Elisabetta Prati

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We carried out a genome-wide association study of IgA nephropathy, a major cause of kidney failure worldwide. We studied 1,194 cases and 902 controls of Chinese Han ancestry, with targeted follow up in Chinese and European cohorts comprising 1,950 cases and 1,920 controls. We identified three independent loci in the major histocompatibility complex, as well(More)
Numerous HLA studies suggest that genetic factors play an important role in the development of membranous nephropathy (MN). We studied seven patients with idiopathic MN, from three unrelated families of Italian ancestry. Complement phenotype analysis and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) typing of HLA class II and of the switch region genes(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of renal itch in patients on dialysis is approximately 30%, but its treatment is often ineffective. We describe an index case of a hemodialysis (HD) patient suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) treated with gabapentin; the first administration of the drug led to the complete remission of the concomitant uremic pruritus.(More)
BACKGROUND Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis worldwide. Familial and sporadic cases are recognized, and a locus associated with the familial form of the disease was mapped to chromosome 6. Recent data suggest the familial IgA nephropathy form may have a poorer outcome than the sporadic form. METHODS We tested(More)
e16537 Background: Numerous studies have been published on the relationship between hospital volume and quality of results in oncologic surgery. However, the relative importance of hospital volume in various surgical procedures is open to discussion because of study design heterogeneity. Differences in patients and provider characteristics can make volume(More)
Hereditary factors are suspected to contribute to the pathogenesis of sporadic primary glomerulonephritis, but their contribution is difficult to delineate in the general population. We studied the prevalence of primary glomerulonephritis in an isolated population from the extreme northern Valtrompia valley, Northern Italy. Investigation of medical records,(More)
Several lines of evidence suggest that genetic factors have an important role in the pathogenesis of immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy. We report the prevalence of familial IgA nephropathy in a referral center in northern Italy and present the data on HLA genotypes in the families identified. Twenty-six of 185 patients (14%) with IgA nephropathy(More)