Michael Ho-Ming Chan

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BACKGROUND There is no reliable clinical test to predict the reversibility of acute-on-chronic renal failure. We study whether urinary biomarkers could be used as a noninvasive prognostic marker in patients with acute-on-chronic renal failure. METHODS We studied 39 adult patients with pre-existing chronic renal impairment presenting to us with(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating bacterial DNA fragment is related to systemic inflammatory state in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We hypothesize that plasma bacterial DNA level predicts cardiovascular events in new PD patients. METHODS We measured plasma bacterial DNA level in 191 new PD patients, who were then followed for at least a year for the development(More)
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