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Utah Inmate Dies when Dialysis Tech Doesn’t Show

Source: Deseret News UTAH STATE PRISON — An inmate scheduled to be paroled in two weeks died Sunday after a medical contractor responsible for performing his dialysis treatments failed to show up at the prison on Friday and Saturday. Ramon C. Estrada, 62, died from apparent cardiac arrest that was the result of kidney failure, … Continue reading

Choices for Dialysis Patients at the End of Life

When kidney dialysis was introduced in the 1940s it was originally intended as a life saving treatment.  It was mainly used for young patients with acute renal failure and helped them until their kidneys could function without the therapy.  Since then the use and frequency of dialysis has changed.  Today the average dialysis patient is … Continue reading

Race and Income Potentially Increase Risk of Death in Dialysis Patients

NEW YORK CITY, NY – A recent study released by Dr. Tanya Johns and her colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City indicates that young black adult dialysis patients who live in poor neighborhoods are much more likely to die than their white counterparts. In higher income areas racial differences were … Continue reading