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Although the draft guidance from the FDA is quite vague and does not define digital health use in clinical […]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 […]
Poor sleep is common among patients with chronic kidney disease, as proven by previous studies. But what these few studies overlooked, however, is the effect of sleep on the progression of chronic kidney disease.
A paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology stated that people with chronic kidney disease are especially vulnerable […]
Clinical trials look at new methods of preventing, detecting, and treating diseases, especially those that have no known cure. These are part of clinical research where health care professionals and volunteers come together to find answers through research and experiments.
Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances but also look at other aspects […]
Hemodialysis is a treatment for kidney damage that has resulted in kidney failure, which is anything that is so advanced that only less than 15% of the kidney is working normally. Chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury will require hemodialysis to remove waste from the blood such as urea, eliminate extra fluid from the […]
One of the main challenges in clinical trials is the lack of people participating in them. If you are part of a clinical research organization, or a sponsor, you know why a CRO is working double time to recruit patients to become subjects of clinical studies and sponsors are spending a large amount of money […]
Diabetes is a disease in which the body has high levels of blood glucose or blood sugar. It is also one of the major causes of kidney disease. In the United States, this medical condition is the most common cause of kidney failure. Thus diabetic kidney disease is a major concern.
Kidneys are responsible in filtering […]