Richard Singer

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BACKGROUND Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis is treated by administration of antibiotics mixed with the PD solution. Data on antibiotic stability for solutions in current use are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the stability of cefepime, cephazolin and ampicillin in three commercial PD solutions. METHODS Antibiotics were(More)
BACKGROUND Regional citrate hemodialysis anticoagulation is used when heparin is contraindicated, but most protocols require large infusions of calcium and frequent intradialytic plasma ionized calcium measurements. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the safety, efficacy, and effect on calcium balance of regional citrate(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep apnea is common and associated with poor outcome in severe chronic kidney disease, but validated screening tools are not available. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of sleep apnea in this population, to assess the validity of screening for sleep apnea using an ApneaLink device and to investigate the relationship of sleep(More)
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