Jan Hamilton

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BACKGROUND Icodextrin is a high molecular weight, starch-derived glucose polymer, which is capable of inducing sustained ultrafiltration over prolonged (12-16 hour) peritoneal dialysis (PD) dwells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of icodextrin to alleviate refractory, symptomatic fluid overload and prolong technique survival in PD(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential contribution of international medical students at Australian universities to the Australian medical workforce. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A prospective survey in 2006-2007 of 619 international medical students in their final 2 years of undergraduate- and graduate-entry medical courses across eight Australian(More)
This paper describes a teaching intervention designed to promote the clinical communications skills of overseas-born medical students through critical reflection on the practice of others. Using a staged process and a video recording of a simulated medical interaction it investigated the extent to which the participants were able to anticipate, identify and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the ability of a peritoneal equilibration test (PET) performed in the first week of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to predict subsequent transport status, as determined by a PET at 4 weeks and >1 year after PD commencement. DESIGN Prospective observational study of an incident PD cohort at a single(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal transport of small solutes generally increases during the first month of peritoneal dialysis (PD). The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the ability of the peritoneal equilibration test (PET), carried out 1 and 4 weeks after the commencement of PD, to predict subsequent technique survival. METHODS Fifty consecutive(More)
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