Rodney D Gilbert

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We present a patient with steroid-sensitive but high-dose steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome who was treated with rituximab. For 9 months following therapy she had undetectable CD19 cells in the peripheral circulation. She remained in remission during this period even though therapy was reduced to low-dose, alternate day prednisolone only. After 9 months,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Up to 95% of children presenting with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome in early life will have a pathogenic single-gene mutation in 1 of 24 genes currently associated with this disease. Others may be affected by polymorphic variants. There is currently no accepted diagnostic algorithm for clinical genetic testing. The(More)
SHORT syndrome is a rare, multisystem disease characterized by short stature, anterior-chamber eye anomalies, characteristic facial features, lipodystrophy, hernias, hyperextensibility, and delayed dentition. As part of the FORGE (Finding of Rare Disease Genes) Canada Consortium, we studied individuals with clinical features of SHORT syndrome to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the presentation, management, and outcome of 43 cases of pneumococcal-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (P-HUS). An increased incidence of P-HUS has been noted in the United Kingdom between January 1998 and May 2005. STUDY DESIGN Cases with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (Hb <10 g/dL with fragmented RBCs), thrombocytopenia(More)
Biochemical analysis and whole-exome sequencing identified mutations in the Golgi-localized UDP-galactose transporter SLC35A2 that define an undiagnosed X-linked congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) in three unrelated families. Each mutation reduced UDP-galactose transport, leading to galactose-deficient glycoproteins. Two affected males were somatic(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is recognised as an important cause of nephrotic syndrome in endemic areas. This paper retrospectively examines the natural history and treatment of 70 patients with membranous glomerulonephritis and 1 with mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis associated with HBV infection. Thirty-seven patients were in complete remission(More)
Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) is caused by dysregulated complement activation. A humanised anti-C5 monoclonal antibody has recently become available for treatment of this condition We present the first description of an infant with an activating mutation of complement factor B successfully treated with eculizumab. On standard doses she had(More)
Dominant polycystic kidney disease is common and usually presents clinically in adulthood. Recessive polycystic kidney disease is much less common and frequently presents antenatally or in the neonatal period with severe renal involvement. These are usually thought of as clinically distinct entities but diagnostic confusion is not infrequent. We describe an(More)
To assess factors influencing the success of whole-genome sequencing for mainstream clinical diagnosis, we sequenced 217 individuals from 156 independent cases or families across a broad spectrum of disorders in whom previous screening had identified no pathogenic variants. We quantified the number of candidate variants identified using different strategies(More)
A 2-year-old patient with a neuroblastoma developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) following treatment with cisplatin and carboplatin. Following treatment with eculizumab, there was a substantial improvement in renal function with the recovery of the platelet count and the cessation of haemolysis. Subsequent investigations showed a novel, heterozygous(More)