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glomerulopathies,kidney disease

H Terence Cook
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review will discuss recent advances in our understanding of the pathology of C3 glomerulopathy and atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). RECENT FINDINGS: C3 glomerulopathy and aHUS are associated with abnormalities of control of the alternative pathway of complement. Recent articles have provided new insights into the classification of C3 glomerulopathy and its relationship to idiopathic immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis...
March 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Yan Wang, Yu Yan, Zhun Sui, Bao Dong, Li Zuo
RATIONALE: POEMS syndrome is a rare multi-system disorder, which sometimes involves the kidney. Immunotactoid glomerulopathy (ITG) is an uncommon glomerular disease resulted from deposits of immunoglobulins and its derivatives. ITG caused by POEMS syndrome is rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old man was presented with acute kidney injury. In addition, it's found that he had abnormal serum free κ /λ ratio, polyneuropathy, Castleman's disease, organomegaly, endocrinopathy and skin changes...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Quan Hong, Lu Zhang, Bhaskar Das, Zhengzhe Li, Bohan Liu, Guangyan Cai, Xiangmei Chen, Peter Y Chuang, John Cijiang He, Kyung Lee
Podocyte injury and loss contribute to the progression of glomerular diseases, including diabetic kidney disease. We previously found that the glomerular expression of Sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) is reduced in human diabetic glomeruli and that the podocyte-specific loss of SIRT1 aggravated albuminuria and worsened kidney disease progression in diabetic mice. SIRT1 encodes an NAD-dependent deacetylase that modifies the activity of key transcriptional regulators affected in diabetic kidneys, including NF-κB, STAT3, p53, FOXO4, and PGC1-α...
February 22, 2018: Kidney International
Satoshi Hara, Masayoshi Hirata, Kiyoaki Ito, Ichiro Mizushima, Hiroshi Fujii, Kazunori Yamada, Michio Nagata, Mitsuhiro Kawano
Human parvovirus B19 infection causes a variety of glomerular diseases such as post-infectious acute glomerulonephritis and collapsing glomerulopathy. Although each of these appears independently, it has not been fully determined why parvovirus B19 provokes such a variety of different glomerular phenotypes. Here, we report a 68-year-old Japanese man who showed endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis admixed with podocytopathy in association with parvovirus B19 infection. The patient showed acute onset of heavy proteinuria, microscopic hematuria and kidney dysfunction with arthralgia and oliguria after close contact with a person suffering from erythema infectiosum...
February 19, 2018: Pathology International
Emilia Łukawska, Magdalena Polcyn-Adamczak, Zofia I Niemir
The complement system (CS) has recently been recognized as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity that constitutes a very complex mechanism controlling the clearance of pathogens, cellular debris, and immune complexes. Out of three known pathways of complement activation, the alternative pathway (AP) plays a critical role in host defense by amplifying the complement response, independently of initiation pathway and continuously maintaining low-level activity in a process called 'thick-over.' A key molecule of the CS is C3, in which the AP is constantly activated...
February 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Moglie Le Quintrec, Anne-Laure Lapeyraque, Arnaud Lionet, Anne-Laure Sellier-Leclerc, Yahsou Delmas, Véronique Baudouin, Eric Daugas, Stéphane Decramer, Leila Tricot, Mathilde Cailliez, Philippe Dubot, Aude Servais, Catherine Mourey-Epron, Franck Pourcine, Chantal Loirat, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Fadi Fakhouri
BACKGROUND: Cases reports and small series of patients with C3 glomerulopathy have reported variable efficacy of eculizumab. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of C3 glomerulopathy. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Pediatric and adult patients with C3 glomerulopathy treated with eculizumab between 2010 and 2016 were identified through the C3 glomerulopathy French registry database, and a questionnaire was sent to participating French pediatric and adult nephrology centers, as well as one pediatric referral center in Québec, Canada...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
P S Malhotra, T Jorna, S Bhandari
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most commonly occurring glomerulonephritis. Recurrence of disease in the transplanted kidney can significantly reduce allograft survival rates. Currently, there is no definitive management plan for IgAN recurrence in a transplant that reduces the rate of decline of allograft function and prolongs time to dialysis or re-transplantation. Herein we present a 48-year-old man who had received a renal transplantation in 2006 following his diagnosis of IgAN. In 2015, the patient was noted to have an elevated blood pressure and proteinuria (urinary protein:creatinine ratio [uPCR] 170 mg/mmol)...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Smita Mary Matthai, Anjali Mohapatra, Ashish J Mathew, Sanjeet Roy, Santosh Varughese, Debashish Danda, Veerasamy Tamilarasi
Podocyte infolding glomerulopathy (PIG) is a recently described pathologic entity characterized by diffuse podocyte infolding into the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) associated with ultrastructurally demonstrable microspherular aggregates. The clinical features, significance, and pathogenesis of this condition are still not well delineated because only a few cases have been documented to date, all from Japan. We report a case of PIG associated with undifferentiated connective tissue disease in an Indian woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome while undergoing treatment for an autoimmune disorder...
