Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.
A new guideline recommends that statins alone or in combination with ezetimibe not be initiated in adult dialysis patients.
A majority of patients on HD have hypertension, and CVD is the leading cause of death in these patients.
In a study, nurses and technicians educated groups of hemodialysis patients about phosphate binders.
Researchers tested an intervention that included an educational fair, phosphorus group social, and staff education on phosphate binders.
Researchers observed reduced phosphorus levels in HD patients whose diet restricted intake of phosphorus additives.
Iron absorbed from oral ferric citrate boosted iron stores and sustained hemoglobin levels.
Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.
Possible explanations include hypoxia-induced factors and ultraviolet B radiation exposure.
Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.
AF occurred more often on a dialysis day and especially during dialysis.
Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.
Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.
Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.
In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.
Switching from intravenous to oral alfacalcidol resulted in greater PTH suppression in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.
The inverse association is opposite of what is observed in the general population.
Soluble ferric pyrophosphate (Triferic), an investigational drug, is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.