Latest Hemodialysis News
Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with artervenous fistula for black and Hispanic versus white patients.
Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.
Researchers observed significant improvements in inflammation and physical function.
But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.
Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.
Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.
Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.
New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.
Most staff feel that extended treatment time is clinically beneficial, but not all recommend it.
New findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the avoidance of vitamin K antagonists in dialysis patients.
Emergency department visit and hospitalization rates increased in wake of storm.
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.
Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.
The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.
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.
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)