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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) of elderly patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) of our region, and to identify socio-demographic and clinical variables which influence it. We also attempted to compare HRQOL of transplant patients, with that of chronic hemodialysis patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of systemic hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) therapy on the healing course of nonischemic chronic diabetic foot ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS From 1999 to 2000, 28 patients (average age 60.2 +/- 9.7 years, diabetes duration 18.2 +/- 6.6 years), of whom 87% had type 2 diabetes, demonstrating chronic Wagner grades I-III foot(More)
BACKGROUND Peak oxygen uptake (peak VO(2)) is a reference parameter in the assessment of functional capacity of patients with chronic heart failure, but the procedure for cardiopulmonary exercise testing with expired gas analysis is complex and expensive, so more simple and available methods are desirable. METHODS We compared the usefulness of a(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the precision and variability with which resting pulmonary function tests (resting PFTs) can be used to predict the capacity in exercise, and the usefulness of the different measurements of pulmonary function in the evaluation of impairment/disability in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We(More)
In the present study, we analyzed the cell cycle distribution of bone marrow (BM) cells in 120 untreated multiple myeloma patients using a DNA/CD38 double-staining technique at flow cytometry in which plasma cells (PCs) can be clearly discriminated from residual BM cells based on their CD38 expression. This approach allows us to determine the proliferative(More)
In the present paper we review the immunophenotypic characteristics of plasma cells (PC) and the PC DNA contents from multiple myeloma (MM) and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and its value for the differential diagnosis between both entities. The strong reactivity for CD38 and the positivity for CD138 are the two best markers for(More)
UNLABELLED The incidence and prevalence of patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) who receive a renal transplant are continuously increasing in Spain. At the moment, they are the main group of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in our region (60% of total RRT patients). The aim of the present study was to assess the health related quality of life(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that elderly (aged 65 years or over) end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients have poorer health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than both younger patients and healthy subjects of the same age. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of ESRD and its treatment on the HRQOL, and to determine the effects of(More)
Pain is the clinical symptom most difficult to evaluate. Although clinical trials methodology have permitted assessment of pain objectively through rating scales, these strategies have not been used in clinical setting. The present study was undertaken to determine if visual analogue scales could be useful in the measurement of postoperative pain in usual(More)
Key words: vein thrombosis; inferior vena cava throm-examination was normal, with no heaves, thrills or gallops. His breathing sounds were reduced bilaterally bosis; pulmonary artery thrombus; nephrotic syn-at the lower lung fields with a few crackles. The drome; minimal change disease; coagulation abdomen was soft, and no ascites or hepatosplenome-galy was(More)