Division of Nephrology

Dialysis and CRRT

  1. Kinetic principles of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, CVVH, CVVHD/SLED and CVVHDF;
  2. Indication for hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or CVVH, CVVHD/SLED and CVVHDF;
  3. Immediate complications of HD, PD, and CVVH, and their treatment;
  4. Principles of choosing vascular access routes for acute or chronic HD, CVVH CVVHD and CVVHDF;
  5. Bioincompatibility and biocompatibility of the various artificial membranes used for HD;
  6. The practical aspects of dialysis water treatment and dialysate preparation for HD;
  7. Evaluation and selection of patients for acute hemodialysis or CVVH, CVVHD and CVVHDF;
  8. The components of a hemodialysis or CVVH, CVVHD/SLED and CVVHDF prescription and their rationale;
  9. The components of peritoneal dialysis prescriptions for either CAPD or CCPD and their rationale;
  10. The differences between high efficiency and high flux hemodialysis;
  11. The differences between ambulatory PD and automated cyclic PD;
  12. Evaluation of end-stage renal disease patients for HD vs. PD and their instruction regarding treatment options;
  13. Urea kinetics during dialysis and their use to prescribe adequate dialysis (HD and PD);
  14. Use of Peritoneal Equilibration Testing in assessing PD transport characteristics;
  15. Evaluation and management of fluid balance in ESRD with either HD or PD;
  16. Evaluation and management of hypertension in the ESRD patient on HD or PD;
  17. Evaluation and management of bone disease in the ESRD patient on HD or PD;
  18. Evaluation and management of anemia in the ESRD patient on HD or PD;
  19. Evaluation and management of nutritional inadequacies in the ESRD patient on HD or PD;
  20. Understanding the nutritional requirements of the ESRD patient;
  21. Nutritional management of the patient with ARF;
  22. Evaluation and management of infectious complications of the ESRD patient on HD or PD;
  23. Drug dosage modifications during hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, CVVH, CVVHD and CVVHDF;
  24. Cardiovascular and lipid complications of maintenance dialysis (PD & HD);
  25. Common psychosocial issues among ESRD patients on HD or PD.
  26. Maintenance of vascular access for long-term hemodialysis using radiological techniques, percutaneous angioplasty, and surgical revision;
  27. Acquired cystic renal disease among ESRD patients.
  28. Ethical issues among ESRD patients, including advance directives and withdrawal from dialysis;
  29. Use of hemodialysis, CRRT and resin hemoperfusion in the management of drug intoxications.
  30. Dialysis among the elderly.

Division Chief

Michael RossMichael Ross, MD (bio)
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann 615-C
Bronx, New York 10461
Telephone: 718-430-8768
Email: michael.ross@einstein.yu.edu 

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