• morbidity and morta
  • citation needed] Despite expensive treatments, lupus nephritis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in people with relapsing or refractory lupus nephritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • diseases
  • The new research adds to our understanding of the multiple causes of problems with hemoglobin levels, which include an iron-deficient diet, chronic diseases such as cancer, and genetic associations, such as the one described in this paper. (redorbit.com)
  • Chronic diseases, including kidney failure, are often associated with an inability to do normal daily activities and chores and limited life quality. (woundcaresociety.org)
  • Researchers have hypothesized that the syndrome may be due to blood vessel diseases of the kidney, spasms of the kidney vessels, or other bleeding disorders (coagulopathy). (wikipedia.org)
  • Its mission is to render services to kidney patients, encourage and promote renal research, as well as to carry out public education programs on kidney diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2002, the Shaw Foundation donated $4 million to open a Children's Kidney Centre at the National University Hospital to support children with kidney diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many people with NSF have taken immunosuppressive medications and have other diseases, such as hepatitis C. Four of the seven gadolinium contrast agents approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been principally implicated in NSF, including gadodiamide, gadopentetate, and gadoversetamide. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • If the patient had sought medical attention as soon as his pain had started, then it is possible the infection could have been treated with strong antibiotics alone," without surgery, Subramaniam said. (nbcnews.com)
  • With surgical treatment, it is estimated that up to 40 percent of patients may still die from the infection, the researchers said. (nbcnews.com)
  • Abnormal Vesico-ureteric reflex, due to which the urine goes back to the kidneys from the bladder is also known to cause infection. (medindia.net)
  • Both acute and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis can be caused by a bacterial infection in the kidneys known as pyelonephritis, but the most common cause is by an adverse reaction to a drug. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are also certain cases where pre-existing infection is unavoidable, as with many patients with cystic fibrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some cases, loin pain-haematuria syndrome occurs after a bladder infection with involvement of the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatments
  • In the future, the finding could lead to new treatments for people suffering from chronic problems with hemoglobin levels not linked to iron in the diet. (redorbit.com)
  • Patients can be their own advocates by asking questions about their treatments and working closely with their doctors and health care teams. (kidneyfund.org)
  • As long as a person suffering from complete kidney failure undergoes proper treatments, they will be able to have a good quality of life. (woundcaresociety.org)
  • Proper treatments will help body functions, even though the kidney cannot perform its job properly any longer. (woundcaresociety.org)
  • mortality
  • The company has helped its patients live longer and spend less time in the hospital, improving mortality rates and lowering the average time spent in a hospital setting by two-and-a-half days. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • This and other less selective studies of patients with CKD [ 2 , 4 , 5 ] have suggested that an association between serum bicarbonate and mortality may be lost in diabetes. (springer.com)
  • therapies
  • Prior to 1990, traditional therapies for dialysis patients such as liberalized diet and oral supplements, led to protein malnutrition and/or calorie malnutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypotheses have been offered to address the failure of homocysteine-lowering therapies to reduce cardiovascular events. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • The main cause of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is chronic alcohol abuse which results in severe deficiency of the vitamine thiamine (vitaminE B1). (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • It is effective in improving functioning in the patients with severe aortic stenosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In severe cases, permanent kidney failure or death may result. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pain is typically severe, and narcotic therapy is often prescribed as a way to manage chronic pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, evidence suggests NSF is associated with exposure to gadolinium (with gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents being frequently used as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) in patients with severe kidney failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • bladder
  • The increase in bladder pressure can also prevent urine from entering the ureters or even cause urine to pass back up the ureters and get into the kidneys, causing hydronephrosis, and possibly pyonephrosis, kidney failure, and sepsis. (wikipedia.org)
  • A person should go straight to an emergency department or A&E service as soon as possible if unable to urinate with a painfully full bladder. (wikipedia.org)
  • General anesthesics can directly interfere with autonomic regulation of detrusor tone and predispose people to bladder overdistention and subsequent retention. (wikipedia.org)
  • nephropathy
  • Chronic conditions that can produce nephropathy include systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure (hypertension), which lead to diabetic nephropathy and hypertensive nephropathy, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complications
  • While almost everyone should be vaccinated against influenza, people with kidney failure who are on dialysis are at high risk for complications if they get sick, which is why it is vital they get the flu vaccine every year," said Nien Chen Li, MPH, MS, MA, lead author of the study and biostatistician for Fresenius Medical Care. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • But doctors performing the procedure should make sure they inform their patients to be vigilant about the "danger signs" of complications, Subramaniam said. (nbcnews.com)
  • This is particularly important in those patients at higher risk for complications, Subramaniam said. (nbcnews.com)
  • outcomes
  • Fresenius Medical Care presents the results of its research at the ASN Kidney Week meeting each year to further the advancement of the quality of renal care and improve patient outcomes. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • In order to improve care and outcomes for people with complex medical problems, several states have started the Medicaid Health Home (HH) program, including New York State (NYS) in 2012. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The investigator will focus on health outcomes that are meaningful to patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The valve is repositionable before release to ensure accurate placement helping to improve patient outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Transplants
