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glomerulus

[glə′mər·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A tuft of capillary loops projecting into the lumen of a renal corpuscle.
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It is of interest to analyze the glomerular ultrastructure (especially of the slit diaphragm), since some diseases promote changes in this normal morphology.
Glomerular filtration is the net result of opposing forces applied across the capillary wall.
Despite accuracy and better renal handling of measured Glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) with inulin clearance, these are not commonly performed because they are labour-intensive, time-consuming and require special clinical settings and technical personnel.6
Therefore, this study aimed to compare the different glomerular number estimation methods described in the literature, and establish the best technique is the most effective for the visualization and enumeration of glomeruli in kidney biopsy samples.
Histopathological changes like glomerular adhesions, glomerular crescent formation, tubular necrosis, tubular vacuolar degeneration, mesangial hypercellularity, interstitial fibrosis, vascular sclerosis, capillary wall thickness, tubular cast and interstitial inflammation.
The team also found that children with the glomerular disease had a faster disease progression than those with a nonglomerular disease--a 43 percent shorter interval.
Serological viral markers and antinuclear antibodies, anti-double stranded DNA, glomerular basement membrane antibody, cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies, and perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasm antibodies were negative while complements were within normal limits.
Furth, M.D., Ph.D., from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues estimated time to ESRD in children with CKD using baseline levels of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and proteinuria (urine protein creatinine ratio [UPCR]) among 1,232 children (aged 1 to 18 years) participating in the North American Chronic Kidney Disease in Children study and the European Effect of Strict Blood Pressure Control and ACE Inhibition on the Progression of CRF in Pediatric Patients trial.
Anti-dsDNA IgG binds to circulating nuclear antigens and forms immune complexes, which further deposit in the glomerular basement membrane.
To establish a definitive diagnosis of GN and specify the pattern of glomerular injury, a histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis of the tissues typically obtained from patient's kidney via renal biopsy is necessary.