Emanuel Zitt

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BACKGROUND The use and effectiveness of cinacalcet in 'real-world' clinical practice was investigated in a pan-European observational study in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) of varying severity. METHODS Adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis who had initiated cinacalcet treatment were enrolled. Data were(More)
BACKGROUND Growing evidence suggests that blockade of the aldosterone-receptor may preserve kidney function by anti-inflammatory effects independent of the blood pressure. We hypothesized that the selective aldosterone-receptor antagonist eplerenone has a profound anti-inflammatory effect in the autologous phase of anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM)(More)
AIMS The pan-European ECHO observational study evaluated cinacalcet in adult dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in "real-world" clinical practice. A sub-analysis compared data for 7 European countries/country clusters: Austria, CEE (Czech Republic and Slovakia), France, Italy, Netherlands, Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and(More)
BACKGROUND Calciphylaxis is a life-threatening complication in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). No established therapy exists so far. The aim of the present study was to determine the therapeutic response to a multi-interventional treatment regimen with consistent use of sodium thiosulphate (STS) in an Austrian cohort of calciphylaxis patients.(More)
AIM Parathyroidhormone (PTH) measurement is important in the evaluation of bone disease in patients with chronic renal failure. Large carboxyl-terminal PTH fragments (C-PTH) cross-react with second-generation PTH assays, lead to an overestimation of biologically active PTH, and are evaluated by a combination of second- and third-generation PTH assays. The(More)
High levels of the plasma peptides mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) and mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) are associated with clinical outcomes in the general population. Data in patients with chronic kidney disease are sparse. We therefore investigated the association of MR-proANP and MR-proADM levels with all-cause and(More)
Background. The calcimimetic cinacalcet lowers parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). We explored serum P changes in dialysis patients treated with cinacalcet, while controlling for vitamin D sterol and phosphate binder (PB) changes, based on data from the pan-European(More)
BACKGROUND Improved glycemic control reduces complications in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, it is discussed controversially whether patients with diabetes mellitus and end-stage renal disease benefit from strict glycemic control. METHODS We followed 78 patients with DM initiating dialysis treatment of the region of Vorarlberg in a(More)