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"Membranous Nephropathy"

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...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Ping Xu, Yu-di He, Ze-Ming Yu, Kai Luo, Huai-Ya Xie, Pei-Mei Zou, Xiao Gu, Shi-Rui Wang, Jian-Fang Cai, Qun Xu, Hang Li, Xue-Wang Li
Objective To compare the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus with those of cyclosporine in treating idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) via network meta-analysis. Methods Databases including PubMed,Embase,CENTRAL (Cochrane),Wanfang Database,CNKI,and VIP citation database were searched for relevant studies according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). Package Meta 4.5.0 and Gemtc 0.8.1 in R 3.3.1 were used to analyze the included studies. Results In this network meta-analysis,the complete remission rate (RR=0...
February 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Ilan Rozenberg, Andres Kotliroff, Tania Zahavi, Sydney Benchetrit
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is one of the most common causes of nephrotic syndrome (NS) in Caucasian adults. Most patients have good renal prognosis, but 30-40% may progress to end stage renal disease (ESRD). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of immunosuppressive treatment (IST) in high-risk patients. METHODS: All IMN patients diagnosed by kidney biopsy from 2004-2010 were included. Clinical and laboratory data were collected at each follow-up visit...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Eunjin Bae, Sung Woo Lee, Seokwoo Park, Dong Ki Kim, Hajeong Lee, Hyuk Huh, Ho Jun Chin, Shina Lee, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Ji In Park, Sejoong Kim, Dong Jun Park, Shin-Wook Kang, Yon Su Kim, Yun Kuy Oh, Yong Chul Kim, Chun Soo Lim, Jung Tak Park, Jung Pyo Lee
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most common glomerulonephritis in elderly patients showing nephrotic syndrome. However, little is known about its treatment options and outcomes in elderly MN patients at long term follow-up. We retrospectively enrolled patients with biopsy-proven MN between April 1990 and December 2015 from eight tertiary hospitals in Korea. Among them, we excluded patients who had secondary causes of MN and subnephrotic-range proteinuria. We evaluated the presenting features and clinical outcomes and analyzed the all-cause mortality, renal outcomes, infection, and remission with respect to age...
March 3, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Sanda Mrabet, Narjess Ben Aicha, Nihed Abdessayed, Moncef Mokni, Abdellatif Achour
BACKGROUND: Membranous nephropathy (MN), the leading cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults, is characterized by the deposition of subepithelial immune deposits. Most of the cases are primary, while only approximately 25% of the cases are secondary to some known diseases. Recently, MN has been considered to be a possible presentation of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the kidney in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients. In autologous HSCT populations, there have been scarce reports of associated MN, as a result of immune dysregulation leading to systemic autoimmunity and miming chronic GVHD...
March 9, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Yue Yang, Zheng Zhang, Li Zhuo, Da-Peng Chen, Wen-Ge Li
Background: Chronic kidney disease has become a leading public health concern in China, as it is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. However, the overall situation regarding common glomerular diseases in China remains unclear. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess the national profile of the common types of glomerulonephritis in China. Methods: We searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, SinoMed, VIP, and Wanfang databases for English and Chinese language articles from inception to September 2017...
March 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Y F Dong, L W Sun, B Zhang, X Y Kuang, X L Niu, Y L Kang, S Hao, P Wang, Z Li, G H Zhu, W Y Huang, Y Wu
Objective: To explore the clinical features and expression of PLA(2)R in renal tissue of children with idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Methods: Retrospective study was performed in patients with membranous nephropathy diagnosed through renal biopsy and the follow-up time was at least half a year in Shanghai Children ' s Hospital from January 2010 to February 2017. We compared their clinicopathological and pathological findings of IMN. Indirect immunofluorescence assay was used to detect glomerular PLA(2)R expression...
