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Why Do Some Dialysis Centers Have Higher Survival Rates?

Characteristics such as patient engagement, physician communication, and staff coordination may help to explain why some dialysis centers achieve higher patient survival rates than others, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

“The purpose of this study was simple: to figure… Why Do Some Dialysis Centers Have Higher Survival Rates?   



Low Birth Weight May Lead to Poor Growth Rate in Children with Kidney Disease

The lower the birth weight, the greater the chance of poor growth rate in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

In the general population, low birth weight is not an important cause of… Low Birth Weight May Lead to Poor Growth Rate in Children with Kidney Disease   



Kidney disease patients: Eat your veggies, reward your kidneys

Phosphorous levels plummet in kidney disease patients who stick to a vegetarian diet, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that eating vegetables rather than meat can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of this mineral in… Kidney disease patients: Eat your veggies, reward your kidneys   



Despite the challenges, collaboration is key in kidney disease care

Most primary care physicians (PCPs) and kidney specialists favor collaborative care for a patient with progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD), but their preferences on how and when to collaborate differ, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). PCPs and kidney specialists need… Despite the challenges, collaboration is key in kidney disease care   



A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients

Among older adults with a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction), those with lower levels of kidney function are less likely to take their medications as prescribed, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

“Several types of medications have proven benefit for… A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients   



Kidney Transplant Recipients: Get Moving to Save Your Life

Low physical activity increases kidney transplant patients’ likelihood of dying early, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that patients need to exercise to fend off an early death.

Inactive people in general face increased risks of developing cardiovascular… Kidney Transplant Recipients: Get Moving to Save Your Life   



Many dialysis patients may not understand important health information

Many patients on dialysis may not understand medical information critical to their wellbeing, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that clinicians must understand and address the limited health literacy of patients with kidney disease.

Patients with limited health… Many dialysis patients may not understand important health information   



Metabolic Syndrome May Cause Kidney Disease

Metabolic syndrome comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death when they occur together. A patient is diagnosed with the syndrome when he or she exhibits three or more of the following characteristics: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat in the… Metabolic Syndrome May Cause Kidney Disease   



Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters

Most dialysis patients are not prepared to effectively handle man-made or natural disasters, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). This puts them in great danger of becoming seriously sick or dying in the face of a disaster.

Patients on dialysis depend… Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters   



Hispanics live longest, whites shortest among dialysis patients

Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, Hispanics tend to live the longest and Whites the shortest, with Blacks’ survival time in between these two, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Examining the reasons for these survival differences could help improve… Hispanics live longest, whites shortest among dialysis patients   



Starting dialysis after - not before - conception may improve birth rates in women with advanced kidney disease

Women with advanced kidney disease who start dialysis during pregnancy have superior live birth rates than those already on dialysis at the time of conception, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings provide valuable information for counseling women with… Starting dialysis after - not before - conception may improve birth rates in women with advanced kidney disease   



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