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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgical innovation promises better dialysis outcomes

A new technique developed by a Yale-led research team improves blood flow in surgically made blood vessels used in dialysis, enables them to last longer, and results in fewer complications than the standard technique.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predictors of 5-year mortality in young dialysis patients

The analysis published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation evaluated for the first time the association of a large number of demographic, HD treatment and laboratory variables with mortality in patients on chronic hemodialysis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 mortality alarmingly high in dialysis patients

Spain is one of the European countries besides the UK and Italy that was particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic in March. Early on, it was not possible to predict the extent of the outbreak. The first case in Spain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute kidney injury and end stage kidney disease in severe COVID-19

Germany was not hit as hard by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as many other European countries. The reason for this is that the wave of infection reached Germany later, that the authorities were warned by the situation in Italy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis

Results from a new study indicate that many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis, and those who choose dialysis to please their doctors or family members may be more likely to experience regret. The findings ...

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