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2011 Archive
(listed in reverse chronological order)

December 1, 2011




American Society of Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting (Part 4)   
New York, NY; May, 2011


Plasma Aldosterone Levels Affect Calcium Metabolism in Patients with Essential Hypertension
Gian Luca Colussi, Cristiana Catena, Leonardo A. Sechi, L Marzano

Interactions Between Aldosterone and Nitric Oxide
Charles J. Lowenstein, MD

Non-Renal Effects of Aldosterone
James M. Luther, MD

Inappropriately Intense Salt Restriction Augmenting Myocardial Fibrosis in an Animal Model
Tatsuhiko Mori, Kenichi Hasegawa, Matsuda Hirohisa, Yasuo Matsumura, Nobukazu Ishizaka



National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) (Part 1)   

ESRD Modalities
Gary Scher

Treatment Modalities
Armit Sharma, MD

Hemodialysis Adequacy
John Daugirdas, MD


Annual Dialysis
Conference 2011
now in MP3
AUDIOFILE LIST (Annual Dialysis Conference 2011)
(13 talks)

Achieving Sodium Balance: Does Type of Dialysis Impact Outcome?
Alan Kliger, MD

HD Induced Cardiac Injury: What Do We Know?
Georges Saab, MD

Sudden Death on Dialysis: Can Fatal Arrhythmias Be Prevented?
Martin Alpert, MD

Impact of Cardioprotective Drugs (beta blockers and ACEI) on Cardiovascular Outcomes
Christopher Chan, MD


Nursing Plenary Session: Navigating Nursing Quality in Nephrology
Isis Montalvo, MBA, MS, RN


Pediatric Nursing Keynote: Leadership of the Spirit
Leah Curtin PhD, RN


Global Perspective on Home Dialysis Therapies
Steven Guest, MD

8 Years Experience of a Home Dialysis Provider - Achievements and Opportunities
Brigitte Schiller, MD

Cost Comparison of In-Center HD and Home Dialysis Therapies in the USA. Is Bundling Going to Affect the Growth of Home Dialysis
Fredric Finkelstein, MD

Will Home HD Steal Patients from PD?
Joanne Bargman, MD


The Role of Frequency and Time in Prevention of IDH
John Daugirdas, MD

How does Diastolic Dysfunction Impact IDH?
Roberto Pecoits-Filho, MD

Has HD Technology Helped To Reduce the Incidence of IDH?
Andrew Davenport, MD

November 19, 2011



American Society of Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting (Part 3)   
New York, NY; May, 2011

Peri-operative Management of the Hospitalized Patient with Hypertension
John D. Bisognano, MD

Out of Office Monitoring to Rule Out Resistant Hypertension and Adolescents and Adolescents
Angela Brown, MD

Outpatient Evaluation for Secondary Causes of Resistant Hypertension
Emmanuel Bravo, MD



American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Part 12)   
QA, Education, and Coding

Patient Safety and QA in Our Practice - A National Benchmark Initiative in Its First Year
Timothy A. Pflederer, MD

ASN-Sponsored Interventional Education Guidelines
Amy Dwyer, MD

Billing and Coding Update 2011
Donald Schon, MD


Annual Dialysis
Conference 2011
now in MP3
AUDIOFILE LIST (Annual Dialysis Conference 2011)
(8 talks)
Increasing PD Utilization

The Concept of “PD First”
Martin Schreiber, MD

Motivational Interview: Counseling Patients Regarding CKD and Renal Replacement
Fredric Finkelstein, MD

The Role of the Dialysis Educator
Michelle Hofmann, RN, BSN

The Ideal PD Curriculum of a Good Nephrology Fellowship
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD

Clinical Issues in PD and HD
The Use of CT Scanning and MRI to Diagnose Complications of PD
Joanne Bargman, MD

Do Statins Work in PD, but not HD Patients?
James Sloand, MD

The Importance of Residual Renal Function in PD
John Burkart, MD

Is It Time to Give Up on Kt/V Urea on PD and HD?
Zbylut J. Twardowski, MD

November 2, 2011



American Society of Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting (Part 2)   
New York, NY; May, 2011

