Antiretroviral therapies have prolonged the survival of HIV patients, but the drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys.
Canadian study reveals no significant effect of driving distance to a nephrology practice on the rate and appropriate management of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
In patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, lupus anticoagulant and combined thrombophilia occur more frequently in those with versus without calciphylaxis, case-control study shows.
Researchers tested once weekly and biweekly administration of darbepoetin alfa in children aged 1 to 18 years not previously treated with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.
Researchers find no significant difference in the median erythropoietin resistance index between patients with versus without residual renal function.
High doses of iron are associated with a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, regardless of the dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.
Effect of either dialysis modality on survival does not vary over time, study finds.
Intravenous iron and erythropoietin produced a similar hemoglobin response among hemodialysis patients with moderate anemia.
Secondary hyperparathyroidism may have a detrimental effect on successful arteriovenous fistula creation, researcher says.
The 5-year survival rates was 80.7% for patients in the lowest quartile of serum uric acid at HD initiation versus 89.6% for those in the highest quartile.
Study reveals 2-fold higher incidence of bacteremia among dialysis patients with low and high serum sodium levels.
Each 0.1 increase in WHR is associated with a 1.7-fold increased risk of cardiovascular death.
Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder had an 11% lower death risk 1 year after initiating dialysis than those without the disorder, study finds.
Even at very low levels, residual kidney function in hemodialysis patients clears uremic solutes.
From 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among patients starting hemodialysis increased from 67.9% to 87.6% and from 43.1% to 59.6%, respectively.
After adjusting for confounders, patients on intensive home hemodialysis and recipients of deceased-donor kidneys showed no significant difference in death risk
US veterans who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention prior to starting dialysis had a 28% lower risk of death.
Hemodialysis patients who have fistula are 24% more likely to experience a first infection-related hospitalization if they dialyze at home rather than in a dialysis center.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement increases the risk of requiring renal replacement therapy and the risk of death among patients with stage 4 or 5 CKD.
Staff shortages and lack of medical records surface as problems.
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, Fresenius Kidney Care is flying dialysis nurses to relieve staff and help patients at the company's 27 operational dialysis centers.
Hemodialysis patients had higher rates of infective endocarditis than peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
In 80% of readmissions, the primary diagnoses differed from initial hospitalization.
Score for subscale of perceived seriousness for no reduction of salt intake higher in transplant patients.
High-risk dialysis population also subject to the risks of long-term opioid use.
Among hemodialysis patients always or nearly always bothered by itchy skin, 17% did not report their symptoms to a health care provider and 18% used no treatment for the condition.
Despite low infection rates, AVFs have a high risk of maturation failure and abandonment.
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.
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