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For-profit dialysis clinics use more costly and dangerous drugs
For-profit dialysis kidney centers use more of an expensive and dangerous class of drugs than nonprofit clinics, according to a report published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. The drugs are known as erythropoiesis-stimulation agents (ESAs) such as Amgen’s Epogen.
Women file lawsuits against makers of transvaginal mesh
Lori Eggenberg thought the surgery she was having to correct urinary incontinence was the newest, most advanced, minimally invasive procedure available. Her doctor used transvaginal mesh to lift up her bladder. It turned out to be her worst nightmare. Lori’s
Researchers study abnormal heart rhythm, sudden cardiac death among dialysis patients
A group of researchers from the University of Cincinnati is hoping that an implantable device can identify undetected heart rhythm abnormalities in patients undergoing hemodialysis. These patients are at high risk for sudden cardiac death, which doctors say may be
New website monitors how corporations, lobbyists are eroding our Constitutional rights
Alarmed by the corporate lobby’s aggressive efforts to undermine the U.S. civil justice system, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has launched a new website and blog called Take Justice Back.
Children on dialysis living longer than in years past
Children on dialysis for end-stage kidney disease have a much lower risk of dying than they did 20 years ago, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Victims of transvaginal mesh hold rally to raise awareness
Victims of transvaginal mesh rallied outside Saskatoon City Hospital in Canada this week to raise awareness of the dangerous side effects that can occur from surgical mesh used to treat common pelvic floor conditions including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
Woman’s bone disease linked to Mirena IUD
A 33-year-old woman who used the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) for birth control for about six months developed a serious bone disease that left her disabled. The Mirena IUD was considered the primary source of her condition, according to researchers
Family of deceased player Derek Boogaard sues NHL over his injuries, early death
The family of professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL), accusing the organization of subjecting Mr. Boogaard to severe trauma and then loading him up on potent, highly addictive prescription painkillers.
Some transvaginal mesh injuries are destroying relationships
Transvaginal mesh implants are designed to correct prolapse and urinary incontinence by creating a sling under the pelvic organs and bladder to keep them in place. But instead of improved health and quality of life, 10 percent of transvaginal mesh