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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221174/iga-nephropathy-an-update
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Maria F Soares, Ian S D Roberts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on recent developments since the publication of the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy and to consider lesions that were not included in the original classification. RECENT FINDINGS: Over 20 validation studies of the Oxford Classification have been published. Tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis is consistently the strongest predictor of renal survival, whereas mesangial hypercellularity predicts rate of loss of renal function...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215945/mycophenolate-mofetil-combined-with-prednisone-versus-full-dose-prednisone-in-iga-nephropathy-with-active-proliferative-lesions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jin-Hua Hou, Wei-Bo Le, Nan Chen, Wei-Ming Wang, Zhang-Suo Liu, Dong Liu, Jiang-Hua Chen, Jiong Tian, Ping Fu, Zhang-Xue Hu, Cai-Hong Zeng, Shao-Shan Liang, Min-Lin Zhou, Hai-Tao Zhang, Zhi-Hong Liu
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest that patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) with active proliferative lesions show a good response to immunosuppressive treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 176 patients with IgAN with active proliferative lesions (cellular and fibrocellular crescents, endocapillary hypercellularity, or necrosis), proteinuria with protein excretion ≥ 1...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210841/rare-genetic-variant-in-the-cfb-gene-presenting-as-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-immune-complex-diffuse-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-crescents-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
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Khalid Alfakeeh, Mohammed Azar, Majid Alfadhel, Alsuayri Mansour Abdullah, Nourah Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
BACKGROUND: Complement factor B gene (CFB) is an important component of the alternate pathway of complement activation that provides an active subunit that associates with C3b to form the C3 convertase, which is an essential element in complement activation. Among the complement-associated disorders, mutations and pathogenic variants in the CFB gene are relatively rare phenomena. Moreover, mutated CFB affiliation with immune-complex diffuse membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (IC-MPGN) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are considered a highly rare occurrence...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205354/mini-review-a-unique-case-of-crescentic-c3-glomerulonephritis
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Dharmenaan Palamuthusingam, Murty Mantha, Kimberley Oliver, Ketan Bavishi, Shyam Dheda
Kidney involvement is an under-recognized complication of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. They occur in a variety of mechanisms and differ widely in their clinical presentation. We take this opportunity to report a case of a 65 year-old man who developed a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis within days after completing his first cycle of R-CHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisolone) chemotherapy for newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma. He was odematous, hypertensive, oliguric with nephrotic range proteinuria and an active urine sediment...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204946/clinical-outcomes-in-children-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-without-crescents
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Jean Daniel Delbet, Julien Hogan, Bilal Aoun, Iulia Stoica, Rémi Salomon, Stéphane Decramer, Isabelle Brocheriou, Georges Deschênes, Tim Ulinski
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the most common vasculitis in children. Its long-term prognosis depends on renal involvement. The management of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) remains controversial. This study reports the prognosis of children with HSPN presenting with class 2 International Study of Kidney Disease in Children (ISKDC) nephritis. METHODS: All children with HSPN class 2 diagnosed between 1995 and 2015 in four pediatric nephrology centers were included, and clinical and biological data were collected from the medical files...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198938/left-atrial-deformation-analysis-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-by-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-from-the-magyar-path-study
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Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191821/crucial-role-of-mesangial-cell-derived-connective-tissue-growth-factor-in-a-mouse-model-of-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-glomerulonephritis
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Naohiro Toda, Kiyoshi Mori, Masato Kasahara, Akira Ishii, Kenichi Koga, Shoko Ohno, Keita P Mori, Yukiko Kato, Keisuke Osaki, Takashige Kuwabara, Katsutoshi Kojima, Daisuke Taura, Masakatsu Sone, Taiji Matsusaka, Kazuwa Nakao, Masashi Mukoyama, Motoko Yanagita, Hideki Yokoi
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) coordinates the signaling of growth factors and promotes fibrosis. Neonatal death of systemic CTGF knockout (KO) mice has hampered analysis of CTGF in adult renal diseases. We established 3 types of CTGF conditional KO (cKO) mice to investigate a role and source of CTGF in anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis. Tamoxifen-inducible systemic CTGF (Rosa-CTGF) cKO mice exhibited reduced proteinuria with ameliorated crescent formation and mesangial expansion in anti-GBM nephritis after induction...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188759/bladder-prolapse-configuration-on-baseline-standing-cystogram-can-predict-anterior-vaginal-wall-suspension-procedure-outcomes
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Yuefeng Rose Wu, Alana L Christie, Rebecca S Lavelle, Feras Alhalabi, Gaurav Khatri, Philippe E Zimmern
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether bladder prolapse shape on lateral voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) is an accurate predictor of anterior vaginal wall suspension (AVWS) procedure outcomes. METHODS: Following an institutional review board approval, preoperative lateral standing VCUG views from a prospectively maintained database of women who underwent AVWS for stage ≥2 cystocele were reviewed retrospectively by 3 reviewers. Patients with no retrievable preoperative VCUG imaging were excluded...
