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The efficacy of homocysteine (Hcy)-lowering therapy in reducing the risk of CVD among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether pooling the data from the few small randomised, controlled trials that address this topic would improve the statistical power of the analysis and resolve(More)
BACKGROUND Use of conventional dialysate (CD) (powdered sodium bicarbonate dissolved manually with reverse osmosis water before dialysis) is common in Chinese haemodialysis (HD) centres. However, this preparation carries the risk of degradation and contamination, potentially negatively impacting host defense. Commercially available high-purity dialysate(More)
In order to improve the diagnosis of thin basement membrane nephropathy, we observed the ultrastructure of renal biopsy specimens from five cases with thin basement membrane nephropathy, and selectively measured the thickness of the basement membrane. The result showed: 1. The thickness of the basement membrane of five patients was less than 250 nm. 2. The(More)
Moving seawater through geomagnetic field can evoke a distribution of weak electric currents in the medium, which may generate a measurable magnetic field. The velocity vector of moving seawater can be resolved by using the ship wave theory, and the induced magnetic field can be evaluated by solving the Maxwell equations. Simulation results show that the(More)
PURPOSE Previous study has shown an independent association of low body fat percentage and fat loss over time with higher mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. High-purity dialysis fluid (HPDF) used in place of conventional dialysis fluid (CDF) may decrease inflammation and improve nutritional status. Its effect on adipocytes and therefore fat storage is(More)
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