More and more, these specialists are performing urologic procedures and collaborating with nephrologists.
Dialysis patients in the U.S. have a high annual mortality rate and many have a poor quality of life.
Two respected doctors share their thoughts and debate the issue of the use of anticoagulants for CKD patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation.
The increasing popularity of processed convenience foods could be a factor.
It uses data commonly available in electronic health records.
Patients experience relief with the use of gabapentin and pregabalin.
Patients report dry mouth sensation and difficulties swallowing.
Dialysis facilities following the recommedations experienced a 32% decrease.
Most dialysis patients die in acute-care facilities without accessing palliative-care services, nephrologist says.
New guidelines recommend an 'intent-to-defer' strategy rather than earlier starts.
Researcher points out what he considers important flaws and limitations of three studies.
One-year patency rates are significantly better than those achieved with balloon angioplasty.
Low sodium raises the risk of hypercalcemia, hypoparathyroidism, and elevated alkaline phosphatase.
Risk of death, bleeding, and other complications found to be similar whether or not heparin is used during hemodialysis.
Soluble ferric pyrophosphate significantly decreased ESA use while maintaining target hemoglobin levels without increasing iron stores.
Bone formation rates are higher with growth hormone, regardless of bone histologic features.
Right internal jugular vein placement should be used preferentially in TDC to maximize catheter survival.
Ergocalciferol treatment of vitamin D deficiency in HD patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of VAD.