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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155738/imaging-amyloid-tissues-stained-with-luminescent-conjugated-oligothiophenes-by-hyperspectral-confocal-microscopy-and-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging
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Sofie Nyström, Marcus Bäck, K Peter R Nilsson, Per Hammarström
Proteins that deposit as amyloid in tissues throughout the body can be the cause or consequence of a large number of diseases. Among these we find neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease afflicting primarily the central nervous system, and systemic amyloidosis where serum amyloid A, transthyretin and IgG light chains deposit as amyloid in liver, carpal tunnel, spleen, kidney, heart, and other peripheral tissues. Amyloid has been known and studied for more than a century, often using amyloid specific dyes such as Congo red and Thioflavin T (ThT) or Thioflavin (ThS)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153137/ckd-stage-v-in-al-amyloidosis-is-it-too-late-to-treat-maybe-not
#2
Nelson Leung
Ig light chain amyloidosis is a protein misfolding disease capable of causing multiorgan failure. Organ failure can be stopped by reducing the production of Ig light chain. The current study by Rezk et al. found that even patients with advanced chronic kidney disease can benefit if the serum free light chain can be substantially reduced within the first 3 months. This, if confirmed, can have a huge impact in the management of these patients.
December 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142973/renal-amyloidosis-associated-with-5-novel%C3%A2-variants-in-the-fibrinogen-a-alpha-chain-protein
#3
Dorota Rowczenio, Maria Stensland, Gustavo A de Souza, Erik H Strøm, Janet A Gilbertson, Graham Taylor, Nigel Rendell, Shane Minogue, Yvonne A Efebera, Helen J Lachmann, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Philip N Hawkins, Ketil R Heimdal, Kristian Selvig, Inger K Lægreid, Nathalie Demoulin, Selda Aydin, Julian D Gillmore, Tale N Wien
Introduction: Fibrinogen A alpha chain amyloidosis is an autosomal dominant disease associated with mutations in the fibrinogen A alpha chain (FGA) gene, and it is the most common cause of hereditary renal amyloidosis in the UK. Patients typically present with kidney impairment and progress to end-stage renal disease over a median time of 4.6 years. Methods: Six patients presented with proteinuria, hypertension, and/or lower limb edema and underwent detailed clinical and laboratory investigations...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136724/-expert-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-renal-impairment-of-multiple-myeloma
#4
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Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), which is presented as chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). The typical pathological feature is cast nephropathy. Presently international system staging (ISS) is used in evaluating MM. Although the classic Durie-Salmon staging system could be still used in clinical practice, it may miss out some patients with renal impairment. For evaluations of RI in MM patients with CKD, it's recommended to assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by creatinine based formula CKD-epidemiology collaboration (EPI) or modification of diet in renal disease(MDRD) and to stage the renal injuries according to 2013 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133141/abdominal-fat-pad-excisional-biopsy-for-the-diagnosis-and-typing-of-systemic-amyloidosis
#5
Yessica Garcia, A Bernard Collins, James R Stone
In the past, the diagnosis and typing of amyloidosis often required an invasive biopsy of an internal organ, such as the heart or kidneys. Abdominal fat pad excisional biopsy (FPEB) offers a less invasive approach, but the sensitivity of this technique has been unclear. To determine the sensitivity of FPEB for immunoglobulin light chain (AL) and transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, we performed a retrospective clinicopathologic analysis of 97 patients who had undergone FPEB, of which 16 were positive for amyloid...
November 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114004/dysproteinemias-and-glomerular-disease
#6
Nelson Leung, Maria E Drosou, Samih H Nasr
Dysproteinemia is characterized by the overproduction of an Ig by clonal expansion of cells from the B cell lineage. The resultant monoclonal protein can be composed of the entire Ig or its components. Monoclonal proteins are increasingly recognized as a contributor to kidney disease. They can cause injury in all areas of the kidney, including the glomerular, tubular, and vascular compartments. In the glomerulus, the major mechanism of injury is deposition. Examples of this include Ig amyloidosis, monoclonal Ig deposition disease, immunotactoid glomerulopathy, and cryoglobulinemic GN specifically from types 1 and 2 cryoglobulins...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093404/nationwide-survey-of-741-patients-with-systemic-amyloid-light-chain-amyloidosis-in-japan
#7
Chihiro Shimazaki, Hiroyuki Hata, Sinsuke Iida, Mitsuharu Ueda, Nagaaki Katoh, Yoshiki Sekishima, Shuichi Ikeda, Masahide Yazaki, Wakaba Fukushima, Yukio Ando
Objective To retrospectively investigate the clinical manifestations of systemic amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis in Japanese patients and the treatment strategy for the condition. Methods We conducted a survey of Japanese AL patients, who were treated between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014. Results A total of 741 AL amyloidosis patients were included in this study (436 men and 305 women; median age: 65 years old, range: 31-93). The most frequently affected organ was the kidneys (n=542), followed by the heart (n=252), gastrointestinal (GI) tract (n=164), autonomic nervous system (n=131), liver (n=71), and peripheral nervous system (n=71)...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089309/vlitl-is-a-major-cross-%C3%AE-sheet-signal-for-fibrinogen-a%C3%AE-chain-frameshift-variants
#8
Cyrille Garnier, Fatma Briki, Brigitte Nedelec, Patrick Le Pogamp, Ahmet Dogan, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Renan Goude, Caroline Beugnet, Laurent Martin, Marc Delpech, Franck Bridoux, Gilles Grateau, Jean Doucet, Philippe Derreumaux, Sophie Valleix
The first case of hereditary fibrinogen Aα-chain amyloidosis was recognized more than 20 years ago, but disease mechanisms still remain unknown. Here we report detailed clinical and proteomics studies of a French kindred with a novel amyloidogenic fibrinogen Aα-chain frameshift variant, Phe521Leufs, causing a severe familial form of renal amyloidosis. Next, we focused our investigations to elucidate the molecular basis that render this Aα-chain variant amyloidogenic. We show that a 49-mer peptide derived from the C-terminal part of the Phe521Leufs-chain is deposited as fibrils in the patient's kidneys, establishing that only a small portion of Phe521Leufs directly contributes to amyloid formation in vivoIn silico analysis indicated that this 49-mer Aα-chain peptide contained a motif (VLITL), with a high intrinsic propensity for β-aggregation at residues 44-48 of human renal fibrils...
