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Ebola resources for dialysis professionals

As the Ebola virus and the resulting fear spread across the globe, it is important for health care workers to be informed about the disease

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High-fat meals could be more harmful to males than females, according to new obesity research

Researchers found that the brains of male laboratory mice exposed to the same high-fat diet as their female counterparts developed brain inflammation and heart disease that were not seen in the females


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Blood test helps predict relapse in patients with autoimmune disease affecting the kidneys

In patients with an autoimmune disease that often involves the kidneys, monitoring the blood for autoantibodies may help doctors predict the chance of relapse


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Baxter to begin importing peritoneal dialysis solution from Ireland facility

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, in conjunction with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has initiated temporary importation of Dianeal PD4 Glucose Solutions for Peritoneal Dialysis into the U.S. market


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Video shows more details about design of the Wearable Artificial Kidney

Researchers have received approval to begin safety and performance testing of the device at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle


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Serum high-sensitivity-CRP levels associated with a risk of developing diabetic nephropathy

Serum high-sensitivity-CRP levels were associated with a risk of developing, but not progressing, diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes patients, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care


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Healthcare workers must be vigilant about identifying Ebola patients, protecting against infection

Healthcare workers, including dialysis clinic staff, must be vigilant about identifying patients with a travel history to an Ebola-affected country and recognizing symptoms of the disease, according to a health advisory for healthcare workers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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US task force says all adults over 45 should be screened for diabetes

Primary care physicians should screen all adults over age 45 for diabetes every three years, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Screening should be done earlier in adults with certain risk factors that include obesity, family


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Blood tests predict kidney disease patients’ risk of developing heart failure

Two blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology


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Exercise linked with improved physical and mental health among dialysis patients

Aerobic physical activity is strongly linked with better health-related quality of life, fewer depressive symptoms, and prolonged life in kidney failure patients on dialysis


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