Patients at for-profit dialysis centers less likely to get kidney transplants

(Reuters Health) - The likelihood that U.S. patients with renal failure will get a kidney transplant is lower for those who get dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers, a new study shows.
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Hypertension is a risk factor for renal disease. Therefore, this study was aimedat estimating the prevalence of hypertension in renal patients in Iran through meta ‑analysis.The search was carried out using authentic Persian and English keywords in national and international databases including IranMedex, SID, Magiran, IranDoc, Medlib, ScienceDirect, Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane, Embase, Web of Science, Medline, and Google Scholar search engine without any time limitation until 2017. Heterogeneity of studies was assessed using theI2index.Data were analyzed using STATA ver 11.In 35 reviewed studies with a sample of 39,621 sub...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Li JS, Li B Abstract Renal failure is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity all over the world. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major clinical problem that affects up to 5% of all hospitalized patients. Although the kidney has a remarkable capacity for regeneration after acute injury, the mortality among patients with severe AKI remains dismally high, and in clinical practice, most patients cannot be cured completely and suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recently, the incidence and prevalence of CKD have increased, largely as a result of the enhanced prevalence of diabetes and ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
AbstractRenal replacement therapy is guaranteed for all US citizens with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Undocumented immigrants with ESRD are a particularly vulnerable subset of renal failure patients. There is no federal legislation for these patients except for the requirement to treat them during “emergency medical conditions” and federal legislation excluding them from the guarantee of renal replacement therapy described above. Different states have developed different methods for dealing with this problem, with variation in management even addressed on a center by center basis. This re view of the origina...
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Schulte K, Schierke H, Tamayo M, Hager L, Engehausen R, Raspe M, Hübner RH, Schlieper G, Borzikowsky C, Urbschat A, Auerswald S, Kunzendorf U, Feldkamp T Abstract BACKGROUND: The influenza vaccination rate among older and chronically ill patients in Germany has declined in the past decade in spite of vaccination campaigns. METHODS: The influenza vaccination rate among persons with chronic renal disease was studied with the aid of billing data from various Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigungen, ASHIPs) in Germany. It was tested in a randomized con...
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
ConclusionIn DT1 patients, renal transplantation is the best treatment for ESRD despite the use of corticosteroids and anticalcineurins. However, prior explorations of good cardiac function and adequate vascular compliance are essential to reduce the risk of CV.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
GRAFTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump singed an executive order Wednesday, revamping the whole approach to treating kidney disease in this country. And a 19-year-old from Grafton is among the 30 million Americans who could benefit. “I just try to keep busy,” said Samantha Cleveland, “so I don’t focus on why I feel so terrible.” Samantha still battles through chronic fatigue to ride her horse, but is well aware that thousands of people die every year waiting for a kidney. “I try not to think about it,” she said, “because right now I’m doing OK.” Samantha Cle...
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At Massachusetts General Hospital, we pioneered simultaneous hematopoietic cell (HCT)/kidney transplantation from HLA-identical related donors for the treatment of hematological malignancies with end-stage renal failure. We have now extended this to HLA-haploidentical donors in a pilot trial. Six recipients, 5 of whom were conditioned with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and total-body irradiation, underwent combined HCT/kidney transplantation from haploidentical donors; graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis included post-HCT cyclophosphamide, tacrolimus, and mycophenolate mofetil. One patient died as a result of com...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transplantation, Brief Reports Source Type: research
Abstract Malaria is a parasitic infection of global importance but has a high prevalence in the developing countries. Renal failure is a common complication of severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria and has been reported in up to 40% of all cases. Acute kidney injury (AKI), however, is not commonly associated with Plasmodium vivax infection. In those patients who develop AKI following P. vivax infection, the cause is commonly attributed to mixed undiagnosed falciparum infection or coexistent sepsis, dehydration, or hypotension. Infrequently, an association of P. vivax infection with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) ...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Abstract Renal cortical necrosis (RCN) is characterized by patchy or diffuse destruction of all the elements of renal cortex resulting from significantly diminished renal arterial perfusion due to vascular spasm and microvascular injury. It is a rare cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in developed countries with frequency of 1.9%-2% of all patients of AKI. In contrast, the incidence of RCN is higher in developing countries ranging from 6%-7%. Obstetric complication is the main cause of RCN, earlier it was about 20%-30% which has been declining to 5% in the Indian subcontinent during the past two decades. The aim o...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionChronic kidney disease (CKD) is a systemic disease affecting many organs. Progression of renal failure aggravates ongoing inflammation and increases oxidative stress. In the final stage of CKD, it is necessary to use renal replacement therapy. A side effect of dialysis therapy is the synthesis of proinflammatory factors and increased oxidative stress, which activates platelets and immune cells.Aim of the studyTo determine the regenerative potential of platelets in patients with CKD based on the analysis of the relationships between substances with potential regenerative action, as well as analysis of th...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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