Daniel C Leckstroem

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Vascular calcification (VC) is common and is both a marker and a cause of increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, especially so in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Renal transplantation is the cornerstone of the successful long-term management of CKD, and in order to satisfy transplantation needs, more use is made now of living kidney donors(More)
BACKGROUND We examine the effect of eradicating Helicobacter in idiopathic parkinsonism (IP). Marked deterioration, where eradication-therapy failed, prompted an interim report in the first 20 probands to reach de-blinding. The null-hypothesis, "eradication has no effect on principal outcome, mean stride length at free-walking speed," was rejected. We(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome can be a feature of several underlying conditions, such as lupus, but it can also occur idiopathically. Diagnosis usually comes after investigation of recurrent venous or arterial thromboses, emboli, or hypertension/proteinuria where the kidney is involved and is usually confirmed by laboratory testing. We describe a case of a man(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a Janus quality as they look back whence they came in developing CKD and, in some cases, also look forwards to a potential kidney transplant with the attendant promise of improvement in quality and often quantity of life. Making the most of this often unique opportunity is key—maximising the chance that the(More)
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