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BACKGROUND Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by progressive enlargement of cyst-filled kidneys. METHODS In a three-year study, we measured the rates of change in total kidney volume, total cyst volume, and iothalamate clearance in patients with ADPKD. Of a total of 241 patients, in 232 patients without azotemia who were(More)
Over the past decade, immunosuppression therapy has undergone striking changes in the scale and pace by which new immunosuppressive molecules and antibodies have become incorporated into daily transplant medicine. An organ-by-organ review of data reveals several trends. The highest use of induction therapy (over 70% of patients) was reported for(More)
Progressive osteolysis with disappearance of the carpal and tarsal bones occurs as a rare syndrome associated with a serious nephropathy. The characteristic skeletal changes have an onset in early childhood and precede renal failure by 10--15 years. The present case, the ninth reported in the world literature, was a 22-year-old, white female who presented(More)
This thesis presents a system for describing the pitch-time structure of a musical dialect or "style". The music description system is built from a constraint language, which is itself a natural extension of modern engineering and simulation "kits". Several of the most common musical concepts are defined as expressions in the kernel language. These include(More)
Dose-related cyclosporine-induced renal dysfunction is the most frequent adverse effect noted with this exciting immunosuppressive drug. To investigate pathogenetic factors involved, we studied renal tubular function and afferent arteriolar morphology during severe experimental cyclosporine-induced reduction in glomerular filtration rate. Pair-fed male rats(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by gradual renal enlargement and cyst growth prior to loss of renal function. Standard radiographic imaging has not provided the resolution and accuracy necessary to detect small changes in renal volume or to reliably measure renal cyst volumes. The Consortium for Radiologic(More)
Whether changes in renal blood flow (RBF) are associated with and possibly contribute to cystic disease progression in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) has not been ascertained. The Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease (CRISP) was created to develop imaging techniques and analyses to evaluate(More)
Review of a large renal transplant experience revealed a 17.3% incidence of posttransplant erythrocytosis. The influence of kidney source, pretransplant hematocrit, duration of pretransplant dialysis, renal transplant function, acute rejection, transplant renal artery stenosis, urinary tract obstruction, smoking, diabetes, retention of native kidneys,(More)