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The authors are members of the ISPD Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Peritoneal Dialysis Related Infections. P eritonitis remains a leading complication of perito-neal dialysis (PD). Around 18% of the infection-related mortality in PD patients is the result of peritonitis. Although less than 4% of peritonitis episodes result in death, peritonitis is a "(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated various factors relating to quality of life in a population of patients with stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 155 patients seen at our urology clinic for stones between January and May 2007 were prospectively questioned regarding stone history and were administered the SF-36 questionnaire to assess quality of life. Age, body(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease worldwide. Pharmacological treatments presently available can slow down the progression of symptoms but can not cure the disease. Currently there is widening recognition that AD is closely associated with impaired insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in brain, suggesting it to be a(More)
Crescentic glomerulonephritis (CsGN) is an uncommon entity in children. This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the aetiology, clinical spectrum and outcome in children with crescentic glomerulonephritis. The single-centre prospective study comprised of 22 children with biopsy proven CsGN who had been referred to our institute over the period(More)
OBJECTIVE Bladder cancer (BCa) is a disease of older persons, the incidence of which is expected to increase as the population ages. There is controversy, however, regarding the outcomes of radical cystectomy (RC), the gold standard treatment of high-risk BCa, in patients of advanced chronological age. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of(More)
PURPOSE American Joint Committee on Cancer staging represents the gold standard for prediction of recurrence after radical cystectomy in patients with invasive bladder cancer. We tested the hypothesis that American Joint Committee on Cancer stage based predictions may be improved when pathological tumor and node stage information is combined with additional(More)
The ability to reserve real-time connections in advance is essential in all distributed multi-party applications (i.e., applications involving multiple human beings) using a network that controls admissions to provide good quality of service. This paper discusses the requirements of the clients of an advance reservation service, and a distributed design for(More)
A novel injectable in situ gelling thermosensitive chitosan-beta-glycerophosphate (C-GP) formulation has been recently proposed for tissue repair and drug delivery. The system can sustain the release of macromolecules over a period of several hours to a few days. However, with low-molecular-weight hydrophilic compounds, the release is generally completed(More)
PURPOSE We reviewed the natural history of residual fragments after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April 1999 to January 2007 a total of 728 patients underwent percutaneous nephrostolithotomy at our medical center including 527 with a minimum documented radiographic followup of 6 months. Of these patients 42 (8%) with residual(More)