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UNLABELLED Effect of fluid and sodium removal on mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients. BACKGROUND Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD) traditionally is assessed using Kt/V(urea) and total creatinine clearance (TCC). However, this approach underestimates the importance of fluid and sodium removal. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the longitudinal effect of a single peritonitis episode on peritoneal membrane transport. DESIGN A prospective longitudinal study. SETTING Department of nephrology in a university hospital. PATIENTS Eighteen continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients with peritonitis. METHODS Peritoneal transport for low, middle, and(More)
Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC) are cystic sellar and suprasellar lesions derived from remnants of Rathke's pouch, lined by cuboidal or columnar epithelium. RCC are usually asymptomatic but can present with headache, visual impairment, panhypopituitarism and hypothalamic dysfunction. Diabetes Insipidus as a presenting symptom of RCC is reported, but rare. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastrointestinal bleeding is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition, it constitutes an important part of health expenditures. In this study, we aimed to determine whether there is a relationship between plasma copeptin levels and the etiology, location and severity of gastrointestinal bleeding. MATERIALS AND(More)
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