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2011-11-07 16:16:18

Peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantations lower among African-Americans, uninsured, and unemployed Newly published research shows that more patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) caused by lupus nephritis choose hemodialysis as their initial kidney replacement therapy over peritoneal dialysis and preemptive kidney transplantation. Results of the study now available in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), also found that African...

2011-06-21 12:26:23

Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure. Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital, according to Dr. Darren...

2011-04-22 12:42:56

Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) typically have a higher early survival rate than patients on hemodialysis (HD). New data suggest that this difference may be explained by a higher risk of early deaths among patients undergoing HD with central venous catheters, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). In a study that included more than 38,500 Canadian patients starting dialysis between 2001 and 2008, 63 percent started...

2011-03-08 11:12:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional leaders will learn about the experiences of constituents living with kidney disease and how it can be prevented from kidney patient-advocates participating in the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) second annual Advocate Training and Fly-in to commemorate World Kidney Day on March 10. The seven AKF advocates represent a cross-section of people affected by kidney disease: four use a variety of dialysis regimens, one has had a...

2011-03-03 12:21:35

Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for peritoneal dialysis experience no greater risk of catheter infection than those who undergo hemodialysis, a retrospective study at UT Southwestern Medical Center has found. Peritoneal dialysis is less costly, easier on the body and provides greater mobility than hemodialysis, the more common procedure in the U.S. "Patients actually survive better on peritoneal dialysis, have a better quality of life and the procedure is cheaper," said Dr....

2011-01-14 08:55:59

Survival rates similar for home and hospital dialysis, but few choose home version despite flexibility, cost savings Patients who must return to dialysis after a kidney transplant failure survive just as well on home dialysis as hospital dialysis, but few choose that option, according to new research by Dr. Jeffrey Perl, a nephrologist at St. Michael's Hospital. Despite medical advances, transplanted kidneys don't last a lifetime and an increasing number of patients return to dialysis. These...

2011-01-14 08:45:40

Dialysis at home is just as effective as in the clinic Patients returning to dialysis after kidney transplant failure present unique challenges compared with other dialysis patients: they have been exposed to very powerful immunosuppressive medications and have been on dialysis for a longer period of time than other dialysis patients. This puts them at particularly high risk for various complications and death. According to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the...

2011-01-10 13:52:05

Patients who have to undergo dialysis see their lives inevitably affected by the treatment. Despite medical advances, the quality of life perceived by these kidney patients has improved very little, although it varies from person to person. Basing this as her starting point, Dr Begoña Ruiz de Alegría studied the emotional progress of patients treated with dialysis (hospitalised haemodialysis treatment and domiciliary peritoneal dialysis) in the Basque...

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2011-01-09 09:25:00

Rodney Sokoloski used to have to drive to the city three times a week to get his dialysis, which was time-consuming and often left him feeling drained even before his workday began.But not anymore. After four months of shuttling back-and-forth from his home in Torrance to Los Angeles, two hours away, the 61-year-old last year switched to dialysis treatments at home every night while he sleeps."It makes you feel like you're in control of your life," Sokoloski, whose combination of diabetes and...

2010-09-01 13:00:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Renal Care, Inc. (USRC), a leading privately-held provider of outpatient dialysis services, today announced it has started construction of a dialysis center in Grove, Oklahoma, the company's first in the state. The center, expected to open in December 2010, will bring the company's patient total to more than 5,500 served across 85 dialysis centers, home and specialty hospital dialysis programs and facilities. The expansion into northeast...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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