Keiichi Sumida

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BACKGROUND The quality of life (QOL) of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) has not been investigated well. This study was performed to clarify the QOL of patients with ADPKD and to identify factors that affected their QOL. METHODS The present cross-sectional study is part of a prospective observational study on the QOL of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cyst infection and cyst hemorrhage are frequent and serious complications of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), often being difficult to diagnose and treat. The first objective of this study is to clarify the clinical features of ADPKD patients with cyst hemorrhage or infection. The second objective is to(More)
We evaluated the influence of kidney volume (KV) and liver volume (LV) on continuation of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Twenty-two PKD patients on PD were retrospectively investigated after being divided into two groups. Group 1 comprised 15 patients who started PD at our hospital and group 2(More)
BACKGROUND A new classification of diabetic nephropathy was reported by Tervaert et al., but the association between pathological findings and the clinical outcomes remains unclear. METHODS Among 310 patients with diabetes mellitus who underwent renal biopsy from March 1985 to January 2010 and were confirmed to have diabetic nephropathy according to the(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has the best prognosis among acute leukemias, but there is little data about APL in patients on hemodialysis. A 64-year-old hemodialysis patient was successfully treated for APL by induction therapy with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), three courses of consolidation therapy with Ara-C, mitomycin C (MIT), daunorubicin(More)
We report a Japanese woman with systemic rheumatoid vasculitis (SRV) complicated by necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (NCGN). Rheumatoid arthritis first occurred at the age of 19 years, followed by interstitial pneumonia, hepatitis, rheumatoid nodules, mononeuritis multiplex, and hypocomplementemia in chronological order. At the age of 51 years,(More)
A 34-year-old Japanese woman with anorexia nervosa (AN) of a body mass index (BMI) of 11.0 kg/cm(2) was admitted to our hospital for assessment of renal dysfunction with a serum creatinine of 1.8 mg/dL and hypokalemia (3.0 mEq/L). Renal biopsy showed chronic interstitial fibrosis with hypertrophy of the juxtaglomerular apparatus. Iliac crest biopsy was(More)