BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) was recently recognized as a common complication of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) that causes an increased risk of mortality. Epidemiological data for this disorder in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its association with cardiovascular (CV) morbidity are scarce. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed… (More)
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most common kidney disease reported in a variety of malignant diseases. Search for an occult malignancy in MN has presented special challenges. 124 MN patients with a physical examination not suspicious for cancer underwent screening for an occult malignancy with either 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission… (More)
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—SAR images not only have the characteristics of all-way and all-weather but also provide target information which is different from visible and infrared sensors. Meanwhile, evaluation of damage effect for military targets is undoubtedly crucial in information warfare. Unfortunately, exact and timely evaluation in most cases is still unavailable. The paper… (More)