Ze'ev Katzir

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BACKGROUND Inherited proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA) is commonly associated with more generalized proximal tubular dysfunctions and occasionally with other organ system defects. Inherited combined pRTA and distal RTA with osteopetrosis and pure pRTA associated with ocular abnormalities, a rare disease which has been recently described. Only one(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress has been proposed as a mechanism by which the accelerated rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) observed in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients may be explained. This study examined the effects of HD and CVD on serum malondialdehyde (MDA) levels as a marker of oxidative stress in HD patients with and without prevalent CVD.(More)
In a group of 520 patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, 23 (4. 4%) were enzyme immunoassay (EIA) positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and indeterminate by Western blot (IWB) analysis. The antibodies were mostly directed against p24 and p55 antigens. A comparison between hemodialysis patients with and without IWB showed significant differences(More)
Hepatitis C (HCV) is common in developing countries, where blood sampling and expensive sophisticated methods for detection are less available. Hemodialysis patients have high prevalence of HCV and may resemble sick populations in developing countries in relation to immunosuppression and antibodies production. For these reasons anti-HCV antibodies were(More)
BACKGROUND The effect and outcome of pregnancy in women with preexisting glomerulonephritis is a controversial issue. CASE We report the clinical course and treatment of a 23-year-old pregnant woman with biopsy-proven membranous glomerulonephritis. When she conceived, the patient had been in stable remission for 1 year. In the 14th week of pregnancy, the(More)
Few cases of pamidronate (bisphosphonate class of drugs) nephrotoxicity in humans have been previously reported in the literature. In 7 patients, the pamidronate-related nephrotoxicity was attributed to focal collapsing glomerulosclerosis [Markowitz et al. 2001], and in 1 patient was related to tubulo-interstitial inflammatory nephritis [Van Doom et al.(More)
Hemodialysis (HD) patients have accelerated cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates compared with the general population. Identifying the factors that predict major coronary events in this population can direct the focus on prevention. This cross-sectional study compares known and suspected cardiovascular risk factors in HD patients with and without(More)
Two apparently healthy adults were admitted because of acute muscle cramps, severe weakness, and red urine excretion. Patient No. 1 developed the symptoms following intense exercise and patient No. 2 during a febrile infection. Both of them experienced such episodes in the past, but these were medically misinterpreted. Their present manifestations were(More)
We describe a patient with early diagnosed cystinosis who presented with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus in addition to proximal tubular dysfunction. Another feature in this patient was abnormally low serum concentration of 24,25 dihydroxy vitamin D3 (24,25(OH)2D3) with normal 25 hydroxy vitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) and relatively low 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D3(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common chronic glomerulonephritis in humans and is a major cause of end-stage kidney disease worldwide. There is no agreement on the exact underlying mechanism or therapeutic intervention for this disorder. Mesangial proliferation typifies the renal histopathology in IgAN. Statin drugs, as prenylationinhibitors,(More)