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.
Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.
Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.
Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.
Researchers believe nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD) performed every other night may be superior to NHHD performed 6 or 7 times a week.
Regular activity in patients undergoing dialysis was linked to reduced risk of earlier death, improved mood.
Researchers expect to start safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) this autumn.
Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Better preservation of residual kidney function with twice-weekly than thrice-weekly hemodialysis in the first year.
Calciphylaxis has been increasing significantly in incidence in hemodialysis.
Investigators used a novel algorithm to characterize this rare and often life-threatening disorder seen mostly in ESRD patients.
Study shows a 3.5 times increased risk of death from renal cancer in hemodialysis patients undergoing nephrectomy.
Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.
Hemodialysis patients with a higher percentage of fat tissue respond better to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.
Would any heterogeneity in the choice of additional services be unethical or implausible?
A solution of gentamicin and citrate decreased the likelihood of catheter-related infections and mortality.
A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
In a study, hemodialysis patients with more than 14 decayed, missing, or filled teeth had a 67% increased risk of death.
Poor dental health, but not periodontal disease, is an independent risk factor for ESRD.
Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.
Other risk factors include diabetes, increasing age, and increasing dialysis vintage; higher albumin levels reduce the risk.
An Israeli study shows that serum uric acid levels can be a clinically useful nutritional marker.
Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.
Many patients still insist that I need to check and manage their cholesterol.
Researchers find link among patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome.