Manju Chandra

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Expression of Cardiac Cytokines and Inducible Form of Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS2) in Trypanosoma cruzi-infected Mice. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (1999) 31, 75-88. Both cardiac cytokine and inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) expression have been implicated in the cardiac dysfunction associated with myocarditis and cardiomyopathy.(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of kidney stones in adults has increased in the last 30 years. This retrospective, single site review was done to test the hypotheses that the incidence of urolithiasis in pediatric patients increased from 1994 to 2005, and that metabolic abnormalities were more common in patients with renal stones in the final 3 years of the study(More)
A 15-year-old girl with severe high renin hypertension caused by a juxtaglomerular cell tumor (JCT) was successfully treated with the calcium channel blocker nifedipine until surgical removal effected a permanent cure. This case was incorporated into a review of the 37 cases previously published. Comparison of the children and adolescents with the adult(More)
We describe a patient with idiopathic arterial calcification of infancy and the following unusual features of the disease: (1) prolonged survival until age 11 years, (2) discordance between the extent of vascular calcification and clinical manifestations of arterial luminal occlusion, (3) a large area of myocardial calcification, (4) symptoms of(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is one of the most common causes of primary nephrotic syndrome in adults. However, it is a relatively rare entity in the pediatric population and there is a paucity of data about the incidence, prognosis, and optimal treatment of IMN in children and adolescents. We conducted this study to evaluate pediatric(More)
Few validated health status measures have been assessed in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The objective was to assess the validity of a generic health status measure, the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE), in adolescents with CKD. A case-control study was performed (1) to assess scores on the CHIP-AE in adolescents(More)
Serum erythropoietin (Ep) levels were measured by radioimmunoassay in 70 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) to evaluate the influence of the mode of dialysis on the relationship between serum Ep levels and the severity of anemia. Thirty-five patients were on hemodialysis (HD), seven were on intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD), and 28 were on(More)
Dent disease, an X-linked recessive renal tubular disease, results from loss-of-function mutations in the CLCN5 chloride channel gene. The effects of Dent disease on growth have not been described. We report siblings who presented with proteinuria, calciuria, and phosphaturia and growth failure who responded to growth hormone (GH) treatment. Genotyping(More)
PURPOSE Urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux are more common in male than female infants. Since these problems can result from voiding dysfunction, we obtained a detailed history of voiding patterns and urodynamic testing in infants with urinary tract infections in the first year of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 39 male and 22(More)
Three of five siblings developed a steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis within a four-month period. Two of the siblings with nephrotic syndrome (Patients 1 and 2) also have sickle cell anemia; the third (Patient 3) carries the thalassemia trait. The dizygotic twin brother of Patient 2 has sickle cell anemia, but does(More)