March 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
K Ganesh, R R Nair, N V Seethalekshmy, G Kurian, A Mathew, S Sreedharan, Z Paul
Suspicion and subsequent detection of renal disease is by an assessment of the urinalysis and renal function in the clinical context. Our attempt in this study is to correlate initial presenting features of urinalysis and renal function to the final histopathological diagnosis. A retrospective analysis of 1059 native kidney biopsies performed from January 2002 to June 2015 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was conducted. Correlative patterns between urinalysis, renal function, and final histopathological diagnosis were studied...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Agnieszka Pozdzik, Isabelle Brochériou, Cristina David, Fahd Touzani, Jean Michel Goujon, Karl Martin Wissing
The discovery of circulating antibodies specific for native podocyte antigens has transformed the diagnostic workup and greatly improved management of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). In addition, their identification has clearly characterized iMN as a largely autoimmune disorder. Anti-PLA2R1 antibodies are detected in approximately 70% to 80% and anti-THSD7A antibodies in only 2% of adult patients with iMN. The presence of anti-THSD7A antibodies is associated with increased risk of malignancy. The assessment of PLA2R1 and THSD7A antigen expression in glomerular immune deposits has a better sensitivity than measurement of the corresponding autoantibodies...
2018: BioMed Research International
Jiannan Li, Zhao Cui, Jianyan Long, Wei Huang, Jinwei Wang, Hong Zhang, Haibo Wang, Luxia Zhang, Pierre Ronco, Ming-Hui Zhao
Background: Primary glomerular nephropathy (PGN) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease in developing countries, however, nationwide studies investigating the spectrum of PGN are limited. Methods: To evaluate the composition of various pathological types of PGN in a comprehensive geographic coverage in China, a national inpatient database covering 43.7 million patients was used in this analysis. Diagnoses were extracted from the discharge diagnoses. Results: The percentage of patients with PGN in hospitalized patients decreased from 0...
March 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Wengang Sha, Lei Shen, Ling Zhou, Deyu Xu, Jing Yang, Guoyuan Lu
PURPOSE: Podocytes, terminal differentiation cell in glomerulu, are crucial to kidney-related diseases such as membranous nephropathy (MN). MN is characterized by podocyte injury and glomerular basement membrane thickening. This paper focused to investigate the expression of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 12 (CXCL12) in MN patients and its possible role in podocyte injury. METHODS: Through the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, CXCL12 level in the serum and urine of MN patients was examined...
March 5, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Yen-Sung Huang, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Tai-Kuang Chao, Jin-Shuen Chen, Ann Chen, Cheng-Yi Guo, Hsin-Yi Hsieh, Hsiu-Ming Shih, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Chia-Chao Wu
Membranous nephropathy (MN), a type of glomerular nephritis, is one of the most common causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Although it is known that melatonin plays a protective role in MN, the role of melatonin receptors in the pathophysiology of MN is unclear. Using an experimental MN model and clinical MN specimens, we studied melatonin receptor expression and found that melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) expression was significantly downregulated in renal tubular epithelial cells. Molecular studies showed that the transcription factor pituitary homeobox-1 (PITX1) promoted MTNR1A expression via direct binding to its promoter...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
V A Varshavsky, A N Grishina, N V Chebotareva, E I Gudkova
C1q glomerulopathy is a rare variety of chronic glomerulonephritis manifested as C1q deposition revealed by immunofluorescence microscopy. The pathogenesis and etiology of the disease have not been studied. The paper deals with the results of clinical, morphological, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopic examinations in 13 patients with C1q glomerulopathy. Light microscopy more commonly revealed membranous nephropathy, mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis, and nephrosclerosis. Immunofluorescence microscopy detected a C1q fraction in association with other deposits, more frequently IgM and IgG ones...
2018: Arkhiv Patologii
Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Atsutoshi Shiratori, Taku Nakagawa, Kyoko Kanda, Shigeo Hara, Norishige Yoshikawa, Ryojiro Tanaka
The underlying histopathology is very important in determining patient management, as the histopathology usually has direct repercussions on the treatment response and clinical course. However, the impact of the method used to assess renal biopsies, i.e., light microscopy (LM), immunofluorescence (IF), and electron microscopy (EM), on the occurrence of a difficult biopsy classification in the native kidneys of pediatric nephrotic patients is unknown. A 12-month-old Japanese boy was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome (NS); he was administered prednisolone (60 mg/m2 /day), and a continuous albumin infusion was started...
