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The objective of this study was to examine diabetic patients at the time of admission to maintenance haemodialysis and to follow them for 36 months in order to define predictors of cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular death. This prospective study comprised all consecutive diabetic patients admitted to 28 German dialysis centres between January 1985 and(More)
In seven patients on maintenance hemodialysis, de novo recurrent renal stone formation was observed. In all patients, the underlying disease was glomerulonephritis, with or without the nephrotic syndrome. All patients had considerable persistent proteinuria. The stones consisted predominantly of protein, as revealed by amino acid analysis, and had a(More)
Bone histology was evaluated in iliac creast biopsies of 15 patients with idiopathic hypercalciuria of the hyperabsorptive type and recurrent calcium oxalate stone formation. The biopsies were studied using quantitative histomorphometric analysis of undecalcified sections and fluorescent microscopy after double tetracycline labeling. Uring calcium and cAMP(More)
It has commonly been assumed that the renal risk in type II diabetes is markedly lower than in type I diabetes since only approximately 5% of the former but 40% of the latter experience renal failure. Based on our observations in the diabetes outpatient department of the University of Heidelberg, we conclude that the cumulative risk of developing(More)
In the present investigation 238 randomly selected male individuals of the general population (age 19--41 years) and 42 age-matched male patients with recurrent renal stone formation (calcium oxalate and/or calcium phosphate) were studied under outpatient conditions without dietary restrictions. Urinary Na excretion was 207 +/- 82 mmol/24 h (range 55--570)(More)
The biplot technique is a very useful graphical method to display the relationships between row and column characteristics in two-way tables. This method is applicable as long as the rank-2 approximation explains a large part (e.g. 95%) of the whole variability. However, since in large tables only a rank-3 approximation will yield such a high degree of(More)
The objective of this study was to measure cholesterol concentrations in diabetic patients at the beginning of maintenance hemodialysis treatment and to define their role as predictors of subsequent cardiac death on maintenance hemodialysis. The design of this study consisted of a prospective study of all consecutive diabetic patients newly admitted to 28(More)