Keisuke Kitaura

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The patient was a 42-year-old woman diagnosed as having MCTD and Sjögren's syndrome in 1989, and who was taking oral prednisolone. Proteinuria and microscopic hematuria were pointed out for the first time in December 2004. She was referred to our hospital because of massive hemoptysis. Advanced renal failure, anemia and pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage were(More)
INTRODUCTION Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is defined as trapping of the third portion of the duodenum between the SMA and the aorta. In this case, vascular calcification associated with dialysis might have contributed to the onset of SMA syndrome. CASE The patient was a 74-year-old woman who had been receiving maintenance hemodialysis. She(More)
We report an anti-GBM antibody-positive crescentic glomerulonephritis patient who benefitted from maintenance hemodialysis 4 months after the initial treatment, which included steroid pulse therapy and plasma exchange. A-29-year-old male was referred to our hospital because of high fever, abnormal urinary findings (leukocytes 3+, protein 2+, occult blood(More)
AIM Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limbs carries high risks of leg amputation, quality of life deterioration, and death in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, the frequency of PAD at the initiation of HD has not been adequately documented. In addition, the applicability of ultrasonography to diagnosing PAD is not yet clear in HD patients.(More)
A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for treatment of liver cirrhosis and an esophageal varix. Endoscopy revealed a protruding nodular lesion with a transparent smooth surface proximal to the pylorus, which was accompanied by a partly yellow-whitish spot. A depressed lesion with an even edge was found. Histologically, the protruding lesion and(More)
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