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Equations To Estimate Creatinine Excretion Rate: The CKD Epidemiology Collaboration.

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 20 February 2011. Posted in OLA Blog

Equations To Estimate Creatinine Excretion Rate: The CKD Epidemiology Collaboration.
An article by Ix and colleagues in the January 2011 issue of CJASN describes new equations to calculate urine creatinine excretion rate. Urine creatinine excretion is increasingly relied upon to calculate the degree of proteinuria/albuminuria...

Prevention of Dialysis Catheter Malfunction with recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator

Written by Meguid El Nahas on Sunday, 20 February 2011. Posted in OLA Blog

Prevention of Dialysis Catheter Malfunction with recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator
This study by Hemmelgarn and colleagues (NEJM January 27, 2011) addresses the important issue of the prevention of dialysis central venous catheters infections. the authors studied a small number of patients (n=225) randomised to have either...

Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease – SHARP Study

Written by arif khwaja on Monday, 24 January 2011. Posted in OLA Blog

Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease – SHARP Study
Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are at much higher risk of cardiovascular disease than the general population but the benefits of lipid reduction in this population have been far from clear. Recent data from the Study of Heart and...

Daily Dialysis – a look into the future?

Written by arif khwaja on Monday, 24 January 2011. Posted in OLA Blog

Daily Dialysis – a look into the future?
The ‘long and slow’ approach to haemodialysis as advocated by the group from Tassin, France has yielded impressive results in terms of blood pressure control and patient survival. This has lead to increasing interest in daily...