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The relationship between apelin and cardiac parameters in patients on peritoneal dialysis: is there a new cardiac marker?
Background: Many markers have been proposed for CVD risk assessment in dialysis population. Apelin is a peptide that has roles in cardiovascular functions and volume regulation namely vasodilation, decreased blood pressure ...
Factors effective on peritoneal phosphorus transport and clearance in peritoneal dialysis patients
Aims: Transport characteristics of phosphorus are different from other small solutes that are evaluated in routine peritoneal equilibration test ( PET) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We aimed to evaluate peritoneal ...
Subcutaneous CERA for the Treatment of Chronic Renal Anemia in Predialysis Patients
Background: We investigated the efficacy, safety and tolerability of once-monthly administration of C.E.R.A. in erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) naive predialysis patients with CKD for anemia treatment
Effect of transfusion of washed red blood cells on serum potassium level in hemodialysis patients
Background/aim: This study aimed to compare washed red blood cell (WRBC) transfusion versus nonwashed RBC (NWRBC) transfusion in terms of posttransfusion potassium levels in dialysis patients on a day when the patient did ...
The effect of sleep apnea syndrome on the development of diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes
Aims: Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are serious comorbidities. Effects of OSAS on diabetic microvascular complications are ongoing research subjects. We evaluated the incidence of ...
The relationship between FGF-23 and ghrelin levels in CKD patients: preliminary data
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 is a recently discovered phosphaturic hormone that increases in chronic kidney disease (CKD). It has been accepted as a determinant of mortality and a therapeutic target in ...
Demographic and clinical characteristics of primary glomerular diseases in Turkey
The aim of our study was to delineate the demographic and clinical properties of primary glomerular diseases of adult population in our country in the light of global knowledge.