Manuel Carlos Martins de Castro

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BACKGROUND During haemodialysis, calcium balance can affect, or be affected by, mineral metabolism. However, when dialysate calcium concentration (d[Ca]) is chosen or kinetic models are employed to calculate calcium balance, bone remodelling is rarely considered. In this study, we examined whether bone remodelling affects calcium mass transfer during(More)
INTRODUCTION Malnutrition is a frequent complication in patients on hemodialysis and early diagnosis is important to reduce the morbidity and mortality of treatment. OBJECTIVE To investigate the usefulness of biochemical tests performed monthly in order to identify hemodialysis patients with malnutrition. METHODS The nutritional status of 252 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Poor sleep quality is one of the factors that adversely affects patient quality of life after kidney transplantation, and sleep disorders represent a significant cardiovascular risk factor. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of changes in sleep quality and their outcomes in kidney transplant recipients and analyze the(More)
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