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Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity was determined in the plasma of 118 healthy persons, 18 nondialyzed patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), 20 patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD), and 58 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Serum creatinine levels in the nondialyzed CRF patients revealed a highly significant negative(More)
PURPOSE Intracranial aneurysms are known to complicate autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. We assess the value of magnetic resonance angiography to detect intracranial aneurysms early in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 15 patients with asymptomatic autosomal dominant polycystic(More)
We describe a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and overlapping syndrome who had repeated gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and malabsorption. With a subacute process, she developed paralytic ileus and contracted bladder, and died of perforation of the ileum. When 13 reported cases with lupus cystitis were reviewed, an(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori has been reported to play an important role in the development of gastritis and gastric ulcer. METHODS This study included 168 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD; 30 non-dialysis patients, 138 patients receiving dialysis; mean duration of dialysis: 57.3 +/- 61.7 months) and 138 control volunteers. We investigated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS An oral adsorbent, AST-120, has been shown to retard the deterioration of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by decreasing serum nephrotoxic substances such as indoxyl sulfate. Recent studies have suggested that a high level of serum indoxyl sulfate may be one of the mechanisms underlying the progression of(More)
PURPOSE CD26 is a 110-kDa cell surface glycoprotein with a role in tumor development through its association with key intracellular proteins. In this report, we show that binding of soluble anti-CD26 monoclonal antibody (mAb) inhibits the growth of the human renal carcinoma cells in both in vitro and in vivo experiments. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Growth(More)
gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, is also found in many peripheral nonneuronal tissues, including male reproductive organs. However, the distribution of GABAergic cells in various organs is not known. The GAD67-GFP knock-in mouse is a useful model for studying the distribution and morphology of(More)
The following results were obtained from the statistical studies and drug sensitivity tests of bacterial florae isolated from the urinary tract in 1981 and 1982. Of the 2,029 strains isolated from out-patients, 627 (30.9%) were gram positive cocci, 24.1% were E. coli, 9.4% were Proteus spp., 9.2% were Enterococci, 8.9% were S. epidermidis, 7.0 % were K.(More)
We investigated expression of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamate decarboxylase, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in the prostates of patients with cancer or benign prostatic hypertrophy by immunohistochemical study. Marked expression of GABA, glutamate decarboxylase 67, and MMPs was observed in the prostates of cancer patients with metastasis (n =(More)
Basal cell carcinoma of the prostate, which has been generally considered to be indolent, is an unusual histological type of prostatic carcinoma and is extremely rare. This tumor has been classified according to the prevalent pattern of growth as adenoid cystic carcinoma or basaloid cell carcinoma (BCC), with the former growth pattern being considered to be(More)