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									POSTERS                                 SUNDAY, JULY 16

                    POSTER SESSION
                    Poster Area, Hall 4
                       10:30 - 12:00

Hormones, peptides, developmental biology     SP001-SP032

Growth, scarring, fibrosis, matrix             SP033-SP068

Renal and vascular haemodynamics
and pathology                                 SP069-SP098

Diabetes, complications, miscellaneous        SP099-SP137

Glomerular diseases clinical 1                SP138-SP165

Clinical vasculitis                           SP166-SP200

Diabetes clinical                             SP201-SP229




                                                            SUNDAY
Renal stone and UTI                           SP230-SP245

Clinical nephrology 1                         SP246-SP273

Toxic acute renal failure                     SP274-SP310

CKD - Cardiovascular interface                SP311-SP342

Vitamin D, PTH                                SP343-SP368

Bone and mineral metabolism 1                 SP369-SP397

Erythropoietin                                SP398-SP430

Anaemia - Iron, novel ESA therapy             SP431-SP461

Dialysis - Devices and intradialytic
complications                                 SP462-SP493

Dialysis - Cardiovascular risk 1              SP494-SP518

Dialysis - Cardiovascular mortality 1         SP519-SP547

Oxidative stress                              SP548-SP575

Vascular access 1                             SP576-SP605

End stage disease treatment options           SP606-SP623

Haemodialysis 1                               SP624-SP649

Haemodialysis 2                               SP650-SP677

Haemo(dia)filtration                           SP678-SP702

Peritoneal dialysis 1                         SP703-SP721


                                                       95
SUNDAY, JULY 16                   POSTERS

Transplantation - Experimental   SP722-SP732

Immunosuppression 1              SP733-SP751

Immunosuppression 2              SP752-SP769

Transplantation clinical 1       SP770-SP796




96
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

               HORMONES, PEPTIDES,
             DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY


SP001
HIGH-PROTEIN NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY AND LAC-
TATION PROGRAMS BLOOD PRESSURE, FOOD EFFICIENCY
AND BODY WEIGHT OF THE OFFSPRING IN A GENDER DE-
PENDENT MANNER
Philipp Kalk,1 Christa Thone-Reineke,1 Maren Dorn,1,2 Susanne
Klaus,2 Katja Simon,1 Thiemo Pfab,1 Michael Godes,1 Thomas Un-
ger,1 Pontus Persson,3 Berthold Hocher.1
1Center Cardiovascular Research/Dept Pharmacology and Toxicol-
ogy, Charite, Berlin, Germany; 2Inst Human Nutrition, Potsdam-
Rehbruecke, Brandenburg, Germany; 3Inst Vegetative Physiology,
Charite, Berlin, Germany

SP002
ACTIVITY OF THE RENIN ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM AND THE
MORPHOLOGY OF THE MACULA DENSA IN RAT KIDNEY
Zsolt Razga,1 Jens Randel Nyengaard.2
1Dept Pathology, Univ Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; 2Electron Micros-




                                                                        SUNDAY
copy and Stereological Research Lab, Univ Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

SP003
EFFECT OF L-ARGININE ON RENAL FUNCTION AND ON
BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS IN THE OFFSPRING OF DIABETIC
MOTHERS
Maria de Fatima Cavanal, Guiomar Nascimento Gomes, Andre L.
Forti, Silvia Oliveira Rocha, Frida Zaladek Gil, Sandra Regina R. Lu-
cas.
Physiology Dept, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

SP004
PRENATAL DEXAMETHSONE AFFECTS KIDNEY DEVELOP-
MENT IN OFFSPRING
Roman Aizman, Angelica Petrova, Andrey Sacharov.
Phisiology and Human Health, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical Uni-
versity, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

SP005
EXPRESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF HYPOXIA INDUCIBLE
TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS IN MOUSE LIVER, HEART AND
KIDNEY
Wanja M. Bernhardt,1 Thorsten Cramer,2 Nadine Rohwer,2 Bernd
Klanke,1 Michael S. Wiesener,3 Patrick H. Maxwell,4 Kai-Uwe Eck-
ardt.1
1Dept Nephrology & Hypertension, Univ Hosp Erlangen-Nurem-
berg, Erlangen, Germany; 2Dept Gastroenterology & Hepatology,
Univ Hosp Charite-Campus Virchow Clinic, Berlin, Germany; 3IZKF,
Nikolaus-Fiebiger Center Molecular Medicine, FAU Erlangen-Nu-
remberg, Erlangen, Germany; 4Div Medicine, Imperial College Lon-
don, London, United Kingdom

SP006
OVEREXPRESSION OF NON-FUNCTIONAL LAT1/4F2hc IN RE-
NAL PROXIMAL TUBULAR EPITHELIAL CELLS FROM THE
SPONTANEOUS HYPERTENSIVE RAT
Maria Joao Pinho,1 Maria Paula Serrao,1 Ulrich Hopfer,2 Pedro A.
Jose,3 Patricio Soares-da-Silva.
1Inst Pharmacol Ther, Fac Medicine, Porto, Portugal; 2Dept Physiol
& Biophysics, Case Western Reserve Medical School, Cleveland, OH,
USA; 3Dept Pediatrics, Georgetown Univ Medical Center, Washing-
ton, DC, USA



                                                                  97
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                          POSTERS

SP007
COLD PRESSOR TEST STIMULATES THE MOBILIZATION OF
ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS IN HYPERTENSIVE AND
UREMIC PATIENTS
Michele Buemi, Davide Bolignano, Susanna Campo, Saverio Loddo,
Maria Stella Giacobbe, Giuseppina Pettinato, Diana Teti.
Dept Internal Medicine Chair Nephrology, Univ Messina, Messina, Italy

SP008
HUMAN MESANGIAL CELLS (HCM) ARE ABLE TO LOCALLY
GENERATE AII BY AN ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME
(ACE)-INDEPENDENT MECHANISM
Priscila Cardoso Cristovam, Carine Prisco Arnoni, Maria Claudina Ca-
margo de Andrade, Dulce Elena Casarini, Mirian Aparecida Boim.
Medicine, Federal Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

SP009
HIGH GLUCOSE STIMULATES AII GENERATION IN MESANGI-
AL CELLS (MC): ROLE OF CHYMASE AND ANGIOTENSIN CON-
VERTING ENZYME (ACE)
Priscila Cardoso Cristovam, Carine Prisco Arnoni, Maria Claudina Ca-
margo de Andrade, Dulce Elena Casarini, Mirian Aparecida Boim.
Medicine, Federal Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

SP010
DAPPER1 AND DAPPER2 ARE EXPRESSED IN DISTINCT PARTS
OF DEVELOPING METANEPHROI
Wen-Chin Lee,1,2 Jamie Davies.2
1Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hosp, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
2School Biomedical Sciences, Univ Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

SP011
EFFECTS OF HIGH-SALT DIET AND THIAZIDE ON THE EXPRES-
SION OF TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL VANILLOID 5
AND CALBINDIN-D28K
Yun Kyu Oh,2 Jay Wook Lee,1 Hye Ryoun Jang,1 Nam Ju Heo,1 Sejoong
Kim,1 Yoon Chul Jung,3 Ki Young Na,4 Kwon Wook Joo,1 Jin Suk Han.1
1Dept Int Med, Seoul Nat Univ, Clin Res Inst Seoul Nat Univ Hosp,
Seoul, South Korea; 2Dept Int Med, Seoul Nat Univ Boramae Hosp,
Seoul, South Korea; 3Dept Int Med, Bundang Jesaeng Gen Hosp,
Bundang, South Korea; 4Dept Int Med, Seoul Nat Univ Bundang
Hosp, Bundang, South Korea

SP012
VARIATIONS OF MACULAR THICKNESS AFTER HAEMODIALYSIS.
A STUDY USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (O.C.T.)
Michele Buemi,1 Costantino John Trombetta,2 Giuseppe Coppolino,1
Vincenzo Cosentini,1 Stefania Nasso,2 Maria Chiara Freno.2
1Int Med Chair Nephrology, 2Ophthalmology, Univ Messina, Messina, Italy

SP013
CLINICAL USE OF DALTEPARIN AS ANTICOAGULANT IN HE-
MODIALYSIS
Lj. Lukic, D. Mitrovic, S. Kovacevic, M. Stanišic, S. Pelemiš.
International Dialysis Center, Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegowina

SP014
ABNORMAL RHYTHMIC OSCILLATIONS OF ATRIAL NATRIU-
RETIC PEPTIDE AND BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE IN CHRON-
IC RENAL FAILURE
Erling B. Pedersen,1 Egidijus Bacevicius,1 Jesper N. Bech,1 Karsten
Solling,2 Henrik B. Pedersen.3
1Depts Medical Research and Med, Holstebro Hosp, Holstebro, Den-
mark; 2Dept Med, Holbaek Hosp, Holbaek, Denmark; 3Max-Planck-
Inst für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany



98
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP015
VEGF-C / VEGFR-2 SIGNALLING PATHWAY - A COMMON REG-
ULATORY MECHANISM IN THE EPITHELIAL AND ENDOTHE-
LIAL MORPHOGENETIC PROGRAMS OF NEPHROBLASTOMA
(WILMS TUMOR)
Michal Nowicki,1 Danuta Ostalska-Nowicka,2 Lidia Lewandowska,3
Jacek Zachwieja,2 Bogdan Miskowiak.4
1Histology and Embryology, 2Pediatric Cardiology and Nephrology,
3Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Transplantology, 4Optometry
and Biology Visual System, Univ Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

SP016
1,25-DIHYDROXY-VITAMIN D3 (CARCITRIOL) AND PARATHY-
ROID HORMONE (PTH) INDUCE A DECREASE IN ENDOTHE-
LIAL OSTEOPROTEGERIN (OPG) SECRETION
Gloria Rashid,1 Yeela Talmor,1,2 Janice Green,1 Osnat Klein,1,2
Jacques Bernheim.1,2
1Nephrology and Hypertension, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Is-
rael; 2Sackler Fac Medicine, Tel-Aviv Univ, Tel-Aviv, Israel

SP017
THE STIMULATORY EFFECT OF PARATHYROID HORMONE
(PTH) ON eNOS SYSTEM IS THROUGH cAMP AND PROTEIN KI-




                                                                     SUNDAY
NASE (PKC) PATHWAYS
Gloria Rashid,1 Janice Green,1 Sydney Benchetrit,1,2 Jacques Bern-
heim.1,2
1Nephrology and Hypertension, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Is-
rael; 2Sackler Fac Medicine, Tel-Aviv Univ, Tel-Aviv, Israel

SP018
1,25-DIHYDROXY-VITAMIN D3 (CARCITRIOL) AND LOW EX-
TRA-CELLULAR CALCIUM CONCENTRATION: A DUAL EFFECT
ON ATHEROSCLEROSIS RELATED PARAMETERS
Yeela Talmor,1,2 Gloria Rashid,1 Janice Green,1 Osnat Klein,1,2
Jacques Bernheim.1,2
1Nephrology and Hypertension, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Is-
rael; 2Sackler Fac Medicine, Tel-Aviv Univ, Tel-Aviv, Israel

SP019
CALCITRIOL BLUNTS THE ENDOTHELIAL mRNA EXPRESSIONS
OF eNOS, VEGF, RAGE AND IL-6 SECRETION
Yeela Talmor,1,2 Gloria Rashid,1 Janice Green,1 Osnat Klein,1,2
Jacques Bernheim.1,2
1Nephrology and Hypertension, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Is-
rael; 2Sackler Fac Medicine, Tel-Aviv Univ, Tel-Aviv, Israel

SP020
PROTEINURIA INCREASES URINARY AQUAPORIN-2 EXCRE-
TION IN HUMANS
Yang Wook Kim,1 Sun Woo Kang,1 Yeung Hoon Kim,1 Weon-Gyu
Kho,2 Mi Seon Kang.3
1Dept Internal Medicine; 2Dept Parasitology and Tropical Medicine;
3Dept Pathology, College Medicine, Inje Univ, Busan, South Korea

SP021
IMPACT OF CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE AND HEMODIALYSIS
ON SERUM FREE POLYCLONAL IMMUNOGLOBULIN KAPPA /
LAMBDA LIGHT-CHAINS
Juergen Scherberich,1 Florentine Hammer,1 Boris Rolinski.2
1Nephrology Immunology, 2Inst Clin Chemistry, Staedt Klinikum
Muenchen-Harlaching, Muenchen, Germany




                                                               99
  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

  SP022
  PARAOXONASE ACTIVITY IN GLOMERULONEPHRITIC PATIENTS
  Mustafa Gullulu,1 Melahat Dirican,2 Serdar Kahvecioglu,1 Ibrahim
  Akdag,1 Nihal Ocak,2 Celalettin Demircan,3 Kamil Dilek,1 Alpaslan
  Ersoy,1 Mahmut Yavuz,1 Mustafa Yurtkuran.1
  1Nephrology, 2Biochemistry, 3Internal Medicine, Uludag Univ Med-
  ical School, Bursa, Turkey

  SP023
  IMPAIRED POSTPRANDIAL GHRELIN INHIBITION AS COM-
  PENSATORY MECHANISM IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RE-
  NAL FAILURE TREATED WITH PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
  Magdalena Stojakowska,1 Urszula Blaut,2 Piotr Thor,2 Olgierd Smo-
  lenski.1
  1Nephrology Depat, Rydygier Hosp, Kraków, Poland; 2Pathophysi-
  ology, Medical Fac Jagiellonian Univ, Kraków, Poland


 SP024
  PARATHYROID      HORMONE-RELATED PROTEIN INTERACTS
  WITH TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR-ß, EPIDERMAL
  GROWTH FACTOR AND VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH
  FACTOR IN EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION
  Juan A. Ardura,1 David Ramila,1 Raul Berruguete,2 Maria V. Alva-
  rez-Arroyo,2 Pedro Esbrit.1
  1Bone and Mineral; 2Renovascular Metabolism Lab, Fund Jimenez
  Diaz (Capio Group), Madrid, Spain

  SP025
  INCREASES IN TRANSEPITHELIAL VECTORIAL Na+ TRANS-
  PORT FACILITATES Na+-DEPENDENT L-DOPA TRANSPORT IN
  RENAL OK CELLS
  Elisabete Silva, Pedro Gomes, Patricio Soares-da-Silva.
  Inst Pharmacol Ther, Fac Medicine, Porto, Portugal

  SP026
  NOREPINEPHRINE AND Cl-HCO3- EXCHANGER ACTIVITY IN
  IMMORTALIZED SHR PROXIMAL TUBULAR EPITHELIAL CELLS
  Sonia Simao, Sonia Fraga, Rui Pedrosa, Patricio Soares-da-Silva.
  Inst Pharmacol Ther, Fac Medicine, Porto, Portugal

  SP027
  AT1 RECEPTORS MEDIATE THE ENHANCED SENSITIVITY TO
  ANGIOTENSIN II AND UPON THE OVEREXPRESSED Cl-HCO3-
  EXCHANGER (SLC26A6) IN HYPERTENSION
  Rui Pedrosa, Patrício Soares-da-Silva.
  Inst Pharmacol Ther, Fac Medicine, Porto, Portugal

  SP028
  THE INTERRELATION BETWEEN PLASMA LEVEL OF BRAIN
  NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE AND LONG-TERM PROGNOSIS IN PA-
  TIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE WITH CHRONIC
  RENAL DYSFUNCTION
  Alexander Berezin.
  Hospital Therapy Dept, State Medical Univ, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

  SP029
  WHICH NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE IS THE MORE APPROPRIATE
  CARDIAC MARKER IN ASIAN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KID-
  NEY DISEASE BUT WITHOUT OBVIOUS MYOCARDIAL DYS-
  FUNCTION?
  Rajat Tagore,1 Sunil Sethi,2 Hong Yang,3 Yong-Huak Chan,4 Lieng
  H. Ling.5
  1Nephrology, 2Laboratory Medicine, National Univ Hosp, Singa-
  pore; 3Medicine, 4Medical Statistics, 5Medicine, National Univ Sin-
  gapore, Singapore



  100
POSTERS                                      SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP030
RENAL MODULATION OF THE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE SYSTEM
IN AN ANIMAL MODEL OF CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE BY RE-
NAL MASS ABLATION
Carla Santos-Araújo,1,2 Roberto Roncon-Albuquerque,2 Tiago Hen-
riques-Coelho,2 Rafaela Teles,2 Mónica Rodrigues,1 Benedita Sam-
paio-Maia,1 Adelino Leite-Moreira,2 Manuel Pestana.1
1Unit Investigation and Research Nephrology, 2Dept Physiology, Fac
Medicine, Porto, Portugal

SP031
INFLUENCE OF HEMODIALYSIS MEMBRANES ON THE ELIMI-
NATION OF N TERMINAL PRO-BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE
(NT-PROBNP)
Ioannis Giannikouris, Polichronis Alivanis, Christos Paliuras, Geor-
gios Kaligas, Antonios Arvanitis, Maria Volanaki, Christina Bor-
nivelli.
Dept Nephrology, Hosp Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece

SP032
PARATHYROID HORMONE-RELATED PROTEIN (PTHrP) UP-
REGULATION IN GLOMERULI AND TUBULI OF HUMAN
GLOMERULAR NEPHROPATHIES




                                                                          SUNDAY
J. Bover,1 A. Izquierdo,4 Y. Arce,2 A. Ortega,4 S. Fernández,2 M.
Romero,4 F. Algaba,2 F. Calero,1 J. Ballarín,1 P. Esbrit,3 R.J. Bosch.4
1Nephrology, 2Pathology, Fund Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain; 3Bone
and Mineral Metabolism Lab, Jiménez Díaz Found (Capio Group),
Madrid, Spain; 4Physiology, Univ Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain




                                                                    101
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

   GROWTH, SCARRING, FIBROSIS, MATRIX


SP033
EXPRESSION OF HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 27 ASSOCIATED WITH
SURVIVAL AND REGENERATION OF PROXIMAL TUBULES AFTER
URANYL ACETATE-INDUCED ACUTE TUBULAR INJURY IN RATS
Yoshihide Fujigaki, Masanori Sakakima, Yuan Sun, Takayuki Tsuji,
Tatsuo Yamamoto, Akira Hishida.
First Dept Medicine, Hamamatsu Univ School Medicine, Hamamat-
su, Shizuoka, Japan

SP034
OXIDATIVE/ ANTIOXIDATIVE IMBALANCE DURING FAS-AC-
TIVATING ANTIBODY APPLICATION IN MICE
Tatjana Cvetkovic,1,2 Gordana Kocic,1 Tatjana Jevtovic-Stojmenov,1
Dusica Pavlovic,1 Vidosava Djordjevic.1
1Inst Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Nis, Serbia/Montenegro; 2Inst
Nephrology and Haemodialisys, Clinical Centre, Nis, Serbia/Mon-
tenegro

SP035
CASPASES AND CALPAIN ARE INDEPENDENT MEDIATORS OF
CISPLATIN-INDUCED ENDOTHELIAL CELL NECROSIS
Belda Dursun, Zhibin He, Hilary Somerset, Sarah Faubel, Charles
Edelstein.
Renal Div, Univ Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA

SP036
APOPTOSIS OF PERIPHERAL BLOOD MONONUCLEAR CELLS
IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Elli Koliousi,1 Evangelia Dounousi,2 Kostas Katopodis,1 Apostolos
Kelesidis,2 Ioannis Tsouchnikas,2 Georgios Vartholomatos,3 Dimi-
trios Tsakiris,2 Kostas Siamopoulos.1
1Nephrology, Univ Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 2Nephrology, Gen-
eral Hosp Veria, Veria, Greece; 3Hematology Lab-Molecular Biology
Unit, Univ Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

SP037
WNT-4 IS UP-REGULATED IN THIAZIDE-INDUCED DEGENERA-
TION OF DISTAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE (DCT) OF RATS
Thomas Schmidt,1 Loffing Johannes,2 Loffing-Cueni Dominique,2
Vogetseder Alexander,1 Rittaler Theresa,1 Kaissling Brigitte.1
1Inst Anatomy, Univ Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Inst Anatomy,
Univ Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

SP038
HLA-DR EXPRESSION AND APOPTOSIS IN HD AND PD PA-
TIENTS AS PARAMETERS OF IMMUNOCOMPETENT CELL
FUNCTION
M. de Cal,1 V. Corradi,1 D. Cruz,1 F. Nalesso,1 D. Kuang,1 C. Ocam-
po,1 D. Madeo,2 N. Levin,3 C. Ronco.1
1Nephrology, 2Hematology, Osp San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy; 3Renal
Research Inst, New York, NY, USA

SP039
ROLE OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF)
AND (B CELL LYMPHOMA/LEUKEMIA-2) (Bcl-2) IN THE PATHO-
GENESIS OF LUPUS NEPHRITIS AND THEIR CORRELATION TO
CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL INDICES OF DISEASE ACTIVITY
Sherif Hamdy Maroof, Mohamed Nasser, Elham Seif, Osama Mah-
mood, Medhat Ali.
Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Fac Medicine - Ain Shams Univ,
Cairo, Egypt



102
POSTERS                                     SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP040
SERUM SOLUBLE CD27 IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC RENAL
FAILURE
Mesiha Ekim,1 Tanil Kendirli,2 Aydan Ikinciogullari,3 Fatos
Yalçinkaya,1 Figen Dogu,3 Zeynep Birsin Özçakar,1 Selçuk Yüksel,1
Hatice Deniz Güloglu,2 Emel Babacan.3
1Pediatric Nephrology, 2Pediatrics, 3Pediatric Allergy & Immunol-
ogy, Ankara Univ School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

SP041
PEROXYSOME PROLIFERATOR-ACTIVATED RECEPTOR γ
(PPAR γ) AGONIST INHIBITED ANGIOTENSIN II OR URIC ACID-
INDUCED APOPTOSIS OF HUMAN VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL
CELL BY ENHANCING THE ACTIVITY OF ENDOTHELIAL NI-
TRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE
Duk-Hee Kang,1 J.H. Kim,1 K.S. Shin,1 M.K. Kim,2 Richard John-
son,3 S.J. Kim,1 G.B. Choi,1 K.I. Yoon.1
1Div Nephrology, Ewha Univ College Medicine, Seoul, South Ko-
rea; 2Dept Life Science, Postec, Pohang, South Korea; 3Univ Florida,
Gainesville, FL, USA

SP042
POLYCYSTIN-1 SUPPRESSION BY ANTISENSE RNA IN HEK293




                                                                         SUNDAY
AND HK-2 CELLS
Riccardo Magistroni,1 Luciana Furci,1 Giulia Ligabue,1 Alexis
Grande,2 Sergio Ferrari,2 Luca Manganelli,1 Monica Montanari,2
Valentina Lupo,1 Marco Leonelli,1 Marco Ballestri,1 Alberto Alber-
tazzi.1
1Div Nephrology, Dept Medicine and Medical Specialties, 2Biological
Chemistry, Dept Biomedical Sciences, Univ Modena, Modena, Italy

SP043
THE ALPHA 8 INTEGRIN CHAIN PROTECTS RENAL CELLS
AGAINST APOPTOSIS
Angelika Jahn,1 Gudrun Hülsmann-Volkert,2 Karl Hilgers,2 Andrea
Hartner.1
1Children and Youth Hosp, 2Dept Nephrology and Hypertensiol-
ogy, Univ Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

SP044
THE CALCIMIMETIC AMG 641 NORMALIZES RAT PARATHY-
ROID CELL SIZE IN ADENINE-INDUCED UREMIA
J. Davis,1 J. Miller,1 E. Shatzen,1 A. Tasker,2 D. Lacey,1 C. Henley,1
D. Martin.1
1Dept Metabolic Disorders; 2Chemistry, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks,
CA, USA

SP045
INHIBITION OF PARATHYROID GLAND HYPERPLASIA AND
INCREASED EXPRESSION OF P21 IN THE PARATHYROID ARE
REVERSED UPON DISCONTINUATION OF CINACALCET HCL
TREATMENT
J. Miller,1 J. Davis,1 G. Van,2 E. Shatzen,1 C. Henley,1 D. Martin.1
1Dept Metabolic Disorders; 2Pathology, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks,
CA, USA

SP046
TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR-BETA 1-INDUCED EXTRA-
CELLULAR MATRIX SYNTHESIS AND PROLIFERATION ARE
MODULATED BY H- AND N-RAS ISOFORMS
Isabel Fuentes-Calvo,1 Begona Garcia-Cenador,1 Alejandro Esteller,1
Eugenio Santos,2 Jose M. Lopez-Novoa,1 Carlos Martinez-Salgado.3
1Fisiologia y Farmacologia, Univ Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain;
2Centro Investigacion Cancer, Salamanca, Spain; 3Unidad Invest,
Hosp Univ Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain



                                                                   103
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                              POSTERS

SP047
THE GTPASE RAS MODULATES TRANSFORMING GROWTH FAC-
TOR-BETA 1-INDUCED EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX SYNTHESIS
Begona Garcia-Cenador,1 Isabel Fuentes-Calvo,1 Eugenio Santos,2
Jose M. Lopez-Novoa,1 Carlos Martinez-Salgado.3
1Fisiol y Farmacol, Univ Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; 2Ctr Investig Cancer,
Salamanca, Spain; 3Unid Investig, Hosp Univ Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

SP048
ANGIOTENSIN II RECEPTOR BLOCKADE SUPPRESSES PROLIF-
ERATION AND MATRIX EXPANSION IN MsPGN INDEPEND-
ENTLY FROM COAGULATION SYSTEM EXCEPT PAI-1
Ning Liu,1 Toshiko Ito-Ihara,2 Shinya Shimizu,1 Kuniaki Takagi,1
Toru Kita,2 Takahiko Ono.1
1Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Univ Shizuoka School of Phar-
maceutical Sciences, Shizuoka, Japan; 2Dept Cardiovascular Medicine,
Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

SP049
RNA INTERFERENCE TARGETING THROMBOSPONDIN-1 SUP-
PRESSES THE ACTIVATION OF LATENT TRANSFORMING GROWTH
FACTOR-ß1 IN HUMAN RENAL TUBULAR EPITHELIAL CELL
Kaiyin Wu,1 Weiming Wang,1 Qiuhua Huang,2 Nan Chen.1
1Dept Nephrology, Ruijin Hosp, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, Shanghai,
China; 2Shanghai Inst Haematology, Shanghai, China

SP050
AMITRIPTYLINE AMELIORATES TUBULOINTERSTITIAL FIBROSIS
OCCURRING IN UNILATERAL URETERAL OBSTRUCTION MODEL
Eduardo Achar, Thiago Maciel, Vicente Teixeira, Nestor Schor.
Medicine/Nephrology, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil

SP051
TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR-BETA1 DIFFERENTIALLY
MEDIATES FIBROSIS AND IMMUNOMODULATION IN KIDNEY
TUBULAR CELLS
Weier Qi,1 Xinming Chen,1 John Holian,1 Stephen Twigg,2 Richard
Gilbert,3,4 Carol Pollock.1
1Medicine, Kolling Inst, Royal North Shore Hosp, Sydney, NSW,
Australia; 2Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hosp, Sydney, NSW,
Australia; 3Medicine, St Vincent’s Hosp, Melbourne, VIC, Australia;
4Medicine, Univ Toronto, St Michael’s Hosp, Toronto, ON, Canada

SP052
ERYTHROPOIETIN DECREASES RENAL FIBROSIS IN MICE WITH
URETERAL OBSTRUCTION: ROLE OF REVERSAL OF TGF-ß-IN-
DUCED EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION
Sun-Hee Park,1 Min-Jeong Choi,1,2 Yong-Lim Kim,1 In-Kyung Song,2
Chan-Duck Kim,1 Yong-Jin Kim,3 Tae-Hwan Kwon,2 In-San Kim.2
1Div Nephrology and Dept Internal Med, 2Dept Biochemistry and Cell
Biology, Kyungpook National Univ School Med, Daegu, South Korea;
3Dept Pathology, Yeungnam Univ College Med, Daegu, South Korea

SP053
ROLE OF PAI-1 IN ECM REMODELING IN DIABETIC KIDNEY
Ji Yeon Seo,1 Hunjoo Ha,2 Hi Bahl Lee.1
1Hyonam Kidney Lab, Soon Chun Hyang Univ, Seoul, South Korea;
2College Pharmacy, Ewha Womans Univ, Seoul, South Korea

SP054
CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE AND SHORTENED LIFESPAN IN
COL4A3 +/- MICE: AN ANIMAL MODEL FOR THIN BASEMENT
MEMBRANE NEPHROPATHY
Oliver Gross, Bogdan Beirowski, Manfred Weber.
Med Clinic I, Merheim Medical Center, Cologne, Germany



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SP055
HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR TRICHOSTATIN A PRE-
VENTS RENAL INJURY IN DIABETIC RATS, IN PART, THROUGH
NON-HISTONE ACETYLATION
Hunjoo Ha,1 Hyunjin Noh,2 Mi Ra Yu,2 Ji Yeon Seo,2 Yeun Kum
Lee,1 Hi Bahl Lee.2
1College Pharmacy, Ewha Womans Univ, Seoul, South Korea; 2Hyo-
nam Kidney Lab, Soon Chun Hyang Univ, Seoul, South Korea

SP056
EFFECT OF LATE TREATMENT WITH A PDGF-D MONOCLONAL
ANTIBODY IN PROGRESSIVE MESANGIOPROLIFERATIVE
GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
Peter Boor,1 Andrzej Konieczny,1 Luigi Villa,1 Uta Kunter,1 Glennda
Smithson,2 Jürgen Floege,1 Tammo Ostendorf.1
1Div Nephrology, RWTH Univ Aachen, Aachen, Germany; 2Cura-
Gen Corporation, Branford, CT, USA

SP057
PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF ROSIGLITAZONE ON THE RAT RENAL
TUBULAR EPITHELIAL CELLS CULTURED IN HIGH GLUCOSE
Tang Lin.
Dept Nephrology, First Affiliated Hosp Zhengzhou Univ, Zhengzhou,




                                                                      SUNDAY
Henan, China

SP058
EXPRESSION OF a-SMOOTH MUSCLE ACTIN (a-SMA) IN RENAL
TISSUE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE GLOMER-
ULONEPHRITIS
Natalia Tchebotareva,1 Irina Bobkova,1 Lidia Kozlovskaya,1 Vladimir
Varshavsky,2 Ekaterina Golicina.2
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Morphology, Moscow Medical Academy,
Moscow, Russian Federation

SP059
MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE GENE EXPRESSION IN THE
MESANGIAL CELL AND ITS REGULATION BY TNF ALPHA
Andrew Hawthorne,1,2 Stephen Jones,2 Zheng Li,1 Debbie,1 Nor-
man McKie.
1Musculoskeletal Research Group, Univ Newcastle upon Tyne, New-
castle upon Tyne, United Kingdom; 2Diabetes Care Centre, James
Cook Univ Hosp, Middlesbrough, USA

SP060
REGULATION OF EPITHELIAL-TO-MESENCHYMAL TRANSI-
TION BY CELL CONTACT-DEPENDENT, Rho-MEDIATED MY-
OSIN ACTIVATION IN TUBULAR EPITHELIAL CELLS
Attila Sebe,1,2 Lingzhi Fan,1 Zalan Peterfi,1 Andras Masszi,2 Istvan
Mucsi,2,3 Andras Kapus.1
1Dept Surgery, St Michael’s Hosp, Univ Toronto, Toronto, ON, Can-
ada; 2Nephrology Res Group, Hungarian Acad Sciences, 3First Dept
Internal Medicine, Semmelweis Univ, Budapest, Hungary

SP061
ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION AND DISTURBANCES OF LO-
CAL RENAL PROTEOLYSIS/FIBRINOLYSIS AS MECHANISMS
OF PROTEINURIC INTERSTITIAL REMODELING IN CGN
Irina Bobkova,1 Natalia Tchebotareva,1 Lidia Kozlovskaya,1 Lidia
Podorolskaya,2 Oksana Plieva.1
1Nephrology, Moscow Medical Academy, Moskow, Russian Federa-
tion; 2Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation




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SP062
FLUORESCENCE DIFFERENCE GEL ELECTROPHORESIS SAT-
URATION LABELLING AS A NOVEL TOOL TO ANALYZE
GLOMERULAR PROTEINS FROM SMALLEST SCALE MURINE
AND HUMAN SAMPLES
Sebastian Potthoff,1 Barbara Sitek,2 Thomas Schulenborg,2 Johannes
Stebauer,1 Tobias Vinke,1 Lars-Christian Rump,1 Helmut E. Meyer,2
Kai Stuehler,2 Oliver Vonend.1
1Dept Nephrology Marienhosp, Ruhr-Univ, Herne, Germany; 2Med-
ical Proteom-Center, Ruhr-Univ, Bochum, Germany

SP063
QUANTITATIVE DIGITAL HISTOCHEMISTRY WITH METHEN-
AMINE SILVER STAINING IN NATIVE RENAL BIOPSIES
Sulen Sarioglu,1 Caner Cavdar,2 Ozgur Dokanakoglu,1 Goksel Ben-
gi,2 Taner Camsari.2
1Pathology, 2Nephrology, Dokuz Eylul Univ, Izmir, Turkey

SP064
INTERLEUKIN-11 SUPPRESSED FIBROTIC PROCESSES IN NEPH-
ROTOXIC NEPHRITIS IN WISTAR KYOTO RATS
Maria Stangou,1 Gurjeet Bhangal,1 Ping-Chin Lai,1 Jennifer Smith,1 James
Keith,2 Joseph Boyle,3 Charles Pusey,1 Terence Cook,3 Frederick Tam.1
1Renal Sect, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hosp, London,
United Kingdom; 2Wyeth Res Cambridge, Cambridge, USA; 3Dept
Histopathology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hosp,
London, United Kingdom

SP065
SIROLIMUS AND THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX TURNOVER
IN EXPERIMENTAL HYDRONEPHROSIS
R. Alves,1 A. Almeida,2 P. Santos,2 A. Cabrita.3
1Nephrology, F Medicine Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; 2Biochemis-
try, Hist Center, Coimbra, Portugal; 3Exp Pathology, Fac Medicine,
Coimbra, Portugal

SP066
N-CADHERIN IS UPREGULATED IN THE OBSTRUCTED RAT
KIDNEY AND DURING MECHANICAL STRETCH AND TGF-ß1
INDUCED EMT OF TUBULAR CELL CULTURES
Neil G. Docherty, Barry McGuire, Orfhlaith E. O’Sullivan, R. William
G. Watson, John M. Fitzpatrick.
School Medicine and Medical Sciences, Conway Inst, Univ College
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

SP067
EFFECTS OF AT1 BLOCKER AND STATIN ON EARLY STAGES
OF RENAL FIBROSIS IN AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF FOCAL
AND SEGMENTAL GLOMERULAR SCLEROSIS
Octavio Hernández-Perera,1 Alejandro Alvarez-Prats,1 Ayoze Mar-
rero-Callicó,1 Pilar Díaz-Herrera,2 Juan J. Cabrera-Galván,2 Aran-
zazu Anabitarte,1 José C. Rodríguez-Pérez.1
1Res Unit, Hosp G.C. Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas, Spain; 2Morphology,
ULPGC, Las Palmas, Spain

SP068
DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION OF TGF-Β1 ACTIVATED SIGNAL
TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS IN A MODEL OF EMT IN PRIMA-
RY HUTECS
Simone Picelli,1 Stefano Campanaro,1 Rossella Torregrossa,2 Monica
Ceol,2 Laura Colluto,1 Angela D’Angelo,2 Giorgio Valle,1 Franca
Anglani.2
1Dept Biology, CRIBI Biotechnology Centre, 2Dept Medical and Sur-
gical Sciences, Lab Histomorphology and Molecular Biology Kidney,
Div Nephrology, Univ Padova, Padova, Italy



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 RENAL AND VASCULAR HAEMODYNAMICS
           AND PATHOLOGY

SP069
NO-INDEPENDENT ACTIVATION OF SOLUBLE GUANYLATE
CYLASE PREVENTS DISEASE PROGRESSION IN RATS WITH 5/6
NEPHRECTOMY
Philipp Kalk,1 Michael Godes,1 Katharina Relle,1 Christiane Rothkegel,2,3
Andreas Hucke,2 Johannes-Peter Stasch,2 Berthold Hocher.1
1Center Cardiovascular Research/Dept Pharmacology and Toxi-
cology, Charite, Berlin, Germany; 2Cardiovascular Research, Bayer
Healthcare, Wuppertal, Germany; 3School Pharmacy, Martin-Luther-
Univ, Halle, Germany

SP070
SPATIAL INHOMOGENEITY OF COMMON CAROTID ARTERY
INTIMA MEDIA IS INCREASED IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS AND IN-
DEPENDENTLY RELATED TO ANTIBODIES TO OXIDIZED-LDL
AND SERUM FETUIN-A
Marc Hermans,1 Jeroen Kooman,1 Frank van der Sande,1 Vincent
Brandenburg,2 Arnold Hoeks,3 Constantijn Konings,4 Pieter Rens-
ma,5 Jan Cohen-Tervaert,7 Karel Leunissen.1




                                                                             SUNDAY
1Dept Int Med & Nephrology, Acad Hosp Maastricht, Netherlands; 2Dept
Nephrology & Clin Immun, Univ Hosp RWTH, Aachen, Germany; 3Dept
Biophysics, Maastricht Univ, Netherlands; 4Dept Int Med & Nephrology,
Catharina Hosp, Eindhoven, Netherlands; 5Dept Int Med & Nephrology,
Elisabeth Hosp, Tilburg, Netherlands; 6Dept Clin & Experim & Immun,
Academic Hosp Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands

SP071
ROLE OF ATP-SENSITIVE POTASSIUM CHANNEL IN NORMAL
AND HYPERTENSION- ASSOCIATED PREGNANCY IN RATS
Roberta Lima, Joisse Tardim, Marcio Barros, Mirian Boim.
Medicine-Renal Div, Federal Univ of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

SP072
ORAL CALCIUM CARBONATE RETARDS UREMIA-ENHANCED
PROGRESSION OF CALCIFICATION IN APOLIPOPROTEIN E DE-
FICIENT (apoE-/-) MICE
Olivier Phan,1 Ognen Ivanovski,1 Thao Nguyen-Khoa,2 Igor G.
Nikolov,1 Julien Maizel,3 Nadya Mothu,1 Bernard Lacour,2 Tilman
B. Drueke,1 Ziad A. Massy.3
1Inserm Unit 507, 2Lab Biochemistry A, Necker Hosp, Univ Paris V,
Paris, France; 3Inserm ERI-12, Div Clinical Pharmacology and Neph-
rology, Univ Picardie and Amiens Univ Hosp, Amiens, France

SP074
VARIATION ON BSC, NHE3, AQP2 AND ROMK2 mRNA EXPRES-
SION IS FOLLOWED BY ALTERATION IN SISTEMIC HEMODY-
NAMIC DURING PREGNACY WITH NITRIC OXIDE INHIBITION
Nayda Parisio de Abreu,1 Mirian Aparecida Boim,1 Ruy Ribeiro de
Campos,2 Cassia de Toledo Bergamaschi,2 Nestor Schor.1
1Medicine, 2Physiology, Federal Univ of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

SP075
ROLE OF PHOSPHORUS AND VITAMIN D ANALOGS IN THE
PATHOGENESIS OF SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL CALCIFICATION
J. Ruth Wu-Wong, Junli Ma, Masaki Nakane.
Metabolic Disease Research, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL,
USA




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                            POSTERS

SP076
ARGININE UPTAKE IS ATTENUATED, THROUGH POST TRANS-
LATIONAL REGULATION, OF CATIONIC AMINO ACID TRANS-
PORTER-1 IN HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIC RATS
Idit Schwartz, Meirav Ingbir, Ran Reshef, Tamara Chernichovski,
Doron Schwartz.
Nephrology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

SP077
ONE IMMUNOGLOBIN-BINDING PEPTIDE PLAYS A PROTEC-
TIVE ROLE IN ANCA- ACCELERATED APOPTOSIS OF NEU-
TROPHILS
Xiang-Ling Wang, Nan Chen, Hai-Jin Yu, Wei-Ming Wang, Li-Yan Ni.
Dept Nephrology, Ruijin Hosp, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, Shanghai,
China

SP078
TREATMENT WITH ROSUVASTATIN INCREASES BASAL NO
ACTIVITY IN HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA
Roland E. Schmieder,1 Christian Ott,1 Bernhard M.W. Schmidt,1
Stephanie Titze,1 Tim Schäufele,2 Markus P. Schlaich.1
1Dept Nephrology and Hypertension, Univ Erlangen-Nürnberg, Er-
langen, Germany; 2Internal Medicine, Heart Inst, Lahr, Germany

SP079
RENAL REDOX IMAGING AND IN VIVO ANALYSIS DURING
ANTIHYPERTENSIVE TREATMENTS
Aki Hirayama,1 Takaaki Oteki,1 Atsushi Ueda,2 Keigyou Yoh,1
Yoshio Shimizu,1 Sohji Nagase.1
1Dept Nephrology, Graduate School Comprehensive Human Scienc-
es, Univ Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; 2Dept Internal Medicine,
Namegata District General Hosp, Namegata, Ibaraki, Japan

SP080
OVEREXPRESSION OF THE RENAL Na+-INDEPENDENT LAT2
TRANSPORTER BY ALDOSTERONE
Maria Joao Pinho, Patricio Soares-da-Silva.
Inst Pharmacol Ther, Fac Medicine, Porto, Portugal

SP081
EFFECT OF HIGH SALT INTAKE ON THE EXPRESSION OF RE-
NAL B0AT1 AMINO ACID TRANSPORTER IN THE SPONTANE-
OUS HYPERTENSIVE RAT
Maria Joao Pinho, Patricio Soares-da-Silva.
Inst Pharmacol Ther, Fac Medicine, Porto, Portugal

SP082
CARDIOPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF LOSARTAN ON SUBTOTAL
NEPHRECTOMY RENAL FAILURE RATS
Yongcheng He,1 Lutan Liao,2 Xiaoqiang Ding,2 Shaodong Luan,1
Tiegang Yi.3
1Dept Nephrology, Shenzhen Second People’s Hosp, Shenzhen,
Guangdong Province, China; 2Dept Nephrology, Zhongshan Hosp,
Fudan Univ, Shanghai, China; 3Dept Nephrology, Shenzhen Chinese
Traditional Medicine Hosp, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

SP083
VASCULAR INFLAMMATION IN END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE:
THE RED BLOOD CELL CONNECTION
Vittorio Sirolli,1 Natalia Di Pietro,2,3 Annalisa Giardinelli,2,3 Sara Di
Silvestre,2,3 Luigi Amoroso,1 Uwe Brummer,1 Pamela Di Tomo,2,3
Assunta Pandolfi,2,3 Mario Bonomini.1
1Dept Medicine, Inst Nephrology, 2Dept Biomorphology, G.
D’Annunzio Univ, Chieti, Italy; 3Aging Research Center, Ce.S.I., G.
D’Annunzio Univ Found, Chieti, Italy



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SP084
PREVALENCE AND CLINICAL VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH
RENAL ARTERY STENOSIS IN ANGIOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF PA-
TIENTS WITH PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE
S. Caparros Molina, J.L. Tovar, M. Moreiras, C. Auger, C. Brotons, A.
Segarra, C. Permanyer, N. Ramos, J. de la Torre.
Nefrologia, Angioradiología, Unidad Epidemiologia Cardiologica,
Hosp Vall dHebrón, Barcelona, Spain

SP085
ADDITIVE RENOPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF CANDESARTAN AND
TETRAHYDROBIOPTERIN IN THE OUTCOME OF RATS AFTER
5/6 NEPHRECTOMY
Eduardo Podjarny,1,2 Joelle Bernheim,2,3 Rashid Gloria,1 Galit Has-
dan,1 Janice Green,1 Jacques Bernheim.1,2
1Nephrology and Hypertension, Meir Hosp, Kfar-Saba, Israel; 2Sack-
ler Fac Medicine, Tel Aviv Univ, Tel Aviv, Israel; 3Pathology, Meir
Hosp, Kfar-Saba, Israel

SP086
ROLE OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN DOCA-SALT AND L-NAME-IN-
DUCED HYPERTENSION
Ki Chul Choi,1 Jeong Won Cho,2 Woo Kyun Bae,1 Jeong Woo Park,1




                                                                        SUNDAY
JongUn Lee.2
1Dept Internal Medicine, 2Dept Physiology, Chonnam National Univ
Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea

SP087
SUBSTITUTION OF PROLINE 12 ALANINE (Pro12Ala) PEROXI-
SOME PROLIFERATOR ACTIVATED RECEPTOR (PPAR) g2 GENE
IS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE
AMONG NATIVE JAVANESE IN INDONESIA
Cornelia Danawati, Iri Kuswadi, Mochammad Sjabani.
Internal Medicine Div Nephrology and Hypertension, Gadjah Mada
Univ School Medicine, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

SP088
PROGRAMMING OF ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION BY PRENATAL
DEXAMETHASON EXPOSURE IN UTERO IN MARMOSET MON-
KEYS (EUPEAH)
Carsten Bramlage,1 Christina Schlumbohm,2 Carola Werner,3 Ger-
hard Anton Müller,1 Frank Strutz.1
1Nephrology and Rheumatology, Georg-August-Univ, Goettingen,
Germany; 2German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany; 3Dept
Clinical Statistics, Georg-August-Univ, Goettingen, Germany

SP089
HEART RATE VARIABILITY IN WHITE COAT HYPERTENSION
Line B. Madsen,1 Jens K. Rasmussen,2 Dorthe S. Møller,1 Erling B.
Pedersen.1
1Dept Medical Research, Holstebro Hosp, Holstebro, Denmark;
2Bang & Olufsen Medicom, Struer, Denmark

SP090
EFFECT OF HEAD-OUT WATER IMMERSION ON RESIDUAL RE-
NAL FUNCTIONS IN RATS
Belde Kasap,1 Alper Soylu,1 Sulen Sarioglu,2 Filiz Kuralay,3 Osman
Yilmaz,4 Mehmet Turkmen,1 Salih Kavukcu.1
1Pediatrics, 2Pathology, 3Biochemistry, 4Physiology, Dokuz Eylul
University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey




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SP091
CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE IMPAIRS ISCHEMIA-INDUCED AN-
GIOGENESIS AND RE-PERFUSION IN RATS
Johannes Jacobi, Nada Cordasic, Roland Schmieder, Kai-Uwe Eck-
ardt, Karl Hilgers.
Nephrology and Hypertension, Univ Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlan-
gen, Germany

SP092
THE INFLAMMATORY STATE IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
AND ITS INFLUENCE ON SKELETAL MUSCLE CAPILLARIES AND
SERUM ANGIOGENIC GROWTH FACTORS CONCENTRATION
Mariusz Flisinski,1 Andrzej Brymora,1 Anna Stefanska,2 Gabriella
Eliminowska-Wenda,3 Jacek Manitius.1
1Nephrology, Hypertension and Internal Diseases, 2Dept Clinical
Chemistry, Collegium Medicum Nicolaus Copernicus Univ, By-
dgoszcz, Poland; 3Animal Histology, Univ Technology and Agricul-
ture, Bydgoszcz, Poland

SP093
EFFECTS OF THE EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVES ON AR-
TERIAL PRESSURE AND RENAL FUNCTION OF SPONTANEOUS
HYPERTENSIVE RATS
Carlos Eduardo Carvalho De Matos,1 Andreia Silva De Oliveira,2 Clara
Versolato Razvickas,2 Ita Pfeferman Heilberg,2 Sandra Maria Rodrigues
Laranja,2 Vicente de Paulo Castro Teixeira,2 Valdemar Ortiz.1
1Urologia, 2Nefrologia, Univ Federal Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Sao
Paulo, Brazil

SP094
ASSOCIATION STUDY OF THE TAP1 GENE 637A/G POLYMOR-
PHISM WITH HYPERTENSION IN CHINESE HAN POPULATION
Chong Shen,1 Zhirong Guo,2 Ming Wu,3 Xiaoshu Hu,3 Guang
Yang,4 Rongbin Yu,1 Hongbing Shen,1 Cailiang Yao.1
1Dept Epidem & Biostat, School Public Health, Nanjing Med Univ,
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; 2Dept Epidem & Biostat, School Radiation
Med & Public Health, Suzhou Univ, Suzhou City, Jiangsu, China;
3Dept Chronic Noninfectious Disease Prevention & Control, Jiang-
su Ctrs Disease Prevention and Control, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China;
4Jiangsu Key Lab Bioresource Technol, College Life Sciences, Nan-
jing Normal Univ, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

SP095
GETTING THE PRINT OF THE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION
IN UREMIA
Aleix Cases,1 Carbo Carla,2 Escolar Gines,2 Fuste Berta,2 Carrascal
Montserrat,3 Abian Joaquin,3 Diaz-Ricart Maribel.2
1Nephrology, 2Hemoterapia y Hemostasia, Hospital Clínic, Barce-
lona, Spain; 3Espectrometria de Masas, IBBB-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

