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.
Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.
Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.
Regular activity in patients undergoing dialysis was linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood.
Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.
Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.
Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients
Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.
Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.
In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.
Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.
Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.
An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.
Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.
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