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BACKGROUND Homeless people are more likely to have chronic medical conditions and to encounter barriers to health care than the general population. In this study we identify barriers to appropriate disease management among homeless adults with diabetes mellitus in Toronto. METHODS People with diabetes were surveyed at homeless shelters in Toronto.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Some patients are not optimally treated by conventional in-center hemodialysis (HD) and are unable to perform home HD. We examined the effect of in-center thrice-weekly nocturnal HD (INHD) on patient outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Patients who were not optimally treated on conventional HD were offered(More)
Dyslipidemia is associated with uremia and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The uremic dyslipidemia syndrome is characterized by an abnormal lipoprotein profile that results in (1) an elevation of triglyceride (TG) rich lipoproteins, very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), and intermediate density lipoprotein (IDL); (2) a reduction in high density(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is highly prevalent among adults, and is the most important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular events, in particular stroke. Decreasing sodium intake has the potential to prevent or delay the development of hypertension and improve blood pressure control, independently of blood pressure lowering drugs, among hypertensive(More)
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