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Abdominal Swelling in a Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis

A 47-year-old man with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coronary artery disease was started on peritoneal dialysis (PD) 2 years prior after a renal allograft failed. Six months previously, he underwent a renal allograft nephrectomy after the renal allograft became inflamed and caused pain. After the operation, he was briefly…

Epilepsy Tied With Increased Death Risk in Dialysis

Nearly 1 in 10 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has epilepsy, and the disorder as well as a commonly prescribed medication for it are associated with an increased risk of premature death, a new study found. According to the authors, seizures are a known complication of uremia, hemodialysis, medications such as antibiotics, and comorbidities…