Anita C Truttmann

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BACKGROUND The cardinal characteristics of primary hypomagnesaemia-hypercalciuria-nephrocalcinosis include renal magnesium wasting, marked hypercalciuria, renal stones, nephrocalcinosis, a tendency towards chronic renal insufficiency and sometimes even ocular abnormalities or hearing impairment. METHODS As very few patients with this syndrome have been(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating magnesium exists in the bound and in the free ionized form, that is biologically active. In kidney disease the relationship between ionized and total circulating magnesium is often altered. Little information is available on the influence of hemodialysis on the relationship between ionized and total circulating magnesium in end-stage(More)
In adults, the term specific pulmonary renal syndrome describes disorders with pulmonary and glomerular manifestations and includes Wegener's granulomatosis, Goodpasture disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Nonspecific pulmonary renal syndrome refers to either pulmonary disease complicating glomerular disease, or glomerular diseases following(More)
Regulation of magnesium balance is achieved by a steady-state mechanism in which intake and output are maintained at an equal level. Dietary magnesium intake, total and ionized plasma magnesium levels, and urinary magnesium were assessed in 46 renal transplant recipients treated with cyclosporine, nine transplant recipients who had never been on(More)
Ion-selective electrodes have been designed for determining the ionized concentration of magnesium in blood, the biologically active form of this ion. The effect of acute acidosis induced by ammonium loading on circulating and urinary magnesium was investigated in 11 volunteers. No changes in plasma total and ionized magnesium were noted following(More)
Hypomagnesemia is common after kidney transplantation. Until recently, only the determination of total plasma magnesium was possible, whereas the assessment of ionized magnesium has since become practicable. One hundred and nine renal transplant patients on cyclosporine with allografts functioning stably for more than 6 months and plasma creatinine levels(More)
Using Mg2+ macroelectrodes based on the sensor ETH 7025 and accurate Mg2+-EDTA buffer solutions, the apparent Mg2+-ATP dissociation constant (Kapp) was measured at 25 and 37 degrees C in background solutions mimicking the cationic intracellular milieu of muscle cells. The mean +/- SD (in microM) at 25 degrees C was 157.0 +/- 13 (n = 4), 127.5 +/- 12.0 (n =(More)
BACKGROUND In acute meningitis hyponatremia is common and traditionally attributed exclusively to inappropriate water retention. However, the exact mechanisms underlying hyponatremia are unknown. METHODS The files of 300 pediatric patients with acute bacterial (n = 190) or aseptic (n = 110) meningitides were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS The plasma(More)
It is unclear whether insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is a state of magnesium depletion. This is a relevant question, since magnesium deficiency has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diseases that develop to an increased extent into diabetes mellitus. Total plasma magnesium was not statistically different in 76 pediatric patients with(More)
Intestinal infections with shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli or Shigella dysenteriae type I play a major role in the pathogenesis of the hemolytic-uremic syndrome in childhood. Escherichia coli has been repeatedly detected in the intestines of healthy cattle. Twenty-seven children with hemolytic-uremic syndrome were treated at our hospital between June(More)