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BACKGROUND Heart and coronary calcifications in hemodialysis patients are of very common occurrence and linked to cardiovascular events and mortality. Several studies have been published with similar results. Most of them were mainly cross-sectional and some of the prospective protocols were aimed to evaluate the results of the control of altered(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic ischemic renal disease is a frequent cause of end-stage renal failure leading to dialysis among the elderly; Its prevalence is inferred from autopsy or retrospective arteriographic studies. This study has been conducted on 269 subjects over 50 with hypertension and/or CRF, unrelated to other known causes of renal disease. (More)
BACKGROUND Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a known cause of hypertension and ischemic nephropathy. Stenting of the artery is a valid approach, in spite of cases of unexpected adverse evolution of renal function. METHODS In this study, 27 patients with unilateral RAS were subjected to stenting and followed for a period of one year, while 19 patients were(More)
1,24(R)(OH)2D3 is a synthetic analogue of 1,25(OH)2D3 which binds to the same receptors as the physiologic metabolite with a lower affinity. The aim of the present study was to compare the activity of 1,24(R)(OH)2D3 and 1,25(OH)2D3 on several target organs in patients with chronic renal failure. Treatment with 1,24(R)(OH)2D3 at doses of either 1 or 2(More)
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