Overview of the surgical challenges involved in the treatment of infective endocarditis. Specific attention is paid to infective endocarditic hemodialysis patients.

A comprehensive review of standard renal replacement therapies for ESRD patients. This presentation focuses on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Focus is also paid to the common immunosuppressive agents used in transplantation. In addition, histopathologic specimens are shown of allograft kidneys to enhance the learning experience.

One of the most controversial topics in Nephrology is how frequently hemodialysis treatments should be administered. A number of uncontrolled trials have raised the possibility of improved outcomes with greater dialysis frequency. This review discusses three (3) randomized trials that have had an impact in shaping our understanding of dialysis frequency.

A classic clinicopathologic report of the dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.

A succinct presentation focusing on the main features of a functioning water treatment system for hemodialysis. This presentation guides the nephrology practitioner through the indications and complications arising from the softner, carbon tank, reverse osmosis system, and deionizer. Clear and informative animations/cartoons are provided to emphasize fundamental concepts.

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