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2011-08-01 07:33:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows patients who experience a sudden drop in blood pressure while undergoing dialysis are at an increased risk of blood clotting at the point where the blood vessels are connected to the dialysis machine, which is known as vascular access. "Vascular access is their lifeline. It's required for dialysis, and without dialysis, they'll die," Tara Chang, M.D., a Stanford nephrologist and lead author of the study, was quoted as saying. In dialysis, blood is...

2011-07-29 13:11:56

A sudden drop in blood pressure while undergoing dialysis has long vexed many kidney patients. Side effects associated with this situation over the long term range from stroke to seizure to heart damage to death. Patients also suffer in the short term with gastrointestinal, muscular and neurologic symptoms. Now one more disturbing side effect can be been added to this list. A study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine reports an increased risk of blood clotting at...

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