Hea Lim Rhee

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We studied 100 renal biopsy specimens from adults with the primary nephrotic syndrome in an inner city hospital serving mostly black patients and found that 47 had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Most of the men presented in the third decade of life, a peak distribution not seen in women. Half of the patients were hypertensive at presentation. Two(More)
A large hemangiopericytoma was located posterocentrally. The patient presented with headaches and papilledema. Surgical management consisted of total gross excision by a combined right occipital transtentorial and right occipitoparietal transfalcine approach under magnification in three stages over a 6-week period. Removal was aided by dilatation of the(More)
Of 240 adults with sickle cell anemia seen over 11 years, 12 had the nephrotic syndrome. In 9 (75%) the glomerular lesion, sickle glomerulopathy, consisted of mesangial expansion and basement membrane duplication. Six patients had type IV renal tubular acidosis. Four of the 9 Patients died within 24 months (17 +/- 5; mean +/- SD), while 5 survived 36 months(More)
Intersitial pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis developed in a 72-year-old man during therapy with cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone. After extensive investigations, including an open lung biopsy, cyclophosphamide appeared to be the cause of the pulmonary disease. Complete disappearance of tachypnea and the pulmonary infiltrates occurred after the(More)
A 2-year-old boy was seen because of an extensive asymptomatic papular eruption on the face, neck, and shoulders of 18-months' duration. A skin biopsy specimen revealed cellular infiltrates composed predominantly of histiocytes. Electron microscopy of biopsy material disclosed "comma-shaped" inclusion bodies in the cell cytoplasm, consistent with the(More)
To assess the activity of lupus nephritis, 43 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were studied by gallium imaging. Delayed renal visualization 48 hours after the gallium injection, a positive result, was noted in 25 of 48 scans. Active renal disease was defined by the presence of hematuria, pyuria (10 or more red blood cells or white blood(More)