed tomography in suspected acute renal colic

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    Meagher, Tom; Sukumar, V.P.; Collingwood, Jackie; Crawley, Therese; Schofield, David; Henson, John; Lakin, Ken; Connolly, Dan; Giles, John

    2001-11-01

    Aim: To evaluate whether computed tomography (CT) of the renal tract in suspected renal colic using reduced exposure factors maintains diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: Prospective multi-centre cohort study. Patients with suspected renal colic were examined using computed tomography (CT) of the renal tract followed by intravenous urography (IVU) in four different centres with five different CT systems. RESULTS: Sixty-nine patients with suspected renal colic had CT of the renal tract followed by IVU. CT was performed with reduced exposure factors, giving a mean CT effective dose of 3.5 (range 2.8-4.5) mSv compared with 1.5 mSv for IVU. Ureteric calculi were detected in 43 patients: CT and IVU detected 40 (93%) ureteric calculi. CT identified other lesions causing symptoms in five patients and identified renal calculi in 24 patients. IVU identified renal calculi in six patients and made false positive diagnosis of renal calculi in seven patients. Mean examination time for CT was 5 minutes and for IVU was 80 minutes. CONCLUSION: CT examination at reduced exposure factors maintains the diagnostic accuracy recorded in other series. Meagher, T. et al. (2001)

  7. The Efficacy of Intranasal Desmopressin as an Adjuvant in the Acute Renal Colic Pain Management

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    Kambiz Masoumi; Ali Asgari Darian; Arash Forouzan; Hassan Barzegari; Fakher Rahim; Maryam Feli; Mehdi Fallah Bagher Sheidaii; Samaneh Porozan

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare analgesic effect of intramuscular (IM) sodium diclofenac and intranasal desmopressin combination with IM sodium diclofenac alone in patients with acute renal colic. In this randomized double-blind clinical trial, all patients aged 18 to 55 years who were diagnosed as acute renal colic and met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were randomized into two groups to receive 40 μg intranasal desmopressin spray and 75 mg IM sodium diclofenac combination (Group ...

  8. Ureteritis Cystica: Important Consideration in the Differential Diagnosis of Acute Renal Colic

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    Padilla-Fernández, B.; FJ. Díaz-Alférez; M. Herrero-Polo; M. Martín-Izquierdo; JM. Silva-Abuín; MF. Lorenzo-Gómez

    2012-01-01

    Ureteritis cystica is an uncommon cause of acute renal pain. The aetiology remains unclear and the diagnosis may be difficult to establish. We report the case of a 29 year old woman with a history of repeated urinary tract infections presenting with acute renal colic in the absence of lithiasis. We review the diagnostic tools available to make the diagnosis and the recent pertinent literature.

  9. Efficacy and safety of parecoxib in the treatment of acute renal colic: a randomized clinical trial

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    Sidney Glina

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Although nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs and opioids are effective treatments for acute renal colic, they are associated with adverse events (AEs. As cyclooxygenase-2 selective NSAIDs may provide a safer alternative, we compared the efficacy and safety of parecoxib versus an nsNSAID in subjects with acute renal colic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phase IV., multicenter, double-blind, noninferiority, active-controlled study: 338 subjects with acute renal colic were randomized to parecoxib 40 mg i.v. plus placebo (n = 174 or ketoprofen 100 mg IV plus placebo (n = 164. 338 subjects with acute renal colic were randomized to parecoxib 40 mg IV (n = 174 or ketoprofen 100 mg IV(n = 164 plus placebo. Subjects were evaluated 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes after treatment start and 24 hours after discharge. Primary endpoint was the mean pain intensity difference (PID at 30 minutes by visual analog scale (VAS (per-protocol population. An ANCOVA model was used with treatment group, country, and baseline score as covariates. Non-inferiority of parecoxib to ketoprofen was declared if the lower bound of the 95% confidence interval (CI for the difference between the two groups excluded the pre-established margin of 10 mm for the primary endpoint. RESULTS: Baseline demographics were similar. The mean (SD mPID30 min was 33.84 (24.61 and 35.16 (26.01 for parecoxib and ketoprofen, respectively. For treatment difference (parecoxib-ketoprofen the lower bound of the 95% CI was 6.53. The mean change from baseline in VAS 30 minutes after study medication was ~43 mm; AEs were comparable between treatments. CONCLUSIONS: Parecoxib is as effective as ketoprofen in the treatment of pain due to acute renal colic, is well tolerated, and has a comparable safety profile.

  10. Functional evaluation of the urinary tract by duplex Doppler ultrasonography in patients with acute renal colic

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    Sayani R; Ali M.; Shazlee K; Hamid RS; Hamid K

    2011-01-01

    Raza Sayani1, Muhammad Ali1, Kashif Shazlee2, Rana Shoaib Hamid1, Kamran Hamid21Radiology Department, Aga Khan University Hospital, 2Radiology Department, Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, PakistanPurpose: To determine the role of duplex Doppler ultrasonography (DDU) in patients with acute unilateral renal obstruction.Subjects and methods: A total of 161 patients with suspected renal colic due to urolithiasis were evaluated by DDU followed by intravenous urography (IVU). The mean intra-arterial res...

  11. The Comparison of Apotel plus Low Dose of Morphine and Full Dose of Morphine in Pain Relief in Patients with Acute Renal Colic

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    Morteza-Bagi, Hamid Reza; Amjadi, Mohsen; Mirzaii-Sousefidi, Reyhaneh

    2015-01-01

    Background Renal colic is an acute flank pain which may radiate to the groin, lower abdomen, or external genitalia due to the passage of a urinary stones. Pain management is the most important task in emergency wards when a patient with renal colic attends. This study aims to compare intravenous acetaminophen plus a low dose of morphine with a full dose of morphine in renal colic. Methods In present randomized clinical trial, 100 patients with confirmed renal colic were recruited from the Eme...

  12. The Efficacy of Intranasal Desmopressin as an Adjuvant in the Acute Renal Colic Pain Management

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    Kambiz Masoumi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare analgesic effect of intramuscular (IM sodium diclofenac and intranasal desmopressin combination with IM sodium diclofenac alone in patients with acute renal colic. In this randomized double-blind clinical trial, all patients aged 18 to 55 years who were diagnosed as acute renal colic and met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were randomized into two groups to receive 40 μg intranasal desmopressin spray and 75 mg IM sodium diclofenac combination (Group A or 75 mg IM sodium diclofenac alone (Group B. The pain score of patients was assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS at baseline, 15, 30, 45, and 60 minutes after administration. Of all 159 patients who were assessed for eligibility finally, the results of 120 patients were analyzed. There was no significant difference regarding age and gender between two groups. The baseline VAS score was not significantly different between two groups (P=0.44. The Mean ± SD scores of two groups reduced 15 minutes after drug administration, but this decrease was significantly more in Group A compared with Group B (P=0.02. This pattern continued in minutes 30, 45, and 60 of drug administration. Our results showed that desmopressin could be used as an effective adjuvant in acute renal colic pain management.

  13. Analgesic Effects and Safety of Desmopressin, Tramadol and Indomethacin in Patients with Acute Renal Colic; A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Mehdi Shirazi; Mehdi Salehipour; Mohammad Amin Afrasiabi; Alireza Aminsharifi

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To compare the efficacy of desmopressin (DDAVP), tramadol and indomethacin on pain intensity of patients with acute renal colic caused by urolithiasis. Methods: This prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted between July 2005 and July 2006 including 120 patients (70 men and 50 women, mean age 38.2±5.8 years) referring to emergency room of Shahid Faghihi hospital with renal colic caused by urolithiasis without any previous treatment. The patients were randomly assigned...

  14. Lornoxicam versus diclofenac sodium in acute renal colic: a prospective randomized trial

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    Sushila Godara

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Acute renal colic is excruciatingly painful event, opioid analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs remain the mainstay of treatment for acute renal colic. This study compares diclofenac and lornoxicam in their efficacy to relieve pain of renal origin. Methods: Prospective, randomized, double blind clinical study including eighty patients with renal pain admitted in emergency department of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Parameters were observed at baseline and after 15, 30, 60, 180 minutes and 5hrs of drug treatment. The efficacy of the drug was measured by observing: Pain score, onset & duration of action, rescue drug use, global patient and physician impression. Results: Both drugs are effective in relieving pain of renal origin (p<0.05 and maintaining it over time as well. When decrease in value of pain score compared between two groups at various interval there was statistically significant (p<0.05 decrease in pain score only at 15 minutes in lornoxicam group showing this slightly more effective in early phase compared to diclofenac. In either group there is no statistically significant difference regarding onset of action, duration of action and side effect profile. Conclusions: Both the drugs are equally effective and safe in renal colicky pain with added advantage of lornoxicam being more effective in early period. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2013; 2(2.000: 193-198

  15. Analysis of therapeutic effect of acupuncture at Neiguan(PC 6) and Zusanli(ST 36) on acute renal colic

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    琚保军

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the efficacy differences among acupuncture at Neiguan(PC 6) and Zusanli(ST 36),dolantin and scopolamine in treatment of acute renal colic,and to verify the clinical effect of acupuncture at Neiguan(PC 6) and Zusanli(ST 36). Methods Two hundred and

  16. Renal infarction in patients presenting with suspected renal colic *

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    Seetho, Ian W.; Bungay, Peter M.; Taal, Maarten W.; Fluck, Richard J.; Leung, Janson C. H.

    2009-01-01

    Acute renal infarction is a serious medical emergency. The diagnosis is often delayed or missed as it is not common. Hence, the exact incidence of acute renal infarction is not known. Failure to consider renal infarction in the initial differential diagnosis results in a delay in diagnosis and treatment, which in turn leads to permanent loss of renal function. We present two cases of acute kidney infarction that were initially treated as renal colic. In addition, we present a third case when ...

  17. Management of acute renal colic in the UK: a questionnaire survey

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    Skinner Chas

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is great variation in the Accident and Emergency workload and location of Urology services in UK hospitals. This study investigated the relationship of the initial management of acute renal colic with the department workload plus local facilities including location of X-ray and urology services in UK Accident and Emergency (A&E departments. Methods A&E departments in each of the 11 UK Deanery regions were stratified based on departmental workload, namely small; 30,000 to 50,000 (medium; 50,000 to 80,000 (large and >80,000 (very large patients per year. One third of departments were selected in each group leading to a sample size of 106. A questionnaire was administered. Associations between categorical variables were investigated using the chi-squared test and when not valid, Fisher's Exact test was employed. Differences between groups in ordinal variables were investigated using the Mann-Whitney test. Results All questionnaires were returned. Twenty-nine units (27.4% did not perform any radiological investigation on renal colic patients. The number of radiological investigations that were available to departments was associated with workload (P = 0.003; with 57.1% of the small departments performing none and at least 82.8% of units in the other categories performing at least one. Of those departments with X-ray facilities in or adjacent to the department, 63% performed an intravenous urography (IVU compared to 25% of those departments without (P = 0.026. Of those departments with on-site urology services, 86% performed at least one radiological investigation compared to 52% of units without such services (P = 0.001. Department workload was associated with the first choice analgesia (NSAIDs or parenteral opiates (P = 0.011. Of the small departments, 64.3% used NSAIDs, 21.4% used parenteral opiates and 14.3% used neither. In comparison, NSAIDS were used by at least 87%, and opiates by at most 12.5% of units in each of

  18. Functional evaluation of the urinary tract by duplex Doppler ultrasonography in patients with acute renal colic

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    Sayani R

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Raza Sayani1, Muhammad Ali1, Kashif Shazlee2, Rana Shoaib Hamid1, Kamran Hamid21Radiology Department, Aga Khan University Hospital, 2Radiology Department, Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, PakistanPurpose: To determine the role of duplex Doppler ultrasonography (DDU in patients with acute unilateral renal obstruction.Subjects and methods: A total of 161 patients with suspected renal colic due to urolithiasis were evaluated by DDU followed by intravenous urography (IVU. The mean intra-arterial resistive index (RI and the difference of mean resistive index between both kidneys (delta RI were determined for each person. An RI value of ≥0.70 and a delta RI value of ≥0.06 were taken as the discriminatory threshold for obstruction. IVU results were considered the “reference standard” against which renal DDU findings were compared.Results: IVU showed both kidneys to be normal in 51 patients and with unilateral ureteric obstruction in 110 patients. The mean RI for obstructed kidneys was 0.67 (0.048, which was significantly higher (P-value < 0.05 than a mean RI of contralateral normal kidneys 0.59 (0.04. The mean delta RI in patients with unilateral ureteric obstruction was significantly higher than that in patients with normal kidneys, at 0.076 (0.03 and 0.03 (0.05, respectively. In patients with complete obstruction, sensitivity of RI and delta RI were 77.5% and 92.5% with a specificity of 84.3% and 90.1%, respectively. In patients with partial obstruction, the sensitivity of these values was 22.8% and 62.8% with a specificity of 84.3% and 90.1%.Conclusion: Delta RI is more sensitive and specific than RI in acute renal obstruction. However, due to relatively low sensitivity for detection of partial obstruction, DDU cannot replace IVU as the standard imaging technique.Keywords: renal colic, Doppler ultrasonography, resistive index

  19. Unenhanced multidetector CT (CT KUB) in the initial imaging of suspected acute renal colic: evaluating a new service

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    Chowdhury, F.U. [Departments of Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds (United Kingdom); Kotwal, S. [Urology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds (United Kingdom); Raghunathan, G.; Wah, T.M. [Departments of Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds (United Kingdom); Joyce, A. [Urology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds (United Kingdom); Irving, H.C. [Departments of Clinical Radiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds (United Kingdom)], E-mail: henry.irving@leedsth.nhs.uk

    2007-10-15

    Aim: To evaluate a new imaging pathway for the investigation of patients presenting with suspected acute renal colic. Materials and methods: A retrospective review of 500 consecutive cases of suspected acute renal colic was undertaken to evaluate the initial results of a new imaging pathway introduced at our institution, which completely replaced the intravenous urogram (IVU) with unenhanced multidetector CT (CT KUB). Results: The positive rate for urolithiasis was 44% (221/500), the negative rate 46% (229/500) and the rate of other significant findings was 12% (59/500). Female patients had a low positive rate compared with male patients (27.5 versus 57.5%; p < 0.001). Urological intervention was required in 28% (61/221) and these patients had a larger average stone size (6.6 versus 3.7 mm; p < 0.001) and the stone was located more proximally. Out-of-hours imaging was performed in 37% (186/500), and these patients had a higher positive rate (52 versus 40%; p < 0.001). Other findings included a wide range of acute non-urological conditions. Conclusion: The feasibility of replacing the acute IVU with CT KUB in the initial assessment of suspected acute renal colic was demonstrated in the present study. The technique enables rapid diagnosis of urolithiasis, stratification of patients likely to proceed to urological intervention, and prompt diagnosis of a variety of other acute pathological conditions.

  20. A comparison of the effect of intranasal desmopressin and intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide combination with intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide alone in acute renal colic

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    Abdol-Reza Kheirollahi; Mohammad Tehrani; Mohammad Bashashati

    2010-01-01

    Background: Patients with acute renal colic usually require immediate diagnosis and treatment. In this clinical trial analgesic effect of hyoscine N-butyl bromide and desmopressin combination in comparison with hyoscine N-butyl bromide alone in patients with acute renal colic induced by urinary stones was assessed. Methods: The study included 114 patients randomly allocated in two groups (A and B). Patients in group A received 20 mg intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide at admission tim...

  1. Efficacy and Tolerability of Fixed-Dose Combination of Dexketoprofen and Dicyclomine Injection in Acute Renal Colic

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    Porwal, A.; A. D. Mahajan; Oswal, D. S.; Erram, S. S.; D. N. Sheth; Balamurugan, S.; V. Kamat; R. P. Enadle; Badadare, A.; Bhatnagar, S. K.; Walvekar, R. S.; Dhorepatil, S.; R. C. Naik; Basu, I; Kshirsagar, S. N.

    2012-01-01

    Objective. To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a fixed-dose combination of dexketoprofen and dicyclomine (DXD) injection in patients with acute renal colic. Patients and Methods. Two hundred and seventeen patients were randomized to receive either DXD (n = 109) or fixed-dose combination of diclofenac and dicyclomine injection (DLD; n = 108), intramuscularly. Pain intensity (PI) was self-evaluated by patients on visual analogue scale (VAS) at baseline and at 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 hours. E...

  2. Unenhanced computed tomography in acute renal colic reduces cost outside radiology department

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    Lauritsen, J.; Andersen, J.R.; Nordling, J.;

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Unenhanced multidetector computed tomography (UMDCT) is well established as the procedure of choice for radiologic evaluation of patients with renal colic. The procedure has both clinical and financial consequences for departments of surgery and radiology. However, the financial effect...... outside the radiology department is poorly elucidated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the financial consequences outside of the radiology department, a retrospective study comparing the ward occupation of patients examined with UMDCT to that of intravenous urography (IVU) was performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS......) saved the hospital USD 265,000 every 6 months compared to the use of IVU. CONCLUSION: Use of UMDCT compared to IVU in patients with renal colic leads to cost savings outside the radiology department Udgivelsesdato: 2008/12...

  3. Unenhanced Computed Tomography in Acute Renal Colic Reduces Cost Outside Radiology Department

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    Lauritsen, J.; Andersen, J.R.; Nordling, J.; Thomsen, H.S. [Dept.s of Diagnostic Radiology and Urology, Copenhagen Univ. Hospital, Herlev (Denmark)

    2008-12-15

    Background: Unenhanced multidetector computed tomography (UMDCT) is well established as the procedure of choice for radiologic evaluation of patients with renal colic. The procedure has both clinical and financial consequences for departments of surgery and radiology. However, the financial effect outside the radiology dept. is poorly elucidated. Purpose: To evaluate the financial consequences outside of the radiology dept., a retrospective study comparing the ward occupation of patients examined with UMDCT to that of intravenous urography (IVU) was performed. Material and Methods: A total of 594 consecutive patients were admitted for renal colic during two 6-month periods. One hundred seventy-three consecutive patients were examined with IVU in 2000 and 421 with UMDCT in 2005. The only difference between the two groups was the imaging procedure. The duration of hospital stay and pathology findings were registered. Results: In 50% of the patients undergoing UMDCT, a stone was found; a stone was found or suspected in 40% of patients undergoing IVU. Patients undergoing IVU stayed significantly longer in the ward than patients examined by UMDCT (P<0.0001). The new procedure (UMDCT) saved the hospital USD 265,000 every 6 months compared to the use of IVU. Conclusion: Use of UMDCT compared to IVU in patients with renal colic leads to cost savings outside the radiology department.

  4. Unenhanced Computed Tomography in Acute Renal Colic Reduces Cost Outside Radiology Department

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    Lauritsen, J.; Andersen, J.R.; Nordling, J.; Thomsen, H.S. (Dept.s of Diagnostic Radiology and Urology, Copenhagen Univ. Hospital, Herlev (Denmark))

    2008-12-15

    Background: Unenhanced multidetector computed tomography (UMDCT) is well established as the procedure of choice for radiologic evaluation of patients with renal colic. The procedure has both clinical and financial consequences for departments of surgery and radiology. However, the financial effect outside the radiology dept. is poorly elucidated. Purpose: To evaluate the financial consequences outside of the radiology dept., a retrospective study comparing the ward occupation of patients examined with UMDCT to that of intravenous urography (IVU) was performed. Material and Methods: A total of 594 consecutive patients were admitted for renal colic during two 6-month periods. One hundred seventy-three consecutive patients were examined with IVU in 2000 and 421 with UMDCT in 2005. The only difference between the two groups was the imaging procedure. The duration of hospital stay and pathology findings were registered. Results: In 50% of the patients undergoing UMDCT, a stone was found; a stone was found or suspected in 40% of patients undergoing IVU. Patients undergoing IVU stayed significantly longer in the ward than patients examined by UMDCT (P<0.0001). The new procedure (UMDCT) saved the hospital USD 265,000 every 6 months compared to the use of IVU. Conclusion: Use of UMDCT compared to IVU in patients with renal colic leads to cost savings outside the radiology department

  5. [Ultrasound diagnosis in patients with renal colic].

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    Belyĭ, L E

    2009-01-01

    The paper is devoted to ultrasonography of the upper urinary tract with reference to ultrasound semiotics of its acute obstruction, detection of hydronephrotic transformation of the kidneys, and methods for optimization of ultrasound diagnosis of urodynamics. Merits and demerits of ultrasound technique for the diagnosis of renal colic are discussed. Major difficulties encountered in dopplerographic diagnosis of disturbed urine passage and renal hemodynamics are described.

  6. Diagnostic management of renal colic.

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    Nicolau, C; Salvador, R; Artigas, J M

    2015-01-01

    Renal colic is a common reason for presentation to emergency departments, and imaging has become fundamental for the diagnosis and clinical management of this condition. Ultrasonography and particularly noncontrast computed tomography have good diagnostic performance in diagnosing renal colic. Radiologic management will depend on the tools available at the center and on the characteristics of the patient. It is essential to use computed tomography techniques that minimize radiation and to use alternatives like ultrasonography in pregnant patients and children. In this article, we review the epidemiology, clinical and radiologic presentations, and clinical management of ureteral lithiasis.

  7. 急性肾绞痛的微创治疗%Minimally Invasive Treatment of Acute Renal Colic

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    李辉明; 魏世平

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To summarize the minimally invasive treatment methods of acute renal colic.Method:The clinical diagnosis and treatment process of 75 cases of acute renal colic patients from January 2006 to December 2014 in our hospital were analyzed retrospectively,the urinary CT scan + 3D reconstruction wss the core of the inspection method,ureteroscopic as the main minimally invasive treatment methods.Result:75 cases of urinary calculi,65 cases with urinary calculi complication with renal colic were diagnosed by CT,with emergency ureteroscopy,expansion,indwelling double J tube,holmium laser lithotripsy and holmium laser lithotripsy,occluder different minimally invasive operation method to relieve renal colic,5 cases with auxiliary extracorporeal lithotripsy(ESWL), postoperative hospitalization time was 3-7 days,average 4 days,no postoperative complications.The other 5 patients diagnosis for abdominal aortic aneurysm(2 cases),acute pancreatitis(1 case),stone(1 case),renal tumor(1 case) were given corresponding treatment in time.Conclusion:The new thinking method of urinary CT diagnosis,emergency ureteroscopic minimally invasive treatment of renal colic have advantages with fasting,efficience,safety and prevention clinical misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis of acute abdomen,which is a minimally invasive method for relieving acute renal colic.%目的:总结急性肾绞痛的微创治疗方法。方法:回顾性分析2006年1月-2014年12月笔者所在医院收治的75例急性肾绞痛患者的临床诊治过程,采用以泌尿系CT平扫+三维重建为核心的检查方法和急诊输尿管镜为主的微创治疗。结果:75例患者中,65例患者通过CT确诊为泌尿系结石合并肾绞痛后通过急诊输尿管镜检查、扩张、留置双J管、钬激光碎石、封堵器+钬激光碎石等不同微创手术方法解除肾绞痛,5例辅助体外碎石(ESWL),术后住院时间3~7 d,平均4 d,术后无并发症;另5例患者

  8. Intravenous indomethacin and oxycone-papaverine in the treatment of acute renal colic. A double-blind study.

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    Jönsson, P E; Olsson, A M; Petersson, B A; Johansson, K

    1987-05-01

    In a prospective double-blind, cross-over study, 61 patients with acute renal colic were treated with either indomethacin (50 mg) or oxycone-papaverine (5 mg + 50 mg) administered intravenously. For those patients requiring a second injection the drugs were reversed. The intensity of pain was evaluated before and 20 min after each injection according to an analogue visual scale 0 to 100. Both drug regimens provided comparable and significant pain relief; a pain score of less than 20 appeared to be satisfactory and was achieved in almost all cases. PMID:3297230

  9. Analgesic Effects and Safety of Desmopressin, Tramadol and Indomethacin in Patients with Acute Renal Colic; A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Mehdi Shirazi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the efficacy of desmopressin (DDAVP, tramadol and indomethacin on pain intensity of patients with acute renal colic caused by urolithiasis. Methods: This prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted between July 2005 and July 2006 including 120 patients (70 men and 50 women, mean age 38.2±5.8 years referring to emergency room of Shahid Faghihi hospital with renal colic caused by urolithiasis without any previous treatment. The patients were randomly assigned to three groups: group A received tramadol 50mg intramuscularly (n=40, group B received desmopressin 40 µg intranasally (n=40 and group C received indomethacin 100mg rectally (n=40. The pain was assessed both on admission and 30 minutes after the intervention. The pain intensity and the side effects were compared between two study groups. Results: There was no significant difference between two study groups regarding the baseline characteristics. The intensity of pain of presentation was almost similar in all groups. In group A, 30 patients (75%, in group B, 15 patients (37.5% and in group C, 19 patients (47.5% had complete pain relief. The pain intensity decreased significantly after the intervention within all three groups ( p<0.001. Conclusion: According to the results of the current study, rectal indomethacin, intramuscular tramadol and intranasal desmopressin are effective and safe routs of controlling pain in acute renal colic secondary to urolithiasis. Tramadol was the most effective agent in controlling the pain. Clinical Trial Registry: The current study is registered with Iranian Registry for Clinical Trials (www.irct.ir; IRCT2015030919470N18

  10. Comparison of Clinical Efficacy of Intravenous Acetaminophen with Intravenous Morphine in Acute Renal Colic: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial

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    Kambiz Masoumi; Arash Forouzan; Ali Asgari Darian; Maryam Feli; Hassan Barzegari; Ali Khavanin

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    The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen with intravenous morphine in acute renal colic pain management. In this double-blind controlled trial, patients aged 18–55 years, diagnosed with acute renal colic, who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, were randomized into two groups. First, using the visual analogue scale (VAS), intensity of pain was assessed in both groups. Then, one gram of intravenous acetaminophen or 0.1 mg/kg morphine was inf...

  11. Efficacy and Tolerability of Fixed-Dose Combination of Dexketoprofen and Dicyclomine Injection in Acute Renal Colic

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    A. Porwal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a fixed-dose combination of dexketoprofen and dicyclomine (DXD injection in patients with acute renal colic. Patients and Methods. Two hundred and seventeen patients were randomized to receive either DXD (n=109 or fixed-dose combination of diclofenac and dicyclomine injection (DLD; n=108, intramuscularly. Pain intensity (PI was self-evaluated by patients on visual analogue scale (VAS at baseline and at 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 hours. Efficacy parameters were proportion of responders, difference in PI (PID at 8 hours, and sum of analogue of pain intensity differences (SAPID. Tolerability was assessed by patients and physicians. Results. DXD showed superior efficacy in terms of proportion of responders (98.17% versus 81.48; P<0.0001, PID at 8 hours (P=0.002, and SAPID0–8 hours (P=0.004. The clinical global impression for change in pain was significantly better for DXD than DLD. The incidence of adverse events was comparable in both groups. However, global assessment of tolerability was rated significantly better for DXD. Conclusion. DXD showed superior efficacy and tolerability than DLD in patients clinically diagnosed to be suffering from acute renal colic.

  12. Renal colic: current protocols for emergency presentations.

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    Leveridge, Mike; D'Arcy, Frank T; O'Kane, Dermot; Ischia, Joseph J; Webb, David R; Bolton, Damien M; Lawrentschuk, Nathan

    2016-02-01

    Flank pain caused by renal colic is a common presentation to emergency departments. This paper reviews the acute clinical assessment of these patients, outlines appropriate diagnostic strategies with labwork and imaging and updates the reader on conservative treatments, suitable choices for analgesia and indications for surgical intervention. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment instituted in the Emergency Department can rapidly and effectively manage this excruciatingly painful condition. PMID:26367338

  13. [Renal colic: new care in emergency centers].

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    Morandi, Eléonore; Kherad, Omar; Chollet, Yves; Dussoix, Philippe

    2016-02-01

    The prevalence of renal colic is increasing in industrialized countries, representing a frequent reason for consultation in emergencies. Most patients have simple renal colic that will require analgesia and ambulatory monitoring. Doctors working in emergency centers play a key role in the diagnosis, care and guidance of these patients. They must identify factors of gravity and request urological advice if necessary. This article summarizes the recent diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in the management and guidance of renal colic in emergency centers. PMID:26999995

  14. [How I TREAT... A RENAL COLIC].

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    Lavergne, O; Bonnet, Q; Thomas, A; Waltregny, D

    2016-05-01

    Renal colic (RC) represents nearly 2% of emergency department admissions. RC is defined by the occurrence of back pain which may radiate towards the abdomen and external genitals. In adults, the obstruction is caused by a urinary stone in 80% of cases. The 20 % of non-stone related RCs are due either to an intrinsic obstruction (pyeloureteral junction stenosis, ureteral tumor, ...) or an extrinsic compression (pelvic tumor, lymphadenopathy ...). In over 90% of cases, an RC does not require hospitalization and is treated with medication. In contrast, complicated renal colic (CRC) requires hospitalization with specialized care. Obstructive pyelonephritis (OPN) is a form of CRC and the diagnosis should be considered in a clinical presentation of "renal colic" with acute pyelonephritis. This is a true emergency requiring surgical drainage of the upper urinary tract upstream of the obstacle, as well as antibiotic therapy. It must be kept in mind that some clinical presentations may be atypical, especially in the elderly, which can delay the diagnosis and, thus, the management. The gold standard for diagnosis is CT urography. PMID:27337839

  15. Renal colic: Radiological approach

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    Nikolić Olivera

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute flank pain is commonly caused by urolithiasis. This paper discusses advantages and disadvantages of procedures used for evaluation of acute flank pain. In our institution, the diagnostic algorithm includes ultrasonography and plain film radiog­raphy, and unenhanced spiral CT in equivocal cases. .

  16. The role of B-Mode ultrasonography in the detection of urolithiasis in patients with acute renal colic

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    Haroun Azmi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to assess the diagnostic yield of B-Mode Ultrasonogra-phy compared to unenhanced helical CT scan in detecting urinary stones in patients with acute renal colic. This retrospective study comprised of 156 patients who underwent unenhanced uri-nary tract CT scan and ultrasonography for suspicion of urolithiasis. Both techniques were used to determine the presence or absence, site, size, and number of urinary stones, as well as presence of any other intra-abdominal pathology. For statistical analysis, the sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography were measured considering unenhanced CT scan as a gold standard. Unpaired two-tailed student′s t-test was used for comparison between mean size of true positive, false positive, and false negative stones. There were 68 patients having 115 urinary stones. Ultrasound identified 54 stones, missed 43, and falsely diagnosed 18 stones. The mean size of true positive, false positive, and false negative stones were 4.8 ± 3.3 mm, 6 ± 1.8 mm and 4.18 ± 3 mm, respectively. There were 23 patients with other intra-abdominal patho-logies, equally detected by both techniques. Ultrasound helped in identifying the cause of acute flank pain in 62% of cases. The overall sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and accuracy of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of renal stone disease were 58%, 91%, 79%, 78%, and 78% , respectively. Our study suggests that, despite its limited value in detecting urinary stones, ultrasonography should be performed as an initial assessment in patients with acute flank pain. Unenhanced helical CT should be reserved for patients in whom ultrasonography is inconclusive.

  17. Therapeutic Approaches for Renal Colic in the Emergency Department: A Review Article

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    Golzari, Samad EJ; Soleimanpour, Hassan; Rahmani, Farzad; Zamani Mehr, Nahid; Safari, Saeid; Heshmat, Yaghoub; Ebrahimi Bakhtavar, Hanieh

    2014-01-01

    Context: Renal colic is frequently described as the worst pain ever experienced, and management of this intense pain is necessary. The object of our review was to discuss different approaches of pain control for patients with acute renal colic in the emergency department. Evidence Acquisition: Studies that discussed the treatment of renal colic pain were included in this review. We collected articles from reputable internet databases. Results: Our study showed that some new treatment approach...

  18. Ultrasonic findings in diagnosing renal colic

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    Lee, Myung Jin; Kim, Mee Hyun; Lee, Young Joong; Yoon, Jong Sup [Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon (Korea, Republic of)

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    To determine diagnostic values of ultrasonography in evaluation of renal colic, ultrasonographic study of 35 patients in whom renal colic was clinically suspected was undertaken. The sonographic criterion for a positive finding consisted of visualization of urinary tract calculus with posterior acoustic shadowing, with or without ureterectasis. Renal colic was correctly diagnosed by ultrasonography in 28 patients of 33 patients with proven ureteric stone, for an accuracy of 85%. Of the 33 patients with proven ureteric stone, there were 3 cases with ureteropelvic junction stone, 4 cases with abdominal ureter stone, 4 cases with iliac ureter stone, 4 cases with pelvic ureter stone and 18 cases with ureterovesical junction stone. The results show that ultrasonography in an effective initial screening test when renal colic is clinically suspected.

  19. Comparing the Efficacy and Adverse Effects of Tramadol and Sodum Diclofenac with pethedine in the Treatment of Renal Colic

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    M Rajaei; K Noorian; Madineh; S Madineh

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Background & aim: One of the choice treatments for pain relief in acute renal colic is administration of narcotics, but always the need for low-dose effects are felt difficulties. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of sodium diclofenac and pethedine hydrochloride with Tramadol to reduce the pain of acute renal colic. Methods: In this clinical trial study, 150 patients (15-65 years) with acute renal colic referred to Kashani hospital in Shahrekord were selected...

  20. A comparison of the effect of intranasal desmopressin and intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide combination with intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide alone in acute renal colic

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    Abdol-Reza Kheirollahi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Patients with acute renal colic usually require immediate diagnosis and treatment. In this clinical trial analgesic effect of hyoscine N-butyl bromide and desmopressin combination in comparison with hyoscine N-butyl bromide alone in patients with acute renal colic induced by urinary stones was assessed. Methods: The study included 114 patients randomly allocated in two groups (A and B. Patients in group A received 20 mg intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide at admission time and patients in group B received 20 μg of intranasal desmopressin in combination with 20 mg intramuscular hyoscine N-butyl bromide. A visual analogue scale (VAS; a 10-cm horizontal scale ranging from "zero or no pain" to "10 or unbearable pain" was hired to assess the patients′ pain severity at baseline, 30 and 60 minutes after the treatments. Results: On admission, the pain level was similar in both groups (group A: 8.95 ± 0.11 and group B: 8.95 ± 0.12. In group A, the mean of pain level showed a decrease after 30 minutes (group A: 7.26 ± 0.25 and group B: 5.95 ± 0.28 but further decreasing did not occur; however in group B, the pain consistently decreased and the mean after 60 minutes was significantly decreased (group A: 6.80 ± 0.31 and group B: 3.71 ± 0.31. No side effects were detected in this study. Conclusions: The combination of hyoscine N-butyl bromide and desmopressin is more effective than hyoscine N-butyl bromide alone in patients with renal colic. Further studies are recommended to validate these findings and compare the different doses of desmopressin.

  1. Management of Patients with Renal Colic in Emergency Department

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    Mehmet Oguzhan Ay; Akkan Avci; Selen Acehan; Muge Gulen; Ferhat Icme; Ahmet Sebe

    2014-01-01

    Renal colic is a common emergent urological problem seen in emergency departments, which often occurs due to kidney stone disease and characterized by severe pain. Renal colic is described by the patients as the most painful and debilitating experience of their life. The main purpose of emergency treatment is to control pain effectively, and resolve urinary obstruction without causing loss of renal function. In this compilation, studies regarding the management of patients with renal colic in...

  2. Pharmacological management of renal colic in the older patient.

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    Welk, Blayne K; Teichman, Joel M H

    2007-01-01

    Renal colic affects up to 12% of the population. Initial management of most patients is expectant. Acute symptom management of renal colic is best accomplished with a combination of parenteral opioids and NSAIDs. The elderly patient with a kidney stone should be screened for contraindications to NSAID therapy, such as renal failure or previous peptic ulcer disease. Use of parenteral opioids is often necessary during the acute setting, and downward-adjusted doses and monitoring are necessary to prevent associated confusion and respiratory depression. Novel therapy with desmopressin may also be effective for symptom control at the initial presentation, without the adverse effects of opioids or NSAIDs. However, use of desmopressin in the elderly must be undertaken cautiously, given the potential adverse effects of this agent. Many small, distal ureteral stones are treated initially with watchful waiting for the first 2-4 weeks after presentation. The patient should have effective, non-parenteral analgesics for use at home. Included in these agents are oral or suppository NSAIDs and oral opioids. Medical expulsion therapy with alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists or calcium channel antagonists is efficacious. alpha-Adrenoceptor antagonists such as the alpha(1A/)(1)(D)-selective tamsulosin are well tolerated in the elderly and increase the rate of spontaneous stone passage by approximately 50% for small distal stones. These agents also appear to decrease the severity of renal colic. Corticosteroids and calcium channel antagonists are also effective but their use in the elderly is not recommended as first-line therapy. PMID:17953457

  3. Treatment of renal colic by desmopressin intranasal spray and diclofenac sodium.

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    el-Sherif, A E; Salem, M; Yahia, H; al-Sharkawy, W A; al-Sayrafi, M

    1995-05-01

    The vasopressin analogue, 1-desamino-8-arginine vasopressin (desmopressin), is a potent antidiuretic without the pressor effects of vasopressin. A total of 18 patients with acute renal colic due to stone disease received 40 microgramsf1p4mopressin intranasal spray with encouraging results. There was a significant decrease in the colic pain intensity from an initial mean visual analogue score of 67 +/- 17 mm. to 39 +/- 36 mm. within 30 minutes (p renal colic is uncertain. At the peripheral level, desmopressin may alleviate the acute renal colic through its potent antidiuretic effect or by relaxing the renal pelvic and ureteral smooth muscles. The central analgesic effect of desmopressin by stimulating the release of the hypothalamic beta-endorphin is proposed. We conclude that intranasal desmopressin spray can be used successfully in the treatment of renal colic. It may also replace prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors in treating renal colic with the advantage of avoiding the potential side effects. Further studies are needed to investigate whether the combination of desmopressin with analgesics or spasmolytic drugs offers competitive results compared with those achieved by prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors in the treatment of renal colic. PMID:7714949

  4. [Treatment of renal colic with intravenous ketoprofen].

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    Pourrat, J P; Dueymes, J M; Conte, J J

    1984-10-01

    In view of the part played by renal prostaglandins in the mechanisms responsible for pain in renal colic, it was worth trying to find out whether nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, which inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, have an analgesic effect of their own. In a double-blind trial the effects of ketoprofen 100 mg administered intravenously alone or associated with noramidopyrine were investigated in 62 patients divided at random into two equal groups. A rapid analgesic effect was observed with no significant difference between the groups. No severe side-effects were recorded. The double-blind method made it possible to confirm that ketoprofen administered alone relieved pain in 97% of the patients (with complete sedation in 45%) and acted within 5 minutes. Owing to their effectiveness and safety nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (especially ketoprofen) may be proposed as an alternative to conventional treatments of renal colic. But because of their activity they should not be prescribed until a firm diagnosis has been made. The cause of the colic should also be rapidly determined in order to treat it as well as the pain it produces. PMID:6238315

  5. Embolic renal infarction mimicking renal colic

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    Mahamid M; Francis A.; Abid A; Awawde M; Abu-Elhija O

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    Mahmud Mahamid,1,3 Adi Francis,2 Ali Abid,1 Mohammed Awawde,1 Omar Abu-Elhija11Department of Internal Medicine, 2Cardiac Care Unit, Holy Family Hospital, Bar-Ilan University, Nazareth, Israel; 3Digestive Disease Institute, Liver Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, IsraelAbstract: Atrial fibrillation is a major health problem with risk of systemic arterial embolism. Acute embolic renal infarction is a rare condition with symptoms that are often nonspecific. We present a 36-year-old p...

  6. β-Adrenoreceptor agonists in the management of pain associated with renal colic: a systematic review

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    Tabner, Andrew John; Johnson, Graham David; Fakis, Apostolos; Surtees, Jane; Lennon, Robert Iain

    2016-01-01

    Objectives To determine whether β-adrenoreceptor agonists are effective analgesics for patients with renal colic through a systematic review of the literature. Setting Adult emergency departments or acute assessment units. Participants Human participants with proven or suspected renal colic. Interventions β-adrenoreceptor agonists. Outcome measures Primary: level of pain at 30 min following administration of the β-agonist. Secondary: level of pain at various time points following β-agonist ad...

  7. A Rare Cause of Acute Kidney Injury in a Female Patient with Breast Cancer Presenting as Renal Colic

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    Roxana Jurubita; Bogdan Obrisca; Gener Ismail

    2016-01-01

    Renal infarction is a rare cause of acute kidney injury which could lead to permanent loss of renal function. A prompt diagnosis is necessary in order to achieve a successful revascularization of the occluded artery. Given the rarity of the disease and the paucity of the reported cases in the previous literature a high index of suspicion must be maintained not only in the classical cardiac sources of systemic emboli (atrial fibrillation, dilated cardiomyopathy, or endocarditis), but also in t...

  8. A Rare Cause of Acute Kidney Injury in a Female Patient with Breast Cancer Presenting as Renal Colic.

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    Jurubita, Roxana; Obrisca, Bogdan; Ismail, Gener

    2016-01-01

    Renal infarction is a rare cause of acute kidney injury which could lead to permanent loss of renal function. A prompt diagnosis is necessary in order to achieve a successful revascularization of the occluded artery. Given the rarity of the disease and the paucity of the reported cases in the previous literature a high index of suspicion must be maintained not only in the classical cardiac sources of systemic emboli (atrial fibrillation, dilated cardiomyopathy, or endocarditis), but also in the situations when a hypercoagulable state is presumed. The unspecific presenting symptoms often mask the true etiology of the patient's complaints. We present here a rare case of renal infarction that occurred in the setting of a hypercoagulable state, in a female patient with a history of breast cancer and documented hepatic metastases. PMID:27293927

  9. A Rare Cause of Acute Kidney Injury in a Female Patient with Breast Cancer Presenting as Renal Colic

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal infarction is a rare cause of acute kidney injury which could lead to permanent loss of renal function. A prompt diagnosis is necessary in order to achieve a successful revascularization of the occluded artery. Given the rarity of the disease and the paucity of the reported cases in the previous literature a high index of suspicion must be maintained not only in the classical cardiac sources of systemic emboli (atrial fibrillation, dilated cardiomyopathy, or endocarditis, but also in the situations when a hypercoagulable state is presumed. The unspecific presenting symptoms often mask the true etiology of the patient’s complaints. We present here a rare case of renal infarction that occurred in the setting of a hypercoagulable state, in a female patient with a history of breast cancer and documented hepatic metastases.

  10. Renal colic: is intravenous urography really necessary?

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    A prospective study was performed in 47 patients suspected of having renal colic to determine the diagnostic value of ultrasonography in nephrolithiasis. The urinary tract was examined in the attempt to locate the stone and its possible complications (urinoma and functional obstruction). Ultrasound confirmed the diagnosis in 84% of the cases by detecting the stone (n=29) or edema in the ureterovesical junction resulting from its spontaneous expulsion (n=3). It disclosed 80% of the clinically significant urinomas and ruled out functional obstruction with a sensitivity of 87% and a specificity of 100%. Ultrasonography may render unnecessary additional diagnostic tests in those cases in which it confirms the diagnosis and functional obstruction is ruled out. (Author) 19 refs

  11. Imaging patients with renal colic-consider ultrasound first

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    Nicolau, Carlos; Claudon, Michel; Derchi, Lorenzo E;

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    UNLABELLED: Renal colic is a common disease in Europe and a common cause of visit to the Emergency Department. Clinical diagnosis is usually confirmed by imaging modalities. Unenhanced computed tomography (CT) is considered the best diagnostic test due to its excellent accuracy detecting ureteral...... findings such as the asymmetry or absence of ureteric jet, an increase of the resistive index or a colour Doppler twinkling artefact may help to suggest the diagnosis when the stone is not identified. MAIN MESSAGES: • Renal colic diagnosis is usually confirmed by imaging modalities. • Imaging diagnosis...... of renal colic is based on the detection of ureteral stones. • CT is the most accurate imaging technique to identify ureteral stones. • US allows correct diagnosis in most cases without using radiation. • US should be used as the first imaging modality in patients with renal colic....

  12. The Role of Ultrasound in Initial Evaluation of Renal Colic

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    Abu-Ghazzeh Yaser; Abdu-Alro'f Salah

    2000-01-01

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of ultrasound in the initial evaluation of renal colic. We studied prospectively 21 patients referred for radiographic evaluation for renal colic from January 1998 through April 1998. All sonographic studies were performed with real-time sector scanner (Kertz, Compeson 410 using 3.5 MHz Probe). Our sonographic criteria for a positive examination consisted of the visualization of urinary tract calculus and/or unilateral hydronephrosis with or ...

  13. Morphine Suppository versus Indomethacin Suppository in the Management of Renal Colic: Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Forough Zamanian; Mohammad Jalili; Maziar Moradi-Lakeh; Maryam Kia; Rokhsareh Aghili; Seyed Mojtaba Aghili

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    Background. Renal colic is a medical emergency due to the rapid onset and devastating nature of its pain. Opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are both used as first-line choices in its management. Aim. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of opioids and NSAIDs in the management of acute renal colic. Methods. One hundred and fifty-eight patients were divided into two groups (n = 79) and received either 10 mg morphine or 100 mg indomethacin suppositories. Th...

  14. Non-contrast spiral CT for patients with suspected renal colic

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    Katz, D.S. [Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, CA 94305-5105 (United States); Lane, M.J. [Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, CA 94305-5105 (United States); Sommer, F.G. [Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, CA 94305-5105 (United States)

    1997-06-01

    Renal colic, defined as acute flank pain caused by the passage of a ureteral calculus, is a common condition, but the correct diagnosis may not be apparent clinically. For decades, intravenous urography has been the test of choice for evaluating patients with suspected renal colic. Recently, unenhanced (non-contrast) helical CT has been shown to be an accurate and highly effective examination which can be used instead of intravenous urography. In this article, the technique is reviewed in detail, including its advantages and potential pitfalls. (orig.). With 12 figs.

  15. Treatment of Special Renal Colic with Ureteroscope and Holmium YAG Laser

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    2002-01-01

    Objective To investigate the method of emergent relief of special renal colicand treatment of ureter diseases causing renal colic. Methods By analyzing 63 cases of special re-nal colic treated with ureteroscope and Holmium YAG laser. Results 61 cases of renal colic were re-lieved in a short period of time and the ariginal ureter diseases causing renal colic were cured. Conclu-sion Special renal colic could be treated with ureteroscope and Holmium YAG laser in a quick and ef-fective manner.

  16. Electroacupuncture Treatment of 50 Patients with Renal Colic

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    ZOU Lan-lin

    2003-01-01

    Treated 50 cases of renal colic with electroacupuncture and compared the results with those in two control groups. Total effective rate in the treatment group, control group Ⅰ and control group Ⅱ was 98.0%,90.0% and 92.0% respectively.

  17. Anxiety and depression symptoms in recurrent painful renal lithiasis colic

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    D.H.M.P. Diniz; Blay, S. L.; Schor, N.

    2007-01-01

    Several studies have reported that symptoms of anxiety and depression are significantly associated with diseases characterized by painful crises. However, there is little information about the psychological aspects of recurrent painful episodes of renal stone disease. Our objective was to evaluate the association of symptoms of anxiety, depression and recurrent painful renal colic in a case-control study involving 64 subjects (32 cases/32 controls) matched for age and sex. Cases were outpatie...

  18. The Role of Ultrasound in Initial Evaluation of Renal Colic

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of ultrasound in the initial evaluation of renal colic. We studied prospectively 21 patients referred for radiographic evaluation for renal colic from January 1998 through April 1998. All sonographic studies were performed with real-time sector scanner (Kertz, Compeson 410 using 3.5 MHz Probe. Our sonographic criteria for a positive examination consisted of the visualization of urinary tract calculus and/or unilateral hydronephrosis with or without ureterectasis. The presence of urinary calculi was proven in 18 out of 21 patients (85%. The absence of calculi was established in three cases either by negative I.V.U. (2 cases or by the clinical and sonographic demonstration of epididymitis as the cause in one patient. In the 18 patients with proven urinary calculi, ultrasound correctly identified the diagnosis in 15 cases (83%. Of those 15 visualized calculi, 11 were located at the ureterovesicular junction, two in the renal pelvis, one in the proximal third of the ureter, and one in the distal third. The sensitivity of ultasonography to detect renal calculi was 83% and the specificity, 100%. The one false positive examination with unilateral hydronephrosis proved to be due to a retroperitoneal liposarcoma. There were two cases in which the urinary tract ultrasound examination was negative. We conclude that ultrasound has a high diagnostic value when used as the first line investigation for the initial evaluation of renal colic.

  19. Low-Dose and Standard-Dose Unenhanced Helical Computed Tomography for the Assessment of Acute Renal Colic: Prospective Comparative Study

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    Kim, Bong Soo; Hwang, Im Kyung; Choi, Yo Won; Namkung, Sook; Kim, Heung Cheol; Hwang, Woo Cheol; Choi, Kuk Myung; Park, Ji Kang; Han, Tae Il; Kang, Weechang [Cheju National Univ. College of Medicine, Jeju (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology

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    Purpose: To compare the efficacy of low-dose and standard-dose computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of ureteral stones. Material and Methods: Unenhanced helical CT was performed with both a standard dose (260 mAs, pitch 1.5) and a low dose (50 mAs, pitch 1.5) in 121 patients suspected of having acute renal colic. The two studies were prospectively and independently interpreted for the presence and location of ureteral stones, abnormalities unrelated to stone disease, identification of secondary signs, i.e. hydronephrosis and perinephric stranding, and tissue rim sign. The standard-dose CT images were interpreted by one reviewer and the low-dose CT images independently by two reviewers unaware of the standard-dose CT findings. The findings of the standard and low-dose CT scans were compared with the exact McNemar test. Interobserver agreements were assessed with kappa analysis. The effective radiation doses resulting from two different protocols were calculated by means of commercially available software to which the Monte-Carlo phantom model was given. Results: The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of standard-dose CT for detecting ureteral stones were 99%, 93%, and 98%, respectively, whereas for the two reviewers the sensitivity of low-dose CT was 93% and 95%, specificity 86%, and accuracy 92% and 94%. We found no significant differences between standard-dose and low-dose CT in the sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing ureter stones ( P >0.05 for both). However, the sensitivity of low-dose CT for detection of 19 stones less than or equal to 2 mm in diameter was 79% and 68%, respectively, for the two reviewers. Low-dose CT was comparable to standard-dose CT in visualizing hydronephrosis and the tissue rim sign. Perinephric stranding was far less clear on low-dose CT. Low-dose CT had the same diagnostic performance as standard-dose CT in diagnosing alternative diseases. Interobserver agreement between the two low-dose CT reviewers in the diagnosis of

  20. A Fatal Diagnosis in Emergency Department: Renal Colic

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    Aortic dissection is a rare, fatal disease that can mimic some of the different diseases. More common seen in males and 50-70 years of age. Hypertension is the most important factor in the etiology. Usually, predatory, severe and sudden onset pain is described. Back and flank pain, can be seen depending on the malperfusion in distal dissections. This is similar to the pain of renal colic in character, is defined as serious, intermittent flank pain. Aortic dissection, located in the differenti...

  1. Survey on Acupuncture Treatment of Urinary Calculus and Renal Colic

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    HUANG Qin-feng; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Analyzed 74 articles relevant to urinary calculus and renal colic. The statistics found that the commonly used therapies were needling, acupuncture and moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, acupoint-injection,ear-point application, ear acupuncture, wrist-ankle acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, acupressure and combined acupuncture methods. The common acupoints that were used over 1,400 times in more than 12 articles were Shenshu ( BL 23 ), Sanyinjiao ( SP 6), Zusanli ( ST 36),Zhongji (CV 3), and Jingmen (GB 25).

  2. Parenteral lidocaine for treatment of intractable renal colic: a case series

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    Vaezi Hassan; Mohammadi Dawood; Hassanzadeh Kamaleddin; Soleimanpour Hassan; Esfanjani Robab

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Introduction We report a case series of successful treatment of intractable renal colic using parenteral lidocaine. Case presentation Because of inconsistent responses to standard treatment with opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with renal colic pain, we decided to begin a trial of a single intravenous dose of lidocaine (approximately 1.5 mg/kg) slowly in eight patients with intractable renal colic who were referred to our emergency medicine department. Th...

  3. Successful treatment of a persistent renal colic with trigger point injection.

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    Eken, Cenker; Durmaz, Dilek; Erol, Bulent

    2009-02-01

    Renal colic is one of the painful conditions in emergency medicine practice. Opiates and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the cornerstone of pain management in renal colic. However, alternative procedures should be considered in patients refractory to conventional therapies. We present a case of renal colic successfully treated by trigger point injection that was refractory to 150 microg fentanyl and 5 mg morphine. PMID:19371551

  4. Analgesic Effects of Inhalation of Nitric Oxide (Entonox) and Parenteral Morphine Sulfate in Patients with Renal Colic; A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Hamid Kariman; Alireza Majidi; Sara Taheri; Ali Shahrami; Hamid Reza Hatamabadi

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To compare the analgesiceffects of Nitrous oxide and morphine sulfate in patients with acute renal colic due to urolithiasis. Methods: This was randomized clinical trial being performed in Imam Hossein hospital affiliated with Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences during a 1-year period from May2013 to May2014. A total of number of 100 patients, with an age range of 20-50 years, who presented with renal colic secondary to urolithiasis confirmed by ultrasonography we...

  5. 氯诺昔康联合坦索罗辛治疗急性肾绞痛疗效分析%Clinical Effect of Lornoxicam Combined with Tamsulosin on Acute Renal Colic

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    熊海云; 胡晖; 余明主; 谭公祥; 陈亚梅; 曾小明

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of lornoxicam combined with tamsulosin on acute renal colic. Methods Forty-six patients with acute renal colic were divided into two groups, with 23 patients in each group. The observation group was given intramuscular injection of 8 mg lornoxicam and oral administration of 0. 2 mg tamsulosin. The control group was given intramus-cular injection of 50 mg pethidine hydrochloride and 10 mg anisodamine. Analgesic effect,adverse events and pain recurrence were recorded in both groups. Results There were no significant differences in analgesic effect and incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms between the two groups (P -0. 35,P = 0. 208). Compared with control group, the incidences of neuropsychiatric events and other adverse reactions obviously decreased in observation group (P<0. 05). Recurrence rate of renal colic was 60. 9% (14 patients) in observation group and 91. 3% (21 patients) in control group,and the difference was significant between the two groups (P -0. 035). Conclusion The lornoxicam combined with tamsulosin was effective in the treatment of renal colic, with few ad-verse effects, low recurrence rate, safe re-use and non-addictive habit formation.%目的 观察氯诺昔康联合坦索罗辛治疗急性肾绞痛的临床疗效.方法 选择46例急性肾绞痛患者,按患者就诊时间顺序交替分成2组,每组23例.观察组给予注射用氯诺昔康8 mg肌内注射,坦索罗辛0.2 mg口服;对照组给予盐酸哌替啶50 mg、山莨菪碱(654-2)注射液10 mg肌内注射,分别观察镇痛效果、不良反应及24~48 h疼痛再发率.结果 观察组与对照组镇痛效果比较差异无统计学意义(P=0.35);消化道症状发生率2组比较差异无统计学意义(P=0.208),观察组神经精神及其他不良反应发生率明显低于对照组(均P<0.05);观察组肾绞痛再发14例(60.9%),对照组再发21例(91.3%),观察组肾绞痛再发率低于对照组(P=0.035).结论 氯诺昔康联合坦

  6. Is it renal colic or ruptured dissecting aneurysm of renal artery?: A case report

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    Marwah, Sanjay; Singla, Sham; Kalra, Rajnish; Marwah, Nisha; Singh, Shashi Pratap

    2009-01-01

    Introduction The dissecting aneurysm of renal artery is a form of renal artery occlusive disease that is infrequently recognized in the literature. However, when encountered, it is of great clinical significance because symptoms related to aneurysm are rarely seen and there is risk of its rupture. Case Presentation The present case was a 30 year old Indian male, who presented with recurrent episodes of pain mimicking renal colic, which turned out to be a ruptured dissecting aneurysm of renal ...

  7. The effects of Ramadan fasting on the number of renal colic visits to the emergency department

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    Cevik, Yunsur; Corbacioglu, Seref Kerem; Cikrikci, Gulsah; Oncul, Veysel; Emektar, Emine

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The effects of fluid and diet restriction strictly during the long hours in Ramadan on the number of colic visits and biochemical factors of stone formation are controversial in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of Ramadan fasting on the number of renal colic visits and laboratory results of patients with renal colic. Methods: This was a prospective observational study, which was conducted with patients who were admitted to our emergency department wit...

  8. Comparing the Efficacy and Adverse Effects of Tramadol and Sodum Diclofenac with pethedine in the Treatment of Renal Colic

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    M Rajaei

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background & aim: One of the choice treatments for pain relief in acute renal colic is administration of narcotics, but always the need for low-dose effects are felt difficulties. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of sodium diclofenac and pethedine hydrochloride with Tramadol to reduce the pain of acute renal colic. Methods: In this clinical trial study, 150 patients (15-65 years with acute renal colic referred to Kashani hospital in Shahrekord were selected. The patients were randomly divided into 3 groups. The first group received 50mg tramadol intramuscular, the second group received 75mg D sodum iclofenac intramuscular and the third group (the evidence group received 50 mg pethidin intramuscular. The pain severity was assessed before and then at 15, 30,60minutes after drug administration based on the McGill questionnaire. Data were analyzed with chi-square tests, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests. The pain severity of all parties on arrival to emergency ward and prior to the drug administration, and then 15, 30 and 60 min after the start of treatment were measured using a modified McGill questionnaire. Results: After drug administration (30.15 and 60 min, pain severity were decreased in all three groups. Minimum pain was seen in control where as the maximum pain was seen in tramadol group. Diclofenac have less side effects than pethedine (P<0.05. Conclusion: The finding showed that intramuscular Na Diclofenac due to its less adverse effects and more efficacy than tramadol is a suitable alternative to pethedine in treatment of acute renal colic. Key words: Pethedine, Tramadol, Diclofenac Na, Renal Colic

  9. Anxiety and depression symptoms in recurrent painful renal lithiasis colic

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    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have reported that symptoms of anxiety and depression are significantly associated with diseases characterized by painful crises. However, there is little information about the psychological aspects of recurrent painful episodes of renal stone disease. Our objective was to evaluate the association of symptoms of anxiety, depression and recurrent painful renal colic in a case-control study involving 64 subjects (32 cases/32 controls matched for age and sex. Cases were outpatients with a confirmed diagnosis of nephrolithiasis as per their case history, physical examination, image examination and other laboratory exams. Patients had a history of at least two episodes within a 3-year period, and were currently in an intercrisis interval. The control group consisted of subjects seen at the Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic of this University Hospital with only eye refraction symptoms, and no other associated disease. Symptoms of anxiety were evaluated by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and symptoms of depression by the Beck Depression Inventory. Statistically significant differences were observed between patients with nephrolithiasis and controls for anxiety state (P = 0.001, anxiety trait (P = 0.005 and symptoms of depression (odds ratio = 3.74; 95%CI = 1.31-10.62. The Beck Depression Inventory showed 34.5% of respondents with moderate and 6% with severe levels of depression. There was a significant linear correlation between symptoms of anxiety (P = 0.002 and depression (P < 0.001 and the number of recurrent colic episodes (anxiety-state: P = 0.016 and anxiety-trait: P < 0.001. These data suggest an association between recurrent renal colic and symptoms of both anxiety and depression.

  10. Renal colic, where is it headed? An observational study

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    Paolo Beltrami

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim: In the last thirty years, the treatment for renal and ureteral calculi has undergone profound variations. The objective of this study has been to evaluate the existence of parameters which can affect the spontaneous expulsion of a symptomatic ureteral stone in a reasonably brief period of time and to identify whether certain parameters such as sex, age, the location and dimension of the stone, the presence of dilation in the urinary tract together with the administered therapy, can be used for a correct clinical management of the patient. Methods: In a period of 9 months, 486 cases of renal colic were registered at emergency department. Results: The cases of renal colic due to ureteral calculus were 188 (38.7%. The patients’ charts, complete of all data and therefore, valid for this research, resulted to be 120 (64%. In the presence of a symptomatic ureteral stone, the correct approach must first of all, focalize on the dimension of the calculus itself; less importance instead, is given to the location, as reported in other studies, the presence of hydroureteronephrosis, sex and the side. Conclusion: In the cases when the pain symptoms cannot be solved by means of the administration of analgesics, it is then reasonable to take into consideration an immediate endourological treatment. If the pain symptoms are promptly solved, an attentive wait of 4 weeks should be considered reasonable in order to allow spontaneous expulsion of the calculus.

  11. Present-day imaging of patients with renal colic

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    Dalla Palma, L.; Pozzi-Mucelli, R.; Stacul, F. [Trieste Univ. (Italy). Dept. of Radiology

    2001-01-01

    In the past decade alternatives to urography have been proposed for the study of patients with renal colic. In 1992 it was suggested to replace urography with KUB and ultrasonography. In 1993 the combination of KUB and ultrasonography followed by urography in unresolved cases was proposed and, in 1995, it was suggested to replace urography with unenhanced helical CT (UHCT). This article illustrates the contribution of UHCT to the study of patients with renal colic and analyses advantages and shortcomings of the technique compared with other diagnostic approaches. Diagnostics of the patient with renal colic is based on the detection of direct and indirect signs which allow identification of not only the calculus, with a sensitivity of 94-100% and accuracy of 93-98% according different authors, but also other signs that can serve to guide patient management and evaluate long-term prognosis. Unenhanced helical CT has the capability to detect extraurinary abnormalities which present with flank pain and mimic renal colic. The examination technique affects the quality of the images and therefore diagnostic accuracy as well as the dose to the patient. With regard to setting parameters, the choice of thickness and table feed should be guided by numerous factors. Multiplanar reconstruction is indicated in the study of the entire ureter course to identify the exact site of the calcification for the urologist to perform an evaluation similar to that obtained by urography. Many authors consider UHCT to be a valuable tool for suggesting the best therapeutic approach. Among these there are also urologists. The evaluation is based on the stone detection, its size and level in the urinary tract. Cost analysis shows that the cost of UHCT is equal to or inferior to the cost of urography. With regard to the dose, different data are reported in the literature. A high pitch (more than 1.5) and a thin collimation (3-mm thickness) are good compromise between quality and dose which can be

  12. Do the patients with acute calculous renal colic need administration of antibiotics%急性结石性肾绞痛发作时合并尿路感染及使用抗生素效果研究

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    武卫; 吴海斌

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the possibility of acute calculous renal colic complicated with urinary tract infection and the necessity of antibiotics administration. Methods Total 290 patients with acute calculous renal colic were randomly assigned into study and control groups. The spasmolytic (phloroglucinal) and analgesia(ketorolac tromethamine) were given to both groups and antibiotics(levofloxacin lactate) were additional y administrated in study group. The temperature and blood WBC counts were measured;the midstream urine specimens were analyzed with Symex UF- 1000i, and the urinary WBC, nitrite and bacterial count were used as indexes for urinary tract infection. Results Only 10.0%and 20.7% patients had fever and increased blood WBC count. There were 95 (32.6%) cases had positive indexes of urinary tract infection. The rates of pain relief were 95.8%and 94.6%in study and control groups, respectively (P>0.05). The rate of relapse in study and control groups was 25.6%and 28.4%, re-spectively (P>0.05). Conclusion The complication of acute renal calculous colic with urinary infection is less common, and an-tibiotics should be used only in patients with definite indexes of infection.%目的:探讨急性结石性肾绞痛发作时合并尿路感染的可能和使用抗生素的依据,避免滥用抗生素。方法将290例急性结石性肾绞痛患者随机分为两组:观察组143例在使用解痉药物(间苯三酚)和止痛药物(酮咯酸氨丁三醇)的同时加用抗生素(左氧氟沙星);对照组147例仅使用解痉和止痛药物。使用UF-1000i尿全自动分析仪检测两组患者中段尿WBC、细菌数和亚硝酸盐,并测体温和血WBC。统计并比较两组有发热、血WBC增高和中段尿检测尿路感染指标阳性患者的比例、治疗有效率和72h内肾绞痛再发率。结果290例患者中,有发热和血WBC增高者各占10.0%和20.7%;中段尿检测中尿路感染指标为阳性的患者占32.6%;观

  13. Study on the Acute Renal Colic Treated with Celebrex and Progesterone%塞来昔布联合黄体酮对急性肾绞痛的观察

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    陈方慧; 肖晨; 周悦婷; 许国根

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨选择性COX -2抑制剂塞来昔布(西乐葆)加黄体酮对急性肾绞痛的疗效.方法 采用单盲法随机给急性肾绞痛病人分成两组:观察组(n=60)以黄体酮40mg加西乐葆400mg治疗急性绞痛.对照组(n=57)以哌替啶100mg加654 -220mg治疗绞痛.分别以15min,30min,1h,2h,观察疼痛缓解度;两组药物不良反应发生率.用药2天后血尿改变情况,采用软件SPSS 10.0统计进行方差分析.结果 两组患者在2h内疼痛缓解无统计学差异(P>0.05),而不良反应与血尿缓解情况有明显统计学意义(P<0.05);观察组优于对照组.结论 对于急性肾绞痛,以黄体酮联合西乐葆治疗与以哌替啶治疗效果相当,而不良反应发生率低,结石下行时间缩短,并减少结石对输尿管壁的损伤.%Objective To explore the curative effect of Celebrex and progesterone for acute renal colic. Methods The cases of a-cute renal colic were divided into two groups with single blind randomization. The cases in observation group (n = 60) were treated with Celebrex 400mg and progesterone 40mg. Cases in control group(n = 57) were treated with pethidine 100mg and 654 -2 20mg. Then the curative effect and side reaction after 15min,30min,lh,2h were observed. Meanwhile the hematuria of cases was examined in 2 days. The results were analyzed by variance (ANOVA) with SPSS 10.0. Results The odynolysis between two groups had no significant difference ( P > 0. 05 ) , but the difference in side reaction and hematuria was significant (P < 0. 05 ) . The therapy effect of observation group was su-pior to the control group. Conclusion For acute renal colic,Celebrex and progesterone or pethidine has the same curative effect,but the former has more advantages,such as less side effectless dropping time of calculus,and less injure ureter.

  14. The Role of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Renal Colic

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    Elizabeth Waine

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available NSAIDs provide optimal analgesia in renal colic due to the reduction in glomerular filtration and renal pelvic pressure, ureteric peristalsis and ureteric oedema. Prevention of glomerular afferent arteriolar vasodilatation renders these patients at risk of renal impairment. NSAIDs have the additional benefit of reducing the number of new colic episodes and preventing subsequent readmission to hospital. Despite recent work promoting the use of pharmacological agents to improve stone passage rates, NSAIDs do not appear to reduce the time to stone passage or increase the likelihood of stone passage in renal colic.

  15. Treatment of renal colic by prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors and avafortan (analgesic antispasmodic).

