Kazuhide Suyama

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Recently, there have been a few reports on the decrease in the incidence of severe Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) in Japan. To evaluate the incidence and the severity of HSPN, we examined the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of HSPN in Fukushima Prefecture over a 22-year period. We enrolled 61 patients (Group 1) diagnosed with HSPN(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)
Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic disorder characterized by leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving the capillaries and the deposition of IgA immune complexes. Renal involvement is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in children with HSP. We report here a 13-year-old girl with Henoch–Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) of International(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and prognosis of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan over a 35 year period. METHODS We collected the medical records of 37 patients diagnosed with SLE between 1977 and 2013. These children were divided into two groups. group 1 consisted of 19 patients(More)
We evaluated whether methylprednisolone and urokinase pulse therapy combined with mizoribine (MUPM) was effective in children with severe Henoch–Schoenlein purpura nephritis (HSPN). We studied 12 patients who had been diagnosed with HSPN of at least ISKDC type III. All patients were treated with MUPM. Clinical features, pathological findings, and prognosis(More)
Alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) is the actin isoform that predominates within vascular smooth-muscle cells and plays an important role in fibrogenesis. On the other hand, c-Met is the receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which plays a role in protection from injury and has anti-fibrogenetic effects. To clarify whether α-SMA and HGF are associated(More)
We assessed the efficacy of a single dose of oral mizoribine (MZB) pulse therapy two times per week for children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS). Eleven children with FRNS in remission were treated with oral MZB pulse therapy (daily dose 6 mg/kg; maximum total dose 300 mg). We compared their clinical manifestations before and after oral(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic disorder characterized by leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving the capillaries and the deposition of IgA immune complexes. Renal involvement is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in children with HSP. Thus, it is important to clarify the onset mechanism as well as the prognostic factors of(More)
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-atheromatous, non-inflammatory, multifocal segmental angiopathy. FMD is the most common cause of pediatric renovascular hypertension. Aneurysmal formation of the main renal artery and distal branches is a rare complication of FMD in infancy. We report an 8-month-old boy with FMD presenting with shock caused by sudden(More)