Calciphylaxis has been increasing significantly in incidence in hemodialysis.
Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?
Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.
Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.
Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients
Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.
Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.
Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.
Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.
A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.
Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.
Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.
In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.