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    el-Sherif, A E; Foda, R; Norlen, L J; Yahia, H

    1990-12-01

    In a study of the pain-relieving effect of 3 drugs commonly used to treat acute renal colic in this hospital, intravenous indomethacin and intramuscular diclofenac (prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors) were compared with intravenous Avafortan (analgesic antispasmodic). As first-line analgesics, prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors, if given intravenously, offer an effective alternative to Avafortan. Of 145 patients studied, 32 required a second injection for complete relief of pain. Administering a second dose of prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors resulted in equally significant pain relief rate even though the route was intramuscular. PMID:2265331

  16. Intravenous indoprofen in the management of renal colic.

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    Torchi, B; Villani, U; Bruni, G; Lavezzari, M; Mandelli, V

    1983-01-01

    Recent reports imply that the prostaglandin system is involved in the pathogenesis of pain due to renal colic, and prostaglandin-synthetase inhibitors have been proposed in the management of this condition. A dose-response study has therefore been performed in patients with renal colic, using two intravenous non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, indoprofen and lysine acetylsalicylate (ASA). Seventy-five inpatients (15 per group) were treated with three dose levels of indoprofen (100, 200 and 400 mg) or two dose levels of ASA (500 and 1500 mg) according to a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group design. The patients scored their pain at 15, 30, 60, 120 and 180 minutes after treatment; they also assessed the overall efficacy of treatment by means of a visual analogue scale. The results showed that, in terms of mean pain score, there was a prompt analgesic response in each treatment group, higher effects being obtained with increasing dose levels of both drugs. However, the statistical prerequisites for calculating a potency ratio between the drugs under study were satisfied only for a few variables, in which cases the relative potency of indoprofen to ASA varied between 7.1 and 8.8. The analysis of the frequencies of response, on the other hand, revealed for indoprofen a significant dose-effect regression, the higher dose of this drug giving a complete or nearly complete relief of pain in the majority of patients. PMID:6384073

  17. Toradol, an NSAID used for renal colic, decreases renal perfusion and ureteral pressure in a canine model of unilateral ureteral obstruction.

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    Perlmutter, A; Miller, L; Trimble, L A; Marion, D N; Vaughan, E D; Felsen, D

    1993-04-01

    Toradol is a new parenteral, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is efficacious in treating renal coli. In the present experiments, Toradol was administered to both control dogs and dogs with unilateral ureteral obstruction. In control dogs, Toradol had no effect on RBF or GFR, despite inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis (measured as urinary prostaglandin release). In contrast, RBF fell acutely by 35% (p renal hemodynamics brought on by Toradol to the obstructed kidney may compromise renal reserve, and Toradol should be used cautiously in treating renal colic. PMID:8455277

  18. Value of color doppler ultrasound, kub and urinalysis in diagnosis of renal colic due to ureteral stones

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    Mahmoud Abdel-Gawad

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose Despite the routine use of helical CT in diagnosis of renal colic, there are recent concerns regarding the radiation exposure, overuse and costs. We attempted in this retrospective study to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (gray-scale and color Doppler with twinkling, KUB and urinalysis in diagnosis of renal colic due to ureteral calculi presented in Emergency Room. Materials and Methods A total of 939 consecutive cases of renal colic presented to ER have been managed and evaluated by ureteral ultrasound, KUB and urinalysis for the presence of ureteral stones. Non-confirmatory cases were subjected to Helical CT examination. Results Renal and ureteral ultrasound (gray-scale alone detected ureteral calculi in 615 cases (65.4% and after utilizing Color Doppler Ultrasound with twinkling the diagnosis was made with confidence in 935 cases (99.6% but 4 (0.4%. KUB showed radiopaque stones in 503 (53.6% patients and no stones were detected in 436 (46.4%. Microhematuria presented in 835 (88.9% cases while absent in 102 (10.9%. There were 190 (20.3%, 77 (8.2% and 671 (71.5% patients with upper, middle and lower ureteral stones respectively. The simultaneous positive findings in US and KUB with microhematuria were found only in 453 (48.2% cases. Conclusions The use of Color Doppler ultrasound with twinkling increased the detection rate of ureteral stones in acute renal colic patients presented to ER with less radiation exposure. Ultrasound examination as a single modality is superior to KUB and urinalysis in initial diagnosis of renal colic.

  19. The Role of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Renal Colic

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    Elizabeth Waine; Kim Davenport

    2010-01-01

    NSAIDs provide optimal analgesia in renal colic due to the reduction in glomerular filtration and renal pelvic pressure, ureteric peristalsis and ureteric oedema. Prevention of glomerular afferent arteriolar vasodilatation renders these patients at risk of renal impairment. NSAIDs have the additional benefit of reducing the number of new colic episodes and preventing subsequent readmission to hospital. Despite recent work promoting the use of pharmacological agents to improve stone passage ra...

  20. The Effect of Intramuscular Tramadol Hydrochloride Combined with Progesterone on Acute Renal Colic%盐酸曲马多联合黄体酮治疗急性肾绞痛效果研究

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    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the effect of intramuscular tramadol hydrochloride combined with pro-gesterone on acute renal colic .Method:86 cases of acute renal colic were randomly divided into observation group (44 cases) and control group(42 cases).The observation group was given 100mg tramadol intravenous drip combined with 40mg progesterone, the control group was given 100mg meperidine hydrochloride injec-tion with 0.5mg atropine sulfate.Visual analog scale(VAS)was used to record patients pain degree and ana-lyze the onset time and adverse effects before and after drug delivery 15min, 30min, 1h, 4h respectively. Result:There were no significant differences on effective rate and drug onset time between the two groups ( P>0.05) .The VAS scores of observation group after drug delivery from 15min to 4 hours were lower than the control group(P<0.05), rates of adverse drug reactions such as dizziness , xerostomia, uroschesis in observa-tion group were lower than control group (P<0.05).Meanwhile, progesterone intramuscular injection were given to observe group with 30mg/QD in three days, Kidney stones were excluded of 12 cases which showed significant difference with the control group .Conclusion: Intramuscular tramadol hydrochloride combined with progesterone on acute renal colic shows significant effect , which would be used as the emergency medi-cine on acute renal colic .%目的:观察肌肉注射盐酸曲马多联合肌肉注射黄体酮治疗急性肾绞痛的临床效果。方法:86例确诊为急性肾绞痛患者随机分为观察组和对照组,观察组(44例)给予肌肉注射盐酸曲马多100mg同时肌肉注射黄体酮40mg,对照组(42例)给予肌肉注射盐酸哌替啶100mg及硫酸阿托品0.5mg。给药前、后15min、30min、1h、4h对患者疼痛采用视觉模拟评分( VAS)评价其疗效,并观察其起效时间和不良反应。结果:观察组止痛总有效率为90.91%,对照组总有效率为90.48%,两组

  1. Renal colic: a randomised trial of non-enhanced spiral CT compared to intravenous pyelography

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    Full text: Many studies have demonstrated high accuracy of non-enhanced spiral CT (NECT) in renal colic, with sensitivities and specificities of 95-100%. There have been few studies comparing the diagnostic utility and outcomes of patients investigated with NECT and intravenous pyelography (IVP). Two hundred patients presenting to the Emergency Department of a tertiary public teaching hospital with suspected acute renal colic were randomised into undergoing NECT or IVP. Assessments were made of diagnostic utility, incidence of alternative diagnosis, requirement for further imaging, length of hospital stay, urological intervention rates, radiation dosage and costs. NECT was better than IVP in making a definitive diagnosis of ureteric calculus or of recent calculus passage (65/102, 66% versus 42/98, 41%). Calculi were missed in 2 patients in the IVP group.Two patients in each group had alternative diagnosis by initial imaging. There was no difference in the length of hospital stay or intervention rate. More plain x-rays during admission and more IVPs during follow-up were performed in the NECT group. Median effective radiation dosages were 2.97mSv (IVP) and up to 5mSv (NECT). NECT provides greater diagnostic utility in this randomised comparison, but no difference in measured outcomes. The incidence of alternative diagnoses was low, probably due to patient selection. Financial costs for each modality are comparable in a public tertiary hospital. Radiation dosages are higher for NECT and, for this reason it may be appropriate to consider limiting NECT use to patients who do not have classical symptoms of renal colic, to older patients and those with a contraindication to the administration of intravenous contrast media. Copyright (2002) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  2. Synergistic Effects of Citalopram and Morphine in the Renal Colic Pain Relief; a Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Mehrdad Esmailian

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Although the synergistic effects of opioids and other analgesic drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs have been established in relieving acute pain due to renal calculi, no studies today have evaluated the concomitant administration of opiates and other drugs with analgesic effects, such as serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. Considering the high prevalence of renal colic, the present study was carried out to compare the effect of concomitant prescription of morphine and a placebo with that of morphine and citalopram on the management of acute pain due to renal calculi. Methods: The present double-blind randomized clinical trial was carried out from October 2012 to March 2013 in the Al-Zahra educational Hospital in Isfahan, Iran. A total of 90 patients with acute renal colic pain were randomly divided into two groups of 45 subjects. The subjects in one group received morphine/ placebo and another one morphine/citalopram. The patients’ pain severity was determined by visual analogue scale (VAS before and 20 minutes after administration of medications. In case of persistent pain the second or even third dose was administered and the pain severity was once again determined. Data were analyzed with STATA 11.0 using chi-squared, two-way ANOVA, Bonferroni post hoc test, and log rank test. Results: The decrease in pain severity in the morphine/citalopram group was significantly compared to the morphine/placebo group and the time before administration of the medications (p<0.001. In contrast, administration of morphine/placebo did not have a significant effect on pain severity at this interval (p=0.32. Kaplan-Meier curve showed that the first injection was successful in relieving pain in 15 (33.3% and 26 (57.8% subjects in the morphine/placebo and morphine/citalopram groups, respectively. The second injection of these medications resulted in therapeutic success in 35 (87.8% and 42 (95.6% subjects in the above groups

  3. Raised white cell count in renal colic: Is there a role for antibiotics?

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    Adam Alleemudder; Xin-You Tai; Anuj Goyal; Jhumur Pati

    2014-01-01

    Aims: To determine the use of antibiotics in patients with renal colic and an elevated white cell count (WCC) in the absence of other features of infection. Materials and Methods: A retrospective audit of patients presenting to an emergency department with renal colic caused by a solitary ureteric stone over a 6 month period. Statistical Analysis Used: Student′s t-test. Results: Fifty patients met the inclusion criteria for this study. In 42 patients (84%) the urinalysis showed he...

  4. Effectiveness of intravenous lidocaine versus intravenous morphine for patients with renal colic in the emergency department

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    Soleimanpour Hassan; Hassanzadeh Kamaleddin; Vaezi Hassan; EJ Golzari Samad; Esfanjani Robab; Soleimanpour Maryam

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Despite the fact that numerous medications have been introduced to treat renal colic, none has been proven to relieve the pain rapidly and thoroughly. In this study, we aimed at comparing the effects of intravenous lidocaine versus intravenous morphine in patients suffering from renal colic. Methods In a prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial performed in the emergency department of Imam Reza educational hospital of Tabriz, Iran, we studied 240 patients, 18–65 ...

  5. Raised white cell count in renal colic: Is there a role for antibiotics?

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    Adam Alleemudder

    2014-01-01

    Conclusions: Over three-quarters of the patients (80.9% in this study who presented with renal colic were unjustifiably commenced on antibiotics based solely on an elevated WCC. Antibiotic use in renal colic should be reserved for when there are features of sepsis or the urinalysis is positive. Further work is required to determine the significance of the observed results and the threshold for starting antibiotics.

  6. Daily ambient temperature and renal colic incidence in Guangzhou, China: a time-series analysis

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    Yang, Changyuan; Chen, Xinyu; Chen, Renjie; Cai, Jing; Meng, Xia; Wan, Yue; Kan, Haidong

    2016-08-01

    Few previous studies have examined the association between temperature and renal colic in developing regions, especially in China, the largest developing country in the world. We collected daily emergency ambulance dispatches (EADs) for renal colic from Guangzhou Emergency Center from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. We used a distributed-lag nonlinear model in addition to the over-dispersed generalized additive model to investigate the association between daily ambient temperature and renal colic incidence after controlling for seasonality, humidity, public holidays, and day of the week. We identified 3158 EADs for renal colic during the study period. This exposure-response curve was almost flat when the temperature was low and moderate and elevated when the temperature increased over 21 °C. For heat-related effects, the significant risk occurred on the concurrent day and diminished until lag day 7. The cumulative relative risk of hot temperatures (90th percentile) and extremely hot temperatures (99th percentile) over lag days 0-7 was 1.92 (95 % confidence interval, 1.21, 3.05) and 2.45 (95 % confidence interval, 1.50, 3.99) compared with the reference temperature of 21 °C. This time-series analysis in Guangzhou, China, suggested a nonlinear and lagged association between high outdoor temperatures and daily EADs for renal colic. Our findings might have important public health significance to prevent renal colic.

  7. Daily ambient temperature and renal colic incidence in Guangzhou, China: a time-series analysis

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    Yang, Changyuan; Chen, Xinyu; Chen, Renjie; Cai, Jing; Meng, Xia; Wan, Yue; Kan, Haidong

    2015-11-01

    Few previous studies have examined the association between temperature and renal colic in developing regions, especially in China, the largest developing country in the world. We collected daily emergency ambulance dispatches (EADs) for renal colic from Guangzhou Emergency Center from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. We used a distributed-lag nonlinear model in addition to the over-dispersed generalized additive model to investigate the association between daily ambient temperature and renal colic incidence after controlling for seasonality, humidity, public holidays, and day of the week. We identified 3158 EADs for renal colic during the study period. This exposure-response curve was almost flat when the temperature was low and moderate and elevated when the temperature increased over 21 °C. For heat-related effects, the significant risk occurred on the concurrent day and diminished until lag day 7. The cumulative relative risk of hot temperatures (90th percentile) and extremely hot temperatures (99th percentile) over lag days 0-7 was 1.92 (95 % confidence interval, 1.21, 3.05) and 2.45 (95 % confidence interval, 1.50, 3.99) compared with the reference temperature of 21 °C. This time-series analysis in Guangzhou, China, suggested a nonlinear and lagged association between high outdoor temperatures and daily EADs for renal colic. Our findings might have important public health significance to prevent renal colic.

  8. A rare cause of renal colic pain: Chilaiditi syndrome

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    Murat Tuncer

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Chilaiditi syndrome, first described in 1910 by the radiologist Chilaiditi from Vienna, is the interposition of right colon between liver and right hemi diaphragm. It occurs most often in males and its incidence increases with age. It is often detected incidentally during radiological examination. It’s rarely symptomatic; symptoms can differ from mild abdominal pain to severe acute intestinal obstruction. Our case applied to emergency service with right flank pain. There was no calculus or dilatation in the urinary system at non-contrast abdominopelvic computerized tomography. Ascending colon was interposed between liver and diaphragm so that the patient was diagnosed as Chiliaditi syndrome. The patient was treated conservatively and discharged with dietary suggestions by the gastroenterology consultant. The conclusion of this report is that the Chilaiditi syndrome must be considered in differential diagnosis for patients presenting with urinary colic pain symptoms with no urinary pathology on radiologic imaging.

  9. Morphine Suppository versus Indomethacin Suppository in the Management of Renal Colic: Randomized Clinical Trial.

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    Zamanian, Forough; Jalili, Mohammad; Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; Kia, Maryam; Aghili, Rokhsareh; Aghili, Seyed Mojtaba

    2016-01-01

    Background. Renal colic is a medical emergency due to the rapid onset and devastating nature of its pain. Opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are both used as first-line choices in its management. Aim. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of opioids and NSAIDs in the management of acute renal colic. Methods. One hundred and fifty-eight patients were divided into two groups (n = 79) and received either 10 mg morphine or 100 mg indomethacin suppositories. The severity of pain was measured using verbal numeric rating scale at baseline and 20, 40, 60, and 90 minutes after the administration of analgesics. Drug side effects as well as patients' vital signs were also recorded. Results. The mean decrease in the pain score during the first 20 minutes was significantly higher among those who received morphine suppository. However, no significant difference was observed between the two groups regarding the mean decrease in pain score during the first 40, 60, and 90 minutes after the admission. Prevalence of drug side effects or changes in the vital signs was not significantly different between the two groups. Conclusions. Morphine suppositories seem to be more efficient in achieving rapid pain relief comparing to indomethacin. PMID:27073696

  10. Morphine Suppository versus Indomethacin Suppository in the Management of Renal Colic: Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Forough Zamanian

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Renal colic is a medical emergency due to the rapid onset and devastating nature of its pain. Opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are both used as first-line choices in its management. Aim. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of opioids and NSAIDs in the management of acute renal colic. Methods. One hundred and fifty-eight patients were divided into two groups (n=79 and received either 10 mg morphine or 100 mg indomethacin suppositories. The severity of pain was measured using verbal numeric rating scale at baseline and 20, 40, 60, and 90 minutes after the administration of analgesics. Drug side effects as well as patients’ vital signs were also recorded. Results. The mean decrease in the pain score during the first 20 minutes was significantly higher among those who received morphine suppository. However, no significant difference was observed between the two groups regarding the mean decrease in pain score during the first 40, 60, and 90 minutes after the admission. Prevalence of drug side effects or changes in the vital signs was not significantly different between the two groups. Conclusions. Morphine suppositories seem to be more efficient in achieving rapid pain relief comparing to indomethacin.

  11. Value of color doppler ultrasound, kub and urinalysis in diagnosis of renal colic due to ureteral stones

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    Mahmoud Abdel-Gawad; Ravi Kadasne; Chandrashekar Anjikar; Emad Elsobky

    2014-01-01

    Purpose Despite the routine use of helical CT in diagnosis of renal colic, there are recent concerns regarding the radiation exposure, overuse and costs. We attempted in this retrospective study to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (gray-scale and color Doppler with twinkling), KUB and urinalysis in diagnosis of renal colic due to ureteral calculi presented in Emergency Room. Materials and Methods A total of 939 consecutive cases of renal colic presented to ER have been managed and eval...

  12. 酮咯酸丁三醇联合东莨菪碱治疗急性结石性肾绞痛的效果评估%Evaluation the efficacy of ketorolac butyl alcohol three combined with scopolamine in the treatment of acute renal colic

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    阙永康

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨酮咯酸丁三醇联合东莨菪碱治疗急性结石性肾绞痛的效果.方法:收治急性结石性肾绞痛患者280例,将其随机分为观察组(150例)和对照组(130例),所有患者均给予输液、东莨菪碱肌内注射,观察组肌注酮咯酸氨丁三醇,对照组肌注哌替啶.结果:观察组显效118例,有效17例,无效15例,24 h复发率4.67%.对照组显效95例,有效25例,无效10例.复发率3.85%.结论:酮咯酸丁三醇联合东莨菪碱治疗急性肾绞痛,疗效好,且不受麻醉药品限制,临床给药方便,是治疗急性结石性肾绞痛的有效选择.%Objective:To investigate the effect of ketorolac butyl alcohol three combined with scopolamine in the treatment of acute renal colic.Methods:280 patients whom suffered from acute renal colic were selected,they were randomly divided into the observation group(150 cases) and the control group(130 cases),all the patients were given infusion,injection with scopolamine intramuscular,in addations,patients in the observation group received intramuscular ketorolac tromethamine,while in the control group were given pethidine through intramuscular injection.Results:In the observation group,there 118 cases were markedly effective,17 cases were effective,and 15 cases were invalid,the recurrence rate during 24 hours was 4.67%.In the control group:there 95 cases were markedly effective,25 cases were effective,and other 10 cases were ineffective,the recurrence rate was 3.85%. Conclusion:Ketorolac butyl alcohol three combined with scopolamine has good curative effect in the treatment of acute renal colic, and also unlimited by anesthesia,convenient for clinical administration,so it is a valid option for treatment of acute renal colic.

  13. Endovascular embolization of pseudoaneurysm of left colic artery developing after renal biopsy

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    Madhusudhan, K. S.; Gamanagatti, S.; Gupta, A K

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    Vascular complications after percutaneous renal biopsy are uncommon and may require interventional management. In most of these cases, the pathology is a renal arterial pseudoaneurysm (PsA) or an arterio-venous fistula. Injury to other vessels like aorta, lumbar arteries or mesenteric arteries is rare with only one case of left colic artery PsA reported in literature. We report a case of a 60-year-old female, who developed left colic artery PsA after renal biopsy, which was successfully embol...

  14. 推按运经仪治疗肾绞痛疗效观察%Observation of curative effects of Tui'anyunjingyi machine on renal colic

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    于平; 腾伟; 王幼红; 刘艳丽

    2001-01-01

    @@ Background: Ureteral calculus is common causes of renal colic; patients usually go to hospital because of severe renal colic. We treated these patients with homemade Tui'anyunjingyi machine and gained good effects.

  15. How to perform low-dose computed tomography for renal colic in clinical practice.

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    Gervaise, A; Gervaise-Henry, C; Pernin, M; Naulet, P; Junca-Laplace, C; Lapierre-Combes, M

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    Computed tomography (CT) has become the reference technique in medical imaging for renal colic, to diagnose, plan treatment and explore differential diagnosis. Its main limitation is the radiation dose, especially as urinary stone disease tends to relapse and mainly affects young people. It is therefore essential to reduce the CT radiation dose when renal colic is suspected. The goal of this review was twofold. First, we wanted to show how to use low-dose CT in patients with suspected renal colic in current clinical practice. Second, we wished to discuss the different ways of reducing CT radiation dose by considering both behavioral and technological factors. Among the behavioral factors, limiting the scan coverage area is a straightforward and effective way to reduce the dose. Improvement of technological factors relies mainly on using automatic tube current modulation, lowering the tube voltage and current as well using iterative reconstruction. PMID:26522944

  16. Imaging studies of excretory urography and computed tomography scan for patients suffering from renal colic

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    Shimizu, Hirofumi [Yashio Chuo General Hospital, Saitama (Japan); Hariu, Kyouichi; Tohyama, Yuichi; Kamiyama, Yutaka; Iiyama, Tetsuro; Tomomasa, Hiroshi; Yazaki, Tsunetada; Umeda, Takashi

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    Renal colic mainly due to urolithiasis is one of the most common morbid conditions in urology and commonly seen in the urology emergency clinic. Imaging studies were performed to evaluate the upper urinary tract of 29 patients suffering from renal colic in the 2 years between November, 1994 and October, 1996. After intramuscular injection of the analgesic (pentazocine, 15 mg), all 29 patients were examined by excretory urography (IVP) at the time of the first visit. In some patients abdominal plain computed tomography (CT) scan was performed consecutively even when extravasation of the contrast medium was not seen. Spontaneous peripelvic extravasation was seen in 14 patients (11 males and 3 females) with urolithiasis; 7 of them were diagnosed by IVP, 5 by IVP plus CT scan and 2 with CT scan only. IVP imaging study followed by plain abdominal CT scan is useful even when the contrast medium is not extravasated on IVP in patients suffering from renal colic. (author)

  17. Value of ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for acute renal colic caused by middle or low ureteral stones%输尿管中下段结石肾绞痛时输尿管镜钬激光碎石治疗的价值

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    王鑫洪; 林考兴

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨输尿管镜下钬激光碎石术治疗输尿管中下段结石致急性肾绞痛患者的有效性和安全性.方法 对61例输尿管中下段结石伴肾绞痛患者行输尿管镜钬激光碎石治疗.结果 单次碎石成功率为100%.未出现输尿管黏膜损伤穿孔、撕裂、断裂、菌血症等严重并发症.术后随访2个月,结石排净率为100%.结论 输尿管镜钬激光碎石术治疗输尿管中下段结石安全、有效,能迅速缓解肾绞痛症状,可作为首选治疗方法之一.%Objective To observe the efficacy and safety of ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for acute renal colic caused by middle or low ureteral stones. Methods Sixty-one patients suffered with renal colic due to middle or low ureteral stones were treated with ureteroscopic holmium laster lithotripsy. Results The lithotripsy successful rate in a single procedure was 100% and there were no serious complications such as ureteral perforation, tear, breakage and bacteremia. After 2 months of follow up, the stone clearance rate was 100% . Conclusion Treatment of middle or low ureteral stones with ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy is an effective and safe method. It could relieve the renal colic rapidly and be the optimal treatment for the disease.

  18. Analysis of the Effect of Diclofenac Sodium and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection in the Treatment of Acute Renal Colic%双氯芬酸钠盐酸利多卡因注射液治疗急性肾绞痛的疗效观察

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    李淑晖

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the ef icacy Diclofenac Sodium and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection in the treatment of acute renal colic. Methods Isolated for simple renal sinus separation or with ureteral calculi with renal sinus in the ultrasonic diagnosis of 209 cases of acute renal colic patients, randomized way of clinical observation. The treatment group of 105 cases Diclofenac Sodium and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection treatment, control use of pethidine injection in the treatment of 104 cases in the treatment group, respectively30,60,120 minutes up to observe the clinical symptoms and signs, evaluation. Results Diclofenac Sodium and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection total ef ective rate in treatment group was 98.1%, higher than that of pethidine injection group, the total efficiency of 95.19%, by χ² test, <0.05, with statistical significance. Conclusion Diclofenac Sodium and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection good ef ect of the treatment of acute renal colic.%目的探讨双氯芬酸钠盐酸利多卡因注射液治疗急性肾绞痛的疗效。方法在超声诊断为单纯性肾窦分离或伴有输尿管结石的肾窦分离的209例急性肾绞痛患者中,采取随机分组方式进行临床治疗观察。治疗组105例用双氯芬酸钠盐酸利多卡因注射液治疗,对照组104例用哌替啶注射液治疗,分别在治疗30、60、120min复诊观察临床症状和体征,进行评定。结果双氯芬酸钠利多卡因注射液治疗组的总有效率为98.1%,高于哌替啶注射液组的总有效率95.19%,经χ²检验,P<0.05,具有统计学意义。结论双氯芬酸钠盐酸利多卡因注射液治疗急性肾绞痛效果良好。

  19. 多层螺旋CT平扫联合尿路重建在急性肾绞痛诊断中的临床应用%Clinical application of multi-slice helical CT plain scan combined with urinary reconstruction in diagnosis of acute renal colic

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    陈刚; 吴小候; 尹志康; 何云锋

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨多层螺旋CT平扫联合尿路重建在急性肾绞痛诊断中的的临床应用价值.方法 将126例急诊肾绞痛患者随机分两组:CT组(67例)和静脉尿路造影(IVU)组(59例),CT组行多层(16层或64层)螺旋CT平扫联合尿路重建,IVU组行相关准备后行腹部X线平片(KUB)联合IVU检查.在明确诊断为输尿管梗阻或输尿管结石后,急诊行输尿管镜碎石术或置管治疗,比较两组患者的术前结石确诊率、肾绞痛缓解时间、住院时间及住院总费用等.结果 所有患者术后肾绞痛均缓解,CT组术前结石确诊率明显高于IVU组(P<0.05),CT组肾绞痛缓解时间和住院时间短于IVU组(P<0.05),CT组住院总费与IVU组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 多层螺旋CT平扫联合尿路重建对于急诊肾绞痛患者的诊治是高效和相对经济的.%Objective To investigate clinical application of multi-slice helical CT plain scan combined with urinary reconstruction in diagnosis of acute renal colic. Methods 126 patients with acute renal colic were randomized divided into two groups. 67 cases were diagnosed by multi-slice helical CT combined with urinary reconstruction and 59 cases were diagnosed by abdominal plain film radiography combined with IVU. All patients were treated by ureteroscope lithotripsy. The stone diagnosis rate was compared as well as the renal colic time , the hospitalization time and the hospitalization cost. Results The stone diagnosis rate in CT group was more than that in IVU group(P<0. 05). However,the renal colic time hospitalization time in CT group was less than that in IVU group as well as hospitalization time(P<0. 05). There was no significantly difference on the hospitalization cost between two groups(P>0. 05). Conclusion Multi-slice helical CT plain scan combined with urinary reconstruction is efficient and economic in diagnosis of acute renal colic.

  20. Recurrent acute renal failure

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    Satish, S.; Rajesh, R.; Kurian, G.; Seethalekshmi, N. V.; Unni, M.; Unni, V. N.

    2010-01-01

    While acute renal failure secondary to intravascular hemolysis is well described in hemolytic anemias, recurrent acute renal failure as the presenting manifestation of a hemolytic anemia is rare. We report a patient with recurrent acute renal failure who was found to have paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), on evaluation.

  1. Renal colic: comparison of spiral CT, US and IVU in the detection of ureteral calculi

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    Yilmaz, S.; Sindel, T.; Arslan, G.; Oezkaynak, C.; Karaali, K.; Kabaalioglu, A.; Lueleci, E. [Department of Radiology, Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Arapsuyu, Antalya (Turkey)

    1998-03-01

    The aim of our study was to compare noncontrast spiral CT, US and intravenous urography (IVU) in the evaluation of patients with renal colic for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi. During a period of 17 months, 112 patients with renal colic were examined with spiral CT, US and IVU. Fifteen patients were lost to follow-up and excluded. The remaining 97 patients were defined to be either true positive or negative for ureterolithiasis based on the follow-up data. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value and accuracy of spiral CT, US and IVU were determined, and secondary signs of ureteral stones and other pathologies causing renal colic detected with these modalities were noted. Of 97 patients, 64 were confirmed to have ureteral calculi based on stone recovery or urological interventions. Thirty-three patients were proved not to have ureteral calculi based on failure to recover a stone and diagnoses unrelated to ureterolithiasis. Spiral CT was found to be the best modality for depicting ureteral stones with a sensitivity of 94 % and a specificity of 97 %. For US and IVU, these figures were 19, 97, 52, and 94 %, respectively. Spiral CT is superior to US and IVU in the demonstration of ureteral calculi in patients with renal colic, but because of its high cost, higher radiation dose and high workload, it should be reserved for cases where US and IVU do not show the cause of symptoms. (orig.) With 4 figs., 3 tabs., 12 refs.

  2. 间苯三酚联合黄体酮和哌替啶治疗急性肾绞痛的临床观察%Clinical observation of phloroglucinol with progesterone and pethidine for the treatment of patients with acute renal colic

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    杨文波; 刘咏英

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析、探讨间苯三酚联合黄体酮和哌替啶治疗急性肾绞痛的临床应用价值。方法:收治急性肾绞痛患者120例,随机平分为两组,对照组单纯应用哌替啶肌内注射治疗,观察组应用间苯三酚和黄体酮,观察、对比两组患者的疼痛缓解时间、治疗有效率和治疗满意度。结果:观察组患者的疼痛缓解时间明显短于对照组;观察组患者的治疗有效率及治疗满意度明显高于对照组,P<0.05,差异有统计学意义。结论:临床中在处理急性肾绞痛的患者时,减少哌替啶的应用次数,应用间苯三酚和黄体酮,不仅能明显缩短疼痛消失的时间,还能提高患者的治疗满意度。%Objective:To analyze the clinical value of phloroglucinol with progesterone and pethidine for the treatment of patients with acute renal colic.Methods:120 patients with acute renal colic were selected,they were randomly divided into the two groups on average,Patients in the control group with simple application of pethidine intramuscular injection treatment,patients in the observation group used phloroglucinol and progesterone.We observed and compared the pain relief time,the effective rate of treatment,and the satisfaction degree of patients in the two groups.Results:The pain relief time of the observation group was significantly shorter than that of the control group,the effective rate and treatment satisfaction of the observation group were significantly higher than those in the control group,the differences were statistically significant P<0.05.Conclusion:In the clinical treatment of patients with acute renal colic,reduce the number of applications for the use of pethidine,with the application of phloroglucinol and progesterone,not only can significantly shorten the time of pain disappeared,but also improve patient satisfaction.

  3. Lunar Phases and Emergency Department Visits for Renal Colic Due to Ureteral Calculus.

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    Andy W Yang

    Full Text Available Urolithiasis affects an estimated 5% of the population and the lifetime risk of passing a stone in the urinary tract is estimated to be 8-10%. Urinary calculus formation is highly variable and while certain risk factors such as age, gender, seasonality, anatomic abnormality, and metabolic diseases have been identified, not much is known regarding the association of environmental factors such as lunar phases on renal colic. We conducted a retrospective study to test the hypothesis that full moon phase is an environmental factor associated for increased emergency department (ED visits for renal colic due to ureteral calculus.We analyzed 559 renal colic diagnoses by the ED at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in a 24-month period and compared them with corresponding lunar phases as well as supermoon events. The lunar phases were defined as full moon ± two days, new moon ± two days, and the days in-between as normal days according to the lunar calendar. Supermoon event dates were obtained from NASA.90 cases (16.1% were diagnosed during full moon phase, 89 cases (15.9% were diagnosed during new moon phase, and 380 cases (68.0% were diagnosed during normal days. The incidence of renal colic showed no statistically significant association with lunar phases or supermoon events.In this retrospective longitudinal study with adequate power, neither full moon phase nor supermoon event exhibited an association with increased renal colic diagnoses due to ureteral calculus by the ED at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  4. Lunar Phases and Emergency Department Visits for Renal Colic Due to Ureteral Calculus

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    Yang, Andy W.; Johnson, Justin D.; Fronczak, Carolyn M.; LaGrange, Chad A.

    2016-01-01

    Background Urolithiasis affects an estimated 5% of the population and the lifetime risk of passing a stone in the urinary tract is estimated to be 8–10%. Urinary calculus formation is highly variable and while certain risk factors such as age, gender, seasonality, anatomic abnormality, and metabolic diseases have been identified, not much is known regarding the association of environmental factors such as lunar phases on renal colic. We conducted a retrospective study to test the hypothesis that full moon phase is an environmental factor associated for increased emergency department (ED) visits for renal colic due to ureteral calculus. Methods We analyzed 559 renal colic diagnoses by the ED at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in a 24-month period and compared them with corresponding lunar phases as well as supermoon events. The lunar phases were defined as full moon ± two days, new moon ± two days, and the days in-between as normal days according to the lunar calendar. Supermoon event dates were obtained from NASA. Results 90 cases (16.1%) were diagnosed during full moon phase, 89 cases (15.9%) were diagnosed during new moon phase, and 380 cases (68.0%) were diagnosed during normal days. The incidence of renal colic showed no statistically significant association with lunar phases or supermoon events. Conclusion In this retrospective longitudinal study with adequate power, neither full moon phase nor supermoon event exhibited an association with increased renal colic diagnoses due to ureteral calculus by the ED at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. PMID:27299307

  5. Ureteral Stent Insertion in the Management of Renal Colic during Pregnancy

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    Choi, Chang Il; Yu, Young Dong; Park, Dong Soo

    2016-01-01

    To determine an optimal invasive intervention for renal colic patients during pregnancy after conservative treatments have been found to be unhelpful. Among the available invasive interventions, we investigated the reliability of a ureteral stent insertion, which is considered the least invasive intervention during pregnancy. Between June 2006 and February 2015, a total of 826 pregnant patients came to the emergency room or urology outpatient department, and 39 of these patients had renal col...

  6. 针刺内关与足三里治疗急性肾绞痛疗效分析%Analysis of therapeutic effect of acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36) on acute renal colic

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    琚保军; 牛琳琳

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察针刺与药物在治疗急性肾绞痛的疗效差异,验证内关和足三里联合针刺的临床效应.方法:240例患者随机分为针刺组、东莨菪碱组、杜冷丁组,各80例.针刺组选取针刺单侧或双侧内关与足三里;东莨菪碱组采取东莨菪碱肌肉注射,并配合东莨菪碱静脉滴注;杜冷丁组采取杜冷丁肌肉注射.于进针或用药30 min后观察各组临床疗效,并比较起效时间和不良反应情况.结果:针刺组总有效率为95.0%(76/80),东莨菪碱组为76.3%(61/80),杜冷丁组为92.5%(74/80),针刺组与杜冷丁组疗效相当(P>0.05),两者均优于东莨菪碱组(均P<0.05).针刺组起效时间为(13.24±2.12) min,明显快于东莨菪碱组(23.11±6.22) min和杜冷丁组(22.17±3.15)min(均P<0.05);针刺组不良反应发生较其他两组明显减少(均P<0.05).结论:在急性肾绞痛治疗中应用针刺内关与足三里镇痛效果良好,不良反应发生较少,优于杜冷丁和东莨菪碱治疗.%Objective To observe the efficacy differences among acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36) , dolantin and scopolamine in treatment of acute renal colic, and to verify the clinical effect of acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36). Methods Two hundred and forty patients were randomly divided into an acupuncture group, a scopolamine group and a dolantin group, 80 cases in each group. The acupuncture group was treated by acupuncture at unilateral or bilateral Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36). The scopolamine group was treated by intramuscular injection of scopolamine combined with intravenous drip of scopolamine, and the dolantin group was treated by intramuscular injection of dolantin. The clinical therapeutic effects were observed 30 min after drug administration or acupuncture, and the onset time of effect and adverse reactions were compared among the groups. Results The total effective rate of 95. 0% (76/80) in the.acupuncture group had

  7. Application of Ureteroscope in Emergency Treatment with Persistent Renal Colic Patients during Pregnancy.

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    Full Text Available Although the application of ureteroscopy in the treatment of ureteral calculi during pregnancy has been on the rise, for persistent renal colic patients without ultrasound-detected ureteral calculi, it may represent a clinical dilemma due to the potential risks for both mother and fetus.The aim of the present study is to present our experience with the application of the ureteroscope in the emergency treatment of persistent renal colic patients during pregnancy.From March 2009 to September 2014, a total of 117 pregnant women who received ureteroscopy for persistent renal colic were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into three groups according to duration of the persistent renal colic: Group A (within 12 hours; 24 cases; Group B (12 to 24 hours; 76 cases; and Group C (more than 24 hours; 17 cases. The stone-free rate, complications, and other qualitative data were analyzed.Of the 117 patients, 31 patients who were found not to have renal or ureteral calculi received ureteroscopic double-J (DJ stent insertion, whereas 86 patients who were found with ureteral calculi received ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL and DJ stent insertion. Among them, 24 patients (27.9% were found with ureteral calculi by ureteroscopy rather than ultrasound. In addition, 73 patients (84.9% had complete fragmentation of calculi; 12 patients (10.3% had a threatened abortion (the rates of threatened abortion in Groups A, B and C were 8.3% vs. 6.5% vs. 29.4%; Group C compared with Groups A and B, p<0.05, and one patient (1.2% had urosepsis (in Group C. However, these complications were cured with conservative treatment, without postpartum infant and maternal complications.For pregnant patients with persistent renal colic/ureteral calculi and hydronephrosis, ureteroscopic DJ stent insertion and URSL are effective and safe options when conservative treatment fails, even if no urinary calculi were found by ultrasound. At the same time, for patients with persistent

  8. Clinical efficacy of Spasmofen® suppository in the emergency treatment of renal colic: a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy comparative trial

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    Yakoot, Mostafa

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    Mostafa Yakoot,1 Amel Salem,2 Sameh Yousef,2 Sherine Helmy31Green Clinic and Research Center, 2Alexandria Helmy Medical Center, 3Pharco Corporation, Alexandria, EgyptBackground: Renal colic is typically characterized by the sudden onset of severe pain radiating from the flank to the groin and its acute management in emergency departments essentially aims at rapid pain relief. Spasmofen® is a brand of Amriya Pharmaceutical Industries in the form of rectal suppositories containing ketop...

  9. 双氯芬酸钠利多卡因联合丁溴东莨菪碱治疗急性肾绞痛的临床疗效观察%Clinical Curative Effect of Diclofenac Sodium Lidocaine Combined with Scopolamine Butylbromide in the Treatment of Acute Renal Colic

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    张春; 米忠友

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effect of diclofenac sodium lidocaine combined with scopolamine butylbromide in the treatment of acute renal colic. Methods 1 350 patients with acute renal colic admitted to our hospital from August 2010 to February 2012 were randomly divided into group A, group B and group C, with each group 450 cases. Group A was given progesterone + atropine, group B was given pethidine + atropine and group C was given scopolamine butylbromide + diclofe-nac sodium lidocaine. The pain degree of before and after treatment were evaluated by pain scale or schematic diagram mouth scoring method ( VRS ), and the clinical effect, acute renal colic recurrence and adverse reactions were observed in the three groups. Results The VRS between the three groups showed no statistically significant difference before treatment ( F = 4. 809, P = 0. 184 ), but showed statistically significant difference after treatment ( F = 12. 461, P =0. 025 ) . The VRS of group C was significantly lower than group A and group B ( P 0. 05 ) . Clinical effect, acute renal colic recurrence and adverse reactions between the three groups showed statistically significant differences (x2 =71. 549, 13. 893 , 16. 961; P all 0. 05 ) . Conclusion Diclofenac sodium lidocaine combined with scopolamine butylbromide should be recommended in clinic because it is significant effective with fewer adverse events.%目的 探讨双氯芬酸钠利多卡因联合丁溴东莨菪碱治疗急性肾绞痛的临床疗效.方法选择2010年8月-2012年2月我院收治的1 350例急性肾绞痛患者,随机分为A、B、C 3组,每组各450例.A组采用黄体酮+阿托品治疗,B组采用哌替啶+阿托品治疗,C组采用双氯芬酸钠利多卡因+丁溴东莨菪碱治疗.采用疼痛标尺或示意图的口诉评分法(VRS评分)评价治疗前后疼痛程度,并观察3组的临床疗效、急性肾绞痛复发情况及不良反应发生情况.结果 3组治疗前VRS评分比

  10. Comparison of the number of patients admitted with renal colic during various stages of peri-ramadan month

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    Norouzy Abdolreza; Afroushte Omalbanin; Toosi Seyedeh Mahdieh; Mohamadzade Rezaie Mohammad Ali; Mohajeri Seyed Amir Reza; Sabery Maryam; Nematy Mohsen

    2011-01-01

    Ramadan fasting for Muslims means abstinence from eating, drinking, and smoking from sunrise to sunset. There are concerns whether the occurrence of renal colic increases during the month of Ramadan. In view of the importance of fasting among Muslims, the occurrence of renal colic during Ramadan fasting has been compared during the following periods: two weeks before commencement of Ramadan (stage-1), during the first two weeks (stage-2), the last two weeks (stage-3), and, two weeks after Ram...

  11. Comparison of the number of patients admitted with renal colic during various stages of peri-ramadan month

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Ramadan fasting for Muslims means abstinence from eating, drinking, and smoking from sunrise to sunset. There are concerns whether the occurrence of renal colic increases during the month of Ramadan. In view of the importance of fasting among Muslims, the occurrence of renal colic during Ramadan fasting has been compared during the following periods: two weeks before commencement of Ramadan (stage-1, during the first two weeks (stage-2, the last two weeks (stage-3, and, two weeks after Ramadan (stage-4. This was a prospective observational study, which was carried out in patients with symptoms of renal colic who were referred to the emergency wards in two major hospitals in Iran. During the study period, 610 subjects were admitted with renal colic during the four periods of study; there were 441 males (72.3% and 169 females (27.7%. The number of patients with renal colic was highest during the first two weeks of Ramadan in comparison with the other periods (stage-1: 157, stage-2: 195, stage-3: 139, stage-4: 119, P < 0.05]. Results from this study show that the number of admissions due to renal colic was high during the first two weeks of Ramadan. However, the number of admissions decreased during the last two weeks of Ramadan and this trend continued after Ramadan.

  12. Clinical efficacy of Spasmofen® suppository in the emergency treatment of renal colic: a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy comparative trial

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    Full Text Available Mostafa Yakoot,1 Amel Salem,2 Sameh Yousef,2 Sherine Helmy31Green Clinic and Research Center, 2Alexandria Helmy Medical Center, 3Pharco Corporation, Alexandria, EgyptBackground: Renal colic is typically characterized by the sudden onset of severe pain radiating from the flank to the groin and its acute management in emergency departments essentially aims at rapid pain relief. Spasmofen® is a brand of Amriya Pharmaceutical Industries in the form of rectal suppositories containing ketoprofen 100 mg and hyoscine butylbromide 10 mg. This combination is intended for the rapid relief of severe colicky pain in the renal system, hepatobiliary system, or gastrointestinal tract. This trial aims to compare a single-dose of Spasmofen rectal suppository to a single intravenous (IV ketorolac tromethamine 30 mg/2 mL dose in patients with acute renal colic.Methods: A total of 80 eligible consecutive patients presenting to the emergency departments of two medical centers with acute renal colic were included in the study. Eligible patients who signed the informed consent were randomly assigned into two treatment groups: an experimental group (Spasmofen group who received one Spasmofen rectal suppository plus an IV injection of 2 mL of normal saline solution; and a control group (ketorolac group who received one ketorolac 30 mg/2 mL ampoule IV plus one placebo suppository. Treatment success, defined as a change in the verbal rating score from severe or moderate pain to none or mild at 60 minutes after the dose, was compared between groups using the chi-square/Fisher's exact test. Percentage reductions in visual pain analog scale (VPAS scores at 15 and 60 minutes after the dose were compared between groups using the Z-test for proportions.Results: Successful treatment at 60 minutes occurred in 35 of 40 (87.5% of Spasmofen-treated patients and in 33 of 40 (82.5% of ketorolac-treated patients. The difference was not statistically significant by Fisher's exact test

  13. Parenteral lidocaine for treatment of intractable renal colic: a case series

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction We report a case series of successful treatment of intractable renal colic using parenteral lidocaine. Case presentation Because of inconsistent responses to standard treatment with opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with renal colic pain, we decided to begin a trial of a single intravenous dose of lidocaine (approximately 1.5 mg/kg slowly in eight patients with intractable renal colic who were referred to our emergency medicine department. The patients were six men and two women with a mean age at diagnosis of 34.62 years (age range, 28 to 42 years. The patients were of Iranian ethnic origin. The patients' degree of pain, based on Visual Analog Scale score upon entering our emergency medicine department, was recorded 10, 20, and 30 minutes after lidocaine injection. The patients' degree of pain decreased from a mean Visual Analog Scale score (±SD of 8.87 ± 0.99 (95% confidence interval (95% CI 8.04 to 9.70 to a mean Visual Analog Scale score (±SD of 1 ± 2.82 (95% CI -1.36 to 3.36 before and 30 minutes after lidocaine treatment, respectively. Two of eight patients experienced transient mild dizziness, and three of eight patients experienced minimal slurring of speech. No patient experienced serious adverse events. Conclusion Parenteral lidocaine treatment can reduce pain dramatically or subtly.

  14. Diagnosis and treatment of 60 patients with renal colic%肾绞痛60例的诊断和治疗

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    张晖

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the diagnosis and drug treatment of patients with acute renal colic.Methods:60 patients with renal colic were selected.B ultrasound and CT of urinary system in middle lower abdomen were as examination methods. Diclofenac sodium and pethidine combined with tamsulosin hydrochloride were as therapy drugs.Results:In this group,60 cases of renal colic were diagnosed as upper urinary calculi,in which 39 cases relied on B ultrasound diagnosis of urinary calculi and 21 cases were relied on CT examination and diagnosis.Among the patients treated with drugs,59 cases were effective,and 1 case was ineffective who treated with ureteral stent implantation.Conclusion:The diagnosis and treatment of acute renal colic can be adjusted according to the condition of the disease.%目的:探讨急性肾绞痛诊断和药物治疗。方法:收治肾绞痛患者60例,选B超和中下腹泌尿系CT作为检查方法。药物治疗选用双氯芬酸钠和杜冷丁联合盐酸坦索罗辛。结果:本组60例肾绞痛均诊断为上尿路结石,其中依靠B超诊断上尿路结石39例,依靠CT检查诊断21例。给予药物治疗有效59例,无效1例,给予输尿管支架植入术。结论:急性肾绞痛的诊断治疗可根据病情而进行适当调整。

  15. Functional evaluation of the urinary tract by color-Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) in 100 patients with renal colic

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    Pepe, Pietro E-mail: piepepe@hotmail.com; Motta, Luigi; Pennisi, Michele; Aragona, Francesco

    2005-01-01

    Introduction and objective: To evaluate if the addition of a renal color-Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) in the setting of acute renal colic improves the sensitivity of conventional sonography. Materials and methods: Between July 2002 and June 2003, 100 patients (median 49 years) with renal colic have been evaluated. Within 24 h of the admission, a CDU study of the urinary tract was performed using a sonograph GE Logiq 500 PRO with a multifrequency (3-5 MHz) convex probe. The following parameters were evaluated: ultrasonography (US) of both kidneys, ureters and bladder; resistive index (RI) of the arciform arteries of both kidneys in three different parenchymal areas; ureteric jets in response to hydration. A renal RI >0.70 and/or a 10% difference between the kidneys were considered as diagnostic of obstructive uropathy; an asymmetric and/or reduced ureteric jet from the ureteric orifices was an additional indicator of obstruction. All patients underwent a CT scan both with and without the administration of contrast medium. Results: Enhanced helical CT demonstrated an urinary stone in 90 out of the 100 patients (90%): 29 pyelic, 28 at the pyelo-ureteral junction, 23 lumbo-iliac and 10 juxtavesical stones. Among 90 patients with urolithiasis, the stone was undetectable with US in 11 cases (12.2%); in 8 cases (8.9%) pyelocalicectasis was absent, and in 6 patients (6.6%) a non-obstructive hydronephrosis was present. Median RI in obstructed and non-obstructed kidney was 0.73 (range 0.71-0.87) versus 0.62 (0.50-0.68), respectively; in two, obstructed kidneys RI was <0.70 but greater than 10% compared with normal side. Sensitivity and specificity of US, CDU (RI + ureteric jet), unenhanced helical CT and CDU in association with unenhanced helical CT were 94.8 and 55.5, 98.9 and 90.9, 100 and 100%, respectively. Discussion and conclusions: CDU in patients with renal colic and/or pelvicalicectasis improves the diagnostic accuracy of US in distinguishing between obstructive

  16. Huge Trombus including Left Renal Vein, Ovarian Vein, and Inferior Vena Cava Mimicking Renal Colic

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    Sakir Ongun; Sermin Coban; Abdullah Katgi; Funda Obuz; Aykut Kefi

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    A 31-year-old female presented with acute left flank pain; she had a C/S at the postpartum day 24. Ureteral stone was suspected but ultrasound examination was normal. Then Doppler ultrasound revealed a trombus in left renal vein and inferior vena cava. Contrast enhanced MDCT scan showed swelled and nonfunctional left kidney, a trombus including distal part of left ovarian vein, left renal vein, and inferior vena cava. We started anticoagulation treatment. Further examination revealed diagnosi...

  17. Spontaneous Pelvic Rupture as a Result of Renal Colic in a Patient with Klinefelter Syndrome

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    Sergey Reva; Yuri Tolkach

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    We present the case of a young man with Klinefelter syndrome, who was admitted to our clinic with renal colic. Shortly after admittance, spontaneous decrease in pain has occurred. Ultrasound and intravenous contrast computed tomography were performed, which showed the evidence of urine extravasation at the level of left renal pelvis and a 4 mm stone in the lower third of the left ureter. The management with a double-J ureteric stent for three weeks was successful. Then, the stent was removed ...

  18. Delayed-onset Ureteral Obstruction and Calcification Masquerading as Renal Colic Following Deflux Injection.

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    Romain, Julie; Fourcade, Laurent; Centi, Joachim; Blanc, Philippe; Masselin, Mathilde Casson; Lescure, Victor; Guigonis, Vincent; Descazeaud, Aurélien; Ballouhey, Quentin

    2016-08-01

    Vesicoureteral reflux is a common disorder in children, and its management has changed entirely as a result of widespread use of endoscopy procedures to inject filler materials. Complications with this type of treatment, particularly ureteral obstruction, are rare. Very few patients with delayed obstruction have been reported in the literature. We here present the case of an 8-year-old girl who exhibited symptoms of febrile renal colic and renal distension more than 5 years after undergoing endoscopic treatment. This is the first reported case of atypical late presentation combining pyelonephritis with ureteral obstruction and calcification. PMID:26970448

  19. Young Patients with Suspected Uncomplicated Renal Colic are Unlikely to Have Dangerous Alternative Diagnoses or Need Emergent Intervention

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    Schoenfeld, Elizabeth M; Poronsky, Kye E.; Elia, Tala R.; Budhram, Gavin R.; Garb, Jane L.; Mader, Timothy J.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: In the United States there is debate regarding the appropriate first test for new-onsetrenal colic, with non-contrast helical computed tomography (CT) receiving the highest ratings fromboth Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American Urological Association. This isbased not only on its accuracy for the diagnosis of renal colic, but also its ability to diagnose othersurgical emergencies, which have been thought to occur in 10-15% of patients with suspected renalco...

  20. Clinical study of diclofenac, phloroglucinol and progesterone in the treatment of acute renal colic%双氯芬酸钠联合间苯三酚和黄体酮治疗急性肾绞痛的临床研究

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    瞿虎; 袁浩锋; 马波; 汪中扬

    2015-01-01

    目的 研究双氯芬酸钠联合间苯三酚等药物治疗急性肾绞痛的临床效果.方法 选取2011年9月至2013年3月中山大学附属第六医院泌尿外科收治的急性肾绞痛患者146例,随机分为观察组与对照组,每组73例.均给予间苯三酚注射液及黄体酮注射液联合治疗,观察组再给予复方双氯芬酸钠注射液治疗,观察治疗效果.结果 观察组治疗前后VAS结果分别为(7.54±2.11)分和(2.57±1.32)分,对照组分别为(7.34±2.32)分和(3.76±1.22)分.两组患者治疗前VAS比较差异无统计学意义(t=0.43,P>0.05),治疗后观察组VAS结果有所改善,且改善程度优于对照组(t =2.57,P<0.05).而且两组患者各种并发症发生率比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).观察组治疗总有效率高于对照组(x2=4.76,P<0.05).结论 双氯芬酸钠、间苯三酚及黄体酮联合治疗急性肾绞痛临床效果满意,可有效减轻患者疼痛,提高治疗总有效率,建议在临床治疗中推广应用.%Objective To study the clinical effect of diclofenac,phloroglucinol and progesterone on acute renal colic.Methods From November 2011 to March 2013,146 patients with acute renal colic in our hospital were randomly divided into treatment group and control group,with 73 cases in each group.They were treated with phloroglucinol and progesterone,and the patients in treatment group were treated with diclofenac on the basis of phloroglucinol and progesterone.The clinical effects were observedafter treatment.Results The VAS value of treatment group before and after treatment was(7.54 ± 2.11) and (2.57 ± 1.32) respectively.The VAS value of control group before and after treatment was (7.34 ± 2.32) and (3.76 ± 1.22) respectively.The VAS value of treatment group was significantly higher than that of control group after treatment (t =2.57,P < 0.05).There was no significant difference in the incidence of complications between the two groups(P >0.05).And the total treatment

  1. Understanding on Treatment of Emergent Renal Colic%肾绞痛急诊治疗体会

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    马吾浪·乌布利艾拉; 艾力·马合木提; 景海涛

    2011-01-01

    To explore the optimal solution of treating acute renal colic through comparison of several pain relief methods from the clinical data of 3358 patients with acute renal colic. Methods The clinical data of 3358 cases of acute renal colic were randomly grouped, treated with the following methods: anticonvulsive drug + M-receptor blocking agent; weak opioid agent + M-receptor blocking agent; non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug + M-receptor blocking agent; strong opioid agent. The pain-relief effect of administration within 30 minutes was evaluated. Results The total effectiveness of anticonvulsive drug + M-receptor blocking agent was 92% ,of weak opioid agent + M-receptor blocking agent was 73% ,of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug + M-receptor blocking agent was 95% , of strong opioid agent was 96. 2%. Efficacy of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug + M-receptor blocking agent is better than anticonvulsive drug + M-receptor blocking agent and weak opioid agent + M-receptor blocking agent( P < 0.05 ), adverse effect situation was better than the strong opioid agent group. Conclusion The non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug + M-receptor blocking agent can take the place of the strong opioid agent as treatment for severe renal colic.%目的 通过对3358例急性肾绞痛患者的回顾性分析,对常用的几种缓解疼痛的方法进行比较,探寻治疗重度肾绞痛的最佳方案.方法 确诊重度肾绞痛患者3358例随机分组,采用以下止痛方法:解痉药+M受体阻滞药;弱阿片类药+M受体阻滞药;非甾体类抗炎药+M受体阻滞药;强阿片类药物.评价给药30 min内疼痛缓解的效果并进行分析.结果 解痉药+M受体阻滞药组总有效率92%,弱阿片类药+M受体阻滞剂组总有效率73%,非甾体类抗炎药+M受体组总有效率95%,强阿片类药物组总有效率96.2%.非甾体类抗炎药+M受体组疗效优于解痉药+M受体阻滞药组和弱阿片类药+M受体阻滞剂组(P<0.05),不良反应发生情况优

  2. Young Patients with Suspected Uncomplicated Renal Colic are Unlikely to Have Dangerous Alternative Diagnoses or Need Emergent Intervention

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    Schoenfeld, Elizabeth M.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In the United States there is debate regarding the appropriate first test for new-onset renal colic, with non-contrast helical computed tomography (CT receiving the highest ratings from both Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American Urological Association. This is based not only on its accuracy for the diagnosis of renal colic, but also its ability to diagnose other surgical emergencies, which have been thought to occur in 10-15% of patients with suspected renal colic, based on previous studies. In younger patients, it may be reasonable to attempt to avoid immediate CT if concern for dangerous alternative diagnosis is low, based on the risks of radiation from CTs, and particularly in light of evidence that patients with renal colic have a very high likelihood of having multiple CTs in their lifetimes. The objective is to determine the proportion of patients with a dangerous alternative diagnosis in adult patients age 50 and under presenting with uncomplicated (non-infected suspected renal colic, and also to determine what proportion of these patients undergo emergent urologic intervention. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 12 months of patients age 18-50 presenting with “flank pain,” excluding patients with end stage renal disease, urinary tract infection, pregnancy and trauma. Dangerous alternative diagnosis was determined by CT. Results: Two hundred and ninety-one patients met inclusion criteria. One hundred and fifteen patients had renal protocol CTs, and zero alternative emergent or urgent diagnoses were identified (one-sided 95% CI [0-2.7%]. Of the 291 encounters, there were 7 urologic procedures performed upon first admission (2.4%, 95% CI [1.0-4.9%]. The prevalence of kidney stone by final diagnosis was 58.8%. Conclusion: This small sample suggests that in younger patients with uncomplicated renal colic, the benefit of immediate CT for suspected renal colic should be questioned. Further studies are

  3. Huge Trombus including Left Renal Vein, Ovarian Vein, and Inferior Vena Cava Mimicking Renal Colic

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    Sakir Ongun

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A 31-year-old female presented with acute left flank pain; she had a C/S at the postpartum day 24. Ureteral stone was suspected but ultrasound examination was normal. Then Doppler ultrasound revealed a trombus in left renal vein and inferior vena cava. Contrast enhanced MDCT scan showed swelled and nonfunctional left kidney, a trombus including distal part of left ovarian vein, left renal vein, and inferior vena cava. We started anticoagulation treatment. Further examination revealed diagnosis of chronic myeloproliferative disease. The trombus was completely recanalized at 3-month followup.

  4. Renal colic, where is it headed? An observational study

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    Paolo Beltrami; Andrea Guttilla; Lorenzo Ruggera; Patrizia Bernich; Filiberto Zattoni

    2016-01-01

    Aim: In the last thirty years, the treatment for renal and ureteral calculi has undergone profound variations. The objective of this study has been to evaluate the existence of parameters which can affect the spontaneous expulsion of a symptomatic ureteral stone in a reasonably brief period of time and to identify whether certain parameters such as sex, age, the location and dimension of the stone, the presence of dilation in the urinary tract together with the administered therapy, can be us...

  5. Effectiveness of intravenous lidocaine versus intravenous morphine for patients with renal colic in the emergency department

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    Soleimanpour Hassan

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite the fact that numerous medications have been introduced to treat renal colic, none has been proven to relieve the pain rapidly and thoroughly. In this study, we aimed at comparing the effects of intravenous lidocaine versus intravenous morphine in patients suffering from renal colic. Methods In a prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial performed in the emergency department of Imam Reza educational hospital of Tabriz, Iran, we studied 240 patients, 18–65 years old, who were referred due to renal colic. Patients were divided into two groups. In group I (120 people single-dose intravenous lidocaine (1.5 mg/kg was administered and in group II (120 people single-dose intravenous morphine (0.1 mg/kg was administered slowly. Visual Analogue Pain Scale (VAS was recorded while admission, 5, 10, 15 and 30 minutes after injection. Statistical data and results were studied using descriptive statistics as percentage and Mean ± SD. To compare the response to treatment, Mann–Whitney U-test was used in two groups. Consequently, the data were analyzed using the SPSS16 software. Results Pain score measured in two groups five minutes after the injection of lidocaine and morphine were 65 % and 53 % respectively (95% CI 0.60 - 0.69, CI 0.48 – 0.57, p = 0.0002.108 (90 % patients (95 % CI 0.84 – 0.95 from group I and 84 (70% patients (95 % CI 0.62 - 0.78 from group II responded appropriately at the end of the complete treatment. The difference was statistically significant (p = 0.0001. Conclusions Changing the smooth muscle tone and reducing the transmission of afferent sensory pathways, lidocaine causes a significant reduction in pain. Trial registration Clinical Trials IRCT138901042496N3

  6. Ureteral Stent Insertion in the Management of Renal Colic during Pregnancy.

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    Choi, Chang Il; Yu, Young Dong; Park, Dong Soo

    2016-05-01

    To determine an optimal invasive intervention for renal colic patients during pregnancy after conservative treatments have been found to be unhelpful. Among the available invasive interventions, we investigated the reliability of a ureteral stent insertion, which is considered the least invasive intervention during pregnancy. Between June 2006 and February 2015, a total of 826 pregnant patients came to the emergency room or urology outpatient department, and 39 of these patients had renal colic. The mean patient age was 30.49 years. In this retrospective cohort study, the charts of the patients were reviewed to collect data that included age, symptoms, the lateralities and locations of urolithiasis, trimester, pain following treatment and pregnancy complications. Based on ultrasonography diagnoses, 13 patients had urolithiasis, and 13 patients had hydronephrosis without definite echogenicity of the ureteral calculi. Conservative treatments were successful in 25 patients. Among these treatments, antibiotics were used in 15 patients, and the remaining patients received only hydration and analgesics without antibiotics. Several urological interventions were required in 14 patients. The most common intervention was ureteral stent insertion, which was performed in 13 patients to treat hydronephrosis or urolithiasis. The patients' pain was relieved following these interventions. Only one patient received percutaneous nephrostomy due to pyonephrosis. No pregnancy complications were noted. Ureteral stent insertion is regarded as a reliable and stable first-line urological intervention for pregnant patients with renal colic following conservative treatments. Ureteral stent insertion has been found to be equally effective and safe as percutaneous nephrostomy, which is associated with complications that include bleeding and dislocation, and the inconvenience of using external drainage system. PMID:27231677

  7. Keratinized squamous metaplasia of the upper urinary tract resulting in recurrent renal colic.

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    Ghali, Fady; Pattison, Erik; Pais, Vernon M

    2015-10-01

    A 60-year-old female with an extensive history of stone disease and shock wave lithotripsy presents with recurrent and increasingly severe renal colic. Work-up reveals obstruction with translucent debris that is found to be composed of keratin. Her history of chronic irritation of the collecting system has resulted in keratinizing squamous metaplasia (KSM) with hyperkeratosis that has sloughed from the upper urinary tract and has become lodged in the ureter. Because of the worsening of her symptoms on conservative management, the patient elected for a nephrectomy and her symptoms have since resolved. KSM of the renal pelvis is a relatively rare phenomenon and most often presents with irritative symptoms. It is thought to result from chronic irritation of the urothelium. KSM has been found to be coincident with squamous cell cancers of the urinary tract, though clear data implicating KSM as a premalignant lesion is lacking. We present a case of recurrent renal colic secondary to sloughing keratin debris from KSM. PMID:26249552

  8. Perioperative acute renal failure.

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    Mahon, Padraig

    2012-02-03

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent biochemical evidence increasingly implicates inflammatory mechanisms as precipitants of acute renal failure. In this review, we detail some of these pathways together with potential new therapeutic targets. RECENT FINDINGS: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin appears to be a sensitive, specific and reliable biomarker of renal injury, which may be predictive of renal outcome in the perioperative setting. For estimation of glomerular filtration rate, cystatin C is superior to creatinine. No drug is definitively effective at preventing postoperative renal failure. Clinical trials of fenoldopam and atrial natriuretic peptide are, at best, equivocal. As with pharmacological preconditioning of the heart, volatile anaesthetic agents appear to offer a protective effect to the subsequently ischaemic kidney. SUMMARY: Although a greatly improved understanding of the pathophysiology of acute renal failure has offered even more therapeutic targets, the maintenance of intravascular euvolaemia and perfusion pressure is most effective at preventing new postoperative acute renal failure. In the future, strategies targeting renal regeneration after injury will use bone marrow-derived stem cells and growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor-1.

  9. Therapeutic Effect of Papaverine Hydrochloride in Acute Calculus-caused Renal Colic Unresponsive to Conventional Treatment%盐酸罂粟碱对于常规治疗无效的结石引发急性肾绞痛疗效观察

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    郭建; 丁宁; 陈晓雄

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨盐酸罂粟碱对常规治疗无效的结石引发的急性肾绞痛的临床疗效.方法 选择2004年6月-2007年9月首都医科大学附属北京同仁医院门急诊科采用常规解痉镇痛治疗无效结石引发急性肾绞痛患者89例,随机分成3组,分别采取不同的治疗方法并评估其疗效,第1组采用山莨菪碱及赖氨匹林静脉滴注,第2组采用盐酸罂粟碱静脉滴注,第3组采用哌替啶静脉滴注.治疗前后患者均采用形象化模拟评分法(VAS)评价疼痛程度.结果 治疗1 h后,VAS评分第2组(1.05±0.23)分和第3组(0.98±0.40)分均明显低于第1组的(3.74±2.45)分,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);第2组和第3组比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).第1组和第2组患者均未出现明显不良反应,第3组9例(30.0%)患者出现轻至中度的镇定作用,2例(6.7%)患者发生轻度心动过缓和低血压.治疗4 h后仍有6例患者存在剧烈肾绞痛(VAS评分>7分),其中5例患者行体外震波碎石术后疼痛明显缓解.1例患者因结石过大体外碎石无效而入院行急诊肾造瘘术.结论 盐酸罂粟碱对于结石引起的常规治疗无效的急性肾绞痛疗效显著,可作为哌替啶等毒麻药品的替代品.%Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effect of papaverine hydrochloride in calculus - caused acute renal colic unresponsive to conventional treatment.Methods Eighty calculus - caused acute renal colic patients unresponsive to conventional treatments in Emergency Department of Beijing Tongren Hospital from 2004 to 2007 were divided randomly into groups Ⅰ ( given intravenous Raceanisodamine Hydrochloride and Aspirin - Dl - Lysine ), Ⅱ ( given intravenous papaverine hydrochloride ), Ⅲ ( given intravenous pethidine ).Pains were assessed by vision analog score ( VAS ) in all patients before or after treatment.Results After 1 h of treatment, VAS was significantly lower in groups Ⅱ, Ⅲ (1.05 ±0.23, 0.98 ±0.40, respectively ) than

  10. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic ascariasis-sonographic pictorial essay on four pediatric cases with acute biliary colic.

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    Lynser, Donboklang; Marbaniang, Evarisalin

    2016-04-01

    Hepatobiliary and pancreatic ascariasis occur due to migration of the round worm ascaris lumbricoides through the bile duct orifice finally reaching the common bile duct, main pancreatic duct, intrahepatic ducts or gallbladder. These resulted in acute epigastric and right hypochondriac region colicky pain. Ultrasound is the investigation of choice in hepatobiliary ascariasis. We present here sonographic images on four pediatric patients with acute biliary colic. PMID:26690772

  11. Acute phase proteins as diagnostic markers in horses with colic

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    Pihl, Tina Holberg; Scheepers, Elrien; Sanz, Macarena;

    and blood evaluation and 3) clinical, blood and PF evaluation. Each model was independently validated against admission data from 78 horses in another hospital.Results and Discussion:The variables included in the final ‘clinical model’ were: Lethargy, temperature increase from 38◦C, gastric reflux 5-10L...... and normal rectal findings. All variables except gastric reflux 5-10L, were positive predictors of infectious colic. Diagnostic specificity and sensitivity was 98% and 57% respectively. When SAA concentration in serum was added to the model based on clinical evaluation, the specificity and sensitivity...

