Women lag men in receipt of kidney transplants, dialysis

(Reuters Health) - More men than women get kidney transplants and dialysis even though more women need these treatments for chronic kidney disease, a European study suggests.
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ConclusionOur study showed excellent efficacy with the safety profile of this drug combination in End Stage Renal Disease patients. However, larger prospective studies and multicenter randomized controlled trials are needed for further confirmation.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
AbstractThe increase in the incidence of chronic kidney diseases that progress to end-stage renal disease has become a significant health problem worldwide. While dialysis can maintain and prolong survival, the only definitive treatment that can restore renal function is transplantation. Unfortunately, many of these patients die waiting for transplantable kidneys due to the severe shortage of donor organs. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches have been applied in recent years to develop viable therapies that could provide solutions to these patients. Cell-based and cell-free approaches have been proposed...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
by Rupert W. Major, David Shepherd, James F. Medcalf, Gang Xu, Laura J. Gray, Nigel J. Brunskill BackgroundThe Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) uses the 4 variables of age, sex, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to predict the risk of end stage renal disease (ESRD), i.e., the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant, within 2 and 5 years. Currently, national guideline writers in the UK and other countries are evaluating the role of the KFRE in renal referrals from primary care to secondary care, but the KFRE has had l...
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More men than women get kidney transplants and dialysis even though more women need these treatments for chronic kidney disease, a European study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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2017 ended as a banner year for my family, but things didn’t look great at the start. A death sentence met us in a boxing ring, and we had to school ourselves on fighting to live. I never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until my husband Neil became one of them. Celebrating our first year of marriage in 2001, we learned by accident through an unrelated medical exam that my husband has polycystic kidney disease, an illness which causes the kidneys to fill with cysts over time, rendering the organs unable to function properly. There is no cure. There was nothing to do but...
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Diet can play an important role in the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease. Do current dietary recommendations adequately address the issue?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
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Conclusion Patients with ESRF had preserved endothelial-dependent function however compared to controls, demonstrated significantly attenuated microvascular reserve. An impaired response to adenosine may not only represent a component of the pathophysiological milieu in patients with ESRF but may also provide a basis for the suboptimal diagnostic performance of vasodilatory stress in this population.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research
Abstract Chronic kidney disease adversely affects the structure and metabolism of bone tissue, which may be a result of disturbed biochemical processes in adipose tissue. Renal replacement therapy is a life-saving therapy but it does not restore all metabolic functions and sometimes even escalates some disturbances. The study included 126 subjects: 47 hemodialysis patients (HD), 56 patients after renal transplantation (Tx) and 23 healthy controls (K). Bone density at the femoral neck (FN) and lumbar spine (LS), as well as body composition (adipose tissue content and lean body mass) were measured in each patient us...
Source: Physiological Research - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Physiol Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests an important link between hypertension in pregnancy and ESKD. The patients were significantly younger, presented later and were more likely to have hypertensive nephropathy. Methamphetamine abuse appears to be a risk factor. The study suggests that all women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy need further evaluation and follow-up postpartum. PMID: 31635591 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Abstract This paper aims to identify the reasons for choosing or refusing kidney transplantation as renal replacement therapy among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Data were collected through interviews with CKD patients treated by dialysis. Health professionals were also interviewed. A thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Results show that various reasons account for CKD patients' refusal to have a kidney transplant: the perception of kidney transplantation as a renal replacement therapy without positive outcome, refusal to have an allograft. There are also situations such as the lack of or...
Source: Nephrologie and Therapeutique - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrol Ther Source Type: research
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