Glomerulonephritis

Common Name(s)

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 1339 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Effect of Astragali and Angelica particle on proteinuria in Chinese patients with primary glomerulonephritis].
 

Author(s): Peicheng Shen, Xuejun Yang, Liqun He

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Jun;36(3):299-306.

 

To investigate the effect of the traditional Chinese herbs Astragali and Angelicae Sinensis (A & As) particle [contains Huangqi (Radix Astragali Mongolica), Danggui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), Huzhanggeng (Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati) and Danshen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)] on proteinuria ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis in Pediatric Patients over Two Decades: Severity-Associated Features.
 

Author(s): Rona Dagan, Roxana Cleper, Miriam Davidovits, Levana Sinai-Trieman, Irit Krause

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2016 Jun;18(6):336-40.

 

The incidence of post-infectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) has decreased over the last decades. As a result, recent epidemiological data from industrialized countries are scarce.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody negative crescentic paucimmune glomerulonephritis in a case of scleroderma with systemic lupus erythematosus overlap.
 

Author(s): Rohit Tewari, Sonia Badwal, Arun Kumar, Shankar Subramaniam, V S Nijhawan, V Srinivas

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 May;27(3):602-5.

 

Renal Involvement in scleroderma is a known problem and the manifestations are well described. Renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is also well known. However, in scleroderma and SLE overlap syndrome, the renal findings may vary being a combination of features ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 136 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pauci-Immune Crescentic Glomerulonephritis: An ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Rafeel Syed, Amina Rehman, Gautam Valecha, Suzanne El-Sayegh

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():402826.

 

Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is a syndrome signified by a precipitous loss of renal function, with features of glomerulonephritis including dysmorphic erythrocyturia and glomerular proteinuria. RPGN is associated with extensive crescent formation, and, thus, the clinical ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2015

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Hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemic endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): L-J Zhao, F Chen, J-G Li, R Yin, X-H Zhang, S-M Huang, F Liu

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Aug;19(16):3050-5.

 

Chronic HCV (hepatitis C virus) infection is recognized as the major cause of mixed cryoglobulinemia. Cryoglobulins continually precipitate and form deposits on the vascular endothelium of small to medium-sized blood vessels, which may progress to vasculitic syndrome.

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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ACE-inhibitors in Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

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Immunoadsorption in Anti-GBM Glomerulonephritis.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2016

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Efficacy and Safety of Shenyankangfu Tablets for Primary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glomerulonephritis; Proteinuria

 

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2015

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