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To elucidate the role of endothelin (ET) in the kidney, we immunohistochemically examined the precise distribution of various forms of ET-peptides in the rat kidney, using specific polyclonal antibodies to each precursor (Big ET-1, Big ET-2 and Big ET-3), and anti-mature ET antibodies. Immunoreactivity of Big ET-1 was localized mainly in some vascular(More)
Using video clips of hand movement to facilitate motor imagery and evoke strong ERD, we investigated the appropriate imagery task to discriminate ERD of "Pinch" and "Hold" movements in healthy controls and stroke patients. Participants watched 4 types of video clips that were a combination of 2 hand actions (pinch a small metal ball ("Pinch") or hold a(More)
We report a rare case of foreign body granuloma on plain catgut which developed after Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasty for obstruction of the ureteropelvic junction in a 3-year-old boy. We use plain catgut as the suture material on pyeloplasty and seldom experience such a complication. Regarding suture material on pyeloplasty, excessive sutures intended to make(More)
A 45-year-old man was admitted to hospital on November 26, 1985 with the chief complaint of left hypochondrial pain. Excretory and retrograde pyelography revealed left hydronephrosis due to extrinsic obstruction of ureter. Computerized tomography and angiography revealed that a tumor of the small intestine was the cause of ureteral obstruction. In addition(More)
We report a case of primary adenocarcinoma of the bladder producing carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9). An 85-year old woman presented with gross hematuria. Computerized tomography and ultrasonography demonstrated a mass on the urinary bladder. After clinical examination, she was diagnosed with locally invasive bladder(More)
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