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Adiponectin in peritoneal dialysis patients: a comparison with hemodialysis patients and subjects with normal renal function.
BACKGROUND Adiponectin, a cytokine with anti-inflammatory properties that is secreted from adipose tissue, is associated with insulin resistance. Adiponectin has been shown to be a predictor ofExpand
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Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance as risk factors for development of chronic kidney disease and rapid decline in renal function in elderly.
CONTEXT Studies addressing the association of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance with the risks of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the progression of renal function were eitherExpand
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Comparison of infectious complications in peritoneal dialysis patients using either a twin-bag system or automated peritoneal dialysis.
BACKGROUND Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) and twin-bag (TB) systems are two major peritoneal dialysis (PD) modalities. Published data comparing the infectious complications of these modalitiesExpand
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Impact of timing of renal replacement therapy initiation on outcome of septic acute kidney injury
IntroductionSepsis is the leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critical patients. The optimal timing of initiating renal replacement therapy (RRT) in septic AKI patients remainsExpand
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Chemical chaperon 4-phenylbutyrate protects against the endoplasmic reticulum stress-mediated renal fibrosis in vivo and in vitro
Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis is the common and final pathologic change of kidney in end-stage renal disease. Interesting, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is known to contribute to theExpand
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Comparative effectiveness of renin-angiotensin system blockers and other antihypertensive drugs in patients with diabetes: systematic review and bayesian network meta-analysis
Objective To assess the effects of different classes of antihypertensive treatments, including monotherapy and combination therapy, on survival and major renal outcomes in patients with diabetes.Expand
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Quality of Sleep and Psychosocial Factors for Patients Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis
Objectives Sleep disorders are common in end-stage renal disease patients. This study examined the relationship between self-reported quality of sleep (QoS) and certain psychosocial domains forExpand
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Peritoneal Dialysis: Outcomes and Infectious Complications
Objective Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common secondary glomerulonephritis resulting in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among young adults in Taiwan. Studies of the infectiousExpand
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Acinetobacter Peritoneal Dialysis Peritonitis: A Changing Landscape over Time
Background Acinetobacter species are assuming an increasingly important role in modern medicine, with their persistent presence in health-care settings and antibiotic resistance. However, clinicalExpand
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Preoperative proteinuria predicts adverse renal outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Whether preoperative proteinuria associates with adverse renal outcomes after cardiac surgery is unknown. Here, we performed a secondary analysis of a prospectively enrolled cohort of adult patientsExpand
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