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Abnormal Mineral, Bone Markers in Dialysis Patients Hike Mortality

Abnormal Mineral, Bone Markers in Dialysis Patients Hike Mortality

Large European study identifies ranges of phosphorus, calcium, and parathyroid hormone levels with the lowest death risk.

Longer Dialysis Session Gap Raises Hospitalization, Death Risk

Longer Dialysis Session Gap Raises Hospitalization, Death Risk

Fluid overload implicated as an important risk factor for hospital admission.

Death Risk Lower with Home Hemodialysis than Peritoneal Dialysis

Death Risk Lower with Home Hemodialysis than Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily home hemodialysis also decreases likelihood of hospitalization and technique failure.

Serum Phosphorus Levels Not Affected by Race, Income

Serum Phosphorus Levels Not Affected by Race, Income

African-American patients, however, had significantly higher intact parathyroid hormone levels, possibly due to lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

Phosphate Binder Adherence Challenging for Dialysis Patients

Phosphate Binder Adherence Challenging for Dialysis Patients

In a study, 45% of hemodialysis patients internationally reported skipping phosphate binder pills at least once in the prior month.

Parathyroidectomy for Severe SHPT Improves Survival

Parathyroidectomy for Severe SHPT Improves Survival

Hemodialysis patients who undergo the procedure experience decreased risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

VA System ESRD Patients Start Dialysis Later

New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.

Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Low Magnesium Linked to Worse Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Two studies confirm the association, but it remains unclear whether correcting hypomagnesemia will lessen the likelihood of adverse outcomes.

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Study Probes Boiling Methods for Cutting Phosphorus in Meat

Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.

Training Can Improve Intra-dialytic Fluid and Salt Intake

Training Can Improve Intra-dialytic Fluid and Salt Intake

Training was effective at some time points in decreasing fluid, salt intake among those undergoing hemodialysis.

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Epoetin, Darbepoetin Offer Similar Long-Term Outcomes

Hemodialysis patients treated with either agent have comparable risks of overall and cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events.

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.

Phosphorus, Calcium Decreases Linked to Improved HD Patient Survival

Phosphorus, Calcium Decreases Linked to Improved HD Patient Survival

Lowest relative risk of death observed in patients with serum phosphorus and calcium levels of 4.4 mg/dL and 8.8 mg/dL, respectively.

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