Akinori Hashiguchi

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BACKGROUND A multicenter case-control study on IgA nephropathy (IgAN) was conducted to develop an evidence-based clinicopathologic classification of IgAN for predicting long-term renal outcome. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-seven patients including those with isolated hematuria or very mild proteinuria were enrolled. During a median follow-up of 9.3(More)
We report a case of a 59-year-old man with a severe generalized form of Hailey-Hailey disease that was complicated by fatal liver injury. Erosive lesions were first noted in the axillary and perianal regions at 15 year of age, and Hailey-Hailey disease was diagnosed based on the clinical features and histologic findings in skin biopsy specimens. The patient(More)
W ilms tumour (WT) is the most common malignant neoplasm of the kidney in childhood and accounts for approximately 8% of all childhood solid tumours. 2 Fetal rhabdomyomatous nephroblastoma (FRN) is a histological variant of WT characterised by a predominance of rhabdomyogenic components. Clinically, WT of the FRN type presents as a huge mass in younger(More)
PURPOSE Perineural invasion is associated with the high incidence of local recurrence and a dismal prognosis in pancreatic cancer. We previously reported a novel perineural invasion model and distinguished high- and low-perineural invasion groups in pancreatic cancer cell lines. This study aimed to elucidate the molecular mechanism of perineural invasion.(More)
The IgA nephropathy (IgAN) Study Group in Japan conducted a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of tonsillectomy with steroid pulse therapy (TSP) versus steroid pulse monotherapy in patients with IgAN (UMIN Clinical Trial Registry Number; C000000384). The effects of therapies in relation to pathological severity were analyzed in this study. The(More)
The micropapillary pattern is characterized by small papillary tufts with no fibrovascular core lying in spaces and has been reported as an aggressive variant of carcinoma in several organs. We investigated the histopathobiological properties of the micropapillary pattern with immunohistochemistry, serial sections, and electron microscopy in lung(More)
To clarify a characteristic of bilateral Wilms' tumor (WT), we examined the clinical and histological features, chemotherapy response and mutations in Wilms' tumor suppressor gene (WT1) in five patients. Deoxyribonucleic acid was extracted from peripheral lymphocytes and tumor samples, and direct DNA sequencing was performed to detect WT1 mutations.(More)
Secondary polycythemia with increased production of erythropoietin (EPO) is known to occur in kidney diseases such as hydronephrosis and cystic disease, but the mechanism remains unclear. We report an 18-year-old female with isolated renal relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia accompanied by polycythemia. At the relapse, she presented with bilateral(More)
Although drugs used in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) cause renal injury, glomerulopathies may also accompany IBD. We report a case with the rare association of ulcerative colitis (UC) and acute progressive interstitial nephritis. Although the kidney is acknowledged as a target organ for injury as a result of drug nephrotoxicity, our findings lend(More)