Merita Rroji

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Cardiac valve calcification (CVC) has long been regarded as a consequence of abnormal calcium–phosphate metabolism in uremic patient associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in this population. We evaluated the association between residual renal function (RRF), phosphate level and valve calcification in peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis(More)
To our knowledge, there are no studies on advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) analysing the impact of ageing on serum concentrations of uraemic toxins while adjusting for renal function. Knowledge of this feature, however, could influence prognostic assessment and therapeutic decision-making, e.g. about when to start dialysis or how intensive it should(More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular access is often considered the Achilles heel the of hemodialysis because of its impact on morbidity, all cause mortality and finally costs of these patients. The most common complication of permanent hemodialysis (HD) vascular access is thrombosis, with some cases being related to hypercoagulability states. Antiphospholipid antibody(More)
Atherosclerosis is frequently present in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated with dialysis. We evaluated the association between residual renal function (RRF), phosphate level, inflammation and other risk factors in carotid modeling as a marker of early atherosclerosis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) compared with hemodialysis (HD) patients. We(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate ventricular geometry, its relationship with the inflammatory markers, and mortality of patients with end-stage renal disease on peritoneal and hemodialysis treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled adult patients on long-term dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) for more than 3 months.(More)
Calciphylaxis is a rare and potentially fatal condition usually observed in patients with long-standing history of chronic kidney disease. It’s a challenging disorder with a multifactorial etiology. Calciphylaxis occurs more often in fatty tissues of the abdomen, buttocks, genital and inner thigh regions. In these areas blood flow is lower, the potential(More)
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