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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441404/angiopoietin-like-4-and-minimal-change-disease
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Gabriel Cara-Fuentes, Alfons Segarra, Cecilia Silva-Sanchez, Heiman Wang, Miguel A Lanaspa, Richard J Johnson, Eduardo H Garin
BACKGROUND: Minimal Change Disease (MCD) is the most common type of nephrotic syndrome in children. Angiopoietin-like-4 (Angplt4) has been proposed as mediator of proteinuria in MCD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of Angptl4 as a biomarker in MCD. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven primary MCD, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranous nephropathy (60, 52 and 52 respectively) and 18 control subjects had urinary and serum Angptl4 measured by Elisa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427453/the-italian-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-sinepe-consensus-document-on-the-management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children-part-i-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-first-episode-and-the-first-relapse
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Andrea Pasini, Elisa Benetti, Giovanni Conti, Luciana Ghio, Marta Lepore, Laura Massella, Daniela Molino, Licia Peruzzi, Francesco Emma, Carmelo Fede, Antonella Trivelli, Silvio Maringhini, Marco Materassi, Giovanni Messina, Giovanni Montini, Luisa Murer, Carmine Pecoraro, Marco Pennesi
This consensus document is aimed at providing an updated, multidisciplinary overview on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric nephrotic syndrome (NS) at first presentation. It is the first consensus document of its kind to be produced by all the pediatric nephrology centres in Italy, in line with what is already present in other countries such as France, Germany and the USA. It is based on the current knowledge surrounding the symptomatic and steroid treatment of NS, with a view to providing the basis for a separate consensus document on the treatment of relapses...
April 21, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405891/renalase-in-children-with-glomerular-kidney-diseases
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Piotr Skrzypczyk, Joanna Przychodzień, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Elżbieta Kuźma-Mroczkowska, Magdalena Okarska-Napierała, Elżbieta Górska, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Urszula Demkow, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Studies suggest that renalase, a renal catecholamine-inactivating enzyme, plays a major role in the pathogenesis of kidney and cardiovascular diseases in adults. This study seeks to determine the role of renalase in children with glomerular kidney diseases. We evaluated the serum renalase, arterial stiffness, intima-media thickness, blood pressure, and clinical and biochemical parameters in 78 children (11.9 ± 4.6 years of age) with glomerulopathies such as idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (40 cases), IgA nephropathy (12 cases), Henoch-Schönlein nephropathy (12 cases), and other glomerulopathies (14 cases)...
April 13, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405841/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-and-medullary-nephrocalcinosis-in-children-with-adck4-mutations
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Eujin Park, Hee Gyung Kang, Young Hun Choi, Kyoung Bun Lee, Kyung Chul Moon, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Michio Nagata, Hae Il Cheong
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the AarF domain containing kinase 4 gene (ADCK4), one of the novel genes causing steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), usually manifest as isolated adolescent-onset focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). ADCK4 interacts with components of the coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) biosynthesis pathway. METHODS: The incidence and phenotypes of patients with ADCK4 mutations were investigated in a cohort of Korean pediatric patients with SRNS. RESULTS: Among the 53 patients enrolled in the study the incidence of ADCK4-associated FSGS was 7...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392951/three-novel-mutations-in-the-nphs1-gene-in-vietnamese-patients-with-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome
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Thi Kim Lien Nguyen, Van Dem Pham, Thu Huong Nguyen, Trung Kien Pham, Thi Quynh Huong Nguyen, Huy Hoang Nguyen
Congenital nephrotic syndrome, a rare and severe disease, is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. The disease manifests shortly after birth and occurs predominantly in families of Finnish origin but has now been observed in all countries and races. Mutations in the NPHS1 gene, which encodes nephrin, are the main causes of congenital nephrotic syndrome in patients. In this study, we report the first mutational analysis of the NPHS1 gene in three unrelated children from three different Vietnamese families...
2017: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391342/learning-to-live-with-nephrotic-syndrome-experiences-of-adult-patients-and-parents-of-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Heather Beanlands, Maria Maione, Caroline Poulton, Emily Herreshoff, Michelle A Hladunewich, Marilyn Hailperin, Mary Margaret Modes, Lawrence An, Julie Wright Nunes, Howard Trachtman, Patrick Nachman, Debbie S Gipson
Background: People living with nephrotic syndrome (NS) need to develop an in-depth understanding of their condition in order to participate in treatment decisions, develop self-management skills and integrate illness into daily life. However, the learning needs of adult patients and parents of children with NS are unknown. We therefore explored patient and parent perspectives on learning needs related to NS as part of a larger study to develop a shared learning tool for NS. Methods: Qualitative data were collected using semistructured focus groups and individual interviews with adult patients (n = 22) and parents of children with NS (n = 25)...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391337/managing-glomerular-disease-in-pregnancy
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Michelle A Hladunewich, Kate Bramham, Belinda Jim, Sharon Maynard
Glomerular disease, especially lupus nephritis, is common in young women of childbearing age. As such, practicing nephrologists must have adequate knowledge and expertise to prepare these women for pregnancy, to diagnose and manage the numerous pregnancy-associated complications that are common in this vulnerable patient population and finally to support these young women who often struggle to manage both their young children along with an often onerous chronic disease. In this article we will review the pre-pregnancy counseling these women should ideally receive to allow them to make an informed decision about proceeding with a pregnancy, an approach to the diagnosis of pregnancy-associated worsening of kidney function and proteinuria as well as pregnancy-safe management strategies, including immunosuppression, antihypertensive agents and other medications necessary for the management of nephrotic syndrome...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386663/a-child-with-phenylketonuria-and-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-the-bright-side-of-proteinuria
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Fatma Rabah, Khalid Al-Thihli, Mohamed El-Naggari, Ibtisam B Elnour
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is the most common inborn error of amino acid metabolism. Phenylalanine hydroxylase is the underlying deficient enzyme. If left untreated, growth failure, microcephaly, global developmental delay, seizures and severe intellectual impairment would characterize the clinical picture of PKU. On the other side of protein homeostasis lies nephrotic syndrome. It is a well-known quantitative defect due to significant proteinuria. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a special congenital variant affecting children and adults...
