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Research Article The Relationship between the Efficacy of Tonsillectomy and Renal Pathology in the Patients with IgA Nephropathy

By Tsutomu Nomura, Yoshimi Makizumi, Tsuyoshi Yoshida and Tatsuya Yamasoba

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Copyright © 2014 Tsutomu Nomura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of tonsillectomy as a treatment for IgA nephropathy in relation to renal pathological findings. Methods. This is a retrospective analysis of 13 patients having IgA nephropathy treated by tonsillectomy. Results.UP/UCre levels decreased from 820.8 to 585.4 onemonth postsurgery and then showed slight worsening to 637.3 at themost recent follow-up. There was no significant difference in the improvement rate between pathological grades I–III and IV. There was positive correlation between Pre-UP/UCre level and the reduction rate of UP/UCre, which was statistically significant (R = 0.667, R2 = 0.445, an

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