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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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Was it a PE or Just Another Other?

I have the distinct advantage and pleasure of having an Internist as my spouse.  Rarely a dinner goes by without a case discussion.  Recently, she brought up an all-too-common case… One of her ‘’favorite’’ ESRD patients had died…

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Hemodialysis Simulator

I ran into a colleague from Children’s Hospital over the weekend and she pointed me in the direction of this great education website that they have created for the education of students, residents and fellows. In particular, they…

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