Marjorie W.Y. Foo

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The clinical benefits of using "biocompatible" neutral pH solutions containing low levels of glucose degradation products for peritoneal dialysis compared with standard solutions are uncertain. In this multicenter, open-label, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial, we randomly assigned 185 incident adult peritoneal dialysis patients with residual(More)
1. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of high (220 mmol/day) and low (40 mmol/day) salt intake for 6 days on blood pressure, leg blood flow and insulin sensitivity in 18 healthy normotensive subjects. 2. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure was measured at baseline, during salt-loading and salt-depletion. Insulin sensitivity was(More)
Bilateral necrosis of the globus pallidus was observed in a 43-year-old man who had received treatment for malignant hypertension with sodium nitroprusside. Cyanide released from sodium nitroprusside may have caused the pallidal lesions in the presence of deranged liver function and episodes of hypoxia.
OBJECTIVES We postulated the mechanism for the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and insulin sensitivity might relate to changes in blood flow regulation. We studied the association of this polymorphism with insulin action, and insulin-mediated changes in limb blood flow (LBF), under(More)
BACKGROUND The balANZ trial recently reported that neutral pH, low glucose degradation product (biocompatible) peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions significantly delayed anuria and reduced peritonitis rates compared with conventional solutions. This article reports a secondary outcome analysis of the balANZ trial with respect to peritoneal membrane function.(More)
BACKGROUND A multicenter, multi-country randomized controlled trial (the balANZ study) recently reported that peritonitis rates significantly improved with the use of neutral-pH peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions low in glucose degradation products ("biocompatible") compared with standard solutions. The present paper reports a secondary outcome analysis of(More)
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