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Rare kidney disease prompts new treatment options
After diabetes and high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis is the third leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., according to the U.S. Renal Data System. Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a disease that damages the tiny filters in the kidneys called and can affect individuals of all ages, gender, and race or ethnicity.?These filters get inflamed, which [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - November 22, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Improve Kidney Function With IV Laser Treatment
If you're one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), your doctor has probably told you there isn't much they can do for you. Mainstream medicine doesn't have a cure for CKD. What they do have is a lot of drugs to treat the symptoms of it. And most of the drugs will leave you worse off than before you started taking them… Like ESAs, which are prescribed to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. These dangerous drugs can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and seizures. And if your kidneys fail, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 31, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Favorable Long-Term Renal Graft Survival in Primary GlomerulonephritisFavorable Long-Term Renal Graft Survival in Primary Glomerulonephritis
Patients with primary glomerulonephritis (GN) generally have favorable long-term kidney transplant outcomes, according to new findings. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Glomerulonephritis Subtypes: Lupus Has Highest Mortality RateGlomerulonephritis Subtypes: Lupus Has Highest Mortality Rate
A study of glomerulonephritis (GN) subtypes in ESRD reveals the heterogeneity of patients with GN, yet GN is usually reported as a single entity. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

The Etiology of GlomerulonephritisThe Etiology of Glomerulonephritis
Have researchers developed a clearer understanding of the etiology of glomerulonephritis over the past number of years? This new study investigates. Kidney International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Proteinuria?
Discussion Proteinuria occurs relatively often in pediatric practice with 5-15% of school children having transient proteinuria, the most common cause. However, proteinuria can be a sign of kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the proteinuria in light of the clinical situation. A good history and physical examination along with a full urinalysis and/or BUN and creatinine, or urine protein/creatinine ratio may be all that is necessary. Another patient with edema, hypertension or hematuria needs a fuller evaluation and treatment. Proteinuria is usually categorized into three groups to assist with evaluation...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 18, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Test Approved to Help Determine Cause of Membranous Glomerulonephritis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD , and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The FDA has approved the Euroimmun Anti-PLA2R IFA blood test to determine whether a patient's … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 2, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Okays Noninvasive Kidney Test
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved a new noninvasive test to help determine whether patients have primary membranous glomerulonephritis. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 30, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA Clears Noninvasive Kidney Disease Test for MarketingFDA Clears Noninvasive Kidney Disease Test for Marketing
The first noninvasive test for determining the cause of membranous glomerulonephritis has been approved for marketing by the FDA. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA allows marketing of first non-invasive test to help in identifying cause of certain kidney disease
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first test that can help determine if a specific type of kidney disease, called membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), is due to the body’s rejection of its own kidney tissue (autoimmune) or if it is due to another cause (such an infection). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 29, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Purpura?
Discussion Children presenting with rashes are common but certain characteristics may be concerning such as descriptions of petechiae or purpura. Purpura are characterized by non-blanching skin lesions between 3-10 mm in size that are caused by bleeding into the skin. Usually they are reddish-purplish hence the name purpura coming from the Latin word. Non-blanching lesions that are 10 mm are ecchymosis. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a generalized vasculitis that commonly involves the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, skin and joints, and is especially seen in children 2-11 years old. Classically HSP presents with p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 5, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Children with glomerular kidney disease more likely to have hypertension as adults
Men who as children had glomerular disease, a disorder of the portion of the kidney that filters blood and one that usually resolves with time, were more likely than men without childhood glomerular disease to have high blood pressure as an adult, according to a study in the March 19 issue of JAMA.Glomerular disease was defined for this study as glomerulonephritis or nephrotic syndrome (both are kidney disorders). Most children who develop glomerular disease have a favorable prognosis with complete resolution of all signs and symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in the 21st CenturyTreatment of Lupus Nephritis in the 21st Century
Glomerulonephritis remains one of the most severe complications of systemic lupus erythematosus and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Immunotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fatal Pulmonary Mycobacterium abscessus Infection in an Immunosuppressed Patient
We present a case of M. abscessus pulmonary infection in a patient with a history of glomerulonephritis, hepatitis B infection, cystic fibrosis, type II diabetes, and obesity as underlying compromising conditions. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 22, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Matilde María Palanca Giménez, Esther López Pérez, Pilar Sanz Poveda, Elena Abarca Cidón Source Type: news

A Vaccine Against Streptococcus pyogenesA Vaccine Against Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus pyogenes leads to acute rheumatic fever, acute glomerulonephritis and more… American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Insights into Glomerulonephritis
Pathogenesis and Treatment (ISBN: ) (Source: Karger Publishers)
Source: Karger Publishers - February 5, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

RCT: Immunosuppression for progressive membranous nephropathy
Source: Lancet Area: News Membranous nephropathy is the most common cause of primary nephrotic syndrome in adults and leads to end-stage renal disease in more than 20% of patients. Although immunosuppressive therapy benefits some patients, trial evidence for the subset of patients with declining renal function is not available. The UK Renal Association Clinical Trials Committee's glomerulonephritis subgroup aimed to assess whether immunosuppression preserves renal function in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy with declining renal function.   This trial was conducted in 37 renal units across the UK a...
Source: NeLM - News - January 10, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news