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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992289/transcriptomics-in-kidney-biopsy-is-an-untapped-resource-for-precision-therapy-in-nephrology-a-systematic-review
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Francesco Paolo Schena, Ionut Nistor, Claudia Curci
Background: The diagnosis of glomerular diseases is based on the evaluation of histological lesions in renal tissue by means of light and electronic microscopy, and immunofluorescence technique. Frozen and archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded kidney biopsies represent a stored resource for high-throughput technologies. Transcriptomics makes it possible to study the whole gene-expression profile of cells and tissues in a specific period and/or condition. The results, whether considered alone or integrated with other omics data, could help to improve existing knowledge about the pathogenetic mechanisms of glomerulopathies...
August 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983704/presentation-of-pediatric-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-changes-with-age-and-renal-histology-depends-on-biopsy-timing
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Imke Hennies, Charlotte Gimpel, Jutta Gellermann, Kristina Möller, Brigitte Mayer, Katalin Dittrich, Anja K Büscher, Matthias Hansen, Wiebke Aulbert, Elke Wühl, Richard Nissel, Gessa Schalk, Lutz T Weber, Michael Pohl, Simone Wygoda, Rolf Beetz, Günter Klaus, Henry Fehrenbach, Sabine König, Hagen Staude, Ortraud Beringer, Martin Bald, Ulrike Walden, Christian von Schnakenburg, Gunhard Bertram, Michael Wallot, Karsten Häffner, Thorsten Wiech, Peter F Hoyer, Martin Pohl
BACKGROUND: This study correlates the clinical presentation of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) with findings on initial renal biopsy. METHODS: Data from 202 pediatric patients enrolled in the HSPN registry of the German Society of Pediatric Nephrology reported by 26 centers between 2008 and 2014 were analyzed. All biopsy reports were re-evaluated for the presence of cellular crescents or chronic pathological lesions (fibrous crescents, glomerular sclerosis, tubular atrophy >5%, and interstitial fibrosis >5%)...
October 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975106/reporting-renal-biopsies-from-cyprus-a-systematic-approach
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Düriye Deren Oygar, Guy H Neild
BACKGROUND: The etiology of renal disease varies in different parts of the world. In the Middle East, half of all patients reaching end-stage are categorised as either unknown etiology or hypertension-related nephropathy. OBJECTIVES: To report a renal biopsy series, in a reproducible format and manner, so that data can be compared directly among other series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Biopsies of native kidneys were performed in a 10-year period, at a tertiary referral hospital that provides the entire nephrology service for north Cyprus...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407799/seroprevalence-of-a-new-bacterium-simkania-negevensis-in-renal-transplant-recipients-and-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Andrea Angeletti, Roberta Biondi, Giuseppe Battaglino, Eleonora Cremonini, Giorgia Comai, Irene Capelli, Gabriele Donati, Roberto Cevenini, Manuela Donati, Gaetano La Manna
BACKGROUND: Simkania negevensis is an obligate intracellular bacterium belonging to the family Simkaniaceae in the Chlamydiales order. It is considered an ubiquitous microorganism and aquatic environments may be involved as a source of infection for humans. It was just isolated in samples from domestic water supplies and from mains water supplies, like spa water or swimming pool water, confirming its ability to resist to the common chlorination treatments. Evidence indicates a possible role of the microorganism in respiratory tract infections, in gastroenteric disorders and in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, furthermore it has hypothesized that it could play a role in lung transplant rejection...
April 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363480/targeted-release-budesonide-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy-nefigan-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2b-trial
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Bengt C Fellström, Jonathan Barratt, Heather Cook, Rosanna Coppo, John Feehally, Johan W de Fijter, Jürgen Floege, Gerd Hetzel, Alan G Jardine, Francesco Locatelli, Bart D Maes, Alex Mercer, Fernanda Ortiz, Manuel Praga, Søren S Sørensen, Vladimir Tesar, Lucia Del Vecchio
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy is thought to be associated with mucosal immune system dysfunction, which manifests as renal IgA deposition that leads to impairment and end-stage renal disease in 20-40% of patients within 10-20 years. In this trial (NEFIGAN) we aimed to assess safety and efficacy of a novel targeted-release formulation of budesonide (TRF-budesonide), designed to deliver the drug to the distal ileum in patients with IgA nephropathy. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial, comprised of 6-month run-in, 9-month treatment, and 3-month follow-up phases at 62 nephrology clinics across ten European countries...
March 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332473/correlation-analysis-of-renal-ultrasound-elastography-and-clinical-and-pathological-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
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Lingyan Peng, Tingting Zhong, Qiuling Fan, Yanjun Liu, Xuemei Wang, Lining Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the correlations of renal tissue elastography with clinical biochemical indicators and pathological changes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as to explore the potential for renal tissue elastography as a new, noninvasive method for the dynamic monitoring of renal disease progression, efficacy assessment, and prognosis evaluation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Department of Nephrology of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from August 2014 to January 2015 who had undergone renal biopsies were selected...
