Boosting PD use in the U.S. to 12% of dialysis patients from the current 7% would save about $300 million a year, researcher says.
Altered taste perception is associated with worse nutritional status in hemodialysis patients.
Frailty more common with hemodialysis at any age; linked to mortality, hospitalizations.
Researchers report that fish oil may protect dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death.
Zinc supplementation has been shown to decrease levels of plasma aluminum and reactive oxygen species in dialysis patients.
Patients' one-year survival expectations more accurate than that of their nephrologist
It significantly decreased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality compared with calcium carbonate.
In a small study, taurolidine-heparin-citrate locks improved bacteremia-free catheter survival versus heparin-only locks.
The increasing popularity of processed convenience foods could be a factor.
It uses data commonly available in electronic health records.
Patients experience relief with the use of gabapentin and pregabalin.
Patients report dry mouth sensation and difficulties swallowing.
Dialysis facilities following the recommedations experienced a 32% decrease.
Most dialysis patients die in acute-care facilities without accessing palliative-care services, nephrologist says.
New guidelines recommend an 'intent-to-defer' strategy rather than earlier starts.
More and more, these specialists are performing urologic procedures and collaborating with nephrologists.
Dialysis patients in the U.S. have a high annual mortality rate and many have a poor quality of life.
One-year patency rates are significantly better than those achieved with balloon angioplasty.
Two respected doctors share their thoughts and debate the issue of the use of anticoagulants for CKD patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation.
Low sodium raises the risk of hypercalcemia, hypoparathyroidism, and elevated alkaline phosphatase.
Risk of death, bleeding, and other complications found to be similar whether or not heparin is used during hemodialysis.
Soluble ferric pyrophosphate significantly decreased ESA use while maintaining target hemoglobin levels without increasing iron stores.
Bone formation rates are higher with growth hormone, regardless of bone histologic features.
Ergocalciferol treatment of vitamin D deficiency in HD patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of VAD.
Right internal jugular vein placement should be used preferentially in TDC to maximize catheter survival.
Combined with use of a binder, this approach raised serum albumin while maintaining target phosphorus levels.
Five-year mortality is lower among PCa patients who receive a transplant rather than stay on dialysis.
Rates in 2009 were 25% higher than in 1996, study finds.
In a study, 30% of patients reported they were moderately to extremely bothered by itching.
Factors unrelated to mineral metabolism may contribute to the association between high FGF-23 and death in dialysis patients.