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Commentary Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

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Will you follow the new guideline advising against starting statins in dialysis patients?

A new guideline recommends that statins alone or in combination with ezetimibe not be initiated in adult dialysis patients.

Departments Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

A majority of patients on HD have hypertension, and CVD is the leading cause of death in these patients.

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Team-Focused Approach Improves Phosphorus Control

Team-Focused Approach Improves Phosphorus Control

In a study, nurses and technicians educated groups of hemodialysis patients about phosphate binders.

Multi-Prong Approach Has Little Effect on Phosphorus Control

Multi-Prong Approach Has Little Effect on Phosphorus Control

Researchers tested an intervention that included an educational fair, phosphorus group social, and staff education on phosphate binders.

Limiting Phosphorus Additives Aids Phosphatemia Control

Limiting Phosphorus Additives Aids Phosphatemia Control

Researchers observed reduced phosphorus levels in HD patients whose diet restricted intake of phosphorus additives.

Phosphate Binder May Eliminate Need for IV Iron

Phosphate Binder May Eliminate Need for IV Iron

Iron absorbed from oral ferric citrate boosted iron stores and sustained hemoglobin levels.

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Hypogonadism May Raise Death Risk in Men with CKD

Patients in the second lowest quintile of testosterone level had a 53% increased death risk compared with those in the highest quintile.

Death Risk Lower for Dialysis Patients at High Altitude

Death Risk Lower for Dialysis Patients at High Altitude

Possible explanations include hypoxia-induced factors and ultraviolet B radiation exposure.

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Walking Helps to Prevent Inflammation in CKD

Regular walking exercise is safe with regard to immune and inflammatory responses.

Study: Hemodialysis May Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

Study: Hemodialysis May Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

AF occurred more often on a dialysis day and especially during dialysis.

AVF Placement Less Likely in Metropolitan Areas

Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.

ESA Resistance Found To Increase Mortality

Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.

Hemodialysis Patients Benefit More from Oral than IV Vitamin D

Hemodialysis Patients Benefit More from Oral than IV Vitamin D

Switching from intravenous to oral alfacalcidol resulted in greater PTH suppression in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.

High HDL May Raise Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk

High HDL May Raise Hemodialysis Patient Death Risk

The inverse association is opposite of what is observed in the general population.

Novel Iron Compound Patented in Japan

Novel Iron Compound Patented in Japan

Soluble ferric pyrophosphate (Triferic), an investigational drug, is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.