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Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is associated with a number of complications, some of which can be attributed to raised intra-abdominal pressure. Intra-abdominal pressure is highest during coughing or straining--activities which, fortunately, are transient. High pressure, primarily due to high volumes of PD solution, can predispose patients to hernias, dialysate(More)
Polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN) is managed by reduced immunosuppression with or without antiviral therapy. Data from 55 patients with biopsy-proven PVAN were analyzed for adverse outcomes and influence of baseline variables and interventions. During 20+/-11 months follow-up, the frequencies of graft loss, major and any functional decline were(More)
The use of antibiotic prophylaxis before peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter insertion has been a matter of great interest for both the surgical and the nephrology community. No uniform consensus exists on the timing, duration, or choice of antibiotic prophylaxis. The exact incidence of early postoperative peritonitis is unknown. The impact of the use of(More)
Polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN) is a frequent cause of kidney transplant failure. We determined the risk factors for biopsy-proven PVAN among 1027 recent kidney transplant recipients by univariate and multivariate analyses. The rate of PVAN was determined over an univariate and multivariate analysis over an average of 30 months of follow-up of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine a large well characterized cohort of patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) and determine longitudinally the prevalence of clinical and serologic features of Sjogren's syndrome in these patients. METHODS Patients were followed longitudinally up to 30 years with systematic clinical and serologic analysis. Sera were(More)
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