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Worldwide dialysis leader introduces cloud-based technology to help move care from clinics to home

Worldwide dialysis leader introduces cloud-based technology to help move care from clinics to home | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Fresenius Medical Care, a global leader in dialysis treatment, has taken another step in moving dialysis from clinical settings to the home. Fresenius introduced the Kinexus Therapy Management Platform for home dialysis, which connects clinicians to patients and helps create more personalized care. The cloud-based system supports management of peritoneal dialysis on the Liberty Select cycler and is designed to improve workflows, productivity and patient outcomes.

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Recent progress in silk fibroin-based flexible electronics

Recent progress in silk fibroin-based flexible electronics | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Silk fibroin has been widely used as fundamental components for the construction of biocompatible flexible electronics, particularly for wearable and implantable devices. Furthermore, in recent years, more attention has been paid to the investigation of the functional characteristics of silk fibroin, such as the dielectric properties, piezoelectric properties, strong ability to lose electrons, and sensitivity to environmental variables. Here, this paper not only reviews the preparation technologies for various forms of silk fibroin and the recent progress in the use of silk fibroin as a fundamental material but also focuses on the recent advanced works in which silk fibroin serves as functional components. Additionally, the challenges and future development of silk fibroin-based flexible electronics are summarized.

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Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients

Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents a major cause of death in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The precise estimate of its incidence is difficult to establish because studies on the incidence of SCD in ESKD are often combined with those related to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring during a haemodialysis (HD) session. The aim of the European Dialysis Working Group of ERA-EDTA was to critically review the current literature examining the causes of extradialysis SCD and intradialysis SCA in ESKD patients and potential management strategies to reduce the incidence of such events. Extradialysis SCD and intradialysis SCA represent different clinical situations and should be kept distinct.

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Next steps forward for renal services –

Next steps forward for renal services – | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

“I think there’s a need for increased nursing support to these patients,” continued Prof Mellotte, who noted there were “relatively few” nurses assigned to home therapy provision. “We need pre-dialysis nurses [and] we need home therapy care nurses to provide that support to these patients. That is one of the barriers and we have been talking to the HSE about increasing the supports to these patients. Because most people will agree it is a better quality-of-life if you can do it, but you need training.”

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The impact of COVID-19 on people with kidney failure

The impact of COVID-19 on people with kidney failure | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

A new analysis reveals that individuals with kidney failure have faced especially high hospitalization and death rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, support prioritization of these patients in COVID-19 vaccination programs.

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Dialysis: Procedure, Types, Risks, and Purpose

Dialysis: Procedure, Types, Risks, and Purpose | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Like most of our organs, our kidneys play an important role in the overall functioning of our body. These two bean-shaped organs sit directly below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. Their primary job is to remove waste and fluid from the body, says , but they also maintain blood pressure and mineral levels, keep our bones strong, and help make red blood cells.

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DaVita taps into Baxter's connected peritoneal dialysis system for home kidney care

DaVita taps into Baxter's connected peritoneal dialysis system for home kidney care | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

DaVita’s home care strategy has also led it to work with the provider’s largest dialysis competitor—Fresenius Medical Care—for the home-based hemodialysis machines that it picked up through its $1.9 billion acquisition of NxStage Medical. (Baxter)

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Home dialysis in the COVID-19 era and beyond

Home dialysis in the COVID-19 era and beyond | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to have a profound impact on society and our everyday lives. As of March 2021, more than 2.5 million people around the world have died as result of the pandemic. Patients with kidney failure, particularly those receiving chronic dialysis treatment are at an increased risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) resulting in higher morbidity and mortality within this vulnerable population. Similarly, a recently published study highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on the dialysis population from Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, showed that patients with kidney failure receiving hemodialysis were five times more likely to be infected compared to the general population.

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New tool assesses patients' home dialysis experience

New tool assesses patients' home dialysis experience | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Home dialysis, which includes both peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis, allows patients to receive their dialysis treatments at home, gives patients independence and flexibility with their treatment schedules, and is associated with similar or better outcomes and lower costs compared with conventional in-center hemodialysis. Home dialysis modalities are the fastest growing types of dialysis treatments in the United States, and this trend is likely to continue as recent policies provide incentives to dialysis providers and kidney specialists to promote home dialysis.

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FDA clears Baxter's connected, in-center dialysis machine

FDA clears Baxter's connected, in-center dialysis machine | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Baxter has received an FDA clearance for its latest, portable dialysis machine designed to connect directly with electronic medical records for patients’ prescriptions and treatment data. The company’s AK 98 hemodialysis machine is not designed for home use or self-care, but to assist healthcare providers with the logistics of administering multiple treatment sessions per day with the same unit.

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Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Need Close Monitoring During Ramadan Fast

Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Need Close Monitoring During Ramadan Fast | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

A clinical evaluation, ideally a month before the start of Ramadan, is necessary to assess whether patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can safely abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk, particularly in temperate regions where Ramadan spans summer months and the fasting period can be up 20 hours, the authors note. Their paper, published in the Clinical Kidney Journal, details best practices for managing these patients.

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of renal replacement therapy strategies in Guangzhou

Cost-effectiveness analysis of renal replacement therapy strategies in Guangzhou | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

TX is the most cost-effective RRT modality, followed in order by PD and HD. The strategy with an increased proportion of incident patients on PD and TX is cost-effective compared with the current practice pattern at the given WTP threshold. The planning for RRT service delivery should incorporate efforts to increase the utilisation of PD and TX in China.

