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James B Wetmore, David T Gilbertson, Jiannong Liu, Allan J Collins
The past decade has witnessed a marked reduction in mortality rates among patients receiving maintenance dialysis. However, the reasons for this welcome development are uncertain, and greater understanding is needed to translate advances in care into additional survival gains. To fill important knowledge gaps and to enable dialysis provider organizations to learn from one another, with the aim of advancing patient care, the Peer Kidney Care Initiative (Peer) was created in 2014 by the chief medical officers of 14 United States dialysis provider organizations and the Chronic Disease Research Group...
July 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Neil A Smart, Gudrun Dieberg, Maleeka Ladhani, Thomas Titus
BACKGROUND: Early referral of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is believed to help with interventions to address risk factors to slow down the rate of progression of kidney failure to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and the need for dialysis, hospitalisation and mortality. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the benefits (reduced hospitalisation and mortality; increased quality of life) and harms (increased hospitalisations and mortality, decreased quality of life) of early versus late referral to specialist nephrology services in CKD patients who are progressing to ESKD and RRT...
June 18, 2014: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
N Maurin
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 72-year-old female dialysis patient with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus who was under long-term medication with oral prednisolone due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was given levofloxacin for one week to treat an acute bronchitis (one 500 mg dose on the first day, 125 mg/day orally from second day onwards). One day after the end of levofloxacin treatment, the patient complained about a constant dragging pain above the right heel that receded under local application of diclofenac ointment and inactivity of the right foot...
February 2008: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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