Ernie L Esquivel

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BACKGROUND Mutations of NPHS2 are causative in familial autosomal-recessive (AR) and sporadic steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). This study aimed to determine the spectrum of NPHS2 mutations and to establish genotype-phenotype correlations. METHODS NPHS2 mutation analysis was performed in 338 patients from 272 families with SRNS: 81 families(More)
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a severe form of polycystic kidney disease that presents primarily in infancy and childhood and that is characterized by enlarged kidneys and congenital hepatic fibrosis. We have identified PKHD1, the gene mutated in ARPKD. PKHD1 extends over > or =469 kb, is primarily expressed in human fetal and(More)
Classically, infants with mutations in NPHS1, which encodes nephrin, present with nephrotic syndrome within the first 3 mo of life (congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish-type), and children with mutations in NPHS2, which encodes podocin, present later with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Recently, however, NPHS2 mutations have been identified(More)
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD; MIM 263200) is a hereditary and severe form of polycystic disease affecting the kidneys and biliary tract with an estimated incidence of 1 in 20,000 live births. The clinical spectrum is widely variable: up to 50% of affected neonates die shortly after birth, whereas others survive to adulthood.(More)
PKHD1, the gene mutated in human autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease has recently been identified. Its translation products are predicted to belong to a superfamily of proteins involved in the regulation of cellular adhesion and repulsion. One notable aspect of the gene is its unusually complex pattern of splicing. This study shows that mouse(More)
Mutations in the NPHS2 gene, encoding podocin, are responsible for familial autosomal recessive and sporadic cases of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. We have successfully generated a mouse model in which the common p.R138Q mutation found in nephrotic patients is expressed in the kidney. Homozygous mice express the mutant protein, which is mislocated(More)
Podocin is a critical component of the glomerular slit diaphragm, and genetic mutations lead to both familial and sporadic forms of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. In mice, constitutive absence of podocin leads to rapidly progressive renal disease characterized by mesangiolysis and/or mesangial sclerosis and nephrotic syndrome. Using established(More)
We report our experience concerning clinical and paraclinical features of multiple sclerosis in 19 children. The disease was highly variable in its presentation but acute episodes of retrobulbar optic neuritis or transverse myelitis or cerebellitis were commonly observed at the onset. Diagnosis was very often suspected as soon as the first episode when(More)
We report three patients with colonic variceal bleeding secondary to portal hypertension, 0.5% of all cases with hemorrhagic portal hypertension studied by us in the last 16 years. One patient had idiopathic portal hypertension, and the others had extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis. Colonic varices were documented in all three cases by angiogram; large(More)
196. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Healthcare-Associated Hematogenous Vertebral Osteomyelitis Ki-Ho Park, MD; Yu-Mi Lee, MD; Song Mi Moon, M.D., PhD; Seong Yeon Park, MD; Oh-Hyun Cho, MD; Mi Suk Lee, MD and In-Gyu Bae, MD; Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Infectious Disease, Korean(More)