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The reason behind failure of dialysis


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a protein implicated in the development of vascular diseases may also contribute to the failure of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas created for vascular access in ... Read more...

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Dialysis patients at high risk of cardiac death


November 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Dialysis patients face a higher risk for sudden cardiac death but physicians are still unclear as to why these deaths occur. Rod Passman, a researcher from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Patients receiving dialysis ‘at higher risk for sudden cardiac death’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that patients receiving dialysis are at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death."Patients on dialysis are excluded from clinical trials examining sudden cardiac ... Read more...

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Beefed-up muscles help kidney patients live longer


October 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kidney disease patients are likely to live healthier and longer if they've beefed up their muscles.The results have suggested that patients may ... Read more...

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‘Diabetic patients with kidney failure need individualized care’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to new research.The findings, appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ... Read more...

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Cutting salt intake could reduce BP in dialysis patients


May 28th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Kidney patients trying to control their blood pressure should cut their salt intake to reduce fluid build-up in the blood, suggests an Indian-origin scientist.According to an analysis, led ... Read more...

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Genetic factors may help predict kidney disease risk


February 24th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists in Israel and US have identified new genetic factors that they say can help predict who will develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).ESKD requires dialysis or transplantation ... Read more...

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Abnormal blood calcium levels increase kidney patients’ risk of premature death


January 8th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Abnormally high or low blood calcium levels could put non-dialysis kidney disease patients at increased risk of premature death, according to a new study.The findings underline the importance ... Read more...

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Being skinny is dangerous for dialysis patients


November 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that dialysis patients with low body fat are at increased risk of death."Our study indicates that body fat may be protective in dialysis ... Read more...

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Vacation can prove hazardous for dialysis patients


October 31st, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): A new study has claimed that traveling is not advisable to dialysis patients as it can lead to infections, anemia, and other complications, which can impede their treatment.The ... Read more...

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Blood thinner ups stroke risk in some kidney disease patients on dialysis


August 28th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): The blood thinner warfarin should be prescribed with caution in some heart patients with kidney failure, say researchers who found that the drug was linked to an increased ... Read more...

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Wearable Artificial Kidney may make dialysis history


August 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A Wearable Artificial Kidney for dialysis patients is being developed by American scientists.The news has been reported in an upcoming paper in the Clinical Journal of the American ... Read more...

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Night home hemodialysis as good in treating kidney failure as transplant


August 21st, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A Canadian study has for the first time shown that night home hemodialysis is as good in treating kidney failure as transplants from deceased donors.Published in Nephrology ... Read more...

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Meats with additives harmful to kidneys


July 27th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Uncooked meat products with food additives may contain high levels of phosphorus and potassium that find no place in food labels. This can make it difficult for people ... Read more...

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Daily dose of baking soda can save kidney


July 18th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) A daily dose baking soda or sodium bicarbonate, used in baking, cleaning, acid indigestion, sunburn and more slows the decline of kidney function in some patients with advanced ... Read more...

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Dialysis safe for kidney patients who have suffered heart attack


July 10th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Dialysis treatment doesn't have any adverse impact on kidney patients who have suffered a heart attack, say researchers.People with even mild forms of kidney disease have an elevated ... Read more...

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Overnight dialysis a good option for kidney patients


May 25th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Dialysis ties up hours of a kidney patient's time several days a week, so why not do it at night during sleep? A new study has found that ... Read more...

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Aspirin and anti-clotting drug’s combo reduces dialysis access failure risk


May 21st, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A combination of aspirin and the anti-platelet drug dipyridamole could significantly reduce blockages and extend the life of new artery-vein access grafts used for hemodialysis, according to study ... Read more...

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Lower blood pressure cuts dialysis risks


February 26th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 26 (IANS) Worldwide, more than a million people are dependent on dialysis, with up to a fifth of the number dying each year. For instance in the US, one in ... Read more...

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Chewing gum may help maintain phosphate levels in kidney patients


February 13th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Chewing gums made with phosphate-binding ingredient can help maintain proper phosphate levels, and prevent cardiovascular disease, in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a ... Read more...

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Food labels conceal kidney-harming phosphorus content


February 11th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A large number of processed and fast foods hide information about phosphorus additives, which can be dangerous for kidney patients, according to researchers from MetroHealth Medical Center ... Read more...

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Dialysis patients residing at higher altitudes have lower death rate


February 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Dialysis patients living in high altitude areas have 12 to 15 pct lower death rate compared to those living at sea levels, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Overnight hemodialysis dramatically improves patients’ survival


November 8th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Undergoing dialysis eight hours overnight, three times weekly, reduces the risk of death by nearly 80 percent, compared to conventional, four-hour dialysis as many times, according to a ... Read more...

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Depression doubles dialysis patients death risk


September 13th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13(ANI): Dialysis patients diagnosed with depression are more likely to be hospitalized or die within a year, a new study has found.In the UT Southwestern Medical Center study, available ... Read more...

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Automated, wearable artificial kidneys will soon make dialysis-on-the-go possible


July 11th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Patients will soon not have to undergo lengthy dialysis sessions, thanks to researchers from University of California, Los Angeles, who are developing automated, wearable artificial kidneys.The design ... Read more...

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Blood sugar control test may not be accurate for diabetics on dialysis


February 21st, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has found that the standard test for measuring blood-sugar control in diabetics may not be accurate for patients ... Read more...

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