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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 ...
Effect of sodium-potassium pump inhibition by ouabain on the permeability of isolated visceral sheep peritoneum
The permeability for small solutes and the ultrafiltration capacity of the peritoneum are essential for effective peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatment. Elucidation of the factors that regulate these two properties is therefore ...
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase depletes tryptophan, activates general control non-derepressible 2 kinase and down-regulates key enzymes involved in fatty acid synthesis in primary human CD4+ T cells
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is expressed in antigen-presenting cells and exerts immunosuppressive effects on CD4+ T cells. One mechanism is through the inhibition of aerobic glycolysis. Another prerequisite for T-cell ...