January 27, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Luigi Cirillo, Pamela Gallo, Carmela Errichiello, Annasara Sorrentino, Alma Mehmetaj, Marco Gregori, Rossella Cannavò, Giuseppe Cestone, Roberta Cutruzzulà, Pietro Claudio Dattolo
Disorders of calcium-phosphate-parathormone balance, are very important issues in ESRD patients, that may lead to severe complications, as dystrophic calcinosis cutis, a rare disease, caused by calcium salt deposits in cutaneous or subcutaneous tissues and many organs. We present the case of a 47 years old woman, in ESRD due to membranous glomerulopathy, treated by peritoneal dialysis, who, after 7 months of dialysis, developed painful masses on second finger and fifth metacarpus of the right hand. Laboratory and instrumental data showed hyperparathyroidism with a parathyroid mass consistent with adenoma...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Neetika Garg, Yuzhou Zhang, Anne Nicholson-Weller, Eliyahu V Khankin, Nicolò Ghiringhelli Borsa, Nicole C Meyer, Susan McDermott, Isaac E Stillman, Helmut G Rennke, Richard J Smith, Martha Pavlakis
Background: C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) is caused by alternate complement pathway over-activation. It frequently progresses to end-stage renal disease, recurs in two-thirds of transplants and in half of these cases progresses to allograft loss. There is currently no proven treatment for C3GN. Case Presentation: We describe a family segregating pathogenic alleles of complement factor H and I (CFH and CFI). The only member carrying both mutations developed C3GN. Prolonged delayed graft function after deceased donor transplantation, heavy proteinuria and isolated C3 hypocomplementemia prompted an allograft biopsy confirming diagnosis of recurrent C3GN...
January 23, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Maurizio Salvadori, Aris Tsalouchos
This review will encompass definition, pathogenesis, renal clinical manifestations and treatment of immunoglobulin G4-related diseases (IgG4-RDs). IgG4-RD is a recently recognized clinical entity that often involves multiple organs and is characterized by high levels of serum immunoglobulins G4, dense infiltration of IgG4+ cells and storiform fibrosis. Cellular immunity, particularly T-cell mediated immunity, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of IgG4-RDs. The most frequent renal manifestations of IgG4-RD are IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis, membranous glomerulopathy and obstructive nephropathy secondary to urinary tract obstruction due to IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis...
January 6, 2018: World Journal of Nephrology
Federica Petrillo, Anna Iervolino, Miriam Zacchia, Adelina Simeoni, Cristina Masella, Giovanna Capolongo, Alessandra Perna, Giovambattista Capasso, Francesco Trepiccione
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of short noncoding RNAs that play important roles in posttranscriptional gene regulation. miRNAs inhibit target gene expression by blocking protein translation or by inducing mRNA degradation and therefore have the potential to modulate physiological and pathological processes. Summary: In the kidney, miRNAs play a role in the organogenesis and in the pathogenesis of several diseases, including renal carcinoma, diabetic nephropathy, cystogenesis, and glomerulopathies...
