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G Banfi, A Leoni, G Moroni
Approximately 10% of patients with lupus nephritis develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In some cases with a rapidly progressive course, treatment may result in partial recovery of renal function. The choice of aggressive treatment should be balanced against the risk of enhanced morbidity due to side effects in patients with renal insufficiency; one should therefore desist from preventing ESRD at any cost. Renal replacement therapy (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) may offer lupus patients with ESRD good chances of survival...
November 2008: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
D H Jakobsen, E Sonne, J Andreasen, H Kehlet
OBJECTIVE: To compare convalescence after colonic surgery with a fast-track rehabilitation programme vs conventional care. BACKGROUND: Introduction of a multimodal rehabilitation programme (fast-track) with focus on epidural anaesthesia, minimal invasive surgical techniques, optimal pain control, and early nutrition and mobilization together with detailed patient information have led to a shorter hospital stay after colonic surgery. There are not much data on convalescence after discharge...
October 2006: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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