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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699616/levamisole-in-frequently-relapsing-and-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome
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Evangeline Mary Kiruba Samuel, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Singanamalla Bhanudeep, Sravani Muske
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of levamisole in children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) when administered on an alternate day ('initial therapy' in all cases) or daily basis ('rescue therapy' in whom alternate day therapy failed). METHODS: The records of 95 children (age 1-18y) with FRNS and SDNS, who were treated at the Pediatric nephrology clinic, and received levamisole therapy (maximum 2 years duration, between 2010-2013) with a follow-up period of minimum1 year, were included...
July 11, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685173/health-related-quality-of-life-of-children-with-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hee Sun Baek, Hee Gyung Kang, Hyun Jin Choi, Hae Il Cheong, Il Soo Ha, Kyung Hee Han, Seong Heon Kim, Hee Yeon Cho, Jae Il Shin, Young Seo Park, Joo Hoon Lee, Joongyub Lee, Curie Ahn, Min Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of Asian children with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to reveal the factors influencing the QOL of children with CKD. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scale Module in the KNOW-PedCKD (KoreaN cohort study for Outcome in patients with Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease) cohort, and compared the child self-reported and parent proxy-reported QOL of the pediatric cohort...
July 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682572/carmelo-giordano-1930-2016-a-giant-in-nephrology
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Natale De Santo, Carlo De Pascale, Ernesto Quarto, Malcolm E Phillips, Biagio Di Iorio
Carmelo Giordano (Carmine, Louis, Joseph Giordano) was born in Naples on August 23, 1930 in the house of Rafael and Anna Tirone He received the MD cum laude in 1954. He was Fellow and assistant to Professor Flaviano Magrassi and studied nephrology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, University of Harvard in Boston, under the guidance of John P. Merrill (1958-1960). He was nominated Professor of Nephrology at the University Federico II, Naples in 1975 and Professor of Medicine at the Second University of Naples (1986-2002)...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673796/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-enuretic-children-and-controls
#4
Ingrid Jönson Ring, Agneta Markström, Farhan Bazargani, Tryggve Nevéus
INTRODUCTION: Nocturnal enuresis and sleep disordered breathing are common childhood problems that are reported to be associated with each other. Sleep disordered breathing is often found in children with upper airway obstruction and, according to some studies, its presence is associated with an increased risk of nocturnal enuresis. Respiration during sleep in children with therapy-resistant enuresis, but no history of snoring or sleep apneas, has previously been investigated, and subclinical signs of disordered respiration were found in this group...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658721/-prevalence-of-allergic-diseases-in-children-with-secondary-renal-tubular-acidosis-attending-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-center
#5
Blanca María Morfín-Maciel, Silvestre García-De la Puente, Aurora Bojórquez-Ochoa, Alfonso Huante-Anaya, Socorro Orozco-Martínez, Samuel Zaltzman-Girshevich, Elizabeth Guzmán-Vázquez
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested a high prevalence of allergic disease in children with RTA. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of allergic diseases in children with secondary RTA (renal tubular acidosis) in the nephrology department of the National Institute of Pediatrics (NIP), México. METHODS: An observational, prospective, cross-sectional, descriptive study. Children with secondary RTA < 18 years who attended the outpatient nephrology service in the NIP for 24 months, were included...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647851/a-questionnaire-survey-of-radiological-diagnosis-and-management-of-renal-dysplasia-in-children
#6
Giovanni Montini, Marco Busutti, Fatos Yalcinkaya, Adrian S Woolf, Stefanie Weber
BACKGROUND: The condition called renal dysplasia is considered to be a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in children. Formally, it is defined by histological parameters. In current nephrology practice, however, the appearance of the kidneys on ultrasound scanning is often used as a basis for the diagnosis. METHODS: The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630236/european-evidence-based-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-share-initiative
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Noortje Groot, Nienke de Graeff, Tadej Avcin, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Paul Brogan, Pavla Dolezalova, Brian Feldman, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Pekka Lahdenne, Stephen D Marks, Liza McCann, Seza Ozen, Clarissa Pilkington, Angelo Ravelli, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Yosef Uziel, Bas Vastert, Nico Wulffraat, Sylvia Kamphuis, Michael W Beresford
Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a rare, multisystem and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder with significant associated morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines are sparse and management is often based on clinical expertise. SHARE (Single Hub and Access point for paediatric Rheumatology in Europe) was launched to optimise and disseminate management regimens for children and young adults with rheumatic diseases like cSLE. Here, we provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of cSLE...