  12. Analgesic Effects of Inhalation of Nitric Oxide (Entonox and Parenteral Morphine Sulfate in Patients with Renal Colic; A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Hamid Kariman

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the analgesiceffects of Nitrous oxide and morphine sulfate in patients with acute renal colic due to urolithiasis. Methods: This was randomized clinical trial being performed in Imam Hossein hospital affiliated with Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences during a 1-year period from May2013 to May2014. A total of number of 100 patients, with an age range of 20-50 years, who presented with renal colic secondary to urolithiasis confirmed by ultrasonography were randomly assigned to receive morphine sulfate injection (0.1 mg/kg with 100 mg diclofenac suppository (n=50 or Entonox exhalation (50% nitric oxide and 50% oxygenfor 30-minutes with 100 mg diclofenac suppository (n=50. Quantitative measurement was of pain was performed according to a visual analogue scale (VAS, before, 3, 5, 10 and 30-minute after the intervention. The pain severity and side effects were measured between two study groups. Results: The baseline characteristics of the patients in two study groups were comparable. The frequencies of pain persistence (at least 50% at 3-, 5-, 10- and 30-minute intervals in morphine sulfategroup were 96%, 80%, 50% and 8%, respectively; these frequencies in Entonex were 82%, 42%, 12% and 2%, respectively (p<0.001. Cox regression modeling showed that use of Entonox was the only effective agent in the success of treatment, compared to the use of morphine, i.e. use of Entonox increased the success of treatment up to 2.1 folds compared to the use of morphine (HR=2.1; 95% CI: 1.2-3.6; p=0.006. Conclusion: The results of the present study demonstrate that inhalation of Entonox is an effective and safe analgesic regimen for acute renal colic. It acts more rapidly and is more potent in relieving renal colic when compared to morphine sulfate.Entonox can be regarded as an appropriate alternative to analgesics like opioids in this ground. Clinical Trial Registry: The current study is registered with Iranian Registry for Clinical

  13. Comparing the analgesic effect of intravenous acetaminophen and morphine on patients with renal colic pain referring to the emergency department: A randomized controlled trial

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    Reza Azizkhani; Seyed Mehdi Pourafzali; Elahe Baloochestani; Babak Masoumi

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    Background: Kidney stone is normally treated by opioids with a variety of side-effects including hypotension, respiratory depression and apnea, nausea and vomiting. Regarding less complications of intravenous acetaminophen, we aimed to compare it with intravenous morphine in management of renal colic pain. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial was applied with a convenience sampling method, as 124 patients suffering from renal colic pain were randomly assigned into two...

  14. Polyhydramnios and acute renal failure

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    Hamilton, D. V.; Kelly, Moira B.; Pryor, J. S.

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    Acute renal failure secondary to ureteric obstruction is described in a primigravida with twin gestation and polyhydramnios. Relief of the obstruction occurred on drainage of the liquor and return to normal renal function following delivery.

  15. Improving the effectiveness of the emergency management of renal colic in a district general hospital: a completed audit cycle

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    Kastner, C; Tagg, A

    2003-01-01

    Methods: Data were collected about the use of analgesia, waiting time for intravenous urography (IVU), and admission status of patients presenting to the hospital with symptoms of renal colic over the period of three months. A literature search into the use of analgesia, imaging, and treatment was performed. Members of the involved departments were consulted and new guidelines developed and implemented. This was followed by further data collection over three months.

  16. Unenhanced CT for the evaluation of acute ureteric colic: the essential pictorial guide.

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    Kennish, Steven J; Wah, Tze M; Irving, Henry C

    2010-07-01

    Acute ureteric colic is a common emergency, often dealt with by the emergency physician or general practitioner and referred on to the urologist. Unenhanced CT of the kidneys, ureters and bladder (CTKUB) is the 'gold standard' imaging investigation for establishing a diagnosis and guiding management. An appreciation of the CTKUB signs, which support or refute a diagnosis of ureteric colic, is highly valuable to the clinician when making a urological referral, and to the urologist, who must make appropriate management plans. All salient diagnostic and supportive features of ureteric colic are carefully illustrated, as are important radiological mimics, with the objectives of educating and informing the non-radiologist. Ready access to the picture archive and communication system (PACS) allows all specialists involved to interpret the radiological report with the benefit of images. A stone within the ureter may not always be readily apparent. Soft tissue rim sign around a calcific focus is an important indicator of a ureteric stone, whereas a comet tail sign suggests a phlebolith (a calcified venous thrombosis), a radiological mimic of a ureteric stone. Numerous secondary signs of ureteric obstruction may be present including hydronephrosis and perinephric stranding, and can help to confirm the diagnosis. The relative diagnostic weighting of signs is discussed, and a checklist is provided to assist with interpretation. Unexpected alternative radiological diagnoses are also illustrated, which may have significant management consequences necessitating specialist referral.

  17. Akut Renal Kolikli Hastalarda Dilaltı Piroksikam ve İntranazal Dezmopressin Kombine Tedavisinin Etkisi

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    Özden, Cüneyt; Gökkaya, Cevdet Serkan; Günay, İsa; Demirdal, Özgür; Özdal, Özdem Levent; Memiş, Ali

    2009-01-01

    Introduction: Desmopressin is a synthetic antidiuretic hormone (ADH) analogue. When it is compared to ADH, the anti-diuretic effect is more and longer. In recent years it is used to relieve pain in patients with acute renal colic. In the present study we evaluated the effect of combined therapy of intranasal desmopressin spray and sublingual piroxicam in patients with acute renal colic. Materials and Methods: Forty-five patients with renal colic included into the study. Patients were rand...

  18. The curative effect of Lidocaine combined with Anisodamine (654-2) in the treatment of renal colic%利多卡因联合山莨菪碱(654-2)治疗肾绞痛的疗效

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    卢智胜; 黄卓林

    2009-01-01

    位作为肾绞痛治疗的一线用药.%od for renal colic with less adverse reactions,and suitable for emergency or community-based primary health care units as a first-line medication for renal colic.

  19. Non-contrast computerized tomography (NCCT) and dynamic renal scintigraphy (DRS) in the patients with refractory renal colic

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    Kravchick, Sergey [Department of Urology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Stepnov, Eugeny [Department of Urology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Lebedev, Valery [Department of Radiology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Linov, Lina [Department of Radiology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Leibovici, Octavian [Department of Radiology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Ben-Horin, Clara L. Dosoretz [Department of Nuclear Medicin, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Trejo, Leonardo [Department of Nuclear Medicin, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel); Peled, Ronit [Epidemiology Research Institute, Ashkelon (Israel); Cytron, Shmuel [Chief Department of Urology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon (Israel)

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    Objectives: To assess the importance of combined use of non-contrast computerized tomography (NCCT) and dynamic renal scintigraphy (DRS) in evaluation of patients with refractory flank pain in the emergency department. Methods: The study involved 64 consecutive patients with refractory renal colic. All patients were evaluated with plain abdominal films kidneys, ureters and bladder (KUB), NCCT and DRS. We assessed the accuracy of different diagnostic procedures and their combinations; in addition, we determined their importance for different steps of evaluation. Results: Urololithiasis was diagnosed in 76.6% (n = 49) of the patients. Twenty-nine percent of calculi were >4 mm. Surgical intervention were performed in 20 patients (40.8%). A combination of NCCT plus DRS yielded the greatest sensitivity (96%) in establishing final diagnosis, however clinical, laboratory and KUB data in combination with DRS, yielded greater specificity (93%) and PPV (97%). Sex (male), WBC (mean 10.2 x 10{sup 3} {+-} 3.1) and KUB (calculus > 4 mm) were chosen in the three-step multi-variant analysis, while only male sex was found to be the strongest predictor (p < 0.056) of necessity to perform NCCT. In making decision for definitive treatment NCCT and DRS provided the most important information about stone size and obstruction (kappa = 0.734, p < 0.001 and kappa = 0.625, p < 0.001), while DRS was selected as the most important diagnostic procedure in the emergency department (kappa = 0.527, p < 0.001). Conclusions: In the emergency department, DRS combined with the results of clinical investigation may indicate candidates for hospitalization with emergency intervention. Immediate NCCT must be strongly considered in men with WBC {>=} 10 x 10{sup 3} and calculi > 4 mm on the KUB.

  20. Influence of disease process and duration on acute phase proteins in serum and peritoneal fluid of horses with colic

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    Pihl, Tina; Scheepers, E.; Sanz, M.;

    2015-01-01

    Background: The acute phase proteins (APP) serum amyloid A (SAA), haptoglobin, and fibrinogen are valuable blood bi-omarkers in equine inflammatory diseases, but knowledge of factors influencing their concentrations in blood and peritonealfluid (PF) of horses with colic is needed. Objectives...

  1. Analysis of clinical and demographic characteristics of patients presenting with renal colic in the emergency department

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    Keysan Mustafa

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Renal colic (RC, is one of the most severe pain patterns which is most commonly diagnosed and managed in the emergency department (ED. This study is designed to evaluate the characteristics of adult patients presenting with pain and diagnosed with RC in the ED, length of stay in the ED and hospital and factors affecting these variables. Methods All consecutive adult patients who presented with side pain, flank pain, abdominal or groin pain and consequently diagnosed with urolithiasis or RC were analyzed retrospectively. Sociodemographic data, times of admission into and discharge from the ED, adjunctive complaints, results of laboratory investigations, findings on examination, treatment and drugs administered were noted. Results A total of 235 patients with a diagnostic code of urolithiasis were enrolled. Physicians were more likely to order radiological and laboratory investigations for female patients and those without hematuria in urinalysis. The peak incidence of patients diagnosed with RC (p = 0.001 was noted in August, while the winter had the lowest frequency of relevant admissions. The peak frequency was between 06:00 and 08:00. Women stayed longer in the ED (p = 0.001. Absence of hematuria in urinalysis was associated with increased length of stay (p = 0.007. Conclusion Although RC is a common ED presentation for which the emergency physician has no guidelines in terms of diagnosis and management, there is no exact pattern to guide ordering investigations. Patients with atypical presentations stay longer in the ED and are likely to undergo additional tests in management.

  2. Evaluation of image quality and dose in renal colic: comparison of different spiral-CT protocols

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    Rimondini, A.; Mucelli, R.P.; Dalla Palma, L. [Dept. of Radiology, University of Trieste (Italy); De Denaro, M.; Bregant, P. [Dept. of Medical Physics, Ospedale Maggiore, Trieste (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    The aim of this study was to test different technical spiral-CT parameters to obtain optimal image quality with reduced X-ray dose. Images were acquired with a spiral-CT system Philips Tomoscan AVE1, using 250 mA, 120 kV, and 1-s rotational time. Three protocols were tested: protocol A with 5-mm thickness, pitch 1.6, slice reconstruction every 2.5 mm; protocol B with 3-mm thickness, pitch 1.6, slice reconstruction every 1.5 mm; and protocol C with 3-mm thickness, pitch 2, slice reconstruction every 1.5 mm. Two phantoms were employed to evaluate the image quality. Axial images were acquired, then sagittal and coronal images were reconstructed. Finally, the absorbed X-ray dose for each protocol was measured. Regarding image quality, 5-mm-thick images (protocol A) showed greater spatial resolution and lower noise compared with 3-mm-thick images (protocols B and C) on the axial plane; 3-mm reconstructed sagittal and coronal images (protocols B and C) showed an improved image quality compared with 5-mm reformatted images (protocol A). Concerning X-ray dose, the mean dose was: protocol A 19.6{+-}0.8 mGy; protocol B 14.4{+-}0.6 mGy; protocol C 12.5{+-}1.0 mGy. Our study supports the use of thin slices (3 mm) combined with pitch of 1.6 or 2 in renal colic for X-ray dose reduction to the patient and good image quality. (orig.)

  3. 妊娠期肾绞痛的临床诊治%Diagnosis and treatment of renal colic in pregnancy

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    唐国强; 张融融; 蒋冬; 徐敏; 张唯力

    2011-01-01

    目的:探索妊娠期肾绞痛的病因和治疗方法.方法:对本院90例患者进行回顾性研究,对其临床表现、影像学资料及临床治疗措施的相关性数据进行分析.结果:90例妊娠期肾绞痛患者中79例(87.8%)采用内科保守治疗,结石组患者更多需要外科干预(P<0.05),7例(7.8%)患者采用输尿管置管,4例(4.4%)输尿管镜术+弹道碎石或取石治疗.所有患者肾绞痛都得到有效缓解,并顺利度过围产期.结论:目前B超是临床首选的诊断方法.妊娠期肾绞痛患者经保守治疗大部分可以获得缓解.对妊娠期顽固性肾绞痛患者采用输尿管置管、输尿管镜术安全、有效.%To evaluate the pathogenesis and effective therapeutic manners for renal colic in pregnancy. Methods-. A retrospective review of 90 patients admitted to our institute was carried out. Correlational data on clinical manifestation,diagnostic imaging, and interventions were analyzed. Results:Among the 90 patients,79 cases(87.8%) were treated by conservative measures. The need for surgical treatment was more prevalent in patients with stone (18.9% vs 2.7% ,P<0.05). 7cases(7.8%) were treated by placing in- traureteral double-J-catheter,and 4 cases(4.4%) by placing intraureteral double-J-catheter after ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy or lithotomy. All pregnant women with renal colic were alleviated and delivered of healthy babies, and went through safely perinatal period. Conclusion ; Type-B ultrasonic is a preferred manner of clincal diagnosis at present. Most pregnant women with renal colic can be alleviated by non-surgical treatment. Placement of intraureteral double-J-catheter and transurethral ureteroscopy are effective and safe methods for the treatment of refractory renal colic in pregnant period.

  4. ST segment elevation in a patient presenting with renal colic pain

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    Zohair Al Aseri

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available ST segment elevation of more than 1 mm from the baseline is an electrocardiographic presentation of acute myocardial injury. This phenomenon is not confined only to ischemic injury, and various other etiological factors have been described in relation to ST segment elevation. We report the case of a young man who presented in the emergency department complaining of loin pain. He was subsequently found to have transient ST segment elevation, but a thorough evaluation showed no evidence of coronary artery disease. ST segment elevation is one of the best tools for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction, of which reperfusion therapy is the treatment of choice thus making it important to make the diagnosis as quickly as possible. It is equally important, however, not to misdiagnose acute myocardial infarction, as there are other causes of ST segment elevation. Therefore, we report this unique case of renal pain due to stone causing ST segment elevation.

  5. Midterm renal functions following acute renal infarction.

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    Ongun, Sakir; Bozkurt, Ozan; Demir, Omer; Cimen, Sertac; Aslan, Guven

    2015-10-01

    The aim of this study was to explore clinical features of renal infarction (RI) that may have a role in diagnosis and treatment in our patient cohort and provide data on midterm renal functions. Medical records of patients with diagnosis of acute RI, established by contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) and at least 1 year follow-up data, who were hospitalized in our clinic between 1998 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed; including descriptive data, clinical signs and symptoms, etiologic factors, laboratory findings, and prescribed treatments. Patients with solitary infarct were treated with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) only, whereas patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or multiple or global infarct were treated with anticoagulants. Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) referring to renal functions was determined by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula. Twenty-seven renal units of 23 patients with acute RI were identified. The mean age was 59.7 ± 15.7 years. Fourteen patients (60.8%) with RI had atrial fibrillation (AF) as an etiologic factor of which four had concomitant mesenteric ischemia at diagnosis. At presentation, 20 patients (86.9%) had elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), 18 patients (78.2%) had leukocytosis, and 16 patients (69.5%) had microscopic hematuria. Two patients with concomitant mesenteric ischemia and AF passed away during follow up. Mean eGFR was 70.8 ± 23.2 mL/min/1.73 m(2) at admission and increased to 82.3 ± 23.4 mL/min/1.73 m(2) at 1 year follow up. RI should be considered in patients with persistent flank or abdominal pain, particularly if they are at high risk of thromboembolism. Antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant drugs are both effective treatment options according to the amplitude of the infarct for preserving kidney functions.

  6. Analysis on Effect of Drug Therapy for 80 Cases with Renal Colic%80例肾绞痛的药物治疗及疗效分析

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    杨瑞洲

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To analyze renal colic patients and to observe the renal colic patients treated with the drug. Method:From 2008 September to 2013 December,to observe the curative effect of 80 drug renal colic patients in emergency surgery in our hospital. Result:97.5%patients with renal colic was caused by urinary tract stones,stones of 78 patients,54 cases of diameter≤0.8 cm with renal colic symptoms were relieved,the average drug treatment for 3-5 days,hydronephrosis relieved,the stones from in vitro. Conclusion:Patients,drug treatment of stone diameter≤0.8 cm method is simple,reliable curative effect,which is worth promoting.%目的:分析肾绞痛的患者的病因及观察肾绞痛患者的药物治疗疗效。方法:对2008年9月-2013年12月本院急诊外科的80例肾绞痛患者进行药物治疗,观察疗效情况。结果:肾绞痛患者97.5%系尿路结石引起,78例结石患者中,54例直径≤0.8 cm的患者肾绞痛症状明显缓解,平均药物治疗3~5 d后,肾积水解除,结石排出体外。结论:药物治疗结石直径≤0.8 cm的患者,方法简单,疗效可靠,值得推广。

  7. Comparing the analgesic effect of intravenous acetaminophen and morphine on patients with renal colic pain referring to the emergency department: A randomized controlled trial

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    Reza Azizkhani

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Kidney stone is normally treated by opioids with a variety of side-effects including hypotension, respiratory depression and apnea, nausea and vomiting. Regarding less complications of intravenous acetaminophen, we aimed to compare it with intravenous morphine in management of renal colic pain. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial was applied with a convenience sampling method, as 124 patients suffering from renal colic pain were randomly assigned into two groups of 62 patients. Pain was assessed using visual analog scale ruler. Results were analyzed by SPSS.18 using the descriptive statistic, Chi-square, ANOVA, independent t-test and logistic regression. Results: According to the findings, 84 subjects (67.7% were male. The mean age of participants were 39.06 (11.58. The mean of pain scores were not significantly different between two groups before administration of drugs (P = 0.415, while the more pain relief was achieved in morphine group after the intervention. Sex and age as influencing factors did not develop a significant difference in both groups. About the adverse effects, morphine had more complications and both groups showed a significant difference in occurrence of dizziness (P = 0.000 and hypotension (P = 0.014. Conclusion: Comparing intravenous morphine and acetaminophen in renal colic pain reviled that morphine can develop greater pain relief, but more complications such as dizziness and hypotension. Acetaminophen can be also be effective in renal colic pain, so it is concluded that acetaminophen can be administered as a less harmful drug for patients with renal colic pain.

  8. Utility of helical computed tomography in the management of renal colic; Utilidad de la tomografia computarizada helicoidal en el manejo del colico nefritico

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    Martel, J.; Cruz, R. de la; Rengifo, D. [Fundacion Hospital Alcorcon. Madrid (Spain)

    2000-07-01

    In recent years, noncontrast helical computed tomography has modified the imaging techniques employed in the management of patients who arrive in the emergency service presenting signs of renal colic. Based on the literature and our own experience with 140 patients who complained of pain suggestive of a colic probably due to stone disease, we review the radiological features of this entity and discuss the utility of the technique in confirming the diagnosis, predicting the clinical course and detecting other diseases that present with identical symptomatology. (Author) 20 refs.

  9. Are there valid reasons for using anti-muscarinic drugs in the management of renal colic?

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    Tomiak, R H; Barlow, R B; Smith, P J

    1985-10-01

    Experiments have been carried out with isolated ring preparations of human ureter. The tissue displayed spontaneous activity and contracted when exposed to barium chloride (0.5-4 mM) but no responses were obtained with carbachol (0.1 micromolar-0.1 mM). This raises questions about the value of treating ureteric colic with anti-muscarinic drugs. PMID:4063728

  10. Role of the plain radiograph and urinalysis in acute ureteric colic.

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    Boyd, R.; A J Gray

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    OBJECTIVE: (1) To determine the accuracy of accident and emergency (A&E) doctors' diagnosis of radio-opaque ureteric calculi on plain abdominal radiographs; (2) to study the predictive value of haematuria with a history suggestive of ureteric colic. DESIGN: A prospective study of all patients seen in a three month period with a provisional diagnosis of ureteric colic. Intravenous urography (IVU) was used as the gold standard for diagnosis of ureteric calculi. SETTING: The accident and emergen...

  11. Is the KUB radiograph redundant for investigating acute ureteric colic in the non-contrast enhanced computed tomography era?

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    Kennish, S.J.; Bhatnagar, P. [Department of Radiology, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom); Wah, T.M. [Department of Radiology, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom)], E-mail: Tze.wah@leedsth.nhs.uk; Bush, S. [Department of Emergency Medicine, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom); Irving, H.C. [Department of Radiology, St James' University Hospital, Leeds (United Kingdom)

    2008-10-15

    Aim: To establish whether non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (NCCT) renders the kidneys-ureters-bladder (KUB) radiograph redundant as the initial imaging investigation for suspected acute ureteric colic. Materials and methods: The imaging investigations for 120 patients consecutively admitted to an emergency department-led clinical decisions unit (CDU) with suspected acute ureteric colic were retrospectively reviewed. A multidisciplinary meeting reviewed the findings and recommended that KUB radiographs should not be routinely performed prior to NCCT. Prospective assessment of 116 consecutive patients admitted over a comparable period was then undertaken. Results: In the retrospective group, 61 (50.8%) patients had calculi to account for symptoms (positive NCCT) and 59 (49.2%) patients did not have stone disease (negative NCCT). Ninety (75%) patients had a KUB radiograph prior to NCCT. However, in 46 (38% of total) of these patients the NCCT was negative for stones, and therefore, they had been subjected to an unnecessary radiographic examination. These results prompted a change in practice. In the subsequent and prospectively studied group, preliminary KUB radiographs were performed in only 6% of the patients, with no significant change in the positive NCCT rate (50.8 versus 51.7%) or the total number of examinations performed (120 versus 116). Conclusion: NCCT should be the initial imaging examination for acute ureteric colic. Up to 50% of patients with clinical suspicion do not have stone disease, and therefore, preliminary KUB radiographs with attendant radiation and cost implications are unjustified. Preliminary KUB radiographs can be omitted from the imaging pathway with no resultant indication creep or increase in demand for NCCT examinations.

  12. Pain Relief for Acute Urolithiasis: The Case for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

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    Steinberg, Peter L; Chang, Steven L

    2016-07-01

    Pain from renal colic is often severe and incapacitating. Many patients require emergent hospitalization and aggressive analgesia to relieve such discomfort. For many years, the optimal analgesic strategy has been sought to manage such severe pain. One of the mainstays of therapy for acute renal colic is with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This paper reviews the mechanism by which NSAIDs allow pain relief in renal colic, the evidence for their use in this condition, and the use of NSAIDs combined with other agents in renal colic. PMID:27286841

  13. Renal blood flow in experimental septic acute renal failure

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    Langenberg, C.; Wan, L.; Egi, M.; May, C. N.; Bellomo, R.

    2006-01-01

    Reduced renal blood flow (RBF) is considered central to the pathogenesis of septic acute renal failure (ARF). However, no controlled experimental studies have continuously assessed RBF during the development of severe septic ARF. We conducted a sequential animal study in seven female Merino sheep. F

  14. Complete renal recovery from severe acute renal failure after thrombolysis of bilateral renal vein thrombosis.

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    Ramadoss, Suresh; Jones, Robert G; Foggensteiner, Lukas; Willis, Andrew P; Duddy, Martin J

    2012-10-01

    A previously healthy young man presented with acute renal failure due to extensive spontaneous deep vein thrombosis, including the inferior vena cava (IVC) and both renal veins. The patient was treated with selectively delivered thrombolytic therapy over a 7-day-period, which resulted in renal vein patency and complete recovery of renal function. A stent was placed over a segment stenosis of the IVC. No thrombophilic factors were identified. Bilateral renal vein thrombosis in young fit individuals is an unusual cause of acute renal failure. Thrombolytic therapy, even with delay, can completely restore renal function.

  15. Acute renal dysfunction in liver diseases

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    2007-01-01

    Renal dysfunction is common in liver diseases, either as part of multiorgan involvement in acute illness or secondary to advanced liver disease. The presence of renal impairment in both groups is a poor prognostic indicator. Renal failure is often multifactorial and can present as pre-renal or intrinsic renal dysfunction. Obstructive or post renal dysfunction only rarely complicates liver disease. Hepatorenal syndrome (MRS) is a unique form of renal failure associated with advanced liver disease or cirrhosis, and is characterized by functional renal impairment without significant changes in renal histology. Irrespective of the type of renal failure, renal hypoperfusion is the central pathogenetic mechanism, due either to reduced perfusion pressure or increased renal vascular resistance. Volume expansion, avoidance of precipitating factors and treatment of underlying liver disease constitute the mainstay of therapy to prevent and reverse renal impairment. Splanchnic vasoconstrictor agents, such as terlipressin, along with volume expansion, and early placement of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) may be effective in improving renal function in HRS. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and molecular absorbent recirculating system (MARS) in selected patients may be life saving while awaiting liver transplantation.

  16. Manejo del cólico renal en urgencias de un hospital de tercer nivel Nephritic colic management in an emergency room of a referral hospital

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    M.A. Aibar-Arregui

    2010-08-01

    management of patients with nephritic colic in a referral hospital, their monitoring and the incidence of alternative diagnoses. Methods. This is a retrospective review of 182 randomly selected patients who presented a clinical diagnosis compatible with nephritic colic in a referral hospital. In these cases initial treatment, monitoring and alternative diagnoses have been evaluated. Results. Fifty-five point four percent of the patients were male, the mean age was 47.7 years and 40% of the cases were in spring. Urinalysis was carried out in every patient (62.7% dipstick and 72% urinary sediment; they were pathological in over 70%. In 26.4% of cases renal function deteriorated, always transiently. Abdominal radiography (81.9% was the most frequently diagnostic test performed, followed by ultrasound (25.8%. Treatment included a serum therapy in 31.3%; metamizol (61% was the most commonly used analgesic followed by ketorolac (44.5%. More than one non-steroidal anti-inflammatory was used by 46.2%. Hospital admission was required by 24 patients, and 5 of them needed emergency surgery. Twenty-four point one percent of patients had relapses during the next six months. Forty-one point six percent were referred to urology discharge on from the emergency room. Eighteen point one percent of patients had alternative diagnoses; acute pyelonephritis was the most frequent of these (55%. Conclusions. In our work we found a significant variation in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of these patients. The use of clinical guidelines could help us to unify the management of patients with nephritic colic, both in the emergency room and on discharge. Due to the high prevalence of alternative diagnoses, we have to systematically exclude more serious diseases.

  17. Clinical management and analysis of renal colic in pregnancy%妊娠期肾绞痛的临床治疗及分析

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    叶朝阳; 刘文刚; 李杰; 黎明

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨妊娠期肾绞痛患者的临床治疗特点,总结临床经验。方法分析2010年6月~2012年6月因肾绞痛就诊于我院泌尿外科的49例妊娠期患者的临床资料。结果其中15例保守治疗后肾绞痛缓解。29例置入输尿管D-J管,3例行输尿管镜下钬激光碎石,2例行经皮肾造瘘术,所有妊娠期患者均顺利分娩。结论妊娠期肾绞痛的患者首选保守治疗,对于顽固性肾绞痛患者,外科治疗首选逆行插管引流尿液,必要时可选择输尿管镜检查或经皮肾穿刺。%Objective To analyze the clinical features of renal colic during pregnancy of renal colic during pregnancy. Methods A total of 49 pregnant women admitted into our hospital for renal colic from June 2010 to June 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Results 15 patients underwent medicine therapy successfully. 29 cases underwent double J stents, 3 cases underwent holmium laser lithotripsy through ureteropyeloscopy, and 2 cases underwent percutaneous nephrostomy. 49 cases experienced full term pregnancy were likely to end in a lie birth. Conclusion For the pregnant women complicating with upper urinary tract calculi, medicine therapy is the preliminary consideration. The double J stents inserting, the percutaneous nephrostomy, and urteroscopy are safety choices.

  18. Effect of phloroglucinol on the treatment of renal colic during pregnancy%间苯三酚治疗妊娠期肾绞痛疗效观察

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    莫旻龙; 石崛

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the effect of phloroglucinol on treatment of renal colic during pregnancy. Method:21 cases of renal colic stones during pregnancy were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, which received intravenous infusion of phloroglucinol or anisodamine, respectively. Analgesic effect, recurrence rate and adverse reactions were compared between the two groups. Result:The analgesic effect of the treatment group total effective rate was higher than that of in the control group (90. 90% vs 70. 00% ,P<0. 05). Compared to control group, relapse rate was lower in treatment group (18. 18% vs 50. 00%). Pain between the two groups and the total effective rate of relapse was significantly different. Treatment group did not show adverse reaction. 2 cases of recurrence renal colic often were treated with ureteral microscopically ballistic lithoclast. Conclusion:Compared with anisodamine, phloroglucinol intravenous treatment during pregnancy is effective for renal colic pain has not adverse reactions.%目的:评价间苯三酚在妊娠期肾绞痛中的应用.方法:将21例妊娠期结石性肾绞痛患者随机分成两组,治疗组静脉滴注间苯三酚,对照组静脉滴注山莨菪碱.同时联合硫酸镁,黄体酮治疗.观察组间止痛效果,复发率及不良反应.结果:止痛效果:治疗组(间苯三酚)总有效率为90.90%,对照组(山莨菪碱)为70.00%;复发率:前者18.18%,后者50.00%.组间比较止痛总有效率及复发率差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).治疗组(间苯三酚)未见不良反应.2例肾绞痛频繁发作者予输尿管镜下弹道碎石术渐缓解.结论:相比山莨菪碱,静脉应用间苯三酚治疗妊娠期肾绞痛镇痛效果肯定、能有效安胎且无明显不良反应.

  19. Leptospirosis with acute renal failure and paraparesis

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    Ramakrishna, P.; Sai Naresh, V. V.; Chakrapani, B.; B.Vengamma; Kumar, V. Siva

    2008-01-01

    Leptospirosis is an important zoonosis with a worldwide distribution that is characterized by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from inapparent infection to fulminant disease. The presentation of paraparesis in combination with acute renal failure is rare.

  20. Clinical Observation of Diagnosis and Treatment of Renal Colic During Pregnancy%妊娠期肾绞痛的临床特点及诊治分析

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    符浩; 宋汶珂

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察妊娠期肾绞痛的临床特点,探讨妊娠期肾绞痛有效、安全的诊断和治疗方法.方法 回顾性分析2006年6月-2011年3月在我院就诊的46例妊娠期肾绞痛患者的临床资料,给予所有患者对症保守治疗,对于保守治疗无效者采取外科治疗.结果 本组46例患者先行保守治疗,其中37例治疗有效,23例排出结石;9例经保守治疗无效,行输尿管镜下内支架管置入术,患者疼痛迅速缓解.所有患者产后3个月行彩色多普勒超声复查显示患肾恢复良好、积水减少或消失,仅3例有轻度积水.结论 对于妊娠期肾绞痛的患者,泌尿系结石多见,彩色多普勒超声检查为首选,磁共振泌尿系水成像检查是理想的检查方法.妊娠期肾绞痛绝大部分保守治疗有效,对保守治疗无效的患者在局麻下应用输尿管镜下置入内支架管能有效缓解肾绞痛,是安全和有效的外科治疗方法.%Objective To analyze the clinical features of renal colic in pregnant patients and to evaluate efficacious and safe methods for the diagnosis and treatment of renal colic in pregnancy. Methods Clinical data of 46 pregnant patients with renal colic admitted to our hospital from June 2006 to March 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. All patients were given symptomatic conservative treatment, and surgical treatment was given to those who failed to respond to conservative treatment. Results All patients were treated by conservative therapy in the first place. 37 cases had remarkably effective outcome, 23 cases had expulsion of stones. 9 cases failed to respond to conservative therapy, but their pain was relieved after the placement of uretal stent with ureteroscopic. All patients were reexamined by color Doppler echocardiography three month after childbirth. The renal recover-y was obvious in all cases and hydronephrosis was reduced or disappeared. Only 3 cases had mild hydronephrosis. Conclusion U-rinary calculus is commonly

  1. : A Case of Acute Thromboembolic Renal Enfarction Associated with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

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    Macit Kalcik; Mahmut Yesin; Lutfi Ocal; Taylan Akgun; Nursen Keles; Mustafa Ozan Gursoy; Mehmet Ozkan

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    Full Text Available Infarction of the kidney is an uncommon condition that can result from obstruction or decrease of renal arterial flow. The diagnosis is often delayed because it can mimic many other pathologic states, including pyelonephritis, renal colic, acute abdomen, pancreatitis and more. A high index of suspicion is important for prompt diagnosis. We describe a 20-year-old man presented with abdominal and right flank pain and hematuria. A computed tomography scan with intravenous contrast showed partial infarction of right renal parenchyma and selective renal angiography showed complete occlusion of the right renal artery which was also supplied by an accessory renal artery. Electrocardiography showed normal sinus rhythm. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic findings were unremarkable except for mild spontaneous echo contrast (SEC in the left atrial appendage. Subsequent 48-hour holter monitorization revealed frequent premature atrial complexes and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF. Development of thromboembolic renal infarction was attributed to the presence of PAF and concurrent SEC in the left atrial appendage (LAA. Low molecular weight heparin(LMWH was followed by oral anticoagulant and an electrophysiologic study was planned for the management of PA

  2. 针灸治疗肾绞痛近年概况%Acupuncture in the treatment of renal colic recent years situation

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    刘佳琳; 胡亚才; 李会娟; 李桂平

    2015-01-01

    Understanding in recent years in the clinical application of acupuncture in the treatment of renal colic and its mechanism of action. Search word “renal colic” and “acupuncture” & “needle” as a keyword or keywords for document retrieval (CNKI,VIP,ten thousand,January 1,2008 on December 10,2014),after picking, the results of the retrieved related with 55 references,ncluding 17,body acupuncture point injection 8,article PingHengZhen five articles,including 2, plum needle tired down, 2 wrist ankle needle 1 piece, acupuncture cooperate earpins 3 article,earpins,2 needle medicine combined with four chapters, the other 4 piece, experimental research on seven articles. Literature induction shows that acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of the disease,rapid and lasting analgesic effects, and the simple, economic,safety and no side effects, clinical curative effect,Must be further studied its mechanism.

  3. Elderly patient with ureteric colic: suspect leaking aneurysm

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    Described below is a case of a 72-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presenting with symptoms of renal colic. This case illustrates the hazards of making a diagnosis of renal colic in an elderly patient without considering the diagnosis of a leaking AAA. The diagnosis of an AAA can be challenging and renal colic is the single most common misdiagnosis. The patient's initial presentation can be misleading as symptoms fit the features of renal colic or a leaking AAA. Despite no...

  4. Incidental diagnosis of diseases on un-enhanced helical computed tomography performed for ureteric colic

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    Ather M Hammad

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients presenting in the emergency room with flank pain suggestive of acute ureteric colic may have alternative underlying conditions mimicking ureteric stones. An early diagnosis and appropriate treatment for other causes of flank pain is important. The majority of centers around the world are increasingly using un-enhanced helical CT (UHCT for evaluation of ureteric colic. This study was conducted to determine the incidence and spectrum of significant incidental diagnoses established or suggested on UHCT performed for suspected renal/ureteric colic. Methods Urologist and radiologist reviewed 233 consecutive UHCT, performed for suspected renal/ureteral colic along with assessment of the medical records. Radiological diagnoses of clinical entities not suspected otherwise were analyzed. All other relevant radiological, biochemical and serological investigations and per-operative findings were also noted. Results Ureteral calculi were identified in 148 examinations (64%, findings of recent passage of calculi in 10 (4% and no calculus in 75 examinations (32%. Overall the incidental findings (additional or alternative diagnosis were found in 28 (12% CT scans. Twenty (71% of these diagnoses were confirmed by per-operative findings, biopsy, and other radiological and biochemical investigations or on clinical follow up. Conclusion A wide spectrum of significant incidental diagnoses can be identified on UHCT performed for suspected renal/ureteral colic. In the present series of 233 consecutive CT examinations, the incidence of incidental diagnosis was 12%.

  5. A rare case of recurrent urinary obstruction and acute renal failure from cystitis cystica et glandularis

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    Zhu, Justin X.G.; Gabril, Manal Y; Sener, Alp

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    We report a rare case of recurrent florid cystitis cystica et glandularis (CCEG), common type, causing obstruction of the left ureterovesicle junction (UVJ) leading to renal colic and hydronephrosis. A 43-year-old man was admitted with renal colic, left UVJ obstruction, left hydronephrosis and azotemia. Cystoscopy showed a >4-cm bladder lesion compressing the left UVJ. Transurethral resection of the bladder tumour (TURBT) was performed and pathology revealed the lesion as CCEG. Two months lat...

  6. 妊娠期肾绞痛治疗方法的选择%Modalities of treatment of renal colic in pregnancy

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    赵小磊; 徐文超; 谢青南; 杜信毅; 李铁强

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨妊娠期肾绞痛中不同治疗方法的效果和顽固性肾绞痛输尿管镜应用的价值.方法 42例妊娠期肾绞痛患者,首先选择休息、大量补充水、止痛、解痉、抗感染等保守治疗;无效者应用输尿管镜检查和治疗16例,放置D-J管;如置管失败,再行输尿管镜探查和碎石.结果 保守治疗26例;输尿管镜留置D-J管成功10例,并定期更换D-J管8例;妊娠期气压弹道碎石并留置D-J管6例,其中5例成功.1~2周后拔出D-J管.产后输尿管镜碎石和体外震波碎石8例.结论 保守治疗多数病例疼痛可完全缓解作为首选,应严密随访;对反复发作和顽固性肾绞痛患者,先考虑留置D-J管,尽量减少对患者刺激,以避免流产和先兆流产;必要时再行输尿管镜检查和气压弹道碎石.%Objective To discuss our experience with initial treatment in management of renal colic with or without urreteral stones in pregnant women.Methods Forty-two women with pregnancy were proved to have renal colic.Conservative treatment with hydration,analgesics and antibiotics were primarily applied.16 cases then received minimally invasive procedures,including double J-stenting and ureteroscopy,if primary treanment failed.Result Twenty-six cases got well with conservative therapies.Other 16 needed further minimally invaisve procedures,including 10 D-J stenting and 6 ureteroscopy with pneumatic lithotripsy,D-J stenting was withdrawn within 1 to 2 weeks operation.Conclusion If recurrent renal colic or failed,minimally invasive procedures of D-J stenting or further uretreoscopic pneumatic lithotripsy can facilitate the successful management of remaining cases without abortion.

  7. 妊娠期肾绞痛的输尿管镜治疗%The emergency ureteroscopic treatment of renal colic during pregnancy

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    朵永福; 刘国庆; 李杰荣; 王剑锋; 陈一平; 黄振强; 郑锦涛

    2013-01-01

    [Objective] To explore the effect of ureteroscopic treatment of renal colic during pregnancy.[Method] From October 2007 to October 2011,259 cases of pregnant women with renal colic,161 cases (gestational 13-38weeks,mean 24.67 weeks) accepted ureteroscopic treatment for expectant treatments without effectiveness were treated.[Results] Calculi were found in 139 case,43 cases' calculi were located in upper ureter.87 cases' in lower ureter,and 9 cases' in upper ureter of both sides,the ureteric calculi were 0.5~2.3 cm in dimension; In 136 cases,colic disappeared in 24 hours.Symptoms disappeared in 24~72 hour in the other 3 cases.28 cases had transient gross hematuria,12 cases had fever,placed double-J tubes for 2~12 week.No case of ureter injury occurred.Pregnancy outcome:4cases were spontaneous abort,5 cases were premature delivery,27 cases were abdominal delivery and 103 cases were vaginal delivery.[Conclusion] Ureteroscopic treatment of renal colic during pregnancy can reduce dose of medicine,relief pains in abdomen and lumbus,protect renal function and development of fetus.%目的 探讨输尿管镜技术在妊娠肾绞痛治疗中的意义.方法 2007年10月~2011年10月收治妊娠肾绞痛患者259例,161例因保守治疗无效接受输尿管镜治疗,孕周13~38周,平均24.67周.结果139例发现结石,其中输尿管上段结石43例、下段结石87例、双侧上段结石9例,结石大小0.5~2.3 cm,术后24 h肾绞痛症状消失者136例,其余3例术后24 ~ 72 h疼痛症状缓解,短期肉眼血尿28例,发热12例,留置输尿管双J管2~12周,无输尿管穿孔与损伤;随访妊娠情况:流产4例、早产5例、剖宫产27例、经阴道产103例,无胎儿畸形及发育异常.结论 输尿管镜治疗妊娠期肾绞痛,具有减少解痉镇痛用药量、快速引流尿液、缓解腰腹疼痛、保护患肾功能、保障母胎发育的特点,术中适当应用气压弹道或超声碎石是安全的.

  8. The prospective study of emergency therapeutic methods for renal colic%肾绞痛急诊治疗方法的前瞻性研究

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    徐志锋; 何纲; 李志全; 陈荣健; 李国明

    2012-01-01

    目的 通过对几种急性肾绞痛治疗方法的效果进行对比分析,探讨急诊科治疗肾绞痛的首选方法.方法 选取急诊科340例肾绞痛患者,按就诊顺序随机分为4组:A(哌替啶)组;B(双氯芬酸钠)组;C(间苯三酚)组;D(双氯芬酸钠+间苯三酚)组.观察各组的平均起效时间及用药30min后的疗效.结果 哌替啶组、双氯芬酸钠+间苯三酚组、双氯芬酸钠组的平均起效时间分别为(9.53±3.34)min、(10.49±2.54) min、(10.51±2.27)min,均少于间苯三酚组(18.51±4.86) min,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);而前三者间差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).4组的有效率差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).复发率比较,间苯三酚组(11.43%)和双氯芬酸钠+间苯三酚组(9.00%)均低于哌替啶组(24.59%)和双氯芬酸钠组(23.75%).间苯三酚组无不良反应,双氯芬酸钠组和双氯芬酸钠+间苯三酚组的不良反应率(2.27%、2.78%)均低于哌替啶组(27.27%).结论 双氯芬酸钠+间苯三酚是目前值得推荐的肾绞痛治疗方法.%Objective To analyze and compare the emergency therapeutic methods for renal colic,and to explore the preferable way of emergency therapies for renal colic.Methods A total of 340 cases of renal colic in emergency department were randomly divided into groups A (pethidine),B (diclofenac sodium),C (phloroglucinol),and D (diclofenac sodium + phloroglucino).The average time of therapeutic effect after given 30 min in different groups was observed.Results The average time of effect in group A [(9.53 ±3.34) min],group D[(10.49 ±2.54) min],and group B[(10.51 ±2.27)min] and they were much shorter than group C [(18.51 ±4.86) min] (P <0.01).There was no significant difference in the effective rate among the 4 groups(P > 0.05).The relapse rate of group C (11.43%) and group D (9.00%) were much lower than group A (24.59%) and group B(23.75%).There was no adverse reaction in group C.The rates of adverse reactions in

  9. Renal replacement therapy in sepsis-induced acute renal failure

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    Rajapakse Senaka

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure (ARF is a common complication of sepsis and carries a high mortality. Renal replacement therapy (RRT during the acute stage is the mainstay of therapy. Va-rious modalities of RRT are available. Continuous RRT using convective methods are preferred in sepsis-induced ARF, especially in hemodynamically unstable patients, although clear evidence of benefit over intermittent hemodialysis is still not available. Peritoneal dialysis is clearly inferior, and is not recommended. Early initiation of RRT is probably advantageous, although the optimal timing of dialysis is yet unknown. Higher doses of RRT are more likely to be beneficial. Use of bio-compatible membranes and bicarbonate buffer in the dialysate are preferred. Anticoagulation during dialysis must be carefully adjusted and monitored.

  10. Acute Thrombo-embolic Renal Infarction

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    Haijiang Zhou

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available A 65-year-old woman was admitted for acute onset of right lower abdominal pain. She was taking anticoagulant medication regularly for rheumatic valvular disease and atrial fibrillation. Physical examination revealed no obvious abdominal or flank tenderness. Right thrombo-embolic renal infarction was diagnosed after performing computed tomography angiography (CTA.

  11. Acute Thrombo-embolic Renal Infarction.

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    Zhou, Haijiang; Yan, Yong; Li, Chunsheng; Guo, Shubin

    2016-07-01

    A 65-year-old woman was admitted for acute onset of right lower abdominal pain. She was taking anticoagulant medication regularly for rheumatic valvular disease and atrial fibrillation. Physical examination revealed no obvious abdominal or flank tenderness. Right thrombo-embolic renal infarction was diagnosed after performing computed tomography angiography (CTA).

  12. 妊娠期肾绞痛的临床治疗96例报告%Treatment of renal colic during pregnancy (report of 96 cases)

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    贺凯; 袁光亚; 何苑熙; 王耀东

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨妊娠期肾绞痛安全、有效的治疗方法.方法 回顾性分析96例妊娠期肾绞痛患者的临床资料和治疗方法.结果 初次发病者中33例首先行保守治疗症状消失,另外18例经外科手段治疗而愈,45例非初次发病患者直接经外科手段治疗症状消失,96例无1例出现产科意外及手术并发症.结论 初次发作肾绞痛患者可先采取保守治疗,非初次发作患者或输尿管结石直径>0.5cm患者应选择外科手段治疗.%Objective To evaluate the safe and effective management for renal colic in pregnancy. Methods 96 cases of renal colic in pregnancy were retrospectively analysed in treatment and prognosis. Results All cases were cured and none cases occurred complications in surgery and pregnancy. 33 cases who broke out pain for the first time were treated in conservative way and the other 18 caseswere treated in surgical way. Another 45 cases who brokeout pain repeatedly were treated in surgical way directly. Conclusion Patients who broke out pain for the first time could choose conservative therapy first and patientsbroke out pain repeatedly or caculi in ureter > 0.5cm should choose surgical therapy for first.

  13. Acute appendicitis mistaken as acute rejection in renal transplant recipients.

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    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Case histories of 2 renal transplant recipients are reported who had presenting features of fever, leukocytosis and pain/tenderness over right iliac fossa and were diagnosed to be due to acute appendicitis rather than more commonly suspected acute rejection episode which has very similar features. Diagnosis of acute appendicitis was suspected on the basis of rectal examination and later confirmed by laparotomy. The purpose of this communication is to emphasize the need for proper diagnosis in patient with such presentation; otherwise wrong treatment may be received.

  14. Managing acute and chronic renal stone disease.

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    Moran, Conor P; Courtney, Aisling E

    2016-02-01

    Nephrolithiasis, or renal stone disease, is common and the incidence is increasing globally. In the UK the lifetime risk is estimated to be 8-10%. On a population level, the increase in stone incidence, erosion of gender disparity, and younger age of onset is likely to reflect increasing prevalence of obesity and a Western diet with a high intake of animal protein and salt. Stones can be detected by a variety of imaging techniques. The gold standard is a non-contrast CT of kidneys, ureters and bladder (CT KUB) which can identify > 99% of stones. CT KUB should be the primary mode of imaging for all patients with colic unless contraindicated. In such instances, or if a CT KUB is not available, an ultrasound KUB is an alternative. This has advantages in terms of radiation exposure and cost, but is limited in sensitivity, particularly for ureteric stones. Once diagnosed, a plain film KUB can be used for follow-up of radiopaque stones. For most patients diclofenac is a reasonable first choice of analgesia, e.g. 50-100 mg rectally, or 75 mg IM. Opioid medication can worsen nausea and be less effective, but should be used if there is a contraindication to NSAIDs. A combination of diclofenac, paracetamol, and/or codeine regularly can provide adequate pain control in many cases. Failure of this analgesic combination should prompt consideration of secondary care support. If a ureteric stone 10 mm in diameter should be discussed with the urology service as they are unlikely to pass spontaneously. PMID:27032222

  15. Acute dengue myositis with rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure

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    Acharya Sourya

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Dengue is an acute mosquito-borne infection caused by dengue viruses from the genus flavivirus. Neurologic complications have been attributed chiefly to metabolic alterations and to focal and sometimes massive intracranial haemorrhages, but anecdotal cases and limited case series have indicated the possibility of viral CNS and skeletal muscle invasion causing encephalitis and myositis. We present a case of a 40-year-old male who presented with severe dengue myositis resulting in quadriparesis, respiratory failure and acute renal failure with red urine. His elevated serum creatine kinase (CK, serum and urine myoglobin levels justified rhabdomyolysis as the cause of acute renal failure. A muscle biopsy revealed inflammatory myositis. He required ventilator support for respiratory failure and was treated conservatively. This case highlights the severe and persistent muscle involvement in dengue which is a rarity.

  16. Acute Renal Failure and the Critically Ill Surgical Patient

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    2007-01-01

    Acute renal failure can occur following major surgery. Predisposing factors include massive haemorrhage, sepsis, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic renal impairment and age. Understanding epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology can aid effective diagnosis and management. A consensus definition for acute renal failure has recently been developed. It relates to deteriorating urine output, serum creatinine and glomerular filtration rate. In the surg...

  17. Acute renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis

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    MR imaging of the kidney was performed in 6 patients with acute renal failure (ARF) secondary to rhabdomyolysis caused by snake bite (n = 4), crush injury (n = 1), and carbon monoxide poisoning (n = 1). A test for urine myoglobin was positive in all 6 patients and MR imaging was done 6 to 18 days after the causative event of the rhabdomyolysis. MR images in all 6 patients showed globular swelling of the kidneys, preserved corticomedullary contrast on T1-weighted images, and obliteration of corticomedullary contrast on T2-weighted images. Unlike other medical renal diseases in which corticomedullary contrast is lost on T1-weighted images, preservation of the corticomedullary contrast on T1-weighted MR images with globular renal swelling was a constant finding in patients with ARF secondary to rhabdomyolysis. (orig.)

  18. Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for the Ureter Stones with Renal Colic in Emergency%急诊输尿管镜钬激光碎石治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛

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    杨勇; 陈祥; 涂建民

    2009-01-01

    目的:探讨急诊输尿管镜下钬激光碎石术治疗输尿管结石并发肾绞痛的疗效.方法:对76例因输尿管结石并发肾绞痛患者,采用输尿管镜下钬激光碎石术.结果:2例因结石上移至肾盂,2例因输尿管下段狭窄使输尿管无法到达结石部位手术失败,其余72例均碎石成功,术后当天肾绞痛缓解.碎石成功率为94.7%,术后肾绞痛缓解率为97.4%.结论:输尿管镜下钬激光碎石术治疗输尿管结石引起的肾绞痛,是一种安全、有效的方法.%Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy for the treatment of ureteral calculi with renal colic in emergency. Method: A total of 76 cases of ureteral calculi with renal colic were treated by ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. Result: Successful lithotripsy was achieved in 72 cases, two cases failed due to movement of calculus to pelvis and another two failed because of ureterostenosis at inferior segment. The successful rate of lithotripsy was 94.7%, The relief rate of renal colic was 97.4%. Conclusion: Ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy is an effective and safe method for the treatment of ureteral calculi with renal colic.

  19. 间苯三酚注射液治疗肾绞痛的临床疗效及不良反应观察%Clinical Effect and Side Effect of Phloroglucinol Injection Treating Renal Colic

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    王伟炳; 朱华军

    2013-01-01

    [Objective] To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of phloroglucinol in the treatment of renal colic. [Methods] One hundred and twenty-five patients with renal colic were divided into two groups randomly with the treatment of phloroglucinol injection(80mg) and anisodamine injection(lOmg) resepectively.At 30 minutes after administration,the efficacy of two groups was analyzed as well as the side effects. [Results] The efficacy rate in phlorogluci-nol group was 89.3% ,and that in anisodamine group was 82.0% . There was a statistical difference between the two groups.Side effects occurred in 5.3% cases in phloroglucinol group while those occurred in 84.0% cases in anisodamine group. There was significant statistical difference between two groups. [Conclusions] Phloroglucinol is safe and effective in the treatment of renal colic.%[目的]评价间苯三酚注射液治疗肾绞痛(renal colic,RC)的疗效及安全性.[方法]125例RC患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,分别给予间苯三酚(80mg)、山莨菪碱针(10mg)静脉滴注(ivgtt),观察用药30min后效果,比较两组治疗后的疗效和不良反应.[结果]两组总有效率分别为89.30%和82.00%,治疗组效果明显优于对照组(P<0.05);不良反应发生率分别为5.33%和84.00%,两组比较有显著性差异(P<0.01).[结论]间苯三酚治疗PC疗效确切,安全性好.

  20. Unenhanced spiral CT in acute ureteral colic: a replacement for excretory urography?

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    To compare the usefulness of unenhanced spiral CT (UCT) with that of excretory urography (EU) in patients with acute flank pain. Thirty patients presenting with acute flank pain underwent both UCT and EU. Both techniques were used to determine the presence, size, and location of urinary stone, and the presence or absence of secondary signs was also evaluated. The existence of ureteral stone was confirmed by its removal or spontaneous passage during follow-up. The absence of a stone was determined on the basis of the clinical and radiological evidence. Twenty-one of the 30 patients had one or more ureteral stones and nine had no stone. CT depicted 22 of 23 calculi in the 21 patients with a stone, and no calculus in all nine without a stone. The sensitivity and specificity of UCT were 96% and 100%, respectively. EU disclosed 14 calculi in the 21 patients with a stone and no calculus in eight of the nine without a stone. UCT and EU demonstrated secondary signs of ureterolithiasis in 15 and 17 patients, respectively. For the evaluation of patients with acute flank pain, UCT is an excellent modality with high sensitivity and specificity. In near future it may replace EU

  1. A rare case of acute renal infarction due to idiopathic renal arterial thrombosis

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    FU Zhi-fang; ZHANG Zhi-gang; LIU Xin-min

    2008-01-01

    @@ Because of the lack of specific clinical signs and symptoms,acute renal infarction is apt to be missed in diagnosis and hence has a"low"incidence.In this report,a case of acute renal infarction due to idiopathic renal arterial thrombosis is presented.

  2. Tsutsugamushi infection-associated acute rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure.

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    Young, Park Chi; Hae, Chung Choon; Lee, Kim Hyun; Hoon, Chung Jong

    2003-12-01

    Rhabdomyolysis is a rare complication that emerges in a variety of infectious diseases, such as tsutsugamushi infection. In this study, we report a 71-year-old female patient with tsutsugamushi infection who exhibiting rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. On admission, an eschar, which is characteristic of tsutsugamushi infection, was found on her right flank area. Moreover, her tsutsugamushi antibody titer was 1:40960. The elevated values of serum creatinine phosphokinase (CPK), aldolase, creatinine and dark brown urine secondary to myoglobinuria are consistent with indications of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure due to tsutsugamushi infection. Her health improved without any residual effects after treatment with doxycyclin and hydration with normal saline. PMID:14717236

  3. Acute renal failure following binge drinking and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.

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    Wen, S F; Parthasarathy, R; Iliopoulos, O; Oberley, T D

    1992-09-01

    Two college students who developed reversible acute deterioration in renal function following binge drinking of beer and the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are reported. Both patients presented with back and flank pain with muscle tenderness, but showed no evidence of overt rhabdomyolysis. The first case had marked renal failure, with a peak serum creatinine reaching 575 mumol/L (6.5 mg/dL), and acute tubular necrosis was documented by renal biopsy. The second case had only modest elevation in serum creatinine, and renal function rapidly improved on rehydration. The contribution of the potential muscle damage associated with alcohol ingestion to the changes in renal function in these two cases is not clear. However, the major mechanism for the acute renal failure was thought to be related to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis in the face of compromised renal hemodynamics secondary to alcohol-induced volume depletion. PMID:1519610

  4. Radiocontrast-induced acute renal failure.

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    Weisbord, Steven D; Palevsky, Paul M

    2005-01-01

    The intravascular administration of iodinated radiocontrast media can lead to acute renal dysfunction. Even small changes in renal function have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality, making the prevention of radiocontrast nephropathy of paramount importance. This review summarizes the principal risk factors for radiocontrast nephropathy and evidence-based preventive strategies that should be used to limit its occurrence. Risk factors for radiocontrast nephropathy include preexistent kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, dose of radiocontrast used, advanced congestive heart failure, and intravascular volume depletion. Proven preventive measures include volume expansion with intravenous saline or sodium bicarbonate and the use of low-osmolar or iso-osmolar radiocontrast media. Studies evaluating N-acetylcysteine have been conflicting, with meta-analyses suggesting a small beneficial effect. Studies of other pharmacologic agents have not demonstrated clinical benefit.

  5. Acute renal dysfunction following hip fracture.

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    Bennet, Simon J; Berry, Olivia M B; Goddard, Jane; Keating, John F

    2010-04-01

    We investigated the incidence, risk factors and outcome of acute renal dysfunction (ARD) in patients with a fractured neck of femur. 170 consecutive patients were prospectively included in the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit database and retrospectively analysed. Historically, lack of consensus definition has hindered accurate reporting of ARD. ARD was defined using the 'RIFLE' criteria. 27 patients (16%) developed ARD. Risk factors were male sex, vascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and pre-morbid use of nephrotoxic medications (pARD group 19%, 22% and 41% respectively, versus 0%, 4% and 13% in the non-ARD group (pARD group. Pre- and post-operative complications were 12 and 5 times more frequent respectively in the ARD group (p<0.01). Awareness of risk factors and serial measurements of renal function allow early identification and focused monitoring of these patients. PMID:19729159

  6. Association with meteo-climatological factors and daily emergency visits for renal colic and urinary calculi in Cuneo, Italy. A retrospective observational study, 2007-2010

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    Condemi, Vincenzo; Gestro, Massimo; Dozio, Elena; Tartaglino, Bruno; Corsi Romanelli, Massimiliano Marco; Solimene, Umberto; Meco, Roberto

    2015-03-01

    The incidence of nephrolithiasis is rising worldwide, especially in women and with increasing age. Incidence and prevalence of kidney stones are affected by genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors. The aim of this study is to investigate the link between various meteorological factors (independent variables) and the daily number of visits to the Emergency Department (ED of the S. Croce and Carle Hospital of Cuneo for renal colic (RC) and urinary stones (UC) as the dependent variable over the years 2007-2010. The Poisson generalized regression models (PGAMs) have been used in different progressive ways. The results of PGAMs (stage 1) adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors confirmed a significant correlation ( p 1), with a first peak after 5 days (lag ranges 0-1, 0-3, and 0-5) and a second weak peak observed along the 5-15 lag range days. The estimated RR for females was significant, mainly in the second and fourth age group considered (19-44 and >65 years): RR for total ED visits 1.27, confidence interval (CI) 1.11-1.46 (lag 0-5 days); RR 1.42, CI 1.01-2.01 (lag 0-10 days); and RR 1.35, CI 1.09-1.68 (lag 0-15 days). The research also indicated a moderate involvement of the thermal factor in the onset of RC caused by UC, exclusively in the female sex. Further studies will be necessary to confirm these results.

  7. Outcomes of double-J catheter placement in treating refractory renal colic%双“J”管留置治疗顽固性肾绞痛的效果

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    顾懿宁; 乐克平; 刘春林; 单勇

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨留置双“J”管治疗上尿路疾病引起顽固性肾绞痛的价值.方法 顽固性肾绞痛患者118例(A组),采用输尿管镜下留置双“J”管急诊治疗成功;选择同期各种原因未置双“J”管而仅予对症处理的顽固性肾绞痛患者57例作为对照(B组).比较两组的疼痛转归及肾功能恢复情况.结果 A组患者疼痛程度明显减轻,治疗有效率高于B组(98.3%vs.66.7%)(P<0.05).同时,急性梗阻性肾功能不全患者置双“J”管后肾功能明显好转,尿量>400 ml/d.结论 顽固性肾绞痛患者急诊输尿管镜下留置双“J”管,能迅速缓解肾绞痛,改善肾功能.%Objective To investigate the outcomes of double-J catheter placement in treating refractory renal colic. Methods A total of 118 casesCgioup A) with refractory renal colic caused by the upper urinary tract disease was successfully placed double-J catheter through emergency ureteroscope and 57 cases( group B) with the same diagnosis as in group A were treated only with medicine because of various reasons without double-J catheter placement. The improvements in pain and renal (unction were compared. Results The effectiveness rate was higher in group A than that in group B198. 3% vs. 66.7%)(P<0. 05). Renal colic in group A was attenuated and renal function of obstructive nephropathy improved obviously though double-J catheter placement with urinary volume of greater than 400 ml/i Conclusien Placing double-J catheter through emergency ureteroscope can quickly and effectively attenuate refractory renal colic and improve renal function.

  8. Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure after Gardening

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    Zeljko Vucicevic

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute nontraumatic exertional rhabdomyolysis may arise when the energy supply to muscle is insufficient to meet demands, particularly in physically untrained individuals. We report on a psychiatric patient who developed large bruises and hemorrhagic blisters on both hands and arms, rhabdomyolysis of both forearm muscles with a moderate compartment syndrome, and consecutive acute renal failure following excessive work in the garden. Although specifically asked, the patient denied any hard physical work or gardening, and heteroanamnestic data were not available. The diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis was easy to establish, but until reliable anamnestic data were obtained, the etiology remained uncertain. Four days after arrival, the patient recalled working hard in the garden. The etiology of rhabdomyolysis was finally reached, and the importance of anamnestic data was once more confirmed.

  9. Rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure after gardening.

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    Vucicevic, Zeljko

    2015-01-01

    Acute nontraumatic exertional rhabdomyolysis may arise when the energy supply to muscle is insufficient to meet demands, particularly in physically untrained individuals. We report on a psychiatric patient who developed large bruises and hemorrhagic blisters on both hands and arms, rhabdomyolysis of both forearm muscles with a moderate compartment syndrome, and consecutive acute renal failure following excessive work in the garden. Although specifically asked, the patient denied any hard physical work or gardening, and heteroanamnestic data were not available. The diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis was easy to establish, but until reliable anamnestic data were obtained, the etiology remained uncertain. Four days after arrival, the patient recalled working hard in the garden. The etiology of rhabdomyolysis was finally reached, and the importance of anamnestic data was once more confirmed. PMID:25954536

  10. Acute renal infarction Secondary to Atrial Fibrillation Mimicking Renal Stone Picture

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    Acute renal infarction presents in a similar clinical picture to that of a renal stone. We report a 55-year-old Saudi female, known to have atrial fibrillation secondary to mitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease. She presented with a two day history of right flank pain that was treated initially as renal stone. Further investigations confirmed her as a case of renal infarction. Renal infarction is under-diagnosed because the similarity of its presentation to renal stone. Renal infarction should be considered in the differential diagnosis of loin pain, particularly in a patient with atrial fibrillation. (author)

  11. Acute renal infarction secondary to atrial fibrillation - mimicking renal stone picture.

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    Salih, Salih Bin; Al Durihim, Huda; Al Jizeeri, Ahmed; Al Maziad, Ghassan

    2006-06-01

    Acute renal infarction presents in a similar clinical picture to that of a renal stone. We report a 55-year-old Saudi female, known to have atrial fibrillation secondary to mitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease. She presented with a two day history of right flank pain that was treated initially as a renal stone. Further investigations confirmed her as a case of renal infarction. Renal infarction is under-diagnosed because the similarity of its presentation to renal stone. Renal infarction should be considered in the differential diagnosis of loin pain, particularly in a patient with atrial fibrillation.

  12. Acute renal failure in Yemeni patients

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    Muhamed Al Rohani

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure (ARF is defined as a rapid decrease in the glomerular filtration rate, occurring over a period of hours to days. The Science and Technology University Hospital, Sana′a, is a referral hospital that caters to patients from all parts of Yemen. The aim of this study is to have a deeper overview about the epidemiological status of ARF in Yemeni patients and to identify the major causes of ARF in this country. We studied 203 patients with ARF over a period of 24 months. We found that tropical infectious diseases constituted the major causes of ARF, seen in 45.3% of the patients. Malaria was the most important and dominant infectious disease causing ARF. Hypotension secondary to infection or cardiac failure was seen in 28.6% of the patients. Obstructive nephropathy due to urolithiasis or prostate enlargement was the cause of ARF in a small number of patients. ARF was a part of multi-organ failure in 19.7% of the patients, and was accompanied by a high mortality rate. Majority of the patients were managed conservatively, and only 39.9% required dialysis. Our study suggests that early detection of renal failure helps improve the outcome and return of renal function to normal. Mortality was high in patients with malaria and in those with associated hepatocellular failure.

  13. Clinical Analysis of Ureteroscopy for the Treatment of 22 Patients with Refractory Renal Colic During Pregnancy%输尿管镜治疗妊娠合并顽固性肾绞痛22例临床分析

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    胡杰彬; 李进; 李文泽

    2014-01-01

    [目的]探讨利用输尿管镜微创技术治疗妊娠期合并顽固性肾绞痛的可行性及临床效果。[方法]回顾性分析22例输尿管镜治疗妊娠合并顽固性肾绞痛患者的临床资料。[结果]所有患者肾绞痛,发热等症状消失。20例一次性碎石成功(90.9%),2例输尿管上段结石因结石上方输尿管扩张明显,碎石上移到肾盂,予以留置双J管,产后予以体外冲击波碎石治愈。本组无大出血,输尿管穿孔,撕脱等严重并发症,22例患者均顺利度过围产期,并分娩健康婴儿。[结论]妊娠合并顽固性肾绞痛患者采用输尿管镜治疗是安全有效的。%[Objective] To explore the feasibility and clinical efficacy of ureteroscopy for the treatment of refractory renal colic during pregnancy .[Methods] Clinical data and treatment of 22 patients with refractory renal colic during pregnancy were retrospectively analyzed .[Results]Symptoms such as fever of all patients with renal colic disappeared .One-time successful lithotripsy was obtained in 20 cases(90 .9% ) .The stones of 3 patients with upper ureteral calculi moved to renal pelvis due to obvious dilatation of ureter above the calculi , and these 2 cases were placed with double J-tube and cured by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy after the delivery .No severe complications such as massive hemorrhage ,ureteral perforation and avulsion occurred in the group .All 22 patients were delivered with healthy babies after safe perinatal period .[Conclusion] Uret-eroscopy for the treatment of patients with refractory renal colic during pregnancy is safe and effective .

  14. Synthetic cannabinoid hyperemesis resulting in rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure.

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    Argamany, Jacqueline R; Reveles, Kelly R; Duhon, Bryson

    2016-04-01

    Synthetic cannabinoid usage has increased in the past decade. Concurrently, emergency management of associated adverse effects due to synthetic cannabinoid usage has also risen. Reported toxicities include psychosis, seizures, cardiotoxicity, acute kidney injury, and death. While cannabis was first described as a cause of acute hyperemesis in 2004, a more recent case series also describes the association between cannabinoid hyperemesis and risk of acute renal failure. Synthetic cannabinoids have also been reported to cause acute hyperemesis and acute renal failure; however, the risk of rhabdomyolysis-induced renal failure has yet to be elucidated. In this article, we report the first known case of synthetic cannabinoid hyperemesis leading to rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. PMID:26422191

  15. Hepatocyte growth factor prevents acute renal failure and accelerates renal regeneration in mice.

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    Kawaida, K; Matsumoto, K.; Shimazu, H.; Nakamura, T.(International Center for Elementary Particle Physics and Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

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    Although acute renal failure is encountered with administration of nephrotoxic drugs, ischemia, or unilateral nephrectomy, there has been no effective drug which can be used in case of acute renal failure. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potent hepatotropic factor for liver regeneration and is known to have mitogenic, motogenic, and morphogenic activities for various epithelial cells, including renal tubular cells. Intravenous injection of recombinant human HGF into mice remarkably suppre...

