The study shows that simple, home-based exercise programs hold potential for improving physical functioning in dialysis patients.
Younger patients are less likely to respond to treatment with sucroferric oxyhydroxide or sevelamer.
Pending future research, patients should avoid taking more than 120 mg per day.
Their risk of the rare but life-threatening condition is twice as high as in hemodialysis patients.
Study reveals a link between higher BMI in HD patients and greater incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids into red blood cell membranes.
Cardiovascular events more than tripled 4 days following the last dialysis session.
It can sharply lower serum phosphorus levels and reduce dependence on phosphate binders.
Study finds no increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death.
A low protein, low phosphorus diet plays an important role in the nutritional management of patients transitioning to once-weekly incremental hemodialysis.
A workgroup has developed guidelines for the use of hemodialysis treatments for common toxicities
In a study, extended-hours versus conventional HD was associated with a 33% decreased mortality risk
Screening strategies are needed, as is further research on appropriate therapeutic approach.
In a study, 85.5% of advanced CKD patients opted for renal replacement therapy.
Other risk factors include reduced muscle mass and lower levels of physical activity.
A model incorporating 4 factors had greater power to predict dialysis initiation than renal function alone.
A plant-based diet might one day prove to be an option for kidney disease patients.
Significant mean reduction in oxycodone, noroxycodone arterial concentrations.
Death risk similar for patients on twice-weekly and thrice-week hemodialysis.
Metformin-associated 1-year risk of acute dialysis increased by 50.3 per 100,000 individuals.
Mortality risk is similar whether starting treatment with 1 or 2 sessions per week or with the conventional 3 sessions per week.
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.
The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.
Average weekly doses greater than 70 µg/week was associated with a 77% increased risk of cancer compared with no ESA exposure.
Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.
Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.
Study also links smoking with a decreased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant.
Hypomagnesemia in the presence of inflammation is associated with increased 1-year death risk.
Only 40% of older patients transitioning to maintenance dialysis were on renin-angiotensin system blockade.
Small trial suggests device might be feasible, potentially freeing patients from dialysis machines,
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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