Nikisha Richards

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The correlation between pre-dialysis serum albumin and mortality has been linked with malnutrition. We measured pre and post-dialysis albumin in 86 stable haemodialysis patients and compared them with anthropometric measurements and body mass index (BMI). On the basis of pre-dialysis albumin 13% of patients would be classified as high risk, whilst on the(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of penetrating abdominal trauma is changing to reflect an increasing incidence of multiple injuries. Not only do multiple injuries increase the risk of infection, a very high risk of serious infection is conferred by immunosuppression from hemorrhage and transfusion and the high likelihood of intestinal injury, especially to the(More)
The disease-free survival of patients with myeloma and severe renal failure after high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell rescue is similar to those with normal renal function at the time of the autograft. However, recovery of renal function after intensive treatment is uncommon and patients with end-stage renal failure continue to be(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last years many technical improvements have been made in hemodialysis treatment. Vascular access (VA) still remains an important problem. Although the use of indwelling vascular catheters is discouraged, in Europe there is an increasing use of them. The K/DOQI Guidelines recommend a native arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as VA of choice. As(More)
OBJECTIVES We perform a retrospective review of renal tumors operated with a maximum size of 4 cm to determine if the diagnostic methodology was adequate, the TMN staging prognostic accuracy (UICC 2002) and the goal surgical treatment. MATERIAL AND METHOD Between 1984 to 2005, 78 renal units form 74 patients (4 bilateral synchronous) operated at the(More)
Three doses of the commercially available hepatitis B vaccine were administered to each of 43 anti-hepatitis B surface antigen antibody-negative children (including 32 hemophiliacs) who were regularly receiving blood product transfusions. Forty-two (98%) of them had demonstrable anti-hepatitis B surface antigen antibody in their serum, indicating that this(More)