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OBJECTIVE To investigate the dynamic changes in plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) after allograft renal transplantation. METHODS Plasma BNP was measured in 17 patients before and after unilateral allograft renal transplantation (study group) and in 17 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (control group). RESULTS Average BNP level in the study(More)
Double-lumen catheters have been used widely to obtain temporary access in patients who are in need of acute hemodialysis (HD) because of acute renal failure. Several complications are associated with the insertion of these catheters, including bleeding, infection, injuries to arteries, and deep venous thrombosis. An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a rare(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyoma of the bladder is a rare tumor arising from the submucosa. Most patients with bladder leiomyoma may present with urinary frequency or obstructive urinary symptoms. However, there are a few cases of bladder leiomyoma coexisting with uterine leiomyoma presenting as dyspareunia. We herein report an unusual case of coexisting bladder(More)
Methimazole is commonly prescribed for patients who are thyrotoxic. Cholestatic hepatitis is a rare but serious adverse event which may be associated with interventional therapy. In this case report, we present two Chinese women with cholestatic jaundice due to methimazole treatment. Both patients had a history of hyperthyroidism; initial laboratory studies(More)
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is a recently recognized systemic disease that can affect any organ or tissue in the body, including the kidneys. IgG4-related kidney disease (IgG4-RKD) is an important part of immunoglobulin G4-related disease. The most common renal manifestation of IgG4-RKD is tubulointerstitial nephritis and glomerular lesions. There,(More)
While all mechanisms that contribute to the pathogenesis of coronary artery calcification (CAC) are unknown, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) may be involved in this process in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ACE2 and CAC in patients on MHD therapy. Ninety patients on MHD(More)
The two major theories of glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) are apoptosis and ischaemia. The traditional theory implicates ischaemia as the main aetiological factor because the final common pathway of ONFH is interruption of blood supply to the bone. The most common causes of interruption of blood supply include fat(More)
Introduction: Leiomyoma of the bladder is a rare tumor arising from the submucosa. Most patients with bladder leiomyoma may present with urinary frequency or obstructive urinary symptoms. However, there are a few cases of bladder leiomyoma coexisting with uterine leiomyoma presenting as dyspareunia. We herein report an unusual case of coexisting bladder(More)
In the present study, we performed an arterioarterial prosthetic loop (AAPL) between the femoral artery and deep femoral artery as a new access in patients who did not have adequate vascular conditions for creating an arteriovenous fistula or graft.Between April 2005 and June 2014, 18 patients received AAPL as a vascular access. During the procedure, a(More)
Euthyroid multinodular goiters may lead to acute respiratory failure caused by airway obstruction or laryngotracheal compression. Here, we present a case admitted to the nephrologist with multinodular goiter spontaneous hemorrhage along with respiratory failure and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which required urgent surgical intervention.We report the(More)