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The elderly population has significantly increased in China. However, data regarding renal histopathology in this population is lacking. The present study retrospectively analyzed renal disease spectrum of 430 elderly patients who had received renal biopsy at Peking University First Hospital between January 2003 and December 2012. Among 6049 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Primary glomerular disease (PGD) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in China. With the development of socioeconomic status of Chinese people in the last two decades, PGD in ESRD is intent to decrease. However, whether this affects the spectrum of PGD is not clear. The aim of the current study is to investigate the changing(More)
BACKGROUND Massive proteinuria is often associated with hypoalbuminaemia in glomerulopathy. However, patients may have normal levels of serum albumin despite heavy proteinuria in many circumstances. This study analysed factors affecting serum levels of albumin in primary glomerulopathy patients with nephrotic-range proteinuria. METHODS The renal(More)
Risk alleles at genome loci containing phospholipase A2 receptor 1 (PLA2R1) and HLA-DQA1 closely associate with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) in the European population, but it is unknown whether a similar association exists in the Chinese population and whether high-risk alleles promote the development of anti-PLA2R antibodies. Here, we genotyped(More)
Lymphoblastic lymphoma is an uncommon subtype of lymphoid neoplasm in adults. Acute kidney injury at initial presentation due to lymphoblastic lymphoma infiltration of the kidneys has rarely been described. We report a 19-year-old woman who presented with acute kidney injury due to massive lymphomatous infiltration of the kidneys. The diagnosis of B-cell(More)
BACKGROUND The association of kidney disease with Castleman disease (CD) is uncommon. To date, most studies have been based on single-case reports. Here, we describe renal involvement in CD in a large Chinese cohort. METHODS Seventy-six CD patients were identified in one clinical center. Clinical and pathological characteristics of patients with renal(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is common in hemodialysis patients, and improvement in anemia management is possible with the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs. The aim of this study is to improve anemia management in chronic hemodialysis patients using CQI. METHODS Ninety hemodialysis patients in our single center were enrolled in the(More)
AIM To summarize the clinical and pathological features of renal amyloidosis in order to achieve early diagnosis. METHODS The clinical and pathological data of 32 patients with renal amyloidosis, diagnosed by renal biopsy in one renal centre, were retrospectively analyzed. Immunohistochemistry of amyloid A protein and immunoglobulin light chains was(More)
AIM To investigate the changing of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) in China. METHODS This study retrospectively analyzed renal disease spectrum of 6049 patients who underwent renal biopsy at Peking University First Hospital from January 2003 to December 2012. The patients were grouped into two periods at a 5-year interval: 2003-2007 (period 1) and(More)
BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome is associated with an increased risk for thromboembolic complications. Until now, few studies have ever specified the risk of pulmonary thrombosis/embolism (PTE) in patients with nephrotic syndrome. In this study, we assessed the risk of PTE in a large cross-sectional study to identify risk factors in this population. METHODS(More)