June 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001190/an-update-on-pathology-of-iga-nephropathy
#7
Maria Fernanda Soares
IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) is the commonest of the glomerular diseases in the world. Its progression rate of 30-40% of the cases em 20-30 years makes IgAN an important healthcare issue in Nephrology. Diagnosis of IgAN depends on biopsy findings, particularly at immunofluorescence microscopy. The frequence of IgAN diagnosis is variable in different populations and depends on screening and biopsy indication policies. IgAN pathogenesis is considered multifactorial; its primordial defect is the production of galactosis-deficient IgA molecules...
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994909/assessment-of-ten-year-long-results-of-kidney-biopsies-performed-on-children-in-the-thrace-region-of-turkey
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Neşe Özkayın, Gökçe Çıplak, Ufuk Usta, Hakan Gençhellaç, Osman Temizöz
BACKGROUND: Many children with kidney diseases can be diagnosed and treated without a biopsy. However, biopsy is a valuable method for the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of children with kidney diseases. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical and pathological profiles of the kidney biopsies in our department to provide epidemiological data for clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: Kidney biopsies and patient's charts in pediatric patients performed between May 2005 and February 2015 at the Pediatric Nephrology Department, Trakya University School of Medicine were assessed retrospectively...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957413/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-iga-nephropathy-in-japan
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REVIEW
Yasuhiko Tomino
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem that affects millions of people from all racial and ethnic groups. Although CKD is not one specific disease, it is a comprehensive syndrome that includes IgA nephropathy. As reported by the Japanese Society of Nephrology, 13.0 million people have CKD. In Japan, major causes of end-stage kidney disease are type 2 diabetic nephropathy, chronic glomerulonephritis, especially IgA nephropathy, hypertensive nephrosclerosis, and polycystic kidney disease...
December 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802442/urinary-periostin-excretion-predicts-renal-outcome-in-iga-nephropathy
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Jin Ho Hwang, Jung Pyo Lee, Clara Tammy Kim, Seung Hee Yang, Jin Hyuk Kim, Jung Nam An, Kyung Chul Moon, Hajeong Lee, Yun Kyu Oh, Kwon Wook Joo, Dong Ki Kim, Yon Su Kim, Chun Soo Lim
BACKGROUND: Periostin is a matricellular protein and plays a vital role in tissue regeneration, fibrosis and wound healing. However, data about its significance in nephrology are limited. We investigated the correlation between urinary periostin excretion and its clinical significance including renal histologic findings and prognosis in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: Of 399 patients from a glomerulonephritis cohort recruited between January 2009 and December 2014, 314 were enrolled...
2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617144/actualizing-the-benefits-of-genomic-discovery-in-pediatric-nephrology
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REVIEW
Matthew G Sampson
The discovery of genetic variation associated with pediatric kidney disease has shed light on the biology underlying these conditions and, in some cases, has improved our clinical management of patients. We are challenged to continue the momentum of the genomic era in pediatric nephrology by identifying novel disease-associated genetic variation and translating these discoveries into clinical applications. This article reviews the diverse forms of genetic architecture that have been found to be associated with kidney diseases and traits...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557856/exploration-of-pathological-prediction-of-chronic-kidney-diseases-by-a-novel-theory-of-bi-directional-probability
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Yuan Yang, Min Luo, Li Xiao, Xue-Jing Zhu, Chang Wang, Xiao Fu, Shu-Guang Yuan, Fang Xiao, Hong Liu, Zheng Dong, Fu-You Liu, Lin Sun
In the clinic, the pathological types of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) are considered references for choosing treatment protocols. From a statistical viewpoint, a non-invasive method to predict pathological types of CKD is a focus of our work. In the current study, following a frequency analysis of the clinical indices of 588 CKD patients in the department of nephrology, a third-grade class-A hospital, a novel theory is proposed: "bi-directional cumulative probability dichotomy". Further, two models for the prediction and differential diagnosis of CKD pathological type are established...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531272/-clinical-features-of-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-renal-insufficiency-as-the-initial-clinical-manifestation
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R X Ma, Z L Li, T Wang, G H Wu, Y L Wu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features of multiple myeloma (MM) with renal insufficiency as the initial manifestation, and to improve the level of clinical diagnosis of MM, and reducing misdiagnosis of this disease. METHODS: To retrospectively analyze the clinical data of 140 patients with MM, who were admitted in our Department of Nephrology and Hematology. They were diagnosed as MM by bone marrow aspiration biopsy. The patients were divided into renal insufficiency group and normal renal function group, based on the criterion of serum creatinine >177 μmol/L...
