End-stage Renal Disease

Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis Offer Similar Survival

Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis Offer Similar Survival

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Effect of either dialysis modality on survival does not vary over time, study finds.

ESRD Risk Low for Type 1 Diabetes

ESRD Risk Low for Type 1 Diabetes

Findings among a large study of Norwegian children followed for 40-plus years.

Anemia Raises ESRD Risk in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia Raises ESRD Risk in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

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In a study, end-stage renal disease was 31% more likely to develop in CKD patients with versus without anemia.

Dialysis Nurses Volunteer for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

Dialysis Nurses Volunteer for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

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Three weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, Fresenius Kidney Care is flying dialysis nurses to relieve staff and help patients at the company's 27 operational dialysis centers.

High Rates of Infective Endocarditis Found Among ESRD Patients

High Rates of Infective Endocarditis Found Among ESRD Patients

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Hemodialysis patients had higher rates of infective endocarditis than peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients Underestimated, Undertreated

Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients Underestimated, Undertreated

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Among hemodialysis patients always or nearly always bothered by itchy skin, 17% did not report their symptoms to a health care provider and 18% used no treatment for the condition.

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Tinnitus Risk

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Tinnitus Risk

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Tinnitus is 3-fold more likely to develop in patients with versus without chronic kidney disease, new study shows.

Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD Patients

Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD Patients

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Pilot study suggests intranasal theophylline may be worth further investigation as a treatment.

Hip Fracture Rates Falling Among ESRD Patients

Hip Fracture Rates Falling Among ESRD Patients

From 2003 to 2011 there was a 26.7% decrease in in-hospital mortality rate after hip fracture.

Biomarker May Identify High-risk IgAN Patients

Biomarker May Identify High-risk IgAN Patients

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Gd-IgA1 level may represent a useful biomarker for risk stratification.

HIV-Infected Living Kidney Donors Have Low ESRD Risk

HIV-Infected Living Kidney Donors Have Low ESRD Risk

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HIV-positive individuals with well-controlled disease and no comorbidities have a low risk of ESRD following living kidney donation.

ESRD Risk Higher Among Black, Male Living Kidney Donors

ESRD Risk Higher Among Black, Male Living Kidney Donors

The researchers found that black race and male sex correlated with increased risk of ESRD in donors.

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

Testosterone Replacement May Delay CKD Progression

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Study demonstrates decreased risk of end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.

No Adverse Outcomes Following Bundling

No Adverse Outcomes Following Bundling

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Action taken to mitigate risks associated with ESA use and changes in payment policy did not result in a relative increase in death or major cardiovascular events.

Higher Mortality Found After RFA in ESRD Dialysis Patients

Higher Mortality Found After RFA in ESRD Dialysis Patients

In-hospital mortality following RFA was higher in older, dialyzed ESRD patients than in non dialyzed patients.

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

The initiation of RRT has a strong impact on HRQL in comparison with a reference population and with other stages of CKD.

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Increases ESRD Risk

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Increases ESRD Risk

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Carriers have a 2-fold higher risk of end-stage renal disease compared with non-carriers, study finds.

ESRD Renal Recovery Uptick Reported

ESRD Renal Recovery Uptick Reported

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Use of bioimpedance spectroscopy to assess volume depletion could be a factor, researchers say.

Elemental Calcium Intake High With Calcium-Based Binder Use

Elemental Calcium Intake High With Calcium-Based Binder Use

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In a study, 25.8% and 37.8% of calcium acetate and calcium carbonate users, respectively, exceeded the maximum recommended daily intake.

Metabolites Linked to Faster Renal Decline, Failure in Type 1 Diabetes

Metabolites Linked to Faster Renal Decline, Failure in Type 1 Diabetes

Serum levels of 7 modified metabolites were associated with renal function decline and time to ESRD.

ESRD Risk Factors in IgAN Patients Identified

ESRD Risk Factors in IgAN Patients Identified

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Predictors of renal failure within 10 years include Oxford M1 disease and low eGFR at biopsy.

Survival Rates Differ by Race for Pediatric ESRD Patients

Survival Rates Differ by Race for Pediatric ESRD Patients

Non-Hispanic black children had a 36% higher risk of death and Hispanic children had a 34% lower risk of death than non-Hispanic white children.

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

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Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.

ESRD Uncommon Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients

ESRD Uncommon Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients

The researchers found that 4.6% of participants developed ESRD and 20.6% died during 30 years of follow-up.

Dialysis Patient Outcomes Not Worse After Bundling, ESA Label Changes

Dialysis Patient Outcomes Not Worse After Bundling, ESA Label Changes

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Study finds no increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death.

Absent Pulses Up Risk of Vascular Events, ESRD in Type 2 Diabetes

Absent Pulses Up Risk of Vascular Events, ESRD in Type 2 Diabetes

Every additional absent dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial pulse linked to increased risk of all outcomes.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Increased SBP variability tied to mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease

High CRP Ups Kidney Failure Risk in Diabetic CKD Patients With Anemia

High CRP Ups Kidney Failure Risk in Diabetic CKD Patients With Anemia

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End-stage renal disease is 32% more likely to develop in patients with C-reactive protein levels of 6.9 mg/L or higher vs 3.0 mg/L or lower.

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Screening strategies are needed, as is further research on appropriate therapeutic approach.

ESRD Patients Visit Emergency Departments More Frequently

ESRD Patients Visit Emergency Departments More Frequently

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More than half of newly diagnosed ESRD patients visit the emergency department during their first year of treatment.

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