International Urology and Nephrology

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List of Papers (Total 172)

Intradialytic hyperalimentation as adjuvant support in pregnant hemodialysis patients: case report and review of the literature

Pregnancy in chronic dialysis patients is unusual and associated with many complications. Infants are often born both prematurely and small for gestational age. We report a case of a 36-year-old diabetic hemodialysis patient G4P3 who had prolonged hyperemesis gravidarum, for whom intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) was started at week 14 and continued throughout her ...

Intensifying renal replacement therapy during pregnancy: the role for nocturnal home hemodialysis

Fertility among women receiving conventional hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is very low. For those able to conceive it appears that infant survival is poor, and prematurity and its related complications are still commonplace. Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is a form of intensive, self-administered hemodialysis whereby patients receive 3–4 times the duration of conventional ...

No need for an “expiry date” in chronic peritoneal dialysis to prevent encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis

Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is drawing attention to the PD community because of its unpredictable onset and high mortality.Recently, the Scottish Renal Registry [1] has established the incidence of EPS and its correlation with PD duration in that region. The rate of EPS among patients on PD was 1.5%, with an incidence of 4.9 per 1,000 person-years. This rate is well ...

Pre-transplant and post-transplant soluble CD30 for prediction and diagnosis of acute kidney allograft rejection

Background Serum levels of soluble CD30 (sCD30) have been considered as a predictor of acute kidney allograft rejection. We have evaluated the pre-transplant and post-transplant levels of sCD30 with the aim of determining its value in predicting and diagnosing kidney rejection. Methods We measured sCD30 serum levels before kidney transplantation, 5 days post-operatively, and at ...

Sperm motility changes after coincubation with various uropathogenic microorganisms: an in vitro experimental study

Objective We investigated the relationship between semen motility and various uropathogenic microorganisms. Materials and methods Semen specimens from healthy donors were divided into portions and incubated with uropathogenic microorganisms in concentrations varying from 2 × 103 to 2 × 107 microorganisms/ml−1. Uninfected suspensions of spermatozoa served as controls. In all ...

Serum and urine cystatin C levels in children with post-pyelonephritic renal scarring: a pilot study

Aim We aimed to investigate in children with a history of acute pyelonephritis the influence of unilateral post-pyelonephritic renal scarring detected by DMSA scan on serum (SCysC) and urine cystatin C (UCysC) as well as upon other traditional markers of renal damage. Methods Children with DMSA proven pyelonephritis (n = 28) were grouped as either scar [+] (n = 19, unilateral renal ...

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Papillary Urothelial Bladder Carcinoma Associated with Osteoclast-Like Giant Cells

We report the case of a papillary urothelial carcinoma associated with osteoclast-like giant cells. A 60-year old woman presented with hematuria. A papillary neoplasm was detected by cystoscopy and removed transurethrally. Histological examination revealed a papillary urothelial carcinoma (grade I) associated with multiple stromal giant cells, which displayed morphological, ...

Absence or decreased endogenous thiosulfaturia: A cause of recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis

In two earlier publications we reported excellent therapeutic results in patients with recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis, using oral or intravenous i.v. sodium thiosulfate on the one hand, and on treatment of tumorus-soft periarticular tissues calcifications on the other. Thus, we considered useful to measure endogenous thiosulfaturia, using a specific HPLC method, in 25 healthy ...

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