  16. 急性肾绞痛患者B超联合腹部X线平片与平扫CT诊断尿路结石的比较研究%Comparison between ultrasonography with plain abdominal radiography and unenhanced computed tomography in the diagnosis of urinary calculi with renal colic

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    曾筱江; 刘丽华; 涂响安

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To compare the effect between ultrasonography and plain abdominal radiography with unenhanced computed tomography ( CT) for the diagnosis of urinary calculi in patients with renal colic . Methods; Sixty-iiine patients with renal colic were diagnosed with ultrasonography ; plain abdominal radiography and unenhanced computed tomography. The findings of two methods were compared. Results: 59 of 69 patients were confirmed to have urinary calculi by follow -up. Ultrasonography with plain abdominal radiography detected 44 of the 59 patients with calculi (sensitivity 74. 6% and specificity 100% ). Unenhanced CT detected 55 of 59 patients, (sensitivity 93. 2% and specificity 100% ). Sensitivity of the two methods is of statistical differences in the diagnosis of acute renal colic urolithiasis patients. Conclusion: Unenhanced CT is more sensitive for detecting urolithiasis than ultrasonography with plain abdominal radiography.%目的:比较B超联合腹部X线平片(KUB)和平扫CT在诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的效能.方法:对69例因急性肾绞痛在我院泌尿外科门诊或者急诊的患者进行B超联合KUB和平扫CT检查,并对两种诊断方法的诊断效能进行对比研究.结果:经过3个月的随访,69例中确诊患有尿路结石59例.B超联合KUB诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度为74.6%(44/59),特异度为100%(10/10).CT平扫诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度为93.2%(55/59),特异度为100%(10/10).两种影像学方法诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:平扫CT用于诊断急性肾绞痛患者尿路结石的敏感度优于B超联合KUB.

  17. Acute renal failure in pregnancy: our experience.

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    Aggarwal, Rohina S; Mishra, Vineet V; Jasani, Anil F; Gumber, Manoj

    2014-03-01

    Acute renal failure (ARF) is a serious medical complication during pregnancy, and, in the post-partum period, is associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality as well as fetal loss. The objective of our study is to find the etiology and maternal outcome of ARF during pregnancy. The study was conducted at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Center, Ahmedabad, India from January 2009 to January 2011. Fifty previously healthy patients who developed ARF, diagnosed on oliguria and serum creatinine >2 mg%, were included in the study. Patients with a known history of renal disease, diabetes and hypertension were excluded from the study. All patients were followed-up for a period of six months. Patient re-cords, demographic data, urine output on admission and preceding history of antepartum hemorrhage (APH), post-partum hemorrhage (PPH), septicemia, operative interventions and retained product of conception were noted and need for dialysis was considered. Patients were thoroughly examined and baseline biochemical investigations and renal and obstetrical ultrasound were performed on each patient and bacterial culture sensitivity on blood, urine or vaginal swabs were performed in selected patients. The age range was 19-38 years (mean 26 ± 3.8). The first trimester, second trimester and puerperal groups comprised of four (8%), 25 (50%) and 21 patients (42%), respectively. Hemorrhage was the etiology for ARF in 15 (30%), APH in ten (20%) and PPH in five (10%) patients. Eleven (22%) patients had lower segment cesarian section (LSCS) while 36 (78%) patients had normal vaginal delivery. In 20 (40%) patients, puerperal sepsis was the etiological factor, while pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome accounted for 18 (36%) patients. Two (4%) patients had disseminated intravascular coagulation on presentation while one (2%) patient was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome. Maternal mortality was 12% (n = 6

  18. Acute renal failure in pregnancy: Our experience

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    Rohina S Aggarwal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure (ARF is a serious medical complication during pregnancy, and, in the post-partum period, is associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality as well as fetal loss. The objective of our study is to find the etiology and maternal outcome of ARF during preg-nancy. The study was conducted at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Center, Ahmedabad, India from January 2009 to January 2011. Fifty previously healthy patients who developed ARF, diagnosed on oliguria and serum creatinine >2 mg%, were included in the study. Patients with a known history of renal disease, diabetes and hypertension were excluded from the study. All patients were followed-up for a period of six months. Patient re-cords, demographic data, urine output on admission and preceding history of antepartum hemorrhage (APH, post-partum hemorrhage (PPH, septicemia, operative interventions and retained product of conception were noted and need for dialysis was considered. Patients were thoroughly examined and baseline biochemical investigations and renal and obstetrical ultrasound were performed on each patient and bacterial culture sensitivity on blood, urine or vaginal swabs were performed in selected patients. The age range was 19-38 years (mean 26 ± 3.8. The first trimester, second trimester and puerperal groups comprised of four (8%, 25 (50% and 21 patients (42%, respectively. Hemorrhage was the etiology for ARF in 15 (30%, APH in ten (20% and PPH in five (10% patients. Eleven (22% patients had lower segment cesarian section (LSCS while 36 (78% patients had normal vaginal delivery. In 20 (40% patients, puerperal sepsis was the etiological factor, while pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome accounted for 18 (36% patients. Two (4% patients had dissemi-nated intravascular coagulation on presentation while one (2% patient was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome. Maternal mortality was 12% (n

  19. Acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis leading to acute renal failure following multiple hornet stings

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hornet stings are generally associated with local and occasionally anaphylactic reactions. Rarely systemic complications like acute renal failure can occur following multiple stings. Renal failure is usually due to development of acute tubular necrosis as a result of intravascular haemolysis, rhabdomyolysis or shock. Rarely it can be following development of acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis. Case presentation We describe a young male, who was stung on face, head, shoulders and upper limbs by multiple hornets (Vespa orientalis. He developed acute renal failure as a result of acute tubulo-interstitial nephritis and responded to steroids. Conclusion Rare causes of acute renal failure like tubulo-interstitial nephritis should be considered in a patient with persistent oliguria and azotemia following multiple hornet stings. Renal biopsy should be undertaken early, as institution of steroid therapy may help in recovery of renal function

  20. Association with meteo-climatological factors and daily emergency visits for renal colic and urinary calculi in Cuneo, Italy. A retrospective observational study, 2007-2010.

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    Condemi, Vincenzo; Gestro, Massimo; Dozio, Elena; Tartaglino, Bruno; Corsi Romanelli, Massimiliano Marco; Solimene, Umberto; Meco, Roberto

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    The incidence of nephrolithiasis is rising worldwide, especially in women and with increasing age. Incidence and prevalence of kidney stones are affected by genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors. The aim of this study is to investigate the link between various meteorological factors (independent variables) and the daily number of visits to the Emergency Department (ED of the S. Croce and Carle Hospital of Cuneo for renal colic (RC) and urinary stones (UC) as the dependent variable over the years 2007-2010.The Poisson generalized regression models (PGAMs) have been used in different progressive ways. The results of PGAMs (stage 1) adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors confirmed a significant correlation (p nonlinear models (DLNMs)-stage 2], expressed in terms of relative risk (RR) and cumulative relative risk (RRC), indicated a relative significant effect up to 15 lag days of lag (RR > 1), with a first peak after 5 days (lag ranges 0-1, 0-3, and 0-5) and a second weak peak observed along the 5-15 lag range days. The estimated RR for females was significant, mainly in the second and fourth age group considered (19-44 and >65 years): RR for total ED visits 1.27, confidence interval (CI) 1.11-1.46 (lag 0-5 days); RR 1.42, CI 1.01-2.01 (lag 0-10 days); and RR 1.35, CI 1.09-1.68 (lag 0-15 days). The research also indicated a moderate involvement of the thermal factor in the onset of RC caused by UC, exclusively in the female sex. Further studies will be necessary to confirm these results. PMID:24970114

  1. 杜冷丁与盐酸曲马多治疗肾绞痛的疗效对比观察%Dolantin tramadol hydrochloride and the treatment of renal colic compared to observe the effect

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    麦海棠

    2009-01-01

    目的 观察杜冷丁和盐酸曲马多对肾绞痛的镇痛效果.方法 将84例肾绞痛患者随机分为杜冷丁组42例,盐酸曲马多组42例,分别给予杜冷丁和盐酸曲马多镇痛.采用VRSs-4和NRS分析两种药物后的镇痛效果,同时观察药物不良反应.结果 杜冷丁组镇痛效果和起效时间优于盐酸曲马多组(Prenal colic pain of the clinical results.Methods 84 cases of renal colic were randomly divided into groups of 42 cases of dolantin,tramadol hydrochloride group of 42 cases,respectively,to give dolantin and analgesic tramadol hydrochloride.Use VRSs-4 and NRS analysis of the two drugs after the analgesic effect of adverse drug reactions observed at the same time.Results Group dolantin analgesic effect and the onset time is better than tramadol hydrochloride group (Prenal colic have a therapeutic effect,the group is better than dolantin tramadol hydrochloride group,but should pay attention to their adverse reactions.

  2. 急诊腔内碎石治疗输尿管中、下段结石肾绞痛%Transureteroscopic Pneumatic Lithotripsy in the Emergent Treatment of Middee and Low Ureteral Stones with Renal Colic

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    王新江; 匡全美; 王孝武

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate transureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy in the emergent treatment of middle and low ureteral stones with renal colic. Methods A retrospective analysis was done on 32 cases of middle and low ureteral stones with renal colic, who received the emergent treatment of transureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy. Results 30 cases were fragmented successfully, the failure of inserting the ureteroscope in 2 cases were placed the double-J ureteral stent, the symptoms were eased or disappeared; 1 case was found the perforation of ureter, Urinary tract infection occurred in 1 case. Conclusion Emergent treatment of middle and low ureteral stones with renal colic by this method is safe, effective and less invasive, and could be the optimal treatment for the disease.%目的 探讨急诊气压弹道碎石治疗输尿管中、下段结石肾绞痛的效果.方法 对32例输尿管中、下段结石肾绞痛患者采用急诊气压弹道碎石治疗效果进行回顾性分析.结果 30例碎石成功,2例进镜失败,置双J管症状缓解或消失.术中发生输尿管穿孔1例,术后感染1例.结论 急诊气压弹道碎石术治疗输尿管中、下段结石成功率高、安全可靠,可作为输尿管中、下段结石肾绞痛的首选治疗方法.

  3. Clinical curative effect of dezocine combined with phloroglucin in the treatment of renal colic%地佐辛联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的临床效果

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    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the analgesic effect of dezocine combined with phloroglucin in the treatment of renal colic. Methods:120 cases of patients with renal colic were selected,they were randomly divided into the treatment group and the control group with 60 cases in each group,the treatment group was treated with dezocine injection combined with phloroglucin,the control group was treated with meperidine hydrochloride injection combined with anisodamine,we compared the analgesic effect and adverse reactions of the two groups.Results:In the treatment group,the symptoms were significantly improved,the analgesic effect and adverse reaction rate were superior to the control group(P<0.05).Conclusion:The clinical curative effect of dezocine combined with phloroglucin in the treatment of renal colic was good,adverse reactions were few.%目的:探讨地佐辛注射液联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛患者的效果。方法:收治肾绞痛患者120例,随机分成治疗组和对照组各60例,治疗组给予地佐辛注射液联合间苯三酚治疗,对照组给予哌替啶注射液联合山莨菪碱治疗,比较两组的镇痛效果及不良反应。结果:治疗组的症状显著改善,镇痛效果及不良反应发生率优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:地佐辛联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛镇痛效果好,不良反应少。

  4. Acute renal failure from rhabdomyolysis by heroin use: nursing approach

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Rhabdomyolysis is caused by muscle breakdown resulting in the release of myoglobin into the systemic circulation. Acute renal failure results from the nephrotoxicity of myoglobin. Heroin use is one of the causes of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Aim: The aim of this literature review was highlight the importance of early recognition and treatment by a nurse of acute renal failure from rhabdomyolysis after heroin. Method: The method followed in this review was based on retrospective studies and research, conducted during the period 2000-2012 and retracted from the international databases Medline, Pubmed, Cinahl and the Greek database Iatrotek on acute renal failure from rhabdomyolysis after heroin use. Key-words were used: acute renal failure, rhabdomyolysis, heroin, international guidelines, based-evidence nursing care. Results: The clinical presentation occurs with muscle pain, muscle weakness, and brown-redish urine. High values of CPK and myoglobin make the diagnosis. Toxicology tests confirm heroin use. For the treatment is required naloxone administration, the rapid hydration of the patient, alkalinization of urine, good diuresis, regulation of electrolyte disturbances and dialysis if necessary. Conclusions: Early recognition and treatment of acute renal failure from rhabdomyolysis after heroin use is vital for the survival of the patient. It is necessary to educate nurses on specific issues such as acute renal failure from rhabdomyolysis after heroin use and the implementation of protocols for the treatment and cure.

  5. 妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛的微创治疗%Minimally invasive treatment of ureteral calculi with period of refractory renal colic during pregnancy

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    卢文武; 张建育; 刘榕臻; 李毅宁; 王明镑; 洪传芳

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the safety and efifcacy of treatment of refractory renal colic due to ureteric calculi during pregnancy. Methods In our hospital in September 2009 to June 2014, clinical data of 18 pregnant women with refractory renal colic due to ureteric calculi in my hospital were collected and retrospectively analyzed.13 cases received intra-ureteral double-J cannula alone. 5 cases received intra-ureteral double-J cannula after ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy. Results Renal colic was relieved in 18 cases after operation. All the pregnant women had normal delivery and gave birth to healthy babies. Conclusion For pregnant women with refractory renal colic due to ureteric calculi, intra-ureteral cannula alone and intra-ureteral double-J cannula after ureteroscopic pneumatic lithotripsy treatment are safe and effective.%目的:探讨妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛的微创治疗的安全性及疗效。方法对我院2009年9月~2014年6月,共18例妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛的患者,进行回顾性分析。13例患者采用输尿管置管术,5例患者采用输尿管镜气压弹道碎石+输尿管置管术治疗。结果18例患者肾绞痛都得到有效缓解,均顺利生产,婴儿健康。结论对妊娠期输尿管结石并发顽固性肾绞痛患者采用输尿管置管术、输尿管镜气压弹道碎石+输尿管置管术等微创外科治疗技术,是安全有效的。

  6. Outpatient emergency treatment by ESWL for ureteral calculi with renal colic%门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛疗效分析

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    吕金东; 汤元杰; 张丽; 李书铃; 陶淑芬

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛的治疗效果.方法 回顾性分析2010年1月~2012年4月门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛的体外冲击波治疗的效果.结果 经1次碎石后肾绞痛缓解者715例(89.4%),经1次治疗后结石排净者660例(82.5%),经2~5次治疗后结石排净者126例(15.8%),结石总排净率为98.3%.失败14例,失败者均转入外科行肾镜输尿管镜或手术治疗.结论 门诊急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛效果满意,是治疗输尿管结石伴肾绞痛的首选治疗手段.%OBJECTIVE To investigate outpatient emergency treatment by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for ureteral calculi with renal colic. METHODS A retrospective analysis was made on the effect of outpatient emergency treatment by ESWL for ureteral calculi with renal colic from January, 2010 to April, 2012. RESULTS After one time of ESWL, the o-dynolysis rate and lithecbole rate were 89.4% and 82.5% respectively. The lithecbole rate after 2-5 times of ESWL was 15.8%, and the total lithecbole rate was 98.3%. 14 cases were failed, and were transferred to urinary surgery to do examins by nephro-scope or ureteroscope surgical treatment or surgical operation. CONCLUSION Outpatient emergency treatment by ESWL for ureteral calculi with renal colic is very effective, and can be the first choice for the treatment of ureteral calculi with renal colic.

  7. Efficacy of Nifedipine in the treatment of renal colic:Observation on 42 cases%硝苯地平治疗肾输尿管绞痛42例疗效观察

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    常莉; 董芸; 陈锋

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical and side effect of Nifedipine in the treatment of renal colic. Methods Forty-two cases of renal or ureteral colic were randomized into two groups;one was treated with Nifedipine and the other with Atropine and Pethidine. The two groups were compared in the efficacy and side effects for renal or ureteral colic. Results The effective rate and total effective rate of the two groups were not significantly different (P > 0.05).The incidences of side effects such as lethargy, headache, dry mouth, palpitation in the Nifedipine group were lower than those in the other group (P < 0. 05) . Conclusion Nifedipine is effective,fast and safe in relieving renal and ureteral colic,and has fewer side effects.%目的 观察硝苯地平治疗肾绞痛的疗效和不良反应.方法 肾或输尿管绞痛患者42例分为硝苯地平组(n=22)和阿托品加盐酸哌替啶组(n=20),观察比较硝苯地平和阿托品加盐酸哌替啶缓解肾、输尿管绞痛的效果及不良反应.结果 两组显效率和总有效率比较差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);硝苯地平组出现嗜睡、头痛、口干、心悸等不良反应均低于阿托品联用盐酸哌替啶组(P<0.05).结论 硝苯地平有较强的缓解肾、输尿管绞痛的作用,且见效快、安全性较高、不良反应少.

  8. The Treatment of 28 Renal Colic Patients by Transfusing a Saline Drip in AShi Points%肾周阿是穴注射生理盐水治疗肾绞痛28例

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    何国华; 赵志亮

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effect of saline drips in AShi points peripheral kidney on the treatment of renal colic. Methods:The 56 cases of renal colic randomized into treatment and control groups with 28 cases in each. Both groups administered such conventional medicines for renal colic as nonsteroidal anti-inflamma-tory drugs, opioid analgesics as well as spasmolytics, the observation group were injected saline drips in AShi points around kidney. Results:The time for pain relieving and disappearing in the observation group was shorter than those in the control group, the differences in comparison of the time between two groups were significant (P<0.05);the differences in the comparison between the total effective rates of 96.43%in the observation group and 85.71%in the control group were obvious (P<0.05). Conclusion:The saline drips in AShi pionts are significantly effective in cur-ing renal colic and faster in stopping its pain.%目的:观察肾周阿是穴穴位注射生理盐水治疗肾绞痛的临床疗效。方法:将56例肾绞痛患者随机分为治疗组、对照组各28例。2组均给予非甾体类镇痛抗炎药、阿片类镇痛药及解痉药等肾绞痛常规治疗;观察组同时采用生理盐水肾周阿是穴穴位注射治疗。结果:疼痛缓解时间、疼痛消失时间观察组均短于对照组,2组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。总有效率观察组为96.43%,对照组为85.71%,2组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:肾周阿是穴穴位注射生理盐水治疗肾绞痛临床疗效显著,可较快缓解肾绞痛。

  9. Acute renal failure in premature neonates

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    Doronjski Aleksandra

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Hemodynamic stress is the leading cause of acute renal failure (ARF in premature neonates. Incidence of ARF in this population is between 8 and 24%. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of presence of ARF in premature neonates, as well as its impact on their survival. Methods. A retrospective study of 114 premature neonates [(gestational age, GA less than 37 gestation weeks (gw] admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU at the Pediatric Clinic, Institute of Child and Youth Healthcare of Vojvodina in 2007 was conducted. Serum creatinine, urea and bilirubine were determined on the 3rd day of life in 65 newborns who met inclusion criteria. ARF was diagnosed in 16 newborns (n=16/65; 25%. Results. The premature neonates with ARF had significantly lower GA [<28 gw - 8/16 (50% vs. 5/49 (10%; p < 0.05], birth weight (BW (1 265 g vs. 1615 g; p < 0.05 and systolic blood pressure (43.37 mm Hg vs. 52.7 mmHg; p < 0.05 than ones without ARF. Non-olyguric ARF was diagnosed in 62% of newborns with ARF (n=10/16, while the rest had the olyguric type (n = 6/16; 38%. Twenty-five percent of premature neonates with ARF (n = 4/16 died in contrast to 10% of premature neonates without ARF (n = 5/49. ARF was treated conservatively in all but 3 cases when peritoneal dialysis was performed. Renal function has recovered completely in all of the survivors. In order to determine their predictivity in relation to ARF, following parameters were analyzed: GA, BW < 1 500 g, presence of concomitant sepsis and intracranial hemorrhage grade III/IV. BW < 1 500 g demonstrated the highest sensitivity (se 0.75, while GA < 28 gw, sepsis and intracranial hemorrhage grade III/IV showed high specificity (sp = 0.90, 0.89 0.88, respectively. Conclusion. Acute renal failure frequently occurs in population of premature neonates and requires meticulous fluid and electrolyte balance, especially in the case of low birth weight and extreme immaturity.

  10. Inconsequence of membrane choice in acute renal failure?

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    Mujais, S K; Ivanavich, P

    1996-05-01

    The choice of hemodialysis membrane in acute renal failure has caused a heated debate, principally because of the dogmatism with which the results of preliminary clinical studies have been translated into prescription dictum. The issue, however, is not merely the limitations of these two studies, but rather the shift in emphasis they may have engendered in the approach to dialytic therapy in acute renal failure. Dogmatism based on limited or flawed data does not serve the interests of our patients, and the issue of hemodialysis in acute renal failure is far more complex than the exaggerated importance of membrane choice. PMID:8725627

  11. Acute renal infarction: an unusual cause of abdominal pain.

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    Javaid, Muhammad M; Butt, Mohammed A; Syed, Yadullah; Carr, Patrick

    2009-01-01

    Acute renal infarction is an uncommon and under-diagnosed disease. Its clinical presentation is nonspecific and often mimics other more common disease entities. The diagnosis is usually missed or delayed, which frequently results in irreversible renal parenchyma damage. High index of suspicion is required for early diagnosis, as timely intervention may prevent loss of kidney function. We report a case of acute renal infarction following coronary angiography in a patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who initially presented with acute abdominal pain mimicking appendicitis.

  12. Renal Biopsy Findings in Acute Renal Failure in the Cohort of Patients in the Spanish Registry of Glomerulonephritis

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    López-Gómez, Juan M.; Rivera, Francisco

    2008-01-01

    Background and objectives: Renal biopsy in acute renal failure of unknown origin provides irreplaceable information for diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. This study analyzed the frequency and clinicopathologic correlations of renal native biopsied acute renal failure in Spain during the period 1994 through 2006.

  13. Acute Renal Failure in Liver Transplant Patients: Indian Study

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    Naik, Pradeep; Premsagar, B.; Mallikarjuna, M.

    2013-01-01

    The acute renal failure is the frequent medical complication observed in liver transplant patients. The objective of this study was to determine the cause of acute renal failure in post liver transplant patients. A total of 70 patients who underwent (cadaveric 52, live 18) liver transplantation were categorized based on clinical presentation into two groups, namely hepatorenal failure (HRF, n = 29), and Hepatic failure (HF, n = 41). All the patients after the liver transplant had received tac...

  14. Post-renal acute renal failure due to a huge bladder stone.

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    Celik, Orcun; Suelozgen, Tufan; Budak, Salih; Ilbey, Yusuf Ozlem

    2014-06-30

    A 63-year old male was referred to our emergency unit due to acute renal failure. The level of serum renal function tests levels, blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine, were 63 mmol/L/848 μmol/L. CT (Computarised Tomography) scan showed a huge bladder stone (5 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm) with increased bladder wall thickness. Post-renal acute renal failure due to bilateral ureterohydronephrosis was diagnosed. The huge bladder stone was considered to be the cause of ureterohydronephrosis and renal failure. The patient was catheterised and received haemodialysis immediately. He received haemodialysis four times during ten days of hospitalization and the level of serum renal function tests levels (BUN/ creatinine) decreased 18 mmol/L/123 μmol/L. After improvement of renal function, we performed cystoscopy that demonstrated normal prostatic urethra and bladder neck and bilaterally normal ureteral orifices. Bladder wall was roughly trabeculated and Bladder outlet was completely obstructed by a huge bladder stone. After cystoscopy open, cystolithotomy was performed to remove calcium phosphate and magnesium ammonium phosphate stone weighing 200 g removed. Four days after operation the patient was discharged uneventfully and urethral catheter was removed on the seventh day. Post-renal acute renal failure due to large bladder stones is rare in literature. According to the our knowledge; early diagnosis of the stone avoid growth to large size and prevent renal failure.

  15. Hepatocyte Growth Factor Prevents Acute Renal Failure of Accelerates Renal Regeneration in mice

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    Kawaida, Kouichi; Matsumoto, Kunio; Shimazu, Hisaaki; Nakamura, Toshikazu

    1994-05-01

    Although acute renal failure is encountered with administration of nephrotoxic drugs, ischemia, or unilateral nephrectomy, there has been no effective drug which can be used in case of acute renal failure. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a potent hepatotropic factor for liver regeneration and is known to have mitogenic, motogenic, and morphogenic activities for various epithelial cells, including renal tubular cells. Intravenous injection of recombinant human HGF into mice remarkably suppressed increases in blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine caused by administration of cisplatin, a widely used antitumor drug, or HgCl_2, thereby indicating that HGF strongly prevented the onset of acute renal dysfunction. Moreover, exogenous HGF stimulated DNA synthesis of renal tubular cells after renal injuries caused by HgCl_2 administration and unilateral nephrectomy and induced reconstruction of the normal renal tissue structure in vivo. Taken together with our previous finding that expression of HGF was rapidly induced after renal injuries, these results allow us to conclude that HGF may be the long-sought renotropic factor for renal regeneration and may prove to be effective treatment for patients with renal dysfunction, especially that caused by cisplatin.

  16. Systemic sarcoidosis complicated of acute renal failure: about 12 cases.

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    Mahfoudhi, Madiha; Mamlouk, Habiba; Turki, Sami; Kheder, Adel

    2015-01-01

    The sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatosis affecting most frequently the lungs and the mediastinum. An acute renal failure reveals exceptionally this disease. It's a retrospective study implicating 12 cases of sarcoidosis complicated of acute renal failure. The aim of this study is to determine epidemiological, clinical, biological and histological profile in these cases and then to indicate the interest to consider the diagnosis of sarcoidosis in cases of unexplained renal failure. Extra-renal complications, therapeutic modalities and the outcome were determined in all patients. Our series involved 12 women with an average age of 40 years. Biological investigations showed an abnormal normocalcemia in 7 cases, a hypercalcemia in 5 cases, a hypercalciuria in 10 cases and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia in 7 cases. An acute renal failure was found in all patients with a median creatinin of 520 umol/L. For all patients, the renal echography was normal however, the kidney biopsy showed tubulo-interstitial nephritis. The extra-renal signs highlighting pulmonary interstitial syndrome in 5 cases, a sicca syndrome in 4 cases, mediastinal lymph nodes in 2 cases, a lymphocytic alveolitis in 3 cases, an anterior granulomatous uveitis in 2 cases and a polyarthritis in 5 cases. Five patients benefited of hemodialysis. The treatment consisted of corticosteroid in all cases. The follow up was marked by complete resolution of clinical and biological signs. The diagnosis of renal sarcoidosis must be done quickly to prevent renal failure.

  17. The diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced CT in Acute bilateral renal cortical necrosis: a case report

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    Choi, Pil Youb; Lee, Su Han; Lee, Woo Dong [Masan Samsung General Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-11-01

    Acute renal cortical necrosis in which there is destruction of the renal cortex and sparing of the renal medulla, is a relatively rare cause of acute renal failure. A definitive diagnosis of acute renal cortical necrosis is based on renal biopsy, but on CT(computed tomography) the rather specific contrast-enhanced appearance of acute renal cortical necrosis has been described. As renal biopsy is not available, contrast-enhanced CT is a useful, noninvasive investigate modality for the early diagnosis of acute renal cortical necrosis. We report the characteristic CT findings of acute renal cortical necrosis in a patient with acute renal failure following an operation for abdominal trauma.

  18. 马来酸桂哌齐特治疗肾绞痛的临床疗效及安全性评价%Clinical efficacy and safety evaluation of cinepazide maleate in the treatment of renal colic

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    冯宇鹏; 叶向东; 连学雄; 李立; 李峰; 赵仕佳; 廖耀军; 吴文正

    2015-01-01

    目的:评价马来酸桂哌齐特治疗肾绞痛的临床疗效及安全性。方法将76例肾绞痛患者随机分成对照组36例和试验组40例。对照组予以肌内注射氯诺昔康8 mg+黄体酮40 mg,qd;试验组在对照组的基础上,加用静脉滴注马来酸桂哌齐特320 mg+10%葡萄糖注射液500 mL,糖尿病患者改为0.9%氯化钠500 mL,qd。观察患者6 h内疼痛缓解程度、是否复发和不良反应发生率。结果试验组有效率和显效率分别为100.00%和92.50%显著高于对照组88.89%和69.40%( P<0.05)。6 h内试验组肾绞痛再发率为0显著低于对照组再发率13.89%( P <0.05)。2组均未见明显的药物相关性不良反应。结论马来酸桂哌齐特能够明显缓解肾绞痛,降低再发率,且无明显不良反应,值得临床推荐。%Objective To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of cine-pazide maleate in the treatment of renal colic .Methods Seventy -six patients of renal colic were randomly divided into 2 groups.The control group(36 patients) received lornoxicam 8 mg and progesterone 40 mg by intramuscular injection qd.The treatment group ( 40 patients ) received cinepazide maleate 320 mg by intravenous drip qd additionally.The de-gree of pain relief , recurrence and incidence of adverse reactions were observed in 6 h.Results The efficiency and significant efficiency of the treatment group were 100.00%and 92.50%.In contrast , the efficiency and significant efficiency of the control group were 88.89%and 69.44%respectively and the differences were statistically significant .Within 6 hours of treatment, treatment group recurrent rate of renal colic (0), was lower than that of control group ( 13.89%) .The two groups were no obvious adverse reaction of drug associated .Conclusion Cinepazide maleate could obviously relieve renal colic , reduce the recurrence rate , and not lead to significant adverse reactions .So, cinepazide maleate is a new choice

  19. Acute Renal Replacement Therapy in Pediatrics

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    Rajit K. Basu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute kidney injury (AKI independently increases morbidity and mortality in children admitted to the hospital. Renal replacement therapy (RRT is an essential therapy in the setting of AKI and fluid overload. The decision to initiate RRT is complex and often complicated by concerns related to patient hemodynamic and thermodynamic instability. The choice of which RRT modality to use depends on numerous criteria that are both patient and treatment center specific. Surprisingly, despite decades of use, no randomized, controlled trial study involving RRT in pediatrics has been performed. Because of these factors, clear-cut consensus is lacking regarding key questions surrounding RRT delivery. In this paper, we will summarize existing data concerning RRT use in children. We discuss the major modalities and the data-driven specifics of each, followed by controversies in RRT. As no standard of care is in widespread use for RRT in AKI or in multiorgan disease, we conclude in this paper that prospective studies of RRT are needed to identify best practice guidelines.

  20. Acute Rejection after Human Renal Transplantation

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    Ana Roussoulières

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Genes involved in acute rejection (AR after organ transplantation remain to be further elucidated. In a previous work we have demonstrated the under-expression of VE-Cadherin by endothelial cells (EC in AR following murine and human heart transplantation. Serial sections from 15 human kidney Banff-graded transplant biopsies were examined for the presence of VE-Cadherin and CD34 staining by immunohistochemistry (no AR (n=5, AR grade IA (n=5, or AR grade IIA (n=5. Quantification of peritubular EC staining were evaluated and results were expressed by the percentage of stained cells per surface analysed. There was no difference in CD34 staining between the 3 groups. VE-Cadherin expression was significantly reduced in AR Grade IIA when compared to no AR (P=.01 and to AR grade IA (P=.02. This study demonstrates a reduced VE-Cadherin expression by EC in AR after renal transplantation. The down-regulation of VE-Cadherin may strongly participate in human AR.

  1. [Acute renal failure caused by phenazopyridine].

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    Vega, Jorge

    2003-05-01

    A 27 years old woman was admitted due to abdominal cramps, jaundice and oligoanuria, starting 48 hours after eating Chinese food. Hepatic biochemical tests, abdominal ultrasound and retrograde pyelography were normal. The urine was intensely orange colored and microscopic analysis was normal. The serum creatinine and urea nitrogen on admission were 4.59 and 42.5 mg/dl and rose to 13.5 and 72.4 mg/dl, respectively, at the 6th hospital day. Oliguria lasted only 48 hours. Dialysis was not used, since the patient was in good general condition and uremic symptoms were absent. On the 7th day, azotemia began to subside and at the 14th day, serum creatinine was 1.0 mg/dl. Before hospital discharge, she confessed the ingestion of 2.000 mg of phenazopyridine, during a nervous breakdown, aiming to sleep deeply. Remarkable was the persistence of the orange color of her urine during several days and the dissociation between the rate of increase of serum creatinine with respect to urea nitrogen. This is an unusual case of acute renal failure caused by an overdose of a drug, commonly prescribed for urinary tract infections. PMID:12879816

  2. INTERMEDIATE SYNDROME: A TYPICAL PATTERN OF PRE-RENAL ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN THE ELDERLY

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    Greloni G; Algranati L; Pidoux R; Reynaldi J; Musso CG; Luque K,

    2004-01-01

    Acute renal failure is a frequent entity in the elderly. This is due on one hand to the structural and physiological changes of the aged kidney, and on the other hand to the exposure of this population to polypharmacy and their reduced capability to metabolize drugs. In the present report we present a case of a seventy year-old woman who developed acute renal failure secondary to severe dehydration with a clinical and laboratory pattern of intermediate syndrome: laboratory results compatib...

  3. Lipopolysaccharide-induced acute renal failure in conscious rats

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    Jonassen, Thomas E N; Graebe, Martin; Promeneur, Dominique;

    2002-01-01

    In conscious, chronically instrumented rats we examined 1) renal tubular functional changes involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute renal failure; 2) the effects of LPS on the expression of selected renal tubular water and sodium transporters; and 3) effects of milrinone......, a phosphodiesterase type 3 (PDE3) inhibitor, and Ro-20-1724, a PDE4 inhibitor, on LPS-induced changes in renal function. Intravenous infusion of LPS (4 mg/kg b.wt. over 1 h) caused an immediate decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and proximal tubular outflow without changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP......-alpha and lactate, inhibited the LPS-induced tachycardia, and exacerbated the acute LPS-induced fall in GFR. Furthermore, Ro-20-1724-treated rats were unable to maintain MAP. We conclude 1) PDE3 or PDE4 inhibition exacerbates LPS-induced renal failure in conscious rats; and 2) LPS treated rats develop an escape...

  4. Acute scrotal pain: an uncommon manifestation of renal vein thrombosis.

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    Jou, Yeong-Chin; Jong, Ing-Chin; Hsieh, Ying-Chen; Kang, Chun-Hsiung

    2014-03-01

    The clinical manifestation of renal vein thrombosis varies with the speed and degree of venous occlusion. Such patients may be asymptomatic, have minor nonspecific symptoms such as nausea or weakness, or have more specific symptoms such as upper abdominal pain, flank pain, or hematuria. Acute scrotal pain is a very uncommon clinical expression of renal vein thrombosis. Here, we report a case of membranous glomerulonephritis-induced renal vein thrombosis presented with the symptom of acute scrotal pain caused by thrombosis-induced varicocele. This case report suggests that renal vein thrombosis should be considered in the diagnosis of acute scrotal pain; it also emphasizes that an investigation of retroperitoneum should be performed for adult patients with the sudden onset of varicocele.

  5. Nebulized Pentamidine-Induced Acute Renal Allograft Dysfunction

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    Siddhesh Prabhavalkar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute kidney injury (AKI is a recognised complication of intravenous pentamidine therapy. A direct nephrotoxic effect leading to acute tubular necrosis has been postulated. We report a case of severe renal allograft dysfunction due to nebulised pentamidine. The patient presented with repeated episodes of AKI without obvious cause and acute tubular necrosis only on renal histology. Nebulised pentamidine was used monthly as prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, and administration preceded the creatinine rise on each occasion. Graft function stabilised following discontinuation of the drug. This is the first report of nebulized pentamidine-induced reversible nephrotoxicity in a kidney allograft. This diagnosis should be considered in a case of unexplained acute renal allograft dysfunction.

  6. Acute renal failure and severe thrombocytopenia associated with metamizole

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    Maria Dolores Redondo-Pachon

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Metamizole or dipyrone is a pyrazolone derivative that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Its main side-effect is hematological toxicity. Thrombocytopenia due to metamizole is rare and is usually associated with the involvement of the two other blood series. Drug-induced thrombocytopenia is more frequently related to immune mechanisms, and the diag-nosis is still largely made by exclusion of other causes and by correlation of timing of thrombocytopenia with the administration of drug. Metamizole may cause acute renal failure due to hemodynamic renal failure/acute tubular necrosis and/or acute tubulointerstitial nephritis. We report a case of acute renal failure and severe thrombocytopenia after metamizole. As far as we know, this combination of adverse effects from this drug has not been reported previously.

  7. Clostridium difficile causing acute renal failure: Case presentation and review

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    Jasmin Arrich; Gottfried H. Sodeck; Gürkan Seng(o)lge; Christoforos Konnaris; Marcus Müllner; Anton N. Laggner; Hans Domanovits

    2005-01-01

    AIM: Clostridium difficile infection is primarily a nosocomial infection but asymptomatic carriers of Clostridium difficile can be found in up to 5% of the general population.Ampicillin, cephalosporins and clindamycin are the antibiotics that are most frequently associated with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea or colitis. Little is known about acute renal failure as a consequence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.METHODS: In this case report, we describe the course of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in an 82-yearold patient developing acute renal failure. Stopping the offending agent and symptomatic therapy brought a rapid improvement of diarrhea and acute renal failure, full recovery was gained 18 d after admission. In a systematic review we looked for links between the two conditions.RESULTS: The link between Clostridium difficilr-associated diarrhea and acute renal failure in our patient was most likely volume depletion. However, in experimental studies a direct influence of Clostridium difficile toxins on renal duct cells could be shown.CONCLUSION: Rapid diagnosis, nonspecific supportive treatment and specific antibiotic treatment, especially in the elderly, may lower excess mortality Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and renal failure being possible complications.

  8. 吲哚美辛栓剂联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的效果观察及护理%Observation of the therapeutic efficacy and nursing of indomethacin suppository with phloroglucinol in the treatment of renal colic

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    王从容; 张小马

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨吲哚美辛栓剂联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的疗效,以便更好地护理肾绞痛患者.方法 通过对102例不同年龄段的肾绞痛患者,应用吲哚美辛栓剂联合间苯三酚治疗后,观察分析疼痛缓解时间与疗效.结果 疼痛缓解时间为30 min内显效的患者64例占(63%),30~60min内有效的27例(26%),60min后无效的11例(11%).结论 吲哚美辛栓剂联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛,疼痛缓解时间快、持久、不良反应少,效果好,减少了患者痛苦,值得临床上推广应用.%Objective To study the therapeutic effectiveness of indomethacin suppository with phloroglucinol in the treatment of renal colic and the experience of nursing in renal colic patients. Methods The therapeutic effectiveness and pain relief time were retrospectively analyzed inl02 patients with renal colic by the treatment of indomethacin suppository with phloroglucinol. Results There were 64 ( 63% ) patients with marked effectiveness with pain relief within 30 min, 27 (26%) patients with effectiveness with pain relief within 30 ~60 min and 11 ( 11% ) cases with no effect in treatment group; and the total effective rate was 89%. Conclusion Combination of indomethacin suppository with phloroglucinol has definite effect on the treatment of renal colic. Indomethacin and phloroglucinol are safe and convenient for treating renal colic, and have powerful effectiveness and pain relief with no obvious side - effect.

  9. 黄体酮联用美洛昔康治疗肾绞痛疗效观察%The curative effect of Progesterone combined with meloxicam in treating renal colic

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    陈杰翔; 李利

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the curative effect and security of progesterone combined with meloxicam on renal colic.Methods 84 patients,who were clinically diagnosed as renal colic,were randomly divided into observation group and control group.The patients in observation group received Progesterone 40mg and meloxieaml5mg (im),while the patients in control group received atropine 0.5mg (im).The therapeutic effect,replace rate and side effects in both groups were observed.Results The total effective rate in observation group was 90.48%,which was 73.81% in control group,there was obvious difference between two groups(P<0.05).And the replace rate and side effects was lower in observation group than in control group(P<0.05).Conclusion The efficacy of progesterone combined with meloxicam in the treatment of renal colic is better than atropine,furthermore,with lower replace rate,few side effects,which is worth application extensively in clinic.%目的 观察黄体酮联合美洛昔康治疗肾绞痛的疗效和安全性.方法 选择临床确诊的84例急性肾绞痛患者,随机分为观察组及时照组各42例,观察组予以黄体酮40mg及美洛昔康15mg肌肉注射,对照组予以阿托品0.5mg肌肉注射,比较两组的疗效、复发率及不良反应.结果 观察组总有效率90.48%,对照组总有效率73.81%,两组疗效有明显差异(P<0.05),且复发率及不良反应发生率观察组也均明显低于对照组(P<0.05).结论 黄体酮联合美洛昔康治疗肾绞痛疗效确切,且复发率低,不良反应少,值得临床推广应用.

  10. Effect of ketorolac tromethamine and anisodamine in treatment of renal colic%酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合山莨菪碱治疗肾绞痛的疗效观察

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    王剑; 吕广欣; 聂屾; 杨龙; 冯加彬; 刘东明

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合山莨菪碱治疗肾绞痛的疗效。方法选取2011—2013年沧州市中心医院急诊科收治的肾绞痛患者457例,随机分为治疗组(228例)与对照组(229例)。治疗组患者予以酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合山莨菪碱治疗,对照组患者予以盐酸哌替啶联合山莨菪碱治疗。观察两组患者临床疗效及不良反应(如恶心、呕吐、头晕、尿潴留、低血压、过敏等)发生情况。结果两组患者总有效率比较,差异无统计学意义( P >0.05);治疗组患者不良反应发生率低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P <0.05)。结论酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合山莨菪碱治疗肾绞痛的疗效显著,且不良反应少,安全性高。%Objective To explore the effect of ketorolac tromethamine and anisodamin in treatment of renal colic. Methods A total of 457 patients with renal colic were selected in Cangzhou Central Hospital from 2011 to 2013,they were ran-domly divided into treatment group(228 cases)and control group(229 cases). Traetment group was treated with ketorolac tromethamine and anisodamine,control group was treated with pethidine hydrochloride and anisodamine. Clinical effect and ad-verse reactions( such as nausea,vomiting,dizziness,urinary retention,low blood pressure,allergies) between the two groups were compared. Results The total effective rate showed no significant differences between the two groups(P > 0. 05), the adverse reactions rate of treatment group was lower than that of control group( P < 0. 05). Conclusion Ketorolac tromethamine and anisodamine has notable curative effect in the treatment of renal colic,has less adverse reactions and high safety.

  11. Curative effect observation on combined using of nefopam and atropine to treat renal colic%平痛新联合阿托品用于肾绞痛镇痛的效果观察

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    姜霖; 韩凤东; 赵英男

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察平痛新联合阿托品对肾绞痛镇痛的效果.方法 对临床确诊的257例由泌尿系结石所引起急性肾绞痛患者随机分组,131例为观察组,应用平痛新联合阿托品肌注;126例为对照组,应用哌替啶联合阿托品肌注.对比观察两组止痛效果及副作用.结果 观察组总有效率为90.9%,对照组总有效率为92.9%,两组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).而观察组复发率低,副作用小.结论 平痛新联合阿托品对泌尿系结石所致肾绞痛镇痛效果与哌替啶联合阿托品的镇痛效果无明显差别,且复发率低,副作用少,无成瘾性.%Objective To observe the analgesic effect of combined using of nefopam and atropine on renal colic. Methods 257 confirmed patients who suffered renal colic caused by urinary stone were divided into two groups; 131 for observation group who were jointly used nefopam and atropine and 126 for control group who were jointly used pethidine and atropine. The effect of relieving pain and side effect were observed and compared between the two groups. Results The total effective rate of the observation group is 90. 9% and the control group is 92. 9% . The difference between two groups showed no statistical significance( P > 0. 05 ) . However the recurrence rate and side effete of the observation group are lower than the control group. Conclusion It is no significant difference between the observation group and the control group to treat renal colic caused by urinary stone and it is worthy of using for clinic patients because of its lower recurrence rate and addiction.

  12. 双氯芬酸钠联合黄体酮治疗肾绞痛疗效观察%The treatment effect of diclofenac sodium plus progesteroneon renal colic caused by urinary stone

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    罗新英

    2012-01-01

    目的观察双氯芬酸钠联合黄体酮治疗泌尿系统结石引起的肾绞痛的疗效。方法将泌尿系统结石引起的肾绞痛的患者随机分成观察组和对照组。观察组采用双氯芬酸钠注射液50mg,肌注及黄体酮注射液40mg,肌注。对照组采用哌替啶注射液75mg,肌注。观察用药后60min时的疗效。结果观察组和对照组的显效率和总有效率分别为58.6%,96.6%和57.5%,95.4%,观察组疗效略高于对照组,但无统计学差异,P〉0.05。结论双氯芬酸钠联合黄体酮治疗泌尿系统结石引起的肾绞痛疗效好,且无成隐性,值得临床推广。%Objective To observe the treatment effect of diclofenac sodium plus progesterone on renal colic caused by urinary stone. Method 174 patients suffering from renal colic caused by urinary stone were randomly put into two groups, the trial and the control group. The former received an intramuscular injection of 50 mg diclofenac and 40 mg.progesterone while the latter, of 75 mg pethidine. The effect was examined in 45 minutes. Result The curative effect of the trial group whose effectual and effective rate are 58.6% and 96.6% than that of the control whose effectual and effective rate are 57. 5% and 95. 40% .The curative effect shows no statistical significance with P〉0. 05. Conclusion Diclofenac sodium plus progesterone has a good effect on renal colic caused by urinary stone and does not cause any addict. It is worth generalizing and using in clinical treatment.

  13. Clinical Effects of Dezocine Combined with Pholroglucinol on Renal Colic caused by Calculus%地佐辛与间苯三酚合用治疗结石性肾绞痛疗效分析

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    左娅

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical effects of dezocine combined with pholroglucinol on renal colic caused by calculus.METHODS 178 cases of renal colic patients were divided into experiment group ( n=94 ) and control group ( n=84 ).Experiment group:intramuscular dezocine 5 mg combined with intravenous pholro-glucinol 120mg.Control group: intramuscular demerol 50mg combined with intravenous anisodamine 10 mg.Spasmolysis effects ,analgesia effects and side effects in each group were observed.RESULTS There were no significant differences in total effective rate which were 91.5%,89.3%in experiment group and control respectively ( P>0.05 ) ,and statistically significant differences in the incidences of side effects which were 22.3%and 47.6%in experiment group and control respectively ( P<0.05 ).CONCLUSION There are remarkable clinical effects and low incidence of side effect of dezocine combined with benzene three phenol on renal colic caused by calculus .%目的:观察地佐辛与间苯三酚合用治疗结石性肾绞痛临床疗效。方法肾绞痛患者178例,分为两组。实验组94例,组肌注地佐辛5mg,静脉滴注间苯三酚120mg;对照组84例,肌注杜冷丁50mg,静滴山莨菪碱10mg;观察解痉、镇痛效果及其不良反应。结果实验组和对照组总有效率分别为91.5%、89.3%,组间无显著性差异( P>0.05);实验组、对照组6 h内疼痛再发率分别为13.8%、33.3%,组间有显著性差异(P<0.05);实验组和对照组的不良反应发生率分别为22.3%、47.6%,组间有显著性差异(P<0.05)。结论地佐辛与间苯三酚合用治疗肾绞痛疗效好,不良反应少。

  14. Treatment for 160 Cases of Renal Colic with Dezocine Combined and Anisodamine%地佐辛联合山莨菪碱治疗肾绞痛160例

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    陈军; 罗睿

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察不同剂量地佐辛联合山莨菪碱治疗肾绞痛发作的临床效果.方法 肾绞痛患者160例,随机分为A、B两组各80例.A组采用地佐辛10 mg静脉入壶及山莨菪碱针剂10 mg静脉滴注;B组采用地佐辛5 mg静脉入壶及山莨菪碱针剂10 mg静脉滴注,用药后45 min进行疗效判断和不良反应比较.结果 A、B两组的显效率分别为85.0%,67.5%(P<0.05),总有效率分别为98.8%,97.5%(P>0.05).不良反应的发生少而且轻微.结论 地佐辛联合山莨菪碱治疗肾绞痛是安全有效的方法,地佐辛10 mg较5 mg能更快地解除患者的肾绞痛.%Objective To evaluate the efficacy of administering dezocine plus anisodamine for renal colic. Methods The total of 160 patients with renal colic were divided into two groups randomly. Patients in group A were given intravenously with 10 mg dezocine and 10 mg anisodamine; those in group B were instilled with 5 mg dezocine and 10 mg anisodamine. The curative effect and adverse reaction were recorded and compared between two groups. Results The efficacy in group A and B was 85.0% and 67. 5% , respectively, and total effective rate of which was 98. 8% and 97. 5% , respectively. The side effects were rarely occurred and mild. Conclusion Treatment of dezocine plus anisodamine for renal colic is a safe and effective way. Ten mg of dezocine may relieve the pain faster than 5 mg one.

  15. Differentiation between renal allograft rejection and acute tubular necrosis by renal scan

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    Delmonico, F.L.; McKusick, K.A.; Cosimi, A.B.; Russell, P.S.

    1977-04-01

    The usefulness of the renal scan in diagnosing technical complications in the transplant patient is well established. However, the ability of the renal scan to differentiate between acute rejection and acute tubular necrosis has remained uncertain. We have evaluated the effectiveness of the /sup 99m/Tc DTPA computer-derived time-activity curve of renal cortical perfusion, as well as data obtained from scintillation camera images, in making such diagnoses. Fifteen patients with a clinical diagnosis of either acute rejection or acute tubular necrosis, or both, were studied retrospectively. Technetium scan diagnoses did not agree with the clinical assessment in nine of the patients. Thus selection of a course of treatment should not be based on data obtained from the scan alone.

  16. Risk factors and outcomes of acute renal infarction

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    Yang, Jihyun; Lee, Jun Yong; Na, Young Ju; Lim, Sung Yoon; Kim, Myung-Gyu; Jo, Sang-Kyung; Cho, Wonyong

    2016-01-01

    Background Renal infarction (RI) is an uncommon disease that is difficult to diagnose. As little is known about clinical characteristics of this disease, we investigated its underlying risk factors and outcomes. Methods We performed a retrospective single-center study of 89 patients newly diagnosed with acute RI between January 2002 and March 2015 using imaging modalities. Clinical features, possible etiologies, and long-term renal outcome data were reviewed. Results The patients' mean age wa...

  17. Watershed Cerebral Infarction in a Patient with Acute Renal Failure

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    Ruya Ozelsancak

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure can cause neurologic manifestations such as mood swings, impaired concentration, tremor, stupor, coma, asterixis, dysarthria. Those findings can also be a sign of cerebral infarct. Here, we report a case of watershed cerebral infarction in a 70-year-old female patient with acute renal failure secondary to contrast administration and use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. Patient was evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging because of dysarthria. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed milimmetric acute ischemic lesion in the frontal and parietal deep white matter region of both cerebral hemisphere which clearly demonstrated watershed cerebral infarction affecting internal border zone. Her renal function returned to normal levels on fifth day of admission (BUN 32 mg/dl, creatinine 1.36 mg/dl and she was discharged. Dysarthria continued for 20 days.

  18. Obstetrical acute renal failure: a challenging medical complication

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    Acute renal failure (ARF) is a syndrome characterised by rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and retention of nitrogenous waste products such as urea and creatinine. The objective of this study was to study the prevalence, risk and outcome of women with obstetrical renal failure. Methods: This observational study was conducted in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan from October 2009 to September 2010. Thirty-five patients with obstetrical acute renal failure were included in the study, patients with chronic renal diseases, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and renal stones were excluded from the study. A detailed history was followed by thorough examination and investigation. Their clinical history, physical examination and intake/urine output was recorded. Routine laboratory investigations were done related to each case and specialised investigations like renal scan, renal ultrasonography and renal biopsies were performed in selected cases where recovery was delayed for more than 3 weeks. Results: Total numbers of admissions in obstetric ward were 3,285. Pregnancy related acute renal failure was found in 35 (1.065%) women. Age ranged from 18-40 years. Most of the women belonged to age group 30-35. Out of 35 women 31.42% had postpartum haemorrhage. Ante partum haemorrhage was found in 25.71%, Eclampsia in 17.14%, DIC in 14.28%, and sepsis in 11.42%. Anuria was observed in 25 patients, remaining presented with oliguria (28.57%). Haemodialysis was done in 75% of patients, others were managed conservatively. Complete recovery was observed in 53% cases. Maternal mortality was 25.71% and foetal mortality was 22.85%. Conclusion: Pregnancy related ARF is one of the most common causes of ARF, it is a dangerous complication of pregnancy which carries very high mortality and morbidity. (author)

  19. Strongylus vulgaris and colic

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    , warmblooded, coldblooded), age, gender, and admitted in the same month and year, but for problems unrelated to the gastrointestinal tract. Serum samples were analyzed for antibodies to migrating S. vulgaris larvae using a recently developed ELISA. Three case definitions were used; colic sensu latum (n=274...... result should be interpreted as exposure to the parasite within the preceding five months. Nonetheless, the ELISA may be helpful in evaluating the more severe colic categories involving infarctions in the abdominal cavity....

  20. The US color Doppler in acute renal failure.

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    Nori, G; Granata, A; Leonardi, G; Sicurezza, E; Spata, C

    2004-12-01

    Imaging techniques, especially ultrasonography and Doppler, can give an effective assistance in the differential diagnosis of acute renal failure (ARF). An resistance Index (RI) value >0.75 is reported as optimal in attempting differential diagnosis between acute tubular necrosis (ANT) and prerenal ARF. In hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) RIs is very increased. In some renal vasculitis, as nodose panarteritis (PN), hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), parenchymal perfusion is reduced and RI increased. In lupus nephritis the RI values are correlated with creatinine level and normal RI are considered as a good prognostic tool. In acute primitive or secondary glomerulonephritis (GN), RI value is normal, with diffuse parenchymal hypervascularization. In acute crescentic and proliferative GN and tubulo-interstitial disease, color Doppler (CD) and power Doppler (PD) reveal a decreased renal parenchymal perfusion, which correlates with increased RI values. In acute thrombosis of renal artery, US color Doppler (DUS) reveals either an absence of Doppler signal or a tardus-parvus pulse distal to the vascular obstruction. In this situation it is possible to visualize hyperthropic perforating vessels that redirect their flow from the capsular plexus to the renal parenchyma. In acute thrombosis of the renal vein Doppler analysis of parenchymal vessels reveals remarkable RI values, sometimes with reversed diastolic flow. In postrenal ARF an adjunct to the differentiation between obstruction and non obstructive dilatation can be found through RIs. Diagnostic criteria of obstruction as reported by literature are: RI>0.70 in the obstructed kidney and, mostly, a difference in RI between the 2 kidneys >0.06-0.1.

  1. Unilateral Hydronephrosis and Renal Damage after Acute Leukemia

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    Egle Simanauskiene

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 14-year-old boy presented with asymptomatic right hydronephrosis detected on routine yearly ultrasound examination. Previously, he had at least two normal renal ultrasonograms, 4 years after remission of acute myeloblastic leukemia, treated by AML-BFM-93 protocol. A function of the right kidney and no damage on the left was confirmed by a DMSA scan. Right retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy revealed 3 renal arteries with the lower pole artery lying on the pelviureteric junction. Histologically chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis was detected. In the pathogenesis of this severe unilateral renal damage, we suspect the exacerbation of deleterious effects of cytostatic therapy on kidneys with intermittent hydronephrosis.

  2. Acute renal failure in patients with tumour lysis sindrome

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, et al., as well as solid tumours (renal, liver, lung, ovarian, etc., can lead to acute or chronic renal failure. The most common clinical manifestation is acute renal failure within the tumour lysis syndrome (TLS. It is characterized by specific laboratory and clinical criteria in order to prove that kidney disorders result from cytolysis of tumour cells after chemotherapy regimen given, although on significantly fewer occasions it is likely to occur spontaneously or after radiotherapy. Essentially, failure is the disorder of functionally conserved kidney or of kidney with varying degrees of renal insufficiency, which render the kidney impaired and unable to effectively eliminate the end products of massive cytolysis and to correct the resulting disorders: hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hypocalcaemia, hyperphosphatemia, and others. The risk of TLS depends on tumour size, proliferative potential of malignant cells, renal function and the presence of accompanying diseases and disorders. Hydration providing adequate diuresis and administration of urinary suppressants (allopurinol, febuxostat significantly reduce the risk of developing TLS. If prevention of renal impairment isn’t possible, the treatment should be supplemented with hemodynamic monitoring and pharmacological support, with the possible application of recombinant urate-oxidase enzyme (rasburicase. Depending on the severity of azotemia and hydroelectrolytic disorders, application of some of the methods of renal replacement therapy may be considered.

  3. Acute Renal Failure due to Non-Traumatic Rhabdomyolysis

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Rhabdomyolysis is a musculoskeletal clinical and biochemical syndrome which is seen associated with traumatic and non-traumatic causes and is known as muscular dystrophy. Rhabdomyolysis which develops following crush-type trauma (Crush syndrome is rarely seen but is a well-known clinical event in the etiology of acute renal failure. Non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis is rare. The case is here presented of a patient who was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis on presentation with acute renal failure and to whom repeated dialysis was applied.

  4. Acute anuric renal failure following jering bean ingestion.

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    Wong, Jin Shyan; Ong, Teng-Aik; Chua, Hock-Hin; Tan, Clare

    2007-01-01

    Djenkol beans or jering (Pithecellobium jeringa) is a traditional delicacy consumed by the local population in Malaysia. Jering poisoning or djenkolism is characterized by spasmodic pain, urinary obstruction and acute renal failure. The underlying pathology is an obstructive nephropathy, which is usually responsive to aggressive hydration and diuretic therapy. We present a case of djenkolism following ingestion of jering. The patient required urgent bilateral ureteric stenting following the failure of conservative therapy. Healthcare providers need to recognize djenkolism as a cause of acute renal failure and the public educated on this potential health hazard.

  5. The treatment of ureteral calculus complicated with renal colic during gestation preiod%妊娠期输尿管结石合并肾绞痛的治疗

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    刘贝贝; 张家俊; 汪盛; 陈志军; 韩峰; 李庆文

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To explore the treatment of ureteral calculus complicated with renal colic during gestation period. Methods:Seventeen patients with ureteral calculus complicated with renal colic during the gestation period were treated with conservative treatment at first. Six patients symptoms disappeared after conservative treatment. Eleven cases were additionally treated with the cystoscopic ureteral double-J stenting due to their unsatisfactory conservative effects,2 cases were continuously treated with conservative treatment and 1 case were treated with the percutaneous nephrostomy under local anesthesia. Results:All symptoms in patients with renal colic were improved. Among 8 cases treated with double-J stenting,the stone of 1 case was discharged during the stent implanting, the stones of 5 cases were discharged by drugs combined with Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy from the stent implanting to the end of puerperium,and the stones of 2 cases failed to discharge,then who were treated with Ureteroscopic-holmium laser lithotripsy at the end of the puerperium. No accidental pregnancy termination case were found. Conclusions:The treatment of ureteral calculus complicated with renal colic during gestation period with ureteral catheter stenting under cystoscope is a safe and effective method.%目的::探讨妊娠期输尿管结石合并肾绞痛的治疗方法。方法:选择妊娠期输尿管结石合并肾绞痛17例患者,均首先给予保守治疗,6例经保守治疗症状消失;11例因保守治疗效果不理想行膀胱镜下输尿管双J管置入术,2例无法置入继续选择保守治疗,1例局部麻醉下行经皮肾穿刺造瘘术。结果:所有肾绞痛患者症状均明显缓解,8例成功置入双J管中,1例带管期间结石排出,5例留置双J管至产褥期结束后药物结合体外冲击波碎石成功排石,2例排石失败患者均于产褥期结束后行输尿管镜下钬激光碎石术。6例保守治疗后症状消失,无一

  6. 针刺配合耳针治疗肾绞痛疗效观察%Clinical Study on the Treatment of Renal Colic by Body and Auricular Acupuncture

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    黄乐春; 李俊雄; 洪珏

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the clinical effects of combined acupuncture and ear-puncture in treating renal colic. Methods: Sixty subjects were randomized into an acupuncture group and a medication group, 30 in each, to receive acupuncture and Western medicine respectively. The analgesic effects and pain relief time were measured in both groups. Results: Both of the two groups got pain relieved or reduced. The total effective rate was 89.7% in the acupuncture group, significantly superior to 77.4% in the medication group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Combined body and auricular acupuncture is efficient in relieving pain in treating renal colic, and its effective rate was higher compared with medication treatment.%目的:观察针刺配合耳针对肾绞痛发作的临床疗效.方法:将60 例患者随机分为针刺组与药物组各30 例,分别运用针刺和西药进行治疗,并对两组治疗前后镇痛效果、疼痛缓解时间进行观察.结果:治疗后两组疼痛均有减轻或缓解,其中针刺组总有效率为89.7%, 药物组总有效率为77.4%, 针刺组疗效优于药物组(P<0.05).结论:针刺配合耳针治疗肾绞痛止痛迅速,效果确切,总有效率优于药物治疗.

  7. 酮咯酸氨丁三醇穴位注射治疗肾绞痛的疗效观察%Efficacy of ketorolac tromethamine acupuncture point injection in the treatment of renal colic

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    代蓉; 杨鼎君

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy of ketorolac tromethamine with acupuncture point injection in the treatment of renal colic. Methods 176 patients with renal colic were randomly and equally divided into two groups,The control group was administrated with ketorolac tromethamine 30 mg with intramuscular injection. The treatment group was administrated with acupuncture point injection(bilateral Sanyinjiao and kidney shu points). The total effective rate, analgesic onset time and complete pain relief time were analyzed and compared between the two groups. Results The efficacy of the treatment group was better than that of the control group, the difference was statistically significant(P<0.05). Conclusion The efficacy of ketorolac tromethamine with acupuncture point injection is significantly improved and this approach was worthy of clinical.%目的:观察酮咯酸氨丁三醇穴位注射治疗肾绞痛的疗效。方法将176例肾绞痛患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,每组88例,均使用酮咯酸氨丁三醇30 mg,对照组采用肌肉注射,治疗组采用穴位注射(双侧三阴交和肾腧穴),对比2组疗效(包括总有效率、止痛起效时间、疼痛完全缓解时间)。结果治疗组疗效优于对照组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论将酮咯酸氨丁三醇用药途径由肌肉注射改为穴位注射后,可显著提高疗效,值得临床推广。

  8. A multi-centre comparative study of diclofenac sodium and a dipyrone/spasmolytic combination, and a single-centre comparative study of diclofenac sodium and pethidine in renal colic patients in India.

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    Marthak, K V; Gokarn, A M; Rao, A V; Sane, S P; Mahanta, R K; Sheth, R D; Chavda, K D; Rane, B S; Vaidya, A B

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    A single-blind, randomized clinical trial was carried out to compare the analgesic effectiveness in patients with renal colic of single intramuscular doses of diclofenac sodium (75 mg) versus a dipyrone (1 g)/spasmolytics combination, and diclofenac sodium (75 mg) versus pethidine (75 mg). The first study involved three centres, the second study one centre. In total, 107 patients were treated with diclofenac sodium, 85 with dipyrone/spasmolytics, and 25 with pethidine. Assessments were made during the first hour after drug administration of the degree of pain relief, the severity of pain using a visual analogue scale, and the duration of analgesia. A global assessment of treatment efficacy was made by the participating physicians at the end of the study period. Patients treated with diclofenac sodium showed an earlier onset of analgesia and a higher incidence of total pain relief compared to those treated with dipyrone/spasmolytics or pethidine. Although the mean duration of analgesia was only slightly greater in the diclofenac sodium group than in the dipyrone/spasmolytics group, a significantly longer effect was seen when diclofenac sodium was compared with pethidine (p less than 0.01). Pain severity assessments revealed that diclofenac sodium caused a significantly greater improvement in pain after 60 minutes compared to dipyrone/spasmolytics (p less than 0.05) and after 30 minutes compared to pethidine (p less than 0.05). Global efficacy assessments by the physician rated diclofenac sodium as significantly superior to dipyrone/spasmolytics (p less than 0.01) and pethidine (p less than 0.001). Moreover, diclofenac sodium was better tolerated than either of the comparative treatments. The results indicate that intramuscular diclofenac sodium is a useful alternative to the drugs commonly used in India in the treatment of renal colic. PMID:2044396

  9. Imaging patients with renal colic: a comparative analysis of the impact of non-contrast helical computed tomography versus intravenous pyelography on the speed of patient processing in the Emergency Department.

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    Quirke, M

    2011-03-01

    Introduction Non-contrast helical CT (NHCT) became the procedure of choice for investigating Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with suspected renal colic at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, in 2008. The impact of NHCT on waiting times and patient management was compared with intravenous pyelography (IVP). Methods A retrospective, comparative cohort analysis of 95 patients who had IVP and 109 patients who had NHCT was performed. Length of ED stay from time of scan ordering to referral or discharge was analysed relative to time of day and scan result. Results Patients having NHCT who attended between 00:00-08:00 h, had a twofold longer length of stay than those who had IVP between the same hours (median 7.07 h vs 3.03 h, p=0.0294). The length of ED stay for patients attending between 08:00 and 24:00 h was similar in both groups. The presence of urolithiasis did not impact on length of stay. A significant alternate\\/incidental diagnosis was reported in 28 patients having NHCT, of which 12 were cancerous growths. Conclusion NHCT allows for the detection of incidental\\/alternate diagnoses that may not be otherwise detected in patients with renal colic. Compared to IVP, NHCT has not impacted positively on the speed of patient processing in the ED under study. For patients presenting after midnight, it is associated with over a twofold longer length of stay from the time of scan ordering to referral or discharge. This leads to prolonged patient stays in the ED, and as such contributes to overcrowding.

  10. Imaging patients with renal colic: a comparative analysis of the impact of non-contrast helical computed tomography versus intravenous pyelography on the speed of patient processing in the Emergency Department.

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    Quirke, M

    2012-02-01

    INTRODUCTION: Non-contrast helical CT (NHCT) became the procedure of choice for investigating Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with suspected renal colic at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, in 2008. The impact of NHCT on waiting times and patient management was compared with intravenous pyelography (IVP). METHODS: A retrospective, comparative cohort analysis of 95 patients who had IVP and 109 patients who had NHCT was performed. Length of ED stay from time of scan ordering to referral or discharge was analysed relative to time of day and scan result. RESULTS: Patients having NHCT who attended between 00:00-08:00 h, had a twofold longer length of stay than those who had IVP between the same hours (median 7.07 h vs 3.03 h, p=0.0294). The length of ED stay for patients attending between 08:00 and 24:00 h was similar in both groups. The presence of urolithiasis did not impact on length of stay. A significant alternate\\/incidental diagnosis was reported in 28 patients having NHCT, of which 12 were cancerous growths. CONCLUSION: NHCT allows for the detection of incidental\\/alternate diagnoses that may not be otherwise detected in patients with renal colic. Compared to IVP, NHCT has not impacted positively on the speed of patient processing in the ED under study. For patients presenting after midnight, it is associated with over a twofold longer length of stay from the time of scan ordering to referral or discharge. This leads to prolonged patient stays in the ED, and as such contributes to overcrowding.

  11. Nephroprotective effect of ethanolic extract of abutilon indicum root in gentamicin induced acute renal failure

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    Jacob Jesurun RS; Lavakumar S.

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    Background: The term acute renal failure (ARF) is at present called acute kidney injury (AKI). AKI is a reversible condition in which there is a sudden decline in renal function, manifested by elevated SCr and BUN which occurs in hours to days to weeks. The present study was to evaluate the nephron protective effect of abutilon indicum root in gentamicin induced acute renal failure in wistar albino rats. Methods: Experimental evaluation was done in gentamicin induced acute renal failure. 2...

  12. Detection of acute renal allograft rejection by analysis of renal tissue proteomics in rat models of renal transplantation

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    Dai Yong

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available At present, the diagnosis of renal allograft rejection requires a renal biopsy. Clinical management of renal transplant patients would be improved if rapid, noninvasive and reliable biomarkers of rejection were available. This study is designed to determine whether such protein biomarkers can be found in renal-graft tissue proteomic approach. Orthotopic kidney transplantations were performed using Fisher (F344 or Lewis rats as donors and Lewis rats as recipients. Hence, there were two groups of renal transplant models: one is allograft (from F344 to Lewis rats; another is syngrafts (from Lewis to Lewis rats serving as control. Renal tissues were collected 3, 7 and 14 days after transplantation. As many as 18 samples were analyzed by 2-D Electrophoresis and mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS. Eleven differentially expressed proteins were identified between groups. In conclusion, proteomic technology can detect renal tissue proteins associated with acute renal allograft rejection. Identification of these proteins as diagnostic markers for rejection in patients′ urine or sera may be useful and non-invasive, and these proteins might serve as novel therapeutic targets that also help to improve the understanding of mechanism of renal rejection.

