Congenital obstructive nephropathy is the primary cause of chronic renal failure in children. Rapid diagnosis and initiation of the treatment are vital to preserve function and/or to slow down renal injury. The aim of our study was to determine whether urinary (u) kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) may be… (More)
BACKGROUND Although autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are a strongly genetic condition certain metabolic disturbances may contribute to clinical features. Metabolism of oxalate in children with ASD has not yet been studied. AIM The objective was to determine oxalate levels in plasma and urine in autistic children in relation to other urinary parameters.… (More)
Receptor activator of NF-kB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) play key roles in the pathogenesis of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO). The aim of our study was to determine whether the cumulative glucocorticoid dose (CGCS) in children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) has any effect on the concentration of serum RANKL and OPG and the… (More)
Bonn Risk Index (BRI) is being used for the assessment of urinary calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystallization. There are no published data regarding BRI during growth. The objective of this study was to establish age- and sex-dependent BRI values in healthy children and adolescents. A total of 1,050 Caucasian subjects aged 3-18 years (525 males, 525 females)… (More)
BACKGROUND It is estimated that 20-50% of adult patients start chronic dialysis therapy without prior contact with a nephrologist. The aim of this nationwide study was to assess clinical and metabolic status of children at the start of chronic dialysis in Poland with regard to the timing of the referral to a nephrologist. METHODS We studied data of 180… (More)
Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS) is characterized by progressive glomerulopathy caused by diffuse mesangial sclerosis (DMS), genitourinary defects, and a higher risk of developing Wilms' tumor. It is commonly assumed that the DMS is unresponsive to any medications. In this report, we present a patient with Denys-Drash syndrome, in whom the cyclosporine A (CsA)… (More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to assess the expression of selected adhesion molecules on mononuclear cells of peripheral blood and lymphocyte subpopulations in children with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). MATERIAL AND METHODS 14 children with IgAN and 20 healthy controls were included in the study. Flow cytometry was used to determine the expression of such… (More)
We report 6-years old boy with Schönlein-Henoch purpura who presented neurologic manifestations: depressed state generalised convulsions, and cortical blindness. Sequential magnetic resonance imaging showed bilateral cerebral ischemic lesions in the cortex and white matter of parieto-occipital lobes caused by vasculitis.