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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify the main influencing factor of the shear wave velocity (SWV) of the kidneys measured by acoustic radiation force impulse elastography. METHODS The SWV was measured in the kidneys of 14 healthy volunteers and 319 patients with chronic kidney disease. The estimated glomerular filtration rate was calculated by… (More)
We report a case of a patient with chronic kidney disease likely due to lead nephropathy. He was a manufacturer of Buddhist altar fittings and had chronic lead exposure. The blood lead level was 41 microg/dL and urinary lead excretion at 24 hours after the administration of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)was 600 microg (first time)and 687 microg… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Pre- and/or intra-operative use of diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) constitutes a potentially modifiable risk factor for postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI). It has been studied whether use of these drugs predicts AKI after cardiac surgery. The objective of… (More)
We propose a smart mailbox called "LetterTwitter" that can automatically capture dropped snail mail (s-mail), classify pictures into several categories (e.g., letters or flyers), and upload categorized pictures to the Web. Users can easily get spam-filtered notification of received letters using PCs or cellular phones equipped with common web browsers.
Bevacizumab, an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor, is approved for the treatment of various cancers, but the incidence of proteinuria as a side effect has been reported to be 2-64%. We report a case of renal impairment due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) accompanied with glomerular subendothelial deposition of IgA resulting from… (More)