Demand grows for dialysis centers

...Barbara Morrison, the decision is simple - dialysis or death. The 75-year-old Aiken...as kidney failure. She must go to a dialysis center three times a week to have toxins...who suffers from high blood pressure. Dialysis centers, though expensive to build and...

Delaying dialysis with low-protein diet

...low protein diet can delay the need for dialysis by nearly a year in people suffering...each year with kidney failure undergo dialysis. The machines operate intravenously...kidneys can no longer remove. While dialysis can help keep patients alive for years...

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Gambro recalls dialysis machines

...additional batch of defective tubing used in dialysis machines has been linked to a new death...on Wednesday to expand its recall of dialysis tubing sold to 280 clinics. Gambro Healthcare notified dialysis clinics to immediately stop using any...

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Dialysis service consolidates facilities

The world's biggest provider of dialysis service is strengthening its position...president of Sherman & Hemstreet. Dialysis clinics are for people whose kidneys do not process waste properly. Dialysis machines remove, purify and re-inject...

'Fiddler' will help dialysis patients

Having to undergo five hours of dialysis three days a week would hamper anyone's...staging a musical to raise money for dialysis patients who need help paying their basic...year's fundraiser. "When patients are on dialysis, it pretty much limits their ability...

Augusta to get dialysis center

A Nashville-based dialysis company will be teaming up with physicians...Renal Alliance already operates 11 dialysis centers in the Southeast, including...innovative in terms of using modern dialysis practices and were willing to work...

FDA issues warning on dialysis product

...an unapproved product being used to keep lines open in some dialysis units can be deadly if infused into patients. The FDA said...citrate. The FDA said it is urging hospital pharmacies and dialysis units to use a 4 percent citrate solution of citrate. TriCitrasol...

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Fired SC worker accused of putting bleach in dialysis machine

LEXINGTON, S.C. - A former worker at a West Columbia medical clinic accused of putting bleach into a dialysis machine is scheduled to appear at a bond hearing.The hearing is slated for Thursday in a Lexington County courtroom.Deputies...

Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

...said the hospital has 178 open positions, including jobs for 151 full-time nurses in the fields of endoscopy, surgery, dialysis, critical care, interventional radiology, accreditation, education and mental health.The list includes 27 physicians...

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...assistance and who look perfectly healthy, are not. Others medical problems, such as heart disease, kidney trouble, on dialysis, a multitude of things could be wrong with them. "Don't judge a book by its cover!" WHY NOT DANCING Without Stars...