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Manish M. Sood, MD

AKI, ARF Common with Pandemic Flu

ORLANDO, Fla.—Acute kidney injury (AKI), acute renal failure , and the need for dialysis are common complications in critically ill patients with pandemic H1N1 Influenza A (pH1N1), and are associated with an increased risk of death, according to Canadian researchers.

Iron Lowers Platelet Counts

ORLANDO, Fla.—Correcting iron deficiency in non-dialysis CKD patients lowers platelet counts and improves erythropoiesis, researchers reported here at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2010 Spring Clinical Meetings.

HCV-Infected Kidneys May Help HCV-Infected Recipients

Although kidneys infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) were 2.6 times more likely than HCV-free donor kidneys to be discarded than used for transplantation, HCV-positive patients may well derive some benefit from receiving these organs, according to a report in the American Journal of Transplantation (online ahead of print).

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