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Hyperphosphatemia Raises Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Hyperphosphatemia Raises Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Study of coronary artery calcification (CAC) risk also shows serum phosphorus levels associated with nutritional intake and dialysis adequacy.

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis Offers Early Survival Advantage Over Hemodialysis

New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Mortality in Lupus Patients Does Not Differ By Dialysis Type

Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Starting on Peritoneal Dialysis May Offer Survival Edge

Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.

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