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 1058 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis in a patient with Kimura's disease presenting as Nephrotic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Surendra Singh Rathore, Puneet Arora, , Jai Prakash

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Jan;26(1):115-8.

 

Kimura's disease is a rare chronic eosinophilic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. Majority of cases have been reported from South East Asia, while sporadic occurrences have been reported worldwide, including the Indian subcontinent. Nephrotic syndrome may be the presenting ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Rituximab as a rescue therapy in patients with glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Muhammad Ziad Souqiyyeh, Faissal A M Shaheen, Abdulkareem Alsuwaida, Mohammed Alghonaim, Jamal Alwakeel, Dujana Mosa, Faheem Akhtar, Ebadur Rahman, Maged Husain, Hysam Roujouleh, Nauman Siddiqi, Ibtissam Bukhari, Nihal Sadaqa, Faissal Mushtaque, Neveen Mustafa Awn, Fouad Shariya, Adnan Alfi, Mohammad Amin, Mustafa Ahmad, Fadel Abbas Rowaie, Samir Almueilo, Mohamed Chihab Eddine Kechrid, Ayman Karkar

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Jan;26(1):47-55.

 

To evaluate the use of rituximab in the treatment of severe glomerulonephritis (GN) in order to prevent progression of kidney disease toward the end stage, we designed a multicenter, retrospective study in Saudi Arabia about the efficacy and safety of the use of "off label" rituximab ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Typhoid glomerulonephritis and intestinal perforation in a Nigerian child.
 

Author(s): O I Odetunde, O U Ezenwosu, O A Odetunde, J C Azubuike

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. ;17(5):655-7.

 

The number of children with renal complications following salmonella infection cannot be precisely defined in the sub-Saharan Africa due to scarcity of reliable data. We report a 3-year-old boy with glomerulonephritis secondary to typhoid infection and later intestinal perforation. ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 113 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stem cell-based cell therapy for glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Meiling Jin, Yuansheng Xie, Qinggang Li, Xiangmei Chen

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():124730.

 

Glomerulonephritis (GN), characterized by immune-mediated inflammatory changes in the glomerular, is a common cause of end stage renal disease. Therapeutic options for glomerulonephritis applicable to all cases mainly include symptomatic treatment and strategies to delay progression. ...

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2014

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Targeting spleen tyrosine kinase-Bruton's tyrosine kinase axis for immunologically mediated glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Jin-Shuen Chen, Li-Chien Chang, Shyh-Jer Huang, Chao-Wen Cheng

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():814869.

 

The importance of B-cell activation and immune complex-mediated Fc-receptor activation in the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated glomerulonephritis has long been recognized. The two nonreceptor tyrosine kinases, spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) and Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk), ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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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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Efficacy and Safety of Shenyankangfu Tablets for Primary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glomerulonephritis; Proteinuria

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2014

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Pilot Study of Rituximab to Treat Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2015

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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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