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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815356/dent-disease-in-poland-what-we-have-learned-so-far
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Marcin Zaniew, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Iga Załuska-Leśniewska, Piotr Adamczyk, Katarzyna Kiliś-Pstrusińska, Adam Haliński, Jan Zawadzki, Beata S Lipska-Ziętkiewicz, Krzysztof Pawlaczyk, Przemysław Sikora, Michael Ludwig, Maria Szczepańska
PURPOSE: Dent disease (DD) is a rare tubulopathy characterized by proximal tubular dysfunction leading to chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to characterize patients with DD in Poland. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a national cohort with genetically confirmed diagnosis. RESULTS: Of 24 males, all patients except one carried mutations in the CLCN5 gene; in one patient a mutation in the OCRL gene was disclosed. Molecular diagnosis was delayed 1 year on average (range 0-21 years)...
August 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803697/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-gene-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-in-egyptian-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Doaa M Youssef, Amal S El-Shal, Samia Hussein, Khaled Salah, Abd El Rahman E Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) characterized by complex pathogenesis and clinical course with relapses; and needs novel breakthroughs for decades. Polymorphisms of cytokines genes including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)may influence susceptibility to NS as well as different patients' steroid responses. In the current study, we demonstrated the potential roles of TNF-α promoter gene polymorphisms [-238, -308, -863] and haplotypes in susceptibility to childhood NS. Also, elucidating their possible influence on patients' steroid response and serum TNF-α level...
August 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796785/low-renal-but-high-extrarenal-phenotype-variability-in-schimke-immuno-osseous-dysplasia
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Beata S Lipska-Ziętkiewicz, Jutta Gellermann, Olivia Boyer, Olivier Gribouval, Szymon Ziętkiewicz, Jameela A Kari, Mohamed A Shalaby, Fatih Ozaltin, Jiri Dusek, Anette Melk, Aysun K Bayazit, Laura Massella, Lidia Hyla-Klekot, Sandra Habbig, Astrid Godron, Maria Szczepańska, Beata Bieniaś, Dorota Drożdż, Rasha Odeh, Wioletta Jarmużek, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Agnes Trautmann, Corinne Antignac, Franz Schaefer
Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD) is a rare multisystem disorder with early mortality and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) progressing to end-stage kidney disease. We hypothesized that next-generation gene panel sequencing may unsurface oligosymptomatic cases of SIOD with potentially milder disease courses. We analyzed the renal and extrarenal phenotypic spectrum and genotype-phenotype associations in 34 patients from 28 families, the largest SMARCAL1-associated nephropathy cohort to date. In 11 patients the diagnosis was made unsuspectedly through SRNS gene panel testing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794382/edoxaban-was-effective-for-treating-renal-vein-thrombosis-in-a-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Yoshitaka Shimada, Yasushi Nagaba, Hide Nagaba, Mariko Kamata, Junya Murano, Fumi Kamata, Chikako Okina, Hiroshi Nonoguchi, Hajime Shimada, Yasuo Takeuchi
A 39-year-old man with nephrotic syndrome was admitted due to right dorsal pain. Contrast-enhanced CT led to a diagnosis of renal vein thrombosis and segmental pulmonary thromboembolism. Treatment with heparin and warfarin was started. After 1 month, pulmonary thromboembolism recurred. Warfarin was switched to edoxaban, and steroid therapy was initiated, which led to the remission of nephrotic syndrome and the disappearance of renal vein thrombosis. The efficacy of edoxaban was demonstrated; however, this drug has not been routinely selected for patients with renal disease...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792718/mdr-1-and-cyp3a5-polymorphisms-in-pediatric-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-impact-on-susceptibility-and-response-to-steroids-preliminary-results
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Amira Moussa, Sameh Mabrouk, Haithem Hamdouni, Maroua Ajmi, Miniar Tfifha, Asma Omezzine, Saoussen Abroug, Ali Bouslama
BACKGROUND: Oral steroid treatment is the first line of therapy for childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS). However, resistance to this treatment has been observed in some patients. Here, we investigated the association of two steroid metabolism-related genes with susceptibility to childhood NS and the steroid response. METHODS: We genotyped the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of MDR-1 [C1236T (rs1128503), G2677T/A (rs2032582), and C3435T (rs1045642)] and the CYP3A5 gene (A6986G) in 63 NS patients and 110 age and gender matched controls by PCR-RFLP...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780565/clinical-genetic-testing-using-a-custom-designed-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-gene-panel-analysis-and-recommendations
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Ethan S Sen, Philip Dean, Laura Yarram-Smith, Agnieszka Bierzynska, Geoff Woodward, Chris Buxton, Gemma Dennis, Gavin I Welsh, Maggie Williams, Moin A Saleem
BACKGROUND: There are many single-gene causes of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) and the list continues to grow rapidly. Prompt comprehensive diagnostic testing is key to realising the clinical benefits of a genetic diagnosis. This report describes a bespoke-designed, targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) diagnostic gene panel assay to detect variants in 37 genes including the ability to identify copy number variants (CNVs). METHODS: This study reports results of 302 patients referred for SRNS diagnostic gene panel analysis...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776307/genetic-basis-of-adult-onset-nephrotic-syndrome-and-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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REVIEW
Jian Liu, Weiming Wang
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is one of the most common glomerular diseases with signs of nephrosis, heavy proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and edema. Dysfunction of glomerular filtration barrier causes protein loss through the kidneys. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) accounts for nearly 20% of NS among children and adults. Adult-onset FSGS/NS is often associated with low response to steroid treatment and immunosuppressive medication and poor renal survival. Several genes involved in NS and FSGS have been identified by linkage analysis and next-generation sequencing...
