Honami Mori

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BACKGROUND Monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 is closely related to the pathogenesis of the progression of various chronic renal diseases, including IgA nephropathy (IgAN), through its chemoattractant effect on macrophages. However, the correlation of MCP-1 gene polymorphism with the long-term prognosis of Japanese patients with IgAN has not been(More)
Our study evaluated the clinical efficacy of tonsillectomy on the long-term renal survival in patients with primary IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Forty-six patients underwent tonsillectomy, and 74 patients did not. The mean of follow-up duration of all patients was 197.0+/-29.3 months (61-339 months). The baseline clinical and histological data at renal biopsy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Type 2 diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is frequently accompanied by uncontrollable hypertension due to the sodium sensitivity inherent in DKD and to diuretic-resistant edema. In general, diuretics are effective in treating this condition, but thiazide diuretics are thought to be innocuous in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). We examined(More)
OBJECTIVE High-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is known to cause hyperkalemia by blocking amiloride-sensitive sodium (Na) channels in distal nephrons. The purpose of this study was to establish whether the standard dose of TMP-SMX could cause electrolyte disorders. METHODS AND PATIENTS Serum Na, potassium (K) and creatinine (Cr) levels were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have higher occurrence rates of cerebral diseases, including uremic encephalopathy, cognitive impairment, dementia, and cerebrovascular disease, than the general population. During HD, ultrafiltration is performed to maintain an adequate fluid condition and is associated with subsequent blood volume (BV)(More)
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) isoenzyme distribution was examined in 106 urine samples being tested cytologically for evidence of bladder cancer; the samples were selected to have less than 20 leucocytes and erythrocytes per high power field and the LDH pattern determined by electrophoresis. The Papanicolaou stained-smears showed 68 negative, 17 suspicious(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)
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)
RECENTLY several epidemiological investigations have been reported, showing an association between coffee drinking and cancer of the lower urinary tract produced a strong correlation between coffee consumption and national mortality rates from renal cancer. Arm-strong, Garrod and Doll (1976), however, found no association between coffee drinking and the(More)
Intradialytic exercise-induced blood volume (BV) reduction may cause intradialytic hypotension in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, BV recovery time after intradialytic exercise remains unknown. Hemodialysis patients were recruited, and their relative BV change (%ΔBV) were measured with intradialytic exercise (n = 12). After confirming the linearity of(More)