Lene Boesby

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BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have high cardiovascular mortality and morbidity associated with increased arterial stiffness. Plasma aldosterone levels are increased in CKD, and aldosterone has been found to increase vascular inflammation and fibrosis. It was hypothesized that aldosterone receptor inhibition with eplerenone could(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction of proteinuria and blood pressure (BP) with blockers of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) impairs the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aldosterone antagonist spironolactone has an antiproteinuric effect, but its use is limited by side effects. The present study evaluated the short-term antiproteinuric effect and safety(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness contributes to the increased cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Reproducible and easily obtainable indices of arterial stiffness are needed in order to monitor therapeutic strategies. The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) has been proposed as such a marker. The present study investigated(More)
Angiodysplasias account for 2-8% of GI-bleeding episodes. We describe a 75-year-old patient with a history of anaemia for 1 year before being diagnosed with multiple angiodysplasias in the GI-tract. The patient needed weekly blood transfusions until he started treatment with octreotide. After 4 months of treatment the need for transfusions had decreased(More)
A total of 60 attendees at a medical conference had their peripheral and central blood pressure measured before and after the conference dinner. While heart rate increased, all measurements of peripheral and central blood pressure showed lower values after dinner. Furthermore, attendees' central vascular age was reduced by 13 years after dinner when(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension and proteinuria are critically involved in the progression of chronic kidney disease. Despite treatment with renin angiotensin system inhibition, kidney function declines in many patients. Aldosterone excess is a risk factor for progression of kidney disease. Hyperkalaemia is a concern with the use of mineralocorticoid receptor(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the morbidity and convalescence of donors after laparoscopic nephrectomy. Transperitoneal laparoscopy was initiated at Herlev University Hospital in November 2002. MATERIALS AND METHODS All 24 records from patients who underwent laparoscopic donor nephrectomy were reviewed. Demographic data(More)
In the course of an uncomplicated sigmoidostomy a 63-year-old male who had severe comorbidity developed a critical bleeding due to dabigatran intoxication induced by acute kidney injury. Massive blood transfusions, tranexamic acid, Octaplex and haemodialysis were not effective. Administration of idarucizumab induced immediate clinical and paraclinical(More)
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