Mariana Dicugno

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Background. Precise estimation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and the identification of markers of progression are important. We compared creatinine, cystatin, and combined CKD-EPI equations with (99m)Tc-DTPA scintigraphy to measure GFR and proteinuria as markers of progression. Methods. Cross-sectional, observational study including 300 subjects.(More)
Adiponectin exerts cardiovascular protective actions, although some studies have shown the opposite. In hemodialysis, obese subjects display lower mortality rates despite hypoadiponectinemia, while higher adiponectin concentrations correlate with an elevated cardiovascular risk in nonobese subjects. The aim of the study is to suggest that adiponectin level(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the relationship between pro-brain natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP), troponin T (TropT) and nutritional status. METHODS A total of 48 chronic hemodialysis patients were grouped according to the presence [group A (GA); n = 24] or not [group B (GB)] of cardiovascular disease. RESULTS Compared to GB subjects, GA subjects were older, had(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, the main etiologies being diabetes and hypertension. Cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers are usually employed to assess risk or damage, or during follow-up. Proteinuria is considered a strong predictor of morbidity, a cause of inflammation,(More)
UNLABELLED Procalcitonin (PCT) has emerged as a marker of infection, a frequent complication in hemodialysis (HD). We analyzed PCT levels in chronic non-acutely infected HD subjects, assessed its correlation with inflammatory and nutritional markers and propose a PCT reference value for non-infected HD patients. In an observational cross-sectional study, 48(More)
BACKGROUND Certain adipokines exert direct effects on proteinuria, a cardiovascular risk factor ignored in hemodialysis. We measured different adipokines according to body mass index (BMI) in relation to proteinuria. METHODS Patients numbered 57: group A (GA), BMI<25, n = 22; GB, BMI 25-30, n = 15; and GC, BMI > 30, n = 20. There were no statistical(More)
AIM To assess residual diuresis and diverse variables according to body mass index (BMI). METHODS Cross-sectional study (n = 57), with 3 groups. Group A: BMI < 25, n = 22; Group B: BMI 25-30, n = 15; Group C: BMI > 30, n = 20. Diuresis, hematocrit, albumin, C-reactive protein, Malnutrition inflammatory score, Pro-BNP, Troponin T, leptin and insulin levels(More)
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