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.
Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.
Researchers find link among patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome.
More frequent physician visits following discharge expected to reduce re-hospitalizations.
The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.
Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.
Researchers compared the novel iron-based phosphate binder with sevelamer.
Ordering process cut the number of epoetin alfa doses by 71% and medication costs by 69%.
Iron absorbed from oral ferric citrate boosted iron stores and sustained hemoglobin levels.
Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.
Possible explanations include hypoxia-induced factors and ultraviolet B radiation exposure.
Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.
Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.
In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.
A new guideline recommends that statins alone or in combination with ezetimibe not be initiated in adult dialysis patients.
Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.
Patients found to have a 67% increased risk of coronary events or death compared with patients who did not suffer acute kidney injury.
The Canadian Society of Nephrology recommends initiation when clinical indications emerge or when the eGFR 6 mL/min/1.73 m2 or below.
This higher level of dialysis care in Canada is partly owed to substantially higher reimbursement fees for nephrologists.
This trait in African-American hemodialysis patients was associated with a 13.2% higher dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
The adjusted rate fell 26.5% from 1996 to 2011, but remains much higher than in the general population.
New meta-analysis shows no significant increase in hemoglobin or decrease in required erythropoietin dose.