April 7, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385484/genetic-mutation-in-egyptian-children-with-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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Manal Micheal Thomas, Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Nermine Nabil Mahfouz, Emad Emil Ghobrial
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Nephrotic syndrome is the commonest etiology of proteinuria in children. Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) is defined by resistance to standard steroid therapy, and it continues to be one of the most intractable etiologies of renal failure. Molecular studies discovered specialized molecules in podocytes that play a role in proteinuria. Mutations in NPHS2 that encodes for podocin constitute a frequent cause of SRNS worldwide. This study aimed to screen for podocin mutations in SRNS Egyptian children and their parents...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378029/nephrotoxicity-in-children-with-frequently-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-receiving-long-term-cyclosporine-treatment
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Yuko Hamasaki, Fumiyo Komaki, Kenji Ishikura, Riku Hamada, Tomoyuki Sakai, Hiroshi Hataya, Kentaro Ogata, Takashi Ando, Masataka Honda
BACKGROUND: Steroid-sparing drugs, such as cyclosporine, are recommended as treatment for children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and steroid-related toxicities. We recently reported a high rate of relapsing nephrotic syndrome 2 years after discontinuation of cyclosporine treatment, suggesting that long-term treatment is necessary. Cyclosporine-associated nephrotoxicity (CAN) is a potential side effect of long-term cyclosporine treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pediatric patients with FRNS treated with cyclosporine for ≥3 years at a single center between 1999 and 2012...
April 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352006/assay-of-urinary-protein-carbonyl-content-can-predict-the-steroid-dependence-and-resistance-in-children-with-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Niranjan Gopal, Bidhan Chandra Koner, Atanu Bhattacharjee, Vishnu Bhat, Sathish Babu Murugaiyan, Prakash H Muddegowda
Nephrotic syndrome in pediatric age is mostly idiopathic. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) by default is treated with steroids from the very beginning. Some do not respond to steroids and are grouped later as either steroid-resistant (SR) or steroid-dependent (SD) cases. The protein selectivity index often fails to predict the SR and SD cases. The SD and SR cases of INS exhibit higher degrees of oxidative stress compared to steroid responders. Proteins get carbonylated when they are exposed to free radicals...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339709/clinicopathologic-correlations-of-renal-pathology-in-the-adult-population-of-poland
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Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Artur Bartczak, Malgorzata Wagrowska-Danilewicz, Agnieszka Halon, Krzysztof Okon, Aldona Wozniak, Marian Danilewicz, Henryk Karkoszka, Andrzej Marszalek, Jolanta Kowalewska, Andrzej Mroz, Agnieszka Korolczuk, Andrzej Oko, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Beata Naumnik, Zbigniew Hruby, Marian Klinger, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Marek Myslak, Wladyslaw Sulowicz, Andrzej Rydzewski, Andrzej Wiecek, Jacek Manitius, Tadeusz Gregorczyk, Stanislaw Niemczyk, Michal Nowicki, Ryszard Gellert, Tomasz Stompor, Monika Wieliczko, Krzysztof Marczewski, Leszek Paczek, Olga Rostkowska, Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Grazyna Bogdanowicz, Andrzej Milkowski, Magdalena Durlik
Background: This is the first report on the epidemiology of biopsy-proven kidney diseases in Poland. Methods: The Polish Registry of Renal Biopsies has collected information on all (n = 9394) native renal biopsies performed in Poland from 2009 to 2014. Patients' clinical data collected at the time of biopsy, and histopathological diagnoses were used for epidemiological and clinicopathologic analysis. Results: There was a gradual increase in the number of native renal biopsies performed per million people (PMP) per year in Poland in 2009-14, starting from 36 PMP in 2009 to 44 PMP in 2014...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336816/glomerular-density-and-volume-in-renal-biopsy-specimens-of-children-with-proteinuria-relative-to-preterm-birth-and-gestational-age
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Kentaro Koike, Yohei Ikezumi, Nobuo Tsuboi, Go Kanzaki, Kotaro Haruhara, Yusuke Okabayashi, Takaya Sasaki, Makoto Ogura, Akihiko Saitoh, Takashi Yokoo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A low total nephron number, which is associated with low birth weight (LBW), may indicate increased susceptibility to early-onset renal diseases in children. However, few studies have assessed renal biopsy findings in LBW children. We examined the relationship between LBW and glomerular density (GD) and/or glomerular volume (GV) in renal biopsy samples as a surrogate for total nephron number. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Renal biopsy findings of children of LBW were compared with those of age-matched control subjects of normal birth weight (NBW) who were histopathologically diagnosed with FSGS or minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) from 1995 to 2011...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335748/steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-as-the-initial-presentation-of-nail-patella-syndrome-a-case-of-a-de-novo-lmx1b-mutation
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Tomohiro Nakata, Ryo Ishida, Yuu Mihara, Atsuko Fujii, Yoshimoto Inoue, Tetsuro Kusaba, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Yutaka Harita, Chiaki Kanda, Sachiko Kitanaka, Keiichi Tamagaki
BACKGROUND: Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the LMX1B gene and is characterized by nail dysplasia, skeletal abnormalities, and nephropathy. We herein report a case of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) prior to overt orthopedic symptoms in a patient with NPS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old woman presented to our hospital with knee pain. She had poorly developed nails, hypoplastic patellas, dislocation of the elbows, and iliac horns in the pelvis...
