Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.
Most dialysis patients die in acute-care facilities without accessing palliative-care services, nephrologist says.
New guidelines recommend an 'intent-to-defer' strategy rather than earlier starts.
Dialysis patients in the U.S. have a high annual mortality rate and many have a poor quality of life.
One-year patency rates are significantly better than those achieved with balloon angioplasty.
Two respected doctors share their thoughts and debate the issue of the use of anticoagulants for CKD patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation.
Bone formation rates are higher with growth hormone, regardless of bone histologic features.
Right internal jugular vein placement should be used preferentially in TDC to maximize catheter survival.
The trend is most pronounced among Medicare recipients since the debut of bundling, ESA labeling changes.
Rates in 2009 were 25% higher than in 1996, study finds.
Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) who experience an exit-site infection (ESI) are at increased risk for peritonitis.
Patients needing dialysis for at least two weeks after receiving a kidney had lower eGFR at one year.
In a study, 30% of patients reported they were moderately to extremely bothered by itching.
Unplanned initiation of dialysis often occurs in a hospital.
NDT for selected patients with ESRD, is used much more frequently in the U.K. and Europe than in the U.S.
No anti-HLA antibodies developed following administration of the influenza A/H1N1 vaccine.
High variability in systolic blood pressure is associated with a 26% increased mortality risk.
Risk of hemorrhagic stroke not increased, study shows.
Ultrasound can identify asymptomatic congestion and better inform risk in dialysis patients
Almost half a million Americans depend on chronic dialysis therapy to survive.
Emerging data suggest that thyroid hormone deficiency may be associated with greater cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in this population.
Voluntary recall of anemia drug due to reports of anaphylaxis, including three deaths
New data suggest that residence in neighborhoods with higher average household incomes is linked to improved survival in kidney failure patients.
The antibiotic cefepime can be cause neurotoxicity in dialysis patients, and cases have been reported in the literature.
Both drugs significantly decreased HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose levels.
Anthony Valeri, MD, Medical Director of Hemodialysis at Columbia University, gives us an overview of early dialysis initiation.
John Capelli, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, shares his thoughts on late dialysis initiation.
The incidence of AKI requiring dialysis is now higher than the incidence of ESRD requiring dialysis or transplant.
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient experience similar amelioration in glomerular filtration rate decline.
Recent studies suggest that after the introduction of bundled payments, use of ESAs has decreased.