June 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621639/outcome-of-the-double-j-stent-placement-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#8
Hakan Sözen, Onur Özen, Kibriya Fidan, Oğuz Söylemezoğlu, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Double J stent placement at kidney transplant may reduce stenosis or leakage complication rates. However, placement may also increase risk for early urinary tract infection (ie, < 3 mo after transplant). In children, the usefulness of double J stent placement is not well defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed retrospective data from children who received transplants at the Gazi University Transplantation Center and Pediatric Nephrology (Ankara, Turkey) for outcomes related to double J stents...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607687/glomerular-filtration-rate-trends-during-follow-up-in-children-with-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
#9
Sulaiman Alsaidi, Daniel Wagner, Silviu Grisaru, Julian Midgley, Lorraine Hamiwka, Andrew Wade, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Susan Samuel
BACKGROUND: Overall prognosis of children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) is regarded as generally favorable. However, only a few recent studies have evaluated changes in kidney function and blood pressure over time in children with SSNS. OBJECTIVES: We describe clinical features of SSNS patients and characterize changes in calculated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and use of antihypertensive medications during follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606407/munchausen%C3%A2-syndrome-by%C3%A2-proxy-and%C3%A2-pediatric%C3%A2-nephrology
#10
Cristina Bertulli, Pierre Cochat
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a persistent fabrication of illness done by a person to another. Renal and urologic forms of this syndrome are not as uncommon as can be thought; a review of all the cases of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome reveals that 25% of the children had renal or urologic issues. This syndrome can result in a serious diagnostic dilemma for the physicians; knowing this entity can allow early recognition of falsification and limit the physical and psychological damages caused in the victim. In this study, we reviewed the pediatric nephrology cases of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, grouping them through the principal signs of presentation...
June 9, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558814/approach-to-growth-hormone-therapy-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-varies-across-north-america-the-midwest-pediatric-nephrology-consortium-report
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Oleh M Akchurin, Amy J Kogon, Juhi Kumar, Christine B Sethna, Hoda T Hammad, Paul J Christos, John D Mahan, Larry A Greenbaum, Robert Woroniecki
BACKGROUND: Growth impairment remains common in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Available literature indicates low level of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) utilization in short children with CKD. Despite efforts at consensus guidelines, lack of high-level evidence continues to complicate rhGH therapy decision-making and the level of practice variability in rhGH treatment by pediatric nephrologists is unknown. METHODS: Cross-sectional online survey electronically distributed to pediatric nephrologists through the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium and American Society of Pediatric Nephrology...
May 30, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555180/risk-factors-for-neurocognitive-functioning-in-children-with-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#12
REVIEW
Stephen R Hooper
This mini review provides an overview of the issues and challenges inherent in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD), with a particular focus on the neurological factors and neurocognitive functioning of this population. ARPKD typically is discovered at the end of pregnancy or during the neonatal developmental period and occurs in approximately 1 in 20,000 live births. During the neonatal period, there is a relatively high risk of death, with many infants dying from respiratory failure. As the child ages, they experience progressive kidney disease and become increasingly vulnerable to liver disease, with many individuals eventually requiring dual organ transplants...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
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Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547746/the-support-needs-of-parents-having-a-child-with-a-chronic-kidney-disease-a-focus-group-study
#14
W W Geense, B G I van Gaal, J L Knoll, E A M Cornelissen, T van Achterberg
BACKGROUND: Parents of children with a chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a crucial role in the management of their child's disease. The burden on parents is high: they are often exhausted, depressed and experience high levels of stress and a low quality of life, which could have a negative impact on their child's health outcomes. Support aiming at preventing and reducing parental stress is essential. Therefore, it is necessary to have insight in the problems and support needs among these parents...
