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A 23-year-old male presented with renal failure, cholestatic liver enzyme elevation and uveitis. Percutaneous renal biopsy revealed marked eosinophilic infiltration of the renal interstitium, which made the diagnosis of TINU syndrome (Tubulo-Interstitial Nephritis and Uveitis). Percutaneous liver biopsy showed granulomatous hepatitis, which was not(More)
BACKGROUND The extent of involvement of the subcutaneous Tenckhoff catheter tract in CAPD peritonitis and catheter-related infections is of major therapeutic importance. By definition, both peritonitis and exit-site infections do not involve the catheter tract. However, diagnosis of these infections as well as the more sinister tunnel infection is based(More)
Haemodialyzed (HD) patients have been found to have an increased bile cholesterol level and an increased saturation index in bile. These changes were markedly enhanced in the presence of a low-protein diet. To evaluate whether such changes influence the prevalence of cholelithiasis in patients with end-stage renal failure, real-time sonography was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Recently we observed a unique clinical phenomenon, namely, orthostatic or postural hypoxaemia in a 72-year-old female adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD) patient, maintained on CAPD. Extensive investigations failed to yield a satisfactory explanation for her ambulatory hypoxaemia. METHODS To validate our observation, 15 dialysed patients(More)
Nonocclusive mesenteric infarction has recently been diagnosed with increasing frequency in dialysis patients. Although most reports have concerned patients on hemodialysis, the condition has also been reported to occur in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. This report describes such a case developing in a woman whose end-stage renal(More)
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