The information collected for each patient included: Age, Gender, Etiology of Cirrhosis, clinical features (Common), biochemical parameters (Aspartate aminotransferase [AST], alanine aminotransferase [ALT], total bilirubin, serum albumin,, serum creatinine, platelet count, presence and degree of ascites and encephalopathy assessed according to Child-Pugh criteria.(9) In addition Model for Endstage
Liver Disease (MELD) Score was also calculated for all patients.
It is well known that arterial stiffness is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease (CVD) and arterial stiffness is caused by hypertension endstage
renal disease and atherosclerosis.1-3 Detection of pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a non-invasive way to evaluate the arterial stiffness for atherosclerosis and a significant association was found between PWV level and susceptibility of atherosclerotic disease.4-6 Recent studies have showed that PWV can be a predictive and prognostic factor for CVD.6-8 Assessing the PWV of arterial stiffness carotidfemoral PWV (cfWV) is an important way to measure the stiffness of the thoracic and abdominal aorta.
"This is the first time study results have shown that maintaining a HbA of less than 7% is associated IC with a long-term reduction in endstage
kidney disease," Dr.
Her medical history was significant for dialysis-dependent, endstage
renal disease for the previous six years.
The haemodialysis machine as a lifeline: experiences of suffering from endstage
"In each group, approximately 70% of patients were Child-Pugh A and 30% were Child-Pugh B/C, and the MELD [Model for EndStage
Liver Disease] score, albumin, presence of varices, and beta-blocker use were similar between groups," Dr.
Among all diabetes complications diabetic nephropathy is the diabetes specific complication with the greatest mortality.m (1) DM is considered to be the main reason to start renal replacement therapy in many countries, (2) and has become the most common single cause of endstage
renal disease (ESRD) in the USA and Europe, as well as in many developed countries.
The outcome for patients with aHUS is poor and at first presentation there is an 8% mortality, while some will have just a few mild episodes in the future, 50% will develop endstage
kidney failure within three years of diagnosis.
Consequences of hyperphosphatemia in patients with endstage
renal disease (ESRD).
Burnette, L & Kickett, M 2009 'You are just a puppet': Australian Aboriginal people's experience of disempowerment when undergoing treatment for endstage
renal disease Ren Soc Aust J 5(3) 113-118
The rising tide of endstage
renal failure from diabetic nephropathy type II-an epidemiological analysis.
renal disease prevalence in the United States has approximately doubled over the past 20 years.