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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Authors: Siemens TA, Riella MC, Moraes TP, Riella CV Abstract There are striking differences in chronic kidney disease between Caucasians and African descendants. It was widely accepted that this occurred due to socioeconomic factors, but recent studies show that apolipoprotein L-1 (APOL1) gene variants are strongly associated with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, HIV-associated nephropathy, hypertensive nephrosclerosis, and lupus nephritis in the African American population. These variants made their way to South America trough intercontinental slave traffic and conferred an evolutionary advantage to the carrie...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Nelly M. Cruz, Benjamin S. FreedmanCRISPR is a nuclease guidance system that enables rapid and efficient gene editing of specific DNA sequences within genomes. We review applications of CRISPR for the study and treatment of kidney disease. CRISPR enables functional experiments in cell lines and model organisms to validate candidate genes arising from genetic studies. CRISPR has furthermore been used to establish the first models of genetic disease in human kidney organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells. These gene-edi...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – A busy mom of two young kids, Faryn Savasta of Westborough is constantly on the go. But chasing after her kids would have been impossible a few years ago. “All of a sudden I woke up one day and I felt like I couldn’t move,” she said. “My legs felt like giant rocks and I couldn’t move them.” At the time, Faryn was a newlywed and looking forward to starting a family. Instead she was depending on her husband for basic needs. “Bring me to the bathroom, help me get in and out of bed. It was shocking,” she recalled. Faryn Savasta of Westborough. (WBZ-TV) A...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Lupus Source Type: news
Publication date: June 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Nelly M. Cruz, Benjamin S. FreedmanCRISPR is a nuclease guidance system that enables rapid and efficient gene editing of specific DNA sequences within genomes. We review applications of CRISPR for the study and treatment of kidney disease. CRISPR enables functional experiments in cell lines and model organisms to validate candidate genes arising from genetic studies. CRISPR has furthermore been used to establish the first models of genetic disease in human kidney organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells. These gene-edi...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this review update, studies assessing treatment for proliferative lupus nephritis were not designed to assess death (all causes) or ESKD. MMF may lead to increased complete disease remission compared with IV cyclophosphamide, with an acceptable adverse event profile, although evidence certainty was low and included the possibility of no difference. Calcineurin combined with lower dose MMF may improve induction of disease remission compared with IV cyclophosphamide, but the comparative safety profile of these therapies is uncertain. Azathioprine may increase disease relapse as maintenance therapy compared wi...
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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: 29796586 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018 Source:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 71, Issue 6 Author(s): Nelly M. Cruz, Benjamin S. Freedman CRISPR is a nuclease guidance system that enables rapid and efficient gene editing of specific DNA sequences within genomes. We review applications of CRISPR for the study and treatment of kidney disease. CRISPR enables functional experiments in cell lines and model organisms to validate candidate genes arising from genetic studies. CRISPR has furthermore been used to establish the first models of genetic disease in human kidney organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells. These gene-...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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...
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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
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