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Renal Dialysis : Learning objectives & Introduction

Renal Dialysis : Learning objectives & Introduction

This is the first step of this week. Prof. Lee starts it with a brief introduction to the learning objectives.

Following that, we need to understand the relationship between ESRD and dialysis.

Besides, there are different kinds of uremic syndromes, including hematological syndrome, neurological syndrome, psychological syndrome, and dermatological syndrome.

Finally, the diagnosis of ESRD is quite important. The serum creatinine will be higher, the urinary creatinine and output will be lower, and the urinary osmolality and BUN will be both higher.

Also, the patient may experience electrolytes imbalance. The clinical diagnosis of ESRD by MDRD equation is that the creatinine clearance of the patient is less than 15 ml/min/1.73 m2.

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Pharmacokinetics: Drug Dosing in Renal Disease

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