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Membranous nephritis

Pankaj Beniwal, Lalit Pursnani, Sanjeev Sharma, R K Garsa, Mohit Mathur, Prasad Dharmendra, Vinay Malhotra, Dhanajai Agarwal
Studies published from centers across India have reported different and contradicting patterns of glomerular disease. In this retrospective study, we report our experience from a Tertiary Care Center in Northwest India. A total of 702 renal biopsies performed between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed of which 80 were excluded from the study because of having insufficient records or if the biopsies were taken from an allograft. The study included 411 males (66.1 %) and 211 females (33.9%) with an age range of 12-70 years (mean 30...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Laura Penna Rocha, Samuel Cavalcante Xavier, Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Juliana Reis Machado, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in which epithelial cells may express mesenchymal cell markers with subsequent change in their functions, and it may be part of the etiopathogenesis of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunexpression of some EMT inducers and markers in frequent nephropathies in pediatric patients. METHODS: 59 patients aged 2-18 years old were selected and divided into 6 groups of frequent nephropathies in children and adolescents, as well as one control group...
September 22, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Angelika Url, Verena Krutak, Anna Kübber-Heiss, Sonja Chvala-Mannsberger, Nadia Robert, Nora Dinhopl, Peter Schmidt, Chris Walzer
According to previous studies in captive cheetah ( Acinonyx jubatus ) populations, one of the most threatening diseases besides amyloidosis, myelopathy, veno occlusive disease, and gastritis, is renal failure. Contrary to captive cheetahs in North America and South Africa, morphological data concerning renal lesions in the cheetah European Endangered Species Program (EEP) are lacking. This study details the histological characterization as well as immunohistochemical and morphometrical analysis of nephropathies in 35 captive cheetahs from the EEP, which were necropsied between 1985 and 2003...
September 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Jun He, Mihua Liu, Zhufeng Ye, Tianping Tan, Xinghui Liu, Xiaoxing You, Yanhua Zeng, Yimou Wu
Mycoplasma are the smallest prokaryotic microbes present in nature. These wall‑less, malleable organisms can pass through cell filters, and grow and propagate under cell‑free conditions in vitro. Of the pathogenic Mycoplasma Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been examined the most. In addition to primary atypical pneumonia and community‑acquired pneumonia with predominantly respiratory symptoms, M. pneumoniae can also induce autoimmune hemolytic anemia and other diseases in the blood, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract and skin, and can induce pericarditis, myocarditis, nephritis and meningitis...
September 23, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Frank Ward, Joanne M Bargman
Membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) has a favorable prognosis compared to proliferative lupus nephritis (PLN) or combined MLN/PLN, although a significant proportion of cases will progress to end-stage kidney disease. There is considerable morbidity associated with thrombotic complications and treatment. Nondirected care includes renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade, cardiovascular risk management, and antimalarial agents. There may be a role for corticosteroid monotherapy in some patients, but this requires further investigation...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Geetika Singh, Lavleen Singh, Ranajoy Ghosh, Devajit Nath, Amit Kumar Dinda
AIM: To describe the technique of immunofluorescence on paraffin embedded tissue sections and discuss the potential pitfalls with an in depth review of literature. METHODS: Immunofluorescence is integral to diagnostic renal pathology. Immunofluorescence on paraffin embedded renal biopsies (IF-P) after enzyme treatment has been described in literature, however has not found widespread use in renal pathology laboratories. In our laboratory proteinase K digestion of paraffin embedded renal biopsy material was standardized and applied prospectively in cases where immunofluorescence on fresh frozen tissue was non contributory or not possible...
