Kevin Murnaghan

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The effect of methyl prednisolone therapy (PM) was studied in 18 children with severe idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS). Eight patients were defined as "corticosteroid-resistant" because there was no response to treatment after a minimum of 4 weeks of 2 mg/kg/day of prednisone; 10 patients had a corticosteroid-dependent NS with frequent relapses which(More)
2 brothers with identical HLA antigens presented an idiopathic membranous glomerulonephritis. This is, to our knowledge, the first report of familial membranous glomerulonephritis. The fact that both brothers had identical HLA antigens suggests a genetic predisposing background.
A warming climate influences boreal forest productivity, dynamics, and disturbance regimes. We used ecosystem models and 250 m satellite Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data averaged over the growing season (GSN) to model current, and estimate future, ecosystem performance. We modeled Expected Ecosystem Performance (EEP), or anticipated(More)
A significant amount of attention has been paid to detection of targets in clutter noise for polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) [1]. Characterization of the noise is the first step towards target detection. Depending on the operational conditions (reflecting surface, incidence angle, type of radiation, polarization, weather conditions, etc.),(More)
In 36 children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) a significant decrease of their serum levels of the thymic-hormone--thymulin--was found, in parallel with a diminution of their mean blood zinc levels as compared to 33 control children. The serum level of thymulin normalized after the in vitro addition of ZnCl2. Similar results have previously been reported in(More)