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PURPOSE Immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents have recently become increasingly popular in the treatment of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS). The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of sirolimus on EPS in a rat model. METHODS We separated 32 non-uremic rats into four groups: 1 control group, 2 ml isotonic saline injected IP… (More)
OBJECTIVE Along with immunologic mechanisms, intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation has been suggested to play a role in the development and progression of chronic allograft injury. In various glomerular diseases, urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) level is a good indicator for the activation of intrarenal RAS. In this study, we aimed to… (More)
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO), synthesized from LS: -arginine by the enzyme endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), is a potent vasodilator and has been implicated in mediating insulin-induced uptake and metabolism of glucose in skeletal muscle. Polymorphisms of the eNOS gene have been associated with altered eNOS activity and NO levels. Although several… (More)
Psoriasis, being limited to the skin, is generally a chronic inflammatory disorder. Several glomerular diseases have been distinguished due to renal histological findings of psoriatic patients to date. The underlying pathogenetic mechanisms of these associations remain unclear because of the limited number of cases. We report a second case of focal… (More)
Gitelman syndrome (GS) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia and hypocalciuria. Glomerulonephritis associated with GS is rarely documented in the literature. We present an adult patient with GS whose renal biopsy revealed focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.