Jennifer Martens

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The outcome of pregnancy in patients with end-stage renal failure has long been considered to be extremely poor, and the literature concerning pregnancy while on dialysis is rather scarce. We reviewed the records of five pregnancies in dialysis patients and performed a national survey on this topic. The dialysis technique and dialysis dose, the effects of(More)
An assessment of pulmonary mechanics revealed weakness of inspiratory and expiratory muscles as cause of the restrictive ventilatory defect (vital capacity: 47 +/- 10 percent predicted) in seven (ages 33 to 62 years) out of 26 consecutive patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Maximal inspiratory transdiaphragmatic pressures were reduced mainly(More)
Spinal cord lesions are not mentioned in articles reviewing the neurological complications of patients with Wegener 's granulomatosis (WG) (1,2). We would like to report a case of spinal cord involvement associated with WG. A 55yr. old man was treated with Cyclophosphamide and Prednisone because of a biopsy-proven, disseminated fo rm of WG. Because of(More)
This project aimed to promote early identification and treatment of stomatitis in patients with cancer receiving head and neck radiation and chemotherapy. A literature review revealed criteria for identifying high-risk patients, interventions to minimize risk, oral assessment tools, treatment protocols, and instructions for a comprehensive oral examination.(More)
A case is reported of a 72 year old man suffering from classical seropositive RA for 10 years. Two months before admission he experienced general illness, fever and itching. Lymphnodes enlargement and hepatosplenomegaly were found. Histologic features of lymphnode biopsy were compatible with angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy and Lennert Lymphoma. Rapidly(More)
BACKGROUND Imiquimod 5% cream can reduce or clear superficial and small nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It could be used as a pretreatment of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) to decrease defect size. OBJECTIVES To study if a pretreatment with imiquimod 5% cream decreases defect size after MMS. In addition, to study the effect on the number of Mohs(More)
Eight patients with a severe exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis were treated by twice weekly plasma-exchange for 3 weeks in order to evaluate the effect of plasma-exchange on synovitis. During the plasma-exchange period, patients remained on the drug regimen they were on at admission to the hospital. Plasma was replaced isovolemically with human, purified(More)
We present the first case report of a complete response of metastatic gastroesophageal cancer in a chronic hemodialysis patient with irinotecan-based chemotherapy. An elderly dialysis patient presented with diffuse liver metastases by a gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. He received combination chemotherapy with 5 fluorouracil and irinotecan. After six months(More)