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Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

Posted 21 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 – Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds. Pain is common in dialysis patients, the study authors explained in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology. But these patients can't take certain drugs because their ...

Thyroid Problems May Make Things Worse for Dialysis Patients

Posted 14 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 – Poor thyroid function may diminish kidney dialysis patients' health and quality of life, a new study suggests. Hypothyroidism – a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone – is common in dialysis patients, but how it affects them has been unclear. Dialysis is treatment for kidney failure, where patients need a machine to filter their ...

Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 - Someday, dialysis patients might free themselves of clunky machines, moving about with a "wearable artificial kidney" instead. That's the promise of a new clinical trial that suggests this type of technology is finally within reach. "This would be a game changer," said one kidney specialist, Dr. Maria DeVita. "The fact that clinical trials are beginning gives us all hope ...

Do Taller Patients Fare Worse on Dialysis?

Posted 1 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 – Tallness may be linked with an increased risk for premature death in kidney failure patients on dialysis, a new study suggests. While the researchers only found an association and not a cause-and-effect link, tall people on dialysis appeared to have higher rates of premature death than people in the general population. The risk was higher in men than in women, and among ...

Blood Pressure Drop During Dialysis May Raise Clot Risk

Posted 29 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 29 – Low blood pressure while undergoing dialysis puts patients at increased risk for clots where their blood vessels are connected to the dialysis machine, a new study says. Previous research had found that a sudden drop in blood pressure during dialysis can lead to short-term gastrointestinal, muscular and neurologic symptoms, and long-term problems such as stroke, seizure, heart ...

Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty

Posted 9 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 8 – More than one-fifth of patients on dialysis who undergo angioplasty are given blood thinners they should not be given, new research shows. As a result, these patients are subject to a higher rate of bleeding during their hospital stay and may even be at a higher risk of dying, according to a report in the Dec. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The ...

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