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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775447/-mycophenolate-mofetil-mmf-as-the-first-choice-immunosuppressive-drug-in-treatment-of-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children
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Iwona Ogarek, Elżbieta Szczęsny-Choruz, Ewa Wierzchowska-Słowiaczek, Joanna Kwinta-Rybicka, Zofia Stec, Anna Moczulska, Katarzyna Wilkosz, Dorota Drożdż
Most children diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome show favourable response to corticosteroid therapy, nonetheless 30% of patients have frequent relapses or a steroid-dependent course of disease. Cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin A or MMF are being used in treatment of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome in search of a drug with highest long-term effectiveness and least amount of side effects. AIM: The aim of study was to assess of the efficacy of MMF as the first choice immunosuppressive drug in children with nephrotic syndrome after determining a steroid-dependency...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775445/the-clinical-pattern-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children-has-no-effect-on-the-concentration-of-soluble-urokinase-receptor-supar-in-serum-and-urine
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Agnieszka Ochocińska, Wioletta Jarmużek, Roman Janas
Concentration of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR) was regarded as viable marker to differentiate the focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) from other glomerulopathies and also as predictive parameter for progression of renal disease. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum and urine (s)(u)suPAR concentration in steroid-sensitive and steroid-resistant nephrotic children treated with different (double and triple-drug) regimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall 43 children were evaluated including 14 patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) aged 9±6 years and 29 with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) aged 9±5 years, as well as control group (n=59)...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769504/dipstick-method-versus-spot-urinary-protein-creatinine-ratio-for-evaluation-of-massive-proteinuria-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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M N Sultana, B Majumder, M J Rahman, A M Moniruzzaman, A M Suja, M E Ali, Z H Sarker, S N Nabi, M A Mostakim
Measurement of massive proteinuria is vital for diagnosis of childhood Nephrotic syndrome. Quantification of 24 hours urinary protein is the gold standard test. Dipstick method of urinary protein measurement gives instant result for massive proteinuria. Spot urinary protein creatinine ratio measurement is variable. This was a hospital based prospective cross sectional study done at Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Rangpur Medical College Hospital from January 2014 to December 2015 to evaluate accuracy of dipstick method versus spot urinary protein-creatinine ratio in estimation of massive proteinuria in childhood nephrotic syndrome...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753405/cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-children-with-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Christine B Sethna, Kumail Merchant, Abigail Reyes
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in individuals diagnosed with kidney disease during childhood. Children with kidney disease often incur a significant cardiovascular burden that leads to increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Evidence has shown that children with kidney disease, including chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation, and nephrotic syndrome, develop abnormalities in cardiovascular markers such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and aortic stiffness...
May 2018: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750317/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-sustained-remission-in-nephrotic-syndrome
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Uwe Querfeld, Lutz T Weber
The clinical application of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has significantly widened beyond the prophylaxis of acute and chronic rejections in solid organ transplantation. MMF has been recognized as an excellent treatment option in many immunologic glomerulopathies. For children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) experiencing steroid toxicity, MMF has been recommended as a steroid-sparing drug. Uncontrolled studies in patients with FRNS and SDSN have shown that many patients can achieve sustained remission of proteinuria with MMF monotherapy...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731827/leptin-hs-crp-il-18-and-urinary-protein-before-and-after-treatment-of-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Jiayun Zhou, Feng Shi, Wenlong Xun
We aimed to analyze the changes in plasma leptin, serum inflammatory factors and urinary protein in children with nephrotic syndrome before and after treatment and their clinical significance. A total of 28 children treated and diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome between November 2015 and October 2016 were selected as treatment group, while 25 healthy children were selected as control group. There were no statistically significant differences in age, sex, body mass index (BMI), serum albumin and other general data between treatment group and control group (P>0...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718537/resolution-of-hbv-infection-occurs-sooner-than-recovery-of-renal-disease-in-adult-serum-hbsag-negative-hbv-associated-glomerulonephritis
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Fang Xu, Chong Wang, Xiaoju Shi, Jie Hou, Xiaolin Guo, Pujun Gao
BACKGROUND: Most cases of hepatitis B virus-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) occur in children and present with serum HBsAg positivity. Few studies have investigated adult HBV-GN patients who are serum HBsAg-negative. This study aimed to determine the clinical and pathological features of serum HBsAg-negative adult HBV-GN patients. METHODS: Clinical, pathologic and laboratory findings were collected and analyzed in a cohort of 27 adult HBV-GN patients who were serum HBsAg negative upon diagnosis...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682437/adult-onset-minimal-change-disease-with-iga-nephropathy-and-hepatitis-c
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Waliul Chowdhury, Tahira Sabeen Saleem, Muhammad Uzair Lodhi, Intekhab Askari Syed, Hafiz Imran Iqbal, Mustafa Rahim
Minimal change disease (MCD) is one of the most common causes of nephrotic syndrome in children, leading to heavy proteinuria and edema. However, it is not as common in adults. Adult-onset minimal change disease with IgA nephropathy is rare. The initial presentation of heavy proteinuria and edema with effacement of podocytes on electron microscopy (EM) should lead the physician to suspect minimal change disease regardless of age. We present a 44-year-old male patient with a history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) who presented with sudden onset of lower extremity edema and 6...
