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BACKGROUND In a recent uncontrolled retrospective report we suggested that the long-term supplementation of high-dose, i.v. folinic acid combined with high-dose i.v. pyridoxine was highly effective in correcting plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations in haemodialysis patients. To confirm these findings, we conducted a randomized, controlled trial(More)
This study had the purpose of documenting the hemodynamic correlates of effective arterial elastance (Ea; i.e., an accurate estimate of hydraulic load) in mitral stenosis (MS) patients. The main hypothesis tested was that Ea relates to the total vascular resistance (R)-to-pulse interval duration (T) ratio (R/T) in MS patients both before and after(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular conditions in chronic stable renal-transplant recipients (RTR). Major determinants of plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) in RTR are renal function and folate levels. The data dealing with the possible regulation of the tHcy metabolism by insulin and nutritional(More)
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