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Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

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

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

Dementia Risk Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators

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

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Mission 0by25 hopes to stop preventable deaths from AKI by 2025.

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

Daily Home Hemodialysis May Have Edge vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

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

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.