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TEXTBOOK : AN UPDATE ON GLOMERULOPATHIES - CLINICAL AND TREATMENT ASPECTS

GLOMERULOPATHIES
Edited by Sharma S. Prabhakar .
482 pages .
Open Access .


The study of the fundamental and clinical aspects of glomerular disease has expanded exponentially over the last several decades. Fresh insights into old clinico-pathological entities emerge frequently and continuously. New disease entities also arise as the sophistication of investigation expands. Novel disease-specific treatments are applied often with impressive results while older, more empiric therapeutic strategies are in a constant state of evaluation and re-evaluation. Thus a book dealing with recent advances in the field of glomerulopathies from both clinical and therapeutic aspects is a welcome addition to our knowledge base. An Update on Glomerulopathies - Clinical and Treatment Aspects builds on the background provided by An Update on Glomerulopathies - Etiology and Pathogenesis.
In 24 concise, focused and well-formulated chapters the broad scope of clinical and therapeutic aspects of primary and secondary glomerular disease is reviewed and updated. The Editor, Dr. Sharma Prabhakar has chosen both the topics and the authors wisely. The contributions will have great appeal and value to the practicing clinician who frequently must face diagnostic and management challenges in this arena of medicine. While not exhaustive in coverage, the topics included embrace an impressive breadth of clinical experience in these disorders. The contributions also examine contemporary issues in sufficient detail to serve as an excellent guide for the clinician as well as trainees in nephrology. An Update on Glomerulopathies - Clinical and Treatment Aspects illustrates how far we have come in our understanding of clinical issues in glomerular disease, but also shows how much more needs to be understood.

Richard J. Glassock, MD, MACP
Laguna Niguel, California
USA

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CONTENTS : 



Part 1 Primary Glomerulopathies .


 1 Membranous Nephropathy 3 Abdelaziz Elsanjak and Sharma S. Prabhakar

 2 Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis 25 Dawinder S. Sohal and Sharma S Prabhakar

 3 Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis 45 Matthew C. Pickering and Joshua M. Thurman

 4 Primary IgA Nephropathy: An Update in 2011 59 Francois Berthoux and Amir Kamal Aziz

 5 IgA Nephropathy: Insights into Genetic Basis and Treatment Options 69 Dimitrios Kirmizis, Aikaterini Papagianni and Francesco Paolo Schena

 6 Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis 95 Maria Pia Rastaldi

Part 2 Infectious Glomerulopathies and Related Disorders .


 7 Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis 113 Gurmeet Singh

 8 S. pyogenes Infections and Its Sequelae 125 L. Guilherme, S. Freschi de Barros A.C. Tanaka, M.C. Ribeiro Castro and J. Kalil

 9 Insights from Genomics on Post-Infectious Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis 137 W. Michael McShan and Roya Toloui

 10 Atypical Clinical Manifestations of Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis 151 Toru Watanabe

 11 Hepatitis C Virus Associated Glomerulonephritis 169 Vincent Ho and Jason Chen

 12 Glomerular Pathology in Patients with HIV Infection 189 Enrique Morales, Elena Gutierrez-Solis, Eduardo Gutierrez and Manuel Praga

Part 3 Vasculitis and Autoimmune Glomerulopathies .


 13 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis in Childhood 209 Marco Zaffanello

 14 Lupus Glomerulonephritis 231 Chi Chiu Mok

 15 Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease 251 Kouichi Hirayama and Kunihiro Yamagata

 16 Mixed Hematopoietic Chimerism Allows Cure of Autoimmune Glomerulonephritis: Its Potential and Risks 277 Emiko Takeuchi

 17 Differential Diagnosis of the Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome 291 Martin Kimmel, Niko Braun and Mark Dominik Alscher

 18 RPGN - Clinical Features, Treatment and Prognosis 299 Mitra Naseri

Part 4 Glomerular Disease in Metabolic and Systemic Conditions .

 19 Diabetic Glomerulopathy 327 Mahmoud Barazi, Harneet Kaur and Sharma Prabhakar

 20 Metabolic Syndrome Associated Kidney Damage 369 Hequn Zou, Yuxin Wang, Guimian Zou and Jianxin Wan

 21 Glomerulonephritis and the Cystic Fibrosis Patient 399 Daniel Fischman, Arvin Parvathaneni and Pramil Cheriyath

 22 Mild Forms of Alport Syndrome: Hereditary Nephropathy in the Absence of Extra-Renal Features 417 Han-Seung Yoon and Michael R. Eccles

Part 5 Miscellaneous Topics .


 23 Nephrotic Syndrome in Children – Studies from South Africa 439 Gertruida van Biljon

 24 Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Glomerulonephritis 455 Toshihiko Ishimitsu





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