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Patients give nod to kidney dialysis at home

...preferred a second option -- home-based peritoneal dialysis that uses the lining of the patient's belly as a n...e patients who were given the option of peritoneal dialysis were 1.5 times more likely than artificial kidney hemodialysis patients to rate their overall care a...

Portable kidney dialysis machine developed

...egon State University to develop a portable kidney dialysis machine that will make in-home treatment a reality...o treat themselves at home instead of traveling to dialysis clinics three days a week. "Current dialysis machines are based on 30-year-old technology and employ...

Severe kidney disease in blacks linked to genes on two chromosomes

...th end-stage kidney disease require either regular dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. "This is the ...NA from African-Americans with multiple members on dialysis or with diabetes." Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health center includ...

Staph aureus bacteremia in ESRD patients associated with substantial illness and higher costs

...use the need for access to the vascular system for dialysis puts them at increased risk of infection. This patient population is projected to continue to grow due to the increasing number of patients suffering from the complications of diabetes which can often result in the loss of kidney function. Nabi Bioph...

New gene found for children's lethal kidney disease

...y failure in children and young adults. Other than dialysis or a kidney transplant, there is no treatment and no cure for NPHP. "At present, we can do the diagnostics and confirm for the patient that this is the disease they have, but we cannot offer any treatment," says Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D., the U-M...

Hamburger disease drug put to the test

...evelop HUS. About half of the HUS patients require dialysis and even with comprehensive medical care four to five percent of these patients will die. Thirty percent to fifty percent of the survivors will develop long-term complications such as chronic kidney disease and nervous system disorders. Clearly, we ...

Blood tests identify patients on dialysis at high risk for death from cardiovascular disease

...bly measure the risk of heart disease in people on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant, even though they hav... to gauge the risk of heart disease in patients on dialysis who do not have cardiac symptoms, and determine which patients need additional treatment to address ...

New study demonstrates bone protein can reverse kidney failure

...ction, patients have no alternative but to undergo dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant. This new study...nal injury could significantly reduce the need for dialysis and significantly improve the quality of life for these patients," says Kalluri....

Artificial organ research findings presented by University of Pittsburgh researchers

...sized device that works in a way similar to kidney dialysis has kept patients in liver failure alive until donor organs have become available, according to Jrg Gerlach, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "We have treated eight patients in acute liver failure ...

Membrane separation technology produces myriad applications in numerous industries

...anes," says Nagel. Demand for safe blood supplies, dialysis therapy for end-stage renal disease, and blood processing call for continuous research and development of more sophisticated membrane-based technologies. Genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, and general laboratory applications in life sciences resea...

Defect of cilia-assembly protein could cause most common genetic cause of kidney failure

...s causes progressive renal failure, which requires dialysis or kidney transplantation. No other effective treatment is available. To test whether stopping cilia formation causes PKD, researchers created knockout mice missing the gene Kif3, specifically in the kidneys. That gene codes for a motor protein that'...

Suppressing immune system reverses otherwise untreatable case of blood disease

...ed for healthy blood in a daily process similar to dialysis for kidney failure. But plasmapheresis does not target the underlying problem, which is believed to be similar to autoimmune diseases such as lupus, in which the immune system attacks a person's own tissues. Therefore, even with daily plasmapheresis,...

More dialysis, highly permeable artificial kidney may not aid some, UT Southwestern researcher finds

DALLAS Dec. 19, 2002 Longer dialysis treatment and use of a highly permeable artificial...aluate what happens when you apply higher doses of dialysis and highly permeable artificial kidneys in a clinical trial," said Dr. Robert Toto, professor of int...

Biodegradable gelatin particles show promise for delivering therapeutic genes

...half of the 304,000 people on dialysis had some form of glomerular disease, according to a report by the U.S. Renal Data System. The study appears in a recent issue of the journal Biomedical Microdevices. ...

Blood proteins tied to inflammation

...ate predictors of heart attack or stroke in kidney dialysis patients. The research team found that high leve...e in the high risk of cardiovascular disease among dialysis patients," says Josef Coresh, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and associate professor of epide...

Fosrenol (TM) reduces damaging high levels of phosphate in end-stage kidney disease patients

...rbonate will deliver tangible clinical benefits to dialysis patients," says William F. Finn, M.D., professor o...Hill, regarding his interim analysis of 1,203 ESRD dialysis patients enrolled in a two-year trial at 96 U.S. sites, presented at the ASN meeting. Studies show ...

Early evaluation critical for kidney disease patients' survival

...nly four months before having to start life-saving dialysis treatment. Those evaluated late were more likely ...s associated with a higher risk of unplanned first dialysis and complications as well as increased hospital costs and length of stay. While the study did not e...

Potential of regenerative medicine explored

...er material similar to that contained in a typical dialysis filter showed that between 40 percent and 60 percent of targeted rejection antibodies were removed when the fibers were coated with specific antigens. These "specific antibody filters" are showing promise in initial lab tests and may eliminate the ne...

Anemia complicates heart failure, should be new focus, doctor says

...nemia adversely affects heart function not only in dialysis patients but in CHF patients as well." Among those studies have been clinical trials indicating that among hospitalized heart attack victims, depression of hemoglobin, even to a limited degree, was linked to increased mortality, he said. "Then clinic...

U of Minnesota study: Adult bone marrow stem cells can become liver cells

...h are a commonly used source of cells now. Much as dialysis machines can be a bridge for patients waiting for kidneys, a bio-artificial liver can help bridge a person from acute liver failure to transplant. "The immediate benefit might well be to help pharmaceutical researchers and manufacturers screen for t...

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