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In children conventional hemodialysis does not often improve growth. We determined linear growth in five children on in-center intensified and daily hemodialysis (IDd) regimen, with a mean age of 8 years 7 months at enrolment. Four of five were on growth hormone started for a median of 28.5 months before IDd. IDd was delivered 5 to 6 times weekly, for three(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-8 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) are major leukocyte chemoattractants during bacterial peritonitis by recruiting neutrophils and monocytes/macrophages respectively. METHODS Peritoneal macrophages (PM) from 12 different CAPD patients with peritonitis were stimulated with either 10 ng/ml LPS, 10 ng/ml IFN-gamma or(More)
A specific and sensitive radioimmunoassay of human vasoactive intestinal polypeptide using synthetic VIP as standard preparation and antiserum to synthetic VIP R 502 (Yanaihara et al. 15) is described. No crossreactions with a number of other gastrointestinal hormones such as glucagon, secretin, GIP, HPP or substance P was detected. Aprotinin (Trasylol,(More)
Studies on human macrophages are restricted due to difficulties in isolating significant numbers of human macrophages. High numbers of monocytes/macrophages can be obtained from peritonitis effluents of patients treated with peritoneal dialysis. To determine whether these cells might be useful for functional studies, we characterized peritoneal macrophages(More)
Bilateral renal artery stenosis was diagnosed noninvasively in the 17th gestational week, in a chronically hypertensive pregnant woman, by renal artery duplex ultrasound examination, MRI and MR angiography. Continuous monitoring of the mother and the fetus was performed. Blood pressure was stabilized by complex antihypertensive therapy, but from the(More)
BACKGROUND Intraperitoneal phagocytes play an important role in local host defence to prevent CAPD peritonitis. The intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i is thought to be involved in the regulation of various cell functions. This study therefore investigates the effect of lactate-based dialysis solution (LBDS) and bicarbonate-based dialysis solution (BBDS) on(More)
The authors describe a case of an adult patient having Gaucher's disease, who had hepatosplenomegaly and pancytopenia. The diagnosis was established by the low level of leukocyte beta-glucosidase and by histology of bone marrow, liver and spleen. The patient had no bone pain, but MRI described characteristic lesions of the femur. Serum acid phosphatase was(More)
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