SP096
THE ACE GENE AFFECTS THE TYPE AND EXTENT OF GLOMER-
ULAR INJURY IN RESPONSE TO HYPERTENSION
Karl Hilgers,1 Catalin Timoceanu,1 Nada Cordasic,1 Roland
Veelken,1 Andrea Hartner,2 Bernd Klanke.1
1Nephrology and Hypertension, 2Pediatrics, Univ Erlangen-Nurem-
berg, Erlangen, Germany




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SP097
FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OXIDATIVE STRESS
AND VASCULAR STIFFNESS: HIGH -FIDELITY PHENOTYPING
USING MEASUREMENT OF VASCULAR SUPEROXIDE PRODUC-
TION AND AORTIC COMPLIANCE
Christian Delles,1 Lukas U. Zimmerli,1 David J. McGrane,1 Alan J.
McKay,2 Vivek L. Pathi,3 Henry J. Dargie,1,4 Carlene A. Hamilton,1
Anna F. Dominiczak.1
1BHF Glasgow Cardiovasc Res Centre, Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, UK;
2Dept Vascular Surgery, Gartnavel General Hosp, Glasgow, UK;
3Dept Cardiothoracic Surgery, West Infirm Glasgow, Glasgow, UK;
4Glasgow Cardiac MR Unit, Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

SP098
HYPERPHOSPHATEMIA IS NEGATIVELY CORRELATED WITH
SONOGRAPHIC ENDOTHELIUM-INDEPENDENT VASODILA-
TION IN PERITONEAL DIALYSIS PATIENTS
Luis Bolanos,1 Carlos González-Juanatey,2 Ana Testa,2 Rosa Ran-
ero.3
1Nephrology, 2Cardiology, 3Nephrology, Hosp Xeral-Calde, Lugo,
Spain




                                                                     SUNDAY




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

            DIABETES, COMPLICATIONS,
                MISCELLANEOUS


SP099
ACE AND PAI-1 INSERTION/DELETION POLYMORPHISMS
AND AGE-RELATED CHANGES IN PULSE PRESSURE IN SUB-
JECTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES
Carmen Fotino, Laura Pucci, Daniela Lucchesi, Stefano Triscornia,
Roberto Miccoli, Giuseppe Penno, Stefano Del Prato.
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria
di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

SP100
EFFECTS OF SUSTAINED AND FLUCTUATING HIGH GLUCOSE
EXPOSURE ON HUMAN MESANGIAL CELLS IN CULTURE
Daniela Lucchesi, Laura Pucci, Giuseppe Penno, Roberto Miccoli, Ste-
fano Triscornia, Carmen Fotino, Stefano Del Prato.
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria
di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

SP101
THE ROLE OF GLOMERULAR MESANGIAL PROGENITOR IN
THE PHENOTYPE TRANSFER OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
Qingli Cheng, Jiahui Zhao, Dongmei Zhang, Xiaoying Zhang.
Div Nephrology, Dept Geriatrics, Chinese PLA General Hospital,
Beijing, China

SP102
ASYMMETRIC DIMETHYLARGININE (ADMA) LEVEL IS IN-
CREASED AND POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH THE DEGREE
OF PROTEINURIA IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS
Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz,1 Kayser Caglar,1 Alper Sonmez,2 Erdinc Ca-
kir,3 Yasemin Kurt,3 Tayfun Eyileten,1 Cengizhan Acikel,4 Recai
Ogur,4 Mujdat Yenicesu,1 Yusuf Oguz,1 Kemal Erbil,3 Osman Sen-
er,2 Abdulgaffar Vural.1
1Nephrology, 2Internal Medicine, 3Biochemistry, 4Epidemiology,
Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

SP103
RENAL EXPRESSION OF TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-a IN DIA-
BETIC NEPHROPATHY: PHYSIOPATHOLOGIC AND THERA-
PEUTIC IMPLICATIONS
Rosa Suárez-Díaz,1 Luz Pérez-Hernández,1 Carmen Mora,2 Francis-
co Milena,2 Candelaria León,1 Javier García,3 Juan Navarro.2,3
1Clinical Biochemistry, 2Research Unit, 3Nephrology Service, Hospi-
tal Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

SP104
RENOPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF ANGIOPOIETIN-1 IN OBESE
TYPE 2 DIABETIC MICE
Sang-Ok Moon, Won Kim, Sik Lee, Kyung Pyo Kang, Mi Jung Seong,
Sung Kwang Park.
Dept Internal Medicine, Renal Regeneration Lab, Chonbuk National
Univ Medical School, Jeonju, South Korea

SP105
LONG TERM TREATMENT OF GLP-1 ANALOGUE EXENDIN-4
AMELIORATES DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY THROUGH IMPROV-
ING METABOLIC SYNDROME IN db/db MICE
Yoon Sik Chang, Cheol Whee Park, Hyeong Wook Kim, Hyun Jung
Park, Hyun Wha Chung, Seog Jun Shin, Byung Kee Bang.
Internal Medicine, Catholic Univ of Korea, Seoul, South Korea




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    SP106
    CHRONIC EXPOSURE OF HUMAN GLOMERULAR EPITHELIAL
    CELLS (HGEC) TO HIGH GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION RESULTS IN
    MODULATION OF GLUCOSE TRANSPORTERS (GLUTs) EXPRESSION
    Dimitrios - Anestis Moutzouris,1 Paraskevi Kitsiou,2 Argyrios Ta-
    lamagas,2 Garyfallia Drossopoulou,2 Nikolaos Katsilambros.1
    1First Dept Propaedeutic Medicine, Univ Athens, Medical School,
    Laiko Univ Hosp, Athens, Greece; 2Inst Biology, National Center Sci-
    entific Research Demokritos, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece

    SP107
   HYPERGLYCEMIA INDUCES THE EXPRESSION OF BASIC FI-
    BROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR (FGF-2) THROUGH ACTIVATION
    OF THE PROTEIN KINASE C BETA-1 AND p65 NF-kB IN HUMAN
    RENAL FIBROBLASTS
    Radovan Vasko, Michael Koziolek, Bernd Kurz, Gerhard Anton Mu-
    eller, Frank Strutz.
    Nephrology and Rheumatology, Georg-August-Univ, Goettingen, Germany

    SP108
    MECHANISMS CONTROLLING GLUCOSE UPTAKE UNDER
    HIGH AND LOW GLUCOSE CONCENTRATIONS IN MESANGI-
    AL CELL (MC): ROLE OF GLUCOSE TRANSPORTERS




                                                                           SUNDAY
    Carine Prisco Arnoni, Carla de Lima e Santos, Priscila Cardoso
    Cristovam, Daniela Vidotti, Mirian Aparecida Boim.
    Medicine, Federal Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    SP109
    AMELIORATION OF OXIDATIVE AND NITROSATIVE STRESS IN THE
    KIDNEY CONTRIBUTES TO RENOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF ANGI-
    OTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKADE IN METABOLIC SYNDROME
    Sharma Prabhakar,1 Shuping Shi,1 Ruc Tran.2
    1Internal Medicine, Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Center, Lub-
    bock, TX, USA; 2Pathology, TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX, USA

    SP110
    THE EFFECTS OF ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBI-
    TOR, ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKER, AND ITS COMBINATION
    THERAPIES ON DEVELOPMENT OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
    Saniye Sen,1 Sedat Ustundag,1 Gulfiliz Gonlusen,2 Mehmet Kanter,3
    Haluk Dogutan,1 Senturk Ciftci.
    1Nephrology, Trakya Univ Medical Fac, Edirne, Turkey; 2Pathology,
    Cukurova Univ Medical Fac, Adana, Turkey; 3Histology, 4Biochem-
    istry, Trakya Univ Medical Fac, Edirne, Turkey

    SP111
    PARATHYROID HORMONE RELATED PROTEIN (PTHrP) IN-
    DUCES HYPERTROPHY AND PRODUCTION OF EXTRACELLU-
    LAR MATRIX PROTEINS IN PODOCYTES. IMPLICATIONS FOR
    DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
    M. Romero,1 A. Ortega,1 A. Izquierdo,1 D. Rámila,3 M.E. Fernán-
    dez,1 J. Bover,2 P. Esbrit,3 R.J. Bosch.1
    1Physiology, Univ Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain; 2Nephrology,
    Fund Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain; 3Bone and Mineral Metabolism
    Lab, Jiménez Díaz Found (Capio Group), Madrid, Spain

    SP112
    INCREASED SERUM LEVELS OF FIBRINOGEN AND C REACTIVE
    PROTEIN AND POOR GLYCEMIC CONTROL ARE ASSOCIATED
    WITH MICROALBUMINURIA IN NORMOTENSIVE TYPE II DIA-
    BETIC PATIENTS
    Tevfik Solakoglu,1 Yasemin Erten,2 Kadriye Altok Reis,2 Ruya Mutl-
    uay,2 Hatice Pasaoglu,3 Turgay Arinsoy,2 Sukru Sindel.2
    1Internal Medicine, 2Nephrology, 3Biochemistry, Gazi Univ Fac
    Medicine, Ankara, Turkey



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SP113
DNA POLYMORPHISMS AND RENAL DISEASE: A CRITICAL AP-
PRAISAL OF STUDIES PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL ERA-EDTA
AND ASN CONFERENCES IN 2004 AND 2005
Adrian Mondry,1,2 Marie Loh,1 Kevin Ben Laurence,1 Nelson Low.1
1Bioinformatics Inst, Singapore; 2Dept Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School
Medicine, National Univ Singapore, Singapore

SP114
THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING OF RIFAMPICIN IN TU-
BERCULOSIS PATIENTS WITH NORMAL RENAL FUNCTION
AND CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE
Gulshan Kumar Mukhiya,1 Thirumurthy Velpandian,2 Sandeep Ma-
hajan,1 Suresh Chandra Tiwari.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Pharmacokinetics, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

SP116
INSERTION/DELETION POLYMORPHISM IN VASCULAR EN-
DOTELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) PROMOTER GENE IN
ITALIAN CALCIUM STONE FORMERS WITH IDIOPATHIC HY-
PERCALCIURIA
Tiziano Lusenti,1 Roberto Rustichelli,1 Francesca Cardarelli,1 Mari-
acristina Gregorini,1 Pierpaolo Borgatti,1 Davide Nicoli,2 Enrico Far-
netti,2 Bruno Casali.2
1O.U. Nephrology, 2O.U. Molecular Biology, Az. Osp. S. Maria Nuo-
va, Reggio Emilia, Italy

SP117
THE DEFENCE STATUS OF MURINE KIDNEYS EXPOSED TO
LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF CADMIUM: FROM METAL-SCAV-
ENGING PROTEINS TO ANTIOXIDANT DETOXIFICATION
Sandy Thijssen,1 John Maringwa,2 Emmy Van Kerkhove.1
1Center Environmental Sciences; 2Center Statistics, Hasselt Univ, Di-
epenbeek, Belgium

SP118
ERK-1/2 AND AP-1 SIGNALING IN VASCULAR ENDOTHE-
LIAL GROWTH FACTOR EXPRESSION BY PLATELET-DERIVED
GROWTH FACTOR IN HUMAN VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE
CELLS
Hee Jung Chang,1 Mi Ha Kim,1 Min Hee Hong,1 Nam Ho Kim,2
Young Do Jung.1
1Biochemistry; 2Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University,
Gwangju, South Korea

SP119
IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH QUALITY AND EASY TO USE PEL-
TIER COOLED CAMERA: A COST-CONSCIOUS ALTERNATIVE
FOR ASSESSING ISOLATED PERFUSED MOUSE PROXIMAL TU-
BULE FLUID ABSORPTION PROPERTIES AND APOPTOSIS
Koen Jolling, Jimmy Van den Eynden, Martin vandeVen, Marcel
Ameloot, Emmy van Kerkhove.
Center Environmental Sciences, Hasselt Univ, Diepenbeek, Belgium;
Biomedical Inst, Hasselt Univ, Diepenbeek, Belgium

SP120
SCREENING FOR DIABETES MELLITUS, HYPERTENSION, PRO-
TEINURIA AND CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN AN ADULT
POPULATION IN RURAL AREA, A PILOT PROJECT
Md. Shahidul Islam, M.A. Muqueet, O. Faroque, H.U. Rashid.
Dept Nephrology, BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh




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SP121
HSP72 INDUCED BY HEAT PRETREATMENT PROTECTS HU-
MAN PERITONEAL MESOTHELIAL CELLS FROM DIALYSATE
TOXICITY
Hung-Tien Kuo,1 Hung-Chun Chen,1 Hsiang-Wen Chen.2
1Div Nephrology, 2Dept Microbiology, Kaohsiung Medical Univ,
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

SP123
FRACTIONAL EXCRETION OF SODIUM IN HYPERTENSIVE PA-
TIENTS. ROLE OF INSULIN AND VASOPRESSIN
Giuseppe Andronico, Gaia Giammarresi, Antonina Lo Cicero, Gian-
franco Mezzatesta, Salvatore Citarda, Giovanni Cerasola.
Dip Medicina Interna Mal. Cardiovascolari e Renali, Università degli
Studi, Palermo, Italy

SP124
A 27-YEAR RENAL BIOPSY STUDY FROM NORTHERN PORTU-
GAL
Elisio Carvalho,1 Maria do Sameiro Faria,2 José Pedro L. Nunes,3 Su-
sana Sampaio,1 Carmen Valbuena.1
1Hosp São João, Porto, Portugal; 2Hosp Maria Pia, Porto, Portugal;
3Fac Medicina, Porto, Portugal




                                                                        SUNDAY
SP125
PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
CHILDREN FROM TEHRAN, IRAN
Neamatollah Ataei, Vahid Ziaei, Farzin Dehsara, Ali Asghar Reza
Nejad.
Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hosp Medical Center, Tehran, Iran

SP126
HOMOCYSTEINE ADMINISTRATION ENTAILS BOTH GLOMER-
ULAR AND TUBULAR DELETERIOUS EFFECT: EXPERIMENTAL
STUDY
Vladimir Dobronravov, Alexey Smirnov, Alexey Nevorotin, Semen
Khohlov, Vasily Sipovsky, Valeria Barabanova, Svetlana Chefu, Al-
exander Zhloba, Eduard Blashko.
Res Inst Nephrology, Saint-Petersburg Pavlov State Medical Univ,
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

SP127
HYPERHOMOCYSTEINEMIA EXACERBATES THE NEPHRON
INJUREIS INDUCED BY EXPERIMENTAL KIDNEY FAILURE
Vladimir Dobronravov, Alexey Smirnov, Alexey Nevorotin, Vasily
Sipovsky, Svetlana Chefu, Semen Hochlov, Valeria Barabanova, Edu-
ard Blashko, Alexander Zhloba.
Res Inst Nephrology, Saint-Petersburg Pavlov State Medical Univ,
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

SP128
DIFFERENTIATION OF MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO RE-
NAL PRECURSORS
Francesca Bianchi,1 Gaetano La Manna,1 Silvia Cantoni,2 Claudia
Cavallini,2 Maria L. Cappuccilli,1 Elisa Persici,1 Maria P. Scolari,1
Alberto Perbellini,2 Carlo Ventura,2 Sergio Stefoni.1
1Inst Nephrology, Dialysis & Renal Transplantation, 2Lab Molecular
Biology & Stem Cell Engineering - National Inst Biostructures & Bio-
systems Inst Cardiology St Orsola Univ Hosp, Bologna, Italy




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  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                           POSTERS

   SP129
   THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE P - FIMBRIAL ADHESIN
   CLASS II AND TYPE 1 FIMBRIAL ADHESIN OF ESCHERICHIA
   COLI AND THE SEVERITY OF INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE IN
   ACUTE PYELONEPHRITIS (APN)
   Huang Jeng-Jong,1 Tseng Chin-Chung,1 Hsieh Jyh-Yaw,2 Sung
   Junne-Ming,1 Wu An-Bang,1 Wu Jiunn-Jong.3
   1Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung Univ Hosp, Tainan, Tai-
   wan; 2Internal Medicine, Yuan’s General Hosp, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
   3Inst Molecular Biology, National Cheng Kung Univ Medical Col-
   lege, Tainan, Taiwan

   SP130
   COMPARATIVE STUDY OF 3p REGION IN RENAL TUMOURS
   SHOWED THAT Fhit PROTEIN EXPRESSION LOSS AND NOT
   FHIT GENE DELETION WOULD BE SPECIFIC FOR MALIGNANT
   CANCERS
   Nathalie Gayrard,1,2 Valère Cacheux,2 François Iborra,3 Georges
   Mourad,4 Angel Argilés.1,5
   1Inst Functional Genomics, CNRS UMR 5203, Montpellier, France;
   2Lab Génétique Médicale et Chromosomique, CHU, Montpellier,
   France; 3Serv Urologie, CHU, Montpellier, France; 4Nephrology,
   CHU, Montpellier, France; 5RD - Nephrologie, Montpellier, France

   SP131
   REDOX ENVIRONMENT IN GRAM-NEGATIVE SEPSIS TREATED
   BY POLIMIXINE B DIRECT HEMOPERFUSION (PMX-DHP)
   Angelo F. Perego,1 Santo Morabito,2 Gianpaolo Casella,3 Carlo
   Guastoni.4
   1Nefrologia e Dialisi, AO Osp Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Milano, Italy;
   2Nefrologia e Dialisi, Policlin Umberto I, Roma, Italy; 3Terapia Inten-
   siva Generale, AO Osp Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Milano, Italy; 4Nefro-
   logia e Dialisi, AO Osp Civile Legnano, Legnano, Italy


 SP132
  A PRIMARY CULTURE OF MOUSE PROXIMAL TUBULE CELLS,
   ESTABLISHED ON COLLAGEN-COATED MEMBRANES
   Sara Terryn,1 Francois Jouret,3 Frank Vandenabeele,2 Inge
   Smolders,1 Marjan Moreels,2 Olivier Devuyst,3 Paul Steels,1 Emmy
   Van Kerkhove.1
   1Lab Cell Physiology, 2Lab Histology, Univ Hasselt, Diepenbeek,
   Belgium; 3Div Nephrology, Univ Catholique Louvain, Brussels, Bel-
   gium

   SP133
   EFFECT OF SHOCK WAVES IN IMMORTALIZED HUMAN ME-
   SANGIAL CELLS (IHMC) IN CULTURE
   Andreia Silva De Oliveira,1 Carlos Eduardo Carvalho Matos,2 Clara
   Versolato Razvickas,1 Ronaldo Soares Maia,1 Alice Ferreira Teix-
   eira,1 Valdemar Ortiz,2 Vicente de Paulo Castro Teixeira,1 Nestor
   Schor,1 Sandra Maria Rodrigues Laranja.1
   1Nephrology Div, 2Urology Div, Univ Federal Sao Paulo - Escola
   Paulista Medicina - UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil


   SP134
   FURTHER EVIDENCE ON OXALATE BINDING PROTEIN FROM
   KIDNEY STONE MATRIX AND ITS EXPRESSION IN RENAL DIS-
   ORDERS
   Srinivasan Shanmugarajan, V. Pragasam, P. Kalaiselvi, P. Varalak-
   shmi.
   Medical Biochemistry, Dr.A.L.M.PGIBMS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,
   India




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SP135
Ki-67 EXPRESSION IN DEVELOPING AND MATURE HUMAN
KIDNEY
Nagihan Colakoglu,1 Murat Colakoglu,2 Ender Duzcan.1
1Dept Pathology, 2Dept Nephrology, Pamukkale Univ School Medi-
cine, Denizli, Turkey

SP136
E-CADHERIN STAINING IN HUMAN FETAL AND MATURE KID-
NEYS
Nagihan Colakoglu,1 Murat Colakoglu,2 Gulcin Abban.3
1Pathology, 2Nephrology, 3Histology and Embryology, Pamukkale
Univ School Medicine, Denizli, Turkey

SP137
INCIDENCE OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AMONG CHILDREN
AND ADOLESCENTS IN A NON-INDUSTRIALIZED COMMU-
NITY
Efstathios Koulouridis, Kostas Georgalidis, Patricia Ntouto, Ioulia
Kostimpa, Maria Kalantzi, Maria Mandyla, Ioannis Koulouridis,
Athanasios Koskinas, Angeliki Krokida, Athina Halki, Marina Ara-
pidou, Afroditi Stylianesi, Angelos Spirou.
Artificial Kidney Unit, Biochemistry Lab, General Hosp Corfu, Corfu,




                                                                      SUNDAY
Greece




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      GLOMERULAR DISEASES CLINICAL 1


SP138
TWENTY YEARS AFTER METHYLPREDNISOLONE/CHLORAM-
BUCIL TREATMENT IN IDIOPATHIC MEMBRANOUS NEPHROP-
ATHY STAGE II-III
Ladislava Grcevska, Momir Polenakovic, Sonja Dzikova.
Department of Nephrology, Clinical Center, Skopje, F.Y.R.M

SP139
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL/METHYLPREDNISOLONE VRE-
SUS METHYLPREDNISOLONE/CHLORAMBUCIL TREATMENT
IN IDIOPATHIC MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY STAGE III-IV
Ladislava Grcevska, Momir Polenakovic.
Department of Nephrology, Clinical Center, Skopje, F.Y.R.M

SP140
IMPACT OF POLYMORPHISMS OF Th1 AND PROINFLAMMATO-
RY CYTOKINE GENES ON DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION
OF IgA NEPHROPATHY
Chun Soo Lim,1,2 Yon Su Kim,2 Dong-Wan Chae,2 Curie Ahn,2 Jin
Suk Han,2 Suhnggwon Kim,2 Jung Sang Lee.2
1Int Medicine, Seoul National Univ Boramae Hospital, Seoul, South
Korea; 2Int Medicine, Seoul National Univ, Seoul, South Korea

SP141
LONG-TERM TRIAL OF STEROID AND ANGIOTENSIN RECEP-
TOR BLOCKER IN IgA NEPHROPATHY
Chun-Gyoo Ihm, T. Lee, S. Lee,1 K. Jeong.
Dept Nephrology, Kyung Hee Univ Med Center, Seoul, South Korea

SP142
IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE TREATMENT FOR FOCAL SEGMENTAL
GLOMERULOSCLEROSIS IN ADULTS
Norbert Braun,1 Frank Schmutzler,2 Catalina Lange,1 Annalisa Per-
na,3 Guiseppe Remuzzi,3 Hans-Konrad Selbmann,4 Teut Risler.2
1Nephrology & Dialysis, Helios Kliniken, Schwerin, Germany; 2Ne-
phrology & Hypertension, Univ Hosp, Tuebingen, Germany; 3Clini-
cal Res Center Rare Disease, A e C Dacco Villa Camozzi, Ranica (BG),
Italy; 5Inst Medizin Informationsverarbeitung, Univ Tuebingen, Tue-
bingen, Germany

SP143
INTERLEUKIN-6 GENE POLYMORPHISM AND FASTER PRO-
GRESSION TO END-STAGE RENAL FAILURE IN CHRONIC
GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
Monika Buraczynska, Lucyna Jozwiak, Piotr Ksiazek, Ewa Borowicz,
Piotr Mierzicki.
Dept Nephrology, Skubiszewski Univ Med School, Lublin, Poland

SP144
INCREASED ASYMMETRIC DIMETHYLARGININE (ADMA) LEV-
ELS AND INSULIN RESISTANCE IN NON-DIABETIC STAGE I
KIDNEY DISEASE
Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz,1 Kayser Caglar,1 Alper Sonmez,2 Erdinc Ca-
kir,3 Ayper Kaya,4 Cengizhan Acikel,5 Tayfun Eyileten,1 Mujdat
Yenicesu,1 Yusuf Oguz,1 Cumhur Bilgi,3 Cagatay Oktenli,2 Abdul-
gaffar Vural,1 Carmine Zoccali.6
1Nephrology, 2Internal Medicine, 3Biochemistry, 4Pathology, 5Epi-
demiology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, 6Nephrol-
ogy, Inst Biomedicine, Clin Epidemiology & Pathophysiology Renal
Diseases & Hypertension, CNR-IBIM National Res Council, Reggio
Calabria, Italy



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SP145
STUDY OF HYPOTHALAMIC PITUITARY ADRENAL AXIS IN PA-
TIENTS OF MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY RECEIVING MODI-
FIED PONTICELLI REGIMEN
Harbir Kohli,1 Anil Bhansali,2 Vivekanand Jha,1 Kishan Lal Gupta,1
Kamal Sud,1 Vinay Sakhuja.1
1Nephrology, 2Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, UT, India

SP146
TACROLIMUS AND LOW-DOSE PREDNISOLONE COMBINA-
TION THERAPY IS A PROMISING REGIMEN IN RESISTANT OR
RELAPSING PRIMARY GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
Hakki Arikan,1 Mehmet Koc,1 Fulya Cakalagaoglu,2 Serhan Tuglu-
lar,1 Cetin Ozener,1 Emel Akoglu.1
1Nephrology, 2Pathology, Marmara Univ School Medicine, Istanbul,
Uskudar, Turkey

SP147
INCREASED SIALYLATION OF SERUM IGG IN IDIOPATHIC
MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPATHY
Aki Kuroki,1 Tadao Akizawa,1 Yasuhiro Kuroda,2 Takaaki Funase,2
Munehiro Nakata.2
1Dept Nephrology, Showa Univ, School Medicine, Tokyo, Japan;




                                                                         SUNDAY
2Dept Applied Chemistry, Inst Glycotechnology, Tokai Univ, Ise-
hara, Kanagawa, Japan

SP148
TREATMENT AND OUTCOME OF PRIMARY GLOMERULAR
DISEASES: IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS OR RENIN ANGI-
OTENSIN SYSTEM BLOCKERS
Yasar Caliskan, Halil Yazici, Savas Ozturk, Oktay Ozkan, Aydin
Turkmen, Mehmet Sukru Sever.
Div Nephrology, Dept Internal Medicine, Istanbul School Medicine,
Istanbul Univ, Istanbul, Turkey

SP149
THE CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COURSE OF RENAL DIS-
EASES ASSOCIATED WITH HIV INFECTION
Elena Gutierrez, Enrique Morales, Eduardo Gutierrez, Esther González,
Maria Jose Manzanera, Eduardo Hernández, Manuel Praga.
Nephrology, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

SP150
CLINICO-PATHOLOGIC CORRELATION OF RENAL BIOPSY FIND-
INGS- CASE SERIES REPORT FROM A MAIN REFERRAL CENTER
Shahrzad Ossareh,1 Mojgan Asgari,2 Fatemeh Hayati,1 Afsoon Ema-
mi Naeeni,1 Ezatollah Abdi,1 Yousef Ataeipour,1 Hosein Nejadgash-
ti,1 Sassan Aris,1 Fereydoon Prooshaninia,1 Ahad J. Ghods.1
1Dept Internal Medicine, Iran; 2Dept Pathology, Iran Univ Medical
Sciences, Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Tehran, Iran

SP151
PROGNOSTIC FACTORS IN IgA NEPHROPATHY: A RETROSPEC-
TIVE ANALYSIS
Emanuela Mantuano,1 Sabrina Paoletti,1 Cristina Consani,1 Sara Bea-
ti,1 Vincenzo Panichi,1 Maurizio Innocenti,2 Antonio Pasquariello,2
Mario Meola,1 Giuliano Barsotti,1 Roberto Palla,3 Paolo Rindi.2
1Int Med, Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 2Nephrology and Dialysis, Hosp Pisa,
Pisa, Italy; 3Nephrology and Dialysis, Hosp Massa, Massa, Italy

SP152
RENAL MORPHOLOGY IN CHILDREN WITH NEPHROTIC SYN-
DROME IN KAZAKHSTAN
Assiya Naushabayeva.
Nephrology, Republic Children’s Hosp Aksai, Almaty, Kazakhstan



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP153
ACUTE WORSENING OF RENAL FUNCTION DURING EPISODES
OF GLOMERULAR MACROSCOPIC HEMATURIA: FACTORS AS-
SOCIATED WITH THE LACK OF RENAL FUNCTION RECOVERY
Eduardo Gutiérrez, Eduardo Hernández, Esther González, Enrique
Morales, Mº José Manzanera, Manuel Praga.
Nephrology, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

SP154
URINE CYTOKINE EXCRETION IN MEMBRANOUS NEPHROPA-
THY AND IgA NEPHROPATHY
Vincenzo Sepe,1 Marialuisa Palma,1 Maria G. Giuliano,1 Gabriella
Adamo,1 Giuseppe D. Norata,2 Alessandro Amore,3 Rosanna Cop-
po,3 Grazia Soccio,1 Carmelo Libetta,1 Antonio Dal Canton.1
1Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, San Matteo Hosp &
Univ Pavia, Pavia, Italy; 2Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation,
Regina Margherita Hosp, Turin, Italy; 3Pharmacology Sciences, Univ
Milan, Milan, Italy

SP155
PERIPHERAL CIRCULATION IS IMPAIRED IN CHILDREN WITH
NEPHROTIC SYNDROME TREATED WITH CYCLOSPORIN A
Aneta Czupryniak,1 Anna Kaluzynska,1 Marcin Tkaczyk,1 Anna Poltorak-
Krawczyk,1 Bartosz Ostrowski,2 Boguslaw Wiecek,2 Michal Nowicki.1
1Dept Nephrology and Dialysis, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hosp Res
Inst, Lódz, Poland; 2Technical Univ, Lódz, Poland

SP156
A PROSPECTIVE MULTICENTER STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFI-
CACY AND SAFETY OF MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL MONO-
THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF RESISTANT PRIMARY
GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
Alfonso Segarra,1 J.M. Martinez Garcia, S. Pons, Manuel Praga,2 E.
Izquierdo Garcia, J.C. Alonso, J.M. Gasco, L. Pou.
1Serv Nefrologia, Hosp Vall de Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; 2Serv Ne-
frologia, Hosp 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

SP157
THE ROLE OF EXESSIVE WEIGHT IN THE PROGRESSION AND
CLINICAL FEATHERS OF IGA NEPHROPATHY (IGAN)
Nickolay Muckhin, Tat’yana Krasnova, Evgenija Saginova, Alexandr
Aksyutin.
Dept Internal Medicine, Fac Basic Medicine, Moscow State Univ,
Moscow, Russian Federation

SP158
NEFROPROTECTIVE AND ANTIHYPERTENSIVE EFFECTS OF
ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKERS IN CHRONIC GLOMERU-
LONEPHRITIS PATIENTS
Valentyna Moyseyenko, Taras Nykula.
Propedeutical Therapy N 2, National Medical Univ, Kyiv, Ukraine

SP159
ACE GENE POLYMORPHISM AND DISEASE PROGRESSION IN
MALAYSIAN PATIENTS WITH IMMUNOGLOBULIN A NEPH-
ROPATHY (IgAN)
Che Rosle Draman,1 Norella Kong,2 Fauzi Abdul Rahman,2 Azizah
Mohd Radzi,3 B.S. Kuah,3 Shamsul Azhar,4 Koon-Seng Phang, A.B.
Wan Muhaizan.
1Internal Medicine, Univ Islam Antarabangsa, Kuantan, Pahang, Ma-
laysia; 2Medicine, Nat Univ Malaysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Ma-
laysia; 3Biotechnology, Inst Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia; 4Public Health & Epidemiology, Nat Univ Ma-
laysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 5Pathology, National Univ
Malaysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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SP160
CORTICOSTEROID INDUCED OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPE-
NIA IN ADULT ONSET NEPHROTIC SYNDROME; SCREENING,
PRDICTORS AND ROLE OF CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS AND AL-
FACALCIDOL
Hussein Sheashaa,1 Osama Gheith,1 Amr El-Husseini,1 Amgad El-
Agroudy,1 Ezz El Gamal,2 Mohamed Sobh.1
1Nephrology, 2Laboratory, Urology and Nephrology Center, Man-
soura, El-Dakahlia, Egypt

SP161
FIBRILLARY AND IMMUNOTACTOID GLOMERULONEPHRI-
TIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF 7 CASES FROM A SINGLE
CENTER
Ricardo Neto, Susana Sampaio, Gerardo Oliveira, Manuel Pestana.
Dept Nephrology, Hosp Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal

SP162
PROTEINURIA REDUCTION IN CHRONIC GLOMERULOPATHY
BY RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-SYSTEM DUAL BLOCKADE. CAN
THIS BLOCKADE MODIFIES TGF-ß1 PLASMATIC LEVELS AND
TO BE BETTER THAN EITHER DRUG ALONE?
Maribel Navarro-Muñoz,1,2 Josep Bonet,2 Sandra Blanco,1,2 Beatriu




                                                                     SUNDAY
Bayes,2 Jordi Ara,2 Ramon Romero.2
1Molecular Biology Lab, 2Nephrology Unit, Hosp Germans Trias i
Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

SP163
INFLUENCE OF ALDOSTERONE SYNTHASE (CYP11B2) GENE
C-344T POLYMORPHISM ON FOCAL SEGMENTAL GLOMERU-
LOSCLEROSIS
Christos Bantis, Peter Heering, Yvonne Luther, Sendogan Aker,
Christina Schwandt, Bernd Grabensee, Katrin Ivens.
Dept Nephrology, Heinrich-Heine Univ, Düsseldorf, Germany

SP164
INITIAL EXPERIENCE OF TACROLIMUS IN STEROID DEPEND-
ENT OR RESISTANT ADULT NEPHROTIC SYNDROME
Sanjay Gupta,1 Sunder Sham,2 Sanjay K. Agarwal,1 Dipanker Bhow-
mik,1 Suresh C. Tiwari,1 Suresh C. Dash.1
1Dept Nephrology, All India Inst Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Del-
hi, India; 2Dept Nephrology, Ram Manohar Lohia Hosp, New Delhi,
Delhi, India

SP165
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FREQUENCY OF PRIMARY
GLOMERULOPATHIES FOR 17 CONSECUTIVE YEARS - SINGLE
CENTER REPORT
Mario Laganovic,1 Dusko Kuzmanic,1 Bojan Jelakovic,1 Zivka Dika,1
Tomislav Roncevic,1 Gordana Borso,1 Tajana Zeljkovic Vrkic,1 Ivan
Pecin,1 Mirko Vdovic,1 Mira Scukanec Spoljar.2
1Dept Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension, 2Dept Pathology,
Univ Hosp Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                          POSTERS

                  CLINICAL VASCULITIS


SP166
INTERCELLULAR ADHESION MOLECULES IN EGYPTIAN PA-
TIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHMATOSUS: A PROSPEC-
TIVE CONTROLLED STUDY
Alaa Sabry,1 Abdalla Kalil,1 Mona Abdel-Rahim,1 Fagr El-Shahat,2
Sherief Elbasyouni.3
1Nephrology, 2Clinical Pathology, Egypt; 3Pathology Department,
Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura, Dakhlia,
Egypt

SP167
PROINFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES (TNF ALPHA AND IL6) IN
EGYPTIAN SLE PATIENTS WITH LUPUS NEPHRITIS: IS IT COR-
RELATED WITH DISEASE ACTIVITY?
Alaa Sabry,1 Abdalla Kalil,1 Mona Abd El-Rahim,1 Fagr Bazyeed El-
Shahat,2 Sherief Refat Elbasyouni.3
1Nephrology, 2Clinical Biochemistry, 3Rheumatology and Rehabili-
tation, Mansoura Fac Medicine, Mansoura, Dakhlia, Egypt

SP168
ANTIPHOSPHOLIPD ANTIBODIES AND KIDNEY INVOLVE-
MENT IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS
Maria Majdan, Ewa Wielosz, Magdalena Dryglewska.
Department of Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases, Med-
ical Univ Lublin, Lublin, Poland

SP169
PREDICTIVE FACTORS FOR GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, RELAPSE
AND SIGNIFICANT PROTEINURIA IN CHILDHOOD HENOCH-
SCHOENLEIN PURPURA
Jae Seung Lee, Jae Il Shin, Dae Hwan Hwang, Jee Min Park.
Inst Kidney Disease, Dept Pediatrics, Yonsei Univ College Medicine,
Seoul, South Korea

SP170
ANCA-ASSOCIATED RENAL VASCULITIS: OUTCOMES IN 78
PATIENTS FROM A SINGLE-CENTRE, 7-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
STUDY
William S. Priestman, Lindsay J. Chesterton, Cian Chan, Klara
Garsed, Jenny Thompson, Jenny Wright, Chris W. McIntyre, Richard
J. Fluck, Maarten W. Taal.
Dept Renal Medicine, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Der-
by, United Kingdom

SP171
INDUCTION OF REMISSION BY B LYMPHOCYTE DEPLETION IN
PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC SYSTEMIC VASCULITIS
Dario Roccatello,1,2 Daniela Rossi,1 Simone Baldovino,1,2 Mirella
Alpa,1 Carla Naretto,1 Paola Brosio,1,2 Franca Napoli,1,2 Rita La Grot-
ta,1,2 Roberto Cavallo,1 Osvaldo Giachino,1 Luigi Massimino Sena.2
1Center Research Immunopathology and Rare Diseases (CMID), San
Giovanni Bosco Hosp, Torino, Italy; 2Dept Medicine and Experimen-
tal Oncology, Turin Univ, Torino, Italy

SP172
CELL APOPTOSIS LEVEL IN PATIENTS WITH ANCA- ASSOCI-
ATED VASCULITIS
Tatiana Beketova,1 Eugenia Semencova,1 Olga Kupavtseva.2
1Clinic Nephrology, Moscow Med Academy, Moscow, Russian Fed-
eration; 2Lab Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology Inst RAMS, Mos-
cow, Russian Federation



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SP173
HEPCIDIN PROHORMON CONCENTRATION IN RHEUMATOID
ARTHRITIS PATIENTS DOES NOT DEPEND ON CHRONIC KID-
NEY DISEASE STAGE AND DISEASE ACTIVITY SCORE
Dariusz Chudzik, Magdalena Dryglewska, Maria Majdan.
Dept Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases, Medical Univ,
Lublin, Poland

SP174
DO sVCAM-1 AND sIL-2R LEVELS INDICATE A CORRELATION
BETWEEN RENAL INVOLVEMENT AND DISEASE ACTIVITY IN
SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS PATIENTS?
Aylin Turkay,1 Refik Ali Sari,1 Ramazan Cetinkaya,2 Fuat Erdem,1
Mustafa Keles,2 Ahmet Kiziltunc.3
1Dept Internal Medicine, 2Dept Nephrology, 3Dept Biochemistry,
Ataturk Univ, Medical School, Erzurum, Turkey

SP175
RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS - EXPERI-
ENCE OF A SINGLE CENTER
Adrian Dorin Zugravu,1 Simona Hildegard Stancu,1 Ana Georgiana
Zugravu,2 Eugen Mandache,3 Mihai Rauta,1 Gabriel Mircescu.1
1Nephrology, Dr. Carol Davila Clinical Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest,




                                                                         SUNDAY
Romania; 2Rheumatology, Sfanta Maria Clinical Hosp, Bucharest,
Romania; 3Pathology, Dr. Carol Davila Clinical Hosp Nephrology,
Bucharest, Romania

SP176
PLASMA EXCHANGE AND IMMUNOADSORPTION IN THE
TREATMENT OF SEVERE LUPUS NEPHRITIS
Xiao Li, Wen Zhang, Xiaonong Chen, Hong Ren, Pingyan Shen, Ping
Zhu, Nan Chen.
Dept Nephrology, Ruijin Hosp, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, Shanghai, China

SP177
LONG TERM FOLLOW UP OF 118 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY
SJÖGREN’S SYNDROME AND THEIR RENAL IMPAIRMENT
Hong Ren, Xiaonong Chen, Xiaoxia Pan, Wen Zhang, Cuilan Hao, Nan Chen.
Dept Nephrology, Ruijin Hosp, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, Shanghai, China

SP178
TREATMENT WITH MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL IN VASCULI-
TIS AND LUPUS NEPHRITIS - ONE CENTRE EXPERIENCE
Marketa Kazderova, Romana Rysava, Eva Jancova, Miroslav Merta,
Vladimir Tesar.
Dept Nephrol, First School Med, Charles Univ, Prague, Czech Republic

SP179
RENAL PATHOLOGY AND HIV INFECTION IN INDIA
Debajyoti Roy,1 Sanjay Pujari,2 Dilip Wani,3 Amit Dravid,2 Rajendra
Aggrawal,4 Tushar Patil.3
1Nephrology, 2HIV Medicine, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra,
India; 3Pathology, Medicare Lab, Pune, Maharashtra, India; 4Pathol-
ogy, Bharti Vidya Peeth Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

SP180
TWO YEARS TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD LUPUS NEPHRITIS
WITH MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (MMF): CLINICAL AND
HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY
Mariarosaria Caropreso,1 Mariarosaria D’Armiento,2 Francesca
Nuzzi,1 Gabriele Malgieri,1 Mario Maria Balletta,3 Rosaria Indaco,1
Carmine Pecoraro.1
1NephroUrology, Unit Nephrology and Dialysis, Santobono Hosp,
Naples, Italy; 2Inst Pathology, 3Chair Nephrology, Univ Federico II,
Naples, Italy



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SP181
A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF MYCOPHE-
NOLATE MOFETIL (MMF) FOR LUPUS NEPHRITIS (LN)
Eugene Sushchuk,1 Anna Torgashina.2
1Dept Hosp Therapeutics, Volgograd State Medical Univ, Volgograd,
Russian Federation; 2Inst Rheumatology, RAMS, Moscow, Russian
Federation

SP182
ON A CLUSTERED ONSET OF MPO-ANCA VASCULITIS IN 2004
IN HIGASHIOSAKA, OSAKA, JAPAN
Akio Tanaka,1 Makoto Fukuno,2 Kuniyoshi Mori,2 Takuyo Sato,2
Toshirou Takama.3
1Dept Internal Medicine, Osaka National Hosp, Osaka, Japan; 2Hi-
gashiosaka City Public Health Center, Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan;
3Dept Internal Medicine, Higashiosaka City General Hosp, Higashi-
osaka, Osaka, Japan

SP183
CYCLOSPORINE TREATMENT OF LUPUS NEPHRITIS - AN OUT-
COME ANALYSIS
Zuzana Rihova,1 Vladimir Tesar,1 Dita Maixnerova,1 Ctibor Dostal,2
Eva Jancova,1 Eva Honsova,3 Miroslav Merta,1 Romana Rysava.1
1Nephrology Unit, 2Inst Rheumatology, First Medical Fac, Charles
Univ, Prague, Czech Republic; 3Pathology Dept, Inst Clinical and Ex-
perimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

SP184
ACE GENE POLYMORPHISM IN CHILDREN WITH HENOCH-
SCHONLEIN PURPURA
Hasan Dursun,1 Aytul Noyan,1 Aysun K. Bayazit,1 Umit S. Celik,1
Selcuk Matyar,2 Gulen Attila,2 Mustafa Soran,1 Mithat Buyukcelik,1
Nurcan Cengiz,3 Ali Anarat.1
1Pediatric Nephrology, 2Biochemistry, Cukurova Univ, School Med-
icine, Adana, Turkey; 3Pediatric Nephrology, Baskent Univ, Adana
Res Hosp, Adana, Turkey

SP185
RENAL DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH MIXED CRYOGLOBULINE-
MIA UNRELATED TO HCV INFECTION
Marie Matignon,1 Patrice Cacoub,2 Magali Colombat,3 Beatrice
Mougenot,3 Philippe Vanhille,4 Olivier Moranne,5 Fadi Fakhouri,6
Pierre Ronco,1 Emmanuelle Plaisier.1
1Nephrology, Tenon Hosp, Paris, France; 2Int Med, Pitie-Salpetriere
Hosp, Paris, France; 3Pathology, Tenon Hosp, Paris, France; 4Ne-
phrology, Valenciennes Hosp, Valenciennes, France; 5Nephrology,
CHRU Lille, Lille, France; 6Nephrology, Necker Hosp, Paris, France

SP186
THE NUMBER OF CIRCULATING ENDOTHELIAL PROGENI-
TOR CELLS IN PATIENTS WITH ANCA - ASSOCIATED SMALL
VESSEL VASCULITIS IS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN IN
HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS AND IS NOT INFLUENCED BY IMMU-
NOSUPPRESSIVE TREATMENT AND REACHING REMISSION OF
THE DISEASE
Jakub Zavada,1 Robert Pytlik,2 Linda Kideryova,2 Petr Hofman,2
Zuzana Rihova,1 Zdenka Vankova,1 Eva Jancova,1 Romana Rysava,1
Vladimir Tesar.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Hematology, Charles Univ Hosp, Prague,
Czech Republic




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    SP187
   LONG-TERM OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH LUPUS NEPHRITIS
    AFTER ACHIEVING REMISSION FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL IN-
    DUCTION TREATMENT WITH PULSE INTRAVENOUS CYCLO-
    PHOSPHAMIDE
    Yuen Lin Thye,1 Sean Haw Chang,2 Si Yen Tan.3
    1Renal Unit, Dept Medicine, Westmead Hosp, Sydney, NSW, Aus-
    tralia; 2Renal Unit, Dept Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hosp, Adelaide,
    SA, Australia; 3Renal Unit, Dept Medicine, Univ Malaya Med Centre,
    Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia

    SP188
    POSITIVE ROLE OF CYCLOSPORINE A (CSA) IN THE COMBINA-
    TION THERAPY OF CHILDREN WITH LUPUS NEPHRITIS
    Jochen Ehrich,1 Orsolya Szakal,2 Jutta Gellermann.3
    1Children’s Hosp, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany;
    2Children’ Hosp, Univ Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; 3Charité Chil-
    dren’s Hosp, Humboldt Univ, Berlin, Germany

    SP189
    RISK ASSESMENT OF THROMBOEMBOLIC EVENTS IN LUPUS NE-
    PHRITIS PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT SEVERE PROTEINURIA
    Gener Ismail,1 Camelia Ionescu,1 Mihaela Iavorenciuc,1 Valentina




                                                                           SUNDAY
    Uscatescu,2 Mihai Voiculescu.1
    1Internal Medicine-Nephrology, 2Haemostasis Lab, Fundeni Clinical
    Inst, Bucharest, Romania

    SP190
    BIOPSY OF SUBCUTANEUS FATTY TISSUE FOR DIAGNOSIS OF
    SYSTEMIC AMYLOIDOSIS
    Boris Bogov, Boryana Kiperova.
    Clinic Nephrology, Univ Hosp Alexandrovska, Sofia, Bulgaria

    SP191
    ANALYSIS OF PATHOLOGICAL B-CELL POPULATIONS IN PA-
    TIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)
    Sebastian Dolff,1 Susann Patschan,1 Benjamin Wilde,1 Andreas Krib-
    ben,1 Jan Dürig,2 Christof Specker,3 Thomas Philipp,1 Oliver Wit-
    zke.1
    1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Hematology, Univ Hosp Essen, Essen,
    Germany; 3Dept Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Kliniken
    Essen Süd, Essen, Germany

    SP192
    2 YEARS SURVIVAL IN 80 PATIENTS WHO HAVE AMYLOIDO-
    SIS
    Abdulkadir Unsal,1 Murvet Yilmaz,1 Elbis Ahbap,1 Tamer Sakaci,1
    Yener Koc,1 Taner Basturk,1 Sukru Ozkan,1 Mehmet Sokmen,2 Nec-
    det Sut,3 Fevziye Kabukcuoglu.4
    1Nephrology, 2Gastroenterology, Sisli Etfal Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey;
    3Statistics, Cerrahpasa Medical Fac, Istanbul, Turkey; 4Pathology,
    Sisli Etfal Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey

    SP193
    CARACTERISTIC OF THE LUPUS NEPHRITIS IN LA PLATA, AR-
    GENTINA. SUBCLINIC ATHEROSCLEROSIS
    Pedro Alvarez, Luis Touceda, Dora Arroyo.
    Serv Nefrología, Hosp Gral San Martín, La Plata, Bs.As., Argentina

    SP194
    REMISSION      OF    HCV-INDUCED         CRYOGLOBULINAEMIC
    GLOMERULONEPHRITIS: THE ROLE OF RITUXIMAB
    Luca Semeraro, Giuseppe Villa, Franco Galli, Valter Piazza, Loredana
    Picardi, Emanuela Efficace, Giovanni Montagna, Siro Segagni.
    Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Fond S Maugeri, Pavia, Pavia, Italy



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP195
A SEARCH FOR ANCA-SPECIFIC GENE EXPRESSION MARKERS
FROM KIDNEY BIOPSIES BY USING DNA MICROARRAYS AND
REAL-TIME PCR
Zoltan Ondrik,1 Liliana Z. Feher,2 Zoltan Varga-Orvos,2 Laszlo G.
Puskas,2 Bela Ivanyi,3 Eva Kemeny,3 Peter Degrell,4 Sandor Sonko-
di.1
1First Dept Med, Fac Med, Univ Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; 2Lab
Functional Genomics, Biol Res Center, Hung Acad Sciences, Szeged,
Hungary; 3Dept Pathology, Fac Med, Univ Szeged, Szeged, Hungary;
4Dept Pathology, Fac Med, Univ Pecs, Pecs, Hungary

