Tag: dialysis

kidney transplant referrals

Higher kidney transplant referral rates found in non-profit dialysis facilities versus...

New research indicates that patients with kidney failure who receive care at for-profit dialysis facilities are less likely to be referred for kidney transplants...
covid-19 vaccine dialysis patients

US Renal Care distributes second round of COVID-19 vaccines to dialysis...

Dialysis provider US Renal Care recently announced it has finished administering a second round of mRNA vaccines to ensure better protection against COVID-19 for...
Robert Jones in the IR suite

Balloon angioplasty in critical time window central to endovascular success for...

Tackling the main culprit, stenosis in the arteriovenous anastomosis and outflow veins, with balloon angioplasty before it is “too late” can boost maturation rates...

Algorithm predicts dialysis, and death from critical illness in hospitalised COVID-19...

Acute kidney injury (AKI) treated with dialysis is reported to be a frequent complication in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. Research published online in the...

Study provides new insights on COVID-19 risk in patients receiving dialysis

Many individuals with kidney failure have been unable to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic because they require dialysis treatments in clinics several times a...
early-cannulation grafts

Early-cannulation grafts display parity with ePTFE options—but also face similar challenges

In addition to demonstrating comparable performance in terms of long-term patency, durability and associated complications, early-cannulation arteriovenous (AV) grafts may hold some advantages when...
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More mixed results for DCBs in AV access maintenance as evidence...

Additional randomised controlled data regarding the effectiveness of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in maintaining arteriovenous (AV) access offers new evidence, but it is freighted with...
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Fresenius Medical Care introduces Kinexus connected health platform for home dialysis

Through its Renal Therapies Group, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) has introduced the Kinexus Therapy Management Platform—a new connected health platform for home...
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Baxter gains FDA clearance for next-generation AK 98 dialysis machine

American healthcare firm and global renal care innovator Baxter International has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its next-generation Artificial...
high flow av fistulas

High-flow fistulas remain divisive, with uncertainty over reduction and outcomes

Discussions at this year’s Charing Cross (CX) 2021 Digital Edition (19–22 April, online) indicated that high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas remain one of the more...
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Invizius raises £5.3 million to assess anti-inflammatory treatment for haemodialysis patients

Invizius has announced the closing of a Series A financing round worth £5.3 million. The Scottish biotechnology company will use this funding to complete...

Wearable device for AV fistula remote monitoring shows promise—but faces commercial...

A new wearable device designed to remotely monitor arteriovenous (AV) fistulae function in dialysis access patients uncovered promising data leading one set of researchers...
george smith ultrasound guidance cannulation

Ultrasound guidance shown to improve cannulation accuracy, particularly in harder-to-needle AV...

A small, randomised trial conducted in a UK dialysis unit has found that ultrasound guidance can improve cannulation accuracy—and this improvement may be most...
fresenius home dialysis

Fresenius and DaVita make home dialysis technologies available to patients across...

Fresenius Medical Care North America and DaVita Kidney Care have announced an expanded agreement to make multiple home dialysis technologies available for patients across...

Renal artery involvement in EVAR linked to permanent dialysis and lower...

Renal artery involvement (RAI) in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is “highly predictive of the need for postoperative and permanent dialysis,” Anastasia Plotkin (University of...