From 2007/2008 to 2013/2014, the proportion of patients newly needing dialysis after TAVI decreased from 6.1% to 2.3%.
Except for gabapentin, evidence for 38 other treatments is weak and limited by small studies with a high risk of bias, new review finds.
VTE is more common among dialysis patients than in the general population, and the risk is highest in the first 6 months after dialysis initiation.
The odds of starting hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula are 31% lower for women compared with men.
High thyrotropin levels were associated with worse measures of energy/fatigue and physical functioning.
Japanese researchers conclude that a serum ferritin level below 90 ng/mL and TSAT of 20% or higher was optimal for achieving a hemoglobin level of 10 g/dL or higher.
Nearly 70% of access-related bloodstream infections occurred in hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters.
Among other changes, the new KDIGO guidelines highlight the potential dangers of hypercalcemia.
As red blood cell distribution width increases, so does the risk of death from any cause.
Patients who are readmitted within 30 days of discharge are approximately twice as likely to die in the following year.
The overall percentage of death during the one-year follow-up was 6.87%, with 64% of deaths occurring during the first 6 months.
In a study of hemodialysis patients, mortality risk increased along with phosphorus level, particularly among patients with higher residual renal urea clearance.
Following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, end-stage renal disease patients are 3-4 times more likely to die from causes other than cancer.
In a study, vonapanitase did not improve primary patency compared with placebo, but did improve secondary patency and fistula use for hemodialysis.
Among hemodialysis patients, sudden cardiac death accounted for 12% more cardiovascular-related mortalities in 2013 than in 2009.
ESRD patients aged 60-64 years with no insurance or who are on Medicaid are less likely to initiate peritoneal dialysis.
Ferric pyrophosphate citrate delivered via dialysate or intravenously rapidly donates iron to transferrin and is rapidly cleared from the circulation.
Nearly a quarter of hospitalizations are followed by readmission within 30 days for non-elective reasons.
Study documents an upswing in emergency department visits and observation stays.
Patients in the lowest quartile of mortality risk were more likely to be screened for colon cancer than those in the highest quartile.
In-hospital mortality following RFA was higher in older, dialyzed ESRD patients than in non dialyzed patients.
Patients with early and frequent nephrology visits before dialysis initiation had about a 10% lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
Decreased use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an uptick in peritoneal dialysis use are among the trends.
ESRD sufferers in the US illegally seek hospital emergency departments with distressing symptoms.
Patients on chronic hemodialysis with depression are frequently not interested in modifying or initiating antidepressant treatment, commonly attributing their depression to a recent acute event, chronic illness, or dialysis.
Dialysis facilities with the least control of PTH, Ca, and P had the greatest risks.
Patients feel better and recovery times are shorter with 6 hemodialysis sessions per week rather than 3, researchers report.
Participants experienced poor sleep quality, increased daytime sleepiness, as well as restless leg syndrome due to maintenance hemodialysis.
An enzyme that inhibits vascular calcification depends on the vitamin for conversion to its active form.
Researchers reported a 47% AVF failure rate for both fish oil and placebo recipients.
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