Calciphylaxis has been increasing significantly in incidence in hemodialysis.
Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?
Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.
Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients
Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.
Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.
Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.
Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.
A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.
Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications.
Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.
In a study, PA21 was as efficacious as sevelamer carbonate, but patients taking PA21 had a lower pill burden and better adherence.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
Renal function decline is not accelerated, however.
In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.