Ways Clinical Research Can Benefit Dialysis Patients
Clinical research refers to the testing of new and approved medicines and treatments on patients. This is a vital for learning how to improve the quality of life and find possible cures for certain diseases.
In addition, it provides all kinds of information helping researchers make validated decisions. Similarly, pointing researchers in the right direction to better the outcome of new treatments.
For example, it helps researchers determine the dosage size and how often it will be taken to be successful. This information will allow researchers to determine the effectiveness of the medicine.
Benefits for dialysis patients
There are a few ways that clinical research can be beneficial to dialysis patients.
Increased patient retention
Clinical research will be able to integrate triggers for patients at a high risk of ceasing therapy. This helps teams focus on such patients with actionable items. Thus, it increases retention through the prevention of involuntary modality conversions.
Researchers will be able to establish routine touchpoints to gain broader awareness of clinical opportunities. For instance, such touchpoints will accomplish two things. One, shape future dialysis opportunities. Two, increase understanding of home dialysis population demographics.
It can also be used by home teams to help make dialysis/home hemodialysis therapies more available by innovating resources.
Better adherence to treatment
Patients who undergo home dialysis can be more adherent to the treatment regimen and will have better support system. Thus, it provides more opportunities for clinical researchers to see effects of different settings.
Increased post-transplant research
Clinical research can be done on post-transplant patients. This will enable researchers to get consent from these patients to perform research after surgery. After that, information taken from the outcome of the transplant can be applied to post-transplant education and care for a better transplant success rate.
Patients can live better lives
There are also new practices and ideas regarding the application of clinical research for patients to live better lives under dialysis treatments.
- Patients can receive treatments that are unavailable for non-participants
- They can have the satisfaction of giving back for other dialysis patients to benefit from
- They can also benefit from the medical and psychological treatment through the increased level of care
- Study patients can gain focus on healthcare for a particular disease or health condition
- Learn more about your health condition and disease
- Have a chance to help the society and other people by contributing to medical research
- On occasion, patients can receive payment
Overall benefits of clinical research may pave the way for the development of new medicines and treatment guidelines. Moreover, it can provide the possibility of discovering new ways of preventing or treating diseases/certain health conditions.
Clinical research can help improve the training of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. In addition, it can greatly influence health legislation and funding for healthcare services to improve the life of patients as much as possible.
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