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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434126/relapse-of-nephrotic-syndrome-during-post-rituximab-peripheral-blood-b-lymphocyte-depletion
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Mai Sato, Koichi Kamei, Masao Ogura, Kenji Ishikura, Shuichi Ito
BACKGROUND: Rituximab is effective against complicated childhood steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Peripheral blood B-lymphocyte (B-cell) depletion is strongly correlated with persistent remission, relapse rarely occurring during B-cell depletion; however, we have encountered several such patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics and clinical course of 82 patients with SDNS treated with rituximab from January 2007 to December 2012 in our institution...
April 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
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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REVIEW
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/28416778/steroid-pulse-therapy-for-de-novo-minimal-change-disease-during-pregnancy
#3
Hiroshi Sato, Yuna Asami, Reona Shiro, Masato Aoki, Miki Yasuda, Saeko Imai, Rie Sakai, Kenji Oida, Kanako Kawaharamura, Hiroko Yano, Nao Taguchi, Takako Suzuki, Masaya Hirose
BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome occurs very rarely, in only about 0.01%-0.02% of all pregnancies, and de novo minimal change disease during pregnancy is especially rare. Nephrotic syndrome and, especially, minimal change disease are highly responsive to steroids, and preterm labor may be avoidable if the maternal condition is improved with steroid therapy. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and proper management are critical to maternal and fetal outcome when severe proteinuria occurs during pregnancy. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old pregnant Japanese woman presented with systemic edema, oliguria, and severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia at 25 weeks of gestation, although she was normotensive...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408801/effects-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-as-a-novel-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-medication-within-immunosuppressive-properties-on-il17-ror%C3%AE-t-il4-and-gata3-gene-expressions-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#4
Anis Barati, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Hossein Ahmadi, Zahra Aghazadeh, Abbas Mirshafiey
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis characterized by pain, swelling and destruction of joints, with a resultant disability. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biological drugs can interfere with the disease process. In this study, the effect of β-d-mannuronic acid (M2000) as a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory effects together with antioxidant effects was evaluated on IL17, RORγt, IL4 and GATA3 gene expression in 12 RA patients...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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/28392820/genetics-of-hereditary-nephrotic-syndrome-a-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Tae-Sun Ha
Advances in podocytology and genetic techniques have expanded our understanding of the pathogenesis of hereditary steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). In the past 20 years, over 45 genetic mutations have been identified in patients with hereditary SRNS. Genetic mutations on structural and functional molecules in podocytes can lead to serious injury in the podocytes themselves and in adjacent structures, causing sclerotic lesions such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or diffuse mesangial sclerosis...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387313/cost-effectiveness-of-administering-rituximab-for-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-and-frequently-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-a-preliminary-study-in-japan
#7
Tomoyuki Takura, Takashi Takei, Kosaku Nitta
With regard to the use of rituximab for patients with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome and frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome, not only has the regimen not been clinically verified but also there is a lack of health economics evidence. Therefore, we conducted a prospective clinical study on 30 patients before (with steroids and immunosuppressants) and after introducing rituximab therapy. Relapse rates and total invoiced medical expenses were selected as the primary endpoints for treatment effectiveness and treatment costs, respectively...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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
#9
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
#10
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/28341877/short-courses-of-daily-prednisolone-during-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-reduce-relapse-frequency-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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Asiri S Abeyagunawardena, R S Thalgahagoda, Pathum V Dissanayake, Shamali Abeyagunawardena, Y A Illangasekera, Umeshi I Karunadasa, Richard S Trompeter
BACKGROUND: Relapses of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) are frequently precipitated by viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). A review of the literature reveals that in patients with steroid-dependent NS on alternate day corticosteroids, a short course of daily corticosteroid therapy during the course of an URTI may reduce relapse frequency. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a short course of low-dose corticosteroid therapy during the course of an URTI on relapse frequency in patients with steroid-sensitive NS who have not been taking any treatment for a minimum period of 3 months...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337616/follow-up-results-of-patients-with-adck4-mutations-and-the-efficacy-of-coq10-treatment
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Mustafa Atmaca, Bora Gulhan, Emine Korkmaz, Mihriban Inozu, Oguz Soylemezoglu, Cengiz Candan, Aysun Karabay Bayazıt, Ahmet Midhat Elmacı, Gonul Parmaksiz, Ali Duzova, Nesrin Besbas, Rezan Topaloglu, Fatih Ozaltin
BACKGROUND: ADCK4-related glomerulopathy is an important differential diagnosis in adolescents with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD) of unknown origin. We screened adolescent patients to determine the frequency of ADCK4 mutation and the efficacy of early CoQ10 administration. METHODS: A total of 146 index patients aged 10-18 years, with newly diagnosed non-nephrotic proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome, or chronic renal failure and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) of unknown etiology were screened for ADCK4 mutation...
March 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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/28326197/childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-management-and-outcome-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
#14
Chia-Shi Wang, Jia Yan, Robert Palmer, James Bost, Mattie Feasel Wolf, Larry A Greenbaum
There is a paucity of information on outpatient management and risk factors for hospitalization and complications in childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). We described the management, patient adherence, and inpatient and outpatient usage of 87 pediatric NS patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2012 in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area. Multivariable analyses were performed to examine the associations between patient characteristics and disease outcome. We found that 51% of the patients were treated with two or more immunosuppressants...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321320/calcineurin-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#15
REVIEW
Louis-Philippe Laurin, Patrick H Nachman, Bethany J Foster
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Glucocorticoids have been evaluated in the treatment of primary FSGS in numerous retrospective studies. Evidence suggesting a role for including calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in early therapy remains limited. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature examining the efficacy of CNIs in the treatment of primary FSGS both as first-line therapy and as an adjunctive agent in steroid-resistant patients, with respect to remission in proteinuria and renal survival...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318625/mycophenolate-mofetil-is-inferior-to-tacrolimus-in-sustaining-remission-in-children-with-idiopathic-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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/28303389/variability-of-diagnostic-criteria-and-treatment-of-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-across-european-countries
#19
Georges Deschênes, Marina Vivarelli, Licia Peruzzi
The aim of the surveys conducted by the Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome Working Group of the ESPN was to study the possible variability of treatment in Europe at different stages of the disease by means of questionnaires sent to members of the Working Group. Four surveys have been completed: treatment of the first flare, treatment of the first relapse and the issue of steroid dependency, use of rituximab, and the management of steroid-resistant patients. A uniform treatment of the first flare was applied in only three countries, and ten additional centers have adopted one of the three main protocols...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299461/efficacy-of-higher-dose-levamisole-in-maintaining-remission-in-steroid-dependant-nephrotic-syndrome
#20
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
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