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Nodules are formed on legume roots as a result of signaling between symbiotic partners and in response to the activities of numerous genes. We cloned fragments of differentially expressed genes in spot-inoculated soybean (Glycine max) roots. Many of the induced clones were similar to known genes related to oxidative stress, such as thioredoxin and(More)
Ultrasound-guided cannulation of a large-bore catheter into the internal jugular vein was performed to provide temporary hemodialysis vascular access for uremia in a 65-yr-old woman with acute renal failure and sepsis superimposed on chronic renal failure. Despite the absence of any clinical evidence such as bleeding or hematoma during the procedure, a(More)
BACKGROUND Existing cardiac markers are not sensitive for reversible myocardial ischemia. Ischemia modified albumin (IMA) has recently been shown to be an early and sensitive marker of myocardial ischemia. We established a newly standardized, albumin-adjusted IMA index that was more sensitive and accurate than the conventional IMA value. METHODS We(More)
We report a rare case of the concurrent manifestation of central diabetes insipidus (CDI) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). A 56 year-old man was diagnosed as a type 2 DM on the basis of hyperglycemia with polyuria and polydipsia at a local clinic two months ago and started an oral hypoglycemic medication, but resulted in no symptomatic improvement at all.(More)
AIMS Effects of the blockade of renin-angiotensin system (RAS), by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi), type 1 angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), or a combination of both, were evaluated in Adriamycin (ADR)-induced glomerulopathy. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats (180-250 g) were induced of glomerulopathy by treatment with ADR (2 mg/kg,(More)
BACKGROUND Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockades, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are well accepted for the cardiorenal-protective benefits added to antihypertensive effects in chronic kidney diseases (CKD), but associated with an increased risk of hyperkalaemia. However, few studies have(More)
Hyperphosphatemia, in patients with multiple myeloma, is usually associated with severely reduced renal function. Paraproteins can interfere with the measurement of serum inorganic phosphate when certain types of automatic methods are employed. We present the case of a 44-year-old male admitted to our hospital with severe back pain and an osteolytic lesion(More)
Metabolic acidosis has been considered as one of the reverse epidemiologic factors for the morbidity and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients (MHP). Expectedly, in the recent large scale epidemiologic study (The Dialysis Outcome Practice Pattern Study, DOPPS), a mild to moderate degree of predialysis metabolic acidosis has shown better nutritional(More)
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients. Many studies documented that it was related to increased morbidity and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, and neurologic diseases. Although knowledge of hyponatremia has been cumulated, the optimal management of hyponatremia remains incompletely(More)