Sofia Feinstein

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Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) is an autosomal-recessive disorder of endogenous oxalate synthesis characterized by accumulation of calcium oxalate primarily in the kidney. Deficiencies of alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT) or glyoxylate reductase (GRHPR) are the two known causes of the disease (PH I and II, respectively). To determine the etiology of an(More)
Dent’s disease is an X-linked proximal tubulopathy. It often manifests in childhood with symptoms of Fanconi syndrome and low-molecular-weight proteinuria. We describe four boys from three unrelated families whose only presenting symptoms of Dent’s disease were nephrotic-range proteinuria and histological findings of focal segmental and/or global(More)
Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) represents a heterogeneous group of kidney disorders that are often resistant to other immunosuppressive agents and tend to progress to end-stage renal failure. Mutations in the gene NPHS2 that encode a protein named podocin have recently been found in a recessive form of SRNS. Ten children from two inbred(More)
An uncharacterized multisystemic mitochondrial cytopathy was diagnosed in two infants from consanguineous Palestinian kindred living in a single village. The most significant clinical findings were tubulopathy (hyperuricemia, metabolic alkalosis), pulmonary hypertension, and progressive renal failure in infancy (HUPRA syndrome). Analysis of the(More)
Despite good outcomes in pediatric renal transplantation, life expectancy is reduced, mostly as a result of accelerated atherosclerosis. A comprehensive evaluation of cardiac status and risk factors for cardiovascular disease was performed in 60 patients after renal transplantation (age 3 to 29 yr; mean 15.8). Posttransplantation diabetes was diagnosed in(More)
BACKGROUND Improvements in dialysis technology allow replacement therapy for even the youngest of children with end stage renal disease. Nevertheless, the cumulative experience in this age group is limited. METHODS We compared the outcome of 20 children who initiated chronic dialysis before the age of 1 year (weight 4.9 +/- 2 kg, Group 1), with a(More)
A male child, who presented at the age of 3.5 years with acute renal failure, was diagnosed as having partial deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT; EC 2.4.2.8). The underlying HPRT mutation was unique in that the specific activity of HPRT in erythrocyte and in fibroblast lysates was normal, but the rate of uptake of(More)
PURPOSE Congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type (CNF, NPHS1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the NPHS1 gene encoding nephrin. We diagnosed congenital nephrotic syndrome in 12 children living in a village near Jerusalem. Most of the inhabitants are descendants of one Muslim family and have maintained their isolation by(More)
UNLABELLED Two hyperphosphatemic patients with mutations in GALNT3 showed low intact FGF23 levels with marked increase of processed C-terminal fragments. FGF23 protein has three O-linked glycans and FGF23 with incomplete glycosylation is susceptible to processing. Silencing GALNT3 resulted in enhanced processing of FGF23. Decreased function of FGF23 by(More)
Myocardial damage and strain are common in children with chronic renal failure. The most prevalent pathologies, as defined by echocardiography, are left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), diastolic and systolic dysfunction, and altered LV geometry. Troponin I and T, as well as B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its cleavage fragment NT-proBNP, are known to be(More)