  13. Point Injection for Treating Nephritic Colic

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    李文彬; 刘文元; 姜宏睿

    2002-01-01

    Since 1994, the authors have treated 101 cases of nephritic colic by point injection therapy and achieved good curative results. Of them, 70 cases were diagnosed as having renal or ureteral calculi confirmed by abdominal X-ray and B-ultrasonic examination; and the others had the following symptoms: 1) sudden onset; 2) angina in unilateral lumbar and abdominal regions; 3) percussion-induced pain in the ipsilateral kidney region; and 4) erythrocytes or visible blood in urine found by laboratory test.

  14. Preventing acute renal failure is crucial during acute tumor lysis syndrome

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    Darmon Michael

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Tumour Lysis syndrome (TLS is characterized by the massive destruction of tumoral cells and the release in the extracellular space of their content. While TLS may occur spontaneously before treatment, it usually develops shortly after the initiation of cytotoxic chemotherapy. These metabolites can overwhelm the homeostatic mechanisms and cause hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia. Moreover, TLS may lead to an acute renal failure (ARF. In addition to the hospital mortality induced by the acute renal failure itself, development of an ARF may preclude optimal cancer treatment. Therefore, prevention of the acute renal failure during acute tumor lysis syndrome is mandatory. The objective of this review is to describe pathophysiological mechanisms leading to acute tumor lysis syndrome, clinical and biological consequences of this syndrome and to provide up-to-date guidelines to ensure prevention and prompt management of this syndrome.

  15. 吗啡联合间苯三酚治疗急性肾绞痛的疗效观察%Clinical efficacy of morphine combined with phloroglucinol in the treatment of renal colic

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    宋小兵; 赵剡; 杨奇盛; 潘正启; 王翔; 沈俊

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the efficacy of multiple injection of morphine combined with phloroglucinol in the treatment of renal colic. Methods One hundred and twenty patients with severe renal colic were equally divided into three groups by random digits table,with 40 cases each group. The group A was administrated with physiological saline 100 ml and phloroglucinol 80 mg intervenous drop infusion combined with morphine 9 mg intravenous injection fractionated into three times, and the group B was administrated with physiological saline 100 ml and phloroglucinol 80 mg intervenous drop infusion,and the group C was administrated with physiological saline 100 ml intervenous drop infusion and morphine 9 mg intravenous injection fractionated into three times. At 10,20 and 40 min after administration, the antalgic efficacy of three groups were analyzed as well as the side effect. Results At 20 min and 40 min both of the total efficacy rates in group A[82.5%(33/40),95.0%(38/40)] were higher than those in group B [62.5%(25/40),80.0%(32/40)] and group C [60.0%(24/40),77.5%(31/40)] (P< 0.05),and the colic-exclusion rate in group A was also higher than that in group B and group C (P < 0.05). The difference of the efficacy rates in group A in these two time-points had no statistical significance (P >0.05). No increased pain occurred in group A except 1 case of vomiting. Conclusion Multiple injection of morphine combined with phloroglucinol is quick, effective and safe in the early treatment of renal colic.%目的 探讨吗啡联合间苯三酚在急性肾绞痛治疗中的疗效.方法 将120例急性肾绞痛患者按随机数字表法分为A、B、C三组,每组40例.A组给予0.9%氯化钠100 ml+间苯三酚80 mg静脉滴注及吗啡9 mg分3次静脉推注,B组给予0.9%氯化钠100 ml+间苯三酚80 mg静脉滴注,C组给予0.9%氯化钠100 ml静脉滴注及吗啡9 mg分3次静脉推注.分别于给药后10、20、40min观察镇痛效果及其不良反应.结果

  16. Factors predicting the outcome of acute renal failure in pregnancy

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    To determine the factors predicting renal outcome in patients developing acute renal failure in pregnancy. Study Design: Descriptive cohort study. Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted at Nephrology Unit of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, from October 2006 to March 2007. Methodology: Patients with acute renal failure due to complications of pregnancy, with normal size of both the kidneys on ultrasound were enrolled, and followed for a period of 60 days or until recovery of renal function. Patient's age and parity, presence of antenatal care, type of complication of pregnancy, foetal outcome and duration of oliguria were compared between patients who remained dialysis dependent and those who recovered renal function. Chi-square/Fisher's exact test and student's t-test, were used for determining the association of categorical and continuous variables with dialysis dependency. Results: The mean age was 29 +- 6 years. Most patients came from rural areas of interior Sindh. Sixty eight percent did not have antenatal checkups. Antepartum haemorrhage (p=0.002) and prolonged duration of oliguria (35 +- 15.7 days, p= < 0.001) were associated with dialysis dependency, which was observed in 50% of the study group. Conclusion: Ante-partum haemorrhage and prolonged oliguria were strong predictors of irreversible renal failure. This highlights the need for early recognition and referral, and the importance of trained birth attendants and antenatal care. (author)

  17. Acute airway failure secondary to thyroid metastasis from renal carcinoma

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Secondary involvement of the thyroid gland by malignant metastases is uncommon. Acute respiratory crisis due to infiltration of the upper airways is a recognised complication of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma or thyroid lymphoma. Renal cell carcinoma is a tumour that metastasizes diffusely and in an unpredictable manner. Case presentation We report a case of a 73-year-old man with a painful neck mass, dyspnoea, stridor and dysphonia that was evaluated in emergency. A right radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma was performed 8 years previously. An emergency endotracheal intubation was followed by total thyroidectomy. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Conclusion A literature review regarding emergency treatment for acute respiratory compromise resulting from secondary thyroid tumours was undertaken. Only two cases of metastatic colon cancer and one case of metastatic meningioma requiring emergency thyroidectomy for acute respiratory failure are reported in the literature. This appears to be the first case of emergency surgery performed for acute respiratory compromise due to thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma.

  18. Recurrence of Acute Page Kidney in a Renal Transplant Allograft

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    Zayas, Carlos; Mulloy, Laura; Jagadeesan, Muralidharan

    2016-01-01

    Acute Page Kidney (APK) phenomenon is a rare cause of secondary hypertension, mediated by activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). Timely intervention is of great importance to prevent any end organ damage from hypertension. We present a unique case of three episodes of APK in the same renal transplant allograft. PMID:27725836

  19. Recurrence of Acute Page Kidney in a Renal Transplant Allograft

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    Rajan Kapoor

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute Page Kidney (APK phenomenon is a rare cause of secondary hypertension, mediated by activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS. Timely intervention is of great importance to prevent any end organ damage from hypertension. We present a unique case of three episodes of APK in the same renal transplant allograft.

  20. Acute Renal Failure Induced by Chinese Herbal Medication in Nigeria

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    Effiong Ekong Akpan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Traditional herbal medicine is a global phenomenon especially in the resource poor economy where only the very rich can access orthodox care. These herbal products are associated with complications such as acute renal failure and liver damage with a high incidence of mortalities and morbidities. Acute renal failure from the use of herbal remedies is said to account for about 30–35% of all cases of acute renal failure in Africa. Most of the herbal medications are not usually identified, but some common preparation often used in Nigeria includes “holy water” green water leaves, bark of Mangifera indica (mango, shoot of Anacardium occidentale (cashew, Carica papaya (paw-paw leaves, lime water, Solanum erianthum (Potato tree, and Azadirachta indica (Neem trees. We report a rare case of a young man who developed acute renal failure two days after ingestion of Chinese herb for “body cleansing” and general wellbeing. He had 4 sessions of haemodialysis and recovered kidney function fully after 18 days of admission.

  1. Detection of acute renal allograft rejection by analysis of Renal TissueProteomics in rat models of renal transplantation

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    At present, the diagnosis of renal allograft rejection requires a renalbiopsy. Clinical management of renal transplant patients would be improved ifrapid, noninvasive and reliable biomarkers of rejection were available. Thisstudy is designed to determine whether such protein biomarkers can be foundin renal graft tissue proteomic approach. Orthotopic kidney transplantationswere performed using Fisher (F344) or Lewis rats as donors and Lewis rats asrecipients. Hence, there were two groups of renal transplant models: one isallograft (from F344 to Lewis rats); another is syngrafts (from Lewis toLewis rats) serving as control. Renal tissues were collected 3, 7 and 14 daysafter transplantation. As many 18 samples were analyzed by 2-DElectrophoresis and mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS). Elevendifferentially expressed proteins were identified between groups. Inconclusion, proteomic technology can detect renal tissue proteins associatedwith acute renal allograft rejection. Identification of these proteins asdiagnostic markers for rejection in patient's urine or sera may be useful andnon-invasive, and these proteins might serve as novel therapeutic targetsthat also help to improve the understanding of mechanisms of renal rejection.(author)

  2. Paeoniflorin ameliorates acute necrotizing pancreatitis and pancreatitis‑induced acute renal injury.

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    Wang, Peng; Wang, Weixing; Shi, Qiao; Zhao, Liang; Mei, Fangchao; Li, Chen; Zuo, Teng; He, Xiaobo

    2016-08-01

    Acute renal injury caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is a common complication that is associated with a high rate of mortality. Paeoniflorin is the active ingredient of paeonia radix and exhibits a number of pharmacological effects, such as anti‑inflammatory, anticancer, analgesic and immunomodulatory effects. The present study detected the potential treatment effects of paeoniflorin on acute renal injury induced by ANP in a rat model. The optimal dose of paeoniflorin for preventing acute renal injury induced by ANP was determined. Then, the possible protective mechanism of paeoniflorin was investigated. The serum levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, interleukin (IL)‑1β and IL‑6 were measured with enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay kits. Renal inflammation and apoptosis were measured by immunohistochemistry and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase‑mediated dUTP nick end labeling assay. The expression of nitric oxide in kidney tissues was also evaluated. The p38 mitogen‑activated protein kinases (MAPKs) were measured by western blotting. The results shown that paeoniflorin may ameliorate acute renal injury following ANP in rats by inhibiting inflammatory responses and renal cell apoptosis. These effects may be associated with the p38MAPK and nuclear factor‑κB signal pathway. PMID:27279569

  3. Characterization of acute renal allograft rejection by proteomic analysis of renal tissue in rat.

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    Chen, Gang; Huang, Jing-Bin; Mi, Jie; He, Yun-Feng; Wu, Xiao-Hou; Luo, Chun-Li; Liang, Si-Min; Li, Jia-Bing; Tang, Ya-Xiong; Li, Jie

    2012-02-01

    Rapid and reliable biomarkers of renal allograft rejection have not been available. This study aimed to investigate biomarkers in renal allograft tissue using proteomic analysis. Orthotopic kidney transplantations were performed using Fisher (F344) or Lewis rats as donors and Lewis rats as recipients. Syngenic control group (Group I) constituted F344-to-F344 orthotopic kidney allo-transplantations (n = 8); and allogenic group (Group II) consisted of F344-to-Lewis orthotopic kidney allo-transplantations (n = 8). Renal tissues were harvested 7 days after transplantation. Samples were analyzed using 2-D electrophoresis and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. 6 differentially expressed proteins were identified between allogenic group and syngenic control group. A rat model of acute renal allograft rejection was successfully set up. Differentially expressed proteins in renal allograft tissue of rat were detected using proteomic analysis and might serve as novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets in human. Quantitative proteomics, using MALDL-TOF-MS methodology has the potential to provide a profiling and a deeper understanding of acute renal rejection.

  4. Severe renal failure in acute bacterial pyelonephritis: Do not forget corticosteroids

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    Sqalli Tarik

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure (ARF is a rare complication of acute pyelonephritis in adult immunocompetent patients. Recovery of renal function usually occurs if antibiotics are promptly initiated. However, long-term consequences of renal scarring due to acute pyelonephritis are probably underestimated, and some patients present with prolonged renal failure despite adequate antibiotic therapy. We report two cases of severe ARF complicating bacterial pyelonephritis successfully treated with corticosteroids in association with conventional antibiotics.

  5. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: rare cause of acute renal failure

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    Vilma Takayasu

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is a rare acquired disease, characterized by hemolytic anemia, recurrent infections, cytopenias, and vascular thrombosis. It occurs by non-malignant clonal expansion of one or more hematopoietic stem cells that acquired somatic mutations in PIG-A gene linked to chromosome X. This mutation results in lower erythrocyte expression of CD55 and CD59 surface proteins and consequently increased susceptibility to the complement system. The renal involvement is generally benign, resulting in mild impairment in urinary concentration. Acute renal failure requiring hemodialytic support accompanying PNH is rarely observed. The authors report a case of a 37-year-old male who presented with bicytopenia (hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia associated with acute renal failure requiring dialysis. Diagnosis was challenging because of the rarity and unfamiliarity with this entity, but was confirmed by flow cytometry. In the course of the disease, acute pyelonephritis with multiple renal abscesses was diagnosed requiring prolonged antibiotic therapy. Patient outcome was favorable after the control of hemolysis and the infection treatment.

  6. Acute renal failure in liver transplant patients: Indian study.

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    Naik, Pradeep; Premsagar, B; Mallikarjuna, M

    2015-01-01

    The acute renal failure is the frequent medical complication observed in liver transplant patients. The objective of this study was to determine the cause of acute renal failure in post liver transplant patients. A total of 70 patients who underwent (cadaveric 52, live 18) liver transplantation were categorized based on clinical presentation into two groups, namely hepatorenal failure (HRF, n = 29), and Hepatic failure (HF, n = 41). All the patients after the liver transplant had received tacrolimus, mycophenolate and steroids. We analyzed the modification of diet in renal disease, (MDRD) serum urea, creatinine and albumin before and after 5th and 30th day of liver transplant and data was categorized into survivors and non-survivors group. In HRF survivor group, serum creatinine, and urea levels were high and, albumin, MDRD were low in pre- transplant and reached to normal levels on 30th day of post transplant, and 79.3 % of patients in this group showed resumption of normal kidney function. On the contrary in HRF nonsurvivor group, we did not observed any significant difference and 20.7 % of patients showed irreversible changes after the liver transplant. In HF survivor group, 82.9 % of liver failure patients did not show any deviation in serum creatinine, urea, albumin and MDRD, whereas in HF non survivor group, 17.1 % of liver failure patients who had HCV positive before the transplant developed acute renal failure. The levels of creatinine, urea, albumin and MDRD were normal before the transplant and on day 30th, the levels of albumin and MDRD were significantly low whereas serum urea, creatinine levels were high. In conclusion, based on these observations, an diagnosis and treatment of Acute renal failure is important among the liver transplantation cases in the early postoperative period.

  7. Acute scrotum in a neonate caused by renal vein thrombosis.

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    Maas, C; Müller-Hansen, I; Flechsig, H; Poets, C F

    2011-03-01

    The authors report on a rare case of neonatal scrotal oedema occurring concurrently with pain upon palpation of the spermatic cord on the first day of life. An ultrasound examination showed poor perfusion of the left testicle and a thrombosis of the left renal vein; intraoperative exploration indicated necrosis of the left testicle without signs of torsion. Gorged vessels with paravasal bleeding were found in the spermatic cord. The authors hypothesise that necrosis of the testicle may result from haemorrhagic infarction caused by renal venous thrombosis. Acute scrotal discolouration with pain upon palpation in neonates is usually attributed to testicular torsion. The authors report a case where these symptoms had a different cause.

  8. Changes of Apoptosis in Rats of Acute Ischemic Renal Injury under Treatment of Tetrandrine

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    钱玲梅; 王笑云; 冷静

    2002-01-01

    ObjectiveTo elucidate the effect of tetrandrine on acute ischemic renal injury and its relation with apoptosis.MethodsA model for bilateral post-ischemic renal injury in rats was developed by clamping renal pedicles for 45 min.Renal tissular DNA fragmentation analysis and renal tissular HE staining were used.Also quantitative analysis of apoptosis in injured renal tubular epithelium was carried out by using TdT-mediated dUTP nick and labeling (TUNEL).ResultsApoptosis of renal tubular epithelium increased in acute ischemic renal injury.Tetrandrine could remarkably decrease the level of apoptosis in injured renal tubule while protecting renal tissue against the ischemic injuries.ConclusionTetrandrine could adjust the level of apoptosis in renal tubular epithelium and alleviate renal tissular injury.``

  9. Changes of Apoptosis in Rats of Acute Ischemic Renal Injury under Treatment of Tetrandrine

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    2002-01-01

    Objective To elucidate the effect of tetrandrine on acute ischemic renal injury and its relation with apoptosis.Methods A model for bilateral post-ischemic renal injury in rats was developed by clamping renal pedicles for 45 min.Renal tissular DNA fragmentation analysis and renal tissular HE staining were used.Also quantitative analysis of apoptosis in injured renal tubular epithelium was carried out by using TdT-mediated dUTP nick and labeling(TUNEL).Results Apoptosis of renal tubular epithelium increased in acute ischemic renal injury.Tetrandrine could remarkably decrease the level of apoptosis in injured renal tubule while protecting renal tissue against the ischemic injuries.Conclusion Tetrandrine could adjust the level of apoptosis in renal tubular epithelium and alleviate renal tissular injury.

  10. 双J管置入术治疗妊娠期顽固性肾绞痛的围手术期护理%Perioperative Nursing in the Management of Refractory Renal Colic during Pregnancy by Placing Double-J stent

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    刘红; 马其梅; 于成娥; 陈修德; 任祥斌; 尉春晓

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the methods and experience of perioperative nursing in the management of refractory renal colic during pregnancy by placing double-J stent. Methods The clinical data of 31 pregnant women with refractory renal colic were analyzed and the methods of perioperative nursing in the management of these patients by placing double-J stent were summarized. Results All patients were treated by placing double-J stent successfully and the renal colic disappeared. All the 31 pregnant women had normal delivery and gave birth to healthy infants. Conclusions The placement of double-J stent is safe and effective for the treatment of refractory renal colic during pregnancy. Effective nurse and good discharge guidance are important for the suc-cessful recovery.%目的:探讨输尿管内双J管置入术治疗妊娠期顽固性肾绞痛的围手术期护理措施及经验。方法回顾性分析31例妊娠合并顽固性肾绞痛患者的临床资料,总结输尿管内双J管置入术治疗该类患者的围手术期护理要点及措施。结果31例患者成功置入双J管后肾绞痛症状均消失,顺利度过围产期,足月分娩,婴儿健康。结论双J管置入术是治疗妊娠期顽固性肾绞痛的可靠方法,精心有效的围手术期护理和出院指导是患者顺利手术和安全度过妊娠期的有效保证。

  11. The emergency ureteroscopic treatment in the ureter stones with renal colic:a report of 39 cases%输尿管结石致肾绞痛的急诊输尿管镜治疗(附39例报告)

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    田良; 唐金娥; 王永德

    2013-01-01

    目的 评估急诊输尿管镜术治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛的效果.方法 对39例输尿管结石致肾绞痛患者急诊行输尿管镜钬激光碎石术.结果 38例(42侧)顺利完成急诊输尿管镜术,1例因输尿管扭曲严重,改开放手术.术后所有患者肾绞痛症状均消失,无严重并发症发生.结论 急诊输尿管镜术治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛具有操作简单、安全有效、创伤小、术后恢复快等特点,可以作为治疗输尿管结石致急性肾绞痛的一种安全有效方法,但仍需严格把握手术指征.%Objective To assess the effectiveness of emergency ureteroscopy for treatment of ure-teral calculi with renal colic. Methods A total of 39 cases of ureteral calculi with renal colic were treated with emergency ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. Results Successful emergency ureteroscope were completed in 38 cases( 42 sides ). Only 1 case was performed with open operation due to serious distortions. After the operation, renal colic symptoms disappeared in all patients, and no serious complications occurred. Conclusion In the treatment of ureteral calculi with renal colic, ureteroscopy is a simple, safe and effective method with little trauma and rapid postoperative recovery, but the operation indications still need to be controlled strictly.

  12. [Treatment of acute renal failure--concepts and controversies. 2. Extracorporeal renal replacement and peritoneal dialysis].

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    Gabriel, A; Müller, E; Tarnow, J

    2001-04-01

    Therapy of prolonged acute renal failure regularly requires a renal replacement therapy. This can be achieved by different extracorporal renal replacement therapies (ERRT) or by peritoneal dialysis. ERRT are classified according to the physical principle underlying toxin elimination as hemodialysis (diffusion) and hemofiltration (convection). Another classification refers to intermittent or continuous application modes. Biocompatibility of membranes is judged according to their activation of the complement system. Prospective randomized studies did not consolidate the assumptions about the benefit of particular modalities proposed on theoretical foundations. Mortality, duration and complication rates of acute renal failure are not significantly decreased by use of biocompatible membranes. Continuous modalities are not generally preferable but optimize treatment in hemodynamically unstable patients, in whom they endorse fluid balancing and maintenance of sufficient arterial blood pressure. The use of demanding hemofiltration techniques for cytokine removal should be limited to clinical studies. The effects of ERRT-"intensity" and the best timing for initiation of ERRT have not been evaluated sufficiently. The choice of the ERRT modality is subject to clinical judgement (criterion: hemodynamic situation), practical aspects (criteria: availability of equipment and handling experience), and costs. Prior to their general use new and expensive technical modalities and membrane types should be thoroughly evaluated in studies with regard to outcome-related aspects such as patient survival and preservation of renal function. PMID:11386089

  13. [Treatment of acute renal failure--concepts and controversies. 2. Extracorporeal renal replacement and peritoneal dialysis].

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    Gabriel, A; Müller, E; Tarnow, J

    2001-04-01

    Therapy of prolonged acute renal failure regularly requires a renal replacement therapy. This can be achieved by different extracorporal renal replacement therapies (ERRT) or by peritoneal dialysis. ERRT are classified according to the physical principle underlying toxin elimination as hemodialysis (diffusion) and hemofiltration (convection). Another classification refers to intermittent or continuous application modes. Biocompatibility of membranes is judged according to their activation of the complement system. Prospective randomized studies did not consolidate the assumptions about the benefit of particular modalities proposed on theoretical foundations. Mortality, duration and complication rates of acute renal failure are not significantly decreased by use of biocompatible membranes. Continuous modalities are not generally preferable but optimize treatment in hemodynamically unstable patients, in whom they endorse fluid balancing and maintenance of sufficient arterial blood pressure. The use of demanding hemofiltration techniques for cytokine removal should be limited to clinical studies. The effects of ERRT-"intensity" and the best timing for initiation of ERRT have not been evaluated sufficiently. The choice of the ERRT modality is subject to clinical judgement (criterion: hemodynamic situation), practical aspects (criteria: availability of equipment and handling experience), and costs. Prior to their general use new and expensive technical modalities and membrane types should be thoroughly evaluated in studies with regard to outcome-related aspects such as patient survival and preservation of renal function.

  14. Colic in infants

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    Lucassen, P.L.

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Colic in infants leads one in six families (17%) with children to consult a health professional. One systematic review of 15 community-based studies found a wide variation in prevalence, which depended on study design and method of recording. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a system

  15. The analyses of therapeutic effects of ESWL on renal colic compared with medical therapy (800 cases involved)%ESWL与药物治疗输尿管结石肾绞痛疗效对比分析(附800例临床分析)

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    蔡景五; 张钢; 汤小虎; 杜剑; 左永波

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To study the different therapeutic effects between ESWL and medical therapy on renal colic caused by ureteral calculus. Method: A group of 400 cases of renal colic caused by ureteral calculus from the e-mergency department treated by ESWL were compared with the other group of 400 patients treated by medical therapy. Result:The success rate of pain relieving in ESWL treated group was 96. 5%,and the total effective rate for medical therapy was 81. 7%. Conclusion: ESWL is preferred to treat renal colic caused by ureteral calculus is convenience and more efficient than medical treatment.%目的:探讨体外冲击波碎石术(ESWL)治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛与药物治疗肾绞痛疗效对比的临床分析.方法:对400例输尿管结石致肾绞痛急诊行ESWL治疗.对400例输尿管结石致肾绞痛给予药物治疗.结果:ESWL治疗有效率96.5%.药物治疗的疼痛缓解率为81.7%.结论:急诊ESWL治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛疗效肯定,方法简捷,可作为首选.

  16. Acute renal failure in the intensive care unit.

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    Weisbord, Steven D; Palevsky, Paul M

    2006-06-01

    Acute renal failure (ARF) is a common complication in critically ill patients, with ARF requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) developing in approximately 5 to 10% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that ARF is an independent risk factor for mortality. Interventions to prevent the development of ARF are currently limited to a small number of settings, primarily radiocontrast nephropathy and rhabdomyolysis. There are no effective pharmacological agents for the treatment of established ARF. Renal replacement therapy remains the primary treatment for patients with severe ARF; however, the data guiding selection of modality of RRT and the optimal timing of initiation and dose of therapy are inconclusive. This review focuses on the epidemiology and diagnostic approach to ARF in the ICU and summarizes our current understanding of therapeutic approaches including RRT.

  17. Paraphenylene diamine ingestion: An uncommon cause of acute renal failure

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    Ram R

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Paraphenylene diamine (PPD is a major component of hair dyes. The aim is to study the renal manifestations and outcome of PPD consumption. During a four-year period from 2002 to February 2006, 10 persons were admitted to our Institute after consuming a hair dye in a suicidal bid. The percentage of ARF due to PPD at our Institute was 0.95%. Seven patients out of 10 (70% who consumed PPD developed ARF. All 10 patients, including the patients who had normal renal function had features of rhabdomyolysis. Two patients required ventilator support for respiratory distress and two more required tracheostomy due to upper airway tract edema. One patient has expired after two sessions of dialysis. Renal biopsy in two patients (one, postmortem showed acute tubular necrosis along with presence of casts in tubules due to myoglobin.

  18. The clinical study of celecoxib with phloroglucinol on alleviating renal colic due to calculus%塞来昔布联合间苯三酚缓解结石所致肾绞痛的临床研究

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    欧有权; 赖永娥; 罗润嫦; 张朝阳

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨塞来昔布联合间苯三酚缓解结石所致肾绞痛的临床疗效.方法 选择就诊于我院急诊科及泌尿外科的结石所致肾绞痛病人106例,随机分为对照组和治疗组,2组具有可比性.对照组采取黄体酮20 mg肌肉注射和吲哚美辛栓100 mg塞肛治疗,治疗组采用塞来昔布400 mg口服和间苯三酚1.8 mg·kg-1静脉点滴治疗,治疗前及经治疗后30和60 min分别评估2组患者的疼痛缓解率,治疗2 d后检查尿血情况.结果 使用塞来昔布+间苯三酚治疗后30和60 min,疼痛缓解率显著优于对照组(P<0.05),治疗2 d后治疗组血尿程度较对照组明显缓解 (P<0.05).结论 塞来昔布联合间苯三酚治疗结石所致肾绞痛疗效显著,不良反应发生率低.%Objective To investigate the effect of celecoxib with phloroglucinol on alleviating renal colic due to calculus. Methods 106 cases renal colic patients received treatment in hospital emergency department and the department of urology were randomly divid ed into control and treatment groups,and the two groups were comparable. Patients in control group took progesterone 20 mg in tramuscular injection and indomethacin suppository 100 mg anus treatment, the treatment group were treated with celecoxib 400 mg po and phloroglucinol 1. 8 mg · kg-1 intravenously. Before treatment and 30 min,60 min after treatment, respective assessment of the two groups of patients with pain relief was observed. The hematuria situation was checked at 2 days after treatment. Result 30 min and 60 min after using the plug celecoxib and phloroglucinol treatment,pain relief was significantly better than that of the control group (P<0. 05) . At 2 days after the treatment the hematuria extent of the treatment group was eased significantly than that of the control group (P<0. 05). Conclusion Celecoxib with phloroglucinol treatment of renal colic due to calculus has a signif icant effect and a low incidence of adverse reactions.

  19. 双氯芬酸钠联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛80例疗效分析%ANALYSIS OF THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS FOR TREATING RENAL COLIC WITH DICLOFENAC COMBINED PHLOROGLUCINOL OF 80 CASES

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    李仿敏; 李强; 胡伟政; 曾秀春; 陈焕玲

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To compare the therapeutic effects for treating renal colic with diclofenac combined phloroglucinol and tramadol combined phloroglucinol. Methods:160 renal colic patients were randomly divided into 2 groups with 80 patients in each group:the patients in diclofenac group were treated with diclofenac intramuscular injection and phloroglucinol intravenous drip;while patients in tramadol group were treated with tramadol intramuscular injection and phloroglucinol intravenous drip. The therapeutic effects, pain began to relieve time and complete response time, as well as adverse reactions of patients in 2 groups were observed. Results:The effective rate of diclofenac group was 92.5%(58/80), which was obviously higher than tramadol group (P<0.05). The pain began to relieve time and complete response time of diclofenac group were all signiifcantly shorter than tramadol group (P<0.05). The adverse reaction rate of diclofenac group was obviously lower than tramadol group (P<0.05). Conclusions:Treating renal colic with diclofenac combined phloroglucinol can get deifnite therapeutic effects, so it is worthy of spreading in clinic.%目的::比较曲马多、双氯芬酸钠联合间苯三酚治疗急性肾绞痛的疗效。方法:160例肾绞痛患者随机分为2组,每组80例患者,曲马多组采用曲马多肌注和间苯三酚静脉滴注治疗,双氯芬酸钠组采用双氯芬酸钠肌注和间苯三酚静脉滴注治疗。观察两组的疗效,疼痛开始缓解时间、完全缓解时间和不良反应情况。结果:双氯芬酸钠组显效率为92.5%(58/80),明显高于曲马多组(P<0.05)。双氯芬酸钠组疼痛开始缓解时间、疼痛完全缓解时间明显短于曲马多组(P<0.05)。双氯芬酸钠组不良反应发生率明显低于曲马多组(P<0.05)。结论:双氯芬酸钠联合间苯三酚治疗急性肾绞痛疗效确切,值得临床推广应用。

  20. 双氯芬酸栓加黄体酮在肾绞痛中的临床应用%Clinical Analysis of Diclofenac Suppository Combined with Progesterone in the Treatment of Renal Colic

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    张汝; 杨于钢

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study diclofenac suppository plus progestin in clinical application of renal colic. Methods Our hospital since November 2001 to November 2011 application of diclofenac suppository plus progestin treatment of 210 cases of renal colic, renal colic onset rectal drug diclofenac suppository 50 mg and 40 mg muscle injection of progesterone, on pain relief and functional every 6~12 h can repeat use drug 1 times, a total of 3~4 d. Results 210 cases, 150 cases had marked ef ect, al eviate the 45 cases, 15 cases, 30 cases of recur ence, the recur ence rate of 14.28%, every 6 ~ 12 h repeat use drug 1 times. Conclusion Diclofenac suppository is a new kind of potent anti-inflammatory analgesic, by inhibiting the ef ect of prostaglandin synthetase, reduce the synthesis and release of prostaglandins in the body, thus the pain eased, the role of 2 times more than indomethacin, progesterone is a kind of progesterone, a major role in beta receptors, make the ureteral smooth muscle relaxation, thereby spasmolysis acetanilide, and diuresis and solute.%目的探讨双氯芬酸栓加黄体酮在肾绞痛中的临床应用。方法我院自2001年11月~2011年11月应用双氯芬酸栓加黄体酮治疗肾绞痛210例,肾绞痛发作时直肠给药双氯芬酸栓50 mg和肌注黄体酮40 mg,对疼痛缓解欠佳者,每隔6~12 h可重复用药1次,共3~4 d。结果210例中,显效150例,缓解45例,无效15例,复发30例,复发率14.28%,每隔6~12 h重复用药1次均得到缓解。结论双氯芬酸栓是一种新型强效消炎镇痛药,通过抑制前列腺素合成酶的作用,减少体内前列腺素的合成与释放,从而疼痛得以缓解,其作用较消炎痛强2倍,黄体酮为一种孕激素,主要作用于β受体,使输尿管平滑肌松弛,从而起到解痉止痛,且还有溶质性利尿。

  1. Investigation of Clinical Efficacy of Ureteroscopy in the Treatment of Refractory Renal Colic%探讨输尿管镜治疗顽固性肾绞痛的临床疗效

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    王睿; 钟培联; 杨诚

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of ureteroscopy in the treatment of refractory renal colic.Methods 48 patients with refractory renal colic in our hospital between October 2010 and February 2013 were selected for study,including 29 males,19 females,all patients were given epidural anesthesia,2~3mm stones foreign were taken directly by tongs,>3mm stones foreign were first smashed by Lithotripsy,when taken by tongs.Double J tube had been placed conventionally for 3~4 weeks.Results Transureteroscopic found that Stones were in lower ureter 26 cases,mid ureter 11 and upper ureter 8,4 bile duct floc,1 blood clots,6 ureteral stones with stricture,3 ureteral stones with Polypus.The pain disappeared completely immediately in 42 patients,significantly relieved in 6,may suspend the use of analgesic drugs.Conclusion Ureteroscopy can not only check out the cause of refractory renal colic in a relatively short time,can also give different treatment according to the cause,is a safe and convenient method of diagnosis and treatment.%目的:探讨输尿管镜治疗顽固性肾绞痛的临床疗效。方法选择2010年10月~2013年2月来我院治疗的顽固性肾绞痛患者48例,其中男性29例,女性19例,采用腰硬联合麻醉,直径2~3mm结石异物钳直接取出,>3mm结石用气压弹道碎石后用异物钳取出,常规放置双J管3~4周。结果输尿管镜下发现输尿管下段结石26例,中段结石11例,上段结石8例,絮状物2例,血凝块1例,其中输尿管结石伴狭窄4例,输尿管结石伴息肉3例。术后疼痛完全消失42例,疼痛明显缓解6例,可暂停使用镇痛药物。结论输尿管镜治疗不仅可以在比较短的时间内检查出肾绞痛的病因,还可以依照病因采取不同的治疗手段,是一种治疗顽固性肾绞痛安全、便捷的诊断及治疗方法。

  2. Clinical efficacy of multiple injection of morphine combined with phloroglucin in the treatment of renal colic%吗啡分次注射联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的疗效观察

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    宋小兵; 赵剡; 潘正启; 杨奇盛; 王翔; 沈俊

    2011-01-01

    目的:评价吗啡分次注射联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的疗效及安全性.方法:患者100例,随机分为2组,每组50例.实验组给予生理盐水100 ml+间苯三酚80 mg静脉滴注+吗啡9 mg静脉分3次推注,对照组给予生理盐水100 ml+山莨菪碱10 mg静脉滴注+肌注哌替啶50 mg.于注射后40 min、6 h 2个时间段观察解痉镇痛效果及其不良反应.结果:治疗40 min后,实验组和对照组的显效率分别为46%和38%,两组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).实验组总有效率和6 h内疼痛再发率分别为94%、16%,对照组为80%、34%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);实验组、对照组的不良反应发生率分别为18%、68%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论:吗啡分次注射联合间苯三酚用治疗肾绞痛疗效好,不良反应少,值得临床推广应用.%Objective:To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of multiple injection of morphine combined with phloroglucin in the treatment of renal colic. Method: One hundred patients with severe renal colic were randomly divided into two groups. The experiment group was administrated with NS 100 ml + phloroglucinol 80 mg intravenous drop infusion + morphine 9 mg fractionated intravenous injection for three times. The control group was administrated with NS 100 ml+ anisodamine 10 mg intravenous drop infusion+ pethidine 50 mg intra muscular injection. The efficacy and the side effect were analyzed and compared between the two groups after administration for 40 min and 6 hours. Result: After 40 min treatment, the efficacy rate between the experiment group and the control group was not significant(46 % vs 38 % ). The total efficacy of the experiment group was higher than the control group (94 % vs 80 % ), and the pain recurrence rate in 6 hours of the experiment group was lower than the control group (16% vs 34%). The incidence of adverse effect of the experiment group was lower than the control group (18 % vs 68

  3. Acute renal transplant rejections: A single center experience

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We undertook this observational study to assess the incidence of acute rejections (AR in the first six months after transplantation at Al-Karama Hospital, Iraq. Sixty eight patients (49 males and 19 females underwent renal transplantation in 2006 and were followed up weekly. Forty six received kidneys from related donors and 22 from unrelated donors. During the first six months after transplantation AR occurred in 16 patients (23%; 11 (23% related and 5 (23% unrelated donor transplantation. We conclude that the incidence of acute rejection was similar in related and unrelated donor transplantation and the general incidence was comparable to that reported from most centers.

  4. Disseminated lymphoma presenting as acute thigh pain and renal failure.

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    2009-01-01

    A 66-year-old diabetic man presented with severe right thigh swelling and pain together with acute renal failure. At autopsy, this was found to be due to disseminated high grade B cell lymphoma invading the psoas muscle and multiple organs, including the kidneys. The unique presentation of this case emphasizes the need for increased awareness of the variety of ways in which lymphoma can manifest itself.

  5. 氟比洛芬酯联合黄体酮在肾绞痛治疗中的镇痛效果观察%Efficacy of Flurbiprofen Axeyil Injection Combined with Progesterone in the Treatment of Renal Colic

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    方志洁

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨氟比洛芬酯联合黄体酮治疗急性肾绞痛的临床镇痛效果。方法:将97例肾绞痛患者按照随机数字表法分为观察组(氟比洛芬酯联合黄体酮)和对照组(哌替啶联合黄体酮),比较两组的总有效率、起效时间、不良反应及6 h再发率。结果:观察组的镇痛总有效率优于对照组,且起效时间短,不良反应少、6 h再发少,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:氟比洛芬酯联合黄体酮治疗肾绞痛疗效确切、起效快、不良反应率及肾绞痛再发率低,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the efficacy of Flurbiprofen Axeyil Injection combined with Progesterone in the treatment of renal colic. Method:97 patients were randomly divided into the observation group(Flurbiprofen Axeyil Injection combined with Progesterone) and the control group(Pethidine combined with Progesterone).The total effective rate,onset time,adverse reaction,and 6 hour recurrent rate of two groups were compared.Result:The observation group had higher total effective rate,shorter onset time,less adverse reaction,less 6 hour recurrent rate compared with the control group,the differences were statistically significant(P<0.05).Conclusion:Flurbiprofen Axeyil Injection combined with Progesterone in the treatment of renal colic has a definite therapeutic effect,quicker effect,less adverse reaction and less 6 hour recurrence,which deserves further clinical applications.

  6. Treatment of renal colic with double-J stent during pregnancy: a report of 25 cases%双猪尾管在妊娠期肾绞痛治疗中的应用

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    宋刚; 郝瀚; 吴翔; 李昕; 肖云翔; 王刚; 张晓春; 金杰; 郭应禄

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察总结妊娠期肾绞痛的特点及探讨双猪尾管在治疗中的有效性和安全性.方法 回顾性分析2008年1月至2009年6月因肾绞痛就诊于北京大学第一医院泌尿外科的25例妊娠期女性患者.平均年龄为(28.3 ±4.9)岁,平均孕周为(20.1±6.9)周.诊治过程如下:(1)患者就诊后即予血常规、尿常规、生化检查及泌尿系超声检查;(2)给予解痉、镇痛药物(例如黄体酮等);(3)三代头孢菌素抗炎治疗;(4)若肾绞痛未缓解,则通过膀胱镜于患侧输尿管内放置双猪尾管.置管前、置管中、置管后均有产科医师监测胎心和孕妇宫缩;(5)操作结束后,再行超声检查确认双猪尾管位置;(6)孕妇在顺利生产后,回泌尿外科复查,按常规处理结石、拔除双猪尾管.结果 5例患者(20%,5/25)有结石病史或泌尿系相关手术病史.1例患者高热达40 ℃.84%的患者肾区叩痛阳性.6例患者(24%,6/25)尿常规镜检示大量红细胞,半数患者尿白细胞为10~20个/HP.15例(60%,15/25)血白细胞超过正常.仅1例患者血肌酐升高(为孤立肾患者).未见血钙升高患者,8例患者(32%,8/25)血钙降低.超声检查均可显示患侧肾积水,7例患者(28%,7/25)患侧肾脏或输尿管内发现结石.6例患者(24%,6/25)在对症止痛治疗后肾绞痛缓解,另外18例患者(72%,18/25)于膀胱镜下成功置入双猪尾管,1例孤立肾患者(4%,1/25)因置管不成功改行肾穿刺造瘘.肾绞痛均在治疗后缓解,积水消失.患者足月生产后,按常规治疗结石或检查未发现结石即直接拔除双猪尾管.1个月后复查超声未见结石和肾积水.结论 对于妊娠期肾绞痛的患者,超声检查有结石者不多见.在对症解痉镇痛无效时,膀胱镜下逆行双猪尾管置入术能有效缓解肾绞痛,较为安全和有效.%Objective There is no consensus on the treatment of renal colic, a hazardous condition for both pregnant women and their fetus during pregnancy

  7. Unilateral Renal Ischemia as a Model of Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Fibrosis in Cats.

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    Schmiedt, C W; Brainard, B M; Hinson, W; Brown, S A; Brown, C A

    2016-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to define the acute and chronic effects of 1-hour unilateral in vivo renal ischemia on renal function and histology in cats. Twenty-one adult purpose-bred research cats were anesthetized, and 1 kidney underwent renal artery and vein occlusion for 1 hour. Serum creatinine and urea concentrations, urine protein:creatinine ratio, urine-specific gravity, glomerular filtration rate, hematocrit, platelet concentration and function, and white blood cell count were measured at baseline and variable time points after ischemia. Renal histopathology was evaluated on days 3, 6, 12, 21, 42, and 70 postischemia; changes in smooth muscle actin and interstitial collagen were examined. Following ischemia, whole animal glomerular filtration rate was significantly reduced (57% of baseline on day 6; P cats and demonstrates that ischemic acute kidney injury triggers chronic fibrosis, interstitial inflammation, and tubular atrophy in feline kidneys. These late changes are typical of those observed in cats with naturally occurring chronic kidney disease. PMID:26319781

  8. Acute alcoholic myopathy, rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure : a case report.

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    Singh S

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of middle aged male who developed swelling and weakness of muscles in the lower limbs following a heavy binge of alcohol is being reported. He had myoglobinuria and developed acute renal failure for which he was dialyzed. Acute alcoholic myopathy is not a well recognized condition and should be considered in any intoxicated patient who presents with muscle tenderness and weakness.

  9. Comparative Study for the Effect of Tamsulosin on Biomarkers between Renal and Urethral Stone Lithotripsy

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    Mohammed Khalid Abood

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Nephrolithiasis are multi-factorial diseases that result from the combined influence of epidemiological, biochemical and genetically risk factors. Defective drainage due to urinary tract obstruction at the narrowest part (ureterovesical junction, ureteropelvic junction, and near the pelvic brim via stones will eventually cause the agonizing renal colic pain. Therapeutic managements of nephrolithiasis to relief acute colic pain are the primary objective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used drugs as suggested by many studies. It is very important to consider side effects of the drugs used in the treatment of colic pain. In order to preserve renal function and to relief obstruction, medical expulsion therapy are used for urethral calculi as a conservative management. These medications will aid the passage urethral calculi, an area that currently seems to be a field for continuous investigation.

  10. Phloroglucinol combined ketone luo acid tromethamine emergency treatment the curative effect of renal colic%间苯三酚联合酮咯酸氨丁三醇治疗急诊肾绞痛的疗效研究

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    冯日祥

    2015-01-01

    目的:对在治疗急诊肾绞痛的过程中使用间苯三酚联合酮咯酸氨丁三醇方法的临床疗效进行分析。方法:随机从2013年3月~2014年3月来我院进行急诊肾绞痛治疗的患者中选出96例,分为两组,每组48例。对比组采用曲马多联合山莨菪碱进行治疗,研究组采用酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合间苯三酚的方法进行治疗。分别对两组治疗后的效果、绞痛复发以及各类用药后不良反应进行记录,并对比分析相关数据。结果:研究组的治疗效果明显优于对比组,同时研究组的绞痛复发率低于对比组,其药物起效时间短于对比组,并且研究组的不良反应发生率远低于对比组。结论:在治疗急诊肾绞痛的患者时,采用间苯三酚联合酮咯酸氨丁三醇的方法能够有效提高治疗效果,降低复发率,同时,也可以有效降低患者服药后的不良反应,提升治疗后的生活质量,值得临床推广。%Objective: To analyze the clinical curative effect in the process of treatment of emergency treatment of renal colic phloroglucinol combined ketone luo acid tromethamine method. Methods: randomly from March 2013 to March 2013, 96 patients in our hospital were selected and divided into 2 groups,48 cases averagely, In one group were treated by tramadol scopolamine for the joint treatment, as the control group; Acid in another group were treated by ketone luo tromethamine joint between benzene three phenol method treatment, as a team. Respectively on two groups of patients after treatment, the effect of colic recurred and all kinds of drug adverse reactions after record, and compare the relevant data analysis. Results:after treatment in patients with two groups of analysis can be seen that the treatment of patients with team effect was better than control group, at the same time the team cramps in patients with recurrence risk is lower than the control group, the drug effect time

  11. [Assessment of renal function, iatrogenic hyperkalemia and acute renal dysfunction in cardiology. Contrast-induced nephropathy].

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    Górriz Teruel, José Luis; Beltrán Catalán, Sandra

    2011-12-01

    Renal impairment influences the prognosis of patients with cardiovascular disease and increases cardiovascular risk. Renal dysfunction is a marker of lesions in other parts of the vascular tree and detection facilitates early identification of individuals at high risk of cardiovascular events. In patients with cardiovascular disease, renal function is assessed by measuring albuminuria in a spot urine sample and by estimating the glomerular filtration rate using creatinine-derived predictive formulas or equations. We recommend the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration or the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formulas. The Cockcroft-Gault formula is a possible alternative. The administration of drugs that block the angiotensin-renin system can, on occasion, be associated with acute renal dysfunction or hyperkalemia. We need to know when risk of these complications exists so as to provide the best possible treatment: prevention. Given the growing number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of cardiology that use intravenous contrast media, contrast-induced nephrotoxicity represents a significant problem. We should identify the risk factors and patients at greatest risk, and prevent it from appearing.

  12. Cellular localization of uranium in the renal proximal tubules during acute renal uranium toxicity.

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    Homma-Takeda, Shino; Kitahara, Keisuke; Suzuki, Kyoko; Blyth, Benjamin J; Suya, Noriyoshi; Konishi, Teruaki; Terada, Yasuko; Shimada, Yoshiya

    2015-12-01

    Renal toxicity is a hallmark of uranium exposure, with uranium accumulating specifically in the S3 segment of the proximal tubules causing tubular damage. As the distribution, concentration and dynamics of accumulated uranium at the cellular level is not well understood, here, we report on high-resolution quantitative in situ measurements by high-energy synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence analysis in renal sections from a rat model of uranium-induced acute renal toxicity. One day after subcutaneous administration of uranium acetate to male Wistar rats at a dose of 0.5 mg uranium kg(-1) body weight, uranium concentration in the S3 segment of the proximal tubules was 64.9 ± 18.2 µg g(-1) , sevenfold higher than the mean renal uranium concentration (9.7 ± 2.4 µg g(-1) ). Uranium distributed into the epithelium of the S3 segment of the proximal tubules and highly concentrated uranium (50-fold above mean renal concentration) in micro-regions was found near the nuclei. These uranium levels were maintained up to 8 days post-administration, despite more rapid reductions in mean renal concentration. Two weeks after uranium administration, damaged areas were filled with regenerating tubules and morphological signs of tissue recovery, but areas of high uranium concentration (100-fold above mean renal concentration) were still found in the epithelium of regenerating tubules. These data indicate that site-specific accumulation of uranium in micro-regions of the S3 segment of the proximal tubules and retention of uranium in concentrated areas during recovery are characteristics of uranium behavior in the kidney.

  13. Acute renal failure by ingestion of Euphorbia paralias.

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    Boubaker, Karima; Ounissi, Mondher; Brahmi, Nozha; Goucha, Rym; Hedri, Hafedh; Abdellah, Taieb Ben; El Younsi, Fethi; Maiz, Hedi Ben; Kheder, Adel

    2013-05-01

    Euphorbia paralias is known in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, a purgative and for its local anesthetic property. To the best our knowledge, renal toxicity of this substance has not been previously reported. In this paper, we report the case of a 29-year-old male who developed renal damage following ingestion of Euphorbia paralias. He had been on follow-up for nephrotic syndrome since 1986, although irregularly, with several relapses but each responding well to steroid therapy. A kidney biopsy had not been performed earlier due to refusal by the patient. He was off steroids since April 2008 because the patient developed osteoporosis. He was admitted with general malaise and oliguria to our department in May 2009, following repeated vomiting and watery diarrhea for three days. On examination, he was edematous but had normal vital signs except for a pulse rate of 120/min. Hemoglobin was only 5.5 g/dL but with normal white cell and platelet counts. Blood biochemistry showed evidence of advanced renal failure with a serum creatinine level of 1835 μmol/L and urea at 44.6 mmol/L, sodium of 132 μmol/L and potassium at 4.3 mmol/L. He had features of nephrotic syndrome with severe hypoproteinamia and 24-h urinary protein of 10.45 g. Ultrasonography revealed enlarged kidneys with a reduced echogenecity of the medulla and the papillae. Subsequently, after hemodialysis with blood transfusion, a kidney biopsy was performed that showed focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with an acute tubular injury. On intensive interrogation, the patient gave a history of ingesting boiled Euphorbia paralias as a native treatment for edema, ten days prior to the onset of the current illness. A diagnosis of acute renal failure (ARF) resulting from the possible nephrotoxic effect of Euphorbia paralias poisoning was made. He was treated with intermittent hemodialysis and corticosteroids. Serum creatinine values improved after 48 days. At six months following the

  14. Acute renal failure by ingestion of Euphorbia paralias

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    Karima Boubaker

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Euphorbia paralias is known in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, a purgative and for its local anesthetic property. To the best our knowledge, renal toxicity of this substance has not been previously reported. In this paper, we report the case of a 29-year-old male who developed renal damage following ingestion of Euphorbia paralias. He had been on follow-up for nephrotic syndrome since 1986, although irregularly, with several relapses but each responding well to steroid therapy. A kidney biopsy had not been performed earlier due to refusal by the patient. He was off steroids since April 2008 because the patient developed osteoporosis. He was admitted with general malaise and oliguria to our department in May 2009, following repeated vomiting and watery diarrhea for three days. On examination, he was edematous but had normal vital signs except for a pulse rate of 120/min. Hemoglobin was only 5.5 g/dL but with normal white cell and platelet counts. Blood biochemistry showed evidence of advanced renal failure with a serum creatinine level of 1835 μmol/L and urea at 44.6 mmol/L, sodium of 132 μmol/L and potassium at 4.3 mmol/L. He had features of nephrotic syndrome with severe hypoproteinamia and 24-h urinary protein of 10.45 g. Ultrasonography revealed enlarged kidneys with a reduced echogenecity of the medulla and the papillae. Subsequently, after hemodialysis with blood transfusion, a kidney biopsy was performed that showed focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with an acute tubular injury. On intensive interrogation, the patient gave a history of ingesting boiled Euphorbia paralias as a native treatment for edema, ten days prior to the onset of the current illness. A diagnosis of acute renal failure (ARF resulting from the possible nephrotoxic effect of Euphorbia paralias poisoning was made. He was treated with intermittent hemodialysis and corticosteroids. Serum creatinine values improved after 48 days. At six

  15. Treatment of 22 Cases of Renal Colic with Double-J Stent during Pregnancy%输尿管双J管在22例妊娠期肾绞痛治疗中的应用

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    王雪姣; 杜鹃

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the therapeutic safety and efficacy of double-J stent in renal colic combined with pregnancy. Methods: Clinical data of 22 patients of renal colic during pregnancy who were treated with double-J stent in Shengjing hospital from June 2000 to November 2010 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. Results:All the patients received the double-J stent insertion and the subsequent anti-infection treatment. After 1 ~5 days of all the treatment, the symptoms of pain, fever, nausea and vomiting in all patients were obviously relieved. Three days after the treatment, the percentage of microscopic hematuria, pyu-ria, elevated white blood cell, elevated serum creatinine and urinary nitrogen was decreased, compared to the preoperative level. One month after the treatment, the hydronephrosis of 16 patients were vanished and the hydronephrosis in another 6 patients were alleviated. All patients had no pregnancy complications, while only one patient had symptoms of renal colic and fever near three months after the treatment of double-J stent. The retention time of double-J stent in all patients varied from 1 to 7 months, the average retention time was 3.4 months. Among the 22 patients,21 patients successfuly delivery, only one patient took induced a-bortion as the left tuberculous exative pleurisy. Conclusions: For pregnant women with renal colic, if conservative management fails, the double-J stent treatment is a less invasive and efficient method to relieve the pain and control the hydronephrosis.%目的:探讨留置双J管治疗妊娠期肾绞痛的有效性及安全性.方法:回顾性分析2000年6月至2010年11月因肾绞痛就诊于盛京医院泌尿外科及产科并留置双J管治疗的22例妊娠期患者的临床资料.分析其临床特征,并观察留置双J管治疗的疗效.结果:所有患者在留置双J管和辅助抗感染治疗后,肾绞痛、发热及恶心、呕吐等症状均于治疗后1~5天明显缓解;术后3

  16. Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: A Rare Cause of Acute Renal Failure

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    Amaka Ezimora

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare cause of acute renal failure (ARF with only a handful of cases reported in literature. We report a case of a 40-year-old male with an incidental finding of retroperitoneal fibrosis. Case Presentation. Patient is a 40-year-old African American male with no significant past medical history who presented with a four-month history of low back pain and associated nausea with vomiting. Physical examination was significant for elevated blood pressure at 169/107 mmhg and bilateral pedal edema. Significant admission laboratory include blood urea nitrogen (BUN of 108 mg/dL, serum creatinine (Cr of 23 mg/dL, bicarbonate of 19 mg/dL, and potassium of 6.2 mmL/L. Renal ultrasound showed bilateral hydronephrosis. Post-void residual urine volume was normal. Abdominopelvic CT scan showed retroperitoneal fibrosis confirmed with fine-needle biopsy. He was treated with a combination of bilateral ureteral stent placement, hemodialysis, and steroid therapy. Four months after hospital discharge, his BUN and Cr levels Improved to 18 mg/dL and 1.25 mg/dL, respectively. Conclusion. Retroperitoneal fibrosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with acute renal failure and obstructive uropathy. Abdominal CT scan is the examination of choice for diagnosis. Full resolution with treatment depends on the duration of obstruction.

  17. Acute upregulation of COX-2 by renal artery stenosis

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    Mann, Birgitte; Hartner, A; Jensen, B L;

    2001-01-01

    This study aimed to characterize the influence of acute renal artery stenosis on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and renin expression in the juxtaglomerular apparatus. For this purpose, male Sprague-Dawley rats received a left renal artery clip, and COX-2 mRNA, COX-2 immunoreactivity, plasma renin...... activity, and renin mRNA levels were determined. COX-2 mRNA and COX-2 immunoreactivity in the macula densa region in the clipped kidneys increased as early as 6 h after clipping and reached a maximal expression 1-2 days after clipping. Although values for plasma renin activity were elevated markedly at all...... time points examined, remaining renin mRNA levels were unchanged after 6 h and then increased to reach a maximum value 1-2 days after clipping. In the contralateral intact kidney, renin mRNA and COX-2 immunoreactivity decreased to approximately 50% of their normal values. To investigate a possible...

  18. Renal cirsoid arteriovenous malformation masquerading as neoplasia.

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    Silverthorn, K; George, D

    1988-12-01

    A woman with renal colic and microscopic hematuria had filling defects in the left renal collecting system detected on excretory urography. A nephrectomy, performed because of suspected malignancy, might have been averted by renal angiography.

  19. INTERMEDIATE SYNDROME: A TYPICAL PATTERN OF PRE-RENAL ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN THE ELDERLY

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    Greloni G

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure is a frequent entity in the elderly. This is due on one hand to the structural and physiological changes of the aged kidney, and on the other hand to the exposure of this population to polypharmacy and their reduced capability to metabolize drugs. In the present report we present a case of a seventy year-old woman who developed acute renal failure secondary to severe dehydration with a clinical and laboratory pattern of intermediate syndrome: laboratory results compatible with parenchymal renal insufficiency (elevated urinary sodium, plasma urea and creatinine, but with a positive response to hydration. The main characteristics of the aged kidney that predispose to the development of an intermediate syndrome are: the vascular dysautonomy and reduced capability of sodium and water reabsorption. The intermediate syndrome is a typical pattern of pre-renal insufficiency in the elderly. RESUMEN: La insuficiencia renal aguda es frecuente en el anciano. Esto se debe por un lado a los cambios estructurales y funcionales propios del riñón senil, y por otro a la gran exposición que esta población tiene a la polifarmacia, y su reducida capacidad para metabolizar los medicamentos. En este reporte presentamos el caso de una mujer de 70 años que desarrolló una insuficiencia renal aguda secundaria a severa deshidratación, mostrando un patrón clínico y de laboratorio propio de un sindrome intermedio: laboratorios compatibles con una insuficiencia renal parenquimatosa (sodio urinario, uremia y creatininemia elevadas, pero con una respuesta favorable a la hidratación. Las principales características del riñón senil que predisponen al desarrollo del sindrome intermedio: son la disautonomía vascular y la reducida capacidad en la recuperación de sodio y agua El sindrome intermedio es un patrón típico de insuficiencia prerrenal en el anciano.

  20. Ligustrazine alleviates acute renal injury in a rat model of acute necrotizing pancreatitis

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    Jian-Xin Zhang; Sheng-Chun Dang; Jian-Guo Qu; Xue-Qing Wang

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the effect of ligustrazine, a traditional Chinese medicine, on renal injury in a rat model of acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP).METHODS: A total of 192 rats were randomly divided into three groups: control (C group), ANP without treatment (P group), and ANP treated with ligustrazine (T group). Each group was further divided into 0.5,2, 6, 12 h subgroups. All rats were anesthetized with an intraperitoneal injection of sodium pentobarbital.Sodium taurocholate was infused through the pancreatic membrane to induce ANP. T group was infused sodium taurocholate as above, and 0.6% ligustrazine was then administered via the femoral vein. Serum urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (Cr) concentrations were measured for the evaluation of renal function. The effects of ligustrazine on the severity of renal injury were assessed by renal function, TXA2/PGI2 and histopathological changes. Renal blood flow was determined by the radioactive microsphere technique (RMT).RESULTS: Compared with control group, the renal blood flow in P group was decreased significantly. Serious renal and pancreatic damages were found in P group, the BUN and Cr levels were elevated significantly, and the ratio of TXA2 to PGI2 was increased at 2, 6 and 12 h. Compared with P group, the blood flow of kidney was elevated significantly at 6 and 12 h after induction of ANP, the renal and pancreatic damages were attenuated, and the BUN and Cr levels were decreased significantly, and the ratio of TXA2 to PGI2 was decreased at 6 and 12 h in T group.CONCLUSION: Microcirculatory disorder (MCD) is an important factor for renal injury in ANP. Ligustrazine can ameliorate the condition of MCD and the damage of pancreas and kidney.

  1. Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in the emergency treatment of pediatric ureteral calculi with renal colic%急诊冲击波碎石术治疗小儿绞痛性输尿管结石的临床研究

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    桂西青; 孙华宾; 郭振宇; 苗永青; 周少朋

    2008-01-01

    Objective To study efficacy of pediatric ureteral calculi with renal colic by the emergency treatment of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Methods We reviewed the treatment and out-come of 31 pediatric patients with renal colic for ureteral calculi in the emergency treatment of ESWL over a 10-year period (1997~2007). Results 25 cases underwent one ESWL session;5 cases had two ESWLses-sions; 1 case underwent other treatment procedures after failure of 3 ESWL sessions. The stone-free rate was 96.8% (30/31).The renal coli of 28 cases (90.3%) relieved apparently in the one ESWL session. No severe complication was found. 19 cases required intravenous general anesthesia in the ESWL. Conclusion The e-mergency treatment of ESWL is an efficient and safe modality for pediatric ureteral calculi with renal colic.%目的 评价急诊体外冲击波碎石术(ESWL)治疗小儿绞痛性输尿管结石之效果.方法 回顾1997年1月至2007年12月32例小儿输尿管结石伴急性肾绞痛的急诊ESWL的治疗资料.结果 1次ESWL 25例;2次ESWL 5例;1例3次ESWL治疗失败后改其他治疗,总结石排净率为96.8%(30/31).首次ESWL治疗后,28例肾绞痛完全缓解(90.3%).ESWL术中,静脉全麻19例,镇静加止痛剂者12例.术后无严重并发症.结论 急诊ESWL治疗小儿绞痛性输尿管结石安全快捷、疗效肯定.

  2. When and why use unenhanced computed tomography in patients with acute abdomen

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    The use of unenhanced computed tomography has been frequently recommended for the initial assessment of patients with clinical suspicion of acute abdomen instead of other diagnostic methods. The authors present a review of the literature on the main aspects, advantages, limitations and efficacy of unenhanced computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, renal colic, diverticulitis, acute pancreatitis, primary epiploic appendicitis, pneumoperitoneum and small bowel obstruction. The advantages and limitations of this technique are also discussed. (author)

  3. Transcatheter pharmacomechanical approach for acute renal vein thrombosis: a rational technique.

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    Srinivas, Budunur C; Singh, Bhupinder; Srinivasa, Sanjay; Reddy, Shashikumar S; Mahadevappa, Nagesh C; Reddy, Babu

    2014-07-01

    Acute renal vein thrombosis (RVT) causes rapid deterioration of renal function if it is not treated aggressively. Conventional anticoagulation therapy is the standard mode of treatment; however, the need for rapid and complete resolution has led to the development of newer modes of treatment such as percutaneous catheter-directed techniques. We describe a case of acute RVT with deteriorating renal functions that highlights the rational of percutaneous catheter-directed combined pharmacomechanical thrombolysis-thrombectomy approach to successfully restore the renal vein patency with improvement of the renal function.

  4. Renal Power Doppler Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Children With Acute Pyelonephritis

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    Ali Pahlusi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Urinary tract infections are common in children. The available gold standard method for diagnosis, Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid scan is expensive and exposes patients to considerable amount of radiation. This study was performed to compare and assess the efficacy of Power Doppler Ultrasound versus Tc-99m DMSA scan for diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis. A quasi experimental study was conducted on 34 children with mean age of 2.82.7 years who were hospitalized with their first episode of febrile urinary tract infection. All children were evaluated in the first 3 days of admission by Doppler Ultrasound and Tc-99m DMSA scan. Patients with congenital structural anomalies were excluded. Each kidney was divided into three zones. The comparison between efficacy of Doppler Ultrasound and DMSA scan was carried out based on number of patients and on classified renal units. Based on the number of patients enrolled; the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and accuracy of Doppler Ultrasound were 89%, 53%, 70%, 80% and 74%, respectively but based on the renal units, it was 66%, 81%, 46%, 91% and 79% , respectively. Although Doppler Ultrasound has the potential for identifying acute pyelonephritis in children, but it is still soon to replace DMSA scan.

  5. [Bilateral renal vein thrombosis and acute renal failure due to inferior vena cava filter thrombosis. Report of one case].

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    Vega, Jorge; Díaz, Rienzi

    2014-11-01

    Bilateral renal vein thrombosis is an unusual etiology of acute renal failure and usually is associated with nephrotic syndrome. We report a 77-year-old man, consulting in the emergency room for anuria that appeared 24 hours after a syncope. The patient was carrier of an inferior vena cava filter prophylactically installed 17 months earlier and was not receiving anticoagulation. Serum creatinine on admission was 5.45 mg/dl and blood urea nitrogen was 54 mg/dl. Computed tomography and Doppler ultrasonography showed an extensive thrombosis of inferior vena cava and both renal veins. Heparin therapy was started with a rapid recovery of renal function and diuresis.

  6. Injúria Renal Aguda no paciente politraumatizado Acute Renal Injury in polytrauma patients

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    Thiago Gomes Romano; Paulo Fernando Guimarães Morando Marzocchi Tierno

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    A Injúria Renal Aguda (IRA) no contexto do paciente politraumatizado ocorre, na maioria das vezes, por uma conjuntura de fatores que passam por eventos correlacionados à ressuscitação volêmica inicial, ao grau de resposta inflamatória sistêmica associada ao trauma, ao uso de contraste iodado para procedimentos diagnósticos, à rabdomiólise e à síndrome compartimental abdominal. Atualmente, passamos por uma fase de uniformização dos critérios diagnósticos da IRA com o Acute Kidney Injury Networ...

  7. Renal Cortical Lactate Dehydrogenase: A Useful, Accurate, Quantitative Marker of In Vivo Tubular Injury and Acute Renal Failure.

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    Full Text Available Studies of experimental acute kidney injury (AKI are critically dependent on having precise methods for assessing the extent of tubular cell death. However, the most widely used techniques either provide indirect assessments (e.g., BUN, creatinine, suffer from the need for semi-quantitative grading (renal histology, or reflect the status of residual viable, not the number of lost, renal tubular cells (e.g., NGAL content. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH release is a highly reliable test for assessing degrees of in vitro cell death. However, its utility as an in vivo AKI marker has not been defined. Towards this end, CD-1 mice were subjected to graded renal ischemia (0, 15, 22, 30, 40, or 60 min or to nephrotoxic (glycerol; maleate AKI. Sham operated mice, or mice with AKI in the absence of acute tubular necrosis (ureteral obstruction; endotoxemia, served as negative controls. Renal cortical LDH or NGAL levels were assayed 2 or 24 hrs later. Ischemic, glycerol, and maleate-induced AKI were each associated with striking, steep, inverse correlations (r, -0.89 between renal injury severity and renal LDH content. With severe AKI, >65% LDH declines were observed. Corresponding prompt plasma and urinary LDH increases were observed. These observations, coupled with the maintenance of normal cortical LDH mRNA levels, indicated the renal LDH efflux, not decreased LDH synthesis, caused the falling cortical LDH levels. Renal LDH content was well maintained with sham surgery, ureteral obstruction or endotoxemic AKI. In contrast to LDH, renal cortical NGAL levels did not correlate with AKI severity. In sum, the above results indicate that renal cortical LDH assay is a highly accurate quantitative technique for gauging the extent of experimental acute ischemic and toxic renal injury. That it avoids the limitations of more traditional AKI markers implies great potential utility in experimental studies that require precise quantitation of tubule cell death.

  8. 五籽散药熨联合山莨菪碱及间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Wuzi San Medicated Compress Combined with Anisodamine and Phloroglucin Treating Renal Colic

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    蔡泽锋; 赵冬; 林谋清; 胡零三; 黄正宇; 李韬

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨五籽散药熨联合山莨菪碱及间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的效果。方法:72例肾绞痛患者随机平分为对照组与治疗组,对照组应用山莨菪碱及间苯三酚治疗,治疗组在对照组基础上用五籽散药熨,观察两组疼痛情况。结果:治疗组PI、PID、PAR、疼痛缓解总有效率及显效率均明显优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:五籽散药熨联合山莨菪碱及间苯三酚可有效缓解肾绞痛。%Objective:To investigate the effects of Wuzi san medicated compress combined with anisodamine and phloroglucin treating renal colic. Methods:72 cases of renal colic were randomly divided into control group and treatment group, control group applied with anisodamine and phloro-glucin, treatment group with Wuzi san medicated compress based on the treatment of control group, to observe pain condition of the two groups. Re-sults:PI, PID, PAR, the total efficiency and significant efficiency of pain relief in treatment group were all significantly better than those in control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:Wuzi san medicated compress combined with anisodamine and phloroglucin can relieve renal colic effectively.

  9. [Peritoneal dialysis for acute renal failure: Rediscovery of an old modality of renal replacement therapy].

