*  Letters to the Editor: Consider Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy as a Possible Cause of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria -...
to the editor: Thanks to the authors for this clear and timely article. I would like to add a few words on benign hereditary nephritis, now known as thin basement membrane nephropathy.1 In the late 1970s, I followed five generations totaling 207 patients with this condition in Lancaster and Chester Counties, Pa.; Cecil County, Md.; and Ashe County, N.C.2 These patients had intermittent microscopic hematuria and a high but intermittent incidence of red blood cell casts. No evidence of progression of renal disease was found. Descendants of this group resided in at least 14 states.. For patients with microscopic hematuria who have not received a definitive diagnosis after a thorough workup before kidney biopsy, physicians should evaluate for a family history of recurring intermittent microscopic hematuria with intermittent red blood cell casts. Thin basement membranes are found in 5% to 9% of transplanted kidneys, but thin basement membrane nephropathy is found ...
  http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p434.html
*  Canadian guidelines for the management of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in adults. - Semantic Scholar
Microscopic hematuria is a frequent reason for referral to urology. It is often found incidentally as a result of routine examination in patients without urinary tract symptoms. Although there is generally no debate about the need to fully investigate patients with gross hematuria, there is often controversy regarding the approach to the patient with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria. The main issues disputed are related to the detection and definition of significant microscopic hematuria, which patients should be investigated, and how should they be evaluated. In 1998, the Canadian Urological Association published patient guidelines for asymptomatic hematuria. A decade has passed since the initial development of these principles. Thus, the CUA Patient Guidelines Committee has been given the mandate from the CUA to update the asymptomatic microscopic hematuria patient guidelines.
  https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Canadian-guidelines-for-the-management-of-asymptom-Wollin-Laroche/2c908537b3679b4bf6edd6c6e228fdb8198cb613
*  Thin basement membrane disease - Wikipedia
Thin basement membrane disease (TBMD, also known as benign familial hematuria and thin basement membrane nephropathy or TBMN) is, along with IgA nephropathy, the most common cause of asymptomatic hematuria. The only abnormal finding in this disease is a thinning of the basement membrane of the glomeruli in the kidneys. Its importance lies in the fact that it has a benign prognosis, with patients maintaining a normal kidney function throughout their lives. Most patients with thin basement membrane disease are incidentally discovered to have microscopic hematuria on urinalysis. The blood pressure, kidney function, and the urinary protein excretion are usually normal. Mild proteinuria (less than 1.5 g/day) and hypertension are seen in a small minority of patients. Frank hematuria and loin pain should prompt a search for another cause, such as kidney stones or loin pain-hematuria syndrome. Also, there are no systemic ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_basement_membrane_disease
*  Hematuria - Wikipedia
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine. Visible hematuria, also known as gross hematuria, is easily identified, as it causes red or brown discoloration of the urine. Microscopic hematuria is invisible to the naked eye and is often found incidentally on urinalysis or urine dipstick. Any part of the kidneys or urinary tract (ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra) can leak blood into the urine. The causes of hematuria are broad, ranging from urinary tract infection to kidney stones to bladder cancer. Microscopic hematuria is found regularly on routine urinalysis, with a prevalence between 0.18% and 37%. Some studies have shown increased incidence with age and female sex, but others did not show a correlation. In many people, no specific cause is found. Cancer of the kidney, prostate, bladder, or testes is found in 5% of people with microscopic hematuria and up to ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hematuria
*  Gross hematuria synonyms, gross hematuria antonyms - FreeThesaurus.com
Synonyms for gross hematuria in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for gross hematuria. 1 synonym for hematuria: haematuria. What are synonyms for gross hematuria?
  http://www.freethesaurus.com/gross+hematuria
*  Isolated and persistent glomerular hematuria: IgA; Alport; thin basement membrane nephropathy
Hematuria is a common finding in glomerular diseases. In the patient with persistent hematuria, dysmorphic red cells and red cell casts suggest the presence of a glomerular disease, as does the presence of albuminuria. (Seeand.)Patients with glomerul
  https://www.uptodate.com/contents/isolated-and-persistent-glomerular-hematuria-iga-alport-thin-basement-membrane-nephropathy
*  Overcoming Hematuria Recovery from a common urologic condition | News | USMD | UANT Urology Associates of North Texas
Hematuria, or red blood cells in the urine, can present microscopically or grossly as visible discoloration. In either case, hematuria is abnormal, except in young females with urinary tract infections. Bleeding originates from anywhere along the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra.. Blood in the urine is often not a sign of serious disease, but hematuria is sometimes a marker for infection, stone disease, urinary tract cancer, or bladder cancer. Viral infections of the urinary tract and sexually transmitted diseases, especially in women, may also cause hematuria.. Signs and Symptoms. Symptoms include abdominal pain; decreased force of urination, hesitance, or incomplete voiding; fever; frequent and/or painful urination; pain in the flank or side; and urinary urgency. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria has many causes, including life-threatening lesions.. In women, urethral and ...
