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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159002/a-case-report-of-fructosamine-s-unreliability-as-a-glycemic-control-assessment-tool-in-nephrotic-syndrome
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Sri HarshaVardhan Senapathi, Ravi Bhavsar, Regina Kaur, Paul Kim, Issac Sachmechi
Fructosamine (FA) is a glycated primary amine widely used as an alternative method for the assessment of glycemic control when glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) measurement is unreliable or if there is a need for short-term glycemic control monitoring. We report a case of a 36-year-old male patient with a six-year history of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus and nephrotic syndrome. As the nephrotic syndrome progressed, we observed a decline in his serum FA levels that did not correlate with his increased HbA1c due to significant albuminuria...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155846/soluble-cd40-ligand-directly-alters-glomerular-permeability-and-may-act-as-a-circulating-permeability-factor-in-fsgs
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Sophie Doublier, Cristina Zennaro, Luca Musante, Tiziana Spatola, Giovanni Candiano, Maurizio Bruschi, Luca Besso, Massimo Cedrino, Michele Carraro, Gian Marco Ghiggeri, Giovanni Camussi, Enrico Lupia
CD40/CD40 ligand (CD40L) dyad, a co-stimulatory bi-molecular complex involved in the adaptive immune response, has also potent pro-inflammatory actions in haematopoietic and non-haematopoietic cells. We describe here a novel role for soluble CD40L (sCD40L) as modifier of glomerular permselectivity directly acting on glomerular epithelial cells (GECs). We found that stimulation of CD40, constitutively expressed on GEC cell membrane, by the sCD40L rapidly induced redistribution and loss of nephrin in GECs, and increased albumin permeability in isolated rat glomeruli...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155175/fcgr2a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-confers-susceptibility-to-childhood-onset-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Giovanni M Rossi, Francesco Bonatti, Alessia Adorni, Federico Alberici, Monica Bodria, Alice Bonanni, Gian M Ghiggeri, Davide Martorana, Augusto Vaglio
Childhood-onset idiopathic nephrotic syndrome affects 1.15-3.4 children/100,000 children/year in Western Countries. Immune-mediated mechanisms, particularly T cell-mediated, are thought to play a key pathogenic role. The genetic basis of the disease is still poorly understood. We tested the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of four genes encoding Fc gamma receptors (FCGR2A, FCGR2B, FCGR3A, FCGR3B) and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in a case-control study of paediatric patients. Children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (aged 1-16 years) were included...
November 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153556/fatty-acids-in-nephrotic-syndrome-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Stefano Turolo, Alberto Edefonti, Marie Louise Syren, Franca Marangoni, William Morello, Carlo Agostoni, Giovanni Montini
The role of fatty acids (FAs) in inflammation and in the related chronic diseases has been demonstrated. However, there is a lack of consistent and agreed knowledge about the role of FA profile and renal physiology and pathology, most articles focusing on the effect of polyunsaturated FAs supplementation, without considering the impact of basal FA metabolism on the efficacy of the supplementation. Here, we have summarized the specific literature concerning the assessment of circulating FA in 2 renal diseases, namely nephrotic syndrome and chronic kidney disease, also under hemodialytic treatment, and have received the most significant contributions in the last years...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149305/rituximab-for-non-responsive-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Xin Wang, Zhao Cui, Yi-Miao Zhang, Zhen Qu, Fang Wang, Li-Qiang Meng, Xu-Yang Cheng, Gang Liu, Fu-de Zhou, Ming-Hui Zhao
Background: Rituximab had been shown to be effective in inducing remission of nephrotic syndrome in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). This study applied rituximab therapy for 36 non-responsive iMN patients to investigate its effects and safety. Methods: Thirty-six iMN patients who were non-responsive to prior immunosuppression were enrolled. Rituximab was used for B-cell depletion in patients, with a goal of <5 B cells/mm3 in the circulation...
November 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148523/nephrotic-syndrome-and-duplication-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-a-series-of-unfortunate-events
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Katarzyna Klejna, Tomasz Hryszko, Radosław Zawadzki, Beata Naumnik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146214/-treatments-of-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children
#7
A Couderc, E Bérard, V Guigonis, I Vrillon, J Hogan, V Audard, V Baudouin, C Dossier, O Boyer
Primary nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the most common glomerular disease in children. It is characterized by massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia. It typically has a sudden onset and more than 70% of patients will experience at least one relapse. An immunological origin has long been postulated, although the precise molecular mechanisms underlying the disease remain debated. Steroids are the first-line therapy with cumulative dose and duration of initial treatment varying among countries. Steroid-sparing agents may be indicated in case of steroid-dependency or frequent relapses...
