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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730378/enzymatic-activity-of-candida-spp-from-oral-cavity-and-urine-in-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Maria Roszkowska-Blaim, Maria Dąbkowska, Ewa Swoboda-Kopeć, Dariusz Gozdowski, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Urszula Demkow, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Oral colonization with Candida spp. is not synonymous with a systemic active infection. The aim of the study was to evaluate enzymatic activity of Candida strains isolated from the oral cavity in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) and to compare it with the activity determined in urine. We studied 32 children with NS and 26 control healthy children. Children with NS were treated with glucocorticosteroids, cyclosporin A, mycophenolate mofetil or azathioprine. In all children, API-ZYM enzymatic tests were performed to evaluate hydrolytic enzymes of Candida isolated from the oral cavity and in urine...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725977/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation-in-pediatric-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
#2
Sushmita Banerjee, Surupa Basu, Ananda Sen, Jayati Sengupta
BACKGROUND: Low serum levels of total 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D) occur in nephrotic syndrome (NS). We aimed to assess the effects of vitamin D3 and calcium supplementation on 25(OH)D levels, bone mineralization, and NS relapse rate in children with steroid-sensitive NS. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was performed in children with steroid-sensitive NS. The treatment group received vitamin D3 (60,000 IU orally, weekly for 4 weeks) and calcium supplements (500 to 1,000 mg/day for 3 months) after achieving NS remission...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724397/partial-uniparental-isodisomy-of-chromosome-16-unmasks-a-deleterious-biallelic-mutation-in-ift140-that-causes-mainzer-saldino-syndrome
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Benjamin M Helm, Jason R Willer, Azita Sadeghpour, Christelle Golzio, Eric Crouch, Samantha Schrier Vergano, Nicholas Katsanis, Erica E Davis
BACKGROUND: The ciliopathies represent an umbrella group of >50 clinical entities that share both clinical features and molecular etiology underscored by structural and functional defects of the primary cilium. Despite the advances in gene discovery, this group of entities continues to pose a diagnostic challenge, in part due to significant genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity and variability. We consulted a pediatric case from asymptomatic, non-consanguineous parents who presented as a suspected ciliopathy due to a constellation of retinal, renal, and skeletal findings...
July 19, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722531/patterns-of-renal-disease-in-south-korea-a-20-year-review-of-a-single-center-renal-biopsy-database
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Ho Sik Shin, Dae Hyeon Cho, Soo Kyoung Kang, Hyun Jeong Kim, Soo Young Kim, Joung Wook Yang, Gyong Hoon Kang, Ye Na Kim, Yeonsoon Jung, Bong-Kwon Cheon, Hark Rim
BACKGROUND: Several registries and centers have reported the results of renal biopsies from different parts of the world. As there are few data regarding the epidemiology of glomerulonephritis (GN) in South Korea, we conducted this study on renal biopsy findings during the last 20 years from a single center. METHODS: Data for 818 patients who underwent renal biopsy at our center between 1992 and 2011 were collected retrospectively. All kidney specimens were examined with light microscopy (LM) and immunofluorescent microscopy (IF)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720048/mesangial-proliferative-lupus-nephritis-with-podocytopathy-a-special-entity-of-lupus-nephritis
#5
S F Wang, Y H Chen, D Q Chen, Z Z Liu, F Xu, C H Zeng, W X Hu
Mesangial proliferative lupus nephritis may coexist with podocytopathy, but its clinical-morphological features, treatment response and outcomes have not been compared with mesangial proliferative lupus nephritis without podocytopathy. In this study, 125 biopsies of lupus nephritis patients showing mesangial proliferation with mesangial immune deposits were collected and divided into podocytopathy group (defined as podocyte foot process effacement (FPE) >50% with nephrotic syndrome (NS)) and mesangial group (FPE ≤50%, or FPE >50% without NS)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
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/28717081/severe-glomerular-endothelial-injury-associated-with-a-short-d4z4-repeat-on-chromosome-4q35
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Satoshi Hibino, Asami Takeda, Ichizo Nishino, Naoyuki Iwata, Masaru Nakano, Kazuki Tanaka, Satoshi Yamakawa, Takuhito Nagai, Osamu Uemura
