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OBJECTIVE Citrate anticoagulation is an excellent alternative to heparin anticoagulation for critically ill patients requiring continuous renal replacement therapy. In this article, we provide a safe and an easy-to-handle citrate anticoagulation protocol with variable treatment doses and excellent control of the acid-base status. DESIGN Prospective(More)
In this paper, we report the results of a randomized prospective study on radioiodine treatment in patients with Graves' hyperthyroidism. Complete data were obtained in group 1 from 98 patients 6 months after application of a standard activity of 15 mCi (555 MBq) of 131I and in group 2 from 107 patients who received a target dose of 100 Gy. In group 1, the(More)
Treatment options in human mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis/sclerosis, mostly IgA nephropathy, are limited. Progressive mesangioproliferative nephropathy represents a major cause of end-stage kidney disease. The present study explores the efficacy of low-dose mTOR inhibition by rapamycin in a chronic-progressive model of mesangioproliferative(More)
The gap between application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and general-purpose programmable processors in terms of performance, power, cost and flexibility is well known. Application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) bridge this gap. In this work, we demonstrate the key benefits of ASIPs for several video applications. One of the computeand(More)
To address the high data bus bandwidth requirements, the principle of locality of reference is exploited in the vast majority of video processing algorithms. Especially, for application’s kernels based on motion estimation, it is inevitable to fetch the pixel data from a local storage. However, the video application kernel requirements can vary(More)
BACKGROUND Participation of older men in endurance races continues to increase. Recent studies on marathon runners raised concerns about a transient myocardial dysfunction and damage. The aim of our study was to compare the extent of marathon-induced myocardial dysfunction in young and older runners and to identify its potential correlation to elevated(More)
Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a disease with poor prognosis and high unmet therapeutic need. Here, we evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of single-dose infusions of fresolimumab, a human monoclonal antibody that inactivates all forms of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), in a phase I open-label, dose-ranging study. Patients(More)
This Guide was written to support educators interested in building a competency-based workplace curriculum. It aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the literature on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), supplemented with suggestions for practical application to curriculum construction, assessment and educational technology. The Guide first(More)
BACKGROUND The Genius dialysis system is a close loop dialysis batch system increasingly used as an intermittent hemodialysis device in intensive care units. The aim of this study was to test the safety and feasibility of a regional citrate anticoagulation protocol with respect to acid-base and electrolyte disarrangements in critically ill patients with(More)