Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.
A new guideline recommends that statins alone or in combination with ezetimibe not be initiated in adult dialysis patients.
A majority of patients on HD have hypertension, and CVD is the leading cause of death in these patients.
Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.
Possible explanations include hypoxia-induced factors and ultraviolet B radiation exposure.
Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.
AF occurred more often on a dialysis day and especially during dialysis.
Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.
Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.
Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.
In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.
Switching from intravenous to oral alfacalcidol resulted in greater PTH suppression in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.
The inverse association is opposite of what is observed in the general population.
Soluble ferric pyrophosphate (Triferic), an investigational drug, is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.
It also is associated with an increased likelihood of hospitalization.
Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.
Patients found to have a 67% increased risk of coronary events or death compared with patients who did not suffer acute kidney injury.
The Canadian Society of Nephrology recommends initiation when clinical indications emerge or when the eGFR 6 mL/min/1.73 m2 or below.