February 19, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680473/rituximab-in-the-management-of-pediatric-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Manel Jellouli, Rim Charfi, Bayen Maalej, Abdelmajid Mahfoud, Sameh Trabelsi, Tahar Gargah
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review evaluating the efficacy and safety of rituximab in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome was performed. Data from studies, performed before April 2017 were collected, from MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science. Study eligibility criteria included clinical trials and observational studies with a minimal sample size of 5 patients, regarding treatment with rituximab in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657195/evaluation-of-serum-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-as-a-marker-for-steroid-responsiveness-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Suzan O Mousa, Salah M Saleh, Hend M Aly, Maha H Amin
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the most common primary glomerular disease among children. It runs a relapsing course involving prolonged periods of treatment with corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive medications. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) has been regarded as an inflammatory as well as a permeability factor. The aim of our study was to evaluate serum suPAR levels in children with NS and its relation to steroid responsiveness. Our study was carried out on 75 children who were already diagnosed as having NS; they were classified into three groups (steroid sensitive, steroid dependent, and steroid resistant)...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644498/the-status-quo-and-challenges-of-genetic-diagnosis-in-children-with-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
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EDITORIAL
Yan-Yan Jin, Bing-Yu Feng, Jian-Hua Mao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594119/monogenic-causes-of-proteinuria-in-children
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REVIEW
Onur Cil, Farzana Perwad
Glomerular disease is a common cause for proteinuria and chronic kidney disease leading to end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation in children. Nephrotic syndrome in children is diagnosed by the presence of a triad of proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and edema. Minimal change disease is the most common histopathological finding in children and adolescents with nephrotic syndrome. Focal segmental sclerosis is also found in children and is the most common pathological finding in patients with monogenic causes of nephrotic syndrome...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569191/urinary-cd80-excretion-is-a-predictor-of-good-outcome-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Chen Ling, Xiaorong Liu, Ying Shen, Zhi Chen, Jianfeng Fan, Yeping Jiang, Qun Meng
BACKGROUND: The level of urinary cluster of differentiation 80 (uCD80) is elevated in most children with minimal change disease (MCD) as opposed to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) during the acute phase. The objective of this follow-up study was to evaluate whether uCD80 elevation is actually associated with MCD and whether it signals better prognosis. METHODS: We evaluated uCD80 levels and a series of putative progression factors in a cohort of 64 patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) seen between 2011 and 2016...
March 22, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569185/indications-and-results-of-renal-biopsy-in-children-a-36-year-experience
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Luisa Santangelo, Giuseppe Stefano Netti, Paolo Giordano, Vincenza Carbone, Marida Martino, Diletta Domenica Torres, Michele Rossini, Anna Maria Di Palma, Loreto Gesualdo, Mario Giordano
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate retrospectively the indications for renal biopsy (RB) in native kidneys and to analyze pathological findings in a single tertiary pediatric hospital in Southern Italy for the last 36 years. METHODS: All patients who underwent RB at our hospital from 1979 to 2014 were included. All renal tissue specimens were studied under light and immunofluorescent microscopy, while electron microscopy was performed only for specific clinical indications...
