Latest Nocturnal dialysis Stories

2008-07-23 09:01:21

LAWRENCE, Mass., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced ongoing public access to current summary information derived from a registry of NxStage patients with end-stage renal-disease (ESRD) who undergo hemodialysis at home on a more frequent, or daily, basis as an alternative to the conventional regimen of therapy received three times a week at a dialysis center. This unique, quantitative portrait of...

2005-10-14 12:51:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For children with kidney failure who require dialysis, performing it at home at nighttime seems to improve their overall sense of well-being, a study shows. Dialysis is a process by which waste products are removed from the bloodstream when the kidneys are incapable of doing so. Traditionally, patients requiring dialysis travel several times per week to a clinic where the process can take upwards of 5 hours. The use of home nighttime dialysis was...

2005-09-30 17:14:37

Bethesda, MD (Sept. 30, 2005) --- Night-time hemodialysis patients may have a greater capacity to repair their hearts and blood vessels compared to those on conventional dialysis three times a week, according to a study in the October issue of the American Journal of Physiology"“Renal Physiology, published by the American Physiological Society. "This study paves the way for new therapeutic targets which can potentially improve heart disease in patients with end-stage kidney failure,"...

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