September 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
Pallav Gupta, Devinder Singh Rana
As the life expectancy is increasing, there is a rise in elderly population and consequent increase in the patients with renal disease. There is an inconsistency between clinical and histopathological diagnosis in elderly, and so renal biopsy is important in these patients to decide appropriate clinical management and prognosis. This study outlines the importance of renal biopsy in elderly and describes the clinical and pathologic spectrum of renal diseases in patient ≥60 years. All patients (age ≥60 years) undergoing renal biopsies from January 2011 to December 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Emilia Łukawska, Magdalena Polcyn-Adamczak, Zofia I Niemir
The complement system (CS) has recently been recognized as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity that constitutes a very complex mechanism controlling the clearance of pathogens, cellular debris, and immune complexes. Out of three known pathways of complement activation, the alternative pathway (AP) plays a critical role in host defense by amplifying the complement response, independently of initiation pathway and continuously maintaining low-level activity in a process called 'thick-over.' A key molecule of the CS is C3, in which the AP is constantly activated...
February 15, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Abhilash Koratala, William L Clapp, Olanrewaju A Olaoye, Alfonso H Santos
Bullous pemphigoid has been linked to allograft rejection, as well as membranous nephropathy in renal transplant recipients. Although there is a possibility of multiple distinct autoimmune processes, immune stimulation induced by allograft rejection or antibasement zone antibody interactions are possible mechanisms for the simultaneous skin and renal involvement.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Lu Pang, Qianqian Li, Yan Li, Yi Liu, Nan Duan, Haixia Li
Background: Primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) is an important cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Urine proteome may provide important clues of pathophysiological mechanisms in PMN. In the current study, we analyzed and compared the proteome of urine from patients with PMN and normal controls. Methods: We performed two technical replicates (TMT1 and TMT2) to analyze and compare the urine proteome from patients with PMN and normal controls by tandem mass tag (TMT) technology coupled with nanoscale liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analysis (LC-MS/MS)...
2018: Clinical Proteomics
Ji Young Choi, Dong Ki Kim, Yang Wook Kim, Tae Hyun Yoo, Jung Pyo Lee, Hyun Chul Chung, Kyu Hyang Cho, Won Suk An, Duk Hyun Lee, Hee Yeon Jung, Jang Hee Cho, Chan Duck Kim, Yong Lim Kim, Sun Hee Park
BACKGROUND: Appropriate immunosuppressive therapy for patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN) remains controversial. The effect of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) versus cyclosporine (CsA) combined with low-dose corticosteroids was evaluated in patients with idiopathic MN in a multi-center randomized trial ( NCT01282073). METHODS: A total of 39 biopsy-proven idiopathic MN patients with severe proteinuria were randomly assigned to receive MMF combined with low-dose corticosteroids (MMF group) versus CsA combined with low-dose corticosteroids (CsA group), respectively, and followed up for 48 weeks...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Denise Maria do Nascimento Costa, Lucila Maria Valente, Gisele Vajgel Fernandes, Paula Sandrin-Garcia, Heidi Lacerda Alves da Cruz, Sergio Crovella, Antônio Henrique Santana Cavalcante, Maria Alina Gomes de Mattos Cavalcante, Camila Barbosa Lyra de Oliveira, Carolina de Andrade Jordão de Vasconcelos, Emanuel Sávio Cavalcante Sarinho
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) has been linked to the lectin pathway, IgG4 and genetic susceptibility. We investigated the frequency of mannose-binding lectin2 (MBL2) gene polymorphisms and the serum ratio of IgG4 in patients with membranous nephropathy (MN). METHODS: Polymorphisms in the exon 1 of the MBL2 gene (codons 52, 54, and 57) and single base polymorphisms at positions -550 (HL) and -221 (XY) in the promoter region were evaluated in 60 patients compared to a control group (CG) of 101 blood donors...
February 13, 2018: Nephron
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