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BACKGROUND/AIMS Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) has been widely used for treating critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Whether CRRT is better than intermittent hemodialysis for the treatment of AKI remains controversial. We sought to identify the clinical features that can predict survival for the patients who are treated with(More)
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most potent antioxidant polyphenol in green tea. In the present study, we investigated whether EGCG plays a role in the expression of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), protein kinase C (PKC) α/βII, and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) in glomerular epithelial cells (GECs) against high-glucose injury. Treatment(More)
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