Andrew Z. Fenves, Author at Rheumatology Advisor

Andrew Z. Fenves

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Medical Management of the Dialysis Patient: Infectious Complications

Does this patient have infectious complications? What is the scope of the problem? Infection is the second leading cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), next only to cardiovascular disease (Figure 1). Septicemia accounts for most of the infectious deaths Figure 1. Mortality caused by sepsis in ESRD patients compared to the…

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