Importance of Dietary Changes During Dialysis

Much of the waste products in the blood that is filtered by the kidney come from the food that we eat, health experts say. Eating the right kind of food will improve the overall health of the patient and the dialysis, according to the National Kidney and Urologic Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). The dietary requirements may vary for those with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis because the latter is less restrictive than the former. If patients do not follow these dietary restrictions, they might experience negative effects during treatment. There might be some issues with the dialysate used during treatment because of the news about the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte lawsuit filed by patients.

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Male Smokers Not Likely to Need Hip Replacement Surgery

Unexpected results from a new study revealed that men who smoke had less risk of undergoing total hip replacement surgery than those who never smoked, medical experts say. The implant devices used in hip replacement operation such as Stryker is going to remedy the surgeries performed as complaints arise from its users.

In the current study, George Mnatzaganian, a PhD student from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues examined the associations of smoking, body mass index, and physical activity as they relate to risk of joint replacement surgery in men. Clinical data for the 11,388 male study participants, who were part of the Health in Men Study, were integrated with hospital morbidity data and mortality records. During the initial health screening (1996-1999), subjects were surveyed regarding smoking history and physical activity.

Study showed that being overweight independently increased total joint replacement risk, while smoking lowered the risk, which was most apparent after 23 years of smoking exposure. In fact, men who smoked 48 years or more were up to 51 percent unlikely to undergo total joint replacements than those who never smoked.

“Further investigation is needed to determine how smoking impacts the development of osteoarthritis,” Mnatzaganian said.



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Failure of Hip Implants May Result to More Financial Problems

Recently developed, all-metal hip implants have raised many concerns because of the many problems of patients who have had the device implanted in them, news reports say. Health care costs have risen due to the difficulties in the economy. However, there are several men and women who are filing DePuy Pinnacle hip implant cases due to faulty hip devices.

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GranuFlo Users Susceptible to Cardiac Problems

There are more or less 125,000 patients who experienced dialysis treatment with the use of NaturaLyte or GranuFlo. Both products are manufactured by Fresenius and are used at several dialysis centers all over the United States. Because of the serious side effects the drugs may cause, the Food and Drug Administration issued a Class 1 recall for both medications. A Class 1 recall is categorized as the highest level of recall and is only used for drugs or medical products that cause major health problems and death. The main reason for the recall was due to the dialysates elevating bicarbonate levels in the patient’s body to the point where a condition called metabolic alkalosis can happen.

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Traditional Surgical Approaches To Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If one is familiar about the vaginal mesh lawsuit issue, one has a clear idea about the issues tied with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In line with this, a study was made around 182 patients who are affected by the medical condition called POP. These patients have had to go through a traditional prolapsed surgery as part of the experimental study.

This experiment was done from January 20, 2000 to March 24, 2009 and results of the study have just been released. It was found out that anatomic support were satisfactory after traditional prolapsed surgery which means this may be hope springing good for individuals who have been severely affected by POP.

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Vaginal Mesh Complications

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