Maria Francesca Egidi

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Evidence exists that nutritional therapy induces favorable metabolic changes, prevents signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency, and is able to delay the need of dialysis. Currently, the main concern of the renal diets has turned from the efficacy to the feasibility in the daily clinical practice.Herewith we describe some different dietary approaches,(More)
This study investigated the factors associated with hypovitaminosis D, in a cohort of 405 prevalent patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 2-4, living in Italy and followed-up in tertiary care. The effect of cholecalciferol 10,000 IU once-a-week for 12 months was evaluated in a subgroup of 100 consecutive patients with hypovitaminosis D. Vitamin(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary treatment is helpful in CKD patients, but nutritional interventions are scarcely implemented. The main concern of the renal diets is its feasibility with regards to daily clinical practice especially in the elderly and co-morbid patients. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a pragmatic, step-wise, personalized nutritional support(More)
INTRODUCTION This report describes our experience using a low-dose synthetic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) analog for patients affected by nephrotic syndrome who had not responded to or had relapsed after steroid and immunosuppressive treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen adult nephrotic patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate >30(More)
This report is based on research conducted by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital EPC under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD (RENT0610). The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the authors who are responsible for its contents. The findings and conclusions do not necessarily(More)
A FTER whole organ pancreas transplantation with duo-denojejunostomy to drain the exocrine secretions was reintroduced in 1984,1 a few centers adopted this technique to replace transplantation of the body and tail of the pancreas, which had been the procedure of choice in the 1970s and early 1980s. Although in the early clinical trials using cyclosporine in(More)
transplants were performed at the University of Pitts-burgh. To avoid the high complication rate related to bladder drainage! and to reduce the rate of reoperation, enteric drainage according to the technique described by Starzl,2 was performed in the majority of patients. Rejection episodes were documented with fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the pancreas(More)
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