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2013-06-28 13:10:34

Study examines survival rates linked with different dialysis procedures to access the blood Elderly patients with kidney failure may not gain the same benefits from what's considered the gold standard for accessing the blood for dialysis compared with younger patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that vascular access procedures should be tailored to individual dialysis patients in the...

2013-05-24 11:39:25

Behaviors that protect the heart may also prolong patients' lives Maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle may also help protect chronic kidney disease patients from developing kidney failure and dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease should be encouraged to improve their heart health. Poor kidney health puts people at risk of developing heart...

2013-04-12 12:00:19

Differences are especially pronounced in regions that spend the most on end-of-life care Highlights: -There is substantial regional variation in the magnitude of racial differences in end-of-life care among US adults with kidney failure. -Black-white differences in dialysis discontinuation and hospice referral are most pronounced in regions with the highest levels of end-of-life spending. More than 590,000 Americans in 2010 were treated for kidney failure. At the end of life,...

2013-03-07 15:35:00

Findings show that measurements of carbamylated albumin may help doctors in monitoring dialysis patients; further suggests that amino acid supplementation could offset protein carbamylation Kidney failure affects 25 million individuals in the U.S. and many more throughout the world. Loss of kidney function means the majority of these patients must undergo dialysis treatments to remove excess fluids and waste products. Although dialysis therapy coupled with medication has improved the life...

2013-02-15 15:20:59

Hemodiafiltration reduces risk of dying over the course of a 3-year study Highlights" -A technique that removes additional toxins during dialysis decreased kidney failure patients' risk of dying from any cause by 30% over three years. -The technique also reduced patients' risk of dying from heart-related causes or infections. 15% to 25% of dialysis patients die annually. A technique that removes additional toxins during dialysis may prolong kidney failure patients' lives,...

Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals´ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt. According to the team´s report in the journal Nature, their findings could be used to help control the diet of individuals who eat too much...

2012-12-16 05:00:25

Missouri native in desperate need of a kidney transplant during this holiday season. Donations are welcome to help alleviate medical expenses. ST. PETERS, Mo. (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 Holidays are the times where people need others help and support the most. For Kenny Ravenscraft and his family, the support he could receive this holiday could save his life. Kenny has been diagnosed with kidney failure, and right now, two weeks before Christmas, his kidneys are only operating at 6 percent....

2012-11-16 11:42:59

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights: -The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient's risk for rejection. -It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States. Kidney transplant recipients who...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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