SP196
PERSISTENCE OF ACTIVATED CD4+CD25+ LYMPHOCYTES IN
PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM WEGENER’S GRANULOMATOSIS
Benjamin Wilde,1 Sebastian Dolff,1 Susann Patschan,1 Andreas Krib-
ben,1 Jan Dürig,2 Christof Specker,3 Thomas Philipp,1 Oliver Wit-
zke.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Hematology, Univ Hosp Essen, Essen,
Germany; 3Dept Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Kliniken
Essen Süd, Essen, Germany

SP197
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (MMF) AS MAINTENANCE THER-
APY IN PATIENTS WITH VASCULITIS AND RENAL INVOLVE-
MENT. A LONG TERM FOLLOW UP
Sinodi Zerbala,1 Eleana Spanou,1 Ioanna Revela,1 Sotiris Zorbas,1 Io-
anna Makriniotou,1 Sofia Sofroniadou,1 Petros Kalocheretis,1 Geor-
gios Bristogiannis,2 Ioannis Boletis,3 Christos Iatrou.1
1Center for Nephrology G Papadakis, General Hosp Nikea, Pireaus,
Greece; 2Renal Unit, General Hosp Kalamata, Kalamata, Greece;
3Center Nephrology and Transplantation, General Hosp Laiko, Ath-
ens, Greece

SP198
PREDNISONE PLUS CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE VS PREDNISONE
PLUS METHOTREXATE IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC NECRO-
TISING SMALL VESSEL VASCULITIDES: A PROSPECTIVE RAN-
DOMISED STUDY
Chiara Grasselli,1 Laura Pavone,1 Ines Casazza,1 Giovanni Garini,1
Nicoletta Ronda,1 Alberto Pesci,2 Paolo Manganelli,3 Carlo Buzio.1
1Clinica Medica e Nefrologia, 2Pneumologia, 3Reumatologia, Univ
Parma, Parma, Italy

SP199
PROGNOSTIC FACTORS OF DISEASE RELAPSE AND SURVIVAL
IN PATIENTS WITH SMALL VESSEL NECROTISING VASCULITIS
Chiara Grasselli,1 Laura Pavone,1 Ines Casazza,1 Giovanni Garini,1
Giuseppe Mercante,2 Andrea Bacciu,2 Nicoletta Ronda,1 Carlo Buz-
io.1
1Clinica Medica e Nefrologia, 2Otorinolaringoiatria, Univ Parma,
Parma, Italy

SP200
TAILORED CORTICOSTEROID TREATMENT FOR THE PRES-
ERVATION OF RENAL FUNCTION IN CHOLESTEROL EMBOLI
SYNDROME: A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR AN OLD THERAPY?
Elisabetta Mezza, Loredana Colla, Donatella Bilucaglia, Luca Bes-
so, Manuel Burdese, Patrizia Bertinetto, Giuseppe Paolo Segoloni,
Giuseppe Piccoli, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli.
Internal Medicine Dept, Chair Nephrology, Torino, Italy




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                  DIABETES CLINICAL


SP201
PAI-1 4G/5G POLYMORPHISM AFFECTS THE RISK OF MI-
CROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS IN TYPE 1 AND IN TYPE 2
DIABETES WITH NO INTERACTION WITH THE ACE I/D POLY-
MORHISM
Laura Pucci, Daniela Lucchesi, Stefano Triscornia, Carmen Fotino,
Francesco Caricato, Roberto Miccoli, Stefano Del Prato, Giuseppe
Penno.
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Azienda Univ Osp Pisa, Pisa, Italy

SP202
THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IS RELATED TO NEPHROPATHY
IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC SUBJECTS
Cristina Bianchi, Roberto Miccoli, Laura Pucci, Daniela Lucchesi,
Giovanna Giovannitti, Carmen Fotino, Stefano Triscornia, Giuseppe
Penno, Stefano Del Prato.
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Azienda Osp Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy

SP203




                                                                      SUNDAY
REMARKABLE EFFECTS OF PENTOXIFYLLINE ON MICROALBU-
MINURIA AND SERUM CRP IN DIABETIC PATIENTS
Ahmad Mooraki,1 Aria Jenabi,1 Mosadegh Jabbari,1 Zari Sabet,1 Ali
Golestanpour,1 Abbas Yosefizadeh,2 Behrooz Broumand.1
1Nephrology Department, Iran Univ Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
2Internal Medicine, Bank-e-Melli Hosp, Tehran, Iran

SP204
THE CORRELATIONS BETWEEN GLOMERULAR FILTRATION
RATE ESTIMATES IN TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS
Fuat Sar,1 Fatma Aksak,1 Mustafa Yenigun,1 Zuhal Saglam,1
Rumeyza Kazancioglu.2
1Internal Medicine, 2Nephrology, Haseki Training and Research
Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

SP205
TGF-ß1 AND TSC-22 GENE POLYMORPHISMS AND SUSCEPTI-
BILITY TO MICROVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS IN TYPE 2 DIA-
BETES PATIENTS
Monika Buraczynska, Iwona Baranowicz-Gaszczyk, Michal Dragan,
Andrzej Ksiazek.
Dept Nephrology, Skubiszewski Univ Medical School, Lublin, Po-
land

SP206
URINARY TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-a PREDICTS RENAL IN-
JURY IN DIABETES
Carmen Mora,1 Mercedes Muros,2 Ana Jarque,3 Fayna González-Ca-
brera,3 Manuel Macía,3 Javier García,3 Juan Navarro.1,3
1Research Unit, 2Clinical Biochemistry, 3Nephrology Service, Hospi-
tal Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

SP207
DETERMINATION OF PROTEIN GLYCOXIDATION-PRODUCTS
IN THE URINE OF DIABETIC PATIENTS
Lajos Marko,1 Gergo A. Molnar,1 Zoltan Wagner,1 Laszlo Wagner,1
Tamas Koszegi,2 Judit Nagy,1 Istvan Wittmann.1
1Second Dept Medicine and Nephrological Center, 2Dept Lab Medi-
cine, Univ Pecs Fac Medicine, Pecs, Hungary




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

SP208
SAFETY OF THIAZOLIDINEDIONE IN HEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS WITH CHRONIC VIRAL HEPATITIS INFECTION: A 1-
YEAR OBSERVATIONAL, COHORT SURVEY
Kuan-Yu Hung,1 Yu-Sen Peng,2 Tai-I. Ho,2 Chih-Kang Chiang,1
Shih-Ping Hsu,2 Mei-Fen Pai,2 Shao-Yu Yang,2 Tun-Jun Tsai.1
1Dept Internal Medicine, College Medicine, National Taiwan Univ,
Taipei, Taiwan; 2Dept Internal Medicine, Far-Eastern Mem Hosp,
Ban-Quiao, Taipei, Taiwan

SP209
POLYMORPHIC MARKERS Thr174Met AND Met235Thr OF ANGI-
OTENSINOGEN GENE (AGT) AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DIABET-
IC NEPHROPATHY AND ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION IN TYPE 1
DIABETES MELLITUS (T1DM)
Olga Vikulova,1 Marina Shestakova,1 Valeriy Nosikov.2
1Diabetic Nephrology Dept, Endocrinology Res Center RAMS, Mos-
cow, Russian Federation; 2Lab Molecular Genetics, National Research
Center la”GosNII Genetikara”, Moscow, Russian Federation

SP210
GENETIC FACTORS AND DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS
Rufino Margarita,1 Hernandez Domingo,1 Barrios Ysamar,2 Garcia
Sagrario,1 Gonzalez Ana,3 Barbero Pablo,3 Torres Armando,1 Salido
Eduardo.2
1Nephrology Serv, 2Molecular Biology Dept, Univ Hosp Canary Is-
lands, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; 3Nephrology Serv,
Tamaragua Clinic, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

SP211
IMPLICATION OF METABOLIC SYNDROME (MS) IN THE
PATHOGENESIS OF MICROALBUMINURIA IN PATIENTS WITH
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Ko Hanai, Tetsuya Babazono, Toshihide Hayashi, Mari Ohta, Ryo-
taro Bouchi, Yuka Kiuchi, Kumi Suzuki, Aiko Inoue, Nobue Tanaka,
Mizuho Tanaka, Michiyo Hase, Akiko Ishii,1 Yasuhiko Iwamoto.
Diabetes Centre, Tokyo Women’s Medical Univ School Medicine,
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

SP212
THE ACTIVITY OF TUBULAR ENZYMES AND LIPOPEROXIDA-
TION PROCESSES IN PROGRESSING DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
Mykola Kolesnyk,1 Irina Dudar,1 Lesya Korol,2 Galina Nikulina,2
Ludmila Migal.2
1Nephrology and Dialysis, 2Biochemistry, Inst Nephrology AMS,
Kyiv, Ukraine

SP213
EFFECT OF THERAPY WITH SULODEXID AND ANGIOTENSIN-
CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITOR (ACEI) ON CURRENT DIA-
BETIC NEPHROPATHY
Olena Mjuntal,1 Irina Dudar,1 Victor Krot,1 Vera Kryzhanyvska.2
1Dept Efferesis Technology, Inst Nephrology AMS Ukraine, Kiev,
Ukraine; 2Dept Nephrology, Kiev Center Nephrology and Dialysis,
Kiev, Ukraine

SP214
RENAL ARTERY STENOSIS AND ITS PREVALENCE IN TYPE 2
DIABETES
Inna Klefortova, Minara Shamkalova, Natalia Smirnova, Marina
Shestakova, Ury Buziashvili, Bictoria Alpenidze, Elvina Tugeeva.
Endocrinology Reseach Center, Moscow, Russian Federation; Ba-
koulev Scientific Center Cardiovascular Sugery, Moscow, Russian
Federation




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SP215
CARDIAC EVENT RATE AND ABNORMAL STRESS MYOCAR-
DIAL PERFUSION IMAGES IN EARLY AND END STAGE DIA-
BETIC NEPHROPATHY
Hiroshi Fukuda,1 Taeko Kunimasa,1 Ryo Nakazato,1 Tatsuhiko Fu-
ruhashi,1 Masao Moroi,1 Nobuhiko Joki,2 Hiroki Hase.2
1Div Cardiovasc Medicine, 2Div Nephrology, Toho Univ Ohashi
Med Ctr, Tokyo, Japan

SP216
EFECTS OF ICODEXTRIN ON GLYCAEMIC AND LIPID PROFILES
IN DIABETIC PATIENTS UNDERGOING PERITONEAL DIALYSIS: A
MULTICENTER TRIAL ON ICODEXTRIN IN DIABETIC PATIENTS
T. Babazono,1 H. Nakamoto,2 K. Kasai,3 S. Kuriyama,4 T. Sugimoto,5
M. Nakayama,6 C. Hamada,7 R. Furuya,8 H. Hasegawa,9 M. Kasa-
hara,10 M. Moriishi,11 T. Tomo,12 M. Miyazaki,13 M. Sato,14 K.
Yamabe,14 N. Yorioka,15 Y. Kawaguchi.16
1Tokyo Women’s Med Univ School Med, Tokyo, Japan; 2Saitama Med
School, Iruma, Japan; 3Fuji City Gen Hosp, Fuji, Japan; 4Saiseikai Central
Hosp, Tokyo, Japan; 5Mistui Mem Hosp, Tokyo, Japan; 6Tohoku Univ
Grad School Med, Sendai, Japan; 7Juntendo Univ School Med, Tokyo,
Japan; 8Iwata City Hosp, Iwata, Japan; 9Kinki Univ Hosp, Sayama, Ja-
pan; 10Kobe City General Hosp, Kobe, Japan; 11Akane Found Tsuchiya




                                                                             SUNDAY
Gen Hosp, Hiroshima, Japan; 12Oita Univ, Yufu, Japan; 13Nagasaki
Univ School Med, Nagasaki, Japan; 14Baxter Ltd, Tokyo, Japan; 15Hiro-
shima Univ, Hiroshima, Japan; 16Kanagawa Prefectural Hosp Affiliated
with Nurses Training School, Yokohama, Japan

SP217
SIMVASTATIN IN ESCALATION DOSES IMPROVE RENAL FUNC-
TION IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS AND MILD-TO-
MODERATE PROTEINURIA
Alexander Berezin.
Hospital Therapy Dept, State Medical Univ, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

SP218
COMPARISON OF RELIABILITY ABOUT INDICES FOR GLYC-
EMIC CONTROL IN END STAGE RENAL PATIENTS
Toshiro Kamata,1 Takashi Yokoyama,2 Mamoru Yoshizawa,3 Kiyo-
hide Fushimi.1
1Health Care Informatics, Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ, Grad
School Medicine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 2Nephrology, Sap-
poro Tokushukai Hosp, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; 3Nephrology,
Yoshizawa Clinic, Saitama, Japan

SP219
EARLY DIABETES MELLITUS NEPHROPATHY DIAGNOSTICS BY
SPIN LABEL METHOD
Vyacheslav Finin,1 Valery Pilotivich.2
1Belarusian State Univ Belarussian Academy Postgrad Educ, Minsk,
Belarus; 2Univ Belarussian Academy Postgrad Educ, Minsk, Belarus

SP220
METFORMIN-ASSOCIATED LACTIC ACIDOSIS IN EIGHT TYPE 2
DIABETIC PATIENTS
Maru Navarro, Merce Homs, Jordi Bonal, Josep Bonet, Ramon Romero.
Nephrology, Germans Trias i Pujol Hosp, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

SP221
CHARACTERIZATION OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY BY URINARY
PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS: IDENTIFICATION OF BIOMARKERS
Hassan Dihazi, Gerhard A. Müller, Sandra Lindner, Abdul R. Asif,
Frank Strutz.
Dept Nephrology and Rheumatology, Dept Clinical Chemistry,
Georg-August-Univ Medical Center, Göttingen, Germany



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP222
PARAMETERS OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN PLASMA AND URINE
IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
Tatjana Cvetkovic,1,3 Branka Mitic,1 Slobodan Antic,2 Gordana
Lazarevic,2 Predrag Vlahovic,1 Vladislav Stefanovic,1 Vidosava B.
Djordjevic.3
1Inst Nephrology and Haemodialysis, 2Clinic Endocrinology, Clini-
cal Center, Nis, Serbia/Montenegro; 3Inst Biochemistry, Medical Fac-
ulty, Nis, Serbia/Montenegro

SP223
THE DISTURBANCES IN CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM IN
PRE DIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH CRF
T. Basturk,1 A. Unsal,1 T. Sakaci,1 Y. Koc,1 N. Eren,2 M. Yilmaz,1 E.
Ahbap,1 S. Özkan,1 Y. Altuntas.3
1Nephrology, 2Biochemistry, 3Internal Medicine, Sisli Etfal Hosp,
Istanbul, Turkey

SP224
HEMATURIA AND DEAFNESS IN A MALE PATIENT: NOT AL-
WAYS ALPORT SYNDROME?
Isabelle Tostivint,1 Bahram Bodaghi,2 Isabelle Brocheriou,3 Georges
Challe,2 Gilbert Deray,1 Corinne Isnard Bagnis.1
1Nephrology Dept, 2Ophtalmology Dept, 3Pathology Dept, Pitie Sal-
petriere Hosp, Paris, France

SP225
THE INFLUENCE OF ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME
INHIBITION ON LOW GRADE INFLAMMATION IN DIABETIC
NEPHROPATHY
Apostolos Papadogiannakis,1 Dimitris Xydakis,1 Maria Sfakianaki,2
Antonios Zouridakis,1 Konstantinos Kostakis,1 Konstantinos Pa-
pachristoforou.1
1Nephrology Dept, 2Internal Med, Venizeleio Hosp, Heraklio, Greece

SP226
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
IN DIABETES MELITUS IN A COUNTY FROM WESTERN ROMA-
NIA
Adalbert Schiller,1 Mircea Munteanu,2 Mihaela Taranu,1 Norica Pos-
ta,1 Adelina Mihaescu,1 Luiza Radu,2 Lavinia Ionutiu.2
1Nephrology, 2Diabetology, V. Babes Univ Medicine and Pharmacy,
Timisoara, Romania

SP227
PREVALENCE OF ANAEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE II DIA-
BETES AND MODERATE RENAL INSUFFICIENCY AND THE IM-
PACT OF ACE INHIBITORS
Costas Fourtounas, Periklis Dousdampanis, Konstantina Triga, Eirini
Savidaki, Jannis G. Vlahojannis.
Dept Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Patras Univ Hosp, Patras, Greece

SP228
NUCLEAR FACTOR KAPPA B (NFkB) AND ITS INHIBITOR (IkB)
IN RELATION TO TYPE 2 DIABETES NEPHROPATHY
M. Romzová,1 D. Hohenadel,2 K. Kološtová,1 D. Pinterová,1 J. Fo-
jtíková,3 C. Dostál,3 M. Cerná,1 I. Rychlík.4
1Dept Cellular & Molecular Biology, Third Fac Med, Charles Univ,
Prague, Czech Republic; 2Fifth Dept Med, Heidelberg Univ, Man-
nheim, Germany; 3Dept Rheumatol, First Fac Med, 4Second Dept
Med, Third Fac Med, Charles Univ, Prague, Czech Republic




130
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP229
CALCULATION OF GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE (GFR)
FROM PLASMA CYSTATIN C LEVELS IN TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2
DIABETIC SUBJECTS
Stefano Triscornia,1 Laura Pucci,1 Daniela Lucchesi,1 Carmen Foti-
no,1 Giovanni Pellegrini,2 Ennia Pardini,2 Lucia Malloggi,2 Roberto
Miccoli,1 Giuseppe Penno,1 Stefano Del Prato.1
1Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2Clinical Chemistry Lab, Azienda
Univ Osp Pisa, Pisa, Italy




                                                                      SUNDAY




                                                                131
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                          POSTERS

                 RENAL STONE AND UTI


SP230
PREVALANCE OF METABOLIC ABNORMALITIES OF CALCIUM
IN PATIENTS WITH URINARY STONE IN SOUTH IRAN
Mohsen Taherimahmoudi, Abdolrasoul Mehrsai, Mohamadreza
Nikoobakht, Amirreza Abedi, Gholamreza Pourmand.
Urology, Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran

SP231
EVALUATION OF DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR BALKAN EN-
DEMIC NEPHROPATHY
Ljubica Djukanovic,1 Danica Bukvic,2 Staljinka Trbojevic,2 Ivko Mar-
ic,2 Jelena Marinkovic.1
1School Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia/Montenegro; 2Inst Endemic Ne-
phropathy, Lazarevac, Serbia/Montenegro

SP232
IRIS: A NEW CAUSE OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN HAART-
TREATED HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS
Emmanuelle Plaisier,1 Eric Daugas,1 Jean-Baptiste Guiard-Schmid,2
Franck Lamontagne,2 Béatrice Mougenot,3 Sarah Detwiller,3 Jerome
Pacanowski,4 Gilles Pialoux,2 Pierre Ronco.1
1Nephrology, 2Infectious Diseases, 3Pathology, Tenon Hosp, Paris,
France; 4Infectious Diseases, Saint-Antoine Hosp, Paris, France

SP233
PREDICTIVE VALUE OF CLINICAL AND LABORATORY PA-
RAMETERS FOR THE PRESENCE OF VESICOURETERAL REFLUX
IN CHILDREN WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Alper Soylu, Belde Kasap, Korcan Demir, Mehmet Turkmen, Salih
Kavukcu.
Pediatrics, Dokuz Eylul Univ Medical Fac, Izmir, Turkey

SP235
SUSCEPTIBILITY OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS IN CHILDREN
WITH FIRST VERSUS RECURRENT URINARY TRACT INFEC-
TION
Sorin C. Man, Emese Boros, Ramona Sabau.
Clinica Pediatrie III, Spitalul Clinic de Copii, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Ro-
mania

SP236
RENAL FUNCTION IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH B THA-
LASSEMIA MAJOR
Mojgan Mazaheri, Mohammad Rezvani, Shabahang Mousavi.
Pediatric Ward, Amir Hosp, Semnan Medical Univ, Semnan, Iran

SP237
THE RESULTS OF TREATMENT FOR URINARY TRACT INFEC-
TIONS CAUSED BY CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS IN CHILDREN
Renata Bednorz,1 Wojciech Apoznanski,2 Irena Choroszy-Krol,3 Da-
nuta Zwolinska,1 Dorota Polak-Jonkisz,1 Monika Biernat.3
1Dept Paediatric Nephrology, 2Dept Paediatric Surgery and Urol-
ogy, 3Dept Microbiology, Wroclaw Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland

SP238
THE ROLE OF SERUM PHOSPHATE IN NEPHROLITHIASIS
Nader Nouri-Majelan.
Dept Nephrology, Sadoughi Medical Univ, Yazd, Iran




132
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP239
URINARY INTERLEUKIN 8 AS A MARKER OF PYELONEPHRITIS
Masoumeh Mohkam,1 Shahnaz Armin,2 Atoosa Gharib,3 Roohallah
Ghazi,4 Amirmohsen Jallaiifar.5
1Pediatric Nephrology, 2Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 3Pediatric Pa-
thology, Shahid Beheshti Univ, Tehran, Iran

SP240
HYPERCALCIURIA DUE TO PYELONEPHRITIS IN CHILDREN
Masoumeh Mohkam,1 Atoosa Gharib,2 Azadeh Niknam,1 Mostafa
Sharifian,1 Shahnaz Armin.1
1Pediatric Nephrology, 2Pediatric Pathology, Shahid Beheshti Univ,
Tehran, Iran

SP241
INFLAMMATORY STATUS OF THE URINARY SYSTEM OF WOM-
EN WITH TURNER’S SYNDROME
Tomasz Irzyniec,1,2 Waclaw Jez.3
1Dept Nephrology, Ministry Interior and Administration Hosp,
Katowice, Poland; 2Dept Health Promotion, Silesian Univ School
Medicine, Katowice, Poland; 3Out-patient Clinic Women with Turn-
er’s Syndrome, Bytom, Poland




                                                                        SUNDAY
SP242
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CALCULATED AND MEASURED
URINARY pH IN PATIENTS WITH UROLITHIASIS
William Robertson,1 Simon Choong,1 Philippe Jaeger,2 Robert Un-
win.2
1Inst Urology, Univ College London Hosp, London, United Kingdom;
2Centre Nephrology, Royal Free Hosp, London, United Kingdom

SP243
THE PREVALENCE AND THE STRUCTURE OF DIAGNOSIS OF
CHRONIC PYELONEPHRITIS (ChP) IN UKRAINE: AN AUTOPSY
REVIEW
Valentyn Nepomnyashchy, Natalia Stepanova, Evgenia Samuseva.
Inst Nephrology AMS, Kiev, Ukraine

SP244
CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS MAY BE ASSOCIATED TO
SLC12A3 GENE MUTATIONS AND NCC EXPRESSION IN GITEL-
MAN’S SYNDROME
Ki Young Na,2 Hye Ryoun Jang,1 Jay Wook Lee,1 Nam Ju Heo,1 Se-
joong Kim,1 Yoon Chul Jung,3 Yun Kyu Oh,4 Kwon Wook Joo,1 Jin
Suk Han.1
1Dept Inte Med, Seoul Nat Univ, Clin Res Inst Seoul Nat Univ Hosp,
Seoul, South Korea; 2Dept Int Med, Seoul Nat Univ Bundang Hosp,
Bundang, South Korea; 3Dept Int Med, Bundang Jesaeng Gen Hosp,
Bundang, South Korea; 4Dept Int Med, Seoul Nat Univ Boramae
Hosp, Seoul, South Korea

SP245
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS FOLLOWING VOIDING CYS-
TOURETHROGRAPHY IN CHILDREN
Ozge S. Onay, Pinar I. Agras, Yasemin Uslu, Hale Sakalli, Engin Me-
lek, Nurcan Cengiz, Esra Baskin.
Pediatric Nephrology, Baskent Univ, Ankara, Turkey




                                                                  133
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

              CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY 1

SP246
THE VALUE OF ISOLATION IN PREVENTION OF VIRAL TRANS-
MISSION IN DIALYSIS UNITS
Ayman Karkar, Mohamed Abdelrahman.
Kanoo Kidney Ctr, Dammam Central Hosp, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

SP247
EFFICACY OF LOW DOSE INTRADERMAL HEPATITIS B VACCI-
NATION IN MAINTANANCE HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS: COM-
PARISON WITH INTRAMUSCULAR VACCINATION IN ONE
YEAR FOLLOW UP
Mohammad Mahdi Sagheb, Jamshid Roozbeh, Kamran Bagheri
Lankarani, Maryam Moini, Bahar Bastani.
Internal Medicine, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz Medical University,
Shiraz, Fars, Iran

SP248
SPONTANEOUS CLEARANCE OR OCCULT HEPATITIS C VIRUS
INFECTION IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
Pavlina Dzekova, Aleksandar Sikole, Igor Nikolov, Momir Polena-
kovic.
Dept Nephrology, Clinical Centre, Skopje, F.Y.R.M

SP249
HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH INSULIN RESISTANCE, INFLAMMA-
TION AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Yasar Caliskan,1 Halil Yazici,1 Hamdi Pusuroglu,1 Hakki Boz,1 Hu-
seyin Oflaz,2 Alaattin Yildiz.1
1Dept Internal Medicine, Div Nephrology, 2Dept Cardiology, Istan-
bul School Medicine, Istanbul Univ, Istanbul, Turkey

SP250
GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY- STIMULATING
FACTOR ENHANCES THE EFFICACY OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS
VACCINE IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Houshang Sanadgol, Marjan Mohanna, Syed Mohammad Hashemi
Shahry
Dialysis Unit, Zahedan Medical Univ, Zahedan, Sistan Balochestan,
Iran; Internal Medicine Ward, Tamin Ejtemay Hosp, Zahedan, Sistan
Balochestan, Iran; Infect Disease Ward, Zahedan Medical Univ, Za-
hedan, Sistan Balochestan, Iran

SP251
INTRADIALYTIC PLATELETS BEHAVIOR DURING PEGYLATED
INTERFERON-ALFA2A TREATMENT FOR HEPATITIS C IN HE-
MODIALYSED PATIENTS
Mircea Niculae Penescu,1 Ligia Petrescu,1 Florentina Radu-Ionita,2
Ion Bogdan Petrescu,3 Horia Bumbea,4 Ioana Tuca,4 Christian Klein.1
1Nephrology, Dr Carol Davila Clin Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest, Ro-
mania; 2Gastroent, Central Milit Hosp, Bucharest, Romania; 3Imag-
istics/Scintigraphy, Dr Carol Davila Clin Hosp Nephrology, Bucha-
rest, Romania; 4Haemat, Clin Emerg Hosp, Bucharest, Romania

SP252
OCCULT HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION IN KOREAN PATIENTS
WITH HEMODIALYSIS
Dong-Ho Yang,1 Hyung-Jong Kim,1 Sun Kim,2 Nam-Keun Kim,2
Seong-Gyu Hwang.1
1Dept Internal Medicine, College Medicine, Pochon CHA Univ,
Sungnam, South Korea; 2Inst Clinical Res, College Medicine, Pochon
CHA Univ, Sungnam, South Korea


134
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP253
SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT WTH ADEFOVIR DIPIVOXIL IN A
CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE PATIENT TRIPLE HEPATITIS B, C
AND D REACTIVATION
Funda Turkmen, Can Sevinc, Ethem Unal, Izzet Titiz, Yildiz Barut.
Dept Transplantation and Dialysis, Haydarpasa Numune Res and
Training Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey

SP254
FIRST EXPIRIENCES OF TREATMENT OF DIALYSIS PATIENTS
WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION WITH
PEGYLATED INTERFERON
Pavlina Dzekova, Arben Asani, Gulsen Selim, Saso Gelev, Vili Ami-
tov, K. Zafirovska, Aleksandar Sikole.
Dept Nephrology, Clinical Centre, Skopje, F.Y.R.M.

SP255
EFFECTS ON LIPID PROFILE, PCR TREND AND RENAL FUNC-
TION OF FLUVASTATIN TREATMENT IN DYSLIPIDAEMIC PA-
TIENTS WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE
Luca Di Lullo, Roberto Addesse, Carmela Comegna, Cristina Gal-
derisi, Giuseppe Roberto Iannacci, Pasquale Polito.
Dept Nephrology and Dialisys, S. Giovanni Evangelista Hosp, Tivoli,




                                                                        SUNDAY
Rome, Italy

SP256
COMPARISON BETWEEN RENAL SIZES MEASURED BY ULTRA-
SONOGRAPHY AND DMSA SCAN
Mahmood Reza Khazaei,1 Gad Kainer.2
1Pediatrics, 22 Bahman Hosp, Islamic Azad Univ-Mashad Branch,
Mashad, Khorasan, Iran; 2Nephrology, Sydney Children’s Hosp,
Sydney, NSW, Australia

SP257
STANDARD STAINS AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY IN THE
ASSESSMENT OF GLOMERULAR DISEASE-THE CASE OF CD34
Cristina Gluhovschi, Gheorghe Gluhovschi, Elena Potencz, Diana
Herman, Virginia Trandafirescu, Adalbert Schiller, Ligia Petrica, Sil-
via Velciov, Gheorghe Bozdog, Flaviu Bob, Calin Muntean, Corina
Vernic.
Nephrology, U of Med, Timisoara, Romania

SP258
PERIPHERAL LYMPHOCYTE IMMUNOPHENOTYPING IN PREG-
NANT WOMEN WITH HYPERTENSION
Elena Djambazova,1 Dimiter Dimitrakov,2 Jordan Dimitrakov.2
1Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2Nephrology, Medical University,
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

SP259
ATORVASTATIN IN CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE WITH MILD
TO MODERARE RENAL FAILURE: 20 MONTHS PROSPECTIVE
CROSS-OVER FOLLOW-UP
Oleksandr Dyadyk, Andriy Bagriy, Leonid Kholopov.
Postgraduate Internal Disease, Donetsk State Medical University,
Donetsk, Ukraine

SP260
CLINICAL PROFILE OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE WITH JAUN-
DICE IN INDIA
Haresh Savani.
Nephrology, Savani Kidney Care Centre, Surat, Gujarat, India




                                                                  135
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP261
PRIMARY LOCALIZED AL AMYLOIDOSIS OF THE GENITOURI-
NARY TRACT
Matthieu Monge,1 Carole Cordonnier,2 Laure-Hélène Noel,3 Bruno
Coevoet,4 Jean-Pierre Grundfeld,5 Gabriel Choukroun.1
1Nephrology and Internal Medicine, 2Pathology, Univ Hosp, Ami-
ens, France; 3Pathology, Necker Hosp, Paris, France; 4Nephrology,
General Hosp, Saint Quentin, France; 5Nephrology, Necker Hosp,
Paris, France

SP262
MARKERS OF KIDNEY DISEASE ARE NEGATIVE PREDICTORS
OF 30-DAY SURVIVAL AFTER ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE
Szymon Brzosko, Tomasz Szkolka, Michal Mysliwiec.
Dept Nephrology and Transplantation, Medical Univ, Bialystok, Po-
land

SP263
ALBUMIN HETEROGENEITY IN PLASMA AND UREA OF PA-
TIENTS WITH RENAL DISEASES
Irina Zubina,1 Fatyma Tugusheva,1 Alexandra Kulikova,1 Ashot Es-
saian.2
1Inst Nephrology, 2Chair Nephrology and Dialysis, State Medical
Univ named after Pavlov I.P., Saint Petersburg, Russia, Russian Fed-
eration

SP264
EFFECT OF RENAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND AS A SCREENING
EXAMINATION ON DETECTION OF NUTCRACKER SYNDROME
IN CHILDREN WITH HEMATURIA
Jae Seung Lee,1 Jae Il Shin,1 Jee Min Park,1 Myung Joon Kim.2
1Inst Kidney Disease, Dept Pediatrics, 2Dept Diagnostic Radiology,
Yonsei Univ College Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

SP265
TISSUE FACTOR AND ITS INHIBITOR IN HUMAN NON-CRES-
CENTIC GLOMERULONEPHRITIS: IMMUNOSTAINING VS
PLASMA AND URINARY LEVELS
Beata Naumnik,1 Jacek Borawski,1 Lech Chyczewski,2 Krystyna
Pawlak,1 Michal Mysliwiec.1
1Dept Nephrology and Transplantology with Dialysis Unit, 2Dept
Clinical Molecular Biology, Medical University, Bialystok, Poland

SP266
COLOR DOPPLER FINDINGS AFTER RENAL BIOPSY
Valeria Rathaus,1 Alexandra Osadchy,1 Eleonora Plotnik,2 Mauro
Rathaus,2 Myriam Werner.1
1Diagnostic Imaging, 2Nephrology and Hypertension, Meir Medical
Center, Kfar Saba, Israel

SP267
EFFECTS OF EXERCISE TRAINING ON EXERCISE CAPACITY
AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS ON HAEMODIALYSIS
Alessandro Capitanini, Nicola Mochi, Duccio Rossini, Aldo Lupi, Ar-
turo Rossi, Claudia del Corso, Isabella Petrone.
Nefrologia, Osp Pescia, Pescia, Pistoia, Italy

SP269
CO-OCCURENCE OF PAINFUL RECURRENT RENAL COLIC
AND PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY
Denise Para Diniz,1 Nestor Schor,1 Sergio Luis Blay.2
1Nephrology Div, 2Psychiatric Dept, Univ Federal Sao Paulo, Sao
Paulo, SP, Brazil




136
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP270
QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH RECURRENT PAINFUL
RENAL COLICS
Denise Para Diniz,1 Sergio Luis Blay,2 Nestor Schor.1
1Nephrology Div, 2Psychiatric Dept, Univ Federal Sao Paulo, Sao
Paulo, SP, Brazil

SP271
CLINICO-PATHOLGICAL STUDY IN THE ELDERLY KIDNEY PA-
TIENTS
Shokoufeh Savaj, Mojgan Asgari, Shahrzad Ossareh, Hosein Ne-
jadgashti, Sassan Eris, Ezatolah Abdi, Fereidoon Prooshani, Yosef
Ataipoor, Fatemeh Radmehr, Ahad Ghods.
Nephrology, Iran Univ Medical Sciences, Hadshmi Nejad Hospital,
Tehran, Iran

SP272
A STUDY OF IMPACT OF DELAYED TREATMENT ON RENAL IN-
JURIES IN PEDIATRIC URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
Mostafa Sharifian, Maryam Rajabnejad, Abdollah Karimi, Masoumeh
Mohkam, Reza Dalirani.
Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Center
(PIRC), Shahid Beheshti Univ Medical Sciences, Tehran, Shariati,




                                                                     SUNDAY
Iran

SP273
A STUDY ON BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN ESRD (END STAGE
RENAL DISEASE) PATIENTS THAT UNDERGO DIALYSIS
Mohammad Rahimian,1 Ashrafasadat Miratashi.2
1Nephrology, 2Internal Medicine, Yazd Medical Univ, Yazd, Iran




                                                               137
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                     POSTERS

           TOXIC ACUTE RENAL FAILURE


SP274
CONTINUOUS VERSUS INTERMITTENT RENAL REPLACEMENT
THERAPY FOR ACUTE RENAL FAILURE: A SYSTEMATIC RE-
VIEW OF RCTS
Kannaiyan Rabindranath,1 Alison MacLeod,1 Norman Muirhead.2
1Medicine and Therapeutics, Univ Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United
Kingdom; 2London Health Science Center, Univ Western Ontario,
London, ON, Canada

SP275
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ORAL N-ACETYLCYSTEINE ALONE
AND PREHYDRATION ALONE FOR PREVENTING CONTRAST-
INDUCED NEPHROPATHY IN PATIENTS WITH RENAL DYS-
FUNCTION
Yang Wook Kim,1 Sun Woo Kang,1 Yeong Hoon Kim,1 Jeong-Nyeo
Lee.2
1Dept Internal Medicine; 2Dept Lab Medicine, Coll Medicine, Inje
Univ, Busan, South Korea

SP276
CYSTATIN C AS A EARLY DIAGNOSTIC MARKER OF ACUTE
RENAL FAILURE
XinLing Liang, ZhiMing Ye, Wei Shi, YanQiang Peng.
Dialysis Center, Nephrology Dept, Guang Dong Provincial People’s
Hosp, Guang Zhou, Guang Dong, China

SP277
STUDY ON EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ETIOLOGY OF HOSPITALIZED
PATIENTS WITH ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
Xinling Liang, Zhiming Ye, Wenjian Wang, Yanqiang Peng, Wei Shi.
Dialysis Center, Guang Dong Provincial People’s Hosp, Guang Zhou,
Guang Dong, China

SP278
COULD NGAL (NEUTROPHIL GELATINASE-ASSOCIATED
LIPOCALIN) PREDICT RENAL FUNCTION AFTER PERCUTANE-
OUS CORONARY INTERVENTIONS-PCI
Jolanta Malyszko,1 Hanna Bachorzewska-Gajewska,2 Jacek Malysz-
ko,1 Krystyna Pawlak,1 Michal Mysliwiec,1 Slawomir Dobrzycki.2
1Nephrology, 2Invasive Cardiology, Medical Univ, Bialystok, Po-
land

SP279
PREVENTING NEPHROPHATHY INDUCED BY CONTRAST ME-
DIUM WITH MESNA
Ulla Häußler, Maik Backes, Frieder Keller, Martin Riedel.
Div Nephrology, Internal Medicine I, Univ Ulm, Ulm, Germany

SP280
ROLE OF N-ACETYL CYSTEIN IN PREVENTION OF RADIO-CON-
TRAST NEPHROPATHY IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS
Heshmatollah Shahbazian, Haiat Mombini, Alireza Kharadmand.
Nephrology, Ahwas Jondishapoor Univ Medical Sciences, Ahwas,
Iran, Ahvaz, Khoozestan, Iran

SP281
RENAL EFFECTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ß2-ADRENOCEP-
TOR AGONIST GIVEN TO CHILDREN
Akio Nakamura, Ryo Niimi, Akira Imaizuki, Yukishige Yanagawa.
Paediatrics, Teikyo Univ School Medicine, Tokyo, Japan




138
POSTERS                                  SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP283
RPLE OF N-ACETYLCYSTEIN IN PREVENTION OF RADIO-CON-
TRAST INDUCED NEPHROPATHY IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS
Heshmatollah Shahbazian, Haiat Mombini, Alireza Kharadmand.
Kidney Transplantation, Ahwas Jondishapoor Univ Medical Scienc-
es, Ahvaz, Khoozestan, Iran

SP284
ACUTE RENAL FAILURE FOLLOWING MYELOABLATIVE AU-
TOLOGOUS AND ALLOGENEIC HAEMATOPOIETIC CELL
TRANSPLANTATION
José António Lopes,1 Sofia Jorge,1 Sónia Silva,1 Fernando Abreu,1
Edgar de Almeida,1 Carlos Martins,2 Fernanda Lourenço,2 João For-
jaz Lacerda,2 José Alves do Carmo,2 José Forjaz Lacerda,2 Mateus
Martins Prata.1
1Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, 2Hematology, Hosp Santa
Maria, Lisboa, Portugal

SP285
ACUTE INTERSTITIAL NEPHRITIS. WHEN SHOULD BE STEROID
TREATMENT INITIATED?
Esther González, Elena Gutiérrez, Eduardo Gutiérrez, Eduardo
Hernández, Enrique Morales, Manuel Praga.




                                                                    SUNDAY
Nephrology, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

SP286
STABILITY OF HAEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS DURING CRRT:
A COMPARISON BETWEEN STANDARD CONTINUOUS VENO-
VENOUS HAEMOFILTRATION AND HIGH-VOLUME HAEMO-
FILTRATION IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE RENAL FAILURE AND
SEPSIS
Soehardy Zainudin,1 Rohana Abdul Ghani,1 Marlyn Mohd,2 Syed
Rozaidi Wafa Syed Wafa,3 Norella Kong Chiew Tong.1
1Dept Medicine, 2Dept Microbiology and Immunology, 3Dept An-
aesthesiology, National Univ Malaysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Ma-
laysia

SP287
ENDOSTATIN GENE EXPRESSION IN ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
INDUCED BY GENTAMICIN
Debora Soares,1 Thelma Cristina Filgueiras,1 Rodrigo Tambellini,1
Nestor Schor,1 Maria Helena Bellini.1,2
1Dept Medicine, Univ Federal São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2Inst
Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, Cidade Univ IPEN-CNEN, São
Paulo, Brazil

SP288
PILOT STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF HIGH CUT-OFF HEMOFIL-
TRATION ON THE NEED FOR NOREPINEPHRINE IN SEPTIC PA-
TIENTS WITH ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
Stanislao Morgera, Thomas Kuss, Hans-H. Neumayer.
Univ Hosp Charité, Campus Mitte, Nephrology, Berlin, Germany

SP289
RISK STRATIFICATION ACCORDING TO THE TYPE OF IM-
PAIRED RENAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS AFTER ACUTE MYO-
CARDIAL INFARCTION (AMI) TREATED WITH PERCUTANE-
OUS CORONARY INTERVENTION (PCI)
Jacek Kowalczyk,1 Zbigniew Kalarus,1 Radoslaw Lenarczyk,1 Os-
kar Kowalski,1 Janusz Gumprecht,2 Krzysztof Strojek,2 Wladyslaw
Grzeszczak.2
1First Dept Cardiology, 2Dept Internal Diseases, Nephrology and
Diabetology, Silesian School Medicine, Zabrze, Poland




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP290
ASSESSMENT OF RADIOCONTRAST NEPHROPATHY AFTER
CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN
WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES
Ayman Hammad,1 Hala Al Marsafawy,2 Ashraf Bakr,1 Mohammad
Al Arman,3 Emad Fathey.5
1Pediatric Nephrology Unit, 2Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Mansoura
Univ Children’s Hosp, Mansoura, Egypt; 3Clinical Pathology Dept,
Mansoura Fac Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt; 4Gen Pediatric Dept,
Mansoura Univ Children’s Hosp, Mansoura, Egypt

SP291
A CASE OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE DUE TO COPPER SULFATE
INTOXICATION
Seyit Mehmet Kayacan, Sezai Vatansever, Vakur Akkaya, Osman
Erk, Kerim Guler.
Internal Medicine, Emergency Unit, Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Medical
Fac, Istanbul, Turkey

SP292
PREVENTING RADIOCONTRAST-INDUCED NEPHROPATHY:
SERUM CREATININE IS NOT A GOOD MARKER OF RENAL
FUNCTION
Jayme Eduardo Burmeister,1 Henrique Saltz Neto,1 Jose C. Rau-
dales,2 Alcides Zago,2 Alexandre Zago,2 Bruno T.M. Campos.1
1Medicina Renal, 2Serv Hemodinamica, Hosp Luterano - Univ Luter-
ana Brasil, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

SP293
EFFECT OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE ON THE PROGRESSION OF
PREEXISTENT CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE IN RATS
Aurileide Alves Leitao, Aurilucia Alves Leitao Leite, Cleber Apare-
cido Leite, Mirian Aparecida Boim.
Medicine, Federal Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

SP294
OUTCOME OF DIALYSIS DEPENDENT ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
- PROSPECTIVE STUDY
R. Balasubramaniyam, K. Premanand, Bibekanandapanda, V.R. Nir-
mala.
Nephrology, K.G. Hosp and Post Grad Medical Inst, Coimbatore,
Tamilnadu, India

SP295
EVALUATION OF TYPES OF PROTECTION AGAINST RADIO-
CONTRAST-INDUCED NEPHROPATHY
Michaela Ursu, Eleftheria Ferentinou, Stavroula Ziakka, Nikolaos Ka-
peronis, Ioannis Karabinis, Dimitra Biblaki, George Ntatsis, Nikolaos
Papagalanis.
Nephrology Dept, Red Cross Hosp, Athens, Greece

SP296
THE ROLE OF PLASMA EXCHANGE (PE) IN THE TREATMENT
OF MYELOMA PATIENTS WITH ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
Ezio Movilli, Francesco Scolari, Guido Jeannin, Silvia Turina, Chiara
Venturelli, Lucia Iovinella, Marina Foramitti, Giovanni C. Cancarini.
Div Nephrology, Spedali Civili and Sect Nephrology, Univ Brescia,
Brescia, Italy

SP297
ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS -OUT-
COMES OF PATIENTS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE DIALYSIS
Smita Gunda,1 Darshan Pandit,2 G. Raghuraman,2 Jyoti Baharani.1
1Renal Medicine, 2Critical Care Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands
Hosp, Birmingham, United Kingdom



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    SP298
    THE ROLE OF ACE INHIBITORS IN ACUTE RENAL FAILURE (ARF)
    AND ARF OVERLAPED CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE (ARF/CRF)
    Carla Vilela Dande, Ivana Gabriel, Celso Ricken Junior, Milene C.D.
    Guilhem, Cassio J.O. Rodrigues, Erika B. Rangel, Felipe C. Barreto,
    Mary Carla E. Diz, Eny S. Araujo, Sandra M.R. Laranja.
    Nephology Div, Hosp Servidor Publico Estadual Sao Paulo, Sao
    Paulo, Brazil

    SP299
   OUTCOME OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE WITH DIFFERENT
    TREATMENT MODALITIES: LONG TERM FOLLOW-UP
    An Van Berendoncks,1 Monique M. Elseviers,1 Robert L. Lins,2 the
    SHARF Study Group.
    1Fac Med, Univ Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium; 2Nephrology-Hy-
    pertension, ZiekenhuisNetwerk Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium

    SP300
    RHABDOMYOLYSIS: AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF MUSH-
    ROOM POISONING
    A. Unsal,1 M. Yilmaz,1 T. Sakaci,1 Y. Koc,1 E. Ahbap,1 T. Basturk,1
    A. Ozagari.2
    1Nephrology, 2Pathology, Sisli Etfal Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey




                                                                           SUNDAY
    SP301
    THE RISK FACTORS OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE IN CARDIAC
    SURGERY
    Nader Nouri-Majelan.
    Dept Nephrology, Sadoughi Medical Univ, Yazd, Iran

    SP302
    PROGNOSTIC FACTORS IN ACUTE RENAL FAILURE DUE TO
    VIPER ENVENOMATION
    Avadai Ammal Vimala,1 Bhatt Ramachandra,2 Nikil Balakrishnan.3
    1Nephrology, Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India; 2Nephrol-
    ogy, Medical College, Sullaya, Karnataka, India; 3Nephrology, Medi-
    cal College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

    SP303
    CRITERIA FOR DIALYSIS IN ACUTE RENAL FAILURE AND
    MULTIPLE ORGAN DISFUNCTION
    Daniela Radulescu, Alexandru Ciocalteu, Cristiana David.
    Nephrology, Saint John Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

    SP304
    RENAL FUNCTION AFTER ACUTE RENAL FAILURE: FOL-
    LOWUP LONGER THAN ONE YEAR
    Regina C.R.M. Abdulkader.
    Serv Discipline Nephrology, Hospital Clínicas, Fac Medicina, Univ S.
    Paulo, S. Paulo, SP, Brazil

    SP305
    PREVENTION OF CONTRAST-INDUCED ACUTE NEPHROPA-
    THY BY SIMULTANEOUS HEMOFILTRATION AND EXTRA-HY-
    DRATION
    C. Guastoni,1 C. Turri,1 M. Levati,1 G. Renzetti,1 V. Barzaghi,1 A.
    Neri,1 S. De Servi,2 F. Poletti,2 A. Perego.3
    1U.O. Nefrologia, 2U.O. Cardiologia, AO Osp Civile Legnano, Leg-
    nano, Italy; 3Nefrologia, Dialisi, AO Osp Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Mi-
    lano, Italy




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                      POSTERS

SP306
INCIDENCE OF CONTRAST-INDUCED NEPHROPATHY IN PA-
TIENTS UNDERGOING NON-CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY
Menna Clatworthy,1 Elaine Jolly,1 Matt Todd,1 Derek Appleton,2
Afzal Chaudhry.1
1Div Renal Medicine, Dept Medicine, Univ Cambridge/Addne-
brookes Hosp, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2Dept Radiology, Ad-
denbrookes Hosp, Cambridge, United Kingdom

SP307
BASELINE CREATININE IS AN INDEPENDANT PREDICTIVE
FACTOR FOR MORTALITY IN ARF: RESULTS OF THE SHARF 4
STUDY
Monique M. Elseviers,1 Robert L. Lins,2 Patricia Van der Niepen,3
Eric Hoste,4 Manu Malbrain,5 Pierre Damas,6 Jacques Devriendt.7
1Univ Antwerp; 2Nephrology, ZiekenhuisNetwerk Antwerpen;
3Nephrology, Free Univ Brussels; 4ICU, Univ Hosp Ghent; 5ICU,
ZNA Stuivenberg; 6ICU, Univ Hosp Liege; 7ICU, Brugmann Univ
Hosp, Brussels, Belgium

