Marco Mereghetti

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We report three patients with well-documented renal amyloidosis who developed rapidly progressive renal failure. Renal biopsies from all three patients showed crescentic glomerulonephritis imposed on renal amyloidosis. All patients were treated with intravenous high-dose methylprednisolone pulses combined with immunosuppressive agents and oral(More)
Aneurysms (AN) and pseudoaneurysms are among the complications of vascular access. AN is a focal area of expansion, concentric or eccentric, with the wall consistency the same as all elements of the vessel wall (intima, media and adventitia). Pseudoaneurysm, or false aneurysm, is a blood harvesting without vascular wall, it is characterized by a reactive(More)
As a consequence of the central role of the arteriovenous fistula for dialysis (AVF) in the clinical management of the dialysis patient the necessity to limit the puncture-related complications to extend as much as possible the life of the vascular access. Accordingly, the AVF needling technique has gained growing attention. Alongside the traditional rope(More)
Aneurysms are a common and often difficult complication seen with arteriovenous vascular access for haemodialysis. The purpose of this narrative review is to define and describe the scale of the problem and suggested therapeutic strategies. A narrative review of the published literature illustrated by individual cases is presented with the aim of(More)
The tumors of the kidney are around the 3% of the neoplasia in adult patients and, at the postmortem examination, the renal neoplasias has a frequency of 1/300 for tumors diameter of 1 to 2 cms. In the treatment of the small neoplasias, techniques of nephron sparing and enucleation are used. These techniques have shown the same therapeutic effectiveness of(More)
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