Kerstin Benz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Characterisation of renal immune cell infiltrates in children with nephrotic syndrome
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Nephrol 25:1291-8. 2010
  2. pmc Unexpected recovery from longterm renal failure in severe diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis
    Sophia Ross
    Department of Pediatric Nephrology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestr 15, Erlangen D 91054, Germany
    BMC Nephrol 13:81. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Stable graft function after reduction of calcineurin inhibitor dosage in paediatric kidney transplant patients
    Christian Plank
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2930-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Thrombotic microangiopathy as a complication in a patient with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054, Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Nephrol 22:2125-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Early glomerular alterations in genetically determined low nephron number
    Kerstin Benz
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 300:F521-30. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil introduction stabilizes and subsequent cyclosporine A reduction slightly improves kidney function in pediatric renal transplant patients: a retrospective analysis
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Transplant 10:331-6. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Recurrent gross hematuria with positive family history of IgA nephropathy and an unexpected diagnosis
    Maike Büttner
    Department of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Urology 78:427-30. 2011
  8. pmc High-dose enalapril treatment reverses myocardial fibrosis in experimental uremic cardiomyopathy
    Karin Tyralla
    Department of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e15287. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and renal failure due to WT1 mutation
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1716-8. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Thrombotic microangiopathy: new insights
    Kerstin Benz
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 19:242-7. 2010

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Characterisation of renal immune cell infiltrates in children with nephrotic syndrome
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Nephrol 25:1291-8. 2010
    ..However, patients with no interstitial or glomerular B cells could also benefit from rituximab treatment...
  2. pmc Unexpected recovery from longterm renal failure in severe diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis
    Sophia Ross
    Department of Pediatric Nephrology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestr 15, Erlangen D 91054, Germany
    BMC Nephrol 13:81. 2012
    ..Complete remission can be obtained, however, at least in the young when chronic lesions are absent and adequate anti-inflammatory therapy is immediately initiated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Stable graft function after reduction of calcineurin inhibitor dosage in paediatric kidney transplant patients
    Christian Plank
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2930-7. 2006
    ..Reduction in dosage of CNI may delay the development of CAN, leading to longer graft survival...
  4. ncbi request reprint Thrombotic microangiopathy as a complication in a patient with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054, Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Nephrol 22:2125-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, severe hypertension in chronic kidney disease can lead to target organ damage and thrombotic microangiopathy, which may further worsen renal function...
  5. doi request reprint Early glomerular alterations in genetically determined low nephron number
    Kerstin Benz
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 300:F521-30. 2011
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  6. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil introduction stabilizes and subsequent cyclosporine A reduction slightly improves kidney function in pediatric renal transplant patients: a retrospective analysis
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Transplant 10:331-6. 2006
    ..In pediatric kidney allograft recipients with progressive loss of renal function reduction of CSA after introduction of MMF may stabilize and even slightly ameliorate renal function...
  7. doi request reprint Recurrent gross hematuria with positive family history of IgA nephropathy and an unexpected diagnosis
    Maike Büttner
    Department of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Urology 78:427-30. 2011
    ..This case demonstrates that even in grossly normal renal ultrasound, relapsing episodes of gross hematuria can be caused by renal tumor, and therefore in unclear situations, further diagnostic is necessary...
  8. pmc High-dose enalapril treatment reverses myocardial fibrosis in experimental uremic cardiomyopathy
    Karin Tyralla
    Department of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e15287. 2011
    ..It is unclear, however, to what extent ACE-inhibitors can also reverse existing cardiovascular alterations. Therefore, we investigated the effect of high dose enalapril treatment on these alterations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and renal failure due to WT1 mutation
    Kerstin Benz
    Klinik fur Kinder und Jugendliche, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1716-8. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Thrombotic microangiopathy: new insights
    Kerstin Benz
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 19:242-7. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib prevents lupus nephritis in the NZB/W F1 mouse model by preservation of glomerular and tubulointerstitial architecture
    Nadine Hainz
    Nephropathology, Department of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Nephron Exp Nephrol 120:e47-58. 2012
    ..In extension to our previously published data we here analyzed the potential renoprotective mechanisms of bortezomib (BZ) in experimental lupus nephritis by focusing on morphological changes...
  12. doi request reprint Structural renal changes in obesity and diabetes
    Kerstin Amann
    Department of Nephropathology, Department of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Semin Nephrol 33:23-33. 2013
    ..This review specifically addresses the pathogenesis and morphology of renal functional and particularly structural changes in obesity and associated renal disease such as diabetic nephropathy...
  13. doi request reprint Predominance of TH2 cells and plasma cells in polyoma virus nephropathy: a role for humoral immunity?
    Maike Buettner
    Institute of Pathology, Nephropathology, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Hum Pathol 43:1453-62. 2012
    ..The predominance of plasma cells might underline an important role of humoral immunity in BKVN. Moreover, BK virus does not seem to modulate the expression of HLA class I APM as a strategy of immune evasion...
  14. doi request reprint Maternal nutrition, low nephron number and arterial hypertension in later life
    Kerstin Benz
    Department of Pediatric Nephrology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1802:1309-17. 2010
    ..In addition, we discuss the emerging concept of low nephron number being a new cardiovascular risk factor in particular for essential hypertension in later life...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pathological aspects of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) / thrombocytic thrombopenic purpura (TTP)
    Kerstin Benz
    Nephropathology, Dept of Pathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Krankenhausstr 12, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 101:265-70. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Change of the course of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome after rituximab therapy
    Kerstin Benz
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Loschgestrasse 15, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Nephrol 19:794-7. 2004
    ..We conclude that B-cell depletion with rituximab might have altered the course of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome in our patient...
  17. doi request reprint Endothelin in diabetic renal disease
    Kerstin Benz
    Departments for Pediatrics and Nephropathology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Contrib Nephrol 172:139-48. 2011
    ..Thus, it appears currently of great scientific and clinical interest to shed some light on the role of the ET system and its blockade in diabetic nephropathy...