  http://www.uant.com/news-overcoming-hematuria.php
*  Limited Evaluation of Microscopic Hematuria in Pediatrics | ELECTRONIC ARTICLE | Pediatrics
We have found no major renal or bladder disorders on biochemical or imaging studies in 325 children referred to our nephrology centers from primary care physicians and pediatric urologists with the diagnosis of microscopic hematuria. In a small number of patients, the initial testing for low grade proteinuria was positive, although subsequent testing and evaluation resulted in the diagnosis of isolated or idiopathic microscopic hematuria. A similar conclusion was reached for those patients with a mildly depressed serum C3concentration. In those patients with a markedly depressed C3, the most likely diagnosis was postinfectious (or poststreptococcal) acute glomerulonephritis. Less frequent causes of a low serum C3 include systemic lupus erythematosus, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, bacterial endocarditis, shunt nephritis, or cryoglobulinemia. Our findings compare with other studies in which a comprehensive evaluation of microscopic hematuria ...
  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/102/4/e42.long
*  Fifteen-minute consultation: the management of microscopic haematuria | ADC Education & Practice Edition
Haematuria can be a troublesome symptom with various different methods of presentation and aetiologies. Microscopic haematuria is a common coincidental finding often found when the patient has presented for another reason. We will discuss the subject of haematuria but will focus the majority of this article on the discussion of microscopic haematuria, including a definition, the important features to cover in the history and examination, aetiologies to suspect in children and infants, and a suggested approach to assessing these patients in secondary care. ...
  http://ep.bmj.com/content/early/2017/07/14/archdischild-2016-312508
*  NATURAL TIPS FOR HEMATURIA (BLOOD IN URINE)
A condition in which blood is observed in the urine is known as hematuria. Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. In microscopic hematuria, the urine appears normal to the naked eye, but examination with a microscope shows a high number of RBCs. Gross hematuria can be seen with the naked eye, the urine is red or the color of cola. Hematuria treatment depends mainly on its underlying cause. At times, treating it may not even be required, if there is no serious condition that is causing it. There are several natural home remedies for hematuria which are simple and are quite safe to use with no risk of side effects. Some of the popular home remedies for hematuria which are being used since a very long time and have proved to be quite effective in many cases are:
  http://www.nftips.com/2014/04/natural-tips-for-hematuria-blood-in.html
*  Familial hematuria; clinico-pathological correlations. - MySci...
Familial hematuria; clinico-pathological correlations.: The findings are reported in 38 patients with familial hematuria. In 10 of the 24 families investigated,
  https://www.mysciencework.com/publication/show/familial-hematuria-clinico-pathological-correlations-ee7b80cb
*  Haematuria - definition of haematuria by The Free Dictionary
Define haematuria. haematuria synonyms, haematuria pronunciation, haematuria translation, English dictionary definition of haematuria. or n pathol the presence of blood or red blood cells in the urine ˌhaemaˈturic , ˌhemaˈturic adj Noun 1. haematuria - the presence of blood in the urine;...
  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/haematuria
*  Microscopic hematuria - RightDiagnosis.com
List of 27 disease causes of Microscopic hematuria, patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs or symptoms for Microscopic hematuria.
  http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/microscopic_hematuria.htm
*  Alport syndrome | LifeHugger
The inheritance is most commonly X-linked and as a result of mutations of the COL4A5 gene which encodes the alpha 5 chain of type IV collagen. Due to the X-linked nature of the disease males are more among the affected. The individuals usually present at an age of 5 to 20 years with gross or microscopic hematuria and proteinuria and in many cases overt renal failure occurs between 20 and 50 years of age. In few instances, a heterozygous defect in the alpha 3 or alpha 4 chains is associated with persistent, often familial hematuria and a benign course (benign familial hematuria or thin basement membrne lesion). Alport syndrome may be associated with ocular manifestations like dot and fleck retinopathy and sensorineural hearing loss. In certain families, leiomyomatosis of oesophagus and tracheobroncheal tree have been reported. Depending on the type and extent of mutations in type IV collagen genes, the disease can present with symptoms of varying intensities. ...
  http://lifehugger.neurowiz.com/wiki/Alport_syndrome
*  Evidence of dipstick superiority over urine microscopy analysis for detection of hematuria | BMC Research Notes | Full Text
We compared the sensitivity of three different methods for diagnosing hematuria, and the robustness of these methods when there is a clinically relevant change in urine composition. Urine dipstick was more sensitive than UMA, especially in hypotonic urine. The enhanced sensitivity of the dipstick is explained by its ability to detect heme even after RBC lysis. We performed the blood dilutions with urine collected at basal state and after hydration to ensure that the chemical and physical conditions were relevant to patients with hematuria. This is very relevant to urological hematuria (i.e. a bleeding occurring directly in urine), and perhaps less to nephrological hematuria (where the RBC journey with primary urine in the tubules). We chose to evaluate the detection of hematuria independently of the effect of changes in diuresis, but this parameter could enhance the effect of hydration that we observed: in patients, ...
  https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-016-2240-y
*  Hematuria and Nausea: 33 Causes
The freeMD virtual doctor has found 33 conditions that can cause Hematuria and Nausea. There are 3 common conditions that can cause Hematuria and Nausea. There are 6 somewhat common conditions that can cause Hematuria and Nausea. There are 9 uncommon conditions that can cause Hematuria and Nausea. There are 15 rare conditions that can cause Hematuria and Nausea.
  http://www.freemd.com/s2/0216/hematuria-nausea.htm
*  Routine urinalysis in patients with a blunt abdominal trauma mechanism is not valuable to detect urogenital injury | Emergency...
