Search Tag: haemodialysis

IT Management

VR for Side Symptom Alleviation

2021 26 Feb

The use of virtual reality (VR) in haemodialysis patients helps alleviate the side symptoms such as fatigue, lightheadedness and nausea, a new study shows (Hernandez et al. 2021).   You might also like: A new virtual reality-based method reassesses the approach to agency and body ownership in motor control and looks promising for rehabilitation... Read more

ICU Management

Peritoneal Dialysis: Evidence, Guidelines, and Controversies

2017 14 Feb

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible, safe, and complementary alternative to haemodialysis not only in the chronic setting, but also in the acute setting, according to a review in the journal Seminars in Nephrology. PD provides an efficient way to correct metabolic, electrolyte, acid-base, and volume disturbances generated by acute kidney injury... Read more

ICU Management

34th Vicenza Course on AKI & CRRT

2016 07 Jun

The Vicenza International Courses are well renewed scientific events held in the city of Andrea Palladio. Starting in 1982, international Vicenza courses have been held regularly featuring an outstanding faculty and gathering participants from numerous countries. The themes of Critical Care Nephrology, Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis have been... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Test Can Predict Sudden Cardiac Death in Haemodialysis Patients

2015 05 May

Dr. Akiyoshi Hashimoto, a cardiologist at Sapparo Medical University in Japan has developed a test that can predict sudden death in haemodialysis patients. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive protein and ECG. The method was presented at ICNC 12 in Madrid, Spain. Dr Hashimoto explains that haemodialysis patients are at a higher... Read more

Executive Health Management

More Men Than Women Receive Haemodialysis Treatment

2014 01 Nov

According to a new study conducted by Manfred Hecking with Friedrich Port and colleagues from Arbor Research Collaborative for Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan, fewer women than men are treated for dialysis for end-stage kidney disease. The study was a comprehensive sex-specific analysis of differences in treatment and has been published in PLOS... Read more

ICU Management

Antibiotic Therapy Benefits Haemodialysis Patients

2014 05 Jul

Haemodialysis patients at risk for deadly catheter-related infections experience fewer infections and 68 percent lower mortality when they received a low dose of antibiotic therapy, compared to the anticoagulant heparin. The study reporting these results by researchers at the Henry Ford Health System appears online in the Clinical Journal... Read more

ICU Management

Kidney Transplant Better Than Home Haemodialysis

2014 27 May

Patients who undergo a kidney transplant have better long-term outcomes than those who receive intensive haemodialysis at home, according to a study appearing in a forthcoming issue of JASN: the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Although kidney transplant patients survive longer than those who receive home haemodialysis, the study... Read more

ICU Management

Many Kidney Failure Patients Not Taking Advantage of Home Dialysis

2014 15 May

According to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), many kidney failure patients in Australia who could benefit from undergoing dialysis at home are being treated in hospitals and dialysis units. This is not only increasing costs for healthcare providers but also inconveniencing... Read more