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2012-09-12 10:55:26

Renal transplantation is best treatment option for improving quality of life in people with late-stage chronic kidney disease In people with late-stage chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation is the best treatment option to improve quality of life, but for those receiving dialysis, home-based automated peritoneal dialysis (in which fluids are infused into the abdominal cavity and can be done nightly at home) provides a better quality of life than continuous ambulatory peritoneal...

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...

2012-04-26 22:25:31

Home-based dialysis is more popular in developing countries, less so in developed Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have discovered that developing countries have faster growing rates of use of home-based dialysis (called peritoneal dialysis) for kidney failure than the developed world. Despite home-based dialysis' reduced cost and better outcomes, developed countries (including Canada) are using this form of therapy less. The study by Dr. Arsh Jain, Lawson researcher and...

2012-02-02 18:00:04

Home-based dialysis for kidney failure gaining popularity in developing countries Home-based dialysis treatments are on the rise in both the developing and developed worlds, but developed countries appear to be turning to them less often, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings, which provide a global snapshot of dialysis use among patients with kidney failure, may impact future business and research...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.