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BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of prostate cancer (CaP) can be addressed by studying prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) as precancer (high-grade PIN or HGPIN). This article attempts to analyze the diagnostic role of telomerase as an early marker of carcinogenesis. METHODS Complex urological patient evaluation and assessment of telomerase activity. (More)
A concept of the pathogenesis of tubular interstitial nephritis (TIN) is presented, based on histologic, immunohistologic and electromicroscopic investigations on 61 patients with glomerulonephritis, lupus erythematodes and rheumatoid arthritis. The pathogenic model is a hypersensitivity reaction which leads to alterations in the tubular basement membrane(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in association with glomerulonephritis (GN) and renal failure is a serious problem in terms of therapy. The paper reports a clinical case of a 64-year-old female patient with Binet stage C CLL accompanied by minimal-change GN complicated by nephrotic syndrome and the development of acute renal failure. GN was diagnosed on(More)
The described case illustrates difficulties in diagnosing atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS) in incomplete thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in the absence of thrombocytopenia, one of the signs of the classic triad of aHUS, which has resulted in the delayed verification of its diagnosis and in progressive kidney injury. The paper discusses the need to(More)
A total of 1,308 renal biopsies performed during the years 1978 to 1983 in Moscow (M, 852 cases) and Rostock (R, 456 cases) showed that 685 (80.4%) and 346 (75.9%), in the two cities respectively, had glomerular disorders when classified according to WHO nosology (Churg and Sobin 1982). Among the 1,031 glomerulopathies from the two cities there were 121(More)
The renal cell carcinoma is the ninth most common cancer with an increasing occurrence and mortality. Recoverin is the first retina-specific photoreceptor protein that was shown to undergo aberrant expression, due to its promoter demethylation, as a cancer-retina antigen in a number of malignant tumors. In this work, we demonstrated that recoverin is indeed(More)
The development of cell-sensitization to renal antigen in rats with experimental Heymann's glomerulonephritis and the effect of levamisole on cell sensitivity have been studied. Morphologic changes in GN rats appeared after 14 days and were most pronounced on days 21-28, with focal proliferation of glomerular cells, an increase of mesangium, a focal(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) ranks the first death rate among the urogenital tumors, whereas its incidence follows the incidences of prostate and bladder cancer. The diagnosis of RCC at early stages allows immediately undertaking appropriate treatment, which significantly increases patients' survival rate. Early and accurate diagnosis avoids inadequate(More)
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