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CompactCath, a New Streamlined Urinary Catheter Aims to Solve Unpleasant Problems

CompactCath, a New Streamlined Urinary Catheter Aims to Solve Unpleasant Problems | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
CompactCath, a Silicon Valley startup, is bringing to market its eponymous self catheterisation urinary catheter to market. The device was designed to address many of the problems of existing catheters, such as difficulty and discomfort during insertion, the package size, and personal privacy.
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'Preventable acute kidney injury deaths could end by 2025'

'Preventable acute kidney injury deaths could end by 2025' | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Although it affects around 13 million people annually worldwide and contributes to 1.7 million deaths per year, acute kidney injury (AKI) is preventable and treatable for a cost of just $150 per patient.
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Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis: 1250 Flashcards on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis: 1250 Flashcards. Download Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis: 1250 Flashcards and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Providing peritoneal dialysis in elderly patients

Providing peritoneal dialysis in elderly patients | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
In 2005, the study authors implemented a monthly two-hour kidney seminar for patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. The seminar consists of multidisciplinary speakers: nephrologist, nephrology nurse, social worker and dietitian. All elderly PD patients, with an average age of 83 years, attended the seminar where they learned the treatment options and chose peritoneal dialysis. The main causes of ESRD were diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
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Infection Causes And Treatment: Side Effect In Peritoneal Dialysis

Infection Causes And Treatment: Side Effect In Peritoneal Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Dialysis includes peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with end stage renal disease. However, there are occasions when patients may have side effects from the treatment. Then what are causes and treatment of infection in peritoneal dialysis?
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Laura's PD catheter

Laura's PD catheter | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
In the past year and a half you received many compliments for being the most perfect and ideal catheter ever...however I have never been your biggest fan...I've had to change my wardrobe to accommodate you...I've had to stop going to the beach, in the pool, hot tub...even baths! This has been a real drag...but you did your job well...we avoided infections...woohoo!
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Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritonitis

Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritonitis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
The dialysis catheter that is inserted in to the belly of a patient who opts for peritoneal dialysis, called the PD catheter, is often the Achilles' heel of the PD patient. Infections of different hues may occur depending on the site. These could be at the PD catheter exit site (the point where catheter emerges from the skin, called an exit site infection), along its "tunnel" (the course it takes underneath the skin and in the abdominal muscle, called a tunnel infection), and finally in the abdominal cavity, which is called the "peritoneum" (with the infection there being referred to as peritonitis).
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World’s First Low Cost Dialysis

World’s First Low Cost Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Conventional dialysis systems cost several tens of thousands of dollars. They are widely available in most developed countries but much less so in countries with limited funds for healthcare. Research published in The Lancet found that while more than nine million people in the world need dialysis for terminal kidney failure, only 2.61 million currently get this life- saving treatment.
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Rates of Intentional and Unintentional Nonadherence to Peritoneal Dialysis Regimes and Associated Factors

Rates of Intentional and Unintentional Nonadherence to Peritoneal Dialysis Regimes and Associated Factors | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Nonadherence is common in peritoneal dialysis. Self-efficacy and beliefs about medication are promising targets for interventions designed to improve adherence.
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Artificial Kidney Made of Nanofilters and Living Cells to Replace Dialysis

Artificial Kidney Made of Nanofilters and Living Cells to Replace Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
The filter component has tiny pores that can be individually shaped to perform a specific task. These filters would sit in a series, each one performing a different filtration step. Between the filter slices there would be living kidney cells that perform tasks that the man made components are not very good at, including reabsorption of nutrients and getting rid of accumulated waste.
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Focus on peritoneal dialysis training: working to decrease peritonitis rates

Focus on peritoneal dialysis training: working to decrease peritonitis rates | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Patient training has widely been considered to be one of the most critical factors for achieving optimal peritoneal dialysis clinical outcomes, including avoidance of peritonitis. However, research in this important area has been remarkably scant to date. This article will critically review the clinical evidence underpinning PD patient training
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Novel Endothelial Cell-Specific AQP1 Knockout Mice Confirm the Crucial Role of Endothelial AQP1 in Ultrafiltration during Peritoneal Dialysis

Novel Endothelial Cell-Specific AQP1 Knockout Mice Confirm the Crucial Role of Endothelial AQP1 in Ultrafiltration during Peritoneal Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Modulation of endothelial AQP1 might provide a promising therapeutic target for preventing ultrafiltration failure in peritoneal dialysis. These findings may also contribute to an improved understanding of AQP1-endothelial biology, such as angiogenesis, wound healing, tumour spread and organ regeneration.
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Laparoscopic versus open peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion for the management of pediatric acute kidney injury

Laparoscopic versus open peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion for the management of pediatric acute kidney injury | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
We found no significant differences in complication rates between laparoscopic and open surgical approaches regarding acute PD catheter insertion. We saw a trend in increased leakage with laparoscopic procedures and a significantly longer operative time. We concluded that the laparoscopic approach in the acute situation for emergency dialysis is safe and effective.
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Impacts of Geographic Distance on Peritoneal Dialysis Utilization: Refining Models of Treatment Selection

