Of the many patients with kidney failure, only a few are ever able to get new kidneys. Those who aren’t lucky enough to get an organ have to rely on dialysis, a procedure that isn’t a pleasant experience. The process takes a long time to complete and it is costly, not just for the patient […]
There are multiple participants in a clinical trial. Some are healthy while the others have the disease being studied.
Their role is to help researchers find answers to specific questions outlined in a research plan, known as the protocol. It contains vital information, such as the purpose of the study, the eligibility criteria of participants, and […]
Clinical trials are generally medical research tests that involve people, the purpose of which is to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, screen for, or treat disease.
Since these are scientific studies, every step seeks to find answers to scientific questions. This is why clinical trials follow strict, scientific standards that are designed to protect patients […]
When the gradual loss of kidney function reaches an advanced state, a patient will experience end-stage renal disease. At this stage, the kidneys are no longer working as they should and will fail to meet the body’s needs to filter out waste and excess fluids from the blood.
For a patient to stay alive, dialysis or […]
New medical approaches need to be tested out to determine if they work. The research to find solutions for preventing, screening, diagnosing, and treating diseases is carried out through clinical trials. Not every trial is successful, and the ones that succeed share a common element: they have strict clinical trial management.
Importance of Effective Management in […]
It is common knowledge that diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In fact, 44% of patients in need of dialysis had diabetes, according to a CDC (Centers for Disease Control) report in 1999. The 2016 report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association also showed that 1 in 4 […]
The future of clinical trials is taking the road of digitalization and modernization. Thanks to the advancements made by the FDA, the foundation for digital health has been laid down, resulting in the evolution of patient-centered approaches.
Although the draft guidance from the FDA is quite vague and does not define digital health use in clinical […]
At this time, there are no drugs or medications that can reverse the effects of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but there are those that are developed to help treat symptoms. Symptoms like high blood pressure, and anemia are very common and most patients will also need dialysis at some point.
Below we’ll get into some of […]
Saline, which is commonly used in the field of medicine, has been the subject of concern due to shortages in some hospitals lately. A saline solution is a mixture of sodium chloride and plain water. It also has many applications in the medical field such as the solution used for removing specks of dirt from […]
Kidney failure can be treated by either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Both processes involve the removal of waste and extra fluid from the body. Hemodialysis is done with the help of an apparatus called a dialyzer. On the other hand, the latter uses a combination of the lining of the peritoneal membrane (abdominal cavity) and […]