December 2017: Kidney Diseases
Omer Shahab, Pegah Golabi, Zobair M Younossi
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects many organs in the body, including the liver, kidneys, skin, joints and others. Although the hepatic manifestation of HCV has been widely studied, the extrahepatic manifestaions of HCV have not been fully appreciated. Studies have shown that patients with HCV have a higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, as well as poorer outcomes after kidney transplantation. Given these findings, it is important to screen HCV patients for presence of renal impairement in a timely manner...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
N Gopalakrishnan, R Arul, J Dhanapriya, T Dinesh Kumar, R Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan
Familial lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive (AR) disease caused by mutation in the LCAT gene. LCAT enzyme esterifies cholesterol molecules in high-density lipoprotein(HDL) and low density-lipoprotein (LDL) particles. This enzyme deficiency is characterised by progressive corneal opacification, glomerulopathy, mild - moderate haemolytic anaemia and very low plasma levels of HDL. We here report a 34 year-old lady who presented with hypertension, nephrotic proteinuria, renal failure, corneal ring opacities, anemia and dyslipidemia...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Andrew S Bomback, Dominick Santoriello, Rupali S Avasare, Renu Regunathan-Shenk, Pietro A Canetta, Wooin Ahn, Jai Radhakrishnan, Maddalena Marasa, Paul E Rosenstiel, Leal C Herlitz, Glen S Markowitz, Vivette D D'Agati, Gerald B Appel
C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease comprise the two classes of C3 glomerulopathy. Studies from Europe and Asia have aided our understanding of this recently defined disorder, but whether these data apply to a diverse United States patient population remains unclear. We, therefore, reviewed clinical and histopathological data, including generation of a C3 Glomerulopathy Histologic Index to score biopsy activity and chronicity, to determine predictors of progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) in 111 patients (approximately 35% non-white) with C3 glomerulopathy: 87 with C3GN and 24 with dense deposit disease...
January 6, 2018: Kidney International
Jen-Pi Tsai
Leptin is a 167-amino-acid protein released by white adipose tissue and encoded by the obese gene. It has a role as a negative regulator of appetite control through sending a satiety signal to act on receptors within the hypothalamus. At normal levels, leptin can exert its effects on weight regulation according to white fat mass, induce sodium excretion, maintain vascular tone, and repair the myocardium. Beyond these effects, elevated serum leptin levels have been implicated in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and multiple cardiovascular diseases...
October 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
Fernando Corvillo, Margarita López-Trascasa
The activation of the alternative pathway of the complement is involved in the development of several renal diseases, such as atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathy. In C3 glomerulopathy, a high percentage of patients have circulating levels of the autoantibody called C3NeF, which causes systemic dysregulation of the complement system. In some cases, the presence of this antibody has been related with abnormalities of adipose tissue, causing acquired partial lipodystrophy (Barraquer-Simons syndrome)...
December 23, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Musab S Hommos, Caihong Zeng, Zhihong Liu, Jonathan P Troost, Avi Z Rosenberg, Matthew Palmer, Walter K Kremers, Lynn D Cornell, Fernando C Fervenza, Laura Barisoni, Andrew D Rule
Globally sclerotic glomeruli (GSG) occur with both normal aging and kidney disease. However, it is unknown whether any GSG or only GSG exceeding that expected for age is clinically important. To evaluate this, we identified patients with a glomerulopathy that often presents with nephrotic syndrome (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranous nephropathy, or minimal change disease) in the setting of the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE), China-Digital Kidney Pathology (DiKiP), and the Southeast Minnesota cohorts...
December 19, 2017: Kidney International
Bogdan Obrişcă, Adriana Roxana JurubiŢă, Andreea Gabriella Andronesi, Mihaela Gherghiceanu, Gener Ismail, George Mitroi, Mihai Cristian Hârza
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a rare complication of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and is thought to represent a renal manifestation of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). Glomerulopathies occur less often in recipients of autologous as compared to allogeneic HCT and, in this setting, renal pathology is less well characterized. This case report describes a 54-year-old man admitted for the evaluation of a nephrotic-range proteinuria. His past medical history included a ? light-chain secreting multiple myeloma (MM) for which he underwent autologous HCT...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Nicola Lepori, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Sanjeev Sethi, David Murray, Shaji Kumar, Nelson Leung, Karthik V Giridhar, Fernando C Fervenza
There is currently no standard treatment for monoclonal immunoglobulin (MIg)-associated C3 glomerulopathy, and treatment is often dictated by the extent of the monoclonal gammopathy. Although chemotherapy treatment for MIg-associated C3 glomerulopathy may stabilize renal function, the overall renal prognosis of MIg-associated C3 glomerulopathy is still poor with frequent progression to end-stage renal disease. We present a case of a 55-year-old man with IgG-κ gammopathy-associated C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) with bone marrow biopsy demonstrating 5 - 10 κ-restricted plasma cells...
December 18, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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