Glomerulonephritis

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Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease in which there is inflammation of the glomeruli, the tiny filters that remove excess waste and fluids from the blood.  It may be acute or chronic (coming on gradually), and may occur on its own (primary) or be caused by another condition (secondary). Signs and symptoms may depend on the type and cause of the condition and may include blood in the urine; foamy urine; swelling of the face, eyes, or other body parts; abdominal pain; high blood pressure; fatigue; and/or other symptoms. If the condition is severe or prolonged, the kidneys can become damaged.  It may be caused by a variety of infections and diseases, and sometimes the cause is unknown. Treatment depends on the cause, type and severity of the condition.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 1054 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinicopathologic spectrum of crescentic glomerulonephritis: a hospital-based study.
 

Author(s): Tauhidul Alam Choudhury, Rana Gopal Singh, , Shivendra Singh, Takhellambam Brojen Singh, Surendra Singh Rathore,

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 May;25(3):689-96.

 

Recent data regarding the clinical and histopathologic spectrum of crescentic glomerulonephritis (CSGN) among the Indian adult population is unknown. Our aim is to study the clinicopathological features and outcome of CSGN. It is a retrospective observational study from a tertiary ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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ANCA-mediated crescentic glomerulonephritis with linear deposition of IgG along the glomerular basement membrane.
 

Author(s): Wiroon Sangsiraprapha, Luan Truong, Sreedhar Mandayam

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 May;25(3):634-7.

 

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides is an important cause of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritides (RPGN), and they are classically described as pauci-immune diseases as evidenced by the absence of immune deposits on immunofluoresence microscopy of ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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Acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis in adults: a single center report.
 

Author(s): Mouna Hamouda, I Mrabet, N Ben Dhia, S Aloui, A Letaif, M A Frih, H Skhiri, M Elmay

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 May;25(3):567-71.

 

Acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis (APIGN) is uncommonly seen in adults; its incidence is progressively declining, particularly in developed countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological, clinical and biologic features of APIGN in a Tunisian center. A ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 110 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful delivery in a patient with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Megumi Oshima, Shinji Kitajima, Tadashi Toyama, Akinori Hara, Kiyoki Kitagawa, Yasunori Iwata, Miho Shimizu, Saori Nishio, Junko Imura, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Kengo Furuichi, Shuichi Kaneko, Takashi Wada

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(14):1605-9.

 

We herein report a case of spontaneous pregnancy and preterm delivery in a 29-year-old patient with myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated glomerulonephritis. Her basal serum creatinine level before pregnancy was 1.4 mg/dL and her urinary protein level ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2013

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The role of myeloperoxidase and myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (MPO-ANCAs) in the pathogenesis of human MPO-ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Yoshihiro Arimura, Soko Kawashima, Ken Yoshihara, Yoshinori Komagata, Shinya Kaname, Akira Yamada

Journal: Clin. Exp. Nephrol.. 2013 Oct;17(5):634-7.

 

It is well known that antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) are pathogenic and have a diagnostic value for ANCA-associated vasculitis. We demonstrated that a rise in myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA titers during remission is often predictive of a future relapse in MPO-ANCA-associated ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2013

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The role of nephritis-associated plasmin receptor (NAPlr) in glomerulonephritis associated with streptococcal infection.
 

Author(s): Takashi Oda, Nobuyuki Yoshizawa, Kazuo Yamakami, Yutaka Sakurai, Hanako Takechi, Kojiro Yamamoto, Naoki Oshima, Hiroo Kumagai

Journal: J. Biomed. Biotechnol.. 2012 ;2012():417675.

 

It is well known that glomerulonephritis can occur after streptococcal infection, which is classically referred to as acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN). The pathogenic mechanism of APSGN has been described by so-called immune complex theory, which involves glomerular ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Efficacy and Safety of Shenyankangfu Tablets for Primary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glomerulonephritis; Proteinuria

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2014

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Immune System Related Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glomerulonephritis; Lupus Nephritis; Membranous Glomerulonephritis; Nephritis; Nephrotic Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Mycophenolate Mofetil and Tacrolimus Versus Tacrolimus for the Treatment of Idiopathic Membranous Glomerulonephritis (IMG)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nephrotic Syndrome Secondary to Idiopathic Membranous Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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