Hemodialysis

Daily Walking Improves Physical, Mental Wellbeing of Dialysis Patients

Daily Walking Improves Physical, Mental Wellbeing of Dialysis Patients

The study shows that simple, home-based exercise programs hold potential for improving physical functioning in dialysis patients.

Dialysis Patient Age May Affect Hyperphosphatemia Management

Dialysis Patient Age May Affect Hyperphosphatemia Management

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Younger patients are less likely to respond to treatment with sucroferric oxyhydroxide or sevelamer.

Optimal Vitamin C Dose for Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients Unclear

Optimal Vitamin C Dose for Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients Unclear

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Pending future research, patients should avoid taking more than 120 mg per day.

Calciphylaxis Risk Higher in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Calciphylaxis Risk Higher in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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Their risk of the rare but life-threatening condition is twice as high as in hemodialysis patients.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Explain Hemodialysis Obesity Paradox

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Explain Hemodialysis Obesity Paradox

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Study reveals a link between higher BMI in HD patients and greater incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids into red blood cell membranes.

More Cardiovascular Events Occur After Longer HD Schedule

More Cardiovascular Events Occur After Longer HD Schedule

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Cardiovascular events more than tripled 4 days following the last dialysis session.

Intensive Hemodialysis Effective for Treating Hyperphosphatemia

Intensive Hemodialysis Effective for Treating Hyperphosphatemia

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It can sharply lower serum phosphorus levels and reduce dependence on phosphate binders.

Dialysis Patient Outcomes Not Worse After Bundling, ESA Label Changes

Dialysis Patient Outcomes Not Worse After Bundling, ESA Label Changes

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Study finds no increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death.

Dietary Management May Aid Transition to Incremental HD

Dietary Management May Aid Transition to Incremental HD

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A low protein, low phosphorus diet plays an important role in the nutritional management of patients transitioning to once-weekly incremental hemodialysis.

Extracorporeal Therapy for Poisoning

Extracorporeal Therapy for Poisoning

A workgroup has developed guidelines for the use of hemodialysis treatments for common toxicities

Longer HD May Offer Survival Benefit

Longer HD May Offer Survival Benefit

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In a study, extended-hours versus conventional HD was associated with a 33% decreased mortality risk

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Check Hemodialysis Patients for Anxiety Disorders, Study Suggests

Screening strategies are needed, as is further research on appropriate therapeutic approach.

Dialysis Adoption by US Veterans Outpaces Other Nations

Dialysis Adoption by US Veterans Outpaces Other Nations

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In a study, 85.5% of advanced CKD patients opted for renal replacement therapy.

Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response

Hypogonadism in Male HD Patients Linked to Poor ESA Response

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Other risk factors include reduced muscle mass and lower levels of physical activity.

Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery

Study Identifies Predictors of HD Initiation After AVF Surgery

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A model incorporating 4 factors had greater power to predict dialysis initiation than renal function alone.

Evidence Poor for Restricting High-Potassium Foods

Evidence Poor for Restricting High-Potassium Foods

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A plant-based diet might one day prove to be an option for kidney disease patients.

Limited Dialysis Clearance for Oxycodone, Noroxycodone

Limited Dialysis Clearance for Oxycodone, Noroxycodone

Significant mean reduction in oxycodone, noroxycodone arterial concentrations.

High Creatinine + Albumin Predict Lower Mortality in Twice-Weekly HD

High Creatinine + Albumin Predict Lower Mortality in Twice-Weekly HD

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Death risk similar for patients on twice-weekly and thrice-week hemodialysis.

Metformin Linked to Increased Risk of Acute Dialysis in T2DM

Metformin Linked to Increased Risk of Acute Dialysis in T2DM

Metformin-associated 1-year risk of acute dialysis increased by 50.3 per 100,000 individuals.

Incremental Hemodialysis Does Not Compromise Survival

Incremental Hemodialysis Does Not Compromise Survival

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Mortality risk is similar whether starting treatment with 1 or 2 sessions per week or with the conventional 3 sessions per week.

Poor CVD Drug Adherence Before Dialysis Predicts Worse Survival

Poor CVD Drug Adherence Before Dialysis Predicts Worse Survival

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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.

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.

High-Dose ESAs Found to Increase Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients

High-Dose ESAs Found to Increase Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients

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Average weekly doses greater than 70 µg/week was associated with a 77% increased risk of cancer compared with no ESA exposure.

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

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Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.

Assisted PD May Be a Safe Alternative to In-Center HD

Assisted PD May Be a Safe Alternative to In-Center HD

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Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.

Smoking Hikes Mortality Risk Among Dialysis Patients

Smoking Hikes Mortality Risk Among Dialysis Patients

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Study also links smoking with a decreased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Low Magnesium in Dialysis Patients

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Linked to Low Magnesium in Dialysis Patients

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Hypomagnesemia in the presence of inflammation is associated with increased 1-year death risk.

Antihypertensive Drug Use in Dialysis Transition May Need Improvement

Antihypertensive Drug Use in Dialysis Transition May Need Improvement

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Only 40% of older patients transitioning to maintenance dialysis were on renin-angiotensin system blockade.

Wearable Artificial Kidney Performs Well in Preliminary Trial

Wearable Artificial Kidney Performs Well in Preliminary Trial

Small trial suggests device might be feasible, potentially freeing patients from dialysis machines,

Arteriovenous Access May Slow Pre-Dialysis Renal Decline

Arteriovenous Access May Slow Pre-Dialysis Renal Decline

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Researchers found that eGFR decline decelerated significantly in patients with AVF/AVG, from -5.6 to -4.1 mL/min/1.73m2 per year.

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