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      Echocardiography in Uraemic Pericarditis with Effusion

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Uraemia, Pericarditis, Haemodialysis, Pericardial effusion, Echocardiography

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          Serial chest radiology and echocardiography were performed in seven patients undergoing chronic haemodialysis who developed pericarditis. Echocardiography was helpful in making an early diagnosis of a pericardial effusion in the absence of specific clinical or radiological signs of an effusion. It also enabled changes in the thickness of a pericardial effusion to be detected, which was of value when clinical features suggestive of cardiac tamponade occurred during dialysis, and showed that the effusion could increase in size despite the use of regional heparinisation for dialysis. Resolution of a pericardial effusion could be defined accurately using echocardiography, whereas this was not possible clinically or radiologically. It is concluded that serial echocardiography is a good method of monitoring a pericardial effusion in dialysis patients.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1977
          1977
          28 November 2008
          : 18
          : 4
          : 201-207
          Affiliations
          Medical Renal Unit and Department of Radiology, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
          Article
          180829 Nephron 1977;18:201–207
          10.1159/000180829
          857178
          © 1977 S. Karger AG, Basel

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