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Folic acid treatment significantly improved hemoglobin levels and decreased epoetin alfa use.
Researchers speculate patients on peritoneal dialysis are more physically active than those on HD, and this may lower diabetes risk.
Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.
Study of patients new to dialysis also demonstrates an increase in the likelihood of hospitalization.
No difference in time to peritoneal-dialysis-related infection with honey at exit site, usual care
PD may lower glutamate levels released into the brain during ischemic stroke, minimizing tissue damage
Severe fluid overload in patients with advanced CKD increases by threefold the likelihood of initiation of renal replacement therapy.
The benefits of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids in renal populations were last discussed in this column in 2007.
In the nephrology community, there have been heightened discussions and apparent enthusiasm about the revival of PD as the prototype for home dialysis.
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.
New findings confirm the prognostic value of serum creatinine levels as a surrogate of muscle mass.
Peritoneal dialysis patients can undergo the procedure on an outpatient basis.
Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) who experience an exit-site infection (ESI) are at increased risk for peritonitis.
The condition was found in nearly 32% of hemodialysis patients, compared with only 8% and 5% of peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient experience similar amelioration in glomerular filtration rate decline.
They may differ from hemodialysis patients with respect to case mix, volume status, disease management, and routine exposure to anticoagulation.
Oral sodium bicarbonate may ease hyperphosphatemia in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with metabolic acidosis.
Patients initiating dialysis have a lower hospitalization risk in the first year if they start on peritoneal dialysis (PD) instead of hemodialysis (HD).
The risk is three times greater when compared with hemodialysis.
Risk of peritonitis elevated six-fold in 30 days before death in patients on treatment
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND—Patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are at 51% higher risk of being hospitalized for infections than those receiving hemodialysis (HD), according to findings presented at the Canadian Society of Nephrology annual meeting.
Many patients start dialysis treatment with hemodialysis (HD) even though they initially had opted for peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to researchers.
PRAGUE—For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who initiate maintenance dialysis, those starting on peritoneal dialysis (PD) have a significantly greater death risk than those starting on hemodialysis (HD), according to a French study.
PRAGUE—End-stage renal disease patients who start on peritoneal dialysis (PD) rather than hemodialysis (HD) spend less time on a renal transplant waiting list before getting a kidney, new findings suggest.
Hemodialysis (HD) vascular access type at the time of dialysis initiation may be an important modifier that can affect overall patient survival, according to a new Canadian study.
PHOENIX—Lower serum magnesium levels are a significant predictor of mortality in patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD), researchers found.
PHOENIX—Marked hyperglycemia in diabetic patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) are at increased risk of death, a study found.
Fungal peritonitis has a worse prognosis than bacterial peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), according to a study. It is associated with higher rates of catheter removal, technique failure, and mortality.
New findings suggest that iron may have a role in the pathogenesis of calciphylaxis.