End-stage Renal Disease

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

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Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

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It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

FSGS: Talking Points for the Practicing Nephrologist

Distinguishing primary from secondary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is crucial because the treatment approaches and therapeutic goals differ.

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

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They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

HCV Infection Raises Kidney Failure Risk

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Hepatitis C virus infection increases CKD patients' likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease by 32%.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

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Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

CKD Stage 4 Patients Have Equal Risk of ESRD, Death

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If renal replacement therapy planning were started only when patients reached CKD stage 5, many patients would not be adequately prepared, researchers said.

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

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In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

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Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

Advanced CKD Increases C. Difficile Infection Risk

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A nearly 5-fold higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection observed in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

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Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.

UC Irvine Nephrologist Named Top ESRD Expert

UC Irvine Nephrologist Named Top ESRD Expert

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Expertscape gives the no. 1 spot to Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD.

Hospitalization Costs Lower with Ferric Citrate

Hospitalization Costs Lower with Ferric Citrate

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Use is associated with fewer hospitalizations versus sevelamer carbonate and calcium acetate.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Raise ESRD Patient Costs

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Raise ESRD Patient Costs

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Study reveals an association with greater use of ESAs and higher inpatient and outpatient costs.

Limiting Phosphorus Additives Aids Phosphatemia Control

Limiting Phosphorus Additives Aids Phosphatemia Control

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Researchers observed reduced phosphorus levels in HD patients whose diet restricted intake of phosphorus additives.

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

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The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

Sepsis Patient Survival Not Improved with Albumin

No difference in 28-day, 90-day mortality with addition of albumin to crystalloid solution.

Kidney Disease Cause Predicts ESRD Risk

Kidney Disease Cause Predicts ESRD Risk

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Cystic kidney disease is associated with a greatest likelihood of progressing to end-stage renal disease, but the small risk of death.

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

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Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

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By age 80 years, the estimated lifetime risk of ESRD was 90 per 10,000 live donors compared with 326 per 10,000 in the general population.

Report: New ESRD Cases Decline

Report: New ESRD Cases Decline

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USRDS data show a decrease from 116,946 cases in 2010 to 115,643 cases in 2011.

Diabetics' ESRD Linked to Uremic Solutes

Diabetics' ESRD Linked to Uremic Solutes

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In a study, 16 plasma metabolites were elevated years before development of end-stage renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Kidney Failure Linked to High Blood Lead Levels

Kidney Failure Linked to High Blood Lead Levels

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Federal thresholds for occupational exposure may need to be strengthened, researchers conclude,

Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

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The condition is associated with a greater than six times increased likelihood of end-stage renal disease, study found.

ESRD Increases Post-Op In-Hospital Mortality

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Patients with end-stage renal disease at admission into a surgical ICU also are at increased risk of organ failure, study finds.

Racial Disparity in CKD Progression Linked to Gene Variants

Racial Disparity in CKD Progression Linked to Gene Variants

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New findings may help explain why blacks are at higher risk for end-stage renal disease.

Diabetes-Related ESRD Risk Higher Among Indigenous Canadians

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Among Canadian diabetics, end-stage renal disease is almost three times more likely to development among First Nation adults.

Pre-Dialysis Conception May Improve Birth Rate

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Starting dialysis after conception, not before, may improve birth rates in women with end-stage renal disease.

Nocturnal Dialysis May Decrease Heart Disease Risk

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Receiving nocturnal dialysis may decrease the risk of heart disease in patients with end-stage renal disease.

High Dietary Acid Load Predicts ESRD

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Compared with subjects in the lowest tertile of net acid excretion, those in the middle and highest tertiles had a 3.0 times and 9.9 times increased risk.

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