Soluble ferric pyrophosphate is given to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.
Investigators found that dialysis patients with serum calcium levels of 10.2 mg/dL or greater had increased risks of premature death.
Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.
Boiling in water and stewing in an oil-water mixture were found to reduce phosphorus levels significantly in various foods.
A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.
Pill burden found to be significantly less when compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
In the first few months of hemodialysis, one additional provider visit per month increased the probability of AV fistula or graft surgery by nearly 5%.
Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.
In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.
New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.
IV iron in anemia hemodialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial infections found not to worsen outcomes.
Researchers observe significant decline in serum phosphate levels with 6 hours vs. 4 hours of treatment.
Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.
New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.
Dialysis patients who take heart medications such as beta blockers are at an increased risk of premature death.
Severe periodontal disease (PDD) is present in almost one-quarter of hemodialysis (HD) patients.
Study shows that 59% of men with end-stage renal disease were on hemodialysis versus 41% of women.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.
High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.
The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.
Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.
Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.
Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.
Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.
Regular activity in patients undergoing dialysis was linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood.
Researchers expect to start safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) this autumn.
Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.
Calciphylaxis has been increasing significantly in incidence in hemodialysis.
Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.
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