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Chironomid larvae (red midge larvae) are often used by aquarists as fish food. Their hemoglobins can cause IgE-mediated allergic diseases in exposed and unexposed people. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of positive skin tests to chironomids in patients suffering from rhinitis and/or bronchial asthma in Ciudad Real (Spain). A total of(More)
Cidofovir is an antiviral drug with activity against a wide array of DNA viruses including poxvirus. The therapeutic use of cidofovir is marred by a dose-limiting side effect, nephrotoxicity, leading to proximal tubular cell injury and acute renal failure. Treatment with cidofovir requires the routine use of prophylactic measures. A correct knowledge of the(More)
BACKGROUND Sevelamer is a non-absorbable phosphorus chelator that is not a source of aluminium, calcium or base. The clinical experience with sevelamer in peritoneal dialysis and in daily clinical practice is scarce. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of therapy of hyperphosphoremia with sevelamer on serum phosphorus and phosphorus chelators(More)
Objectives. Metformin is the preferred oral antidiabetic agent for type 2 diabetes. Lactic acidosis is described as a rare complication, usually during an acute kidney injury (AKI). Material and Methods. We conducted a prospective observational study of metformin-associated AKI cases during four years. 29 cases were identified. Previous renal function,(More)
The plasma metallothionein concentration was studied in renal transplant patients. These patients are submitted to an attack of free radicals catalyzed by metals such as copper, zinc, cadmium, and others. The function of metallothionein is to bind toxic metals inhibiting the attack of free radicals and oxidative stress that patients receiving renal(More)
Vasculitis is diagnosed with increasing frequency in the elderly. We hereby present the case of an 84-year-old male, who had weight loss, low-degree fever, anemia and epigastric pain. After 14 days of study with the tentative diagnosis of digestive neoplasia, a progressive renal insufficiency was detected. This clinical picture was secondary to(More)
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