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Books are essential items to pack for summer travels, right next to the sunscreen and shades. These 12 recently published books—set in places from Hawaii to Zambia —challenge you to take a break from the overwhelming options of your streaming service to focus on the simple, summery act of reading or listening to words on a page. Scott Fitzgerald to dealing with Nazi commandants, who use the hotel as a headquarters when they occupy the French capital. What could possibly go wrong? Both cruising fans and skeptics alike will get a laugh out of this story of a family trying to stay afloat.

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A review of the evidence. BJU Int. Clinical importance of microhematuria. Sutton JM. Evaluation of hematuria in adults. Time to abandon testing for microscopic haematuria in adults? Br Med J. Recurrent haematuria: role of renal biopsy and investigative morbidity. Glassock RJ. Hematuria and proteinuria. Primer on kidney diseases. Evaluation of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in adults: the Americal Urological Association best practice policy — part I: definition, detection, prevalence, and etiology.

The significance of adult hematuria: 1, hematuria evaluations including a risk-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis. J Urol. Am Fam Physician. Evaluation of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in adults: the American Urological Association Best Practice Policy—part II: patient evaluation, cytology, voided markers, imaging, cystoscopy, nephrology evaluation, and follow-up.

Microscopic examination of the urine sediment. Urinalysis and body fluids: a color text and atlas. Acanthocyturia: a characteristic marker for glomerular bleeding. Kidney Int. Prediction of creatinine clearance from serum creatinine. A more accurate method to estimate glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine: A new prediction equation. Ann Intern Med. National Kidney Foundation practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease: evaluation, classification, and stratification. Kaplan EL, Meier P. Nonparametric estimation from incomplete observations.

J Am Stat Assoc. Leung NW. Patterns of viral hepatitis in Hong Kong. Br J Hosp Med. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria—is investigation necessary? J Clin Epidemiol. Significance of microhaematuria in young adults. Glomerular disease as a cause of isolated microscopic haematuria. Q J Med. Unexplained haematuria may be due to slowly progressive glomerular disease. A prospective study of the natural history of idiopathic non-proteinuric hematuria. The effect of biopsy on therapy in renal disease. Arch Intern Med. Clin Nephrol. Hypertriglyceridaemia and hyperuricaemia are risk factors for progression of IgA nephropathy.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. If possible, measurement of plasma concentrations of methylmalonic acid, methylcitrate, free and total carnitine, and an acylcarnitine profile to document propionylcarnitine C3 species concentration. Measurement of serum vitamin B 12 concentration to determine if a nutritional deficiency is present in the patient and possibly the mother in newborns.

Treatment of Manifestations No consensus exists among various metabolic centers regarding treatment of acute and chronic complications of methylmalonic acidemia. Stabilization of critically ill individuals Volume replacement with isotonic solutions. All IV solutions should contain glucose, preferably D 10 or D If hyperglycemia develops, an insulin infusion may be needed. The total base deficit should be followed serially with repeat electrolyte and venous or arterial blood gas measurements and corrected by hydration and bicarbonate replacement, as needed [ Baumgartner et al ].

Adequate kcals must be delivered. Central or peripheral total parenteral nutrition TPN , which typically contains glucose and amino acids, and in some instances, lipids, may be required. Total protein administration is usually completely withdrawn for no more than hours and reinstated gradually depending on the patient's acid-base balance and remaining test values, including ammonia, lactic acid, and plasma amino acids among others. Dietary protein should be reintroduced enterally as soon as is feasible given the clinical scenario and may need to be further augmented with TPN.

Nasograstric or orogastric feeding should be strongly considered so that enteral feedings can be reintroduced without delay. NCG allosterically activates CPS1 carbamyl phosphate synthetase 1 , the first step of the urea cycle. It has been effective in normalizing the blood ammonia concentration in patients with a deficiency of NAGS N-acetylglutamate synthase and can also benefit some patients with propionic and possibly methylmalonic acidemia [ Tuchman et al , Ah Mew et al ].

The underlying biochemical parameters and the frequency of metabolic decompensation improved significantly in individuals undergoing liver transplantation despite persistent metabolic abnormalities [ Nyhan et al , Kaplan et al , Niemi et al ], probably as a result of increased extrahepatorenal methylmalonic acid production primarily from the skeletal muscle [ Chandler et al ]. Following liver transplantation, some individuals continued to have progressive renal failure as well as high CSF concentrations of methylmalonic acid [ Nyhan et al , Kaplan et al ]. Neurologic complications post-transplant, including globus pallidus injuries [ Chakrapani et al , Cosson et al , McGuire et al ] suggest that adequate protein restriction and supportive care should be continued after the transplantation.

Earlier transplantation particularly for individuals with mut 0 who are very fragile is gaining support as surgery techniques and outcomes improve [ Niemi et al , Spada et al ]. The choice of the kind and timing of the indicated transplant procedure remains challenging for families and treating physicians [ Sloan et al ]. In the long term, the details regarding development of renal disease, optic nerve atrophy, and neurologic complications will be most important.

Prevention of Secondary Complications Frequent monitoring of plasma amino acids is necessary to avoid deficiencies of essential amino acids particularly isoleucine, valine, and methionine as a result of excessive protein restriction and the development of acrodermatitis-enteropathica-like cutaneous lesions in methylmalonic aciduria, as in other organic acidurias glutaric aciduria-I and amino acid disorders maple syrup urine disease [ De Raeve et al ]. Surveillance During the first year of life, infants may need to be evaluated as frequently as every week. The following should be monitored on a regular six-month to one-year basis or more frequently if the patient is unstable and requires frequent changes in management: Plasma amino acids.

