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Fifty-three symptomatic adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease were studied retrospectively for a mean follow-up of 12 years (range 10 months to 33 years). Diagnosis was confirmed by either x-ray, ultrasound, laparotomy, or autopsy. Commonest presenting clinical findings were flank pain (30%), hypertension (21%), symptomatic urinary tract(More)
We recently used plasmapheresis to treat eight patients with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Life-threatening infections developed in five patients, three of which were caused by opportunistic pathogens. In contrast, only two infections occurred in 21 patients with similar renal disease treated with immunosuppressive drugs but not with(More)
Three patients with epithelial cell crescents and rapid progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) had prolonged remission, presumably induced by treatment with maintenance oral prednisone and cyclophosphamide plus plasmapheresis. Patient 1 had anti-glomerular basement membrane-mediated RPGN, patient 2 had an immune complex disease, and patient 3 did not show(More)
PURPOSE We wanted to examine the long-term effects of aggressively treating idiopathic rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN), with a particular focus on clinically characterizing the patient population, assessing the short- and long-term effects of therapy on renal function, and determining complications of the therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Severe genital edema is a well-described complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Leakage of dialysate fluid from defects in the peritoneum may occur from clinically detectable and undetectable inguinal hernias, defects at the catheter insertion site, or other defects in the peritoneal membrane. We describe 3 patients (who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of cyclophosphamide and prednisone on progressive renal failure and on nephrotic features in patients with membranous glomerulonephritis. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized time series. SETTING Outpatient clinic at a university medical center. PATIENTS Eleven consecutive patients with biopsy-proven membranous(More)
The effects of streptokinase are difficult to determine. Furthermore, it has toxic side effects, and renal function may not recover from its use. However, because of favorable experiences with this drug in the early treatment of venous thromboembolism and following myocardial infarction, as well as the favorable findings with early perfusion in the dog(More)
Three patients with no history of asthma or allergy developed bronchospasm while taking propranolol for hypertension. The bronchospasm was severe in all three and in one patient resulted in respiratory arrest. Since the bronchospasm was relieved with discontinuation of propranolol and supportive bronchodilator therapy, the bronchospasm was believed to be(More)
Two women on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) developed recurrent episodes of hemoperitoneum while in the reproductive age group. Initially, both were thought to have mechanical problems with the peritoneal catheter system. A laparotomy was performed in the first patient, and a bleeding ovarian cyst was identified. The second patient had(More)