Metabolic Syndrome was present in 74.5% of the cohort.
Risk of premature death higher in tall men than in tall women.
Both hypo- and hypernatremia in hemodialysis patients increase their risk of death.
CKD patients who did not participate in medical nutrition therapy were 3 times more likely to start dialysis than those who did.
Recipients of in-hospital nighttime dialysis experienced a 14.2 gram reduction in left ventricle thickening.
It reduces dose requirements and lowers the risk of death and hospitalization for cardiovascular complications compared with IV administration.
Fluid overload implicated as an important risk factor for hospital admission.
Large European study identifies ranges of phosphorus, calcium, and parathyroid hormone levels with the lowest death risk.
Daily home hemodialysis also decreases likelihood of hospitalization and technique failure.
African-American patients, however, had significantly higher intact parathyroid hormone levels, possibly due to lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.
In a study, 45% of hemodialysis patients internationally reported skipping phosphate binder pills at least once in the prior month.
Hemodialysis patients who undergo the procedure experience decreased risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.
New findings may support the notion that provider-level financial incentives influence decisions to start dialysis at higher levels of kidney function.
Two studies confirm the association, but it remains unclear whether correcting hypomagnesemia will lessen the likelihood of adverse outcomes.
Boiling sliced meat in a pressure cooker filled with soft water may be a promising way for dialysis patients to reduce phosphorus intake.
Training was effective at some time points in decreasing fluid, salt intake among those undergoing hemodialysis.
No matter how much pharmacologic therapy advances, patient behavior will remain a significant factor in the outcomes achieved.
Hemodialysis patients treated with either agent have comparable risks of overall and cardiovascular mortality and cardiovascular events.
In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.
Lowest relative risk of death observed in patients with serum phosphorus and calcium levels of 4.4 mg/dL and 8.8 mg/dL, respectively.
Findings among patients at high risk of acute kidney injury, undergoing cardiac surgery
Ferric pyrophosphate citrate may play a role in the therapeutic armamentarium for dialysis patients.
Patients discharged on Fridays and Saturday are more likely to be readmitted within 30 days than those discharged Sunday through Thursday.
Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.
Austrian study finds a death rate in winter of 1.60 deaths per 100 patient-months compared with 1.06 deaths per 100 patient-months in summer.
It had a phosphorus-lowering effect similar to that of sevelamer, but had a lower pill burden.
Strategies to overcome motivational barriers may improve mineral bone health.
Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with artervenous fistula for black and Hispanic versus white patients.
Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.
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