Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More long-term dialysis patients aligned to ACOs

(HealthDay)—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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. nephrology trainees doubt skill in home hemodialysis

(HealthDay)—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 ...

Surgery

Tailored education system to benefit kidney transplant patients

Patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease have to go to a dialysis center for hours at a time, several times a week for the rest of their lives. Patients on dialysis have strict dietary restrictions, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 has changed psychiatry forever, researchers say

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that treatments for psychiatric ailments are as essential to maintain during a public health crisis as those for conditions such as cancer and renal failure, according to an editorial penned ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CPR choices of dialysis patients suggest many lack context

Globally some 2 million people with failed kidneys undergo hemodialysis treatment. Their survival depends on being connected to a blood-cleansing machine, usually three times a week for three to four hours each time. The ...

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