Pradip Teredesai

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BACKGROUND Hypertension may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the excess cardiovascular and cerebrovascular (CV) morbidity observed in hemodialysis patients (HD). However, the optimal blood pressure (BP) range for HD patients has not been defined. We postulated that there is a "U" curve relationship between BP and CV mortality. To explore this(More)
Re-collection micropuncture of late proximal tubular segments and simultaneous clearance studies were performed in chronically thyroparathyroidectomized dogs before and after the intravenous administration of bumetanide. The drug, a new sulfonamide-derivative diuretic, inhibited proximal fractional sodium and fluid transport by 0.12 (from 0.44 +/- 0.04 to(More)
Diabetic nephropathy have only rarely been described in patients who have minimal or no glucose intolerance. We herein report the case of a 59-yr-old man who presented with nephrotic syndrome and minimal glucose intolerance whose renal biopsy showed the nodular (Kimmelsteil-Wilson) and diffuse glomerulosclerosis lesions characteristic of diabetes. We(More)
Acute clearance studies were performed in normal subjects to assess the actions of the new diuretic, piretanide, on renal function. The drug increased both glomerular filtration rate and effective renal plasma flow in roughly proportionate amounts, so that filtration fraction did not change. In a dosage of 2 to 3 mg, it induced an increase in sodium(More)
The effect of piretanide on renal electrolyte transport was evaluated by simultaneous micropuncture and clearance studies. In chronically thyroparathyroidectomized (TPTX) dogs, the drug caused an increased percentage excretion (%E) of sodium (from 0.6 +/- 0.1 to 15.2 +/= 1.8%, P less than 0.01) as well as of calcium (from 1.0 +/- 0.2 to 17.8 +/- 1.7%, P(More)
In this column, the authors propose a practice-based clinical pathway development process using patient data from electronic health records. The authors aim to examine the interaction between patients' health conditions and treatment approaches, and learn the most common pathways of care to inform better patient engagement and outcomes in healthcare(More)
Two non-dialyzed patients with severe uremic bone disease were treated successfully with dihydrotachysterol (DHT). In each case, dramatic clinical improvement was noted in several weeks and this was verified by biochemical, radiologic and histologic measurements. Although DHT has been utilized previously in combination with dialysis, its documented(More)
Despite substantial advances in the treatment of end-stage renal disease, mortality of hemodialysis patients remains high. Several models exist that predict mortality for this population and identify patients at risk. However, they mostly focus on patients at a particular stage of dialysis treatment, such as start of dialysis, and only use the most recent(More)
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