Plenary Session II
Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro, an Endogenous Tetrapeptide: Role in Target Organ Damage in Hypertension, and Autoimmune Myocarditis
Oscar A. Carretero, MD

Water Immersion: A Model of Volume Expansion for Assessing Renin-Aldosterone Responsiveness and Renal Sodium Handling in Humans and Adolescents
Murray Epstein, MD

Pathological Cardiac Remodeling: Meddling with Mechanisms
Joseph A. Hill, MD




American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Parts 10 and 11)   
New Dimensions of Interventional Nephrology

Looking Beyond the Borders - Interventional Nephrology in Other Countries
Ivan D. Maya, MD

New ASDIN Initiatives for International Collaboration and Membership
Tushar Vachharajani, MD

The Legal and Political Aspects of Interventional Nephrology

When a Serious Adverse Event Occurs - Legal Aspects of Interventional Nephrology
John McGreevey

Impacts of the Healthcare Reform Act Bill on Interventional Nephrology
Edward R Jones, MD


October 16, 2011




Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: Disease Progression and Emerging Therapies   
Philip Raskin, MD (moderator)
American Diabetes Association Satellite Symposium (organized by UT Southwestern CME)
San Diego, CA; June, 2011
Free Online CME

Pathogenesis of Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
Jennifer B. Marks, MD

Current Guidelines and Therapeutic Options for Treatment of CKD in Type 2 Diabetes
Jerry Yee, MD

Emerging Therapies and Future Management of CKD in Type 2 Diabetes
Mark Molitch, MD



American Society of Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting (Part 1)   
New York, NY; May, 2011

Keynote Lecture: Blood Pressure in Obesity
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD

Cardiovascular Risk and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents
Rae-Ellen W. Kavey, MD

Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertension in Childhood
Joseph T. Flynn, MD



American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Part 9)   
Vascular Biology of HD Vascular Access - From Molecular and Cell Biology to Animal Models
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD

Inflammation and Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Hemodialysis Access
Timmy Lee, MD

Scientific Steps Toward Device Innovation: From an Idea to a Patent
Michael J. Kallok, PhD


September 29, 2011





American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Parts 7 and 8)   
Peritoneal Dialysis and Ultrasound
Promoting PD by Interventional Nephrology - ASDIN Core Curriculum for PD Catheter Procedures
Ken Abreo, MD

Utility of Ultrasound in Evaluating Access Dysfunction
Vandana Dua Niyyar, MM

Dysfunctional PD Catheters
Loay Salman, MD

"End-Stage" Hemodialysis Access Management Surgical Strategies for "End-Stage" Access Patients
Surendra Shenoy, MD

Translumbar and Transhepatic Placement of Hemodialysis Catheters
Abigail Falk, MD

Recanalization of Occluded Central Veins When Conventional Methods Failed - Is It Too Risky or Did We Give Up Too Easily?
Abigail Falk, MD


August 29, 2011






American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Parts 5 and 6)   

Dysfunction of AV Grafts

Treatment of Venous-Graft Anastomotic Stenosis - Stent-Graft First? or Balloon Angioplasty First?
Tony Samaha, MD

Be Careful What You Stent - Saving Veins for Secondary AVF Creation
Arif Asif, MD

Living in Post "Fistula First" Era - Graft First for the Elderly?
A Q Urbanes, MD


Arterial Intervention in Interventional Nephrology Practice
Upstream Arterial Inflow Lesions: Mastering Arterial Interventional Skills within Hemodialysis Access Management
Steven Wu, MD

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Distal Ischemia with Attention to Endovascular Techniques
Loay Salman, MD

Renal Artery Stenosis
Alexander S. Yevzlin, MD



(Article Free, $CE)
A Comparison of Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimating Equation Performance in an Older Adult Population Sample
(Vol 38/No. 4. Expires 08/20/2013)
Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Carolyn L. Cason, PhD, RN, and Sachin Shrestha, BSN, RN
1.2 hr

