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Discovery of new risk loci for IgA nephropathy implicates genes involved in immunity against intestinal pathogens
We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the most common form of glomerulonephritis, with discovery and follow-up in 20,612 individuals of European and EastExpand
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Canine atopic dermatitis: detailed guidelines for diagnosis and allergen identification
BackgroundCanine atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, genetically predisposed, inflammatory and pruritic skin disease. The variation in clinical presentations, due to genetic factors, extent of theExpand
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Risk Factors for Tuberculosis in HIV-lnfected Persons: A Prospective Cohort Study
Objective. —To analyze how demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics influence the risk of tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)— infected individuals; to examine theExpand
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TARDBP (TDP‐43) sequence analysis in patients with familial and sporadic ALS: identification of two novel mutations
Background and purpose:  Increasing evidence suggests a direct role of the TAR DNA‐binding protein 43 (TDP‐43) in neurodegeneration. Mutations in the TARDBP gene, which codes for TDP‐43, have beenExpand
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Vascular access for hemodialysis: current perspectives
A well-functioning vascular access (VA) is a mainstay to perform an efficient hemodialysis (HD) procedure. There are three main types of access: native arteriovenous fistula (AVF), arteriovenousExpand
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Salivary phosphate-binding chewing gum reduces hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients.
In uremic patients, hyperphosphatemia is associated with cardiovascular calcification and increased cardiovascular mortality. Despite the use of phosphate binders, only half of hemodialysis (HD)Expand
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HIV, HBV, delta-agent and Treponema pallidum infections in two rural African areas.
In order to compare the seroepidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, delta agent and Treponema pallidum infections in two rural populations living in north UgandaExpand
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Pain in end-stage renal disease: a frequent and neglected clinical problem.
Pain is a major health problem in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) affecting half of the dialysis patients; most of them experience a moderate to severe degree of pain. Nevertheless, the impact ofExpand
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The Burden of Nephrotoxic Drug Prescriptions in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Population-Based Study in Southern Italy
Background The use of nephrotoxic drugs can further worsening renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. It is therefore imperative to explore prescribing practices that can negativelyExpand
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Prognosis of CKD patients receiving outpatient nephrology care in Italy.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Prognosis in nondialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients under regular nephrology care is rarely investigated. Design, setting, participants, & measurements WeExpand
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