UNLABELLED Gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCA) have been linked to the occurrence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in renal impaired patients. The exact interaction between the various different available formulations and occurrence of NSF is not completely understood, but has been postulated. This association has triggered public health advisory… (More)
BACKGROUND Timing of first cannulation of an arteriovenous graft has been the subject of great debate for clinicians worldwide. In this paper, we reviewed the current literature on the timing of first cannulation of arteriovenous grafts. METHODS Searches of PubMed, Medline and the Cochrane Library were performed using specific search terms to identify… (More)
BACKGROUND Renal replacement therapy using dialysis has evolved dramatically over recent years with an improvement in patient survival. With this increased longevity, a cohort of patients are in the precarious position of having exhausted the standard routes of vascular access. The extent of this problem of failed access or 'desperate measures' access is… (More)
We present the case of a 70-year-old male who presented with a large lesion in the right kidney, which was noticed on ultrasonography. CT confirmed the large tumor, and both clinical and radiological findings raised suspicion of a renal cell carcinoma. Surprisingly, histological examination showed it to be a giant oncoytoma.