Search for dissertations about: "Elvia Garcia Lopez"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words Elvia Garcia Lopez.

  1. 1. Icodextrin metabolism in peritoneal dialysis : Clinical and experimental studies

    Author : Elvia Garcia Lopez; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Icodextrin is a glucose polymer which is used as osmotic agent to provide sustained ultrafiltration (UF) during the long (8-16 hours) dwell in end-stage renal disease patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). The aims of this thesis were to study: the metabolism of icodextrin in the peritoneal cavity and in the circulation of PD patients and non-uremic rats, the role of alpha-amylase in its hydrolysis, and the rate of breakdown of a synthetic maltoheptaose (G7) ex vivo which we propose as a novel measure of amylase mediated oligosaccharide metabolism. READ MORE

  2. 2. Icodextrin metabolism in peritoneal dialysis : Clinical and experimental studies

    Author : Elvia García López; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Peritoneal dialysis; icodextrin; icodextrin metabolites; ultrafiltration; alphaarnylase activity; gel-filtration HPLC;

    Abstract : Icodextrin (ICO, or polyglucose) is an effective osmotic agent for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients (pts). ICO is a soluble polymeric form of glucose with an average molecular 'weight range from 13,000 to 19,000 dalton. Glucose is absorbed from the peritoneal cavity by diffusion. READ MORE