Edyta Golembiewska

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Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis characterized by a normal anion gap and normal (or near normal) glomerular filtration rate in the absence of diarrhoea. Inherited isolated forms of renal tubular acidosis are not common. However, they can also be a part of a more generalized tubule defect, like in Fanconi syndrome. In(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension that develops after 20 gestational weeks and is defined as pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). The main cause of PIH is vasoconstriction and the thickening of vascular media, which decreases vascular capacity and increases peripheral resistance. One of the theories postulated to explain this phenomenon is that a transmembrane(More)
AIM Active vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D₃), PTH, fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) and Klotho protein are key regulators of phosphate metabolism. Hyperphosphatemia and increased FGF-23 level in patients with end-stage renal disease are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The relationships among key regulators of phosphate metabolism(More)
AIM Adiponectin and leptin are two adipokines playing important roles in the regulation of body weight, appetite, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) adipokines accumulate in serum due to reduced renal clearance. Since adipokines have pleiotropic actions, the adipokine balance may have an impact on peritoneal(More)
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is released in response to osmotic and non-osmotic stimuli and plays a key role in many physiologic and pathologic processes. The main function of AVP is the control of fluid homeostasis by inducing water conservation by the kidney, but it also stimulates arteriolar vasoconstriction and(More)
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