Print Issue: August 01, 2011

Dialysis access when both arms have shunts

If a patient has a nonfunctional arteriovenous (AV) shunt in one arm and a functional shunt used for dialysis in the other, does the avoidance of an IV access in the arm with the nonfunctional shunt still apply?

What causes delirium?

Is it possible to have a geriatric patient in serious delirium while all labs and urinalysis are within normal limits?

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