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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444577/comparison-of-clinical-serological-and-prognostic-differences-among-juvenile-adult-and-late-onset-lupus-nephritis-in-korean-patients
#1
Ji-Hyoun Kang, Dong-Jin Park, Kyung-Eun Lee, Ji Shin Lee, Yoo-Duk Choi, Shin-Seok Lee
We investigated whether lupus nephritis (LN) patients could be distinguished based on the time of disease onset and, if so, whether the groups differed in their clinical and laboratory features and long-term prognosis in ethnically homogeneous Korean patients. We enrolled 117 systemic lupus erythematosus patients with available clinical data at the time of renal biopsy of LN. Sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory data and concomitant diseases were evaluated at the time of renal biopsy. We divided LN patients, according to age at LN diagnosis, into three groups: juvenile-onset LN (JLN, diagnosed at ≤18 years), adult-onset LN (ALN, diagnosed at 18-50 years), and late-onset LN (LLN, diagnosed at >50 years) and compared demographic, clinical, histological, and laboratory findings...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444337/utility-of-a-repeat-renal-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis-a-single-centre-experience
#2
Angela Pakozdi, Debasish Pyne, Michael Sheaff, Ravindra Rajakariar
Background.: The role of repeat renal biopsy in lupus nephritis (LN) to guide treatment or predict prognosis has been controversial. We assessed glomerular and tubulointerstitial histological characteristics of serial renal biopsies, correlations with clinical variables and the impact on subsequent management. Methods.: Out of a large single-centre cohort of 270 biopsy- proven LN patients, 66 (24%) had serial biopsies. LN classes based on glomerular pathology were defined according to the International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society 2003 classification, while tubulointerstitial pathologies were evaluated using the revised Austin's semi-quantitative scoring system...
April 22, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443384/biological-and-targeted-therapies-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-evidence-and-the-state-of-the-art
#3
Chi Chiu Mok
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-systemic disease characterized by an unpredictable disease course and periods of remission and flare, leading to organ damage and mortality. Novel biological agents are being developed (targeting the lymphocytes, accessory molecules and cytokines) that aim to enhance the therapeutic efficacy when combined with standard therapies. Areas covered: This article updates recent data on the use of biological and targeted therapies in SLE. Expert opinion: B cells remain the main target of development of novel therapeutics in SLE...
April 26, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441914/systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-reproducibility-of-the-interpretation-of-renal-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis
#4
M Restrepo-Escobar, P A Granda-Carvajal, F Jaimes
Objective Before using a test, it should be determined whether the results are reliable. The reliability of the interpretation of renal biopsy in patients with lupus nephritis has not been clearly elucidated. Our objective was to estimate inter and intra-observer reliability of the histological classification, as well as activity and chronicity indices in renal biopsy of patients with lupus nephritis. Methods We conducted a systematic search of the literature, which included articles in any language, using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane and Lilacs databases...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437782/detection-of-renal-hypoxia-in-lupus-nephritis-using-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-mr-imaging-a-multiple-correspondence-analysis
#5
Huilan Shi, Tiekun Yan, Dong Li, Junya Jia, Wenya Shang, Li Wei, Zhenfeng Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nephrologists have pursued ideal, dynamic and noninvasive methods for assessing renal function and disease progression. Blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) imaging is a useful technique for assessing renal disease. This current study was performed to explore the correlation between the hypoxia iconographical index and renal pathological features in lupus nephritis. METHODS: Adult patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and healthy volunteers were recruited for this study...
April 5, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428030/complement-inhibition-with-eculizumab-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-rescues-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
#6
Praveen Ramakrishnan Geethakumari, Patrick Mille, Rakesh Gulati, Srikanth Nagalla
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an enigmatic heterogeneous disorder despite several revelations in its pathobiology. Renal transplantation in patients with APS has been notoriously difficult due to the high risk of development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is often refractory to conventional treatment modalities such as aggressive anticoagulation and plasmapheresis. We describe a case of a 58-year-old male with secondary APS undergoing living unrelated renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease from lupus nephritis...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
#7
Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425160/causes-of-nephrotic-syndrome-and-nephrotic-range-proteinuria-are-different-in-adult-chinese-patients-a-single-centre-study-over-33%C3%A2-years
#8
Jack Kit-Chung Ng, Terry King-Wing Ma, Fernand Mac-Moune Lai, Kai Ming Chow, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li, Cheuk Chun Szeto
BACKGROUND: The reported causes of nephrotic syndrome (NS) varied between different countries. Less is known about the causes of nephrotic-range proteinuria (NPU). METHODS: In this single-centre, retrospective study of adult patients who underwent renal biopsy between 1983-2015 in a tertiary referral hospital in Hong Kong, we aimed to evaluate the underlying causes of NS and NPU. We also determined the distribution of histopathological diagnoses with regard to the age subgroups and time periods RESULTS: Among 7,456 patients who underwent renal biopsy, 982 and 838 patients had NS and NPU, respectively...
