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Predictive value of dialysis adequacy and nutritional indices for mortality and morbidity in CAPD and HD patients. A longitudinal study.
Indices of adequacy were predictors of mortality and morbidity, both on CAPD and HD, whereas normalized protein catabolic rate and subjective global assessment of nutritional status were not.
Cholesterol crystal embolism: A recognizable cause of renal disease.
Renal atheroembolic disease is a difficult and controversial diagnosis for the protean extrarenal manifestations of the disease, and recent data suggest that an aggressive therapeutic approach with patient-tailored supportive measures may be associated with a favorable clinical outcome.
Predictors of renal and patient outcomes in atheroembolic renal disease: a prospective study.
It is concluded that AERD has a strong clinical impact on patient and renal survival and the importance of preexisting chronic renal impairment in determining both renal and patient outcome, this latter being mediated by the development of ESRD.
Non-medical factors that impact on ESRD modality selection.
Clinical and morphological features of kidney involvement in primary Sjögren's syndrome.
Kidney involvement is a frequent extraglandular manifestation of primary Sjögren's syndrome and may precede the onset of subjective sicca syndrome.
Identification of a new locus for medullary cystic disease, on chromosome 16p12.
The genomewide linkage mapping of a new locus for medullary cystic disease, ADMCKD2, on chromosome 16p12 in a four-generation Italian pedigree fulfills the typical diagnostic criteria of AD MCKD, complicated by hyperuricemia and gouty arthritis.
Reversal of left ventricular hypertrophy following recombinant human erythropoietin treatment of anaemic dialysed uraemic patients.
Amelioration of anaemia with rHuEpo, by allowing recovery from the attendant LVH, might improve long-term cardiovascular prognosis in some dialysed uraemic patients, although the precise mechanism remains unknown.
Capd Viability: A Long-Term Comparison with Hemodialysis
CAPD is as effective as HD in preserving life in uremic patients in the long-term, and gives better results in the older elderly, and the lower technique success rate may not be a problem for patients with access to a good transplantation program.
A large TSC2 and PKD1 gene deletion is associated with renal and extrarenal signs of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
The presence of a deletion involving both TSC2 and PKD1 genes should be considered in the clinical assessment of TSC children with an early-onset polycystic kidney disease, and more generally in all ADPKD patients who develop end-stage renal failure prior to the fourth or fifth decade of life.