September 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
Sophia Thanei, Marten Trendelenburg
Antibodies against C1q (anti-C1q) are frequently found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The anti-C1q antibodies strongly correlate with the occurrence of lupus nephritis and low-circulating C1q levels. Previous studies have demonstrated that myeloid cells, i.e., dendritic cells and macrophages, are a major source of C1q. However, a direct effect of anti-C1q on C1q secretion by macrophages has not yet been established. In the present study, we investigated the C1q secretion profile of in vitro human monocyte-derived macrophages (HMDMs) obtained from healthy donors and from patients with SLE...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Ruimin Hu, Guolan Xing, Huijuan Wu, Zhigang Zhang
BACKGROUND: The concomitant presence of idiopathic membranous nephropathy and IgA nephropathy is rare. Here, we report 9 cases of phospholipase-A2-receptor (PLA2R) positive idiopathic membranous nephritis combined with IgA nephropathy, while reviewing publications regarding the pathological characteristics of this glomerolonephritis complication. CASE PRESENTATION: Nine cases of renal biopsy tissues were retrospectively reviewed, including the clinicopathological features, the results of the immunofluorescence assays, and the electron microscopic examination...
2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Dorin-Bogdan Borza
The glomerular basement membrane (GBM) is an essential component of the glomerular filtration barrier. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans such as agrin are major components of the GBM, along with α345(IV) collagen, laminin-521 and nidogen. A loss of GBM heparan sulfate chains is associated with proteinuria in several glomerular diseases and may contribute to the underlying pathology. As the major determinants of the anionic charge of the GBM, heparan sulfate chains have been thought to impart charge selectivity to the glomerular filtration, a view challenged by the negligible albuminuria in mice that lack heparan sulfate in the GBM...
September 6, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Luan D Truong, Jessica Trostel, Rachel McMahan, Jiang-Fan Chen, Gabriela E Garcia
A2A adenosine receptors (A2ARs) are endogenous inhibitor of inflammation. Macrophages that are key effectors of kidney disease progression express A2ARs. We investigated the role of A2ARs in kidney inflammation in a macrophage-mediated anti-glomerular basement membrane reactive serum-induced immune nephritis in A2AR-deficient mice. Sub-threshold doses of glomerular basement membrane-reactive serum induced more severe and prolonged kidney damage with higher levels of proinflammatory cytokines and greater accumulation of inflammatory cells in A2AR(-/-) mice than wild-type (WT) mice...
October 2016: American Journal of Pathology
S K Rampelli, N G Rajesh, B H Srinivas, K T Harichandra Kumar, R P Swaminathan, P S Priyamvada
There is limited data on the etiology, clinical and histopathological spectrum and outcomes of crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) in adult Indian population. This prospective study was done to evaluate the etiology, clinicohistological patterns and predictors of outcome of CrGN in South Indian population. All the patients received standard protocol based immunosuppression in addition to supportive care. Immune-complex glomerulonephritis (ICGN) was the most common etiology (n = 31; 77.5%) followed by pauci-immune glomerulonephritis (PauciGN; n = 8; 20%) and anti-glomerular basement membrane disease (n = 1; 2...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
A Boneparth, S E Wenderfer, L Nandini Moorthy, S M Radhakrishna, A C P Sagcal-Gironella, E von Scheven
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe and compare clinical features, treatment, and renal outcomes of children with membranous lupus nephritis (MLN), through analysis of a national multicenter registry. METHODS: Patients with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and MLN from the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Legacy Registry were included. Demographic, disease and medication-related data were collected between 2010 and 2014 from 59 CARRA Legacy Registry sites...
August 9, 2016: Lupus
l N Bobkova, P A Kakhsurueva, E V Stavrovskaya
The review highlights the evolution of ideas on the. mechanisms responsible for the 'development of membranous nephropathy(MN), glomerulopathy that is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Primary emphasis is placed on the primary form of MN. The important step to understanding the nature of this clinical and morphological form of glomerulonephritis is to create its animal model (Heymann nephritis), then to decipher the mechanisms of immune complex damage (complement activation,a role of cellular immunity), and to identify autoantigens responsible for the development of idiopathic MN in man (podocyteneutral endopeptidase, transmembrane M-type phospholipase A2 receptor, thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Terry King-Wing Ma, Stephen P McAdoo, Frederick Wai-Keung Tam
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), a 72 kDa cytoplasmic non-receptor protein-tyrosine kinase, plays an important role in signal transduction in a variety of cell types. Ever since its discovery in the early 1990s, there has been accumulating evidence to suggest a pathogenic role of Syk in various allergic disorders, autoimmune diseases and malignancies. Additionally, there is emerging data from both pre-clinical and clinical studies that Syk is implicated in the pathogenesis of proliferative glomerulonephritis (GN), including anti-glomerular basement membrane disease, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated GN, lupus nephritis and immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN)...
