Hemodialysis

Iron-Based Binder Could Improve Adherence

Iron-Based Binder Could Improve Adherence

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It had a phosphorus-lowering effect similar to that of sevelamer, but had a lower pill burden.

Phosphorus Control Linked to Self-Motivation in ESRD

Phosphorus Control Linked to Self-Motivation in ESRD

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Strategies to overcome motivational barriers may improve mineral bone health.

Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Ethnic Differences in Arteriovenous Fistula Initiation

Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with artervenous fistula for black and Hispanic versus white patients.

Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

Low Physical Function Not Tied to Muscle Mass

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Patients on maintenance hemodialysis have worse physical function than other elderly patients, study says.

Should We Always Treat Edema?

Should We Always Treat Edema?

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We may feel good treating a patient's edema, but is fluid retention always harmful?

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

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Researchers observed significant improvements in inflammation and physical function.

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

Cardiac Arrest Risk in ESRD May Be Inherited

But more detailed genetic studies needed in the dialysis population.

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Hydration During PCI Reduces Contrast Nephropathy

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy is significantly associated with mortality and need for dialysis; hydration is also a predictor of CIN.

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

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Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

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Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

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New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.

Real-World Obstacles to Extended Hemodialysis Time

Real-World Obstacles to Extended Hemodialysis Time

Most staff feel that extended treatment time is clinically beneficial, but not all recommend it.

Warfarin Found to Raise Calciphylaxis Risk

Warfarin Found to Raise Calciphylaxis Risk

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New findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the avoidance of vitamin K antagonists in dialysis patients.

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

Hurricane Sandy Adversely Affected ESRD Patients

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Emergency department visit and hospitalization rates increased in wake of storm.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

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Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

Higher Phosphorus Levels Linked to Mortality

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The findings generally support KDOQI guidelines for dialysis patients, which recommend maintaining serum phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL.

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

Higher Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Increased Death Risk

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Levels of at least 550 but less than 650 pg/mL are associated with a 26% increased mortality risk vs. levels below 400 pg/mL.

Survival Up Among Dialysis patients

Survival Up Among Dialysis patients

Better treatments, tighter management of kidney disease may explain promising trend.

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Dialysis During Pregnancy Fairly Common

Survey of nephrologists shows kidney failure becoming more common for expectant moms.

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

Low Magnesium Raises Hemodialysis Patients' Death Risk

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The increased risk is especially pronounced among patients with low serum albumin.

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

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Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

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Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

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Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

Dialysis Patients At Higher Cancer Risk

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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.

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

Study: Iron-Based Phosphate Binders Good for Renal Anemia

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The medication may represent a new treatment option for dialysis patients, researchers concluded.

Fistula Use Increasing in U.S. Dialysis Population

Fistula Use Increasing in U.S. Dialysis Population

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Still, approximately 70% of patients initiate dialysis with a catheter.

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

FDA Authorizes Device for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis

Lixelle Beta 2-microglobulin Apheresis Column authorized for use in DRA

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

Warfarin Not Linked to Increased Mortality in Dialysis Patients

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Use of the medication, however, is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of bleeding.

Extranasal S. aureus Common In Maintenance HD Patients

Extranasal S. aureus Common In Maintenance HD Patients

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Extranasal Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections in hemodialysis patients.

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