  • While lung transplants carry certain associated risks, they can also extend life expectancy and enhance the quality of life for end-stage pulmonary patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • illness
  • As patients and advocates speak openly about challenges with depression that kidney patients face, and the need to address it, they are actively combating the stigma surrounding the illness. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Chronic illness is a common but very much neglected health problem in sub Saharan Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Besides providing dialysis, NKF has instituted patient welfare programs, helping patients cope with illness, aiding them with re-integrating into society, as well as supporting their families. (wikipedia.org)
  • advocates
  • Advocates can encourage patients to set small, attainable health goals, like going to all their scheduled dialysis appointments one week, or taking a morning walk. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Advocates can also encourage patients to take advantage of available resources, such as social workers at dialysis centers, mental health professionals, self-help books, spiritual guidance, or close family members or friends who are willing to listen and help. (kidneyfund.org)
  • Also, few studies include stakeholders on the research team, even though they stand to benefit the most from such programs, and have the experience needed as patients, clinicians, advocates, and administrators to guide efforts. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • organs
  • Kidneys are paired vital organs located behind the abdominal cavity at the bottom of the ribcage corresponding to the levels T12-L3 of the spine vertebrae. (wikipedia.org)
  • He became head of the University of Utah's Division of Artificial Organs and Institute for Biomedical Engineering in 1967, where he was involved in the development of the artificial heart, the first of which was implanted in 1982 in patient Barney Clark, who survived for four months, with the heart still functioning at the time of Clark's death. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was only after the invention of the heart-lung machine, coupled with the development of immunosuppressive drugs such as ciclosporin, that organs such as the lungs could be transplanted with a reasonable chance of patient recovery. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • People with kidney conditions which may result in chronic renal failure may be at risk. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • Patients with a diagnosis or suspect diagnosis of delirium may also be at risk. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • Because of these added burdens, kidney patients are at a much higher risk for suffering from depression compared to the general public, and need coping mechanisms to handle these extra stressors in a healthy way. (kidneyfund.org)
  • The risk of untreated kidney failure increased with lower vs. higher eGFR categories, and this association was stronger with increasing age. (seniorjournal.com)
  • This supports intervention trials of bicarbonate replacement in type 2 patients at risk of CHD and who have a low serum bicarbonate concentration. (springer.com)
  • Higher dietary intake of animal protein, animal fat, and cholesterol may increase risk for microalbuminuria, a sign of kidney function decline, and generally, diets higher in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains but lower in meat and sweets may be protective against kidney function decline. (wikipedia.org)
  • The same review found credible evidence that transapical TAVR probably increases the risk of death, stroke, acute kidney injury, pacemaker insertion, and slightly increased need for reintervention compared to surgical aortic valve replacement. (wikipedia.org)
  • The rationale for age-based recommendations is that surgical aortic valve replacements are known to be durable long-term (average of durability of 20 years) so people with longer life expectancy would be at higher risk if TAVR durability is worse than surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the US, it received FDA approval in November 2011 for use in inoperable patients and in October 2012 for use in patients at high surgical risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Impaired kidney function is a risk factor but even people with healthy kidneys can develop the syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood calcium
  • Among people hospitalized with high blood calcium, milk-alkali syndrome is the third most common cause, after hyperparathyroidism and cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • bloodstream
  • This is a condition in which small amount of a type of normal antibody (called IgA) get stuck in the kidney as it passes through in the bloodstream. (wikipedia.org)
  • donor
  • This kidney may come from someone who has died or a living donor. (woundcaresociety.org)
  • In 2009, the Kidney Live Donor Support Programme was launched to provide financial assistance for needy live donors to ensure that costs is not an obstacle for the donor's long-term medical follow-up. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • Fournier gangrene is a rare condition, affecting 1 to 2 in every 100,000 people, and is much more common in men than women. (nbcnews.com)
  • often
  • current infections, including HIV and hepatitis, although more and more often Hepatitis C patients are both being transplanted and are also being used as donors if the recipient is Hepatitis C positive. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a few cases of this condition, there is pain in the kidneys, usually occurring in attacks every so often. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. (canada.com)
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier health care company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • The results of this research suggest that aggressive programs to promote flu vaccination makes a significant difference in keeping kidney patients healthy and out of the hospital," said Dr. Frank Maddux, Fresenius Medical Care Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President for Clinical and Scientific Affairs. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • The patient in this case thought that it was normal to have pain following the procedure, and delayed seeking medical help. (nbcnews.com)
  • The department offers medical and psychosocial support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs). (wikipedia.org)
  • Intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) is a nutritional support therapy (medical nutrition therapy) for people on hemodialysis who have a difficult time maintaining adequate nutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Solutions can be individualized for each patient based on weight, needs, medical history and enteral intake. (wikipedia.org)
  • A committee of physicians screened potential patients first by strict medical criteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients who passed the initial medical screening were then further reviewed by an anonymous lay committee which decided who would get treatment. (wikipedia.org)