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The effect of pentoxifylline on proteinuria in diabetic kidney disease: a meta-analysis.
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Available evidence suggests that pentoxifylline may decrease proteinuria in patients with diabetic nephropathy and large high-quality studies are required to confirm these findings. Expand
Complications and catheter survival with prolonged embedding of peritoneal dialysis catheters.
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Mechanical complications and catheter loss are associated with the length of time a catheter is embedded and insertion 6 weeks to 5 months ahead of the need for PD to maximize catheter survival is recommended. Expand
Peritoneal phosphate clearance is influenced by peritoneal dialysis modality, independent of peritoneal transport characteristics.
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Peritoneal phosphate clearance is determined by PD modality and membrane transport category, suggesting that PD regimes with longer dwell times may help control hyperphosphatemia in lower transporters. Expand
Lower serum magnesium is associated with vascular calcification in peritoneal dialysis patients: a cross sectional study
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The findings suggest that Mg may inhibit vascular calcification in peritoneal dialysis patients, and interventions that increase serum Mg and their effect on vascular calcifying warrant further investigation in the PD population. Expand
Severe hypocalcemia following denosumab injection in a hemodialysis patient.
Denosumab is a human monoclonal antibody directed against RANKL (receptor activator of NF-κB ligand) and is a novel treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, although its safety and efficacy inExpand
CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON PERITONEAL DIALYSIS ADEQUACY 2011
Division of Nephrology,1 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario; Division of Nephrology,2 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Division of Nephrology,3 McMaster University, Hamilton,Expand
Canadian Society of Nephrology commentary on the 2012 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in CKD.
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The KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) 2012 clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure (BP) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) provides the structural and evidence base for the CSN commentary on this guideline's relevancy and application to the Canadian health care system. Expand
BpTRUth: do automated blood pressure monitors outperform mercury?
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A retrospective review of the diagnostic accuracy of MOBP and AOBP using the Bland-Altman method in hypertensive patients referred to a Renal Hypertension Clinic shows that A OBP improves, but does not eliminate, white coat effect. Expand
Use of the embedded peritoneal dialysis catheter: experience and results from a North American Center.
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The approach to placement of peritoneal access and the experience with 304 embedded catheters placed between January 2000 and December 2003 are described. Expand
Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion strategies and maintenance of catheter function.
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Different insertion techniques are reviewed with a focus on both mechanical outcomes as well as logistic advantages associated with the embedded catheter and percutaneous techniques for permanent peritoneal dialysis access. Expand
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