Currently, doctors recommend one method of Dialysis over the others to treat almost every patient due to treatment mortality rates. However, studies so far have only been observational in nature for their comparison of the treatments available, perhaps creating bias towards one over the other. It may be time to reassess these evaluations and start…Details
An article published by the Stanford Medicine News Center on June 22, 2015, discusses a new study by Michelle O’Shaughnessy, MD which reasons why the type of disease behind kidney failure matters. Michelle is a physician based out of Galway, Ireland, and has been working on personalizing patients’ treatments based on the disease that caused…Details
On June 6, 2015, Ryan Noblett graduated sixth of his Northwestern High School class. He graduated with a GPA of 4.87 and credit for seven advanced placement courses. Ryan has been a singer with the Northwestern Troubadours chorus, plays piano, skydives and performs his school work in braille. Ryan’s story is special, because he has…Details
Even low levels of chemicals, bacteria and endotoxins can be hazardous to dialysis patients if left undiscovered in municipal water. As patient health and safety are the top priority, the water should be consistently monitored and controlled, and tested prior to use in any dialysis treatments. During these treatments, the dialysate serves to clean harmful…Details
Mesa Labs will be attending the 2015 AAMI Expo at the Denver Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from June 6th-8th, 2015. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, management and use of safe and effective healthcare technology. Mesa is very excited to be an exhibitor…Details
Jeremy Loane, a former Boise State football player, has been battling against a rare kidney disease for years. For the last eight months, he has been receiving at-home Dialysis treatments that have worn him down and made him lose ¼ of his peak playing weight. Permanent relief is being gifted in the form of a…Details
Mesa will be exhibiting at the National Association of Nephrology Technicians and Technologists show (NANT) March 17-19th, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, booth number 210. Mesa will also be attending the American Nephrology Nurses Association trade show (ANNA) at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, from April 18-21st, booth…Details
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Reprocessing of single-use medical devices, a practice that has gained popularity in recent years due to escalating healthcare costs, has been called into question once again after 2 patients have died, at least 7 have been infected and 179 patients may have been exposed to a drug-resistant “superbug” from a contaminated medical device. The devices…Details
In 2008, CMS adopted ANSI/AAMI RD52:2004 and the referenced portions of RD62 as part of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) regulations. In 2011, AAMI obsoleted those documents and adopted a suite of five ANSI/AAMI/ISO documents as replacement recommendations. This dialysis user guide is designed to clarify the differences in what Centers for Medicare &…Details