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BACKGROUND Low serum sodium is uncommon in peritoneal dialysis (PD), which is surprising in view of the important role of normal kidney function to regulate water and sodium balance. METHODS We report 2 cases of persistent hyponatremia with balance studies in Case 1. We performed measurements of dialysate sodium and volume output over 24 hours in a group(More)
Hypernatremia is generally thought to be a condition in which water depletion raises the serum sodium concentration despite some salt loss. However, many patients with hypernatremia have been shown to have normal or increased total body water, indicating that these patients are salt- and frequently water-overloaded. Possible pathophysiological reasons for(More)
This report describes a case of severe alkalemia associated with a blood lactate level greater than 13 mEq/L in a patient without evidence of hypotension or hypoxemia. The patient, who had the clinical manifestations of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), developed the alkalemia from an acute respiratory alkalosis superimposed on an existing(More)
Freshly voided urine from 3 spinal cord injury (SCI) patients showed a progressive decline in creatinine concentration over 2 weeks while maintained in the refrigerator. Urine creatinine concentration remained stable in normals, patients with kidney disease and 9 other SCI patients. Mixtures of affected and normal urine showed a progressive decline in(More)
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., conducted a multi-center, multi-institutional study of the seroprevalence of antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among dialysis workers. Seven dialysis units and 112 dialysis workers participated in the(More)
capillary, the nine negative specimens were sampled and processed. This experiment was repeated with a plastic capillary. With the glass capillary, the first specimen was positive as expected, but the next eight specimens were also positive. The last specimen was negative. For the plastic capillary, the first specimen was positive and the next three(More)
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