Impacts of Geographic Distance on Peritoneal Dialysis Utilization: Refining Models of Treatment Selection | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Nine percent of incident dialysis patients used PD in 2006. There was a positive, nonlinear relationship between absolute distance to HD services and PD use (p < .0001), with the magnitude of the effect increasing at greater distances. In terms of relative distance, odds of PD use increased if a PD facility was closer or the same distance as the nearest HD facility (p = .006). Interaction of distance measures to dialysis facilities was not significant.
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Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritonitis

Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritonitis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Peritoneal Dialysis (or PD) is a type of dialysis for patients with kidney failure where the patient's abdominal cavity- called the peritoneum, itself serves as an artificial kidney. The mechanics and procedure of peritoneal dialysis covered in detail here. This article is a part of series that covers complications of dialysis (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis; see links here, here, and here).
The following article describes the infectious complications that can be seen in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Non-infectious complications can happen as well, and are covered here.

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Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis: Non-infectious

Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis: Non-infectious | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Patients with kidney failure who opt for peritoneal dialysis (PD) as their preferred modality of treating their condition need to be aware of the complications that come with the procedure. PD is one way of doing dialysis at home and therefore involves transference of a certain degree of health responsibility, from the nephrologist to the patient. Being able to do PD is a privilege in a way, but as they say, with great power comes great responsibility.
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Guideline for Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Access Surgery

Guideline for Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Access Surgery | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Patients are generally referred to a surgeon from a nephrologist for catheter placement once the decision is made to initiate peritoneal dialysis. Utilizing PD as a home therapy affords greater patient autonomy and quality of life than in-center hemodialysis (HD).. Not surprisingly, patient satisfaction has been shown to be significantly higher in PD patients. In addition, PD can be advantageous in the pre-transplantation period and prolong residual renal function compared to HD.
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Kidney Disease Treatment and Diet: Can Dialysis be Stopped Once Started

Kidney Disease Treatment and Diet: Can Dialysis be Stopped Once Started | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Dialysis is commonly used method in many countries around the world. We can say, dialysis itself is not a bad thing. But, dialysis,whether it is hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, both bring patients many troubles. These troubles include infection, hernias, low blood pressure, itchy skin and many other problems.
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Difference Between Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis

Difference Between Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are both treatment methods of filtering wastes from the body because the kidneys are no longer able to do so. One general difference between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis is that hemodialysis is for those who still have some kidney function left, and peritoneal dialysis is for those who actually have kidney failure and are waiting for a kidney transplant. Another general difference between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis is that in hemodialysis, the filtration of wastes occurs in a machine, while in peritoneal dialysis, the filtration occurs within the abdomen.
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Why choose peritoneal dialysis?

Why choose peritoneal dialysis? | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
After more than 20 years on in-center hemodialysis, Jennifer Castillo decided it was time to go back to peritoneal dialysis, which she used to do in the 1980s. She explains why she likes the treatment choice in her article in NN&I’s August issue. Below, Castillo talks more in-depth about why she made the switch and chose peritoneal dialysis over home hemodialysis, and offers insight for current in-center patients and staff.
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Peritoneal Dialysis Outpacing Home Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Outpacing Home Hemodialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Possible explanations for the trend include a higher profit margin potentially associated with PD and lack of adequate reimbursement for HHD training, said Eric D. Weinhandl, PhD, MS, who presented study findings. Under the prospective payment system (PPS), PD is reimbursed at the same rate as in-center HD (3 sessions per week), Dr. Weinhandl told attendees. “So there certainly is the potential for added profit margin with peritoneal dialysis,” he said.
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Peritoneal inflammation precedes encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: results from the GLOBAL Fluid Study

Peritoneal inflammation precedes encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: results from the GLOBAL Fluid Study | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
The peritoneal cavity has higher levels of inflammatory cytokines during PD in patients who subsequently develop EPS, but neither inflammatory cytokines nor peritoneal solute transport clearly discriminates EPS cases. Increased systemic inflammation is also evident and is probably driven by increased peritoneal inflammation.
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Can You Go Swimming with Peritoneal Dialysis

Can You Go Swimming with Peritoneal Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Actually, if patients have a good physical status after peritoneal dialysis, patients is allowed to do some sports, just like swimming. However, even though, there are several important points that patients must keep in mind.
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PuraCath Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance for the FireFly™ Peritoneal Dialysis Connector Disinfecting System

PuraCath Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance for the FireFly™ Peritoneal Dialysis Connector Disinfecting System | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
The device is intended for use by peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients as a method of controlling air and touch contamination while performing PD solution exchanges. In vitro testing demonstrated the effectiveness of the Firefly PD Connector Disinfecting System in achieving a 4-log reduction for several microorganisms which are known to cause peritonitis in PD patients.
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Malaysia’s First Affordable Home Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Machine with Telemedicine

Malaysia’s First Affordable Home Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Machine with Telemedicine | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it
Lucenxia Malaysia, a subsidiary of Adventa Bhd, has launched the Lucenxia INTELLIS, an Intelligent Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) cycler designed for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to be treated at home, while they are asleep. This is to provide new hope and enhance quality of life of patients. The LUCENXIA INTELLIS APD is one of the treatment modalities that will help ease the strain on resources catering to the rapidly growing number of CKD patients in Malaysia.
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