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Dialysis for dementia?

When I first began learning about Nephrology, I came across ‘dialysis dementia’, a progressive and fatal condition described in hemodialysis patients. Several studies in the 1970s implicated aluminium found in phosphorus binders and dialysate water as the cause….

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The evolving role of PET imaging in Nephrology

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging modality that provides functional imaging of structures based on their ability to metabolize glucose and concentrate specific molecules that have been labeled with a positron-emitting radionuclide. Metabolically active cells (e.g,…

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