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Patients requiring dialysis for kidney failure have poorer survival rates than many kinds of cancer and they suffer very high rates of cardiovascular mortality. One of the near-universal symptoms of hemodialysis (HD), where a patient's blood is filtered externally with a dialysis machine, is cognitive impairment. We have already demonstrated that cooling the washing fluid in the dialysis machine, known as dialysate, can help maintain blood pressure during dialysis and protect against further brain injury.

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

BrainsCAN

City

London

Keywords

Stroke and ischemic brain injury

Disciplines

Neurosciences

Funding

Funding Program

BrainsCAN Accelerator Grant: Stimulus

Additional BrainsCAN Support

Human Cognition & Sensorimotor Core

Notes

Western Faculty, Group or Institution

Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Protecting against hemodialysis induced neuro-cognitive injury

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