The international Ebola emergency

Sylvie Briand, Eric Bertherat, Paul Cox, Pierre Formenty, Marie-Paule Kieny, Joel K Myhre, Cathy Roth, Nahoko Shindo, Christopher Dye
New England Journal of Medicine 2014 September 25, 371 (13): 1180-3
On August 8, 33 weeks into the longest, largest, and most widespread Ebola outbreak on record, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the epidemic to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). This declaration was not made lightly. A PHEIC is an instrument of the..

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Daniel Schwartz

In the event a patient with Ebola had acute kidney injury requiring dialysis, any thoughts as to whether this could be provided safely? ie could staff be exposed to the risk of a blood line, how would dialysate effluent be handled, could the dialysis machine be safely used with another patient, etc. Any thoughts/comments welcome.


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