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Infections and intravenous iron

An interesting study appeared in my email this morning examining the association between the use of iv iron and outcomes in hemodialysis patients with systemic infections. Current guidelines from all of the major societies suggest that if patients…

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Honey for the Achilles Heel

In the PD literature, peritonitis has been referred to as an Achilles’ heel because it could lead to catheter removal and PD treatment failure. Topical antibiotics have been used for prevention of an exit site infection (ESI) which…

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Nephrotoxic HIV Drugs

I’ve done a post on renal-relevant HIV drugs previously, but I just heard an interesting case of tenofovir-induced renal failure at our Renal Grand Rounds and thought I’d mention a few interesting tidbits from the presentation. 1. HIV-Associated…

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