Mariano Feriani

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Data support the evidence that neuropsychological rehabilitation is effective in Alzheimer disease (AD), to strengthen the pharmacological treatment to delay the progression of dementia. At moment, a few studies have examined the efficacy of non-pharmacological treatment in MCI. This is a controlled study that assesses the effectiveness of(More)
AIMS Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are recommended for managing renal anemia. ALTERNATE is an observational study in European and Australian dialysis patients evaluating darbepoetin a (DA) once every 2 weeks (Q2W) in clinical practice. METHODS Adult dialysis patients initiating treatment with DA Q2W were eligible regardless of previous/current(More)
Symptomatic intradialytic hypotension is a common complication of hemodialysis (HD). The application of convective therapies to the outpatient setting may improve outcomes, including intradialytic hypotension. In this multicenter, open-label, randomized controlled study, we randomly assigned 146 long-term dialysis patients to HD (n = 70), online predilution(More)
Uremic encephalopathy (UE) is a clinical syndrome, closely linked to the progression of renal failure. Many approaches can be utilized to diagnose it: EEG changes, somatosensory evoked potentials, choice reaction time test, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies, brain computerized tomography, plasma and CSF amino acid concentration. On the basis of the data(More)
Ultrafiltration and pressure profiles in hollow fiber dialyzers with different hydraulic permeabilities have been investigated with a new scintigraphic method. Radiolabelled albumin macroaggregates, used as a nondiffusible marker molecule, were added to the blood in an in vitro circuit and circulated through cuprophan and polysulphon dialyzers. Since the(More)
A buffer is included in the peritoneal dialysis solution in order to offset the hydrogen ions normally produced during the metabolic processes. Nowadays, the buffer used is lactate, and its concentration in conventional peritoneal dialysis fluids is 35 or 40 mmol/L. Despite the general thought that peritoneal dialysis adequately corrects uremic acidosis,(More)
Cardiovascular disease represents the most common cause for the excess of morbidity and mortality found in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and has prompted the exploration of multiple approaches to improve outcomes in these patients. Cardiovascular risk factors such as increased oxidative stress (OxSt) and inflammation are found in ESRD patients. A vitamin(More)