The Effect of the Buttonhole Method Vs. The Traditional Method of AV Fistula Cannulation on Hemostasis, Needle Stick Pain, Pre-Needle Stick Anxiety, and Presence of Aneurysms in Ambulatory Patients on Hemodialysis
(Vol 38/No. 4. Expires 08/20/2013)
April Pergolotti, BS, RN, CDN , Ellen Rich, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP, and Kathleen Lock, MBA
1.2 hr

August 2, 2011



De Ferris  
Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 10)   
DEBATE: Probing for “dry weight”: Is assistive technology necessary? - YES
Arjun D. Sinha, MD

DEBATE: Probing for “dry weight”: Is assistive technology necessary? - NO
John Daugirdas, MD

Adolescents and Emerging Adults with CKD: Their unique morbidities
Maria E. de Ferris, MD







Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting (Session 2)   
Brian Ling Lecture: Patient Care in the Age of Evolving Telehealth
John Glaser, PhD

Incorporating Performance Risk into Your Practice
Franklin Maddux, MD

Reducing Cather Use in Hemodialysis Patients
Edward Jones

Managing Your Kidney Patient Population: How do you measure up?
Paul Palevsky, MD

National Coverage Decision on ESA Use
Ruben Velez, MD







American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Parts 3 and 4)   
PART IV - Dysfunction of Matured Fistulae

Central Venous Stenosis with Arm and/or Breast Swelling - What's the Sequence of Treatment?
Anil K. Agarwal, MD

High Flow AV Fistulae - Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
Bharat Sachdeva, MD

Recurrent Cephalic Arch Stenosis - What Should I Do Differently?
Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD

PART III - Immaturity of AV Fistula

Fistula Immaturity - When to Intervene and How to Detect?
Arif Asif, MD

Balloon-Assisted Maturation vs. Surgical Revision- Evidence and How-to
John Ross, MD

Accessory Veins in Fistula Immaturity and Therapeutic Role of Endovascular Coiling
Gerald A. Beathard, MD


July 17, 2011


Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 9)   
CKD - Anemia Management in Turmoil: What Should be Done?
Lynda Szczech, MD

Keynote: How Relevant are Lipid Disorders to ESRD Outcomes?
N.D. Vaziri, MD, MACP







Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting (Session 1)   
RPA Year in Review
Edward Jones, MD

2010-2011 Nephrology Public Policy Updates
Robert Blaser

Timely Referral and Co-management of CKD Patients
Christopher Keller

Louis Diamond Lecture: Health Care Reform and the Quality Agenda
Allen Nissenson, MD

Nephrology Care at the End of Life
Alvin Moss , MD





American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) (Part 1)   
Hemodialysis Catheters
Hemodialysis Catheter Coatings and Locking Solutions on Infection and Patency - Is There Any Evidence?
Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD

Catheter-Associated Atrial Thrombus, Fibrin Sheath, and Catheter Recirculation - What's the Optimal Management?
Tushar Vachharajani, MD

Strategies for Decreasing the use of Hemodialysis Catheters
Micah Chan MD

Gerald Beathard Annual State of the Art Lecture
Our Current Understanding of Vascular Access Biology and Future Directions
Roy-Chaudhury, MD


June 30, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 8)   
Critical Care Nephrology: From its Origins to a New Discipline
Claudio Ronco, MD

Magnesium Supplementation Helps to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Patients on Hemodialysis
David M. Spiegel, MD, FACP

Can Physical Conditioning and Rehabilitation Change Outcomes in the Geriatric Patients with CKD?
Patricia Painter, PhD



(Article Free, $CE)
Motivational Interviewing in Dialysis Adherence Study (MIDAS)
(Vol 38/No. 3. Expires 06/20/2013)
Cynthia L. Russell, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Nikole J. Cronk, PhD, Michelle Herron, RN, Norma Knowles, MSW, LCSW, NSW-C, Michelle L. Matteson RN, CS, FNP/GNP, Leanne Peace, MSW, LCSW, MHA, and Leonor Ponferrada, BSN, RN, CNN
1.4 hr

