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METHODS We aimed to clarify arteriosclerotic risk and to document possible relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and echocardiographic parameters in paediatric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. M-mode/Doppler/tissue Doppler echocardiographic studies and lipid/lipoproteins, homocysteine, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) levels and(More)
BACKGROUND The peritoneal equilibration test (PET) is recommended in paediatric peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients to assist prescription management. Despite contradictory reports, high transporter status is associated with reduced survival rate in adults. Since cardiac disease is one of the main causes of mortality in paediatric PD patients, we aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVES The extent and relevance of altered bone metabolism for statural growth in children with chronic kidney disease is controversial. We analyzed the impact of renal dysfunction and recombinant growth hormone therapy on a panel of serum markers of bone metabolism in a large pediatric chronic kidney disease cohort. METHODS Bone alkaline phosphatase(More)
AIMS OF THE STUDY Nervous involvement is frequent in patients with renal failure. Early recognition of the condition by electrophysiological tests may provide means for protective measures before irreversible damage of nervous system (NS) structures takes place. This study has two objectives: (1) examining whether pattern-reversal visual evoked potential(More)
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