April 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423570/identification-of-long-non-coding-rnas-gas5-linc0597-and-lnc-dc-in-plasma-as-novel-biomarkers-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#9
Guo-Cui Wu, Jun Li, Rui-Xue Leng, Xiang-Pei Li, Xiao-Mei Li, De-Guang Wang, Hai-Feng Pan, Dong-Qing Ye
Despite increasing evidence that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) widely take part in human diseases, the role of lncRNAs in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is largely unknown. In this study, we performed a two-stage study to explore the plasma levels of five lncRNAs (GAS5, linc0949, linc0597, HOTAIRM1 and lnc-DC) and their potential as SLE biomarkers. Compared with healthy controls, plasma levels of GAS5 and lnc-DC were significantly decreased (P < 0.001 and P = 0.002, respectively) while linc0597 were overexpressed in SLE patients (P < 0...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420067/kidney-transplantation-for-end-stage-renal-disease-in-lupus-nephritis-a-very-safe-procedure-a-single-latin-american-transplant-center-experience
#10
J Naranjo-Escobar, E Manzi, J G Posada, L Mesa, G J Echeverri, C Duran, J Schweneiberg, L A Caicedo, J I Villegas, G J Tobón
Background Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent complications of SLE and occurs in up to 50% of cases depending on the studied population. Of these, approximately 20% progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), with the treatment of choice being a kidney transplant. Objective The objective of this study was to describe the clinical outcome of patients transplanted due to LN, compared with patients transplanted for other causes, in a Latin American population from the Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420065/a-five-consecutive-years-study-of-renal-function-outcome-among-biopsy-proven-lupus-nephritis-patients-in-southern-iran
#11
M Pakfetrat, L Malekmakan, M Kamranpour, T Tadayon
Introduction Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most common complications of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) responsible for an increase in mortality and morbidity. This study was conducted to evaluate the outcome for LN patients and factors that correlate with their outcome. Materials and methods We included 80 patients with proved LN and more than three-years follow up at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. We prepared a data gathering sheet for each patient and extracted the data from patients' file records which existed in the hospital...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420061/metabolic-profiling-reveals-new-serum-biomarkers-of-lupus-nephritis
#12
J Li, X-W Xie, H Zhou, B Wang, M-J Zhang, F-Y Tang
Metabolomics has been applied to explore altered metabolite profiles in disease and identify unique metabolic signatures specific to certain pathologies. The aim of the current study is to characterize the metabolic profile of patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis (LN) and explore new insights into underlying disease processes. A metabolomic approach using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry (UPLC-HRMS) was developed in serum samples from 32 LN patients, 30 idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) patients and 28 healthy controls (HCs)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420060/risk-factors-to-predict-the-development-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#13
D J Park, J H Kang, J W Lee, K E Lee, T J Kim, Y W Park, J S Lee, Y D Choi, S S Lee
Objectives We analyzed the clinical follow-up results of 88 lupus nephritis patients to find prognostic factors for the development of chronic kidney disease in ethnically homogeneous Korean patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis. Methods Sociodemographic, clinical, laboratory, and treatment-related data at the time of kidney biopsy and during follow-up were obtained. Renal biopsy specimens were reclassified according to the International Society of Pathology/Renal Pathology Society classification, separately, by two renal pathologists blinded to the previous classification...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420058/clinico-pathological-features-of-repeat-renal-biopsies-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-at-groote-schuur-hospital-cape-town
#14
S Kajawo, F C J Botha, I G Okpechi
Background Repeat renal biopsies in patients with lupus nephritis are usually done to guide treatment or to establish disease chronicity. Their value is not clear from available literature. There are also no available data in Africa to guide clinicians. Methods This was a retrospective study of patients undergoing a repeat renal biopsy between January 2003 and December 2014 from a single centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Relevant demographic, clinical and histological records of patients with repeat renal biopsies were documented...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420052/lupus-nephritis-in-the-western-cape-a-high-prevalence-area-an-experience-over-three-decades
#15
U Brijlal, W D Bates, M R Moosa
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multisystem disease with serious complications, including lupus nephritis. Systemic lupus erythematosus is prevalent in the Western Cape, predominantly affecting women in the prime of their lives. Renal biopsy is an important tool for the management of the lupus patient with kidney disease, guiding treatment and assessing prognosis. Aims The aim of this study was to ascertain if there has been a change in the spectrum of renal pathology, patient characteristics and long-term outcomes in patients with lupus nephritis in our region over three decades...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420048/pincer-nail-in-a-lupus-patient
#16
T H V Azevedo, C L S Neiva, R V Consoli, A C D Couto, A F M P Dias, E J R Souza
Pincer nail is a transverse overcurvature of the nail plate that may appear in association with a variable number of diseases. We present a case report of a 28-year-old woman with pincer nail deformity associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. A renal biopsy confirmed class V lupus nephritis and treatment had included systemic steroids and cyclophosphamide. After 6 months there was a marked improvement of nail deformities.
