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Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with CKD.
CKD is increasingly prevalent in pregnancy. In the Torino-Cagliari Observational Study (TOCOS), we assessed whether the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes is associated with CKD by comparingExpand
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Validation of the Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy in cohorts with different presentations and treatments
The Oxford Classification of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) identified mesangial hypercellularity (M), endocapillary proliferation (E), segmental glomerulosclerosis (S), and tubular atrophy/interstitialExpand
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Discovery of new risk loci for IgA nephropathy implicates genes involved in immunity against intestinal pathogens
We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the most common form of glomerulonephritis, with discovery and follow-up in 20,612 individuals of European and EastExpand
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Overexpression of the Cytokine BAFF and Autoimmunity Risk
BACKGROUND Genomewide association studies of autoimmune diseases have mapped hundreds of susceptibility regions in the genome. However, only for a few association signals has the causal gene beenExpand
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Addition of azathioprine to corticosteroids does not benefit patients with IgA nephropathy.
The optimal treatment for IgA nephropathy (IgAN) remains unknown. Some patients respond to corticosteroids, suggesting that more aggressive treatment may provide additional benefit. We performed aExpand
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Multicenter study on hepatitis C virus-related cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis.
BACKGROUND Mixed cryoglobulinemia is a multisystem disorder associated strongly with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The kidney frequently is involved, and glomerulonephritis represents the keyExpand
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Rituximab is a safe and effective long-term treatment for children with steroid and calcineurin inhibitor-dependent idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.
In children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, rituximab can maintain short-term remission with withdrawal of prednisone and calcineurin inhibitors. Long-term effects including the number ofExpand
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Pregnancy in dialysis patients in the new millennium: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis correlating dialysis schedules and pregnancy outcomes.
BACKGROUND Advances have been made in the management of pregnancies in women receiving dialysis; however, single-centre studies and small numbers of cases have so far precluded a clear definition ofExpand
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Renal function during long-term lithium treatment: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study
BackgroundThe effects of lithium treatment on renal function have been previously shown, albeit with discrepancies regarding their relevance. In this study, we examined glomerular filtration rate inExpand
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Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Syndrome Rather Than a Single Disease.
The term "diabetic kidney" has recently been proposed to encompass the various lesions, involving all kidney structures that characterize protean kidney damage in patients with diabetes. WhileExpand
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