Johannes Trachsler

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AIM To document the feasibility and report the results of dosing darbepoetin-alpha at extended intervals up to once monthly (QM) in a large dialysis patient population. MATERIAL 175 adult patients treated, at 23 Swiss hemodialysis centres, with stable doses of any erythropoiesis-stimulating agent who were switched by their physicians to darbepoetin-alpha(More)
BACKGROUND Creatinine clearance (CrCl) based on 24 h urine collection is an established method to determine glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, its measurement is cumbersome and the results are frequently inaccurate. The aim of this study was to develop an alternative method to predict CrCl and urinary protein excretion based on plasma creatinine and(More)
Hypocalcaemia often occurs in patients after parathyroidectomy (PTX) due to hypoparathyroidism and/or hungry bone syndrome. To avoid hypocalcaemia, patients are substituted with large doses of calcium and vitamin D. Here, we present four patients, who developed acute renal failure with hypercalcaemia and/or histologically confirmed nephrocalcinosis after(More)
Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) is a constellation of meta- bolic complications due to the rapid destruction of malignant cells, causing renal, cardiac or cerebral dysfunction. Electrolyte abnormalities include hyperuricaemia, hyperphosphataemia, hyperkalaemia and hypocalcaemia. TLS-induced renal failure is mainly caused by uric acid and calcium phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND High Cut-Off (HCO) dialysis membranes efficiently reduce serum free light chain (FLC) concentrations and may improve renal recovery and survival from multiple myeloma (MM) associated renal failure with cast nephropathy. However, clinical trials comparing dialysis with HCO versus conventional filters are lacking. The aim of this study was to(More)
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