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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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Renal Failure in the Neuro ICU

Here are a few important guidelines for prescribing RRT in the Neuro ICU gleaned from this review. First off, a recap of the physiology… Intracranial pressure increases are buffered by CSF, such that increased ICP leads to increased…

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