Rachel L Whyte

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BACKGROUND The National Kidney Foundation-Dialysis Outcome Quality Initiative (NKF-DOQI) recommends a weekly creatinine clearance (CrCl) of 60 L/wk/1.73 m2 or greater and a Kt/V of 2.0 or greater as peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy standards. It has been described that approximately one quarter of patients may have discrepancies between these goals. The(More)
  • Rachel L Whyte
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2006
In response to letters about low bursaries (letters March 1), I am a degree student who works part-time in a café to support my studies. This was a choice I made before I started the course. I knew when I applied what I was getting into, so although I agree the amount of work we do is not in proportion to the money we receive, I do not feel hard done by.
There are an increasing number of reports about unusual causes of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The Propionibacteria species is a microorganism that is a normal skin flora. Under the presence of certain risk factors, it may produce serious infections. Patients at risk of having Propionibacteria sp infections have malignancy, diabetes(More)
The prevalence of human immuodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is likely to increase and many of them will be on peritoneal dialysis as renal replacement therapy. Infectious complications are a major problem associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). It has been speculated that the HIV-positive peritoneal dialysis(More)
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