Barbu R. Gociman

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Elements of a renin-angiotensin system expressed along the entire nephron, including angiotensinogen secreted by proximal tubule and renin expressed in connecting tubule, may participate in the regulation of sodium reabsorption at multiple sites of the nephron. The response of this tubular renin-angiotensin system to stepwise changes in dietary sodium was(More)
BACKGROUND The role of proximal tubule (PT) angiotensinogen (AGT) in modulating blood pressure has previously been examined using mice expressing PT human AGT and human renin, or rat AGT. These animals are hypertensive; however, the question remains whether alterations in mouse PT AGT alone affects arterial pressure. METHODS Mouse AGT cDNA was knocked-in(More)
BACKGROUND The observation of renin expression in connecting tubule, a segment that also expresses tissue kallikrein (KLK-1), raises two questions. Are the genes expressed in the same or in different cells of connecting tubule? Does this topography support the hypothesis that KLK-1 activates prorenin or is it more likely that it affords coordinated gene(More)
Our 6-year experience with correction of metopic synostosis using a minimally invasive endoscopic-assisted technique followed by postoperative cranial vault helmet molding is presented. In addition, a simple, objective method for quantification of the frontal vault contour is described.A total of 16 patients, 13 males and 3 females, with nonsyndromic,(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal tubule (PT) angiotensinogen (AGT) is part of a tubular renin-angiotensin system (RAS) that participates in the regulation of sodium reabsorption along the entire nephron. Physiologic maneuvers affecting AGT expression in PT also affect systemic RAS. Here, we tested the hypothesis that PT AGT is regulated by increased glomerular(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are uncommon intra-abdominal tumors. These tumors tend to present with higher frequency in the stomach and small bowel. In fewer than 5% of cases, they originate primarily from the mesentery, omentum, or peritoneum. Furthermore, these extra-gastrointestinal tumors (EGIST) tend to be more common in patients(More)
Dear Editor: Cecal volvulus after colonoscopy is exceedingly rare. In fact, only four such cases are reported in English medical literature, to the best of the authors’ knowledge. We report the case of a 40-year-old female who underwent right hemicolectomy for cecal volvulus precipitated by colonoscopy. This condition accounts for approximately 40% of(More)
The most common approaches used today for the correction of sagittal synostosis involve large craniectomies and extensive cranial vault remodeling. Although these techniques ultimately yield very good cosmetic results, they have significant drawbacks. They are lengthy, expensive, associated with significant blood loss, universally require transfusions, and(More)
Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is a rare condition caused by complete venous occlusion that leads to impaired arterial flow. Prompt diagnosis and treatment initiation are paramount in preventing progression to gangrene, the need for amputation, and possibly the death of the patient. Thrombolysis or surgical thrombectomy, for advanced disease and cases in which(More)
Greater saphenous vein tumors are exceedingly rare, whether benign or malignant. Leiomyoma is one of the benign vascular tumors that can present as a localized mass; however, the diagnosis cannot be made clinically. Multiple radiologic imagings are usually required, as well as histological examination, to make a definitive diagnosis. This tumor is treated(More)