Tag: "filtering" at medical news
Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
... through an artificial kidney machine containing a filtering
system called a dialyzer that cleanses the blood and returns the cleansed blood back to the body. Most people undergoing hemodialysis visit a hospital or dialysis center three times a week for a several hour dialysis session. It is estimated that mo...
New understanding of a key control mechanism in the brain
...ed. These synapses act as fast-switching "if-then" filtering
gates that allow inhibition to be applied only at the exact millisecond and to the right degree. Each I-neuron establishes complex if-then gates onto thousands of neighboring neurons and is therefore "in charge" of controlling their activity. The gat...
Kidney Transplants From Living Donors Reduce Long-Term Costs Of Care
...ysis machine takes over the main job ofthe kidney, filtering
the body's fluids. But the machine can't filter as well orperform the organ's other functions, so patients become weak and susceptible toillnesses. "Every time we do a living donor transplant, we save taxpayers $50,000five years out and presu...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...ergoplasmapheresis, a procedure that is similar to filtering
the blood, immediatelyafter the onset of the disease. Half the patients in this study who did not haveplasmapheresis died, compared with a death rate of less than 25 percent in thosewho did. The researchers also found that the older patients...