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Troponin T for the detection of dialysis-induced myocardial stunning in hemodialysis patients.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Circulating troponin T levels are frequently elevated in patients undergoing long-term dialysis. The pathophysiology underlying these elevations is controversial. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, ...
Rationale and design of a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of individualised cooled dialysate to prevent left ventricular systolic dysfunction in haemodialysis patients.
BACKGROUND: The main hypothesis of this study is that patients having regular conventional haemodialysis (HD) will have a smaller decline in cardiac systolic function by using cooler dialysate. Cooler dialysate may also ...