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An Unbiased Overview of the Future of Dialysis

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 […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Unbiased Overview of the Future of Dialysis

Healthy and Sick Participants in Clinical Trials

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 […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthy and Sick Participants in Clinical Trials

Understanding Clinical Trials, their Purpose, Eligibility Criteria & More

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 […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Clinical Trials, their Purpose, Eligibility Criteria & More

End-Stage Renal Disease Symptoms & Causes

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 […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on End-Stage Renal Disease Symptoms & Causes

Clinical Trial Management

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 […]

By |April 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Clinical Trial Management

Can Chronic Kidney Disease Cause Diabetes?

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 […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can Chronic Kidney Disease Cause Diabetes?

Future of Clinical Research via Technology and Software Development

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 […]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Future of Clinical Research via Technology and Software Development

Chronic Kidney Disease and Drug Development

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 […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chronic Kidney Disease and Drug Development

Saline Shortage is Bad News for Dialysis Centers and Hospitals

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 […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saline Shortage is Bad News for Dialysis Centers and Hospitals

The Main Differences Between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis

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 […]

By |November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Main Differences Between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis