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OBJECTIVE To analyze clinical features of peritoneal sclerosis (PS) in a group of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, and to compare potential risk factors and peritoneal transport characteristics with a control group matched for duration of PD. DESIGN Study 1: Retrospective study of 16 PD patients with PS. Study 2: Case-control study comparing 10 patients(More)
The hand-assisted approach to laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) might minimize the learning curve and shorten both the operation and the warm ischemia time. Our initial results from hand-assisted LDN are presented and compared with data from the literature. From January to September 2000, ten handassisted LDNs of the right kidney were performed. The(More)
BACKGROUND The benefits of endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm remain controversial, without any strong evidence about advantages in specific subgroups. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of three recent randomized trials of endovascular versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm was conducted according to a(More)
Routine splinting of the ureterocystostomy during renal transplantation lowers the urological complication rate but increases patient's morbidity. The number needed to treat to prevent one urological complication is high. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors, which can be used in the implementation of a selective splinting ureterocystostomy(More)
Transplanting kidneys with complex vasculature is a demanding procedure and increases the risk of graft failure. The aim of the study was to investigate the outcome of additional vascular reconstructions performed during renal transplantation. In a retrospective analysis, we analyzed 720 consecutive renal transplantations between January 1995 and December(More)
OBJECTIVES Although the advent of (hand-assisted) laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has had a positive effect on the donor pool, there is still some concern about the increased morbidity and safety of the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. The aim of this study was to compare the results of hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (HALD) with open donor(More)
BACKGROUND The hand-assisted approach to laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) might minimize the learning curve and shorten both the operation and the warm ischemia time. Our initial results from hand-assisted LDN are presented and compared with data from the literature. METHODS From January to September 2000, ten hand-assisted LDNs of the right kidney(More)
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The main present-day indications for clinical treatment are found in cardiac surgery, gas gangrene, vascular occlusion and carbon monoxide poisoning. There are not yet definite indications of hyperbaric treatment of severe pulmonary insufficiency, regarding elevated oxygen toxicity. The pattern of treatment will be changed extensively as soon as the problem(More)
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