Tag: nephrology

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Pediatric critical care nephrology is a complex and highly specialized field, presenting challenges and management strategies that are often quite distinct from those seen in adult practice. Therefore, it is high time to address all the topics in the field of critical care nephrology in children in a unique book which is the first of its kind. This book covers the basics as well as... Read More | Comment
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Cellular metabolic abnormalities are responsible for systems and organ failures, so the modern approach of organ dysfunctions now includes prevention or treatment of such disorders. This book is a comprehensive tool, allowing the physician to understand, diagnose and treat these metabolic disorders. Water, electrolyte, acid-base, glycemic and endocrinologic problems, as well as metabolic abnormalities observed in renal, cerebral and hepatic failure are presented in different... Read More | Comment
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This review outlines key knowledge areas for critical care physicians and nephrologists caring for patients with cancer and associated kidney issues such as acute kidney injury (AKI) and electrolyte disorders. Specifically, understanding kidney-specific effects of new chemotherapeutic approaches is outlined, and provides an up-to-date compendium of these effects. Advances in chemotherapeutic regimens as well as in our understanding of cancer-associated kidney disease highlight the need... Read More | Comment
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We developed a prioritized list of 13 QIs for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) care. Future work should focus on developing validated benchmarks for these QIs and implementing them into CRRT programs. We conducted a modified three stage Delphi process. This consisted of two web-based rounds followed by an in-person meeting. We recruited an interdisciplinary panel of critical care nephrology experts and knowledge users. In... Read More | Comment
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The authors were tasked with developing five specific questions regarding mitochondrial function in sepsis within the context of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative 14 (ADQI XIV) meeting held in Bogotá, Colombia, in late 2014. The authors presented these questions to the rest of the panel of participants and from group discussions focused these questions to address specific aspects of mitochondrial function. Then off-line reviewed the... Read More | Comment
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Recently released, Nephrology Secrets, features the highly regarded “Secrets Series” popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable. It covers the full range of essential topics in nephrology for in-training or practicing professionals. Written and fully updated by global experts and thought leaders in nephrology. Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes... Read More | Comment
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Two new clinical trials together involving nearly 30,000 patients support previous observational evidence that the most common solution used for intravenous fluid therapy in the world is associated with kidney damage. Both trials found that 0.9% saline was inferior to solutions with more physiological chloride concentrations and resulted in greater rates of major adverse kidney events. Read More | Comment
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Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to nephrology and acid-base disorders derived from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Nineteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find 23 chapters from 45 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom,... Read More | Comment
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While bacteria once had negative connotations, scientists are now saying it could be good for you. Smell receptors in kidneys sniff out signals from gut bacteria for cues to moderate blood pressure. Some years ago, when Jennifer Pluznick was nearing the end of her training in physiology and sensory systems, she was startled to discover something in the kidneys that seemed weirdly out of place. Read More | Comment
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Determining appropriateness for vascular access devices limits the risk of complications in critically ill patients. Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) establishes evidence-based indications as summarised in this paper. Safe and reliable venous access is the foundation for medication administration in critical and intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Several important issues surround vascular access in the ICU setting, including the need for multiple multi-lumen... Read More | Comment