October 31, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068987/membranous-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
#9
Ruiying Chen, Fang Li, Qionghong Xie, Jun Xue, Lingyun Lai, Shaojun Liu, Liyin Zhang, Chuanming Hao
RATIONALE: Renal complications in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) were rarely observed, and proteinuria associated with AS can be seen often due to amyloidosis in this kind of complications, while membranous nephropathy (MN) is seldom considered. This article reports a case of coexistence of AS and MN, to provide the exact relationship of these 2 entities and recognized some causes of renal involvement in AS. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 44-year-old female presented with pain of the left leg for 4 years and pedal edema for 2 weeks...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052601/intratubular-amyloid-in-light-chain-cast-nephropathy-is-a-risk-factor-for-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
#10
Jean-Baptiste Gibier, Viviane Gnemmi, François Glowacki, Eileen M Boyle, Benjamin Lopez, Evelyne MacNamara, Maxime Hoffmann, Raymond Azar, Thomas Guincestre, Franck Bourdon, Marie-Christine Copin, David Buob
Light chain cast nephropathy is the most common form of kidney disease in patients with multiple myeloma. Light chain casts may occasionally show amyloid staining properties, that is, green birefringence after Congo red staining. The frequency and clinical significance of this intratubular amyloid are poorly understood. Here, we retrospectively assessed the clinicopathological features of 60 patients with histologically proven light chain cast nephropathy with a specific emphasis on intratubular amyloid, especially, its association with extrarenal systemic light chain amyloidosis...
October 20, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020719/diagnosis-and-management-of-nephrotic-syndrome
#11
Oonagh McCloskey, Alexander P Maxwell
Nephrotic syndrome is defined by a triad of clinical features: oedema, substantial proteinuria (> 3.5 g/24 hours) and hypoalbuminaemia (< 30 g/L). It is often associated with hyperlipidaemia, thromboembolism and an increased risk of infection. Nephrotic syndrome develops following pathological injury to renal glomeruli. This may be a primary problem, with a disease specific to the kidneys, or secondary to a systemic disorder such as diabetes mellitus. The most common cause in children is minimal change glomerulonephritis...
February 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017384/leukocyte-cell-derived-chemotaxin-2-amyloidosis-alect2-in-a-patient-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-an-autopsy-report-and-literature-review
#12
Hamza Tariq, Francis E Sharkey
Amyloidosis caused by deposition of leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin-2 amyloidosis (ALECT2) is the most recently described form of systemic amyloidosis and has quickly emerged as a common and possibly underdiagnosed cause of slowly declining renal function, particularly in patients of Hispanic ancestry. We describe the autopsy findings in a 70-year-old Hispanic woman who died of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma and was incidentally found to have extensive amyloid deposition in the kidneys, liver, spleen, adrenal glands, small intestine, gallbladder, lungs, bilateral ovaries, and uterus...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984299/medical-renal-diseases-are-frequent-but-often-unrecognized-in-adult-autopsies
#13
Marie E Perrone, Anthony Chang, Kammi J Henriksen
Kidney diseases affect many hospitalized patients and contribute to morbidity and mortality. Therefore, kidney disease should be prevalent, but the frequency and spectrum of medical renal pathology in autopsy specimens has not been well documented. We sought to determine the spectrum of medical renal pathology in adult autopsy specimens and the frequency of overlooked diagnoses. We reviewed the hematoxylin- and eosin-stained kidney sections from 140 adult autopsies performed at a large teaching hospital over a 2-year period...
