Latest Hemodialysis News
Researchers tested once weekly and biweekly administration of darbepoetin alfa in children aged 1 to 18 years not previously treated with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.
Researchers find no significant difference in the median erythropoietin resistance index between patients with versus without residual renal function.
High doses of iron are associated with a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, regardless of the dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.
Effect of either dialysis modality on survival does not vary over time, study finds.
Intravenous iron and erythropoietin produced a similar hemoglobin response among hemodialysis patients with moderate anemia.
Secondary hyperparathyroidism may have a detrimental effect on successful arteriovenous fistula creation, researcher says.
The 5-year survival rates was 80.7% for patients in the lowest quartile of serum uric acid at HD initiation versus 89.6% for those in the highest quartile.
Study reveals 2-fold higher incidence of bacteremia among dialysis patients with low and high serum sodium levels.
Each 0.1 increase in WHR is associated with a 1.7-fold increased risk of cardiovascular death.
Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder had an 11% lower death risk 1 year after initiating dialysis than those without the disorder, study finds.
Even at very low levels, residual kidney function in hemodialysis patients clears uremic solutes.
From 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among patients starting hemodialysis increased from 67.9% to 87.6% and from 43.1% to 59.6%, respectively.
After adjusting for confounders, patients on intensive home hemodialysis and recipients of deceased-donor kidneys showed no significant difference in death risk
US veterans who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention prior to starting dialysis had a 28% lower risk of death.
Hemodialysis patients who have fistula are 24% more likely to experience a first infection-related hospitalization if they dialyze at home rather than in a dialysis center.
NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)