November 13, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143203/relapse-of-nephrotic-syndrome-triggered-by-kawasaki-disease
#8
Ryo Maeda, Yukihiko Kawasaki, Shigeo Suzuki, Shinichiro Ohara, Suyama Kazuhide, Mitsuaki Hosoya
Minor infections, allergies, insect bites, and bee stings are commonly reported causes of nephrotic syndrome (NS). Herein, we report, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of NS relapse due to Kawasaki disease (KD). An 8-year-old boy presented with high fever of 4-day duration. He had developed steroid-dependent NS at the age of 4 years and remained in remission after steroid and mizonbin therapy. Renal biopsy, performed at the age of four, showed minimal change (MC) disease. Upon examination, the patient fulfilled 5 of 6 criteria for KD under the Japanese diagnostic guidelines, with positive proteinuria...
November 15, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142988/proximal-tubular-expression-patterns-of-megalin-and-cubilin-in-proteinuric-nephropathies
#9
Jia Sun, Kjell Hultenby, Jonas Axelsson, Johan Nordström, Bing He, Annika Wernerson, Karin Lindström
Introduction: Receptor-mediated endocytosis is responsible for protein reabsorption in the proximal tubules. For albumin this process involves at least 2 interacting receptors, megalin and cubilin. Albumin is not usually present in the urine, indicating a highly efficient tubular reuptake under physiological conditions. However, early appearance of albuminuria may mean that the tubular system is overwhelmed by large quantities of albumin or that the function is impaired. Methods: To better understand the physiological role of megalin and cubilin in human renal disease, renal biopsies from 15 patients with a range of albuminuria and 3 healthy living donors were analyzed for proximal tubular expression of megalin and cubilin using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and semiquantitative immune-electron microscopy...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142983/efficacy-and-safety-of-sparsentan-compared-with-irbesartan-in-patients-with-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-randomized-controlled-trial-design-duet
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Radko Komers, Debbie S Gipson, Peter Nelson, Sharon Adler, Tarak Srivastava, Vimal K Derebail, Kevin E Meyers, Pablo Pergola, Meghan E MacNally, Jennifer L Hunt, Alvin Shih, Howard Trachtman
Introduction: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a leading cause of nephrotic syndrome and end-stage renal disease. There are no US Food and Drug Administration-approved therapies for FSGS, and treatment often fails to reduce proteinuria. Endothelin is an important factor in the pathophysiology of podocyte disorders, including FSGS. Sparsentan is a first-in-class, orally active, dual-acting angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and highly selective endothelin Type A receptor antagonist...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141789/a-case-of-seropositive-neuromyelitis-optica-in-a-paediatric-patient-with-co-existing-acute-nephrotic-syndrome
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Thomas Volkman, Cheryl Hemingway
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare relapsing autoimmune disease of the central nervous system constituting less than 1% of demyelinating diseases (Jeffery and Buncic, 1996). It preferentially affects the optic nerves and spinal cord, with the brain parenchyma generally spared. Demyelinating lesions are characterised by longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) and often longitudinally extensive optic neuritis. Following the discovery of a novel pathogenic antibody, Aquaporin 4 in 2004 (Lennon et al...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141309/-interpretation-of-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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C L Gao, Z K Xia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141308/-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131245/expression-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-pathway-in-patients-with-acute-renal-injury
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S-Y Wang, S-X Yang, X-X Zhao, F Chen, J Shi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation is to determine if the protein expression of the Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway is induced after acute renal injury in patients with acute tubular necrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients in who met inclusion criteria underwent renal biopsy. Based on the result of the biopsy, patients were divided into two groups: one with nephrotic syndrome with mini-change disease (MCD group, 30 patients), the other one with minor lesions and acute tubular necrosis (ATN, 30 patients)...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130775/results-of-native-and-transplant-kidney-biopsies-of-children-in-a-single-center-over-a-15-years-period
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Emel Isiyel, Kibriya Fidan, Bahar Buyukkaragoz, Meltem Akcaboy, Yasar Kandur, Ipek Isik Gonul, Necla Buyan, Sevcan Bakkaloglu, Oguz Soylemezoglu