The short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35 is a confirmatory genetic cause of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), which presents with no renal complications. We herein report a five-year-old girl previously diagnosed with Coat's-like retinopathy, deafness, and mental retardation, who was found to have early-onset, severe FSHD. Despite the absence of muscle weakness, a Southern blot analysis showed a short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35. She presented with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, and her renal histopathological findings were severe glomerular endothelial injury, which is a new complication associated with this genetic abnormality...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712774/characterization-of-nphs2-gene-polymorphisms-associated-to-steroid-resistance-nephrotic-syndrome-in-indian-children
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Bhoomi B Joshi, Kinnari N Mistry, Sishir Gang, Prakash G Koringa, Chaitanya G Joshi
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the common glomerular disease in children. These children are treated with steroids, depending upon their behavior. They are either steroid sensitive (SSNS) or steroid resistant (SRNS). NPHS2 gene mutants are linked to the risk of autosomal recessive SRNS and in some cases to SSNS. The present study has been performed to screen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the NPHS2 gene in a group of 90 Indian children suffering with NS (30 SSNS, 30 SRNS and 30 Controls) by PCR method followed by direct exon sequencing...
July 13, 2017: Gene
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/28710302/a-rare-case-of-atypical-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-presenting-as-nephrotic-syndrome
#11
Martina Soldarini, Lucia Farina, Augusto Genderini, Niccolo Bolli
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is characterised by a lymphocytosis of mature-appearing clonal CD5+, CD23+ B lymphocytes. CLL cells arise from the bone marrow and infiltrate lymphoid tissues such as lymph nodes and spleen. Presentation is usually through discovery of lymphocytosis or lymphadenopathy. Unusual presentations, especially paraneoplastic syndromes are rare. Here, we describe a rare case presenting with severe nephrotic syndrome associated with the presence of a monoclonal protein in serum. Workup for suspected plasma cell dyscrasia led instead to the diagnosis of bone marrow infiltration by atypical CLL without lymphocytosis...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700492/an-unusual-association-between-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-and-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
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Amar H Kelkar, Anushi A Shah, Sherri L Yong, Zohair Ahmed
RATIONALE: In the adult patient, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is uncommon and frequently difficult to diagnose due to its nonspecific presentation and numerous complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we present the case of a 25-year-old female who initially presented for evaluation of persistent fevers and fatigue. She was found to have splenomegaly, generalized lymphadenopathy, pancytopenia, and acute hepatic failure. DIAGNOSES, INTERVENTIONS, AND OUTCOMES: Her course was further complicated by the development of nephrotic syndrome and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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/28699032/combined-cyclosporine-and-prednisolone-therapy-using-cyclosporine-blood-concentration-monitoring-for-adult-patients-with-new-onset-minimal-change-nephrotic-syndrome-a-single-center-pilot-randomized-trial
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Sayuri Shirai, Naohiko Imai, Shina Sueki, Katsuomi Matsui, Naoto Tominaga, Tsutomu Sakurada, Takashi Yasuda, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki
BACKGROUND: Minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) responds well to steroids, but some patients show frequent relapses. Long-term steroid administration leads to various adverse effects. We previously reported the effectiveness in refractory nephrosis patients of administrating microemulsified CyA (ME-CyA) once before meals and setting the target value of the CyA blood concentration at 2 h after ME-CyA administration (C2) to 600-1200 ng/ml. On this trial we evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ME-CyA for suppressing relapse of adult new-onset MCNS patients using C2 monitoring...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699031/effectiveness-and-nephrotoxicity-of-a-2-year-medium-dose-of-cyclosporine-in-pediatric-patients-with-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-determination-of-the-need-for-follow-up-kidney-biopsy
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Yoshiyuki Kuroyanagi, Yoshimitsu Gotoh, Katsuaki Kasahara, China Nagano, Naoya Fujita, Satoshi Yamakawa, Masaki Yamamoto, Asami Takeda, Osamu Uemura
