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Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure in childhood and is primarily diagnosed in up to 4.5% of children who undergo chronic renal replacement therapy. Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 is the predominant bacterial strain identified in patients with HUS; more than 100 types of Shiga toxin-producing(More)
The aim of this work was to develop an eddy current type pressure sensor and investigate its fundamental characteristics affected by the mechanical and electrical design parameters of sensor. The sensor has two key components, i.e., diaphragm and coil. On the condition that the outer diameter of sensor is 10 mm, two key parts should be designed so as to(More)
A large proportion of the increased mortality in Turner syndrome (TS) is related to cardiovascular complications. Increased arterial stiffness may be an important predictor related to cardiovascular complications in TS patients. A novel method of evaluating arterial stiffness, which is relatively independent of changes in blood pressure (BP), is the(More)
Context Why Turner syndrome (TS) patients are predisposed to autoimmune disease remains unclear. Objective We investigated whether the frequency, phenotype, and suppressive function of CD4 + FOXP3 + regulatory T cells (Tregs) are altered in young TS patients with the 45,X karyotype compared to age-matched controls. Methods Peripheral blood mononuclear cells(More)
Objective Clinicopathological characteristics at diagnosis and long-term outcomes of pediatric thyroid cancer were analyzed. Predictors for poor outcome or recurrence were investigated among pediatric papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) patients. Whether young age at diagnosis (<20 years) was independently predictive for recurrence was investigated among PTC(More)
The risk of vitamin D deficiency might increase along with the increased urinary loss of vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) consequent to impaired 25-hydroxyvita-minD (25-OHD) circulation. We aimed to evaluate the possible increased urinary loss of VDBP, a correlation between VDBP and circulating 25-OHD levels, and the risk factors influencing low vitamin D(More)
Cellular senescence contributes to tissue and organismal aging, tumor suppression and progress, tissue repair and regeneration, and age-related diseases. Thus, aging intervention might be a promising target for treatment and prevention of diverse age-related diseases. In the present study, we investigated whether juglanin purified from the crude extract of(More)
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