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.
Fatigue in CKD and ESRD patients may be due to reasons other than sleep quality.
Calculations may fail to take into account the expected fall in creatinine due to loss of muscle mass.
Use of the drugs is also associated with a decreased need for dialysis.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—An overhydration (OH) index derived from spectroscopic bioimpedance may help guide ultrafiltration in hemodialysis (HD) patients and the modification of their antihypertensive therapy, according to a researcher.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—The 13-lined hibernating ground squirrel may provide clues to keeping organs cold and well preserved for prolonged periods, according to research presented at the 2011 World Congress of Nephrology.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—A German team is gathering information to create a tool to accurately predict which dialysis patients are most likely to succumb to sudden cardiac death.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Middle-aged individuals with isolated medical abnormalities are often acceptable as kidney donors, a researcher said.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Elevated serum uric acid levels strongly predict development of albuminuria in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers in Romania.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—High circulating levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) independently predict an increased risk of cardiovascular and overall mortality in dialysis patients, data suggest.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Patients who experience moderate or severe acute kidney injury (AKI) after suffering an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may have worse short- and mid-term survival than patients who not have AKI, data suggest.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—High plasma renin activity (PRA) is associated with adverse renal outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to study findings presented at the World Congress of Nephrology.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Greater fish consumption is associated with smaller declines in kidney function in women, researchers reported at the World Congress of Nephrology.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Pentoxiphylline (PTF) may slow the rate of renal function decline in patients with diabetes-related chronic kidney disease who are taking drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a Spanish study found.
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Statin treatment may decrease the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events and all-cause mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, according to researchers.