BACKGROUND: High dose of cyclosporine (CyA) for ≥2 years in children with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) increases the risk for nephropathy. Considering this, risk can be lowered with lower doses of CyA; we evaluated the effects of a medium dose of CyA, with target serum level, C2, of 450 ng/ml, over a 2-year period of observation, to determine the need for follow-up kidney biopsy. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated C2 levels in 38 patients (17 males, 5...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690757/minimal-change-disease-in-horseshoe-kidney
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Yosr Chaabouni, Rahma Guesmi, Yosr Hentati, Khaoula Kammoun, Mohamed Ben Hmida, Zeineb Mnif, Tahya Boudawara, Jamil Hachicha
The horseshoe kidney is a frequent urological birth defect. The most frequent complications are urinary tract infections, stones and hydronephrosis. The occurrence of glomerular disease in horseshoe kidney is rare. Therefore, we report the first case of minimal change disease occurring in a patient with horseshoe kidney in literature. A 22-year-old Caucasian man without personal or family medical history admitted to the pneumology department for a pulmonary artery embolism. In presence of a generalized oedema, a biological assessment was performed yielding intense nephrotic syndrome with urine protein excretion 22g/day...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690212/focal-adhesions-in-the-skin-lessons-learned-from-skin-fragility-disorders
#17
Cristina Has, Yinghong He
Focal adhesions are large multiprotein cell-matrix adhesion complexes, which regulate multiple cellular functions, such as adhesion and migration. Their biological significance in skin is underscored by two genetic disorders, the Kindler syndrome and the interstitial lung disease, nephrotic syndrome and epidermolysis bullosa, in which mutations affect focal adhesion proteins, kindlin-1 and the integrin α3 subunit, respectively. Here we provide an overview of what we learned from the study of the molecular mechanisms of these diseases...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685619/the-mtor-p70s6k1-signaling-pathway-in-renal-fibrosis-of-children-with-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
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Yuanyuan Xu, Yihong Ling, Fan Yang, Jiong Deng, Liping Rong, Mengjie Jiang, Xiaoyun Jiang
AIM: The purpose of this study was to explore whether mTOR/p70S6K1 signaling is activated in renal fibrosis of immunoglobulin A nephropathy. METHODS: Seventy-two children with immunoglobulin A nephropathy were divided into three groups according to their clinical features and pathological grades. Six normal renal specimens were included in the control group. The expression levels of angiotensin II, mTOR, p70S6K1, E-cadherin, and α-smooth muscle actin in renal tissues were determined by immunohistochemistry method, the potential correlations of these indexes and relationship between these indexes and the clinicopathological indexes were analyzed...
July 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683788/successful-treatment-of-a-patient-with-refractory-nephrotic-syndrome-with-pcsk9-inhibitors-a-case-report
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Yuki Awanami, Makoto Fukuda, Yasunori Nonaka, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Masatora Yamasaki, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-lowering drug with a new mechanism, which is currently available in Japan. Here, for the first time, we report the successful use of the PCSK9 inhibitor in a patient with refractory nephrotic syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old woman was diagnosed with minimal change-type nephrotic syndrome in October 2012. She received prednisolone (PSL) and cyclosporin A (CyA), but she experienced several cycles of relapse and remission and was hospitalized in May 2016 due to relapse...
July 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683731/nephron-development-and-extrarenal-features-in-a-child-with-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome-caused-by-null-lamb2-mutations
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Jiro Kino, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takahisa Kimata, Huan Thanh Nguyen, Yorika Nakano, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto, Kazunari Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a rare disorder caused by various structural and developmental defects of glomeruli. It occurs typically as an isolated kidney disorder but associates sometimes with other systemic, extrarenal manifestations. CASE PRESENTATIONS: An infant presented with severe CNS, which progressed rapidly to renal failure at age of 3 months and death at 27 months. The clinical phenotypes and genetic causes were studied, including the renal pathology at autopsy...
July 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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