Yoshihiro Chikazawa

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BACKGROUND Interstitial fibrosis in chronic allograft injury has been suggested as a major cause of the loss of allograft. METHODS To clarify the involvement of circulating fibrocytes (CF) and α-smooth muscle actin (SMA)-positive cells in renal allograft injury, we investigated 36 renal transplanted cases at 0 h, 1 h, 2-4 weeks, 4-8 weeks, and 1 year, and(More)
AIMS Alterations in the profiling of peptides and proteins in the serum, outflow dialysate and adsorbed protein on the dialysis membrane were investigated. METHODS Alterations in the protein profiling of routine hemodialysis using polysulfone (TS-UL) and PMMA (moderate flux membrane of polymethylmethacrylate: BK-U) in 8 patients and that of adsorption(More)
UNLABELLED To clarify the outcomes of patients with lupus glomerulonephritis (LGN), we performed a retrospective study of 31 patients (27 females and 4 males) with LGN between January 1975 and June 2006. All these 31 patients fulfilled the SLE criteria of the American College of Rheumatology evaluated by pathohistological diagnosis using renal biopsies.(More)
We reported a 40-year-old female case of second renal transplantation with antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) complicated by BK virus nephropathy. She started hemodialysis (HD) at the age of 17 because of IgA nephropathy. At the age of 18, she underwent living-donor kidney transplantation from her father, but two and a half years after transplantation, she(More)
Plasmapheresis for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia has previously been performed in patients with sudden onset severe hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis; however, only a few reports of this procedure have been published. We report here on a case showing severe hypertriglyceridemia during asparaginase (Asp) treatment for acute lymphocytic(More)
We report a 66-year-old man with chronic hepatitis caused by hepatitis type C virus of genotype-1b and high-viral-load combined with cryoglobulinemia and advanced diabetic nephropathy in whom we successfully achieved viral removal and eradication by DFPP (VRAD). The dose of PEG-interferon was reduced to 70 mg/week due to thrombocytopenia. Rivavirin was(More)
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