Higher Rates of Staph Infection for Hispanics on Dialysis, CDC Says
(MedPage Today) -- Hispanic dialysis patients have significantly higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections compared with white dialysis patients, according to a CDC study. In 2020, rates of S. aureus bloodstream infections in... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 7, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Black, Hispanic dialysis patients are at greater risk of dangerous bloodstream infections
Patients with failing kidneys who need regular dialysis treatments still have sky-high rates of dangerous staph infections in their blood compared with people who don't need these treatments, according to a new Vital Signs report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates of infection are particularly high among people who are Black or Hispanic or who have a lower socioeconomic status, the report said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gait and balance in people undergoing long-term hemodialysis - Galen R.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

First Oral Treatment for CKD Anemia OK'd for Patients on Dialysis
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the first oral agent for chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related anemia for adults on dialysis, the agency announced late on Wednesday. Daprodustat (Jesduvroq) is a once-daily tablet specifically indicated for... (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 2, 2023 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Daprodustat, First Oral Anemia Treatment FDA Approves Daprodustat, First Oral Anemia Treatment
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved daprodustat as oral treatment for anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease and on dialysis, but not for patients who are not on dialysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 2, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Oral Agent For Anemia in Kidney Dialysis Patients FDA Approves First Oral Agent For Anemia in Kidney Dialysis Patients
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved daprodustat as oral treatment for anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease and on dialysis, but not for patients who are not on dialysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 2, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

GSK ’s Anemia Drug for Dialysis Patients Gets FDA Backing
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Oral Treatment for Anemia Caused by Chronic Kidney Disease for Adults on Dialysis
The FDA approved the first oral treatment for anemia caused by chronic kidney disease for adults who have been receiving dialysis for at least four months. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 1, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Approves Jesduvroq (daprodustat) for Anemia Caused by Chronic Kidney Disease for Adults on Dialysis
February 01, 2023 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jesduvroq tablets (daprodustat) as the first oral treatment for anemia (decreased number of red blood cells) caused by chronic kidney disease for adults who have been... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 1, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ghana: Bolga Regional Hospital Solicits Gh¢813,900 to Establish Dialysis Centre
[Ghanaian Times] The Bolgatanga Regional Hospital in the Upper East Region has set up a regional hospital Pooled Donor Fund to solicit GH¢ 813,900 for the establishment of a dialysis centre to manage patients who suffer from kidney failure and need renal replacement therapy involving dialysis to survive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Her kidneys are failing. Why this woman isn't counting on Ontario's organ wait list
In an effort to avoid dialysis and the province's organ wait list, Simcoe, Ont., resident Christina Meyer, who was diagnosed with kidney disease at 18 and is now 50, has taken her search for a living donor to social media. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Dialysis Unit Express Gratitude to Trust Bank Limited
[Foroyaa] Shortly after receiving medical items worth D300,000 from Trust Bank Gambia Limited, the Dialysis Unit of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 18th of January, 2023 expressed their appreciation to the Management and staff of the Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthcare workers union petitions FDA to recall Fresenius dialysis machines
The union SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West said Friday it has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to recall some Fresenius dialysis machines to protect patient safety. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Organs: Innovating to Replace Donors and Dialysis
Scientists employ cutting edge tools and techniques to create artificial organs for research and disease therapeutics. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 20, 2023 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article The Scientist University Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Presents Medical Items Worth D300k to EFSTH
[The Point] Management of Trust Bank on Wednesday presented medical items worth three hundred thousand (D300, 000.00) dalasis to the Dialysis Unit of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news