May 25, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541783/cyclosporine-causes-no-hearing-defect-in-paediatric-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome
#15
Belde Kasap-Demir, Derya Özmen, Günay Kırkım, Ersoy Doğan, Alper Soylu, Bülent Şerbetçioğlu, Salih Kavukçu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the ototoxicity of cyclosporine A (CsA) in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS). DESIGN: Data of paediatric patients with NS followed in paediatric nephrology department were evaluated retrospectively, and hearing functions were evaluated by pure tone audiometry (PTA) and transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). Age, gender, type of NS, duration and cumulative doses of immunosuppressives were noted. STUDY SAMPLE: The patients who had received CsA (n: 16) and immunosuppressives other than CsA (n: 13) for at least 6 months formed two patient groups and healthy cases formed a control group (n: 20)...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540883/the-relationship-between-serum-homocysteine-and-highly-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-children-on-regular-hemodialysis
#16
Manal Abdel-Salam, Soheir Ibrahim, Shaimaa Abdelmalik Pessar, Eman Al-Morsy
Hyperhomocysteinemia has attracted a lot of attention in renal patients, not only because of its close relationship with renal function but also because it has been implicated as an independent cardiovascular risk factor in these patients. An increased level of C-reactive protein (CRP) has been reported to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study was to assess the association between homocysteine (Hcy) and highly sensitive CRP (hsCRP) in cardiovascular risk prediction in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on HD...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540445/indications-for-kidney-biopsy-in-idiopathic-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
#17
Alanoud Alshami, Abishek Roshan, Marisa Catapang, Jasper J Jöbsis, Trevor Kwok, Nonnie Polderman, Jennifer Sibley, Matt Sibley, Cherry Mammen, Douglas G Matsell
BACKGROUND: Most cases of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) are due to minimal change disease (MCD), while a minority of children have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and an unfavorable clinical course, requiring a kidney biopsy to confirm diagnosis. We hypothesized that clinical characteristics at diagnosis and initial response to corticosteroid treatment accurately predict FSGS and can be used to guide consistent practice in the indications for kidney biopsy. METHODS: This was a case control study (1990-2012)...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493451/the-effect-of-an-electronic-health-record-based-tool-on-abnormal-pediatric-blood-pressure-recognition
#18
Sarah A Twichell, Corinna J Rea, Patrice Melvin, Andrew J Capraro, Joshua C Mandel, Michael A Ferguson, Daniel J Nigrin, Kenneth D Mandl, Dionne Graham, Justin P Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Recognition of high blood pressure (BP) in children is poor, partly due to the need to compute age-sex-height referenced percentiles. This study examined the change in abnormal BP recognition before versus after the introduction of an electronic health record (EHR) app designed to calculate BP percentiles with a training lecture. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data were extracted on all ambulatory, non-urgent encounters for children 3-18 years old seen in primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, or nephrology clinics at an urban, academic hospital in the year before and the year after app introduction...
May 11, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478696/inter-observer-variability-of-the-histological-classification-of-lupus-glomerulonephritis-in-children
#19
L Oni, M W Beresford, D Witte, A Chatzitolios, N Sebire, K Abulaban, R Shukla, J Ying, H I Brunner
The gold standard for the classification of lupus nephritis is renal histology but reporting variation exists. The aim of this study was to assess the inter-observer variability of the 2003 International Society of Nephrology/Royal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) lupus nephritis histological classification criteria in children. Histopathologists from a reference centre and three tertiary paediatric centres independently reviewed digitalized renal histology slides from 55 children with lupus nephritis. Histological ISN/RPS Class was assigned and features scored; lupus nephritis-activity [scored 0-24], lupus nephritis-chronicity [0-12] and tubulointerstitial activity [0-21]...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465799/immunoglobulin-g-and-m-levels-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-two-centers-egyptian-study
#20
Ghada Mohamed El Mashad, Soha Abd El Hady Ibrahim, Sameh Abd Allah Abdelnaby
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) is the most common glomerular disease in children. Immune cell subsets may play a role in pathogenesis of INS. We aimed to assess immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) levels in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) to predict prognosis of the disease and response to treatment. METHODS: This prospective case control study was done in Pediatric Nephrology Units at Minoufia and Benha University Hospitals, during the period from 1st March 2014 to 30th June 2015...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
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