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Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is a rare manifestation of leukemia and has been reported in 3-5% of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients. GS in the uterine cervix is very rare and is also called chloroma because of its greenish appearance. We present the case of a patient whose disease relapsed as chloroma of the uterine cervix after bone marrow(More)
PURPOSE Renin-angiotensin system activation is involved in inflammation and fibrosis in the kidney. Aliskiren, a direct renin inhibitor, decreases renin-angiotensin system activation, including plasma renin activity and angiotensin II, but increases the prorenin level, which may promote inflammation and fibrosis in renal tissue. Thus, we evaluated whether(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Mesangial C3 deposition is frequently observed in patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). However, the role of complement in the pathogenesis or progression of IgAN is uncertain. In this observational cohort study, we aimed to identify the clinical implications of circulating C3 levels and mesangial C3 deposition and to investigate their(More)
Thymoma with psuedosarcomatous stroma is a recently described, rare variant of thymomas that are characterized by having a biphasic histologic pattern which consists of both an epithelial and a spindle cell stromal component. So far only 11 cases having similar histologic findings have been reported worldwide. At this time we report a case of this rare(More)
Neoplasms and tumorlike lesions that originate from chest wall tissues are uncommon compared with tumors in other parts of the body, and unfamiliarity with these disease entities can cause diagnostic difficulties for radiologists. Furthermore, the imaging features of many of these tumors are nonspecific, particularly those that are locally aggressive.(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to compare the diagnostic use and safety of endorectal coil (ERC) MRI with those of phased-array coil MRI. METHODS We retrospectively included 91 consecutive patients who had undergone 1.5-T MRI with ERC or with phased-array coil MRI before radical prostatectomy at our institution. We compared 47 patients' phased-array(More)
OBJECTIVES to investigate whether there are any differences between preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the final pathology results, based on the time between biopsy and preoperative MRI, as there are reports recommending ≥ 3 weeks after a prostate biopsy, primarily because haemorrhaging interferes with the interpretation of MRI. PATIENTS(More)
Sildenafil was the first selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) to be widely used for treating erectile dysfunction. Many recent studies have investigated the cardioprotective role of sildenafil in animal models. We evaluated the protective effects of sildenafil in experimental renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in two studies. In study 1,(More)
Exploring the expression of Toll-like receptor (TLR) in cyclosporine (CsA)-induced renal injury in humans, we evaluated the expression of TLR4 in both biopsied renal tissue and cultured tubular cells. Immunohistochemical stains for TLR4, heat shock protein (HSP) 47, and HSP70 were performed in both pre- and post-treatment biopsies obtained from 18 patients(More)