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Post-streptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAGN) is one of the most important and intriguing conditions in the discipline of pediatric nephrology. Although the eventual outcome is excellent in most cases, PSAGN remains an important cause of acute renal failure and hospitalization for children in both developed and underdeveloped areas. The purpose of(More)
The Premorbid Adjustment Scale (PAS) is a rating scale which was developed to be applicable in a research setting. It is designed to evaluate the degree of achievement of developmental goals at each of several periods of a subject's life before the onset of schizophrenia. A description of the scale and its use is presented, along with a discussion of(More)
The authors administered a gaze discrimination task to 24 patients with chronic schizophrenia and 25 subjects with no psychiatric history. Each subject was shown slides and asked, "Is the person in the slide looking directly at you?" Patients with schizophrenia were more likely than comparison subjects to perceive the person in the slide as looking at them(More)
Rats treated with haloperidol that developed vacuous chewing movements (VCM), a possible animal model of tardive dyskinesia, were studied with quantitative autoradiography for dopamine type-1 (D1) and type-2 (D2) receptors as well as dopamine re-uptake sites. Haloperidol increased striatal D2 receptors, but did not affect D1 receptors or the dopamine(More)
Many patients with schizophrenia continue to have significant disabling symptoms despite adequate trials of different types and doses of traditional neuroleptics. Clinicians treating these neuroleptic-resistant patients must look to other treatments in the hope of providing some relief. The literature on many of the alternative treatments is too scanty for(More)
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is the most prevalent form of glomerulonephritis worldwide. A renal biopsy is required for an accurate diagnosis, as no convenient biomarker is currently available. We developed a serological test based upon the observation that this nephropathy is characterized by undergalactosylated IgA1 in the circulation and in(More)
In order to determine if brain tissue grafts can provide functional input to recipient central nervous system tissue, fetal rat dopamine-containg neurons were implanted adjacent to the caudate nucleus of adult recipients whose endogenous dopaminergic input had been destroyed. The grafts showed good survival and axonal outgrowth. Motor abnormalities, which(More)