SP308
ULTRASONOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF THE KIDNEYS IN PA-
TIENTS WITH CONTRAST-INDUCED NEPHROPATHY
Omer Torak,1 Mustafa Cirit,1 Serdar Bayata,2 Umut Varol,3 Ertap
Esi.4
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept First Cardiology, 3Dept Second Internal
Medicine, 4Dept Radiology, Ataturk Training and Research Hosp,
Izmir, Turkey

SP309
SURVIVAL OF THE PATIENTS WITH ACUTE RENAL
FAILURE(ARF) DURING ONE YEAR PERIOD AND FACTORS AF-
FECTING THE SURVIVAL
Ozan Salim, Mehmet Altiparmak, Nurhan Seyahi, Rezzan Ataman,
Kamil Serdengecti.
Nephrology, Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Medical Fac, Istanbul, Tur-
key

SP310
HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED ACUTE RENAL FAILURE
Petar Kes, Bruna Brunetta Gavranic, Nina Bašic Jukic.
Dept Dialysis, Univ Hosp Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia




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      CKD - CARDIOVASCULAR INTERFACE


SP311
C REACTIVE PROTEIN AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH LEFT
VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC
RENAL DISEASE
Margarita Gjata, Zheni Gjergji, Mihal Tase, Ilda Lilaj, Edita Sadiku,
Ergita Nelaj.
Internal Medicine, UHC Mother Teresa, Tirana, Albania

SP312
A RANDOMIZED DOUBLE- BLIND CONTROLLED STUDY OF
BETA ERYTHROPOIETIN AND ORAL IRON VS ORAL IRON
ALONE IN PATIENTS WITH A COMBINATION OF RENAL AND
HEART FAILURE AND ANEMIA
Donald Silverberg,1 Francesca Iovine,2 Chiara Scali,2 Anna Calabro,2
Stefano Capobianco,2 Giovanna Giannotti,2 Maria Stella Campagna,2
Ranuccio Nuti,2 Alberto Palazzuoli.2
1Nephrology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2Internal
Medicine, Metabol Dis and Cardiology, Le Scotte Hosp, Univ Siena,
Siena, Italy




                                                                        SUNDAY
SP313
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) IN ITALY: A MULTICENTER
STUDY. RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE CLINICAL
MANAGEMENT OF CKD STAGE 3-5 PATIENTS
F Locatelli,1 C Zoccali,1 AE Catucci,2 V Savica,2 G Liuzzo,2 A Nar-
do,2 R Minutolo,2 L De Nicola,2 B Ricciardi,2 W Mancini,2 A Balduc-
ci,2 R Costanzo,2 M Di Luca,2 R Ariano,2 V Di Luzio,2 M Brigante,2 G
Battaglia,2 D Di Landro,2 M Adorati Menegato,2 P Altieri,2 C Lode-
serto,2 A D’Angelo,2 E Imbasciati,2 D Spotti,2 P Fatuzzo,2 V Piazza,2
C Ronco,2 NG De Santo,2 A Stella,2 L Moriconi,2 A Dal Canton,2 S
Stefoni,2 MR Auricchio,2 MM Corti,2 F Della Grotta,2 C Grillo,2 M
Cabibbe,2 R Bonofiglio,2 M Capistrano,2 A Paone,2 E Buongiorno,2
AL Feliciani,2 D Chiarinotti,2 M Gallieni,2 N Brambilla,3 A Piacen-
tini,3 G Merico,4 A Del Santo,4 D Bottalico.4
1SIR-SIN Study Coordinators; 2SIR-SIN Study Investigators; 3Innop-
harma srl, Milano; 4Medical Direction, Dompé Biotec, Milano, Italy

SP314
RISK STRATIFICATION BY CARDIAC TROPONIN T AND BRAIN
NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE LEVELS IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DIS-
EASE
Terumasa Hayashi,1 Tomonori Kimura,1 Iio Ken-ichiro,1 Satoru
Sumitsuji,2 Yoshiyuki Nagai.2
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Cardiology, Rinku General Medical Cent-
er, Izumisano Municipal Hosp, Izumisano, Osaka, Japan

SP315
REDUCED BAROREFLEX SENSITIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH IN-
CREASED ARTERIAL STIFFNESS IN CKD 4 IS ONLY PRESENT IN
PATIENTS WITH VASCULAR CALCIFICATION
Lindsay Chesterton,1 Mhairi Sigrist,1 Steve John,1 Chris McIntyre.2
1Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City General Hosp, Derby, United
Kingdom; 2Centre Integrated Systems Biology and Medicine, Univ
Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP316
ANGIOGRAPHIC SEVERITY OF CORONARY ARTERY NARROW-
ING IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH SERUM ALBUMIN LEVEL
BEFORE INITIAL HEODIALYSIS THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH
END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE
Nobuhiko Joki,1 Hiroki Hase,2 Yuri Tanaka,2 Yasunori Takahashi,3
Tomokatsu Saijyo,2 Hiroyasu Ishikawa,2 Yoji Inishi,2 Yoshihiko Ima-
mura,3 Hisao Hara,2 Taro Tsunoda,2 Masato Nakamura.2
1Ins Unite 507, Hop Necker, Paris, France; 2Div Cardiol & Nephrol,
Toho Univ Ohashi Med Ctr, Tokyo, Japan; 3Div Dial Ctr, Nissan
Tamagawa Hosp, Tokyo, Japan

SP317
HIGH PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN STROKE
PATIENTS IS ASSOCIATED WITH POOR PROGNOSIS
Adalbert Schiller,1 Ligia Petrica,1 Maxim Petrica,2 Liviu Matcau,2
Adelina Mihaescu,1 Norica Posta,1 Mihaela Taranu.1
1Nephrology, 2Neurology, V. Babes Univ Medicine and Pharmacy,
Timisoara, Romania

SP318
MUST THE ASSESSMENT OF DIASTOLIC FUNCTION BE ESSEN-
TIAL IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE HAVING
SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC HEART FAILURE?
Natalia Marder, Alexander Shutov, Galia Hamidulina.
Dept Internal Medicine, Ulyanovsk State Univ, Ulyanovsk, Russian
Federation

SP319
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN
PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME (ACS)
Pavel Bocek, Karel Opatrny, Jr., Roman Kollros, Frantisek Sefrna.
Dept Medicine I, Charles Univ School Medicine, Pilsen, Czech Re-
public

SP320
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: IS
THERE A CARDIORENAL SYNDROME?
Adalbert Schiller,1 Viviana Ivan.2
1Nephrology, 2Cardiology, V. Babes Univ Medicine and Pharmacy,
Timisoara, Romania

SP321
ACHIEVEMENT OF TREATMENT-GOALS IN PATIENTS WITH
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Arjan van Zuilen,1 Peter Blankestijn,1 Michiel Bots,2 Jack Wetzels,3
on behalf of the MASTERPLAN studygroup.
1Nephrology, 2Julius Center Healthcare Sciences, Univ Medical
Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3Nephrology, Radboud Univ
Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

SP322
CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS IS A GOOD PREDICTOR OF CAR-
DIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS AND ALL CAUSE MORTAL-
ITY IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)
Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowinska,1 Krzysztof Bijak,2 Stanislaw
Niemczyk,1 Monika Wieliczko,1 Dariusz Wlodarczyk,1 Jadwiga
Trebicka,1 Jerzy Przedlacki,1 Kazimierz Ostrowski.1
1Dept Nephrology, Dialysotherapy and Internal Diseases, Medical
Univ Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; 2Dialysis Unit, Mazovian Nephrol-
ogy Center, Warsaw, Poland; 3Outpatient Clinic, Central Clinical
Hosp, Warsaw, Poland




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POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP323
PREDICTIVE VALUE OF MICROALBUMINURIA AND PRO-
TEINURIA ON CARDIOVASCULAR AND RENAL SURVIVAL: A
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF COHORT STUDIES
Diletta Torres,1 Giovanni F.M. Strippoli,2 Suetonia Palmer,3 Franc-
esco P. Schena,1 Jonathan C. Craig.2
1Dept Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Univ Bari, Bari, Italy;
2School Public Health, Univ Sydney, Sydney, Australia; 3Dept Neph-
rology, Christchurch Hosp, Christchurch, New Zealand

SP324
CEREBROVASCULAR REACTIVITY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRON-
IC KIDNEY DISEASE
Ligia Petrica,1 Maxim Petrica,2 Flaviu Bob,1 Cristina Gluhovschi,1
Gheorghe Gluhovschi,1 Catalin Jianu,2 Adalbert Schiller,1 Silvia Vel-
ciov,1 Virginia Trandafirescu,1 Gheorghe Bozdog.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Neurology, County Emergency Hosp,
Univ Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania

SP325
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASES INCREASE RISK OF MORTALITY
IN ELDERLY-A COHORT STUDY IN SOUTHERN TAIWAN
Shang-Jyh Hwang,1,2 Ming-Yen Lin,3 Lih-Wen Mau,3 Su-Chen




                                                                        SUNDAY
Hwang,1 Hong-Chun Chen,1,2 Wu-Chang Yang,4 Chih-Cheng Hsu,5
Hen-Chia Chu.3
1Div Nephrology, Dept Med, 2Fac Med, 3Inst Healthcare Admin,
Kaohsiung Med Univ, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 4Div Nephrology, Dept
Med, Veteran Gen Hosp Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan; 5Center Health Poli-
cy Res & Developm, Nat Health Res Inst, Chu-Nan, Taiwan

SP326
RECOMBINANT URATE OXIDASE IN THE PREVENTION AND
TREATMENT OF HYPERURICEMIA IN RENAL FAILURE PA-
TIENTS
Alessandro Naticchia,1 Sandro de Angelis,1 Franco Giordano,3 Mar-
ia Rita Dessì,2 Giorgio Splendiani.1
1Nephrology, 2Lab Medicine, Policlin Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy; 3Ne-
phrology, Casa di Cura Nuova Itor, Roma, Italy

SP327
METABOLIC SYNDROME AND INFLAMMATION IN CHRONIC
KIDNEY DISEASE
Kostas Siamopoulos,1 Evangelia Dounousi,2 Konstantinos Katopo-
dis,1 Ioannis Tsouchnikas,2 Kyriaki Xanthopoulou,2 Elli Koliousi,1
Athanasios Kitsos,1 Dimitrios Tsakiris.2
1Dept Nephrology, Univ Hosp Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 2Dept
Nephrology, General Hosp Veria, Veria, Greece

SP328
N-TERMINAL PRO-BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE LEVELS PRE-
DICT LEFT VENTRICULAR SYSTOLIC FUNCTION IN PATIENTS
WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE RENAL DYSFUNCTION
Yu-Ji Lee, So Yeun Choi, Jung Eun Lee, Wooseong Huh, Yoon-Goo
Kim, Dae Joong Kim, Ha-Young Oh.
Div Nephrology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan Univ
School Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

SP329
IGF AXIS RELATED GENE POLYMORPHISMS AND RISK IN
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Ayesha Irtiza-Ali,1 Richard Stephens,2 Rachel Middleton,1 Martin
Gibson,1 Bill Ollier,2 Donal O’Donoghue.1
1Vascular Research Group, Hope Hosp, Manchester, United King-
dom; 2CIGMR, Manchester Univ, United Kingdom




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  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                            POSTERS

   SP330
   BASELINE RENAL DYSFUNCTION AND SUBSEQUENT MOR-
   TALITY IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES
   Sergio Nabais,1 Sergia Rocha,1 Marcia Torres,1 Jorge Marques,1 So-
   nia Magalhaes,1 Joao Costa,1 Miguel Alvares-Pereira,1 Adelino Cor-
   reia,1 Manuel Pestana.2
   1Cardiology, Hosp S. Marcos, Braga, Portugal; 2Nephrology, Hosp
   S. Joao, Porto, Portugal

   SP331
   USE OF CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING TO EX-
   AMINE AORTIC COMPLIANCE: COMPARSON BETWEEN PA-
   TIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE AND PATIENTS
   WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
   Christian Delles,1 Patrick B. Mark,1 Lukas U. Zimmerli,1 Tracey
   Steedman,1,2 Geoffrey A. Berg,3 Henry J. Dargie,1,2 Anna F. Domin-
   iczak,1 Alan G. Jardine.1
   1BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Res Centre, 2Glasgow Cardiac MR
   Unit, Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 3Dept Cardiotho-
   racic Surgery, West Infir, Glasgow, United Kingdom

   SP332
   IMPAIRMENT OF RENAL FUNCTION, BRAIN NATRIURETIC
   PEPTIDE AND PROGNOSIS IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
   Raffaele Caprioli, Roberta Poletti, Chiara Mammini, Alberto Lippi,
   Luc Zyw, Claudio Passino, Paolo Rindi, Michele Emdim.
   Nephrology and Dialysis, H - S. Chiara Hospital, Pisa, Italy; Cardio-
   vascular Medicine, CNR - Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy

   SP333
   OSTEOPROTEGERIN AND CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN
   DIALYSIS PATIENTS: AN IMAGING (eco-DOPPLER) AND GENIC
   EXPRESSION STUDY
   M. Buemi,1 R. Tripepi,2 D. Bolignano,1 A. Bitto,1 F. Squadrito,1 F.
   Spinelli,1 A. Crisafulli,1 G. Coppolino,1 D. Leonardis,2 C. Mar-
   torano,2 F. Cambareri,2 G. Tripepi,2 F. Mallamaci,2 C. Zoccali.2
   1Internal Medicine Chair Nephrology, Univ Messina, Messina, Italy;
   2Epidemiologia & Fisiopatologia Malattie Renali e Ipertensione Arte-
   riosa, CNR-IBIM, Reggio Calabria, Italy

   SP334
   IS CYSTATIN C AN EARLY MARKER OF METABOLIC SYNDROME?
   Corinne Isnard Bagnis,1 Maguy Bernard,2 Eric Bruckert,3 Gilbert De-
   ray,1 Philippe Giral.3
   1Nephrology Dept, 2Biochemistry Dept, 3Endocrinology Dept, Pitie
   Salpetriere Hosp, Paris, France


 SP335 RISK FACTOR FOR MORTALITY IN PREDIALYSIS CKD
  BMI AS
   PATIENTS
   Nora Voormolen,1 Renee de Mutsert,1 Diana Grootendorst,1 Yvo
   Sijpkens,1 Roel Huisman,2 Els Boeschoten,3 Ray Krediet,4 Friedo
   Dekker,1 Prepare Study Group.1
   1Leiden Univ Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands; 2Univ Med Cen-
   tre Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands; 3Hans Mak Inst, Naarden,
   Netherlands; 4Academic Med Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

   SP336
   PULSE WAVE VELOCITY AND INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS: RE-
   LATIONSHIP BEETWEN TWO MARKERS OF VASCULAR DAM-
   AGE AND CHRONIC RENAL DYSFUNCTION
   Emiliana Ferramosca, Elena Mancini, Antonio Di Felice, Maria Grazia
   Facchini, Annalisa Zucchelli, Emanuele Mambelli, Antonia Lopez,
   Marcora Mandreoli, Emanuele Aloisi, Antonio Santoro.
   Nephrology, Dialysis and Hypert, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hosp, Bologna, Italy



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SP337
STATINS AND FUSIDIC ACID - A BAD COMBINATION IN DIA-
BETIC NEPHROPATHY
Tara Collidge, Claire Nolan, Morag Whittle, Catherine Stirling, Chris
Deighan.
Renal Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom

SP338
TOLL LIKE RECEPTOR 4 (TLR4) AND TUMOR NECROSIS FAC-
TOR (TNF)-a GENOTYPES INFLUENCE MORTALITY IN END-
STAGE RENAL DISEASE (ESRD) PATIENTS
Sawako Kato,3 Louise Nordfors,2 Jonas Axelsson,1 Abdul Rashid
Qureshi,1 Yukio Yuzawa,3 Yukio Maruyama,1 Peter Barany,1 Olof
Heimburger,1 Martin Schalling,2 Peter Stenvinkel,1 Bengt Lind-
holm.1
1Div Renal Medicine and Baxter Novum, Clintec, 2Dept Molecular
Medicine, Karolinska Inst, Stockholm, Sweden; 3Dept Internal Medi-
cine, Nagoya Univ Graduate School Medicine, Nagoya, Japan

SP339
ADVANCED GLYCATION END-PRODUCTS AND CELL ADHE-
SION MOLECULES IN CHRONIC NON-DIABETIC NEPHROPA-
THY




                                                                        SUNDAY
Dalibor Lecian,1,2 Olga Mareckova,1 Vladimir Teplan,1 Petr Buben-
icek,1 Jan Kvasnicka,3 Katerina Sebekova.4
1Dept Nephrology, Transpl Center, IKEM, Prague, Czech Republic;
2Dept Biochemistry & Experimental Oncology, 3Dept Hematology,
First Fac Medicine, Charles Univ, Prague, Czech Republic; 4IPCM,
Bratislava, Slovakia

SP340
PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF RENAL INSUFFICIENCY AND ANE-
MIA IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
Marek Roik, Slawomir Stawicki, Malgorzata H. Starczewska, Artur
Oreziak, Grzegorz Opolski.
First Dept Cardiology, Medical Univ Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

SP341
CORONARY ARTERY CALCIFICATION AND CHRONICALLY
DECREASED GFR IN LIVING KIDNEY DONORS
Nurhan Seyahi,1 Arzu Kahveci,1 Murat Bolayirli,2 Canan Akman,3
Mehmet Riza Altiparmak,1 Rezzan Ataman,1 Muzaffer Sariyar,4
Ekrem Erek,1 Kamil Serdengecti.1
1Nephrology, 2Fikret Biyal Central Res Lab, 3Radiology, 4General
Surgery, Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Med Fac, Istanbul, Turkey

SP342
LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN PATIENTS WITH 2-3
STAGE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE: THE TRADITIONAL AND
NONTRADITIONAL RISK FACTORS
Tatiana Rudenko, Mikhail Shvetsov, Irina Kutyrina, Vera Kushnir,
Serguey Martynov.
Dept Nephrology, Moscow Sechenov Medical Academy, Moscow,
Russian Federation




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                      VITAMIN D, PTH


SP343
CINACALCET IN SEVERE HYPERPARATHYROIDISM
Richard Fluck, Maarten Taal, Christopher McIntyre, Fiona Symes.
Department of Renal Medicine, Derby City Hospital, Derby, United
Kingdom

SP344
CINACALCET FOR THE TREATMENT OF SECONDARY HYPER-
PARATHYROIDISM (HPT) IN PATIENTS NON RESPONSIVE TO
VITAMIN D
Fabio Malberti,1 Giuseppe Villa,2 Giacomo Colussi,3 Giulio Min-
gardi,4 Rita Quartagno,5 Aurelio Limido,6 Ferruccio Conte,7 Marco
Farina,8 G. Montagna,2 Giuseppe Vezzoli,5 Pietro Ravani.1
1Div Nefrologia, Ist Ospitalieri, Cremona, Italy; 2Div Nefrologia,
Fond Maugeri, Pavia, Italy; 3Div Nefrologia, Fond Macchi, Varese,
Italy; 4Div Nefrologia, Osp Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy; 5Div Nefrologia,
IRCCS San Raffaele, Milano, Italy; 6Div Nefrologia, Osp S. Antonio
Abate, Gallarate, Italy; 7Div Nefrologia, Osp Causa Pia Uboldo, Cer-
nusco sul Naviglio, Italy; 8Div Nefrologia, Osp Maggiore, Lodi, Italy

SP345
IMPACT OF SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM (SHPT)
AND ITS CORRECTION BY INJECTABLE CALCITRIOL THERAPY
ON THE PROGRESSION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DAMAGE IN
HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Carlo Massimetti,1 Franco Brescia,2 Daniele Pontillo,3 Sandro Feri-
ozzi,1 Luciano Meschini,1 Stefano Costantini,1 Maria Serra,4 Enzo
Ancarani.1
1Nefrologia e Dialisi, 2Radiologia, 3Cardiologia, 4Laboratorio, Os-
pedale Belcolle, Viterbo, Italy

SP346
DAY AFTER DAY OR ONCE-WEEKLY INTRAVENOUS PARICAL-
CITOL IN THE TREATMENT OF SECONDARY HYPERPARATHY-
ROIDISM IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS?
Nicos Tsianas,1 Paraskevi Founta,1 Evagelia Patricalou,1 Vassiliki
Ippa,2 Maria Lemoni,2 Nicos Kaplanis.1
1Renal Unit, 2Microbiology Dept, General Hosp, Trikala, Greece

SP347
VITAMIN D, MUSCLE FUNCTION AND SURFACE ELECTROMY-
OGRAPHY (EMG) IN UREMIC PATIENTS
Inge Eidemak,1 Stig Molsted,1 Adrian Harrison,2 Pia Eiken,1 James
Heaf.3
1Nephrology, Hilleroed Hosp, Hilleroed, Denmark; 2Royal Veteri-
nary & Agricultural Univ, Copenhagen, Denmark; 3Nephrology, Co-
penhagen Univ Hosp Herlev, Herlev, Denmark

SP348
CALCIUM, PHOSPHATE AND PARATHYROID HORMONE (PTH)
ABNORMALITIES IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DIS-
EASE STAGE 3 (CKD 3)
Nick Richards,1 Mick Eames,3 Martin Mansell,4 Robert Lewis,5 Don-
al O’Donoghue,6 Kevin Harris,7 Daniele Marcelli.8
1Optimal Renal Care UK, Birmingham, UK; 2West Lincolnshire Pri-
mary Care Trust, Market Rasen, UK; 3Royal Free Hosp, London, UK;
4Queen Alexander’s Hosp, Portsmouth, UK; 5Hope Hosp, Salford,
UK; 6Leicester General Hosp, Leicester, UK; 7Fresenius Medical
Care, Bad Homburg, Germany




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SP349
VITAMIN D INSUFFICIENCY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC
KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) STAGES 3 AND 4 CORRELATES WITH
DEGREE OF PROTEINURIA
Aristeidis Stavroulopoulos,1 Christine Porter,1 David Hosking,2 Si-
mon Roe,1 Michael Cassidy.1
1Renal Unit, 2Dept Bone Mineral Metabolism, Nottingham City Hosp
NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom

SP350
EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF SECONDARY HYPERPARATHY-
ROIDISM WITH PARICALCITOL IN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS
PATIENTS
H. Kampouris, G. Orfanaki, A. Kapsos, I. Rudenko, D. Grekas.
Renal Unit, General Clinic of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

SP351
CHOLECALCIFEROL TREATMENT IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Ekrem Dogan,1 Erkoc Reha,2 Sayarlioglu Hayriye,1 Soyoral Yasem-
in,2 Sayarlioglu Mehmet.3
1Nephrology, Sutcu Imam Univ, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; 2Neph-
rology, Yuzuncu Yil Univ, Van, Turkey; 3Rheumatology, Sutcu Imam
Univ, Kahramanmaras, Turkey




                                                                       SUNDAY
SP352
SIMULTANEOUS EFFECT OF CALCIUM ON CaR, VDR AND PTH
EXPRESSION IN PARATHYROID GLANDS
Natalia Carrillo-López, Ignacio González-Suárez, Daniel Alvarez-
Hernández, Pablo Román-García, José Luis Fernández-Martín, Jorge
B. Cannata-Andía.
Bone and Mineral Research Unit, Inst Reina Sofía Investigación, Hosp
Univ Central Asturias, Oviedo, Spain

SP353
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE VITAMIN D STATUS (25-HYDROXY-
VITAMIN D) IN THE REGULATION OF MINERAL METABOLISM
IN PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION?
Minerva Rodriguez-Garcia,1 Carlos Gomez-Alonso,1 Carmen Diaz-
Corte,2 Maria Teresa Fernandez-Coto,3 Ana Rodriguez-Rebollar,1
Jorge B. Cannata-Andia.1
1Bone and Mineral Research Unit, 2Nephrology, 3Biochemistry,
Hosp Univ Central Asturias, Oviedo, Spain

SP354
URINARY DIPSTICK TEST IS A SIGNIFICANT DETERMINANT OF
SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D IN CKD PATIENTS
Takayuki Hamano, Naohiko Fujii, Satoshi Mikami, Yasuyuki Na-
gasawa, Yoshitaka Isaka, Masaru Horio, Takahito Ito, Enyu Imai.
Dept Nephrology, Osaka Univ Hosp, Suita, Osaka, Japan

SP355
DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF VITAMIN D ANALOGS ON AORTIC
CALCIFICATION AND PULSE WAVE VELOCITY IN UREMIC RATS
William Noonan, Junli Ma, Doug Dixon, Masaki Nakane, Antoinette
Bolin, Kristin Koch, Steve Postl, Ruth Wu-Wong, Glenn Reinhart.
Integrative Pharmacology, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA

SP356
A STUDY OF DOSE EQUIVALENCY AND TITRATION WHEN
CONVERTING PATIENTS FROM PARICALCITOL TO DOXER-
CALCIFEROL
Stephen Fadem,1 Fahd Al-Saghir,2 Gregory Zollner,3 Suzanne Swan.4
1Kidney Assoc, Houston, TX, USA; 2Michigan Kidney Consult, Pon-
tiac, MI, USA; 3Nephrology and Hypertension Assoc, Langhorne,
PA, USA; 4DaVita Clinical Res, Minneapolis, MN, USA



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP357
THE OPTIMA STUDY: EFFICACY OF A CINACALCET (MIM-
PARA®/SENSIPAR®) TREATMENT ALGORITHM TO TREAT
DIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH ELEVATED PTH AND CALCIUM-
PHOSPHORUS PRODUCT (Ca x P)
F. Locatelli,1 F. Macário,2 H.S. Brink,3 M. Dhaene,4 P. Pai,5 H. Holz-
er,6 V. Zani,7 D. Carter,7 B. Molemans,7 H. Reichel.8
1Manzoni Hosp, Lecco, Italy; 2Dialave, Diálise Aveiro, Aveiro, Por-
tugal; 3Med Spectrum Twente, Enschede, Netherlands; 4RHMS Clin
Louis Caty, Baudour, Belgium; 5Royal Liverpool Infirm, Liverpool,
UK; 6Medizin Universitätsklinik, Graz, Austria; 7Amgen, Zug, Swit-
zerland; 8, Nephrologisches Zentrum, Villingen-Schwenningen, Ger-
many

SP358
THE OPTIMA STUDY: OPTIMISING THE DOSE OF VITAMIN D
(VIT D) IN THE PRESENCE OF CINACALCET (MIMPARA®/SEN-
SIPAR®) TO OBTAIN MAXIMUM CLINICAL BENEFIT
M. Wilkie,1 M. Salvadori,2 J. De Meester,3 R. Jofre,4 M.G. Koopman,5
F.M. Leidig,6 V. Zani,7 D. Carter,7 B. Molemans,7 B. von Albertini.8
1North Gen Hosp, Sheffield, UK; 2Az Osp Careggi, Florence, Italy;
3Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhous, Aalst, Belgium; 4Hosp G Maranon,
Madrid, Spain; 5Acad Med Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 6Uni-
versitatsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany; 7Amgen, Zug, Swit-
zerland; 8Centre de Dialyse Cécil, Laussane, Lausanne, Switzerland

SP359
SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM (HPT) IN PATIENTS
RECEIVING PERITONEAL DIALYSIS (PD) CAN BE EFFECTIVELY
MANAGED WITH CINACALCET (MIMPARA®/SENSIPAR®)
M.T. Gonzalez,1 A.J. Hutchison,2 M. Girndt,3 A. Stahl-Nilsson,4 V.
Zani,5 D. Carter,5 B. Molemans,5 W.J.W. Bos.6
1Hosp Univ Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; 2MRI, Manchester, UK;
3Universitätsklin Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany; 4Lanssjukhuset
Ryhov, Jonkoping, Sweden; 5Amgen, Zug, Switzerland; 6St Antonius
Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

SP360
THE RISKS OF HOSPITALIZATION AND MORTALITY ARE SIMI-
LAR AMONG HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS RECEIVING DOXER-
CALCIFEROL AND PARICALCITOL
Francesca Tentori,1 W. Curtis Hunt,1 Mark R. Rohrscheib,2 Edward
J. Bedrick,2 Klemens B. Meyer,1,3 Philip G. Zager.1,2
1Quality Management, Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, USA;
2Internal Medicine, Univ New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Al-
buquerque, NM, USA; 3Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston,
MA, USA

SP361
INITIAL DOSING OF PARICALCITOL BASED ON PARATHOR-
MONE LEVELS IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH MILD
AND MODERATE SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM: IS
iPTH/80 THE MOST APPROPRIATE?
E. Mitsopoulos,1 E. Ginikopoulou,1 P. Kyriklidou,1 R. Zilidou,2 D.
Papadopoulou,1 G. Visvardis,1 E. Manou,1 D. Meimaridou,1 M. Tsi-
atsiou,1 I. Griveas,1 K. Sahpazis,1 G. Tsinopoulos,1 O. Kougioumtzi-
dou,1 A. Pavlitou,2 G. Sakellariou.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Immunology, Papageorgiou General
Hosp, Thessaloniki, Greece




150
POSTERS                                      SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP362
USE OF CINACALCET TO REDUCE COMPLICATIONS ASSOCI-
ATED WITH UNCONTROLLED BONE MINERAL METABOLISM
IN PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE ON HEMODI-
ALYSIS: A COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS
Andreas Maetzel,1 Stephan Roze,2 Bradley Stolshek,3 Charles Cangi-
alose,3 William J. Valentine,2 Louise Perrault.1
1Health Economics and Reimbursement, Amgen (Europe) GmbH,
Zug, Switzerland; 2CORE - Center for Outcomes Research, A Unit of
IMS Health, Binningen/Basel, Switzerland; 3Global Health Econom-
ics, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

SP363
USE OF CINACALCET HCL (MIMPARA®/SENSIPAR®) TO CON-
TROL MINERAL METABOLISM IN PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE
RENAL DISEASE (ESRD) ON DIALYSIS COMPLICATED BY SEC-
ONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM (SHPT): A COST-CONSE-
QUENCE ANALYSIS OF CINACALCET HCL VERSUS STANDARD
OF CARE
Louise Perrault, Dave Carter, Bart Molemans, Andreas Maetzel.
Amgen (Europe) GmbH, Zug, Switzerland

SP364




                                                                          SUNDAY
CINACALCET IS EFFECTIVE IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPER-
PARATHYROIDISM SECONDARY TO MALIGNANT TRANSFOR-
MATION OF AUTOTRANSPLANTED PARATHYROID TISSUE
Pietro Dattolo, Stefano Michelassi, G. Ferro, G. Simone, C. Ciccarelli,
F. Pizzarelli.
Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, S M Annunziata Hosp, Florence, Italy

SP365
PAMIDRONATE IS SAFE AND EFFICIENT IN HYPERCALCEMIC
HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Siren Sezer,1 Alpaslan Altun,1 Sibel Ertek,1 Zubeyde Arat,1 F. Nur-
han Ozdemir,1 Mehmet Haberal.2
1Nephrology, 2General Surgery, Baskent Univ Hosp, Ankara, Turkey

SP366
SERUM FGF23 LEVEL AND PARATHYROID HYPERPLASIA: USE-
FUL MARKERS FOR THE EVALUATION AND PROGNOSIS OF
SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM IN CHRONIC DIALY-
SIS PATIENTS
Shohei Nakanishi,1 Tomoko Nii-Kono,1 Yoko Takeda,1 Daisuke
Tsuchihashi,1 Hideki Fujii,1 Takeshi Toki,1 Takaya Abe,1 Michio
Umezu,1 Takeshi Kurosawa,2 Masafumi Fukagawa.1
1Div Nephrology & Dialysis Center, Kobe Univ School Medicine,
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 2Kidney Center, Sumiyoshi Clinic Hosp, Mito,
Ibaraki, Japan

SP367
TO BET OR NOT TO BET: NEW THERAPEUTICAL OPTIONS FOR
HYPERPARATHYROIDISM? AN ANALYSIS OF COSTS
Emanuela Maddalena, Massimo Gai, Bernardo Malfi, Ada Trevisan,
Alberto Jeantet, Giuseppe P. Segoloni.
SCU Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Univ Turin, Moli-
nette Hosp, Torino, Italy

SP368
IV VITAMIN D DOES NOT IMPROVE SURVIVABILITY FOR ESRD
PATIENTS
Tom Cantor.
President & Founder, Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc., Santee, CA, USA




                                                                    151
  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

        BONE AND MINERAL METABOLISM 1


  SP369
  MEGA DOSE OF INTRAVENOUS ALFACALCIDOL ONCE WEEK-
  LY SUPPRESSES PARATHYROID HORMONE IN HAEMODIALY-
  SIS PATIENTS
  Nabieh Al-Hilali,1 Hani Al-Humoud,1,2 Medhat Mina,1 Rosily
  Joseph,1 Mangalathillam Nampoory,1 Kaivilayil Johny.1,2
  1Dept Medicine, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait; 2Dept Medi-
  cine, Fac Medicine, Kuwait

  SP370
  OSTEOTROPIC FACTORS AND SKELETAL FUNCTION IN
  CHRONIC HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  William S. Priestman,1 Phillip Atherton,2 Kenneth Smith,2 Michael J.
  Rennie,2 Christopher W. McIntyre.1
  1Dept Renal Medicine, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Der-
  by, United Kingdom; 2Centre Integrated Biology and Medicine, Univ
  Nottingham Medical School Derby, Derby, United Kingdom

  SP371
  BONE MARKERS, BONE MINERAL DENSITY AND HISTOLOGY
  IN CHRONIC DIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH ADYNAMIC BONE DIS-
  EASE
  Walter Schulz,1 Holger Haller,1 Guenter Delling.2
  1Inst Nephrology and Osteology, Bamberg, Germany; 2Inst Osteopa-
  thology, Univ Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  SP372
  EFFECT OF DAILY DIALYSIS ON ROUTINE BIOCHEMICAL
  MARKERS FOR RENAL OSTEODYSTROPHY
  Mohamed Ibrahim,1 Mahmoud Zaki,1 Magdi Elsharkawy,1 Abdel-
  monaem Abdelghafar,2 Badawy Labib.1
  1Nephrology, Ain Shams Univ, Cairo, Egypt; 2Nephrology, Elma-
  taria Hosp, Cairo, Egypt

 SP373 OF ADYNAMIC BONE DISEASE IN HEMODIALYSIS
  VARIANT
  PATIENTS: FACT OR FICTION?
  Lillian Rocha,1 Andrea Higa,1 Fellype Barreto,1 Luciene Reis,2 Van-
  da Jorgetti,2 Sergio Draibe,1 Aluizio Carvalho.1
  1Nephrology, Federal Univ São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2Nephrol-
  ogy, Univ São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  SP374
  SMOKING AND HYPERPARATHYROIDISM IN PATIENTS WITH
  END STAGE RENAL DISEASE (ESRD)
  Giovanni Tripepi, Patrizia Pizzini, Sebastiano Cutrupi, Francesca
  Mallamaci, Carmine Zoccali.
  CNR-IBIM, Inst Int Med, Clin Epid & Physiopath Renal Dis and
  Hypert, Reggio Calabria, Italy

  SP375
  BETA-CARBOXYTERMINAL TELOPEPTIDE OF TYPE I COLLA-
  GEN AS A SERUM BIOCHEMICAL MARKER OF BONE RESORP-
  TION IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS. A PRELIMINARY STUDY
  Arcangelo Di Maggio, Francesco Godino, Nicola Ettore Montemurro,
  Domenico Santese, Francesco Coviello, Cosimo Lodeserto.
  Nephrology Unit, Ospedale SS. Annunziata, Taranto, Italy




  152
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP376
EFFECT OF L-CARNITINE SUPPLEMENTATION ON BONE ME-
TABOLISM IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Eugenie Vesela,1 Roman Cibulka,2 Lada Malanova,1 Jaroslav Racek,2
Richard Pikner,3 Daniel Rajdl.2
1Dialysis Centre, EuroCare, Pilsen, Czech Republic; 2Inst Clinical
Biochemistry and Haematology, 3Second Dept Internal Medicine,
Charles Univ Hosp, Pilsen, Czech Republic

SP377
PROGRESS OF BONE LOSS IN END STAGE RENAL DISEASE PA-
TIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS DURING A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR
Rossitsa Zortcheva,1 Kyril Hristozov,2 Kyril Nenov.1
1Dept Nephrology and Dialysis, 2Dept Endocrinology, Medical Univ
Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

SP378
BONE HISTOLOGY IN ALTERNATE NIGHTLY HOME HAEMO-
DIALYSIS
Carolyn van Eps,1 Janine Jeffries,1 Terrence Diamond,2 John An-
derson,1 David Johnson,1 Scott Campbell,1 Nicole Isbel,1 David
Mudge,1 Carmel Hawley.1
1Dept Nephrology and Radiology, Princess Alexandra Hosp, Bris-




                                                                      SUNDAY
bane, Queensland, Australia; 2St George Hosp, Sydney, Australia

SP379
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEX HORMONES, IL-6, TNF-alpha
AND BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN MALE DIALYSIS PATIENTS
Aydan Yuksel,1 Yasemin Erten,1 Ulver Derici,1 Hatice Pasaoglu,2
Musa Bali,1 Turgay Arinsoy,1 Sukru Sindel.1
1Nephrology, 2Biochemistry, Gazi Univ Fac Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

SP380
EFFECT THE PLANT MEDICINAL IN THE CRYSTALLISATION
OF PHOSPHATE AT pH=6.5
Aissa Belouatek, Brahim Kacem, Mohamed Beghalia, Ahmed Addou,
Ahmed Semmoud.
Chemistry, University, Algeria

SP381
A DIETITIAN-LED EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE
PHOSPHATE CONTROL IN A SINGLE CENTRE HAEMODIALY-
SIS POPULATION
Veena Reddy,1 Neeraj Sethi,1 Andrew Scally,2 Fiona Symes,3 Judith
Steel,3 Ramla Mumtaz,1 Habib Akbani,1 Russell Roberts,1 Robin Jef-
frey,1 John Stoves.1
1Dept Renal Medicine, Bradford Teaching Hosp NHS Trust, Brad-
ford, UK; 2School Health Studies, Univ Bradford, Bradford, UK;
3Dept Dietetics, Bradford Teaching Hosp NHS Trust, Bradford, UK

SP382
EFFECT OF LOWERING DIALYSATE CALCIUM CONCENTRA-
TION ON PARATHORMONE AND CALCIUM-PHOSPHORUS
PRODUCT: COHORT SURVEY ON A 12 MONTHS PERIOD
Lucile Mercadal,1 Sylvie Cormont,2 Hacene Boulechfar,1 Jean-
Philippe Durande,1 Gilbert Deray.1
1Nephrology, 2Biochem, AP-HP, Pitié-Salpétrière Hosp, Paris, France

SP383
LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT OF SEVELAMER INDUCED MET-
ABOLIC ACIDOSIS AND HYPERKALEMIA IN HEMODIALYSIS
Macroui Sonikian,1 Polyxeni Metaxaki,1 Anastasios Iliopoulos,2
Stamatia Marioli,2 Dimosthenis Vlassopoulos.1
1Nephrology, 2Biochemistry, A. Fleming General Hosp, Athens,
Greece



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP384
PREVENTIVE VERSUS THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF PHYLLAN-
THUS NIRURI ON EXPERIMENTAL UROLITHIASIS
Marcio Barros, Roberta Lima, Nestor Schor, Mirian Boim.
Dept Medicine, Univ Federal Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

SP385
PLASMA PHOSPHORUS LEVELS AND HEALTH RELATED
QUALITY OF LIFE IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
M. Noordzij,1 J.C. Korevaar,1 E.W. Boeschoten,2 F.W. Dekker,3 W.J.
Bos,4 P.M. Bossuyt,1 R.T. Krediet.5
1Clin Epidemiology and Biostatistics, AMC, Amsterdam; 2Hans Mak
Inst, Naarden; 3Clin Epidemiology, LUMC, Leiden; 4Int Med, St. Anto-
nius Hosp, Nieuwegein; 5Nephrology, AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SP386
INFLUENCE OF SEVELAMER TREATMENT ON FETUIN-A, CRP
AND INDOXYL SULFATE SERUM LEVELS - RESULTS FROM A
PROSPECTIVE CROSSOVER STUDY
Vincent Brandenburg,1 Natalie Meert,2 Birgit Busch,3 Ralf Westen-
feld,1 Stefan Holzmann,3 Juergen Floege,1 Raymond Vanholder,2
Markus Ketteler.1
1Nephrol, Univ Hosp Aachen, Aachen, Germany; 2Nephrol, Univ Hosp,
Ghent, Belgium; 3Nephrol, Dialysis Ctr Erkelenz, Erkelenz, Germany

SP387
THE EFFECTS OF LOW PROTEIN DIET AND KETO ACID SUPPLE-
MENT ON HYPERPHOSPHATEMIA IN MAINTENANCE HEMO-
DIALYSIS PATIENTS
Quan Long,1 Haiming Li,1 Chunhai Shao,2 Hong Fan,1 Li Yuan,1 Bi-
hong Huang,1 Xuefeng Shi,1 Yong Gu,1 Jing Chen.1
1Nephrology, 2Nutrition, Huashan Hosp, Fudan Univ, Shanghai, China

SP388
POST-PARATHYROIDECTOMY SERUM PHOSPHATE KINETICS
IS PECULIAR IN FEMALE HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH A
HIGH BODY MASS INDEX
Carlo Lomonte,1 Luigi Vernaglione,2 Francesco Cazzato,1 Francesco
Casucci,1 Carlo Basile.1
1Nephrology, Miulli Hosp, Acquaviva delle Fonti, BA, Italy; 2Neph-
rology, Hosp Manduria, Manduria, TA, Italy

SP389
LANTHANUM CARBONATE SHOWS NO ADVERSE HIS-
TOPATHOLOGICAL EFFECTS ON LIVER IN NORMAL AND
URAEMIC RATS
Stephen J.P. Damment,1 Roger Secker,1 Noel Downes.2
1Shire Pharma Devel Ltd, Basingstoke, UK; 2Sequani Ltd, Ledbury, UK

SP390
CONTROL OF SERUM PHOSPHORUS IN INCIDENT HEMODI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS: A COMPARISON OF SEVELAMER AND CAL-
CIUM ACETATE
Paul Kessler, Enoch Bortey, Gary Horwith, Henrik Rasmussen.
Clinical Research, Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Rockville, MD, USA

SP391
REDUCTION IN SERUM PHOSPHATE LEVELS AFTER INTRO-
DUCTION OF A PHOSPHATE EDUCATION PROGRAM (PEP) TO
CHILDREN WITH CKD STAGE 5
Thurid Ahlenstiel,1 Lars Pape,1 Kerstin Froede,1 Stefanie Stein-
mann,1 Gisela Offner,1 Jochen H.H. Ehrich,1 Martin K. Kuhlmann.2
1Ped Kidney, Liver and Metabolic Dis, Med School Hannover, Han-
nover, Germany; 2Med, Div Nephrol and Hypert, Univ Hosp Saar-
land, Homburg/Saar, Germany



154
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP392
A PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED TRIAL ASSESSING THE IM-
PACT ON OUTCOMES OF SEVELAMER IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
- THE DCOR TRIAL
Wadi Suki,1 Raja Zabaneh,2 Jose Cangiano,3 John Reed,4 Danny
Fischer,5 Leland Garrett,6 Brian Ling,7 Scott Chasan-Taber,8 Mau-
reen Dillon,8 Andrew Blair,8 Steven Burke.8
1 Kidney Inst, Houston, TX, USA; 2Northwest Louisiana Nephrol-
ogy, Shreveport, LA, USA; 3Jose Cangiano Nephrology, San Juan,
PR, Puerto Rico; 4Nephrology Assoc, Columbus, MS, USA; 5Kidney
& Hypertension Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA; 6Wake Nephrology,
Raleigh, NC, USA; 7Mountain Kidney Associates, PA, Asheville, NC,
USA; 8Genzyme Corporation, Waltham, MA, USA

SP393
LANTHANUM CARBONATE PROVIDES SERUM PHOSPHORUS
CONTROL WITH A REDUCED TABLET BURDEN
Nirupama Vemuri.
South Florida Nephrology Group, PA, Coral Springs, FL, USA

SP394
EFFECT OF SEVELAMER ADMINISTRATION ON BICARBONATE
LEVELS OF HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS




                                                                     SUNDAY
Lucia Parreira, Filipa Mussungo, Ana Anunciada, Ana Nogueira,
Joao Silva.
Nephrology, Hosp SAMS, Lisbon, Portugal

SP395
CALCIMIMETICS IN PERSISTENT HYPER- PARATHYROIDISM,
AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION: RESULTS AT SIX MONTHS
IN A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE
Ilan Szwarc, Angel Argiles, Valerie Garrigue, Georges Mourad.
Serv Nephrologie, Transplantation et Dialyse Peritoneale, CHU Lap-
eyronie, Montpellier, France

SP396
A NEW FORMULATION OF LANTHANUM CARBONATE IS PRE-
FERRED BY PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS
Rajnish Mehrotra.
Nephrology and Hypertension, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Tor-
rance, CA, USA

SP397
CONTROL OF SERUM PHOSPHORUS ACCELERATED BY USING
A HIGHER INITIAL DOSE OF LANTHANUM CARBONATE
George Porter.
Nephrology & Hypertension, Oregon Health Sciences Univ, Port-
land, OR, USA




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

                    ERYTHROPOIETIN


SP398
OXIDATIVE STRESS AND CARDIOVASCULAR EFFECTS OF ANE-
MIA TREATMENT WITH ERYTHROPOIETIN IN PREDIALYSIS
PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Alberto Martinez-Vea,1 Luis Marcas,1 Montse Giralt,2 Alfredo
Bardaji,3 Cristina Gutierrez,4 Marta Romeu,2 Carmen Garcia,1 Ter-
esa Compte,5 Carmen Peralta,1 Jordi Mallol,2 Jesus Angel Oliver.1
1Nephrology, Hosp Univ Tarragona Joan XXIII, Tarragona; 2Pharma-
cology, School Med, Univ Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Tarragona; 3Cardiol-
ogy, 4Research Unit, Hosp Univ Tarragona Joan XXIII, Tarragona;
5Nephrology Assistance Unit, Hosp Jesus, Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain

SP399
THE EFFECT OF TREATMENT REGIME ON ERYTHROPOEITIN
ALPHA (EPO) DOSE REQUIREMENTS IN HAEMODIALYSIS (HD)
PATIENTS UNDER A STRUCTURED ANAEMIA MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM
Mark Wright, Es Will, Cherry Bartlett, Nicola Batsford.
Renal Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, United Kingdom

SP400
COST SAVINGS WITH CONVERSION FROM EPREX TO ARANESP
Steven Soroka,1 Mary Beth Ross,2 Chris Kane,2 Niall Sheehy,2 Caren
Rose,3 David Hirsch.1
1Div Nephrology, Dept Medicine, Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, NS, Can-
ada; 2Nephrology, Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, NS,
Canada; 3Dept Medicine, Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, NS, Canada

SP401
ARANESP® (DARBEPOETIN ALFA) ADMINISTERED ONCE
EVERY 2 WEEKS (Q2W) MAINTAINS RECOMMENDED HAEMO-
GLOBIN (Hb) IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) PATIENTS
ON HAEMODIALYSIS SWITCHED FROM WEEKLY (QW) DOSING
Fernando Carrera, Lino Oliveira, Pedro Maia, Teresa Mendes, Can-
dido Ferreira.
Dialysis Unit, Eurodial, Leiria, Portugal

SP402
ANALYTICAL COMPARISONS OF ERYTHROPOIETIN PROD-
UCTS FROM KOREA AND AMGEN’S EPOGEN® (EPOETIN
ALFA)
S. Park,1 K. Patel,1 J. Ko,1 D. Meriage,2 L. Chen,2 J. Crouse,2 W.
Wong,3 G. Rogers,2 B. Kerwin.1
1Pharmaceutics; 2AS; 3QAL, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

SP403
HAEMOCHROMATOSIS GENE MUTATIONS AND INTRAVE-
NOUS IRON AND ERYTHROPOIETIN REQUIREMENTS IN PA-
TIENTS ON HAEMODIALYSIS
Michaela Brown,1 Scott Morris,1 Dairena Gaffney,2 Eleanor Oakes,2
Richard Spooner,2 Alan Jardine,1 Colin Geddes.1
1Renal Unit, Western Infirm, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2Biochem-
istry Dept, Gartnavel General Hosp, Glasgow, United Kingdom

