Gerhard H Wirnsberger

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During dialysis the ion concentrations in many body fluids change significantly. The influence of these changes on the accuracy of volume measurements with bioimpedance spectroscopy is investigated by the following procedure: Plasma ion concentrations and impedance spectra (5-500 kHz) are measured during six standard haemodialyses. Intracellular ion(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclosporin A (CsA) induces gingival overgrowth (GO) in up to a quarter of CsA-treated renal transplant recipients. A short-term therapy with azithromycin effectively reduces GO, indicating a possible involvement of microorganisms in the pathogenesis of CsA-induced GO. We aimed to determine if there could be any relationship between infection(More)
Despite the significant impact of malnutrition in hospitalised patients, it is often not identified by clinical staff in daily practice. To improve nutritional support in hospitals, standardised routine nutritional screening is essential. The Graz Malnutrition Screening (GMS) tool was developed for the purpose of malnutrition risk screening in a large(More)
BACKGROUND Extended dosing of the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) darbepoetin alfa (DA) once biweekly or monthly reduces anaemia treatment burden. This observational study assessed outcomes and dosing patterns in patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis (CKD-NoD) commencing extended dosing of DA. METHODS Adult CKD-NoD patients starting(More)
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