Posts Tagged ‘hemodialysis’

Infective Endocarditis

Posted by Sara Fazio • April 13th, 2013

Diagnosis of endocarditis is usually based on clinical, microbiologic, and echocardiographic findings. Treatment involves antimicrobial therapy targeted to the identified organism. Surgical indications include heart failure, uncontrolled infection, and prevention of embolic events. The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews diagnosis and treatment options for infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis has an estimated annual… Read More…

Continuous Renal-Replacement Therapy

Posted by Sara Fazio • December 28th, 2012

In the latest review article in our Clinical Therapeutics series, a 20-year-old man with Marfan’s syndrome develops acute kidney injury after an aortic-valve replacement that was complicated by thoracic aortic dissection. Continuous renal-replacement therapy, rather than intermittent hemodialysis, is recommended because of hemodynamic instability. Acute kidney injury is characterized by a sudden decrease in kidney… Read More…

Is More Better? The Frequent Hemodialysis Network’s Daily Dialysis Trial

Posted by John Staples • December 8th, 2010

With many things in life – such as exercise, sleep, or practicing for a big event – more is usually better.  Many nephrologists have long suspected that “more is better” when it comes to dialysis as well.  While the HEMO trial showed no benefit to increasing within-session intensity of thrice-weekly dialysis, several uncontrolled studies have… Read More…

Hemodialysis

Posted by Graham McMahon • November 5th, 2010

The expansion of dialysis into a form of long-term renal replacement therapy has transformed nephrology and created a new area of science: the physiology of the artificial kidney. A review by Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb of the University of Washington and Dr. T. Alp Ikizler of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center describes the medical, social, and… Read More…