Acute Renal Failure in Four Comrades Marathon Runners Ingesting the Same Electrolyte Supplement: Coincidence Or Causation?(Original Articles) (Report)

Acute Renal Failure in Four Comrades Marathon Runners Ingesting the Same Electrolyte Supplement: Coincidence Or Causation?(Original Articles) (Report)

The 89 km Comrades Marathon historically reports the highest incidence of acute renal failure (ARF) cases in any sporting event in the world (estimated at 2/10 000 runners). (1) The first 2 cases reported from the event (in 1967 and 1968) occurred in races with only ~600 runners. (2) An incidence as high as 10/10 […]

Dosage Adjustment in Medical Patients with Renal Impairment at Groote Schuur Hospital (Original Articles)

Dosage Adjustment in Medical Patients with Renal Impairment at Groote Schuur Hospital (Original Articles)

Failure to adjust dosing of renally excreted drugs in patients with renal impairment may lead to adverse effects, including nephrotoxicity. The incidence of in-hospital acute kidney injury attributed to drug nephrotoxicity is estimated at 19%.1 Drug-induced nephrotoxicity and adverse effects can be reduced by adjusting the dosing of renally excreted drugs according to the patient’s […]

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Renal Disease

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Renal Disease

This ebook offers a succinct review of suicide risks associated with renal diseases as supported by research literature. Renal disease encompasses disorders that can increase depression. Clinicians have struggled with the concept of treatment withdrawal and whether it represents suicide; a short discussion of what is known is discussed. Practical recommendations for caregivers are included. […]

Medicare Programs - End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulation) (CMS) (2018 Edition)

Medicare Programs – End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulation) (CMS) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Medicare Programs – End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulation) (CMS) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This rule updates and makes revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment […]

Peritonitis in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

Peritonitis in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

To the Editor: We investigated the experiences with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)-related peritonitis in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) at the nephrology unit of Dr George Mukhari Hospital. In this study population, the mortality rate from peritonitis is high, Gram-negative sepsis predominates and the recurrence rate was also high. Age is a risk […]