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 1179 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Urine Epidermal Growth Factor, Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 or Their Ratio as Biomarkers for Interstitial Fibrosis and Tubular Atrophy in Primary Glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Supanat Worawichawong, Suchin Worawichawong, Piyanuch Radinahamed, Dittapol Muntham, Nuankanya Sathirapongsasuti, Arkom Nongnuch, Montira Assanatham, Chagriya Kitiyakara

Journal: Kidney Blood Press. Res.. 2016 ;41(6):997-1007.

 

The degree of tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis (IFTA) is an important prognostic factor in glomerulonephritis. Imbalance between pro-inflammatory cytokines such as monocyte chemoattractant protein- 1 (MCP-1) and protective cytokines such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) likely ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2016

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Simultaneous comprehensive multiplex autoantibody analysis for rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Mandy Sowa, Barbara Trezzi, Rico Hiemann, Peter Schierack, Kai Grossmann, Juliane Scholz, Valentina Somma, Renato Alberto Sinico, Dirk Roggenbuck, Antonella Radice

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(44):e5225.

 

Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is mainly caused by anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody-mediated glomerulonephritis, immune-complex or anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides and leads to rapid loss of renal function. Detection ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2016

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Severe active C3 glomerulonephritis triggered by immune complexes and inactivated after eculizumab therapy.
 

Author(s): Tanja Kersnik Levart, DuĊĦan Ferluga, Alenka Vizjak, Jerica Mraz, Nika Kojc

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Understanding the role of alternative complement pathway dysregulation in membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) has led to a dramatic shift in its classification into two subgroups: immune complex-mediated MPGN and complement-mediated MPGN, consisting of dense deposit disease ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2016

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 126 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

C3 glomerulonephritis in multiple myeloma: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Guang Yin, Zhen Cheng, Cai-Hong Zeng, Zhi-Hong Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(37):e4843.

 

C3 glomerulonephritis (C3 GN) is a recently defined entity characterized by predominant C3 deposition in glomeruli due to abnormal activation of the alternative pathway of complement system. C3 GN has been reported to be associated with several systemic diseases. However, the association ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Spontaneous remission of membranous glomerulonephritis with successful fetal outcome: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yan-Mei Huang, Hui-Rong Zhou, Ling Zhang, Ke-Ke Yang, Jiang-Xi Luo, Hai-Lu Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jun;95(26):e4022.

 

Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) represents an immunologically mediated disease characterized by deposition of immune complexes in the glomerular subepithelial space. Persistent proteinuria at diagnosis predicts poor prognosis. Pregnancy with MGN is a risk of fetal loss and may ...

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2016

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Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis 2014.
 

Author(s): Yoshihiro Arimura, Eri Muso, Shoichi Fujimoto, Midori Hasegawa, Shinya Kaname, Joichi Usui, Toshiko Ihara, Masaki Kobayashi, Mitsuyo Itabashi, Kiyoki Kitagawa, Junichi Hirahashi, Kenjiro Kimura, Seiichi Matsuo

Journal: Clin. Exp. Nephrol.. 2016 Jun;20(3):322-41.

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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ACE-inhibitors in Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2017

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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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