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Gross calcification of the small bowel in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient with sclerosing peritonitis
We present here the case of a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patient who developed sclerosing calcifying peritonitis with gross macroscopic calcification of the small bowel, a rare and life-threatening ...
Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (Watermelon Stomach) in Patients With ESRD
In 1989, Navab et al suggested that watermelon stomach often is observed in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. On the basis of this and some later reports, an etiopathogenetic association between the 2 disorders ...
Does hepcidin affect erythropoiesis in hemodialysis patients?
Introduction: Prohepcidin is the precursor of hepcidin, a liver-derived peptide involved in iron metabolism by blocking its intestinal absorption and its release by the reticuloendothelial system. Iron overload and ...
Inhibition by mercuric chloride of aquaporin-1 in the parietal sheep peritoneum: an electrophysiologic study
The peritoneal mesothelium is a barrier to ion transport in peritoneal dialysis. In this study, we used Ussing-chamber experiments to investigate the effect of HgCl2, an aquaporin-1 inhibitor, on the transmesothelial ...
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome in a 52-year-old female: A case report and review of the literature
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is a rare entity first described in 1975, affecting mainly young women and adolescents. We present a case of a 52-year-old female patient (one of the oldest in the ...