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For old or young dialysis patients, AV fistulas remain pure gold

... (AV) fistulasvascular accesses needed for dialysis treatmentresponded just as well as those in ... renal diseasetreatment in the form of regular dialysis (or hemodialysis) is needed to replace the ... fluids. The clean blood is then returned to a dialysis patient's ....

Scientists identify cell changes leading to impaired 'artificial kidney' function

... diseased kidneys traditionally need to attend a dialysis clinic to have their blood cleaned through a ... kidney" in a process known as peritoneal dialysis (PD). Fluid is inserted into the abdominal ... acts as a filter for the blood. Exchanges of dialysis fluid can take place at home, thus freeing ...

NIBIB invests in quantum research

... lung cancer, a bio-artificial kidney to eliminate dialysis procedures, insulin-producing cells to treat ... for transplantation are in short supply, with dialysis and filtration as the only alternative treatment. ... bio-artificial kidney that takes the dialysis machinery and integrates it into a miniaturized ...

Study finds novel genetic risk factors for kidney disease

... of chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis or transplantation. In addition, chronic kidney disease increases the risk ... number of people with chronic kidney disease, including those requiring dialysis or transplantation, is increasing," said National Heart, Lung, and Blood ...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

... Disease/Dialysis Access Finding that Age Doesn't Matter: AV Fistulas and dialysis Is there a difference in how arteriovenous (AV) fistulasvascular accesses needed for dialysis treatmentrespond in younger and older patients? The results of a ...

Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates

... he said. Kidney transplantation doubles life expectancy compared with dialysis treatment. On average, wait time nationally for a deceased-donor kidney is ... system activity and other factors. The longer a person waits, the more dialysis he or she gets, and the poorer the life expectancy. Long waiting times ...

NC State finds new nanomaterial could be breakthrough for implantable medical devices

... Carolina State University has made a breakthrough that could lead to new dialysis devices and a host of other revolutionary medical implants. The ... adds that this could be a major advance for the development of kidney dialysis membranes and other medical devices whose development has been stalled by ...

New gene variant identified for nondiabetic end stage renal disease in African-Americans

... (ESRD,) which is the near-loss of kidney function leading to either dialysis of transplant. MYH9, located on the 22 chromosome, is the first gene ... have chronic kidney disease with nearly 427,000 Americans requiring dialysis or kidney transplant each year for the treatment of ESRD, according to ....

Global warming linked to European viral epidemic

... that causes flu-like symptoms often with renal complications, sometimes also with pulmonary problems, needing Intensive Care treatment, such as acute dialysis and/or mechanical ventilation. In some rare cases it can, moreover, cause the shock with internal haemorrhaging and death for which these infections ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 13, 2008

... animal-based product, imported from China, to more than 80 deaths and hundreds of allergic reactions among patients exposed to the drug for kidney dialysis and other conditions. The purer, non-animal version could improve the drug's safety and bolster regulatory control of its manufacture, the ...

Ikaria(R) Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Inhaled Carbon Monoxide for Delayed Graft Function in Solid Organ Transplants

... medical need with considerable health burdens. DGF occurs when the kidney does not function sufficiently after transplantation, often requiring dialysis to support the patient. The underlying cause of DGF is ischemia-reperfusion injury, which occurs when blood flow is returned to damaged tissue, ...

Ikaria(R) Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Inhaled Carbon Monoxide for Delayed Graft Function in Solid Organ Transplants

... medical need with considerable health burdens. DGF occurs when the kidney does not function sufficiently after transplantation, often requiring dialysis to support the patient. The underlying cause of DGF is ischemia-reperfusion injury, which occurs when blood flow is returned to damaged tissue, ...

Rong Li Lab identifies new role of inflammatory protein in PKD and a possible treatment

... but the potential is interesting." Currently, no treatments are available to prevent or delay the onset of cysts in people living with PKD. dialysis and kidney transplants are often required as the disease progresses. ...

Undergrad has sweet success with invention of artificial Golgi

... well as in other animals like pigs. Heparin acts as an anticoagulant preventing blood clots, which makes it a good therapeutic for heart, stroke, and dialysis patients. The main source of heparin is currently the intestines of foreign livestock and, as recent news reports highlight, the risk of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 30, 2008

... for the June 6 issue of ACS Biotechnology Progress, a bi-monthly publication. Bacterial infection of medical implants, such as cardiac stents and dialysis tubing, threatens thousands of people each year and is a major medical challenge due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Several ...

MIT-led teams unravel heparin death mystery

... Prescott Professor of Biological Engineering and Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. Heparin, a blood thinner often used during kidney dialysis or heart surgery, is normally produced from pig intestines. FDA officials say the contaminated heparin came from factories in China that manufacture ...

Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

... ICUs today, doctors may opt for newer continuous dialysis therapies in which patients with renal failure receive dialysis around the clock. With more standard intermittent therapy, patients get several hours of dialysis three to four times a week. Since kidneys are ...

MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study

... treat them. While such methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have long been a problem in hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis centers, more and more healthy people with no apparent risk factors have been turning up in emergency rooms with virulent S. aureus infections ...

Indonesia - disaster relief aid in action

... team left from Brussels 19:00, Sunday 28 May, reaching Jakarta the following day. Their immediate mission includes assessing the availability of both dialysis hardware and medical and paramedic staff in the area, as well as organizing screening for Acute Kidney Injury in non-nephrological Units, and ...

Drug-resistant bacteria patterns in intensive care units changing nationally

... to community MRSA's ability to infect the young and healthy, traditional risk factors for identifying hospital-associated MRSA colonization, such as dialysis and prior hospitalization, are not effective predictors of whether a person is carrying the community strain. "Lines are blurring as far as risk ...

Scientists discover that widely available drug also helps fight kidney disease

... reach age 50. Currently no treatment exists to prevent or slow cyst formation, and most ADPKD patients require kidney transplants or life-long dialysis for survival, explained Thomas Weimbs, director of the laboratory where the discovery was made. Weimbs is assistant professor in the Department of ...

Stem cells bring fast direct improvement, without differentiation, in acute renal failure

... of any highly effective ARF therapy for decades. "Basically, catastrophic loss of kidney function has remained treatment-resistant despite dialysis and intensive care. Treating patients with ARF thus presents a major clinical dilemma, particularly when severe ARF occurs with multiple organ ...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

... expensive, lifelong follow up. Indeed, people who benefit most from hemodialysis are the ones who strictly follow their physician's advice and their dialysis schedule. Initially, however, who would most likely adhere to hemodialysis therapy was determined by using "social-worth" criteria that favored ...

Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood

... the bone marrow into the blood. After G-CSF treatment the donor's blood is passed through a centrifuge and back into their body, akin to a kidney dialysis machine, harvesting two or three hundred million primitive cells in the process. Various properties of these primitive cells have been used to try ...
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