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Allocation of Places for Patients to Receive Dialysis in Low and Middle Income Countries: An Ethical Framework for Distributive Justice

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.517
Synopsis: 
This paper proposes a dialysis allocation system incorporating the ethical principles of prognosis, saving the most lives, younger age prioritization and random selection weighted by waiting time. This system should result in fair and equitable access to dialysis in developing countries.

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11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Jan, 2017

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Opinions about Death in People Receiving Dialysis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.540
Pages: 
103-8
Synopsis: 
Dialysis patients have experienced the fear of pain and suffering, loneliness and death in the haemodialysis unit. In this cross-sectional research, dialysis patients were found to be in a mildly depressive, emotional state, and they had death anxiety.

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Objective: People receiving dialysis have a high mortality rate due to life-threatening, chronic renal failure. These patients experience the fear of pain and suffering, loneliness and death in the haemodialysis unit. This research aimed at determining the perception of death in people receiving dialysis.

Revised: 
16 May, 2016
Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 06 Jul, 2016

Excess Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus Deposition in the Epigastric Artery of Dialysis Patients Undergoing Renal Transplantation

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.466
Pages: 
44-50
Synopsis: 
Vascular calcification is a real problem related to chronic kidney disease, usually estimated by imaging methods. This study provided evidence on the quantitative increase of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in the vascular wall in long-term dialysis patients undergoing transplantation. Knowing this type of data can help us to better understand and improve the prognosis of our patients.

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Objective: Vascular calcification contributes to cardiovascular disease on dialysis patients. Arterial mineral content is modified but not well defined. We aim to define what is the concentration of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in the epigastric artery of adult dialysis patients undergoing renal transplantation.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 21 Sep, 2015

Exploring Engineering Solutions in the Hope of Improving Dialysis Care

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.117
Pages: 
244–9
Synopsis: 
This study investigated aspects of dialysis care which are often neglected. It looked at patient comfort and aspects of treatment that patients would like to see improved which were amenable to an engineering solution.

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Background: This study investigated aspects of dialysis care which are often neglected. It looked at patient comfort and aspects of treatment that patients would like to see improved which were amenable to an engineering solution.

Methods: The results were obtained from 12 patients at the Scarborough General Hospital’s Dialysis Center, located at 78 Corporate Drive, Scarborough, Ontario.

Accepted: 
23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2015

The Epidemiology of End Stage Renal Disease at a Centre in Trinidad

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Pages: 
553–6
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The rising prevalence of end stage renal disease in Trinidad is occurring predominantly in males 50−59 years who were of African descent and had either hypertension or diabetes or both.

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Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate the trends in prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) during the period 1999−2007 at one site in Trinidad, the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), and to describe the epidemiological features, age, gender, ethnicity and comorbidities associated with ESRD.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014
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