The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.
Levels of at least 550 but less than 650 pg/mL are associated with a 26% increased mortality risk vs. levels below 400 pg/mL.
Better treatments, tighter management of kidney disease may explain promising trend.
Survey of nephrologists shows kidney failure becoming more common for expectant moms.
The increased risk is especially pronounced among patients with low serum albumin.
Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.
Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.
Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.
Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says
Over a 5-year period, cancer developed in 9.5% of hemodialysis patients, a rate much higher than would be expected in the general population.
The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.
Still, approximately 70% of patients initiate dialysis with a catheter.
Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA
Use of the medication, however, is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of bleeding.
Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.
The frequency of visits to physicians and advanced practitioners by hemodialysis patients had no significant effect on their graft or arteriovenous fistula survival.
Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.
The dietary intake tool has acceptable reliability and validity for African-American patients with low literacy undergoing dialysis.
'Dialysis Facility Compare' will tabulate publicly reported quality measures, such as transfusion rates and mortality.
Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.
New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.
Dialysis patients who take heart medications such as beta blockers are at an increased risk of premature death.
Severe periodontal disease (PDD) is present in almost one-quarter of hemodialysis (HD) patients.
Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.
The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.
Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh: Patients with Ebola deserve to be offered renal replacement therapy, even if odds of survival are slim.
Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.
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