Todd C Moesbergen

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BACKGROUND Previous studies of the risks of hypertension for dialysis patients have yielded conflicting results. The aim of this study was to investigate, in a home dialysis population with low rates of diabetes and antihypertensive drug use, whether blood pressure (BP) was an independent risk factor for survival. METHODS The outcome of 168 consecutive(More)
A femoral hernia containing an appendix, known as de Garengeot hernia, is an uncommon and potentially confusing presentation. Prompt differentiation of this condition from other groin hernias in an acute setting will influence management and reduce morbidity. Computed Tomography (CT) should be performed in all suspected cases and an awareness of likely CT(More)
PURPOSE To assess accuracy of ultrasonographic (US) follow-up of distal ureteral calculi by using computed tomography (CT) and conventional radiography (kidneys, ureters, and bladder) as reference standards. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the Regional Ethics Committee, and written informed consent was obtained. One hundred fifty-eight(More)
An association between abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and abdominal wall hernia has been suggested, possibly reflecting a common collagen disorder. The same mechanism may also cause a greater frequency of diastasis recti among patients at risk of developing AAA. Diastasis recti could be used to identify patients at risk of AAA, with implications for AAA(More)
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