These factors include lower serum albumin levels and vascular access other than an arteriovenous fistula at dialysis initiation.
Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.
Having hemoglobin 9-11 g/dL prior to dialysis provided the best life expectancy.
It is unclear whether RDW is a risk factor for early death or a byproduct of biological and metabolic imbalances.
Veteran patients with levels below 100 mg/dL had a 26% higher risk of mortality compared with patients with triglyceride levels of 150-200 mg/dL.
Up to 100 mg per day raises plasma concentrations of ascorbic acid without increasing oxalate levels.
Patients prescribed the lipid-lowering agents were less likely to exhibit hyporesponsiveness to the medications.
Study finds no gender differences in parathyroid hormone, ferritin, Kt/V, or age.
In a study, the mean hemoglobin level increased significantly in hemodialysis patients with functional iron deficiency.
In an 8-week randomized trial, extended-release nalbuphine 120 mg BID significantly reduced itch severity compared with placebo.
In a 24-hour exploratory trial, all 7 patients who wore the device remained hemodynamically stable over the study period.
Phosphate and vitamin D deficiency were linked with RLS severity.
Meta-analysis finds that each 1 mg/dL increase in serum phosphate increases the risk of death by 23%.
Serum sodium levels below 130 mEq/L were associated with a 2.3 times increased risk of death compared with levels of 136-145 mEq/L.
Patients with vs. without protein-energy wasting syndrome had a significantly lower mean hemoglobin level.
Medicare patients affected by the reform experienced a 12% decrease in the odds of home dialysis use compared those unaffected by the reform.
Hepatitis C viral infection found to increase likelihood of requiring blood transfusions and hemoglobin levels dropping below 8.5 g/dL.
The condition also occurs more frequent on the day after the long interdialytic interval.
Researchers report findings from a study of 45 ESRD patients with the often-fatal condition.
Withdrawal rates are highest in the first few months after dialysis initiation.
Patients also experienced a reduction in left ventricular mass index.
No difference in mortality observed between artiovenous grafts and artiovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients started on tunneled catheters.
Metabolic Syndrome was present in 74.5% of the cohort.
Risk of premature death higher in tall men than in tall women.
Both hypo- and hypernatremia in hemodialysis patients increase their risk of death.
CKD patients who did not participate in medical nutrition therapy were 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those who did.
Recipients of in-hospital nighttime dialysis experienced a 14.2 gram reduction in left ventricle thickening.
It reduces dose requirements and lowers the risk of death and hospitalization for cardiovascular complications compared with IV administration.
Fluid overload implicated as an important risk factor for hospital admission.
Large European study identifies ranges of phosphorus, calcium, and parathyroid hormone levels with the lowest death risk.
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