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Dialysis, glomerulonephritis

Abhilash Koratala, Xu Zeng
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia is the most common form of kidney disease observed in relation to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against CD20, is an effective treatment for severe and/or refractory HCV-related vasculitis and may evade the need for dialysis as in our patient.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Nathan Calabro, Kammi Henriksen, Seah H Lim, Eric Kerns
We report a case of glomerular basement membrane crescentic glomerulonephritis and multicentric Castleman disease-associated interstitial nephritis in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The patient received corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, and plasmapheresis, and within 3 weeks, there was worsening thrombocytopenia, anemia, and renal function requiring initiation of hemodialysis. He then received 8 weekly doses of rituximab, and there was steady improvement in renal function, such that he stopped dialysis within 6 weeks and has remained in disease remission at 1-year follow-up...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
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
Sohail Abdul Salim, Tauqeer Yousuf, Asha Patel, Tibor Fülöp, Mohit Agarwal
Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by multiple organ system involvement, including renal disease, with low complement levels. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with nonspecific symptoms including fatigue, diarrhea, macular rash and abdominal pain with acute renal failure leading to end-stage kidney disease. Laboratory results showed hematuria, nephrotic range proteinuria, worsening creatinine and low C1q levels. Left kidney biopsy showed proliferative glomerulonephritis with crescent formation...
February 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Neil K Fennelly, Claire Kennedy, Allan C Jenkinson, Dervla M Connaughton, Caragh Stapleton, Anthony M Dorman, Brendan Doyle, Peter J Conlon
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide and a significant cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). While most cases of IgA nephropathy are considered sporadic, familial cases have been reported. METHODS: We performed a national audit of 1,809 patients attending renal clinics and dialysis units to identify a family history among patients with kidney disease. We reviewed all renal biopsies performed at our institution spanning a 30-year period...
January 19, 2018: Nephron
Y H Chen, X Liu, Z Z Liu, K Li, L Yang, H T Zhang, C H Zeng, F Xu, W X Hu
Objective: To explore the prognosis and its risk factors in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis (AAGN) patients who needed initial renal replacement therapy (RRT). Methods: One hundred patients [54 females, 46 males, with a median age of 54(41, 60) years] with biopsy-proven AAGN and requiring initial RRT between January 1996 and December 2016 in Nanjing Jinling Hospital were included. Intensive immunotherapy indicated that the patients received corticosteroids in combination with cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofetil, or immunoadsorption (IA) or double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP)...
January 23, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Muhammad Anees, Ghazala Butt, Shaista Gull, Asif Nazeer, Ijaz Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To determine skin changes in patients of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and factors affecting these changes. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Nephrology Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore in collaboration with Dermatology Department, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, from October 2015 to January 2016. METHODOLOGY: Two hundred patients who were undergoing MHD for more than three months were included in the study...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
L Zhu, H Feng, J D Jia, S Peng, Y Q Li, J F Shao, X F He, Y Guan, H Guo, Z B Lin, G Chen
Objective: To investigate the therapeutic efficacy of tonsillectomy for patients with recurrence of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) after kidney transplantation. Methods: From May 2014, tonsillectomy was performed in 11 renal transplant patients with biopsy-proved recurrent IgAN. In a median follow-up of 14 (4-38) months, data of proteinuria, hematuria, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and serum levels of IgA in these patients were compared before and after tonsillectomy.Patient's survival and renal graft survival were also summarized...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Marion Haubitz
In patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis renal involvement is frequently seen and the severity of renal manifestation is very important for therapeutic strategies and prognosis. Clinically rapid loss of renal function, nephritic sediment and proteinuria in a non-nephrotic range are characterizing a focal segmental necrotizing pauci-immune glomerulonephritis with extrarenal proliferations. Induction treatment depends on the severity of manifestations. With a normal renal function methotrexate can be used in combination with steroids...
January 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
In view of the availability of new immunosuppression strategies, the recurrence of allograft glomerulonephritis (GN) are reported to be increasing with time post transplantation. Recent advances in understanding the pathogenesis of the GN recurrent disease provided a better chance to develop new strategies to deal with the GN recurrence. Recurrent GN diseases manifest with a variable course, stubborn behavior, and poor response to therapy. Some types of GN lead to rapid decline of kidney function resulting in a frustrating return to maintenance dialysis...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
Shihming Tsai, Huiping Zhao, Bei Wu, Li Zuo, Mei Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Both hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia have been associated with cardiovascular diseases, bone diseases, and mortality in dialysis patients. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of and influencing factors for abnormal serum Mg levels in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study in Peking University People's Hospital recorded the demographic information, clinical characteristics, and laboratory data. Data were assessed and compared with the results from 2 other studies in China...
