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Any disease of the kidney.



a general term that includes several renal disorders. Classified as nephropathies are nephropathy of pregnancy and a group of other kidney diseases that are distinguished from each other by a variety of morphological changes. This latter group of diseases includes myelogenous nephropathy, endemic, or Balkan, nephropathy, medicinally induced nephropathy, kaliopenic nephropathy, and hypercalcemic nephropathy.


Osnovy nefrologii, vol. 2. Edited by E. M. Tareev. Moscow, 1972.
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Microcyst formation and HIV-1 gene expression occur in multiple nephron segments in HIV-associated nephropathy.
Is the prevalence of HIV-associated nephropathy decreasing?
Renal disease in human immunodeficiency virus--Not just HIV-associated nephropathy.
1) This patient had an estimated clearance of 32 ml/min prior to ART (this was probably related to HIV-associated nephropathy and/or hypertensive nephropathy).
A 20-year history of childhood HIV-associated nephropathy.
A 34 year-old African American male with HIV-1 infection for 12 years and end-stage renal disease secondary to HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) on hemodialysis for the last six months was admitted for further evaluation of a positive blood culture for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) obtained during his dialysis session.
HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is most common and, unless treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), progresses rapidly to end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
As one example, patients with HIV-associated nephropathy who receive HAART therapy sometimes recover substantial kidney function (Betjes & Verhagen, 2002; Daugas, Rougier, & Hill, 2005; Kirchner, 2002).
The current recommendations for initiating ART include CD4 count < 500 cells/mm3, or if the patient has either concurrent HIV-associated nephropathy, hepatitis B virus coinfection when treatment of hepatitis B is indicated, or pregnancy.
The dysregulated podocyte phenotype: a novel concept in the pathogenesis of collapsing idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and HIV-associated nephropathy.
Histologically, this group is divided into the 'classic' HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (HIV-FGS), HIV-associated immune complex disease (HIV-IC), and HIV-associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HIV-TTP/HUS).
SAN DIEGO--Median survival time of patients with end-stage renal disease stemming from HIV-associated nephropathy has more than doubled nationwide since highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was introduced in January of 1996, Dr.