2016: Nephron
Juan Manuel Mejía-Vilet, Bertha M Córdova-Sánchez, Norma O Uribe-Uribe, Ricardo Correa-Rotter
Optimal treatment for pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the response to immunosuppressive treatment of Hispanics with pure MLN. This was a retrospective cohort analysis from a tertiary care center. Pure MLN patients were segregated into three groups according to the received induction treatment. All patients received adjunctive steroids. Outcomes included complete remission (CR), partial remission (PR), flare incidence, adverse events, and renal and patient survival...
September 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Mitsuhiro Kawano, Kazunori Yamada
Immunoglobulin G4-related kidney disease (IgG4-RKD) is the collective name encompassing renal parenchymal and renal pelvic lesions. The hallmark of renal parenchymal lesions of IgG4-related disease is plasma cell-rich tubulointerstitial nephritis with numerous IgG4-positive plasma cells and characteristic fibrosis. In addition, glomerular lesions are sometimes present, with membranous glomerulonephritis being the most common. Although IgG4-RKD shows good responsiveness to corticosteroid therapy, follow-up imaging studies have revealed that partial cortical scars persist when the start of therapy is delayed...
August 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
Mary H Foster, Elizabeth S Buckley, Benny J Chen, Kwan-Ki Hwang, Amy G Clark
Autoantibodies mediate organ destruction in multiple autoimmune diseases, yet their origins in patients remain poorly understood. To probe the genetic origins and structure of disease-associated autoantibodies, we engrafted immunodeficient mice with human CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells and immunized with the non-collagenous-1 (NC1) domain of the alpha3 chain of type IV collagen. This antigen is expressed in lungs and kidneys and is targeted by autoantibodies in anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) nephritis and Goodpasture syndrome (GPS), prototypic human organ-specific autoimmune diseases...
August 2016: Molecular Immunology
Rada G Staneva, L Balabanski, I Dimova, B Rukova, S Hadjidekova, P Dimitrov, V Simeonov, S Ivanov, R Vagarova, M Malinov, R Cukuranovic, V Stefanovic, M Polenakovic, V Djonov, A Galabov, D Toncheva
BEN is a primary, chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis characterized with chronic anemia, absence of edema, xantoderma, normal blood pressure and normal findings on the fundus oculi. The disease is distributed in restricted areas in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia, Former Yugoslavia. Despite numerous studies on genetic and environmental factors and their possible involvement in BEN, its etiopathogenesis still remains elusive. Our recent study aim to elucidate the possible epigenetic component in BEN development...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Karla Lais Pêgas, Eduardo Cambruzzi, Gisele Lobato
IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) is a recent inflammatory process of supposed autoimmune etiology, which is characterized by elevated serum IgG4 levels, dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells and storiform fibrosis. Tubulointerstitial nephritis is the most common renal manifestation, with different degrees of kidney dysfunction and variable clinical findings. Herein, the authors describe a new case of IgG4 tubulointerstitial nephritis (IgG4TN), and discuss clinic and pathologic criteria...
June 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Sai Liu, Maria E Montez-Rath, Colin R Lenihan, Richard A Lafayette, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
Differences in kidney transplantation outcomes across GN subtypes have rarely been studied. From the US Renal Data System, we identified all adult (≥18 years) first kidney transplant recipients (1996-2011) with ESRD attributed to one of six GN subtypes or two comparator kidney diseases. We computed hazard ratios (HRs) for death, all-cause allograft failure, and allograft failure excluding death as a cause (competing risks framework) using Cox proportional hazards regression. Among the 32,131 patients with GN studied, patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) had the lowest mortality rates and patients with IgAN or vasculitis had the lowest allograft failure rates...
July 18, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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