Dialysis

High court rejects petition for kidney dialysis amendment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a petition to get a proposed constitutional amendment that would cap the costs of kidney dialysis on the November ballot.<p>The court ruled Monday that the petition campaign's paid organizers didn't fill out required disclosure forms before …

Judiciary

Patient survival on haemodiafiltration and haemodialysis: a cohort study using the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Background<p>It is unclear if haemodiafiltration improves patient survival compared with standard haemodialysis. Observational studies have tended to …

Oxford University Press

Dialysis patients' care 'not at risk'

Foreign patients seeking kidney treatment are not putting dialysis patients at risk of reduced care, the head of the National Renal Advisory Board …

New Zealand

Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor and incident end-stage renal disease in Chinese patients with chronic kidney disease | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Background<p>Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), a marker of immune activation, was shown to be associated with outcomes and …

Diabetes

'Happy to be alive': Jack Thompson reveals kidney disease during Garma festival

“When I did come into the hospital I was an emergency patient, and it’s quite possible that in 48 hours of that I would simply not have woken up,” says Australian actor Jack Thompson.<p>Thompson is underneath a tiger-print fleece blanket, sitting in an oversized clinical chair. It’s above 30C outside …

Australian News

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, 89, passes away in Kolkata

The 10-time MP had been ailing for some time, was on dialysis; had suffered a heart attack on Sunday<p>Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who …

India

Slideshow: What Your Breath May Say About Your Health

Cleveland Clinic

American Renal Associates Holdings (ARA) CEO Joseph Carlucci on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

American Renal Associates Holdings (NYSE:ARA) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call August 8, 2018 9:00 AM ET<p><b>Executives</b><p>Darren Lehrich - Senior Vice …

Dialysis

Dialysis for NZ patients 'rationed' as ineligible immigrants treated

New Zealand dialysis patients are having their treatment rationed because of ineligible immigrants turning up for emergency care, according to …

New Zealand

Nephros, Inc. (NEPH) CEO Daron Evans on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB:NEPH) Q2 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call August 8, 2018 4:30 PM ET<p><b>Executives</b><p>Kirin Smith - PCG Advisory Group<p>Daron Evans - …

Water

Somnath Chatterjee continues to remain critical after mild heart attack

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and veteran communist leader, Somnath Chatterjee, suffered a mild heart attack on Sunday and his condition has remained …

India

Purple House opens door to 2018 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year

Accepting the award on behalf of the Western Desert Dialysis and Purple House chief executive, Sarah Brown, said: “It is incredible recognition of a …

Northern Territory

Older Adults Face High Rates of Dementia After Starting Kidney Dialysis

A new study uncovers high rates of dementia in older adults after they begin hemodialysis, a treatment purifying the blood of a patient whose kidneys …

Dementia

Just How Profitable Should Your Disease Be?

Californians might require refunds on some dialysis revenue.<p>VAN NUYS, Calif. — Audrey Thomas, a 39-year-old dialysis patient who also is a dialysis technician, smiles as she describes her clinic in this Southern California city as nothing short of a blessing: Clean, efficient and welcoming, it …

Health Care

Music Teacher Hits The Road Hoping To Find A Kidney

BOSTON (CBS) – When we spotted a unique advertisement on Facebook for someone looking for a kidney, well, it made us wonder. The message on the back …

Kidney Disease

Insurance pool’s finances to see new audit

Announcement escalates battle between state auditor and pool board

Health Care

Government Breaks Ground on Kentville Dialysis Unit

Construction has started for a new dialysis unit at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.<p>Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey was joined …

Halifax

Woman stopped from boarding flight at Stansted because of kidney dialysis machine

<b>A seriously ill teacher was left distraught at Stansted Airport after she was told her dialysis machine was an ‘illegal weight’.</b><p>Samantha Mitchell, …

Disability

CorMedix: A Unique Investment Candidate In The Anti-Infective Space

Cormedix is a drug and medical device company focusing on the anti-infective space.<p>Its first commercial product, Neutrolin®, available in Europe, …

Business

Saudi Medical Aid to Yemeni Governorates

In completion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's march in supporting the humanitarian and relief work, the Assistant General Supervisor of King Salman …

Middle East

Vascular access placement and mortality in elderly incident hemodialysis patients | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Background<p>Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are the preferred vascular access type in most hemodialysis patients. However, the optimal vascular access …

Oxford University Press

A young man who went from thinking he had food poisoning to having organ failure

When Lewis Evans began feeling terribly sick, he initially put it down to a nasty bout of food poisoning.<p>But it turned out the 25-year-old was …

News (Wales)

Hypoalbuminemia: a price worth paying for improved dialytic removal of middle-molecular-weight uremic toxins? | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Hemodiafiltration (HDF) increases the removal of middle-molecular-weight uremic toxins and may improve outcomes in patients with end-stage kidney …

Oxford University Press

Heads-Up Scleral Buckling With a Chandelier Light (3-D)

Alexandre Grandinetti, MD, PhD<p>Channels: 3D, Retina | Posted 7/17/2018<p>This is the case of a 44-year-old female with a macula-on retinal detachment …

Ophthalmology

Circulating ADAMs are associated with renal and cardiovascular outcomes in chronic kidney disease patients | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Background<p>A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM) 17, also known as tumour necrosis factor α–converting enzyme (TACE), is a metalloproteinase that …

Diabetes

Incidence, prevalence, mortality and chronic renal damage of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated glomerulonephritis in a 20-year population-based cohort | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Background<p>True population-based clinical and outcomes data are lacking for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated …

Oxford University Press

Cara Therapeutics Doses First Patient in Second Pivotal Phase 3 Efficacy Trial of KORSUVA™ (CR845/difelikefalin) Injection in Hemodialysis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and …

Financial Regulation

OPKO Stock Had a Great Q2 and the Future Looks Even Better

With shares nearly double where they were in May, <b>OPKO Health, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:<b>OPK</b>) needed a strong second-quarter earnings report to justify the gains …

Investing

Medication adherence is associated with an increased risk of cancer in kidney transplant recipients: a cohort study | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Background<p>Nonadherence to posttransplant immunosuppressive medication is associated with increased rates of rejection and graft loss, yet it is …

Oxford University Press

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The …

Medicine