Ingrid Keur

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A national survey of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among dialysis patients in The Netherlands was performed. The study involved 2,653 patients (2,108 hemodialysis patients and 545 chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis [CAPD] patients) from 39 of the 49 dialysis centers in the country. Patient sera were analyzed by both serological and molecular(More)
A nationwide prospective survey on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among dialysis patients in The Netherlands was performed. Patients were recruited from 34 dialysis centers and were tested for antibodies and HCV RNA in 1995 and 1997. Seronegative serum samples were analyzed by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction in pools. HCV-RNA-positive(More)
Imbalance between cardiac oxygen supply and demand may trigger cardiac events in already vulnerable hemodialysis (HD) patients. We studied the effect of ultrafiltration (UF) and HD in nine chronic HD patients by continuously measuring blood volume (BV; by Critline), blood pressure (BP; by Portapres), and changes in hemodynamics (Modelflow) during isolated(More)
BACKGROUND In dialysis patients, blood transfusions and long-term dialysis are well-known risk factors for transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Transmission of HCV by transfusions has become extremely rare since the introduction of antibody screening. However, nosocomial transmission of HCV within dialysis units still occurs. We performed a survey of(More)
A review is presented of the association between a glomerular disease and a malignancy. The incidence of Hodgkin's disease in patients with glomerulopathy is very low, but the incidence of a solid tumour in a patient with glomerulopathy varies between 3 and 13%, mean 7%, and may be as high as 22% in patients over 60 years of age with a membranous(More)
BACKGROUND In order to assess risk factors for HCV infection during haemodialysis, all patients receiving haemodialysis for more than 6 months in two separate units in the Netherlands were studied retrospectively. METHODS Antibodies to HCV, HCV-RNA and HCV genotypes were determined. Risk factors were identified by analysis of an extensive collection of(More)
A 34-year-old woman with terminal renal insufficiency presented with thickening and hardening of the skin of the extremities, resulting in contractures of the joints and severe disability. Serology revealed no signs of autoimmune disease, apart from a positive result for antinuclear antibodies. Histological evaluation of a skin biopsy showed marked fibrosis(More)
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