Tag - hemodialysis

In hemodialysis, a machine removes blood from your body, filters it through a dialyzer (artificial kidney), and returns the cleaned blood to your body. The process takes 3-5 hours in a hospital or a dialysis center three times a week.

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Kidney International® Providing Environmentally Sustainable Nephrology Care: Focus in Low- and Middle-income Countries  This article is part of the series "Green Nephrology: A Series of Mini-Reviews on Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Kidney Health Care," a collaboration between Kidney International® and members of the ISN Emerging Leaders 2022 Program. To help reduce the need for costly and environmentally...

The ISN Presents Its South Asia Pioneer Award to Mohan Rajapurkar at the Annual Indian Society of Nephrology Conference

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISNCON 2023) will take place from December 14-17, 2023, in Kolkata, India, supported by the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program. The conference provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN South Asia region to Mohan M. Rajapurkar from...

Structured Delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Targeted Symptom Management Can Improve Fatigue, Pain and Depression Among Those on Dialysis

Daniel O’Hara, the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus coordinator, summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the team’s latest trial selections. Read all the latest global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The “trial of the month” is available in several languages. Effects of Technology-assisted Stepped Collaborative Care Intervention to Improve Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis:...

High-dose Hemodiafiltration or Hemodialysis for Patients With Kidney Failure? Michele Provenzano on the CONVINCE Trial

Michele Provenzano summarizes the design and outcomes of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus’ latest “Trial of the Month” and comments on possible mechanisms of the benefit and limitations of the results. A CONVINCE-ing trial for Hemodiafiltration Effect of Hemodiafiltration or Hemodialysis on Mortality in Kidney Failure Reviewed by Dr. Provenzano, ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup...

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Kidney International®  The ASCEND-NHQ Randomized Trial Found Positive Effects of Daprodustat on Hemoglobin and Quality of Life in Patients With Non-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease This clinical trial administered a daily daprodustat or a placebo pill to 614 patients with CKD and anemia for 28 weeks. People treated with daprodustat had a larger increase in hemoglobin and less...

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Kidney International Improving and Maintaining Quality of Hemodialysis in Areas Affected by War: A Call to Action In this “Nephrologists Sans Frontières” section of KI, Alasfar and colleagues discuss the long-term implications of the Syrian war on the delivery of renal replacement therapy in affected regions. They propose several strategies to manage the situation, including creativity in...

“My First Publication Would Not Have Been Possible Without My Mentor’s Guidance”: ISN Members Get Inspired by a Recent Mentorship Pair and Apply by July 1 to Be an ISN Mentee

Hamze Rage (left) and Pranaw Kumar Jha Dr. Hamze Rage’s first publication as first author, "Pregnancy-related AKI. A Tertiary Care Hospital Experience in Somaliland," was published earlier this year in Kidney International Reports. Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha (India) mentored Dr. Rage (Somalia) from November 2021 to September 2022. Find out more about the ISN Mentorship Program and...

“A New Paradigm in Vascular Access” – Improving Patient Care in Peru Through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program

Staff at the Almenara Hospital in Lima practice vascular access procedures under guidance from ISN Educational Ambassador Anderson Tavares Rodrigues ISN Educational Ambassador Anderson Tavares Rodrigues (Brazil) visited staff at the Almenara Hospital in Lima, Peru, in January to present theoretical and practical training on vascular access placement for hemodialysis, especially arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). Professor Rodrigues...

KDIGO Controversies Conference on Home Dialysis

Home Dialysis: Conclusions From a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference The level of home dialysis use worldwide is low despite its association with greater patient autonomy and treatment satisfaction compared with in-center modalities. In May 2021, KDIGO held a conference focusing on determining dialysis modality choice and distribution and strategies to expand home...

Discover the Latest Video Abstracts

Watch the latest ISN video abstracts from the @ISNeducation Social Media Team on inhibiting inflammation with anti-cytokine therapy and post-dilution hemodiafiltration. Watch the videos here The videos are based on papers from Kidney International and Kidney International Reports: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of Anakinra for Hemodialysis Inflammation High-volume Hemodiafiltration and Cool Hemodialysis Have a Beneficial Effect on Intradialytic...

The ISN Joins the Discussion on Improving Quality of Life During Dialysis at European Roundtable

The ISN was pleased to participate in the hybrid roundtable, ‘Quality of Life in Dialysis Care,’ hosted in Madrid by our partner, the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), on , 2022. The event was organized as a follow-up to the European Kidney Patients’ Federation's White Paper on Living Better with CKD (2021) to discuss and...

Improving Knowledge of Dialysis Techniques to Tackle High Demand in Cameroon Through the ISN-Swiss Society-Cameroon Society Partnership

The ISN-Swiss Society-Cameroon Society Partnership has been active since 2019. It is dedicated to advancing kidney care in Cameroon through joint initiatives. In the context of this partnership, Dr. Ngo Makang Marguerite Cecile, a nephrologist from Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon, undertook a six-month fellowship training in the nephrology unit at Geneva University Hospital in...

Improved Kidney Biopsy and CKD Treatment in Vietnam Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

A Vietnamese nurse surveys endotoxins in dialysate in the hemodialysis unit at BMH The Bach Mai Hospital (BMH) in Vietnam received training and guidance from the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) in Japan during their six-year collaboration through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program and has now graduated from the program. Dr....