Renal biopsy is an important diagnostic procedure in pediatric nephrology. This study retrospectively investigates the indications, results and complications in a single tertiary children's hospital in Turkey. We evaluated the native and transplant kidney biopsies in Gazi University Pediatric Nephrology Department between 2001 and 2015. A total of 196 biopsies (144 natives and 52 transplants) were included into the study. The mean age of the patients was respectively 10.8 ± 3.5, 13.9 ± 1.5 years...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129927/nephrotic-syndrome-avil-mutations-reduce-podocyte-migration-rate-in-srns
#16
Jack M Heintze
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127259/whole-exome-sequencing-of-patients-with-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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Jillian K Warejko, Weizhen Tan, Ankana Daga, David Schapiro, Jennifer A Lawson, Shirlee Shril, Svjetlana Lovric, Shazia Ashraf, Jia Rao, Tobias Hermle, Tilman Jobst-Schwan, Eugen Widmeier, Amar J Majmundar, Ronen Schneider, Heon Yung Gee, J Magdalena Schmidt, Asaf Vivante, Amelie T van der Ven, Hadas Ityel, Jing Chen, Carolin E Sadowski, Stefan Kohl, Werner L Pabst, Makiko Nakayama, Michael J G Somers, Nancy M Rodig, Ghaleb Daouk, Michelle Baum, Deborah R Stein, Michael A Ferguson, Avram Z Traum, Neveen A Soliman, Jameela A Kari, Sherif El Desoky, Hanan Fathy, Martin Zenker, Sevcan A Bakkaloglu, Dominik Müller, Aytul Noyan, Fatih Ozaltin, Melissa A Cadnapaphornchai, Seema Hashmi, Jeffrey Hopcian, Jeffrey B Kopp, Nadine Benador, Detlef Bockenhauer, Radovan Bogdanovic, Nataša Stajić, Gil Chernin, Robert Ettenger, Henry Fehrenbach, Markus Kemper, Reyner Loza Munarriz, Ludmila Podracka, Rainer Büscher, Erkin Serdaroglu, Velibor Tasic, Shrikant Mane, Richard P Lifton, Daniela A Braun, Friedhelm Hildebrandt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome overwhelmingly progresses to ESRD. More than 30 monogenic genes have been identified to cause steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. We previously detected causative mutations using targeted panel sequencing in 30% of patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Panel sequencing has a number of limitations when compared with whole exome sequencing. We employed whole exome sequencing to detect monogenic causes of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome in an international cohort of 300 families...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127133/nephrotic-syndrome-and-acute-kidney-injury-induced-by-malathion-toxicity
#18
Kei Yokota, Masamichi Fukuda, Ritsuko Katafuchi, Tadashi Okamoto
We treated a case of acute kidney injury and nephrotic syndrome after malathion inhalation. A 69-year-old Japanese man presented with oedema 15 days after inhalation of malathion, a widely used pesticide. Serum albumin was 2.4 g/dL, urinary protein 8.6 g/gCr and serum creatinine 2.5 mg/dL. Kidney biopsy revealed tubular cell damage, epithelial cell damage in glomeruli and diffuse foot process effacement in electron microscopy. Acute kidney injury progressed to treatment with dialysis. Renal function recovered after corticosteroid administration from the 43rd day after admission...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124323/-goodpasture-syndrome-ocular-manifestation-in-a-young-man
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C Lommatzsch, A Lommatzsch, C Heinz, A Heiligenhaus
Goodpasture syndrome (GS) is a rare organ-specific autoimmune disease that may consist of glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage. Only few case reports have been published on ocular symptoms in the context of GS. This is a case report of a 22-year-old male with GS who was referred to our practice because of visual disturbances. The anamnesis revealed pulmonary hemorrhage, acute renal failure and nephrotic syndrome, which was treated by immunosuppressive therapy with additional plasmapheresis. Ophthalmoscopically, bilateral cotton wool spots were found along the vessels and bilateral retinal hemorrhages predominantly at the posterior pole...
November 9, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120340/mycophenolate-sodium-for-children-with-frequently-relapsing-or-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome
#20
Kanika Kapoor, Abhijeet Saha, Manpreet Kaur, Nand Kishore Dubey, Ashish Datt Upadhyay
In this retrospective study, patients with idiopathic frequently-relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) (n=27) and steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) (n=13) who received enteric coated mycophenolate sodium (ECMS) for at least 6 months, were included for analysis. Primary outcome was response to ECMS, which was defined as complete if there were no relapses, partial response if there was 1 relapse and no response if there were 2 or more relapses within 6 months of initiation. The mean (SD) dose of ECMS was 985...
October 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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