Walther H. Boer

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BACKGROUND In Curaçao, distilled seawater from the water plant was used without further purification for hemodialysis for several decades. A new distribution pipe supplying water to a dialysis center on the island was installed in May 1996. To protect it from corrosion, this pipe was lined on the inside with a cement mortar. Because of the aggressiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND Lithium (Li) is an invaluable drug for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Long-term Li use is associated with renal complications including the formation of uncomplicated renal cysts caused by proliferation and expansion of collecting duct (CD) cells. We report six patients with complicated renal cysts in the context of Li nephropathy. METHODS(More)
We describe the case of a young adult with immobilization-related hypercalcaemia and advanced renal insufficiency. Because of the uncertain safety profile of bisphosphonates in such patients, only a low dose of pamidronate was administered twice. This did not result in a sufficient decrease in the serum calcium concentration nor was the decrease sustained.(More)
INTRODUCTION Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a devastating complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). The pathogenesis is not exactly known and no preventive strategy or targeted medical therapy is available. CCN2 has both pro-fibrotic and pro-angiogenic actions and appears an attractive target. Therefore, we studied peritoneal expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a severe complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Previously, it has been shown that infiltrating CD4-positive T cells and M2 macrophages are associated with several fibrotic conditions. Therefore, the characteristics of the peritoneal cell infiltrate in EPS may be of interest to understand EPS(More)
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