Murali Krishnan

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OBJECTIVE No studies have been done to examine factors that predict the outcome of bacterial peritonitis during peritoneal dialysis (PD), beyond the contribution of the organism causing the peritonitis, concurrent exit-site or tunnel infection, and abdominal catastrophes. DESIGN In this study we examined several clinical and laboratory parameters that(More)
Narrow-band ultraviolet (NB-UVB) phototherapy emits mostly 311/312 nm light and is commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders. As a source of UVB irradiation, NB-UVB causes apoptosis in T lymphocytes but its effects on keratinocytes are unknown. Herein, we have investigated the ability of NB-UVB to induce apoptosis in keratinocytes. Two(More)
In this paper we investigate the performance of the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) with Dynamic Time Warping, Vector Quantization and Artificial Neural Networks for speaker-dependent, isolated word recognition. Wavelet Transforms have demonstrated good time-frequency localization properties and are appropriate tools for the analysis of non-stationary(More)
Objective: Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) can develop uremic symptoms as their residual renal function declines. In this retrospective study, we assessed the effect of increasing the dose of dialysis in patients who developed uremic symptoms. Methods: Patients on PD who had an increase in their dialysis dose due to either the appearance of uremic(More)
Over the last 10 years an increasing number of patients worldwide have started dialysis or had transplantation. Many are elderly with complex comorbid conditions. Registries across the world all show a rapid and dramatic increase in the number of older patients accepted for renal replacement therapy. In addition, the number of patients who grow old on(More)
In this retrospective study we present our experience with chronic peritoneal dialysis in nine patients with ESRD in their 10th decade of life (≥90 years) at the Toronto Western Hospital. A family member or a private nurse assisted all patients in dialysis procedure. The co-morbid illnesses, survival, hospitalizations and complications related or unrelated(More)
Fatigue is a common complaint in long termdialysis patients that may influence theirquality of life. The present study was carriedout in order to evaluate the prevalence andcourse of fatigue in a group of chronic PDpatients and to find the possible factor(s)related to its development. We retrospectivelyreviewed 100 charts of the patients previouslyon PD.(More)