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IgA nephropathy: a syndrome of uniform morphology, diverse clinical features and uncertain prognosis.
Isolated glomerulonephritis with mesangial IgA deposits was the most common single finding encountered in a large biopsy series in an Australian community and was found in 50 patients, 18% of thoseExpand
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A blinded, randomized clinical trial of mycophenolate mofetil for the prevention of acute rejection in cadaveric renal transplantation. The Tricontinental Mycophenolate Mofetil Renal Transplantation
Mycopehenolate mofetil (MMF) is a powerful immunosuppressant that inhibits the proliferation of T and B lymphocytes by blocking the enzyme inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase. MMF has been shown toExpand
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Recurrent mesangial IgA nephritis following renal transplantation.
Recurrence of mesangial IgA deposits in renal allografts of patients whose original disease was primary IgA nephropathy (IgAN) has been studied. Forty-six patients with primary IgAN received 51 renalExpand
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Immunologic studies in IgA nephropathy.
Circulating immune complexes (CIC) were detected in 43.6% of 78 patients with primary IgA nephropathy by the solid-phase Clq radioimmunoassay. The IC were intermediate (9 to 17S) in size andExpand
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Plasmapheresis in glomerulonephritis.
Plasmapheresis together with immunosuppressive drug therapy has been used in the treatment of 17 patients with glomerulonephritis [Goodpasture's syndrome (4), systemic lupus erythematosus (4),Expand
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The syndrome of IgA nephropathy.
A review is presented of the current knowledge concerning the syndrome of IgA nephropathy. Primary and secondary forms can now be delineated and this division has improved understanding ofExpand
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Laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters: 7 years experience
Background:  Since 1994 we have placed all peritoneal dialysis (Tenckhoff) catheters at our hospital laparoscopically using a technique that incorporates suture fixation into the pelvis. The purposeExpand
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No association of converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism with immunoglobulin A glomerulonephritis.
It has been recently reported that in type 1 diabetes the insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the angiotensin I-converting enzyme gene is associated with the presence of diabetic nephropathy.Expand
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Adult Henoch-Schönlein nephritis.
A retrospective study was performed of all patients at the Royal Adelaide Hospital over a ten-year period with biopsy proven Henoch-Schönlein nephritis. The records of 27 patients were examined, withExpand
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Controlled trial of phenytoin therapy in IgA nephropathy.
IgA nephropathy, a condition thought to cause slowly progressive renal damage, is frequently associated with high serum IgA levels. As phenytoin sodium lowers serum IgA concentrations, a controlledExpand
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