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Bolus administration of intravenous glucose in the treatment of hyperkalemia : a randomized controlled trial
Background: Hyperkalemia is a common medical emergency that may result in serious cardiac arrhythmias. Standard therapy with insulin plus glucose reliably lowers the serum potassium concentration ([K + ]) but carries ...
Residual renal function in chronic dialysis is not associated with reduced erythropoietin-stimulating agent dose requirements : a cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2017-11-25)
Background: Anaemia is a very common problem in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and the use of erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESA) has revolutionised its treatment. Residual renal function (RRF) is ...
Intradialytic hypertension during chronic haemodialysis and subclinical fluid overload assessed by bioimpedance spectroscopy
(Oxford University Press European Renal Association, 2016-06-19)
Background: Intradialytic hypertension (IDH) increases morbidity and mortality. The prevalence in South Africa is unknown. The pathogenesis is unclear, but it has been suggested that IDH may be due to subclinical fluid ...