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New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.
Two studies confirm the association, but it remains unclear whether correcting hypomagnesemia will lessen the likelihood of adverse outcomes.
Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.
Training was effective at some time points in decreasing fluid, salt intake among those undergoing hemodialysis.
Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.
Hemodialysis patients treated with either agent have comparable risks of overall and cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events.
In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.
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.
Findings among patients at high risk of acute kidney injury, undergoing cardiac surgery
Patients discharged on Fridays and Saturday are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged Sunday through Thursday.
Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.
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.
It had a phosphorus-lowering effect similar to that of sevelamer, but had a lower pill burden.
Strategies to overcome motivational barriers may improve mineral bone health.
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- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)