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Fewer women than men receive hemodialysis treatment

Researchers found that in all age groups, more men than women were on hemodialysis, and men had higher estimated kidney function when they started dialysis


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Many home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate

Home blood pressure monitors may be giving inaccurate readings

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CDC releases recommendations for performing hemodialysis in patients with Ebola

People who develop kidney stones may face increased bone fracture risk

The findings suggest that preventive efforts may be needed to help protect stone formers’ bone health


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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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