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Skin Lesions in Dialysis – Part 3

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) No post or summary on skin disorders in renal failure can omit NSF. This has been mentioned in multiple previous posts on RFN – although never summarized: The first cases of this disorder were…

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Gadolinium Beliefs

Poll results from last week:  The majority of individuals (60%) felt that it was definitely unsafe giving gadolinium to ESRD patients, with 45% of individuals also agreeing that it was unsafe in CKD stage 4.  As is consistent…

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Sporadic Hypocalcemia and Gadolinium

It turns out that not only do gadolinium-based contrast agents result in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), but certain ones can also interfere with some of the common assays for quantifying serum calcium, leading to sporadic hypocalcemia. The two…

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