Junzo Suzuki

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of methylprednisolone and urokinase pulse therapy (MUPT) for severe Henoch-Schönlein nephritis, we examined the clinical manifestation and prognosis of patients with MUPT on long-term observation. METHODS We enrolled 56 patients with Henoch-schönlein nephritis who had been diagnosed with at least type IIIb from 1980 to(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few controlled studies of combined therapy with multiple drugs, including immunosuppressives, for severe Henoch-Schoenlein nephritis (HSPN). We evaluated the efficacy of methylprednisolone and urokinase pulse therapy combined with cyclophosphamide for patients with HSPN of at least grade IVb. METHODS We studied 37 patients who(More)
Six Japanese children with rapidly progressive Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) received multiple drug therapy combined with plasmapheresis (PP). After five courses of PP, multiple drug therapy, including methylprednisolone and urokinase pulse therapy, oral prednisolone, cyclophophamide, dipyridamole, and warfarin was given. At presentation, urine(More)
There have been reports of the use of mizoribine (MZB) oral pulse therapy for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. We report its efficacy in a 9-year-old girl with steroid- and cyclosporine-dependent nephrotic syndrome (NS). The patient experienced relapses of NS when prednisolone was tapered to 20 mg/day after discontinuing cyclosporine due to(More)
We present a case report of a 10 years old boy with protein-losing enteropathy and eosinophilic gastroenteritis who had positive histamine release tests, increased allergen-specific IgE antibodies to some food items, and low levels of total serum protein and albumin. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a number of polyps and diffuse gastritis. Biopsy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The recovery process from renal injury in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) remains obscure. In order to clarify the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin 1 (Ang-1) in the renal recovery from HUS, we produced a model of mild HUS and examined the renal recovery process. METHODS We investigated three groups of(More)
OBJECTIVE There have been only a few studies concerning oral prednisolone and mizoribine therapy for diffuse IgA nephritis (IgAN). We evaluated the efficacy of prednisolone and mizoribine therapy for diffuse IgAN. METHODS We enrolled 34 patients who had been diagnosed as having diffuse IgAN with severe proteinuria during the period from 1992 to 1999.(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of prednisolone, warfarin, and dipyridamole therapy combined with mizoribine (PWDM) in the treatment of diffuse immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy in comparison with prednisolone, warfarin, and dipyridamole therapy without mizoribine (PWD) and with methylprednisolone pulse therapy (PWD pulse). METHODS We collected data on 61(More)