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Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.

Kidney Failure Undertreatment an International Concern

Kidney Failure Undertreatment an International Concern

Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Over a 5-year period, cancer developed in 9.5% of hemodialysis patients, a rate much higher than would be expected in the general population.

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.

Fistula Use Increasing in U.S. Dialysis Population

Fistula Use Increasing in U.S. Dialysis Population

Still, approximately 70% of patients initiate dialysis with a catheter.

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

Use of the medication, however, is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of bleeding.

Extranasal S. aureus Common In Maintenance HD Patients

Extranasal S. aureus Common In Maintenance HD Patients

Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.

FDA Approves Unique Iron Replacement Product

FDA Approves Unique Iron Replacement Product

Soluble ferric pyrophosphate is given to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Investigators found that dialysis patients with serum calcium levels of 10.2 mg/dL or greater had increased risks of premature death.

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Boiling in water and stewing in an oil-water mixture were found to reduce phosphorus levels significantly in various foods.