Advances in End-stage Renal Diseases 2005

Advances in End-stage Renal Diseases 2005

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This latest volume contains discussions of epidemiological data and risk factors for morbid conditions in hemodialysis - stressing the importance of comorbidities in the final outcome of dialysis patients - including contributions on phosphate kinetics, hyperphosphatemia or the effect of daily hemodialysis on monocyte apoptosis. Moreover, special attention is paid to new technologies such as ultrasound elasticity imaging and monitoring of home hemodialysis or vascular access, underlining the fact that technology cannot be a surrogate for good clinical practice and meticulous care of patients. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, this publication is a most helpful reference tool for both clinicians and basic investigators involved in hemodialysis.Drug-Eluting Stents The recent advent of drug-eluting stents has revolutionized the therapy of post-angioplasty ... setting of drug-eluting stents may have long- term detrimental effects, although these do not appear to be clinically relevant. ... The best results in this field, however, have come from recent work by Szmitko et al.

Title:Advances in End-stage Renal Diseases 2005
Author:Claudio Ronco, N. W. Levin
Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2005-01-01


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