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Friday, 13 May 2016

From April 2016, GPs and practice nurses requesting a serum creatinine blood test will be alerted to any significant changes in the patient’s kidney function.

Category: Have You Heard
Friday, 18 December 2009
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 05 May 2016
The NHS ‘Think Kidneys’ team has developed a series of online resources to help practices respond to changes in the way blood test warning results for acute kidney injury (AKI) are being managed in path labs across England. The changes mean that results will come direct to practices and will require a more immediate response from GPs and practice nurses.
Category: Have You Heard
Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Renal services do not need renal social workers to keep patients alive.Nephrologists, transplant surgeons and renal nurses can manage that challenge without our involvement. So why are social workers attached to a renal service? Are they just an added extra – an upgrade in the service rather than an essential component of it?

Category: Editorial
Friday, 26 February 2010

People with advanced kidney disease are required to make many choices about their treatment throughout the journey of this disease. Opting not to have dialysis or to withdraw from treatment is a difficult decision and there are many factors that influence patients' decisions. For those who choose not to have dialysis, the implications need to be understood by the patient, their family and carers and healthcare professionals involved in their care. This article provides an update on this important issue to equip primary care nurses with a clear understanding of end-of-life care for patients with advanced kidney disease.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 28 September 2011

People with advanced kidney disease are required to make many choices about their treatment throughout the journey of this disease. Opting not to have dialysis or to withdraw from treatment is a difficult decision and there are many factors that influence patients' decisions. For those who choose not to have dialysis, the implications need to be understood by the patient, their family and carers and healthcare professionals involved in their care. This article provides an update on this important issue to equip primary care professionals with a clear understanding of end-of-life care for patients with advanced kidney disease.

Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 01 September 2009

Urine tests for renal function: What tests detect different levels of damage?

Category: Back to Basics
Thursday, 21 May 2009

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects renal drug elimination and other important processes involved in drug disposition, including absorption, drug distribution and non-renal clearance. As a result, the reduced renal excretion of a drug or its metabolites can cause toxicity and the sensitivity to some drugs is increased even if elimination is unimpaired.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects renal drug elimination and other important processes involved in drug disposition, including absorption, drug distribution and non-renal clearance. As a result, the reduced renal excretion of a drug or its metabolites can cause toxicity and the sensitivity to some drugs is increased even if elimination is unimpaired.

Category: Editorial

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