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BACKGROUND Clinical predictors of advanced non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) are needed to guide diagnostic evaluation and treatment. METHODS To better understand the demographics of NAFLD and risk factors for advanced disease, this study analysed 827 patients with NAFLD at two geographically separate tertiary medical centres. RESULTS The cohort was(More)
Ten patients with end-stage renal failure and anaemia (mean haemoglobin 6.1 g/dl, range 4.6-8.8 g/dl) on thrice-weekly haemodialysis were treated with human erythropoietin derived from recombinant DNA (rHuEPO). This was given as an intravenous bolus after each dialysis in rising doses within the range 3-192 IU/kg. All patients showed increases in(More)
In the period 1968-76, necropsies were carried out on 30 patients who had been treated by long-term intermittent maintenance haemodialysis. Fourteen of these patients developed bilateral cystic disease of the kidney. Clinical, pathological, and radiological investigation of these patients when they first presented did not reveal any evidence of renal cystic(More)
A study of patients accepted for maintenance dialysis at the Oxford renal unit in 1981 showed that 23 out of 55 patients were referred late, very shortly before the need for dialysis. This pattern of referral was associated with a higher morbidity at the start of dialysis which may have been preventable. In the late referral group 16 patients (70%) suffered(More)
In a study in seven large renal units in England, the morbidity and mortality of all patients starting continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and haemodialysis during 1983-85 were monitored prospectively over a 4-year period and related to reasons for choice of therapy and potential risk factors. 610 new patients (median age 52 years, range 3-80(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, liver fibrosis stage is a prognostic factor for therapy outcome. So far, a liver biopsy is necessary to determine disease stage accurately. We sought to develop a simple, noninvasive method of accurately predicting the degree of liver fibrosis in chronic HCV infection. METHODS We(More)
A retrospective study of 159 patients who started Haemodialysis (HD) or Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), between 1981 and 1984 was carried out in two UK Renal Units. An extension of the study was carried out in one unit during 1985, gathering data on 30 patients aged greater than 65. The aim was to assess whether age, medical or social risk(More)
50 episodes of renal allograft rejection were treated by oral prednisolone and 49 by intravenous methylprednisolone. Both treatments achieved reversal of rejection in approximately 60% of episodes. Morbidity-rates, as assessed by hypertension, oliguria, fluid retention, and infection, tended to be greater after oral treatment. When the results were(More)