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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatic subcapsular steatosis (HSS) and its association with clinical parameters in nondiabetic continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and in diabetic CAPD patients receiving intraperitoneal (IP) or subcutaneous (SC) insulin. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A tertiary-care… (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study investigates the possible relationship between inflammation and cardiac valve calcification (VC) in patients on hemodialysis (HD), and identifies risk factors for VC in this patient group. METHODS Seventy-nine patients on HD (mean age, 52.2 +/- 13.6 years; mean HD duration, 46.8 +/- 34.3 months) were assessed… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the body fat (BF) composition in hemodialysis (HD) patients using anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and investigate relationships between BIA-determined BF composition and nutritional parameters in different weight groupings. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A tertiary-care… (More)
The concept of Q-fuzzy soft set is further extended to include the operations of union, intersection, AND and OR using De Morgan's Law. Definitions and propositions on these operations are introduced.
The most common form of renal involvement in Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is tubulointerstitial nephritis. Renal dysfunction is usually mild and subclinical. Glomerulonephritis (GMN) is rare in patients with SS. We report a 28-year-old multigravida patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and associated manifestations, who presented with acute renal failure… (More)
Bacterial pericarditis is rare in chronic hemodialysis and has poor prognosis. In this case, we report a pregnant hemodialysis patient who developed purulent bacterial pericarditis and pericardiac tamponade in the 28th week of her pregnancy, and who had delivered a healthy living baby.
AIM It has been shown that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositivity and carotis artery plaque formation are independently correlated in the general population. Insulin resistance is also a risk factor for atherosclerosis. The association between HCV and type 2 diabetes mellitus is known. Determination of the impact of HCV on insulin resistance and arterial… (More)