Alexandru Moldoveanu

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The steady decline in blood urea during high efficiency hemodialysis is followed by a rebound phase after dialysis in which the level of urea rises to an equilibrium value (Ct + 30) that may be up to 20% higher than the immediate post dialysis (Ct) concentration. The artificially low urea concentration immediately after dialysis leads to an overestimate of(More)
Management of the patient with coexisting cataract and AMD presents unique challenges to the cataract surgeon, the retina specialist, and the patient. A common clinical scenario is the patient in whom both the cataract and macular pathology appear to be contributing to decreased visual acuity. As with any surgery, the expectations from cataract removal must(More)
Adding a dialysis filter to the perfusion circuit at the end of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has become an accepted means of reducing potassium rapidly and safely. Rapid removal of solute requires a dialysate for diffusion, and peritoneal dialysis solutions have been the standard because of availability, although occasionally normal saline or bicarb/ saline(More)
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped bacterium that grows in the digestive tract and may be present in more than half of the world's population. The clinical features of Helicobacter pylori range from asymptomatic gastritis to gastrointestinal malignancy. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low-grade B-cell marginal zone lymphoma and(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is very prevalent and now considered the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Staging the severity of liver damage is very important because the prognosis of NAFLD is highly variable. The long-term prognosis of patients with NAFLD remains incompletely elucidated. Even though the annual fibrosis progression(More)
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