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There seems to be little doubt that FGS is a nonspecific lesion that represents one way in which the renal glomerulus responds to a variety of injuries. This is illustrated by the large number of diverse conditions with which the lesion is associated including various forms of glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, hereditary nephritis, and heroin usage.(More)
Fourteen cellular schwannomas, a variety of peripheral nerve sheath tumor showing a predominantly compact cellular growth, no formed cellular palisades or Verocay bodies, but the ultrastructure of schwannomas, are reported. A presumed nerve of origin was identified in three instances. The tumor had no sex predeliction; the mean age was 48. The neoplasm is(More)
We report a 21-year-old male with childhood-onset familial nephrotic syndrome and frequent relapses who manifested toxicity or treatment resistance to corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin-A, and tacrolimus. Monotherapy with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) resulted in maintenance of clinical remission for 14 months without noticeable toxicity, while(More)
In the biology of a cell, the central role of p53 in controlling functions such as G1/S transition (check point) and DNA damage repair, and as a trigger of apoptosis, is well established. Somatic mutations or other changes in P53 have been reported in numerous tumor types, and in some of these, they are associated with poor prognosis. In this study, we(More)
Hepatitis-B-associated glomerulonephritis (HBGN) is a distinct entity occurring frequently in hepatitis-B-prevalent areas of the world. The disease affects both adults and children who are chronic hepatitis-B-virus (HBV) carriers with or without a history of overt liver disease. The diagnosis is established by serologic evidence of HBV antigens/antibodies,(More)
The nephrotic syndrome is rarely associated with renal tubular defects, and the combination has been reported only in association with advanced renal insufficiency. We report here five children with nephrotic syndrome and multiple tubular defects which evolved when glomular filtration rate ranged between 56 and 90 ml/minute/1.73 m2. The tubular defects were(More)
We analyzed clinical and pathologic data from 36 recipients of 38 renal allografts who developed nephrotic syndrome following transplantation. Three groups were identified on the basis of histologic changes in the graft, and each group had a distinct clinical course. Nine grafts (23.7%) had recurrent glomerulonephritis (GN) (5 membrano-proliferative, 4(More)
In a prospective study of renal involvement in 100 consecutively hospitalized patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis mansoni, 15 exhibited persistent proteinuria of varying degree, which in 6 instances was accompanied by hypertension. Nine patients had the nephrotic syndrome. The most common glomerular lesion in this group was membrano-proliferative(More)
Inflammation plays a significant role in the pathophysiology of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Local inflammation is modulated by the brain via the vagus nerve and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors such that electrical or pharmacologic stimulation of this cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway results in suppression of proinflammatory cytokine(More)