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ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.

Real-World Obstacles to Extended Hemodialysis Time

Real-World Obstacles to Extended Hemodialysis Time

Most staff feel that extended treatment time is clinically beneficial, but not all recommend it.

Warfarin Found to Raise Calciphylaxis Risk

Warfarin Found to Raise Calciphylaxis Risk

New findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the avoidance of vitamin K antagonists in dialysis patients.

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

Emergency department visit and hospitalization rates increased in wake of storm.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

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.

Survival Up Among Dialysis patients

Survival Up Among Dialysis patients

Better treatments, tighter management of kidney disease may explain promising trend.

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Survey of nephrologists shows kidney failure becoming more common for expectant moms.

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

The increased risk is especially pronounced among patients with low serum albumin.

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.