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Peritoneal dialysis glossary 2009
A number of attempts to create a commonly accepted terminology regarding definitions and terms used for clinical entities, methods, problems, and materials encountered by health professionals involved in peritoneal dialysis ...
Hemodialysis procedure does not affect the levels of sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1 in patients with end stage renal disease
Atherosclerosis is by far the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with end stage renal disease undergoing chronic hemodialysis (HD). Vascular endothelial cell adhesion molecules like the intercellular ...
Acute renal failure after antibiotic-impregnated bone cement treatment of an infected total knee arthroplasty
Antibiotic-impregnated cement is used frequently in revision procedures of infected total hip and knee arthroplasties. Local antibiotic treatment is as effective as the use of systemic antibiotics. The purpose of such ...
Acute Renal Failure: A Rare Presentation of Hypothyroidism
Thyroid hormones affect the function of almost every body organ, and thyroid dysfunction produces a wide range of metabolic disturbances. Severe hypothyroidism is associated with significant effects on the kidney. The ...
Acute renal failure in the elderly: particular characteristics
Elderly individuals comprise the fastest growing patient population group and acute renal failure (ARF) is quite common among them, although exact numbers are not known. We reviewed the literature with regards to the ...
Renal physiology in elderly persons with severe immobility syndrome
The immobility syndrome (IS) is a common condition in the elderly and consists of a reduction in the capacity to perform daily activities because of motor function deterioration. This syndrome leads to characteristic ...