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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cinacalcet, a novel calcimimetic, targets the calcium-sensing receptor to lower parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorus levels in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). This study compared the efficacy of a cinacalcet-based regimen with unrestricted conventional care (vitamin D and phosphate(More)
New therapeutic agents are warranted in idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Synthetic ACTH may be advantageous with reported remission rates up to 85% and few side effects. We conducted a prospective open label cohort study from 2008 till 2010 (NCT00694863). We prospectively selected patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy and high risk for(More)
Intravenous (i.v.) infusion of the selective vasopressin (V2) agonist 1-desamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP, Desmopressin) in humans causes a fall in blood pressure, an increase in heart rate, and a rise in plasma renin and noradrenaline. The present study was designed to demonstrate the vasodilatory properties of DDAVP in the renal circulation and to(More)
BACKGROUND Many reports note that the use of cool dialysate has a protective effect on blood pressure during hemodialysis (HD) treatments. However, formal clinical trials in which dialysate temperature is tailored to the body temperature of appropriately selected hypotension-prone patients are lacking. METHODS We investigated the effect of thermal control(More)
In healthy subjects, intravenous infusion of the selective V2-vasopressin receptor agonist 1-desamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP, 400 ng/kg in 10 min) causes a marked increase in heart rate with a slight decrease in diastolic blood pressure. These haemodynamic responses are associated with increments in the plasma levels of renin, noradrenaline (NA),(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The calcimimetic cinacalcet (Mimpara/Sensipar) simultaneously lowers parathyroid hormone (PTH), phosphorus (P) and calcium (Ca) levels in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. The OPTIMA study demonstrated that cinacalcet and adjusted doses of vitamin D maximized control of these parameters. This post-hoc analysis of OPTIMA data(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is encountered more frequently in women with a history of gestational diabetes (GD). Screening for T2DM after pregnancy is, therefore, recommended every ≥ 1-3 years in this population. Early detection could allow for timely intervention strategies, especially in women of childbearing age. Data on adherence to(More)
Three patients with congenital, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) from two unrelated families were tested for haemostatic and fibrinolytic responses to DDAVP infusion and venous occlusion. None of the three patients showed a response of factor VIII:C, vWF:Ag or t-PA to DDAVP, a V2-agonist. However, the baseline levels of these factors in the patients'(More)
Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin that can be used for the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis. Cefuroxime-axetil is an orally available pro-drug of cefuroxime. The effect of concomitant use of a phosphate binder on the bioavailability of cefuroxime-axetil was studied in 7 continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)(More)
Es wird eine „spaltlose“ pCO2-Elektrode beschrieben, die auch im Routinebetrieb eine gute Stabilität und Reproduzierbarkeit bei schneller Einstellzeit zeigt. Der mittlere Fehler der Einzelmessung beträgt ±0,2 bis ±1,2 mm Hg pCO2 im Bereich von 30–90 mm Hg pCO2. Die Einstellzeit ist zwischen 60 und 90 sec (100%) unter Verwendung von 0,001 M NaHCO3-Lösung, 30(More)
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