Hemodialysis

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.

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

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Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

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Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

Alternate Night Home Hemodialysis Improves Anemia

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Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Dialysis

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Dialysis

Regular activity in patients undergoing dialysis was linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood.

Wearable Artificial Kidney Greenlit For Safety Testing

Wearable Artificial Kidney Greenlit For Safety Testing

Researchers expect to start safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) this autumn.

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

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Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

Study Shows Benefit of Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis

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Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.

Have you ever had a dialysis patient with calciphylaxis?

Have you ever had a dialysis patient with calciphylaxis?

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Calciphylaxis has been increasing significantly in incidence in hemodialysis.

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

Calciphylaxis Incidence Rising, Study Finds

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Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

High CRP Predicts Poor RCC-Specific Survival in Hemodialysis Patients

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Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

Body Fat May Improve Anemia Drug Response

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Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

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The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

Why Not Business Class Dialysis?

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Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?

Hemodialysis Antibiotic Lock Cuts Infection Risk

Hemodialysis Antibiotic Lock Cuts Infection Risk

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A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

Poor Dental Health Boosts Mortality Risk in ESRD

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In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

Do you routinely ask dialysis patients if they have dental problems?

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Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

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Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

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Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

Smoking Hikes Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

Smoking Hikes Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Patients

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Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Uric Acid May Predict Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

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An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

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Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.

"Doc, Did You Check My Cholesterol?"

"Doc, Did You Check My Cholesterol?"

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Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.

Thyroid Problems Up Cardiac Death Risk in Diabetic HD Patients

Thyroid Problems Up Cardiac Death Risk in Diabetic HD Patients

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Researchers find link among patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome.

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