Neriman Gokden

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The mortality rate for septic patients with acute renal failure is extremely high. Since sepsis is often caused by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a model of LPS challenge was used to study the development of kidney injury. Intravital video microscopy was utilized to investigate renal peritubular capillary blood flow in anesthetized male C57BL/6 mice at 0, 2, 6,(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a frequent and serious complication of human sepsis that contributes significantly to mortality. For better understanding of the development of AKI during sepsis, the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) murine model of sepsis was studied using intravital video microscopy (IVVM) of the kidney. IVVM with FITC-dextran was used(More)
The diagnosis of metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CC-RCC) can be difficult because of its morphologic heterogeneity and the increasing use of small image-guided biopsies that yield scant diagnostic material. This is further complicated by the degree of morphologic and immunophenotypic overlap with nonrenal neoplasms and tissues, such as adrenal(More)
Acute kidney injury is a frequent and serious complication of sepsis. To better understand the development of sepsis-induced acute kidney injury, we performed the first time-dependent studies to document changes in renal hemodynamics and oxidant generation in the peritubular microenvironment using the murine cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model of(More)
Recently, we demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPARalpha) ligand ameliorates cisplatin-induced acute renal failure (ARF) by preventing inhibition of substrate oxidation, and also by preventing apoptosis and necrosis of the proximal tubule (Li S, Bhatt R, Megyesi J, Gokden N, Shah SV, and Portilla D. Am J Physiol Renal(More)
PAX-2 is a homeogene expressed during kidney development. Although immunohistochemical expression of PAX-2 has been described in a variety of primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) subtypes and in metastatic RCC, its specificity as a marker of renal lineage in a metastatic setting has not been fully evaluated. In addition, its utility has not been directly(More)
The mortality rate of patients who develop acute kidney injury during sepsis nearly doubles. The effectiveness of therapy is hampered because it is usually initiated only after the onset of symptoms. As renal microvascular failure during sepsis is correlated with the generation of reactive nitrogen species, the therapeutic potential of resveratrol, a(More)
Cisplatin injury to the kidney is characterized, in part, by inhibition of substrate oxidation, inflammation, and tubular cell death in the form of apoptosis and necrosis. Recently, we demonstrated that cisplatin-induced inhibition of substrate oxidation can be reversed by the administration of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha)(More)
Sepsis is a leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) and mortality in children. Understanding the development of pediatric sepsis and its effects on the kidney are critical in uncovering new therapies. The goal of this study was to characterize the development of sepsis-induced AKI in the clinically relevant cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model of(More)
Deferasirox is a new oral iron chelator used to treat transfusional iron overload. Pre-marketing clinical trials revealed little organ-specific toxicity. Increases in serum creatinine were noted in one-third of patients but were mild and non-progressive. We describe a 62-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome who developed a progressive decline in renal(More)