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    Issad, Belkacem; Rostoker, Guy; Bagnis, Corinne; Deray, Gilbert

    2016-07-01

    Acute renal failure (ARF) in adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) often evolves in a context of multiple organ failure, which explains the high mortality rate and increase treatment needs. Among, two modalities of renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis (PD) was the first modality used for the treatment of ARF in the 1950s. Today, while PD is generalized for chronic renal failure treatment, its use in the ICU is limited, particularly, due to the advent of new hemodialysis techniques and the development of continuous replacement therapy. Recently, a renewed interest in the use of PD in patients with ARF has manifested in several emerging countries (Brazil, Vietnam). A systematic review in 2013 showed a similar mortality in ARF patients having PD (58%) and those treated by hemodialysis or hemodiafiltration/hemofiltration (56.1%). In the International society of peritoneal dialysis (ISPD)'s guideline (2013), PD may be used in adult ARF as the other blood extracorporeal epuration technics (recommendation with grade 1B). PD is the preferred method in cardiorenal syndromes, in frailty patients with hemodynamic instability and those lacking vascular access; finally PD is also an option in elderly and patients with bleeding tendency. In industrial countries, high volume automated PD with a flexible catheter (usually Tenckhoff) is advocated.

  10. Clinical Observation of Ketorolac Tromethamine Combined with Pethidine Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Renal Colic%酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合盐酸哌替啶治疗肾绞痛的临床观察

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    林丰; 李思齐; 袁勇; 张力; 陈嘉勇

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合盐酸哌替啶治疗肾绞痛的临床疗效.方法:将我院2008年5月-2010年5月收治的中、重度疼痛的肾绞痛患者120例随机均分为3组,均采取肌肉注射药物进行镇痛治疗.其中,Ⅰ组应用酮咯酸氨丁三醇60 mg;Ⅱ组应用盐酸哌替啶100mg;Ⅲ组应用酮咯酸氨丁三醇30mg+盐酸哌替啶50 mg.记录用药前以及用药后3h内(0、0.5、1、1.5、2、2.5、3h)的疼痛强度、疼痛强度差、疼痛缓解度以判断镇痛效果,并观察各组治疗中的不良反应情况.结果:用药后,3组均在0.5h起效,在中度疼痛的镇痛方面,Ⅲ组在用药3h内的所有观察点均优于Ⅰ、Ⅱ组(P<0.05),在2h时差异最为显著(P<0.01);在重度疼痛的镇痛方面,Ⅲ组在用药1.5、2、2.5、3h时效果优于Ⅰ、Ⅱ组(P<0.05);Ⅲ组的中度以上疼痛缓解程度除0.5 h外,其余各点与Ⅰ、Ⅱ组比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).Ⅲ组不良反应的发生率小于其他2组(P<0.05).结论:酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合盐酸哌替啶治疗肾绞痛效果显著,同时可减少盐酸哌替啶的使用量,并可延长镇痛时间,且安全性较好.%OBJECTIVE: To observe the analgesic effects of ketorolac tromethamine and pethidine hydrochloride in the treatment towards renal colic. METHODS: 120 presenting moderate and severe pain of renal colic patients who were received and treated by our hospital during the May 2008 to May 2010. The qualified cases were randomly divided into 3 groups, 40 cases each and given intramuscular injection: Group I , ketorolac tromethamine 60 mg; Group Ⅱ , pethidine hydrochloride 100 mg; Group Ⅲ , ketorolac tromethamine 30 mg +pethidine hydrochloride 50 mg. Pain intensity (PI) , pain intensity difference (PID) , pain relief (PAR) and adverse reaction were recorded by the observer before and within 3 h (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 h) of using the drug in order to evaluate the analgesic effect. RESULTS: 3 groups

  11. Study on the quality of life of pregnant women with renal colic after intervention of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine%妊娠期肾绞痛中西医干预生活质量研究

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    陈丽娜; 朱伍; 林芳; 王华; 雷萍; 谭玉红

    2016-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine combined with western medicine in treatment of patients with renal colic during pregnancy and the impact on the quality of life.Methods Ninety-eight patients with renal colic during pregnancy were randomly selected and divided into treatment group and control group,48 patients in control group were treated by intramuscular injection of progesterone (40 mg),once a day for five days,if pain couldn't be relieved after 20-30 minutes,the patients were treated by intramuscular injection of atropine sulfate (0.5 mg) and meperidine hydrochloride (50 mg),then the patients were given routine nursing;50 patients in treatment group were treated by acupuncture based on the therapies used in control group.Pain remission and improvement of associated symptoms were analyzed statistically.From the point of view of psychology,Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA),Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD17),and Quality of Life Scale were used to analyze the changes of quality of life and emotion before and after treatment;the clinical effect and quality of life in treatment group were evaluated objectively.Results The total effective rates in treatment group and control group were 98% and 75%,respectively,there was statistically significant difference between the two groups.The associated symptoms in treatment group were improved significantly compared with control group,depression in treatment group was improved after treatment,the quality of life was improved significantly.Conclusion Traditional Chinese medicine combined with western medicine can improve the clinical curative effect and quality of life of patients with renal colic during pregnancy,which is worthy of promotion.%目的 观察妊娠期肾绞痛患者中西医干预后的临床疗效及对生活质量的影响.方法 随机选择妊娠期肾绞痛患者98例,分为治疗组和对照组,48例为对照组,给予黄体酮注射液40 mg肌肉注射1次/d×5

  12. THE IMPORTANCE OF 99m-Tc DMSA RENAL SCINTIGRAPHY IN EVALUATION OF RENAL LESIONS IN CHILDREN WITH ACUTE PYELONEPHRITIS

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available "nUrinary tract infection (UTI may lead to irreversible changes in renal parenchyma. Early diagnosis using scintigraphy with technetium-99m-labeled dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA scan and early treatment may decrease or prevent development of renal parenchymal lesions. The aim of this study was to assess the occurrence of renal parenchymal lesion in children admitted with a first-time symptomatic UTI and to evaluate the relation between renal parenchymal damage and severity of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR. A total of 102 children with first time acute pyelonephritis (APN were enrolled in the study. All children studied with DMSA scan and ultrasonography (US. Voiding cystourethrography (VCUG was performed in 98 children when urine culture became negative. Changes on the DMSA scan and US were found in 178 (88% and 5 (2.4% out of 203 renal units during the acute phase, respectively. All abnormal renal units on US showed severe parenchymal involvement on DMSA. We also found significant correlation between severity of VUR and abnormal US results on kidneys. Of 40 kidneys with reflux, 38 (95% were found to have abnormal renal scan. Among 155 kidneys with non-refluxing ureters 132 (85.2% revealed parenchymal changes on renal cortical scintigraphy. Kidneys with moderate to severe reflux were more likely to have severe renal involvement. We found a high incidence of renal parenchymal changes in children with APN. Additionally, renal involvement was significantly higher in children with moderate to severe reflux. When there are high-grade VUR and female gender, the risk of renal parenchymal involvement is higher.

  13. 急诊体外冲击波碎石术治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛450例疗效观察%Emergent ESWL treatment of 450 cases of ureteral stones induced renal colic.

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    力晓飞

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨急诊体外冲击波碎石术(ESWL)治疗输尿管结石致肾绞痛的临床效果.方法 应用深圳慧康公司生产的ESWL-V型液电式电磁式体外冲击波碎石机,对450例输尿管结石致肾绞痛急诊行ESWL治疗.术中工作电压10~15 kV,冲击次数500~2 000次.术后配合中西医结合治疗.结果 450例输尿管结石致肾绞痛患者,一次性治愈400例,占88.89%.两次或两次以上治愈48例,占10.67%.无效2例,占0.44%.均无明显不良反应.结论 输尿管结石致肾绞痛发作时,应用ESWL是一种安全、有效的治疗方法,并可有效排出结石,可作为本病的首选治疗方法.此方法简单,疗效可靠.%Objective To explore ESWL therapy for relieving renal colic caused by ureteral calculi in the Emergency Department.Methods ESWL -v type extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter manufactured by Shenzhen Hui Kang Company had been applied for emergent treatment of 450 cases of ureteral calculi-induced renal colic under voltage 10 ~ 15KV for 500 ~ 2 000 times of impact.Patients after this therapy were treated with combination of Western and Chinese traditional medicine.Results Among these 450 cases of ureteral calculi induced renal colic, 400 ( 88.89% ) cases were cured by single time treatment, 48 ( 10.67% ) cases were cured by 2 or more times, and 2 ( 0.44% ) failed in treatment.There were no apparent adverse reactions.Conclusion The treatment of patients with ureteral calculi - induced renal colic by ESWL therapy is safe, effective, and efficient, and it is effective for exhausting calculi from urinary tract.This approach is simple and reliable, and it can be applied as first choice for treatment of this disease.

  14. 孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛的输尿管镜腔内置双J管疗效分析%Treatment of renal colic complicated with ureteral calculi by ureteroscope double-J stent insertion dur-ing pregnancy

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    罗建斌; 陈国强; 张闽杰; 曾智辉

    2014-01-01

    目的:评估输尿管镜腔内置双 J 管术治疗孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛的疗效及安全性。方法对58例经保守治疗无效的孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛患者行输尿管镜腔内置双 J 管术,观察手术疗效及安全性。结果所有患者置入双 J 管后肾绞痛症状均缓解;58例双 J 管留置时间3~8个月,术后复查泌尿系彩色多普勒超声检查发现结石自行排出后拔除双 J 管14例;留置双 J 管至分娩后1个月行输尿管镜碎石取石术26例、行体外震波碎石术18例。58例均顺利足月分娩,新生儿均健康,无因肾绞痛而发生流产、早产等不良事件。结论输尿管镜腔内置双 J 管术治疗孕期输尿管结石并肾绞痛疗效好,且安全。%Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of double-J stent insertion in treatment of persistent renal colic in pregnant women with ureteral calculi.Methods Fifty-eight pregnant women with per-sistent renal colic who were failed in antispasmodics and analgesics therapy due to ureteral calculi underwent double-J stent placement.The efficacy and safety were evaluated.Results Renal colic was alleviated after double-J stent insertion in all patients.The indwelling time of double-J stent ranged from 3 to 8 months.In 1 4 cases,ureteral stones were discharged spontaneously and then double-J stents were removed.At one month af-ter delivery,ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy were performed in 26 patients and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was conducted in 1 8 cases.All patients had normal delivery and gave birth to healthy infants.Conclusions Ureteroscope double-J stent insertion is a safe and efficacious treatment of refractory renal colic complicated with ureteral calculi during pregnancy.

  15. Renal cortex copper concentration in acute copper poisoning in calves

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    Luis E. Fazzio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to estimate the diagnostic value of renal cortex copper (Cu concentration in clinical cases of acute copper poisoning (ACP. A total of 97 calves that died due to subcutaneous copper administration were compiled in eleven farms. At least, one necropsy was conducted on each farm and samples for complementary analysis were taken. The degree of autolysis in each necropsy was evaluated. The cases appeared on extensive grazing calf breeding and intensive feedlot farms, in calves of 60 to 200 kg body weight. Mortality varied from 0.86 to 6.96 %, on the farms studied. The first succumbed calf was found on the farms between 6 and 72 hours after the susbcutaneous Cu administration. As discrepancies regarding the reference value arose, the local value (19.9 parts per million was used, confirming the diagnosis of acute copper poisoning in 93% of the analyzed kidney samples. These results confirm the value of analysis of the cortical kidney Cu concentration for the diagnosis of acute copper poisoning.

  16. Renal calculi: emergency department diagnosis and treatment.

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    Carter, Michelle R; Green, Brad R

    2011-07-01

    The acute treatment of kidney stones (urolithiasis) addresses pain management and focuses on the effects of the morbidity associated with an obstructed renal system. Minimal fluid intake, resulting in decreased urine production and a high concentration of stone-forming salts, is a leading factor in renal calculi development. Radio-opaque calcareous stones account for 70% to 75% of renal calculi. Microscopic hematuria in the presence of acute flank pain is suggestive of renal colic, but the absence of red blood cells does not exclude urolithiasis. Furthermore, many inflammatory and infectious conditions cause hematuria, demonstrating the low specificity of urinalysis testing. The diagnostic modality of choice is a noncontrast computed tomography (CT); ultrasonography s preferred in pregnant patients and children. Combining opioids with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is the optimal evidence-based regimen to treat severe symptoms. Rapid intravenous (IV) hydration has not shown a benefit. Potentially life-threatening diagnoses including abdominal aortic aneurysm, ovarian torsion, and appendicitis may mimic renal colic and must be ruled out. PMID:22164398

  17. Renal and urinary levels of endothelial protein C receptor correlate with acute renal allograft rejection.

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    Full Text Available The Endothelial Protein C Receptor (EPCR is expressed on leukocytes, on endothelium of large blood vessels and to a lesser extent on capillaries. Membrane bound EPCR plays an important role in the activation of protein C which has anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects. After cleavage by a protease EPCR is also found as a soluble protein. Acute rejection of kidney allografts can be divided in T-cell-mediated rejection (TCMR and antibody-mediated (ABMR rejection. The latter is characterized by strong activation of coagulation. Currently no reliable non-invasive biomarkers are available to monitor rejection. Renal biopsies were available from 81 renal transplant patients (33 without rejection, 26 TCMR and 22 ABMR, we had access to mRNA material, matched plasma and urine samples for a portion of this cohort. Renal EPCR expression was assessed by RT-PCR and immunostaining. Plasma and urine sEPCR levels were measured by ELISA. ABMR patients showed higher levels of EPCR mRNA than TCMR patients. EPCR expression on glomeruli was significantly elevated in ABMR patients than in TCMR or control patients. In the peritubular capillaries EPCR expression was higher in ABMR patients than in control patients. EPCR expression was higher in tubules and arteries of rejection patients than in control patients. Plasma sEPCR levels did not differ. Urine sEPCR levels were more elevated in the ABMR group than in patients with TCMR or without rejection. ROC analysis demonstrated that urinary sEPCR is appropriate to discriminate between ABMR patients and TCMR or control patients. We conclude that urinary sEPCR could be a novel non-invasive biomarker of antibody mediated rejection in renal transplantation.

  18. Prostaglandin synthetase inhibition with indomethacin rectal suppositories in the treatment of acute and chronic urinary calculus obstruction.

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    Al-Waili, N S

    1986-03-01

    The effect of indomethacin suppositories on both acute urinary colic and urinary calculus, resistant or refractory to conventional therapy with analgesics and spasmolytics was investigated. Fifty-five patients with acute urinary colic refractory to treatment with repeated injections of antispasmodics and analgesics had dramatic or complete pain relief after receiving indomethacin suppositories (100 mg) (P less than 0.01). Fifteen of the 55 patients passed urinary stones within 30 days of treatment with indomethacin. Three out of 30 other patients with renal or ureteric stones were treated with indomethacin suppositories (100 mg) twice daily. Twenty-one of the 30 patients passed their stones within 30 days of treatment. It is concluded that indomethacin suppositories can relieve acute urinary colic resistant to treatment with analgesic/antispasmodic drugs, and facilitate expulsion of urinary calculi. The mechanism of action of indomethacin is discussed in terms of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and its prostaglandin synthesis inhibition. PMID:3720020

  19. The association between renal impairment and cardiac structure and function in patients with acute myocardial infarction

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    Ersbøll, Mads; Valeur, Nana; Hassager, Christian;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) is an important predictor of short- and long-term outcome. Cardiac abnormalities dominated by left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy are common in patients with chronic renal dysfunction. However, limited data exists...... on the association between LV systolic- and diastolic function assessed by comprehensive echocardiography and renal dysfunction in contemporary unselected patients with acute MI. METHODS: We prospectively included 1054 patients with acute MI (mean age 63 years, 73% male) and performed echocardiographic assessment...... fraction or GLS attenuated its importance considerably. CONCLUSION: Renal dysfunction in patients with acute MI is independently associated with echocardiographic evidence of increased LV filling pressure. However, the prognostic importance of renal dysfunction is attenuated to a greater degree by LV...

  20. Predictors of Renal Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney Injury

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Backgrounds: Criteria that may guide early renal replacement therapy (RRT initiation in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI currently do not exist. Methods: In 120 consecutive patients with AKI, clinical and laboratory data were analyzed on admittance. The prognostic power of those parameters which were significantly different between the two groups was analyzed by receiver operator characteristic curves and by leave-1-out cross validation. Results: Six parameters (urine albumin, plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, daily urine output, fluid balance and plasma sodium were combined in a logistic regression model that estimates the probability that a particular patient will need RRT. Additionally, a second model without daily urine output was established. Both models yielded a higher accuracy (89 and 88% correct classification rate, respectively than the best single parameter, cystatin C (correct classification rate 74%. Conclusions: The combined models may help to better predict the necessity of RRT using clinical and routine laboratory data in patients with AKI.

  1. Acute renal impairment after immersion and near-drowning.

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    Spicer, S T; Quinn, D; Nyi Nyi, N N; Nankivell, B J; Hayes, J M; Savdie, E

    1999-02-01

    Acute renal impairment (ARI) secondary to immersion and near-drowning is rarely described and poorly understood. A retrospective case-control study was performed: (1) to determine the incidence of ARI associated with near-drowning or immersion and (2) to define the clinical syndrome and to assess clinical predictors of ARI. Of 30 patients presenting after immersion or near-drowning, 50% were identified with ARI, with a mean admission serum creatinine of 0.24 +/- 0.33 mmol/L (2.7 +/- 3.7 mg/dl). These patients were a heterogeneous group: Eight had mild reversible ARI, three had ARI related to shock and multisystem failure, two had rhabdomyolysis-related ARI, and two had severe isolated ARI. Two patients required supportive hemodialysis and two died. Patients with ARI experienced more marked acidosis than control patients, as measured by serum bicarbonate (P drowning and is a heterogeneous condition. Although mild reversible renal impairment (serum creatinine drowning or immersion should be assessed for potential ARI by serial estimations of serum creatinine, particularly when there is an increase in the initial serum creatinine, marked metabolic acidosis, an abnormal urinalysis, or a significant lymphocytosis.

  2. Acute kidney injury: Renal disease in the ICU.

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    Seller-Pérez, G; Más-Font, S; Pérez-Calvo, C; Villa-Díaz, P; Celaya-López, M; Herrera-Gutiérrez, M E

    2016-01-01

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the ICU frequently requires costly supportive therapies, has high morbidity, and its long-term prognosis is not as good as it has been presumed so far. Consequently, AKI generates a significant burden for the healthcare system. The problem is that AKI lacks an effective treatment and the best approach relies on early secondary prevention. Therefore, to facilitate early diagnosis, a broader definition of AKI should be established, and a marker with more sensitivity and early-detection capacity than serum creatinine - the most common marker of AKI - should be identified. Fortunately, new classification systems (RIFLE, AKIN or KDIGO) have been developed to solve these problems, and the discovery of new biomarkers for kidney injury will hopefully change the way we approach renal patients. As a first step, the concept of renal failure has changed from being a "static" disease to being a "dynamic process" that requires continuous evaluation of kidney function adapted to the reality of the ICU patient. PMID:27388683

  3. Shotgun Proteomics Identifies Proteins Specific for Acute Renal Transplant Rejection

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    Sigdel, Tara K.; Kaushal, Amit; Gritsenko, Marina A.; Norbeck, Angela D.; Qian, Weijun; Xiao, Wenzhong; Camp, David G.; Smith, Richard D.; Sarwal, Minnie M.

    2010-01-04

    Acute rejection (AR) remains the primary risk factor for renal transplant outcome; development of non-invasive diagnostic biomarkers for AR is an unmet need. We used shotgun proteomics using LC-MS/MS and ELISA to analyze a set of 92 urine samples, from patients with AR, stable grafts (STA), proteinuria (NS), and healthy controls (HC). A total of 1446 urinary proteins were identified along with a number of NS specific, renal transplantation specific and AR specific proteins. Relative abundance of identified urinary proteins was measured by protein-level spectral counts adopting a weighted fold-change statistic, assigning increased weight for more frequently observed proteins. We have identified alterations in a number of specific urinary proteins in AR, primarily relating to MHC antigens, the complement cascade and extra-cellular matrix proteins. A subset of proteins (UMOD, SERPINF1 and CD44), have been further cross-validated by ELISA in an independent set of urine samples, for significant differences in the abundance of these urinary proteins in AR. This label-free, semi-quantitative approach for sampling the urinary proteome in normal and disease states provides a robust and sensitive method for detection of urinary proteins for serial, non-invasive clinical monitoring for graft rejection after

  4. Using continuous renal replacement therapy to manage patients of shock and acute renal failure

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    Soni Sachin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The incidence of acute renal failure (ARF in the hospital setting is increasing. It portends excessive morbidity and mortality and a considerable burden on hospital resources. Extracorporeal therapies show promise in the management of patients with shock and ARF. It is said that the potential of such therapy goes beyond just providing renal support. The aim of our study was to analyze the clinical setting and outcomes of critically ill ARF patients managed with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT. Patients and Methods: Ours was a retrospective study of 50 patients treated between January 2004 and November 2005. These 50 patients were in clinical shock and had concomitant ARF. All of these patients underwent CVVHDF (continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration in the intensive care unit. For the purpose of this study, shock was defined as systolic BP < 100 mm Hg in spite of administration of one or more inotropic agents. SOFA (Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score before initiation of dialysis support was recorded in all cases. CVVHDF was performed using the Diapact ® (Braun CRRT machine. The vascular access used was as follows: femoral in 32, internal jugular in 8, arteriovenous fistula (AVF in 4, and subclavian in 6 patients. We used 0.9% or 0.45% (half-normal saline as a prefilter replacement, with addition of 10% calcium gluconate, magnesium sulphate, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride in separate units, while maintaining careful monitoring of electrolytes. Anticoagulation of the extracorporeal circuit was achieved with systemic heparin in 26 patients; frequent saline flushes were used in the other 24 patients. Results: Of the 50 patients studied, 29 were males and 21 females (1.4:1. The average age was 52.88 years (range: 20-75 years. Causes of ARF included sepsis in 24 (48%, hemodynamically mediated renal failure (HMRF in 18 (36%, and acute over chronic kidney disease in 8 (16% patients. The overall mortality was

  5. Myoglobinuria masquerading as acute rejection in a renal allograft recipient with recurrent post transplant diabetic nephropathy.

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    Gupta, Pallav; Sharma, Amit; Khullar, Dinesh

    2014-08-01

    Rhabdomyolysis contributes to 7-10% of total AKI cases. Myoglobinuria as a cause of acute renal allograft dysfunction is extremely uncommon. Renal allograft recipient on cyclosporine or tacrolimus can develop myoglobinuria in presence of other precipitating factors. Present case describes an interesting report of myoglobinuria in a patient with post transplant diabetic nephropathy mimicking acute graft rejection. Clinically myoglobinuria presenting as renal allograft dysfunction is diagnosis of exclusion and renal biopsy is extremely important in making a correct diagnosis and planning optimal management in such cases.

  6. A case of acute appendicitis in a patient with crossed renal ectopia

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    Ulvi Meral; Murat Zor; Orhan Ureyen; Nisa Cem Oren; Hilmi Gungor

    2016-01-01

    Crossed renal ectopia is a rare anomaly in urological clinical practice. Patients with this anomaly are usually asymptomatic. Herein, we reported a case of acute appendicitis in a patient with crossed renal ectopia. A 22-year-old man with abdominal pain admitted to the emergency department. His physical examination revealed muscular defense and painful mass at the lower quadrant. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed crossed renal ectopia with no sign of stones and acute appendicitis. Tomography confirmed crossed renal ectopia but not acute appendicitis. On-going clinical symptoms lead to surgical intervention and acute appendicitis diagnosis. The patient was treated with appendectomy with no perioperative complications. Appendectomy is a common surgical procedure in surgical clinical practice. Acute abdominal pain must be managed carefully in patients with unusual anatomy. Also surgeons should be aware of ectopic organs in surgical procedures, to avoid iatrogenic intraoperative injuries.

  7. Infantile Colic: The Mysterious Crying

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    Shaheen Akter

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Infantile colic is a distressing condition in infants, pathogenesis of which is still not clear. Several treatment strategies have been attempted before, but only some of them proven successful. The aim of this paper is to review studies on treatment options for infantile colic. For this, a systematic literature review was done on studies regarding pathophysiology, medical and conventional interventions for infantile colic from 1954 to March 2011. Forty nine articles included in Cochrane database were reviewed. Fourteen studies on pathophysiology and risk factors, 7 studies on effect of infantlie colic on parents and family,19 studies on management, 5 studies on other related factors and 4 literature reviews were included for review. Pathophysiology has been described in various ways in different studies and yet not conclusive. Regarding studies on management, simethicone could not significantly control colic, dicyclomine hydrochloride had serious side effects and cimetropium bromide results were favourable, but milder side effects were noted. Some nutritional studies reported low-allergen maternal diets in breastfed infants but suitability of these methods are questionable in Bangladesh. Behavioural studies on the use of decreased stimulation and contingent music were favourable in some studies. Mixed herbal tea and probiotic like Lactobacillus reuteri studies showed encouraging results. There are some scientific evidences to support a low-allergen maternal diet in breastfed infants with infantile colic. Some encouraging results exist for mixed herbal tea, cimetropium bromide and probiotics.

  8. Injúria Renal Aguda no paciente politraumatizado Acute Renal Injury in polytrauma patients

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    Thiago Gomes Romano

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A Injúria Renal Aguda (IRA no contexto do paciente politraumatizado ocorre, na maioria das vezes, por uma conjuntura de fatores que passam por eventos correlacionados à ressuscitação volêmica inicial, ao grau de resposta inflamatória sistêmica associada ao trauma, ao uso de contraste iodado para procedimentos diagnósticos, à rabdomiólise e à síndrome compartimental abdominal. Atualmente, passamos por uma fase de uniformização dos critérios diagnósticos da IRA com o Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN, sendo a referência mais aceita. Consequentemente, o estudo da IRA no politraumatismo também passa por uma fase de reformulação. Esta revisão da literatura médica visa trazer dados epidemiológicos, fisiológicos e de implicação clínica para o manuseio destes pacientes, bem como expor os riscos do uso indiscriminado de expansores volêmicos e particularidades sobre a instituição de terapia renal substitutiva em indivíduos sob risco de hipertensão intracraniana.Acute Kidney Injury (AKI in trauma is, in most cases, multifactorial. Factors related to the initial ressuscitation protocol, degree of the systemic inflamatory response to trauma, contrast nephropathy in diagnostic procedures, rhabdomyolysis and abdominal compartment syndrome are some of those factors. Nowadays a uniformization in diagnostic criteria for AKI has been proposed by the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN and as a result the incidence of AKI and its impact in outcomes in trauma patients also needs to be reconsider. In this review we aim to approach epidemiologic, physiologic and clinical relevant data in the critical care of patients victims of trauma and also to expose the risks of indiscriminate use of volume expanders and the interaction between renal replacement theraphy and intracranial hypertension.

  9. Diagnostic Value of 3D Reconstruction High-resolution Thin-section CT Scan in the Calculous Renal Colic%高分辨率薄层CT平扫三维重建对结石性肾绞痛的诊断价值

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    蓝建华; 唐陪金; 唐贤富; 郑兴明; 夏吉朴

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate high-resolution thin-layer CT scan diagnostic value of three-dimensional reconstruction in stone of renal colic. Methods:AlphaRetrospective analysis of high-resolution thin-layer CT scan three-dimensional reconstruction of group (A) and intravenous pyelography (B group), the sensitivityand specificity of the diagnosisof calculousrenal colic. GroupA70cases,theemergencylinekidney,ureter,bladder thin-layer CTplain and three-dimensional reconstruction, the reconstruction layer from (2~3)mm; B group of 65 patients using iohexol or ioversol intravenous pyelography, renal colic relief.The two groups before the examination, a diagnosis of renal colic. Results:Group A sensitivity for the diagnosis of urinary calculi was 97.1%, specificity 95.6%; group B, the sensitivity of the diagnosis of urinary calculi 61.5% and a specificity of 97.5%.Conclusion:CT scan, high-resolution thin-layer three-dimensionalreconstructioninthediagnosisofacalculusofrenalcolicisanefficient,convenient,reliablemethodofexaminationisworthyofclinical.%  目的:评价高分辨率薄层CT平扫三维重建在结石性肾绞痛中的诊断价值.方法:回顾性分析高分辨率薄层CT平扫三维重建组(A组)与静脉肾盂造影组(B组)对结石性肾绞痛诊断的敏感性及特异性.A组70例,急诊行肾、输尿管、膀胱薄层CT平扫及三维重建,重建层距(2~3)mm;B组65例,肾绞痛缓解后使用碘海醇或碘佛醇行静脉肾盂造影.两组检查前均诊断为肾绞痛.结果:A组对泌尿系结石诊断的敏感性97.1%,特异性95.6%;B组对泌尿系结石诊断的敏感性61.5%,特异性97.5%.结论:高分辨率薄层CT平扫三维重建在结石性肾绞痛的诊断中是一种高效、便捷、可靠的检查方法,值得临床推广.

  10. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole induced acute interstitial nephritis in renal allografts; clinical course and outcome.

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    Garvey, J P

    2009-11-01

    Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) secondary to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is well documented as a cause of acute renal failure in native kidneys. TMP-SMX is the standard prophylactic agent against pneumocystis carinii (PCP) used in the early post-transplant period, however, it has to date only been indirectly associated with AIN in renal allografts. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: We describe eleven renal transplant patients with acute allograft dysfunction in whom a transplant biopsy demonstrated primary histopathologic features of allergic AIN, all of whom were receiving TMP-SMX in addition to other medications known to cause AIN.

  11. When and why use unenhanced computed tomography in patients with acute abdomen; Tomografia computadorizada sem contraste intravenoso no abdome agudo: quando e por que usar

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    Freire Filho, Edison de Oliveira; D' Ippolito, Giuseppe; Szejnfeld, Jacob [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem]. E-mail: eofilho@ig.com.br; Jesus, Paulo Eduardo Marinho de [Clinica Radiologica de Anapolis, GO (Brazil)

    2006-01-15

    The use of unenhanced computed tomography has been frequently recommended for the initial assessment of patients with clinical suspicion of acute abdomen instead of other diagnostic methods. The authors present a review of the literature on the main aspects, advantages, limitations and efficacy of unenhanced computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, renal colic, diverticulitis, acute pancreatitis, primary epiploic appendicitis, pneumoperitoneum and small bowel obstruction. The advantages and limitations of this technique are also discussed. (auth0008.

  12. Doppler Ultrasound in Chronic Renal Allograft Dysfunction : Can Acute Rejection be Predicted

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    Kim, Eun Kyung; Kim, Myeong Jin; Lee, Jong Tae; Yoo, Hyung Sik; Kim, Ki Whang; Park, Ki Ill; Chung, Hyun Joo [Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To investigate Doppler sonographic findings valuable for detecting acute rejection in transplanted kidney with chronic allograft dysfunction. Forty-three renal allografts who underwent renal Doppler sonography and renal biopsy due to chronic allograft dysfunction were included. According to histopathologic findings, patients were classified into 2 groups: chronic component only(group 1, n=30) and acute rejection with or without chronic component 2 groups were performed. No definite difference in radio of renal size, cortical echogenecity, corticomedullary differentiation was noted between group 1 and group 2.Resistive index was 0.61{+-}0.18 in group 1 and 0.64{+-}0.22 in group 2, which showed no statistically significant difference. Characteristic Doppler sonographic findings suggesting acute rejection in cases of chronic allograft dysfunction were not found inauther's study. Therefore, minimal invasive renal biopsy to determine histopathologic status of transplanted kidney is essential in evaluation of the chronic allograft dysfunction

  13. The Influence of Three - level Acupuncture and Penetrating Moxibustion Combination Treatment to the Analgesia Function of Anti Renal Colic of the Rat%“三才刺、透灸”并用对大鼠肾绞痛镇痛作用的影响

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    王巍; 张洁

    2012-01-01

    Objective; To observe the different analgesia function effect to anti renal colic of the rat by combination of different acupuncture and moxibustion methods, and get the the best effect acupuncural technique and mechanism. Methods; To establish the rat renal calcium oxalate stone model as renal colic, 1 % glycol add with 1% ammonium chloride are adopted as lure stone agent. Then observes the different therapies of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combination Treatments to the RI value and the situation of renal artery blood flow change of the rat with renal colic, the evaluation of spontaneous pain behavior and effect of pain threshold. Results Compared with the model group, "Three -level Acupuncture and Penetrating Moxibustion"Combination Treatment and Normal Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combination Treatment both can change the RI value and the renal artery blood flow situation of the rat with renal colic, the evaluation of spontaneous pain behavior and effect of pain threshold level. And the effect of" Three -level Acupuncture and Penetrating Moxibustion" Combination Treatment is much better. Conclusion:" Three - level Acupuncture and Penetrating Moxibustion" Combination Treatment has a better therapy effect than Normal Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combination Treatment. The mechanism is perhaps caused by the improvement of renal blood circulation, the alleviation of obstruction in the urinary tract, and the elevation of pain threshold. There may be little relationship with acupoints choosing.%目的:观察不同针灸并用法对大鼠肾绞痛镇痛作用的影响差异,确立取得最佳效应的特异针灸手法及其机理.方法:采用1%乙二醇加1%氯化铵水作为诱石剂建立草酸钙结石致大鼠肾绞痛模型,观察不同针灸并用法对肾绞痛大鼠RI值和肾动脉血流改变情况、自发性疼痛行为评分和痛阈值的影响.结果:与模型组比较,“三才刺、透灸”并用法和常规针灸并用法均可改

  14. Transient acute renal failure and functional hemispheric depression after cerebral arteriography in diabetic patients

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    Olsen, Tom Skyhøj; Lund, P; Praestholm, J

    1981-01-01

    Cerebral angiography was carried out in two diabetic patients in the evaluation of minor vascular ischemic episodes. A transient acute renal failure following cerebral angiography was accompanied by a transient comatose episode with severe unilateral neurological deficits. A functional depression...

  15. Acute renal failure due to phenazopyridine (Pyridium) overdose: case report and review of the literature.

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    Onder, Ali Mirza; Espinoza, Veronica; Berho, Mariana E; Chandar, Jayanthi; Zilleruelo, Gaston; Abitbol, Carolyn

    2006-11-01

    Phenazopyridine (Pyridium) is a commonly used urinary tract analgesic. It has been associated with yellow skin discoloration, hemolytic anemia, methemoglobinemia, and acute renal failure, especially in patients with preexisting kidney disease. We report a 17-year-old female with vertically transmitted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, presenting with acute renal failure and methemoglobinemia following a suicidal attempt with a single 1,200 mg ingestion of Pyridium. She had no prior evidence of HIV nephropathy. The patient had a progressive nonoliguric renal failure on the 3rd day following the ingestion. She was treated with N-acetylcysteine, intravenous carnitine, and alkalinization of the urine. Her kidney biopsy revealed acute tubular necrosis with no glomerular changes. After 7 days of conservative management, she was discharged home with normal kidney function. To our knowledge, this is the second smallest amount of Pyridium overdose resulting in acute renal failure with no previous history of kidney disease. PMID:16897003

  16. Measuring biomarkers of acute kidney injury during renal replacement therapy: wisdom or folly?

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    Ostermann, Marlies; Forni, Lui G

    2014-06-19

    Early data are now appearing relating to the measurement of biomarkers of acute kidney injury during renal replacement therapy. These data go some way in describing the clearance of these molecules during renal support. Understanding the potential clearance, or otherwise, of these proteins may lead to directing our therapies in the future particularly with regard to cessation of renal support. We describe a recent study which has provided data that may aid in addressing this issue.

  17. Prophylactic use of probiotics ameliorates infantile colic

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    Colic is a common but distressing condition in young infants. We were asked to comment on a recently published study which found that a certain type of probiotic ("good bacteria") could be used to treat colic....

  18. Acute, rapidly progressive renal failure with simultaneous use of amphotericin B and pentamidine.

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    Antoniskis, D.; Larsen, R.A.

    1990-01-01

    We report four cases of acute reversible renal failure in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome who received both amphotericin B (for systemic mycoses) and pentamidine isethionate (for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia). The concurrent use of amphotericin B with either inhaled pentamidine or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole did not cause significant renal impairment.

  19. Evaluation of the efficacy of ginger, Arabic gum, and Boswellia in acute and chronic renal failure.

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    Mahmoud, Mona Fouad; Diaai, Abdalla Ahmed; Ahmed, Fahmy

    2012-01-01

    This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Ginger), Arabic gum (AG), and Boswellia on both acute and chronic renal failure (CRF) and the mechanisms underlying their effects. Acute renal failure was induced by 30 min ischemia followed by 24 h reperfusion, while CRF was induced by adenine feeding for 8 weeks. Prophylactic oral administration of ginger, AG, Boswellia, or vehicle (in control groups) was started 3 days before and along with adenine feeding in different groups or 7 days before ischemia-reperfusion. Ginger and AG showed renoprotective effects in both models of renal failure. These protective effects may be attributed at least in part to their anti-inflammatory properties as evident by attenuating serum C-reactive protein levels and antioxidant effects as evident by attenuating lipid peroxidation marker, malondialdehyde levels, and increasing renal superoxide dismutase activity. Ginger was more potent than AG in both models of renal failure. However, Boswellia showed only partial protective effect against both acute renal failure and CRF and it had no antioxidant effects. Finally, we can say that ginger and AG could be beneficial adjuvant therapy in patients with acute renal failure and CRF to prevent disease progression and delay the need for renal replacement therapy. PMID:22017619

  20. Renal cell carcinoma in an ectopic pelvic kidney in a patient presenting with acute urinary retention

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    Isabella Dash

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The incidence of renal cell carcinoma in a pelvic kidney is rare, and has only been described in a very small number of cases. We describe a case where an incidental ectopic kidney with invasive renal cell carcinoma was diagnosed during a separate emergency admission for acute urinary retention.

  1. Acute renal failure secondary to ingestion of ayurvedic medicine containing mercury

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    Sathe, K.; Ali, U; Ohri, A

    2013-01-01

    Several traditional medicines contain potentially toxic heavy metals. Heavy metal poisoning is not an uncommon cause of renal damage, although the diagnosis can be easily missed. We report a case of chronic ingestion of an ayurvedic medicine containing mercury in a 2-year-old girl, resulting in anuric renal failure due to acute interstitial nephritis.

  2. Effect of revascularization strategy in patients with acute myocardial infarction and renal insufficiency with multivessel disease

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    Park, Hyukjin; Hong, Young Joon; Rhew, Si Hyun; Kim, Sung Soo; Jeong, Young Wook; Jeong, Hae Chang; Cho, Jae Yeong; Jang, Soo Young; Lee, Ki Hong; Park, Keun Ho; Sim, Doo Sun; Yoon, Nam Sik; Yoon, Hyun Ju; Kim, Kye Hun; Park, Hyung Wook

    2015-01-01

    Background/Aims The aim of this study was to compare the risk of complications and outcome between infarct-related artery (IRA)-only revascularization and multivessel (MV) revascularization in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) with renal insufficiency and MV disease. Methods A total of 1,031 acute MI patients with renal insufficiency and MV disease who were registered in the Korea Working Group on Myocardial Infarction were enrolled. They were divided into two groups (IRA-only re...

  3. Drug and Acute Renal Failure%药物与急性肾功能衰竭

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    2007-01-01

    @@ 药物中毒引起的急性肾功能衰竭(acute renal failure,ARF)又称为肾毒性急性肾功衰竭(Nephrotoxic acute renal failure),指用药后数天至数周后肾功能的恶化.此类ARF多非少尿型,常常表现为无症状的尿素氮、血肌酐升高.

  4. Incidental diagnosis of diseases on un-enhanced helical computed tomography performed for ureteric colic

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    Ather M Hammad; Ahmad Nazim A; Rees Jeffrey

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Background Patients presenting in the emergency room with flank pain suggestive of acute ureteric colic may have alternative underlying conditions mimicking ureteric stones. An early diagnosis and appropriate treatment for other causes of flank pain is important. The majority of centers around the world are increasingly using un-enhanced helical CT (UHCT) for evaluation of ureteric colic. This study was conducted to determine the incidence and spectrum of significant incidental diagn...

  5. Diuretics induced uremia and nonrecovery of renal function in a patient with acute renal failure caused by sepsis

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    Sahu, P. K.; Pal, A.; Panda, J.; Patnaik, S.

    2011-01-01

    Sepsis is a clinical syndrome related to severe infection and is characterized by systemic inflammation and injury to multiple organs and functional systems. Sepsis is one of the main causes of acute renal failure (ARF). Diuretics are frequently administered during ARF. However, there is scant evidence that diuretics provide any benefit to the patients with ARF. This case report highlights the occurrence of uremia and nonrecovery of renal function after administration of diuretics in a patient with ARF caused by sepsis. It is suggested that physicians should be cautious in prescribing diuretics to patients with ARF due to septicemia. Diuretics cause uremia and may lead to false diagnosis of chronic renal failure and nonrecovery of renal function. The patient may unnecessarily require prolonged dialysis. PMID:22022011

  6. Diuretics induced uremia and nonrecovery of renal function in a patient with acute renal failure caused by sepsis

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    P K Sahu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Sepsis is a clinical syndrome related to severe infection and is characterized by systemic inflammation and injury to multiple organs and functional systems. Sepsis is one of the main causes of acute renal failure (ARF. Diuretics are frequently administered during ARF. However, there is scant evidence that diuretics provide any benefit to the patients with ARF. This case report highlights the occurrence of uremia and nonrecovery of renal function after administration of diuretics in a patient with ARF caused by sepsis. It is suggested that physicians should be cautious in prescribing diuretics to patients with ARF due to septicemia. Diuretics cause uremia and may lead to false diagnosis of chronic renal failure and nonrecovery of renal function. The patient may unnecessarily require prolonged dialysis.

  7. Clinical Outcomes of Acute Renal Failure in Children

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    Osman Dönmez

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the etiological factors, clinical progression and management of acute renal failure (ARF in hospitalized children. Materials and Method: Medical records of 63 patients aged between 1 month and 18 years who were hospitalized at Uludag University, Department of Pediatrics or at various intensive care departments of the faculty and diagnosed with ARF between January 2005 and August 2006 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Forty two of study patients were male and 21 were female. Mean age was 5.4±5.3 years. ARF was found in 4.9% of all hospitalized patients. Sepsis was the most frequent etiological factor with a ratio of 23.8%; which was followed by gastroenteritis (19.1%, tumor lysis syndrome (17.4% and cardiac surgery (15.9%. Oliguria, sepsis, hyperkalemia, acidosis and dialysis were found to be associated with increased mortality (p<0.05. The mortality rate in the study population was 49.2%.Conclusion: Dialysis and mechanical ventilation was found to be associated with a poor outcome in our patients. (Journal of Current Pediatrics 2009; 7: 57-61

  8. Comparison of renal toxicity after injection of CT contrast medium and MR contrast medium: change of renal function in acute renal failure rat models

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    To determine renal toxicity through changes in renal function after the injection of CT and MRI contrast media into rats in which acute renal failure (ARF) was induced. To cause acute renal failure, the abdominal cavity of 110 male rats each weighing 250-300 gm was opened via a midline incision under anesthesia. Microvascular clamps were placed on both renal arteries and veins to completely block renal blood flow for 45 minutes, and were then removed, allowing blood flow to return to the kidneys. ARF, defined as a two-fold difference in the creatinine level before ARF and 48 hours after, was successfully induced in 60 of the rats. These were divided into two groups: one was injected with CT contrast medium and the other with MRI contrast medium. Each CT and MRI group was divided into a low dose (0.5 cc/kg, 0.2 ml/kg), standard dose (2 cc/kg, 0.8 ml/kg), and high dose (8 cc/kg, 3.2 ml/kg) sub-group; thus, there was a total of six groups with ten rats in each. Blood samples were obtained before ARF, 48 hours after, and 48 hours after contrast injection, and CT scanning and MRI were performed after blood sampling at 48 hours. In each group, creatinine levels 48 hours after contrast injection were compared by means of the ANOVA test. There were no significant differences in creatinine levels between the CT and MRI contrast medium groups (p=0.116), nor between the animals to which different doses of CT and MRI contrast medium, were administered. After both standard and high doses, CT and MRI provided good images. In rats in which acute renal failure was induced, renal function did not change according to whether CT or MRI contrast medium was injected. Thus, the two media induce similar levels of toxicity

  9. Postinfectious diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis and acute renal failure in an HIV patient.

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    Enríquez, R; Cabezuelo, J B; Escolano, C; Pérez, M; Amorós, F; Gutiérrez-Rodero, F; Reyes, A

    2004-04-01

    Postinfectious proliferative glomerulonephritis may occur in HIV-infected patients, although it is not a common cause of severe acute renal failure in them. We report a woman with HIV infection, who developed hypocomplementemic acute nephritic syndrome 10 days after an upper respiratory infection. Systemic diseases were excluded. The serum creatinine level increased to 6.6 mg/dl. Renal biopsy showed diffuse endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis, with mesangial and capillary walls, granular deposits of IgG and C3 by immunofluorescence. She was given corticosteroids with progressive normalization of her renal function. No opportunistic infections have occurred during 1-year follow-up.

  10. VITAL COMPUTER MORPHOMETRY OF LIMPHOCYTES IN DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE RENAL ALLOGRAFT REJECTION

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    A. V. Vatazin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on the results of the investigation of peripheral blood lymphocyte morphofunctional status in healthy volunteers and renal allograft recipients for early postoperative period. Working out noninvasive tests for diagnosis of acute renal allograft rejection based on the measuring of cell morphometric parameters by method of coherent phase microscopy (CPM. It was found out that the lymphocyte phase height was proportional cell image density and its geometrical thickness. Our results showed that the variations of immunocompetent cell morphometric indicants can be in advance the dynamics of blood creatine increasing and answer for early criteria of acute renal allograft rejection. 

  11. Comparison between Intravenous Propacetamol in Treating Acute Renal Colic and Acute Biliary Colic%盐酸丙帕他莫用于胆绞痛肾绞痛疗效的研究

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    何海玲; 罗和生

    2010-01-01

    目的 观察并比较盐酸丙帕他莫和哌替啶治疗胆绞痛肾绞痛的疗效及安全性.方法 将100例急性腹痛患者,按就诊顺序随机分为观察组及对照组,其中74例肾绞痛及26例胆绞痛,两组间性别、年龄、生命体征等差异均无统计学意义.两组按随机、单盲的原则进行治疗.观察组盐酸丙帕他莫2 g+0.9%氯化钠100 ml于30 min内静脉滴注,同时肌肉注射0.9%氯化钠1 ml;对照组采用哌替啶50 mg肌肉注射,同时0.9%氯化钠100 ml于30 min内静脉滴注.观察比较给药后1 h内两组的镇痛效果及用药后1 h的不良反应.结果 观察组显效率和总有效率58.0%和92.0%,略低于对照组的60.0%和96.0%,但两组的镇痛效果差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),但不良反应频次比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论 盐酸丙帕他莫与哌替啶用于治疗胆绞痛肾绞痛镇痛疗效相似,且不良反应少、无成瘾性,值得在临床推广应用.

  12. Glutaric Aciduria type I and acute renal failure — Coincidence or causality?

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    Ben Pode-Shakked

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Glutaric Aciduria type I (GA-I is a rare organic acidemia, caused by mutations in the GCDH gene, and characterized by encephalopathic crises with neurological sequelae. We report herein a patient with GA-I who presented with severe acute renal failure requiring dialysis, following an acute diarrheal illness. Histopathological evaluation demonstrated acute tubular necrosis, and molecular diagnosis revealed the patient to be homozygous for a previously unreported mutation, p.E64D. As renal impairment is not part of the clinical spectrum typical to GA-I, possible associations of renal failure and the underlying inborn error of metabolism are discussed, including recent advancements made in the understanding of the renal transport of glutaric acid and its derivatives during metabolic disturbance in GA-I.

  13. Prevention of acute kidney injury and protection of renal function in the intensive care unit

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    Joannidis, Michael; Druml, Wilfred; Forni, Lui G.; Groeneveld, A. B. Johan; Honore, Patrick; Oudemans-van Straaten, Heleen M.; Ronco, Claudio; Schetz, Marie R. C.; Woittiez, Arend Jan

    2010-01-01

    Acute renal failure on the intensive care unit is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. To determine recommendations for the prevention of acute kidney injury (AKI), focusing on the role of potential preventative maneuvers including volume expansion, diuretics, use of inotropes, vasop

  14. Parvovirus B19-Induced Constellation of Acute Renal Failure, Elevated Aminotransferases and Congestive Heart Failure

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    Iain W McAuley

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available This report details a case of acute renal failure and elevated aminotransferases with subsequent development of congestive heart failure in a patient with history of exposure to parvovirus B19 and serological evidence of acute infection with this agent. This constellation of organ involvement has not been previously reported in the literature.

  15. Acute torsion of a retroperitoneal renal transplant mimicking renal vein thrombosis.

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    Winter, Thomas C; Clarke, Andrea Lynn; Campsen, Jeffrey

    2013-09-01

    When imaging a renal transplant, the combination of absent flow in the main renal vein and reversed diastolic flow in the intrarenal arteries is considered highly suggestive of renal vein thrombosis. We present a case of torsion of a transplant kidney presenting with identical findings. Renal transplant torsion in general is a rare entity, previously described only in intraperitoneally placed organs; this case is the first that we are aware of with torsion occurring in a retroperitoneally placed graft.

  16. Technetium-99m pyrophosphate imaging in acute renal failure associated with nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis

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    Patel, R.; Mishkin, F.S.

    1986-10-01

    Technetium-99m pyrophosphate (Tc-PYP) imaging was performed in five patients with acute renal failure associated with nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis. Four patients had phencyclidine intoxication and one had viral pneumonia. During the acute phase, marked uptake of pyrophosphate was seen in all patients in several muscle groups, but always in the thigh adductors. The results show that phencyclidine intoxication can result in diffuse muscle uptake of Tc-PYP without overt evidence of muscle injury. Tc-PYP imaging may provide a clue to the cause of acute renal failure in patients with suspected rhabdomyolysis in whom elevations of serum creatine phosphokinase concentrations are equivocal.

  17. Observation and nursing on ketorolac tromethamine combined with phloroglucinol in the treatment of patients with renal colic%酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的疗效及护理

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    黎顺弟; 盘毅辉; 蒋亚斌

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of ketorolac tromethamine combined with phloroglucinol in treating patients with renal colic and its nursing intervention measures. Methods 136 patients with renal colic were divided randomly into treatment group and control group with each group of 68 cases, control group received tramadol combined with anisodamine, while the treatment group treated with ketorolac tromethamine combined with phloroglucinol, nursing intervention was strengthened in the same time. Results The effective rate and total effective rate in treatment group were higher than the control group (both P<0.01), while the incidence of ad-verse reaction in treatment group were lower than that of the control (P<0.01), the difference was statistical significance. Conclusion Ketorolac tromethamine combined with phloroglucinol in treating renal colic is effective with less adverse reactions.%目的:观察酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛的效果及总结相应的护理措施。方法将136例肾绞痛患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各68例。对照组给予曲马多和山莨菪碱治疗,治疗组给予酮咯酸氨丁三醇和间苯三酚治疗。同时,两组均加强护理干预。结果治疗组的显效率和总有效率均显著高于对照组(均P<0.01),而不良反应的发生率则明显低于对照组(P<0.01),差异具有统计学意义。结论酮咯酸氨丁三醇联合间苯三酚治疗肾绞痛效果显著,不良反应少。

  18. 中晚期妊娠合并肾绞痛患者的临床处置及对妊娠结局的影响%Clinical treatment of renal colic of middle-late pregnancy patients and its effects on pregnancy outcome

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    桂俊卿; 张超; 单祖长; 徐跃文; 崔茂荣; 杨海北; 张小德

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the treatment of renal colic during middle and late pregnancy and its effects on pregnancy outcome. Methods:The clinical data of 36 cases of middle-late pregnancy with renal colic were statistically analyzed. Results:36 patients were admitted to hospital for a conservative treatment at first, wherein, 14 patients' disease progressed and were intervened with surgical. Thefollow-up showed that no miscarriage occurred, except 3 cases of premature birth. Conclusions: The conservative treatment can alleviate renal colic during middle and late pregnancy for most patients. The application of phloroglucinol and tramadol shows a better effect and is worth popularization and application. Surgical intervention with indwelling double J tube is ued as the main treatment method, but shouldhave clear indications for the surgery. The appropriate surgical treatment is safe and effective.%目的::探讨中晚期妊娠合并肾绞痛患者的治疗及对妊娠结局的影响。方法:对36例中晚期妊娠合并肾绞痛患者临床资料进行统计学分析。结果:36例患者入院后均首先进行保守治疗,其中14患者保守治疗效果差,病情进展,行外科干预治疗;随访表明:无流产发生,早产3例。结论:保守治疗可使大部分妊娠肾绞痛患者得到缓解,间苯三酚、曲马多的应用显示出更好的效果值得推广应用。外科干预治疗以留置双J管为主要治疗方式,但应有明显的手术适应症。适当的外科治疗安全有效。

  19. Observation of the curative effect of different dosage of flurbiprofen applied in refractory renal colic cases%不同剂量的氟比洛芬酯注射液治疗顽固性肾绞痛的疗效观察

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    朱建龙; 黄卫文; 黄来剑; 郑雷

    2010-01-01

    目的 观察不同剂量的氟比洛芬酯注射液治疗顽固性肾绞痛的疗效和不良反应.方法 对200例顽固性肾绞痛患者采用抽签法随机分为A、B两组,每组各100例,A组给予氟比洛芬酯注射液100 mg静脉注射,B组给予氟比洛芬酯注射液50 mg静脉注射,对两组的镇痛效果及不良反应进行观察比较.结果 A组总有效率99%(991100),B组9l%(91/100),两组总有效率比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05 o两组不良反应均较轻微.结论 100 mg和50 nag的氟比洛芬酯注射液治疗顽固性肾绞痛均有效,但100mg氟比洛芬酯注射液起效更迅速,镇痛效果更确切,不良反应未增加.%Objective To observe the curative effect and side effect ofdifferent dosage of flurbiprofen applied in refractory renal colic cases.Methods Two hundred refractory renal cohc cases were randomly divided into group A and group B,each group was 100 cases.Group A were apphed 100 mg flurbiprofen injection,group B were applied 50 mg flurbiprofen injection.Observed the time of the colic pain reheved,the curative effect and side effect Results The total effective rate of group A and group Bwere 99%(99/100)and 91%(911100)respectively,there was significant difference between two groups(P0.05).And side effect was no significant difference between two groups.Conclusion The curative effect of 100mg flurbiprofen injection applied to the refractory renal colic cases is very outstanding,the time to relieve is very shod but side effect dose not increase.

  20. Renal response to acute acid loading--an organ physiological approach

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    Osther, P J; Engel, K; Kildeberg, P

    2004-01-01

    , as the extracellular acid-base status would be expected to be the key physiological trigger for renal NAE. The object of this study was to investigate the renal response to acute non-carbonic acid loading using a quantitative organ physiological approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five-h NH4Cl loading studies were...... calculated from measured concentrations of non-metabolizable ions according to Kildeberg. RESULTS: In the steady state (placebo) the rate of renal excretion of NA (=-NB) was close to zero, indicating that the net extrarenal input of NA (endogeneous production, gastrointestinal absorption. skeletal release...... from bone contributed substantially to the current net extrarenal NA input. CONCLUSION: From a physiological point of view, NB can be regarded as the actual substrate for renal acid-base control, and measurement of renal turnover of NB may give a more precise description of renal acid-base metabolism...

  1. Renal extraction and acute effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 on central and renal hemodynamics in healthy men.

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    Asmar, Ali; Simonsen, Lene; Asmar, Meena; Madsbad, Sten; Holst, Jens J; Frandsen, Erik; Moro, Cedric; Jonassen, Thomas; Bülow, Jens

    2015-04-15

    The present experiments were performed to elucidate the acute effects of intravenous infusion of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 on central and renal hemodynamics in healthy men. Seven healthy middle-aged men were examined on two different occasions in random order. During a 3-h infusion of either GLP-1 (1.5 pmol·kg⁻¹·min⁻¹) or saline, cardiac output was estimated noninvasively, and intraarterial blood pressure and heart rate were measured continuously. Renal plasma flow, glomerular filtration rate, and uptake/release of hormones and ions were measured by Fick's Principle after catheterization of a renal vein. Subjects remained supine during the experiments. During GLP-1 infusion, both systolic blood pressure and arterial pulse pressure increased by 5±1 mmHg (P=0.015 and P=0.002, respectively). Heart rate increased by 5±1 beats/min (P=0.005), and cardiac output increased by 18% (P=0.016). Renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration rate as well as the clearance of Na⁺ and Li⁺ were not affected by GLP-1. However, plasma renin activity decreased (P=0.037), whereas plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide were unaffected. Renal extraction of intact GLP-1 was 43% (Pvolume and heart rate, whereas no effect on renal hemodynamics could be demonstrated despite significant extraction of both the intact hormone and its primary metabolite. PMID:25670826

  2. Risk factors of acute renal failure after liver transplantation.

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    Cabezuelo, J B; Ramírez, P; Ríos, A; Acosta, F; Torres, D; Sansano, T; Pons, J A; Bru, M; Montoya, M; Bueno, F S; Robles, R; Parrilla, P

    2006-03-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the risk factors of postoperative acute renal failure (ARF) in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We reviewed 184 consecutive OLT. Postoperative ARF was defined as a persistent rise of 50% increase or more of the S-creatinine (S-Cr). The patients were classified as early postoperative ARF (E-ARF) (first week) and late postoperative ARF (L-ARF) (second to fourth week). Preoperative variables were age, sex, comorbidity, indication for OLT, Child-Pugh stage, united network for organ sharing status, analysis of the blood and urine, and donor's data. Intraoperative variables were systolic arterial pressure, mean arterial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, cardiac index, and systemic vascular resistance index. Surgical technique, number of blood products transfused, need for adrenergic agonist drugs, and intraoperative complications were also important. Postoperative variables were duration of stay in the intensive care unit, time on mechanic ventilation, liver graft dysfunction, need for adrenergic agonist drugs, units of blood products infused, episodes of acute rejection, re-operations, and bacterial infections. Firstly we carried out a univariate statistical analysis, and secondly a logistic regression analysis. The risk factors for E-ARF were: pretransplant ARF (odds ratio (OR)=10.2, P=0.025), S-albumin (OR=0.3, P=0.001), duration of treatment with dopamine (OR=1.6, P=0.001), and grade II-IV dysfunction of the liver graft (OR=5.6, P=0.002). The risk factors for L-ARF were: re-operation (OR=3.1, P=0.013) and bacterial infection (OR=2.9, P=0.017). The development of E-ARF is influenced by preoperative factors such as ARF and hypoalbuminemia, as well as postoperative factors such as liver dysfunction and prolonged treatment with dopamine. The predicting factors of L-ARF differ from E-ARF and correspond to postoperative causes such as bacterial infection and surgical re-operation.

  3. Colistin and Acute Renal Failure: A Centre's Experience

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    Ender HÜR

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Colistin is a polymyxin antibiotic with a polypeptide structure and is effective against gram-negative bacilli. Although its use had decreased due to its side effects, it has increased again in recent years, especially for multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter and Enterobacteriaceae. In the present study, patients that received colistin at one center were retrospectively analysed in terms of nephrotoxicity. MATERIAL and METHODS: Patients hospitalized and treated with colistin in the intensive care unit between January 2012 and August 2013 were analyzed. Demographic data; biochemical tests at baseline, daily during hospitalization and after discharge; and the initial, maintenance and total doses of colistin were evaluated. RESULTS: The mean age was 62±13 (31-86 years for the 27 patients with 17 (63% males that were followed-up for an average duration of 63±89 days. During follow-up, 18 patients (66.7% developed acute renal failure (ARF and 17 (63% of died. There were 12 (66.7% mortalities in the ARF group and 5 (55% in the group without ARF ( p> 0.05. The total colistin dose and leukocyte count were higher in the ARF group with 3.75±2.34 g and 12.04±5.05/mm3 than the non-ARF group at 3.32±1.86 g and 7.60±3.7/mm3 but did not reach statistical significance. CONCLUSION: ARF increases the mortality in ICU patients. Although colistin is an effective therapeutic agent used for resistant infections, we have to avoid higher doses due to its potential side effect of ARF.

  4. Possible pharmacological means of treating renal colic.

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    Peters, H J; Eckstein, W

    1975-08-01

    The effects of various drugs on the partially obstructed ureter were investigated in a new model experiment which permitted the calculation of peripheral resistance. After the administration of noradrenaline, the local spasm of the ureter in the region of the obstruction was increased and the urinary flow fell. After administration of the alpha-blocker phentolamine and of the beta-receptor stimulant orciprenaline there was a reduction of the peripheral resistance and an increase in urinary flow due to spasmolysis. Because of its lower side-effect rate, phentolamine is worth investigating in further clinical studies. PMID:1162799

  5. An unusual presentation of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: psoas abscess with reno-colic fistula.

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    Ghoz, Hassan M; Williams, Martin; Perepletchikov, Aleksandr; James, Nicholas; Babeir, Abdulrahman A

    2016-07-01

    Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare histological subset of pyelonephritis characterized by being a chronic destructive granulomatous inflammation of the renal parenchyma. XGP is classified according to the extent of disease into two entities: within the renal cortex (focal or segmental XGP) or diffuse spread with pelvic communication (diffuse XGP). Although rare, XGP can have fatal complications including perinephric, psoas abscess, nephro-cutaneous fistula and reno-colic fistula. Only few studies have reported XGP complicated with psaos abcess and reno-colic fistula. Our aim is to add to the literature and share our experience with a case of extensive XGP eroding into the psoas muscle and ascending colon leading to severe sepsis that was successfully managed. We report a 56-year-old woman who was found to have XGP complicated by psoas abscess and reno-colic fistula managed by antibiotics, nephrostomy, and subsequent nephrectomy and partial colectomy. PMID:27471599

  6. Elimination communication as colic therapy.

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    Jordan, Geraldine J

    2014-09-01

    Colic is generally defined as excessive crying in early infancy and can have negative consequences on the infant as well as on the infant's family life. Excessive crying can result in escalating parental stress levels, abusive caregiver response, increased risk of shaken baby syndrome and parental postpartum depression. In addition to excessive crying, symptoms and descriptors of infant colic include inconsolable crying, screaming, legs drawn up against the abdomen, furrowing of eyebrows, distended abdomen, arched back, passing gas, post-feeding crying and difficulty defecating. There are few well-designed, reproducible, randomized, large-scale studies which demonstrate efficacy of any therapeutic method for colic. An unexplored etiology is that colic is functionally related to a decrease in stooling frequency. Gut distention may periodically result in intensifying discomfort for the infant and in concomitant inconsolable crying. Elimination communication (EC; also known as Natural Infant Hygiene and sometimes referred to as infant potty training, baby-led potty training or assisted infant toilet training) involves the use of cues by which the infant signals to the caregiver that the infant needs to micturate or defecate. Such cues can include types of crying, squirming, straining, wriggling, grimacing, fussing, vocalizing, intent look at caregiver, red face, passing gas and grunting, many of which are the same initial symptoms related to the onset of colicky infant states. A caregiver's attentive and nurturant response to an infant's cues involve uncovering the infant's intergluteal cleft and cradling the infant gently and non-coercively in a supported, secure squatting position. This position will increase the infant's anorectal angle thus facilitating complete defecation. It is hypothesized that effective and timely elimination will cause increased physical comfort for the infant; colic symptoms will concomitantly decrease.

  7. Association of splenic and renal infarctions in acute abdominal emergencies

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    Romano, Stefania E-mail: stefromano@libero.it; Scaglione, Mariano; Gatta, Gianluca; Lombardo, Patrizia; Stavolo, Ciro; Romano, Luigia; Grassi, Roberto

    2004-04-01

    Introduction: Splenic and renal infarctions are usually related to vascular disease or haematologic abnormalities. Their association is infrequent and rarely observed in trauma. In this study, we analyze our data to look at the occurrence of renal and splenic infarctions based on CT findings in a period of 4 years. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the imaging findings of 84 patients admitted to our Department of Diagnostic Imaging from June 1998 to December 2002, who underwent emergency abdominal spiral CT examination and in whom there was evidence of splenic and/or renal infarction. Results: We found 40 cases of splenic infarction and 54 cases of renal infarction, associated in 10 patients. In 26 patients, there was also evidence of intestinal infarction. A traumatic origin was found in 19 cases; non-traumatic causes were found in 65 patients. Association between renal and splenic infarction in the same patient was related to trauma in two cases. Conclusions: Although renal and splenic infarctions are a common manifestation of cardiac thromboembolism, other systemic pathologies, infections or trauma may lead to this occurrence. Renal infarction may be clinically and/or surgically managed with success in most cases. There are potential complications in splenic infarction, such as development of pseudocysts, abscesses, hemorrhage, subcapsular haematoma or splenic rupture; splenectomy in these cases may be necessary. Some patients with splenic and/or renal infarction may be clinically asymptomatic. The high accuracy of CT examination is needed to allow a correct evaluation of infarcted organs.

  8. Acute renal failure after massive honeybee stings Insuficiência renal aguda após numerosas picadas de abelhas

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    Elizabeth De Francesco Daher

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Two clinical cases of patients who survived after numerous attacks of Africanized bees (600 and 1500 bee stings, respectively are reported. Clinical manifestation was characterized by diffuse and widespread edema, a burning sensation in the skin, headache, weakness, dizziness, generalized paresthesia, somnolence and hypotension. Acute renal failure developed and was attributed to hypotension, intravascular hemolysis, myoglobinuria due to rhabdomyolysis and probably to direct toxic effect of the massive quantity of injected venom. They were treated with antihistaminic, corticosteroids and fluid infusion. One of them had severe acute renal failure and dialysis was required. No clinical complication was observed during hospital stay and complete renal function recovery was observed in both patients. In conclusion, acute renal failure after bee stings is probably due to pigment nephropathy associated with hypovolemia. Early recognition of this syndrome is crucial to the successful management of these patients.Foram relatados dois casos clínicos de pacientes que sobreviveram a ataques maciços de abelhas africanizadas (600 e 1500 picadas. As reações caracterizaram-se por edema difuso e generalizado, sensação de queimação na pele, cefaléia, fraqueza, parestesia generalizada, sonolência e hipotensão. A insuficiência renal aguda desenvolveu-se, tendo sido atribuída à hipotensão, hemólise intravascular, mioglobinúria devido à rabdomiólise e provavelmente ao efeito tóxico direto da grande quantidade de veneno injetada. Os pacientes foram tratados com agentes anti-histamínicos, corticosteróides e reposição hídrica. Um paciente apresentou quadro grave de insuficiência renal aguda necessitando de tratamento dialítico. Nenhuma complicação clínica foi observada durante a internação e ambos evoluíram bem com recuperação completa da função renal. Assim, a insuficiência renal aguda após picadas de abelhas ocorre provavelmente

  9. Angiopoietin-2 Is an Early Indicator of Acute Pancreatic-Renal Syndrome in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis

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    Mateusz Sporek

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Within the first week of the disease, acute kidney injury (AKI is among the most common causes of mortality in acute pancreatitis (AP. Recently, serum angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2 has been associated with hyperdynamic state of the systemic circulation. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between Ang-2 and the clinical AP severity during the first 72 hours of the disease, and organ disfunction, including AKI. Methods. Study included patients admitted to the surgery ward, diagnosed with AP. AKI was diagnosed according to KDIGO guidelines and renal failure according to modified Marshall scoring system. Ang-2 was determined in serum with ELISA. Results. AP was classified as mild (MAP in 71% of patients, moderately severe (MSAP in 22%, and severe (SAP in 8%. During the first 72 hours of AP, 11 patients developed AKI and 6 developed renal failure. Ang-2 at 24, 48, and 72 hours following the onset of AP symptoms significantly predicted SAP and MSAP, as well as AKI and renal failure. Also, Ang-2 significantly correlated with acute phase proteins as well as with the indicators of renal disfunction. Conclusions. Serum Ang-2 may be a relevant predictor of AP severity, in particular of the development of AP-renal syndrome.