SP404
Y-BOX PROTEIN-1 IS A MASTER-SWITCH FOR HYPOXIA-DE-
PENDENT GENE REGULATION
Thomas Rauen,1 Bjoern C. Frye,1 Aziz En-Nia,1 George Simos,2
Efrosyni Paraskeva,2 Peter R. Mertens.1
1Dept Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, Univ Aachen, Aachen,
Germany; 2Dept Med, School of Health, Univ Thessaly, Larissa, Greece



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SP405
NOREPINEPHRINE (NE) TURNOVER IN THE BRAIN OF RATS
WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE TREATED WITH ERYTHRO-
POIETIN (EPO)
Piotr Ksiazek, Monika Buraczynska, Wojciech Zaluska.
Dept Nephrology, Medical Univ Lublin, Lublin, Poland

SP406
PHARMACOKINETIC (PK) AND PHARMACODYNAMIC (PD)
PROFILES OF INTRAVENOUS (IV) ADMINISTRATIONS OF CERA
(CONTINUOUS ERYTHROPOIETIN RECEPTOR ACTIVATOR) IN
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) PATIENTS NOT ON DIALYSIS
Yoshiharu Tsubakihara,1 Masami Bessho,2 Masashi Suzuki,3 CERA
JP18118/JH18084 Study Group in Japan.4
1Dept Nephrology, Osaka Gen Med Center, Osaka, Japan; 2Dept He-
matology, Saitama Med School, Iruma, Saitama, Japan; 3Shinrakuen
Hosp, Niigata, Japan

SP407
ARE ONCE-FORTNIGHTLY AND ONCE-WEEKLY EPOETIN BETA
REGIMENS EQUIVALENT IN HAEMODIALYZED PATIENTS?
Adrian Covic,1 Liliana Gârneata,2 Alexandru Ciocâlteu,3 Ovidiu Golea,4
Mirela Gherman-Caprioara,5 Dimitrie Capsa,6 Eugen Mota,7 Paul Gus-




                                                                         SUNDAY
beth-Tatomir,1 Adrian Ghenu,8 Simona Baluta,9 Gabriel Mircescu.2
1CI Parhon Hosp, Iasi, Romania; 2Dr Carol Davila Hosp Nephrology,
Bucharest, Romania; 3Sf. Ioan Nou Hospl, Bucharest, Romania; 4Dialy-
sis & Renal Transpl Ctr, Timisoara, Romania; 5Nephrology & Dialysis
Clinic, Cluj, Romania; 6“Fundeni” Dialysis Ctr, Bucharest, Romania;
7Nephrology & Dialysis Clinic, Craiova, Romania; 8Nephrology & Di-
alysis Dept, Târgoviste, Romania; 9Army Dialysis Ctr, Bucharest, Ro-
mania

SP408
THE INFLUENCE OF OXIDATIVE STRESS AND VITAMIN E THER-
APY ON ERYTHROPOIETIN RESPONSIVENESS IN CHRONIC HE-
MODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Anca Rusu,1 Simona Racasan,1 Delia Zalutchi,1 I.M. Patiu,2 Adina
Muresan,3 Mirela Gherman Caprioara.1
1Nephrology Clinic, Univ Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Ro-
mania; 2Nephromed Dialysis Center, Cluj Napoca, Romania; 3Physi-
ology Dept, Univ Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania

SP409
HAEMOGLOBIN VARIABILITY IN THE MAINTENANCE PHASE OF
ANAEMIA TREATMENT IN HAEMODIALYZED PATIENTS - DOES
THE EPOETIN DOSING FREQUENCY MATTER?
Gabriel Mircescu,1 Liliana Gârneata,1 Alexandru Ciocâlteu,2 Ovidiu
Golea,3 Mirela Gherman,4 Dimitrie Capsa,5 Eugen Mota,6 Paul Gus-
beth,7 Adrian Ghenu,8 Simona Baluta,9 Adrian Covic.7
1Dr C Davila Hosp, Bucharest, Romania; 2Sf Ioan Hosp, Bucharest, Ro-
mania; 3Dialysis Centre, Timisoara, Romania; 4Nephrology Clinic, Cluj,
Romania; 5Fundeni Dialysis Centre, Bucharest, Romania; 6Clinic Hosp,
Craiova, Romania; 7CI Parhon Hosp, Iasi, Romania; 8County Hosp,
Târgoviste, Romania; 9Army Dialysis Centre, Bucharest, Romania

SP410
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH EPOETIN- INDEPENDENCE IN
HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Gabriel Mircescu,1 Simona Hildegard Stancu,1 Tatiana Puscariu,2 Car-
men Maria Barbulescu,3 Caterina Santimbrean,3 Roxana Martinescu,3
Liliana Garneata,1 Adrian Dorin Zugravu,1 Christian Klein.3
1Nephrology, Carol Davila Clinical Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest,
Romania; 2Haematology, Fundeni Clinical Inst, Bucharest, Romania;
3Dialysis, Carol Davila NephroCare Dialysis Centre, Bucharest, Ro-
mania



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

SP411
CONTROL OF ANAEMIA WITH ARANESP®: HAEMOGLOBIN
STABILITY ACHIEVED WITH FEWER PATIENTS REQUIRING
DOSE ADJUSTMENTS AFTER SWITCHING TO ARANESP® EVE-
RY-2-WEEKS
F. Locatelli,1 W. Backs,2 M.D. Del Pino,3 A. de Martin,4 B. Guil-
laume,5 R. Vikydal,6 C. Desborough,7 G. Villa.8
1Manzoni Hosp, Lecco, Italy; 2Dialysepraxis, Barmbek, Germany;
3Hosp Torrecardenas, Torrecardenas, Spain; 4Cabinet Néphrologie,
Pau, France; 5CHU Charleroi, Belgium; 6LKH Steyr, Steyr, Austria;
7Biostatistics, Amgen, Cambridge, UK; 8S. Maugeri Found., IRCCS,
Pavia, Italy

SP412
OXYGEN AND 2,3-DIPHOSPHOGLYCERATE LEVELS IN HAEMO-
DIALYSIS PATIENTS TREATED WITH ERYTHROPOIETIN
Marija Ilieva,1 Bozudarka Gosic-Markovska,2 Vesna Zejak,1 Slobo-
dan Davinic,3 Miomir Prokopovic.3
1Clinical Biochemistry, General Hosp, Leskovac, Serbia/Montene-
gro; 2Fac Natural Sciences and Mathemathics, Univ Sts, Cyril and
Methodius, Skopje, F.Y.R.M; 3Hemodialysis, General Hosp, Lesko-
vac, Serbia/Montenegro

SP413
QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF ERYTHROPOIETIC THERAPY IN
PREDIALYSIS PATIENTS
Marina Kanzler, Maria Motamen, Helmut Graf.
Third Med. Dept, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria

SP414
AN ACTIVE POSTMARKETING SURVEILLANCE (PMS) PLAN
TO PROSPECTIVELY MONITOR THE INCIDENCE OF PURE RED
CELL APLASIA (PRCA) AMONG PATIENTS RECEIVING EPO-
ETIN ALFA THERAPY OR OTHER ERYTHROPOIETINS
J. Rossert,1 N. Muirhead,2 L. White,3 W. Ramlow,4 S. Stryker,5 K.
Boven,6 N. Denys.7
1Nephrology, Hop Pompidou, Paris, France; 2Nephrology, LHSC
Univ Hosp, London, ON, Canada; 3Nephrology, Royal Perth Hosp,
Perth, Australia; 4Nephrology, Nephrologische Praxis, Rostock,
Germany; 5Epidemiology, Johnson & Johnson, San Francisco, USA;
6Pharma R & D, Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, USA; 7Pharma R & D,
Johnson&Johnson, Belgium

SP415
AN AUDIT COMPARING EPOETIN ALFA/BETA TO DARBEPO-
ETIN ALFA IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Zeev Glueck,1 Alfred Zuercher,1 Bettina Von Schack,1 Thomas Zys-
set,1 Biagio Saldutto.2
1Spitalzentrum Biel, Biel, Switzerland; 2Qualis Evaluation, Zürich,
Switzerland

SP416
HAEMOGLOBIN CYCLING IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS: EF-
FECT OF SWITCH TO SUBCUTANEOUS EPOETIN BETA
Tim Pearce, Jennifer Williams, Vandse Aithal, Adekunle Adesina,
Christopher Brown, Ash Mikhail.
Renal Medicine, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom

SP417
EXTENDED DOSING WITH DARBEPOETIN ALFA IN PATIENTS
WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE ON HEMODIALYSIS
Patrizia Amico,1 Michael Dickenmann,1 Juerg Steiger,1 Biagio
Saldutto.2
1Universitaetsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 2Qualis Evaluation,
Zurich, Switzerland



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SP418
SWITCH FROM rHuEPO TO DARBEPOETIN ALFA IN HEMODI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS IN A CLINICAL SETTING
Martin Wiesholzer.
First Med Dept, Zentralklinikum, St. Poelten, Austria

SP419
LONG-TERM SAFETY, TOLERABILITY, AND PHARMACODY-
NAMICS OF HEMATIDE™, A SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE-BASED
ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULATING AGENT IN A PHASE II, MULTI-
DOSE STUDY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Andrzej Wiecek,1 Iain C. Macdougall,2 Ashraf Mikhail,3 Beatriz
Tucker,4 Magdi Yaqoob,5 Michal Nowicki,6 Michal Mysliwiec,7 Rob-
ert Leong,8 Julie Iwashita,8 Anne-Marie Duliege.8
1Slaska Akad Med, Katowice, Poland; 2King’s College Hosp, London,
UK; 3Morriston Hosp, Swansea, UK; 4Mayday Univ Hosp, Croydon,
UK; 5Royal London Hosp, London, UK; 6Dept Nephrology, Med
Univ Lodz, Poland; 7Wojewodzki Szpital, Bialystok, Poland; 8Affy-
max, Inc., Palo Alto, USA

SP420
HEMATIDE™, A SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE-BASED ERYTHROPOI-
ESIS STIMULATING AGENT (ESA), DEMONSTRATES ERYTH-




                                                                        SUNDAY
ROPOIETIC ACTIVITY IN SINGLE DOSE STUDIES IN NOR-
MAL HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS (HV) AND IN PATIENTS WITH
CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)
A.M. Duliege,1 I.C. Macdougall,2 D. Goldsmith,3 D. Wessels,4 J.
Iwashita,1 P. Schatz,1 R. Naso,1 R. Stead,1 J. Lambert.4
1Affymax, Inc., Palo Alto, USA; 2King’s College Hosp, London, Unit-
ed Kingdom; 3Guy’s Hosp, London, United Kingdom; 4Parexel

SP421
EQUIVALENCE RATIO IN PATIENTS SWITCHING FROM rhEPO
TO DARBEPOETIN ALFA
Jean Claude Stolear,1 Bernard Georges,1 Emmanuel Lesaffre.2
1Serv Nephrology, Réseau Hosp Médecine Sociale, Tournai, Belgium;
2Biostatistical Centre, Katholieke Univ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

SP422
EFFICACY OF DARBEPOETIN ALFA (ARANESP®) ONCE MONTH-
LY (QM) IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE - CLINI-
CAL EXPERIENCE WITH ARANESP® SURECLICK™
António Sousa, Soraia Pimenta.
Unid Nefrologia, Hosp Doutor José Maria Grande, Portalegre, Portugal

SP423
PATTERN OF HAEMOGLOBIN (Hb) VARIABILITY IN HAEMO-
DIALYSIS PATIENTS RECEIVING ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULAT-
ING AGENTS (ESAs)
Rowan Walker.
Dept Nephrology, Royal Melbourne Hosp, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

SP424
SUBCUTANEOUS (SC) C.E.R.A. (CONTINUOUS ERYTHROPOI-
ETIN RECEPTOR ACTIVATOR) ADMINISTERED ONCE EVERY 2
WEEKS OR ONCE MONTHLY MAINTAINS HAEMOGLOBIN (Hb)
LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)
ON DIALYSIS
Wladyslaw Sulowicz,1 Francesco Locatelli,2 Jozef Balla,3 Botond
Csiky,4 Casba Rikker,5 Jean-Claude Aldigier,6 Frank C. Dougherty.7
1Univ Hosp, Cracow, Poland; 2Az Osped Lecco, Lecco, Italy; 3Univ
Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary; 4Univ Pecs, Pecs, Hungary; 5Hosp
Peterfy S UTCA Fresenius Med Care Dialysis Center, Budapest, Hun-
gary; 6CHU Dupuytren Nephrologie-Hemodialyse, Limoges, France,
7F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland



                                                                  159
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP425
INTRAVENOUS (IV) C.E.R.A. (CONTINUOUS ERYTHROPOIETIN
RECEPTOR ACTIVATOR) ADMINISTERED ONCE EVERY 2 WEEKS
MAINTAINS STABLE HAEMOGLOBIN (Hb) LEVELS IN PATIENTS
WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) ON DIALYSIS
Bernard Canaud,1 Johann Braun,2 Francesco Locatelli,3 Giuseppe Villa,4
Bruno Van Vlem,5 Damaso Sanz Guajardo,6 Frank C. Dougherty.7
1Hop Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France; 2KFH-Dialysezentrum, Nuern-
berg, Germany; 3Az Osp Lecco, Lecco, Italy; 4Fond Maugeri, Pavia,
Italy; 5OL Vrouw Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium; 6Univ Hosp G Maranon,
Madrid, Spain; 7F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland

SP426
RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE EFFICACY OF DARBEPOETIN
ALFA IN THE CORRECTION OF ANAEMIA IN CHRONIC HEMO-
DIALYSIS PATIENTS
Janette Mansour, Rocsana Fickl, Bertin Ebikili, Jean-Michel Hardin.
Dept Nephrology and Haemodialysis, CH Soissons, Soissons, France

SP427
COMPARISON OF PREDIALYSIS NON-ANEMIC DIABETIC CKD
PATIENTS WITH ERYTHROPOIETIN TREATED GROUP
M.N. Islam,1 M.M. Iqbal,2 M.A. Mansur,1 T. Ahmed,1 S. Hossain,1
M.S. Islam,3 M. Mohsin,1 M.S. Hassan.3
1Nephrology, Birdem, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2Nephrology, SSMC&MH,
Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3Immunology, Birdem, Dhaka, Bangladesh

SP428
ZINC DEFICIENCY ANEMIA IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS AND
THE EFFICACY OF ZINC SUPPLEMENT
Tatsuo Fukushima,1,2 Masaya Yoneda,1 Masao Makiyama,1 Shigeat-
su Fujiki,1,2 Shingo Kitada.1,2
1Medicine, Tsuyama Chuo Kinen Hosp, Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan;
2Medicine, Tsuyama Chuo Hosp, Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan

SP429
THE EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM ERYTHROPOIETIN TREATMENT
ON BLOOD PRESSURE, URINE SODIUM EXCRETION AND THE
RENAL GENE EXPRESSION OF RENIN AND DOPAMINE RECEP-
TORS IN THE RAT
Peter Hankovszky,1 Liliana Z. Feher,2 Zoltan Varga-Orvos,2 An-
namaria Letoha,1 Gyorgy Abraham,1 Laszlo G. Puskas,2 Sandor
Sonkodi.1
1First Dept Medicine, Fac Medicine, Univ Szeged, Szeged, Hungary;
2Lab Functional Genomics, Biological Res Center, Hungarian Acad-
emy Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

SP430
PROGRESSIVE LEFT VENTRICULAR DILATATION: A POTEN-
TIAL FACTOR THAT IMPAIRS LEFT VENTRICULAR MASS NOR-
MALIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
(STAGE 3 OR 4) TREATED WITH EPOETIN BETA
Luis Marcas,1 Albert Martinez-Vea,1 Alfredo Bardaji,1 Cristina Gu-
tierrez,1 Carmen Garcia,1 Teresa Compte,2 Carmen Peralta,1 Pere
Angelet,2 Ramon Font,1 Jesus-Angel Oliver.1
1Nephrology, Hosp Univ Joan XXIII, Tarragona, Spain; 2Nephrol-
ogy, Hosp Jesus, Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain




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    ANAEMIA - IRON, NOVEL ESA THERAPY


SP431
DOES HEPCIDIN AFFECT ERYTHROPOIESIS IN HEMODIALYSIS
PATIENTS?
Theodoros Eleftheriadis,1 Vassilis Liakopoulos,1 Charalambos Kartsi-
os,2 Georgia Antoniadi,1 Efthimios Atmatzidis,1 Georgios Anifandis,1
Dimitra Markala,2 Evgenia Oikonomidou,1 Ioannis Stefanidis.1
1Dept Nephrology, Univ Hosp Thessaly, Larissa, Greece; 2Lab He-
matology, Theagenion Anticancer Hosp, Thessaloniki, Greece

SP432
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ALLERGIC POTEN-
CIES OF THE IRON SUCROSE AND LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT
IRON-DEXTRAN
Tansu Sav,1 Bulent Tokgoz,1 Deveci Murat,2 Murat Hayri Sipahi-
oglu,1 Ismail Sari,3 Oktay Oymak,1 Cengiz Utas.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Internal Medicine, 3Dept Hematology, Er-
ciyes Univ, Kayseri, Turkey

SP433
INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE OF GENERIC IRON SUCROSE




                                                                       SUNDAY
COMPLEX PREPARATIONS IN KIDNEY, LIVER AND HEART OF
NORMAL RATS
Jorge Toblli, Gabriel Cao, Leda Oliveri, Elba Vazquez.
Lab Experimental Medicine, Hosp Aleman, Buenos Aires, Capital,
Argentina

SP434
INTRAVENOUS IRON THERAPY: EFFECTS ON OXIDATIVE
STRESS AND ASYMETRICAL DYMETHYLARGININE (ADMA) IN
HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Manel Vera,1 Elisabet Coll,1 Laura Guerrero,2 Ramon Deulofeu,1
Aleix Cases.1
1Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation Service, 2Biochemistry
Unit, Hosp Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

SP435
HEPCIDIN, IRON STATUS AND RENAL FUNCTION IN CHRON-
IC RENAL FAILURE, KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION AND HEMO-
DIALYSIS
Jolanta Malyszko, Jacek Malyszko, Krystyna Pawlak, Michal Mysliwiec.
Nephrology and Transplantology, Medical Univ, Bialystok, Poland

SP436
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP) AND BETA2 MICROGLOBULIN
(BMG) FACILITATED IRON SEQUESTRATION IN HUMAN
MONOCYTIC CELL LINES, THP-1
Takeshi Nakanishi, Rintarou Moriguchi, Masayoshi Nanami, Yoshi-
naga Otaki, Katsukiyo Itoh, Aritoshi Kida, Yukiko Hasuike, Takahiro
Kuragano, Masaaki Izumi.
Kidney and Dialysis, Hyogo College Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo,
Japan

SP437
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LONG-TERM INTRAVENOUS
IRON THERAPY AND MORBIDITY IN HEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS: ONE CENTER EXPERIENCE
Gabriel Mircescu,1 Cristina Capusa,1 Iuliana Andreiana,1 Carmen
Barbulescu,2 Liliana Gârneata,1 Lavinia Bratescu.1
1Dr Carol Davila Univ Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest, Romania; 2Dr
Carol Davila NephroCare Dialysis Center, Bucharest, Romania




                                                                 161
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP438
INTRACELLULAR CYTOKINES (TNF-alfa AND IL-8) IN MONO-
CYTES IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS RECEIVING DIFFERENT
DOSES OF INTRAVENOUS IRON SUCROSE. THE EFFECT OF N-
ACETYLCYSTEINE (NAC) ADMINISTRATION
Nuria Garcia-Fernandez,1 Aitziber Echeverria,2 Alfonso Sanchez,2
Javier Lavilla,1 Andres Purroy.1
1Nephrology, 2Immunology, Univ Clinic Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

SP439
IRON STATUS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
STAGES 1-4
Ioannis Tsouchnikas,1 Evangelia Dounousi,1 Elli Kolousi,2 Kyri-
aki Xanthopoulou,1 Ioanna Bouba,2 Apostolos Kelesidis,1 Kostas
Siamopoulos,2 Dimitrios Tsakiris.1
1Nephrology, General Hosp Veria, Veria, Greece; 2Nephrology, Univ
Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

SP440
IRON STATUS AND IRON ADMINISTRATION IN PATIENTS UN-
DERGOING DIALYSIS AND ERYTHROPOIESIS-STIMULATING-
AGENT TREATMENT (ESAs) A TRANSVERSAL MULTICENTER
STUDY
Thanh Cao Huu,1 Jacques Chanliau,2 Richard Montagnac,3 Michele
Kessler.1
1Nephrology, C.H.U. Brabois, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France;
2A.L.T.I.R., Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France; 3Association Nephro-
logues de l’Est, C.H. Troyes, Troyes, France

SP441
INTERPRETATION OF CHr, %HYPOCHROME ERYHTOCYTES
AND sTfR COMPARED TO Tsat AND FERRITIN IN A DIALYSIS
UNIT
Willy Aaseboe.
Medical Dept, Nephrologic Sect, Akershus Univ Hosp, Lorenskog,
Norway

SP442
HEMODIALYSIS WITH AND WITHOUT INTRAVENOUS IRON
ADMINISTRATION AUGMENTS NEUTROPHIL ADHESSION TO
ENDOTHELIAL CELLS
David Tovbin,1 Inbal Hazan-Hallevy,2 Ofer Sagiv,2 Esther Paran,2
Alla Shnieder,1 Rachel Levy,3 Moshe Zlotnik.1
1Nephrology, 2Hypertension Unit, 3Infectious Disease Lab, Soroka
Univ Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel

SP443
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR-FERRITIN
INDEX AND CONVENTIONAL MEASURES OF IRON RESPON-
SIVENESS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Yen-Cheng Chen,1,2 Der-Cherng Tarng.1,2
1Inst Clinical Medicine, Fac Medicine, Nat Yang-Ming Univ School
Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Div Nephrology, Dept Medicine and Immu-
nology Research Center, Taipei Veterans Gen Hosp, Taipei, Taiwan

SP444
SAFETY OF ADMINISTRATION OF IV IRON TO MAINTENANCE
HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH ELEVATED SERUM FERRITIN
AND LOW TRANSFERRIN SATURATION: INFORMATION FROM
THE DRIVE TRIAL
Toros Kapoian,1 Daniel W. Coyne,2 Adel R. Rizkala.3
1Div Nephrology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
New Brunswick, NJ, USA; 2Div Nephrology, Washington Univ
School Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA; 3Clinical Affairs, Watson Labo-
ratories, Inc., Morristown, NJ, USA



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SP445
PRECLINICAL SAFETY AND PHARMACOLOGY EVALUATION
OF HEMATIDE™, A PEPTIDIC ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULATING
AGENT (ESA), IN RATS AND MONKEYS
Kathryn Woodburn,1 Kerstin Leuther,1 Peter Schatz,1 Kei-lai Fong,2
Thomas Ferrell,2 Charles Spainhour,2 Daniel Norton.2
1Affymax, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA; 2Calvert Labs, Olyphant, PA, USA

SP446
PRO-BNP AND BLOOD HEMOGLOBIN IN PREDIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS UNDER ERYTHROPOIETIN THERAPY
Olimpia Ortega,1 Isabel Rodríguez,1 Mar Muñoz,2 Paloma Gallar,1
Alvaro Molina,1 Aniana Oliet,1 Carmen Mon,1 Milagros Ortiz,1 Juan
Carlos Herrero,1 Ana Vigil.1
1Nephrology, 2Biochemistry, Hosp Severo Ochoa, Leganés, Madrid, Spain

SP447
TREATMENT OF RENAL ANAEMIA: COMPARISON BETWEEN
EASTERN AND WESTERN EUROPE WITH RESPECT TO THE EU-
ROPEAN BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES (EBPG)
Andrzej Wiecek,1 Adrian Covic,2 Francesco Locatelli,3 Iain C. Mac-
dougall.4
1Dept Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical




                                                                         SUNDAY
Univ Silesia, Katowice, Poland; 2Parhon Univ Hosp, Iasi, Romania;
3A. Manzoni Hosp, Lecco, Italy; 4Renal Unit, King’s College Hosp,
London, United Kingdom

SP448
TREATMENT OF RENAL ANAEMIA REMAINS SUBOPTIMAL
DESPITE REVISED EUROPEAN BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
(EBPG)
Francesco Locatelli,1 Adrian Covic,2 Iain C. Macdougall,3 Andrzej
Wiecek.4
1A. Manzoni Hosp, Lecco, Italy; 2Parhon Univ Hosp, Iasi, Romania; 3Re-
nal Unit, King’s College Hosp, London, UK; 4Dept Nephrology, Endo-
crinology and Metabolic Diseases, Med Univ Silesia, Katowice, Poland

SP449
ASSESSING THE HAEMOGLOBIN VARIABILITY IN A POPULA-
TION OF HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Gabriel Mircescu,1 Simona Hildegard Stancu,1 Carmen Barbulescu,2
Caterina Santimbrean,2 Liliana Garneata,1 Adrian Dorin Zugravu,1
Christian Klein.2
1Nephrology, Carol Davila Clinical Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest,
Romania; 2Dialysis, Carol Davila NephroCare Dialysis Centre, Bu-
charest, Romania

SP450
AGE, HAEMOGLOBIN, INFLAMMATION AND NUTRITIONAL
STATUS INFLUENCE DARBEPOIETIN DOSE IN STAGE 4 CHRON-
IC KIDNEY DISEASE
Pedro L. Neves, Elsa Morgado, Marilia Faísca, Hermínio Carrasquei-
ra, Alexandre Batista, Sandra Sampaio, Ana P. Silva.
Serv Nefrologia, Hosp Distrital Faro, Faro, Portugal

SP451
TIME GAIN WITH EVERY OTHER WEEK ADMINISTRATION OF
ERYTHROPOIESIS-STIMULATING AGENTS TO PATIENTS IN
HAEMODIALYSIS
Björn Wikström,1 Alberto Gutierrez,2 Stefan Jacobson,3 Karl-Göran
Prütz,4 Lars Weiss.5
1Nephrology Section, Dept Medicine, Univ Hosp, Uppsala; 2Dialysis
Dept, Söder Hosp, Stockholm; 3Dept Nephrology, Univ Hosp, Dan-
deryd; 4Dept Nephrology, Univ Hosp, Lund; 5Dept Nephrology,
Central Hosp, Karlstad, Sweden



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP452
HIGH VERSUS LOW HEMOGLOBIN FOR PATIENT LEVEL OUT-
COMES IN ANEMIA OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS:
UPDATE OF A COCHRANE REVIEW
Sankar Navaneethan,1 Jonathan Craig,2 Giovanni Strippoli.2
1Medicine, Unity Health System, Rochester, NY, USA; 2Cochrane
Renal Group, Sydney, Australia

SP453
HAEMOGLOBIN STABILITY WITH EPOETIN BETA: RESULTS
FROM AN INTERIM ANALYSIS OF THE GAIN EFFECTIVENESS
IN ANAEMIA TREATMENT WITH NEORECORMON® (GAIN)
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Thomas Rath,1 Boleslaw Rutkowski,2 Drahomira Fischlova,3 Jose M.
Lamas,4 Robert Mactier,5 on behalf of the GAIN investigators.
1Westpfalz-Klinikum Med Klinik III, Kaiserslautern, Germany; 2Ne-
phrology Dept, Medical Univ, Gdansk, Poland; 3Hosp Kladno, Klad-
no, Czech Rep; 4Hosp Meixoeiro Vigo, Vigo, Spain; 5Glasgow Royal
Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom

SP454
DOES TRANSFERRIN MICROHETEROGENEITY CHANGE DUR-
ING ONE-YEAR PERIOD OF HAEMODIALYSIS TREATMENT?
Dorota Formanowicz,1,2 Irena Pietrzak,1 Krzysztof Wiktorowicz.3
1Dept Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Medicine, 2Dept
Clinical Biochemistry, 3Dept Biology and Environmental Studies,
Univ Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

SP455
HAEMOGLOBIN LEVELS AND IRON STATUS IN HAEMODIALY-
SIS PATIENTS ACROSS EUROPE: RESULTS FROM AN INTERIM
ANALYSIS OF THE GAIN EFFECTIVENESS IN ANAEMIA TREAT-
MENT WITH NEORECORMON® (GAIN) OBSERVATIONAL
STUDY
Boleslaw Rutkowski,1 Drahomira Fischlova,2 Thomas Rath,3 Robert
Mactier,4 Jose M. Lamas,5 on behalf of the GAIN investigators.
1Nephrology Dept, Medical Univ, Gdansk, Poland; 2Hosp Kladno,
Kladno, Czech Republic; 3Westpfalz-Klinikum Med. Klinik III, Kai-
serslautern, Germany; 4Glasgow Royal Infirm, Glasgow, UK; 5Hos-
pital Meixoeiro de Vigo, Vido, Spain

SP456
THE KIND OF VASCULAR ACCESS INFLUENCES THE BASE-
LINE INFLAMMATORY STATUS AND EPOETIN RESPONSE IN
CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Ezio Movilli, Giuliano Brunori, Valerio Vizzardi, Paola Gaggia, Rob-
erto Zubani, Chiara Venturelli, Lucia Iovinella, Marina Foramitti,
Guido Jeannin, Giovanni C. Cancarini.
Div Nephrology, Spedali Civili and Sect Nephrology, Univ Brescia,
Brescia, Italy

SP457
HAEMOGLOBIN CONTROL WITH EPOETIN BETA: RESULTS
FROM THE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK REDUCTION BY EARLY
ANAEMIA TREATMENT WITH EPOETIN BETA (CREATE) AND
ANAEMIA CORRECTION IN DIABETES (ACORD) STUDIES
Naomi Clyne,1 Iain Macdougall,2 Rudy Bilous,3 Eberhard Ritz,4 on
behalf of the CREATE and ACORD Study Groups.
1Södertälje Hosp, Södertälje, Sweden; 2King’s College Hosp, London,
United Kingdom; 3Univ Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United
Kingdom; 4Univ Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany




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SP458
THE EFFECT OF HEMOGLOBIN VARIABILITY ON HOSPITALI-
ZATION AND MORTALITY
David Gilbertson,1 James Ebben,1 Allan Collins.1,2
1Chronic Disease Res Group, MMRF, Minneapolis, MN, USA; 2Dept
Medicine, Univ MN, Minneapolis, MN, USA

SP459
PREDICTORS OF HEMOGLOBIN (Hgb) < 11.0 g/dL IN HEMODI-
ALYSIS (HD) PATIENTS
Marcia Keen,1 Gerard Smits,2 Hyonelle Youngson,1 Mahesh
Krishnan.1
1Nephrology Medical Affairs, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA,
USA; 2GSC Consulting, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

SP460
RESULTS OF A SWITCH FROM DARBEPOETIN ALFA TO EPO-
ETIN BETA IN A HEMODIALYSIS UNIT
Patrick Biggar, Renate Doemling, Hans Hennemann.
KfH (Kuratorium Dialyse und Nierentransplantation), Coburg, Ger-
many

SP461




                                                                   SUNDAY
PREDICTORS OF ANEMIA IN PREDYALYSIS PATIENTS WITH
IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
Vladimir Dobronravov, Alexei Smirnov, Julia Drozdova, Alexandra
Bezrukih, Vasily Sipovsky, Irina Klemina, Svetlana Orlova.
Research Inst Nephrology, Saint-Petersburg Pavlov State Medical
Univ, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation




                                                             165
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                          POSTERS

  DIALYSIS - DEVICES AND INTRADIALYTIC
              COMPLICATIONS

SP462
NEW TYPE OF SYNTHETIC HIGH PERFORMANCE DIALYSIS
MEMBRANE
Thanh Nguyen, Gudrun Hausbrand, Christiane Pilop, Katja Mann,
Jens Osterloh.
R&D, RenaSelect GmbH & Co KG, Pirna, Germany

SP463
NEW METHOD OF BLOOD VOLUME MONITORING IN HEMO-
DIALYSIS PATIENTS
Katsunobu Ando, Yuki Sakuma, Keiko Suzuki, Honami Mori, Kaoru
Tabei.
Div Nephrology, Dept Integrated Medicine, Omiya Medical Center,
Jichi Medical Univ, Saitma, Japan

SP464
DO HAEMODIALYSIS MEMBRANES INFLUENCE ATHEROSCLE-
ROSIS? A ONE-YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Vittorio Sirolli,1 Luigi Amoroso,1 Michele Pietropaolo,1 Giovanni
Pertosa,2 Giuseppe Grandaliano,2 Mario Bonomini.1
1Dept Medicine, Inst Nephrology, G. D’Annunzio Univ, Chieti-Pes-
cara, Chieti, Italy; 2Div Nephrology, DETO, Univ Bari, Bari, Italy

SP465
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF IONIC MASS BALANCE MEAS-
URED BY ONLINE PLASMA CONDUCTIVITY MONITOR DUR-
ING HEMODIALYSIS
Joon Ho Song, Seoung Woo Lee, Seung Won Lee, Moon-Jae Kim.
Div Nephrololgy & Hypertension, Dept Internal Medicine, Inha Univ
College Medicine, Incheon, South Korea

SP466
DIALYSANCE MEASUREMENT IN HEMODIAFILTRATION WITH
REGENERATION OF ULTRAFILTRATE (HFR): A NEW APPROACH
S. Di Filippo,1 M. Pellegrini,2 P. Baroni,2 A. Fiorenzi,2 J.L. Renaux,2
F. Locatelli.1
1Nephrology and Dialysis, A. Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy; 2Bell-
co, Mirandola, Italy

SP467
BIOCOMPATIBILITY STUDY BASED ON DIFFERENTIAL SE-
QUESTRATION KINETICS OF CD14+CD16+ BLOOD MONOCYTE
SUBSETS WITH DIFFERENT DIALYZERS
I. Griveas,1 P. Pasadakis,2 A. Fleva,3 I. Thodis,2 D. Papadopou-
lou,1 G. Visvardis,1 E. Mitsopoulos,1 P. Kyriklidou,1 E. Manou,1 E.
Ginikopoulou,1 D. Meimaridou,1 A. Pavlitoui,3 V. Vargemezis,2 G.
Sakellariou.1
1Nephrology, Papageorgiou Gen Hosp, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Ne-
phrology, Medical School Thrace, Alexandropolis, Evros, Greece;
3Immunology, Papageorgiou Gen Hosp, Thessaloniki, Greece

SP468
RIGHT NEEDLE FOR ARTERIO-VENOUS FISTULA PUNCTURE.
PROMISING PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Mokhtar Chawki,1 David Attaf.2
1Nephrology Hemodialyse, CLINIQUE, Cormeilles en Parisis,
France; 2Emergency Care, Hospital, Nevers, France




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POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP469
EFFECTIVENESS OF DIALYSATE PURIFIER WITH PHOTOCATA-
LYST
Takenori Funaki, Hideki Nishimura, Chieko Higuchi, Tsutomu
Sanaka.
Internal Medicine, Tokyo Women’s Medical Univ Medical Center
East, Tokyo, Japan

SP470
VALIDATION OF A NEW ON LINE SODIUM SENSOR APPLIED
IN HEMODIAFILTRATION WITH REGENERATION OF ULTRA-
FILTRATE (HFR)
G. Emiliani,1 L. Coli,2 C. Bergamini,3 P. Baroni,3 A. Fiorenzi,3 M.
Fusaroli,1 S. Stefoni.2
1Nephrology and Dialysis, Osp S.M. delle Croce, Ravenna, Italy;
2Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, S. Orsola Univ
Hosp, Bologna, Italy; 3Bellco Srl., Mirandola, Italy

SP471
GABAPENTIN: A PROMISSING TRATMENT FOR UREMIC PRU-
RITUS
Afsoon Emami Naini, Shahrzad Shahidi, Shiva Seirafian, Abdolamir
Atapoor, Saeed Khanbabapoor, Ali Amini Harandi, Masood Mohseni.




                                                                      SUNDAY
Dept Internal Medicine, Div Nephrology, Isfahan Univ Medical Sci-
ences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran

SP472
DIFFERENTIAL CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSE TO DOB-
UTAMINE STRESS IN INTRADIALYTIC HYPOTENSION (IDH)
PRONE HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
William S. Priestman, Mhairi K. Sigrist, Lindsay J. Chesterton,
Maarten W. Taal, Richard J. Fluck, Christopher W. McIntyre.
Dept Renal Medicine, Derby Hosp NHS Found Trust, Derby, United
Kingdom

SP473
DIALYSIS-INDUCED MYOCARDIAL STUNNING: A POTENTIAL
MECHANISM FOR HEART FAILURE?
Nicholas Selby,1 Stewart Lambie,1 Paolo Camici,2 Christopher Bak-
er,2 Christopher McIntyre.1
1Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City Hospital, Derby, United King-
dom; 2Medical Research Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College,
London, United Kingdom

SP474
EFFECT OF COOL DIALYSATE AND SODIUM PROFILING ON
INTRADIALYTIC HYPOTENSION AND THEIR EFFECT ON UREA
KINETICS
Salah Naga,1 Nader Mowafy,1 Eman Salah Eldin Khalil1 Omer Elba-
hey,2 Eman Wagdy Gaber.1
1Internal Medicine, Univ Medicine Alexandria Univ, Alexandria,
Egypt; 2Cardiology, Medical Research Inst Alexandria Univ, Alex-
andria, Egypt

SP475
GLOCOSE-CONTAINING DIALYSIS FLUID FOR PATIENTS ON
HAEMODIALYSIS: A SINGLE CENTRE CONVERSION STUDY
Veena Reddy,1 Rachel Lawton,1 Andrew Scally,2 Gill Atherton,3
Sheila Hunt,1 Ramla Mumtaz,1 Habib Akbani,1 Russell Roberts,1
Robin Jeffrey,1 John Stoves.1
1Dept Renal Medicine, Bradford Teaching Hosp NHS Trust, Brad-
ford, UK; 2School Health Studies, Univ Bradford, Bradford, U; 3Dept
Diabetes and Endocrinology, Bradford Teaching Hosp NHS Trust,
Bradford, UK




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP476
GLUCOSE-ENRICHED DIALYSATE CAUSES DETERIORATION
IN POST-DIALYSIS COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND MILD HYPER-
GLYCAEMIA
Catriona Firth,1 Mark Wright,1 Louise Dye,2 Rosalyn Wheatley.1
1Renal Unit, Leeds Teaching Hosp, Leeds, United Kingdom; 2Inst
Psychological Sciences, Leeds Univ, Leeds, United Kingdom

SP477
EVALUATION OF SERUM LEVEL OF SEROTONIN IN UREMIC
PATIENTS: ASSOCIATION WITH UREMIC PRURITUS
Kamal Okasha,1 Naeim Dawood,2 Sahar Hazaa.3
1Depts Internal Med and Nephrology, 2Dermatology, Andrology and
STDs, 3Clinical Pathology, Fac Medicine, Tanta Univ, Tanta, Egypt

SP478
A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE CLINICAL EFFECTS OF REDUC-
ING DIALYSATE FLUID TEMPERATURE
Nicholas Selby, Christopher McIntyre.
Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City Hosp, Derby, UK

SP479
REDUCED RESTING BAROREFLEX SENSITIVITY IS AN IMPOR-
TANT DETERMINANT OF AN ABERRANT HAEMODYNAMIC
RESPONSE DURING HAEMODIALYSIS
Lindsay Chesterton,1 Jana Fialova,1 Cian Chan,1 Chris McIntyre.2
1Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City General Hosp, Derby, United
Kingdom; 2Centre Integrated Systems Biology and Medicine, Univ
Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

SP480
HEMODIALYSIS WITH BLOOD VOLUME TRACKING (BVT)
AND DIASCAN SYSTEM DOES NOT INDUCE A SODIUM OVER-
CHARGE TO THE PATIENT
Carlo Donadio,1 Giuliano Barsotti,1 Roberta Bandini,2 Daniele Ben-
nati,2 Erika Biassoli,1 Francesca Caprio,1 Fabio Grandi.2
1Medicina Interna - Nefrologia, Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 2Hospal SpA,
Bologna, Italy

SP481
CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS SODIUM AND ULTRAFILTRATION
PROFILES
Natalia Novoseltseva,1 Igor Novoseltsev,2 Nikolay Potechin.2
1Nephrology, International Dialysis Centers, Moscow, Russian Fed-
eration; 2Nephrology, Main Military Hospital named after Burdenko,
Moscow, Russian Federation

SP482
EFFECTS OF 2 DIFFERENT DIALYSATES ON INTRADIALYTIC
COMPLICATIONS AND VARIOUS CLINICAL AND LABORATO-
RY FINDINGS IN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Mehmet Sever,1 Tulay Turkan,2 Yildiz Kurdal,2 Ercan Ok,3 Cengiz
Dogan,2 Ali Basci.3
1Nephrology, Istanbul School Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Dialysis,
Fresenius Medical Care, Istanbul, Turkey; 3Nephrology, Ege School
Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

SP483
BEDSIDE DIETARY EDUCATION PROGRAM CAN HELP LOWER
SERUM POTASSIUM LEVELS IN PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS
Hyung Jik Kim,1,2 Seong Gyun Kim,1,2 Young Rim Song,1,2 Soo Jin
Kim,1,2 Ji Eun Oh,1,2 Young-Ki Lee,1,2 Jang Won Seo,1,2 Jong Woo
Yoon,1,2 Ja-Ryong Koo,1,2 Jung-Woo Noh.1,2
1Internal Medicine, 2Hallym Univ Kidney Res Inst, Anyang, Gyeong-
gi, South Korea



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SP484
INTRADIALYTIC CHANGES OF SERUM MAGNESIUM AND ITS
RELATION WITH HYPOTENSIVE EPISODES IN HEMODIALYSIS
PATIENTS ON DIFFERENT DIALYSATES
Magdy El-Sharkawy,1 Mohammed Zaytoon.2
1Nephrology, 2Clinical Pathology, Ain-Shams Univ, Cairo, Egypt

SP485
THE EFFECTS OF INFLAMMATORY STATUS ON PMNs ACTIVATION
AND DEGRANULATION MEASURED AS HUMAN LEUCOCYTE
ELASTASE / a1 PROTEINASE INHIBITOR (HLE/a1PI) COMPLEXES
LEVEL IN PLASMA OF HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH ESRD
Marek Kuzniewski,1 Danuta Fedak,2 Wladyslaw Sulowicz,1 Jerzy
W. Naskalski,2 Paulina Dumnicka,2 Danuta Galicka-Latala,3 Beata
Kusnierz-Cabala.2
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Clinical Biochemistry, 3Dept Metabolic
Diseases, Jagiellonian Univ, Cracow, Poland

SP486
IMPROVED INTRADIALYTIC STABILITY DURING HAEMODIAL-
YSIS WITH BLOOD VOLUME CONTROLLED ULTRAFILTRATION
D. Gabrielli,1 B. Kristal,2 K. Katzarski,3 M. Youssef,4 T. Hachache,5 F.
Lopot,6 C. Lasseur,7 T. Gunne,8 B. Dragena,9 R. Wojke,10 A. Gauly.10




                                                                           SUNDAY
1Osp Valle d’Aosta, Aosta, Italy; 2West Galilee Hosp, Nahariya, Is-
rael; 3Eskilstuna Hosp, Eskilstuna, Sweden; 4CH René Dubos, Pon-
toise, France; 5AGDUC, La Tronche, France; 6Nemocnice Strahov,
Prague, Czech Rep; 7Hop Saint André, Bordeaux, France; 8Mora
Lasarett, Mora, Sweden; 9Ulleval Sykehus, Ulleval, Norway; 10Fre-
senius Medical Care, Bad Homburg, Germany

SP487
SODIUM AND ULTRAFILTRATION PROFILES: EFFECT ON
HAEMODYNAMIC TOLERANCE IN HD PATIENTS
Mauricio Ruiz,1 Sandra Castello,1 Tatiana De los Ríos,2 Jutta Pass-
lick-Deetjen.2
1Unidad Renal, Hosp San José, Bogotá, Colombia; 2Fresenius Medi-
cal Care, Bad Homburg, Germany

SP488
HAEMODYNAMIC INFLUENCE OF EFFECTIVE BLOOD VOLUME
CHANGES CAUSED BY ULTRAFILTRATION DURING HAEMO-
DIALYSIS IN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSED PATIENTS
Csaba Rikker,1 Edina Juhasz,1 Beata Lamboy,1 Szabolcs Czuczor,2
Laszlo Rosivall.3
1FMC Dialysis Center, Peterfy S. Hosp, Budapest, Hungary; 2Heart
Inst, Univ Pecs, Pecs, Hungary; 3Nephrology Res Group, Hungarian
Acad Sciences and Semmelweis Univ, Budapest, Hungary

SP489
PREDICTIVE VALUE OF BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE FOR DI-
ALYSIS-INDUCED HYPOTENSION AND CARDIAC FUNCTION
IN UREMIC PATIENTS
Tetsutaro Matayoshi, Hajime Nakahama, Toako Kato, Shinichiro Nii-
zuma, Hiroto Nakata, Fumiki Yoshihara, Kei Kamide, Takeshi Horio,
Satoko Nakamura, Yuhei Kawano.
Div Hypertension and Nephrology, National Cardiovascular Center,
Suita, Osaka, Japan

SP490
RISK FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AR-
RHYTHMIAS IN HEMODIALYSIS AND CAPD PATIENTS
Hasan Alyesil,1 Sinan Trabulus,2 Mine Besler,2 Mehmet R. Altipar-
mak,3 Rukiye Dolgun,2 Cuneyt Muderrisoglu.1
1Int Med, 2Nephrology, Ministry Health Istanbul Hosp, Istanbul, Tur-
key; 3Nephrology, Istanbul Univ Cerrahpasa Med Fac, Istanbul, Turkey



                                                                     169
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                          POSTERS

SP491
IMPAIRED CEREBRAL HEMODYNAMICS BY HEMODIALYSIS: A
UNIFYING LINK FOR INCREASED RISK OF STROKE?
Belda Dursun,1 Babur Dora,2 Kagan Ceken,3 Sevin Balkan,2 Gultekin
Suleymanlar.4
1Nephrology, Pamukkale Univ, Medical School, Denizli, Turkey;
2Neurology, 3Radiology, 4Nephrology, Akdeniz Univ, Medical
School, Antalya, Turkey

SP492
A NEW MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR PROFILED-HFR
Luigi Coli,1 Mauro Ursino,2 Elisa Magosso,2 Paola Capriotti,2 Gabri-
ele Donati,1 Giuseppe Cianciolo,1 Laura Panicali,1 Giovanni Rug-
geri,1 Valentina Nastasi,1 Matteo Piccari,1 Pierpaolo Di Nicolo,1
Daniela Cannarile,1 Cristian Bergamini,1 Sergio Stefoni.1
1Nephrology Dialysis and Renal Trasnplantation Unit, S. Orsola
Univ Hosp, Bologna, Italy; 2Dept Electronic, Computer Science and
Systems, Univ Bologna, Bologna, Italy

SP493
EFFECTS OF PROFILER-HD ON DIALYSIS INTOLERANCE: RE-
SULTS OF A MULTICENTRIC ITALIAN STUDY
L. Coli,1 M. Aloisi,2 M. Atti,3 C. Bergamini,3 A. Balducci,2 R. Bellaz-
zi,2 F. Cecchini,2 L. Cristinelli,2 S. Di Filippo,2 G. Marinangeli,2 M.
Morosetti,2 F. Quarello,2 M. Sasdelli,2 C. Stallone,2 M. Tancredi,2 R.
Tarchini,2 S. Stefoni.1
1Nephrology Dialysis & Renal Transpl Unit, S Orsola Univ Hosp, Bo-
logna, Italy; 2Nephrology & Dialysis Units, Arezzo, Atri, Giulianova,
Lecco, Mantova, Ostia, Pesaro, Piacenza, Ravenna, Roma, S. Giovanni
R, Torino, Viareggio, Vigevano, Italy; 3Bellco, Mirandola, Italy




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      DIALYSIS - CARDIOVASCULAR RISK 1



SP494
INCREASED LEUKOCYTE AGGREGATE ARE ASSOCIATED
WITH ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH HEMODIALYSIS
Shuzo Kobayashi, Machiko Oka, Tsutomu Mano, Ryota Ikee, Hideka-
zu Moriya, Takayasu Ohtake.
Nephrology and Kidney & Dialysis Center, Shonan Kamakura Gen-
eral Hospital, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

SP495
A STRONG CORRELATION BETWEEN INFLAMMATION AND
THE PROGRESSION OF CORONARY ARTERY CALCIFICATION
IN PATIENTS WITH HEMODIALYSIS
Takayasu Ohtake, Machiko Oka, Tomoko Ishii, Kyoko Maesato, Tsu-
tomu Mano, Ryota Ikee, Hidekazu Moriya, Shuzo Kobayashi.
Nephrology, and Kidney & Dialysis Center, Shonan Kamakura Gen-
eral Hosp, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

SP496
ELEVATED PLATELET-DERIVED MICROPARTICLES AFTER DI-




                                                                     SUNDAY
ALYSIS SESSION AND EFFECT OF CILOSTAZOL IN HAEMODI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS
Ryoichi Nakazawa, Kazuko Motohashi, Nakanobu Azuma.
Dept Nephrology, Tokatsu Clinic Hosp, Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture,
Japan

SP497
HOMOCYSTEINE-LOWERING THERAPY ATTENUATES IN-
FLAMMATION AND IMPROVES SERUM ALBUMIN LEVELS IN
NON-DIABETIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Tzu-Yuan Chang,1 Kang-Ju Chou,1 Chin-Feng Tseng,2 Kuo-Cheng Lu.2
1Div Nephrology, Dept Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General
Hosp, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 2Dept Medicine, Cardinal Tien Hosp, Fu-
Jen Catholic Univ, School Medicine, Hsin-Tien City, Taipei County,
Taiwan

SP498
RISK FACTORS FOR DE NOVO ACUTE CORONARY EVENTS IN
PATIENTS INITIATING HEMODIALYSIS WITH NO PREVIOUS
CARDIAC SYMPTOM
Hiroki Hase,1 Nobuhiko Joki,1 Yuri Tanaka,1 Hiroyasu Ishikawa,1
Yasunori Takahashi,2 Yoshihiko Imamura,2 Sonoo Mizuiri.3
1Div Nephrology, Toho Univ Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan;
2Dialysis Center, Nissan Tamagawa Hosp, Tokyo, Japan; 3Nephrol-
ogy, Toho Univ Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

SP499
DEFINITION OF THE DETERMINANTS OF URAEMIC CARDIO-
MYOPATHY ASSESSED BY CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE
IMAGING
Patrick Mark,1 Emmanouil Mazonakis,1 Nicola Johnston,1 Kevin
Blyth,2 Henry Dargie,2 Alan Jardine.1
1Renal Unit, 2Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

SP500
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DIFFERENT ANKLE BRACHIAL
INDEX LEVELS IN ASYMPTOMATIC NON-DIABETIC HEMODI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS
Saso Gelev,1 Sonja Dzikova,1 Goce Spasovski,1 Aleksandar Sikole,1
Katica Zafirovska,1 Slavco Tosev.2
1Dept Nephrology; 2Dept Cardiology, Fac Med, Skopje, F.Y.R.M.