March 23, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318625/mycophenolate-mofetil-is-inferior-to-tacrolimus-in-sustaining-remission-in-children-with-idiopathic-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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Aditi Sinha, Aarti Gupta, Mani Kalaivani, Pankaj Hari, Amit K Dinda, Arvind Bagga
Studies of nephrotic syndrome show that substitution of calcineurin inhibitors by mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) enables sustained remission and corticosteroid sparing and avoids therapy associated adverse effects. However, controlled studies in patients with steroid resistance are lacking. Here we examined the effect of switching from therapy with tacrolimus to MMF on disease course in an open-label, one-to-one randomized, controlled trial on children (one to 18 years old), recently diagnosed with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, at a referral center in India...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314744/randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-ofatumumab-to-rituximab-in-children-with-steroid-dependent-and-calcineurin-inhibitor-dependent-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-study-protocol
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Pietro Ravani, Alice Bonanni, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
INTRODUCTION: Oral steroids induce remission in about 90% of children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), which is characterised by severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminaemia. Some children become steroid-dependent (SD) and require addition of calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to maintain remission. Since these oral agents are toxic, alternative interventions are needed for long-term treatment. The anti-CD20 antibody rituximab has shown promising steroid-sparing properties in clinical trials, but benefits are less convincing in complicated forms of SD-INS...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314579/keeping-the-customers-stratified-moving-toward-genetics-based-treatment-options-in-childhood-ns
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Megan Puckelwartz, H William Schnaper
In this issue, Bierzynska et al. report the results of analyzing a cohort of children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) of childhood, correlating genetic studies with clinical outcomes. This approach has the potential to advance both our research into the causes and treatments of childhood SRNS and our ability to stratify patients into groups that are likely to be responsive to specific treatments. Here, we discuss some of the strengths and limitations of this report.
April 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299461/efficacy-of-higher-dose-levamisole-in-maintaining-remission-in-steroid-dependant-nephrotic-syndrome
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Asiri S Abeyagunawardena, Umeshi Karunadasa, Heshan Jayaweera, Shenal Thalgahagoda, Sampath Tennakoon, Shamali Abeyagunawardena
OBJECTIVE: Levamisole (LEV) has been used successfully on an alternate-day regime of 2.5 mg/kg in steroid-dependant nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) to maintain remission. This pilot study was carried out between 2010 and 2015 at a single center in Sri Lanka to evaluate the efficacy of LEV prescribed at 2.5 mg/kg daily, which is double the alternate-day dose. METHODS: Sequential children with SDNS, relapsing more than twice in the preceding 12 months and previously treated with LEV and low-dose alternate-day prednisolone (0...
March 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298181/early-onset-of-adck4-glomerulopathy-with-renal-failure-a-case-report
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Ksenija Lolin, Benedetta D Chiodini, Elise Hennaut, Brigitte Adams, Karin Dahan, Khalid Ismaili
BACKGROUND: We present a rare early presentation of a ADCK4-related glomerulopathy. This case is of interest as potentially treatable if genetic results are timely obtained. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who was identified with significant proteinuria by a urinary routine screening program for school children. Physical examination revealed dysplastic ears and abnormal folded pinna. Albumin level was 41 g/L (39-53 g/L), and urine proteins/creatinine ratio was 2...
March 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288230/-somatotropic-axis-and-molecular-markers-of-mineral-metabolism-in-children-undergoing-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis
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María Luisa Ceballos Osorio, Francisco Cano Schuffeneger
Growth failure is one of the most relevant complications in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Among others, growth hormone (GH) resistance and bone mineral disorders have been identified as the most important causes of growth retardation. OBJECTIVES: 1. To characterize bone mineral metabolism and growth hormone bio-markers in CKD children treated with chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). 2. To evaluate height change with rhGH treatment. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A longitudinal 12-month follow-up in prepuberal PD children...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
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