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Accumulating evidence suggests a pathogenic role of chronic hypoxia in various kidney diseases. Chronic hypoxia in the kidney was induced by unilateral renal artery stenosis, followed 7 days later by observation of tubulointerstitial injury. Proteomic analysis of the hypoxic kidney found various altered proteins. Increased proteins included lipocortin-5,(More)
PURPOSE To examine vitreous succinate levels from proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) patients and ascertain their association with PDR activity. DESIGN Comparative case series. METHODS A total of 81 eyes of 72 PDR patients were divided into active PDR (22 eyes), quiescent PDR (21 eyes), and active PDR with intravitreal bevacizumab injection (38(More)
As cars are ubiquitous in today's and tomorrow's cities they could play a major role in the communication of the future. In the last years the development of Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) took huge steps forward and therefore gives us exactly the tools needed to accomplish this task. We propose an architecture, named Car4ICT, that puts cars into the(More)
This paper is a brief description of the small scale field demonstration we presented at the ITS World Congress 2013 in Tokyo. We showed that during disasters vehicles can act as information hubs conveying human or machine centric information from an area where the telecommunications network is disrupted, to an area where the telecommunications(More)
FTY720 (fingolimod) has demonstrated efficacy in multiple sclerosis (MS). We evaluated the effects of FTY720 on progressive disability, viral load, and antibody responses in mice infected with Theiler's murine encephalomyocarditis virus (TMEV). FTY720 and phosphorylated FTY720 (FTY720-P) were detected in the brain after intraperitoneal injection of the(More)
PURPOSE To report retinal blood flow levels measured by Laser speckle flowgraphy in three patients after they received an intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVB) for macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). METHODS Three patients (3 eyes) being treated with IVB (1.25 mg/0.05 mL) for secondary macular edema of CRVO were examined.(More)
Many parameters of wireless communications are uniquely configured, regardless of their communication environments. However, we believe that stations are able to achieve efficiency in communications using surrounding information. One of the systems that is expected to improve the performance of wireless communications is Carrier Sense Multiple Access with(More)
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PURPOSE We investigated succinate metabolism in cells undergoing clinically relevant cyclic stretch and in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) retina. METHODS We seeded ARPE-19 cells on 6-well BioFlex collagen I-coated, silicone elastomer-bottomed culture plates. Cells then were subjected to pulsatile stretch using a computer-controlled vacuum stretch(More)
We present a case of cervical varix and low-lying placenta. A cesarean section was performed because of the risk of bleeding with vaginal delivery; hemostasis was achieved using z sutures at the bleeding points. After delivery, the cervical varix decreased dramatically in size. It is important to recognize the clinical features and available treatments for(More)