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Fluid Therapy: Buffered Crystalloids No Better Than Saline

2015 08 Oct

Use of a buffered crystalloid for fluid therapy, compared with saline, did not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury or failure for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to new research presented at the 28th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The findings are also published in JAMA.Although 0.9 percent... Read more

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Mayo Study: AKI Kidneys Can Be Safely Transplanted

2015 07 Apr

New research published in the American Journal of Transplantation indicates that some kidneys affected by Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) may be safely used for transplantation. The revelation that such kidneys might be useful to patients awaiting organ transplantation can help to alleviate the current shortage of kidneys in the US. The single-site study... Read more

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Organ Donors Who Need Kidneys Go to Top of Transplant List

2014 08 Dec

Based on a new study in the US, living organ donors who later need a kidney go to the top of the transplant waiting list and get excellent-quality kidneys compared to their counterparts who were not donors. The finding tends to confirm that a US policy giving priority to previous organ donors on the transplant waiting list is working, according to Dr.... Read more

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New Therapeutic Strategy for CKD

2014 08 Dec

A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found an aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) development that points to a promising new therapeutic strategy. The findings have been published online in advance of the print edition of Nature Medicine.“We found that a defect in energy production... Read more

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CKD Research Could Benefit From Changes To Progression Measurements

2014 08 Jun

Clinical trials of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are slowed by current standards for estimating the disease’s progression to its end stages. Large sample sizes and long follow-up periods are required, making CKD one of the more difficult prominent public health problems to study in clinical trials. A new report suggests that changes to the way disease... Read more

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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 found... Read more

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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

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Study: Transplant Success Linked to Immune Molecule Levels

2014 13 May

A study recently published in the Journal of Immunology Research reports that patients with highest levels of the most powerful version of the immune molecule HLA-G seem to have the lowest risk of rejecting their transplanted kidney.Dr. Anatolij Horuzsko, immunologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and the study's corresponding... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk AssessmentMillions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat. An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium on Intensive... Read more

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Annual Dialysis Conference 2014: NxStage Medical Launches NxStage Plus One

2014 11 Feb

Leading home dialysis company announces new patient outreach campaign aimed at increasing awareness of home hemodialysis among ESRD patientsNxStage Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, has announced from the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) in Atlanta, Georgia the introduction of a new patient outreach campaign, NxStage... Read more


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