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Characteristics, symptoms, and outcome of severe dysnatremias present on hospital admission.
OBJECTIVE Dysnatremias are common in critically ill patients and associated with adverse outcomes, but their incidence, nature, and treatment rarely have been studied systematically in the populationExpand
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Blood Calcification Propensity, Cardiovascular Events, and Survival in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis in the EVOLVE Trial.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients receiving hemodialysis are at risk of cardiovascular events. A novel blood test (T50 test) determines the individual calcification propensity of blood. DESIGN,Expand
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Calcification Propensity and Survival among Renal Transplant Recipients.
Calciprotein particle maturation time (T50) in serum is a novel measure of individual blood calcification propensity. To determine the clinical relevance of T50 in renal transplantation, baselineExpand
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Melatonin secretion is impaired in women with preeclampsia and an abnormal circadian blood pressure rhythm
Abstract Non-dipping circadian blood pressure (BP) is a common finding in preeclampsia, accompanied by adverse outcomes. Melatonin plays pivotal role in biological circadian rhythms. This studyExpand
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Hypercalcemia in the ED: prevalence, etiology, and outcome.
PURPOSES The aim of the study was to describe the prevalence, demographic, and clinical characteristics and etiologies of hypercalcemia in emergency department patients. BASIC PROCEDURES In thisExpand
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Comparative enzymology of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 from six species.
11beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1), catalyzing the intracellular activation of cortisone to cortisol, is currently considered a promising target to treat patients with metabolicExpand
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Sleep-related breathing disorders are associated with ventricular arrhythmias in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the influence of sleep-related breathing disorders (SBDs) on the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with reduced left ventricularExpand
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Impact of diuretic therapy-associated electrolyte disorders present on admission to the emergency department: a cross-sectional analysis
BackgroundDiuretics are among the most commonly prescribed medications and, due to their mechanisms of action, electrolyte disorders are common side effects of their use. In the present work weExpand
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Etiology and symptoms of severe hypokalemia in emergency department patients
Objectives To investigate the prevalence, etiology, and symptoms of severe hypokalemia in patients presenting to the emergency department. Methods In this retrospective, cross-sectional analysis, weExpand
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Prevalence and densitometric characteristics of incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis in men with recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis (idRTA) in men with recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis and its potential impact on bone mineral density.Expand
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