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A descriptive study of individuals with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
Nephrology nursing journal
  • Der-Fa Lu, University of Iowa
  • Anne Marie McCarthy, University of Iowa
  • L. D. Lanning
  • C. Delaney
  • C. Porter
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
Nephrol Nurs J
PubMed ID
OBJECTIVE: Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is one of a group of glomerulonephritides that often begins in childhood and progresses to renal failure. The purpose of this paper is to describe the initial results of a patient-driven database on individuals with MPGN. SAMPLE/SETTING: Patients with MPGN Types I, II, and III and their family members were recruited to this survey study. DESIGN: A population survey design was used. METHODS: A survey was developed for this study that obtained information from the individual with MPGN or a guardian on: patient information, family/patient health history, history of PGN, medications, course of MPGN, history of dialysis, and history of transplant. Surveys were completed either on-line or in paper format. RESULTS: Fifty-nine individuals who are primarily white (80%) and female (61%) with MPGN Type II (52%) participated in this study. The average age of onset of MPGN in this sample was 12 years. Ten (71%) of the total 14 patients with onset of less than 10y ears of age were female. Among these 10 female, 8 (80%) were diagnosed with MPGN II and developed end stage renal disease. CONCLUSION: Health screenings for blood pressure, urinary dipstick for both proteinuria and hematuria play important roles in early detection for MPGN. Nurses must provide emotional and information support to this population.
  • Adolescent,
  • Age of Onset,
  • Child,
  • Child,
  • Preschool,
  • Databases,
  • Factual,
  • Disease Progression,
  • Female,
  • Glomerulonephritis,
  • Membranoproliferative/diagnosis/epidemiology/physiopathology/therapy,
  • Humans,
  • Kidney Failure,
  • Chronic/epidemiology,
  • Kidney Transplantation,
  • Male,
  • Renal Dialysis,
  • United States/epidemiology
Published Article/Book Citation
Nephrology nursing journal, 34:3 (2007) pp.295-302; quiz 303.
Citation Information
Der-Fa Lu, Anne Marie McCarthy, L. D. Lanning, C. Delaney, et al.. "A descriptive study of individuals with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis" Nephrology nursing journal Vol. 34 Iss. 3 (2007) p. 295 - 302; quiz 303 ISSN: 1526-744X
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