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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is common in adolescence, but fulminant infection is very rare. A 40-year-old man presented with high fever and sore throat. Symptoms, including cervical lymphadenopathy, jaundice, atypical lymphocytosis, respiratory distress and oliguria, suggested infectious mononucleosis with multiple organ failure that required(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects and safety of linagliptin as an add-on therapy in patients with advanced-stage diabetic nephropathy (DMN) taking renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockers. METHOD Twenty advanced-stage DMN patients (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): 24.5 ± 13.4 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) taking RAAS blockers were(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) often develop cerebral disease complications. Furthermore, cerebral regional saturation of oxygen (rSO2) was previously reported to be significantly lower in HD patients than in healthy subjects. We aimed to identify the factors affecting the cerebral rSO2 in HD patients. METHODS Fifty-four HD patients (38(More)
BACKGROUND The following calcium (Ca) correction formula (Payne) is conventionally used for serum Ca estimation: corrected total Ca (TCa) (mg/dl) = TCa (mg/dl) + [4 - albumin (g/dl)]; however, it is inapplicable to advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. METHODS 1,922 samples in CKD G4 + G5 patients and 341 samples in CKD G5D patients were(More)
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