Navigation Links
Kidney disease treatment may harm patients
Date:10/12/2007

Ankara, Turkey October 12, 2007 - Central venous catheters are commonly used to provide permanent hemodialysis for patients with serious kidney disease. One technique, inserting a catheter through large vessels, has been commonly used worldwide in recent years. A new study published in Hemodialysis International finds that this treatment may block the blood flow in the vessel, leading to superior vena cava syndrome (SVC syndrome), a highly serious complication caused by the obstruction of blood coming to the heart from the upper body.

The warning signs of SVC syndrome include shortness of breath, swelling of the upper limbs, neck and face, which occur as the catheter, generally inserted into a large blood vessel, blocks blood flow. The study stresses the need for clinicians to be able to identify SVC syndrome symptoms in order to prevent more serious complications.

The increasing use of central vein catheters for long-term hemodialysis has contributed high rates of complications, concludes Hadim Akolu, M.D., author of the study. It seems that SVC syndrome due to central vein catheters will become an important threat as the popularity of this treatment continues to grow.

Akolu suggests that the harmful effects of SVC syndrome can be counteracted if catheters are only used for short periods of time. Treatments for SVC syndrome are also being devised, including thrombolytic therapy, where blood clots are pharmacologically dissolved; percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA); intravascular stent placement; and surgical reconstruction, which re-opens blood flow access in the vessel.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
swagner@bos.blackwellpublishing.com
781-388-8550
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
2. Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause
3. Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction
4. Early test to detect kidney failure
5. Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure
6. Helping the neurology of kidney failure
7. Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney
8. New Dietary Approach To Manage Kidney Stones
9. Diet plays a role in kidney stones
10. Kidney cancer on the rise
11. Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Texas based retail electric company ... Power's RCE (Residential Customer Equivalent) count exceeds 150,000. , Discount Power ... customers and 2,250 RCEs at the time of acquisition. In the three years ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... New Jersey ranks ... among all types and genders. And the need for advanced services is growing. ... its top-rated cancer care program, in collaboration with their non-profit partners in their fight ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 26, 2017 , ... ... Bay Area cities as diverse as Millbrae, Belmont, and Palo Alto, is proud to ... San Mateo. Many Bay Area consumers look for home care close to home, and ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... February 26, 2017 , ... ODH, ... Managed Care Summit, February 27-28 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA. ... with PerformCARE to use behavioral health analytics to improve Medicaid population health management. , ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... newly designed TaskMate Go. Core benefits and advantages built into the home office ... stylish, functional look and feel. Ability to gain the benefits embedded in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... Inc. (NYSE: HYH ) today reported fourth quarter ... related key planning assumptions. Executive Summary 2016 fourth ... compared to the prior year. Net income ... net income of $15 million in the fourth quarter of ... to adjusted net income of $27 million in the prior ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Texas , Feb. 27, 2017  International Biophysics Corporation, ... Texas , today announced a 34% revenue growth in ... 53% increase in unit sales.  This growth was fueled by ... in addition to the expansion of its global sales ... Jr., International Biophysics, CEO, "As we enter our 25 th ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... (NASDAQ: IPXL ) today announced that it plans to participate ... James and Associates, 38 th Annual Institutional Investors Conference at ... Cowen and Company 37 th Annual ... Boston, MA. Barclays Global Healthcare ... FL. Individuals may listen to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: