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The pathophysiology of hypertension in patients on renal replacement therapy is not yet clear, and the role of extracellular fluid overload is still a matter of debate. The main problem is the lack… (More)
We assessed the utility of bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) and anthropometry for longitudinal evaluation of body composition in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Eleven… (More)
Mismanagement in the placement of central venous catheter (CVC) may occur in up to 20% of cases. The catheter can be inadvertently placed in the contralateral brachiocephalic vein, the ipsi or… (More)
Dr. Piero Dionisio, Department of Nephrology, Ospedale degli Infermi, via Caraccio n. 5, I-13051 Biella (Italy) Dear Sir, Montoyo et al.  have recently described a case of nephrotic syndrome (NS)… (More)
The persistence of a left superior vena cava is the result of a lack of an embryological involution of the left anterior cardinal vein. This anomaly is very rare: about 0.3% of the general… (More)
BACKGROUND The dual lumen internal jugular venous catheter has proven to be the most useful temporary vascular access for hemodialysis. According to this evidence it was decided to evaluate urea… (More)