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Commentary Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

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Will you follow the new guideline advising against starting statins in dialysis patients?

A new guideline recommends that statins alone or in combination with ezetimibe not be initiated in adult dialysis patients.

Departments Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

A majority of patients on HD have hypertension, and CVD is the leading cause of death in these patients.

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Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

Death Risk Lower for Dialysis Patients at High Altitude

Death Risk Lower for Dialysis Patients at High Altitude

Possible explanations include hypoxia-induced factors and ultraviolet B radiation exposure.

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.

Study: Hemodialysis May Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

Study: Hemodialysis May Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

AF occurred more often on a dialysis day and especially during dialysis.

AVF Placement Less Likely in Metropolitan Areas

Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.

ESA Resistance Found To Increase Mortality

Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.

Hemodialysis Patients Benefit More from Oral than IV Vitamin D

Hemodialysis Patients Benefit More from Oral than IV Vitamin D

Switching from intravenous to oral alfacalcidol resulted in greater PTH suppression in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

High HDL May Raise Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk

High HDL May Raise Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk

The inverse association is opposite of what is observed in the general population.

Novel Iron Compound Patented in Japan

Novel Iron Compound Patented in Japan

Soluble ferric pyrophosphate (Triferic), an investigational drug, is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.

Longer Dialysis Recovery Time Predicts Higher Death Risk

Longer Dialysis Recovery Time Predicts Higher Death Risk

It also is associated with an increased likelihood of hospitalization.

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Imposes Long-Term Heart Risks

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Imposes Long-Term Heart Risks

Patients found to have a 67% increased risk of coronary events or death compared with patients who did not suffer acute kidney injury.

Dialysis Delay Recommended in Canada

Dialysis Delay Recommended in Canada

The Canadian Society of Nephrology recommends initiation when clinical indications emerge or when the eGFR 6 mL/min/1.73 m2 or below.