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OBJECTIVE Serum creatinine levels are lower in diabetic patients compared with their nondiabetic counterparts. Therefore, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is higher in the former than in the latter group. Factors associated with overestimation of renal function in diabetic patients were examined, and new formulae reflecting precise eGFR were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of the present study was to quantitatively examine factors associated with aortic calcification in non-dialysis CKD patients. METHODS We quantitatively investigated aortic calcification from the renal artery to the bifurcation in 149 non-dialysis CKD patients (58±16 years; 96 males and 53 females, 48 diabetics; eGFR 40.3 ± 29.3(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing dramatically. The aim of the present study is to explore the prevalence of and the factors associated with CKD in subjects without notable chronic disease. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, we analyzed the annual health checkup data of 39,211 residents (11,636 males and 27,575(More)
OBJECTIVE Low thyroid function may be associated with a reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) calculated on the basis of creatinine metabolism. Thyroid hormone directly affects serum creatinine in muscle and low thyroid function might exert a similar direct effect in the kidney. The goal of the study was to evaluate this possibility by assessment of the(More)
A 42-year-old Japanese man with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection initially responded to treatment with interleukin-2 (IL-2). Six months later he developed thrombosis in the hepatic veins, and Budd-Chiari syndrome associated with severe hepatic damage was diagnosed. He also developed a solitary EBV-positive plasmacytoma in the right femur.(More)
We investigated whether glomerular hemodynamic parameters in nondiabetic subjects, including healthy subjects, are associated with glycemic status indices, by simultaneous measurement of inulin (Cin) and para-aminohippuric acid (CPHA) clearance. Twenty-six subjects (age 49.5 ± 13.3 years; 13 men and 13 women; 14 healthy subjects and 12 subjects with mild(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hyperuricemia has been reported to affect renal hemodynamics in rat models. We evaluate the relationship between serum uric acid and intrarenal hemodynamic parameters in humans, utilizing the plasma clearance of para-aminohippurate (CPAH ) and inulin (Cin). METHODS Renal and glomerular hemodynamics were assessed by simultaneous measurement(More)
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