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PURPOSE Arteriovenous fístula is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis. We analyzed the VA used at first session and the factors associated with the likelihood to start hemodialysis by fistula in 2000-2011. METHODS Data of VA type were obtained in 9,956 incident hemodialysis patients from the Catalan Registry. RESULTS Overall, 47.9% of patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Data are needed to assess safety and efficacy of the 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 vaccine in renal patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS We prospectively evaluated seroconversion, predictors of response, and vaccine safety in renal patients. Hemagglutination inhibition tests to detect serum antibodies against(More)
PURPOSE The vascular access (VA) used at hemodialysis (HD) inception is involved in the mortality risk. We analyzed the survival of incident patients over time according to the initial VA and the VA profile of patients who died during the first year of follow-up. METHODS Data of VA were obtained from 9956 incident HD patients from the Catalan Registry. (More)
Significant differences have been reported over the years in measuring physiological levels of free circulating serotonin (f5-HT) in platelet-poor plasma (PPP). This work shows that there are crucial pre-analytical factors in sample manipulation that can provoke an artifactual release of 5-HT from platelets, and that, even when the sample is accurately(More)
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