February 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185825/amazonian-waters-harbour-an-ancient-freshwater-ceratomyxa-lineage-cnidaria-myxosporea
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Suellen A Zatti, Stephen D Atkinson, Jerri L Bartholomew, Antônio A M Maia, Edson A Adriano
A new species of Ceratomyxa parasitizing the gall bladder of Cichla monoculus, an endemic cichlid fish from the Amazon basin in Brazil, is described using morphological and molecular data. In the bile, both immature and mature myxospores were found floating freely or inside elongated plasmodia: length 304 (196-402) μm and width 35.7 (18.3-55.1) μm. Mature spores were elongated and only slightly crescent-shaped in frontal view with a prominent sutural line between two valve cells, which had rounded ends. Measurements of formalin-fixed myxospores: length 6...
February 7, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180010/extreme-thrombocytosis-presenting-in-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibodies-associated-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-with-immune-complex-deposits-a-case-report
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Zhang Xuemei, Diao Yongshu, Zhang Ling, Yang Yingying, Fu Ping
INTRODUCTION: We describe a female patient with extreme reactive thrombocytosis (RT) in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA)-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis (CGN) with immune complex deposits, which has never been reported before. CASE PRESENTATION: A female adolescent with symptoms of oliguria and gross hematuresis had serious renal function impairment (crescent formation and immune complex deposits in renal pathology examination with positive serum ANCA) and extreme thrombocytosis...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174198/the-puzzle-of-noninvasive-testing-in-women-filling-in-the-pieces-with-the-crescent-trial-calcium-imaging-and-selective-ct-angiography-in-comparison-to-functional-testing-for-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174196/sex-differences-in-the-performance-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-compared-with-functional-testing-in-evaluating-stable-chest-pain-subanalysis-of-the-multicenter-randomized-crescent-trial-calcium-imaging-and-selective-ct-angiography-in-comparison-to-functional
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Marisa Lubbers, Adriaan Coenen, Tobias Bruning, Tjebbe Galema, Jurgen Akkerhuis, Boudewijn Krenning, Paul Musters, Mohamed Ouhlous, Ahno Liem, Andre Niezen, Admir Dedic, Ron van Domburg, Miriam Hunink, Koen Nieman
BACKGROUND: Cardiac computed tomography (CT) represents an alternative diagnostic strategy for women with suspected coronary artery disease, with potential benefits in terms of effectiveness and cost-efficiency. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CRESCENT trial (Calcium Imaging and Selective CT Angiography in Comparison to Functional Testing for Suspected Coronary Artery Disease) prospectively randomized 350 patients with stable angina (55% women; aged 55±10 years), mostly with an intermediate coronary artery disease probability, between cardiac CT and functional testing...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169918/bilateral-blebs-secondary-to-spontaneous-scleral-perforations
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Ester Fernández López, Alexander Poon, Andrew Huhtanen, Richard Lindsay, Catherine Green
PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of bilateral spontaneous scleral perforations. METHODS: A 34-year-old woman presented with bilateral conjunctival blebs and decreased vision in both eyes. There was no history of ocular trauma or surgery and no previous ophthalmic or systemic conditions that may have contributed to the scleral perforations. RESULTS: Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in both eyes and intraocular pressures were 6 mm Hg in the right and 5 mm Hg in the left...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166084/unexpected-complication-of-cocaine-associated-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-vasculitis-related-to-persistent-in-hospital-cocaine-use
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Travis D Olives, Rebecca L Kornas, Russell Fujisawa, Jon B Cole
INTRODUCTION: Levamisole-adulterated cocaine has been implicated in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis. We present a case of spontaneous intraperitoneal hemorrhage, an unexpectedly severe complication of cocaine-related ANCA vasculitis, developing late during hospitalization. CASE REPORT: An adult male with a history of hepatitis C, distant cocaine use, and limited health care presented to a local emergency department (ED) with volume overload, renal failure, hyperkalemia and non-anion gap metabolic acidosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163452/outcome-of-flap-surgeries-in-dermatosurgical-unit-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india-with-a-review-of-literature
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Gorur Kalappa Divya, Kanathur Shilpa, Sacchidanand Sarvajnamurthy, Eswari Loganathan, Biju Vasudevan, G B Chitrika, C Madhura, D V Lakshmi
INTRODUCTION: Flap surgeries are an excellent choice for closing large defects following trauma, excision of carcinomas or removal of large lesions. This article is a prospective interventional study of various flap surgeries performed at a tertiary care centre with their outcome in dermatosurgical unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 flap surgeries performed from January 2012 to December 2014 formed part of the study. Data were recorded for each case including age, sex, indications and type of flap surgery and any occurrence of complications...
