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Urothelial lesions in Chinese-herb nephropathy.
Rapidly progressive renal fibrosis after a slimming regimen including Chinese herbs containing aristolochic acid (AA) has been identified as Chinese-herb nephropathy (CHN). We reported urothelialExpand
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Aristolochic Acid and ‘Chinese Herbs Nephropathy’
Chinese herbs nephropathy (CHN) is a rapidly progressive interstitial nephropathy reported after the introduction of Chinese herbs in a slimming regimen followed by young Belgian women. It isExpand
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Chinese herbs nephropathy: a clue to Balkan endemic nephropathy?
Rapidly progressive interstitial renal fibrosis has recently been reported in young women who have been on a slimming regimen including Chinese herbs. We examined four nephroureterectomies performedExpand
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Chronic aristolochic acid toxicity in rabbits: a model of Chinese herbs nephropathy?
BACKGROUND Chinese herbs nephropathy (CHN) is a new type of subacute interstitial nephritis that is attributed to aristolochic acid (AA), which inadvertently has been included in slimming pills. TheExpand
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Validation of housekeeping gene and impact on normalized gene expression in clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: critical reassessment of YBX3/ZONAB/CSDA expression
BackgroundYBX3/ZONAB/CSDA is an epithelial-specific transcription factor acting in the density-based switch between proliferation and differentiation. Our laboratory reported overexpression of YBX3Expand
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Consensus statement on screening, diagnosis, classification and treatment of endemic (Balkan) nephropathy.
Currently used diagnostic criteria in different endemic (Balkan) nephropathy (EN) centers involve different combinations of parameters, various cut-off values and many of them are not in agreementExpand
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Recurrence of membranous nephropathy after renal transplantation: probability, outcome and risk factors.
Recurrence of membranous nephropathy after renal transplantation has been reported either anecdotally or in a few series. In the present study, the potential risk factors as well as hithertoExpand
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Lesions in donor kidneys: nature, incidence, and influence on graft function
Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the influence of kidney-donor transmitted pathology on graft function. Light and immunofluorescent microscopic findings from a surgical biopsy taken priorExpand
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An Alternative Open Reading Frame of the Human Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Gene Is Independently Translated and Codes for an Antigenic Peptide of 14 Amino Acids Recognized by
We show that cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) infiltrating a kidney tumor recognize a peptide encoded by an alternative open reading frame (ORF) of the macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)Expand
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Prognostic relevance of number and bilaterality of positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy
PurposePositive surgical margin (PSM) status following radical prostatectomy (RP) is a well-established prognostic factor. The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether number of PSMs orExpand
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