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A lower-calcium dialysate has been advocated for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients for the purpose of increasing oral calcium intake as a phosphate binder and decreasing the need for aluminum-containing phosphate binders and, hence, decreasing the risk of aluminum intoxication. Twelve CAPD patients were evaluated retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Middle molecules such as beta2-microglobulin (beta2M) and advanced glycation end products (AGE)-modified proteins contribute to inflammation in uremia. The BetaSorb column is a new adsorptive device, which contains copolymeric beads, suitable for removal of beta2M and other middle molecules. We assessed the effect of this column on the(More)
Complications related to inadequate volume management are common during hemodialysis. This trial tested the hypothesis that availability of an intradialytic blood volume monitoring (IBVM) device improves fluid removal, reducing morbidity. A six-center, randomized trial with 6 mo of intervention comparing IBVM using Crit-Line versus conventional clinical(More)
The relationship between blood pressure (BP) and clinical outcomes among hemodialysis patients is complex and incompletely understood. This study sought to assess the relationship between blood pressure changes with hemodialysis and clinical outcomes during a 6-month period. This study is a secondary analysis of the Crit-Line Intradialytic Monitoring(More)
Extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs), such as hemodialysis and hemoperfusion, are used in poisoning despite a lack of controlled human trials demonstrating efficacy. To provide uniform recommendations, the EXTRIP group was formed as an international collaboration among recognized experts from nephrology, clinical toxicology, critical care, or pharmacology and(More)
OBJECTIVE Methanol poisoning can induce death and disability. Treatment includes the administration of antidotes (ethanol or fomepizole and folic/folinic acid) and consideration of extracorporeal treatment for correction of acidemia and/or enhanced elimination. The Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning workgroup aimed to develop evidence-based consensus(More)
The current foci of renal replacement therapy with dialysis are middle molecular weight toxins, consisting of small proteins, polypeptides and products of glycosylation and lipoxygenation. Conventional high-flux dialysis is not efficient at removing these molecules, explaining the increased interest in using sorbents to supplement dialysis techniques.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hyperuricemia is associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, and chronic kidney disease. However, there are no specific data on the relationship of uric acid to cardiovascular disease in the chronic hemodialysis setting. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Data from 5827 patients on chronic hemodialysis from(More)
The excessive mortality in dialysis patients has rekindled interest in research of adsorbent removal of nontraditional uremic toxins. Middle-molecular-weight substances, predominantly small proteins, have been correlated with specific uremic syndromes and implicated in the uremic state. New developments in polymer technology and carbon pyrrolization(More)