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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803697/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-gene-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-in-egyptian-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Doaa M Youssef, Amal S El-Shal, Samia Hussein, Khaled Salah, Abd El Rahman E Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) characterized by complex pathogenesis and clinical course with relapses; and needs novel breakthroughs for decades. Polymorphisms of cytokines genes including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)may influence susceptibility to NS as well as different patients' steroid responses. In the current study, we demonstrated the potential roles of TNF-α promoter gene polymorphisms [-238, -308, -863] and haplotypes in susceptibility to childhood NS. Also, elucidating their possible influence on patients' steroid response and serum TNF-α level...
August 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798906/cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Rebecca Ichord
Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) is a rare but serious cerebrovascular disorder affecting children from the newborn period through childhood and adolescence. The incidence is estimated at 0.6/100,000/year, with 30-50% occurring in newborns. Causes are diverse and are highly age dependent. Acute systemic illness is the dominant risk factor among newborns. In childhood CSVT, acute infections of the head and neck such as mastoiditis are most common, followed by chronic underlying diseases such as nephrotic syndrome, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792718/mdr-1-and-cyp3a5-polymorphisms-in-pediatric-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-impact-on-susceptibility-and-response-to-steroids-preliminary-results
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Amira Moussa, Sameh Mabrouk, Haithem Hamdouni, Maroua Ajmi, Miniar Tfifha, Asma Omezzine, Saoussen Abroug, Ali Bouslama
BACKGROUND: Oral steroid treatment is the first line of therapy for childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). However, resistance to this treatment has been observed in some patients. Here, we investigated the association of two steroid metabolism-related genes with susceptibility to childhood NS and the steroid response. METHODS: We genotyped the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of MDR-1 [C1236T (rs1128503), G2677T/A (rs2032582), and C3435T (rs1045642)] and the CYP3A5 gene (A6986G) in 63 NS patients and 110 age and gender matched controls by PCR-RFLP...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751734/glucocorticoid-therapy-regulates-podocyte-motility-by-inhibition-of-rac1
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James C McCaffrey, Nicholas J Webb, Toryn M Poolman, Maryline Fresquet, Cressida Moxey, Leo A H Zeef, Ian J Donaldson, David W Ray, Rachel Lennon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) occurs when the glomerular filtration barrier becomes excessively permeable leading to massive proteinuria. In childhood NS, immune system dysregulation has been implicated and increasing evidence points to the central role of podocytes in the pathogenesis. Children with NS are typically treated with an empiric course of glucocorticoid (Gc) therapy; a class of steroids that are activating ligands for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) transcription factor. Although Gc-therapy has been the cornerstone of NS management for decades, the mechanism of action, and target cell, remain poorly understood...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748888/childhood-idiopathic-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-at-a-single-center-in-khartoum
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El-Tigani M A Ali, Hanna F K Makki, Mohamed B Abdelraheem, Salwa O Makke, Rashid A Allidir
Prevalence, clinicopathological features, and outcome of childhood idiopathic steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (ISRNS) vary in different countries. We report on these parameters in a single center in Khartoum. We retrospectively reviewed all the records of children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) followed up in the pediatric renal unit, Soba Hospital, Khartoum between 2001 and 2012. ISRNS was defined as no remission within four weeks of daily prednisolone at a dose of 60 mg/m2. In 430 children with INS 130 (28%) had SRNS with a mean age of 7...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717938/rituximab-in-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-lessons-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Kazumoto Iijima, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Kamei, Kandai Nozu
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most common chronic glomerular disease in children. A total of 80-90% of patients with childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome achieve remission with steroid therapy [steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS)]. However, approximately 50% of children with SSNS develop frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Children with FRNS or SDNS are usually treated with immunosuppressive agents, but 10-20% of children receiving immunosuppressive agents still show frequent relapses or steroid dependence during or after treatment, defined as complicated FRNS or SDNS...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717937/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-childhood-onset-membranous-lupus-nephritis
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Maria Pereira, Eyal Muscal, Karen Eldin, M John Hicks, Anna Carmela P Sagcal-Gironella, Marietta DeGuzman, Scott E Wenderfer
BACKGROUND: Best practices for managing childhood-onset membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) are not yet established. Most studies involve primarily or exclusively adult cohorts or pediatric cohorts with combinations of pure or mixed membranous and proliferative nephritis. METHODS: We performed a single-center cohort study of consecutively diagnosed children with pure MLN from 1990 and 2016. Patients received care in Houston, Texas, one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in North America...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710306/ruxolitinib-treatment-in-an-infant-with-jak2-polycythaemia-vera-associated-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Mehmet Enes Coskun, Sue Height, Anil Dhawan, Nedim Hadzic
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction commonly seen with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Polycythaemia vera (PV) is a very rare MPN in childhood. This is the youngest reported patient diagnosed with PV and BCS secondary to JAK V617F mutation.A 26-month-old girl was admitted with a 5-month history of abdominal distension, hepatosplenomegaly and ascites. Imaging studies revealed occlusion of the right hepatic vein and marked attenuation of the middle and left hepatic veins...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664242/long-term-outcome-of-childhood-onset-complicated-nephrotic-syndrome-after-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-rituximab
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Koichi Kamei, Kenji Ishikura, Mayumi Sako, Kunihiko Aya, Ryojiro Tanaka, Kandai Nozu, Hiroshi Kaito, Koichi Nakanishi, Yoshiyuki Ohtomo, Kenichiro Miura, Shori Takahashi, Tetsuji Morimoto, Wataru Kubota, Shuichi Ito, Hidefumi Nakamura, Kazumoto Iijima
BACKGROUND: Although rituximab effectively prevents relapses of complicated frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS), data of long-term outcomes and safety are limited. METHODS: Fifty-one patients (age, 3-38 years) with childhood-onset complicated FRNS or SDNS, who received rituximab in investigator-initiated multicenter prospective trials were enrolled. Rituximab was administered at 375 mg/m(2) once weekly for 4 weeks, and immunosuppressive agents were discontinued according to the study protocol...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646993/improving-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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Brendan D Crawford, Debbie S Gipson
Management of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children is based on a series of clinical trials. The trial by Sinha and colleagues in this issue is 1 of many needed to improve the evidence base for induction and maintenance therapies in this population. While key questions remain about identifying the appropriate therapy for each patient, clinical trials provide an opportunity to extend evidence-based practice that minimizes toxicity and optimizes patient health.