Supplementation with the individual propiogenic amino acids valine and isoleucine, as they directly increase the toxic metabolite load in patients with disordered propionate oxidation [ Nyhan et al , Hauser et al , Manoli et al b ]. Evaluation of Relatives at Risk Depending on the genotype and phenotype of the proband , evaluation of sibs at risk should be performed using biochemical testing with treatment instituted as soon as possible if a sib is affected.

Pregnancy Management Oral and intramuscular vitamin B 12 has been administered to women pregnant with a fetus with vitamin B 12 -responsive MMA, resulting in decreased maternal MMA urine output [ Ampola et al , van der Meer et al ]. Therapies Under Investigation Carefully designed clinical studies are required to evaluate the efficacy of antioxidant regimens in patients with MMA.

Genetic Counseling Genetic counseling is the process of providing individuals and families with information on the nature, inheritance, and implications of genetic disorders to help them make informed medical and personal decisions. Mode of Inheritance Isolated methylmalonic acidemia complete or partial deficiency of the enzyme methylmalonyl-CoA mutase; defect in transport or synthesis of the methylmalonyl-CoA mutase cofactor, adenosyl-cobalamin; and deficiency of the enzyme methylmalonyl-CoA epimerase is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.

Related Genetic Counseling Issues See Management, Evaluation of Relatives at Risk for information on testing at-risk relatives for the purpose of early diagnosis and treatment. Family planning The optimal time for determination of genetic risk, clarification of carrier status, and discussion of the availability of prenatal testing is before pregnancy.

It is appropriate to offer genetic counseling including discussion of potential risks to offspring and reproductive options to young adults who are affected , are carriers, or are at risk of being carriers. Note: Due to the limited availability and longer turnaround time for cellular biochemical assays, the preferred method for prenatal diagnosis is molecular genetic testing. The use of fetal cell-free DNA in maternal plasma [ Gu et al ].

Biochemical testing. Historically both amniotic fluid measurements and cellular biochemical assays were used:. Amniotic fluid analysis of methylmalonic acid. The absolute positive predictive and negative predictive values of metabolite analysis only have yet to be determined. Elevation of metabolites below the range of affected fetuses can indicate a heterozygous status and should therefore be followed by confirmatory testing in cell studies.

Incorporation of 14 C propionate and complementation assay of cultured fetal cells obtained by amniocentesis usually performed at approximately 15 to 18 weeks' gestation or chorionic villus sampling CVS at approximately ten to 12 weeks' gestation. Studies on chorionic villus cells can be false negative and should be followed up by studies on cultured amniocytes [ Morel et al ].

Confirmation of the diagnosis by the same assay in an affected family member must be obtained before prenatal testing can be performed. Note: For pregnant women not interested in pursuing prenatal diagnosis by amniocentesis or CVS, a urine organic acid test may be helpful since women carrying an affected fetus have been shown to excrete MMA in their urine [ Ampola et al , van der Meer et al ]. My46 Trait Profile. Methylmalonic acidemia.

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Table A. Isolated Methylmalonic Acidemia: Genes and Databases. Table B. Table 3. Trp54Ter c. Leu89Pro c. Gln95Ter c. GlnTer c. GlyArg c. LeuTer c. GlyGlu c. ArgTer c. ArgGln c. Table 4. AlaThr c. ArgCys c. ArgHis c. ArgTrp c. TyrCys c. Table 5. Gln18Ter mut 0 c. Arg31Ter mut 0 c. Arg93His mut 0 c. Pro95Arg mut 0 c.

TrpArg mut 0 c. ArgCys mut 0 c. PheSer mut 0 c. AlaGlu mut 0 c. GlyArg mut 0 c. GlySer mut 0 c. AsnTyr mut 0 c. GlyVal mut 0 c. ArgHis mut 0 c. GlyAsp mut 0 c.

GlyArg mut — c. TyrCys mut — c. TyrAsn mut — c. AsnSer mut 0 c. LeuPro mut 0 c. LeuArg mut — c. ArgTrp mut — c. MetLys mut — c. Table 6. Lys60Gln c.


Table 7. Leu21IlefsTer2 Leu20fsTer21 c. Arg45GlyfsTer15 c. Arg54Ter c. Asn77GlufsTer5 c. CysMetfsTer10 ThrfsTer Variant designation that does not conform to current naming conventions. Isodisomy of chromosome 6 in a newborn with methylmalonic acidemia and agenesis of pancreatic beta cells causing diabetes mellitus. J Clin Invest. NY, a new frequent mutation among mut o forms of methylmalonic acidemia in Caucasian patients.

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Eur J Hum Genet. Molecular basis of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase apoenzyme defect in 40 European patients affected by mut o and mut- forms of methylmalonic acidemia: identification of 29 novel mutations in the MUT gene. Hum Mutat. A common mutation among blacks with mut- methylmalonic aciduria. N-carbamylglutamate augments ureagenesis and reduces ammonia and glutamine in propionic acidemia. Combined malonic and methylmalonic aciduria: exome sequencing reveals mutations in the ACSF3 gene in patients with a non-classic phenotype.

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Newborn screening for methylmalonic acidurias--optimization by statistical parameter combination. Renal transplant in methylmalonic acidemia: could it be the best option? Report on a case at 10 years and review of the literature. Methylmalonic acidemia and kidney transplantation.

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Mutations in ALDH6A1 encoding methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase are associated with dysmyelination and transient methylmalonic aciduria.