Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

Common Name(s)

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 1

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a type of kidney disorder. It is characterized by scar tissue that forms in some of the glomeruli in the kidney. FSGS may cause non-specific signs and symptoms, including protein in the urine, elevated levels of creatinine, and swelling. In many cases the cause of FSGS can not be determined. Some cases are thought to be associated with congenital kidney defects, urine backing up into the kidneys, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, sickle cell anemia, or viruses (e.g., HIV).   The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and prevent chronic kidney failure.  Even with treatment, many people with FSGS progress to kidney failure within 5 to 20 years.
 

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The NephCure Foundation

The NephCure Foundation is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure.

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis" for support, advocacy or research.

The NephCure Foundation

The NephCure Foundation is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment and find a cure.

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Last Updated: 30 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis" returned 310 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Crystalloid podocytopathy with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in PCM: a case report.
 

Author(s): You La Jeon, Woo In Lee, Yujin Choi, So Young Kang, Myeong Hee Kim, Sung-Jig Lim, Sang Ho Lee

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Crystalloid podocytopathy with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in plasma cell myeloma (PCM) is rare.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015

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Understanding the pathogenesis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: morphology vs. molecules.
 

Author(s): Muhammed Mubarak

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Sep;65(9):913-4.

 

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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Podocyte and endothelial injury in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: an ultrastructural analysis.
 

Author(s): Sekiko Taneda, Kazuho Honda, Mayuko Ohno, Keiko Uchida, Kosaku Nitta, Hideaki Oda

Journal: Virchows Arch.. 2015 Oct;467(4):449-58.

 

Podocyte injury contributes to the development of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Endocapillary hypercellularity, which is one of the pathological characteristics of FSGS, suggests that glomerular endothelial injury may also be involved in the pathogenesis of FSGS. In electron ...

Last Updated: 19 Oct 2015

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The terms "Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: molecular genetics and targeted therapies.
 

Author(s): Ying Maggie Chen, Helen Liapis

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Recent advances show that human focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a primary podocytopathy caused by podocyte-specific gene mutations including NPHS1, NPHS2, WT-1, LAMB2, CD2AP, TRPC6, ACTN4 and INF2. This review focuses on genes discovered in the investigation of complex ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Causes and pathogenesis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
 

Author(s): Agnes B Fogo

Journal: Nat Rev Nephrol. 2015 Feb;11(2):76-87.

 

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) describes both a common lesion in progressive kidney disease, and a disease characterized by marked proteinuria and podocyte injury. The initial injuries vary widely. Monogenetic forms of FSGS are largely due to alterations in structural genes ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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Rituximab in adult minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
 

Author(s): Andreas Kronbichler, Annette Bruchfeld

Journal: Nephron Clin Pract. 2014 ;128(3-4):277-82.

 

Treatment of nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis remains a challenge since steroid dependence, steroid resistance and a relapsing disease course exhibits a high cumulative steroid dosage. The necessity of using alternative steroid-sparing ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2015

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Genetic Markers for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; HIV-Associated Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Therapeutic Effect of Low-dose Prednisone Combined With MMF and FK506 in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2009

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Allogenic AD-MSC Transplantation in Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

 

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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