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409327/heat-shock-proteins-and-kidney-disease-perspectives-of-hsp-therapy
#17
REVIEW
Natalia Chebotareva, Irina Bobkova, Evgeniy Shilov
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) mediate a diverse range of cellular functions, prominently including folding and regulatory processes of cellular repair. A major property of these remarkable proteins, dependent on intracellular or extracellular location, is their capacity for immunoregulation that optimizes immune activity while avoiding hyperactivated inflammation. In this review, recent investigations are described, which examine roles of HSPs in protection of kidney tissue from various traumatic influences and demonstrate their potential for clinical management of nephritic disease...
April 13, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405983/reproductive-health-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-experience-from-government-hospital-in-western-india
#18
Rushabh Kothari, Amruta Digole, Sandip Kamat, Y S Nandanwar, Yojana Gokhale
AIM: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease which affects the reproductive health of women pertaining to disease or its treatment. However, Indian data is limited. Objective is to study menstrual disturbances and maternal and fetal outcome during pregnancy in SLE patients. METHODS: This retrospective and prospective observational study was conducted for a period of 18 months from March 2012 to September 2013 in a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. The study included serial recruitment of SLE patients fulfilling inclusion criteria...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405610/btk-specific-inhibition-blocks-pathogenic-plasma-cell-signatures-and-myeloid-cell-associated-damage-in-ifn%C3%AE-driven-lupus-nephritis
#19
Arna Katewa, Yugang Wang, Jason A Hackney, Tao Huang, Eric Suto, Nandhini Ramamoorthi, Cary D Austin, Meire Bremer, Jacob Zhi Chen, James J Crawford, Kevin S Currie, Peter Blomgren, Jason DeVoss, Julie A DiPaolo, Jonathan Hau, Adam Johnson, Justin Lesch, Laura E DeForge, Zhonghua Lin, Marya Liimatta, Joseph W Lubach, Sami McVay, Zora Modrusan, Allen Nguyen, Chungkee Poon, Jianyong Wang, Lichuan Liu, Wyne P Lee, Harvey Wong, Wendy B Young, Michael J Townsend, Karin Reif
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is often associated with exaggerated B cell activation promoting plasma cell generation, immune-complex deposition in the kidney, renal infiltration of myeloid cells, and glomerular nephritis. Type-I IFNs amplify these autoimmune processes and promote severe disease. Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitors are considered novel therapies for SLE. We describe the characterization of a highly selective reversible Btk inhibitor, G-744. G-744 is efficacious, and superior to blocking BAFF and Syk, in ameliorating severe lupus nephritis in both spontaneous and IFNα-accelerated lupus in NZB/W_F1 mice in therapeutic regimens...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403670/genetic-variants-in-fh-are-associated-with-renal-histopathologic-subtypes-of-lupus-nephritis-a-large-cohort-study-from-china
#20
M Tan, J-B Hao, H Chu, F-M Wang, D Song, L Zhu, F Yu, Y-Z Li, Y Song, M-H Zhao
Objective Genetic variants in FH (complement factor H) were reported to associate with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study proposed that the genetic defects of FH in the susceptibility and in the development of lupus nephritis might be different. Methods This study enrolled 334 lupus nephritis patients, 269 SLE patients without clinical renal involvement and 350 controls. Two-step genotyping was performed. First, all the exons of the FH gene were fully sequenced in 100 lupus nephritis patients and 100 healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
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