Striving to Be Heard and Recognized: Nurse Solutions for Improvement in the Outpatient Hemodialysis Work Environment
(Vol 38/No. 3. Expires 06/20/2013)
Jane Gardner, DNP, RN, and Joni Walton, PhD, RN, ACNS, BC
1.6 hr

June 18, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 7)   
Sleep Disorders Over the Full Range of CKD
Andreas Pierratos, MD

Genetic Susceptibility in Common Complex Kidney Diseases
Barry I. Freedman, MD

WORKSHOP: Quality of Life Measures - Methodology and Validity
Mark Unruh, MD, MS


May 31, 2011









Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 6)   
Keynote: Relationship Between Brachial and Central Pressures and Pulse Waveforms
Gérard M. London, MD

The “Toxicity” of the AV Fistula
Richard Amerling, MD

Case: Incremental PD with Special Focus on the Elderly
John Burkart, MD

How to Initiate and Develop a PD Program
Fredric O. Finkelstein, MD

DEBATE: Current CKD Staging is Appropriate at all Ages (Yes)
Frederick Kaskel, MD, PhD

DEBATE: Current CKD Staging is Appropriate at all Ages (No)
Roger N. Greenwood, MD

A Quantitative Approach to Drug Dosing in CKD Patients
Ali Olyaei, PharmD, BCPS


May 17, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 5)   
Norma J. Ofsthun, PhD; Stanley Cortell, MD; Alessandra Perna, MD, PhD
Renal Research Institute's 13th International Conference on Dialysis (Miami, FL; January, 2011)  

Can sorbents change the direction of dialysis?
Norma J. Ofsthun, PhD

Microfluidics: The path to wearable ultrafiltration and dialysis devices
Stanley Cortell, MD

Hydrogen sulfide, the third endogenous gasotransmitter with cardiovascular properties, in hemodialysis patients
Alessandra Perna, MD, PhD


April 30, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 4)   
Alan S. Kliger, MD; Frank A. Gotch, MD; and Deborah S. Gipson, MD.
Renal Research Institute's 13th International Conference on Dialysis (Miami, FL; January, 2011)  

What are the practical implications of the Frequent Hemodialysis Network trials?
Alan S. Kliger, MD

An evaluation of phosphate kinetic modeling and its significance for therapy
Frank Gotch, MD

Cognitive function in children with CKD and its neurobiology
Debbie S. Gipson, MD



(Article Free, $CE)
Patient-Nurse Partnerships
(Vol 38/No. 2. Expires 04/20/2013)
Sheila Doss, BSN, RN, CNN, CCRA, Peggy DePascal, RN, CDN, Kimberly Hadley, BSN, RN, CNN, JD
1.1 hr

Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Guidelines to Prevent Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections in Patients on Hemodialysis
(Vol 38/No. 2. Expires 04/20/2013)
Carol M. Headley, DNSc, RN, ACNP-BC, CNN, Sheila Melander, DSN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM
1.4 hr

April 14, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 3)   
Hans Oberleithner, MD; Lars Penne, MD, PhD; David Bushinsky, MD
Renal Research Institute's 13th International Conference on Dialysis (Miami, FL; January, 2011)  

Sodium: A Wolf in Sheep‘s Clothing
Hans Oberleithner, MD

Iatrogenic Sodium Loading During Hemodialysis: A Matter of Concern?
Lars Penne, MD, PhD

Biology, Diagnosis & Treatment of Osteoporosis in CKD Patients in all Stages
David Bushinsky, MD


March 27, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 2)   
Eberhard Ritz, MD; Madhukar Misra, MD; Steve Martino, PhD; and Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
Renal Research Institute's 13th International Conference on Dialysis (Miami, FL; January, 2011)  

Intestinal-Renal Syndrome – Mirage or Reality?
Eberhard Ritz, MD

What a Nephrologist Should Understand about a Dialysis Machine
Madhukar Misra, MD

Can Motivational Interviewing Improve Patient Treatment Adherence?
Steve Martino, PhD

Micronutrients and Cardiorenal Disease: Insights into Novel Assessments and Treatment
Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

Columbia University

Biopsy Conference: A 54-year-old male with rash and proteinuria

(Columbia University Nephrology and Pathology Faculty; March, 2011)

Middle-aged male with these problems for 4 months. What is the differential diagnosis and what would be the possible treatments?
(Edited by Jai Radhakrishnan, MD). (more...)

