Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two treatments help dialysis patients with depression, study finds

For almost 50 years, hemodialysis has extended lives of people with chronic kidney disease. But when a patient first learns that their kidneys have failed and dialysis is necessary to survive, it can be a jolting overture ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney failure patients face higher risk of cancer death

A new study indicates that individuals with kidney failure, such as those undergoing dialysis and those who have received kidney transplants, experience higher risks of dying from cancer than people in the general population. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CPR can save lives in dialysis clinics, but it's underused

New research indicates that when kidney failure patients experience cardiac arrest at outpatient dialysis facilities, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives, but it is not always performed by dialysis staff. The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines barriers to exercise experienced by dialysis patients

A new study has identified several barriers that make it difficult for dialysis patients to exercise. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasound predicts fistula formation for kidney dialysis patients

For more than 20 years, Michael Allon, M.D., and Michelle Robbin, M.D.—along with Carlton Young, M.D., and interventional radiology colleagues in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine divisions of Nephrology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study compares dialysis reimbursement around the globe

A new study has examined how countries around the world compare in providing reimbursement for dialysis care received by patients with kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury

Kidney dialysis can cause short-term 'cerebral stunning' and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant ...

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