Chieko Nakahara

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AIM In recent reports, C-reactive protein (CRP) has emerged as a component that may play important roles in atherogenesis. Based on the analogies set out in a previous report between focal-segmental sclerosis and atherosclerosis, we hypothesized that CRP contributes to the pathogenesis of glomerular diseases. To our knowledge, no immunohistochemical study(More)
The clinical presentation, initial laboratory and renal biopsy findings, and subsequent clinical course were studied and compared in 128 children with Henoch-Schoenlein (HS) nephritis and in 206 children with IgA nephropathy. The clinical and pathological findings of the two conditions were similar. After a mean follow-up period of 5 years, 72 patients(More)
The clinical presentation, initial laboratory and renal biopsy findings, and subsequent clinical course of IgA nephropathy were studied retrospectively in 200 children, and findings in those with younger onset and older onset were compared. Eighty-three patients were 8 years of age or younger (group 1) and 117 were 9 years of age or older (group 2) at(More)
The clinical presentation, initial laboratory and renal biopsy findings, and course of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) were studied retrospectively in 57 children in order to compare findings in those with and without nephrotic syndrome and to establish factors of prognostic significance. All patients had proteinuria. Eleven patients were(More)
AIM AND METHOD To address the clinical significance of lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) deposition in renal diseases of children, we examined renal localization of apolipoprotein (a) (apo(a)), which is the major apoprotein of Lp(a), using a new monoclonal antibody as a probe, and compared histological changes and clinical courses between the cases with and without(More)
The voltage-gated sodium channel type II alpha polypeptide gene (SCN2A) R188W mutation with channel dysfunction was recently identified in a patient with febrile and afebrile seizures. A possible association between SCN2A R19K polymorphism and febrile seizures (FS) associated with afebrile seizures including generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus(More)
We report an 11-year-old Japanese boy with Kimura disease and associated nephrotic syndrome. Before the diagnosis of Kimura disease was established, the patient had three episodes of swelling on the left cheek with subsequent nephrotic syndrome. Steroids were effective for both conditions. However, both conditions recurred within months of discontinuation(More)
We studied the plasma lipoprotein (a)[Lp(a)] levels in 31 children with minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome (MLNS) in both stages of acute NS and remission. The mean Lp(a) levels in acute NS were significantly higher than those of the controls. The Lp(a) levels in remission were significantly lower than the Lp(a) levels in acute NS. In addition, the Lp(a)(More)
A type of vitamin B6 conjugates (B6X), which liberates free vitamin B6 by alkaline and successive β-glucosidase hydrolyses, is known to occur in rice bran and wheat bran. Conflicting experimental results, however, have been reported about the occurrence of B6X in soybeans. This study afforded evidence for B6X occuring in soybeans: certainly a highly(More)
We report here on an 11-year-old Japanese girl who was found to have proteinuria by routine mass screening urinalysis for school children, and who developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 21 months later. The initial renal biopsy, performed 3 months after the first visit to Tokyo Medical University Kasumigaura Hospital (TMUKH), revealed membranous(More)