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Selena Gomez Brings Attention To Organ Donor Need And Fact That Lupus Is More Common In Young Women

Selena Gomez represents three demographic groups that are more likely to be diagnosed with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease. About one in five lupus patients with kidney disease will need a transplant, and Gomez is lucky she had a friend who was a willing donor and a good match.
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CONCLUSIONS: Pp65 antigenemia might be relevant in SLE patients, and studies with a greater number of patients are needed in order to establish sensitivity and specificity of pp65 antigenemia in different clinical contexts of SLE patients. PMID: 29738038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
​BY ANDRZEJ KIELTYKA, PA; PARDEEP THANDI, MD; &ANUMEHA SINGH, MDA 56-year-old man presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath for one month and pleural effusions on an outpatient chest x-ray. He had been taking adalimumab, methotrexate, and steroids for arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome.A right pleural effusion in a patient with nephrotic syndrome.His monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) was monitored annually, but no medical intervention beyond surveillance was required. He had excessive thirst but normal urine output. He noted face and hand swelling in the morning that gave wa...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Authors: Karasawa K, Uchida K, Takabe T, Moriyama T, Nitta K Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs and tissues. Lupus nephritis (LN) is a serious complication of SLE, which occurs at a high rate. Conventional treatment strategies of LN have been widely accepted by two concepts such as induction therapy and maintenance therapy. In LN induction therapy until recently, cyclophosphamide in combination with prednisone (PSL) has been the standard method of treatment for proliferative forms of LN. In the latest review, the combination of myco...
Source: Contributions to Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Contrib Nephrol Source Type: research
The IL-17 cytokine family and the cognate receptors thereof have a unique role in organ-specific autoimmunity. Most studies have focused on the founding member of the IL-17 family, IL-17A, as the central mediator of diseases. Indeed, although pathogenic functions have been ascribed to IL-17A and IL-17F in the context of immune-mediated glomerular diseases, the specific functions of the other IL-17 family members in immunity and inflammatory kidney diseases is largely unknown. Here, we report that compared with healthy controls, patients with acute Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibody (ANCA)-associated crescentic glomerul...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Basic Research Source Type: research
Abstract A significant proportion of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) will have clinical or laboratory evidence of renal involvement at some point in the course of their disease. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the more important systemic manifestations of SLE and although progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is not usually the norm, a significant minority of patients will do so, some in a rather dramatic fashion. It is in such instances that LN constitutes a true nephrologic emergency. Gratifyingly, it is rarely a silent emergency and heightened awareness amongst clinicians about its un...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
We report a case who presented with DI (nephrogenic) and fulfilled criteria for SLE and Sjögren's syndrome with renal tubular acidosis. PMID: 29657217 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Abstract Abdominal symptoms are common in patients with lupus nephritis and are often attributed to drugs or uremia per se. Lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) or lupus enteritis is a rare entity reported in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus. It usually occurs in patients with a long-standing history of lupus with high disease activity. Usually, small bowel is predominantly affected. The stomach and rectum are spared in view of significant collateral circulation. Here, we describe an 18-year-old boy who presented with nephrotic syndrome without any extrarenal features of lupus. On subsequent evaluati...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
This study included 271 consecutive percutaneous kidney biopsies (145 males and 126 females) performed at EMS Memorial Cooperative Hospital, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India, from September 2009 to March 2016. Among the biopsy-proven renal diseases (BPRD), primary glomerular diseases (PGD) were the most common (77.78%) followed by secondary glomerular diseases (SGD) (12.22%) and tubulointerstitial diseases (10%). The IgA nephropathy (IgAN) was the most common PGD and majority had mesangial hypercellularity (M1) (93.54%), tubular atrophy (T1 or T2 68.25%), and the most common pattern was M1, E0, S0, and T1, suggesting that pat...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Abstract Care of pregnant woman, including fertility and procreation counseling, has become a significant part of the nephrological practice in the last years. In this context, the management of immunosuppression assumes a primary role both for autoimmune diseases and for post-transplant follow up. The present review analyzes the latest evidence on immunosuppressive drugs of current use in nephrology and kidney transplantation. Although the placenta inactivates prednisone and prednisolone, it is advisable to limit the dose to the minimal effective one, to prevent side effects. Azathioprine is generally the immunos...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that the presence of HLA-DRB1*15 was a strong factor that predisposed patients to the development of SLE and LN, but did not influence kidney graft survival. PMID: 29421495 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transplant Immunology - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Transpl Immunol Source Type: research
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