Nephrology News & Issues Creating a wearable artificial kidney

CLINICAL Creating a wearable artificial kidney: A difficult but necessary goal REBECCA ZUMOFF — APRIL 21, 2017 Photo: Stephen Brashear ORLANDO, Fla.­­­­­ ­– “Dialysis is a promise unfulfilled,” said Jonathan Himmelfarb, director of the Kidney Research Institute and Joseph W. Eschbach, MD, Endowed Chair in Kidney Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine. […]

Renal & Urology News Article Higher PTH Levels May Increase Risk of Dialyzor Clotting By Jody A Charnow

Jody A. Charnow, Editor January 03, 2017 Higher PTH Levels May Increase Risk of Dialyzer Clotting Each 100 pg/mL increase in parathyroid hormone was associated with 2-fold increased odds of clotting. CHICAGO—Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may affect the risk of dialyzer clotting, according to a study. Kyohei Ogawa, MD, of Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital in […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) MRI scans of dialyzing patients shows stress treatment puts on heart by REBECCA ZUMOFF

MRI scans of dialyzing patients shows stress treatment puts on heart REBECCA ZUMOFF — DECEMBER 2, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Researchers at the University of Nottingham have carried out MRI scans on patients while they dialyze to study their heart function during treatments, and found left ventricular dysfunction and a decrease in blood flow to the […]

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NN&I (Nephrology News & Issues) Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney

CLINICALKIDNEY WEEK Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney Researchers have developed a key component needed to create a bioartificial kidney NN&I STAFF — NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Scientists in the Netherlands have created a “living membrane” that consists of a tight kidney cell layer on artificial membrane surfaces and can transport molecules […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) blog post on “An Obituary for Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine by Dr. John Agar

An Obituary For Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on September 8th, 2016. (Vivia…from vivere: to live) A month or two ago, I listened with more than a tinge of sadness as the new CEO at Baxter Healthcare in Illinois announced and sought to explain withdrawal of […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Home Dialysis “Every other day nocturnal Home Hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden”

HOME DIALYSIS Every other day nocturnal home hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden MORE FREQUENT DIALYSIS HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH A NUMBER OF CLINICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR, AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS. BUT DAILY THERAPY OFTEN RESULTS IN A BURDEN FOR PATIENTS AND CARE PARTNERS. BRIGITTE SCHILLER, MD • SHEILA DOSS-MCQUITTY, MBA, RN, CNN • […]

NN&I Urea Buildup in Kidney Disease Patients may cause Diabetes

CLINICALDIABETES Urea buildup in kidney disease patients may cause diabetes REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 17, 2016 iStockphoto A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. The researchers highlighted the surprisingly toxic role of urea, a nitrogenous waste product normally filtered by […]