Miyuki Khono

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BACKGROUND Treatment of steroid-resistant (SR) primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) remains a major challenge in nephrology. A prospective study was conducted to clarify the therapeutic role of low-density lipoprotein apheresis (LDL-A) in 11 nephrotic children with SR and cyclosporine A (CsA)-resistant primary FSGS. METHODS Based on entry(More)
To clarify the therapeutic role of plasmapheresis (PP) for patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) nephritis, the clinical courses of nine children with a rapidly progressive type of HSP nephritis, who were treated with PP as the sole therapy, were retrospectively evaluated. All patients had nephrotic-range proteinuria (4.9 +/- 2.5 g/m2/d, mean +/- SD)(More)
Results of recent animal studies have lent support to the hypothesis that hyperlipidaemia may contribute to renal injury. This report documents the case of a 15-year-old boy with drug-resistant nephrotic syndrome due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FGS) who showed an improvement in renal function and proteinuria as a result of treatment with(More)
To assess the left ventricular (LV) global and regional (anterior, apical, inferior) diastolic filling dynamics in compensated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), we measured left ventricular pressure and instantaneous volume from angiography in 7 normal controls (CTL) and 6 DCM patients with sinus rhythm. Global and regional peak filling rate (PER), time(More)
Szentagothai (1943) hypothesized that the interstitial nucleus of Cajal and nucleus of Darkschewitsch take part in vertical and rotatory eye movements, as a relay center for cortical and vestibular inputs. Hassler and Hess (1954) reported that low frequency stimulation of the interstitial nucleus of Cajal results in rotatory movements around the(More)
DMG, a new polysaccharide with a well-characterized structure, isolated from the culture filtrate of an actinomycetes and then degraded by acid treatment, was tested for antitumor activity on allogeneic and syngeneic tumors in mice. In the allogeneic Ehrlich solid tumor system, DMG showed antitumor activity over a wide dose range, its optimal dose being(More)
To assess the degree of collateral vessels after myocardial infarction, coronary angiograms, left ventriculograms, and exercise thallium-201 myocardial scintigrams of 36 patients with previous myocardial infarction were reviewed. All 36 patients had total occlusion of infarct-related coronary artery and no more than 70% stenosis in other coronary arteries.(More)
The left atrial (LA) function during coronary artery occlusion followed by reperfusion using densitometric analysis of digital atrioventriculographic images was evaluated. Eight anesthetized dogs underwent atrioventriculography at baseline, 10 and 60 min after left circumflex coronary artery (LCX) occlusion and 5, 30, 60, and 120 min of reperfusion.(More)
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