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Fresenius faces another GranuFlo wrongful death lawsuit

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care claiming a dialysis concentrate manufactured by the company caused his wife’s death. Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services. There are more than 1,800 Fresenius facilities nationwide. The company’s products are also used in non-Fresenius-owned clinics. James Stockton alleges that for nearly 10 years his wife Beverly underwent dialysis treatment during which she received GranuFlo, a solution used to balance electrolytes in patents undergoing dialysis. GranuFlo contains an ingredient that metabolizes in the body to bicarbonate. Elevated levels of bicarbonate have been linked to heart ... Read More

Study: Lung congestions increases risk of cardiac death in dialysis patients

Dialysis patients with asymptomatic lung congestion are more likely to die prematurely or experience heart attacks or other cardiac events, according to a study in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis are more prone to lung congestion due to fluid accumulation, but they often do not display symptoms. A group of Italian researchers sought to identify whether asymptomatic congestion affects dialysis patients’ health. They used lung ultrasound to measure the presence and severity of lung congestion in 392 dialysis patients. Researchers found 14 percent of ... Read More