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End Stage Renal Disease Market Detailed Analysis and Forecast by 2030

End Stage Renal Disease Market Detailed Analysis and Forecast by 2030 | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

The increasing prevalence of various chronic diseases such as diabetes that results in kidney disorders is a key factor aiding in expansion of the global end stage renal disease market during the forecast period between 2020 to 2030. Elements prompting this infection are diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and mature age. Diabetes is the most widely recognized reason, trailed by (hypertension). To remain alive and treat the ESRD, a patient needs to embrace dialysis or relocate their kidneys. The components fuelling the development of this market are expanding number of kidney patients, a lot of interest in the R&D, presentation of mechanically progressed supplies, for example, counterfeit kidney and low upkeep dialysis hardware.

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The Mobile Health Readiness of People Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis and Home Dialysis

The Mobile Health Readiness of People Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis and Home Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Mobile health is the health care use of mobile devices, such as smartphones. Mobile health readiness is a prerequisite to successful implementation of mobile health programs. The aim of this study was to examine the status and correlates of mobile health readiness among individuals on dialysis.

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Kidney Dialysis Is a Booming Business--Is It Also a Rigged One?

Kidney Dialysis Is a Booming Business--Is It Also a Rigged One? | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

A new California law aims to curb what sponsors say is profiteering by dialysis centers. But are there any easy answers?

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Quanta nets FDA clearance for its portable dialysis system

Quanta nets FDA clearance for its portable dialysis system | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Quanta Dialysis Technologies is bringing its small, lightweight blood purification system to the U.S., following its commercial launch in the U.K. last year and clinical pilots with the country’s National Health Service. With a new FDA clearance in hand, the British company plans to roll out its portable SC+ hemodialysis machine to a variety of care settings on the other side of the pond. Its modular, cartridge-based design can provide both high-flow modes—for the typical three-times-a-week appointments—or sustained, low-efficiency dialysis treatments for a gentler option.

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Quanta nets FDA clearance for its portable dialysis system

Quanta nets FDA clearance for its portable dialysis system | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Small enough to fit on top of a cart or desk, it can be used by healthcare professionals in hospitals as well as moved around skilled nursing facilities, with future water purification add-ons that will allow it to operate without a centralized water system.

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U.S. nephrology trainees doubt skill in home hemodialysis

U.S. nephrology trainees doubt skill in home hemodialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Seventy-six of the nephrology trainees completed the survey. The researchers found that regarding the principles of PD, most respondents were moderately confident. However, only 3 and 11 percent had initiated patients on urgent-start PD and observed a PD catheter insertion, respectively. For HHD, the level of confidence was low. Most trainees attended a home dialysis continuity clinic with faculty mentorship.

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The reliability and success of peritoneal dialysis during the COVID‐19 pandemic

The reliability and success of peritoneal dialysis during the COVID‐19 pandemic | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

PD is a safe way of renal replacement therapy to protect patients from COVID‐19 pandemic. The data obtained support that PD is successful and safe during the pandemic. Also, RM‐APD may be a better choice in patients with PD because bone mineral metabolism seems to remain more stable. Moreover, evaluating depression and anxiety at the phone visits may be important for the accurate clinical assessment.

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FDA clears Baxter's virtually connected, in-home peritoneal dialysis system

FDA clears Baxter's virtually connected, in-home peritoneal dialysis system | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

The Homechoice Claria system was cleared for both adults and children. Its interface is available in 38 languages and features step-by-step, voice-activated instructions through an accompanying app to help guide the user through therapy.

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Peritoneal Dialysis Basics and Benefits

Peritoneal Dialysis Basics and Benefits | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

PD differs from other dialysis options in that it uses the body’s own abdominal lining (the peritoneum) to clean the blood rather than a synthetic filter (dialyzer). If you choose PD, you’ll need a PD catheter surgically placed, typically through your abdomen. Typically the catheter exit site is allowed to heal for a few weeks, before you begin PD treatments.

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Pandemic Pushed Hospitals to Embrace Peritoneal Dialysis

Pandemic Pushed Hospitals to Embrace Peritoneal Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Unusually high demand for dialysis to treat acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 led to rapid adoption of acute peritoneal dialysis (PD) programs at some institutions in New York City, according to reports presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined virtual conference.

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FDA Approves New Container System for Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions

FDA Approves New Container System for Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Fresenius Medical Care North America's (FMCNA) Renal Therapies Group announced today that DELFLEX® peritoneal dialysis solutions in Biofine®, an innovative bag material, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The milestone marks another important step in the company's commitment to grow home dialysis through new and improved products.

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Factors Associated With Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Complications in ESRD

Factors Associated With Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Complications in ESRD | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) in patients with newly diagnosed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a well-tolerated alternative to hemodialysis (HD). The primary aim of this study was to identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of ESRD patients, as well as the presurgical, surgical, and postsurgical factors associated with urgent-start PD complications.

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Preventing Peritonitis in Home Peritoneal Dialysis

Preventing Peritonitis in Home Peritoneal Dialysis | Peritoneal dialysis | Scoop.it

This video has information about how to prevent, recognize, and respond to peritonitis, a bacterial or fungal infection of the peritoneum (a silk-like membrane covering the inner lining of the abdomen), which could occur in peritoneal dialysis.

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