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP501
METABOLIC SYNDROME IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KID-
NEY DISEASE ON MAINTENANCE HEMODIALYSIS
L. Soubassi†, V. Filipponi, St. Papakonstantinou, G. Kosmadakis, G.
Tsangalis, St. Zerefos, D. Valis, N. Zerefos.
Dialysis Unit, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece

SP502
TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL RISK FACTORS FOR
ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Sebastjan Bevc,1 Radovan Hojs,1 Robert Ekart,1 Tanja Hojs Fabjan,2
Breda Pecovnik Balon.1
1Clin Dept Internal Medicine, Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Neurology,
Teaching Hosp Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

SP503
VALUE OF ASSESSMENT OF MYOCARDIAL FATTY ACID ME-
TABOLISM IN THE PREDICTION OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAIL-
URE IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Masato Nishimura,1 Masaki Murase,2 Tetsuya Hashimoto,3 Hiroyuki
Kobayashi,3 Satoru Yamazaki,3 Koji Okino,4 Kazumasa Tsukamoto,5
Hakuo Takahashi,6 Toshihiko Ono.3
1Cardiovascular Div, 2Dept Internal Medicine, 3Dept Urology, 4Dept
Surgery, Toujinkai Hosp, Kyoto, Japan; 5Dept Environment & Occu-
pational Health, Toho Univ, Tokyo, Japan; 6Dept Clinical Sciences &
Lab Medicine, Kansai Medical Univ, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan

SP504
BLOOD PRESSURE VARIABILITY IN HAEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES
J.M. Harper,1 A.V.R. Rao,2 A.J. Williams,3 D.A. Ansell.2
1Link 6C Renal Unit, Royal Liverpool Univ Hosp, Liverpool, United
Kingdom; 2UK Renal Registry, Southmead Hosp, Bristol, United
Kingdom; 3Renal Unit, Morriston Hosp, Swansea, United Kingdom

SP505
THE ANALYSIS OF PON1 GENE POLYMORPHISM AND FAC-
TORS INFLUENCING ENDOTHEL DYSFUNCTION IN ELDERLY
KIDNEY PATIENTS
Marianna Zsom,1 Emoke Endreffy,2 Eszter Karg,2 Attila Orosz,3
Sandor Turi.2
1Gambro Dialysis Center, Szeged, Hungary; 2Pediatric Clinic, Univ
Szeged, Szeged, Hungary; 3Gambro Dialysis Center, Gambro Dialy-
sis Center, Budapest, Hungary

SP506
CORRELATION BETWEEN PARATHYROID HORMONE AND
CARDIAC ABNORMALITIES IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PA-
TIENTS ON MAINTENANCE HEMODIALYSIS
Hideki Fujii,1 Jong Il Kim,2 Takaya Abe,1 Michio Umezu,1 Masafumi
Fukagawa.1
1Div Nephrology and Dialysis Center, Kobe Univ Graduate School
of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 2Dept Internal Medicine, Chibune
Hosp, Osaka, Japan

SP507
GENE POLYMORPHISMS AND SERUM LEVELS OF FETUIN-A
(AHSG) IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Mario Cozzolino,1 Maria Luisa Biondi,2 Maurizio Gallieni,1 Claudia
Brambilla,1 Olivia Turri,2 Sergio Papagni,3 Nicola Mongelli,3 Luigi
Civita,3 Diego Brancaccio.1
1Renal Division, S Paolo Hosp, Univ Milan, Milan, Italy; 2Div Clini-
cal Chemistry and Microbiology, S Paolo Hosp, Milan, Italy; 3Dialy-
sis Unit, CBH, Bisceglie (BA), Italy




172
  POSTERS                                      SUNDAY, JULY 16

  SP508
  EFFICIENCY OF HOMOCYSTEINE-LOWERING THERAPY IN PA-
  TIENTS WITH CHRONIC RENAL INSUFICIENCY
  Vaclav Monhart,1 Vera Hamplova,1 Vaclav Blaha,2 Bohuslav
  Choluj.3
  1Nephrology Unit, Dept Internal Medicine, First Fac Medicine,
  Charles Univ and Central Milit Hosp, Prague, Czech Republic; 2Fac
  Milit Medicine, Univ Defence, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic;
  3KlinLab, Prague, Czech Republic

  SP509
  SERUM LEVELS OF ADHESION MOLECULES, ICAM-1, V-CAM AND
  E-SELECTIN ARE NOT INDEPENDENT PREDICTORS OF 5 -YEAR
  MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE
  Ramos Natàlia,1 Segarra Alfons,1 Chacón Pilar,1 Caparros Sonia,1 De
  la Torre Judith,1 Argelaguer Xavier,2 E. Alvarez,2 Camps Joaquim.1
  1Nephrology and Biochemistry, H Vall Hebrón, Barcelona, Spain;
  2CDR Monolab, Barcelona, Spain

 SP510
  RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INCREASED CIRCULATING LEVELS
  OF ENDOTHELIAL - CELL GLYCOPROTEINS AND CARDIOVAS-
  CULAR RISK IN NON - DIABETIC PATIENTS TREATED WITH




                                                                             SUNDAY
  HEMODIALYSIS
  Ramos Natàlia,1 Segarra Alfons,1 Chacón Pilar,1 X. Argeler,2 E. Al-
  varez,2 Caparros Sònia,1 De la Torre Judith,1 Camps Joaquim.1
  1Nephrology and Biochemistry, H Vall Hebrón, Barcelona, Spain;
  2CDR Monolab, Barcelona, Spain

  SP511
  TRADITIONAL VERSUS NON-TRADITIONAL RISK FACTORS
  FOR VASCULAR INJURY IN HAEMODIALYZED PATIENTS:
  DOPPLER ECHOGRAPHY APPROACH
  Gabriel Mircescu,1 Ligia Petrescu,1 Simona Hildegard Stancu,1 Mir-
  cea Niculae Penescu,1 Christian Klein,2 Liliana Garneata.1
  1Nephrology, Carol Davila Clinical Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest,
  Romania; 2Dialysis, Carol Davila NephroCare Dialysis Centre, Bu-
  charest, Romania

  SP512
  eNOS GENE POLYMORPHISMS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SEVERITY
  OF CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Belinda Spoto, Alessandra Testa, Rosa Maria Parlongo, Anna Pisano,
  Francesca Mallamaci, Giovanni Tripepi, Carmine Zoccali.
  CNR-IBIM, Inst Int Med, Clin Epid & Physiopath Renal Dis and
  Hypert, Reggio Calabria, Italy

  SP513
  MINERAL METABOLISM, MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY IN DI-
  ALYSIS: RISCAVID STUDY
  V. Panichi,1 R. Giusti,2 G. Manca Rizza,3 S. Paoletti,1 V. Marchetti,1
  C. Consani,1 E. Mantuano,1 R. Caprioli,4 G. Grazi,3 M. Aloisi,5 A.
  Antonelli,2 G. Donati,3 R. Bigazzi,6 P. Rindi,4 G. Barsotti,1 R. Palla.7
  1Int Med, Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 2Nephrology & Dialysis, Lucca, Italy;
  3Nephrology & Dialysis, Pontedera, Italy; 4Nephrology & Dialysis,
  Pisa, Italy; 5Nephrology & Dialysis, Versilia, Italy; 6Nephrology &
  Dialysis, Livorno, Italy; 7Nephrology and Dialysis, Massa, Italy

  SP514
  RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CAROTID ARTERY INTIMA - ME-
  DIA THICKNESS AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN
  CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Hamid Reza Samimagham,1 Hasan Mostafavi.2
  1Internal Medicine, 2Radiology, Hormozgan Univ Medical Sciences,
  Bandar Abass, Hormozgan, Iran



                                                                       173
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP515
NICKEL AFFECTS METHIONINE CYCLE BY A CONCENTRA-
TION DEPENDENT MANNER AND RESULTED IN DECREASED
HOMOCYSTEINE AND S-ADENOSYLHOMOCYSTEINE CON-
CENTRATION IN VITRO AND IN VIVO
Zsuzsa Varga,1 Istvan Karpati,1 Sandor Biro,2 Janos Matyus,1 Laszlo
Ujhelyi,1 Lajos Papp,3 Jozsef Posta,3 Gyorgy Paragh,1 Jozsef Balla.1
1Div Nephrology and Metabolism First Dept Medicine, 2Dept Hu-
man Genetics, Health and Medical Science Center Univ Debrecen,
Debrecen, Hungary; 3Dept Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, Fac
Science Univ Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

SP516
LOW TRIIODOTHYRONINE AND SURVIVAL IN END STAGE RE-
NAL DISEASE (ESRD)
Giovanni Tripepi, Francesca Mallamaci, Sebastiano Cutrupi, Patrizia
Pizzini, Carmine Zoccali.
CNR-IBIM, Inst Int Med, Clin Epid & Physiopath Renal Dis and
Hypert, Reggio Calabria, Italy

SP517
LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN HEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS - CORRELATION WITH CARDIAC TROPONINS
Dejan Petrovic,1 Radmila Obrenovic,2 Milan Radovanovic,3 Nada
Majkic-Singh,2 Biljana Stojimirovic.4
1Dept Hemodialysis, KC Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia/Montene-
gro; 2Dept Biochemistry, Inst Medical Biochemistry, Belgrade, Ser-
bia/Montenegro; 3Emerg Center, KC Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Ser-
bia/Montenegro; 4Clinic Nephrology, Inst Urology and Nephrology,
Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia/Montenegro

SP518
LOW MOLECULAR THIOLS, PRO-COAGULANT STATE AND
NATURAL ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM IN HEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS
Amelia Bernasconi,1 Fabiana Alberto,2 Mariela Hendler,2 Susana
Meschengieser,2 Marta Lazzari,2 Nelida Correa,1 Andres Liste,1
Ricardo Heguilen.1
1Div Nephrology, Hosp Juan A Fernandez, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
2Dept Homeostasia and Thrombosis, Academia Nacional Medicina,
Buenos Aires, Argentina




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  POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

   DIALYSIS - CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY 1

  SP519
  THE IMPACT OF CARVEDILOL ON HEMODYNAMIC AND EN-
  DOTHELIAL VASCULAR FUNCTION IN HEMODIALYSIS PA-
  TIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION
  W.J. Haykal, O.V. Kuryata.
  Hosp Therapy #1, Centre Haemodialysis, Dnepropetrovsk State
  Medical Academy, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

  SP520
  THE EFFECTS OF SIMVASTATIN ON RESPONSE TO BETA EPO-
  ETIN TREATMENT AND OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FAC-
  TORS IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Wahib J. Haykal, Olexandr V. Kuryata, Ghadir M. Allaou.
  Hosp Therapy #1, Centre Haemodialysis, Dnepropetrovsk State
  Medical Academy, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

  SP521
  ASSOCIATIONS OF SERUM FETUIN-A CONCENTRATIONS
  WITH MORTALITY IN PERITONEAL AND HEMODIALYIS PA-
  TIENTS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE NETHERLANDS COOPERATIVE




                                                                          SUNDAY
  STUDY ON THE ADEQAUCY OF DIALYSIS (NECOSAD)
  Marc M.H. Hermans,1 Vincent Brandenburg,2 Friedo W. Dekker,3 Je-
  roen P. Kooman,1 Markus Ketteler,2 Frank M. van der Sande,1 Elisa-
  beth W. Boeschoten,4 Karel M.L. Leunissen,1 Raymond T. Krediet.5
  1Dept Int Med & Nephrology, Acad Hosp Maastricht, Netherlands;
  2Dept Nephrology & Clin Immun, Univ Hosp RWTH, Aachen, Ger-
  many; 3Dept Clin Epidem, Leiden Univ Med Center, Leiden, Neth-
  erlands; 4Hans Mak Inst, Naarden, Netherlands; 5Dept Nephrology,
  Acad Med Center, Univ Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  SP522
  BNP - THE PROGNOSTIC MARKER FOR 2 YEAR SURVIVAL ES-
  TIMATION IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION IN CHRONIC
  DIALYSIS PROGRAM
  Ivo Oral,1 Zbynek Sislak,1 David Stejskal,2 Zdenek Coufal,1 Robert
  Naplava.1
  1Internal Clinic, Bata Hospital, Zlín, Czech Republic; 2Clinical Bio-
  chemie, Hospital Sternberk, Sternberk, Czech Republic


 SP523 OF N-ACETYLCYSTEINE ON ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNC-
  EFFECT
  TION IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Garip Sahin,1 Ahmet Ugur Yalcin,1 Nevbahar Akcar.2
  1Nephrology, 2Radiology, Eskisehir Osmangazi Univ, Eskisehir, Turkey

  SP524
  SEVERITY OF PROTEINURIA AND MORTALITY IN PATIENTS
  WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE STAGE 4-5 PRE-DIALYSIS
  Isis Cerezo, Román Hernández-Gallego, Belén Ruiz, Noemí Fernán-
  dez, María Victoria Martín, Sergio Barroso, Francisco Caravaca.
  Nephrology, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, Spain

  SP525
  CHANGES IN THE QT-INTERVALS, QT-DISPERSION, AND AM-
  PLITUDE OF T-WAVES AFTER HEMODIALYSIS
  Abdenasser Drighil,1 John Madias,2 Meryem Benjelloun,3 Amal
  Ayad,3 Ahmed Bennis,1 Benyouness Ramdani.3
  1Cardiology, IBN ROCHD Hosp, Casablanca, Morocco; 2Cardiology,
  Mount Sinai School Medicine, New York Univ, New York, USA; 3Ne-
  phrology, IBN ROCHD Hosp, Casablanca, Morocco




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  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

  SP526
  CORONARY ARTERIES DAMAGE IS RELATED TO INTIMAL-ME-
  DIA THICKNESS IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Fabio Fabbian,1 Giuseppe Cacici,2 Lorenzo Franceschini,2 Giorgia
  Russo,1 Corrado Vassanelli,2 Luigi Catizone,1 Antonio Lupo.3
  1Renal Unit, St. Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy; 2Cardiology, OCM,
  Verona, Italy; 3Renal Unit, OCM, Verona, Italy

  SP527
  HISTORY OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME DURING PREDI-
  ALYSIS PHASE OF CKD IS A STRONG RISK FACTOR FOR ACUTE
  CARDIAC EVENTS IN PATIENTS INITIATING HEMODIALYSIS
  Yuri Tanaka,1 Nobuhiko Joki,1 Yoji Inishi,1 Hiroyasu Ishikawa,1
  Yasunori Takahashi,2 Yoshihiko Imamura,2 Sonoo Mizuiri,3 Hisao
  Hara,4 Hiroki Hase.1
  1Div Nephrology, Toho Univ Ohashi Med Center, Tokyo, Japan; 2Di-
  alysis Center, Nissan Tamagawa Hosp, Tokyo, Japan; 3Nephrology,
  4Caldiology, Toho Univ Ohashi Med Center, Tokyo, Japan

  SP528
  WEIGHT LOSS AND REDUCTION IN CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
  FACTORS CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH A MULTIDISCIPLINARY
  PROGRAMME COMBINING DIET, EXERCISE AND ORLISTAT
  (XENICAL®) IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
  Helen MacLaughlin,1 Sharlene Cook,2 Marcelle Holesgrove,1 Deepa
  Kariyawasam,1 Gemma Newell,2 Magnus Roseke,3 Iain C. Macdou-
  gall.3
  1Dept Nutrition and Dietetics, 2Dept Physiotherapy, 3Dept Renal
  Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom


 SP529
  VASCULAR CALCIFICATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPAIRED
  MICROCIRCULATORY FUNCTION IN CHRONIC HAEMODIAL-
  YSIS PATIENTS
  Mhairi Sigrist, Chris McIntyre.
  Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City General Hospital, Derby, UK

  SP530
  INFLUENCE OF SINGLE NUCLEOTID POLYMORPHISMS ON IN-
  TERLEUKIN-6 LEVELS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Luz Pérez-Hernández,1 Rosa Suárez-Díaz,1 Carmen Mora,2 Mer-
  cedes Muros,1 Javier García,3 Juan Navarro.2,3
  1Clinical Biochemistry, 2Research Unit, 3Nephrology Service, Hospi-
  tal Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

  SP531
  ELEVATED SERUM CONCENTRATIONS OF IgG AND IgE, BUT
  NOT IgA, ARE PREDICTIVE FOR ALL-CAUSE AND CARDIOVAS-
  CULAR OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DIS-
  EASE (CKD)
  Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowinska,1 Krzysztof Bijak,2 Stanislaw Niem-
  czyk,1 Dariusz Wlodarczyk,1 Jerzy Przedlacki,1 Jadwiga Trebicka,3
  Malgorzata Debowska,1 Kazimierz Ostrowski.1
  1Dept Nephrology, Dialysotherapy and Internal Diseases, Medical
  Univ Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; 2Dialysis Unit, Mazovian Nephrol-
  ogy Center, Warsaw, Poland; 3Outpatient Clinic, Central Clinical
  Hosp, Warsaw, Poland

  SP532
  ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKADE (ARB) REDUCES HOSPI-
  TALIZATION IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Machiko Oka, Takayasu Ohtake, Tomoko Ishii, Kyoko Maesato, Tsu-
  tomu Mano, Ryota Ikee, Hidekazu Moriya, Shuzo Kobayashi.
  Dept Nephrology, and Kidney & Dialysis Center, Shonankamakura
  Gen Hosp, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan



  176
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP533
AGGRESSIVE PRIMARY PREVENTION OF ACUTE CORONARY
SYNDROME IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS: RESULTS OF A 18-
MONTH FOLLOW UP
Simone Manca di Villahermosa,1 Michela Tedesco,1 Francesco Sum-
maria,2 Maurizio Lonzi,1 Orazio Schillaci,3 Roberta Danieli,3 Michele
Massaro,4 Massimo Taccone Gallucci.1
1Nephrology - Biopathology and Imaging Techniques, Tor Vergata
Univ, Rome, Italy; 2Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM/B,
Rome, Italy; 3Biopathology and Imaging Techniques, 4Medicine, Tor
Vergata University, Rome, Italy

SP534
REGRESSION OF LEFT VENTRICULAR (LV) ABNORMALITIES
AFTER SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF EBP GUIDELINES
IN HAEMODIALYSIS (HD) PATIENTS
Adrian Covic, Serban Ardeleanu, Nicoleta Mardare, Paul Gusbeth-
Tatomir, Octavian Prisada, Maria Covic.
FMC Dialysis Center, Parhon Hospital, Iasi, Romania

SP535
THE ARTERIAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RE-
NAL FAILURE (ESRF) ON CHRONIC DIALYSIS THERAPY AND




                                                                        SUNDAY
AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Olga Tronina.
Internal Diseases # 2, Russian State Medical University, Moscow,
Russia, Russian Federation

SP536
COMPARISON OF HEMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS IN PTS WITH
END-STAGE RENAL FAILURE ON CHRONIC DIALYSIS THERA-
PY (CDT) AND AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION (RT)
Olga Tronina.
Internal Disease # 2, Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Rus-
sia, Russian Federation

SP537
PLASMA OSTEOPROTEGERIN CONCENTRATION ARE ASSOCI-
ATED WITH MORTALITY IN NEW HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Yuji Sato, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shuji Iwatsubo, Mariko Tatsumoto,
Hiroyuki Komatsu, Ryosuke Nishiura, Akiko Baba, Seiichiro Hara,
Shuichi Hisanaga, Hideyuki Ochiai, Shouichi Fujimoto.
First Dept Internal Medicine, Miyazaki Medical College, Univ Miya-
zaki, Miyazaki, Japan

SP538
THE SEARCH FOR BIOMARKERS OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
IN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Natalie Meert,1 Eric Schiffer,2 Harald Mischak,2 Raymond Vanhold-
er.1
1Nephrology, Univ Hosp Gent, Gent, Belgium; 2Mosaiques Diagnos-
tics and Therapeutics AG, Hannover, Germany

SP539
CARDIAC TROPONIN T (cTnT) AS A PREDICTOR FOR MORTAL-
ITY IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Salem Eldeeb,1 Tamer Ezzat,1 Hesham Omar,2 Abdelftah Ferer,3
Mohamed Shalaby.1
1Nephrology Unit - Internal Medicine, 2Clinical Pthology, 3Cardiol-
ogy, Zagazig Univ Hosp, Zagazig, Egypt




                                                                  177
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP540
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN HIGH ULTRAFILTRATION RATES
AND MORTALITY IN UREMIC PATIENTS ON REGULAR HEMO-
DIALYSIS. A 36 MONTH HISTORICAL PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Ezio Movilli, Giulio Brunori, Paola Gaggia, Roberto Zubani, Valerio
Vizzardi, Francesco Londrino, Silvia Turina, Paolo Maiorca, Giovan-
ni C. Cancarini.
Div Nephrology, Spedali Civili and Sect Nephrology, Univ Brescia,
Brescia, Italy

SP541
CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND ENDOTHELIAL CELL
ADHESION MOLECULES AS PREDICTORS OF MORTALITY IN
CHRONIC HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Aikaterini Papagianni,1 Spyros Dovas,1 Michalis Kalovoulos,2
Anna-Maria Belechri,1 Chrysostomos Dimitriadis,1 Christos Bantis,1
Dimitrios Memmos.
1Univ Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Radiology, Hippokration General
Hosp, Thessaloniki, Greece

SP542
SHOULD WE ASSESS ALL PATIENTS FOR CORONARY ARTERY
DISEASE AT THE INITIATION OF DIALYSIS?
Hyung Jik Kim,1,2 Young Rim Song,1,2 Seong Gyun Kim,1,2 Soo Jin
Kim,1,2 Young-Soo Song,1,2 Ji Eun Oh,1,2 Young-Ki Lee,1,2 Jang Won
Seo,1,2 Jong-Woo Yoon,1,2 Ja-Ryong Koo,1,2 Jung-Woo Noh.1,2
1Internal Medicine, Hallym Univ College Medicine, Anyang,
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; 2Hallym Univ Kidney Res Inst, Anyang,
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

SP543
PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF TROPONIN T AND ECHOCARDIO-
GRAPHIC DOPPLER INDICES IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Khaled Gaha,1 Ameur Frih,1 Faouzi Addad,2 Chouikhi Khadhra,1
Khedija Guellim,1 Sabra Aloui,1 Habib Skhiri,1 Samia Bouraoui,1
Abdellatif Achour,1 Nasr Ben Dhia,1 Mezri El May.1
1Nephrology Dept, 2Cardiology Dept, CHU Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia

SP544
RATE OF HOSPITALISATIONS IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PA-
TIENTS RECEIVING PHOSPHATE BINDER THERAPY IN THE UK
A. Gallagher,1 S. Rietbrock,1 H. Elgazzar.2
1General Practice Research Database, Medicines and Healthcare
Products Regulatory Agency, London, United Kingdom; 2Global
Health Outcomes, Genzyme Therapeutics, Oxford, United Kingdom

SP545
ANTICARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES, ANTI-OXIDISED LDL ANTI-
BODIES AND VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR IN PATIENTS TREAT-
ED WITH HAEMODIALYSIS AND PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
Krzysztof Kazimierczak,1 Slawomir C. Zmonarski,1 Waclaw Kopec,1
Anna Puziewicz-Zmonarska,2 Iwona Kazimierczak,3 Waclaw Wey-
de,1 Jozef Penar,1 Renata Klak,1 Marian Klinger.1
1Dept Nephrology and Transplantation Med, 2Pediatric Nephrology,
3Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland

SP546
RELATIVE RISK (RR) OF DEATH ACCORDING TO SERUM P, Ca, AND
PTH IN A LARGE SAMPLE OF DIALYSIS PATIENTS FROM LATIN
AMERICA STUDIED FOR UP TO 54 MONTHS. THE CORES STUDY
Manuel Naves,1 Daniel Alvarez-Hernández,1 Ignacio González-Suá-
rez,1 Adrian Guinsburg,2 Cristina Marelli,2 Jutta Passlick-Deetjen,2
Jorge B. Cannata-Andía,1 the CORES Group.3
1Bone & Mineral Research Unit, HUCA, Oviedo, Spain; 2Fresenius
Medical Care, Latin America & Germany; 3183 Latin American Centres



178
POSTERS                                     SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP547
DIALYSIS CARE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND COSTS IN
END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE PATIENTS IN BRAZIL
R. Sesso,1 H. Elgazzar,2 C.B. Silva,1 S. Manfredi,1 M.E. Canziani,1 S.
Draibe,1 S. Kowalski,1 M.B. Ferraz.1
1Div Nephrology, Escola Paulista Medicina, Unifesp, São Paulo, SP,
Brazil; 2Global Health Outcomes, Genzyme Therapeutics, Oxford,
United Kingdom




                                                                         SUNDAY




                                                                   179
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

                   OXIDATIVE STRESS


SP548
THE FOCUS OF NITROSATIVE STRESS ON TAMM-HORSFALL
GLYCOPROTEIN UNDER NEPHROLITHIC CONDITION
Pragasam Viswanathan,1 Kalaiselvi Periyandavan,1 Vasantha Patta-
bhi,2 Manoharan Periakaruppan,3 Varalakshmi Palaninathan.1
1Dept Medical Biochemistry, Dr ALM PGIBMS, Univ Madras, Taram-
ani, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India; 2Dept Biophysics & Crystallography,
AC Campus, Univ Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India; 3Dept Chemis-
try & RSIC, Indian Inst Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

SP549
GENETIC FACTORS AND IRON-RELATED OXIDATIVE STRESS
INFLUENCE SERUM FERRITIN, ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIO-
VASCULAR DAMAGE AND MORTALITY, IN HEMODIALYSIS
PATIENTS
Luca Valenti,1 Gianfranco Valenti,2 Giovanna Como,2 Gennaro San-
torelli,1 Larry Burdick,1 Fabrizia Bamonti,3 Piergiorgio Messa,2 Sil-
via Fargion.1
1Int Med IB, Univ Milan, 2Nephrology, 3Hematology, Univ Milano,
Ospedale Policlinico Mangiagalli Regina Elena IRCCS, Milano, Italy

SP550
ELECTROLYZED REDUCED WATER ATTENUATES HEMODI-
ALYSIS-INDUCED MONONUCLEAR CELLS APOPTOSIS IN END-
STAGE RENAL DISEASE PATIENTS
Kuo-Cheng Lu,1 Chin-Feng Tseng,1 Lai-King Yeung,1 Shih-Ping
Hsu,2 Chiang-Ting Chien.2
1Dept Medicine, Cardinal-Tien Hosp, Hsin-Tien City, Taipei County,
Taiwan; 2Dept Medical Research, National Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Tai-
wan

SP551
THE TREATMENT WITH ANTIOXIDANT DRUGS AFTER EACH
HEMODIALYSIS (HD) SESSION FOR ONE MONTH NORMALIZES
THE TRANSCRIPTIONAL FACTOR kB (NF-kB) IN PERIPHERAL
LYMPHOMONOCYTES OF DIABETIC HD PATIENTS
Alessandro Amore,1 Sabrina Balegno,1 Marco Formica,2 Franca Gi-
acchino,3 Graziella Gigliola,2 Franco Bonello,3 Giovanni Conti,1 Li-
cia Peruzzi,1 Laura Bertola,1 Rosanna Coppo.1
1Nephrology Dialysi Transplantation, Regina Margherita Univ Hosp,
Torino, Italy; 2Nephrology Dialysis, S Croce Hospital, Cuneo, Italy;
3Nephrology Dialysis, Civic Hosp, Ivrea, Torino, Italy

SP552
CORONARY HEART DISEASE AND EXPRESSION OF OXIDATIVE
STRESS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Sonja Radenkovic,1 Nikola Radenkovic,2 Miomir Stojanovic,1 Ne-
venka Lecic.3
1Inst Nephrology and Hemodialysis, Nis, Serbia/Montenegro; 2Fac
Electronic Engineering, Nis, Serbia/Montenegro; 3Military Hosp,
Nis, Serbia/Montenegro

SP553
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADIPONECTIN AND BLOOD LIPIDS,
INFLAMMATORY AND OXIDATIVE STRESS MARKERS IN ESRD
PATIENTS
Paik Seong Lim,1,2 Tsen Tsai Chen,1 Mei An Tsai Pai,1 Yuan Chuan
Kuo,1 Shiaw Wen Chien,1 Shih Ming Yang.1
1Renal Med, Tungs’ Taichung Metroharbour Hosp, WuChi, Taichung,
Taiwan; 2Food and Nutirtion, Providence Univ, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan




180
POSTERS                                      SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP554
THE INFLUENCE OF GLUCOSE IN THE DIALYSATE ON THE
MODIFICATION OF PLASMA PROTEINS
Joanna Bober,1 Karolina Kedzierska,2 Ewa Kwiatkowska,2 Edyta
Golembiewska,2 Ewa Stachowska,1 Leszek Domanski,2 Kazimierz
Ciechanowski.2
1Dept Chemistry, 2Dept Nephrology, Transplantology & Internal
Medicine, Pomeranian Medical Univ, Szczecin, Poland

SP555
MODULATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN HAEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS WITH N-ACETYLCYSTEINE
Inmaculada Gomez Counago,1 M. Carmen De Gracia Guindo,2
Manuel Molina,2 M. Carmen Ruiz,3 Jose Manuel Moreno,3 Jose
Manuel Osorio,3 Antonio Osuna.3
1Nefrologia, Poniente Hosp, Ejido, Almeria, Spain; 2Nefrologia,
Santa Maria del Rosell Hosp, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain; 3Nefrologia,
Virgen de las Nieves Hosp, Granada, Spain

SP556
DOES INTRAVENOUS IRON ADMINISTRATION ACUTELY IN-
FLUENCE THE ERYTHROCYTE ANTIOXIDANT STATUS IN HE-
MODIALYSIS PATIENTS?




                                                                          SUNDAY
Cristina Capusa,1 Irina Stoian,2 Carmen Barbulescu,1 Caterina Sân-
timbrean,1 Valeriu Atanasiu,2 Gabriel Mircescu.1
1Dr Carol Davila Hosp Nephrology, Bucharest, Romania; 2Biochem-
istry, Carol Davila Univ Medicine, Bucharest, Romania

SP557
SERUM INTERLEUKIN-6 IS INVERSELY RELATED AND OXI-
DIZED-LDL DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE LIPIDEMIC PROFILE
IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
George Tsirpanlis,1 Fotini Boufidou,2 Margarita Zoga,2 Alexandra
Fatourou,1 George Triantafyllis,1 Fotini Alevyzaki,1 Kyriaki Stama-
telou,3 Aliki Bleta,4 Eleni Frangou,1 Stylianos Chatzipanagiotou,2
Chrysoula Nikolaou.2
1Nephrol, Gen Hosp Athens, Athens, Greece; 2Med Biopathology, Egini-
tion Hosp, Med School, Univ Athens, Athens, Greece; 3Renal Unit, Blue
Cross Hosp, Athens, Greece; 4Renal Unit, Dragini Clinic, Athens, Greece

SP558
ATORVASTATIN VERSUS N-ACETYL CYSTEINE AS ANTIOXI-
DATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Siren Sezer,1 Emre Tutal,1 Ayse Bilgic,1 Suna Turkoglu,2 Derya Al-
demir,2 Serkan Koc,1 Nurhan Ozdemir,1 Mehmet Haberal.3
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Biochemistry, 3Dept General Surgery,
Baskent Univ Hosp, Ankara, Turkey

SP559
T AND B LYMPHOCYTES: CHROMOSOMIC DAMAGE INDUCED
BY HEMODIAFILTRATION
Fulvio Floccari, Chiara Costa, Adriana Arena, Chiara Caccamo, Na-
dia Belghity, Francesco Pernice, Adolfo Romeo, Giulio Bonvissuto,
Giuseppe Coppolino, Antonio Barillà, Manila Criseo, Eleonora Cras-
cì, Lorena Nostro, Buemi Michele.
Internal Medicine Chair Nephrology, Univ Messina, Messina, Italy

SP560
EFFECT OF ELECTROLYZED REDUCED WATER HEMODIALYSIS
ON PERIPHERAL LYMPHOCYTE INTRACELLULAR CYTOKINE
EXPRESSION
Lai-King Yeung,1 Kuo-Cheng Lu,1 Chin-Feng Tseng,1 Shih-Ping
Hsu,2 Chiang-Ting Chien.2
1Dept Med, Cardinal-Tien Hosp, Hsin-Tien City, Taipei County, Tai-
wan; 2Dept Med Research, National Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan



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  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

  SP561
  DOES THE ANTIOXIDANT THERAPY REDUCE INTRACELLU-
  LAR EXPRESSION OF IFN-γ IN T CELLS FROM CHILDREN ON
  PERITONEAL DIALYSIS?
  Marcin Zaniew, Jacek Zachwieja, Maria Lewandowska-Stachowiak,
  Dariusz Sobczyk, Aldona Siwinska.
  Dept Pediatric Nephrology, Poznan Univ Medical Sciences, Poznan,
  Poland

  SP562
  C242T P22PHOX GENE POLYMORPHISM IN PATIENTS WITH
  END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE ON HEMODIALYSIS
  Madhumathi Rao, Lijun Li, Bertrand Jaber, Brian Pereira, Vaidy-
  anathapuram Balakrishnan.
  Div Nephrology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA,
  USA

  SP563
  VITAMIN C ACCENTUATED THE ANTI-CARBONYL STRESS EF-
  FECT OF VITAMIN-E COATED MEMBRANE
  Takahiro Kuragano, Aritoshi Kida, Katsukiyo Ito, Rintarou
  Moriguchi, Masayoshi Nanami, Toshinaga Otaki, Yukiko Hasuike,
  Massaki Izumi, Takeshi Nakanishi.
  Kidney and Dialysis, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya,
  Hyogo, Japan

  SP564
  THE INFLUENCE OF STATINS ON OXIDATIVE STRESS AND IN-
  FLAMMATION IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC
  RENAL FAILURE
  Agnieszka Mastalerz-Migas,2 Andrzej Steciwko,3 Andrzej Bunio,1
  Agnieszka Muszynska,2 Iwona Pirogowicz,2 Jaroslaw Drobnik,2
  Bartosz J. Sapilak,2 Alicja Jasinska.4
  1Div Nephrology, Dialysis Centre, General Hosp, Opole, Poland; 2Dept
  Family Medicine, Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland; 3Nursing Inst, Pub-
  lic Higher Medical Profess School, Opole, Poland; 4Family Medicine
  Students Scientific Research Group, Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland


 SP565 GENE EXPRESSION PROFILE USING INFLAMMATORY
  IN VIVO
  RESPONSE AND OXIDATIVE STRESS PATHWAYS GENES DIS-
  CRIMINATED HEMODIALYSIS (HD) FROM PERITONEAL DI-
  ALYSIS (PD)
  G. Zaza,1 P. Pontrelli,2 S. Simone,1 D. Marrone,1 E. Bifano,1 A. Maio-
  rano,1 F.P. Schena,1 G. Grandaliano,1 G. Pertosa.1
  1Div Nephrology, DETO, Univ Bari; 2Dept Biomedical Sciences,
  Univ Foggia, Italy

  SP566
  SERUM LEVELS OF OXIDIZED LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN
  AND LYSOPHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE IN CHRONIC HEMODI-
  ALYSIS PATIENTS
  Jung Woo Noh, Young Ki Lee, Jang Won Seo, Ji Eun Oh, Hyung Jik
  Kim.
  Dept Internal Medicine, College Medicine, Hallym Univ, Kidney Res
  Inst, Seoul, Spain

  SP567
  RELATION OF OXIDANT STRESS WITH ENDOTHELIAL ACTI-
  VATION IN HEMODIALYSIS
  Santina Cottone, Giuseppe Mulè, Emilio Nardi, Marco Guarneri,
  Alessandro Palermo, Rosalia Arsena, Francesco Vaccaro, Anna
  Vadalà, Giovanni Cerasola.
  Dip Medicina Interna, Malattie Cardiovascolari e Nefrourologiche,
  Univ Palermo, Palermo, Italy



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SP568
BIOMARKERS OF ANTIOXIDANT STATUS, GLYCOXIDATION
AND LIPID PEROXIDATION IN PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS
AND CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
Brigitte M. Winklhofer-Roob,1 Isabella Sundl,1 Andreas Meinitzer,2
Gholamali Khoschsorur,2 Bernd Haditsch,3 Beate Tiran,2 Michaela
Maritschnegg,1 Herwig Holzer,3 Johannes M. Roob.3
1Human Nutr & Metab Res & Training Center, Inst Molec Bioscienc-
es, Karl-Franzens Univ, Graz, Austria; 2Clin Inst Med & Chem Lab
Diagnostics, 3Div Clin Nephrology, Dept Int Med, Med Univ, Graz,
Austria

SP569
SERUM ALBUMIN LEVEL IS THE PREDICTOR OF OXIDATIVE
STRESS INDUCED BY INTRA-VENOUS IRON THERAPY IN URE-
MIC PATIENTS
M. Tugrul Sezer,1 Huseyin Akin,1 Murat Demir,1 Jale Erturk,1 Z.
Dilek Aydin,1 Nese Tunc.2
1Nephrology, Suleyman Demirel Univ School Medicine, Isparta, Tur-
key; 2Dialysis, Mediant Dialysis Center, Isparta, Turkey

SP570
THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN INFLAMMATION, OXIDATIVE




                                                                      SUNDAY
STRESS AND VASCULAR ABNORMALITIES IN MAINTENANCE
HAEMODIALYSIS (HD)
Balsam Ahmed, Aneela Shiwani, Helary Powers, Ellis Robert, Meg-
uid El Nahas.
Sheffield Kidney Inst, Centre Human Nutrition, Sheffield Univ, Shef-
field, United Kingdom; Biochemistry Dept, Rotherham District Gen-
eral Hosp, Rotherham, United Kingdom

SP571
ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN MYELOPEROXIDASE, DYSLIPI-
DEMIA AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN HIGH WHITE BLOOD CELL
HD PATIENTS
Hirokazu Honda, Hironori Nakamura, Kenichi Kato, Masanori Mu-
kai, Tadao Akizawa.
Dept Nephrology, Showa Univ School Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

SP572
BLACK TEA IMPROVES ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION IN RE-
NAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Mohammadreza Ardalan,1 Mohammadkazem Tarzamni,2 Hassan
Argani.1
1Nephrology Dept, 2Radiology Dept, Imam Hosp Tabriz Univ Medi-
cal Sciences, Tabriz, East Azarbayejan, Iran

SP573
EVALUATION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS IN PEDIATRIC RENAL
TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Esra Baskin, Yasemin Uslu, Nurcan Cengiz, Pinar I. Agras, Nursen
Sezgin, Hamdi Karakayali, Hakan Sozen, Mehmet Haberal.
Pediatric Nephrology, Biochemistry, Transplant Surgery, Baskent
Univ, Ankara, Turkey

SP574
NUCLEAR FACTOR-kB ACTIVATION IN CONTINUOUS AMBU-
LATORY PERITONEAL DIALYSIS COMPARED TO HEMODIALY-
SIS AND HEMODIAFILTRATION
Isabella Sundl,1 Johannes M. Roob,2 Hans-Jürgen Gruber,3 Gholamali
Khoschsorur,3 Herwig Holzer,2 Brigitte M. Winklhofer-Roob.1
1Human Nutrition & Metab Res & Training Center, Inst Molecular
Biosciences, Karl-Franzens Univ, Graz, Austria; 2Div Clinical Neph-
rology, Dept Internal Medicine, 3Clinical Inst Medical & Chemical
Lab Diagnostics, Medical Univ, Graz, Austria



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                     POSTERS

SP575
CORRELATION AMONG ANEMIA, INFLAMMATION AND
PRODUCTS OF ARACHIDONIC ACID OXIDATION (F2- ISOPROS-
TANES) IN CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE
F. Carluccio,1 W. Siems,2 I. Wiswedel,3 J. Luño.4
1Dept Nephrology & Dialysis, AUSL-LE/2-Lecce, Lecce, Italy; 2Lo-
ges-School Phys Medicine & Rehab, Bad Harzburg, Germany; 3Dept
Clini Chemistry & Pathobiochemistry, Otto-von-Guericke Univ,
Magdeburg, Germany; 4Dept Nephrology, Hosp Gen Univ G Ma-
rañon, Madrid, Spain




184
  POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

                     VASCULAR ACCESS 1

   SP576
   AUTOGENOUS BRACHIO-CEPHALIC ARTERIO-VENOUS FIS-
   TULAE: EFFECT OF AGE, DIABETES, ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND
   ANTICOAGULATION ON THE LONG-TERM OUTCOME
   Albert Ndzengue, Peter Choi, Vassilios Ppapalois.
   Renal and Transplant Services, 4th Floor Hammersmith House, Ham-
   mersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom

   SP577
   THE INFLUENCE OF HOMOCYSTEINE ON THE FUNCTION OF
   NATIVE ARTERIO-VENOUS FISTULA IN HEMODIALYSIS PA-
   TIENTS
   Anna Bednarek-Skublewska,1 Stanislaw Przywara,2 Jacek Wronski,2
   Andrzej Ksiazek.1
   1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Univ
   Medical School, Lublin, Poland

   SP578
   THE IMPACT OF ASPIRIN ON ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA
   THROMBOSIS IN THE PATIENTS ON CHRONIC HEMODIALY-




                                                                         SUNDAY
   SIS
   Alireza Hamidian Jahromi,1 Jamshid Roozbeh.2
   1Surgery, Great Western Hosp, Swindon, Wiltshire, United King-
   dom; 2Nephrology, Shiraz Univ Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

   SP579
   EVALUATION THE COMPLICATIONS OF ARTERIOVENOUS FIS-
   TULA IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
   Afsoon Fazelzadeh, Alireza Mehdizadeh, Heshmatollah Salahi,
   Ghanbar Ali Rais-Jalali, Jamshid Roozbeh, Seyed Ali Malek-Hos-
   seini.
   Southern Iran Transplant Center, Nemazee Hosp, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

   SP580
   PREE-EXISTING HISTOPATHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THE CE-
   PHALIC VEIN OF RENAL FAILURE PATIENTS BEFORE ARTE-
   RIO-VENOUS FISTULA (AFV) CONSTRUCTION
   Mohammed Alhomrany,1 Mahmoud Wali,2 Refat Eid.3
   1Med, 2Surgery, 3Pathology, King Khalid Univ, Abha, Saudi Arabia

   SP581
   REGULAR RECIRCULATION MEASUREMENT - WHICH IS THE
   BEST APPROACH?
   Ronald Steudte, Roman Fiedler, Bernd Osten.
   Dept Nephrology, Martin-Luther-Univ Halle-Wittenberg, Halle
   (Saale), Germany

   SP582
   TREATMENT OF CATHETER RELATED BACTEREMIA WITH THE
   ANTIBIOTIC LOCK PROTOCOL IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
   Jung Woo Noh, Young Ki Lee, Jang Won Suh, Ji Eun Oh, Hyung Jik Kim.
   Internal Medicine, Div Nephrology, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hosp,
   Hallym Univ, Seoul, South Korea


 SP583OF FIRST VASCULAR ACCESS AND TIMING OF NEPHROL-
  TYPE
   OGIST REFERRAL AS DETERMINANTS OF MORTALITY AMONG
   CHRONIC DIALYSIS PATIENTS
   Anteo Di Napoli, Domenico Di Lallo, Claudia Trivelloni, Gabriella
   Guasticchi.
   Lazio Dialysis Registry, Agency Public Health Lazio Region, Rome,
   Italy



                                                                   185
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

SP584
CLINICAL UTILITY OF RECIRCULATION MEASUREMENTS AND
SURVEILLANCE OF NATIVE FISTULA FUNCTION
Sonja Kapun.
Nefrodial Krsko, Slovenia

SP585
INFLUENCE OF PATIENT FITNESS ON THE INCIDENCE OF TUN-
NELLED CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER RELATED BACTERAE-
MIA IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Emmanouil Mazonakis,1 Cath Stirling,2 Jenny McClenahan,3 Karen
Booth,3 Neil Heron,3 Colin Geddes.1
1Renal Unit, Western Infirm Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom;
2Renal Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirm, Glasgow, United Kingdom;
3Medical School, Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

SP586
AGE AND CO-MORBIDITY ARE NOT CONTRAINDICATIONS TO
ARTERIO-VENOUS FISTULA CREATION
Baldwin Yeung,1 Robert Mactier,1 Paul Teenan,2 Paul Leiberman,2
Douglas Orr,2 Douglas Gilmour.2
1Renal Unit, 2Dept Vascular Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary,
Glasgow, United Kingdom

SP587
MONITORING VASCULAR ACCESS BY COMBINED DIASCAN®
AND COLORDOPPLER IMAGING
M. Martone, E. Beltram, E. Boer, M. Bosco, P.L. Mattei, N. Miluti-
novic, L. Mian, F. Verzegnassi, G. Boscutti.
Nephrol and Dialysis Unit ASS2 Isontina, Gorizia, Italy

SP588
STENTING IS MOST USEFUL IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
WITH CENTRAL VEIN STENOSIS
Shigehiro Doi,1 Noriaki Yorioka,1 Usui Koji,2 Kenichiro Shigemoto,2
Satoru Harada.2
1Dept Advanced Nephrology, Hiroshima Univ, Hiroshima, Japan;
2Internal Medicine, Harada Hosp, Hiroshima, Japan

SP589
SIMPIFIED MEASUREMENT OF STATIC INTRA-ACCESS PRES-
SURE BY ACCESS ALERT METHOD
Byung Kee Bang, Young Ok Kim, Young Shin Shin, Byung Soo Kim,
Ho Cheol Song, Sun Ae Yoon, Seung Hun Lee, Yong Soo Kim, Suk
Young Kim, Euy Jin Choi, Yoon Sik Chang.
Internal Medicine, Catholic Univ Korea, Seoul, South Korea

SP590
PERCUTANEOUS BALLOON CRYOPLASTY UNDER COLOR
DOPPLER ULTRASOUND GUIDE FOR RECURRENT VENOUS
STENOSES OF HAEMODIALYSIS GRAFTS
Pietro Pozzoni, Giuseppe Bacchini, Elena Rocchi, Francesco Loc-
atelli.
Dept Nephrology and Dialysis, A. Manzoni Hosp, Lecco, Italy

SP591
EFFECT OF PRE-END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE CARE ON USE OF
MEDICAL SERVICES AMONG DIALYSIS PATIENTS IN TAIWAN
Lih-Wen Mau,1 Shang-Jyh Hwang,2 Mei-Ching Chiu,1 Su-Chen
Hwang.3
1Inst Healthcare Administration, 2School Medicine, 3Dept Nursing,
Kaohsiung Medical Univ Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan




186
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP592
COMPARISON BETWEEN STANDARD HEPARIN AND TINZA-
PARIN FOR HAEMODIALYSIS CATHETER LOCK
Josianne Malo,1 Carine Jolicoeur,1 Fannie Theriault,1 Michel Savoie,1
Pierre Chouinard,1 Jean Lachaine,2 Lynne Senecal.3
1Pharmacy Dept, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hosp, Montreal, QC, Can-
ada; 2Pharmacy Fac, Univ Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada; 3Neph-
rology Dept, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hosp, Montreal, QC, Canada

SP593
LONG-TERM OUTCOME OF RADIOCEPHALIC DIALYSIS AC-
CESS CONSTRUCTED WITH VENOUS PATCH TECHNIQUE
Osman Krand,1 Ethem Unal,1 Ibrahim Berber,1 Tunc Yalti,2 Ali Riza
Kiziler,3 Izzet Titiz.1
1Dept First General Surgery & Transpl, Haydarpasa Numune Re-
search & Training Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Dept General Surgery,
KVK American Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey; 3Dept Biophysics, Cerrah-
pasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul Univ, Istanbul, Turkey

SP594
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF VASCULAR ACCESS FLOW SURVEI-
LENCE (10 YEARS OVERVIEW)
Nikolai Krivitski.




