OBJECTIVES Despite advances in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) treatment, many patients suffer from the disease and side effects. Atacicept is a fusion protein that blocks B-lymphocyte stimulator and a proliferation-inducing ligand, which are increased in patients with SLE. METHODS In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, patients with… (More)
Morphine sulphate 3 or 4 mg was administered to the extradural space in five volunteers. Morphine 10 or 15 mg i.m. was given as control. Extradural administration resulted in an increase of pain threshold in the legs but not in the forehead. There was no significant depression of carbon dioxide response or deterioration of co-ordination or short-term… (More)
Intranasal pleomorphic adenoma is rare. We report the CT features this tumor in a 41-year-old woman who presented to us with right nasal obstruction and a 2-day history of epistaxis.
BACKGROUND Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione (TZD) insulin sensitizer approved for use in human type 2 diabetes mellitus. Therapeutic options for diabetes in cats are limited. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of pioglitazone in obese cats, which are predisposed to insulin resistance, to assess its potential for future use in feline diabetes mellitus.… (More)
BACKGROUND Kidney disease (KD) is common in older cats and presumed to arise from subclinical kidney injuries throughout life. Sensitive markers for detecting kidney injury are lacking. Kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1) is a useful biomarker of kidney injury in humans and rodents. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Feline KIM-1 is conserved across species, expressed in… (More)