Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

Washington, DC (August 9, 2007) Recent progress in the prevention and treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States give reason for "cautious optimism," but skyrocketing costs are a major concern, according to a Special Article in the October Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Drs. Robert Foley and Allan J. Collins of the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) and University of Minnesota summarize key findings from the 2006 USRDS Annual Data Report. The USRDS update assembles the most recent nationwide data on the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of ESRD permanent loss of kidney function requiring "renal replacement therapy" (dialysis or kidney transplantation).

"The new update describes successes, failures, and challenges for the future," comments Dr. Foley. "For example, improvements in survival expectations and increased use of fistulas for hemodialysis represent progress. In contrast, ever-increasing numbers of new patients with ESRD tend to suggest that preventive care and health policy practices have been less than optimal."

In 2004, the most recent year for which complete data were available, 104,364 Americans (approximately 0.03 percent of the population) started dialysis or received a kidney transplant. This represented nearly a one percent decline in renal replacement therapy, compared with the previous year.

The decline is especially encouraging at a time when type 2 diabetes mellitus, one of the major risk factors for kidney disease, has reached epidemic proportions. The data suggest that improvements in preventive care may be helping to reduce diabetes-related kidney disease, although several years of new data will be needed to confirm this trend.

Still, diabetes remains the leading cause of ESRD. In particular, rising rates of diabetic ESRD among younger African-American adults suggest "a looming public health crisis," according to the new report. An apparent incre

Contact: Shari Leventhal
American Society of Nephrology

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nationwide study compares surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women
2. Cancer Patients Nationwide Can More Easily Navigate Health Care System
3. Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference
4. SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients
5. SCAI Founders Lecture highlights remarkable progress in catheter-based aortic valve replacement
6. Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
7. Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models
8. Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
9. Studies highlight real world use, safety of drug-eluting stents
10. Lectures, Keynoters, Symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting
11. New report highlights aromatase inhibitor side effects

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: ... faced every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From ... Carole is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad ... comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... -- AVACEN Medical , Inc. (AVACEN) announced that Frost ... Product Innovation Award for Its fibromyalgia pain management device. ... device market research by Frost & Sullivan,s industry experts. ... relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers a safe and effective ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Texas , Oct. 11, 2017  True ... services, has amplified its effort during National Breast ... about hereditary cancer risks. ... of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 ... have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response to ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations ... to be used as a first-line therapy to ... Recognizing the value ... White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: