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INTRODUCTION The use of an automated biopsy device and real-time ultrasound (current technology) for percutaneous renal biopsies (PRBs) has improved the likelihood of obtaining adequate tissue for diagnosis and has reduced the complications associated with renal biopsies. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the current PRB procedure and(More)
INTRODUCTION The interpretation and handling of Banff borderline acute rejection observed in protocol biopsies from patients with stable renal function continues to be controversial. Our objective was to identify the risk factors for borderline acute rejection on 1-year protocol biopsies and to evaluate their effect on renal graft function after 2 years'(More)
To translate the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form 36 (KDQOL-SF36) v1.3 questionnaire into the Spanish language, adapt it culturally, and validate it in the Mexican population. The translation and transcultural adaptation were performed according to the recommendations of RAND Health (translation/pilot test/back-translation). We used coefficient(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease and its treatment have a negative impact on the quality of life of patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical, dialytic, and laboratory factors associated with poor health-related quality of life in Mexican patients on hemodialysis. METHODS A multicenter, cross-sectional study. The KDQOL-SF36 v1.3 questionnaire was(More)
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