Chistopher Hess

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Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a hormone liberated from the heart during atrial stretch (volume overload). In order to determine if ANP levels are altered in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) or affected by the dialysis procedure itself, we measured plasma ANP in patients before and after peritoneal infusion of two liters of(More)
Dimitrios C Karampinos, Gerd Melkus, Timothy M Shepherd, Suchandrima Banerjee, Emine U Saritas, Ajit Shankaranarayanan, Chistopher P Hess, Thomas M Link, William P Dillon, and Sharmila Majumdar Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States, Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE(More)
Inadequate control of serum chemistries and extracellular fluid volume may result in patients being changed from continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) to another form of dialysis. We report 2 patients in whom apparent inadequacy of CAPD resulted from dialysate dumping. The first patient could not control her fluid intake and required frequent(More)
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