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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786186/-ebv-associated-pneumonia-in-patient-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-gpa-in-immunosoppressive-therapy-treated-with-aciclovir
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Nicola Mongera, Vittorio Di Maso, Elisabetta Ermacora, Michele Carraro, Cristina Bregant, Martina Pian, Umberto Savi, Eric Lorenzon, Giuliano Boscutti
We describe the case of a 74-year-old man admitted to our Nephrology Unit with nephrotic syndrome and mild kidney disease. A complete panel of laboratoristic and instrumental tests did not provide useful information for diagnosis. No specific signs or symptoms suggested the presence of AL amyloidosis. As a matter of fact, diagnosis was reached thanks to the hystopathologic examination of renal tissue and bone marrow, since the associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder had not revealed itself through serum and urine electrophoresis and immunofixation...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786185/-an-unusual-presentation-of-amyloidosis-al
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Anna Zito, Antonio De Pascalis, Paolo Ria, Annarita Armeni, Alessandro D'Amelio, Marcello Napoli
We describe the case of a 74-year-old man admitted to our Nephrology Unit with nephrotic syndrome and mild kidney disease. A complete panel of laboratoristic and instrumental tests did not provide useful information for diagnosis. No specific signs or symptoms suggested the presence of AL amyloidosis. As a matter of fact, diagnosis was reached thanks to the hystopathologic examination of renal tissue and bone marrow, since the associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder had not revealed itself through serum and urine electrophoresis and immunofixation...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786149/national-survey-found-that-managing-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-in-nigeria-varied-widely-and-did-not-comply-with-the-best-evidence
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Christopher I Esezobor, Adanze O Asinobi, Henrietta U Okafor, Rosamund Akuse, Rasheed Gbadegesin
AIM: This study explored any variations in managing childhood nephrotic syndrome between specialist centres in Nigeria and how closely the care reflected the best available evidence. METHODS: In 2016 the heads of Nigerian paediatric nephrology units were asked to complete a study questionnaire that focused on managing nephrotic syndrome. RESULTS: Of the 31 clinicians we approached, 81% returned the completed questionnaire. The majority (64%) had received paediatric nephrology training and 40% had practised for at least 10 years...
May 22, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774464/eculizumab-in-stec-hus-need-for-a-proper-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sebastian Loos, Jun Oh, Markus J Kemper
Hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC-HUS) is often associated with a severe morbidity including neurological involvement and a mortality of 1-5%. Although STEC-HUS is often self-limited, improvement of treatment strategies is needed for cases with complications and, among others, plasma exchange/plasmapheresis and use of antibiotics have been advocated. With the availability of the complement blocker eculizumab, now a standard treatment of atypical HUS, several series have addressed its use in STEC-HUS, with variable response; randomized controlled trials are lacking...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769504/dipstick-method-versus-spot-urinary-protein-creatinine-ratio-for-evaluation-of-massive-proteinuria-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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M N Sultana, B Majumder, M J Rahman, A M Moniruzzaman, A M Suja, M E Ali, Z H Sarker, S N Nabi, M A Mostakim
Measurement of massive proteinuria is vital for diagnosis of childhood Nephrotic syndrome. Quantification of 24 hours urinary protein is the gold standard test. Dipstick method of urinary protein measurement gives instant result for massive proteinuria. Spot urinary protein creatinine ratio measurement is variable. This was a hospital based prospective cross sectional study done at Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Rangpur Medical College Hospital from January 2014 to December 2015 to evaluate accuracy of dipstick method versus spot urinary protein-creatinine ratio in estimation of massive proteinuria in childhood nephrotic syndrome...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727865/prospective-study-on-several-urinary-biomarkers-as-indicators-of-renal-damage-in-children-with-cakut
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Fabio Bartoli, Valentina Pastore, Isabella Calè, Gabriella Aceto, Vittoria Campanella, Carla Lasalandra, Simona Magaldi, Francesco Niglio, Angela Basile, Raffaella Cocomazzi
PURPOSE:  The aim of the study was to investigate urinary levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), epidermal growth factor (EGF), β-2-microglobulin (β2M), and FAS-ligand (FAS-L) in children with congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) disease at risk of developing glomerular hyperfiltration syndrome. For this reason, we selected patients with multicystic kidney, renal agenesia and renal hypodysplasia, or underwent single nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  This prospective, multicentric study was conducted in collaboration between the Pediatric Surgery Unit in Foggia and the Pediatric Nephrology Unit in Bari, Italy...