  10. Double J Tube in the Treatment of Stubborn Ureteral Calculi and Renal Colic During Pregnancy%双J管置入治疗孕期顽固性输尿管结石并肾绞痛的临床体会

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    罗云伟

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo observe the double J tube in treatment of intractable chronic ureteral calculi during pregnancy and the clinical treatment effect of renal colic.Methods Between January 2013 to May 2015, after invalid conservative treatment of intractable chronic ureteral calculi during pregnancy and 38 cases of renal colic patients with double J tube for treatment,then observed the clinical therapeutic effect of patients.ResultsAl patients were successfuly completed ureteral lumen built-in double J tube,the operation time was in 5 to 10 min,and pregnant women and fetus was in good condition in the operation. Renal colic symptoms had eased significantly. Patients discharged from hospital after color doppler ultrasound examination, according to the results,38 patients with double J tube indweling time was between 3 to 5 month. By color doppler ultrasound examination revealed calculi by itself after extubation in 9 cases,indweling double J tube to 1 month after giving birth to a line of ureteroscopy rubble nephrolithotomy in 16 cases,lines of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in 13 cases. After examination showed that al fetal condition were good,no adverse events such as abortion happened.Conclusion Double J tube placement therapy during pregnancy with refractory ureteral calculi and renal colic,the treatment effect is remarkable,safe and reliable.%目的:观察双J管置入治疗孕期顽固性输尿管结石并肾绞痛的临床治疗效果。方法选取2013年1月~2015年5月在我院经保守治疗无效的孕期顽固性输尿管结石并肾绞痛的38例患者行双J管置入治疗,观察患者的临床治疗效果。结果所有患者均顺利完成输尿管镜腔内置双J管术,手术时间在5~10 min,手术中孕妇和胎儿状况良好,肾绞痛症状有缓解。患者出院后行泌尿系统彩超检查,结果显示,38例患者双J管留置时间在3~5个月,通过彩超检查发现结石自行排出后拔管的有9

  11. ACUTE RENAL FAILURE WITH NORMAL PLASMA UREA LEVEL SECONDARY TO ACUTE PYELONEPHITIS IN A SINGLE KIDNEY PATIENT

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    Algranati L

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY: Acute renal failure is a syndrome that usually runs with an increase in creatinine and urea plasma levels. However, there are clinical situations in which this syndrome may run with an increase in plasma creatinine keeping normal the urea one. In this report we present a case of acute renal failure with normal plasma urea level secondary to an acute pyelonephritis in a single kidney patient. The patient had an increased fractional excretion of urea which could explain the normal plasma urea levels found despite of his reduced glomerular filtration. This increased urea excretion state was interpreted as a consequence of the nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and alteration of the intra-renal urea reciclying process that the acute pyelonephritis induced. In conclusion: Acute pyelonephritis in a single kidney patient can appear as a pattern of acute renal failure with normal plasma urea levels.RESUMEN: La insuficiencia renal aguda es un sindrome que característicamente cursa con niveles plasmáticos elevados de urea y creatinina. Sin embargo, hay situaciones clínicas en las cuales este sindrome puede cursar con un incremento de la creatininemia sin presentar elevación de la uremia. En este reporte presentamos un caso clínico de una insuficiencia renal aguda con uremia normal secundaria a una pielonefritis aguda en un paciente con riñón único. El paciente presentaba una elevada excreción fraccional de urea lo cual podía explicar su uremia normal pese a estar cursando una caída del filtrado gomerular. Dicha excreción de urea elevada fue interpretada como secundaria a una diabetes insipida nefrogénica y una alteración en el recirculado intra-renal de la urea ambos producto de la pielonefritis aguda. Concluimos que la pielonefritis aguda en un paciente mono-reno puede presentarse con un patrón de insuficiencia renal aguda con uremia normal.

  12. Pregnancy-related acute renal failure: A single-center experience

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    K R Goplani; P R Shah; Gera, D. N.; M Gumber; Dabhi, M.; Feroz, A; Kanodia, K.; S. Suresh; Vanikar, A. V.; Trivedi, H. L

    2008-01-01

    Pregnancy-related acute renal failure (ARF) is a common occurrence and is associated with substantial maternal and fetal mortality. It also bears a high risk of bilateral renal cortical necrosis. We conducted this study to evaluate the contributing factors and to assess the frequency of cortical necrosis. In this prospective study, of the 772 patients with ARF admitted at our institute between January 2004 and May 2006, 70 had ARF associated with pregnancy complications. ARF was diagnosed by ...

  13. Acute renal failure after treatment with sunitinib in a patient with multiple myeloma.

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    Leung, Nelson; Saucier, Nathan A; Zeldenrust, Steven R; Gunderson, Heidi D; Cornell, Lynn D

    2009-08-01

    Sunitinib is a multiple tyrosine kinase receptors inhibitor that is approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. Amongst its targets are fetal liver tyrosine kinase receptor 3 (FLT 3) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR). Renal toxicity has not been reported from the trials, but several patients have been reported to develop a pre-eclampsia-like syndrome. We report the first case of acute tubular necrosis in a patient with multiple myeloma following treatment with sunitinib.

  14. Power doppler sonography in early renal transplantation: Does it differentiate acute graft rejection from acute tubular necrosis?

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    Haytham M Shebel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the role of power Doppler in the identification and differentiation bet-ween acute renal transplant rejection and acute tubular necrosis (ATN, we studied 67 live donor renal transplant recipients. All patients were examined by spectral and power Doppler sono-graphy. Assessment of cortical perfusion (CP by power Doppler was subjective, using our grading score system: P0 (normal CP; homogenous cortical blush extending to the capsule, P1 (reduced CP; cortical vascular cut-off at interlobular level, P2 (markedly reduced CP; scattered cortical color flow at the interlobar level. Renal biopsies were performed during acute graft dysfunction. Pathological diagnoses were based on Banff classification 1997. The Mann- Whitney test was used to test the difference between CP grades with respect to serum creatinine (SCr, and resistive index (RI. For 38 episodes of acute graft rejection grade I, power Doppler showed that CP was P1 and RI ranging from 0.78 to 0.89. For 21 episodes of acute graft rejection grade II, power Doppler showed that CP was P1, with RI ranging from 0.88 to >1. Only one case of grade III rejection had a CP of P2. Twelve biopsies of ATN had CP of P0 and RI ranging from 0.80 to 0.89 There was a statistically significant correlation between CP grading and SCr (P <0.01 as well as between CP grading and RI (P <0.05. CP grading had a higher sensitivity in the detection of early acute rejection compared with RI and cross-sectional area measurements. We conclude that power Doppler is a non-invasive sensitive technique that may help in the detection and differentiation between acute renal transplant rejection and ATN, particularly in the early post-transplantation period.

  15. Renal endothelial injury and microvascular dysfunction in acute kidney injury.

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    Verma, Sudhanshu Kumar; Molitoris, Bruce A

    2015-01-01

    The kidney is comprised of heterogeneous cell populations that function together to perform a number of tightly controlled, complex and interdependent processes. Renal endothelial cells contribute to vascular tone, regulation of blood flow to local tissue beds, modulation of coagulation and inflammation, and vascular permeability. Both ischemia and sepsis have profound effects on the renal endothelium, resulting in microvascular dysregulation resulting in continued ischemia and further injury. In recent years, the concept of the vascular endothelium as an organ that is both the source of and target for inflammatory injury has become widely appreciated. Here we revisit the renal endothelium in the light of ever evolving molecular advances. PMID:25795503

  16. Hepatitis A complicated with acute renal failure and high hepatocyte growth factor: A case report.

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    Oe, Shinji; Shibata, Michihiko; Miyagawa, Koichiro; Honma, Yuichi; Hiura, Masaaki; Abe, Shintaro; Harada, Masaru

    2015-08-28

    A 58-year-old man was admitted to our hospital. Laboratory data showed severe liver injury and that the patient was positive for immunoglobulin M anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies. He was also complicated with severe renal dysfunction and had an extremely high level of serum hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Therefore, he was diagnosed with severe acute liver failure with acute renal failure (ARF) caused by HAV infection. Prognosis was expected to be poor because of complications by ARF and high serum HGF. However, liver and renal functions both improved rapidly without intensive treatment, and he was subsequently discharged from our hospital on the 21(st) hospital day. Although complication with ARF and high levels of serum HGF are both important factors predicting poor prognosis in acute liver failure patients, the present case achieved a favorable outcome. Endogenous HGF might play an important role as a regenerative effector in injured livers and kidneys.

  17. Acute renal failure in a young weight lifter taking multiple food supplements, including creatine monohydrate.

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    Thorsteinsdottir, Bjorg; Grande, Joseph P; Garovic, Vesna D

    2006-10-01

    We report a case of a healthy 24-year-old man who presented with acute renal failure and proteinuria while taking creatine and multiple other supplements for bodybuilding purposes. A renal biopsy showed acute interstitial nephritis. The patient recovered completely after he stopped taking the supplements. Creatine is a performance-enhancing substance that has gained widespread popularity among professional as well as amateur athletes. It is legal and considered relatively safe. Recently there have been case reports of renal dysfunction, including acute interstitial nephritis, associated with its use. Further studies are needed to evaluate the safety of creatine supplementation. It may be prudent to include a warning of this possible side effect in the product insert.

  18. Lunar Tractive Forces and Renal Stone Incidence

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    Spyridon Arampatzis; Thalmann, George N.; Heinz Zimmermann; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K

    2011-01-01

    Background. Several factors are implicated in renal stone formation and peak incidence of renal colic admissions to emergency departments (ED). Little is known about the influence of potential environmental triggers such as lunar gravitational forces. We conducted a retrospective study to test the hypothesis that the incidence of symptomatic renal colics increases at the time of the full and new moon because of increased lunar gravitational forces. Methods. We analysed 1500 patients who atten...

  19. Acute kidney injury as first presentation of lymphoma: the role of renal biopsy

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    On, Wei; Udberg, Martin

    2013-01-01

    A 65-year-old man with an insidious history of being generally unwell with weight loss, a poor appetite and night sweats was transferred to a tertiary nephrology unit after being found to be in acute kidney injury (AKI). A renal biopsy was performed on the same day which revealed lymphomatous infiltration of the renal parenchyma. He required temporary haemodialysis as he was oliguric and was started on chemotherapy. His renal function improved to baseline 3 weeks after treatment. This case il...

  20. Regional changes in renal cortical glucose, lactate and urea during acute unilateral ureteral obstruction

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    Krarup, Peter-Martin; Stolle, Lars B; Rawashdeh, Yazan F;

    2007-01-01

    . Furthermore, we investigated regional variations in renal interstitial fluid (RIF) glucose, lactate and urea during acute UUO. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight anesthetized pigs were used. Microdialysis probes were inserted in the upper, middle and lower thirds of the left renal cortex and perfused with Ringer...... third. RIF lactate did not change. Interstitial urea increased in all regions of the kidney, but most markedly in the upper and lower poles. CONCLUSIONS: Microdialysis is of potential value for assessing the renal interstitial milieu under different pathophysiological conditions. Ureteral obstruction...

  1. Renal and perirenal space involvement in acute pancreatitis: An MRI study

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    Li, Xing Hui, E-mail: lixinghui1005@126.com [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China); Zhang, Xiao Ming, E-mail: cjr.zhxm@vip.163.com [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China); Ji, Yi Fan, E-mail: 526504036@qq.com [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China); Jing, Zong Lin, E-mail: jzl325@163.com [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China); Huang, Xiao Hua, E-mail: nc_hxh1966@yahoo.com.cn [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China); Yang, Lin, E-mail: linyangmd@163.com [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China); Zhai, Zhao Hua, E-mail: zhaizhaohuada@163.com [Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000 (China)

    2012-08-15

    Objectives: To study the prevalence and characteristics of renal and perirenal space involvement and its relation to the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) using MRI. Methods: 115 patients with AP who underwent MRI with the clinical kidney function test were retrospectively analyzed in this study. MRI sequences included conventional and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) sequences. The renal and perirenal space involvement in AP was noted on MRI. The renal apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on DWI was measured for each kidney. The severity of AP on MRI was graded using MR severity index (MRSI). The relationships among the renal and perirenal space involvement on MRI, the renal ADC, MRSI and the results of the kidney function test were analyzed. Results: In the 115 patients with AP, the renal and perirenal space abnormalities detected included renal parenchymal abnormalities (0.8%), abnormalities of the renal collecting system (2.6%), renal vascular abnormalities (1.7%), thickened renal fascia (99%), perirenal stranding (62%) and perirenal fluid collection (40%). The prevalence of perirenal space abnormalities was correlated with the severity of AP based on MRSI (P < 0.05). The renal ADC values were lower in patients with abnormal kidney function than in those without kidney injury (P < 0.05). The prevalence of kidney function abnormalities was 9.4%, 32% and 100% in mild, moderate, and severe AP cases, respectively (P = 0.00). Conclusion: Perirenal space involvement is much more than renal parenchymal involvement in AP. The prevalence of perirenal space involvement in AP on MRI has a positive correlation with the severity of AP according to MRSI.

  2. Renal and perirenal space involvement in acute pancreatitis: An MRI study

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    Objectives: To study the prevalence and characteristics of renal and perirenal space involvement and its relation to the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) using MRI. Methods: 115 patients with AP who underwent MRI with the clinical kidney function test were retrospectively analyzed in this study. MRI sequences included conventional and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) sequences. The renal and perirenal space involvement in AP was noted on MRI. The renal apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on DWI was measured for each kidney. The severity of AP on MRI was graded using MR severity index (MRSI). The relationships among the renal and perirenal space involvement on MRI, the renal ADC, MRSI and the results of the kidney function test were analyzed. Results: In the 115 patients with AP, the renal and perirenal space abnormalities detected included renal parenchymal abnormalities (0.8%), abnormalities of the renal collecting system (2.6%), renal vascular abnormalities (1.7%), thickened renal fascia (99%), perirenal stranding (62%) and perirenal fluid collection (40%). The prevalence of perirenal space abnormalities was correlated with the severity of AP based on MRSI (P < 0.05). The renal ADC values were lower in patients with abnormal kidney function than in those without kidney injury (P < 0.05). The prevalence of kidney function abnormalities was 9.4%, 32% and 100% in mild, moderate, and severe AP cases, respectively (P = 0.00). Conclusion: Perirenal space involvement is much more than renal parenchymal involvement in AP. The prevalence of perirenal space involvement in AP on MRI has a positive correlation with the severity of AP according to MRSI.

  3. Radiological aspects of acute abdomen

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    This work demonstrates the main roentgen signs of the most common causes of acute abdomen, through some cases chosen from H.N.M.D. Roentgen Department-Learning Register. First, we will show the normal roentgen anatomy of the abdomen. Then, we will discuss about the basic roentgen routine of acute abdomen and some technical changes depending on the suspected illness, the clinical conditions of the patient and certain roentgen findings. Finally, we will show the most important roentgen signs of the most familiar effects accurate abdomen, putting emphasis on the next things: intestinal obstructions, peritonitis, acute cholecustitis, acute pancreatitis, acute appendicitis, subphrenic abscesses, toxic megacolon of ulcerative retocolitis, gastric or duodenal ulcer perforation and renal colic. (author)

  4. Birth Weight, Gestational Age, and Infantile Colic

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    Milidou, Ioanna; Søndregaard, Charlotte; Jensen, Morten Søndergaard;

    Background Infantile colic is a condition of unknown origin characterized by paroxysms of crying during the first months of life. A few studies have identified low birth weight (BW) as a risk factor among infants born at term, while the association between gestational age (GA) and infantile colic...... with GA gestational weeks 32-40. Finally, after adjusting for GA......, low BW was associated with infantile colic only in infants born at term (gestational weeks 37-41), but not in pre- or post-term infants. Conclusion The results indicate that low birth weight and preterm birth are independently associated with infantile colic. After adjusting for gestational age, low...

  5. Plasma cell-rich acute rejection of the renal allograft: A distinctive morphologic form of acute rejection?

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    Gupta, R; Sharma, A; Mahanta, P J; Agarwal, S K; Dinda, A K

    2012-05-01

    This study was aimed at evaluating the clinicopathologic features of plasma cell-rich acute rejection (PCAR) of renal allograft and comparing them with acute cellular rejection (ACR), non-plasma cell-rich type. During a 2-year period, eight renal allograft biopsies were diagnosed as PCAR (plasma cells >10% of interstitial infiltrate). For comparison, 14 biopsies with ACR were included in the study. Detailed pretransplant data, serum creatinine at presentation, and other clinical features of all these cases were noted. Renal biopsy slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry performed for characterization of plasma cell infiltrate. The age range and duration of transplantation to diagnosis of acute rejection were comparable in both the groups. Histologically, the proportion of interstitial plasma cells, mean interstitial inflammation, and tubulitis score were higher in the PCAR group compared with cases with ACR. A significant difference was found in the outcome at last follow-up, being worse in patients with PCAR. This study shows that PCAR portends a poor outcome compared with ACR, with comparable Banff grade of rejection. Due to its rarity and recent description, nephrologists and renal pathologists need to be aware of this entity.

  6. Percutaneous Access: Acute Effects on Renal Function and Structure in a Porcine Model

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    Handa, Rajash K.; Willis, Lynn R.; Evan, Andrew P.; Connors, Bret A.; Ying, Jun; Fat-Anthony, William; Wind, Kelli R.; Johnson, Cynthia D.; Blomgren, Philip M.; Estrada, Mark C.; Paterson, Ryan F.; Kuo, Ramsay L.; Kim, Samuel C.; Matlaga, Brian R.; Miller, Nicole L.; Watkins, Stephanie L.; Handa, Shelly E.; Lingeman, James E.

    2007-04-01

    Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) involves gaining access into the urinary collecting system to remove kidney stones. Animal studies demonstrated that a reduction in renal filtration and perfusion in both kidneys, and a decline in tubular organic anion transport in the treated kidney characterizes the acute (hours) functional response to unilateral percutaneous access. The acute morphologic and histological changes in the treated kidney were consistent with blunt trauma and ischemia. Only tubular organic anion transport remained depressed during the late (3-day) response to the access procedure. Human studies revealed an acute decline in glomerular function and bilateral renal vasoconstriction following unilateral PCNL. Therefore, percutaneous access is not a benign procedure, but is associated with acute functional and structural derangements.

  7. Compensatory renal hypertrophy and the handling of an acute nephrotoxicant in a model of aging.

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    Oliveira, Cláudia S; Joshee, Lucy; Zalups, Rudolfs K; Bridges, Christy C

    2016-03-01

    Aging often results in progressive losses of functioning nephrons, which can lead to a significant reduction in overall renal function. Because of age-related pathological changes, the remaining functional nephrons within aged kidneys may be unable to fully counteract physiological and/or toxicological challenges. We hypothesized that when the total functional renal mass of aged rats is reduced by 50%, the nephrons within the remnant kidney do not fully undergo the functional and physiological changes that are necessary to maintain normal fluid and solute homeostasis. We also tested the hypothesis that the disposition and handling of a nephrotoxicant are altered significantly in aged kidneys following an acute, 50% reduction in functional renal mass. To test these hypotheses, we examined molecular indices of renal cellular hypertrophy and the disposition of inorganic mercury (Hg(2+)), a model nephrotoxicant, in young control, young uninephrectomized (NPX), aged control and aged NPX Wistar rats. We found that the process of aging reduces the ability of the remnant kidney to undergo compensatory renal growth. In addition, we found that an additional reduction in renal mass in aged animals alters the disposition of Hg(2+) and potentially alters the risk of renal intoxication by this nephrotoxicant. To our knowledge, this study represents the first report of the handling of a nephrotoxicant in an aged animal following a 50% reduction in functional renal mass. PMID:26768998

  8. Concomitant renal insufficiency and diabetes mellitus as prognostic factors for acute myocardial infarction

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    Kim Chang Seong

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Diabetes mellitus and renal dysfunction are prognostic factors after acute myocardial infarction (AMI. However, few studies have assessed the effects of renal insufficiency in association with diabetes in the context of AMI. Here, we investigated the clinical outcomes according to the concomitance of renal dysfunction and diabetes mellitus in patients with AMI. Methods From November 2005 to August 2008, 9905 patients (63 ± 13 years; 70% men with AMI were enrolled in a nationwide prospective Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR and were categorized into 4 groups: Group I (n = 5700 had neither diabetes nor renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate [GFR] ≥ 60 ml/min/1.73 m2, Group II (n = 1730 had diabetes but no renal insufficiency, Group III (n = 1431 had no diabetes but renal insufficiency, and Group IV (n = 1044 had both diabetes and renal insufficiency. The primary endpoints were major adverse cardiac events (MACE, including a composite of all cause-of-death, myocardial infarction, target lesion revascularization, and coronary artery bypass graft after 1-year clinical follow-up. Results Primary endpoints occurred in 1804 (18.2% patients. There were significant differences in composite MACE among the 4 groups (Group I, 12.5%; Group II, 15.7%; Group III, 30.5%; Group IV, 36.5%; p p = 0.001; and HR, 2.42; 95% CI, 1.62-3.62; p Conclusions Renal insufficiency, especially in association with diabetes, is associated with the occurrence of composite MACE and indicates poor prognosis in patients with AMI. Categorization of patients with diabetes and/or renal insufficiency provides valuable information for early-risk stratification of AMI patients.

  9. NSAID nephrotoxicity revisited: acute renal failure due to parenteral ketorolac.

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    Perazella, M A; Buller, G K

    1993-12-01

    The success of ketorolac as a nonnarcotic analgesic is likely to propagate its widespread use to control moderate to severe postoperative pain. Indeed, of the patients treated with ketorolac and described in the medical literature, nearly 90% had had a major surgical procedure. Since any such procedure may be associated with significant third-spacing of the fluid and result in renal hypoperfusion, care must be taken in administering ketorolac. Close attention to urine output and parameters of renal function must be maintained. Moreover, postoperative ketorolac therapy should be avoided in patients who have conditions that predispose to NSAID nephrotoxicity (as in our Case 1). Likewise, in nonsurgical patients the same degree of caution should be used with ketorolac as with any oral NSAID. Finally, since ketorolac is excreted almost entirely by the kidney, either elderly patients or patients with underlying renal insufficiency must have an adjustment of the dosing interval, or this medication should be avoided in such patients altogether.

  10. Continuous renal replacement therapy for acute renal failure in patients with cancer: a well-tolerated adjunct treatment

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    Rebecca Fischler

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction – Acute renal failure (ARF has a poor prognosis in patients with cancer requiring intensive care unit (ICU admission. Our aim is finding prognostic factors for hospital mortality in patients with cancer with ARF requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT. Methods – In this retrospective study, all patients with cancer with ARF treated with continuous venovenous filtration (CVVHDF in the ICU of the Institut Jules Bordet, between January 1st 2003 and December 31st 2012, were included in the study.Results – 103 patients are assessed: men/women 69/34, median age 62 years, solid/haematologic tumours 68/35, median SAPS II 56. Mortality rate was 63%. Seven patients required chronic renal dialysis. After multivariate analysis, two variables were statistically associated with hospital mortality : more than one organ failure (including kidney (OR 5.918 ; 95% CI 2.184 – 16.038 ; p<0,001 and low albumin level (OR 3.341; 95% CI 1.229 – 9.077; p=0,02. Only minor complications related to CVVHDF have been documented.Conclusions – Despite the poor prognosis associated with ARF, CVVHDF is an effective and tolerable renal replacement technique in patients with cancer admitted to the ICU. Multiple organ failure and hypoalbuminemia, two independent prognostic factors for hospital mortality have to be considered when deciding for introducing RRT.

  11. Usefulness of unenhanced helical CT in patients with suspected ureteral colic

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    Kim, Bong Soo; Nam Kung, Sook; Kim, Heung Cheol; Hwang, Woo Chul; Lee, In Sun; Hwang, Im Kyung; Kim, Ho Chul; Bae, Sang Hoon; Lee, Sang Kon; Lee, Seong Ho [College of Medicine, Hallym Univ., Chunchon (Korea, Republic of)

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    To determine the usefulness of unenhanced helical CT in patients with suspected renal colic. One hundred and fourteen patients with suspected ureteral colic, referred by physicians, underwent unenhanced helical CT. Two radiologists prospectively interpreted the results, determining the presence or absence of ureter stone and other diseases the arise outside the urinary tract. In cases of ureteral stone, we retrospectively sought secondary signs of hydronephrosis, perinephric fat stranding, thickening of renal fascia, renal enlargement, and the tissue rim sign. Among the 114 patients, 57 were confirmed as having ureter stones. Unenhanced helical CT depicted 57 of 58 stones in 57 patients, producing one false-negative and one false-positive result. Overall, the results showed 98% sensitivity, 95% specificity, 98% positive predictive value, 95% negative predictive value, and 97% accuracy. The frequencies of secondary signs were as follows: hydronephrosis, 95%(54/57); perinephric fat stranding, 81% (46/57); thickening of renal fascia, 77% (44/57); renal enlargement , 65%(37/57); and the tissure rim sign 72%(21/29). In 20 patients, the diagnoses were not related to stone disease and included one false-negative diagnosis of pyonephrosis. Unenhanced helical CT provides information which is valuable in the accurate diagnosis of ureteral stone as well as other diseases that arise outside the urinary tract in patients with suspected renal colic.

  12. Paraphenylene diamine ingestion: An uncommon cause of acute renal failure

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    Ram R; Swarnalatha G; Prasad N; Dakshinamurty K

    2007-01-01

    Paraphenylene diamine (PPD) is a major component of hair dyes. The aim is to study the renal manifestations and outcome of PPD consumption. During a four-year period from 2002 to February 2006, 10 persons were admitted to our Institute after consuming a hair dye in a suicidal bid. The percentage of ARF due to PPD at our Institute was 0.95%. Seven patients out of 10 (70%) who consumed PPD developed ARF. All 10 patients, including the patients who had normal renal function had fea...

  13. Expanding the pool of kidney donors: use of kidneys with acute renal dysfunction.

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    Matos, Ana Cristina Carvalho de; Requião-Moura, Lúcio Roberto; Clarizia, Gabriela; Durão Junior, Marcelino de Souza; Tonato, Eduardo José; Chinen, Rogério; Arruda, Érika Ferraz de; Filiponi, Thiago Corsi; Pires, Luciana Mello de Mello Barros; Bertocchi, Ana Paula Fernandes; Pacheco-Silva, Alvaro

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    Given the shortage of organs transplantation, some strategies have been adopted by the transplant community to increase the supply of organs. One strategy is the use of expanded criteria for donors, that is, donors aged >60 years or 50 and 59 years, and meeting two or more of the following criteria: history of hypertension, terminal serum creatinine >1.5mg/dL, and stroke as the donor´s cause of death. In this review, emphasis was placed on the use of donors with acute renal failure, a condition considered by many as a contraindication for organ acceptance and therefore one of the main causes for kidney discard. Since these are well-selected donors and with no chronic diseases, such as hypertension, renal disease, or diabetes, many studies showed that the use of donors with acute renal failure should be encouraged, because, in general, acute renal dysfunction is reversible. Although most studies demonstrated these grafts have more delayed function, the results of graft and patient survival after transplant are very similar to those with the use of standard donors. Clinical and morphological findings of donors, the use of machine perfusion, and analysis of its parameters, especially intrarenal resistance, are important tools to support decision-making when considering the supply of organs with renal dysfunction. PMID:26154553

  14. Laboratory prediction of the requirement for renal replacement in acute falciparum malaria

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    Yunus Emran

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acute renal failure is a common complication of severe malaria in adults, and without renal replacement therapy (RRT, it carries a poor prognosis. Even when RRT is available, delaying its initiation may increase mortality. Earlier identification of patients who will need RRT may improve outcomes. Method Prospectively collected data from two intervention studies in adults with severe malaria were analysed focusing on laboratory features on presentation and their association with a later requirement for RRT. In particular, laboratory indices of acute tubular necrosis (ATN and acute kidney injury (AKI that are used in other settings were examined. Results Data from 163 patients were available for analysis. Whether or not the patients should have received RRT (a retrospective assessment determined by three independent reviewers was used as the reference. Forty-three (26.4% patients met criteria for dialysis, but only 19 (44.2% were able to receive this intervention due to the limited availability of RRT. Patients with impaired renal function on admission (creatinine clearance Conclusions In adult patients with severe malaria and impaired renal function on admission, none of the evaluated laboratory indices was superior to the plasma creatinine level when used to predict a later requirement for renal replacement therapy.

  15. Mechanism of increased renal clearnace of amylase/creatinine in acute pancreatitis.

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    Johnson, S G; Ellis, C J; Levitt, M D

    1976-11-25

    We investigated three possible causes of the increased ratio of amylase/creatinine clearance observed in acute pancreatitis. The presence of rapidly cleared isoamylase was excluded by studies of serum and urine, which demonstrated no anomalous isoamylases. In pancreatitis, the ratios (+/-1 S.E.M.) of both pancreatic isoamylase (9.2+/-0.6 per cent) and salivary isoamylase (8.6+/-1.6 per cent) were significantly (P less than 0.01) elevated over respective control values (2.4+/-0.2 and 1.8+/-0.2 per cent). Increased glomerular permeability to amylase was excluded by the demonstration of normal renal clearance of dextrans. We tested tubular reabsorption of protein by measuring the renal clearance of beta2-microglobulin, which is relatively freely filtered at the glomerulus and then avidly reabsorbed by the normal tubule. During acute pancreatitis the ratio of the renal clearance of beta2-microglobulin to that of creatinine was 1.22+/-0.52 per cent, an 80-fold increase over normal (0.015+/-0.002 per cent), with a rapid return toward normal during convalescence. Presumably, this reversible renal tubular defect also reduces amylase reabsorption and accounts for the elevated renal clearance of amylase/creatinine observed in acute pancreatitis.

  16. [Percutaneous angioplasty of the left renal artery in a patient with acute infarction of the left kidney with persistent occlusion of the right renal artery treated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor].

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    Latacz, Paweł; Rudnik, Andrzej; Gutowska, Aleksandra; Zając, Mariola; Kondys, Marek; Ludyga, Tomasz; Kazibudzki, Marek; Cierpka, Lech

    2011-01-01

    A case of a 67 year-old woman with acute renal syndrome during treatment of angiotensin converting enzyme is presented. In angiography was affirmed acute occlusion left renal artery (LRA) with chronic occlusion right renal artery. Percutaneous angioplasty with implantation stent of the LRA were performed with optimal effect. In this article, the clinical management of patients with angiographically documented acute occlusion renal artery is discussed.

  17. Blood purification therapy in treatment of acute renal failure in infants with melamine-induced stones

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    SHEN Ying; LIU Xiao-rong; ZHANG Gui-ju; ZHOU Nan

    2009-01-01

    Background In 2008, infants in some areas of China suffered from stones of the urinary system which were caused by melamine-contaminated milk formula. Most of the infants were asymptomatic, and a few suffered from acute renal failure induced by urinary obstruction by stones. This study aimed to assess the significance of blood purification therapy in treatment of infants with acute obstructive oligo-anuric renal failure. Corrective perception, timely diagnosis, and active treatment of this complex disease are critical factors that guarantee a quick recovery of renal function of infants and help them to prevent multiple organ system failure.Methods Thirteen infants with acute renal failure induced by urinary multiple obstruction caused by melamine-containing stones who had been admitted to Beijing Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University in 2008 were investigated for the epidemiological characteristics, image features and indications of dialysis. All these infants were treated with dialysis. The efficacy of dialysis was compared with that of two control groups treated with cystoscopic retrograde catheterization into the ureter and medical treatment for the recovery of renal function.Results The 13 infants with life-threatening complications treated with dialysis showed a blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level of (30.9±7.9) mmol/L and a creatinine (Cr) level of (572+173) pmol/L. Of these infants, 8 were treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD), and 5 with hemodialysis (HD). Ten infants recovered to urinate 24-72 hours after dialysis and 3 infants with persistent ureteral obstruction were further treated with cystoscopic retrograde catheterization into the ureter for drainage, and urination resumed soon after the operation. The average time of PD and HD were (2.1±0.8) days and (1.2±0.4) days, respectively. The total average time of PD and HD dialysis was (1.77±0.83) days. The recovery time of renal function of infants after dialysis was (3.08±1.20) days

  18. The role of imaging in adult acute urinary tract infection

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    Webb, J.A.W. [Diagnostic Radiology Department, St. Bartholomew`s Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE (United Kingdom)

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    Imaging is required in only a minority of patients with urinary tract infection. Some patients who present with severe loin pain are imaged because ureteric colic is suspected. If urinary tract infection does not respond normally to antibiotics, imaging is undertaken to check for evidence of renal obstuction or sepsis. Finally, after the acute infection has been treated, imaging is required in some patients to check for factors pre-disposing to renal damage or to relapsing or recurrent infection. This review discusses the appropriate choice of imaging technique to use in each clinical situation and summarises the expected findings. (orig.). With 15 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Incidence, clinical predictors and outcome of acute renal failure among North Indian trauma patients

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: There is a need for identifying risk factors aggravating development of acute renal failure after attaining trauma and defining new parameters for better assessment and management. Aim of the study was to determine the incidence of acute renal failure among trauma patients, and its correlation with various laboratory and clinical parameters recorded at the time of admission and in-hospital mortality. Subjects and Methods: The retrospective cohort study included admitted 208 trauma patients over a period of one year. 135 trauma patients at the serum creatinine level >2.0 mg/dL were enrolled in under the group of acute renal failure. 73 patients who had normal creatinine level made the control group. They were further assessed with clinical details and laboratory investigations. Results: Incidence of acute renal failure was 3.1%. There were 118 (87.4% males and average length of stay was 9 (1, 83 days. Severity of injury (ISS, GCS was relatively more among the renal failure group. Renal failure was transient in 35 (25.9% patients. They had higher incidence of bone fracture (54.0% (P = 0.04. Statistically significant association was observed between patients with head trauma and mortality 72 (59.0% (P = 0.001. Prevalence of septic 24 (59.7% and hemorrhagic 9 (7.4% shock affected the renal failure group. Conclusion: Trauma patients at the urea level >50 mg/dL, ISS >24 on the first day of admission had 23 times and 7 times the risk of developing renal failure. Similarly, patients with hepatic dysfunction and pulmonary dysfunction were 12 times and 6 times. Patients who developed cardiovascular dysfunction, hematological dysfunction and post-trauma renal failure during the hospital stay had risk for mortality 29, 7 and 8 times, respectively. The final prognostic score obtained was: 14FNx01hepatic dysfunction + 11FNx01cISS + 18FNx01cUrea + 12FNx01cGlucose + 10FNx01pulmonary dysfunction. Optimal score cut-off for prediction of renal failure was

  20. Alcohol-induced severe acute pancreatitis followed by hemolytic uremic syndrome managed with continuous renal replacement therapy

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    Fu, Peng; Yuan, Ai-hong; Wang, Chun-Hua; LI, XIN; Wu, Hai-yang

    2014-01-01

    Background Acute kidney injury in patients with acute pancreatitis carries a poor prognosis. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by non-immune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure caused by platelet thrombi in the microcirculation of the kidney, and though rare in adults it is associated with high mortality and a high rate of chronic renal failure. Case presentation Herein, we report a case of alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis in a 38-year-old Chinese female com...

  1. Colectomy and Acute Renal Failure: A Case Report with Unusual Presentation

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    Osman Zikrullah Sahin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Surgery is the only curative modality but occasionally it can have some long term complication such as short bowel syndrome. We presented a case reporting a 63-year-old man who had subtotal colectomy with liver metastasectomy according to the colon adenocarcinoma, following the couple of months of surgery; he had acute kidney injury without any end-organ damage while he had a regular diet and nutrition. Following the regular treatment of renal failure, colorectal cancer recurrence was excluded and then he was discharged from the hospital with a normal serum creatinine level. The patient was admitted to the nephrology clinic again for acute renal failure within 3 weeks of last admission to the hospital. He also denied the insufficient oral water intake and nutrition, but laboratory examination revealed acute renal failure. We suspected for short bowel syndrome (SBS. Following the hydration, loperamide hydrochloride 10 mg/day was started and the patient was followed up with normal serum creatinine and uric acid levels. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report, in which a patient with short bowel syndrome presented with prerenal acute renal failure even though he had sufficient oral intake and nutrition and can be treated with hydration and loperamide hydrochloride.

  2. Characterization of Ions in Urine of Animal Model with Acute Renal Failure using NAA

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    Oliveira, Laura C.; Zamboni, Cibele B.; Pessoal, Edson A.; Borges, Fernanda T.

    2011-08-01

    Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) technique has been used to determine elements concentrations in urine of rats Wistar (control group) and rats Wistar with Acute Renal Failure (ARF). These data contribute for applications in health area related to biochemical analyses using urine to monitor the dialyze treatment.

  3. The predictive value of mild renal insufficiency on the prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndrome

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    张建华

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the predictive value of mild renal insufficiency on the endpoint events in patients with acute coronary syndrome(ACS).Methods A total of 552 patients with ACS were enrolled in the present study.According to the levels of estimated glomerular filtration rate(eGFR),patients were divided into two groups,normal

  4. Contribution of bone marrow-derived cells in renal repair after acute kidney injury.

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    Masereeuw, R.

    2009-01-01

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent clinical problem with a high mortality rate, generally caused by ischemic insults. Nevertheless, the kidney has a remarkably high capacity to regenerate after ischemic injury. Tubular cells can restore renal function by proliferation and dedifferentiation into

  5. Combined iron sucrose and protoporphyrin treatment protects against ischemic and toxin-mediated acute renal failure.

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    Zager, Richard A; Johnson, Ali C M; Frostad, Kirsten B

    2016-07-01

    Tissue preconditioning, whereby various short-term stressors initiate organ resistance to subsequent injury, is well recognized. However, clinical preconditioning of the kidney for protection against acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been established. Here we tested whether a pro-oxidant agent, iron sucrose, combined with a protoporphyrin (Sn protoporphyrin), can induce preconditioning and protect against acute renal failure. Mice were pretreated with iron sucrose, protoporphyrin, cyanocobalamin, iron sucrose and protoporphyrin, or iron sucrose and cyanocobalamin. Eighteen hours later, ischemic, maleate, or glycerol models of AKI were induced, and its severity was assessed the following day (blood urea nitrogen, plasma creatinine concentrations; post-ischemic histology). Agent impact on cytoprotective gene expression (heme oxygenase 1, hepcidin, haptoglobin, hemopexin, α1-antitrypsin, α1-microglobulin, IL-10) was assessed as renal mRNA and protein levels. AKI-associated myocardial injury was gauged by plasma troponin I levels. Combination agent administration upregulated multiple cytoprotective genes and, unlike single agent administration, conferred marked protection against each tested model of acute renal failure. Heme oxygenase was shown to be a marked contributor to this cytoprotective effect. Preconditioning also blunted AKI-induced cardiac troponin release. Thus, iron sucrose and protoporphyrin administration can upregulate diverse cytoprotective genes and protect against acute renal failure. Associated cardiac protection implies potential relevance to both AKI and its associated adverse downstream effects. PMID:27165818

  6. Acute venous thrombosis of a renal transplant: early detection with color Doppler sonography.

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    Danse, E; Malaise, J; Mourad, M; Cosyns, J P

    2009-01-01

    The observation of a recent case of an acute venous thrombosis of a renal transplant is the opportunity to review and present the role of color Doppler sonography for the early detection of such a severe and uncommon complication. PMID:19534237

  7. Cardio-renal syndromes : report from the consensus conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative

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    Ronco, Claudio; McCullough, Peter; Anker, Stefan D.; Anand, Inder; Aspromonte, Nadia; Bagshaw, Sean M.; Bellomo, Rinaldo; Berl, Tomas; Bobek, Ilona; Cruz, Dinna N.; Daliento, Luciano; Davenport, Andrew; Haapio, Mikko; Hillege, Hans; House, Andrew A.; Katz, Nevin; Maisel, Alan; Mankad, Sunil; Zanco, Pierluigi; Mebazaa, Alexandre; Palazzuoli, Alberto; Ronco, Federico; Shaw, Andrew; Sheinfeld, Geoff; Soni, Sachin; Vescovo, Giorgio; Zamperetti, Nereo; Ponikowski, Piotr

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    A consensus conference on cardio-renal syndromes (CRS) was held in Venice Italy, in September 2008 under the auspices of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). The following topics were matter of discussion after a systematic literature review and the appraisal of the best available evidence:

  8. Spleen tyrosine kinase contributes to acute renal allograft rejection in the rat.

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    Ramessur Chandran, Sharmila; Tesch, Greg H; Han, Yingjie; Woodman, Naomi; Mulley, William R; Kanellis, John; Blease, Kate; Ma, Frank Y; Nikolic-Paterson, David J

    2015-02-01

    Kidney allografts induce strong T-cell and antibody responses which mediate acute rejection. Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) is expressed by most leucocytes, except mature T cells, and is involved in intracellular signalling following activation of the Fcγ-receptor, B-cell receptor and some integrins. A role for Syk signalling has been established in antibody-dependent native kidney disease, but little is known of Syk in acute renal allograft rejection. Sprague-Dawley rats underwent bilateral nephrectomy and received an orthotopic Wistar renal allograft. Recipient rats were treated with a Syk inhibitor (CC0482417, 30 mg/kg/bid), or vehicle, from 1 h before surgery until being killed 5 days later. Vehicle-treated recipients developed severe allograft failure with marked histologic damage in association with dense leucocyte infiltration (T cells, macrophages, neutrophils and NK cells) and deposition of IgM, IgG and C3. Immunostaining identified Syk expression by many infiltrating leucocytes. CC0482417 treatment significantly improved allograft function and reduced histologic damage, although allograft injury was still clearly evident. CC0482417 failed to prevent T-cell infiltration and activation within the allograft. However, CC0482417 significantly attenuated acute tubular necrosis, infiltration of macrophages and neutrophils and thrombosis of peritubular capillaries. In conclusion, this study identifies a role for Syk in acute renal allograft rejection. Syk inhibition may be a useful addition to T-cell-based immunotherapy in renal transplantation.

  9. Serum and urine cystatin C are poor biomarkers for acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy.

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    Royakkers, A.A.N.M.; Korevaar, J.C.; Suijlen, J.D.E. van; Hofstra, L.S.; Kuiper, M.A.; Spronk, P.E.; Schultz, M.J.; Bouman, C.S.C.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose : To evaluate whether cystatin C in serum (sCyC) and urine (uCyC) can predict early acute kidney injury (AKI) in a mixed heterogeneous intensive care unit (ICU), and also whether these biomarkers can predict the need for renal replacement therapy (RRT). Methods: Multicenter prospective obser

  10. Nephroprotective effect of ethanolic extract of abutilon indicum root in gentamicin induced acute renal failure

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    2016-06-01

    Conclusions: The ethanolic extract of abutilon indicum root has nephron protective effect in gentamicin induced acute renal failure. Nephro protective action in this study could be due to the antioxidant and other phytochemical of abutilon indicum root. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016; 5(3.000: 841-845

  11. Acute renal failure when exenatide is co-administered with diuretics and angiotensin II blockers.

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    López-Ruiz, Alfonso; del Peso-Gilsanz, Cristina; Meoro-Avilés, Amparo; Soriano-Palao, José; Andreu, Alberto; Cabezuelo, Juan; Arias, José L

    2010-10-01

    Case (description) the patient is a 20 years old male smoker, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus in 2006. Due to the inadequate response to the previously established treatment, the pharmacotherapy was modified by introducing exenatide (up to 10 μg, twice daily) instead of insulin glargine, but maintaining the treatment with the diuretic and angiotensin II receptor antagonist drugs. Two months later, the patient exhibited a very important intolerance to exenatide (continuous nausea, vomiting, and dehydration), finally leading to ischemic acute renal failure. When the angiotensin II receptor antagonist and exenatide were suspended, a very rapid recovery of renal function was observed. Conclusion ischemic acute renal failure is supposed to be the consequence of the extracellular volume contraction caused by exenatide (the result of continuous nausea and vomiting). This adverse effect could be caused by the co-administration of diuretics and angiotensin II receptor antagonists.

  12. Massage for Infantile Colic: Review and Literature

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    Hamidreza Bahrami

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Background Infantile colic is a painful phase in the first months of infancy but no safe and effective conventional treatment exists. Massage is used in traditional medicine as a control and treatment method for infantile colic. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of massage in the control and treatment of infantile colic. Materials and Methods We searched international database such as PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, and Iranian databases such as SID, Magiran, Iranmedex using a searching strategy with key words "Infantile colic", "Massage", "Complementary of Alternative Medicine" during 2000 to 2015. Analysis of data extraction and quality evaluation of the literature were performed independently by two investigators. Results Most articles provides the strongest evidence for benefits of massage in stress, anxiety reduction, pain control, cancer, skin disease, weight gain, sleep, promote growth, development in premature infants, neuromuscular and gastrointestinal disease such as infantile colic. The infantile colic massage helps relax the gastrointestinal tract and good digestion.   Conclusion Our findings demonstrated that pediatric massage therapy is effective in the treatment of infantile colic.  Compared to other possible treatments for colic, massage is a safe and enjoyable procedure; the risk of serious adverse effects is low. The pediatrician should feel comfortable discussing massage therapy with patients and be able to refer patients to a qualified massage therapist as appropriate.

  13. Health status, renal function, and quality of life after multiorgan failure and acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy

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    Full Text Available Robert Faulhaber-Walter,1,2 Sebastian Scholz,1,3 Herrmann Haller,1 Jan T Kielstein,1,* Carsten Hafer1,4,* 1Department of Renal and Hypertensive Disease, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany; 2Facharztzentrum Aarberg, Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany; 3Sanitaetsversorgungszentrum Wunstorf, Wunstorf, Germany; 4HELIOS Klinikum Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI in need of renal replacement therapy (RRT may have a protracted and often incomplete rehabilitation. Their long-term outcome has rarely been investigated. Study design: Survivors of the HANnover Dialysis OUTcome (HANDOUT study were evaluated after 5 years for survival, health status, renal function, and quality of life (QoL. The HANDOUT study had examinded mortality and renal recovery of patients with AKI receiving either standard extendend or intensified dialysis after multi organ failure. Results: One hundred fifty-six former HANDOUT participants were analyzed. In-hospital mortality was 56.4%. Five-year survival after AKI/RRT was 40.1% (86.5% if discharged from hospital. Main causes of death were cardiovascular complications and sepsis. A total of 19 survivors presented to the outpatient department of our clinic and had good renal recovery (mean estimated glomerular filtration rate 72.5±30 mL/min/1.73 m2; mean proteinuria 89±84 mg/d. One person required maintenance dialysis. Seventy-nine percent of the patients had a pathological kidney sonomorphology. The Charlson comorbidity score was 2.2±1.4 and adjusted for age 3.3±2.1 years. Numbers of comorbid conditions averaged 2.38±1.72 per patient (heart failure [52%] > chronic kidney disease/myocardial infarction [each 29%]. Median 36-item short form health survey (SF-36™ index was 0.657 (0.69 physical health/0.66 mental health. Quality-adjusted life-years after 5 years were 3.365. Conclusion: Mortality after severe AKI is higher than

  14. Acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in renal transplant patients

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    Christini Takemi Emori

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction:There is scarce information regarding clinical evolution of HBV infection in renal transplant patients.Aims:To evaluate the prevalence of acute exacerbation in HBV-infected renal transplant patients and its association with the time after transplantation, presence of viral replication, clinical evolution, and use of antiviral prophylaxis.Materials and methods:HBV infected renal transplant patients who underwent regular follow-up visits at 6-month intervals were included in the study. The criteria adopted to characterize exacerbation were: ALT >5 × ULN and/or >3 × baseline level. Predictive factors of exacerbation evaluated were age, gender, time on dialysis, type of donor, post-transplant time, ALT, HBeAg, HBV-DNA, HCV-RNA, immunosuppressive therapy, and use of antiviral prophylaxis.Results:140 HBV-infected renal transplant patients were included (71% males; age 46 ±10 years; post-renal transplant time 8 ±5 years. During follow-up, 25% (35/140 of the patients presented exacerbation within 3.4 ±3 years after renal transplant. Viral replication was observed in all patients with exacerbation. Clinical and/or laboratory signs of hepatic insufficiency were present in 17% (6/35 of the patients. Three patients died as a consequence of liver failure. In univariate analysis variables associated with exacerbation were less frequent use of prophylactic/preemptive lamivudine and of mycophenolate mofetil. Lamivudine use was the only variable independently associated with exacerbation, with a protective effect.Conclusions:Acute exacerbation was a frequent and severe event in HBV-infected renal transplant patients. Prophylactic/preemptive therapy with antiviral drugs should be indicated for all HBsAg-positive renal transplant patients.

  15. Programmed death 1 mRNA in peripheral blood as biomarker of acute renal allograft rejection

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    WANG Ya-wen; WANG Zhen; SHI Bing-yi

    2011-01-01

    Background Invasive kidney biopsy is a priority diagnostic method for the acute rejection after renal transplantation for the past decades. However, no effective and noninvasive assay for predicting the severity of acute rejection is in wide use at present. This study was designed to investigate the predictive value of programmed death 1 (PD-1) mRNA for acute rejection after renal transplantation with real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). A noninvasive diagnostic method has been expected to replace the tranditional kidney biopsy for the diagnosis of acute rejection and prediction of the outcome after kidney transplantation.Methods The whole blood samples from 19 subjects with acute rejection, 20 subjects with delayed graft function (DGF)and 21 subjects with stable recipients after kidney transplantation in a single kidney transplantation center between 2006 and 2009 were collected. The messenger RNA (mRNA) of PD-1 was analyzed with real-time RT-PCR. The associations of PD-1 mRNA levels with acute rejection and disease severity were investigated.Results The log-transformed ratio of PD-1 mRNA to GAPDH mRNA was higher in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) from the group with acute rejection (4.52±1.1) than that from the group with DGF (1.12±0.6) or the group with normal biopsy results (0.7±0.4) (P <0.01, by the Kruskal-Wallis test). PD-1 mRNA levels were correlated with serum creatinine levels measured at the time of biopsy in the acute rejection group (Spearman's correlation coefficient, r=0.81,P=0.03), but not in the group with DGF or the group with normal biopsy results. PD-1 mRNA levels identified subjects at risk for graft failure within six months after the incident episode of acute rejection.Conclusions Our data suggest that PD-1 status may be a new predictor of acute rejection and the levels of PD-1mRNA in whole blood cells may positively correlate with the severity of acute rejection after renal transplantation

  16. Acute renal failure following contrast injection for head computerized tomography in two patients with diabetic nephropathy

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    Two cases of diabetes mellitus with renal and retinal involvement developed acute renal failure after undergoing head computerized tomography. The first case was a 62-year-old male who had been diagnosed as having diabetes 25 years before. He had diabetic retinopathy of Scott IIIb. Before head computerized tomography, the serum BUN was 37 mg/dl, and creatinine was 4.1 mg/dl. Oliguria began immediately after the scanning and confinued for 48 hr. The serum levels of BUN and creatinine rose to 106 and 7.7 mg/dl, respectively. Case 2 was a 49-year-old male who had been diagnosed as having diabetes 15 years before. He showed Scott IIb and IV retinopathy. The BUN and creatinine levels in the serum were 32 and 2.3 mg/dl, respectively. After receiving head computerized tomography, he developed oliguria and remained oliguric for 48 hr. During that period, the serum levels of BUN and creatinin were elevated to 112 and 7.5 mg/dl, respectively. Fortunately, both of these patients recovered from the oliguria without resorting to hemodialysis. The iodine contrast medium routinely used for contrast enhancement in the head computerized tomography was implicated in the acute renal failure of these patients. Only elevn cases have so far been reported in the literature who developed acute renal failure following computerized tomography. In view of the three or four times greater dosis of iodine contrast medium employed in computerized tomography compared to intravenous pyelography, the acute incidence of such complications might be much higher. Among the thirteen cases including the two reported here, as many as eight were diabetic. It is well recongnized that the incidence of acute renal failure after intravenous pyelography is particularly high in cases of diabetic nephropathy. (author)

  17. 肾后性急性肾衰诊治临床探讨%Analysis of patients with post-renal acute renal failure

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    王琳

    2011-01-01

    Objective To analyze the diagnosis and treatment of 60 patients with post-renal acute renal failure. Method 60 patients of post-renal acute renal failure were reviewd. Result After urinary tract obstruction removed, the renal functions of 22 patients were restored completely, while the others were not restored completely. 19 patients were car-ryed with maintainence hemodialysis. Conclusion Imaging examination is the main method in diagnosis of post-renal a-cute renal failure. The extent and duration are the key factors of affecting renal function.%目的 分析60例肾后性急性肾功能衰竭患者的诊治.方法对60例肾后性急性肾功能衰竭患者的诊治效果进行回顾性分析.结果解除梗阻后,22例患者肾功能恢复正常,38例未完全恢复正常,其中19例行维持性血液透析.结论影象学检查是明确诊断的主要方法,梗阻程度和时间是影响肾功能恢复的关键因素.

  18. Encephalitis, acute renal failure, and acute hepatitis triggered by a viral infection in an immunocompetent young adult: a case report

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Cytomegalovirus generally causes self-limited, mild and asymptomatic infections in immunocompetent patients. An aggressive course in immunocompetent healthy patients is unusual. Case presentation We report the case of an immunocompetent 16-year-old Egyptian boy with encephalitis, acute renal failure, and acute hepatitis triggered by viral infection with a complete recovery following antiviral treatment. Conclusion We believe that this case adds to the understanding of the molecular biology, clinical presentation and increasing index of suspicion of many viral infections.

  19. Characterization of Acute Renal Allograft Rejection by Human Serum Proteomic Analysis

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    Ying GAO; Ke WU; Yi XU; Hongmin ZHOU; Wentao HE; Weina ZHANG; Lanjun CAI; Xingguang LIN; Zemin FANG; Zhenlong LUO; Hui GUO; Zhonghua CHEN

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    To identify acute renal allograft rejection biomarkers in human serum, two-dimensional differential in-gel electrophoresis (2-D DIGE) and reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatog-raphy (RP-HPLC) followed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) were used. Serum samples from renal allograft patients and normal volunteers were divided into three groups: acute rejec-tion (AR), stable renal function (SRF) and normal volunteer (N). Serum samples were firstly processed using Multiple Affinity Removal Column to selectively remove the highest abundance proteins. Differ-entially expressed proteins were analyzed using 2-D DIGE. These differential protein spots were ex-cised, digested by trypsin, and identified by RP-HPLC-ESI/MS. Twenty-two differentially expressed proteins were identified in serum from AR group. These proteins included complement C9 precursor,apolipoprotein A-Ⅳ precursor, vitamin D-binding protein precursor, beta-2-glycoprotein 1 precursor,etc. Vitamin D-binding protein, one of these proteins, was confirmed by ELISA in the independent set of serum samples. In conclusion, the differentially expressed proteins as serum biomarker candidates may provide the basis of acute rejection noninvasive diagnosis. Confirmed vitamin D-binding protein may be one of serum biomarkers of acute rejection. Furthermore, it may provide great insights into un-derstanding the mechanisms and potential treatment strategy of acute rejection.

  20. STUDY OF RENAL FUNCTION TESTS IN PATIEN TS OF ACUTE HAEMORRHAGIC STROKE

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To study renal function tests in patients with acute haemorrhagic stroke and to find association of abnormal renal function with adverse outcome in patients with acute haemorrhagic stroke . MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted at Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital , Laheriasarai , Darbhanga during the period from January 2012 to September 2013 . This was an observational study . A total of 100 patients presenting with acute haemorrhagic stroke admitted to the hospital or reporting in OPD/Emergency for stroke were included in this study after having taken written informed consent . Cases were selected by random sampling . OBSERVATION: Out of 100 patients with acute haemorrhagic stroke 92 patients had intracerebral haemorrhage and 8 patie nts had subarachnoid haemorrhage . Patients were divided into two groups on the basis of estimated glomerular filtration rate ( eGFR . Group A ( eGFR > 60 ml/min/1 . 73 m 2 BSA comprised of 71% of total stroke patients and group B ( eGFR 98umol/L and 15 ( 68 . 60% patients had blood urea >6 . 8mmol/L . CONCLUSION: This study clearly indicated that renal dysfunction as evidenced by ( a eGFR 98umol/L & c Blood urea >6 . 8mmol/L , are not only an important risk factor for acute haemorrhagic stroke but are also an independent predictor of mortality within 30 days of presentation .

  1. 间苯三酚应用时机对行输尿管镜钬激光碎石术后结石清除率及肾绞痛的影响%Influence of Opportune Administration of Phloroglucinol on Stone Clearance Rate and Renal Colic After Ureteroscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy

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    吴友科; 刘绍勇; 黄少行; 陈雁威

    2016-01-01

    目的 探讨间苯三酚应用时机对输尿管镜钬激光碎石术后结石清除率及肾绞痛的影响. 方法 选择2013年1月至2014年12月在我院治疗的输尿管结石患者100例, 随机分为观察组和对照组, 每组50例. 两组患者均进行输尿管镜钬激光碎石术治疗, 观察组于碎石前15 min应用静脉滴注间苯三酚治疗, 而对照组于碎石后15 min应用静脉滴注间苯三酚治疗, 对两组患者的排石效果及肾绞痛等并发症的发生情况进行比较分析. 结果 观察组排石总有效率为94.0%, 显著高于对照组的78.0%; 观察组的碎石成功率及结石清除率分别为96.0%、 92.0%, 显著高于对照组的82.0%、 74.0%; 观察组的排石所需时间为 (5.5 ± 2.0) h, 显著少于对照组的 ( 9.4 ± 3.1) h; 观察组在随访期间的肾绞痛缓解率及再发率分别为94.0%、 2.0%, 对照组为76.0%、14.0%; 以上指标组间比较差异均有统计学意义 (P<0.05). 结论 输尿管镜钬激光碎石术前15 min静脉滴注间苯三酚, 不仅能有效促进结石的排出, 提高结石清除率, 还能明显缓解肾绞痛的程度, 降低肾绞痛的再发率, 同时不增加治疗后的不良反应.%Objective To explore the influence of opportune administration of phloroglucinol on stone clearance rate and renal colic after ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. Methods 100 cases of ureteral calculi were selected and randomly divided into two groups equally. All patients received ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. The observation group received phloroglucinol 15 min before lithotripsy, while the control group received phloroglucinol 15 min after lithotripsy. The result of calculi discharging and incidence of renal colic were compared between the two groups. Results The total effective rate of calculi discharging, success rate of lithotripsy, and stone clearance rate of the observation group were 94.0%, 96.0%and 92.0%respectively, significantly higher than 78

  2. Renal Calculi: An Unusual Presentation of T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

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    Daly, Gemma F; Barnard, Edward B G; Thoreson, Lynn

    2016-01-01

    Spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome is a rare initial presentation of hematologic malignancy in children that typically presents with complications of electrolyte derangement, specifically hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hyperuricemia. We report a case of a 5-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with gross hematuria, abdominal pain, and vomiting and was ultimately diagnosed with uric acid nephrolithiasis and acute renal failure secondary to spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome in the setting of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Tumor lysis syndrome is considered an oncologic emergency, and in this case, the child required urgent treatment with potassium-binding agents, rasburicase, and hemodialysis. This case demonstrates that occult hematologic malignancy should be suspected in cases of nephrolithiasis and acute renal failure when found in conjunction with hyperuricemia despite a normal complete blood count at the time of presentation. PMID:26644483

  3. Role of cystathionine gamma-lyase in immediate renal impairment and inflammatory response in acute ischemic kidney injury

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    Lajos Markó; Szijártó, István A.; Filipovic, Milos R.; Mario Kaßmann; András Balogh; Joon-Keun Park; Lukasz Przybyl; Gabriele N’diaye; Stephanie Krämer; Juliane Anders; Isao Ishii; Müller, Dominik N.; Maik Gollasch

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    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is known to act protectively during renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). However, the role of the endogenous H2S in acute kidney injury (AKI) is largely unclear. Here, we analyzed the role of cystathionine gamma-lyase (CTH) in acute renal IRI using CTH-deficient (Cth(-/-)) mice whose renal H2S levels were approximately 50% of control (wild-type) mice. Although levels of serum creatinine and renal expression of AKI marker proteins were equivalent between Cth(-/-) and...

  4. Role of mitochondria in ischemic acute renal failure.

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    Burke, T J; Wilson, D R; Levi, M; Gordon, J A; Arnold, P E; Schrier, R W

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    Ischemic ARF is characterized by progressive mitochondrial accumulation of Ca++ which is inversely correlated with the level of oxidative phosphorylation. At least two possibilities exist which would be compatible with these data 1) depressed respiration leads to Ca++ accumulation or 2) increased mitochondrial Ca++ leads to reduced mitochondrial respiration. We favor the latter hypothesis for the reasons outlined above; furthermore, this conclusion is supported by the observations of Lehninger, made some 20 years ago: first, that either oxidative phosphorylation or mitochondrial Ca++ accumulation can be accomplished by intact mitochondria but that these events cannot occur simultaneously and second, that Ca++ accumulation takes precedence over oxidative phosphorylation. Our observation made during post-ischemic reflow that mitochondrial Ca++ accumulation occurs to a significant degree, strongly suggest a potential role for mitochondrial Ca++ overload in the pathogenesis of ARF. Nevertheless, this is not an irreversible pathogenetic process. Clearly, impermeant solutes, vasodilators and Ca++ membrane blockers will alter the natural history of this injury and prevent the severity of the functional defect. A common mechanism of action may involve direct or indirect modification of cellular Ca++ overload in renal vascular and epithelial tissue. The vascular smooth muscle may then revert to a less constricted state with a subsequent more rapid recovery of renal blood flow and that the renal epithelial cell death may be minimized thereby reducing tubular obstruction. PMID:6883804

  5. Renal infarction secondary to invasive aspergillosis in a 5-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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    Lee, Ju Hyun; Im, Soo Ah; Cho, Bin

    2014-07-01

    Aspergillus species have angioinvasive properties and can involve extrapulmonary organs by hematogenous spread from the lungs. However, renal involvement by Aspergillus is uncommon and is usually associated with the formation of abscesses. We report an unusual case of invasive renal aspergillosis presenting with extensive renal infarction in a 5-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This case emphasizes the fact that renal aspergillosis initially presents with only renal infarction, and metastatic-embolism by invasive aspergillosis should be considered in differential diagnosis for any focal lesion of kidney in a patient with leukemia.

  6. Mecanismos del daño celular en la insuficiencia renal aguda Mechanisms of cell damage in acute renal failure

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    José Martínez

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    Los mecanismos del da no celular en la insuficiencia renal aguda Incluyen alteraciones en la producción de energía, la permeabilidad celular y el transporte de calcio. Dichas alteraciones producen cambios progresivos en la estructura celular que pueden ser reversibles si desaparece la causa que llevó a la falla renal, excepto cuando se alcanza la fase final de la lesión de la membrana y se llega a necrosis celular. Este mismo fenómeno probablemente ocurre tambIén en situaciones clínicas.

    The mechanisms of cellular damage In acute renal failure Include alterations In energy production, cell membrane permeability and calcium transport. These changes lead to progressive damage of the whole cellular structure which In general can be reversible If the precipitating cause disappears, except when the final stages of cell membrane lesion take place and cellular necrosis has occurred. This phenomenon probably applies for the clinical settling as well.

  7. Successful Salvage of a Renal Allograft after Acute Renal Vein Thrombosis due to May-Thurner Syndrome

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    Omkar U. Vaidya

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    Full Text Available A 68-year-old Caucasian female with a past medical history of a deceased donor kidney transplant four months prior was admitted with a two-day history of anuria and acute kidney injury. A renal ultrasound demonstrated thrombus in the transplanted kidney's renal vein that extended into the left iliac vein as well as into the left femoral venous system. Catheter-guided tissue thrombolytics were infused directly into the clot. Within twelve hours of initiating thrombolytic infusion, there was brisk urine output. Interval venography demonstrated decreasing clot burden. At the time of discharge her creatinine was 0.78 mg/dL, similar to her baseline value prior to presentation. The patient was noted to have May-Thurner syndrome on intravascular ultrasound (IVUS. Angioplasty followed by stent placement was done. Unique to our case report was the timing of the presentation of renal vein thrombosis (four months after transplant and the predisposing anatomy consistent with May-Thurner syndrome, which was diagnosed with IVUS and successfully treated with local thrombolytics.

  8. Typhoid Fever Presenting With Acute Renal Failure And Hepatitis Simultaneously - A Rare Presentation

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    Rajput R.

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    Full Text Available Typhoid fever is an important health problem worldwide but its incidence is more in developing countries. Hepatic involvement is common, but both hepatic and renal involvement is rare in typhoid fever. We report a case of typhoid fever presenting with hepatitis and acute renal failure. A 17 year old male presenting with fever and pain abdomen was found to have raised blood urea, creatinine, liver enzymes and bilirubin. Widal and typhidot (IgM,IgG test were positive. His symptoms subsided and deranged parameters resolved with treatment of typhoid fever.

  9. Fungal granulomatous interstitial nephritis presenting as acute kidney injury diagnosed by renal histology including PCR assay.

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    Ogura, Makoto; Kagami, Shino; Nakao, Masatsugu; Kono, Midori; Kanetsuna, Yukiko; Hosoya, Tatsuo

    2012-10-01

    We describe two cases of fungal granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN) presenting as acute kidney injury (AKI). Increased serum creatinine was detected in Patient 1 after chemotherapy for pharyngeal cancer and in Patient 2 after steroid pulse therapy for bronchial asthma. Renal histology of both patients revealed GIN. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based detection of fungal DNA sequences from kidney tissue demonstrated Trichosporon laibachii and Candida albicans, respectively. When AKI occurs in an immunocompromised host, differential diagnosis of fungal interstitial nephritis should be considered. Furthermore, PCR-based detection of fungal DNA sequences from renal specimens can be useful for rapid diagnosis.

  10. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis induced by piroxicam: A case report

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    Y Cherif

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP is a severe adverse cutaneous reaction characterized by an acute episode of sterile pustules over erythematous-edematous skin. The main triggering drugs are antibiotics, mainly beta-lactam and macrolides. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs may rarely be responsible. We describe a case of a woman with AGEP, who presented with generalized pustulosis lesions after the use of piroxicam for renal colic. The diagnosis was confirmed by the clinical and histological correlations and the dermatosis resolved after withdrawal of the drug.

  11. Impact of acute rejection episodes on long-term renal allograft survival

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    吴建永; 陈江华; 王逸民; 张建国; 朱琮; 寿张飞; 王苏娅; 张萍; 黄洪锋; 何强

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    Objective To assess the impact of the number, and time of acute rejection (AR) and outcome of anti-rejection therapy on the long-term survival of renal allografts and the relative risk factors. Methods The Kaplan-Meier analysis and log-rank test were used to calculate the survival rates of patients and grafts in no acute rejection group (NAR, 895 patients), 1 rejection episode group (1AR, 183), 2 and more than 2 rejection episodes group (2AR, 17), acute rejection group [AR (1AR+2AR), 200], early acute rejection group (within 90 days after transplantation, EAR, 125), late acute rejection group (91 days later, LAR, 58), completely AR reversed group (CAR, 105), and incompletely AR reversed group (IAR, 68). The relative risk factors were analyzed by the Cox proportional hazards regression. Results The 5- and 10-year survival rates of renal allografts were 75.4% and 17.1% in AR and 93.2% and 86.5% in the NAR group (P<0.0001). The long-term graft survival was much lower in the 2AR group than in the NAR or 1AR groups (P<0.0001 and P=0.002, respectively). It was similar in either the NAR or CAR groups (P=0.31), but it was significantly lower (P<0.0001) in the IAR group. Multivariate Cox regression analysis revealed that the outcome of anti-rejection therapy is an important risk factor affecting the long-term survival of allografts.Conclusions AR is significantly associated with poor long-term survival of renal allografts. But the long-term graft survival of patients with one acute rejection but completely reversed is not significantly different from that of patients without acute rejection.

