Philip Kam-tao Li

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Department of Medicine and Therapeutics,1 Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,2 Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Faculdade de Enfermagem, Nutrição e Fisioterapia,3 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences,4(More)
Renal Electrolyte Division,1 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Albany College of Pharmacy,2 Albany, New York, USA; Hans Mak Institute,3 Naarden, The Netherlands; Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences,4 Lucknow, India; Renal Division,5 Baxter Healthcare Corporation, McGaw Park, Illinois, USA; Department(More)
IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerular disease worldwide, yet there is no international consensus for its pathological or clinical classification. Here a new classification for IgA nephropathy is presented by an international consensus working group. The goal of this new system was to identify specific pathological features that more accurately(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Translocated endotoxin derived from intestinal bacteria has a wide range of adverse effects on cardiovascular (CV) structure and function, driving systemic inflammation, atherosclerosis and oxidative stress. This study's aim was to investigate endotoxemia across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease (CKD). DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
BACKGROUND Fetuin-A (alpha2-Heremans Schmid glycoprotein) has recently been identified as a circulating inhibitor of calcification and is regulated as a negative acute phase protein. However, its relationships with cardiac valvular calcification and atherosclerosis and outcome have not been evaluated in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHOD We(More)
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics,1 Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,2 Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Faculdade de Enfermagem, Nutrição e Fisioterapia,3 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences,4(More)
UNLABELLED We quantified the urine sediment and supernatant levels of microRNA (miRNA) targets related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition in 51 patients with bladder cancer and in 24 controls. We found that patients with bladder cancer had depressed levels of the miR-200 family, miR-192, and miR-155 in urinary sediment. The urinary level of these miRNAs(More)
BACKGROUND Glucose has been used as the osmotic agent added to standard peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions since its inception. Patients who have no history of glucose intolerance may develop hyperglycemia after the initiation of PD therapy. However, the prevalence and long-term implications of new-onset hyperglycemia in PD patients has not been studied. (More)
Pathological classifications in current use for the assessment of glomerular disease have been typically opinion-based and built on the expert assumptions of renal pathologists about lesions historically thought to be relevant to prognosis. Here we develop a unique approach for the pathological classification of a glomerular disease, IgA nephropathy, in(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in the world. Up to 30% of patients can progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 10 years. METHODS We studied 168 Chinese patients with IgA nephropathy followed for an average of 7.4 years in our hospital and tried to identify the clinical and pathological data that were(More)