Hemodialysis

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

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Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

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Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

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Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

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Over a 5-year period, cancer developed in 9.5% of hemodialysis patients, a rate much higher than would be expected in the general population.

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

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The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.

Fistula Use Increasing in U.S. Dialysis Population

Fistula Use Increasing in U.S. Dialysis Population

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Still, approximately 70% of patients initiate dialysis with a catheter.

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

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Use of the medication, however, is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of bleeding.

Extranasal S. aureus Common In Maintenance HD Patients

Extranasal S. aureus Common In Maintenance HD Patients

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Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.

FDA Approves Unique Iron Replacement Product

FDA Approves Unique Iron Replacement Product

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Soluble ferric pyrophosphate is given to hemodialysis patients via dialysate.

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

Early Death in Dialysis Patients Linked to High Calcium, Phosphorus

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Investigators found that dialysis patients with serum calcium levels of 10.2 mg/dL or greater had increased risks of premature death.

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

Dialysis Patients with Hyperphosphatemia May Benefit from Magnesium

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Higher magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients with high phosphorus levels were associated with decreased cardiovascular mortality.

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

Cooking Methods May Help Dialysis Patients Control Phosphorus

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Boiling in water and stewing in an oil-water mixture were found to reduce phosphorus levels significantly in various foods.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

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A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.

Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

Home Hemodialysis Patients Take Fewer Pills

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Pill burden found to be significantly less when compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

AV Fistula, Graft Placement Linked to Early Dialysis Visits

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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%.

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

Study Reveals Advantages of Non-Calcareous Phosphate Binders

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Use of these agents is associated with a much lower incidence of hypercalcemia compared with the use of calcium carbonate or calcium acetate.

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Insulin Resistance Linked to High Phosphorus in Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

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In adjusted analyses, serum phosphorus levels independently predicted glucose disposal rate.

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

Giving Vitamin B6 Ups Resistance to ESAs

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New finding on vitamin B6 is the opposite of what investigators hypothesized on patients with anemia.

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

Data Challenge IV Iron Withholding Guideline

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IV iron in anemia hemodialysis patients hospitalized for bacterial infections found not to worsen outcomes.

Extended Hemodialysis May Improve Phosphate Control

Extended Hemodialysis May Improve Phosphate Control

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Researchers observe significant decline in serum phosphate levels with 6 hours vs. 4 hours of treatment.

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

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Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

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New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Dialysis patients who take heart medications such as beta blockers are at an increased risk of premature death.

Periodontal Disease Common in Hemodialysis (HD) Patients

Periodontal Disease Common in Hemodialysis (HD) Patients

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Severe periodontal disease (PDD) is present in almost one-quarter of hemodialysis (HD) patients.

Hemodialysis Used Less Often for Women than Men with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Hemodialysis Used Less Often for Women than Men with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Study shows that 59% of men with end-stage renal disease were on hemodialysis versus 41% of women.

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

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High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

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The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

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