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A 53-year-old woman presented with oliguria, urinary frequency, abdominal pain and severe edema of the lower extremities. Her serum creatinine was 8.1 mg/dl. Computed tomographic and ultrasonographic studies showed a severely dilated urinary bladder, and bilateral hydroureteronephrosis. Examination of a urinary bladder biopsy specimen showed subepithelial(More)
Several cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA)-associated crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) have been reported. However, its clinical characteristics are not clear. We summarized 3 patients of concurrent RA and MPO-ANCA-associated CrGN, diagnosed in our hospital from 1992 to 2006, and(More)
The risk of recurrent lupus nephritis (LN) in renal transplant recipients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) used to be rare (1-4%). However, recent studies have suggested a higher rate of recurrence in SLE patients after renal transplantation (up to 30%). The interval from transplantation to recurrence of LN has been reported to vary from five days to(More)
Herein we report a 62-year-old woman with an excisable breast tumor in whom needle tract seeding was suspected during preoperative ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A tumor of the right breast was observed during initial examination, and she was referred to our hospital after fine-needle aspiration cytology led to diagnosis of breast cancer,(More)
BETA2/NeuroD (NeuroD) is a basic helix-loop-helix type of transcription factor mainly involved in neuroendocrine differentiation. In this study, we evaluated the prevalence of neuroendocrine differentiation in gastric carcinomas by analyzing the NeuroD expression in comparison with those of chromogranin A and synaptophysin. Of the 70 cases of gastric(More)
To characterize and distinguish atypical benign partial epilepsy of childhood among various epileptic syndromes, we conducted a clinical and electroencephalogram study. Seventeen children with atypical benign partial epilepsy of childhood were followed at our hospital. They all underwent a video/polygraphic study of characteristic daily seizures,(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the clinical, neuroradiological and EEG characteristics of patients with infantile spasms (IS) who showed focal features to reveal their long-term prognoses and treatment responses. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Subjects included 69 patients with IS who consecutively visited our hospital. We tentatively classified the subjects into focal IS(More)
Malignant tumors of the ureter that display biphasic patterns are very rare; they include carcinosarcomas, sarcomatoid carcinomas and carcinomas with pseudosarcomatous stroma. Although the distinction between carcinosarcomas and sarcomatoid carcinomas has been extensively discussed in the past, the recent World Health Organization classification of urinary(More)
1. Kim S, Oh J, Chung W et al. Benefits of biocompatible PD fluid for preservation of residual renal function in incident CAPD patients: a 1-year study. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2009; 24: 2899–2908 2. Hoff CM. In vitro biocompatibility performance of physioneal. Kidney Int Suppl 2003; S57–S74 3. Pajek J, Kveder R, Bren A et al. Short-term effects of(More)
IgG4-related systemic disease, including autoimmune pancreatitis, is a multi-organ disorder characterized by elevated serum immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) concentration and IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis, presenting with markedly enlarged kidneys and renal dysfunction.(More)