August 3, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752734/elevated-baseline-adiponectin-level-predicting-an-increased-risk-of-disease-activity-in-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children
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Wafaa M Abo El Fotoh, Ghada M El Mashad
BACKGROUND: Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived protein, is present abundantly in circulation and has anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory effects, so we aimed to assess the role of adiponectin in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and chronic kidney disease in children. METHODS: Overall of 290 children, 95 patients with the steroid-responsive idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (50 in remission and 45 in relapse).Another 95 patients with chronic kidney disease (50 on hemodialysis and 45 on conservative therapies) and 100 apparently healthy matched children were enrolled into the study...
July 27, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752288/application-of-next-generation-sequencing-technology-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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REVIEW
Yutaka Harita
A broad range of genetic and non-genetic factors can lead to kidney injury that manifests as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), which can be classified into primary (idiopathic) and secondary forms. Previous genetic approaches to familial or sporadic cases of FSGS or steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome identified causal mutations in a subset of genes. Recently, next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches are becoming a part of a standard assessment in medical genetics. Current knowledge of the comprehensive genomic information is changing the way we think about FSGS and draws attention not only to identification of novel causal genes, but also to potential roles for combinations of mutations in multiple genes, mutations with complex inheritance, and susceptibility genes with variable penetrance carrying relatively minor but significant effects...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751734/glucocorticoid-therapy-regulates-podocyte-motility-by-inhibition-of-rac1
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James C McCaffrey, Nicholas J Webb, Toryn M Poolman, Maryline Fresquet, Cressida Moxey, Leo A H Zeef, Ian J Donaldson, David W Ray, Rachel Lennon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) occurs when the glomerular filtration barrier becomes excessively permeable leading to massive proteinuria. In childhood NS, immune system dysregulation has been implicated and increasing evidence points to the central role of podocytes in the pathogenesis. Children with NS are typically treated with an empiric course of glucocorticoid (Gc) therapy; a class of steroids that are activating ligands for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) transcription factor. Although Gc-therapy has been the cornerstone of NS management for decades, the mechanism of action, and target cell, remain poorly understood...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748888/childhood-idiopathic-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-at-a-single-center-in-khartoum
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El-Tigani M A Ali, Hanna F K Makki, Mohamed B Abdelraheem, Salwa O Makke, Rashid A Allidir
Prevalence, clinicopathological features, and outcome of childhood idiopathic steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (ISRNS) vary in different countries. We report on these parameters in a single center in Khartoum. We retrospectively reviewed all the records of children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) followed up in the pediatric renal unit, Soba Hospital, Khartoum between 2001 and 2012. ISRNS was defined as no remission within four weeks of daily prednisolone at a dose of 60 mg/m2. In 430 children with INS 130 (28%) had SRNS with a mean age of 7...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725977/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation-in-pediatric-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
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Sushmita Banerjee, Surupa Basu, Ananda Sen, Jayati Sengupta
BACKGROUND: Low serum levels of total 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D) occur in nephrotic syndrome (NS). We aimed to assess the effects of vitamin D3 and calcium supplementation on 25(OH)D levels, bone mineralization, and NS relapse rate in children with steroid-sensitive NS. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was performed in children with steroid-sensitive NS. The treatment group received vitamin D3 (60,000 IU orally, weekly for 4 weeks) and calcium supplements (500 to 1,000 mg/day for 3 months) after achieving NS remission...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717938/rituximab-in-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-lessons-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Kazumoto Iijima, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Kamei, Kandai Nozu
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most common chronic glomerular disease in children. A total of 80-90% of patients with childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome achieve remission with steroid therapy [steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS)]. However, approximately 50% of children with SSNS develop frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Children with FRNS or SDNS are usually treated with immunosuppressive agents, but 10-20% of children receiving immunosuppressive agents still show frequent relapses or steroid dependence during or after treatment, defined as complicated FRNS or SDNS...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717937/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-childhood-onset-membranous-lupus-nephritis
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Maria Pereira, Eyal Muscal, Karen Eldin, M John Hicks, Anna Carmela P Sagcal-Gironella, Marietta DeGuzman, Scott E Wenderfer
