Aleksandra M. Zurowska

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Childhood renal osteodystrophy (ROD) is the consequence of disturbances of the calcium-regulating hormones vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) as well as of the somatotroph hormone axis associated with local modulation of bone and growth cartilage function. The resulting growth retardation and the potentially rapid onset of ROD in children are different(More)
Dear Editors, We read with great interest the article by Sato et al., recently published in Pediatric Nephrology, who presented a patient with atypical Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) with multiple nodular granulomas after rituximab therapy for refractory nephrotic syndrome [1]. We would like to present a case of our patient who, interestingly,(More)
We set out to assess the effect of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) on residual renal function (RRF) in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In 101 children (age: 8.84 +/- 5.25 years; 44 on CAPD, 57 on APD) over 36 months, we evaluated RRF [as daily diuresis (DD) in mL/kg/24 h and mL/m2/24 h],(More)
BACKGROUND Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in adults. There are scarce data for children. We performed a 10-year survey to determine the prevalence, risk factors and outcome for EPS in children. METHODS Chronic PD patients in 14 dialysis(More)
BACKGROUND To provide recommendations for the care of infants with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD5). SETTING European Paediatric Dialysis Working Group. DATA SOURCES Literature on clinical studies involving infants with CKD5 (end stage renal failure) and consensus discussions within the group. RECOMMENDATIONS There has been an important change in(More)
Hypertension secondary to chronic kidney disease prevails in earlier childhood and obesity-related primary hypertension in adolescence. Both are associated with a high risk of renal and cardiovascular morbidity. In children with chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled hypertension may accelerate progression to end-stage renal disease before adulthood is(More)
INTRODUCTION Dysfunctional voiding is a frequent condition in children associated with symptoms of incontinence. The aim of this study was to present the efficacy of biofeedback treatment on the resolution of clinical symptoms in a large cohort of children with urodynamically confirmed dysfunctional voiding. MATERIAL AND METHODS 81 children (75 girls and(More)
The International Children's Continence Society (ICCS) has undertaken an enormous effort to standardize both the terminology and management of various aspects of incontinence in children, including enuresis, bladder overactivity, dysfunctional voiding and psychological comorbidities. A number of guidelines have been published to aid those involved in the(More)
Hereditary nephrotic syndrome is caused by mutations in a number of different genes, the most common being NPHS2. The aim of the study was to identify the spectrum of NPHS2 mutations in Polish patients with the disease. A total of 141 children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) were enrolled in the study. Mutational analysis included the(More)
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