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Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with artervenous fistula for black and Hispanic versus white patients.

Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Researchers observed significant improvements in inflammation and physical function.

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.

Real-World Obstacles to Extended Hemodialysis Time

Real-World Obstacles to Extended Hemodialysis Time

Most staff feel that extended treatment time is clinically beneficial, but not all recommend it.

Warfarin Found to Raise Calciphylaxis Risk

Warfarin Found to Raise Calciphylaxis Risk

New findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the avoidance of vitamin K antagonists in dialysis patients.

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

Emergency department visit and hospitalization rates increased in wake of storm.

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Levels of at least 550 but less than 650 pg/mL are associated with a 26% increased mortality risk vs. levels below 400 pg/mL.