July 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643120/the-incidence-of-the-nephrotic-syndrome-in-childhood-in-germany
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Ingo Franke, Malik Aydin, Corinna Elke Llamas Lopez, Lisa Kurylowicz, Rainer Ganschow, Michael Lentze, Mark Born
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) in Germany is not well known. METHODS: An ESPED-based nationwide collection of epidemiological data of children in 2005 and 2006. RESULT: The mean age of NS at onset was 5.5 ± 3.7 years. The gender ratio of boys to girls was 1.8:1. The average length of stay was 15.5 ± 11.2 days, with younger children remaining significantly longer in hospital. Steroid-resistance was more common in children ≥8 years (p = 0...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638601/the-efficacy-of-rituximab-in-adult-frequently-relapsing-minimal-change-disease
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Catherine King, Sarah Logan, Stuart W Smith, Peter Hewins
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are the basis of treatment for nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease (MCD), but 25% of patients have frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and 30% become steroid dependent. Prolonged use of conventional immunosuppressants causes significant toxicity. Rituximab (RTX) is now included in guidelines for childhood MCD. Evidence for use in adult MCD is limited. We describe a single-centre experience of RTX use in adult MCD. METHODS: Outcomes of all adult MCD patients treated with RTX for FRNS between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615961/the-role-of-novel-biomarkers-in-childhood-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-a-narrative-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Samuel N Uwaezuoke
Two histological subtypes of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome are commonly recognized in children, namely minimal change nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Children with minimal change nephropathy (the majority of whom are steroid-sensitive) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (the majority of whom are steroid-resistant) require early identification in order to ensure appropriate therapeutic intervention and better outcome. Although renal biopsy and histology remain the ideal diagnostic steps to identify these histological subtypes, reports indicate that serum and urinary biomarkers are now being utilized in the investigation of childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592406/factors-influencing-practice-variation-in-the-management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-a-qualitative-study-of-pediatric-nephrology-care-providers
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Susan M Samuel, Rachel Flynn, Michael Zappitelli, Allison Dart, Rulan Parekh, Maury Pinsk, Cherry Mammen, Andrew Wade, Shannon D Scott
BACKGROUND: Treatment protocols for childhood nephrotic syndrome are highly variable between providers and care centres. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the complex multilevel processes that lead to practice variation and influence provider management of nephrotic syndrome. METHODS: Focus groups with multidisciplinary pediatric nephrology care providers (n = 67) from 10 Canadian pediatric nephrology centres that had more than 1 pediatric nephrologist were conducted between September 2013 and April 2015...
June 7, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540445/indications-for-kidney-biopsy-in-idiopathic-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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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/28491338/setting-new-directions-for-research-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-results-from-a-national-workshop
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Susan M Samuel, Tomoko Takano, Shannon Scott, Genevieve Benoit, Martin Bitzan, Cherry Mammen, Laurel Ryan, Catherine Morgan
BACKGROUND: We report on the proceedings of a national workshop held in Canada with the aims to identify priorities for research in childhood nephrotic syndrome and to develop a national strategy to address these priorities. METHODS: A diverse group of participants attended the meeting, including patients, family members, researchers, and health care providers. We used small group discussions to explore priorities as perceived by patients and families and by health care providers and researchers...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480100/the-burden-and-outcome-of-pediatric-renal-admissions-at-the-federal-teaching-hospital-abakaliki-a-3-year-review-2011-2013
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V U Muoneke, A F Una, C B Eke, O U Anyanwu
BACKGROUND: Renal diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide particularly in the resource-poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Adequate data on these diseases in children in our setting are limited as a result of late/nonpresentation. AIM: The aim of the study is to review the pattern and outcome of pediatric renal admissions at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETH) Abakaliki over a 3-year period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective observational review of all childhood renal admissions in FETH, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state between 2011 and 2013...
July 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469399/a-novel-biomarker-panel-to-identify-steroid-resistance-in-childhood-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Michael R Bennett, LaTawnya Pleasant, Christopher Haffner, Qing Ma, Wendy D Haffey, Jun Ying, Michael Wagner, Kenneth D Greis, Prasad Devarajan
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the most common glomerular disorder of childhood. Response to initial treatment with corticosteroids is an indicator of prognosis, as resistant patients often present more progressive disease. In this cross-sectional pilot study, we set out to discover a panel of noninvasive biomarkers that could distinguish steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) from steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS). Information gleaned from such a panel could yield more individualized treatment plans and prevent unnecessary steroid exposure in patients unlikely to respond...
2017: Biomarker Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466615/angiographic-embolization-in-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
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Yechiel Sweed, Jonathan Singer-Jordan, Sorin Papura, Norman Loberant, Alon Yulevich
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Abdominal bleeding is one of the common causes of mortality due to trauma. Angiography and embolization are well recognized as the primary treatments in certain cases of acute traumatic hemorrhage in adults; however, evidence is lacking in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for blunt and penetrating abdominal and pelvic trauma in the pediatric age group...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
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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