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Practice Management New 5-Star Dialysis Facility Rating System To Debut

New 5-Star Dialysis Facility Rating System To Debut

'Dialysis Facility Compare' will tabulate publicly reported quality measures, such as transfusion rates and mortality.

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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.

More Provider Visits Do Not Improve Dialysis Vascular Access Outcomes

More Provider Visits Do Not Improve Dialysis Vascular Access Outcomes

The frequency of visits to physicians and advanced practitioners by hemodialysis patients had no significant effect on their graft or arteriovenous fistula survival.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis in ESRD Patients Ups Cardiovascular Risks

Osteoporosis is significantly associated with an elevated likelihood of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke.

Dietary Intake Tool Validated for Renal Patients With Low Literacy

Dietary Intake Tool Validated for Renal Patients With Low Literacy

The dietary intake tool has acceptable reliability and validity for African-American patients with low literacy undergoing dialysis.

Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Pill burden found to be significantly less when compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

In the first few months of hemodialysis, one additional provider visit per month increased the probability of AV fistula or graft surgery by nearly 5%.

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

IV iron in anemia hemodialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial infections found not to worsen outcomes.

Extended Hemodialysis May Improve Phosphate Control

Extended Hemodialysis May Improve Phosphate Control

Researchers observe significant decline in serum phosphate levels with 6 hours vs. 4 hours of treatment.

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.