Online resources about kidney transplant too complex for most patients

(Reuters Health) - - Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.
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Conclusions: The results of our study point towards a link between CXCL12 and LVH as well as blood pressure control among patients with CKD, supporting the thesis that CXCL12 may be regarded as a new potential uremic toxin.Cardiorenal Med 2018;8:249 –258
Source: Cardiorenal Medicine - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPulmonary hypertension is associated with a substantially increased risk for death and cardiovascular events in patients with CKD and ESRD. Risk is higher in patients with ESRD receiving dialysis compared with patients with CKD stages 1 to 5. Understanding the effect of interventions to lower pulmonary artery pressure on the survival of these patents awaits their evaluation in randomized controlled trials.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This article explores the effects of CKD and end-stage kidney disease on magnesium balance. In CKD, there is decreased glomerular filtration of magnesium. Decreased tubular reabsorption can compensate to a degree, but once CKD stage 4 is reached there is a tendency toward hypermagnesemia. In dialysis, magnesium balance is dependent on the constituents of the dialysate that the blood is exposed to. The concentration of dialysate magnesium is just one of the factors that need to be considered. During transplantation, there are particular effects of immunosuppressants that can affect the magnesium balance and need to be consi...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 2Author(s):
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionAnakinra may be a safe therapeutic option for gout patients with advanced CKD. Further randomized controlled studies are required to confirm our results.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionDialysis of children before KTx was a particularly larger burden for caregivers. The child ’s comorbidities and social adaptation problems might be focused after KTx, we need to evaluate for more long-term QOL of caregivers.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This article explores the effects of CKD and end-stage kidney disease on magnesium balance. In CKD, there is decreased glomerular filtration of magnesium. Decreased tubular reabsorption can compensate to a degree, but once CKD stage 4 is reached there is a tendency toward hypermagnesemia. In dialysis, magnesium balance is dependent on the constituents of the dialysate that the blood is exposed to. The concentration of dialysate magnesium is just one of the factors that need to be considered. During transplantation, there are particular effects of immunosuppressants that can affect the magnesium balance and need to be consi...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 25, Issue 2Author(s):
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPulmonary hypertension is associated with a substantially increased risk for death and cardiovascular events in patients with CKD and ESRD. Risk is higher in patients with ESRD receiving dialysis compared with patients with CKD stages 1 to 5. Understanding the effect of interventions to lower pulmonary artery pressure on the survival of these patents awaits their evaluation in randomized controlled trials.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Chronic kidney diseases affect 10 percent of men and nearly 12 percent of women around the world. Up to 10.5 million people need dialysis or a kidney transplant, but many don't get these treatments due to cost or lack of resources, the International Society of Nephrology says.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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