Archives: December 8 – 15, 2010

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Puzzle of the Week — Anesthetic Considerations in Dialysis Patients

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  • 1. This class of inhalational agents is, theoretically, contraindicated in patients predisposed to intraoperative acute renal injury because of its toxic metabolite (fluoride)
  • 2. This non-depolarizing muscle relaxant is safe to administer to ESRD patients because it undergoes Hoffmann degradation at body temperature
  • 3. Mivacurium and this are safe to administer to ESRD patients because they are not excreted by the kidneys
  • 4. _____ and cell saver devices are used to administer blood products intraoperatively with the least amount of hemolysis
  • 5. Suxamethonium predisposes patients to hyperkalemia, in part, by impairing renal ___-___
  • 6. This muscle relaxant is safe to give to ESRD patients because it is primarily excreted in the bile
  • 7. The ESRD patient should be at or near his/her ___-___ just prior to receiving general anesthesia


  • 8. Currently, the intravenous fluid of choice for ESRD patients receiving anesthesia, despite its higher [K+] than other fluid types
  • 9. This muscle relaxant is renally excreted, and if administered to an ESRD patient, usually requires immediate post-operative dialysis
  • 10. Both suxamethonium and this are contraindicated in ESRD patients
  • 11. These are the likely culprits for causing changes in potassium balance/distribution

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Abstract Submissions — UPDATED DECEMBER 7, 2010

Keep your eyes on Nephrology On-Demand for more information on the following meetings:

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2011 — Abstract Deadline September 24, 2010
NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
North American Society for Dialysis and Transplantation 2010 — Abstract Deadline May 28, 2010
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation 2011 – Young Investigators Forum (YIF) — Abstract deadline October 18, 2010
ACP Medical Student Abstract Competition 2011 — December 1, 2010
ACP Resident and Fellows Abstract Competition 2011 — December 1, 2010
ISN Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced
American Transplant Congress 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
International Society of Blood Purification — Abstract Deadline July August 30, 2010
Evidence 2010 — Abstract Deadline August 6, 2010
American Federation of Medical Research: Southern Regional Meetings 2011 — Abstract Deadline October 15, 2010
American Federation of Medical Research: Western Regional Meetings 2011 — Abstract Deadline October 1, 2010
American Society of Hypertension 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 6, 2010
International CRRT Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010

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