Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Here, we report the case of a patient with renal allograft with full-house immunofluorescence staining in the zero-hour biopsy. Full-house immunofluorescence staining is a well-known characteristic of lupus nephritis. Previous studies have reported patients with full-house immunofluorescence staining, but without other symptoms or serological findings; this condition is referred to as full-house nephropathy. We identified only one case out of 2203 zero-hour biopsies over 13 years. Zero-hour biopsy presented no glomerular changes but showed full-house immunofluorescence staining. Electron microscopy revealed a nonorganized electron-dense deposit mainly in the mesangial lesion. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-associated antibodies were negative, and complement deficiency was not observed in the donor patients. Deposition of immunoglobulin and complement levels markedly decreased within 1-3 years post transplantation. Neither donor nor recipient developed clinical or biological features of SLE; they showed good renal prognosis.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Pathology international
A 51-year-old woman, affected by end-stage renal disease, presented with 16-month-old ruptures of the right patellar tendon and the left quadriceps tendon. Since she had been nonambulatory for more th...
Many studies have suggested that post-transplantation renal allograft function is associated with long-term allograft outcomes. However, accurate examination through non-invasive methods remains rare....
Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin G (IgG) deposits (PGNMID) is a rare disease that recently became recognized. Its pathological findings are characterized by the depositi...
The exact composition and localization of the inflammatory burden during allograft rejection is difficult to analyse on the same biopsy slide. We tested the feasibility of detecting four distinct mark...
Pirfenidone (PFD) has been used as medication for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis due to its ability in reducing lung fibrosis. However, the underlying mode of action in renal fibrosis during chronic re...
To evaluate the efficacy of full thickness placental allograft use in Microdiscectomy application. To evaluate post-microdiscectomy reherniation rate in patients treated with full-thicknes...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether an early Calcineurin Inhibitor (CNI) to everolimus conversion at 10-14 weeks post transplantation improves renal allograft function withou...
To make belatacept available for recipients of a renal allograft who are currently intolerant to or have contraindications to CNIs and/or m-TOR inhibitors and are either: - unable to c...
The aim of this study is to verify the ability of transglutaminase type 2 to predict rejection or chronic allograft nephropathy of renal allograft. On the basis of biomolecular mechanisms ...
After renal transplantation 5 to 10% of patients experience allograft rejection. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is vital for implementation of additional immunosuppressive therapy. Currently...
A syndrome with overlapping clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. The disease is differentially characterized by high serum titers of antibodies to ribonuclease-sensitive extractable (saline soluble) nuclear antigen and a "speckled" epidermal nuclear staining pattern on direct immunofluorescence.
The exclusive right, granted by law for a certain number of years, to make and dispose of copies of a literary, musical or artistic work. In the United States the copyright is granted for the life of the author plus 50 years. In the case of a joint work, it is for the life of the last joint author to die, plus 50 years. In either case the copyright runs until the end of the calendar year 50 years after the author's death. (Random House College Dictionary, rev ed; Strong, W.S.: The Copyright Book: a Practical Guide, 1981)
Granular leukocytes characterized by a relatively pale-staining, lobate nucleus and cytoplasm containing coarse dark-staining granules of variable size and stainable by basic dyes.
The amount of PLASMA that perfuses the KIDNEYS per unit time, approximately 10% greater than effective renal plasma flow (RENAL PLASMA FLOW, EFFECTIVE). It should be differentiated from the RENAL BLOOD FLOW; (RBF), which refers to the total volume of BLOOD flowing through the renal vasculature, while the renal plasma flow refers to the rate of plasma flow (RPF).
Persistent high BLOOD PRESSURE due to KIDNEY DISEASES, such as those involving the renal parenchyma, the renal vasculature, or tumors that secrete RENIN.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...