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Morphologic changes in the peritoneal membrane of patients with renal disease.
This study examined the morphologic features of the parietal peritoneal membranes of 130 patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) and compared them with the features of the peritoneal membranesExpand
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The Euro-Balance Trial: the effect of a new biocompatible peritoneal dialysis fluid (balance) on the peritoneal membrane.
BACKGROUND Although peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a widely accepted form of renal replacement therapy (RRT), concerns remain regarding the bioincompatible nature of standard PD fluid. In order toExpand
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Heart rates of northern elephant seals diving at sea and resting on the beach.
Heart rates of northern elephant seals diving at sea and during apnoea on land were monitored to test whether a cardiac response to submergence is an important factor in their ability to makeExpand
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Interplay between IFN-gamma and IL-6 signaling governs neutrophil trafficking and apoptosis during acute inflammation.
Regulated recruitment and clearance of neutrophils (PMN) is the hallmark of competent host defense and resolution of inflammation. We now report that IFN-gamma controls PMN infiltration and modulatesExpand
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Fluid Status in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: The European Body Composition Monitoring (EuroBCM) Study Cohort
Background Euvolemia is an important adequacy parameter in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, accurate tools to evaluate volume status in clinical practice and data on volume status in PDExpand
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Leukocyte migration across human peritoneal mesothelial cells is dependent on directed chemokine secretion and ICAM-1 expression.
BACKGROUND Leukocyte migration into the peritoneal cavity is a diagnostic feature of peritonitis in patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). While neutrophil (PMN) influx is characteristic ofExpand
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Isolation, culture and characterization of human peritoneal mesothelial cells.
This study establishes a reproducible technique for the culture of human peritoneal mesothelial cells. Direct explants, as well as enzymatically degraded specimens, of human omentum have been used asExpand
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The source and possible significance of hyaluronan in the peritoneal cavity.
The levels of hyaluronan (HA) were determined in dialysate from patients receiving CAPD. The levels found after the four hour dwell were 0.162 +/- 0.08 micrograms/ml (N = 16) in non-infected fluidExpand
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Effect of dietary enrichment with eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids on in vitro neutrophil and monocyte leukotriene generation and neutrophil function.
The effects of dietary fish-oil fatty acids on the function of the 5-lipoxygenase pathway of peripheral-blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes and monocytes were determined in seven normal subjects whoExpand
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The Role of ADAM 15 in Glomerular Mesangial Cell Migration*
Mesangial cells (MC) occupy the core of the renal glomerulus and are surrounded by a mesangial matrix. In certain diseases, MC migrate through this matrix into the pericapillary space. The mechanismsExpand
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