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BACKGROUND Puumala virus (PUUV) is the most common species of hantavirus in Central Europe. Nephropathia epidemica (NE), caused by PUUV, is characterized by acute kidney injury (AKI) and thrombocytopenia. The major goals of this study were to provide a clear clinical phenotyping of AKI in patients with NE and to develop an easy prediction rule to identify(More)
Human infection with Puumala virus (PUUV), the most common hantavirus in Central Europe, causes nephropathia epidemica (NE), a disease characterized by acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. To determine the clinical phenotype of hantavirus-infected patients and their long-term outcome and humoral immunity to PUUV, we conducted a cross-sectional(More)
Syndromic management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is strongly promoted in Namibia. However, no data are available on rates of asymptomatic reproductive tract infections (RTIs) which would remain undetected and thus untreated in the general population. This study was aimed at assessing the prevalence of RTIs in a young rural population and to gain(More)
  • A L Corea
  • 1975
It is virtually impossible to discuss diet and drug therapy separately in the treatment of the hemodialysis patient. Drugs and dialysis techniques often necessitate changes in dietary care, just as dietary indiscretions call for changes in drug therapy and dialysis. In order to coordinate the various facets when ordering diets, several factors must be(More)
Impaired cognitive function associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can adversely affect a patient's quality of life and is only partially reversed by dialysis. Correction of anemia with Epoetin alfa improves cognitive function and other factors that affect quality of life. Thus, nephrology nurses can improve their patients' quality of life by(More)
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