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Variability in the functional topography of area 4 was examined in adult squirrel monkeys. Conventional intracortical microstimulation techniques were used to derive detailed maps (250 microns interpenetration distances) of distal forelimb movement representations in both hemispheres of six monkeys. Spatial features of these representational maps were then(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to describe the prevalence of metabolic abnormalities and of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its relationship to target-organ damage in children with primary hypertension (PH). METHODS Patients included 113 children with untreated PH at a mean age of 14.6 years (range, 5 to 18 years). The control group consisted of 134 healthy children at(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyse the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Polish children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) dependant on the CKD stage, treatment modality and selected social life elements in families of the patients. Furthermore, potential differences between self-report and parent/proxy reports and the factors influencing(More)
BACKGROUND Some kidney diseases tend to recur in the renal allograft after transplantation. We studied the risk of graft loss among primary renal diseases known for their high risk of recurrence and compared it with that of patients with hypoplasia and/or dysplasia. METHODS Within the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology and European Renal(More)
UNLABELLED Pediatric patients with end-stage renal failure due to severe drug-resistant nephrotic syndrome are at risk of rapid recurrence after renal transplantation. Treatment options include plasmapheresis, high-dose of cyclosporine A/methylprednisolone and more recently-rituximab (anti-B CD20 monoclonal depleting antibody). We report five patients with(More)
The biologics used in transplantation clinical practice include several monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies aimed at specific cellular receptors. The effect of their mechanisms of action includes depleting or blocking specific cell subpopulations, complement system, or removing circulating preformed antibodies and blocking their production. They are used(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children burdens life of patients and their families. Little is known about parents` assessment of families' social situation. However, the knowledge of the details of a patient's and his family's life standards might influence modification and optimization of applied therapy. Therefore, the main(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze psychosocial aspects of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children treated with automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). METHODS The study assessed 41 children > 2 (range 2.1-18) years of age and their parents. Data concerning the illness and sociodemographic parameters were collected. Patients completed the(More)
  • R Grenda
  • 2004
Severe clinical course of acute renal and acute liver failure is recognized as life-threatening condition, often developing in critically ill patients, demanding intensive care. Continuous renal replacement techniques, including venovenous hemodialysis/hemofiltration/hemodiafiltration/ultrafiltration (CWHD/CWHF/CWHDF/SCUF) are becoming the therapeutic(More)
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