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on: February 28, 2012, 12:54
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if a patient is already on dialysis, why do we still advice abstinence from NSAIDS? You can't do any worse harm can you?

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on: February 28, 2012, 13:05
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Great question. It all depends on the residual renal function (RRF).

A number of studies, including CANUSA, have shown that dialysis patients (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) that have residual renal function (RRF) will have a lower mortality than those w/o RRF. Thus, we try to limit NSAID use in the former patients.

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