Sherman D McMurray

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Recent evidence suggested that noncompliance (NC) with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) exchanges may be more common in US than in Canadian dialysis centers. This issue was investigated using a questionnaire-based method in 656 CAPD patients at 14 centers in the United States and Canada. NC was defined as missing more than one exchange per(More)
OBJECTIVE To clinically validate the use of a computer-based kinetic model for peritoneal dialysis (PD) by assessing the level of agreement between measured and modeled values of urea and creatinine clearances and ultrafiltration (UF). DESIGN An open multicenter observational study. PATIENTS There were 111 adult continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the safety and efficacy of interscalene brachial plexus block anesthesia when performed on patients who were anesthetized with a general anesthetic prior to the performance of the block. METHODS Patients were assessed postoperatively through surveys, interviews, and physical examinations to(More)
The creatinine excretion (CrEx) ratio was first described as a method for detecting noncompliance in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, a high CrEx ratio is not specific for noncompliance and may also be found in compliant patients with a relatively greater lean body mass (LBM). A cohort of 44 PD patients was followed up for a mean of 13 +/- 8(More)
OBJECTIVE The recent increase in the use of automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) has led to concerns about the adequacy of clearances delivered by this modality. Few clinical studies looking at the effects of varying the individual components of the APD prescription on delivered clearance have been done, and most published data are derived from computer(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of the ratio of measured to predicted creatinine excretion as an index of compliance in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. DESIGN A prospective analysis. SETTING Academic teaching hospital dialysis unit. PATIENTS Forty-three patients on PD. MEASUREMENTS Creatinine excretion in daily dialysate and urine collections was(More)
This prospective comparative clinical study was performed to evaluate the effect of triamcinolone when added to bupivacaine during brachial plexus blockade in patients undergoing shoulder surgery. Interscalene brachial plexus blocks were performed on 910 patients before shoulder surgery. Of the patients, 574 were randomly allocated to receive steroids added(More)
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