December 14, 2017: Blood Purification
Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
Shankar Prasad Nagaraju, Sindhura Lakshmi Koulmane Laxminarayana, Srinivas Kosuru, Rajeevalochana Parthasarathy, Ravindra Prabhu Attur, Dharshan Rangaswamy, Uday Venkat Matteti, Vasudeva Guddattu
Introduction: Diffuse Crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) is characterized by rapidly progressive renal failure and has grave prognosis. There is significant regional and temporal variation in aetiology, prevalence and prognosis of diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) with limited data available in adult Indian population. Aim: This study aims to identify the aetiology, clinico-pathological features and outcomes of diffuse CrGN in south Indian population...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Emma E van Daalen, J Charles Jennette, Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey, Marco A Alba, Caroline J Poulton, Ron Wolterbeek, Tri Q Nguyen, Roel Goldschmeding, Bassam Alchi, Meryl Griffiths, Janak R de Zoysa, Beula Vincent, Jan A Bruijn, Ingeborg M Bajema
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Large studies on long-term kidney outcome in patients with anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) GN are lacking. This study aimed to identify clinical and histopathologic parameters that predict kidney outcome in these patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This retrospective analysis included a total of 123 patients with anti-GBM GN between 1986 and 2015 from six centers worldwide. Their kidney biopsy samples were classified according to the histopathologic classification for ANCA-associated GN...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Philip Kam-Tao Li, Terry King-Wing Ma
The global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has increased substantially in recent years, partly attributed to the global epidemic of diabetes mellitus. In many countries including China, glomerulonephritis was the most common cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD). The mortality rate of dialysis patients can be as high as patients with colon, breast and prostate cancers. CKD has important socio-economic impact on the healthcare system and society. Increasing awareness and early detection of CKD cannot be overemphasized...
December 2017: Nephrology
Pornpimol Rianthavorn, Manunya Chacranon
BACKGROUND: Information on long-term renal outcome of pediatric glomerulonephritis associated with crescent formation is limited. A single center retrospective study was conducted to assess long-term renal survival and to determine whether the 2010 classification for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis can predict renal outcome in pediatric glomerulonephritis associated with crescent formation. METHODS: Biopsy and clinical data of children, aged ≤ 18 years with ≥ 10 glomeruli and ≥ 10% crescentic glomeruli during January 1998 to December 2015, were reviewed...
November 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Mariana Espiga Maioli, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino, Amanda Carolina Damasceno Zanuto Guerra, Luiz Fernando Kunii, Raquel Ferreira Nassar Frange
Tumoral calcinosis is an uncommon type of extraosseous calcification characterized by large rubbery or cystic masses containing calcium-phosphate deposits. The condition prevails in the periarticular tissue with preservation of osteoarticular structures. Elevated calcium-phosphorus products and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism are present in most patients with uremic tumoral calcionosis (UTC). Case report of an obese secondary to chronic glomerulonephritis, undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) reported the appearance of painless tumors in the medial surface of fifth finger and left arm...
April 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Kana N Miyata, Nazia A Siddiqi, Lawrence P Kiss, Nikolas B Harbord, James F Winchester
Renal involvement in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is rare. A 77-year-old man presented with acute kidney injury (AKI), which rapidly progressed to dialysis dependence. Kidney biopsy revealed patchy B-cell lymphocytic aggregates in the interstitium, which were positive for cyclin D1, consistent with atypical CD5-negative MCL as confirmed by the detection of translocation t(11;14) by FISH. Crescents were noted in 3 of 26 glomeruli; while PR-3 antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) positivity and negative immunofluorescence suggested an additional pauci-immune (rapidly progressive) glomerulonephritis pattern of injury...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
Umesh Lingaraj, Shivaprasad Sasivehalli Mallappa, Rajiv Elkal Neminah, Satishkumar Madakala Mohan, Leelavathi Venkatesh, Sreedhara Chikkanayakanahalli Gurusiddaiah, Niranjan Manibally Rachaiah
Acute glomerulonephritis due to anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody disease is rare, estimated to occur in fewer than one case per million population and accounts for less than 20% of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. The prevalence among patients evaluated for potential glomerular disease is lower. It accounts for fewer than 3% of all kidney biopsies done with crescentic glomerulonephritis. Cases of anti-GBM disease occurring in a cluster have rarely been reported. All biopsy proven anti-GBM disease cases were collected from January 2015 to March 2015 at our Institute...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Ramnath Balasubramanian, Stephen D Marks
Post-infectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) is one of the most common causes of acute glomerulonephritis in children. Although post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is still common, there is a wide spectrum of causative agents of PIGN. Non-streptococcal organisms are emerging as the main aetiological agents in high-income countries. Nephritis-associated plasmin receptor (NAPlr) and streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B (SPeB) are the two common antigens implicated in the pathogenesis of PSGN. Both NAPlr and SPeB activate the alternative complement pathway, resulting in low serum complement levels, and have an affinity to plasmin and glomerular proteins...
November 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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