Tag: "dialysis" at medical news
Researchers Begin Drug Trial In Hope Of Finding New Ways To Treat Acute Kidney
...m,will evaluate the drug in four groups of people: dialysis
patients,kidney-transplant patients, patients that already have acute renal failure andpeople without kidney damage. Star also has developed a new way of testing kidney function. Theconventional method can take up to three hours but is not pr...
Americans Skip Dialysis; Swedes And Japanese Don't, Wake Forest Study Shows
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- American dialysis
patients are far more likely toskip kidney dialysis
treatments than patients in either Sweden or Japan, a WakeForest University Baptist Medical Center p...
Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
...cs, studied a group of patients who were receiving dialysis
and weresuffering from malnutrition. In a randomiz...x-monthperiod. All of the patients were receiving dialysis
treatments at San FranciscoGeneral Hospital. At the end of the trial, patients receiving the anabol...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...ransplantation or would have died or languished on dialysis
withoutthe hope of a life-saving transplant," Dr. Jordan said. Immunoglobulins are proteins naturally produced within the body that can act asantibodies -- natural defenses against invading organisms called antigens. Aprocessed form of immunoglobulin...
New Procedure Makes A Successful Transplant Possible
...e Rejection Six critically ill people on kidney dialysis
have been able to receive a kidneytransplant and a...I was hospitalized and severely ill. I had been on dialysis
for ayear and a half, but my body was deteriorating fast. My husband and I weremaking final arrangem...
The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
... it is cheaper to have a transplantthan to stay on dialysis
for more than two and a half years, even among the... kidney transplant ismuch more cost effective than dialysis
even for the highest risk patients-thosewith heart disease, diabetes or older age. That analysis was...
Kidney Transplants From Living Donors Reduce Long-Term Costs Of Care
... oftransplant surgery is roughly $47,000 less than dialysis
treatments would be forfive years. Giving people k... Doctors already knew that regular visits to dialysis
centers are morecostly than kidney transplants. A dialysis
machine takes over the main job ofthe ki...
Hospital stays of three days for uncomplicated heart attack
...ost of $50,000 per year of life saved, the cost of dialysis
treatment for kidney failure, as an amount it is willing to pay for health care," said Dr. Daniel B. Mark, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and the study's senior investigator. "Treatments that cost over $100,000 per year of life saved, like this...
AAPS PharmSciTech Tip Sheet
...ribes a novel in vitro release method, utilizing a dialysis
technique for peptide-containing biodegradable microspheres, that is applicable to in vitro testing and in vivo correlation of various microsphere formulations. The method provides an expedient and reliable approach to drug release testing from mic...
Making kidney transplants last longer: Large UM study finds newer drug is better
...dneys treated with AZA. Patients can survive on dialysis
even if their new kidneys fail, which on average occurs nine years after transplant. Kidney losses for other reasons besides chronic failure were eliminated from the analysis. MMF has already shown a great advantage over AZA in guarding against acu...
Kidney transplant proposal reduces wait from 24 to 14 months, improves equity for blacks & women
...ntation because they have lower mortality rates as dialysis
patients, they have a blood type mismatch with Cau...e a transplant, the low mortality rates for female dialysis
patients and transplant recipients allow them to experience greater quality and length of life than ...
Scientists develop polymers with nitric-oxide releasing particles
...ct with blood during heart by-pass surgery, kidney dialysis
or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Meyerhoff also hopes to use NO-releasing polymers to coat implantable blood sensors, currently under development at U-M, which could continuously monitor vital electrolytes and blood gases in criticall...
O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%
...tions research model for centers that treat kidney dialysis
patients could reduce America's high mortality rat... Sciences (INFORMS). "Dynamic policies that adjust dialysis
based on the kind and number of patients a center can handle have the potential to improve life expe...
U Penn researchers combating blindness from diabetic retionopathy in local community with 4 Sight program
...gram will involve targeting the 40% of patients in dialysis
clinics who are diabetic and increasing the presence of diabetic support groups in the neighborhood, the development of which is being led by 4 Sight program case manager, Billie Johnson, RN....
Engineers use computer simulation to design synthetic blood vessels
... risk of stroke due to arterial plaque buildup, or dialysis
patients who must endure repeated trauma to their ... the National Science Foundation and industry. For dialysis
patients, Kleinstreuer's virtual prototyping technology could result in better arteriovenous access ...
Dialysis patients can avoid serious complications by using medication that normally treats low blood pressure, Yale researcher reports
...s toxins and excess fluids from the blood. Between dialysis
sessions, the patients accumulate excess fluids, b...ssure. This condition affects 20 to 50 percent of dialysis
patients and can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness and even life-threatening symptoms such as abnorm...
Irbesartan prevents the progression of kidney disease or death in patients with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
...idney disease, and delays or prevents the need for dialysis
or transplantation. Kidney disease is a major pr...dney function or progressing to transplantation or dialysis
by 30 percent compared to placebo. Irbesartan was also shown to slow the progression to end-stage r...
Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
...omized controlled clinical trial ever completed in dialysis
patients suggest that peritoneal dialysis
(PD), a flexible home-based dialysis
treatment for people with chronic kidney failure, might have fa...
Pitt's transplant team uses standard stem cell procedure in unique way for recipient of living donor kidney transplant
...onic rejection, necessitating for some a return to dialysis
or retransplantation," added Dr. Shapiro. Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is an accepted practice for the treatment of different cancers, including lymphomas and leukemia. As with cancer patients, the kidney donor was treated first with a ...
NICHD scientists develop vaccine against deadly hospital-acquired infection
... noted, antibody levels tend to decline rapidly in dialysis
patients. Dr. Robbins said that efforts to increase the efficacy of the vaccines will include studies on the effectiveness of a booster dose of the vaccine given one year later. In addition, researchers will target the vaccine to a newly discovered ...
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