Alessandra Antonia Mele

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INTRODUCTION The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) foundation promoted the establishment of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Prognosis Consortium to meta-analyze the association of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria with incidence of various outcomes in samples of general populations from all over the world. (More)
Short-term effects of chlorthalidone are unknown in low kidney function. The effects of 8-week treatment with 25-mg chlorthalidone on the top of ongoing treatment were compared between control hypertensives and low kidney function hypertensives as assessed by estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min×1.73 m(2). Screening period consisted of 2 visits(More)
Fourteen patients with chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) underwent radionuclide angiography at rest and during supine exercise with ergometric controls. Ten subjects without evidence of heart disease were taken as controls. The behavior of heart rate, ST segment and R wave amplitude were analyzed at peak exercise in relationship with ejection fraction (EF)(More)
BACKGROUND In hemodialysis (HD), switching from erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) originators to biosimilars is associated with the need for doses approximately 10% higher, according to industry-driven studies. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy on anemia control of switching from ESA originators to biosimilars in daily(More)
There has been a progressive increase in the number of intensive care patients being transferred to nephrology units because of improper dosage of drugs, especially patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Voriconazole is a new synthetic triazole derivative with stronger therapeutic activity against fungal infections than fluconazole or itraconazole. Its(More)
Infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality during kidney transplant. In areas where tuberculosis is not endemic, Mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (MOOT), also known as 'atypical' Mycobacteria, are more frequently involved in mycobacterial infections than M. tuberculosis. The incidence of MOOT infection in renal transplant recipients(More)
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