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Physician Polls Have you ever had a dialysis patient with calciphylaxis?

Have you ever had a dialysis patient with calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis has been increasing significantly in incidence in hemodialysis.

Commentary Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

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

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Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.

Hemodialysis Antibiotic Lock Cuts Infection Risk

Hemodialysis Antibiotic Lock Cuts Infection Risk

A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots

Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.

Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

Novel Binder Lowers Phosphate with Fewer Pills

In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.