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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671215/a-patient-presenting-with-isolated-hematuria-and-renal-dysfunction-as-rare-manifestation-of-cryoglobulinemic-glomerulonephritis-in-the-course-of-autoimmune-diseases-including-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Masaki Yamanaka, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Hajime Kono, Michito Nagura, Shigeyuki Arai, Yoshifuru Tamura, Tatsuru Ota, Shigeru Shibata, Fukuo Kondo, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Shunya Uchida
Autoimmune diseases are sometimes associated with immune-mediated renal diseases and cryoglobulinemia is one of the causes. Cryoglobulinemia and cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis associated with primary Sjögren's syndrome are most frequent condition among non-hepatitis C virus-related condition. Its typical renal manifestation shows high amount of proteinuria with microscopic hematuria and renal insufficiency. We describe a case of 72-year-old woman with Hashimoto disease, autoimmune hepatitis, Sjögren's syndrome, and immune-related pancytopenia complicated by cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis...
April 18, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669819/survey-of-kidney-biopsy-clinical-practice-and-training-in-the-united-states
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Christina M Yuan, Robert Nee, Dustin J Little, Rajeev Narayan, John M Childs, Lisa K Prince, Rajeev Raghavan, James D Oliver
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Practicing clinical nephrologists are performing fewer diagnostic kidney biopsies. Requiring biopsy procedural competence for graduating nephrology fellows is controversial. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: An anonymous, on-line survey of all Walter Reed training program graduates ( n =82; 1985-2017) and all United States nephrology program directors ( n =149; August to October of 2017), regarding kidney biopsy practice and training, was undertaken...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661453/late-onset-post-transplantation-central-nervous-system-lymphoproliferative-disorder-case-report
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J Rego Silva, R A Macau, H Oliveira Coelho, F Camelo, P Cruz, A Mateus, A Oliveira, C Oliveira, A Ramos
Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a heterogeneous group of conditions that complicate organ transplantation and are due to immunosuppression. Central nervous system (CNS)-PTLD is rare but its incidence is increasing. It often occurs late and is associated with kidney transplantation and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Outcomes are poor. We present the case of a 77-year-old white male who received a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2003. Maintenance immunosuppression consisted of mycofenolate mofetil (MMF), cyclosporine, and prednisolone...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657221/unusual-cause-of-crystalline-nephropathy
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Natarajan Gopalakrishnan, Dhanasekaran Rajasekar, Jeyachandran Dhanapriya, Thanigachalam Dineshkumar, Ramanathan Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan, V Murugesan
Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency is a rare, inherited autosomal recessive disease presenting with 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (DHA) urolithiasis, DHA nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease. The presence of DHA crystals in urine and renal biopsy is pathognomonic of the disease. We report a 23-year-old female with acute renal failure and nephrotic proteinuria. Urinalysis showed reddish brown, round crystals with dark outline, and central spicules consistent with 2,8-DHA crystals. Renal biopsy showed membranous nephropathy and 2,8-DHA nephropathy...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644070/intravenous-drug-users-who-require-dialysis-causes-of-renal-failure-and-outcomes
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Jemima K Scott, Dominic M Taylor, Chris R K Dudley
Background: Intravenous drug use is associated with progressive kidney disease of several aetiologies. It is associated with behavioural and lifestyle characteristics that make the provision of renal replacement therapies (RRTs) challenging. We observed that patients who use intravenous drugs [people who inject drugs (PWID)] present late to renal services and struggle to engage with treatment. We describe the experience of a UK centre providing renal services to a mixed city and rural population...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629276/needle-guides-enhance-tissue-adequacy-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-renal-biopsies
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Namrata S Rao, Abhilash Chandra
Background: Needle guides have recently come into use for ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsies; however, it is not yet clear if the use of needle guides leads to decreased post-biopsy complication rates and improved tissue yields. Thus, we conducted a retrospective single center study comparing biopsy yield, adequacy, and rates of complications before and after utilization of a needle guide device. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on all native kidney biopsies performed before and after June 2015 corresponding to the start of needle guide use...
March 2018: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623845/is-treat-to-target-in-lupus-nephritis-realistic-in-clinical-practice
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Chi Chiu Mok
The treat-to-target (T2T) principle has been advocated in a number of inflammatory and non-inflammatory medical illnesses. Tight control of disease activity has been shown to improve the outcome of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis as compared to the conventional approach. However, whether T2T can be applied to patients with lupus nephritis is still under hot discussion. Treatment of lupus nephritis should target at inducing and maintaining remission of the kidney inflammation so as to preserve renal function and improve survival in the long-term...