October 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162051/henoch-schonlein-purpura-post-streptococcal-glomerulonephritis-and-acute-rheumatic-carditis-after-group-a-%C3%AE-haemolytic-streptococcal-infection
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Seçil Arslansoyu Çamlar, Alper Soylu, İpek Akil, Mehtat Ünlü, Şenol Coşkun, Pelin Ertan, Salih Kavukçu
Besides association with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and acute glomerulonephritis (APSGN), in up to 40% of cases, Group A β-haemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) infections are also implicated as a trigger for Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP). A 7-year-old girl with GABHS throat infection who developed HSP, APSGN and rheumatic carditis is reported. She presented with palpable purpura and arthritis in both ankles and later developed carditis characterised by mitral/aortic regurgitation and glomerulonephritis characterised by mixed nephritic/nephrotic syndrome...
February 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153924/correlations-between-circadian-rhythms-and-growth-in-challenging-environments
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Yuri Dakhiya, Duaa Hussien, Eyal Fridman, Moshe Kiflawi, Rachel M Green
In plants, the circadian system controls a plethora of processes, many with agronomic importance such as photosynthesis, photoprotection, stomatal opening, and photoperiodic development, as well as molecular processes such as gene expression. It has been suggested that modifying circadian rhythms may be a means to manipulate crops to develop "improved" plants for agriculture. However, there is very little information on how the clock influences the performance of crop plants. We have used a non-invasive, high-throughput technique, based on prompt chlorophyll fluorescence (F), for measuring circadian rhythms and demonstrated that the technique works in a range of plants...
January 30, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148558/risk-factors-for-renal-survival-in-chinese-patients-with-myeloperoxidase-anca-associated-gn
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Yinghua Chen, Hao Bao, Zhengzhao Liu, Xia Liu, Erzhi Gao, Caihong Zeng, Haitao Zhang, Zhihong Liu, Weixin Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Our study explored the association of histopathologic classification of ANCA-associated GN with renal survival in Chinese patients with myeloperoxidase-ANCA-associated GN. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Two hundred fifteen patients with biopsy-proven myeloperoxidase-ANCA-associated GN were included from January of 1996 to December of 2014. The biopsies included focal (n=27), mixed (n=82), crescentic (n=47), and sclerotic (n=59) classes...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137453/ovarian-preservation-from-tumors-and-torsions-in-girls-prospective-diagnostic-study
#19
Z B Stanković, K Sedlecky, D Savić, B J Lukač, I Mažibrada, S Perovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To develop a new decision tree system (DTS) for the management of adnexal masses in prepubertal and adolescent girls, aimed to improve the distinction between benign and malignant masses, help preserve affected ovaries during surgery and reduce the rate of surgical management of uncomplicated functional ovarian cysts. DESIGN: A prospective diagnostic study using clinical and ultrasound data collected for all patients under 19 years of age with adnexal masses managed between 2006 and 2015...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133935/post-transplant-immune-complex-nephritis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-with-anca-vasculitis
#20
Carlos Sanchez, Alejandra Rebolledo, Junior Gahona, Mauricio Rojas, Raquel Jiménez, Aurora Bojórquez
Nearly 20% of SLE corresponds to the pediatric population, and 75% of them have kidney involvement representing an important etiology of chronic kidney disease. A correlation between SLE and ANCA-associated vasculitis has been identified as an overlapping syndrome. Kidney allograft recurrence is rare in SLE when disease control is achieved and with nowadays immunosuppression treatment. Histologic transformation is unusual, especially when there are negative serologic markers and no immune complex deposition reported in native kidneys...
January 29, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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