Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.
Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.
Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.
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.
The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.
Still, approximately 70% of patients initiate dialysis with a catheter.
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Use of the medication, however, is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of bleeding.
Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.
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.
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