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 1062 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Rajesh Waikhom, Dipankar Sarkar, Mahesh Bennikal, Rajendra Pandey

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Jul;25(4):872-5.

 

Renal involvement in tuberculosis occurs due to lympho-hematogenous dissemination. However, glomerular involvement is an uncommon event. Crescentic nephritis complicating tuberculosis is a therapeutic dilemma and weighs the risk of worsening the infection after immunosuppressive therapy. ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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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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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 111 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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[Research progress of Th17 cells and glomerulonephritis].
 

Author(s): Letian Zhou, Fuyou Liu

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2013 Apr;38(4):432-6.

 

T helper (Th) 17 cells are a kind of Th cell subset, and are distinct from the Th1 and Th2 cells and produce interleukin-17A (IL-17A, IL-17). Th17 cells have a mechanism of independent differentiation and developmental regulation. The differentiation and cytokine secretion of Th17 ...

Last Updated: 6 May 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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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: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 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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