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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)
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)
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)
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)
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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