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Common Urological Problems

Dialysis Patients

Radiation increases cancer risk for dialysis patients

High radiation doses put a significant number of dialysis patients at increased risk of cancer, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should consider scaling back on radiation for purposes of diagnosis in this patient population.

Many kidney… Radiation increases cancer risk for dialysis patients   



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   



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   



Lab-made rat kidneys raise hopes for dialysis patients

Scientists have discovered yet another way to make a kidney - at least for a rat - that does everything a natural one does, researchers reported on Sunday, a step toward savings thousands of lives and making organ donations obsolete.

The latest lab-made kidney sets up a horse race in the booming field of… Lab-made rat kidneys raise hopes for dialysis patients   



Stenting dramatically improves treatment access for dialysis patients

Kidney failure patients on dialysis derive long-term benefit from the minimally invasive placement of a stent that improves the function of dialysis access grafts, according to 12-month trial results being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

“Results of the study exceeded our expectations, and that is… Stenting dramatically improves treatment access for dialysis patients   



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