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Diagnostic and prognostic role of peritoneal CA 125 in peritoneal dialysis patients presenting with acute peritonitis
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NefrologiaBackground:Cancer antigen 125 (CA125) is made by peritoneal mesothelial cells and can be measured in spent dialysate effluent from peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. It has been suggested that CA125 is a marker of peritoneal mesothelial cell mass an ... ...
The effect of intensive nutrition interventions on weight gain after kidney transplantation: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
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NefrologiaBackground:Weight gain and obesity are common after kidney transplantation, particularly during the first year. Obesity is a risk factor for the development of new-onset diabetes after transplantation, and is associated with reduced graft survival. ... ...
Association of serum levels of FGF23 and ¿-Klotho with glomerular filtration rate and proteinuria among cardiac patients
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NefrologiaBackground:Expression and/or excretion of fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) and its co-receptor Klotho are altered in patients with end-stage renal disease. The possibility that the FGF23/alpha-Klotho system mediates the aggravated cardiovascular ... ...
Prevalence of microalbuminuria and diagnostic value of dipstick proteinuria in outpatients from HIV clinics in Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of Congo
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NefrologiaBackground:Microalbuminuria is a marker of early kidney disease and high cardiovascular risk in various populations, including HIV positive patients. However, the diagnostic value of qualitative (dipstick) proteinuria and the burden of microalbuminu ... ...
Dephosphorylated-uncarboxylated Matrix Gla protein concentration is predictive of vitamin K status and is correlated with vascular calcification in a cohort of hemodialysis patients
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NefrologiaBackground:Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is known to act as a potent local inhibitor of vascular calcifications. However, in order to be active, MGP must be phosphorylated and carboxylated, with this last process being dependent on vitamin K. The present ... ...
Assessing the agreement of biomarker data in the presence of left-censoring
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NefrologiaBackground:In many clinical biomarker studies, Lin?s concordance correlation coefficient (CCC) is commonly used to assess the level of agreement of a biomarker measured under two different conditions. However, measurement of a specific biomarker typ ... ...
Acute interstitial nephritis induced by Dioscorea quinqueloba
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NefrologiaBackground:The use of herbal medicine may be a risk factor for the development of kidney injury, as it has been reported to cause various renal syndromes. Dioscorea quinqueloba is a medicinal herb that is used as an alternative therapy for cardiovas ... ...
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