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These factors include lower serum albumin levels and vascular access other than an arteriovenous fistula at dialysis initiation.
Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.
Having hemoglobin 9-11 g/dL prior to dialysis provided the best life expectancy.
It is unclear whether RDW is a risk factor for early death or a byproduct of biological and metabolic imbalances.
Veteran patients with levels below 100 mg/dL had a 26% higher risk of mortality compared with patients with triglyceride levels of 150-200 mg/dL.
Up to 100 mg per day raises plasma concentrations of ascorbic acid without increasing oxalate levels.
Patients prescribed the lipid-lowering agents were less likely to exhibit hyporesponsiveness to the medications.
Study finds no gender differences in parathyroid hormone, ferritin, Kt/V, or age.
In a study, the mean hemoglobin level increased significantly in hemodialysis patients with functional iron deficiency.
In an 8-week randomized trial, extended-release nalbuphine 120 mg BID significantly reduced itch severity compared with placebo.
In a 24-hour exploratory trial, all 7 patients who wore the device remained hemodynamically stable over the study period.
Phosphate and vitamin D deficiency were linked with RLS severity.
Meta-analysis finds that each 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphate increases the risk of death by 23%.
Serum sodium levels below 130 mEq/L were associated with a 2.3 times increased risk of death compared with levels of 136-145 mEq/L.
Patients with vs. without protein-energy wasting syndrome had a significantly lower mean hemoglobin level.
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