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3 Common Kidney Disease Misconceptions

Mar 5, 2018 Family, friends, and others may be eager to share thoughts and ideas on how to help you with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). While our loved ones typically have good intentions, without direct CKD experience, … Continue reading

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Dialysis Depression – Patients Helping Patients

Dec 12, 2017 While essential for managing one’s CKD, dialysis is a major life adjustment that brings with it a range of psychosocial challenges – such as anxiety, social isolation, loneliness, and even depression. Depression can diminish your quality of … Continue reading

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Current Technology for Dialysis and Multidisciplinary Care for patients with DKI (Diabetic Kidney Disease)

Current Technology for Dialysis and Multidisciplinary Care for patients with DKI (Diabetic Kidney Disease) By: Blessilda S. There are current health issues and updates related to hemodialysis and how this changes and affects the multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Healthcare … Continue reading

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Measuring Quality of Life with CKD Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 [also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD)] can take a toll in the quality of life (QOL) an individual. As with any other chronic illnesses, the goal of the medical management is to ensure … Continue reading

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Focus on Malnutrition in ESRD Patients

Nutrition is a critical component in the care of patients with ESRD. Recent studies reveal that around 50% of all patients diagnosed with ESRD and undergoing maintenance dialysis are malnourished. Malnutrition and the disease process Malnutrition among ESRD patients is … Continue reading

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Dialysis Quality Water: Why Is It An Issue Today?

Water is a vital component of dialysis. Compared to a healthy person who consumes around 2 liters of water daily, a hemodialysis patient is exposed to around 200 liters of water for every four-hour dialysis treatment. Water is also the … Continue reading

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Focus on Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

Infection is the second leading cause of hospitalization and mortality in hemodialysis patients. Compared to patients on peritoneal dialysis, patients undergoing hemodialysis are twice likely to be hospitalized due to infection. In addition, about one in four deaths among hemodialysis … Continue reading

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A Team Approach in the Effective Management of Anemia of CKD

reposted from July 2015 Anemia is considered the most prevalent hematologic complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). It affects twice as many CKD patients as in the general population. As condition progresses through stages of CKD, anemia prevalence also increases … Continue reading

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Meet the Renal Care Team

Experiencing a kidney disease is a way of life in itself. People with renal disease, whether on dialysis or after a kidney transplant, become detached from their routine life and are forced to adjust to a new world. The renal … Continue reading

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Keeping Patients Safe: A Fundamental Requirement to Move Up the Clinical Quality Pyramid

By Allen Nissenson, MD posted in Nephrology, Patient Education I was having a conversation with my mother-in-law, Doris, recently at her assisted-living facility. She had moved from her own apartment to the memory-care unit two years prior and had adjusted … Continue reading

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