Mariana Regalado

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The relative efficacy of local lidocaine anesthesia administered by subcutaneous injection and by iontophoresis was studied in 13 pediatric renal dialysis patients (ages 11-19 years: mean age 15.8 years). Each patient served as his own control at 3 assessment periods. Each type of anesthetic delivery method was administered to either of 2 fistula sites.(More)
Hypertension-associated renal disease is a major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States, but its risk factors remain incompletely defined. Identification and correction of amendable ESRD risk factors among patients with essential hypertension could reduce ESRD prevalence. Patients referred by their primary care physician for(More)
Hypoalbuminemia is a surrogate of malnutrition in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing chronic dialysis and commonly improves with prescription of adequate nutrition and dialysis. Nevertheless, some patients remain hypoalbuminemic for poorly understood reasons. We tested the hypotheses that chronic dialysis patients who remain hypoalbuminemic(More)
Information technology has been used successfully to improve quality and efficiency in serving customers. This article describes how a Social HMO developed a proprietary software program that enables personal care planners to gather and exchange patient information from laptop computers in members' homes. What is unique about this program is that it enables(More)
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