  12. Clinical Decision Making in Renal Pain Management

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    Aganovic, Damir; Prcic, Alen; Kulovac, Benjamin; Hadziosmanovic, Osman

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    Objectives: To determine the optimal medication for the treatment of renal colic using evidence based medicine (EBM) parameters (RR, ARR, NNT, NNH, ARI, RRI). Sample and Methodology: During 2010, an ITT study was conducted on 400 outpatients of the Sarajevo University Clinical Center Urology Clinic in order to investigate renal colic pain relief drugs. Each group consisting of 100 patients was administered either Metamizol amp. i.v., or Diclofenac amp. i.m., or Butylscopolamine amp. i.v., whi...

  13. 布比卡因局部阻滞治疗输尿管结石所致肾绞痛60例的临床观察%The Clinic Observation of 60 Cases of Bupivacaine Local Block Treatment in the Renal Colic Caused by Upper Ureteral Stones

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    刘功海; 吴世东; 曾国华; 欧长伟; 范翰文; 何小鹏

    2012-01-01

    目的:比较药物治疗与布比卡因局部阻滞治疗输尿管上段结石所致的肾绞痛的临床疗效.方法:选择输尿管结石患者共120例.随机分成药物治疗组(M组)与局部阻滞组(B组)各60例,其中药物治疗组采用杜冷丁加阿托品治疗,局部阻滞组采用布比卡因行痛区局部阻滞,两组年龄、性别均无统计学差异,比较两组患者治疗的总有效率、不良反应、镇痛起效时间、缓解时间等疗效指标.结果:局部阻滞组治疗的总有效率大于药物治疗组,不良反应也比药物治疗组少.疼痛起效时间及缓解时间,局部阻滞组均明显短于药物治疗组.结论:布比卡因局部阻滞治疗输尿管上段结石所致的肾绞痛临床疗效明显优于以杜冷丁加阿托品为代表的药物治疗.%To compare the clinical efficacy of the drug treament way and the bupivacaine local block way in the patients with renal colic caused by upper ureteral stones. Methods: 120 patients with upper ureteral stones were randomly divided into drug treament group(Group D) and bupivacaine local block group(Group B) of each 60 cases. Group D were treated with pethidine plus atropine treatment, and Group B were treated with bupivacaine local block in pain regionl. There were no significant differences in the two groups in age and gender. The total efficiency, adverse reactions analgesic onset time, pain relief time of the two groups of patients were analyzed. Results: Group B have more advantages than the group D in the total efficiency, adverse reactions, analgesic onset time and pain relief time. Conclusion: The bupivacaine local block group is superior to the pethidine plus atropine as the representative of drug treatment group in the renal colic cases caused by upper ureteral stones .

  14. Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy as a cause of acute kidney injury in dogs in the UK

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    Holm, L. P.; Hawkins, I.; Robin, C.; Newton, R. J.; Jepson, R.; Stanzani, G.; McMahon, L. A.; Pesavento, P.; Carr, T; Cogan, T.; Couto, C.G.; Cianciolo, R.; Walker, D J

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    To describe the signalment, clinicopathological findings and outcome in dogs presenting with acute kidney injury (AKI) and skin lesions between November 2012 and March 2014, in whom cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) was suspected and renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) was histopathologically confirmed. The medical records of dogs with skin lesions and AKI, with histopathologically confirmed renal TMA, were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty dogs from across the UK were iden...

  15. [Acute renal failure after dengue virus infection: A pediatric case report].

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    Nicolon, C; Broustal, E

    2016-01-01

    Dengue is an emerging, rapidly expanding disease, whose clinical and biological manifestations vary. Kidney injury is not usual but can be severe, and it is most often associated with dengue hemorrhagic fever or shock. Guadeloupe, which is located in an endemic area, experienced an epidemic from 2013 to 2014. During this outbreak, a case of renal failure during dengue was observed in a 10-year-old child. No evidence of dengue hemorrhagic fever or shock syndrome was found. The clinical and biological course improved with symptomatic treatment. The association of acute renal failure with hemolytic anemia suggested a diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome. However, this could not be confirmed in the absence of thrombocytopenia and cytopathologic evidence. This case illustrates the diversity of clinical presentations of dengue, and the possibility of severe renal impairment unrelated to the usual factors encountered in dengue.

  16. PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE.NEW CLUES FOR AN OLD DILEMMA

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    Carlos G. Musso

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute renal failure (ARF is the term used to describe the sustained and abrupt reduction of the glomerular filtration, which causes the retention of waste products that come from the metabolism. Normally, the mechanisms potentially involved in ARF are divided into: pre-renal, parenchymatous, and post-renal. Regarding the etiology of the parenchymatous ARF, it would seem to be the sum of multiple pathogenic variables such as: tubular necrosis and apoptosis, alteration of the filtration barrier, retrodifusion of glomerular filtration, intrarenal vasoconstriction, contraction of the mesangium, intratubular obstruction, intersticial swelling, activation of proteolytic enzymes, and so on. Because of the above exposed data, only a multicausal perspective would seem to be adequate to understand and solve this syndrome.

  17. Acute kidney injury as the first sign of spontaneous renal vein thrombosis: report of 2 cases.

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    Shumei, Shi; Ling, Xu; Yanxia, Wang; Lei, Zhang; Yuanyuan, Sun

    2012-01-01

    Spontaneous renal vein thrombosis (RVT) is very rare in the absence of nephrotic syndrome. It is more common in newborns and infants. RVT should always be included in the differential diagnosis of flank pain and hematuria, and because RVT can induce acute renal injury. A 19-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because he complained of right flank pain and oliguria for 3 days. Another patient, a 24-year-old man, complained of a severe and sudden onset of bilateral flank pain and anuria for a day. They were both healthy before they developed the described symptoms and had different levels of decrease in renal function when they visited the hospital. Color Doppler ultrasonography revealed RVT in both the patients. The patients received therapy, including anticoagulation and thrombolysis, following their diagnoses, and they recovered in a few days.

  18. Renal hyperconcentration of /sup 99m/Tc-HEDP in experimental acute tubular necrosis

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    The effect of transient renal ischemia on renal concentration and distribution of /sup 99m/Tc-HEDP, /sup 99m/Tc-DMSA, and /sup 99m/Tc-DTPA was compared in rabbits with acute tubular necrosis. Scintigrams were obtained after injection in normal rabbits or ones with unilateral or bilateral ischemia. /sup 99m/Tc-HEDP concentration in ischemic tissue was 8 to 18 times normal 1 to 4 hrs after injection, and the resulting images delineated the morphological changes in the ischemic kidneys more accurately than those obtained with DMSA or DTPA. Calcium concentration in the ischemic kidneys increased sixfold. /sup 99m/Tc-HEDP may be useful in evaluation of renal failure secondary to tubular injury

  19. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and myoglobinuric acute renal failure following radiation therapy in a patient with polymyositis and cervical cancer

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    A 73-year-old woman was admitted to receive radiation treatment for uterine cervical cancer, however a complex series of events ensued, leading to death. She developed an acute exacerbation of polymyositis complicated by thrombocytopenic purpura, rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Radiation therapy may have produced an immune disturbance leading to the acute exacerbation of polymyositis. Auto-immune-mediated endothelial damage might have triggered a series of events leading to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Rhabdomyolysis seemed to be the main cause of acute renal failure. (author)

  20. Tuberculosis presenting as acute hepatitis in a renal transplant recipient.

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    Mat, O; Abramowicz, D; Peny, M O; Struelens, M; Doutrelepont, J M; Adler, M; De Pauw, L; Vanherweghem, J L; Kinnaert, P; Vereerstraeten, P

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    We observed a kidney transplant recipient in whom acute hepatitis was the initial manifestation of tuberculosis, preceding radiological lung involvement by several weeks. The diagnosis was suspected and treatment initiated based on the finding of a granulomatous hepatitis on liver biopsy. Mycobacterial tuberculosis was grown and identified first in liver samples and only later in sputum and bone marrow. This case illustrates the protean manifestations of tuberculosis in immunosuppressed patients. PMID:8117407

  1. Environmental and stressful factors affecting the occurrence of kidney stones and the kidney colic.

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    Kalaitzidis, Rigas G; Damigos, Dimitrios; Siamopoulos, Kostas C

    2014-09-01

    The first renal disease described from Hippocrates is nephrolithiasis with renal colic, which is the pain of stone passage and is also a common renal problem with easily recognizable characteristics. There has been much written about dietary factors, which have unequivocally been proved to play an important role in the formation of kidney stones. In this regard, it is of interest that the contribution of factors such as stressful events, life style, or occupation in the formation of kidney stones has not been well studied. This review examines the clinical evidence of the stressful events and other environmental factors affecting the occurrence of kidney stones. PMID:24927933

  2. Leptospirosis Presenting with Rapidly Progressing Acute Renal Failure and Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia: A Case Report.

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    Pothuri, Pallavi; Ahuja, Keerat; Kumar, Viki; Lal, Sham; Tumarinson, Taisiya; Mahmood, Khalid

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND Unexplained renal insufficiency combined with hepatic failure is a common problem encountered by clinicians. As with many disease processes involving multi-organ systems, reversible causes are usually not readily identifiable, and for many patients their health deteriorates rapidly. We present a rare cause of acute renal failure and hyperbilirubinemia occurring simultaneously, with leptospirosis presenting as Weil's disease. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old male presented to our clinic with complaints of anuria over the past two days. His symptoms started with dark urine, severe cramps in the thighs, and chills. The patient was a visitor to the United States from Guyana. Positive physical examination findings included mild tachycardia and hypotension, scleral icterus, and tenderness over abdomen, costovertebral angles, and thighs. The patient had a high white blood cell count, thrombocytopenia, renal/hepatic insufficiency, and an urinary tract infection (UTI). The patient was initially treated under the suspicion of acute kidney injury secondary to rhabdomyolysis and pyelonephritis. The patient continued to deteriorate with decreasing platelet counts, worsening renal function, hyperbilirubinemia, and respiratory distress, with no improvement with hemodialysis. Broad-spectrum antibiotics were administered, including doxycycline, due to a high suspicion of leptospirosis. The patient's condition drastically improved after initiation of doxycycline. On subsequent days, the patient's Leptospira antibody results were available, showing titers of more than 1:3200. Hemodialysis was discontinued as the patient started producing urine with improved kidney function. CONCLUSIONS As world travel becomes more economically feasible, we will continue to encounter foreign endemic diseases. Leptospirosis presenting as Weil's disease is a common cause of renal and hyperbilirubinemia in endemic areas. Often, as was the case for our patient where the time from presentation to acute

  3. Clinical study on acute renal failure treated with continuous blood purification

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    Jie Luo

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To study the clinical effect of continuous blood purification on acute renal failure. Methods: A total of 46 patients with acute renal failure treated with continuous renal replacement therapy in our hospital from April 2011 to December 2015 were retro-spectively analyzed. Patients choosing continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) mode were collected into CVVH group and patients choosing continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) mode were collected into CVVHDF group, and their general condition, hospitalization conditions and blood biochemical indexes were analyzed. Results: Before and after treatment, the voided volumes and APACHE II scores of patients in CVVHDF group and CVVH group showed no differences. After treatment, the voided volumes of patients in the two groups were all higher than those before treatment and their APACHE II scores were all lower than those before treatment. The duration of continuous renal replacement therapy and the hospital stays in ICU of patients in CVVHDF group were all shorter than those in CVVH group. In CVVHDF group, the ratios of mechanical ventilation and death and the total hospitalization time had no sig-nificant differences with those in CVVH group. After treatment, the contents of blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, uric acid, β2 microglobulin, glutamic-pyruvic trans-aminase, aspartate transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase and creatine kinase isoenzyme of patients in CVVHDF group were all lower than those in CVVH group. Conclusions: Continuous blood purification therapy possesses exact curative effect on acute renal failure. The cleanup effect of CVVHDF mode on solutes and its protective effect on heart and liver were all superior to those of CVVH mode.

  4. SPECT- and PET-Based Approaches for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Acute Renal Allograft Rejection

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    Helga Pawelski

    2014-01-01

    photon emission computed tomography (SPECT or positron emission tomography are promising tools for noninvasive diagnosis of acute allograft rejection (AR. Given the importance of renal transplantation and the limitation of available donors, detailed analysis of factors that affect transplant survival is important. Episodes of acute allograft rejection are a negative prognostic factor for long-term graft survival. Invasive core needle biopsies are still the “goldstandard” in rejection diagnostics. Nevertheless, they are cumbersome to the patient and carry the risk of significant graft injury. Notably, they cannot be performed on patients taking anticoagulant drugs. Therefore, a noninvasive tool assessing the whole organ for specific and fast detection of acute allograft rejection is desirable. We herein review SPECT- and PET-based approaches for noninvasive molecular imaging-based diagnostics of acute transplant rejection.

  5. Aetiology, maternal and foetal outcome in 60 cases of obstetrical acute renal failure

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    Acute renal failure is a serious complication in pregnancy. Not only does it result in significant maternal morbidity and mortality but also results in significant number of foetal loss. Although incidence of obstetrical acute renal failure has decreased in developed countries but still it is one of the major health problem of developing nations. The objective of this study was to study aetiology, maternal and foetal outcome in obstetrical acute renal failure. This study was conducted at Department of Nephrology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from August 2006 to December 2007. It was a descriptive, case series study. Female patients with pregnancy and acute renal failure, irrespective of age, were included in the study. Patients were thoroughly examined and baseline urea, creatinine, serum electrolytes, peripheral smear, prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, fibrinogen degradation products, renal and obstetrical ultrasound were performed on each patient and 24-hr urinary protein and bacterial culture sensitivity on blood, urine or vaginal swabs were done in selected patients. Foetal and maternal outcome were recorded. Data were analysed using SPSS. A total of 60 patients were included in the study. Mean age of the patients was 29 +- 5.4 years and duration of gestation was 33 +- 4.9 weeks. Mean gravidity was 4 +- 2.2. Sixteen patients (26.66%) were treated conservatively while 44 (73.33%) required dialysis. Postpartum haemorrhage was present in 14 (23.33%), postpartum haemorrhage and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in 11 (18.33%), eclampsia-preeclampsia in 8 (13.33%), antepartum haemorrhage in 8 (13.33%), antepartum haemorrhage with DIC in 6 (10%), DIC alone in 4 (6.66%), obstructed labour in 3 (5%), septic abortion in 3 (3.33%), HELLP (haemolysis elevated liver enzyme and low platelet) in 2 (3.33%), urinary tract infection with sepsis in 1 (1.66%) and puerperal sepsis in 1 (1.66%). Foetal loss was 40 (66.66%). Maternal mortality was 9 (15

  6. Rhabdomyolysis and acute myoglobinuric renal failure in a patient with bilateral pheochromocytoma following open pyelolithotomy.

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    Anaforoglu, Inan; Ertorer, M Eda; Haydardedeoglu, Filiz E; Colakoglu, Tamer; Tokmak, Naime; Demirag, Nilgun G

    2008-04-01

    Rhabdomyolysis is an unusual manifestation of pheochromocytoma. Early diagnosis and prompt management are crucial, as it may have life-threatening consequences. This is the case of a 19-year-old man with bilateral pheochromocytoma complicated with rhabdomyolysis and acute myoglobinuric renal failure after surgery for nephrolithiasis. A massive catecholamine release during the procedure manifested itself as a hypertensive crisis, producing severe vasoconstriction and thereby provoking ischemia of the patient's muscle tissue. This insult resulted in rhabdomyolysis and acute myoglobinuric renal failure. After making sure that all necessary medical precautions were performed, including blood pressure stabilization with alpha receptor blockade and adequate fluid replacement, the patient successfully underwent a bilateral cortex-sparing medullar adrenalectomy. The operation specimen was reported as pheochromocytoma. PMID:18360344

  7. Acute prostatitis caused by Raoultella planticola in a renal transplant recipient: a novel case.

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    Koukoulaki, M; Bakalis, A; Kalatzis, V; Belesiotou, E; Papastamopoulos, V; Skoutelis, A; Drakopoulos, S

    2014-06-01

    We present a unique case of acute bacterial prostatitis caused by a very rare human pathogen, Raoultella planticola, in a renal allograft recipient 3.5 months post transplantation. Only a few cases of human infection by this pathogen have been reported worldwide. The present study reports the case of a 67-year-old man who was admitted to our transplant unit 3.5 months post transplantation with fever, dysuria, suprapubic pain, symptoms and signs of acute prostatitis, and elevated markers of inflammation and prostate-specific antigen. R. planticola was isolated in the urine culture. The patient was treated with ciprofloxacin (based on the antibiogram) and had a full recovery, with satisfactory renal function. To the best of our knowledge, this is not only the first reported case of R. planticola prostatitis, but also the first report of such an infection in a solid organ transplant recipient or in a patient on immunosuppressive medication.

  8. Acute Hemolysis with Renal Failure due to Clostridium Bacteremia in a Patient with AML

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    Medrano-Juarez, R. M.; Sotello, D.; D'Cuhna, L.; Payne, J. D.

    2016-01-01

    We present a case of acute hemolytic anemia, renal failure, and Clostridium perfringens bacteremia in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia. The high fatality of C. perfringens bacteremia requires that clinicians recognize and rapidly treat patients at risk for this infection. Although other hemolytic processes are in the differential diagnosis of these events, the presence of high fever, chills, and rapidly positive blood cultures may help narrow the diagnosis. Most cases of C. perfringens bacteremia have a concomitant coinfection, which makes broad spectrum empiric therapy essential. There is a high mortality rate of C. perfringens infections associated with leukemia.

  9. Acute promyelocytic leukemia after renal transplant and filgrastim treatment for neutropenia

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    Krause, John R.

    2016-01-01

    Prolonged immunosuppression in solid organ transplant recipients has been considered a risk for developing opportunistic infections and malignancies. Acute leukemia is a rare complication. We report a case of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) (FAB M3) after cadaveric renal transplant for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in a 24-year-old woman. Her immunosuppressive therapy included tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. Approximately 2 years after transplant, she became pancytopenic, prompting administration of filgrastim. A few doses caused a markedly increased blast count, resulting in a diagnosis of APL. She was successfully treated with all-trans-retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide. Myeloproliferative neoplasms after organ transplant or due to filgrastim are rare. PMID:27695174

  10. Renal Subcapsular Hematoma after Intravenous Thrombolysis in a Patient with Acute Cerebral Infarction.

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    La, Yun Kyung; Kim, Ji Hwa; Lee, Kyung-Yul

    2016-09-01

    A 74-year-old female with acute cerebral infarction was treated with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Subsequent percutaneous transfemoral angiography and mechanical thrombectomy were performed due to a right middle cerebral artery occlusion, which was successfully recanalized. Two days after treatment, the patient complained of vague right abdominal pain and a laboratory test showed anemia. Abdominal computed tomography showed a right renal subcapsular hematoma. After conservative management, the patient was discharged without complications. We report a rare complication after intravenous thrombolysis in a patient with acute cerebral infarction.

  11. Acute Renal Failure - A Serious Complication in Patients After Kidney Transplantation.

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    Basta-Jovanovic, G; Bogdanovic, Lj; Radunovic, M; Prostran, M; Naumovic, R; Simic-Ogrizovic, S; Radojevic-Skodric, S

    2016-01-01

    Free radical-mediated injury releases proinflammatory cytokines and activates innate immunity. It has been suggested that the early innate response and the ischemic tissue damage play roles in the development of adaptive responses, which may lead to acute kidney rejection. Various durations of hypothermic kidney storage before transplantation add to ischemic tissue damage. The final stage of ischemic injury occurs during reperfusion that develops hours or days after the initial insult. Repair and regeneration processes occur together with cellular apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis and a favorable outcome is expected if regeneration prevails. Along the entire transplantation time course, there is a great demand for novel immune and nonimmune injury biomarkers. The use of these markers can be of great help in the monitoring of kidney injury in potential kidney donors, where acute kidney damage can be overlooked, in predicting acute transplant dysfunction during the early post-transplant periods, or in predicting chronic changes in long term followup. Numerous investigations have demonstrated that biomarkers that have the highest predictive value in acute kidney injury include NGAL, Cystatin C, KIM-1, IL-18, and L-FABP. Most investigations show that the ideal biomarker to fulfill all the needs in renal transplant has not been identified yet. Although, in many animal models, new biomarkers are emerging for predicting acute and chronic allograft damage, in human allograft analysis they are still not routinely accepted and renal biopsy still remains the gold standard. PMID:27498898

  12. Procalcitonin implication in renal cell apoptosis induced by acute pyelonephritis in children

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    Belhadj-Tahar, Hafid; Coulais, Yvon; Tafani, Mathieu; Bouissou, François

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    The aim of this biomedical trial was to clarify the physiological role of procalcitonin (PCT) in renal parenchyma apoptosis and fibrosis caused by acute childhood pyelonephritis. This prospective study enrolled 183 children. All children were treated with bi-therapy according to the French consensus on acute pyelonephritis treatment dated November 16, 1990: intra-vascular administration of ceftriaxone 50 mg/kg/day and netromicine 7 mg/kg/day during the first 48 hours, followed by specific antibiotherapy suited to antibiogram. On admission, PCT, C-reactive protein, and phospholipase A2 were quantified in serum. Scintigraphy monitoring with 99mTc-DMSA was performed on day 4 and 9 months later, in the presence of persistent abnormalities. On day 4, 78% presented renal parenchyma alterations and 30% renal fibrosis 9 months after admission. Paradoxically, PCT level was significantly lower in the presence of renal fibrosis due to cell apoptosis (4.19 vs 7.59 μgL−1). A significant increase in PCT indicated favorable progress (recovery 7.55 vs aggravation 3.34) and no difference between recovery and improvement. This result suggests the protective effect of PCT against apoptosis by nitric oxide down-regulation. PMID:21694876

  13. Acute Rhabdomyolysis Associated with Coadministration of Levofloxacin and Simvastatin in a Patient with Normal Renal Function

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    Maria Paparoupa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a rare case of severe acute rhabdomyolysis in association with coadministration of levofloxacin and simvastatin in a patient with normal renal function. A 70-year-old Caucasian male was treated due to community acquired pneumonia with levofloxacin in a dosage of 500 mg once and then twice a day. On the 8th day of hospitalization the patient presented with acute severe rhabdomyolysis requiring an intensive care support. After discontinuation of levofloxacin and concomitant medication with simvastatin 80 mg/day, clinical and laboratory effects were totally reversible. Up to now, levofloxacin has been reported to induce rhabdomyolysis mainly in patients with impaired renal function, as the medication has a predominant renal elimination. In our case renal function remained normal during the severe clinical course. According to a recent case report rhabdomyolysis was observed due to interaction of simvastatin and ciprofloxacin. To our best knowledge this is the first case of interaction between simvastatin and levofloxacin to be reported. This case emphasizes the need of close monitoring of creatine kinase in patients under more than one potentially myotoxic medication especially when patients develop muscle weakness.

  14. Colectomy and Acute Renal Failure: A Case Report with Unusual Presentation

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    Osman Zikrullah Sahin; Cemil Bilir; Teslime Ayaz

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    Surgery is the only curative modality but occasionally it can have some long term complication such as short bowel syndrome. We presented a case reporting a 63-year-old man who had subtotal colectomy with liver metastasectomy according to the colon adenocarcinoma, following the couple of months of surgery; he had acute kidney injury without any end-organ damage while he had a regular diet and nutrition. Following the regular treatment of renal failure, colorectal cancer recurrence was exclude...

  15. Acute renal failure secondary to ingestion of alternative medication in a patient with breast cancer.

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    Gulia, S; Gota, V; Kumar, Sangita D; Gupta, Sudeep

    2015-01-01

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among cancer patients is widely prevalent and often underreported. Advanced stage of disease is significantly associated with CAM use. The concurrent use of alternative medicines and chemotherapy drugs has the potential to lead to toxicities as well as altered therapeutic activity due to unknown interactions. We report a case of early breast cancer who presented to us with non-oliguric acute renal failure related concurrent use of Ayurvedic medicines and adjuvant anthracycline based.

  16. Post-infectious glomerulonephritis presenting as acute renal failure in a patient with Lyme disease

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    Rolla, Davide; Conti, Novella; Ansaldo, Francesca; Panaro, Laura; Lusenti, Tiziano

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    Introduction: We report a case of a patient with acute renal failure in Lyme disease-associated focal proliferative mesangial nephropathy. Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted by the bite of an infected ixodes tick. Post-infectious glomerulonephritis (GN)secondary to Borrelia burgdorferi infection in man could be fatal, as it is in canine Lyme borreliosis. Case: A 61-year old man with chronic ethanolic hepatitis was admitted to a provincial hospit...

  17. Pharmacological investigations of Punica granatum in glycerol-induced acute renal failure in rats

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    Amrit Pal Singh; Amteshwar Jaggi Singh; Nirmal Singh

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    Objective : The present study was designed to investigate the ameliorative potential and possible mechanism of hydroalcoholic extract of flowers of P. granatum in glycerol-induced acute renal failure (ARF) in rats. Materials and Methods : The rats were subjected to rhabdomyolytic ARF by single intramuscular injection of hypertonic glycerol (50% v/v; 8 ml/kg) and the animals were sacrificed after 24 hours of glycerol injection. The plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine clearance, ...

  18. Acute lobar nephronia in renal transplant: Gallium-67 scintigraphy for diagnosis and therapy monitoring

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    A 33 years old female patient with chronic renal transplant rejection proved by MAG3, ultrasound and graft biopsy presented with abdominal pain and fever. Part of her work up included gallium-67 scan which revealed diffuse abnormal graft uptake with multifocal areas of marked uptake. Findings were interpreted as acute lobar nephronia. Repeat gallium scan two weeks after intravenous antibiotic therapy showed significant response reflected by resolution of most of focal areas of increased uptake which was parallel to clinical improvement

  19. Acute renal failure as an initial manifestation of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN Type 1

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    Reza Afshar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN is a group of heritable syndromes characterized by aberrant growth of benign or malignant tumors in a subset of endocrine tissues. There are three major syndromes: MEN1, 2A and 2B. We describe a 60-year-old woman who initially manifested acute renal failure due to hypercalcemia and dehydration and, finally, was diagnosed as a sporadic MEN1 case.

  20. [Necrotizing tonsillitis and renal vein thrombosis due to acute myeloid leukaemia].

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    Akram, Javed; Josefsson, Pernilla; Rømeling, Frans

    2012-09-01

    A 37-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with severe tonsillitis with unilateral necrotizing tonsillitis. She suddenly got fever, malaise, difficulties swallowing, pain in the throat and deterioration despite four days of penicillin treatment. During hospitalisation, she experienced abdominal pain, and blood tests showed pancytopenia. She was transferred to a haematological department, where a bone marrow biopsy showed acute myeloid leukaemia. Subsequently, an abdominal computed tomography with intravenous contrast revealed bilateral renal vein thrombosis, probably because of coagulopathy due to leukaemia.

  1. Selenium intoxication with selenite broth resulting in acute renal failure and severe gastritis

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    Kamble P

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Selenium (Se is an essential trace element in human and animal nutrition. It is also widely utilized in industrial processes. Reports of acute selenium toxicity in humans are rare. We report a case of a 23-year-old female who consumed about 100 mL of liquid selenite broth and presented with severe nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hematemesis and acute renal failure (ARF. The serum selenium level was significantly increased. Gastro-duodenoscopy revealed severe corrosive gastritis. Renal biopsy showed features of acute tubular necrosis (ATN, affecting primarily the proximal tubules. The patient was managed with gastric lavage, blood transfusions, infusion of fresh frozen plasma (FFP and platelet concentrates and hemo-dialysis. The patient was discharged five weeks after admission and her renal functions reco-vered completely by eight weeks after admission. She continues to be on regular follow-up for any possible sequelae of mucosal corrosive damage. This case highlights a case of selenium intoxication from selenite broth resulting in ARF and corrosive gastritis. The recovery was complete.

  2. Oral Supplementation of Glucosamine Fails to Alleviate Acute Kidney Injury in Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Damage

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    Johnsen, Marc; Späth, Martin Richard; Denzel, Martin S.; Göbel, Heike; Kubacki, Torsten; Hoyer, Karla Johanna Ruth; Hinze, Yvonne; Benzing, Thomas; Schermer, Bernhard; Antebi, Adam; Burst, Volker; Müller, Roman-Ulrich

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    Acute kidney injury is a leading contributor to morbidity and mortality in the ageing population. Proteotoxic stress response pathways have been suggested to contribute to the development of acute renal injury. Recent evidence suggests that increased synthesis of N-glycan precursors in the hexosamine pathway as well as feeding of animals with aminosugars produced in the hexosamine pathway may increase stress resistance through reducing proteotoxic stress and alleviate pathology in model organisms. As feeding of the hexosamine pathway metabolite glucosamine to aged mice increased their life expectancy we tested whether supplementation of this aminosugar may also protect mice from acute kidney injury after renal ischemia and reperfusion. Animals were fed for 4 weeks ad libitum with standard chow or standard chow supplemented with 0.5% N-acetylglucosamine. Preconditioning with caloric restriction for four weeks prior to surgery served as a positive control for protective dietary effects. Whereas caloric restriction demonstrated the known protective effect both on renal function as well as survival in the treated animals, glucosamine supplementation failed to promote any protection from ischemia-reperfusion injury. These data show that although hexosamine pathway metabolites have a proven role in enhancing protein quality control and survival in model organisms oral glucosamine supplementation at moderate doses that would be amenable to humans does not promote protection from ischemia-reperfusion injury of the kidney. PMID:27557097

  3. Long-term follow-up of patients after acute kidney injury: patterns of renal functional recovery.

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    Etienne Macedo

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients who survive acute kidney injury (AKI, especially those with partial renal recovery, present a higher long-term mortality risk. However, there is no consensus on the best time to assess renal function after an episode of acute kidney injury or agreement on the definition of renal recovery. In addition, only limited data regarding predictors of recovery are available. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: From 1984 to 2009, 84 adult survivors of acute kidney injury were followed by the same nephrologist (RCRMA for a median time of 4.1 years. Patients were seen at least once each year after discharge until end stage renal disease (ESRD or death. In each consultation serum creatinine was measured and glomerular filtration rate estimated. Renal recovery was defined as a glomerular filtration rate value ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m2. A multiple logistic regression was performed to evaluate factors independently associated with renal recovery. RESULTS: The median length of follow-up was 50 months (30-90 months. All patients had stabilized their glomerular filtration rates by 18 months and 83% of them stabilized earlier: up to 12 months. Renal recovery occurred in 16 patients (19% at discharge and in 54 (64% by 18 months. Six patients died and four patients progressed to ESRD during the follow up period. Age (OR 1.09, p<0.0001 and serum creatinine at hospital discharge (OR 2.48, p = 0.007 were independent factors associated with non renal recovery. The acute kidney injury severity, evaluated by peak serum creatinine and need for dialysis, was not associated with non renal recovery. CONCLUSIONS: Renal recovery must be evaluated no earlier than one year after an acute kidney injury episode. Nephrology referral should be considered mainly for older patients and those with elevated serum creatinine at hospital discharge.

  4. Pandigital and subcutaneous chronic tophaceous gout with acute renal failure

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    J Shashibhushan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Gout (Podagra is a disorder of purine metabolism characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints and connective tissue and risk of deposition in kidney interstitium. Although acute gouty arthritis is familiar for most physicians, chronic gouty arthritis, which affects small joints of the hands can be difficult to distinguish from other common interphalangeal arthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA, psoriatic arthritis, and erosive osteoarthritis because of very similar presentations. Here we describe a 60-year-old male diabetic patient with pandigital, extensive subcutaneous tophaceous gout presented with uremic encephalopathy and joint deformities. He had been treated mistakenly as RA for 10 years.

  5. Pharmacological investigations of Punica granatum in glycerol-induced acute renal failure in rats

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    Amrit Pal Singh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : The present study was designed to investigate the ameliorative potential and possible mechanism of hydroalcoholic extract of flowers of P. granatum in glycerol-induced acute renal failure (ARF in rats. Materials and Methods : The rats were subjected to rhabdomyolytic ARF by single intramuscular injection of hypertonic glycerol (50% v/v; 8 ml/kg and the animals were sacrificed after 24 hours of glycerol injection. The plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine clearance, and histopathological studies were performed to assess the degree of renal injury. Results : Pretreatment with hydroalcoholic extract of flowers of P. granatum (125 and 250 mg/kg p.o. twice daily for 3 days significantly attenuated hypertonic glycerol-induced renal dysfunction in a dose-dependent manner. BADGE (Bisphenol-A-diglycidyl ether (30 mg/kg, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR-γ antagonist, and N(omega-nitro-l-arginine-methyl ester (L-NAME (10, 20, and 40 mg/kg, nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, were employed to explore the mechanism of renoprotective effects of Punica granatum. Administration of BADGE (30 mg/kg and L-NAME (40 mg/kg abolished the beneficial effects of P. granatum in glycerol-induced renal dysfunction. Conclusion : Hydroalcoholic extract of flowers of P. granatum has ameliorative potential in attenuating myoglobinuric renal failure and its renoprotective effects involve activation of PPAR-γ and nitric oxide-dependent signaling pathway.

  6. Acute kidney injury in the perioperative period and in intensive care units (excluding renal replacement therapies).

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    Ichai, Carole; Vinsonneau, Christophe; Souweine, Bertrand; Armando, Fabien; Canet, Emmanuel; Clec'h, Christophe; Constantin, Jean-Michel; Darmon, Michaël; Duranteau, Jacques; Gaillot, Théophille; Garnier, Arnaud; Jacob, Laurent; Joannes-Boyau, Olivier; Juillard, Laurent; Journois, Didier; Lautrette, Alexandre; Muller, Laurent; Legrand, Matthieu; Lerolle, Nicolas; Rimmelé, Thomas; Rondeau, Eric; Tamion, Fabienne; Walrave, Yannick; Velly, Lionel

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    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a syndrome that has progressed a great deal over the last 20 years. The decrease in urine output and the increase in classical renal biomarkers, such as blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine, have largely been used as surrogate markers for decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which defines AKI. However, using such markers of GFR as criteria for diagnosing AKI has several limits including the difficult diagnosis of non-organic AKI, also called "functional renal insufficiency" or "pre-renal insufficiency". This situation is characterized by an oliguria and an increase in creatininemia as a consequence of a reduction in renal blood flow related to systemic haemodynamic abnormalities. In this situation, "renal insufficiency" seems rather inappropriate as kidney function is not impaired. On the contrary, the kidney delivers an appropriate response aiming to recover optimal systemic physiological haemodynamic conditions. Considering the kidney as insufficient is erroneous because this suggests that it does not work correctly, whereas the opposite is occurring, because the kidney is healthy even in a threatening situation. With current definitions of AKI, normalization of volaemia is needed before defining AKI in order to avoid this pitfall. PMID:27230984

  7. A European Renal Best Practice (ERBP) position statement on the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Kidney Injury: part 2: renal replacement therapy.

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    Jörres, Achim; John, Stefan; Lewington, Andrew; ter Wee, Pieter M; Vanholder, Raymond; Van Biesen, Wim; Tattersall, James

    2013-12-01

    This paper provides an endorsement of the KDIGO guideline on acute kidney injury; more specifically, on the part that concerns renal replacement therapy. New evidence that has emerged since the publication of the KDIGO guideline was taken into account, and the guideline is commented on from a European perspective. Advice is given on when to start and stop renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury; which modalities should be preferentially be applied, and in which conditions; how to gain access to circulation; how to measure adequacy; and which dose can be recommended.

  8. Non-contrast CT at comparable dose to an abdominal radiograph in patients with acute renal colic; impact of iterative reconstruction on image quality and diagnostic performance.

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    McLaughlin, P D

    2014-04-01

    The aim was to assess the performance of low-dose non-contrast CT of the urinary tract (LD-CT) acquired at radiation exposures close to that of abdominal radiography using adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR).

  9. Acute Renal Failure and Jaundice without Methemoglobinemia in a Patient with Phenazopyridine Overdose: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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    Holmes, Ian; Berman, Nathaniel; Domingues, Vinicius

    2014-01-01

    Phenazopyridine is a commonly used urinary analgesic available throughout the United States. Ingestion of large quantities can lead to methemoglobinemia, hemolytic anemia, jaundice, and acute renal failure. We report a case of a 78-year-old male with previously normal renal function who developed acute renal failure and jaundice without methemoglobinemia or hyperbilirubinemia after taking nearly 8 g of phenazopyridine over the course of 4 days. Initially presenting with oliguria, the urine output began to increase by day 2 of his admission, and the creatinine peaked 11 days after he began taking phenazopyridine, and he was discharged safely soon after. To our knowledge, this is the first such case of renal failure and jaundice without methemoglobinemia or hemolytic anemia in an adult patient with normal renal function. PMID:24711939

  10. Acute Renal Failure and Jaundice without Methemoglobinemia in a Patient with Phenazopyridine Overdose: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Ian Holmes

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Phenazopyridine is a commonly used urinary analgesic available throughout the United States. Ingestion of large quantities can lead to methemoglobinemia, hemolytic anemia, jaundice, and acute renal failure. We report a case of a 78-year-old male with previously normal renal function who developed acute renal failure and jaundice without methemoglobinemia or hyperbilirubinemia after taking nearly 8 g of phenazopyridine over the course of 4 days. Initially presenting with oliguria, the urine output began to increase by day 2 of his admission, and the creatinine peaked 11 days after he began taking phenazopyridine, and he was discharged safely soon after. To our knowledge, this is the first such case of renal failure and jaundice without methemoglobinemia or hemolytic anemia in an adult patient with normal renal function.

  11. Graft irradiation in the treatment of acute rejection of renal transplants: a randomized study

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    Pilepich, M.V.; Anderson, C.B.; Etheredge, E.E.; Sicard, G.A.; Melzer, J.S.; Blum, J.

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    A randomized study of graft irradiation in the treatment of acute rejection of renal transplants was conducted from 1978 to 1981. Patients developing clinical signs of an acute graft rejection received customary antirejection treatment in the form of intravenous administration of high-dose (1 gm per day) of methylprednisolone. They were at the same time randomized to either receive therapeutic irradiation (175 rad every other day to a total of 525 rad) or sham irradiation. Neither the patient nor the Transplant Service surgeons knew at any time whether the radiation treatment had been given. Eighty-three rejection episodes occurring in 64 grafts were entered into the study. Acute rejection was reversed in 84.5% of grafts in the control and 75% in the treated group. The incidence of recurrent rejection was higher in the treated group (66 vs. 46%) and graft survival was lower (22% vs. 54%). The study failed to demonstrate a beneficial effect of graft irradiation in the treatment of acute renal allograft rejection, when used in conjunction with high dose steriods.

  12. A new model to predict acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy after cardiac surgery

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    Pannu, Neesh; Graham, Michelle; Klarenbach, Scott; Meyer, Steven; Kieser, Teresa; Hemmelgarn, Brenda; Ye, Feng; James, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    Background: Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is associated with adverse in-hospital and long-term outcomes. Novel risk factors for acute kidney injury have been identified, but it is unknown whether their incorporation into risk models substantially improves prediction of postoperative acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy. Methods: We developed and validated a risk prediction model for acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy within 14 days after cardiac surgery. We used demographic, and preoperative clinical and laboratory data from 2 independent cohorts of adults who underwent cardiac surgery (excluding transplantation) between Jan. 1, 2004, and Mar. 31, 2009. We developed the risk prediction model using multivariable logistic regression and compared it with existing models based on the C statistic, Hosmer–Lemeshow goodness-of-fit test and Net Reclassification Improvement index. Results: We identified 8 independent predictors of acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy in the derivation model (adjusted odds ratio, 95% confidence interval [CI]): congestive heart failure (3.03, 2.00–4.58), Canadian Cardiovascular Society angina class III or higher (1.66, 1.15–2.40), diabetes mellitus (1.61, 1.12–2.31), baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (0.96, 0.95–0.97), increasing hemoglobin concentration (0.85, 0.77–0.93), proteinuria (1.65, 1.07–2.54), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) plus valve surgery (v. CABG only, 1.25, 0.64–2.43), other cardiac procedure (v. CABG only, 3.11, 2.12–4.58) and emergent status for surgery booking (4.63, 2.61–8.21). The 8-variable risk prediction model had excellent performance characteristics in the validation cohort (C statistic 0.83, 95% CI 0.79–0.86). The net reclassification improvement with the prediction model was 13.9% (p < 0.001) compared with the best existing risk prediction model (Cleveland Clinic Score). Interpretation: We have developed

  13. Imported cholera with acute renal failure after a short business-trip to the Philippines, Germany, October 2015.

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    Slesak, Günther; Fleck, Ralf; Jacob, Daniela; Grunow, Roland; Schäfer, Johannes

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    A German businessman developed acute watery diarrhoea after a three-day trip to the Philippines. He was admitted with severe hypotension and acute renal failure, but recovered with rapid rehydration. Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa was isolated. Physicians need to be aware of endemic cholera in Asia including the Philippines and consider this in their pre-travel advice.

  14. Pain in the left ear as the presenting symptom of acute myocardial infarction in a renal transplant recipient.

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    Basic-Jukic, N; Novosel, D; Ivanac, I; Danic-Hadzibegovic, A; Kes, P

    2014-01-01

    Chest pain is the main presenting symptom in patients with acute myocardial infarction. However, many patients present with atypical symptoms, which may delay proper diagnosis and treatment. We present the first documented case of pain in the left ear as an atypical presentation of acute myocardial infarction 5 days after renal transplantation.

  15. Role of Cystathionine Gamma-Lyase in Immediate Renal Impairment and Inflammatory Response in Acute Ischemic Kidney Injury.

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    Markó, Lajos; Szijártó, István A; Filipovic, Milos R; Kaßmann, Mario; Balogh, András; Park, Joon-Keun; Przybyl, Lukasz; N'diaye, Gabriele; Krämer, Stephanie; Anders, Juliane; Ishii, Isao; Müller, Dominik N; Gollasch, Maik

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    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is known to act protectively during renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). However, the role of the endogenous H2S in acute kidney injury (AKI) is largely unclear. Here, we analyzed the role of cystathionine gamma-lyase (CTH) in acute renal IRI using CTH-deficient (Cth(-/-)) mice whose renal H2S levels were approximately 50% of control (wild-type) mice. Although levels of serum creatinine and renal expression of AKI marker proteins were equivalent between Cth(-/-) and control mice, histological analysis revealed that IRI caused less renal tubular damage in Cth(-/-) mice. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that renal population of infiltrated granulocytes/macrophages was equivalent in these mice. However, renal expression levels of certain inflammatory cytokines/adhesion molecules believed to play a role in IRI were found to be lower after IRI only in Cth(-/-) mice. Our results indicate that the systemic CTH loss does not deteriorate but rather ameliorates the immediate AKI outcome probably due to reduced inflammatory responses in the kidney. The renal expression of CTH and other H2S-producing enzymes was markedly suppressed after IRI, which could be an integrated adaptive response for renal cell protection. PMID:27273292

  16. Oral lysine clonixinate in the acute treatment of migraine: a double-blind placebo-controlled study Clonixinato de lisina oral para o tratamento agudo da migrânea: estudo duplo-cego e placebo-controlado

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    ABOUCH V. KRYMCHANTOWSKI; Jackeline S. Barbosa; Celia Cheim; Luiz A. Alves

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    Several oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective to treat migraine attacks. Lysine clonixinate (LC) is a NSAID derived from nicotinic acid that has proven to be effective in various pain syndromes such as renal colic and muscular pain. The aim of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral LC compared to placebo in the acute treatment of migraine. Sixty four patients with the diagnosis of migraine, according to the IHS criteria, wer...

  17. Doppler sonography in renal transplants; differential diagnosis of normal from acute rejection

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    Lim, Gyeh Yon; Lee, M. H.; Son, K. M.; Shin, K. S.; Park, Y. H. [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    We undertook a combined retrospective and prospective analysis of duplex Doppler examinations performed over a perion of 10 months in order to assess the value of Doppler study(DS)in evaluating renal allograft dysfunction. A total of 110 DS on 82 transplant patients were performed including 79 normal transplants, 29 acute rejections and 2 acute tubular necrosis(ATN). Resistive Index(RI) in 79 normal transplants ranged from 0.44 to 0.7 (Mean;0.59+0.07) in the arcuate artery, and from 0.45 to 0.75(mean;0.61+0.08) in the interlobar artery. RI in 29 cases of acute rejection ranged from 0.61 to 1.0 (mean; 0.77+0.10) in the interlobar artery. In ATNRI ranged from 0.59 to 0.63 (mean 0.62) in the arcuate artery, and from 0.59 to 0.62(mean 0.61) in the interlobar artery. The RI in acute rejection is significantly higher than that of the normal transplants (p<0.001). With a resistive index greater than 0.8, 100% positive predictive value was obtained for the diagnosis of acute rejection. The value less than 0.7 was unlikely to suggest acute rejection(negative predictive value 92%)

  18. Overview of management of acute renal failure and its evaluation; a case analysis

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    Nazar Chaudhary Muhammad Junaid

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The annual incidence is about 150 per million in the UK, but this figure is six times greater in the >80 years old group. Prerenal azotemia is considered as the most serious reason in community or hospital acquired acute renal failure (ARF. A 67-year-old middle age male was admitted to the hospital with a chief complaint of generalized weakness, volume depletion and dysuria. He has treated with metronidazole for diarrhoea caused by Clostridium difficile considered as the precipitating factor for the ARF. The patient has severe osteoarthritis and takes high dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs from the last two years. He also complains for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA and obesity. He has controlled hypertension was on lisinopril to control blood pressure. ARF is quite common, occurring in 80 million populations. Urinary obstruction should be excluded (a cause in around 5-10 of cases because this is readily reversible if it is diagnosed early. A renal US will be sufficient to identify obstruction in 95 of cases. Most cases of ARF are expected to pre renal failure/acute tubular necrosis (ATN 70-80%. Risk factor for development for at ATN are old age, drugs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, gentamicin, sepsis, and chronic kidney disease and must be considered.

  19. Identification of common blood gene signatures for the diagnosis of renal and cardiac acute allograft rejection.

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    Full Text Available To test, whether 10 genes, diagnostic of renal allograft rejection in blood, are able to diagnose and predict cardiac allograft rejection, we analyzed 250 blood samples from heart transplant recipients with and without acute rejection (AR and with cytomegalovirus (CMV infection by QPCR. A QPCR-based logistic regression model was built on 5 of these 10 genes (AR threshold composite score >37%  = AR and tested for AR prediction in an independent set of 109 samples, where it correctly diagnosed AR with 89% accuracy, with no misclassifications for AR ISHLT grade 1b. CMV infection did not confound the AR score. The genes correctly diagnosed AR in a blood sample within 6 months prior to biopsy diagnosis with 80% sensitivity and untreated grade 1b AR episodes had persistently elevated scores until 6 months after biopsy diagnosis. The gene score was also correlated with presence or absence of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV irrespective of rejection grade. In conclusion, there is a common transcriptional axis of immunological trafficking in peripheral blood in both renal and cardiac organ transplant rejection, across a diverse recipient age range. A common gene signature, initially identified in the setting of renal transplant rejection, can be utilized serially after cardiac transplantation, to diagnose and predict biopsy confirmed acute heart transplant rejection.

  20. A Rare Case of Acute Renal Failure Secondary to Rhabdomyolysis Probably Induced by Donepezil

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    Osman Zikrullah Sahin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Acute renal failure (ARF develops in 33% of the patients with rhabdomyolysis. The main etiologic factors are alcoholism, trauma, exercise overexertion, and drugs. In this report we present a rare case of ARF secondary to probably donepezil-induced rhabdomyolysis. Case Presentation. An 84-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with a complaint of generalized weakness and reduced consciousness for two days. He had a history of Alzheimer’s disease for one year and he had taken donepezil 5 mg daily for two months. The patient’s physical examination revealed apathy, loss of cooperation, and decreased muscle strength. Laboratory studies revealed the following: urea: 128 mg/dL; Creatinine 6.06 mg/dL; creatine kinase: 3613 mg/dL. Donepezil was discontinued and the patient’s renal function tests improved gradually. Conclusion. Rhabdomyolysis-induced acute renal failure may develop secondary to donepezil therapy.

  1. A rare case of enteropathy-associated T-cell Iymphoma presenting as acute renal failure

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    Milena Bakrac; Branka Bonaci; Miodrag Krstic; Sanja Simic; Milica Colovic

    2006-01-01

    Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATCL) is a high grade, pleomorphic peripheral T-cell lymphoma usually with cytotoxic phenotypes. We describe a first case of patient with EATCL that is remarkable for its fulminant course and invasion of both kidneys manifested as acute renal failure. The patient was a 23 year old woman with a long history of celiac disease. She was presented with acute renal failure and enlarged mononuclear infiltrated kidneys. Diagnosis of tubuloi-nterstitial nephritis and polyserositis was confirmed with consecutive pulse doses of steroid therapy. After reco-very, she had disseminated disease two months later. Magnetic resonance imaging showed thickened intestine wall, extremely augmented kidneys, enlarged intra-abdominal lymph nodes with extra-luminal compression of common bile duct. Laparotomy with mesenterial adipous tissue and lymph glands biopsy was done. Consecutive pathophysiological and immunohistochemical analyses confirmed the diagnosis of EATCL: CD45RO+, CD43+,CD3+. The revision of renal pathophysiology sub-stantiated the diagnosis. The patient received chemotherapy,but unfortunately she died manifesting signs of pulmonary embolism caused by tumor cells.

  2. Doença renal ateroembólica: uma causa de insuficiência renal aguda pouco explorada Atheroembolic renal disease: a cause of acute renal failure not much explored

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    Claus Dieter Dummer

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O ateroembolismo é uma doença multisistêmica que afeta vários órgãos, entre os quais o rim, através da liberação de êmbolos de colesterol de uma placa aterosclerótica erosada, ocasionando obstrução vascular em diversos tecidos. A doença renal ateroembólica (DRAE, histologicamente representada por cristais de colesterol nas arteríolas do rim acompanhados de um infiltrado inflamatório perivascular, é causa de insuficiência renal aguda muitas vezes grave e prolongada, que ocorre semanas ou mesmo meses após o episódio embólico. A DRAE apresesenta prognóstico ruim com elevada mortalidade. Apresentamos neste relato o caso de um paciente com DRAE que se manifestou clinicamente dois meses após a realização de um cateterismo cardíaco seguido de uma angioplastia coronária. A prevalência, manifestações clínicas, histologia renal, tratamento e o prognóstico da DRAE são discutidos.Atheroembolism is a multisytemic disease which affects many organs, including the kidneys, by the release of cholesterol emboli to tissues from an erosed atherosclerotic plaque, causing vascular obstruction in many tissues. The atheroembolic renal disease (AERD is histologically represented by cholesterol crystals in renal arterioles with an inflammatory infiltrate around the vessels, and causes acute renal failure that may be severe and prolonged, weeks or even months after the embolic episode. The AERD carries a bad prognosis, with a high mortality. We herein report a case of a patient presenting AERD which was manifested two months after he was submitted to a cardiac catheterism and coronary angioplasty. The prevalence, clinical findings, renal histology, treatment and prognosis of AERD are discussed.

  3. Acute myocardial infarction and renal infarction in a bodybuilder using anabolic steroids.

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    Ilhan, Erkan; Demirci, Deniz; Güvenç, Tolga Sinan; Calık, Ali Nazmi

    2010-06-01

    A 41-year-old male bodybuilder was admitted with acute inferior myocardial infarction. The patient had been using oxymetholone and methenolone to increase his performance for 15 years and quitted smoking three years before. He underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and bare metal stenting for total occlusion of the proximal right coronary artery. Angiography also showed a critical lesion in the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Five hours after primary PCI, the patient had severe right flank pain. Abdominal computed tomography showed a large renal infarction in the right kidney. Subcutaneous enoxaparin was added to dual antiplatelet treatment. Doppler renal ultrasound performed on the eighth day showed findings of reperfusion in the right kidney and normal-size kidneys. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated disappearance of previously detected thrombus remnant in the left ventricle and only mild hypokinesia around the apical and middle segments of the inferior and inferoseptal walls. The patient was discharged on the 10th day. Renal arteriography during elective LAD intervention 18 days after discharge showed complete revascularization, stent patency, and improved blood flow. This is the first case of renal infarction that developed in the early hours of primary PCI, despite effective anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment. Intensive coronary artery and left ventricular thrombi may be explained by the use of anabolic steroids.

  4. Renal Handling of Sclerostin in Response to Acute Glomerular Filtration Decline.

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    Kakareko, K; Rydzewska-Rosolowska, A; Brzosko, S; Gozdzikiewicz-Lapinska, J; Koc-Zorawska, E; Samocik, P; Kozlowski, R; Mysliwiec, M; Naumnik, B; Hryszko, T

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    Deterioration of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is associated with alterations of bone metabolism. It translates clinically to bone fragility and increased fractures rate among patients with impaired GFR. Recently, sclerostin (SCL) gained much attention as an important factor in pathogenesis of mineral and bone disturbances in patients with renal diseases. There is no data about SCL behaviour in patients with acute GFR decline. The aim of this study was to evaluate the renal handling of SCL. This is a prospective, single-centre observational study in patients undergoing nephrectomy due to urological indications. Serum and urinary SCL levels were measured prior and after nephrectomy. 25 patients were enrolled. After surgery, eGFR significantly declined (from 87.4±19.7 to 67.7±25.7 ml/min/1.73 m(2), presults suggest that increased serum SCL concentrations at moderately reduced GFR are not due to diminished renal clearance. At more severely decreased GFR, elevated SCL concentration results from both increased production and reduced renal elimination. PMID:27214309

  5. Acute myocardial infarction and renal infarction in a bodybuilder using anabolic steroids.

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    Ilhan, Erkan; Demirci, Deniz; Güvenç, Tolga Sinan; Calık, Ali Nazmi

    2010-06-01

    A 41-year-old male bodybuilder was admitted with acute inferior myocardial infarction. The patient had been using oxymetholone and methenolone to increase his performance for 15 years and quitted smoking three years before. He underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and bare metal stenting for total occlusion of the proximal right coronary artery. Angiography also showed a critical lesion in the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Five hours after primary PCI, the patient had severe right flank pain. Abdominal computed tomography showed a large renal infarction in the right kidney. Subcutaneous enoxaparin was added to dual antiplatelet treatment. Doppler renal ultrasound performed on the eighth day showed findings of reperfusion in the right kidney and normal-size kidneys. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated disappearance of previously detected thrombus remnant in the left ventricle and only mild hypokinesia around the apical and middle segments of the inferior and inferoseptal walls. The patient was discharged on the 10th day. Renal arteriography during elective LAD intervention 18 days after discharge showed complete revascularization, stent patency, and improved blood flow. This is the first case of renal infarction that developed in the early hours of primary PCI, despite effective anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment. Intensive coronary artery and left ventricular thrombi may be explained by the use of anabolic steroids. PMID:20935436

  6. Role of markers for acute kidney injury in surgical management of patients with renal cancer

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    O. I. Kit

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper gives the results of studying the urinary levels of markers of acute kidney injury (AKI in 46 patients with renal cancer during separate ureteral catheterization before the surgery and 24 hours after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy performed due to elective indications under warm ischemia. The levels of cystatin C, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL, liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP, and interleukin-18 were examined by enzyme immunoassay. It has been established that the risk of early postoperative AKI may be predicted from the baseline urinary levels of cystatin C and LFABP in patients with renal cancer resulting from 15-20-min warm ischemia time during the partial nephrectomy. An approach based on estimation of the baseline urinary levels of cystatin C and L-FABP to be incorporated into a preoperative examination scheme is proposed for surgical treatment policy choosing in patients with renal cancer. A scheme for examining patients with renal cancer is also suggested for the risk of complications and the degree of AKI assessing in the early post-operative period.

  7. Acute renal failure in leptospirosis in the black-sea region in Turkey.

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    Cengiz, Kuddusi; Sahan, Cem; Sünbül, Mustafa; Leblebicioğlu, Hakan; Cüner, Ertugrul

    2002-01-01

    Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by pathogenic leptospires and is characterized by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, varying from inappearent infection to fulminant, fetal disease. Eighty-five to 90% of leptospirosis infections are self-limiting. However, 5-10% of infection by L. interrogans can cause renal tubular damage, microvascular injury, acute renal failure (ARF), and interstitial nephritis. We studied 36 patients with leptospirosis. Twenty-seven (65%) cases of 36 patients had ARF. Fourteen (51%) had nonoliguric ARF. In thirteen (48%) oliguria appeared on the third or fourth days of hospitalization. Serum BUN, creatinine, serum bilirubine, ALT, AST, potassium and thrombocytopenia levels were higher in oliguric than nonoliguric patients (p 0.05). Thirteen patients (48%) needed in renal replacement therapy (RRT). 8 of them were treated by hemodialysis (HD) alone and 5 patients by HD in combination with hemoperfusion. Twenty-five patients (92%) recovered completely after 3-5 weeks. Two patients (7.4%) who had severe hepatorenal and hemorrhagic syndromes, died. We concluded that till now leptospirosis is actual problem for nephrologist in the developing countries because of very high percentage of renal disease, with good prognosis in patients without multiorgan failure and early treatment.

  8. [Hepatorenal syndrome in decompensated cirrhosis : A special form of acute renal failure].

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    Lenz, K; Buder, R; Lohr, G; Piringer, P; Voglmayr, M

    2016-06-01

    Renal failure is a serious complication in patients with advanced cirrhosis. It occurs in about 20 % of patients hospitalized with cirrhosis. In about 70 % it is caused by prerenal failure, and in 30 % it is due to intrarenal causes. In about 70 % of patients with rperenal failure, renal function can be restored with fluid replacement, but the remaining 30 % are unresponsive to volume expansion. Minor increase in serum creatinine have been shown to be clinically relevant and can adversely affect survival. Therefore early efforts should be made to avoid precipitation of renal failure.Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a  fully reversible impairment of renal function in patients with cirrhosis unresponsive to volume expansion characterized by an acute progressive decrease in kidney function (serumcreatinin > 1,5 mg/dl) - type 1 HRS, whereas type 2 HRS features a decrease in kidney function over a long time, mostly in patients with refractory ascites. Therapy with vasoconstrictors like terlipressin to reverse splanchnic vasodilation, together with albumin is effective in 30-50 % of patients with HRS 1 and improves survival. The only effective longterm therapy is livertransplantation. An improvement of kidney fuction before transplantation is associated with a better outcome and posttransplant kidney function.

  9. Early drop in systolic blood pressure and worsening renal function in acute heart failure : renal results of Pre-RELAX-AHF

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    Voors, Adriaan A.; Davison, Beth A.; Felker, G. Michael; Ponikowski, Piotr; Unemori, Elaine; Cotter, Gadi; Teerlink, John R.; Greenberg, Barry H.; Filippatos, Gerasimos; Teichman, Sam L.; Metra, Marco

    2011-01-01

    Aims We aimed to determine the relation between baseline systolic blood pressure (SBP), change in SBP, and worsening renal function (WRF) in acute heart failure (AHF) patients enrolled in the Pre-RELAX-AHF trial. Methods and results The Pre-RELAX-AHF study enrolled 234 patients within 16 h of admiss

  10. Five probiotic drops a day to keep infantile colic away?

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    Colic is a common but distressing condition in young infants. We were asked to comment on a recently published study which found that a certain type of probiotic ("good bacteria") could be used to treat colic....

  11. Infant Colic and Migraine: Is There a Connection?

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    ... one possible reason for in- fant colic: migraine. Neurology 79 September 25, 2012 e113 PATIENT PAGE Section ... colic as an early-life expression of migraine. Neurology 2012;79:1392–1396. Neurology Now – Another AAN ...

  12. Does the standard vs piggyback surgical technique affect the development of early acute renal failure after orthotopic liver transplantation?

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    Cabezuelo, J B; Ramirez, P; Acosta, F; Torres, D; Sansano, T; Pons, J A; Bru, M; Montoya, M; Rios, A; Sánchez Bueno, F; Robles, R; Parrilla, P

    2003-08-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the surgical technique on postoperative renal function during the first week after liver transplantation (OLT). We performed a retrospective study of 184 consecutive OLT. Criteria for acute renal failure were: serum creatinine >1.5 mg/dL, an increase by 50% in the baseline serum creatinine, or oliguria requiring renal replacement therapy. The distribution of patients according to the surgical technique was: standard (n=84), venovenous bypass (n=20), and piggyback (n=80). Other variables analyzed were: intraoperative requirement for blood products, treatment with adrenergic agonists, intraoperative complications, and postreperfusion syndrome. Univariate analysis showed the following parameters to be significantly related to postoperative renal failure: intraoperative fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate requirements, intraoperative complications, postreperfusion syndrome, need for noradrenaline or dobutamine, standard surgical technique versus piggyback (39% vs 18%, P20 U cryoprecipitate requirement (OR=1.04, P=.01). In conclusion, compared with the piggyback technique, the standard surgical technique appears to be an independent risk factor for postoperative acute renal failure. When venovenous bypass is used in patients who do not tolerate trial clamping of inferior vena cava, it does not reduce the incidence of postoperative renal failure. Finally, the piggyback technique significantly reduces the probability of acute renal failure after liver transplantation.

  13. Utility of Double Filtration Plasmapheresis in Acute Antibody Mediated Renal Allograft Rejection: Report of Three Cases

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    Yalçın SOLAK

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Plasmapheresis is an extracorporeal procedure, which is often employed to rapidly lower circulating titers of autoantibodies, immune complexes or toxins. There are two types of plasmapheresis namely, regular plasmapheresis (RPP by centrifugation and membrane filtration, and double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP which is a special form of membrane filtration in which two membranes called as plasma separator and plasma fractionator are employed to filter macromolecules more selectively. DFPP have several advantages over RP. Despite widespread utilization of DFPP in the setting of ABO blood group incompatible kidney transplantation, there is no report regarding DFPP in patients with antibody mediated acute renal allograft rejection who are good candidates for beneficial effects of DFPP. Here we report three renal transplant recipients in whom DFPP was applied as a component of anti-rejection treatment regimen.

  14. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the evaluation of acute renal infarction.

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    Miyoshi, Toru; Okayama, Hideki; Hiasa, Go; Kawata, Yoshitaka; Yamada, Tadakatsu; Kazatani, Yukio

    2016-01-01

    A 65-year-old male in the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and with persistent atrial fibrillation was admitted to our hospital because of an episode of ventricular fibrillation following an appropriate shock from an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). At admission, electrocardiography showed a normal sinus rhythm. He had complained of back pain 7 days after the ICD shock. Renal infarction was suspected, although computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging could not be performed because of chronic renal failure and the presence of his ICD. We, therefore, used contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with a contrast agent to evaluate his acute kidney injury. This showed the left kidney contained a wedge-shaped area that was not enhanced by the contrast agent, indicating an area of infarction.

  15. Effect of acute occlusion of left renal vein on the kidney: an experimental study in dogs.

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    Khan, S A; Ashraf, S M; Naim, M; Azfar, M

    1994-04-01

    To study the effects of acute ligation of the left renal vein an experimental study was carried out on 16 Mongrel dogs out of 18 of which 2 had died postoperatively. The right kidney served as control. Changes immediately after ligation were recorded; subsequently the dogs were sacrificed in 4 groups comprising 4 in each at intervals of 24 hours, one week, 4 weeks and 6 weeks. Both the kidneys were removed and gross and microscopic changes were noted. In all cases atrophy of the ligated kidney due to tubular atrophy and fibrosis were seen in spite of good collaterals. It is concluded that left renal vein ligation in dogs is not safe for the kidney, though it is not fatal.

  16. Infantile colic: Is there a role for dietary interventions?

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    2011-01-01

    Infantile colic is a behavioural syndrome of early childhood that is associated with irritability and crying. It self-resolves, but may lead to significant parental strife. The etiology is unknown; however, several investigators have examined the effect of nutrition on infantile colic. For the majority of infants, nutritional interventions appear to have no benefit on infantile colic. However, a minority of infants may display symptoms of infantile colic secondary to a cow’s milk protein alle...

  17. MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR INFANT COLIC (IN SPANISH

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    González-Coquel Suanny del Carmen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: infant colic is a frequent problem in pediatric consultation, it has a prevalence from 15 to 40% in children younger than four months old, independently of the type of breast feeding administered. It usually generates anxiety to carers and even to pediatricians. Objective: to identify which one is the best alternative for infantile colic management. Methodology: a search was realized on the web in different databases of scientific articles. Systematic reviews, clinical trials and abstracts were considered. There were analyzed the different alternatives proposed for the managing of colic. RESULTS: infantile colic is multifactorial. Treatment options include the use of milkbased extensively hydrolyzed protein, lactose-free milk or soy protein-based, behavioral therapy, breastfeeding and use of drugs as: simethicone, dicyclomine and probiotics. Milks based on extensively hydrolyzed proteins are effective in infants with atopy history. Soy milk can generate unwanted effects in the reproductive system and crossreactive with proteins in cow’s milk effects, which is not recommended. Some studies have showed the efficiency of dicyclomine, nevertheless, it has important adverse effects. Administration of Lactobacillus reuteri has shown efficacy and appears to be an important therapeutic. CONCLUSION: changes in infant formula, drugs, behavioral measures and recently probiotics (L. Reuteri are proposed and recommended for an undefined cause benign and self-limited course. Rev.cienc.biomed. 2014;5(1:100-106 KEYWORDS Colic, Infant, Infant care, Infant welfare, Infant nutrition.

  18. Study on the Renal Anemia: Experimental Study in Acute Renal Anemia

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    1969-09-15

    pathologic finding of renal biopsy of the cantharidin group shows a selective damage in glomerulus, while shows almost normal range or slight damage in tubules. And that of the pot. perchlomate group shows a selective damage in tubules with slight damage of glomerulus.

  19. Influence of renal dysfunction on clinical outcomes in patients with congestive heart failure complicating acute myocardial infarction.

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    Kim, Chang Seong; Kim, Min Jee; Kang, Yong Un; Choi, Joon Seok; Bae, Eun Hui; Ma, Seong Kwon; Ahn, Young-Keun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Kim, Young Jo; Cho, Myeong Chan; Kim, Chong Jin; Kim, Soo Wan

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    The clinical course and medical treatment of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are not well established, especially in patients with concomitant renal dysfunction. We performed a retrospective analysis of the prospective Korean Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry to assess the medical treatments and clinical outcomes of patients with CHF (Killip classes II or III) complicated by AMI, in the presence or absence of renal dysfunction. Of 13,498 patients with AMI, 2769 (20.5%) had CHF on admission. Compared to CHF patients with preserved renal function, in-hospital mortality and major adverse cardiac events were increased both at 1 month and at 1 year after discharge in patients with renal dysfunction (1154; 41.7%). Postdischarge use of aspirin, betablockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or angiotensin II receptor blockers and statins significantly reduced the 1-year mortality rate for CHF patients with renal dysfunction; such reduction was not observed for those without renal dysfunction, except in the case of aspirin. Patients with CHF complicating AMI, which is accompanied by renal dysfunction, are at higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes than patients without renal dysfunction. However, they receive fewer medications proven to reduce mortality rates.

  20. Percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction in elderly patients with renal dysfunction: results from the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry.

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    Lim, Sang Yup; Bae, Eun Hui; Choi, Joon Seok; Kim, Chang Seong; Ma, Seong Kwon; Ahn, Youngkeun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Kim, Weon; Woo, Jong Shin; Kim, Young Jo; Cho, Myeong Chan; Kim, Chong Jin; Kim, Soo Wan

    2013-07-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the effects of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on short- and long-term major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in elderly (>75 yr old) acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients with renal dysfunction. As part of Korea AMI Registry (KAMIR), elderly patients with AMI and renal dysfunction (GFRrenal dysfunction, PCI therapy yields favorable in-hospital and short-term and long-term MACE-free survival.