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Hyperuricemia and deterioration of renal function in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:The role of hyperuricemia in disease progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) has not been defined well. We investigated the association of serum uric acid (sUA) with renal function and the effect of hypouricemi ... ...
A missed opportunity - consequences of unknown levetiracepam pharmacokinetics in a peritoneal dialysis patient
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Levetiracetam is a frequently used drug in the therapy of partial onset, myoclonic and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. The main route of elimination is via the kidneys, which eliminate 66% of the unchanged as well as 24% inactive metab ... ...
Paired measurement of urinary creatinine in neonates based on a Jaffe and an enzymatic IDMS-traceable assay
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Urinary creatinine can be quantified by Jaffe or enzymatic assays and is commonly used as denominator of urinary excretion of electrolytes or protein. Paired analysis in pediatric and adult samples documented inter-assay differences (up t ... ...
Characteristics of South African patients presenting with kidney disease in rural KwaZulu-Natal: a cross sectional study
Scritto da BMC Nephrology   
NefrologiaBackground:Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) globally. Diabetes and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), both prevalent in South Africa, have not been reported as significant causes of ESRD.Methods:We evaluate ... ...
A prediction model for renal artery stenosis using carotid ultrasonography measurements in patients undergoing coronary angiography
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NefrologiaBackground:Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid atherosclerotic plaque (CAP) are well-known indicators of atherosclerosis. However, few studies have reported the value of CIMT and CAP for predicting renal artery stenosis (RAS). We inves ... ...
Patients with kidney failure to get a new lease on life
Scritto da Urology/Nephrology News From Medical News Today   
NefrologiaEnd stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. ... ...
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in an adult patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis: a case report and literature review
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NefrologiaBackground:Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical and radiological entity characterized clinically by headache, altered mental status, seizures, visual disturbances, and other focal neurological signs, and radiographically ... ...
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