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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

How Poor Sleep Affects Chronic Kidney Disease

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 […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Poor Sleep Affects Chronic Kidney Disease

Understanding Clinical Research Trials and the Reasons to Participate in One

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 […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Clinical Research Trials and the Reasons to Participate in One

What You Need to Know About Hemodialysis

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 […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Hemodialysis

5 Optimal Strategies to Successful Clinical Trial Enrollment

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 […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Optimal Strategies to Successful Clinical Trial Enrollment

Managing Diabetic Kidney Disease with Antioxidants

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 […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Diabetic Kidney Disease with Antioxidants

Nephrology and Clinical Trials Research Studies

Specialties in medicine, such as nephrology, and clinical trials go hand in hand. Patients suffering from diseases related to the renal system are increasing in number, including those with kidney problems and hypertension.

 

According to the World Health Organization, over 1.4 million patients worldwide are receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) while the National Kidney Foundation reported […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nephrology and Clinical Trials Research Studies

What Makes a Great Phase I lab?

The National Institute of Clinical Research (NICR) is a managed clinical research organization (CRO) and site management organization (SMO) owned by a physician, sponsored by some of the big names in the industry, and has a network of trial industry entities. It uses independent research sites to help deliver streamlined and premium services to both […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Makes a Great Phase I lab?