R A Matarese

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Quantitation of urinary protein excretion is used extensively for diagnostic and prognostic purposes and to assess the effects of therapy. The method most commonly used to measure urinary protein relies on 24-hour urine collections, which are time consuming, cumbersome, and often inaccurate. We reasoned that the urinary protein/creatinine ratio in a single(More)
We report five cases of crescentic IgA nephropathy. All are males, 16-60 years of age. One case each came to medical attention with uremia, nephrotic syndrome, and gross hematuria; two cases presented with microhematuria and proteinuria on routine urinalysis. All had hypertension, azotemia (serum creatinine 1.6-9.4 mg/dl), proteinuria (greater than 6 g/24(More)
Renal histology of a patient with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis demonstrated a proliferative crescentic glomerulonephritis with intramembranous electron-dense deposits. These findings were interpreted as being consistent with an immune complex glomerulonephritis. Serologic studies revealed a positive antismooth muscle antibody titer of 1:80 and a(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents ( NSAIA ) are increasingly used in clinical practice. They exert the majority of their therapeutic and adverse effects by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis. A variety of clinically important side effects have been described following their administration. We review the renal complications, which include sodium(More)
A patient with nephrotic syndrome due to membranous glomerulonephritis experienced painful bilateral renal vein thrombosis (RVT) complicated by pulmonary emboli. He was treated with systemic fibrinolysis with streptokinase for 72 hours. Rapid clinical improvement of his condition, a fall in his serum creatinine level, and a sharp rise in his platelet count(More)
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