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Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare form of thrombotic microangiopathy that associates, in 70% of cases, with genetic or acquired disorders leading to dysregulation of the alternative pathway of complement. Autoantibody directed against Factor H causes at least 6% to 10% of aHUS cases, but only a few clinical reports are available. Here, we(More)
JUSTIFICATION In 2001, the Indian Pediatric Nephrology Group formulated guidelines for management of patients with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome. In view of emerging scientific evidence, it was felt necessary to review the existing recommendations. PROCESS Following a preliminary meeting in March 2007, a draft statement was prepared and circulated(More)
We identified a dominant missense mutation in the SCN transcription factor Zfhx3, termed short circuit (Zfhx3(Sci)), which accelerates circadian locomotor rhythms in mice. ZFHX3 regulates transcription via direct interaction with predicted AT motifs in target genes. The mutant protein has a decreased ability to activate consensus AT motifs in vitro. Using(More)
This review discusses how the internet currently is being used to provide medical education in the nephrology community and addresses some of the issues and dilemmas unique to using this media. It focuses on how blogs, wikis, podcasts/YouTube, social bookmarking/media, and mobile devices are used to deliver e-learning in nephrology.
New tools such as blogs, social media networks, and audio and video podcasts in Web 2.0 have allowed better exchange of information among physicians across distances. The medical world has started embracing this new technology as it emerges. Wikis, blogs, and podcasts carry the potential of complementing, improving, and adding new collaborative dimensions(More)
BACKGROUND Neonates and infants undergoing heart surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are at high risk for significant post-operative morbidity and mortality. Hence, there is a need to identify and quantify clinical factors during the early post-operative period that are indicative of short-term as well as long-term outcomes. Multiple inotrope scores(More)
Dent's disease is an X-linked renal tubular disorder characterized by low molecular weight proteinuria, hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis or nephrolithiasis. The disease is caused by mutations in a renal chloride channel gene, CLCN5. We report on three boys, of Indian origin, with Dent's disease that presented at an early age (1-4 years), with polyuria,(More)
Complement is a major innate immune surveillance system. One of its most important regulators is the plasma protein factor H (FH). FH inactivation by mutations or by autoantibodies is associated with a thrombotic microangiopathy disease, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. In this study, we report the characterization of blood samples from 19 anti-FH(More)