Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) Features

Expert Q&A In Search of Kidney-Saving Treatments for FSGS: An Interview with Fernando C. Fervenza, MD, PhD

In Search of Kidney-Saving Treatments for FSGS: An Interview with Fernando C. Fervenza, MD, PhD

The scar tissue that forms on sections of some glomeruli in FSGS will lead to kidney failure if left untreated.

Web Exclusives Glomerular Diseases: Updates on Pathogenesis and Treatment

Glomerular Diseases: Updates on Pathogenesis and Treatment

A number of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools have emerged in the field of glomerular diseases.

World Literature Review

Mycophenolate Mofetil Works As Well As Standard Therapy

Six months of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) treatment is as effective in the short term as conventional therapy for primary treatment of membranous nephropathy (MN) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a pilot study in India found.

Latest Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) News

FSGS May Respond to Arthritis Drug

In a small study, abatacept induced partial or complete remission of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

Black Race Worsens Transplant Outcomes

Black race is associated with worse renal transplant outcomes among patients with lupus nephritis and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to two studies presented at Kidney Week, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology.

Black Transplant Patients with FSGS Are At Higher Risk

PHILADELPHIA—Among kidney transplant recipients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), African-Americans (AA) have a greater prevalence of risk factors for allograft failure compared with other races, according to findings presented at Kidney Week 2011.

Male Gender, Older Age Raise RCC Risk in Long-Term Dialysis Patients

Development renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in patients on long-term dialysis is associated with older age, male gender, acquired renal cysts, and end-stage renal disease.

Steroids May Harm Athletes' Kidneys

Serious renal damage is a possible consequence of long-term abuse of anabolic steroids, data show .

Why African Americans Have More ESRD

Reseachers have identified, for the first time, gene variations that explain the increased burden of kidney diseases among African Americans.

Diagnosing, Treating FSGS: An Update

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is not a single disease but a histologic pattern of renal damage that initially affects the glomerulus and its tubulointerstitium.