Tag Archives: Dialysis

United States Lags Behind Other Countries in Home Dialysis

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 17, 2020 — The push for home dialysis in the United States is taking on a new urgency in the backdrop of COVID-19, according to nephrologist Christopher Chan, MD, head of the division of nephrology at University Health Network (UHN) in …

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Should I Still Do Dialysis With Coronavirus?

Updated guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details key strategies for managing patients who have COVID-19 coronavirus on renal dialysis.

Nancy A. MelvilleMarch 12, 2020 Updated guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details key strategies for managing patients who have COVID-19 on renal dialysis — a population whose unique vulnerability is underscored by the fact that the first two patients in the United States known …

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Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients’ Lungs

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — Ultrasound can detect fluid in the lungs of dialysis patients, possibly preventing what could turn into fatal heart problems, Italian researchers report. Many patients undergoing dialysis for kidney failure also suffer from heart failure and are at danger of having …

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More Kidney Dialysis Is Better, Research Finds

No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — If you’re receiving kidney dialysis, four new studies suggest that you could benefit from longer or more frequent dialysis sessions. The treatments can be done at home or at a dialysis center, but it appears that more time spent doing …

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CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed

News Picture: CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When kidney failure patients undergoing treatment at dialysis clinics suffer cardiac arrest, the clinic staff usually jumps in to perform lifesaving CPR, but not always, a new study finds. “It is reassuring that bystander CPR was associated with improved outcomes in dialysis clinics …

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