April 5, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614595/-the-462nd-case-chronic-watery-diarrhea-and-acute-kidney-injury
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Y H Ni, J Li, W X Zhou, Y P Luo, Q W Jiang, Y Liu, C Yue, G Sun, J M Qian
A 60-year-old man presented with severe watery diarrhea for 2 months complicated with weight loss and acute kidney injury. He did not respond well to antidiarrheal medicines, empirical antibiotics and dietary exclusion of gluten or even complete bowel rest. The final diagnosis of autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) was made based on histopathologic findings of endoscopic biopsy from duodenal mucosa after excluding neoplastic disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and infectious diarrhea, etc. Chronic diarrhea and oliguria alleviated after the administration of corticosteroids...
April 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614584/-glycogen-storage-disease-type-%C3%A2-a-a-rare-cause-of-gout-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients
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N Xu, X M Huang, W G Fang, Y Zhang, Z Q Qiu, X J Zeng
Objective: To analyze the clinical features of secondary gout in glycogen storage disease type Ⅰa (GSD Ⅰa), so as to improve the awareness of this disease. Methods: The clinical features, laboratory findings, treatments and prognosis of 5 GSD Ⅰa patients with secondary gout who had been admitted to the Peking Union Medical College Hospital during 2006 to 2016 were collected and analyzed. GSD Ⅰa was confirmed by liver biopsy and genotyping. Results: Among the 5 patients (median age: 27 years), 3 were males and 2 were females...
April 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606262/-identifying-the-specific-causes-of-kidney-allograft-loss-a-population-based-study
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Charlotte Lohéac, Olivier Aubert, Alexandre Loupy, Christophe Legendre
INTRODUCTION: Results of kidney transplantation have been improving but long-term allograft survival remains disappointing. The objective of the present study was to identify the specific causes of renal allograft loss, to assess their incidence and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A total of 4783 patients from four French centres, transplanted between January 2004 and January 2014 were prospectively included. A total of 9959 kidney biopsies (protocol and for cause) performed between January 2004 and March 2015 were included...
April 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606258/treatment-of-iga-nephropathy-recent-advances-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Rosanna Coppo
IgA nephropathy, identified 50 years ago in France, is the most frequent glomerular disease worldwide. The course is variable, but in most of the cases there is a relentless decline in renal function, reaching end-stage renal failure in 10-60% of the cases after 10 years and in 40% after 20 years. These data justify the interest for finding a suitable therapeutic approach particularly in progressive cases. A supportive care, including renin-angiotensin system inhibitors is the priority in cases with slowly declining renal function, particularly when developing proteinuria...
April 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604514/renal-involvement-in-fatal-cases-of-chikungunya-virus-infection
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Marcela Mercado, Jorge Acosta-Reyes, Edgar Parra, Luis Guzmán, Mauricio Beltrán, Philippe Gasque, Carlos Mejía-García, Diego Viasus
BACKGROUND: Information regarding physiopathology and complications in fatal cases of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the frequency and severity of renal complications in fatal cases associated with CHIKV infection based on the clinical and histopathological features from post-mortem tissue biopsies. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study included fatal cases associated with CHIKV infection occurring from September 2014 through October 2015, reported to National System for Public Health Surveillance (SIVIGILA) and laboratory-confirmed by the National Institute of Health of Colombia...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597189/the-spectrum-of-glomerulopathies-in-kashmir-a-tertiary-care-experience
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Irshad Sirwal, Ibrahim Masoodi
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on the spectrum of renal diseases prevalent in the Jammu and Kashmir region. OBJECTIVES: To determine the spectrum of glomerulopathies in adult patients attending a tertiary care centre. METHODS: Two hundred and twenty-one adequate biopsies from native kidneys of adult patients who presented with features suggestive of glomerular diseases at Sheri Kashmir Institute of medical sciences Srinagar Kashmir for the last 8 years were studied in a retrospective manner...
