Román Aguirre

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Renal function impairment and electrolyte disorders in hypothyroidism are frequently subtle and rarely observed in clinical practice. To assess the extent of these defects, serum concentration of electrolytes and glomerular filtration rate were estimated before and after thyroid replacement therapy in 41 patients with primary hypothyroidism. All patients(More)
One hundred and fifty calcium (Ca) balance studies were performed in 50 patients treated with CAPD using dialysate with a 1.75 mmol/l (7 mg/dl) Ca content, in order to calculate the peritoneal balance of Ca by measuring the Ca in all the effluent for a 24-h period, and looking at the influence of serum ionized Ca and the ultrafiltration rate in the calcium(More)
The aim of this study was to find out the relationship between body iron stores and serum aluminum levels among 82 stable CAPD patients. The influence of other factors such as time on CAPD and residual renal function was also considered. Thirty-three patients received aluminum hydroxide as a phosphate binder, and they had significantly higher aluminum(More)
OBJECTIVE Mupirocin ointment and antiseptics are standard cleansing agents in routine exit-site care of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters, but these agents have a deleterious effect on polyurethane devices. We assessed the effectiveness of topical use of ciprofloxacin otologic solution for preventing exit-site infection (ESI) in PD patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Proteinuria is a significant independent determinant of the progression of chronic renal diseases. It induces an increased synthesis of angiotensin II, endothelin and profibrogenic growth factors, such as transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), by mesangial and tubular cells. The antiproteinuric effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme(More)
Candida peritonitis was treated with fluconazole in ten continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients without immediate removal of the peritoneal catheter. Shortly prior to diagnosis, six patients (60%) had received broad-spectrum antibiotics. Gram stain of peritoneal fluid detected yeast in 70% of cases. In eight patients the peritoneal(More)
AIM The objective of the study reported here was to describe dose equivalence and hemoglobin (Hb) stability in a cohort of unselected hemodialysis patients who were switched simultaneously from epoetin alfa to darbepoetin alfa. METHODS This was a multicenter, observational, retrospective study in patients aged ≥18 years who switched from intravenous (IV)(More)
We have developed a catheter extension/continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) set (ANDY high flow set) of larger lumen (minimum internal diameter 3.25 mm), and compared peritoneal dialysate flow rates in two groups of 6 stable CAPD patients of comparable age, sex distribution, and time on dialysis according to type of catheter. Both groups were(More)
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