                                                                        SUNDAY
Engineering, Transonic Systems Inc., Ithaca, NY, USA

SP595
A PHASE IIa STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY, PHARMACO-
DYNAMICS AND PHARMACOKINETICS OF TGN255 IN STABLE
HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Sophie Combe,1 Richard DSouza,2 Michal Mysliwiec,3 Neal Pad-
manabhan,4 Mark Thomas,5 Giuseppe Villa,6 Eric Will,7 Guy
Patrick,8 Anthony Kennedy.1
1Clin Devel, Trigen, London, UK; 2Exeter Kidney Unit, Royal Devon
& Exeter Hosp, Exeter, UK; 3Nephrology & Transpl, Bialystok Med
Univ, Bialystok, Poland; 4Nephrology, West Infir, Glasgow, UK;
5Glaxo Renal Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hosp, Birmingham,
UK; 6Nephrology, Fond S.Maugeri, Pavia, Italy; 7Renal Medicine, St
James Univ Hosp, Leeds, UK; 8Clinical Research, Premier Research,
Crowthorne, UK; 9Clinical Development, Trigen, London, UK

SP596
PACLITAXEL COATING IMPROVES THE PATENCY OF HEMODI-
ALYSIS GRAFT IN PORCINE MODEL OF GRAFT STENOSIS
Hae Won Jung,1 Byung Ha Lee,2 Kwang Woong Lee,3 Jung Eun
Lee,1 Hye Yeong Nam,4 Hyun Jung Jeon,2 Hyun Jung Lim,4 Jong-
sang Park,4 Jai Young Ko,5 Dae Joong Kim.1
1Div Nephrology, Samsung Med Center, Sungkyunkwan Univ School
Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2Clin Res Center, Samsung Biomedical
Res Inst, Seoul, South Korea; 3Div Vascular Surgery, Samsung Med
Center, Sungkyunkwan Univ School Medicine, Seoul, South Korea;
4Dept Chemistry & Molecular Engineering, Seoul National Univ,
Seoul, South Korea; 5Mitech Co., Seoul, South Korea

SP597
STATINS AND ANTIPLATELET AGENTS COULD PREVENT
VENOUS THROMBOSIS AND INFECTION ASSOCIATED WITH
TEMPORARY HEMODIALYSIS CATHETERS
Eun Hee Jang, Yong-kyun Kim, Dae Joong Kim, Jeong Eun Lee, Woo
Sung Huh, Yoon-Goo Kim, Ha-Young Oh.
Div Nephrology, Dept Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungky-
unkwan Univ, School Medicine, Seoul, South Korea




                                                                  187
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP598
EARLY FAILURE OF ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA IS AN INDE-
PENDENT RISK FACTOR OF CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY
IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Young Ok Kim, Young Shin Shin, Byung Soo Kim, Ho Cheol Song,
Sun Ae Yoon, Seung Hun Lee, Yong Soo Kim, Suk Young Kim, Euy
Jin Choi, Yoon Sik Chang, Byung Kee Bang.
Internal Medicine, Catholic Univ Korea, Seoul, South Korea

SP599
EARLY EXPERIENCES OF INTRAOPERATIVE ULTRASOUND
GUIDED ANGIOPLASTY OF THE ARTERIAL STENOSIS DURING
UPPER LIMB A-V FISTULA CREATION
Marcello Napoli,1 Antonio Montinaro,2 Francesco Russo,1 Antonio De
Pascalis,1 Alberto Mazzotta,1 Paolo Patruno,1 Erasmo Buongiorno.1
1Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 2Interventional Cardiology
and Haemodynamics, V. Fazzi Hospital, Lecce, Italy

SP600
RESTENOSIS AFTER PERCUTANEOUS TREATMENT OF NATIVE
HEMODIALYSIS FISTULAS: A SINGLE CENTRE EXPERIENCE
S. Pini,1 G.P. Pinotti,2 L. Manenti,1 E. Costantino,1 D. Danisi,1 B.
Oliva,1 E. Prati,1 G Bonini,2 A. Testori.1
1Dialysis Unit, 2Radiology Unit, Az Osp, Desenzano del Garda, Brescia,
Italy

SP601
700 NATIVE ARTERY VENOUS FISTULES IN OUR UNIT IN THE
LAST 11 YEARS
Jesus Cebollada Muro,1 Francisco Martin Marin,1 Juan Antonio
Abascal Ruiz,2 Eduardo Fiat Gracia,3 Rafael Alvarez Lipe,1 Rafael
Fernandez Santos,4 Lidia Giron Sese.5
1Nephrology, 2Med Prev, 3Statistic Unit, Univ, Zaragoza, Spain;
4Med Prev, 5Statistic, Health Studies CEYDES, Zaragoza, Spain

SP602
ROUTINE VENOGRAPHY BEFORE THE FISRST NEEDLING IN
HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Sun Ae Yoon,1 Young Ok Kim,1 Yoo Dong Won,2 Young Soo Kim,1
Young Shin Shin,1 Ho Cheol Song,1 Yong Soo Kim,1 Suk Young
Kim,1 Euy Jin Choi,1 Yoon Sik Chang,1 Byung Kee Bang.1
1Internal Med, 2Radiology, Catholic Univ Korea, Seoul, South Korea

SP603
THE ACCURACY OF DRIP CHAMBER METHOD IN MEASURING
STATIC INTRA-ACCESS PRESSURE: COMPARISON WITH AC-
CESS ALERT METHOD
Suk Young Kim, Young Ok Kim, Young Shin Shin, Mi Jung Shin, Ho
Cheol Song, Sun Ae Yoon, Seung Hun Lee, Yong Soo Kim, Euy Jin
Choi, Yoon Sik Chang, Byung Kee Bang
Internal Medicine, Catholic Univ Korea, Seoul, South Korea

SP604
CFD STUDY OF LOCAL HEMODYNAMICS IN THE ARTERO-VE-
NOUS FISTULA DURING HEMODIALYSIS
Andrea Ciandrini,1 Carlo Alberto Lodi,2 Raffaele Galato,3 Maria Sole
Fattori,3 Silvio Cavalcanti.1
1Dept Electronics, System and Computer Science, Univ Bologna,
Bologna, Italy; 2R&D Monitor Div, Gambro Dasco S.p.A, Medolla,
MO, Italy; 3Nephrology Div, San Carlo Clinic, Paderno Dugnano,
MI, Italy




188
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP605
VASCULAR ACCESS AND MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN
HAEMODIALYSIS: EVIDENCES FROM THE RISCAVID STUDY
Massimiliano Migliori, Stefano De Pietro, Francesco P. Ferrandello,
Fabrizio Dazzi, Mauro Aloisi.
U.O.C. Nefrologia e Dialisi, ASL 12 Viareggio Osp Versilia, Lido di
Camaiore, Lucca, Italy




                                                                      SUNDAY




                                                                189
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

 END STAGE DISEASE TREATMENT OPTIONS

SP606
THE EFFECT OF GLUCOSE ADDED TO THE DIALYSIS FLUID ON
BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD GLUCOSE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN
HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS. A PLACEBO CONTROLLED CROSS-
OVER TRIAL. LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE WITH GLUCOSE IN
DIALYSIS WATER
Maren Sangill,1 Erling B. Pedersen.2
1Dept Medical Research and Medicine, Holstebro Hosp, Holstebro,
Denmark; 2Dept Medical Research and Medicine, Holstebro Hosp
and Aarhus Univ, Holstebro, Denmark

SP607
DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF PARICALCITOL AND CALCITRIOL
ON INTESTINAL CALCIUM ABSORPTION IN HEMODIALYSIS
PATIENTS
Richard Lund,1 Jin Tian,2 Joel Melnick,2 Michael Amdahl,2 Laura
Williams,2 Robert Heaney.1
1Creighton Univ Medical Center, Creighton Univ, Omaha, NE, USA;
2Renal Global Project Team, Abbott, Abbott Park, IL, USA

SP608
PHOSPHATES BEHAVIOUR IN SHORT DAILY HEMODIALYSIS
Nguyen-Khoa Man,1 Jules Traeger,1 Roula Galland,1 Christine
Cleaud,1 Bernard Bene.2
1Association Utilisation Rein Artificiel, Lyon, France; 2Gambro Re-
search applied, Lyon, France

SP609
SPECIALIST DIALYSIS REHABILITATION PROGRAMS MAY LIM-
IT THE NEED FOR NURSING HOME CARE IN OLDER DIALYSIS
PATIENTS
Marilyn Li, Gary Naglie, Sarbjit Vanita Jassal.
Fac Medicine, Univ Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

SP610
NON-DIALYTIC THERAPY FOR ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH
END-STAGE KIDNEY DISEASE: A 6-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE SUR-
VIVAL ANALYSIS
Allister Williams, Elizabeth Davies, Mick Kumwenda, Alistair Douglas.
Dept Renal Medicine, Glan Clwyd Hosp, Bodelwyddan, UK

SP611
PATIENTS AGE 70 AND OLDER STARTING RRT: INFLUENCE OF
AGE AND DISTANCE FROM THE DIALYSIS CENTER
Iñigo Moina, Angela Magaz, Maria Teresa Rodrigo, Ramón Saracho,
Isabel Gimeno, Ildefonso Lampreabe, Gorka García Erauzkin, Javier
Arrieta.
Basque Country Renal Registry, Bilbao, Spain

SP612
PATIENTS SURVIVAL ON SHORT DAILY HEMODIALYSIS
Roula Galland, Jules Traeger, Ehsan Delawari, Nourredine Boumed-
jel, Walid Arkouche, Ignace M’pio, Maurice Laville.
Association Utilisation Rein Artificiel, Lyon, France

SP613
QUALITY OF LIFE ON RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY: COM-
PARISON BETWEEN HEMODIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANT PA-
TIENTS
Ricardo Neto,1 Susana Sampaio,1 Susana Fonseca,2 Jose Madureira,1
Gerardo Oliveira,1 Manuel Pestana.1
1Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Psychiatry, Hosp Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal


190
  POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

  SP614
  THE EFFECT OF DIALYSIS MODALITY ON 5YEAR MORBIDITY
  AND MORTALITY
  Paraskevi Tseke, Emilios Andrikos, Olga Balafa, Afrodite Tsinta,
  Efthimios Pappas, Elisabeth Kokkolou, George Sferopoulos, Michael
  Pappas.
  Nephrology, General Hosp G. Hatzikosta, Ioannina, Greece


 SP615
  PROTEOMIC     ANALYSIS OF HEMO- AND PERITONEAL DIA-
  LYSATE FLUIDS: COMPARISON OF PROTEINS DIALYSED WITH
  HIGH, LOW FLUX FILTERS AND THE PERITONEAL MEM-
  BRANE
  Hassan Dihazi,1 Claudia A. Mueller, Abdul R. Asif, Harry Mattes,
  Gerhard A. Mueller.
  1Dept Nephrology and Rheumatology, Univ Med Center, Goettin-
  gen, Germany; 2Section Transplantation-Immunology and Immuno-
  hematology, Center Internal Medicine, Tuebingen, Germany; 3Dept
  Clinical Chemistry, Univ Med Center, Goettingen, Germany

  SP616
  THE ECONOMIC BURDEN OF END STAGE RENAL DISEASE IN
  GREECE




                                                                        SUNDAY
  P.C. Stafylas,1 P.A. Sarafidis,1 A.N. Lasaridis,1 D.M. Grekas,1 N.V.
  Dombros,1 E. Tsakni,2 D. Gakis,2,3 V.H. Aletras,4 D.A. Niakas.5
  1First Dept Medicine, AHEPA Univ Hosp, 2Organ Transpl Unit,
  Hippokration Hosp, 3AHEPA Univ Hosp, Aristotle Univ, Thessalo-
  niki, Greece; 4Dept Business Admin, Univ Macedonia, Thessaloniki,
  Greece; 5Fac Social Sciences, Hellenic Open Univ, Patra, Greece

  SP617
  HAS CAPD MODALITY A BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON PERIPHERAL
  VASCULAR DISEASE (PVD)?
  YoungSook Lee,1 MinOk Kim,1 Hyun-Jung Kim,1 KyuBok Choi.2
  1Div Nephrology, Eulji Univ Hosp, Daejeon, South Korea; 2Div Neph-
  rology, Ewha Womans Univ College Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

  SP618
  COMPARISON OF MORTALITY OF HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  WITH GENERAL POPULATION: EFFECT OF AGE
  Erwin Fleischmann, Robert Auner, Roland Schmieder.
  Dept Internal Medicine 4, Univ Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Ger-
  many

  SP619
  A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF RADIOLOGICAL PREVALENCE
  AND MORBIDITY ASSOCIATED WITH B2-MICROGLOBULIN
  AMYLOIDOSIS IN A CHRONIC HAEMODIALYSIS POPULATION
  David Ferenbach,1 Caroline Ferguson,2 Alistair Forrester,3 Cameron
  Mann,4 Michael Boulton-Jones.2
  1Centre Inflammation Res, Univ Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; 2Re-
  nal Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirm, Glasgow, UK; 3Dept Radiology,
  Hairmyres Hosp, East Kilbride, UK; 4Inst Neurological Sciences,
  Southern General Hosp, Glasgow, UK

  SP620
  EFFICACY OF LANTHANUM CARBONATE MONOTHERAPY IN
  DIALYSIS PATIENTS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVING ALTERNATIVE
  PHOSPHATE-BINDER THERAPY
  Alastair Hutchison,1 Maggie Gill.2
  1Renal Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United King-
  dom; 2Shire Pharmaceutical Development Ltd, Basingstoke, United
  Kingdom




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                    POSTERS

SP621
MEDICATION IN CHRONIC DIALYSIS: RESULTS OF THE EURO-
PEAN PRACTICE DATABASE
Monique M. Elseviers,1 Jean-Yves De Vos,2 Maurice Harrington,3
the Research Board of EDTNA.
1Fac Medicine, Univ Antwerp, Belgium; 2Nephrology, AZ Werken
Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium; 3Nephrology, Salford Royal Hosp NHS
Trust, Salford, United Kingdom

SP622
THE DPC IMMULITE INTACT PTH ASSAY YIELDS PTH VALUES
~ 40% HIGHER THAN THE DPC IRMA INTACT PTH ASSAY
Tom Cantor.
President & Founder, Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc., Santee, CA,
USA

SP623
A STUDY OF CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL DI-
ALYSIS AND MAINTENANCE HEMODIALYSIS IN END STAGE
RENAL DISEASE
Upendran Binu, Avadiammal Vimala, George Jacob, Karunan Kan-
nampyil, L. Manju, Pisharody Ramdas.
Dept Nephrology, Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India




192
POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

                   HAEMODIALYSIS 1


SP624
SALIVARY pH IN CKD PATIENTS AND EFFECT OF HEMODIALYSIS
Jacek Borawski,1 Magdalena Wilczynska-Borawska,2 Wanda
Stokowska,2 Michal Mysliwiec.1
1Dept Nephrology & Transplantology Dialysis Unit, 2Dept Stomatol-
ogy & Periodontics, Medical Univ, Bialystok, Poland

SP625
HOMOCYSTEINE REDUCTION RATE IN DIALYSIS PATIENTS
ON INTERNAL HEMODIAFILTRATION, ON-LINE HEMODIAFIL-
TRATION AND HEMODIAFILTRATION WITH ENDOGENOUS
FILTRATE REINFUSION
Marco Righetti, GianMichele Ferrario, Paola Serbelloni, Silvana Mi-
lani, Adalberto Tommasi.
Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Vimercate Hosp, Vimercate, MI, Italy

SP626
CONSISTENCY OF SERUM LEVELS OF ALBUMIN AND C-REAC-
TIVE PROTEIN IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS




                                                                      SUNDAY
Su-Chen Yang,1 Shu-Chen Huang,1 Chiu-Mei Lee,1 Shu-Fen Chen,1
Shih-Ping Hsu.2
1Dept Nursing, 2Dept Int Med, Far Eastern Memorial Hosp, Taipei,
Taiwan

SP628
UNDERESTIMATION OF DIALYSATE SODIUM CONCENTRA-
TION IN UREMIC PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS
Jyh-Chang Hwang, Hsiann-Yih Wang, Meng-Liang Chen, Wei-Chih
Kan, Charn-Ting Wang.
Div Nephrology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan

SP629
DURATION OF THE SERUM PTH LEVEL DECREASE AFTER HE-
MODIAFILTRATION
Mykola Kulyzkyi.
Nephrology and Dialysis, Inst Nephrology, Kiev, Ukraine

SP630
APPLICATION OF HIGH CONCENTRATION SODIUM CITRATE
IN REGULAR HEMODIALYSIS WITH DIALYSATE CONTAINING
CALCIUM
Chaoyang Ye, Shu Rong, Wencheng Fu.
Nephrology, Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai, China

SP631
NASAL CARRIAGE OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLO-
COCCUS AUREUS IN OUTCLINIC HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Helmut Schiffl, Gabi Riedelsdorf, Stephan R. Lederer.
KfH Nierenzentrum München-Laim, Munich, Germany

SP632
TOCOPHEROL OF PLASMA IN URAEMIC PATIENTS TREATED
WITH CHRONIC HAEMODIALYSIS
Fatyma Tugusheva,1 Irina Zubina,1 Vladimir Dobronravov.2
1Inst Nephrology, 2Chair Propeudutics, State Medical Univ named
after Pavlov I.P., Saint Petersburg, Russia, Russian Federation




                                                                193
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP633
ELEVATED RESISTIN IS RELATED TO INFLAMMATION AND
RESIDUAL RENAL FUNCTION IN HEMODIALYZED PATIENTS
Jolanta Malyszko,1 Jacek Malyszko,1 Piotr Kozminski,2 Krystyna
Pawlak,1 Michal Mysliwiec.1
1Nephrol, Medical Univ, Bialystok, Poland; 2Dialysis Unit, Reg
Hosp, Dzialdowo, Poland

SP634
CHANGES IN QUALITY OF LIFE (QoL) AND ILLNESS REPRESEN-
TATIONS IN A HAEMODIALYSIS (HD) POPULATION - A LONGI-
TUDINAL STUDY
Anca Seica, Adrian Covic, Paul Gusbeth-Tatomir, Maria Covic.
Dialysis and Renal Transpl Ctr, Parhon Univ Hosp, Iasi, Romania

SP635
L-CARNITINE MAY DECREASE PLATELET ACTIVATION RESPONSE
WITH PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE EXPOSURE IN CHRONIC URAEMIA
Vittorio Sirolli,1 Moreno Di Cesare,1 Luigi Amoroso,1 Uwe Brum-
mer,1 Patrizia Muscianese,1 Enrico D’Andrea,1 Paolo Palladinetti,1
Walter Bisello,1 Ilenia Mammarella,1 Arduino Arduini,2 Mario
Bonomini.1
1Dept Med, G. d’Annunzio Univ, Chieti, Italy; 2Iperboreal Pharma
srl, Pescara

SP636
C- REACTIVE PROTEIN DISTINGUISHES FUNCTIONAL IRON
DEFICIENCY FROM INFLAMMATORY IRON BLOCKADE IN
CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Carlos Abaete de los Santos, Ivan Carlos Antonello, Carlos Eduardo
Poli de Figueiredo.
Fac Medicina, Pontificia Univ Catolica R. G. do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio
Grande do Sul, Brazil

SP637
EFFECT OF LOVASTATIN ON HIGH-SENSITIVITY C-REACTIVE
PROTEIN AND HEMOGLOBIN IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS.
Farrokh Lagha Ahmadi,1 Khadijeh Eslami,1 Sima Maziar,2 Mahboob
Lessan-Pezeshki,1 Mohamad Reza Khatami,1 Mitra Mahdavi-Maz-
deh,1 Effat Razeghi,3 Sepideh Seifi,1 Mohamd Reza Abasi.1
1Tehran Univ Medical Science, Immam Khomeni Hosp, Tehran, Iran;
2Tehran Univ Medical Science, Amir- Alam Hosp, Tehran, Iran; 3Te-
hran Univ Medical Science, Sina Hosp, Tehran, Iran

SP638
EFFECT OF STATINS ON CHRONIC DIALYSIS PATIENTS’ SURVIVAL
Michal Berdych, Petr Taborsky.
Dialysis Centre, FMC, Prague, Czech Republic

SP639
EFFECT OF THE SUPER-FLUX CELLULOSE TRIACETATE DIA-
LYZER MEMBRANE ON THE REMOVAL OF NON-PROTEIN
BOUND AND PROTEIN BOUND UREMIC SOLUTES
Rita De Smet,1 Annemieke Dhondt,1 Sunny Eloot,2 Francesco Galli,3
Raymond Vanholder.1
1Nephrology, Univ Hosp Gent, Gent, Belgium; 2Hydraulics Lab Inst Bi-
omed Technol, Gent, Belgium; 3Int Med, Univ Perugia, Perugia, Italy

SP640
CIRCULATING ENDOTHELIAL AND PLATELET MICROPARI-
CLES IN END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE PATIENTS TREATED
WITH HEMODIALYSIS
Sherief Labib,1 Nahed Abd Elrazek.2
1Internal Medicine-Nephrology Div, 2Clinical Pathology, Suez Canal
Univ Fac Medicine, Ismailia, Egypt



194
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP641
SOLUBLE ADHESION MOLECULES AS MARKERS OF BIOCOM-
PATIBILITY IN PATIENTS ON CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS (HD)
Kinga Musial,1 Danuta Zwolinska,1 Dorota Polak-Jonkisz,1 Krystyna
Szprynger,2 Maria Szczepanska.2
1Dept Pediatric Nephrology, Wroclaw Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Po-
land; 2Dept Pediatrics, Clinic Nephrology, Endocrinology and Meta-
bolic Diseases Childhood, Silesian School Medicine, Zabrze, Poland

SP642
EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDIES WITH A NEW MA-
CHINE DESIGNED FOR DAILY DIALYSIS
Jules Traeger,1 Roula Galland,1 Laurent Juillard,2 Maurice Laville,2
Eric Vincent,3 Jeanne-Marie Bonnet,4 Richard Hadden.5
1Association Utilisation Rein Artificiel, Lyon, France; 2Nephrology,
E Herriot Hosp, Lyon, France; 3Creative Eurecom, St Barthelemy,
France; 4Physiology Unit, Ecole Nat Vétér, Marcy l’étoile, France;
5Univ Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, MS, USA

SP643
VERY STRONG CORRELATION BETWEEN ESRD PATIENTS’
QUALITY OF LIFE AND MOOD DISORDERS - BASED ON 1215
OBSERVATIONS




                                                                       SUNDAY
Bartosz J. Sapilak,1 Andrzej Steciwko,1 Monika Melon,2 Agnieszka
Mastalerz-Migas,1 Malgorzata Grotowska,1 Cyprian Kozyra.3
1Dept Family Medicine, Wroclaw Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland;
2Dept Reumatology, IVth Milit Hosp Policlinic, Wroclaw, Poland;
3Dept Statistics, Wroclaw Univ Economics, Wroclaw, Poland

SP644
DOES C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP) SINGLE TIME POINT OR
TIME COURSE MEASUREMENT PREDICT MORTALITY IN
CHRONIC HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS?
Paola Mesiano, Andrea Serra, Marcella Rocchietti, Giovanni Iacono,
Tommaso Fidelio, Vincenza Calitri, Maria Carla Deabate, Carolina
Licata, Gian Piero Sancipriano, Berta Scalzo, Silvana Savoldi.
Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, ASL 6, Ciriè, Turin, Italy

SP645
UNIQUE DATA REVEAL MODEL EVOLUTION OF HD PATIENTS
QUALITY OF LIFE AND DEPRESSION
Bartosz J. Sapilak,1 Andrzej Steciwko,1 Monika Melon,2 Agnieszka
Mastalerz-Migas,1 Dominika Reksa,1 Cyprian Kozyra.3
1Dept Family Medicine, Wroclaw Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland;
2Dept Reumatology, IVth Military Hosp Policlinic, Wroclaw, Poland;
3Dept Statistics, Wroclaw Univ Economics, Wroclaw, Poland

SP646
BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY - THE MOST POPULAR SCALE
FOR ESTIMATING HD PATIENTS’ DEPRESSION IS AN IMPROP-
ER ONE
Bartosz J. Sapilak,1 Andrzej Steciwko,1 Monika Melon,2 Agnieszka
Mastalerz-Migas,1 Urszula Grata-Borkowska.1
1Dept Family Medicine, Wroclaw Medical Univ, Wroclaw, Poland;
2Dept Reumatology, IVth Mil Hosp Policlinic, Wroclaw, Poland

SP647
LOW DOSE INTRADERMAL VACCINATION IS SUPERIOR TO
HIGH DOSE INTRAMUSCULAR VACCINATION FOR HEPATITIS
B IN UNRESPONSIVE HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Hasan Micozkadioglu,1 Aysegul Zumrutdal,1 Dilek Torun,1 Siren
Sezer,2 Nurhan Ozdemir,2 Mehmet Haberal.3
1Nephrology, Baskent Univ School of Medicine, Hosp Adana, Adana,
Turkey; 2Nephrology, 3General Surgery, Baskent Univ School Medi-
cine, Ankara, Turkey



                                                                 195
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                     POSTERS

SP648
TEN YEARS SURVIVAL AND MORTALITY RISK FACTORS
AMONG CHRONIC DIALYSIS PATIENTS IN AN ITALIAN RE-
GION
Anteo Di Napoli, Domenico Di Lallo, Patrizio Pezzotti, Claudia
Trivelloni, Gabriella Guasticchi.
Lazio Dialysis Registry, Agency Public Health Lazio Region, Rome,
Italy

SP649
SERUM OXIDIZED-LDL IS INVERSELY CORRELATED TO TEL-
OMERASE ACTIVITY IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD MONONUCLEAR
CELLS OF HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
George Tsirpanlis,1 Stylianos Chatzipanagiotou,2 Fotini Boufidou,2
Vasileios Kordinas,2 Margarita Zoga,2 Fotini Alevyzaki,1 Kyriaki
Stamatelou,3 Polyxeni Vamvakari,1 Eleni Sakka,1 Chrysoula Nico-
laou.2
1Nephrology, General Hosp Athens, Athens, Greece; 2Medical Bio-
pathology, Eginition Hosp, Medical School, Univ Athens, Athens,
Greece; 3Renal Unit, Blue Cross Hosp, Athens, Greece




196
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

                   HAEMODIALYSIS 2

SP650
OUTCOME, PROGNOSIS FACTORS AND ANTIRETROVIRAL
PRESCRIPTIONS IN FRENCH HIV HEMODIALYZED PATIENTS
Jerome Tourret,1 Isabelle Tostivint,1 Sophie Tezenas du Montcel,2
Svetlana Karie,1 Cecile Vigneau,3 Gilbert Deray,1 Corinne Isnard
Bagnis.1
1Nephrology Dept, 2Bio-Statistics and Medical Information Dept,
Groupe Hosp Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France; 3Nephrology Dept,
Hop Tenon, Paris, France

SP651
ISSUE OF MENOPAUSE IN HEMODIALYSIS FEMALE PATIENTS
Oskar Zakiyanov,1 Michaela Duskova,1,2 Sylvie Dusilova Sulkova,1
Vladimir Polakovic,1 Hana Kvasnickova,2 Luboslav Starka.2
1Dept Internal Medicine Strahov, First Fac Medicine Charles Univ
and General Univ Hosp, Prague, Czech Republic; 2Inst Endocrinol-
ogy, Prague, Czech Republic

SP652
GABAPENTIN TREATMENT FOR URAEMIC PRURITUS IN




                                                                       SUNDAY
HAEMODIALYSED PATIENTS
Christos N. Balodimos, Chrysanthi J. Petropoulou, Adamantia N.
Aretha, Vasiliki Kapompasi, Georgios N. Triantafyllou.
Dept Nephrology, General Hosp Pirgos, Pirgos, Greece

SP653
STUDY OF SLEEPING DISORDERS AMONG END STAGE RENAL
DISEASE PATIENTS ON MAINTENANCE HEMODIALYSIS: DOES
HEMODIALYSIS IMPROVE THESE DISORDERS?
Hala El-Wakil,1 Yasser Neanaa,1 Seham Hafez,2 Mohammed Ham-
dy,3 Mona Shaffie.1
1Internal Medicine Dept (Nephrology Unit), 2Cardiopulmonary
Dept, 3Neurology and Psychiatry Dept, Fac Medicine, Alexandria
Univ, Alexandria, Egypt

SP654
LYMPHOCYTE SUBSETS IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH
CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENY
Farida A. Farid,1 Mohammad Salah E. Faheem,1 Ihab Z. El-Hakim,1
Hanaa A. Amer,2 Eslam M. Aly.1
1Pediatrics, 2Clinical Pathology, Fac Medicine, Ain Shams Univ,
Cairo, Egypt

SP655
ORAL DELIVERY OF MICROENCAPSULATED ENZYMES AND
ENGINEERED CELLS FOR THE REMOVAL OF NON-PROTEIN
NITROGEN COMPOUNDS: IN-VITRO AND PRELIMINARY IN-
VIVO STUDIES
Michael Lysaght, Jan Bruder, Jill O’Loughlin.
Biomedical Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

SP656
INVOLVEMENT OF SYMPATHETIC OVERACTIVITY IN SYSTO-
LIC HYPERTENSION IN NONDIABETIC HEMODIALYSIS PA-
TIENTS
Masato Nishimura,1 Masaki Murase,2 Tetsuya Hashimoto,3 Hiroy-
uki Kobayashi,3 Satoru Yamazaki,3 Koji Okino,4 Hakuo Takahashi,5
Toshihiko Ono.3
1Cardiovascular Div, 2Dept Internal Med, 3Dept Urology, 4Dept
Surgery, Toujinkai Hospital, Kyoto, Japan; 5Dept Clinical Sciences &
Laboratory Med, Kansai Medical Univ, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan




                                                                 197
  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

  SP657
  COMPARISONAL MANAGEMENT OF HEMODIALYSIS CATHE-
  TER RELATED INFECTION WITH AND WITHOUT AN ADJUNC-
  TIVE ANTIBIOTIC LOCK SOLUTION
  Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi, Mohammd M. Aghazadeh, Soheyla Fili
  Oskuii, Mohammdali Mohajel Soja, Mohammadreza Khalilzadeh.
  Internal Med, Univ Medical Sciences, Tabriz, East Azarbayjan, Iran

  SP658
  PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDERS IN RELATION TO PARAMETERS
  OF DIALYSIS ADEQUACY
  Mohamed Ibrahim,1 Magda Zakaria,1 Ismail Mohamed,2 Mohamed
  Ghanem,3 Manal Safieldin,4 Wahid Elsaid.1
  1Nephrology, Ainshams Univ, Cairo, Egypt; 2Nephrology, Elsahl
  Hosp, Cairo, Egypt; 3Psychiatry, Ainshams Univ, Cairo, Egypt; 4Ne-
  phrology, Manshiet El Bakry Hosp, Cairo, Egypt

  SP659
  LOSS OF HEPATITIS B IMMUNITY EITHER NATURALLY AC-
  QUIRED OR AFTER VACCINATION IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Ioannis Tsouchnikas,1 Kyriaki Xanthopoulou,1 Evangelia Dounou-
  si,1 Vasilis Thomoglou,2 Anthi Kandili,2 Rafail Papadopoulos,1 Va-
  siliki Kiatou,1 Dimitrios Tsakiris.1
  1Nephrology, 2Biopathology, General Hosp Veria, Veria, Greece

  SP660
  URIC ACID, PARATHORMONE AND INSULIN RESISTANCE IN
  HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Nikolaos Kaperonis, Eleftheria Ferentinou, Michaela Ursu, George
  Ntatsis, Filippos Karakasis, Dimitra Biblaki, John Karabinis, Vasileia
  Siapera, Athanasios Karabatsos, Nikolaos Papagalanis.
  Nephrology Dept, Red Cross Hosp, Athens, Greece

  SP661
  REDUCED EXPRESSION OF TOLL-LIKE RECEPTORS 2 AND 4 ON
  MONOCYTES AND ALTERATION OF BALANCE BETWEEN TWO
  FUNCTIONAL SUBSETS OF DENDRITIC CELLS IN HEMODIALY-
  SIS PATIENTS
  Minoru Ando, Jun Nakagawa, Asuka Shibuya.
  Dept Nephrology, Tokyo Metrop Komagome Hosp, Tokyo, Japan


 SP662EFFECTS
  THE              OF EXERCISE TRAINING ON NON-INVASIVE
  VARIABLES FOR CARDIAC RISK STRATIFICATION IN HEMODI-
  ALYSIS PATIENTS
  Evangelia Kouidi,1 Athanasios Sioulis,2 Georgia Koukouvou,1 Eras-
  mia Konstantinidou,1 Dimitrios Grekas,2 Asterios Deligiannis.1
  1Lab Sports Medicine, 2A’ Internal Medicine Clinic-Renal Unit, Aris-
  totle Univ, Thessaloniki, Greece

  SP663
  INTRACOMPARTMENT PHOSPHORUS KINETIC DURING THE
  1ST HOUR OF DIALYSIS SESSION
  Konstantinos Katopodis,1 Peter Nikolopoulos,1 Anna Chala,2 Ioanna
  Vlachou,3 Lamprini Symba,1 Vasiliki Christogianni,1 Konstantinos
  Seferiadis,3 Kostas Siamopoulos.1
  1Dept Nephrology, Univ Hosp Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 2Child
  Health Institute, Univ Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; 3Biochemistry
  Lab, Univ Hosp Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

  SP664
  DETERMINANTS OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AND INSULIN
  RESISTANCE IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
  Hung-Chun Chen, Jinn-Yuh Guh.
  Dept Nephrology, Kaohsiung Medical Univ, Kaohsiung, Taiwan



  198
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP665
EFFECT OF VITAMIN D ANALOGUES IN THE PLASMA BRAIN
NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODI-
ALYSIS WITH SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM
Maria Nikodimopoulou, Spiridon Liakos, Stergios Kapoulas, Dimi-
trios Grekas.
Renal Unit, AHEPA Univ Hosp, Thessaloniki, Greece

SP666
USEFULNESS OF HIGH RESOLUTION CT SCAN(HRCT) CHEST
IN IDENTIFYING EARLY TUBERCULOUS PULMONARY LE-
SIONS IN PRETRANSPLANT PATIENTS - A PROSPECTIVE IN-
DIAN STUDY
R. Balasubramaniyam, K. Premanand, Bibekanandapanda, V.R. Nirmala.
Nephrology, K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Institute,
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

SP667
EXERCISE TOLERANCE IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ON REGULAR
HEMODIALYSIS AND THE EFFECT OF L-CARNITINE
Ihab Z. El-Hakim,1 Hanan M. Ibrahim,1 Amal Z. Abdel Halim.2
1Dept Pediatrics, 2Dept Clinical Pathology, Fac Medicine, Ain Shams
Univ, Cairo, Egypt




                                                                        SUNDAY
SP668
INTERDIALYTIC WEIGHT GAIN AND SURVIVAL IN HAEMODI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS
Helena Viana, Cristina Resina, João Lopes, Alexandra Guerra, Teixeira
Costa, Ana Lobos, Aura Ramos, Francisco Remédio, Francisco Ribeiro.
Clínica Doenças Renais, Lisbon, Portugal

SP669
THE IMPAIRED IMMUNE RESPOSE TO HEPATITIS B VACCINA-
TION IN CRF DIALYZED PATIENTS IS RELATED TO SERUM ZINC
Nader Nouri-Majelan.
Dept Nephrology, Sadoughi Medical Univ, Yazd, Iran

SP670
PAIN IN THE HAEMODIALYSIS POPULATION: INCIDENCE
AND IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE
Gary Campbell, Simon Lines, Lynn Ridley, Colin Jones, David Worth.
Renal Unit, York District Hospital, York, United Kingdom

SP671
PARATHYROID GLANDS HYPERPLASIA AND CARDIOVASCU-
LAR RISK IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
Erika Biassoli, Ilaria Petrucci, Mario Meola.
Nephrology and Dialysis, Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy

SP672
PREDICTORS OF LONG-TERM SURVIVAL IN HEMODIALYSIS
(HD) PATIENTS WITH ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA (AVF): A 7
YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Nicola Tessitore,1 William Mantovani,2 Valeria Bedogna,1 Antonella
Impedovo,1 Carmelo Loschiavo,1 Antonio Lupo,1 Albino Poli.2
1Div Nefrologia, Verona, Italy; 2Dip Medicina e Sanità Pubblica,
Univ Verona, Verona, Italy

SP673
SEXUAL DISORDERS AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS ON
DIALYSIS
Michal Lew-Starowicz,2 Krzysztof Kanecki,1 Piotr Tyszko,1 Ryszard
Gellert.1,2
1Dept Health Care, Inst Social Med Warsaw Medical Univ, Warsaw, Po-
land; 2Dept Int Med and Nephrology, Bielanski Hosp, Warsaw, Poland



                                                                  199
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP674
ARE PATIENTS DIALYSING AT SATELLITE RENAL UNITS (SUs)
IN THE UK A SELECTED MORE STABLE GROUP OF HD PA-
TIENTS WHEN COMPARED WITH THE MAIN UNIT (MU)?
A.V.R. Rao,1 D. van Schalkwyk,1 S.J. Davis,2 T.G. Feest,1 D. Ansell.1
1UK Renal Registry, Southmead Hosp, Bristol, United Kingdom;
2Renal Medicine, Univ Hosp North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent,
United Kingdom

SP675
REMOVAL OF SERUM FREE LIGHT CHAINS BY HAEMODIALY-
SIS IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Colin Hutchison,1 Paul Cockwell,1 Steven Reid,2 Katie Chandler,2
Graham Mead,2 Arthur Bradwell.2
1Nephrology, Univ Hosp Birmingham, Birmingham, United King-
dom; 2Immunology, Univ Birmingham, Birmingham, United King-
dom

SP676
FREE LIGHT CHAIN REMOVAL FROM SERUM BY HAEMOFIL-
TRATION AND HAEMODIALYSIS: A COMPARISON OF DIALY-
SIS MEMBRANES IN VITRO
Steven Reid,1 Katie Chandler,1 Colin Hutchison,2 John Harrison,2
Paul Cockwell,2 Graham Mead,1 Arthur Bradwell.3
1The Binding Site Ltd, Birmingham, United Kingdom; 2Dept Ne-
phrology, Univ Hosp Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom;
3Dept Immunology, Univ Birmingham, Birmingham, United King-
dom

SP677
AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON ON RRT (RENAL RE-
PLACEMENT THERAPY) COST ACCORDING TO GNI (GROSS
NATIONAL INCOME) COUNTRY GROUPS
Hideo Hidai.
Dept Urology, Yokohama Dai-ichi Hosp, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Ja-
pan




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              HAEMO(DIA)FILTRATION

SP678
REDUCTION OF DIALYSATE SODIUM CONCENTRATION US-
ING CONVENTIONAL HD OR PRESCRIBED END DIALYSIS
PLASMA CONDUCTIVITY (DIACONTROL®)
Nicholas Selby, Maarten Taal, Christopher McIntyre.
Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City Hosp, Derby, United Kingdom

SP679
EFFECT OF HEMODIAFILTRATION WITH ON-LINE REGENERA-
TION OF ULTRAFILTRATE (HFR) ON OXIDATIVE STRESS IN DI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS
Lorenzo Calò,1 Agostino Naso,2 Gianni Carraro,2 Mary Lou Wrat-
ten,3 Elisa Pagnin,1 Lara Bertipaglia,1 Antonio Piccoli,4 Angela
D’Angelo,4 Carmelo Cascone.2
1Clin Exp Med-Clinica Medica 4, Univ Padova, Padova, Italy; 2Ne-
phrology II, Azienda Osped Padova, Padova, Italy; 3Medical Affairs,
Bellco, Mirandola, Italy; 4Nephrology I, Univ Padova, Padova, Italy

SP680
DERMATAN SULPHATE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO HEPARIN FOR




                                                                      SUNDAY
ANTICOAGULATION IN CONTINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT
THERAPY
Corrado Vitale,1 Claudio Verdecchia,2 Cristiana Bagnis,1 Marco
Ganzaroli,2 Giovanni Giorcelli,1 Martino Marangella.1
1Nephrology Unit, 2Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Mauriziano
Hosp, Turin, Italy

SP681
INFLUENCE OF CVVHDF ON HEMODYNAMICS, ELECTRO-
LYTIC AND NITROGEN METABOLISM CHANGES IN PATIENTS
WITH HEPATORENAL SYNDROME
Irina Alexandrova, Elsa Pervakova, Lyubov Donova, Sergey Rey.
Dept Acute Endotoxicosis Treatment, Sclyfosovsky Scientific Re-
search Inst Emergency Medicine, Moscow, Russian Federation

SP682
REGIONAL CITRATE ANTICOAGULATION IN CONTINUOUS
VENO-VENOUS HEMOFILTRATION USING COMMERCIAL
PREPARATIONS
Sandeep Munjal, A. Ahsan Ejaz.
Div Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, Univ Florida,
Gainesville, FL, USA

SP683
EXRACORPOREAL BLOOD PURIFICATION (ECBP) IN ADULT
RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (ARDS)
Visweswar Reddy Pachipala.
Nephrology, Bollineni Superspeciality Hosp, Nellore, Andhra
Pradesh, India

SP684
SUCCESSFUL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM OF PRODUCTION
OF SUBSTITUTION FLUID FOR ON-LINE HEMODIAFILTRA-
TION (REPORT ON THE WATER QUALITY EVALUATION (WQE)
STUDY
Marc Dorval,1 Robert Hache,1 Pierre Leblanc,1 Francis Comeau,1
Sylvain Savoie,1 Christine Contant,2 Richard Garceau,2 Louise
Thibault.2
1Nephrology, 2Microbiology, Dr Georges L-Dumont Regional Hosp,
Moncton, NB, Canada




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                            POSTERS

SP685
TRIAL OF A NEW HAEMODIAFILTRATION (HDF): INTERMIT-
TENT INFUSION HDF
Norisato Ikebe,1 Kei Eguchi,1,3 Koichi Suzuki,2 Naoko Miwa,1 Mi-
chio Mineshima,3 Takashi Akiba.1
1Dept Blood Purification, 2Dept 4th Internal Medicine, 3Dept Clinical
Engineering, Tokyo Women’s Medical Univ, Tokyo, Japan

SP686
CONTINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPIES IN SEPTIC
PATIENTS WITH ACUTE RENAL FAILURE TREATED WITH AC-
TIVATED PROTEIN C
Cassandra Puig,1 Alvaro Ruigomez,2 Fernando Liano,1 M.Teresa
Tenorio,1 Javier Rubio,1 Beatriz Gil-Casares,1 M.S. Asuero,2 Joaquin
Ortuno.1
1Nephrology, 2Anaesthesia, Hosp Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

SP687
CONTINUOUS CONVECTIVE RENAL REPLACEMENT SYSTEM.
A NEW MODALITY OF BLOOD PURIFICATION
Mohamad Nabil Aboras, Issa Kawalit.
Nephrology, Saad Specialist Hosp, Al-Khobar, Eastern Province,
Saudi Arabia

SP688
EARLY HEMODIAPERFUSION AND ON-LINE HEMODIAFILTRA-
TION THERAPY IN AMANITA PHALLOIDES INTOXICATION
Funda Turkmen, Ayten Akyildiz, Can Sevinc, Ethem Unal, Izzet
Titiz, Yildiz Barut.
Dept Transplantation and Dialysis, Haydarpasa Numune Res and
Training Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey

SP690
THE EFFECT OF HEMODIAFILTRATION (HDF) AND PAIRED
HEMODIAFILTRATION ON-LINE (PHF) ON THE LEVEL OF SE-
RUM ß2 MICROGLOBULIN COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL
HEMODIALYSIS (HD)
Branka Jeren Strujic, Branka Vitunjski, Ljiljana Majer, Klara Juric, Jas-
enka Crnjakovic, Jasna Gudel, Zeljko Romic, Sanjin Racki.
Clinic Internal Medicine Dept Hemodialysis, Clinical Hosp Dubrava,
Zagreb, Croatia

SP691
CRITERIA FOR THE PRESCRIPTION OF ON-LINE HDF IN 7 EURO-
PEAN COUNTRIES: RESULTS FROM A COOPERATIVE STUDY
Markus Stoffel,1 Conrad Baldamus,1 Nick Richards,2 Tomas Jirka,2
Attilio Di Benedetto,2 Pedro Ponce,2 Dusan Michalko,2 Senka Cerne,2
Claudia Barth,1 Daniele Marcelli.2
1KfH Kuratorium Dialyse und Nieretranspl, Neu Isenburg/Koeln,
Germany; 2Fresenius Medical Care, Bad Homburg, Germany

SP692
CITOKINE REMOVAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR HAEMODY-
NAMICS IN SEPTIC PATIENTS WITH CONTINUOUS VENO-
VENOUS HAEMODIAFILTRATION
Oleg Bukaev, Eugene Tishkov.
Dept Intensive Care Medicine, Moscow State Univ Medicine and
Dentistry, Moscow, Russian Federation

SP693
EFFICACY OF HEMODIAFILTRATION WITH ENDOGENOUS
REINFUSION (HFR) IN REDUCING AMINO ACIDS DEPLETION:
COMPARISON WITH BICARBONATE DIALYSIS
Alfonso Ramunni,1 Tiziana Piccolo,1 Angelo Saracino,1 Giovanna Di
Bitonto,2 Pasquale Coratelli.1
1Dept Int and Pub Med, Div Nephrol, 2Paed Dept, Univ Bari, Bari, Italy



202
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP694
EXPERIENCE OF APPLYING IMMUNOADSOPTION THERAPY
IN THE TREATMENT OF LUPUS NEPHRITIS
Guoqian Yao, Qiong Xiao, Zhiwu Han, Jing Li, Jun Shen, Juan Tu,
Xiaohong Xia.
Dept Nephrology, 161 Hosp, Wuhan, Hubei, China

SP695
MIDDLE MOLECULAR UREMIC TOXINS REMOVAL. PROSPEC-
TIVE COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN TWO NEW ON-LINE
HAEMODIAFILTRATION (HDF) TECHNIQUES: MIXED HDF
AND MID-DILUTION HDF
Luciano A. Pedrini, Annalisa Feliciani, Alessandra Riva, Simona
Zerbi, Giorgio Cozzi.
Nephrology and Dialysis, Bolognini Hosp, Seriate, Bergamo, Italy

SP696
HEMODIALYSIS IN COMBINATION WITH HEMOPERFUSION
FOR THE TREATMENT OF MUSHROOM POISONING
Abdulkadir Unsal,1 Murvet Yilmaz,1 Taner Basturk,1 Elbis Ahbap,1
Tamer Sakaci,1 Yener Koc,1 Alper Gurdal,1 Nezaket Eren,2 Sebnem
Cigerli,2 Afife Mat.3
1Nephrology, 2Biochemical, Sisli Etfal Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey; 3Phar-




                                                                        SUNDAY
macy, Istanbul Univ, Istanbul, Turkey

SP697
CONVECTIVE TECHNIQUES IMPROVE MIDDLE SUBSTANCES
REMOVAL: A RANDOMIZED CROSS-OVER STUDY COMPAR-
ING HEMODIALYSIS AND ON LINE HEMODIAFILTRATION US-
ING HF80 VERSUS FX80
Marion Morena,1 Anne-Marie Dupuy,2 Redouane Taamma,3 Ciro Tetta,4
Jean-Paul Cristol,2 Bernard Canaud,1,5 The French Convective Group.
1Renal Res & Training Inst, 2Biochemistry Dept, Univ Hosp Center,
Montpellier, France; 3Med Div, Fresenius Med Care, France; 4Res Ex-
tracorporeal Therapy, Fresenius Med Care, Bad Homburg, Germany;
5Nephrology Dept, Univ Hosp Center, Montpellier, France