March 5, 2011




Advances in CKD 2011 (Part 1)   
Jay Wish, MD; Peter B. DeOreo, MD; Barry M. Straube, MD; Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD
Renal Research Institute's 13th International Conference on Dialysis (Miami, FL; January, 2011)  

What is Expected of a Medical Director in the CMS Conditions of Coverage?
Jay Wish, MD

The Bundle - a Friendly Talk for the Perplexed
Peter B. De Oreo, MD, FACP

The Potential Effects of Bundling on Drug Prescription
Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD

What Will Medical (Nephrology) Practice Look Like in 2015?
Barry M. Straube, MD

February 16, 2011



How To Make Fistulas That Work (Parts 2 and 3)   
Michael P. Lilly, MD; Jack Work, MD; William Jennings, MD
(Fistula First Comprehensive Fistula Construction and Management Program for Surgeons. November, 2010.)  
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Wrist Radiocephalic AVF
William Jennings, MD

Antebrachial AVFs
William Jennings, MD

Transposition AVFs
William Jennings, MD

Ectopic and Other Options
Michael P. Lilly, MD

Access Strategies: Discussion Panel
Drs. Michael P. Lilly, William Jennings, and Jack Work

Ultrasound Hands-on Demonstration
Drs. Michael P. Lilly, William Jennings, and Jack Work

Interventional/Surgical Revisions
Jack Work, MD

Secondary Fistulas: Converting Grafts Whenever Possible
Michael P. Lilly, MD

Challenging Patients: Extremes of Age & the Obese
William Jennings, MD

The Swollen Arm
Jack Work, MD

Steal Syndrome
Michael P. Lilly, MD

Questions & Answers/Panel Discussion
Drs. Michael P. Lilly, William Jennings, and Jack Work

Annual Dialysis Conference 2010
now in MP3
AUDIOFILE LIST (Annual Dialysis Conference 2010)
(35 talks)
Improving Vascular Access Outcomes in Hemodialysis
Janet Holland MD; Vo D. Nguyen, MD; Lynda Ball, MSN, RN

Dialysis: Simple Solutions to Difficult Problems -- Part-2
John E. Moran, MB, BS; Brigitte Schiller, MD

Dialysis: Simple Solutions to Difficult Problems -- Part-1
John E. Moran, MB, BS; Brigitte Schiller, MD; John M. Burkart, MD; Bessie A. Young, MD; Robert M. Lindsay, MD

Survival in ESRD
Bessie Young, MD; John M. Burkart, MD; William L. Salzer, MD; Bryan R. Kestenbaum, MD

Membrane Health
Peter G. Blake, MB; Raymond T. Krediet, MD; Richard Amerling, MD

Futuristic Methods of Replacing Kidney Function
Andrew Davenport, MD; James R. Curtis, CHT; Eli A. Friedman, MD

Peritonitis and Technique Survival
William L. Salzer, MD; Beth Piraino, MD; Wai Kei Lo, MD; Jose A. Diaz-Buxo, MD; Martin Schreiber, MD

Joint Nutrition and Nursing Workshop: Wound Healing in Dialysis Patients
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP; Ann Cotton, MS, RD, LD; Brenda Patrick, MS, RN, APRN

Clinical HD Nursing Workshop II: Home Hemodialysis
Robert Pauly, MD; Lisa Koester, MSN, RN; Stacy Cigliana, RN; Sandip Mitra, MD

Nephrology Nursing II: Infections and Infection Control Practices
William Costerton, PhD; Priti Patel, MD

January 31, 2011


How To Make Fistulas That Work (Part 1)   
Michael P. Lilly, MD; Jack Work, MD;
(Fistula First Comprehensive Fistula Construction and Management Program for Surgeons. November, 2010.)  
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Welcome and Announcements
Michael P. Lilly, MD

