Giancarlo Lavoratti

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UNLABELLED COL4A3/COL4A4 mutations: From familial hematuria to autosomal-dominant or recessive Alport syndrome. BACKGROUND Mutations of the type IV collagen COL4A5 gene cause X-linked Alport syndrome (ATS). Mutations of COL4A3 and COL4A4 have been reported both in autosomal-recessive and autosomal-dominant ATS, as well as in benign familial hematuria(More)
In this study we compared patient and technique survival of 163 new hemodialysis (HD) patients (age 11.4±3.1 years) and 295 peritoneal dialysis patients (7.7±4.8 years. P< 0.001), treated in 23 dialysis centers participating in the Italian Registry of Pediatric Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis (CPD) during the years 1989–2000. Three HD (1.8%) and 17 CPD (5.8%)(More)
The anthropometry-bioimpedance analysis-nutrition (ABN) score is a recently proposed objective method of assessing malnutrition in children on chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) that uses nine parameters based on anthropometry, skinfold thickness and bioimpedance analysis. The aim of this prospective, cross-sectional study was to apply it to children treated(More)
Hyperuricemia is a common metabolic abnormality in subjects with renal transplantation: in fact in transplanted adults receiving immunosuppressive and diuretic drugs the frequency of hyperuricemia varied from 30 to 84% according to treatment. Conversely, the gout is an uncommon eventuality, representing less than 10%; predisposing factors are impaired renal(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze data on 503 chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) catheters implanted between 1986 and 2000 in pediatric patients enrolled in the Italian Registry of Pediatric Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis (the Registry), comparing three different time periods: 1986-1990, 1991-1995, and 1996-2000. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING 23 dialysis centers(More)
BACKGROUND Although chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) is considered the replacement therapy of choice for infants with end-stage renal failure, many questions persist about treatment risks and outcomes. METHODS We present data on 84 infants who started CPD at <1 year of age; these patients represent 12% of the total population of the Italian Registry of(More)
Peritoneal and extracorporeal dialysis are used to treat newborns affected by inborn errors of metabolism to minimize the effects of the acute accumulation of neurotoxic metabolites that can produce irreversible and severe neurological damage and even death. In recent papers, extracorporeal dialysis has been described as more effective than peritoneal(More)
Hypokalemia represents a rare cause of rhabdomyolysis. Some reports have described a few adult patients affected by Bartter’s syndrome and Gitelman’s syndrome with rhabdomyolysis due to severe hypokalemia. We report the first pediatric patient with Bartter’s syndrome in whom rhabdomyolysis developed when her plasma potassium level was less than 2 mEq/l.(More)
Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is considered the first-choice chronic peritoneal dialysis modality for pediatric patients. Nighttime APD courses reduce the impact of PD treatment on a patient's and family's way of life, and the wide range of prescription options permit the dialysis schedule to be tailored to the needs of children of varying age and(More)
During the period 1986-1990, 119 patients were enrolled in the Italian Registry of Pediatric CPD. CAPD was largely predominant in the first 3 years, while CCPD accounted for 48% of dialysis months in the period 1989-1990. The connect-disconnect system was a Y set for all patients during the whole observation period. The incidence of peritonitis decreased(More)