Madhukar Misra

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Dialysis patients have a high burden of co-existing diseases, poor health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), and are prescribed many medications. There are no data on daily pill burden and its relationship to HR-QOL and adherence to therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Two hundred and thirty-three prevalent,(More)
Traditional bath salts contain a combination of inorganic salts like Epsom salts, table salt, baking soda, sodium metaphosphate, and borax that have cleansing properties. Since 2010, there have been rising concerns about a new type of substance abuse in the name of "bath salts." They are beta-ketone amphetamine analogs and are derivates of cathinone, a(More)
The frequency of dialysis was established at three times a week in 1965,1 and this frequency has been used in most centers around the world. Soon after the establishment of this dialysis schedule, an analogue simulation concluded that daily (also known as quotidian) short dialysis sessions would be more effective than thriceweekly longer dialysis sessions(More)
A hemodialysis patient with hepatitis C virus infection developed painful blisters on her hands that burst spontaneously. She was found to have serum porphyrin levels >2000 nmol/L. A punch biopsy revealed subepidermal blistering with festooning of dermal papillae associated with a mixed inflammatory infiltrate. Based on the clinical, biochemical, and(More)
BACKGROUND The decline of residual renal function (RRF) on dialysis has been reported to be slower in peritoneal dialysis (PD) then hemodialysis (HD). However, some clinicians have questioned whether this reported difference might not be caused by selection bias. In particular, if continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) delivers only marginally adequate therapy as(More)
Heart failure and cardiovascular events are common in chronic renal failure. Hemodialysis (HD) causes significant hemodynamic changes and hypotension. New evidence based on intradialytic echocardiography demonstrates transient cardiac dysfunction or stunning in majority of chronic HD patients. Over time, this group may progress to chronic heart failure and(More)
Every nephrologist taking care of patients on dialysis is well aware of the unique pathophysiology of patients afflicted with ESRD. For instance, some therapies which are well established as standards of care in non-ESRD patients have not been proven to be beneficial. As an example, lipid-lowering therapy for dyslipidemia has yet to be proven to be of(More)
BACKGROUND Residual renal function (RRF) plays an important role in dialysis patients. Studies in patients on maintenance dialysis suggest that RRF is better preserved in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) vis-à-vis those receiving hemodialysis (HD). We speculated that regardless of the patient's type of therapy, the estimate obtained for the rate(More)
The use of amino acid dialysate (AAD) has been shown to improve the nutritional status of malnourished continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. We report on a randomized, prospective, cross-over study evaluating the effects of a single, daily, postprandial 2-L exchange of 1.1% AAD (Nutrineal) on a nutritionally unselected group of 18(More)