In a study, 30% of patients reported they were moderately to extremely bothered by itching.
Unplanned initiation of dialysis often occurs in a hospital.
Biopsy-proven renal cell carcinoma developed in 35 (0.5%) of 6,827 ESRD patients.
Hemodialysis patients who use of the medications are less tolerant of ultrafiltration
Conservative approach can improve the quality of life in patients with extensive comorbidities.
No anti-HLA antibodies developed following administration of the influenza A/H1N1 vaccine.
PHOENIX—Cinacalcet hydrochloride (CH) treatment in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism may improve responsiveness to an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) by reducing systemic inflammation, resulting in decreased ESA requirements, new data suggest.
PHOENIX—Lower serum magnesium levels are a significant predictor of mortality in patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD), researchers found.
PHOENIX—Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with anemia have significantly lower levels of 25 vitamin D (25D) than those without anemia, researchers concluded.
PHOENIX—The benefits of warfarin should be weighed against potential complications when used to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) in hemodialysis (HD) patients, according to British researchers.
PHOENIX—Marked hyperglycemia in diabetic patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) are at increased risk of death, a study found.
Reasons include a lack of nephrologist training in the modality and a number of mistaken beliefs.
SEATTLE—Switching from five-hour hemodialysis (HD) to four-hour hemodiafiltration (HDF) does not significantly alter patient outcomes except for serum albumin levels, according to a new study by French researchers
SEATTLE—The frequency of surgical operations increases in diabetics after the start of hemodialysis (HD), according to researchers. The main reason is an increase in the frequency of amputations for gangrene.
SEATTLE—Dialysis patients are at increased risk for fractures, and these fractures are associated with a higher morbidity and mortality compared with fractures in the general population, according to nephrologist Jean Holley, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.