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Soluble Klotho is not independently associated with cardiovascular disease in a population of dialysis patients
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Dialysis patients suffer from a high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Partly this is due to progressive deterioration of calcium-phosphate homeostasis. Previous studies suggested that besides FGF-23, low levels of Klotho, a protein ... ...
Serum cystatin C is a determinant of central pressure augmentation index measured by oscillometric method in renal transplant recipients
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Serum cystatin C (ScysC) may help predicting cardiovascular outcome not only through its ability to detect renal dysfunction but also through its potential connection to others factors that are directly related to cardiovascular diseases. ... ...
Patients' and carers' experiences of interacting with home haemodialysis technology: implications for quality and safety
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Little is known about patients' and carers' experiences of interacting with home haemodialysis (HHD) technology, in terms of user experience, how the design of the technology supports safety and fits with home use, and how the broader c ... ...
Perceived barriers and facilitators of using dietary modification for CKD prevention among African Americans of low socioeconomic status: a qualitative study
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Factors influencing the use of dietary interventions for modification of CKD risk among African Americans have not been well-explored. We assessed perceived barriers and facilitators of CKD prevention through dietary modifications among A ... ...
Efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil treatment in IgA nephropathy: a systematic review
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:IgA nephropathy is the most common primary glomerular disease worldwide and also the most frequent cause of kidney failure. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is a selective immunosuppressant widely used in many autoimmune diseases. However, the ... ...
Low income, community poverty and risk of end stage renal disease
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NefrologiaBackground:The risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD) is increased among individuals with low income and in low income communities. However, few studies have examined the relation of both individual and community socioeconomic status (SES) with inci ... ...
From dialysis to transplantation: a 5-year longitudinal study on self-reported quality of life
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Little is known how health related quality of life (HRQOL) change in the transition from dialysis to renal transplantation (RTX). Longitudinal data addressing the patient-related outcomes are scarce, and particularly data regarding kidney ... ...
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