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Traditional risk factors do not adequately explain the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. Currently, there is a lot of evidence that hypomagnesaemia may play a significant role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases in general population. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in calcium and potassium content in the red blood cells (RBC) of uremic patients during a hemodialysis (HD) session and a 6/hrs CAPD exchange. RBC calcium and potassium were determined in 20 patients on HD in three blood samples collected at 0'-HD (pre-HD), 45'-HD and 240'-HD (end-HD), in 20 patients on(More)
alpha 1-Antitrypsin levels were measured in sera of 134 patients with cirrhosis and in 64 with cirrhosis and hepatoma. S-TIC was determined in 105 patients with cirrhosis and in 54 with cirrhosis and hepatoma. The mean alpha 1-at and S-TIC values in patients with cirrhosis were 369.59 +/- 14.072 mg% and 1,808 +/- 0.05 mg/ml respectively. In patients with(More)
In 60 children with mental retardation of unknown etiology, the whole blood lead, as well as the activity of the red cell delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (delta-ALAD), was measured. Thirty normal children and 30 with mental retardation of known etiology were used as controls. The lead values were found significantly higher in the study patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the changes of calcium and potassium content in red blood cells (RBC) from uremic patients during a hemodialysis (HD) session. In 17 uremic patients on HD, the calcium and potassium content of RBC was determined in 3 blood samples collected at 0 min-HD (pre-HD), 45 min-HD, and 240 min-HD (end-HD) during a 4 h HD(More)
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