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2/11/09 NKF conference call to address patients'' rights and responsibilities
NephrOnline - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
Patient rights under Medicare's new Conditions for Coverage for dialysis centers ensure that each individual receives information on all treatment ...

2/11/09 BC program allows kidney disease patients to get overnight ...
The Canadian Press - VANCOUVER, B.C.
VANCOUVER, BC — Patients with chronic kidney disease can now sleep while administering their own treatment during overnight hospital stays as part of a ...

2/9/09 Kamal Shah's Blog: Cramping on dialysis
By Kamal Shah
Now the goal of dialysis usually is to come back to your dry weight. So, ideally I must remove 3 liters of water (because a liter of water weighs about a kilogram) to come back to my dry weight. If I dialyze for 4 hours, ...

2/9/09 The Nephrology Blog: Underutilization of Home Dialysis
By Dr. Simon E. Prince, FACP, FASN
Underutilization of Home Dialysis. This poll is courtesy of the February issue of Nephrology News and Issues. There was a response rate of >220 for the survey of readers of the print version and online NN&I. The overall home dialysis ...

1/24/09 Passion = Truth: Got kidney? Sorry, it might go to Pablo.
By Jeff Ircink
According to an October 29, 2008 Los Angeles Times article, Californian illegal immigrants account for about 1350 of the 61000 people on dialysis. Their treatment cost taxpayers $51 million last year. The investment in a single patient ...

1/24/09 Home dialysis is available
Suburbanite - Akron,OH,USA
Patients who have kidney failure are forced to have dialysis in order to live. The majority of them go to a dialysis center, three times a week, ...

1/24/09 Can Altitude Have Impact On Dialysis Patients?
MedIndia - Chennai,India
Using a comprehensive dialysis registry, the researchers identified 804812 patients with ESRD who initiated dialysis between 1995 and 2004 and who met the ...

1/24/09 Timing, causes, predictors and prognosis of switching from ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - New York,NY,USA
The use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) has declined in the United States over the past decade and technique failure is also reportedly higher in PD compared to ...

1/16/09 Dialysis pioneer discusses the future of renal care
NephrOnline - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
Dr. Richard Drake, founder of the chronic dialysis program in Portland, co-designer of some of the first commercial dialysis machinery, talks about the ...

1/16/09 Dialysis Chains Prepare for Disaster
Renal and Urology News - New York,NY,USA
FOR MOST patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), local dialysis centers are a necessary component of their lives, providing crucial—even ...

1/16/09 Baxter’s Renal HomeCare Services Recognized with International ...
With a meaningful support system, patients have the option to do dialysis while they sleep at home rather than in a center several times a week,” according to Jill Schaaf, general manager of Baxter’s U.S. Renal business. ...

1/13/09 At-Home Dialysis Makes Life Easier For Those With Kidney Disease
DailyHemo is my personal video blog site where a collection of home dialysis related videos and resources reside. People who are planning to do home dialysis can research further by watching these videos and/or use the directory to find ...

1/11/09 'Future Shock' is at our doorstep...be prepared for a busy '09
NephrOnline - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
New regulations like the Conditions for Coverage will change how dialysis facilities need to comply with Medicare rules for providing dialysis treatments. ...

1/9/09 Medical Tips » Anemia and Kidney Dialysis Patients
Anemia and Kidney Dialysis Patients. Filed under: Uncategorized — Health-and-Fitness Articles from EzineArticles.com @ 7:00 am. Why do so many patients with chronic kidney failure suffer from anemia, and what treatments is available? ...

1/9/09 Pain Clinics, Dialysis Centers May Spread Disease, Studies Find
Patients who came down with pneumonia in hospitals stayed in them longer, had more complications and were more likely to die than those who caught the disease.

1/9/09 First NxStage Home Hemodialysis Patients Celebrate Five-Year ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
For Carl, who was diagnosed with kidney failure in 1996, in-center dialysis had been a physically grueling as well as intensely time-consuming process. ...

1/9/09 Easing Treatment For People With Kidney Troubles
North American Press Syndicate - New York,NY,USA
That's just as well, because nearly 400000 of them require dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive and the number is expected to reach 650000 by 2010. ...

1/9/09 Mobile, Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer Blog | Long & Waite ...
By CrystalY
Heparin is a blood thinner and is often used for kidney dialysis patients as they spend hours connected to the blood purifying equipment. It prevents the blood from clotting as it moves slowly through the purifying process. ...

1/9/09 Collectors find can tabs not worth much
Business Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA
That's because a friend told Harris that the tabs could be traded for time on a dialysis machine for patients with kidney problems. ...

1/6/09 The Life of a 20-Something With Lupus: Happy New Year!
By Miz Flow
I deal with constant chronic anemia, joint pain, kidney disease...even home dialysis 5 nights a week. But Lupus certainly doesn't define who I am. I've been away from school for a bit for health reasons, but I'm studying HR @ York ...

1/6/09 Kamal Shah's Blog: Dialysis in India - where do we go from here?
By Kamal Shah
Advocacy - that's the mot important thing for dialysis patients today. More importantly, patients need to advocate for themselves. When diagnosed with kidney failure and the need to go on dialysis, people should not treat this like its ...

1/6/09 Dialysis treatment clears the blood, but does it cloud the vision?
The Virtual Medical Centre - Perth,Australia
Magnifying glasses may soon join the dialysis machine as essential equipment in dialysis centres around the country. A new study, published in the December ...

1/6/09 Phosphorus-lowering Drugs Linked To Lower Mortality In Dialysis ...
InjuryBoard.com - Tampa,FL,USA
27, 2008) — For patients on dialysis, taking medications to reduce levels of the mineral phosphorus in the blood may reduce the risk of death by 25 to 30 ...

1/6/09 Hypertension and Renal Failure
Dialysis is not a cure but a temporary solution to blood-cleansing and with transplant a regular medication is required and there are too many other complications. One of the things that may help avoid kidney failure is to keep the ...

1/6/09 For dialysis patient, key is not giving up
Evansville Courier & Press - Evansville,IN,USA
By Garret Mathews (Contact) Yvonne Lee has known several dialysis patients who grew weary of being tethered to the beeping white machine. ...

1/6/09 Dialysis patient looking forward to 2009
The Daily Advocate - Greenville,OH,USA
Manos, who has been undergoing kidney dialysis treatments three times a week for the third year, said she realizes that these treatments will be a lifetime ...

1/6/09 A look where kidney care may go in 2009
NephrOnline - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
And, after 26 years, CMS implemented revised Conditions for Coverage for dialysis facilities, providing new guidance for dialysis clinics on how to treat ...

1/6/09 MedPAC reviewing payments for dialysis services, physicians at Jan ...
NephrOnline - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
Two topics of interest for the nephrology community include payments for dialysis services and for physicians. Below are brief outlines from MedPAC on these ...

1/6/09 Anderson man charged with scamming nearly $1 million
Anderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USA
The business took patients for dialysis treatment. Prosecutors alleged he overbilled for mileage and time spent with patients while they underwent dialysis. ...

 

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