Global volume of cerebral blood flow as measured by colour duplex sonography of the extracranial cerebral arteries is much lower in patients with vascular dementia than in healthy individuals matched for age and sex.
BACKGROUND Hypoalbuminemia is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. METHODS Subjects with a mean three-month prestudy serum albumin of 3.8 g/dL or less and who demonstrated >/=90% compliance during a two-week run-in period were randomized to 3.6 g of essential amino acids (EAAs) or placebo three times daily with meals… (More)
Immunoglobulin type gamma 4 (IgG4)-related disease is a relatively newly described clinical entity characterized by a distinctive histopathological appearance, increased numbers of IgG4 positive plasma cells and often, but not always, elevated serum IgG4 concentrations. The most common renal manifestation of IgG4-related disease is tubulointerstitial… (More)