Patients who took CVD medications less than 60% of the time before starting dialysis had a 21% increased risk of early death after dialysis initiation.
The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.
Average weekly doses greater than 70 µg/week was associated with a 77% increased risk of cancer compared with no ESA exposure.
Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.
Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.
Study also links smoking with a decreased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant.
Hypomagnesemia in the presence of inflammation is associated with increased 1-year death risk.
Only 40% of older patients transitioning to maintenance dialysis were on renin-angiotensin system blockade.
Small trial suggests device might be feasible, potentially freeing patients from dialysis machines,
Researchers found that eGFR decline decelerated significantly in patients with AVF/AVG, from -5.6 to -4.1 mL/min/1.73m2 per year.
Phosphorus levels are higher when blood specimens are collected after weekends.
Patients were 40% less likely to die in 2011 compared with 2001, study finds.
The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.
Investigators find that the normalized mean ESA dose decreases as patients' elevation of residence increases.
The positive trend is more pronounced among established patients than those who recently started dialysis.
Researchers linked the condition to warfarin use, diabetes, obesity, recurrent skin trauma, and derangements in mineral metabolism.
In-hospital mortality risk was more than double among patients whose hyperkalemia persisted than those whose potassium levels normalized.
Treatment linked to improved long-term survival, regardless of underlying kidney function.
Findings from a small study suggest that periodontal disease may be a relevant contributing factor.
Iranian study of hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism finds no significant correlation.
Intact parathyroid hormone levels fell significantly in all patients who underwent total Ptx with autotransplant and 91.6% of subtotal Ptx patients.
The non-surgical approach effectively lowered serum parathyroid hormone levels in the short term, but not to the same extent as surgery.
A higher proportion of cinacalcet than placebo recipients met the primary efficacy endpoint of PTH levels of 250 pg/mL or less (25.4% vs. 3.5%).
Trend is independent of intravenous iron use and exposure to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
Researchers argue that little evidence exists to support this approach to prevent hyperkalemia.
No new adverse events observed in patients with underlying cardiovascular risk factors who switched to continuous erythropoietin receptor activator.
Researchers suggest conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80.
Observed rates of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and myocardial infarction were consistent with expected rates, study shows.
Researchers observe an 81% increase in dialysis patients achieving recommended phosphorus levels after switching to sucroferric oxyhydroxide.
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