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Commentary Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh: Patients with Ebola deserve to be offered renal replacement therapy, even if odds of survival are slim.

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Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Dialysis

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Dialysis

Regular activity in patients undergoing dialysis was linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood.

Wearable Artificial Kidney Greenlit For Safety Testing

Wearable Artificial Kidney Greenlit For Safety Testing

Researchers expect to start safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) this autumn.

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Dual Kidney Transplant (DKT) May Improve Kidney Use

Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.