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Not all kidney patients treated equal: Differences in care for patients beginning on dialysis

Kidney disease patients insured by some federally sponsored national health care organizations are more likely to undergo an important predialysis procedure than patients with other types of insurance, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results may provide insights into ways to… Not all kidney patients treated equal: Differences in care for patients beginning on dialysis   



Equation Provides Practical Approach to Monitoring Arteriovenous Fistula Function in Dialysis Patients

A simple equation provides real-time feedback to detect access recirculation in arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) during hemodialysis, reports a study in the September/October issue of ASAIO Journal, Official Journal of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading… Equation Provides Practical Approach to Monitoring Arteriovenous Fistula Function in Dialysis Patients   



How to Improve Health and Reduce Risk for Dialysis Patients

1. Depression Symptoms and Low Physical Activity May Keep Dialysis Patients from Working
Efforts to Improve Mood and Activity Might Help Patients Remain Employed

Many patients with kidney failure employed during the year before beginning dialysis are no longer employed early in their first year of treatment. A recent survey… How to Improve Health and Reduce Risk for Dialysis Patients   



Kidney Disease Patients Require Individualized Care

1. One-Size-Fits-All Blood Pressure Recommendations Won’t Suit All Dialysis Patients

Age, Race, and Diabetes Status Affect Blood Pressure’s Link to Premature Death

Previous research indicates that mild to moderate hypertension may not increase dialysis patients’ risk of dying prematurely. These findings contrast with those found in the general population and are generalized to diverse… Kidney Disease Patients Require Individualized Care   



Pomegranate juice: Beyond antioxidants, potential benefits for dialysis patients

Studies in recent years have claimed multiple health benefits of pomegranate juice, including that it is a good source of antioxidants and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. A preliminary study now suggests that it can ward off a number of complications in kidney disease patients on dialysis,… Pomegranate juice: Beyond antioxidants, potential benefits for dialysis patients   



Canadian researchers discover new way to prevent infections in dialysis patients

Researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat dialysis catheter malfunction in kidney dialysis patients may now also help prevent both malfunction as well as infections.

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and her colleague Dr. Nairne Scott-Douglas, both members of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, undertook… Canadian researchers discover new way to prevent infections in dialysis patients   



Portable, less costly peritoneal dialysis shows no additional catheter risk factors

Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for peritoneal dialysis experience no greater risk of catheter infection than those who undergo hemodialysis, a retrospective study at UT Southwestern Medical Center has found.

Peritoneal dialysis is less costly, easier on the body and provides greater mobility than hemodialysis, the more common procedure in the U.S.… Portable, less costly peritoneal dialysis shows no additional catheter risk factors   



Chronic dialysis for kidney disease patients now started substantially earlier

It has become increasingly clear that patients in the United States are starting dialysis at higher and higher levels of kidney function. A team of researchers, led by Dr. Ann O’Hare, University of Washington associate professor of medicine and affiliate investigator at Group Health Research Institute, set out recently to find out what this… Chronic dialysis for kidney disease patients now started substantially earlier   



Does Technique That Removes Additional Toxins Benefit Dialysis Patients?

A technique that removes additional toxins during dialysis does not improve kidney failure patients’ survival or heart health, but intense treatments may provide a benefit, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that the potential of the technique, called hemodiafiltration,… Does Technique That Removes Additional Toxins Benefit Dialysis Patients?   



Infections may be deadly for many dialysis patients

An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that peritonitis may be a deadly condition for some kidney failure patients.

Most kidney failure patients on dialysis… Infections may be deadly for many dialysis patients   



New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients

A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The novel method was presented at ICNC 12 by Dr Akiyoshi Hashimoto, a cardiologist at Sapporo Medical University in Japan. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive protein and electrocardiogram… New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients   



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