May 4, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725648/nephcure-accelerating-cures-institute-a-multidisciplinary-consortium-to-improve-care-for-nephrotic-syndrome
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Debbie S Gipson, David T Selewski, Susan F Massengill, Mary Margaret Modes, Hailey Desmond, Lauren Lee, Elaine Kamil, Matthew R Elliott, Sharon G Adler, Gia Oh, Richard A Lafayette, Patrick E Gipson, Aditi Sinha, Arvind Bagga, Anne Pesenson, Cheryl Courtlandt, Cathie Spino, Richard Eikstadt, Renée Pitter, Samara Attalla, Anne Waldo, Richard Winneker, Noelle E Carlozzi, Jonathan P Troost, Irving Smokler, Mark Stone
Introduction: NephCure Accelerating Cures Institute (NACI) is a collaborative organization sponsored by NephCure Kidney International and the University of Michigan. The Institute is composed of 7 cores designed to improve treatment options and outcomes for patients with glomerular disease: Clinical Trials Network, Data Warehouse, Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) and Endpoints Consortium, Clinical Trials Consulting Team, Quality Initiatives, Education and Engagement, and Data Coordinating Center...
March 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716870/role-of-leptin-and-dyslipidemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sabeela Noor, Faiza Alam, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Mahnur Khan, Rehana Rehman
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are at an increased risk of cardiovascular complications and plasma leptin level is elevated in cardio renal syndrome. We wanted to explore leptin levels in patients with different stages of CKD and find its association with risk of cardiovascular disease. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Nephrology Department of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) from January 2014 to September 2014. Group I comprised of controls (GFR=116±8.3, n = 44) acquired from general population, CKD patients were grouped as II, III and IV respectively with GFR; 85...
May 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674195/thrombotic-microangiopathies-of-pregnancy-differential-diagnosis
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REVIEW
M Gupta, B B Feinberg, R M Burwick
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) disorders are characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and end-organ injury. In pregnancy and postpartum, TMA is most commonly encountered with HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count syndrome) or preeclampsia with severe features, but rarely TMA is due to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) or atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Due to overlapping clinical and laboratory features, TTP and aHUS are often mistaken for preeclampsia or HELLP...
February 16, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657209/spectrum-of-biopsy-proven-renal-diseases-a-single-center-experience
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Lakshminarayana R Gopaliah, Indu Sudakaran, Seethalekshmy Vijayan Nalumakkal, Ranjit Narayanan, Biju Meckattuparamban Vareed
Kidney biopsy is one of the most important tools in the assessment of kidney disease as histopathological diagnosis promotes evidence-based practice in Nephrology. This study included 271 consecutive percutaneous kidney biopsies (145 males and 126 females) performed at EMS Memorial Cooperative Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India, from September 2009 to March 2016. Among the biopsy-proven renal diseases (BPRD), primary glomerular diseases (PGD) were the most common (77.78%) followed by secondary glomerular diseases (SGD) (12...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657197/adamts-13-level-in-children-with-severe-diarrhea-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-unmasking-new-association
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Naglaa A Khalifa, Heba H Gawish, Noora A Khalifa, Doaa M Tawfeek, Saed M Morsy
Severe deficiency of ADAMTS-13 leads to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Few studies have reported reduced activity of ADAMTS-13 in patients with atypical and typical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). We hypothesized that ADAMTS-13 deficiency might play a role in the pathogenesis of severe HUS. This study aimed to evaluate the ADAMTS-13 level in severe typical HUS. This prospective case-control study was carried out in the Pediatric Nephrology Unit and Clinical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University from February 2013 to February 2014...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621990/risk-factors-for-long-term-mortality-in-patients-admitted-with-severe-infection
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J Francisco, I Aragão, T Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Severe infection is a main cause of mortality. We aim to describe risk factors for long-term mortality among inpatients with severe infection. METHODS: Prospective cohort study in a 600-bed university hospital in Portugal including all patients with severe infection admitted into intensive care, medical, surgical, hematology and nephrology wards over one-year period. The outcome of interest was 5-year mortality following infection. Variables of patient background and infectious episode were studied in association with the main outcome through multiple logistic regression...
April 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620510/therapy-of-rituximab-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pei-Mei Zou, Hang Li, Jian-Fang Cai, Zhen-Jie Chen, Chao Li, Xue-Wang Li
Objective To investigate the efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) in the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) with nephrotic syndrome with a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Clinical Trials (December 2016) were searched to identify researches investigating the treatment of RTX in adult patients with biopsy-proven IMN. Complete remission (CR) or partial remission was regarded as effective therapy, and the cumulated remission rate was calculated...
