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2012-05-03 18:40:18

A new systematic assessment of malnutrition, created by researchers at Penn State, will aid dietitians and other health care providers in diagnosis and treatment. Up to 50 percent of patients in hospitals and nursing facilities are estimated to be malnourished, according to Gordon Jensen, professor and head of nutritional sciences, Penn State. Although malnutrition is widespread, confusion exists in the clinical community on how to best make this diagnose. Malnourished patients are...

2011-12-09 14:18:24

Different patients may respond differently to each drug Two seemingly similar blood pressure—lowering drugs have different effects on the heart health of dialysis patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results indicate that certain dialysis patients may benefit more from one drug while some should opt for the other. About 20% of kidney disease patients die within one year after they start dialysis...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

LAWRENCE, Mass., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today commented on study results presented by the Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) showing daily home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One is associated with reduced mortality and higher survival estimates for patients when compared with conventional thrice-weekly therapy. The retrospective cohort study examines the mortality and three-year...

2010-12-07 07:31:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood, and when renal failure occurs and the kidneys can no longer work adequately, dialysis is used to substitute many of the organ's normal duties.  Starting dialysis early on can save patient's lives, however, starting the procedure too early may increase the risk of death.  A recent report from Canada gives insight into how early is too early when starting dialysis. Glomerular filtration rate...

2010-12-07 02:04:29

Patients who are starting dialysis too early are at an increased risk of death, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100349.pdf. Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a test that describes the flow rate of fluid going through the kidneys and is associated with early dialysis initiation. Current guidelines in the United States place more emphasis on eGFR dialysis timing. Analysis of dialysis registries in the...

2010-11-19 12:17:07

1. Early Dialysis Recommendations May Cause More Harm than GoodStarting Dialysis when Kidney Function is High Increases Risk of Premature Death Recent guidelines that recommend that kidney disease patients start dialysis before their kidney function has significantly declined may potentially cause harm to patients. When William Clark, MD (Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute and Professor at The University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada) and his colleagues studied 25,901...

2010-10-15 16:34:50

Patients with large upper arm muscles gain improved health and survival Kidney disease patients are healthier and live longer if they've beefed up their muscles, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest that patients may benefit from pumping iron or taking medications to boost their lean body mass. Kidney disease patients who are on dialysis live longer if they have a high body mass index (BMI);...

2010-09-08 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. recently published its Special Report: Referrals in Nephrology II. This report is based on online survey results from over 300 physicians. It provides insight into the referral patterns and co-management of patients with chronic kidney disease (pre-dialysis) from the perspective of nephrologists, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians. The report focuses on understanding these physicians' awareness of kidney disease,...

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