October 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963698/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-with-sicca-syndrome-digestive-arterial-and-tracheobronchial-involvement-case-based-review
#14
REVIEW
Audrey Benyamine, Fanny Bernard-Guervilly, Céline Tummino, Nicolas Macagno, Laurent Daniel, Sophie Valleix, Brigitte Granel
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary systemic amyloidosis associated with a large spectrum of clinical manifestations. ALys phenotype mainly involves the digestive tract, liver and spleen, kidneys, lymph nodes, skin, and lachrymal and salivary glands. Very recently, cardiac involvement and peripheral neuropathy associated with a new p.Leu102Ser variant of lysozyme have been documented. In the present observation, we extend the phenotypic heterogeneity of ALys to the tracheobronchial tree with histologically proven bronchial ALys-amyloid deposits...
November 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954985/a-novel-method-of-dapi-staining-for-differential-diagnosis-of-renal-amyloidosis
#15
Motokazu Matsuura, Hideharu Abe, Tatsuya Tominaga, Akiko Sakurai, Taichi Murakami, Seiji Kishi, Yoshimi Bando, Jun Minakuchi, Kojiro Nagai, Toshio Doi
Amyloidosis is often overlooked because its clinical manifestations can mimic those of more-common diseases. It is important to get a precise diagnosis as early as possible for the prevention of further organ damages. Amyloidosis is a disorder caused by deposition of insoluble abnormal amyloid. The kidney is a frequent site of amyloid deposition. The amyloid fibrils have a characteristic appearance and generate birefringence under polarized light when stained with the Congo red dye. Classification of amyloidosis is based on the precursor protein that forms the amyloid fibrils and the distribution of amyloid deposits as either systemic or localized...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953655/apolipoprotein-a-1-related-amyloidosis-2-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Chunlei Lu, Ke Zuo, Yinghui Lu, Shaoshan Liang, Xianghua Huang, Caihong Zeng, Jiong Zhang, Yu An, Jinquan Wang
RATIONALE: Apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1)-related amyloidosis is characterized by the deposition of ApoA-1 in various organs and can be either hereditary or nonhereditary. It is rare and easily misdiagnosed. Renal involvement is common in hereditary ApoA-1 amyloidosis, but rare in the nonhereditary form. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported two cases with ApoA-1 amyloidosis, a 64-year-old man suffering from nephrotic syndrome and a 40-year-old man with nephrotic syndrome and splenomegaly...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926523/familial-mediterranean-fever-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-after-kidney-transplantation-a-19-years-single-center-experience
#17
Hefziba Green, Shelly Lichtenberg, Ruth Rahamimov, Avi Livneh, Avry Chagnac, Eytan Mor, Benaya Rozen-Zvi
BACKGROUND: Current data regarding the outcome of kidney transplantation in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) who reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to reactive amyloidosis A (AA) are scarce and inconclusive. METHODS: The outcomes of 20 patients with FMF and biopsy-proven AA amyloidosis that were transplanted between 1995 and 2014 were compared with 82 control patients (32 with diabetes mellitus and 50 with nondiabetic kidney disease). Major outcome data included overall patient and graft survivals...
October 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903572/biomarkers-in-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
#18
Z Kufová, T Sevcikova, K Growkova, P Vojta, J Filipová, Z Adam, L Pour, M Penka, R Rysava, P Němec, L Brozova, P Vychytilova, A Jurczyszyn, S Grosicki, A Barchnicka, M Hajdúch, M Simicek, R Hájek
Immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL amyloidosis - ALA) is a monoclonal gammopathy characterized by presence of aberrant plasma cells producing amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chains. This leads to formation of amyloid fibrils in various organs and tissues, mainly in heart and kidney, and causes their dysfunction. As amyloid depositing in target organs is irreversible, there is a big effort to identify biomarker that could help to distinguish ALA from other monoclonal gammopathies in the early stages of disease, when amyloid deposits are not fatal yet...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891012/visualization-of-multiple-organ-amyloid-involvement-in-systemic-amyloidosis-using-11-c-pib-pet-imaging
#19
Naoki Ezawa, Nagaaki Katoh, Kazuhiro Oguchi, Tsuneaki Yoshinaga, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima
PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for evaluating whole-body amyloid involvement in patients with systemic amyloidosis. METHODS: Whole-body (11)C-PiB PET was performed in seven patients with systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, seven patients with hereditary transthyretin (ATTRm) amyloidosis, one asymptomatic TTR mutation carrier and three healthy controls. The correlations between clinical organ involvement, radiological (11)C-PiB uptake and histopathological findings were analysed for each organ...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885498/patient-and-kidney-allograft-survival-in-recipients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-from-amyloidosis
#20
Deirdre Sawinski, Mary Ann Lim, Jordana C Cohen, Jayme E Locke, Brendan Weiss, Jonathan J Hogan, Laura M Dember
BACKGROUND: Outcomes following kidney transplantation for patients with amyloidosis-associated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have not been well characterized. METHODS: We performed a retrospective propensity score matched cohort study with Cox proportional hazards modeling using data from the United Network of Organ Sharing including patients transplanted from 1987 to 2015 (N=310 629). RESULTS: Amyloidosis patients (N=576) had higher rates of death (HR 1...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
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