Leticia Elgueta

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The relationship between the use of immunosuppressants in solid-organ transplant patients and oral tissue abnormalities has been recognized. The objective of this study was to determine the state of oral tissue integrity in renal, heart, and liver transplant patients who are on continuous medical and dental control. Forty patients of both sexes were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chronic hemodialyzed patients have a low level of aerobic capacity, caused by the pathologies concomitant to renal insufficiency, according with a low level of physical activity. One of the factors that would contribute to this level of aerobic capacity is the L-carnitine deficit on skeletal muscle. However, the value of the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a better management of the variables that influence the development of diabetic nephropathy there is a progressive increase in the prevalence of terminal renal failure among diabetics, whose cause is not clear. AIM To study in a group of patients in hemodialysis, the quality of diabetes control previous to the entry to dialysis, their(More)
The aim of this work was to assess the quality of life of 87 patients older than 60 years, out of 200 undergoing chronic hemodialysis in 9 centers at Santiago. A visual analog scale, with scores ranging from 0 (bad) to 100 (optimal) and a specific questionnaire about the impact of hemodialysis in daily activities, with scores ranging from -10 (severe(More)
BACKGROUND Hypotension occurs in 20% of hemodialysis procedures. AIM To study the effects of midodrine on hypotension during hemodialysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients on chronic hemodialysis and with a history of hypotension during the procedure, were studied. They received midodrine 10 mg per os or placebo during 5 dialytic procedures each, in a(More)
BACKGROUND In the last two decades, the use of erythropoietin for the correction of anemia in hemodialysis patients has been recommended. In Chile, only 10% of hemodialysis patients use erythropoietin, therefore, the correction of iron deficiency must be optimized. AIM To report the effects of intravenous iron without erythropoietin in the management of(More)
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