Alexandra Moura

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PURPOSE The aim of this work is to evaluate the patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL), according to the type and location of vascular access used for dialysis procedure. METHODS In this transversal study, 322 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients under online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF, 59.63% males; 64.9±14.3 years) were enrolled.(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that irradiation with either beta and gamma sources inhibit neointimal formation. Samarium-153 ((153)Sm) is an isotope with 0.8 MeV, subdivided in three different beta energies and 103 keV of gamma energy. This compound has been tested and used in humans for palliation of pain from bone metastases. The aim of the present study(More)
PURPOSE Patients' perception of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a consistent and powerful predictor of the outcome of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients under dialysis. This study aims to identify factors that could affect the HRQOL of ESRD patients under online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF). METHODS We evaluated 322 ESRD patients under OL-HDF(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate the predictors of mortality in a group of end-stage kidney disease (ESRD) patients under dialysis, by performing a three-year follow-up study. From the 236 patients included in this study, 54 patients died during the three-year follow-up period. Our data showed that the risk of death was higher in patients presenting(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the reproducibility and pitfalls of intracoronary and aortic root sonicated albumin injections, using time-intensity curves, in a large sample of normal dogs. BACKGROUND The utility of a new myocardial contrast echocardiographic agent, sonicated serum albumin (Albunex), is currently under investigation.(More)
This work aimed to evaluate how aging could influence patients' perception of health quality of life (HRQOL), as well as, the effect of aging on dialysis adequacy and in hematological, iron status, inflammatory and nutritional markers. In this transversal study were enrolled 305 ESRD patients under online-hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) (59.67% males; 64.9 ±(More)
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