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VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.

Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Two studies confirm the association, but it remains unclear whether correcting hypomagnesemia will lessen the likelihood of adverse outcomes.

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.

Training Can Improve Intra-dialytic Fluid and Salt Intake

Training Can Improve Intra-dialytic Fluid and Salt Intake

Training was effective at some time points in decreasing fluid, salt intake among those undergoing hemodialysis.

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Hemodialysis patients treated with either agent have comparable risks of overall and cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events.

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.

Phosphorus, Calcium Decreases Linked to Improved HD Patient Survival

Phosphorus, Calcium Decreases Linked to Improved HD Patient Survival

Lowest relative risk of death observed in patients with serum phosphorus and calcium levels of 4.4 mg/dL and 8.8 mg/dL, respectively.

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Surgery-related AKI

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Surgery-related AKI

Findings among patients at high risk of acute kidney injury, undergoing cardiac surgery

Hospital Discharge Day Affects Dialysis Patient Readmission Risk

Hospital Discharge Day Affects Dialysis Patient Readmission Risk

Patients discharged on Fridays and Saturday are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged Sunday through Thursday.

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Austrian study finds a death rate in winter of 1.60 deaths per 100 patient-months compared with 1.06 deaths per 100 patient-months in summer.

Iron-Based Binder Could Improve Adherence

Iron-Based Binder Could Improve Adherence

It had a phosphorus-lowering effect similar to that of sevelamer, but had a lower pill burden.

Phosphorus Control Linked to Self-Motivation in ESRD

Phosphorus Control Linked to Self-Motivation in ESRD

Strategies to overcome motivational barriers may improve mineral bone health.

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