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High thyrotropin levels were associated with worse measures of energy/fatigue and physical functioning.
Japanese researchers conclude that a serum ferritin level below 90 ng/mL and TSAT of 20% or higher was optimal for achieving a hemoglobin level of 10 g/dL or higher.
Nearly 70% of access-related bloodstream infections occurred in hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters.
Among other changes, the new KDIGO guidelines highlight the potential dangers of hypercalcemia.
As red blood cell distribution width increases, so does the risk of death from any cause.
Patients who are readmitted within 30 days of discharge are approximately twice as likely to die in the following year.
The overall percentage of death during the one-year follow-up was 6.87%, with 64% of deaths occurring during the first 6 months.
In a study of hemodialysis patients, mortality risk increased along with phosphorus level, particularly among patients with higher residual renal urea clearance.
Following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, end-stage renal disease patients are 3-4 times more likely to die from causes other than cancer.
In a study, vonapanitase did not improve primary patency compared with placebo, but did improve secondary patency and fistula use for hemodialysis.
Among hemodialysis patients, sudden cardiac death accounted for 12% more cardiovascular-related mortalities in 2013 than in 2009.
ESRD patients aged 60-64 years with no insurance or who are on Medicaid are less likely to initiate peritoneal dialysis.
Ferric pyrophosphate citrate delivered via dialysate or intravenously rapidly donates iron to transferrin and is rapidly cleared from the circulation.
Nearly a quarter of hospitalizations are followed by readmission within 30 days for non-elective reasons.
Study documents an upswing in emergency department visits and observation stays.
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)
Renal and Urology News Articles
- Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged
- Ferritin Spike Soon After Hemodialysis Initiation Ups Mortality Risk
- Type of Long-term Response to Targeted mRCC Therapy Affects Outcomes
- Training Staff in HIPAA Regulations
- Hypothyroidism Tied to Worse Quality of Life for HD Patients