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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
Rubina Naqvi, Muhammed Mubarak, Ejaz Ahmed, Fazal Akhtar, Sajid Bhatti, Anwar Naqvi, Adib Rizvi
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in nephro-urological practice. Its incidence, prevalence and etiology vary widely, mainly due to variations in the definitions of AKI. OBJECTIVES: We aim to report the spectrum of glomerular diseases presenting as AKI at a kidney referral center in Pakistan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational cohort of patients identified as having AKI which was defined according to RIFLE criteria, with normal size, non-obstructed kidneys on ultrasonography, along with active urine sediment, edema and new onset hypertension...
2015: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
Stephen R Holdsworth, Poh-Yi Gan, A Richard Kitching
Biological therapeutics (biologics) that target autoimmune responses and inflammatory injury pathways have a marked beneficial impact on the management of many chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and ankylosing spondylitis. Accumulating data suggest that a growing number of renal diseases result from autoimmune injury - including lupus nephritis, IgA nephropathy, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis, autoimmune (formerly idiopathic) membranous nephropathy, anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis, and C3 nephropathy - and one can speculate that biologics might also be applicable to these diseases...
April 2016: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
J├╝rgen Floege, Kerstin Amann
Most glomerulonephritides, even the more common types, are rare diseases. They are nevertheless important since they frequently affect young people, often cannot be cured, and can lead to chronic kidney disease, including end-stage renal failure, with associated morbidity and cost. For example, in young adults, IgA nephropathy is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease. In this Seminar, we summarise existing knowledge of clinical signs, pathogenesis, prognosis, and treatment of glomerulonephritides, with a particular focus on data published between 2008 and 2015, and the most common European glomerulonephritis types, namely IgA nephropathy, membranous glomerulonephritis, minimal change disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and the rare complement-associated glomerulonephritides such as dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis...
May 14, 2016: Lancet
Margaret Duffy, Shashank Jain, Nicholas Harrell, Neil Kothari, Alluru S Reddi
The treatment of edema in patients with nephrotic syndrome is generally managed by dietary sodium restriction and loop diuretics. However, edema does not improve in some patients despite adequate sodium restriction and maximal dose of diuretics. In such patients, combination of albumin and a loop diuretic may improve edema by diuresis and natriuresis. The response to this combination of albumin and a diuretic has not been observed in all studies. The purpose of this review is to discuss the physiology of diuresis and natriuresis of this combination therapy, and provide a brief summary of various studies that have used albumin and a loop diuretic to improve diuretic-resistant edema...
October 7, 2015: Cells
Vincenzo L'Imperio, Andrew Smith, Clizia Chinello, Fabio Pagni, Fulvio Magni
Glomerulonephritis (GN) is one of the most common origins of chronic kidney disease and its careful evaluation is crucial for prognostic and therapeutic purposes, with the renal biopsy still playing a central role for the diagnosis. However, due to its invasiveness, it is not devoid of complications and many investigations have focused on identifying biomarkers for chronic kidney diseases using less-invasive and easy-to-collect samples, such as urine and blood. In this context, proteomics has played a crucial role in determining the molecular changes related to disease progression and early pathological glomerular modifications...
April 2016: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
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