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SCr-based definitions of AKI

Presumably, defining AKI by higher SCr thresholds in patients with higher baseline SCr levels ( i.e. , chronic kidney disease [CKD]) is based on the well-described inverse correlation between creatinine clearance (CrCl) and SCr. If all determinants of SCr concentration are kept constant except for CrCl, then a 50% reduction in CrCl from baseline will lead eventually ( i.e. , at steady state) to a 100% increase in SCr, irrespective of the presence or absence of CKD. The steady state, however, may not be reached for several days after an episode of AKI. 3 , 4

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. The change in SCr over time after an abrupt reduction in CrCl from 90 to 10 ml/min for 7 d followed by abrupt recovery back to 90 ml/min is shown in Figure 2 . After changes in CrCl, the two-compartment model exhibited a higher initial rate of change followed later by a slower rate of change compared with the one-compartment model. Overall, the differences between the one- and two-compartment models were minor.

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It’s not important for us to know exactly how you arrived here, but it is important for both of us to acknowledge that you ARE here… Acceptance is always the first step.

Many souls have arrived here at the end of arduous and sometimes difficult journeys and we want you to know that you are welcomed and that we will always be here for you. Your complimentary blanket and bowl of soup will be along in a moment.

So, it is in a genuine spirit of mindful compassion that we will share this time. You are good, you are beautiful, and you are a sentient being on the planet Earth. You may or you may not have lint in your navel.

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It’s the Holy Grail pursuit of brewing in hoppy beer making: year-round wet-hop flavor. Hops are good, fresh hops are better, wet hops are the best. We say ‘wet hops’ because they have not been dried after harvest. We say ‘better’ because they possess the fullest expression of hop flavor; vine-fresh. But as with another herbaceous favorite of ours, they must be quickly dried to prevent mold and spoilage. That drying process is done delicately but something is always lost in translation. Other good brewers have taken up the quest. The results have varied. Ours is a homegrown process of time dilation for the delicate hop cone that the flower doesn’t even perceive and so delivers its still newborn self to our kettle months and months after its birth. Questing has no end and we are still tweaking our process but we hope you find this mid-summer anachronism to be as satisfying as we do. If you dig it, enjoy it. We’ll make more! MORE ABOUT THE FREAKIN' WET HOPS: To figure out this brand new wet hop preservation process, we had to forget everything that we already knew about how hops are processed and preserved. We tried 5 or 6 different things to try and achieve this process (some of which failed miserably), then we discovered a relatively simple process that deliberately did all the things that the textbooks told us not to do. This new proprietary process involves a lot of time and money, and even more thinking about hops and freshness in new ways. From all of this, we found a brand-spankin’-new way to preserve the hops, fresh from the Yakima Valley trellises, first born during harvest season into the Born Yesterday last fall, and reborn into this scary new next step, the Born Again Yesterday Pale Ale, six months later, to the beer in your hands today.

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