Annual Dialysis Conference Meeting Coverage

Iron-Based Binder Found to Improve Phosphorus Control, Cut Pill Burden

Iron-Based Binder Found to Improve Phosphorus Control, Cut Pill Burden

Researchers observe an 81% increase in dialysis patients achieving recommended phosphorus levels after switching to sucroferric oxyhydroxide.

Low Testosterone Associated with Higher Death Risk in Male Dialysis Patients

Low Testosterone Associated with Higher Death Risk in Male Dialysis Patients

Study also identifies clinical characteristics associated with testosterone deficiency in this population.

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

Researchers report successful use of catheters within 24 hours in urgent situations.

Intradialytic Hypotension Hikes Long-Term Death Risk

Intradialytic Hypotension Hikes Long-Term Death Risk

The condition is independently associated with a 60% increased risk of 5-year mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

Peritoneal Dialysis Outpacing Home Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Outpacing Home Hemodialysis

Trend started around the introduction of the Medicare prospective payment system for dialysis care.

Racial Disparity in Survival Found in Pediatric Dialysis Patients

Racial Disparity in Survival Found in Pediatric Dialysis Patients

African-American children are 64% more likely to die than white children.

Good Residual Renal Function Improves HD Patient Outcomes

Good Residual Renal Function Improves HD Patient Outcomes

Researchers observe significantly higher levels of albumin and hemoglobin and better calcium and phosphate metabolism.

Low Potassium Dialysate Effective for Treating Hyperkalemia

Low Potassium Dialysate Effective for Treating Hyperkalemia

The need for this approach varies by season, researchers from Qatar report.

AKI After Cardiac Surgery Linked to Worse Survival, Renal Outcomes

AKI After Cardiac Surgery Linked to Worse Survival, Renal Outcomes

Acute kidney injury increased the likelihood of advanced chronic kidney disease in elderly patients.

Pruritus Has Adverse Impact on Quality of Life in Dialysis Patients

In a study, 30% of patients reported they were moderately to extremely bothered by itching.

Guidance Needed for Patients who Start Dialysis Acutely

Unplanned initiation of dialysis often occurs in a hospital.

RCC Incidence Higher Among Dialysis Patients

Biopsy-proven renal cell carcinoma developed in 35 (0.5%) of 6,827 ESRD patients.

Uncontrolled Hypertension Linked to Beta Blockers in HD Patients

Hemodialysis patients who use of the medications are less tolerant of ultrafiltration

Nondialytic Therapy May Benefit Selected Elderly ESRD Patients

Conservative approach can improve the quality of life in patients with extensive comorbidities.

Combo Flu Shot Safe in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients

No anti-HLA antibodies developed following administration of the influenza A/H1N1 vaccine.

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