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2012-06-25 23:33:45

There has been a three-fold increase in the number of patients receiving acute dialysis because of injury after cardiac and vascular surgeries since 1995, states a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Acute kidney injury is a serious complication after surgery and can lead to death or result in compromised quality of life for people who do survive. Researchers conducted a large study of 552 672 patients in Ontario who had elective major surgery at 118 hospitals...

2012-05-28 05:37:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows an infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die. The findings suggest that peritonitis may be a deadly condition for some kidney failure patients. Most kidney failure patients on dialysis get their treatments at a clinic, through hemodialysis. But about 10% to 20% receive treatments at home through peritoneal dialysis, where fluids are first pumped into the abdominal cavity to collect wastes from the...

2012-05-25 10:41:30

Peritonitis linked to premature death in patients on peritoneal dialysis Highlights: -An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many patients on peritoneal dialysis die. -More studies are needed to determine whether peritonitis causes premature death in dialysis patients. 10% to 20% of dialysis patients receive peritoneal dialysis. An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die, according to a study...

2012-05-18 05:12:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire )--Heart disease is not only the leading cause of death in the U.S, it´s also the top cause of death for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). New research shows one type of open heart surgery is safer than another (in terms of both health and survival) for these patients. Open heart surgery can be done two ways. The first way is off-pump. With this technique a surgeon can perform a bypass without stopping the heart. This may help cut down on kidney injuries that...


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