Ernest William Goodpasture (1886 - 1960) was an American pathologist. Goodpasture syndrome (1918)
Seraphima Schachowa (1854 - ) was a Russian physician and histologist. Schachowa spiral tubulues (1876) [renal tubuli]
RRT Prescription: Aims of treatment - fluid management; acidosis correction; hyperkalaemia correction; uraemia; toxin removal
High volume haemofiltration (HVH) is CRRT where the filtration rate is large - aka “high-volume,” “high intensity,” or “high flow”
Tintinalli Renal multiple choice questions MCQs for ACEM Fellowship
Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Terminology and Nomenclature
Renal Literature Summaries
Optimal dose of renal replacement therapy (RRT) is controversial... the definition of dose in clinical practice is also a little controversial!
AKI is the entire spectrum of disease (mild -> severe), and can be defined as an abrupt (1 to 7 days) and sustained (more than 24 hours) decrease in kidney function. Mortality of critically patients with acute renal failure is high (50%–60%)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common problem in the critically ill associated with increased morbidity and mortality
Renal Transplant; commonest transplant; anastamosed to common iliac artery and vein in the pelvis. the ureter is plumbed into the bladder; allows ease of access for palpation and biopsy
AKI can be defined as an abrupt (1 to 7 days) and sustained (more than 24 hours) decrease in kidney function. The ADQI formulated the RIFLE criteria in 2004 to allow for AKI to be objectively and uniformly defined.