Pier Eugenio Nebiolo

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We studied to evolution of nerve conduction during hemodialysis following 21 patients with chronic renal failure. Mean motor nerve conduction velocity (MCV) was significantly different at hemodialysis onset and 3 years later for both common peroneal nerve (44.5 and 41.0 m./sec.) and ulnar nerve (52.5 and 47.1 m./ sec.). MCV decreased more in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of clinical risk management is to improve the quality of care provided by health care organizations and to assure patients' safety. Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) is a tool employed for clinical risk reduction. We applied FMEA to chronic hemodialysis outpatients. METHODS FMEA steps: (i) process study: we recorded phases and(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of haemoglobin (Hb) levels and resistance to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in dialysis patients have not yet been clearly defined. Some mainly uncontrolled studies suggest that online haemodiafiltration (HDF) may have a beneficial effect on Hb, whereas no data are available concerning online haemofiltration (HF). The(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The knowledge of the barriers that are associated with decreased physical activity (PA) in patients on chronic hemodialysis (PCH) may be of primary importance for the nephrologists. Thus, we aimed to assess the barriers associated with the absent or reduced PA in PCH of a Mediterranean country. METHODS Patients were invited to answer(More)
Nerve conduction velocity and visual evoked potential studies were conducted in 31 patients with chronic renal failure undergoing periodic hemodialysis. The results indicate damage to the central nervous system, such as delayed P100 wave, even in the absence of clinical signs, and to the peripheral nervous system, such as distal sensorimotor neuropathy. The(More)
Lactic acidosis metformin-related is a potentially fatal complication. Reviews show a stable prevalence of this phenomenon, but nephrological experience is required since it is frequently involved in therapeutic management. Here we report the cases of two old patients with severe lactic acidosis and acute renal failure treated with hemodiafiltration.
The Piedmont Group of Clinical Nephrology has compared the activity of 18 nephrology centers in the region Piedmont/Valle d'Aosta with regard to renal biopsy (RB). Data on the RBs performed in every nephrology unit, taking into account their entire experience (in some cases spanning more than 30 years), were analyzed. 3396 RBs were performed between 1996(More)
AIMS Little is known about postdialysis fatigue (PDF), a debilitating symptom of hemodialysis patients. METHODS In 5 hemodialysis units of northern-centre Italy, patients were regarded to suffer from PDF if they spontaneously offered this complaint when asked the open-ended question: Do you feel better or worse after dialysis? If worse, please specify in(More)
In 2010 a questionnaire was administered to the renal units of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta to analyze their procedures for renal biopsy (RB). Seventy-eight percent of units performed RBs, 57% for more than 20 years, but only 43% performed at least 20 BRs per year. 20/21 units performed RB in an inpatient setting and 1/21 in day hospital with the patient(More)
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder observed in hospitalized patients. The most severe forms are neurological and potentially fatal emergencies; yet increased morbidity, length of hospital stay and costs associated with less severe forms are aspects of major concern. Nephrologists are frequently consulted regarding the therapeutic(More)