Study Ties Use of Dialysis Catheters to GreaterInfection Risk in PatientsDialysis catheters used to create a pathway to ap...
edition, reportedly looked at the possible linkthat ties three hemodialysis access to the riskfor infections, heart proble...
in either the arm or the leg, or a central venouscatheter – a tube made of soft plastic usuallyplaced in a large vein in t...
vascular access procedures, the group ofexperts concluded the study suggesting thatcatheters have the highest risks for se...
been reportedly linked to a string of adverseeffects, including cardiac arrest and even deathin large number of patients, ...
Sources:*mayoclinic.com/health/hemodialysis/MY00281*nephinc.com/DialysisAccessProgramWebBrochure.pdf*nlm.nih.gov/medlinepl...
Sources:*mayoclinic.com/health/hemodialysis/MY00281*nephinc.com/DialysisAccessProgramWebBrochure.pdf*nlm.nih.gov/medlinepl...
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Dialysis catheters used to create a pathway to a patient's blood have been associated with a greater infection, cardiovascular problems, and mortality risk than other forms of procedures that access a patient's blood supply in dialysis treatment, a new study claims. See the Dialysis Injury Helpline at dialysisinjuryhelpline.com for comprehensive information pertaining to the serious adverse health consequences GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been reported to cause.

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Study ties use of dialysis catheters to greater infection risk in patients

  1. 1. Study Ties Use of Dialysis Catheters to GreaterInfection Risk in PatientsDialysis catheters used to create a pathway to apatients blood have been associated with agreater infection, cardiovascular problems, andmortality risk than other forms of proceduresthat access a patients blood supply in dialysistreatment, a new study claims.A team of nephrology experts, whose studyresults werepublished inthe Journal ofthe AmericanSociety ofNephrologyFebruary
  2. 2. edition, reportedly looked at the possible linkthat ties three hemodialysis access to the riskfor infections, heart problems, and even deathin people with kidney disease or renal failure.Hemodialysis, the most commonly used type ofdialysis in patients with advanced andpermanent kidney failure, involves the use of amachine that carries away and returns apatient’s blood, artificially ridding the body ofwaste, salt, water and other impurities,nephrology experts say. In commencing adialysis treatment, an access point to patientsblood must be created using arteriovenousfistula – an access made by surgicallyconnecting a vein to a nearby artery, usually inthe arm, arteriovenous graft -- an artificial tubesurgically placed between an artery and a vein
  3. 3. in either the arm or the leg, or a central venouscatheter – a tube made of soft plastic usuallyplaced in a large vein in the chest or neck.After conducting a retrospective study of 67early researches of more than 580,000 patientson hemodialysis, a higher mortality risk of 53percent, increased major heart problems risk of38 percent, and more than double the risk forserious infections have been reportedly foundin study participants, according to the researchteam. Grafts also held patients at a highermortality risk of 18 percent, and risk for seriousinfections by 36 percent than those withfistulas.While more studies may be needed to furtherassess the safety of these three hemodialysis
  4. 4. vascular access procedures, the group ofexperts concluded the study suggesting thatcatheters have the highest risks for seriousinfections, heart problems, and deaths, whilefistulas yield the least risk, assuming that theparticipants were of similar medical state. Onthe other hand, the group also noted that theparticipants were not of similar health, most ofthose who were on catheters were in a moreserious state than patients using fistulas.In addition, patients undergoing hemodialysismay also stand at risk of unwanted heartproblems that may potentially arise from theadministration of certain dialysis drug solutionsused along with a dialysis machine and othermedications, according to online news reports.Such medications, including GranuFlo, have
  5. 5. been reportedly linked to a string of adverseeffects, including cardiac arrest and even deathin large number of patients, reportedly leadingto GranuFlo lawsuits in the United States. Seethe Dialysis Injury Helpline atdialysisinjuryhelpline.com for comprehensiveinformation pertaining to the serious adversehealth consequences GranuFlo and NaturaLytehave been reported to cause.
  6. 6. Sources:*mayoclinic.com/health/hemodialysis/MY00281*nephinc.com/DialysisAccessProgramWebBrochure.pdf*nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000157.htm*kidney.org/atoz/content/hemoaccess.cfm*kidney.org/atoz/pdf/va.pdf*webmd.com/news/20130221/dialysis-catheters-tied-to-higher-risk-for-infection-death-study-finds
  7. 7. Sources:*mayoclinic.com/health/hemodialysis/MY00281*nephinc.com/DialysisAccessProgramWebBrochure.pdf*nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000157.htm*kidney.org/atoz/content/hemoaccess.cfm*kidney.org/atoz/pdf/va.pdf*webmd.com/news/20130221/dialysis-catheters-tied-to-higher-risk-for-infection-death-study-finds

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