March 30, 2018: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572749/eculizumab-treatment-in-severe-pediatric-stec-hus-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Lucas Percheron, Raluca Gramada, Stéphanie Tellier, Remi Salomon, Jérôme Harambat, Brigitte Llanas, Marc Fila, Emma Allain-Launay, Anne-Laure Lapeyraque, Valerie Leroy, Anne-Laure Adra, Etienne Bérard, Guylhène Bourdat-Michel, Hassid Chehade, Philippe Eckart, Elodie Merieau, Christine Piètrement, Anne-Laure Sellier-Leclerc, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Chloe Dimeglio, Arnaud Garnier
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome related to Shiga-toxin-secreting Escherichia coli infection (STEC-HUS) remains a common cause of acute kidney injury in young children. No specific treatment has been validated for this severe disease. Recently, experimental studies highlight the potential role of complement in STEC-HUS pathophysiology. Eculizumab (EC), a monoclonal antibody against terminal complement complex, has been used in severe STEC-HUS patients, mostly during the 2011 German outbreak, with conflicting results...
March 23, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536568/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-experience-in-a-third-level-hospital-2013-2016-lima-peru
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Luis Palma-Garcia, Victor Velásquez-Rimachi, Armando Pezo-Pezo, Joseph Roig, Julio Perez-Villegas
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal procedure which consists of removing the patient's plasma and replacing it with an appropriate replacement fluid. Plasma and blood cells are separated by a centrifugation process. Our department has used TPE for several years, and in 2013 we introduced an institutional apheresis protocol. The main objective of this report is to describe the TPE procedures performed between 2013 and 2016 in the Peruvian population. METHODS: We analyzed the technical and clinical aspects of 864 centrifugal TPE procedures as well as the associated complications...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512853/dengue-fever-in-renal-allograft-recipients-clinical-course-and-outcome
#16
Arunkumar Subbiah, Soumita Bagchi, Dipankar Bhowmik, Sandeep Mahajan, Raj K Yadav, Yogesh Chhabra, Sanjay Agarwal
BACKGROUND: There are annual outbreaks of dengue infection in tropical and subtropical countries. This retrospective study aimed to assess the clinical manifestation of dengue and outcome in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Renal transplant recipients diagnosed with dengue in the nephrology department during the outbreak from August 2015 to December 2015 were included in the study. RESULTS: Twenty patients developed dengue presenting during the outbreak...
March 7, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503131/the-treatment-of-anca-associated-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis-and-goodpasture-syndrome-with-therapeutic-apheresis
#17
REVIEW
Suheyla Apaydin
Therapeutic plasma aphresis (plasmapheresis) is one form of treatment that is frequently used in practice of Nephrology. Plasmapheresis is the most important part of the therapies for Goodpasture's syndrome and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis which are causes of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. The reason why the effectiveness of plasmapheresis therapy cannot be clearly demonstrated in renal involvement in these diseases is that it does not appear to be possible to recruit an adequate number of patients and plasmapheresis is not effective in advanced disease if early treatment is not initiated...
February 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478058/visions-in-a-crystal-ball-the-future-of-peritoneal-dialysis
#18
Joanne M Bargman, Michael Girsberger
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the corner stones of renal replacement therapy and should be strongly considered if preemptive kidney transplantation is not available. SUMMARY: There are several initiatives that may help the growth in the use of PD around the world. First, PD is an underused and valuable option in patients with heart failure and the chronic cardiorenal syndrome, especially in those with frequent hospitalizations despite optimal medical therapy...
2018: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465426/advances-in-molecular-diagnosis-and-therapeutics-in-nephrotic-syndrome-and-focal-and-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#19
Bedra Sharif, Moumita Barua
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The widespread adoption of next-generation sequencing by research and clinical laboratories has begun to uncover the previously unknown genetic basis of many diseases. In nephrology, one of the best examples of this is seen in focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and nephrotic syndrome. We review advances made in 2017 as a result of human and molecular genetic studies as it relates to FSGS and nephrotic syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: There are more than 50 monogenic genes described in steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and FSGS, with seven reported in 2017...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439674/establishing-a-clinical-phenotype-for-cachexia-in-end-stage-kidney-disease-study-protocol
#20
Joanne Reid, Helen R Noble, Gary Adamson, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Denis Fouque, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, John Mallett, C McKeaveney, S Porter, David S Seres, Joanne Shields, Adrian Slee, Miles D Witham, Alexander P Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Surveys using traditional measures of nutritional status indicate that muscle wasting is common among persons with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Up to 75% of adults undergoing maintenance dialysis show some evidence of muscle wasting. ESKD is associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and can result in cachexia, with the loss of muscle and fat stores. At present, only limited data are available on the classification of wasting experienced by persons with ESKD...
February 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
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