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Kidney Injury Associated with Non-renal Solid Organ Transplants

In the study published in BMC Nephrology, the impact of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis (AKI-D) on people who underwent non-renal solid organ transplantation (NRSOT) including cardiac and liver transplantation was analyzed. The research was led by Charuhas Thakar, MD, professor and director of the Division of Nephrology. In NRSOT patients’, reduction of AKI-D diagnosis rates was effective as well as required a less financial toll on the healthcare system.

Study Finds: Local Anesthesia before Venous Cannula Insertion Markedly Reduces Pain Sensation

A local anesthesia before inserting a venous cannula had clearly reduced pain sensation when larger gauge cannulas were used. Dirk Rüsch from the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Philipps University of Marburg based on a randomized controlled trial, reported that the rate of venepuncture failures decreased with the use of vapocoolant spray when compared with intradermal lidocaine infusion. The study was reported in the issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.

Study determines: Key Elements in the Palliative Care Syringe

Quality of life (QOL), mood, and the delivery of end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer could be improved by combining early palliative care into the oncology care regimen. But specific elements of palliative care practice that associated with the beneficial outcomes were not clear. In the new research, presented at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS), the researchers reported that the consistent hallmarks of palliative care were addressing coping skills that might improve QOL and depression, and managing symptoms.