Peritoneal Dialysis

High Mean Corpuscular Volume Ups Death Risk in PD Patients

High Mean Corpuscular Volume Ups Death Risk in PD Patients

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Peritoneal dialysis patients with MCV of 96 fl or more had a 29% greater risk for early death compared with a reference group.

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Unaffected by Dialysis Modality

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Unaffected by Dialysis Modality

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Patient and graft survival are similar for patients who were on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis prior to transplantation.

Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

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Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.

Cinacalcet Cessation Associated With Increases in PTH, Calcium

Cinacalcet Cessation Associated With Increases in PTH, Calcium

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Researchers examined the effects of the end of public funding for the medication in Australia.

High FGF-23 Levels Linked to Lower Adiposity in Dialysis Patients

High FGF-23 Levels Linked to Lower Adiposity in Dialysis Patients

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FGF-23 may have an effect on adipose tissue that contributes to an obesity paradox observed in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Octogenarians Benefit From Nephrology Consult Before Dialysis Start

Octogenarians Benefit From Nephrology Consult Before Dialysis Start

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In a Swiss study, patients aged 80 years or more were significantly less likely to die if they had a nephrology referral prior to initiating dialysis.

Predialysis Nephrology Care Associated With Lower AFib Risk

Predialysis Nephrology Care Associated With Lower AFib Risk

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Older patients who had more frequent nephrology visits prior to initiating dialysis had a lower incidence of atrial fibrillation in the year after initiating dialysis compared with those who did not.

ADPKD Linked to Lower Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

ADPKD Linked to Lower Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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Among patients on peritoneal dialysis, the odds of death are 32% lower among those with vs without autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, meta-analysis finds.

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

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In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.

Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Improves Phosphorus Control in PD

Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide Improves Phosphorus Control in PD

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In addition, average phosphate binder pill burden decreased by more than half.

Fresenius Names New Chief Medical Information Officer

Fresenius Names New Chief Medical Information Officer

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Fresenius Medical Care North America has promoted Ahmad Sharif, MD, MPH, to Chief Medical Information Officer for North America.

Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions

Calciphylaxis in CKD Patients Linked to Hypercoagulable Conditions

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In patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, lupus anticoagulant and combined thrombophilia occur more frequently in those with versus without calciphylaxis, case-control study shows.

Darbepoetin Alfa Safe for Pediatric CKD Patients With Anemia

Darbepoetin Alfa Safe for Pediatric CKD Patients With Anemia

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Researchers tested once weekly and biweekly administration of darbepoetin alfa in children aged 1 to 18 years not previously treated with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.

Residual Renal Function Not Linked to ESA Requirements

Residual Renal Function Not Linked to ESA Requirements

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Researchers find no significant difference in the median erythropoietin resistance index between patients with versus without residual renal function.

Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis Offer Similar Survival

Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis Offer Similar Survival

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Effect of either dialysis modality on survival does not vary over time, study finds.

High Rates of Infective Endocarditis Found Among ESRD Patients

High Rates of Infective Endocarditis Found Among ESRD Patients

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Hemodialysis patients had higher rates of infective endocarditis than peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.

For Treating Uremic Pruritus, Evidence is Strongest for Gabapentin

For Treating Uremic Pruritus, Evidence is Strongest for Gabapentin

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Except for gabapentin, evidence for 38 other treatments is weak and limited by small studies with a high risk of bias, new review finds.

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Elevated in Dialysis Patients

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Elevated in Dialysis Patients

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VTE is more common among dialysis patients than in the general population, and the risk is highest in the first 6 months after dialysis initiation.

Insurance Type Affects Initial Dialysis Modality Choice

Insurance Type Affects Initial Dialysis Modality Choice

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ESRD patients aged 60-64 years with no insurance or who are on Medicaid are less likely to initiate peritoneal dialysis.

Topical Gentamicin Superior for Preventing Some PD Infections

Topical Gentamicin Superior for Preventing Some PD Infections

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Gentamicin cream use was associated with fewer exit-site infections due to gram-negative bacteria.

Female PD Patients Have Lower Hemoglobin Despite Anemia Treatment

Female PD Patients Have Lower Hemoglobin Despite Anemia Treatment

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New and established peritoneal dialysis patients both showed this trend.

Calciphylaxis Risk Higher in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Calciphylaxis Risk Higher in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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Their risk of the rare but life-threatening condition is twice as high as in hemodialysis patients.

Low Sodium Levels Up  PD Patient Mortality

Low Sodium Levels Up PD Patient Mortality

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Patients in the lowest serum sodium group had a 49% increased risk of dying compared with those who had the highest serum sodium levels.

Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Death Risk Linked to Thyroid Dysfunction

Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Death Risk Linked to Thyroid Dysfunction

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Hypo- and hyperthyroidism predict an increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Assisted PD May Be a Safe Alternative to In-Center HD

Assisted PD May Be a Safe Alternative to In-Center HD

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Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.

Low Sodium Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

Low Sodium Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

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Sodium levels below 140 mEq/L associated with a higher death risk vs levels of 140 to less than 142 mEq/L.

ACEIs, ARBs May Cut Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators' CV Risk

ACEIs, ARBs May Cut Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators' CV Risk

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Researchers found a 16% lower risk for strokes, heart attacks, and death combined among patients who took ACEIs or ARBs.

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

Higher Cancer Risk in Dialysis Patients Confirmed

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The risk is most elevated among individuals aged 44 years or younger.

Anemia Risk Factors in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients ID'd

Anemia Risk Factors in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients ID'd

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New findings implicate transferrin saturation and nutritional status assessed by albumin.

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

Rapid Use of PD Catheters in Children Possible

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Researchers report successful use of catheters within 24 hours in urgent situations.

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