Dialysis

1 In 5 Patients On Kidney Dialysis Say No To Covid-19 Vaccine: Study

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- About 20% of Americans on kidney dialysis are reluctant to get a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study. Kidney failure patients on dialysis are at increased risk for COVID-related complications that could lead to...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research

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Safety, Efficacy Of Vadadustat Explored For Ckd

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- Vadadustat met the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety versus darbepoetin alfa among patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD), but not those with non-DD-CKD (NDD-CKD), according to...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Kidney Disease

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Are People On Dialysis Especially Wary Of The Covid-19 Vaccine?

(MedPage Today) -- People on dialysis may be a particularly vaccine-hesitant population, a researcher reported. In a survey analysis conducted across 150 U.S. dialysis facilities, 22% of the dialysis patients (n=943) said they were hesitant to...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research, Polls

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Covid Monoclonal Antibodies: Do They Work In Dialysis?

(MedPage Today) -- Monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab appeared to work for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in early data from dialysis providers, but there are plenty of questions that remain. The first 40 dialysis patients who got the...

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Texas Dialysis Crisis Over, But Effects For Patients Remain

(MedPage Today) -- Texas dialysis units have largely recovered from the loss of water and power from powerful winter storms, but their patients still face fallout from it. "I work with three different chains -- American Renal Associates, DaVita...

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Dialysis Crisis In Texas: 'catastrophic'

(MedPage Today) -- Widespread power outages and water supply issues have created a dialysis crisis in Texas, following an onslaught of snow, ice, and sub-freezing temperatures. "To say we're stressed is an understatement. Almost all outpatient...

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If I Listen Hard Enough, Each Patient Has A Sacred Story To Share

From a medical perspective, ‪Mr. G’s case seemed straightforward. His GFR had fallen. His kidneys were failing. Dialysis would be required as the best treatment for his renal condition. When I met with Mr. G later in the afternoon, he was in...

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Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky For Kidney Patients

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Patients with chronic kidney disease who stop using a class of common blood pressure medications may lower their risk for dialysis, but they also raise their odds of cardiovascular disease, a new study finds. The blood...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease, Blood Pressure, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Fast Transport In Carbon Nanotube Membranes Could Advance Human Health

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered that carbon nanotube membrane pores could enable ultra-rapid dialysis processes that would greatly reduce treatment time for hemodialysis patients.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Uk Becomes First Country To Administer Astrazeneca Vaccine

British officials began administering AstraZeneca’s Oxford-developed coronavirus vaccine on Monday, the first country to do so.The first dosage of the vaccine was given to Brian Pinker, an 82-year-old dialysis patient, Reuters reported. As...
Related topics: Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Reuters

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Profit & Loss: America On Dialysis

Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, but corporate capture of dialysis, along with disparities in treatment and transplant access, mean that not everyone's journey is the same. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Kidney Disease

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For Black And Brown Kidney Patients, Higher Hurdles To Care

Minority patients are diagnosed later, stay on dialysis longer, and are added to transplant lists less quickly. Why? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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America On Dialysis

Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, but corporate capture of dialysis, along with disparities in treatment and transplant access, mean that not everyone's journey is the same. On this... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Kidney Disease

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Ethics Consult: Can I Fire 'extremely Unpleasant' Dialysis Patient?

(MedPage Today) -- You make the call

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More Long-term Dialysis Patients Aligned To Acos

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 -- From 2012 to 2016, there was an increase in the percentage of Medicare beneficiaries on long-term dialysis who were aligned to an accountable care organization (ACO), with a reduction in spending seen for ACO-aligned...
Related topics: Medicare

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Roxadustat For The Treatment Of Ckd-related Anemia

(MedPage Today) -- Roxadustat is now under FDA review for treating anemia of chronic kidney disease, in both non-dialysis-dependent and dialysis-dependent patients, with a PDUFA date of Dec. 20, 2020. In this MedPage Today video, Robert Provenzano...
Related topics: Anemia, Food And Drug Administration, Kidney Disease, Health Videos

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Do Accountable Care Organizations Reduce Kidney Failure-related Healthcare Costs?

* A recent analysis indicates that Accountable Care Organizations may reduce the cost of medical care for patients undergoing dialysis. * The cost savings were seen only for patients who regularly received care from primary care physicians.

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Unusual Tx For Hypercalcemia In Breast Cancer Patient On Dialysis

(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians found solution, including the dosing, from a careful literature review
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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U.s. Nephrology Trainees Doubt Skill In Home Hemodialysis

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- U.S. nephrology trainees report moderate and low confidence for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD), respectively, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the American Journal of Kidney...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Regional Citrate Vs Systemic Heparin: Which Is Better For Dialysis Filters?

(MedPage Today) -- Among critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, anticoagulation with regional citrate lengthened dialysis filter lifespan, the RICH trial found. In this randomized trial of 638 patients receiving continuous kidney...

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