July 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515694/pro-stop-immunosuppression-in-iga-nephropathy
#14
Claudio Pozzi
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines suggest a 6-month course of corticosteroids (CS) for IgA nephropathy (IgAN) patients with persistent proteinuria ≥1 g/day despite 3-6 months of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >50 mL/min/1.73 m(2) In December 2015, Rauen et al. (N Engl J Med 2015; 373: 2225-2236) published an article entitled 'Intensive supportive care plus immunosuppression in IgA nephropathy' (STOP-IgAN), which presented results from 379 IgAN patients from 32 nephrology centres in Germany...
November 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477491/insights-into-kidney-diseases-from-genome-wide-association-studies
#15
REVIEW
Matthias Wuttke, Anna Köttgen
Over the past decade, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have considerably improved our understanding of the genetic basis of kidney function and disease. Population-based studies, used to investigate traits that define chronic kidney disease (CKD), have identified >50 genomic regions in which common genetic variants associate with estimated glomerular filtration rate or urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio. Case-control studies, used to study specific CKD aetiologies, have yielded risk loci for specific kidney diseases such as IgA nephropathy and membranous nephropathy...
September 2016: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430296/changing-trends-in-pediatric-renal-biopsies-analysis-of-pediatric-renal-biopsies-in-national-nephrology-registry-data
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Kibriya Fidan, Ipek Isik Gonul, Bahar Büyükkaragöz, Emel Isiyel, Turgay Arinsoy, Oguz Soylemezoglu
Renal biopsy is the gold standard method for determining the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in children with renal disease. This study aims to evaluate the histopathological features of pediatric renal biopsies obtained from the national nephrology registry in the last two decades. Data recorded in the Turkish Society of Nephrology Registry System (TSNRS) in 1991 as well as in between 2001 and 2010 were analyzed. A total of 3892 biopsies were recorded; with the least number in 1991 (total 103 biopsies from 17 centers) and the highest number in 2008 (total 654 biopsies from 23 centers)...
September 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27163763/nephrology-update-glomerular-disease-in-children
#17
REVIEW
Beth Vogt
Although kidney disease is much less common in children than in adults, clinicians must remain alert for the renal conditions that occur in this population because prompt diagnosis and management are essential. Acute postinfectious glomerulonephritis occurs as an uncommon sequela of streptococcal and other infections. Management is focused on providing supportive measures, including management of fluid-electrolyte imbalance and hypertension, until the patient recovers. Immunoglobulin (Ig) A nephropathy is a primary glomerulonephritis related to abnormal IgA glycosylation...
May 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26890857/clinical-characteristics-and-renal-histology-in-pediatric-patients-with-hypertension-and-prehypertension-secondary-to-iga-nephropathy
#18
Qing-Ying Fu, Lu Ma, Chang-Chun Li, Fa-Gui He, Zhi-Jun He, Wen-Sheng Zhang, Zhi-Hao Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIM: It has been shown that hypertension (HT) and prehypertension (Pre-HT) are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. However, the significance of secondary HT/Pre-HT in children with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is uncertain. This study aimed to examine the clinical and histopathological features of pediatric patients with HT/Pre-HT. METHODS: Data on children with IgAN from a single Chinese nephrology center were retrospectively reviewed. Morphological changes were evaluated using the Oxford classification, parameters including crescents, glomerular activity index, glomerular chronicity index (GCI), arterial lesions and Lee's grading...
2016: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26837482/clinical-and-histopathologic-profile-of-patients-with-primary-iga-nephropathy-seen-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-india
#19
Soumita Bagchi, Geetika Singh, Rajni Yadav, Mani Kalaivani, Sandeep Mahajan, Dipankar Bhowmik, Amit Dinda, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is known to have an aggressive course in Asians. There is a paucity of data regarding the Oxford classification pattern of Indian patients with IgAN. This study aims to characterize the clinical and histopathologic profile of these patients. METHODS: All patients diagnosed to have primary IgAN by kidney biopsy in the nephrology department from July 2009 to July 2014 were included in this study. All kidney biopsies were reviewed and the MEST score was assigned as per the Oxford classification...
2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26792600/-the-clinical-study-of-iga-nephropathy-with-severe-chronic-periodontitis-and-aggressive-periodontitis
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Y L Cao, M Qiao, Z H Xu, G M Zou, L L Ma, W G Li, B H Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical characteristics of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) with severe chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis. METHODS: A total of 436 hospitalized patients who underwent renal needle biopsy in the department of nephrology of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from November 2013 to December 2014 were recruited in the study and blindly had periodontal examination. The patients were divided into IgAN group and non-IgAN group according to the renal pathology...
January 5, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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