NIH Seeks Volunteers to Help Cure Diseases and Solve Health Problems

2024-03-29T01:13:36+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Article, Treatment Options|Tags: |

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for volunteers to participate in the All of Us program, which is a research initiative that tracks the health of U.S. participants. The initiative is not centered around a specific disease or population. Instead, it is intended to accelerate research and improve a large assortment of health conditions by evaluating the impact of lifestyle, environment and biological makeup on health and disease. Participants may elect to help by filling out surveys, sharing electronic health records, getting a physical, sharing fitness tracker data, providing blood and urine samples, and more. The hope is [...]

DOPPS Releases Results on Dialysis Trends from 2010-2014

2024-03-29T01:50:34+00:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: Article, What is Kidney Disease?|Tags: |

The Arbor Research Collaborative for Health researches dialysis through their Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS), among other programs. The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) recently released trends they observed in dialysis facilities from 2010-2014. Hemoglobin trends The recommended hemoglobin level for a dialysis patient is between 10 – 11 g/dl.  From 2010 to 2014, mean hemoglobin (Hgb) levels in dialysis patients declined from 11.5 g/dl to 10.9 g/dl. The percentage of dialysis patients with Hgb under 10 g/dl rose from 8.3% to 19.1%, which is bad news because low Hgb levels make anemia more likely. High Hgb levels increase the [...]

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