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Anemia Management Changing in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Anemia Management Changing in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Study reveals a decline in the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an increase in the use of iron.

Dialysis Patient Death Rate Continues to Drop

Dialysis Patient Death Rate Continues to Drop

The adjusted rate fell 26.5% from 1996 to 2011, but remains much higher than in the general population.

Anemic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Benefit from Folic Acid

Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.

New-Onset Diabetes Less Likely with Peritoneal Dialysis

Researchers speculate patients on peritoneal dialysis are more physically active than those on HD, and this may lower diabetes risk.

Vascular Calcification Linked to Lower Phosphate Clearance

Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.

Vitamin D Deficiency Hikes Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Study of patients new to dialysis also demonstrates an increase in the likelihood of hospitalization.

Honey Ineffective in Preventing Peritoneal Dialysis Infections

Honey Ineffective in Preventing Peritoneal Dialysis Infections

No difference in time to peritoneal-dialysis-related infection with honey at exit site, usual care

Peritoneal Dialysis May Reduce Stroke Damage

PD may lower glutamate levels released into the brain during ischemic stroke, minimizing tissue damage

Fluid Overload Increases Kidney Disease Progression Risk

Severe fluid overload in patients with advanced CKD increases by threefold the likelihood of initiation of renal replacement therapy.

Peritoneal Dialysis Cheaper than Hemodialysis Worldwide

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.

Low Creatinine Raises Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

New findings confirm the prognostic value of serum creatinine levels as a surrogate of muscle mass.

Radiologic Insertion of Tenckhoff Catheters Offers Benefits

Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.

PD Exit-Site Infections Raise Peritonitis Risk

Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) who experience an exit-site infection (ESI) are at increased risk for peritonitis.

Pulmonary Hypertension Highly Prevalent in Hemodialysis Patients

The condition was found in nearly 32% of hemodialysis patients, compared with only 8% and 5% of peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

Kidney Function Decline Slows After Dialysis Start

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient experience similar amelioration in glomerular filtration rate decline.