March 29, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594142/rare-bacteria-infecting-the-heart-and-affecting-the-kidney-of-a-young-child
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Gurinder Kumar, Alyaa Saeed Al Ali, Namrata Gulzar Bhatti
Rare bacteria can lead to infective endocarditis, which may lead to renal involvement as severe glomerulonephritis. We report our experience of a 12-year-old child who presented with infective endocarditis and blood culture-grown Gemella morbillorum - a rarely reported bacteria. The clinical picture was further complicated with severe glomerulonephritis. Renal biopsy was suggestive of crescentic glomerulonephritis. The child was managed with antibiotics, steroids, and plasmapheresis and responded well to the treatment...
September 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587265/transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-drives-a-switch-in-connexin-mediated-cell-to-cell-communication-in-tubular-cells-of-the-diabetic-kidney
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Claire Hills, Gareth William Price, Mark John Wall, Timothy John Kaufmann, Sidney Chi-Wai Tang, Wai Han Yiu, Paul Edward Squires
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Changes in cell-to-cell communication have been linked to several secondary complications of diabetes, but the mechanism by which connexins affect disease progression in the kidney is poorly understood. This study examines a role for glucose-evoked changes in the beta1 isoform of transforming growth factor (TGFβ1), on connexin expression, gap-junction mediated intercellular communication (GJIC) and hemi-channel ATP release from tubular epithelial cells of the proximal renal nephron...
March 26, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582530/safety-and-utility-of-surveillance-biopsies-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-patients
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Maritere Nazario, Oana Nicoara, Lauren Becton, Sally Self, Jeanne Hill, Elizabeth Mack, Melissa Evans, Katherine Twombley
There is currently no way to diagnose a rejection before a change in serum creatinine. This had led some to start doing SB, but little data exist on the utility and safety of SB in pediatric patients. There is also little known on practice patterns of pediatric nephrologists. A retrospective review of pediatric kidney transplant SB between January 2013 and January 2017 at a single center was performed. A survey went to the PedNeph email list. There were 47 SB; 15 at 6 months, 12 at 1 year, 13 at 2 years, and 7 at 3 years...
March 27, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576494/combined-fluoroscopy-and-ultrasound-guided-transjugular-kidney-biopsy-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Shahnawaz Bashir, Amar Mukund, Ruzina Firdose Syed, Suman Lata Nayak, Archana Rastogi, Shiv K Sarin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and diagnostic yield of combined fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided transjugular kidney biopsy (TJKB) in cirrhotic patients with suspected renal parenchymal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was made of 27 patients (21 men; overall mean age 44.7 y) who underwent TJKB from June 2013 to June 2016; 21 patients had coagulopathy and/or thrombocytopenia, 4 underwent simultaneous TJKB with transjugular liver biopsy, and 1 patient each had severe obesity and gross ascites...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558350/-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-problems
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Zbigniew Zdrojewski
Recognizing the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients with lupus (SLE) can be difficult and therefore underestimated. Detection of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) in each patient with SLE should be done as a rule. Introduction of the new classification criteria of this syndrome will certainly improve the recognition of APS in the future. The Sapporo APS classification criteria (1998) were replaced by the Sydney criteria in 2006. Based on the most recent criteria, classification with APS requires one clinical and one laboratory manifestation...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552340/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-utility-and-safety-of-kidney-transplant-biopsies-by-nephrology-trainees-and-consultants
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Michael E Reschen, Andrea Mazzella, Edward Sharples
Background and aims: Dysfunction of a kidney transplant often requires histological sampling by percutaneous ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy. Transplant biopsy is more specialized than native kidney biopsy, the indications and complications are less well defined and in England are performed mainly by nephrologists. The aims of the study were to evaluate the adequacy and complication rate in living and deceased donor recipients according to training status of the nephrologist, assess the accuracy of physicians in predicting rejection, the threshold creatinine rise for biopsy, and the change in drug management post-biopsy...
April 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545434/management-of-tumour-lysis-syndrome-during-first-line-palliative-chemotherapy-for-high-volume-colorectal-cancer
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Helena S Gouveia, Sílvia O Lopes, Ana Luísa Faria
Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) is a rare oncological emergency in solid tumours. Because it is associated with bad short-term prognosis, early recognition and treatment are mandatory. This case refers to a middle-aged woman who presented with stage IV colon cancer, with massive hepatic involvement. After three cycles of first-line FOLFOX (folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin), she developed acute kidney injury and hyperkalaemia that did not respond to standard measures. High suspicion of TLS prompted further corroborating investigations and early intensive care unit admission...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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