Stephen D Marks

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OBJECTIVES To develop recommendations for the management of adult and paediatric lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS The available evidence was systematically reviewed using the PubMed database. A modified Delphi method was used to compile questions, elicit expert opinions and reach consensus. RESULTS Immunosuppressive treatment should be guided by renal(More)
The aim of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety of rituximab in refractory nephrotic syndrome (NS). Members of the International Paediatric Nephrology Association were asked to retrospectively fill in a questionnaire with details on the use of rituximab in their centres. We divided the data into three groups: group 1, patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes, safety, and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for renovascular hypertension in children. METHODS A retrospective review of data for all children with renovascular hypertension who underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty at a single center between 1984 and 2003 was performed.(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)
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a relatively new entity, first described in 1997. Few cases have been reported, but the disease has high morbidity and mortality. To date it has been seen exclusively in patients with renal dysfunction. There is an emerging link with intravenous injection of gadolinium contrast agents, which has been suggested as a(More)
The clinical characteristics and outcomes of children with mid-aortic syndrome (MAS) and the effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches in reducing hypertension are still debated. We conducted a single-centre retrospective review of the records of children with MAS over 30 years. Children with angiographic evidence of a narrowed abdominal aorta were(More)
BACKGROUND We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent surgery as part of the treatment of renovascular hypertension (RVH) at our centre between 1979 and 2008. Patients. Thirty-seven children (65% male) with a median age of 7.6 (0.4-17.9) years were identified with a median systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 140 (105-300) mm(More)
PROBLEM Transition from paediatric to adult care of young adults with chronic diseases is poorly coordinated, often delayed, and usually managed through a single referral letter. About 35% of young adults lose a successfully functioning kidney transplant within 36 months of transfer from paediatric to adult services. DESIGN Before and after study of the(More)
Following the introduction of routine prenatal scanning, and more recently detailed anomaly scans, antenatal ultrasound (US) diagnosis of fetal renal tract abnormalities has become well established. Prenatal detection has resulted in a group of asymptomatic infants becoming patients in the last two decades. These infants are referred for paediatric(More)
Mutations in hepatocyte nuclear factor 1B (HNF1B), which is a transcription factor expressed in tissues including renal epithelia, associate with abnormal renal development. While studying renal phenotypes of children with HNF1B mutations, we identified a teenager who presented with tetany and hypomagnesemia. We retrospectively reviewed radiographic and(More)