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RRT Delivery in Patient with Ebola Virus Disease

“Ebola virus disease in resource-rich settings can range from mild disease to severe life threatening illness with organ failures. However, with aggressive supportive care and life support measures available in resource-rich settings (volume resuscitation, hemodialysis, and mechanical ventilation), death from Ebola virus disease should be much less common than in resource-poor settings. In our opinion, this report confirms that with ... Read More »

Predictors of Progression to Chronic Dialysis among Survivors of AKI Identified

Pre-existing kidney disease, hypertension, and global comorbidity are all predictors of the need for chronic dialysis among survivors of acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis who initially become dialysis independent. That was the primary finding of a study conducted recently by Ziv Harel, MD, and colleagues. Study results were reported in BMC Nephrology [doi:10.1186/1471-2369-15-1214]. AKI is a common complication of ... Read More »

Consensus Conference Offers Report on Diabetic Kidney Disease

The increase in type 2 diabetes worldwide has led to an increase in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus, which has in turn had a significant impact on the development of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Further, diabetes and kidney disease are common chronic conditions; people with diabetes may have other etiologies of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in addition to ... Read More »