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Clinical Significance of Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux and Urinary Antibiotic Prophylaxis After Acute Pyelonephritis: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Study
OBJECTIVES. To evaluate the role of primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in increasing the frequency and severity of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and renal parenchymal damage among patients withExpand
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Urinary CD80 excretion increases in idiopathic minimal-change disease.
CD80 is expressed on all antigen-presenting cells and is present on podocytes in a number of experimental models of nephrotic syndrome. We tested whether urinary soluble CD80 increased withExpand
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Urinary CD80 is elevated in minimal change disease but not in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Controversy exists as to whether minimal change disease (MCD) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) represent different diseases or are manifestations within the same disease spectrum.Expand
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T regulatory cell function in idiopathic minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that, in idiopathic minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome (IMLNS), the T regulatory (T reg) cell suppressor mechanism is deficient, thereby enhancingExpand
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Minimal change disease: a “two-hit” podocyte immune disorder?
Minimal change disease (MCD) is the most common nephrotic syndrome in children and is commonly thought to be a T-cell disorder mediated by a circulating factor that alters podocyte function resultingExpand
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A case of unfulfilled expectations. Cytokines in idiopathic minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome
Idiopathic minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome (IMLNS) was proposed to be a disorder of T-cell dysfunction by Shalhoub in 1974. The mechanisms by which T-cells increase glomerular permeability haveExpand
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CD80 and suPAR in patients with minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: diagnostic and pathogenic significance
BackgroundMinimal change disease (MCD) is characterized by increased urinary excretion of CD80, whereas focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is associated with increased serum solubleExpand
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Primary vesicoureteral reflux: review of current concepts
Abstract. The well-known association between vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection is the basis for pathophysiological and therapeutic implications which have dominated the literature onExpand
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Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and atopy: is there a common link?
Numerous reports during the last 60 years have reported a strong association between idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and atopic disorders. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome can be precipitated by allergicExpand
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Nutritional intake in children with renal insufficiency: a report of the growth failure in children with renal diseases study.
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to assess sequentially the nutrient intake in children with chronic renal insufficiency and its relationship to body size, the level of renal failure, and growthExpand
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