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Dialysis Techniques for ARF May Yield Similar Outcomes

Intermittent hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) appear to lead to similar clinical outcomes for patients with acute renal failure (ARF), according to researchers who reviewed 30 randomized controlled trials and eight prospective cohort studies.

Bowel Preps Can Cause Renal Damage

SAN FRANCISCO—The use of phosphate-containing solutions to prepare the bowel for colonoscopy or surgery may cause significant damage to the kidneys, according to a researcher who spoke at a special clinical update here during Renal Week 2007.

Taking Aim at Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disorder for which there is no uniform definition. AKI has been reported in up to 7% of hospitalized patients, but epidemiologic studies are sparse and confounded by differences in case definitions and heterogeneity in patient populations.

Acute Renal Failure: Finally, Some Progress

Acute renal failure (ARF) mortality remains stubbornly high, especially among patients in the ICU. The history of ARF is marked by high-profile failures, persistent clinging to discredited treatments, and an almost comical proliferation of definitions for the condition.

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