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The effect of partial dietary replacement of linoleic acid (18:2n-6; linoleic acid-rich diet) with alpha-linolenic acid (18:3n-3; alpha-linolenic acid-rich diet) on plasma lipids was investigated in twenty-nine healthy young men. After a 2-week stabilization period subjects were randomly assigned to either the alpha-linolenic acid-rich diet group (n 15),(More)
Motor slowing, forebrain white matter loss, and striatal shrinkage have been reported in premanifest Huntington's disease (HD) prior to overt striatal neuron loss. We carried out detailed LM and EM studies in a genetically precise HD mimic, heterozygous Q140 HD knock-in mice, to examine the possibility that loss of corticostriatal and thalamostriatal(More)
CONTEXT Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rarely diagnosed disorder presenting with bone pain, fractures, muscle weakness, and moderate-to-severe hypophosphatemia resulting from fibroblast growth factor 23-mediated renal phosphate wasting. Tumors secreting fibroblast growth factor 23 are often small and difficult to find with conventional imaging. (More)
The kinetics of beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2m) were studied in 17 anephric or functionally anephric hemodialyzed patients and five healthy subjects as controls. Highly purified beta 2m was radiolabeled with 125I and infused into patients. The radioactivity in plasma and dialysis fluids was measured during a week including two or three dialysis sessions.(More)
Seven cases of legionellosis were observed in a series of 81 renal transplant recipients. In the 6 patients with functional graft, pneumonia occurred 17 days on average after the beginning of transplant rejection treatment. The diagnosis was made by bronchoalveolar lavage: the direct immunofluorescence antigen technique was positive in 5 cases and culture(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common opportunistic pathogen following renal transplantation and remains a major concern in transplantation centers owing to its high morbidity and impact on renal allografts. Pending more effective antiviral drugs, efforts have been directed toward prevention strategies. We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate(More)
Septicemia occurred in a long-term hemodialysis patient on oral iron supplementation who had been treated for esophageal ulcer by omeprazole, an ulcer-healing drug. Yersinia enterocolitica serotype 0:3 was recovered from blood cultures. A raised intraintestinal pH and an increased intraluminal iron load may have been contributing factors for the enhanced(More)
Fractional intestinal absorption of calcium (FACa) was measured using radioactive calcium and 200 mg of calcium carrier provided either by yogurt or by CaCl2 in 7 lactase-deficient (L(-] and 7 normal (L(+] subjects. During the control period prior to yogurt consumption, mean calcium intake was 819 mg per day in L(-) and 931 mg per day in L(+) subjects (NS).(More)
Cytokine synthesis and secretion by blood mononuclear cells is a well-documented phenomenon in hemodialyzed patients. The present study was conducted in 17 chronically hemodialyzed patients to test the relative effect of uremic toxicity, membrane biocompatibility, dialysate composition, and the risk of endotoxinemia on the serum level of tumor necrosis(More)
Previous in vitro studies had indicated the possibility of steroidogenesis through a C25-sesterterpene pathway in which squalene and cholesterol are not required as obligatory intermediates. To investigate whether such a pathway exists in vivo, the precursor role of [7-3H]23,24-dinor-5-cholene-3 beta,20-diol in the in vivo formation of cortisol by the(More)