Teodoro Lopez

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BACKGROUND Currently the total (dialytic plus renal) urea clearance (KT) is computed as Kt/V plus the equivalent Kt/V (KT/VKR) provided by the renal urea clearance (KR). However, KT/VKR is computed with two different formulae, by Gotch and Keshaviah respectively. Moreover Teschan suggested a weekly KT, that is a multiple of Keshaviah's KT. We suggest the(More)
We compared the distribution of an insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism coding for the angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) gene in 100 subjects fulfilling NIMH criteria for Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI) and 124 controls. We found significantly reduced prevalences of the ACE I/I genotype together with increases of the ACE D allele in the AAMI(More)
BACKGROUND Hemodialysis patients have a high cardiovascular mortality, and hypertension is the most prevalent treatable risk factor. We aimed to assess the predictive significance of dialysis-to-dialysis variability in blood pressure in hemodialysis patients. METHODS We performed a historical cohort study in 1,088 prevalent hemodialysis patients, followed(More)
Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI) is a clinical entity which was originally described to define memory problems linked to normal aging. Apolipoprotein E and ACE genes have both been associated with cognitive impairment in aging and dementia. The purpose of this study was to investigate memory and executive functions in AAMI according to the genetic(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of the present work was to know the consume of foodstuffs and nutrients among schoolchildren in the Madrid Autonomous Community and also the relative contribution of each group of foodstuffs to the overall intake of macronutrients. This study had a sectional observational design involving 2,608 children (51% males and 49% females)(More)
Urea Kt/V is an accurate tool to estimate the adequacy of hemodialysis (HD) therapy; however, the current methods of calculating Kt/V are too complex for routine clinical use and require great care in order to avoid major inaccuracies. As percent reduction in blood urea concentration during dialysis (PRU) is a function of dialyzer urea clearance, length of(More)
Cuffed tunneled venous access catheters are commonly used for temporary and permanent access in hemodialysis (HD) patients. These catheters serve an essential role in providing permanent access in subjects in whom all other access options have been exhausted. The predominant complications are catheter thrombosis, catheter fibrin sheating and infection. The(More)
Secondary amyloidosis is a relatively common pathology in which chronic infectious diseases are common causes, especially infected bronchiectasis, osteomyelitis or chronic ulcers. The association of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and systemic amyloidosis is extremely rare. To our knowledge, despite innumerable cases of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis(More)
Regional clinical Audit, guideline Targets and local and regional Benchmarks In order to improve the quality of dialysis treatment, we have devised some routines, particularly suitable for electronic data management systems. First, we suggest a systematic monthly analysis of 10 common clinical performance measures (CPM), with the following guideline based(More)
Bone densitometry using I125 is a very easy method of investigation; it may be used repeatedly and simultaneously at different bone levels without distress to patients. The problems involved were those of the value, semeiological significance and possible limitations of this method in the investigation of uraemic osteopathy. These problems were solved(More)