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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...

2010-06-24 14:59:26

Gastrointestinal (GI ) symptoms are proven to be more common in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis than in patients with chronic renal failure having hemodialysis. However, whether the onset of these GI symptoms is related to the chronic renal failure itself, its treatment, or alternatively, other factors, is still unknown. A research article to be published on June 14, 2010 n the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Professor Guo from the...

2010-04-21 07:00:00

EXTON, Penn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends is pleased to announce the publication of a new syndicated report, Special Report: Dialysis Modalities in the US. This report covers the use of various dialysis modalities including peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis, as well as attitudes and perceptions toward these modalities, advantages and disadvantages, ideal patient types, barriers to growth, and expected future use. This report is based on responses to an online survey...

2010-03-04 16:09:00

MERCED, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced the opening of a new Satellite Dialysis center in Merced, California. The new center adds to Satellite Healthcare's significant and expanding dialysis services throughout California. The center is equipped with 25 dialysis stations and a Peritoneal Dialysis area. Peritoneal Dialysis therapy...

2010-01-06 15:22:00

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its TreatmentTrends®: US Nephrology, EU Nephrology, and Canadian Nephrology publications. The reports are based on responses to online surveys completed by over 300 Nephrologists in the US, over 200 Nephrologists in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) and 40 Nephrologists in Canada during November / December 2009. A similar report on the renal anemia...

2009-12-02 17:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Renal Disease Treatments: Products and Therapies http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166824/Renal-Disease-Treatments-Products-and-Therapies.html Forecasts for the U.S. market in products and services, providing data for 2008 and estimates for 2009, and projections for the market and compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) from 2009 to 2014 Focus on pharmaceutical...


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