Sayuri Shirai

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BACKGROUND The study aim was, for the first time, to conduct a multicenter randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of tonsillectomy in patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS Patients with biopsy-proven IgAN, proteinuria and low serum creatinine were randomly allocated to receive tonsillectomy combined with steroid pulses (Group A; n =(More)
The Wharton Financial Institutions Center provides a multidisciplinary research approach to the problems and opportunities facing the financial services industry in its search for competitive excellence. The Center's research focuses on the issues related to managing risk at the firm level as well as ways to improve productivity and performance. The Center(More)
This paper examines whether banking sector reforms and equity market development have made any noticeable impact on banks' lending behavior and firms' corporate financing patterns in the People's Republic of China. Based on data on publicly-listed firms, it has been found that banks' lending biases have been present especially toward large, less profitable(More)
The long-term prognosis of patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) who present with preserved renal function and minimal proteinuria is not well described. We investigated the long-term outcomes of IgAN patients with an apparently benign presentation and evaluated prognostic factors for renal survival and clinical remission. We studied Japanese patients with(More)
Nutcracker phenomenon in IgA nephropathy IgA nephropathy is the most common cause of idiopathic glomerulonephritis in the developed world. Although this disorder was initially thought to follow a benign course, it is now recognized that slow progression to end-stage renal disease occurs in up to 50% of affected patients. The two major clinical presentations(More)
The views expressed in the paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflected the views of the United Nations. Abstract Since the early 1990s, major financial reforms have been initiated in the banking sector of the People's Republic of China. Financial reforms included commercialization of specialized banks, re-capitalization of banks, entry(More)
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