Why AVFs?
Jack Work, MD

Current Status/Areas for Improvement
Michael P. Lilly, MD

Role of Ultrasound
Michael P. Lilly, MD

Surgical Principles
Michael P. Lilly, MD

The Team Approach
Jack Work, MD

Annual Dialysis Conference 2010
now in MP3
AUDIOFILE LIST (Annual Dialysis Conference 2010)
(15 talks)
Matters of the Heart: The Heart/Kidney Interaction
Madhukar Misra, MD; Kevin C. Dellsperger, MD, PhD; Charles Chazot, MD

DOPPS Update
Francesca Tentori, MD; Rajiv Saran, MD

Peritoneal Dialysis Technique Survival
Salim Mujais, MD; Joanne Bargman, MD; Peter G. Blake, MD

Controversies in Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD; Ajay K. Singh, MD; Allen R. Nissenson, MD

The Hypertensive Patient on Hemodialysis: An Update
Mark J. Sarnak, MD; John T. Daugirdas, MD; Jula K. Inrig, MD; Charles Chazot, MD

January 4, 2011




Where Do you Fit Into the Game? (Part 3)   
Panel (Vernon Taaffe, RPC; Jo-Ann Maltais PhD, George Roveno); Jo-Ann Maltais, PhD; Danilo Concepcion, CHT; Rich Benner CWSIII
(NANT Annual Meeting, March, 2010.)   Access free to all NANT members!
Panel of Pioneers: Perspective and Predictions;
Maltais: Ultrapure Dialysate: Present & Future Impact on Biomeds;
Concepcion: (Filling in for Jim Curtis) Home Dialysis: Impact On Biomeds;
Benner: Water for Patient Care Technicians (handout only; audiofile was not available).

Annual Dialysis Conference 2010
now in MP3
AUDIOFILE LIST (Annual Dialysis Conference 2010)
(25 talks)

PD Catheter Designs and Materials
Pranay Kathuria, MD

Experiences and Outcomes of PD Access Placement by Nephrologists
Fredric O. Finkelstein, MD

Experiences and Outcomes of PD Access Placement by Surgeons
W. Kirt Nichols, MD

Experience with the Extended Peritoneal Catheter
John H. Crabtree, MD

Update on Experiences with Embedded Peritoneal Catheters
Jack Moncrief, MD

Understanding How the PD Membrane Works
Isaac Teitelbaum, MD

Assessment of Peritoneal Membrane Function
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD

Writing PD Prescriptions: APD and CAPD - Case Studies
Martin Schreiber, MD

Adequacy in PD
John M. Burkart, MD

Management of Volume Overload in PD Patients
Mark D. Faber, MD

Update on Malnutrition Inflammation Atherosclerosis Syndrome and Outcomes in PD
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD

How Do Middle Molecules Impact on PD Outcomes?
Salim Mujais, MD

Membrane Types and Survival
Michael Flessner, MD, PhD

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS): Pathogenesis, Histopathology and Diagnosis
Michael Flessner, MD, PhD

Management of EPS Including Tamoxifen and Surgery
Steven S. Guest, MD

Nutritional Management of Patients with EPS: An Overview in All Phases
Mark D. Faber, MD

PD Catheter Exit-Site Care and Treatment Protocols for Exit-Site Infection
Beth Piraino, MD

Diagnosis and Treatment of Peritonitis in APD
Dana Negoi, MD

Catheter Removal in Peritonitis: Why, When and for How Long?
W. Kirt Nichols, MD

Prevention of Fungal and Bacterial Peritonitis
William L. Salzer, MD

Culture Negative Peritonitis and other Causes of Cloudy Dialysate
Michael V. Rocco, MD
Oral Hypoglycemic in Diabetics on PD
Katherine R. Tuttle, MD

PD in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease and Ascites
Steven S. Guest, MD

PD in Patients with Challenging Problems
Leslie P. Wong, MD

PD in Large, Anuric Patients
John E. Moran, MB

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