Katharina M.C. Klee

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Peritoneal equilibration tests (PETs) and adequacy studies have been performed to guide dialysis prescriptions in adult continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients, although few studies have been reported in pediatric patients on nightly cycling peritoneal dialysis. We performed 49 PETs in 28 children on automated peritoneal dialysis (mean age, 8.9(More)
Summer camps, sports camps, and residential camps are readily available to children and adolescents across the country. However, children and adolescents with end stage renal disease (ESRD) may not be able to participate in summer camp experiences because of specialized medical needs (e.g., dialysis or immunosuppressive medications) and concerns about(More)
  • K M Klee
  • 1992
This is a report on a pilot project integrating children with end stage renal disease (ESRD) with well children for a summer camp experience. As the teen with ESRD prepares to enter the work force and college, he/she will have to adapt to a variety of situations that will not adapt to his/her unique medical condition. These issues motivated a pilot project(More)
Mutations in the motor protein Myosin Vb (Myo5B) or the soluble NSF attachment protein receptor Syntaxin 3 (Stx3) disturb epithelial polarity and cause microvillus inclusion disease (MVID), a lethal hereditary enteropathy affecting neonates. To understand the molecular mechanism of Myo5B and Stx3 interplay, we used genome editing to introduce a defined(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS We report the case of a 30-year-old pregnant patient with mechanical valve replacement in mitral and aortic position. She had discontinued Phenprocoumon-treatment in the 5+4 week of pregnancy by herself. Because of rheumatic fever she had undergone a mechanical aortic and mitral valve replacement 12 years ago. Due to a(More)
Cochlear implantation (CI) is increasingly being used in the auditory rehabilitation of deaf patients. Here, we investigated whether the auditory rehabilitation can be influenced by the psychological burden caused by mental conditions. Our sample included 47 patients who underwent implantation. All patients were monitored before and 6 months after CI.(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is often the preferred modality in dialyzing the pediatric patient in acute renal failure. However, PD may be contraindicated in the presence of the acute surgical abdomen, respiratory compromise, or diaphragmatic disruption. The child's size and cardiovascular instability may also render hemodialysis undesirable. The use of(More)
The nursing interventions necessary to care for this critically ill child were professionally challenging. Meeting the psychosocial, educational, and supportive needs of the family during this period of uncertainty, as well as, providing the dialysis therapy and support for this fragile child demonstrated the unique contributions of professional nursing.(More)
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