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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem worldwide that leads to end-stage kidney failure and cardiovascular complications. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CKD in Turkey, and to evaluate relationships between CKD and cardiovascular risk factors in a population-based survey. METHODS Medical data were collected through(More)
UNLABELLED Effect of fluid and sodium removal on mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients. BACKGROUND Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD) traditionally is assessed using Kt/V(urea) and total creatinine clearance (TCC). However, this approach underestimates the importance of fluid and sodium removal. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of(More)
The effects of muscle splice variants of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) on proliferation and differentiation were studied in human primary muscle cell cultures from healthy subjects as well as from muscular dystrophy and ALS patients. Although the initial numbers of mononucleated progenitor cells expressing desmin were lower in diseased muscle, the E(More)
The Marmara earthquake occurred on 17 August 1999. There were 639 renal victims, of whom 477 needed some form of renal replacement therapy. Although several medical complications have been reported in the literature, there has been no detailed description of infectious complications in patients with crush syndrome after earthquakes. Data from 35 hospitals(More)
We sought to determine the prevalence, recognition, and consequences of mental impairment among chronic hemodialysis patients. We administered the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE), a brief validated method for assessing cognitive mental status that is commonly used by clinicians, to 84 patients from our dialysis units. To determine the clinical implications(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have the capability of decreasing left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in chronic haemodialysis (HD) patients. On the other hand, recent reports provide conflicting information regarding the impact of ACE inhibitors on responsiveness to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo), and there are no data(More)