Meta-analysis suggests a 9% decreased 5-year mortality risk associated with pre-transplant peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis.
Daily home hemodialysis also decreases likelihood of hospitalization and technique failure.
Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.
In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.
New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.
Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.
Mission 0by25 hopes to stop preventable deaths from AKI by 2025.
Risk of hospitalization and modality failure is significantly lower, Canadian study finds.
Study of coronary artery calcification (CAC) risk also shows serum phosphorus levels associated with nutritional intake and dialysis adequacy.
New study excluded hemodialysis patients who used central venous catheters for vascular access.
Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.
Large study looked at matched pairs of lupus patients with renal disease starting dialysis with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Highest survival rates found among patients whose initial dialysis modality was PD but where then switched to hemodialysis.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.
The risk is more than 13 times greater than with peritoneal dialysis.
Study reveals a decline in the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an increase in the use of iron.
Peritoneal dialysis PD patients are routinely advised not to swim in a lake, a pool, or the sea.
The adjusted rate fell 26.5% from 1996 to 2011, but remains much higher than in the general population.
An overview of how data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' CROWNWeb system could provide additional support.
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.
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