Knut Aasarød

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Identification of genetic risk factors for albuminuria may alter strategies for early prevention of CKD progression, particularly among patients with diabetes. Little is known about the influence of common genetic variants on albuminuria in both general and diabetic populations. We performed a meta-analysis of data from 63,153 individuals of European(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical course of patients with Wegener's granulomatosis and renal involvement, with special reference to relapse rate, renal and patient survival and morbidity from serious infections. METHODS A retrospective analysis was carried out of 108 patients presenting with Wegener's granulomatosis and active(More)
BACKGROUND The main purpose of this study was to examine histopathological changes seen in renal biopsies from patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) with varying degrees of renal involvement and to study possible correlations between the morphological variables and the severity of the disease. METHODS Ninety-four patients with WG and active renal(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive renal damage has become one of the most important causes of end-stage renal failure (ESRF) in Western countries. Affected patients rarely have a kidney biopsy and their diagnoses therefore remain uncertain. The objective of the present study was to examine patients suspected of renal glomerular disease, which at biopsy proved to have(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to examine patients with mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), with or without glomerular IgA deposits, and to analyse the effect of different clinical and histopathological variables at the time of biopsy on progression to end-stage renal failure (ESRF) and death. METHODS We retrospectively examined 273(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the significance of sense of humor for survival in a county cohort of patients diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. This diagnosis is a life-threatening condition that calls upon coping skills and regular dialysis. METHOD All patients receiving dialysis in the county of Sør-Trøndelag during February of one year (N= 52) were(More)
BACKGROUND Many publications report the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population. Comparisons across studies are hampered as CKD prevalence estimations are influenced by study population characteristics and laboratory methods. METHODS For this systematic review, two researchers independently searched PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE(More)
BACKGROUND Glomerulonephritis associated with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) is associated with increased mortality and a high risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Here, we investigated whether the prognosis has improved over the last 25 years. METHODS Patients were identified in the Norwegian Kidney Biopsy Registry. We included all(More)
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