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BACKGROUND Renal oligohydramnion (ROH) is predominantly caused by congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urogenital tract (CAKUT). Although the number of neonates born with chronic renal failure is small, they provide many challenges, and among the most problematic are respiratory management and long-term treatment of chronic renal failure. We studied(More)
OBJECTIVE The German Methotrexate Registry has been collecting data concerning the efficacy and safety of methotrexate (MTX) treatment since 2005. The aim of this retrospective analysis is to compare oral and parenteral MTX treatment regarding efficacy and safety. METHODS Inclusion criteria were diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, MTX treatment(More)
AIMS To develop, validate and compare a non-invasive fibrosis scoring system for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) derived from routinely obtained clinical and biochemical parameters. METHODS 267 consecutive patients with biopsy proven fatty liver or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis were randomly assigned to the estimation (2/3) or validation (1/3)(More)
OBJECTIVE As its central basis for research, the Competence Network for HIV/AIDS (KompNet) established a nationwide cohort study on HIV-positive patients being in medical care in Germany. In this paper, we describe the epidemiological composition, and clinical as well as treatment characteristics of the KompNet cohort over time. METHODS The KompNet cohort(More)
Patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) are at high risk of infections, especially bacteraemia. A prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, single-centre, pilot study was performed on oral moxifloxacin 400mg versus placebo for preventing bacteraemia in PBSCT recipients.(More)
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and anemia of chronic diseases (ACD) are common in the geriatric population. However, differentiation between IDA and ACD is still problematic. Hepcidin is a key regulator of iron homeostasis: downregulation in the presence of iron deficiency allows enteral iron resorption, while upregulation in case of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND The infantile form of primary hyperoxaluria type I (PHI) is the most devastating PH subtype leading to early end-stage renal failure and severe systemic oxalosis. Combined or sequential liver-kidney transplantation (LKTx) is the only curative option but it involves substantial risks, especially in critically ill infants. The procedure also(More)
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