Recent Neonatal Kidney Publications

Immuno-affinity chromatography for purification of IgG from hyper-immune sera raised against 146S fraction of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus for diagnostic purposes

3 days ago
Immunoaffinity chromatography (IAC) is a fundamental isolation and purification tool which is incorporated in a substantial range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications. This study has reappraised the usefulness of immunoaffinity chromatography for the purification of polyclonal antibodies. Protein A based IAC is a convenient and reliable method for purification of IgG, from hyperimmunesera (HIS) raised in experimental animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and mice to be utilized in...
A Munir

Report and follow-up on two new patients with congenital mesoblastic nephroma

4 days ago
CONCLUSIONS: The finding of a fetal abdominal mass should prompt suspicion of CMN, especially if it is associated with polyhydramnios; it should also alert obstetricians and neonatologists to the risk of preterm delivery. Although being a usually benign condition, CMN may be associated with neonatal systemic-metabolic or postoperative complications. High-level surgical expertise, careful neonatological intensive care and histopathological/cytogenetic-molecular definition are the cornerstones for...
Gregorio Serra

Duration of Simultaneous Exposure to High-Risk and Lower-Risk Nephrotoxic Antimicrobials in the NICU and Future Adolescent Kidney Health

5 days ago
CONCLUSION: Despite frequent simultaneous exposure to high-risk combined with lower- risk nephrotoxic antimicrobials in the NICU, there were no clinically relevant associations with worse kidney health identified in adolescence. Although future studies are needed, these findings may provide reassurance in a population thought to be at increased risk of chronic kidney disease.
Andrew F Schiff

Nutrition for critically ill children and neonates requiring dialysis: Application of clinical practice recommendations

5 days ago
Approximately 30% of all children and neonates admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) experience acute kidney injury (AKI). Children with AKI are largely poorly fed and experience high rates of malnutrition. Nutrition prescription and provision are exceptionally challenging for critically ill neonates, infants, and children with AKI given the dynamic nature of AKI and its respective treatment modalities. Managing the nutrition prescription of critically ill neonates, infants, and children...
Molly Wong Vega

Neonatal AKI: An update

5 days ago
Neonatal acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication, especially in the neonatal intensive care unit, that is associated with long term consequences and poor outcomes. Early detection and treatment is critical. Currently, neonatal AKI is defined with urinary markers and serum creatinine, with limitations on early detection and individual treatment. There have been numerous biomarkers and risk factor scores that have been studied for their ability to predict neonatal AKI. To move towards...
J Hu

Use of everolimus following kidney transplantation during pregnancy: A case report and systematic review

2 weeks 2 days ago
CONCLUSION: Our systematic review did not identify evidence of teratogenicity in babies exposed to everolimus as an immunosuppressant after transplantation. To better assess the risk of exposure to everolimus during pregnancy, all cases of new pregnancies occurring in transplant recipients receiving treatment with mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor inhibitors should be reported.
Pony Yee-Chee Chai

The identification and genetic characteristics of Quang Binh virus from field-captured Culex tritaeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) from Guizhou Province, China

2 weeks 2 days ago
CONCLUSION: This study represents the first report of QBV presences in Cx. tritaeniorhynchus mosquitoes in Guizhou Province, China. Phylogenetic tree analysis showed that the three Guizhou isolates were most closely related to the QBV genes found in China. In addition, the study of the genetic characteristics and variation of this virus provided a deeper understanding of QBV and enriched the baseline data of these insect-specific flaviviruses (ISFVs).
Xiaomin Tang

A long-read sequencing and SNP haplotype-based novel preimplantation genetic testing method for female ADPKD patient with de novo PKD1 mutation

2 weeks 5 days ago
The autosomal dominant form of polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary disease that causes late-onset renal cyst development and end-stage renal disease. Preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic disease (PGT-M) has emerged as an effective strategy to prevent pathogenic mutation transmission rely on SNP linkage analysis between pedigree members. Yet, it remains challenging to establish reliable PGT-M methods for ADPKD cases or other monogenic diseases with de novo...
Cuiting Peng

Caffeine and neonatal acute kidney injury

2 weeks 5 days ago
Acute kidney injury is one of the most threatening diseases in neonates, with complex pathogenesis and limited treatment options. Caffeine is a commonly used central nervous system stimulant for treating apnea in preterm infants. There is compelling evidence that caffeine may have potential benefits for preventing neonatal acute kidney injury, but comprehensive reports are lacking in this area. Hence, this review aims to provide a summary of clinical data on the potential benefits of caffeine in...
Kun Yang

Fetal hyperechoic kidney cohort study and a meta-analysis

2 weeks 5 days ago
Objective: To investigate the positive rate of chromosomal and monogenic etiologies and pregnancy outcomes in fetuses with hyperechoic kidney, and to provide more information for genetic counseling and prognosis evaluation. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 25 cases of hyperechoic kidney diagnosed prenatal in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University and Harbin Red Cross Central Hospital (January 2017-December 2022). Furthermore, we conducted a meta-analysis of...
Wei Yang

Identification and characterisation of novel potential phospho-acceptor sites in HPV-16 E7

3 weeks ago
Several studies have described functional regulation of high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), E6 and E7 oncoproteins via posttranslational modifications (PTMs). However, how these PTMs modulate the activity of E6 and E7, particularly in their targeting of cellular proteins, is not completely understood. In this study, we show that HPV16 E7 can be phosphorylated by casein kinase I (CKI) and glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3). This principal phosphorylation occurs at threonine residues 5 and 7...
Oscar Trejo-Cerro

Perioperative Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury is Common: Risk Factors for Poor Outcomes

3 weeks 4 days ago
CONCLUSION: Perioperative AKI is common in neonates undergoing non-cardiac surgeries. Infants with high-risk comorbidity profiles for the development of perioperative AKI and mortality may benefit from close surveillance of their kidney function in the perioperative period. Although retrospective, the findings of our study could inform clinicians to tailor neonatal perioperative kidney care to improve short- and long-term outcomes.
Tahagod Mohamed

Host Derivation of Sindbis Virus Influences Mammalian Type I Interferon Response to Infection

4 weeks ago
Arboviruses are defined by their ability to replicate in both mosquito vectors and mammalian hosts. There is good evidence that arboviruses "prime" their progeny for infection of the next host, such as via differential glycosylation of their outer glycoproteins or packaging of host ribosomal subunits. We and others have previously shown that mosquito-derived viruses more efficiently infect mammalian cells than mammalian-derived viruses. These observations are consistent with arboviruses...
John M Crawford

Synthesis of glycine from 4-hydroxyproline in tissues of neonatal pigs

4 weeks ago
Glycine from sow's milk only meets 20% of the requirement of suckling piglets. However, how glycine is synthesized endogenously in neonates is not known. This study determined glycine synthesis from 4-hydroxyproline (an abundant amino acid in milk and neonatal blood) in tissues of sow-reared piglets with normal birth weights. Piglets were euthanized at 0, 7, 14 and 21 days of age, and their tissues were used to determine glycine synthesis from 0 to 5 mM 4-hydroxyproline, activities and mRNA...
Shengdi Hu