Results A total of 1815 patients were included. The prevalence of intra-abdominal and urogenital injuries was 13% and 8%, respectively. In 1363 patients (75%), urinalysis was performed and 1031 patients (57%) underwent imaging for urogenital injury as well. The presence of macroscopic haematuria (n=16) led to clinical consequences in 73% of the patients (11 out of 15), regardless of the findings on imaging. Microscopic haematuria on urinalysis in combination with no findings on imaging led to clinical consequences in 8 out of 212 patients (4%). Microscopic haematuria on urinalysis in patients who did not have imaging for urogenital injury did not lead to clinical consequences (0 out of 54 patients; 0%). All the 8 patients who underwent an intervention had positive findings on imaging.. ...
  http://emj.bmj.com/content/32/2/119
*  Immunoglobulin A nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein purpura : Oxford Textbook of Medicine - oi
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the commonest pattern of glomerulonephritis identified in areas of the world where renal biopsy is widely practised. It is defined pathologically by IgA deposition in the glomerular mesangium accompanied by a mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis which may vary greatly in severity. Aetiology is uncertain, but abnormalities of IgA1 hinge-region O-glycosylation are consistently found.. Clinical features-IgAN can present with: (1) macroscopic haematuria, typically in children and young adults, developing within a day or two of upper respiratory tract infection ('synpharyngitic'); (2) asymptomatic microscopic haematuria/proteinuria; (3) nephrotic syndrome (less than 5% of cases); (4) acute kidney injury (uncommon); and (5) chronic renal failure with up to 25% of patients reaching endstage renal failure within 20 years of diagnosis. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel systemic vasculitis characterized by small blood vessel deposition of IgA ...
  http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.210801_update_001
*  Hematuria and Numbness in the Right Arm: 7 Causes
The freeMD virtual doctor has found 7 conditions that can cause Hematuria and Numbness in the Right Arm. There is 1 somewhat common condition that can cause Hematuria and Numbness in the Right Arm. There are 2 uncommon conditions that can cause Hematuria and Numbness in the Right Arm. There are 4 rare conditions that can cause Hematuria and Numbness in the Right Arm.
  http://www.freemd.com/s2/0008/hematuria-numbness-in-the-right-arm.htm
*  Breathing Difficulty and Hematuria: 13 Causes
The freeMD virtual doctor has found 13 conditions that can cause Breathing Difficulty and Hematuria. There is 1 somewhat common condition that can cause Breathing Difficulty and Hematuria. There are 5 uncommon conditions that can cause Breathing Difficulty and Hematuria. There are 7 rare conditions that can cause Breathing Difficulty and Hematuria.
  http://www.freemd.com/s2/3980/breathing-difficulty-hematuria.htm
*  "Benign" Hematuria and Focal Glomerulonephritis in Adults. | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
Pediatricians have reported benign hematuria in children with normal blood pressure and glomerular filtration rates (GFR) due to focal glomerulonephritis of unknown cause. Because a few reports have suggested a similar benign syndrome occurs in adults, we undertook a prospective and retrospective study of 21 patients, ages 14 to 41, who initially fulfilled the following criteria: recurrent or persistent gross or microscopic hematuria; normal blood pressure and GFR; 24-hr urine protein excretion not exceeding 1 g; absence of known causes of glomerulonephritis or nonglomerular causes of hematuria; and renal biopsy changes of focal, local, glomerular hypercellularity without diffuse basement membrane ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article/685494/benign-hematuria-focal-glomerulonephritis-adults
*  Blood In the Urine (Hematuira) Causes (STD, UTI) & Treatment
Learn the definition of gross hematuria and microscopic hematuria. Discover what causes hematuria, the medical term for blood in the urine. Read about blood in the urine (hematuria), UTI, pain, treatment, workup, and more, including gross and microscopic hematuria causes and diagnosis.
  https://www.emedicinehealth.com/blood_in_the_urine_hematuria/article_em.htm
*  Recurrent haematuria in childhood. A five-year follow-up. | Archives of Disease in Childhood
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*  Evaluation of gross hematuria in children
Gross hematuria is defined by the presence of an increased number of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine that is visible to the naked eye. Although an uncommon occurrence in children, nevertheless it is a disturbing finding for both the affected chil
  https://www.uptodate.com/contents/evaluation-of-gross-hematuria-in-children