Tag: "dialysis" at medical news
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...roximately 0.03 percent of the population) started dialysis
or received a kidney transplant. This represented ...mprovement in several indicators of the quality of dialysis
care, including evidence that patients are starting renal replacement therapy at a less-severe stage...
Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher
...nd death. If a diagnosis is made quickly enough, dialysis
can help to cleanse the blood of excess nitrogen during an episode and prevent brain damage. Traditional treatments included maintaining a very-low protein diet that is still high enough in calories to avoid metabolizing any of the body's protein-r...
ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy
...sease can progress over time, eventually requiring dialysis
or transplantation to replace lost kidney function...rest that most of the patients with IgAN who enter dialysis
are middle-aged, and since the disease takes decades to progress, it is likely that their disease st...
Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers
...esearch shows that patients with kidney disease on dialysis
experience a range of complications thought to rel...ey disease and every day five Australians commence dialysis
or transplantation to stay alive. "While fish oil won't cure kidney disease, it may provide a bett...
Mayo Clinic study finds heart transplant patients benefit from new approach to immunosuppression
...ars post-transplant, 10 percent of patients are on dialysis
or need a kidney transplant. And 10 years post-transplant, 50 percent of patients are either waiting for another heart transplant because of coronary artery disease or have died as a result of it." Dr. Kushwaha and a team of Mayo Clinic researchers...
Statins linked to lower risk of infection
...erious risk for kidney patients undergoing regular dialysis
treatments. The Hopkins researchers cautioned that kidney dialysis
patients should not necessarily ask their doctors to put them on statins until more studies are done...
A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients
...has been drawn. All this you endure, for without dialysis
to clean the toxins from your blood as your kidney...gineering from Lehigh, has developed a new type of dialysis
filter that, he says, represents the first major breakthrough in 30 years for dialysis
Dialysis patients with metabolic syndrome show increased risk for heart disease
...t. Louis, Mo. March 07, 2007 -- A study of kidney dialysis
patients found that nearly 70 percent had metaboli... relationship between heart and kidney disease, as dialysis
patients are already known to have an elevated risk of cardiovascular problems. Metabolic syndrome...
New hope for septic shock patients
...ute kidney failure during septic shock can require dialysis
for up to two weeks, which costs the national health budget $50 million annually. Nephrodynamicss research has focused on treating kidney failure during and after septic shock, but the drug it is developing could eventually treat other causes of ki...
Researchers identify gene associated with severe kidney failure in diabetes
... worldwide, an illness that requires either kidney dialysis
treatments or a kidney transplant for survival. T...dney disease, compared to the diabetic patients on dialysis
who more commonly had forms of the gene that were not protective. This discovery may lead to novel ...
Fosrenol data show evidence of trends towards improved bone formation in CKD stage 5 patients
...han 530,000 have developed CKD Stage 5. Even with dialysis
and a low-phosphorus diet, most CKD Stage 5 patien...L, the blood phosphorus levels of many patients on dialysis
often exceed 6.5 mg/dL. Such levels have been linked to a significantly higher morbidity and mortali...
Rutgers College of Nursing professor to test exercise program for older individuals with CKD
...h chronic kidney disease (CKD) requiring long-term dialysis
treatments. The study will also evaluate the feasibility of the research plan for a larger clinical trial. "Physical functioning is a major problem for individuals with chronic kidney disease and has a devastating impact on older adults with this c...
Nicotine receptors on kidneys may speed kidney damage
...ses, it may lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis
or a kidney transplant to maintain life. "There is evidence that smokers with health conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure progress to kidney disease faster than nonsmokers," Jaimes said. "It's not clear which of the many components in ci...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for October 3, 2006, issue
...m albumin levels, functioning vascular access, and dialysis
adequacy. The annual death rates in patients who met zero, one, two, three, or four of the quality measures were 29 percent, 25 percent, 21 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. The authors note that a high proportion (69 percent) of...
Penn critical-care physicians recommend strategies when facing requests to end supplemental oxygen
...l therapies such as mechanical ventilation, kidney dialysis
or tube feeding. When administered by face mask or nasal prongs, high flow oxygen is not at all invasive, yet it clearly serves a life-sustaining role for an increasing number of patients with advanced lung, heart, or cancer-related diseases. Many of...
Katie Lee Joel joins Kidney Friendly Comfort Foods program
...mportant for people with chronic kidney disease on dialysis
to follow a low phosphorus diet, because most dialysis
patients will develop hyperphosphatemia (high serum phosphorus levels in the blood). Excess phospho...
Combined liver-kidney transplant beneficial for patients with dual organ disease
...wn as hepatorenal syndrome who have been receiving dialysis
for more than two months, according to an article in the August issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A combined liver and kidney transplant is the procedure of choice for patients with both end-stage liver disease and en...
Liver-kidney transplant reduces organ rejection, boosts recovery
... reversible kidney failure who have been receiving dialysis
for longer than two months. The Archives of Surger...In hepatorenal syndrome patients, those undergoing dialysis
-- the use of a machine to perform the blood filtration normally handled by the kidneys -- for longe...
Two Rutgers nursing professors to explore nursing work environment
...ng work environment and nurse reported outcomes in dialysis
centers. The $75,000 study, funded by the Americ... 2,000 ANNA member registered nurses practicing in dialysis
centers across the United States in September. The study will be conducted by Linda Flynn assistant ...
Virtual communities may foster mental health in severely ill kids
...ers used Zora to help youngsters undergoing kidney dialysis
at Children's Hospital Boston. "These kids were drawn out of their isolation by participating in these virtual environments on bedside computers. They were able to explore their identities, values, and hopes with privacy, yet still communicate with...
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