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Advances in End-Stage Renal Diseases 2001: International by C. Ronco, N.W. Levin

By C. Ronco, N.W. Levin

Reprint of: Blood Purification 2001, Vol. 19, No. 2 during this well timed booklet, a variety of themes relating to ESRD are mentioned, together with vascular ailment and atherosclerosis in uremia, results of hemodialysis sufferers in several nations, malnutrition in addition to oxidative tension and protracted irritation as hazard components for heart problems. in addition, the possibility of utilizing peritoneal dialysis as a primary therapy modality for ESRD is debated, including the advantages that could be accomplished with day-by-day dialysis. additional subject matters comprise the main complicated recommendations for electrolyte tracking and profiling in hemodialysis in addition to the therapy of acute renal failure, describing the recent acute dialysis caliber initiative. one other vital a part of this book is an argument on no matter if hemoglobin degrees in pre-ESRD and hemodialysis sufferers could be normalized or no longer, through a dialogue of the capability long term merits of a brand new know-how coupling hemoperfusion with hemodialysis, using a brand new sorbent machine. A definition of the genuine application of those applied sciences in day-by-day scientific perform and whether or not they are economically more cost-effective with current repayment rules rounds off the displays. Being the second one quantity during this sequence (see additionally the volumes for the years 2000, 2002 and 2003), this publication is meant to function a syllabus for meetings in addition to a tutorial software for fellows and citizens. while, it offers a so much worthwhile replace on fresh perform and expertise for all physicians curious about the sector of hemodialysis.

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Finally, both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapies are evolving with respect to dose and technical improvements. In the past, the trend has clearly been for elderly, diabetic and female patients to have a lower mortality on hemodialysis [18–20]. However, there have been commendable improvements in the determination adequate levels of therapy in peritoneal dialysis – clearly ‘one size does not fit all’. The most recent analysis of the survival data, that also has attempted to address some of the disparities in previous studies, demonstrated that within the first 2 years of therapy, short-term peritoneal dialysis appears to be associated with superior outcomes compared with hemodialysis [21].

0, corresponding to a creatinine clearance of 9–14 ml/min, dialysis should be started to augment native clearance when it falls below this level [12]. Despite the lack of clear evidence, this practice may become more prevalent in the near future. Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis for Incremental Dialysis? Once it has been decided to initiate dialysis early in the course of renal insufficiency, should hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis be the treatment of choice? Several studies have indicated that residual renal function is better preserved in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis [13–15].

Nissenson and co-workers [45] found better brain function at Hcts of 42% than at the lower clinical targets of 30–36%. Continuous performance tasks and P-300 latency in the auditory oddball task by electroencephalogram improved as Hb was normalized suggesting better signal transmission in the central nervous system. Normalization of Hb increases oxygen supply to the brain and oxygen extraction [46]. Quality of Life QOL is affected by the ability to perform physical ADL. The definition of what constitutes adequate ADL function differs among age groups, particularly when comparing older sedentary to younger more active-working or pediatric patients.

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