Lisoneide Terhorst

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INTRODUCTION Kidney transplantation is currently the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. As the successful transplantation improves the physical and mental quality of life, it is expected that the transplant recipient should play a productive role in the society. The present study evaluates the occurrence and predictors of employment after(More)
Kidney transplantation improves the quality of life of end-stage renal disease patients. The quality of life benefits, however, pertain to patients on average, not to all transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with health-related quality of life after kidney transplantation. Population-based study with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypertension is common following renal transplantation. It is associated with poorer graft survival as well as reduced expectancy and quality of life among transplant recipients. This study sought to evaluate the prevalence of hypertension and its predictors among a representative sample of the population of adult kidney transplant recipients(More)
BACKGROUND We have compared the use of alizapride, propofol, droperidol and promethazine for the prevention of spinal morphine-induced pruritus. METHODS Three hundred ASA I or II women undergoing Caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia, in which morphine 0.2 mg was added to a local anaesthetic, were assigned randomly to receive i.v., in the operating(More)
Kidney transplantation is currently the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Although new immunosuppressive drugs have been introduced into clinical practice, the effect of such medication on quality of life (QoL) in transplant recipients is still unclear. The present study analyzes the impact of tacrolimus-based immunosuppression on QoL in a(More)
In a survey of CT scanner capacity begun in 1978, data from 521 scanners showed that only 39% had the capacity to perform 2,500 CT examinations per year (which was then the national guideline), while 64% could handle 3,000 head-equivalent CT (HECT) examinations per year. An update based on data from 913 CT scanners reveals that these figures have increased(More)
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