SP698
EXTRACORPOREAL DETOXIFICATION FOR HEPATIC FAILURE
WITH MARS: DEPURATIVE EFFICIENCY AND CLINICAL RE-
SULTS IN 38 PATIENTS
Luigi Coli,1 Gabriele Donati,1 Giovanni Ruggeri,1 Giuseppe Cian-
ciolo,1 Concettina Raimondi,1 Fabio Piscaglia,2 Elena Silvagni,2
Gabriele Donati,2 Olga Baraldi,1 Daniela Mezzopane,1 Francesco
Gozzetti,1 Luigi Bolondi,2 Sergio Stefoni.1
1Nephrology Dialysis and Renal Transplantation Unit, 2Liver Unit,
Dept Internal Medicine, S. Orsola Univ Hosp, Bologna, Italy

SP699
HIGH EFFICIENCY ON-LINE HAEMODIAFILTRATION IM-
PROVES CONTROL OF SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM.
A MULTICENTRE RANDOMIZED CROSS-OVER STUDY
Vincenzo De Cristofaro,1 Luciano A. Pedrini,2 Francesco Casino,3
Aldo Campolo,4 Maurizio Borzumati,5 Mario A. Prencipe,6 Irene
Acquistapace,1 Mario Comelli.7
1Nephrology and Dialysis, Hosp Sondrio; 2Seriate; 3Matera; 4Prato;
5Verbania; 6Cernusco SN; 7Health Science, Univ, Pavia, Italy

SP700
CLINICAL FEATURES AND OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH
AMANITA PHALLOIDES (AP) MUSHROOM POISONING
Sinan Trabulus,1 Mehmet R. Altiparmak.2
1Nephrology, Ministry Health Istanbul Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Ne-
phrology, Istanbul Univ Cerrahpasa Medical Fac, Istanbul, Turkey




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                     POSTERS

SP701
COMPARING DIALYSIS DOSE IN HAEMODIALYSIS AND
ONLINE HAEMODIAFILTRATION. A MULTICENTRE RAND-
OMIZED CROSS-OVER STUDY
Francesco Casino,1 Luciano A. Pedrini,2 Teodoro Lopez,1 Vincenzo
De Cristofaro,3 Ferruccio Conte.4
1Nephrology and Dialysis, Hosp, Matera; 2Seriate, Bergamo; 3Son-
drio; 4Cernusco SN, Italy

SP702
SIMPLIFYING THE DIALYSIS DOSE QUANTIFICATION IN CON-
TINUOUS RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Francesco Casino.
Nephrology and Dialysis, Osp Madonna delle Grazie, Matera, Italy




204
  POSTERS                                          SUNDAY, JULY 16

                    PERITONEAL DIALYSIS 1


  SP703
  PROTAMINE SULFATE AND SODIUM HYALURONAN EFFECT
  ON ICODEXTRIN PERITONEAL TRANSPORT IN VITRO
  Beata Szary, Krystyna Czyzewska.
  Dept Chemistry & Clinical Biochemistry, Poznan Univ Medical Sci-
  ences, Poznan, Poland

  SP704
  CHANGING PRESCRIBING PRACTICE IN CAPD PATIENTS IN
  KOREA: INCREASED UTILIZATION OF LOW GDP SOLUTIONS
  IMPROVES PATIENT OUTCOMES
  H.Y. Lee,1 H.Y. Choi,1 H.C. Park,1 B.J. Seo,2 J.Y. Do,3 S.R. Yun,4 H.Y. Song,4
  Y.H. Kim,5 Y.L. Kim,6 D.J. Kim,7 Y.S. Kim,8 M.J. Kim,9 S.K. Shin.10
  1Dept Int Med, Yonsei Univ Coll Med, Seoul, South Korea; 2Wallace Mem
  Baptist Hosp, Pusan, South Korea; 3Yeungnam Univ, Daegu, South Korea;
  4Konyang Univ, Daejeon, South Korea; 5Inje Univ, Pusan, South Korea;
  6Kyungpook Nat Univ, Daegu, South Korea; 7Samsung Med Ctr, Seoul,
  South Korea; 8Catholic Univ, Seoul, South Korea; 9Inha Univ, Incheon,
  South Korea; 10Nat Health Insur Corp Ilsan Hosp, South Korea




                                                                                   SUNDAY
  SP705
  ICODEXTRIN INCREASES NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES IN DIABET-
  IC PATIENTS UNDERGOING CAPD
  Ryotaro Bouchi,1,2 Tetsuya Babazono,1,2 Aiko Inoue,1,2 Mizuho
  Tanaka,1,2 Nobue Tanaka,1,2 Michiyo Hase,1,2 Akiko Ishii,1,2 Yas-
  uhiko Iwamoto.1
  1Div Nephrology and Hypertension, 2Dept Medicine, Diabetes Cent-
  er, Tokyo Women’s Medical Univ School Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  SP706
  CLINICAL BENEFITS OF A BICARBONATE/LACTATE-BASED
  PERITONEAL DIALYSIS SOLUTION
  Yong-Soo Kim, Bum-Soon Choi, Chul-Woo Yang, Yoon-sik Chang,
  Byung-Kee Bang.
  Int Med, Catholic Univ Korea, Medical College, Seoul, South Korea

  SP707
  LESS ALTERATIONS IN PERITONEAL MEMBRANE FUNCTION
  AFTER LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO MORE BIOCOMPATIBLE
  PERITONEAL DIALYSIS SOLUTIONS IN RATS
  Charlotte Peters,1 Dick Struijk,1,2 Raymond Krediet,1 Jutta Passlick-
  Deetjen,3 Machteld Zweers.1
  1Dept Nephrology, Academical Medical Center, Amsterdam, Neth-
  erlands; 2Dianet Utrecht, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
  3Fresenius Medical Health Care, Bad Homburg, Germany

  SP708
  THE CLINICAL IMPACTS OF NOVEL PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
  FLUIDS (PDFS) WITH NEUTRAL PH AND LOW GLUCOSE DEG-
  RADATION PRODUCT (GDP) CONCENTRATION (BALANCE®)
  H.Y. Choi, D.K. Kim, T.H. Lee, S.H. Han, S.C. Lee, J.E. Lee, B.S. Kim,
  H.C. Park, S.W. Kang, K.H. Choi, S.K. Ha, D.S. Han, H.Y. Lee.
  Dept Internal Med, Yonsei Univ College Med, Seoul, South Korea


 SP709EFFECTS OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
  THE
  SOLUTION ON THE PERITONEUM IN A UREMIC RAT MODEL
  A.H. Zegwaard,1 D.G. Struijk,1,2 M. de Graaff,1 R.T. Krediet,1 M.M.
  Zweers.1
  1Nephrology, Academic Medical Center Univ Amsterdam, Amsterdam,
  Netherlands; 2Dianet Utrecht/Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                       POSTERS

SP710
BICARBONATE/LACTATE BUFFERED NEW BIOCOMPAT-
IBLE PERITONEAL DIALYSIS SOLUTIONS AMELIORATE SONO-
GRAPHIC ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION
Luis Bolanos,1 Carlos González-Juanatey,2 Ana Testa,2 Rosa Ranero.1
1Nephrology, 2Cardiology, Hosp Xeral-Calde, Lugo, Spain

SP711
IN VITRO AND IN VIVO STUDIES ON HIGH GLUCOSE-INDUCED
PERITONEAL FIBROSIS: ROLE OF HIF-1, VEGF AND CTGF
Kuan-Yu Hung,1 Shin-Yun Liu,2 Jenq-Wen Huang,1 Chih-Kang Chi-
ang,1 Tun-Jun Tsai.1
1Dept Internal Med, College Medicine, National Taiwan Univ, Taipei,
Taiwan; 2Inst Med Technology, Taipei Medical Univ, Taipei, Taiwan

SP712
CATALASE DEFICIENCY PROMOTES PERITONEAL FIBROSIS
AND OXIDANT-MEDIATED TISSUE INJURY IN A MOUSE PERI-
TONEAL SCLEROSIS MODEL
Naomi Toda,1 Hitoshi Sugiyama,1 Tatsuyuki Inoue,1 Youko Kiku-
moto,1 Mizuho Kobayashi,1 Yohei Maeshima,1 Da-Hong Wang,2
Noriyoshi Masuoka,3 Makoto Hiramatsu,4 Hirofumi Makino.1
1Dept Med and Clin Science, Okayama Univ Graduate School, Okaya-
ma, Japan; 2Public Health, Okayama Univ, Japan; 3Okayama Univ Sci-
ence, Japan; 4Okayama Saiseikai General Hosp, Okayama, Japan

SP713
EFFECTS OF ICODEXTRIN ON INTEGRIN-MEDIATED REMES-
OTHELIALIZATION OF PERITONEAL MESOTHELIAL CELLS
Ryota Serino,1 Narutoshi Kabashima,2 Shigeru Oikawa,1 Masaki
Tokunaga,2 Tatsuya Shibata,1 Mika Matsumoto,1 Masahito Tamura.2
1Second Dept Internal Medicine, 2Kidney Centre, Univ Occupational
& Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

SP714
MITOGEN-ACTIVATED PROTEIN KINASES IN HUMAN PERITONEAL
MESOTHELIAL CELLS OBTAINED FROM PATIENT DIALYSATE
Melinda Tee,1,2 Greg Tesch,1,2 Fiona Brown.1
1Dept Nephrology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Aus-
tralia; 2Dept Medicine, Monash Univ, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

SP715
THE HAEMODYNAMIC EFFECTS OBSERVED DURING PD FLUID
DRAINAGE AND INSTILLATION DO NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT
REGIONAL LV FUNCTION OR TROPONIN T LEVELS
Nicholas Selby, Jana Fialova, Christopher McIntyre.
Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City Hosp, Derby, United Kingdom

SP716
CAPD WITH HYPERTONIC GLUCOSE CONTAINING SOLUTION
INDUCES HYPERGLYCAEMIA AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN
ADVERSE HAEMODYNAMIC RESPONSE IN NON-DIABETIC PD
PATIENTS
Nicholas Selby, Jana Fialova, Christopher McIntyre.
Dept Renal Medicine, Derby City Hosp, Derby, United Kingdom

SP717
LONG-TERM TRENDS IN CORONARY ARTERY CALCIFICATION
IN PATIENTS ON PERITONEAL DIALYSIS OR WITH FUNCTION-
ING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
Tomasz Stompor,1 Mieczyslaw Pasowicz,2 Katarzyna Janda,1 Marcin
Krzanowski,1 Katarzyna Wojcik,1 Piotr Klimeczek,2 Malgorzata Ko-
nieczynska,2 Wieslawa Tracz,2 Wladyslaw Sulowicz.1
1Chair and Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Cardiac and Vascular Diseases,
Jagiellonian Univ, Cracow, Poland



206
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP718
EFFECTS OF SULODEXIDE ON HEMOSTATIC FACTORS, LIPID
PROFILE AND INFLAMMATION IN CHRONIC PERITONEAL DI-
ALYSIS PATIENTS
Soon Bae Kim, Tae Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Seok, Sang Koo Lee, Jung
Sik Park.
Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Univ Ulsan, Seoul, South
Korea

SP719
DOES SUB-CLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM PREDICT SURVIVAL
IN PATIENTS ON CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL
DIALYSIS?
Giuseppe Enia, Sebastiano Cutrupi, Patrizia Pizzini, Carmine Zoccali.
CNR-IBIM, Clin Epid & Physiopath Renal Dis and Hypertens, Reggio
Calabria, Italy

SP720
HIGH PERITONEAL TRANSPORT STATUS IS ASSOCIATED WITH
PERITONEAL AND SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION IN LONG-TERM
CAPD PATIENTS
DaeSuk Han,1 Tae-Hyun Yoo,2 Dong-Ryeol Ryu,3 Hoon Young
Choi,1 Hyeong Cheon Park,1 Shin-Wook Kang,1 Kyu Hun Choi,1




                                                                        SUNDAY
Sunk Kyu Ha,1 Ho Yung Lee.1
1Dept Internal Medicine, Coll Medicine, Yonsei Univ, Inst Kidney
Disease, Seoul, South Korea; 2Dept Internal Medicine, NHIC Ilsan
Hosp, Ilsan, South Korea; 3Dept Internal Medicine, Coll Medicine,
Ewha Univ, Seoul, South Korea

SP721
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERITONEAL PERMEABIL-
ITY AND SERUM CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
Eyup Kulah,1 Zerrin Bicik Bahcebasi,2 Hulya Ergin Karadayi,3 Sere-
fden Acikgoz,4 Murat Can,4 Aytekin Alcelik,2 Mehmet Sert.1
1Nephrology, Zonguldak Karaelmas Univ School Med, Zonguldak,
Turkey; 2Nephrology, Abant Izzet Baysal Univ Med Fac, Duzce, Tur-
key; 3Int Med, Goztepe Training Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey; 4Biochemis-
try, Zonguldak Karaelmas Univ School Med, Zonguldak, Turkey




                                                                  207
  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                      POSTERS

        TRANSPLANTATION - EXPERIMENTAL


  SP722
  LONG-TERM RESULTS OF RENAL TRANSPLANTATION: A SIN-
  GLE CENTER ANALYSIS OF 1200 TRANSPLANTS
  Alireza Mehdizadeh, Afsoon Fazelzadeh, Heshmatollah Salahi, Jam-
  shid Rouzbeh, Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini.
  Southern Iran Transplant Center, Nemazee Hosp, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

  SP723
  IMPLICATIONS OF DENDRITIC CELLS IN HYPOXIA-MEDIAT-
  ED IMMUNE CHANGES. ROLE OF mTOR AND HIF-1a DURING
  DENDRITIC CELLS MATURATION
  Inés Rama,1 Bernhard Bruene,2 Joan Torras,1 Roman Koehl,2 Josep
  M. Cruzado,1 Andreas Weigert,2 Gabriela Alperovich,1 Nuria
  Lloberas,1 Immaculada Herrero-Fresneda,1 Marcel.la Franquesa,1
  Josep M. Grinyó.1
  1Experimental Lab Nephrology, Ciutat Sanitaria i Univ Bellvitge,
  L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; 2Biochemistry I, Fac
  Medicine, Univ Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

  SP724
  TELOMERE BINDING PROTEIN EXPRESSION CORRELATES
  WITH COLD ISCHEMIC TIME AND LATE GRAFT DYSFUNCTION
  IN HUMAN RENAL ALLOGRAFTS, AS A RESULT OF ACCELER-
  ATED ORGAN SENESCENCE
  K. Lamb,1 K.S. Stevenson,1 S. Zino,1 A. MacIntyre,1 D. Kingsmore,2
  A.G. Jardine,2 L. Marson,3 J.L.R. Forsyth,3 P.G. Shiels.1
  1Surgery, Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2Renal Unit,
  West Infirm Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom; 3Liver Transplan-
  tation Unit, Royal Infirm Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


 SP725 AMELIORATES CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT NEPHROPATHY
  FK 778
  ALSO AT ADVANCED STAGES
  Jens Lutz, Hai Huang, Meihong Deng, Matthias Strobl, Bettina Wag-
  ner, Marcel Roos, Christoph Schmaderer, Uwe Heemann.
  Dept Nephrology, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universität
  München, Munich, Germany

  SP726
  MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN GLOMERULUS OF RATS
  TREATED WITH DIFFERENT DOSES OF NEURAMINIDASE
  Urszula Grata-Borkowska,1 Andrzej Steciwko,1 Bartosz J. Sapilak,1
  Jerzy Rabczynski,2 Barbara Dolinska-Krajewska,3 Maciej Zabel,3
  Ewa Cieslar-Marczak.4
  1Dept Family Medicine, 2Dept Pathological Anatomy, 3Dept Histol-
  ogy and Embriology, 4Dept Medical Biochemistry, Wroclaw Medical
  Univ, Wroclaw, Poland

  SP727
  SHORT-TERM URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN RENAL TRANS-
  PLANT RECIPIENTS WITH RENAL STONE
  Afsoon Fazelzadeh, Alireza Mehdizadeh, Jamshid Rouzbeh, Mehdi
  Salehipour, Heshmatollah Salahi.
  Southern Iran Transplant Center, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz, Fars,
  Iran




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SP728
ANALYSIS OF SERUM PROTEOME OF ACUTE RENAL ALLO-
GRAFT REJECTION
Jianghua Chen,1 Youying Mao,1 Zhangfei Shou,1 Qiang He,1 Hao
Yang,1 Jiekai Yu,2 Shu Zheng.2
1Kidney Disease Center, First Affiliated Hosp, Medical College Zhe-
jiang Univ, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; 2Cancer Inst, Zhejiang Univ,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

SP729
RADIOISOTOPE METHOD OF DEFINITION OF MIGRATION OF
HEPATOCYTES AT KSENOTRANSPLANTATION
Mykhtar Aliev, Ismagilov Renat, Mamadaliev Sedigappar, Basueva
Elena, Zajtsev Vladimir, Azitaeva Aizhan, Ismagilova Dina.
Director, Scientific Center Surgery, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Dept Trans-
plantation Organs, Scientific Center Surgery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

SP730
MECHANISMS OF UREMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY AFTER 5/6 NE-
PHRECTOMY IN MICE
Oliver Witzke,1 Marcus Baumann,2 Kun Wu,1 Fu Jian,1 Tanja
Domurath,1 Sebastian Dolff,1 Jan Becker,3 Mario Gössl,4 Thomas
Philipp,1 Andreas Kribben.1




                                                                      SUNDAY
1Dept Nephrology, Univ Hosp Essen, Essen, Germany; 2Dept Phar-
macology and Toxicology, Cardiovascular Research Inst Maastricht,
Univ Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands; 3Dept Pathology, 4Dept
Cardiology, Univ Hosp Essen, Essen, Germany

SP731
DONOR KIDNEY CHRONIC INJURY AND HLA-DR MATCHING
DETERMINE THE INCIDENCE OF SUBCLINICAL REJECTION IN
THE FIRST MONTHS AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Maarten Naesens,1 Evelyne Lerut,2 Boudewijn Van Damme,2 Yves
Vanrenterghem,1 Dirk R.J. Kuypers.1
1Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, 2Pathology, Catholic Univ,
Leuven, Belgium

SP732
SERUM T-LYMPHOCYTE CYTOKINES CAN NOT PREDICT EAR-
LY ACUTE REJECTION IN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Ali Ghafari, Khadidje Makhdoomi, Pedram Ahmadpoor, Laya Fa-
khri.
Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Urmia Univ Medical Sci-
ences, Urmia, West Azarbayjan, Iran




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  SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

                 IMMUNOSUPPRESSION 1


  SP733
  TREATMENT         OF    CYCLOSPORINE-INDUCED          GINGIVAL
  OVERGROWTH WITH AZYTHROMYCIN CONTAINED TOOTH
  PASTE
  Hassan Argani,1 Reza Pourabbas,2 Davod Hssanzadeh,3 Hooman
  Rahravi,2 Marwan Masri.4
  1Drug Applied Research Center, 2Fac Dentistry, 3Fac Pharmacy,
  Tabriz Univ Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 4Div Immunology, Rizk
  Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon

 SP734
  STEROID    AVOIDANCE IMMUNOSUPPRESSION REGIMEN IN
  LIVE DONAR RENAL ALLOTRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS - A
  PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED CONTROLED STUDY SINGLE
  CENTER EXPERIENCE (ONE YEAR FOLLOW UP)
  Ahmed Hassan Nematalla,1 Mohmed A. Bakr,1 Amgad E. ELagrody,1
  ELmetwally ELshehawy,2 Mohmed Salim,2 Ahmed A. Shokier.3
  1Nephrology Unit, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura,
  Dakahlia, Egypt; 2Nephrology Unit, Banha Fac Medicine, Banha,
  Kaliopia, Egypt; 3Urology Dept, Urology and Nephrology Center,
  Mansoura, Dakahlia, Egypt

  SP735
  EFFECTS OF AZATHIOPRINE AND MYCOPHENOLATE
  MOFETIL BASED IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE REGIMEN ON THE
  ERTHROPOIETIC SYSTEM OF THE RENAL TRANSPLANT
  RECIPIENTS
  Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi, Rassul Estakhri, Mahamadali Mohajel
  Shoja.
  Kidney Transplant Center, Univ Medical Sciences, Tabriz, East
  Azarbaijan, Iran

  SP736
  THE ROLE OF THE PROTOCOL BIOPSIES IN RENAL ALLOGRAFT
  RECIPIENTS: THREE-YEARS’ FOLLOW-UP
  Teresa Baczkowska,1 Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska,1 Joanna
  Pazik,1 Zbigniew Lewandowski,3 Ewa Nowacka-Cieciura,1 Tomasz
  Cieciura,1 Dorota Lewandowska,1 Andrzej Chmura,2 Tadeusz
  Grochowiecki,4 Magdalena Durlik.1
  1Dept Transplant Med and Nephrology, 2Dept General and
  Transplant Surgery, 3Dept Epidemiology, 4Dept General, Vascular
  and Transplant Surgery, Warsaw Medical School, Warsaw, Poland

  SP737
  CALCINEURIN INHIBITOR-AVOIDANCE WITH DACLIZUMAB,
  MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL AND PREDNISOLONE IN DR
  MATCHED DE NOVO KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
  Anders Åsberg,1 Karsten Midtvedt,2 Pål Dag Line,3 Janicke
  Narverud,2 Hallvard Holdaas,2 Trond Jenssen,2 Anna V. Reisæter,2
  Linda F. Johnsen,2 Per Fauchald,2 Anders Hartmann.2
  1Dept Pharmaceut Biosciences, Univ Oslo, School Pharmacy, Oslo,
  Norway; 2Medical Dept, 3Surgical Dept, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

  SP738
  DESENSITIZATION OF HIGHLY SENSITIZED POSITIVE DONOR-
  SPESIFIC CROSSMATCH IN CRF PATIENTS WAITING FOR
  SECOND KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
  Wael Nassar,1 Esam Lotfy,2 Mohmmad El-Zanati,2 Omar El-
  Khashab,3 Mervat El-Ansary.3
  1Renal Med, Sahel Teach Hosp, Cairo, Egypt; 2Renal Med, Zagazig Univ,
  Zagazig, Egypt; 3Renal Med, 4Clin Pathology, Cairo Univ, Cairo, Egypt


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SP739
LOW DOSE ATG AND ALEMTUZUMAB AS INDUCTION THERAPY
IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECEPIENT - PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Ravichandran Palani.
KIOT, St Thomas Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

SP740
OMISSION OF AZATHIOPRINE AND MYCOPHENOLATE
MOFETIL IN IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE REGIMEN IN KIDNEY
TRANSPLANTATION
Mohsen Taherimahmoudi, Abdolrasoul Mehrsai, Mohamadreza
Nikoobakht, Kamran Moradi, Gholamreza Pourmand.
Urology, Sina Hospital, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

SP741
MYCOPHENOLATE            MOFETIL      MAY     PROMOTE        THE
DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATORY T CELLS (CD4+CD25+) AFTER
RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Piotr Wierzbicki,1 Danuta Klosowska,1 Katarzyna Bocian,2 Dorota
Szyszkowska,1 Janusz Wyzgal,1 Anna Korecka,2 Andrzej Chmura,1
Leszek Paczek,1 Magdalena Durlik,1 Andrzej Gorski,1 Grazyna
Korczak-Kowalska.1,2
1Transplantation Inst, Medical Univ Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; 2Dept




                                                                         SUNDAY
Immunology, Fac Biology, Warsaw Univ, Warsaw, Poland

SP742
EARLY LOW DOSE VERSUS HIGH DOSE CYCLOSPORINE A (CSA)
INDUCTION PROTOCOLS IN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Ali Ghafari, Khadidje Makhdoomi, Pedram Ahmadpoor.
Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Urmia Univ Medical
Sciences, Urmia, West Azarbayjan, Iran

SP743
PILOT STUDY OF THYMOGLOBULIN (THY), SIROLIMUS (SRL) AND
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (MMF): A CALCINEURIN-INHIBITORS
(CNI) FREE, STEROID SPARING AND LIKELY TOLEROGENIC
PROTOCOL FOR KIDNEY ALLOTRANSPLANTATION (KTX)
Andrea Ambrosini, Donato Donati, Alberto Marconi.
Renal Transpl Unit, Azienda Osped Circolo e Fond Macchi, Varese, Italy

SP744
CONVERSION FROM CALCINEURIN INHIBITORS TO SIROLIMUS
IN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION; ONE CENTER EXPERIENCE
Oktay Ozkan, Halil Yazici, Yasar Caliskan, Savas Ozturk, Aydin
Turkmen, Mehmet Sukru Sever.
Dept Int Med, Div Nephrology, Istanbul School Med, Istanbul Univ,
Istanbul, Turkey

SP745
LONG-TERM EVALUATION OF BASILIXIMAB INDUCTION
THERAPY IN LIVE DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION: A
RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS
Hussein Sheashaa,1 Mohamed Ashraf Fouda,1 Mohamed Adel Bakr,1
Mohamed Sobh,1 Amany Ismail,2 Mohamed Ghoneim.3
1Nephrology, 2Clinical Immunology, 3Urology, Urology and
Nephrology Center, Mansoura, El-Dakahlia, Egypt

SP746
COMPARISON OF THE TRANSPLANTED KIDNEY FUNCTION IN
PATIENTS ON TWO DIFFERENT DOSES OF MYCOPHENOLATE
MOFETIL
Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi, Mohamadali Mohajel Shoja, Mortaza
Gojazadeh.
Kidney Transpl Center, Univ Med Sciences, Tabriz, East Azarbayjan,
Iran



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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                      POSTERS

SP747
URINARY HLA-DR AND CD54 EXPRESSION INCREASED
BUT NOT INDICATED ACUTE REJECTION IN DECOY CELL
SHEDDING PATIENTS
Se Hoon Kim,1 Hyung Joon Ahn,2 Yu Seun Kim,2 Soon Il Kim,2
Hyun Sook Kim,3 Hyeon Joo Jeong.1
1Pathology, 2Surgery, 3Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei Univ College
Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

SP748
KETOCONAZOLE-TACROLIMUS CO-ADMINISTRATION IN
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS: LONG-TERM RESULTS OF
A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED STUDY
Khaled Eldahshan, Adel Bakr, Ahmed Donia, Ali El-Sayed, Mohamed
Sobh.
Nephrology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura, Egypt

SP749
IMMUNOSUPPRESSION WITH ANTI-IL-2a-CHAIN RECEPTOR
ANTIBODY DOWN-REGULATES FINE-NEEDLE ASPIRATION
BIOPSY SAMPLES PROLIFERATION AND CD8CD45RO
EXPRESSION IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS
Gerardo Oliveira,1 Paula Dias-Pinto,2 Susana Sampaio-Norton,1
Conceição Magalhães,3 Carla Santos-Araújo,1 Jorge Candeias,3
Helena Alves,2 Manuel Pestana.1
1Unid Investigação Desenvolvimento Nefrologia, Fac Medicina
Univ Porto, Porto, Portugal; 2Cell Culture, CHN, Porto, Portugal;
3Immunology, Fac Medicina Univ Porto, Porto, Portugal

SP750
MONOTHERAPY WITH EVEROLIMUS OR FTY720 AMELIORATES
CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT NEPHROPATHY AT LATE STAGES
Marcel Roos, Lutz Jens, Liu Shanying, Christoph Schmaderer, Uwe
Heemann.
Dept Nephrology, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany

SP751
SIROLIMUS IN CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT NEPHROPATHY
J.P. Garvey, Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall, Simon Curran, Peter Conlon,
John Donohoe, Joseph Walshe.
Nephrology & Transplantation, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland




212
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

               IMMUNOSUPPRESSION 2


SP752
IN VITRO EFFECTS OF SIROLIMUS ON APOPTOSIS IN HUMAN
CULTURED MONOCYTIC U937 CELL LINE
M. de Cal, V. Corradi, D. Cruz, F. Nalesso, D. Kuang, C. Ocampo, S.
Chiaramonte, C. Ronco.
Nephrology, Ospedale San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy

SP753
EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT DOSES OF PREDNISOLONE ON INTER-
ACTION BETWEEN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS (HUVEC) AND HU-
MAN LYMPHOMONOCYTES (PBMC)
Domenico Mancuso,2 Carmela Tozzo,3 Francesca Leone,1 Pierangela
Presta,1 Andrea Sponton,1 Giovanni Mazzitello,1 Cinzia Donato,1
Rosalia Boito,1 Michele Andreucci,1 Giorgio Fuiano.1
1Nephrology, Magna Graecia Univ, Catanzaro, Italy; 2Nephrology,
Dialysis and Transplant, Regina Margherita Hosp, Turin, Italy; 3Ne-
phrology, Tor Vergata Univ, Rome, Italy

SP754
LOW STRESS CREEP CHARACTERISATION OF BLOOD ELASTIC




                                                                       SUNDAY
BEHAVIOUR AS A DIAGNOSTIC AID IN RENAL NEPHROPA-
THY AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
Renzo Bonofiglio,1 Rene Hackel,2 Paola Fata,2 Teresa Papalia,1 Do-
menico Gabriele,2 Bruno de Cindio,2 Gerardo Catapano.2
1Nephrology, Hosp Annunziata, Cosenza, Italy; 2Chemical Engi-
neering and Materials, Univ Calabria, Rende, Cosenza, Italy

SP755
STABILITY OF SIROLIMUS IN WHOLE BLOOD SAMPLES FROM
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Domenico Capone,1 Antonio Gentile,1 Emilio Leo,1 Giuliano Poli-
chetti,1 Carmela Caputo,2 Annalisa Ciotola,2 Riccardo Nappi,2
Valentina Nicosia,2 Massimo Sabbatini,2 Vincenzo Basile,1 Stefano
Federico.2
1Dept Neurosciences, Sect Pharmacology; 2Chair Nephrology, Sect
Renal Transplantation, School Medicine, Univ Federico II, Naples,
Italy

SP756
PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS - A RARE PULMO-
NARY TOXICITY OF SIROLIMUS
S. Pedroso, L. Martins, S. Sousa, A. Reis, L. Dias, A.C. Henriques,
A.M. Sarmento, A. Cabrita.
Nephrology and Medicine Depts, Hosp Geral Santo Antonio, Porto,
Portugal

SP757
SAFETY OF MMF IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS ON
TACROLIMUS: ADVERSE EVENTS AND DOSE CHANGES
Javier Ocaña,1 Julio Pascual,1 Roberto Marcen,1 Ana Fernandez,1
Cristina Galeano,1 Francisco Javier Burgos,2 Juan Jose Villafruela,1
Joaquin Ortuño.1
1Nephrology, 2Urology, Hosp Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

SP758
SCREENING STRATEGY TO PREVENT POLYOMA VIRUS NEPH-
ROPATHY IN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Teresa Papalia,1 Rosita Greco,1 Cristina Giraldi,2 Renzo Bonofiglio.1
1Nephrology, 2Virologia e Microbiologia, Hosp Annunziata, Cosen-
za, Italy




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SUNDAY, JULY 16                                         POSTERS

SP759
A SIMPLE TOOL TO ASSESS CONCORDANCE WITH IMMUNO-
SUPPRESSIVE DRUG THERAPY?
Peter Rowe,1 Tracey Mason,2 Marie-Claire West,1 Christine Need-
ham.2
1South West Transplant Centre, Derriford Hosp, Plymouth, United
Kingdom; 2Transpl Div, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Camberley, Unit-
ed Kingdom

SP760
TACROLIMUS PHARMACOKINETICS IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
RECIPIENTS
Federica Ravera,1 Gianni Cappelli,1 Decenzio Bonucchi,1 Delia Dav-
oli,1 Elisabetta Rubbiani,1 Anna Maria Savazzi,1 Luigi Alberto Pini,2
Alberto Albertazzi.1
1Div Nephrology Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, 2Toxicology
and Clinical Pharmacology, Univ Hosp Modena, Modena, Italy

SP761
REDUCTION OF CYCLOSPORINE IMMUNOSUPPRESSION IS
SAFE IF MONITORED BY NFAT-REGULATED GENE EXPRES-
SION IN STABLE RENAL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
Claudia Sommerer,1 Thomas Giese,2 Stefan Meuer,2 Martin Zeier.1
1Nephrology, 2Immunology, Univ Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

SP762
TRACROLIMUS ATTENUATES BONE LOSS IN LATE KIDNEY
TRANSPLANTATION
Carolina Neves, Luciene dos Reis, Renata Soares, Juliana Favaro,
Fabiana Graciolli, Rita de Cassia Martin, Liliam Takayama, Andrea
Magalhães, Daniella Batista, Melani Custódio, Katia Neves, Rosa
Moysés, Vanda Jorgetti.
Nephrology Div, Univ São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

SP763
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MYCOPHENOLATE
MOFETIL DOSE AND RENAL FUNCTION IN THE FIRST YEAR
AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Domenico Montanaro,1 Maria Gropuzzo,1 Patrizia Tulissi,1 Clotilde
Vallone,1 Umberto Baccarani,2 Gian Luigi Adani,2 Dario Lorenzin,2
Fabrizio Bresadola.2
1Nephrology Unit, S. Maria della Misericordia Hosp, Udine, Italy;
2Dept Surgery, Univ Udine, Udine, Italy

SP764
KIDNEY ANDROGEN-REGULATED PROTEIN (KAP) MAY PRO-
TECT RENAL CELLS FROM CYCLOSPORINE A TOXICITY AFTER
COLD ISCHEMIA
Catherine Mejean, Stephan Soullier, Nathalie Gayrard, Ilan Szwarc,
Georges Mourad, Anna Meseguer, Angel Argiles.
Inst Functional Genomics UMR5203 CNRS, Montpellier, France; RD
Nephrology, Montpellier, France; CIBBIM, UAB, Barcelona, Spain

SP765
THE ALTERNATIVE TO DESENSITIZATION OF HIGHLY SEN-
SITIZED KIDNEY PATIENTS IS THE ACCEPTABLE MISMATCH
PROGRAM: SHORT WAITING TIME, REDUCED COSTS, AND EX-
CELLENT GRAFT OUTCOME
Ilias Doxiadis,1 Marian Witvliet,1 Rene Duquesnoy,2 Guido Persijn,3
Frans Claas.1
1Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden Univ Medi-
cal Center, Leiden, Netherlands; 2Univ Pittsburg, Medical Center,
Pittsburg, USA; 3Eurotransplant International Found, Leiden, Neth-
erlands




214
  POSTERS                                   SUNDAY, JULY 16

  SP766
  THE RELATION BETWEEN HYSTOPATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS
  AND SURVIVAL IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS WITH
  CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT NEPHROPATHY
  Abbas Ozdemir, Suheyla Apaydin, Isin Kilicaslan, Ekrem Erek.
  Neprology, Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Medical Fac, Istanbul, Turkey

  SP767
  PROTEINURIA FOLLOWING SWITCH FROM CALCINEURIN IN-
  HIBITORS TO SIROLIMUS IN RENAL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
  Turan Colak,1 Sarp K. Gorur,2 Hamdi Karakayali,2 Mehmet Haberal.2
  1Nephrology, 2General Surgery, Baskent Univ Fac Medicine, An-
  kara, Turkey


 SP768
  RIFAMPIN CHANGES MYCOPHENOLIC ACID GLUCURONIDA-
  TION AND ELIMINATION IN RENAL ALLOGRAFT RECIPIENTS
  BY INTERACTION WITH UGT METABOLISM AND/OR MRP2
  TRANSPORT
  Maarten Naesens, Yves Vanrenterghem, Dirk R.J. Kuypers.
  Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Catholic Univ Leuven, Leu-
  ven, Belgium




                                                                       SUNDAY
  SP769
  GUILLAN-BARRE SYNDROME AFTER RENAL TRANSPLANTA-
  TION - CASE REPORT
  Fereshteh Saddadi, Monirsadat Hakemi, Iraj Najafi, Mohammad
  Reza Ganji, Manochehr Amini, Taiebe Soleimanian.
  Nephrology Dept, Dr Shariati Hosp,Tehran Univ Medical Sciences,
  Tehran, Iran




                                                                 215
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                      POSTERS

         TRANSPLANTATION CLINICAL 1


SP770
TEN YEARS POST TRANSPLANTATION OUTCOME; COMPARA-
TIVE STUDY BETWEEN EMOTIONALLY MOTIVATED AND
COMMERCIAL RENAL TRANSPLANTATION IN TWO DIFFER-
ENT CENTRES
Ali Lahresh,1 M. Habas,2 K. Ivens,3 B. Grabensee.3
1Nephrology, Zahra Kidney Center, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
2Int Med, Tripoli Central Hosp, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya;
3Nephrology, Duesseldorf Univ Hosp, Duesseldorf, Germany

SP771
HYPERCALCAEMIA IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Ruzica Smalcelj,1 Vesna Kusec,2 Petar Kes.1
1Dialysis Unit, 2Clinical Inst Laboratory Diagnosis, Zagreb Univ
Hosp Center, Zagreb, Croatia

SP772
DEVELOPMENT OF CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT NEPHROPATHY
ON PROTOCOL BIOPSIES: ASSOCIATION WITH ARTERIOLAR
HYALINOSIS
Helen Pilmore,1 Merv Merrilees,2 Brent Beaumont,2 Maha Yehia,1
Philip Matheson.1
1Dept Renal Medicine, Auckland City Hosp, Auckland, New Zea-
land; 2Anatomy, Auckland Univ, Auckland, New Zealand

SP773
COMPARISON OF THE RESPONSE TO EXERCISE TRAINING IN
RENAL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS, HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
AND HEALTHY CONTROLS: A STUDY ON EXERCISE CAPAC-
ITY, BODY COMPOSITION, MUSCULAR STRUCTURE AND EN-
ZYME CAPACITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Eugenie C.H. van den Ham, Jeroen P. Kooman, Annemie Schols,
Karel M. Leunissen, Johannes P. van Hooff.
University Hospital, Maastricht, Netherlands

SP774
THE ANTIPROTEINURIC EFFECTS OF GREEN TEA POLYPHE-
NOL ON CYCLOSPORINE-A INDUCED ACUTE RENAL INJURY
IN MICE
Chung Jong Hoon,1 Kim Hyun Lee,1 Shin Byung Chul.2
1Internal Med, Chosun Univ Medical School, GwangJu, South Korea;
2Internal Med, SuNam Univ Medical School, GwangJu, South Korea

SP775
CORRELATION OF PREOPERATIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MR-
ANGIOGRAPHY WITH INTRAOPERATIVE FINDINGS IN LAPAR-
OSCOPIC DONOR NEPHRECTOMY
Mauricio Monroy-Cuadros,1 Anastasio Salazar,1 Serdar Yilmaz,1
Acar Tuzuner,1 Kevin McLaughlin,2 Houman Mahallati,3 Clare Ro-
mano.3
1Surgery, Div Transplantation, 2Internal Medicine, Div Nephrology,
3Diagnostic Imaging, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada

SP776
DONOR QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER LIVING DONOR KIDNEY
TRANSPLANTATION
Mauricio Monroy-Cuadros,1 Anastasio Salazar,1 Serdar Yilmaz,1
Acar Tuzuner,1 Kevin McLaughlin,2 Teresa Trottman.3
1Surgery, Div Transplantation, 2Internal Medicine, Div Nephrology,
3Southern Alberta Transplant Program, Foothills Medical Centre,
Calgary, AB, Canada



216
POSTERS                                    SUNDAY, JULY 16

SP777
DOES RELATIONSHIP EXIST BETWEEN PLASMA ADIPONECTIN
CONCENTRATION AND LEFT VENTRICULAR MASS IN KIDNEY
TRANSPLANT PATIENTS?
Marcin Adamczak, Anna Blach, Aureliusz Kolonko, Magdalena Szo-
towska, Jerzy Chudek, Edward Franek, Andrzej Wiecek.
Dept Nephrology, Endocrinol and Metabol Dis, Med Univ Silesia,
Katowice, Poland

SP778
INFLUENCE OF PARATHYROIDECTOMY ON KIDNEY GRAFT
FUNCTION AND BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL IN RENAL
TRANSPLANTANT PATIENTS WITH TERTIARY HYPERPAR-
ATHYROIDISM
Magdalena Pajda, Anna Matug, Monika Widlak, Katarzyna Anto-
niak, Rafal Ficek, Jerzy Chudek, Andrzej Wiecek.
Dept Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Medical
Univ Silesia, Katowice, Poland

SP779
MARKERS OF BONE TURNOVER AND INHIBITORS OF VASCU-
LAR CALCIFICATION IN PATIENTS ON PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
AND WITH FUNCTIONING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT




                                                                       SUNDAY
Tomasz Stompor,1 Katarzyna Janda,1 Marcin Krzanowski,1 Beata Kus-
nierz,2 Jerzy Naskalski,2 Przemyslaw Miarka,1 Wladyslaw Sulowicz.1
1Chair and Dept Nephrology, 2Dept Clinical Biochemistry, Jagiellon-
ian Univ, Cracow, Poland

SP780
POSTTRANSPLANT DIABETES MELLITUS IN KIDNEY TRANS-
PLANT RECIPIENTS
Elena Prokopenko, Eugenia Scherbakova, Andrey Vatazin, Svetlana
Gulimova, Igor Matyuhin.
Dept Chronical Dialysis and Kidney Transplant, Moscow Regional
Research Clinical Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation

SP781
ENALAPRIL AND LOSARTAN AFFECT LIPID PEROXIDATION
IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS WITH VARIOUS RENIN-
ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM POLYMORPHISMS
Mohammad Aghaeishahsavari, Masood Noroozianavval, Peghah Vei-
si, Amir Ghorbanihaghjo, Nadereh Rashtchizadeh, Hassan Argani.
Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz, Azarbijan
Sharghi, Iran

SP783
NON-ORGAN-SPECIFIC AUTOANTIBODIES AND CMV INFEC-
TION IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS WITH OR WITH-
OUT REJECTION
Cristina Costa,1 Franca Giacchino,2 Giovanni Antonio Touscoz,3
Chiara Merlino,1 Massimiliano Bergallo,1 Giuseppe Paolo Segoloni,4
Franco Bonello,2 Paola Belardi,2 Rossana Cavallo.1
1Public Health & Microbiology & Virology Dept, Univ Turin, Turin,
Italy; 2Nephrology & Dialysis Unit, Civil Hosp, Ivrea, Turin, Italy;
3Gastrohepatology Unit, Molinette Hosp, Turin, Italy; 4Renal Trans-
plant Unit A. Vercellone, Univ Turin, Turin, Italy

SP784
CHRONIC HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION IN RENAL TRANS-
PLANT: TREATMENT AND OUTCOME
Raj Kumar Sharma, S.B. Bansal, Amit Gupta, Sanjeev Gulati, Alok
Kumar, Narayan Prasad.
Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Inst Medical Sciences,
Lucknow, UP, India




                                                                 217
SUNDAY, JULY 16                                        POSTERS

SP785
THE INFLUENCE OF MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL ON IN-
CIDENCE AND SEVERITY OF CMV DISEASE AFTER RENAL
TRANSPLANT AND ITS IMPACT IN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS IN-
DUCED CHRONIC ALLOGRAFT NEPHROPATHY
Raj Kumar Sharma, D.V.S. Somayajulu, Amit Gupta, Sanjeev Gulati,
Alok Kumar, Narayan Prasad.
Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Inst Medical Sciences,
Lucknow, UP, India

SP786
THE INFLUENCE OF HEPATIC STELLATE CELLS IN PATIENTS
WITH HCV INFECTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERSTI-
TIAL FIBROSIS IN RENAL ALLOGRAFTS
B. Handan Ozdemir,1 Banu Bilezikci,1 F. Nurhan Ozdemir,2 Beyhan
Demirhan,1 Mehmet Haberal.3
1Pathology, 2Nephrology, 3General Surgery and Transplantation,
Baskent Univ, Fac Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

SP787
CHANGES IN CYTOKINE CONCENTRATIONS IN GRAFT RENAL
VEIN DURING REPERFUSION IN PATIENTS WITH AND WITH-
OUT DELAYED GRAFT FUNCTION
Leszek Domanski,1 Andrzej Pawlik,1 Krzysztof Safranow,3 Jacek
Rozanski,1 Marek Myslak,1 Kazimierz Ciechanowski,1 Marek Os-
trowski,2 Tadeusz Sulikowski,2 Marek Kaminski,2 Jerzy Sienko,2
Maciej Romanowski.2
1Dept Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Medicine, 2Dept
General and Transplantation Surgery, 3Dept Biochemistry and
Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

SP788
DE NOVO TUBERCULOSIS IN RENAL ALLOGRAFT RECIPIENTS
Hardik Shah, Ashok Kirpalani, Pravin Namboodiri, Shrirang Bichu,
Umesh Oza.
Dept Nephrology, Bombay Hosp Inst Medical Sciences, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India

SP789
RELATIONSHIP OF PARATHYROID HORMONE AND POST-RE-
NAL TRANSPLANT HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA
Sepideh Seifi,1 Javad Yazdi,1 Akram Anjerani,1 Mahboob Lessan-
Pezeshki,1 Mohamadreza Khatami,1 Behzad Einollahi,2 Mitra Mah-
davi Mazdeh,1 Farokhlagha Ahmadi,1 Sima Maziar.1
1Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation Dept, Imam Khomeini Medi-
cal Center, Tehran Univ Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Nephrol-
ogy, Dialysis, Transplantation Dept, Baghiatollah Hosp, Tehran, Iran

SP790
EVALUATION OF KIDNEY DIMENSIONS AND FUNCTION IN
RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS AND IN KIDNEY DONORS
Carlo Donadio,1 Ahmed Emad,1 Hesham Abdelkawy,1 Attia Basha,1
Gabriella Paleologo,2 Gaetano Rizzo.2
1Internal Medicine - Nephrology, Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 2Nefrologia
Con Trapianti, Azienda Osped Univ, Pisa, Italy


SP791
FOCAL SEGMENTAL GLOMERULOSCLEROSIS IN KIDNEY
TRANSPLANT BIOPSIES: EFFECT OF DIFFERENT HISTOPATHO-
LOGICAL PATTERNS ON PROGNOSIS
Ulkem Yakupoglu,1,2 Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca,2 Daniel Rosen,2
Roberto Barrios,2 Wadi N. Suki,4,5 Luan D. Truong.2
1Med-Renal Sec, Yeditepe Univ Fac Med, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Pathol-
ogy & Med-Renal Sec, Baylor Coll Med, Houston, TX, USA; 3Pathol-



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ogy, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA; 4Med-Renal
Sec, Methodist Hosp, Houston, TX, USA; 5Kidney Inst Houston,
Houston, TX, USA

SP792
SIGNIFICANCE OF POST-TRANSPLANT DONOR SPECIFIC AN-
TIBODY ASSAY IN EARLY GRAFT DYSFUNCTION
Vikram Aggarwal, Madan Bahadur, Bhupendra Gandhi.
Dept Nephrology, Jaslok Hosp & Res Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra,
India

SP793
PROTRACTED FEBRILE MYALGIA SYNDROME IN A RENAL
TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT WITH FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN
FEVER
M.A. Halim, T. Alotaibi, M.R.N. Nampoory, P.A. Asif, T. Said, P.
Nair, F. Donia, M. Samhan, K.V. Johny, F. Mousawi.
Hamed Alessa Organ Transplantation Center, Ibn Sina Hosp, Ku-
wait

SP794
STUDY OF CHANGES IN HYPOXANTHIN AND XANTHIN CON-
CENTRATION IN RENAL VEIN BLOOD AFTER VASCULAR




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ANASTOMOSIS IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION AS APREDIC-
TOR OF DELAY GRAFT FUNCTION
Heshmatollah Shahbazian, Haiat Mombini, Ahmad Zanemoghadam,
Babak Vaziri.
Kidney Transplantation, Ahwas Jondishapoor Univ Medical Scienc-
es, Ahvaz, Khoozestan, Iran

SP795
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERUM CYSTATIN C AND GLOMER-
ULAR FILTRATION RATE IN RENAL TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
Chong Myung Kang, Gheun-Ho Kim, Nak Won Choi, Chang Hwa
Lee.
Internal Medicine, Hanyang Univ Hosp, Seoul, South Korea

SP796
INCIDENCE OF PANCREAS GRAFT THROMBOSIS IN PORTO-
ILIAC AND PORTO-CAVAL VENOUS ANASTOMOSIS
Eduardo Gutiérrez,1 Esther González,1 Enrique Morales,1 Eduardo
Hernández,1 José Mº Morales,1 Manuel Praga,1 Carlos Jimenez-
Romero,2 Alejandro Manrique,2 Juan Carlos Meneu,2 Enrique
Moreno,2 Amado Andrés.1
1Nephrology, 2Digestive Surgery and Abdominal Organs Transplan-
tation, Hosp 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain




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