March 22, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569147/hypertension-and-its-severity-in-children-with-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-during-remission
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Swasti Keshri, Shobha Sharma, Neha Agrawal, Sandeep Bansal, B P Guilliani, Kailash Chandra Aggrawal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is not a typical feature of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) and the presence of persistent hypertension is suggestive of significant renal lesion. There is paucity of data regarding occurrence and severity of hypertension in SSNS in pediatric population during remission and was the main objective of this study. In addition, correlation with factors like family history, BMI, and lipid profile was studied. METHODS: Cross-sectional study conducted at tertiary care center in India including 81 children of infrequent relapsing SSNS between 1 and 10 years in remission and was off steroids...
March 22, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565146/stunting-wasting-and-mid-upper-arm-circumference-status-among-children-admitted-to-nemazee-teaching-hospital
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Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Masoomeh Heidary, Naser Honar, Maryam Ataollahi, Homa Ilkanipour, Hossein Moravej
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate nutritional status in children without prior hospital admission or evidence of chronic disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The current study is a cross-sectional and observational study which was conducted for assessing the nutritional status of children. In this study, consecutive sampling was used, with a sample size about 400 children aged 6 months to 18 years at first hospital admission. All subjects were hospitalized consecutively in the Pediatric Emergency Department of the Nemazee Teaching Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran)...
January 10, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549463/pharmacology-and-pharmacogenetics-of-prednisone-and-prednisolone-in-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Anne M Schijvens, Rob Ter Heine, Saskia N de Wildt, Michiel F Schreuder
Nephrotic syndrome is one of the most common glomerular disorders in childhood. Glucocorticoids have been the cornerstone of the treatment of childhood nephrotic syndrome for several decades, as the majority of children achieves complete remission after prednisone or prednisolone treatment. Currently, treatment guidelines for the first manifestation and relapse of nephrotic syndrome are mostly standardized, while large inter-individual variation is present in the clinical course of disease and side effects of glucocorticoid treatment...
March 16, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549133/chyluria-in-young-child-a-rare-presentation
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Gaurav Garg, Apul Goel, Sunny Goel, Manmeet Singh
Chyluria, a chronic manifestation of lymphatic filariasis, is rare in children. Clinicians must have a high index of suspicion to diagnose this condition in children as it mimics nephrotic syndrome. We present an unusual case in which a 7-year-old boy hailing from a filarial endemic region presented with a passage of milky urine, which on evaluation was diagnosed as parasitic chyluria. The child showed remission after medical management that persisted until 1 year of follow-up.
March 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546599/idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-in-children-treated-with-rituximab-report-of-two-cases
#19
Rossana Malatesta-Muncher, Karen W Eldin, Laurence H Beck, Mini Michael
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy is an uncommon cause of nephrotic syndrome in children and can present treatment challenges. The current treatment options of steroids and cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, or mycophenolate require prolonged treatment durations and the associated side effects may result in nonadherence in children, especially in adolescents. CASE-DIAGNOSIS: We report two adolescent patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy with nephrotic range proteinuria and elevated anti-phospholipase A2 receptor levels who did not achieve remission with steroids and were later treated with rituximab...
June 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533950/gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-in-children-with-relapsing-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Shoji Tsuji, Chikushi Suruda, Masaki Hashiyada, Takahisa Kimata, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Tetsuya Kitao, Jiro Kino, Atsushi Akane, Kazunari Kaneko
BACKGROUND: While the etiology of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (idiopathic nephrotic syndrome [INS]; characterized by repeated relapses and comorbid allergic conditions) remains unknown, recent evidence suggests that dysfunction in regulatory T cells (Tregs) plays an important role in the development of INS as well as allergic diseases. We hypothesized that dysbiosis involving decreased butyric acid-producing gut microbiota leads to defective induction and differentiation of peripherally induced Tregs, resulting in INS relapse...
2018: American Journal of Nephrology
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