Marc Bauwens

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BACKGROUND The proportion of diabetic patients undergoing haemodialysis is rapidly increasing. Glucose control among such patients is difficult to assess. We aimed to evaluate the clinical performance of a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in type 2 diabetic patients on chronic haemodialysis. METHODS We used a 4-day CGMS to monitor glucose(More)
This study investigates attitudes and practices of community pharmacists with respect to physician-assisted death. Between 15 February and 15 April 2002, we sent anonymous mail questionnaires to 660 community pharmacists in the eastern province of Flanders, Belgium. The response rate was 54% (n = 359). Most of the pharmacists who responded felt that(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical relevance of distinguishing two types of glomerulonephritis (GN) with non-amyloid organized immunoglobulin (Ig) deposits-fibrillary GN (FGN) and immunotactoid (microtubular) GN (IT/MTGN)-on the basis of ultrastructural organization, is debated. METHODS Twenty-three patients with organized glomerular Ig deposits were classified into(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor found in food containers and plastic beverages and also in medical devices such as dialyzers. The aim of this study is while taking into account the BPA originating in medical devices and the water used in dialysate production, to provide the first published investigation of overall potential exposure to BPA(More)
BACKGROUND With the increase of the proportion of old (>80 years), frail people living in long-term care settings, concern about the quality of medication management processes in nursing homes is growing. OBJECTIVES To characterize the organization of medication management processes in Belgian nursing homes. METHOD This cross-sectional, observational(More)
Severe T-cell immunodeficiency after solid organ or bone marrow transplantation may result in the uncontrolled outgrowth of latently Epstein-Barr virus–infected B cells, leading to B-lymphoproliferative disorder (BLPD). Given the potentially important pathogenic role of IL-6 in BLPD, it was tested whether the in vivo neutralization of IL-6 by a monoclonal(More)
Cinacalcet in HIV haemodialysis patients Sir, Cinacalcet HCL (MIMPARA R), a positive allosteric mod-ulator of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) on the surface of the parathyroid glands, reduces serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in more than 80% of haemodialy-sis (HD) patients [1]. The efficacy and safety of cinacalcet has been demonstrated in several(More)
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