H. Neale Cardinal

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BACKGROUND Commercial intact parathyroid hormone (I-PTH) assays detect molecular form(s) of human PTH, non-(1-84) PTH, different from the 84-amino acid native molecule. These molecular form(s) accumulate in hemodialyzed patients. We investigated the importance of non-(1-84) PTH in the interpretation of the increased I-PTH in progressive renal failure. (More)
Although both inflammation and apoptosis occur in acute coronary syndromes (ACSs), previous studies have not tested the diagnostic and prognostic utility of an approach that measures circulating markers of these pathways. The aim of the present study was to assess whether measuring soluble Fas (sFas) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), as(More)
A linearly scanned three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound imaging system is considered. The transducer array is initially oriented along the x axis and aimed in the y direction. After being tilted by an angle theta about the x axis, and then swiveled by an angle phi about the y axis, it is translated in the z direction, in steps of size d, to acquire a series(More)
BACKGROUND Uraemia is associated with endothelial dysfunction, but the effect of uraemic plasma on the gene expression pattern of human coronary arterial endothelial cells (HCAEC) has never been defined. METHODS HCAECs were exposed for 48 h to a culture medium supplemented with 20% uraemic vs normal plasma. We extracted mRNA and hybridized it onto(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinically important condition that has attracted a great deal of interest from the biomedical research community. However, acute kidney injury AKI research findings have yet to be translated into significant changes in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE This article reviews many of the preclinical innovations in acute(More)
BACKGROUND Gallium-67 scintigraphy has been suggested as a noninvasive method to diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN). However, its diagnostic performance and usefulness remain controversial. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 76 patients who underwent gallium-67 scintigraphy for a suspicion of AIN. Patients were classified based on(More)
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