A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.
A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.
Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.
Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.
Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.
An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.
Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.
Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.
Researchers find link among patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome.
Anxiety and depression are common among hemodialysis patients and they are associated with increased morbidities.
More frequent physician visits following discharge expected to reduce re-hospitalizations.
The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.
Doses higher than 70 μg per week were associated with a 77% greater risk of cancer compared with non-use of the agents.
It also was associated with high hemoglobin levels and reduced levels of C-reactive protein.
Protein levels found to modify the effect of serum phosphorus with mortality in hemodialysis patients.
Younger age and longer dialysis vintage associated with greater likelihood of having the operation.
Researchers compared the novel iron-based phosphate binder with sevelamer.
In a study, nurses and technicians educated groups of hemodialysis patients about phosphate binders.
Researchers tested an intervention that included an educational fair, phosphorus group social, and staff education on phosphate binders.
Researchers observed reduced phosphorus levels in HD patients whose diet restricted intake of phosphorus additives.
AF occurred more often on a dialysis day and especially during dialysis.
Rates of AVF placement in patients approaching HD in the US are significantly lower in metropolitan areas.
Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.
Greater resistance to ESA is associated with an increased risk of death among patients on chronic HD.
Switching from intravenous to oral alfacalcidol resulted in greater PTH suppression in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.
The inverse association is opposite of what is observed in the general population.
Soluble ferric pyrophosphate (Triferic), an investigational drug, is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.
It also is associated with an increased likelihood of hospitalization.