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 1172 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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An unusual case of IgA-dominant postinfectious glomerulonephritis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): M Wagrowska-Danilewicz, M Danilewicz, I Fisiak, J Piskorska

Journal: Pol J Pathol. 2016 Jun;67(2):179-82.

 

We report a case of IgA-dominant postinfectious glomerulonephritis in a 49-year-old man presenting with acute kidney injury, nephrotic range proteinuria and hematuria. He suffered from ischemic heart disease, cardiac insufficiency, mitral regurgitation, tricuspid insufficiency, septal ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2016

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 123 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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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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Enigma (partially) resolved: phospholipase A2 receptor is the cause of "idiopathic" membranous glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Luan D Truong, Surya V Seshan

Journal: Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol.. 2015 Dec;309(12):F1000-2.

 

Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is a very significant kidney disease. It is one of the frequent causes of heavy protein excretion in urine. MGN is thought to be an immune-mediated disease caused by glomerular deposition of antigen-antibody complexes. The pathogenic antigen, however, ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015

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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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