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MRL/MP-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice develop a spontaneous autoimmune disease. Serum from these mice contained significantly higher concentrations of nitrite/nitrate than serum from age-matched control MRL/MP-+/+ (MRL/+), BALB/c or CBA/6J mice. Spleen and peritoneal cells from MRL/lpr mice also produced significantly more nitric oxide (NO) than those from the… (More)
BACKGROUND Young (4 week) spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) exhibit greater renal responses to angiotensin II (Ang II) than normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats. SHR pups cross-fostering to a WKY dam at birth (SHRX) are less sensitive to Ang II and have lower adult blood pressure. The aim of this study was to compare renal renin-angiotensin system… (More)
A 67-year-old woman presented with dry skin, facial hair, hoarse voice, and weight gain. She was hypertensive (168/ 96 mm Hg), her haemoglobin concentration was 19 g/l, and haematocrit was 55.7%. The diagnosis of probable secondary polycythaemia was made. Blood testosterone concentration was 44 nmol/l (normal < 5) and was not suppressed by dexamethasone,… (More)
Human glomerular capillary tufts were removed by microdissection and scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the surface of the capillary tuft and the interior of its Bowman's capsule in order to identify connections between the tuft and capsule. Glomeruli were examined in histologically normal renal cortex from 12 kidneys removed for tumour and 12… (More)
A case of lithium-induced diabetes insipidus is reported. At necropsy microscopy shoed unique and extensive damage to cells lining the distal nephron. It is suggested that these changes represent a specific toxic effect of lithium, reported here for the first time in man.
We present a case of anaemia and intestinal obstruction in a 78-year-old woman taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs who was found to have diaphragm disease at laparotomy.
OBJECTIVE Cerebral aneurysms of an infectious etiology, so-called "mycotic" aneurysms, are rare neurovascular pathologies. Primary treatment may be targeted on the aneurysm, but care has to be driven by the underlying pathology to prevent an often fatal clinical course with a mortality rate reaching 90%. 2 case reports are presented, and the diagnostic and… (More)
The role of interleukin 12 and nitric oxide in the development of spontaneous autoimmune disease in MRL/MP-lpr/lpr mice.