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Mirtazapine hemodialysis

Chi-Shun Wu, Show-Hwa Tong, Cheung-Ter Ong, Sheng-Feng Sung
PURPOSE: Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening complication of serotonergic agents. Although mirtazapine is a relatively safe antidepressant and has a comparatively low incidence of side effects, it still could induce serotonin syndrome. CASE REPORT: We described a 34-year-old man with schizophrenic disorder who presented with acute consciousness disturbance, extremely high fever, rigidity, and spontaneous clonus in lower limbs. Two days before entry, oral mirtazapine was added to his regular medication of olanzapine...
December 2015: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, T Alp Ikizler
In individuals with chronic kidney disease, surrogates of protein-energy wasting, including a relatively low serum albumin and fat or muscle wasting, are by far the strongest death risk factor compared with any other condition. There are data to indicate that hypoalbuminemia responds to nutritional interventions, which may save lives in the long run. Monitored, in-center provision of high-protein meals and/or oral nutritional supplements during hemodialysis is a feasible, inexpensive, and patient-friendly strategy despite concerns such as postprandial hypotension, aspiration risk, infection control and hygiene, dialysis staff burden, diabetes and phosphorus control, and financial constraints...
May 2013: Journal of Renal Nutrition
Pilar Fraile, Pedro Garcia-Cosmes, Tamara Garcia, Luis Corbacho, Marcos Alvarez, Jose Matias Tabernero
The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in dialyzed patients is estimated around 5-20% of the cases. This explains the high use of antidepressant drugs in these patients. We present the case of a 68-year-old woman with a history of renal failure, with chronic hemodialysis and a depressive syndrome in treatment with Mirtazapine. In November 2008, the patient received a renal graft. An immunosuppressant treatment was started with Basiliximab, Tacrolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil, and corticosteroids. The patient did not present renal immediate renal function...
June 2009: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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