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2012-05-28 05:37:11

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.

2012-05-25 10:41:30

10% to 20% of dialysis patients receive peritoneal dialysis.

2012-04-26 22:25:31

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.

2012-02-02 18:00:04

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).

2011-11-07 16:16:18

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.

2011-06-21 12:26:23

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure.

2011-04-22 12:42:56

Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) typically have a higher early survival rate than patients on hemodialysis (HD).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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