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Cauda equina compression revealing brown tumor of the spine in a long-term hemodialysis patient.
Brown tumors, or osteoclastomas, are erosive bony lesions arising as a complication of hyperparathyroidism (HPT). In patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), brown tumors are classic skeletalExpand
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Doppler echocardiograph evaluation of pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing hemodialysis
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been reported in hemodialysis (HD) patients, but data regarding its incidence and mechanisms are scarce. The aims of this study was to evaluate the prevalence ofExpand
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Water Conservation: An Emerging but Vital Issue in Hemodialysis Therapy
Water conservation refers to reducing the usage of water and recycling of wastewater for different purposes such as irrigation, laundry and sanitation. As water scarcity increases worldwide, dialysisExpand
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Marked facial enlargement in secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Brown tumours in patients with ESRD represent an extreme form of osteodystrophy. They occur most often in the long bones, ribs and pelvis, but can be found in any bone [1,2]. Clinically significantExpand
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The effects of water shortages on health and human development
Shortages of water could become a major obstacle to public health and development. Currently, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that 1.1Expand
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A randomized trial of intermittent versus continuous oral alfacalcidol treatment of hyperparathyroidism in end-stage renal disease.
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism, a major clinical problem in patients with chronic renal failure, develops in response to phosphate retention and impaired calcitriol [1,25-dihydroxyvitaminExpand
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Recycling wastewater after hemodialysis: an environmental analysis for alternative water sources in arid regions.
Water is a vital aspect of hemodialysis. During the procedure, large volumes of water are used to prepare dialysate and clean and reprocess machines. This report evaluates the technical and economicExpand
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Heart valve calcifications in patients with end‐stage renal disease: Analysis for risk factors
Background:  The prevalence of valve calcification (VC) in end‐stage renal disease patients is high and information regarding risk factors is scarce. Our aims were to determine the prevalence of VCExpand
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Le virus transmis par la transfusion (TTV) et insuffisance rénale
Resume En 1997, a ete isole un virus a ADN, appele TTV « Transfusion Transmitted Virus », qui semblait etre a l'origine d'une hepatite post-transfusionnelle non A–G. Ce virus a distribution mondiale,Expand
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