Avigal Rapoport

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In this paper we examine the relationship of serum levels of Ca, P, Ca X P, P/Mg, Ca X P/Mg, alkaline phosphatase, and iPTH to the development or regression of peripheral arterial calcifications (AC) in 44 patients with end-stage renal disease being treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The average follow-up time of this longitudinal(More)
Total chromogen, true, and AutoAnalyzer methods of measuring serum and urine creatinine by the Jaffe reaction were investigated. Some factors influencing this reaction were examined. These included wavelength, blank, linearity, and conditions of color development. Modifications of the three methods were made and their precision, recovery, and sample(More)
The role of dialysis in the treatment of patients with severe hypercalcemia is uncertain. The fourteen previously reported cases of hypercalcemia treated with either peritoneal or hemodialysis have been reviewed. Two additional patients treated with hemodialysis are described in this report. Because the use of large volumes of intravenous fluids was(More)
Autosomal dominant familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia was found in a kindred with neonatal severe primary hyperparathyroidism, previously judged to be an autosomal recessive trait. Mild hypercalcemia was documented in eight members representing three generations. Mild hypercalcemia was documented at an age as early as one week. In seven adults presumed to(More)
A prospective study of preoperative exercise testing was carried out in 200 patients older than 40 years scheduled for elective major noncardiac surgery under general anesthesia. The exercise test response was electrocardiographically positive in 32 patients (16%) (2 patients had a markedly positive test), equivocal in 11 patients (5.5%) and negative in 157(More)