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)
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 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)
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)
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