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BACKGROUND Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines during long-term dialysis treatment. In peritoneal dialysis, blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system reduces GFR decline. Observational studies suggest that similar treatment may preserve kidney function in hemodialysis (HD). STUDY DESIGN A multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled,(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is characterized by a variable clinical course and multifaceted pathophysiology. There is substantial evidence to suggest that complement activation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Therefore, complement inhibition using the humanized anti-C5 monoclonal antibody eculizumab could be a rational treatment. We(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal treatment of young patients with high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains a matter of debate and requires improvement. The combination chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP) with addition of etoposide (CHOEP) has in other patient groups been shown to be effective. Further(More)
Glucagon and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) are homologous peptide hormones that are recognized by likewise homologous, but highly selective receptors. Analogs of glucagon and GLP-1, in which the divergent residues were systematically exchanged, were employed to identify the structural requirements for their selective receptor recognition. Substitutions in(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the coronary artery calcium score (CACS), coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and a combination of these tools in the diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with chronic kidney disease(More)
We describe two patients with cerebral manifestations of influenza A (H1N1)v. A 13-year-old boy developed severe cerebral oedema and increased intracranial pressure despite medical treatment and external drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. He was treated with bifrontal decompressive craniectomy with good result. A 25-year-old man with a previous kidney(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydroxyurea (HU) is usually a well-tolerated antineoplastic agent, which is commonly used in the treatment of myeloproliferative disorders. Dermatological abnormalities are often seen in patients receiving long-term HU therapy. Leg ulcers have been reported occasionally. MATERIAL AND METHODS We carried out a prospective and descriptive study(More)
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