BACKGROUND: Best practices for managing childhood-onset membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) are not yet established. Most studies involve primarily or exclusively adult cohorts or pediatric cohorts with combinations of pure or mixed membranous and proliferative nephritis. METHODS: We performed a single-center cohort study of consecutively diagnosed children with pure MLN from 1990 and 2016. Patients received care in Houston, Texas, one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in North America...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717081/severe-glomerular-endothelial-injury-associated-with-a-short-d4z4-repeat-on-chromosome-4q35
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Satoshi Hibino, Asami Takeda, Ichizo Nishino, Naoyuki Iwata, Masaru Nakano, Kazuki Tanaka, Satoshi Yamakawa, Takuhito Nagai, Osamu Uemura
The short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35 is a confirmatory genetic cause of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), which presents with no renal complications. We herein report a five-year-old girl previously diagnosed with Coat's-like retinopathy, deafness, and mental retardation, who was found to have early-onset, severe FSHD. Despite the absence of muscle weakness, a Southern blot analysis showed a short D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4q35. She presented with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, and her renal histopathological findings were severe glomerular endothelial injury, which is a new complication associated with this genetic abnormality...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712774/characterization-of-nphs2-gene-polymorphisms-associated-to-steroid-resistance-nephrotic-syndrome-in-indian-children
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Bhoomi B Joshi, Kinnari N Mistry, Sishir Gang, Prakash G Koringa, Chaitanya G Joshi
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the common glomerular disease in children. These children are treated with steroids, depending upon their behavior. They are either steroid sensitive (SSNS) or steroid resistant (SRNS). NPHS2 gene mutants are linked to the risk of autosomal recessive SRNS and in some cases to SSNS. The present study has been performed to screen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the NPHS2 gene in a group of 90 Indian children suffering with NS (30 SSNS, 30 SRNS and 30 Controls) by PCR method followed by direct exon sequencing...
July 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699616/levamisole-in-frequently-relapsing-and-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome
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Evangeline Mary Kiruba Samuel, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Singanamalla Bhanudeep, Sravani Muske
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of levamisole in children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) when administered on an alternate day ('initial therapy' in all cases) or daily basis ('rescue therapy' in whom alternate day therapy failed). METHODS: The records of 95 children (age 1-18y) with FRNS and SDNS, who were treated at the Pediatric nephrology clinic, and received levamisole therapy (maximum 2 years duration, between 2010-2013) with a follow-up period of minimum1 year, were included...
July 11, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699032/combined-cyclosporine-and-prednisolone-therapy-using-cyclosporine-blood-concentration-monitoring-for-adult-patients-with-new-onset-minimal-change-nephrotic-syndrome-a-single-center-pilot-randomized-trial
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Sayuri Shirai, Naohiko Imai, Shina Sueki, Katsuomi Matsui, Naoto Tominaga, Tsutomu Sakurada, Takashi Yasuda, Kenjiro Kimura, Yugo Shibagaki
BACKGROUND: Minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) responds well to steroids, but some patients show frequent relapses. Long-term steroid administration leads to various adverse effects. We previously reported the effectiveness in refractory nephrosis patients of administrating microemulsified CyA (ME-CyA) once before meals and setting the target value of the CyA blood concentration at 2 h after ME-CyA administration (C2) to 600-1200 ng/ml. On this trial we evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ME-CyA for suppressing relapse of adult new-onset MCNS patients using C2 monitoring...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699031/effectiveness-and-nephrotoxicity-of-a-2-year-medium-dose-of-cyclosporine-in-pediatric-patients-with-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-determination-of-the-need-for-follow-up-kidney-biopsy
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Yoshiyuki Kuroyanagi, Yoshimitsu Gotoh, Katsuaki Kasahara, China Nagano, Naoya Fujita, Satoshi Yamakawa, Masaki Yamamoto, Asami Takeda, Osamu Uemura
BACKGROUND: High dose of cyclosporine (CyA) for ≥2 years in children with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) increases the risk for nephropathy. Considering this, risk can be lowered with lower doses of CyA; we evaluated the effects of a medium dose of CyA, with target serum level, C2, of 450 ng/ml, over a 2-year period of observation, to determine the need for follow-up kidney biopsy. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated C2 levels in 38 patients (17 males, 5...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690757/minimal-change-disease-in-horseshoe-kidney
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Yosr Chaabouni, Rahma Guesmi, Yosr Hentati, Khaoula Kammoun, Mohamed Ben Hmida, Zeineb Mnif, Tahya Boudawara, Jamil Hachicha
The horseshoe kidney is a frequent urological birth defect. The most frequent complications are urinary tract infections, stones and hydronephrosis. The occurrence of glomerular disease in horseshoe kidney is rare. Therefore, we report the first case of minimal change disease occurring in a patient with horseshoe kidney in literature. A 22-year-old Caucasian man without personal or family medical history admitted to the pneumology department for a pulmonary artery embolism. In presence of a generalized oedema, a biological assessment was performed yielding intense nephrotic syndrome with urine protein excretion 22g/day...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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