End Stage Renal Disease

AV Access at Hemodialysis Initiation Less Likely Among Women

AV Access at Hemodialysis Initiation Less Likely Among Women

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Study reveals 15% lower odds of arteriovenous access use at hemodialysis initiation among women vs men.

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.

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

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Type 2 diabetes is among the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but the estimated cumulative risk of ESRD at 20 years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is less than 1%.

Phosphate Binders Do Not Interfere With Vitamin D Therapy

Phosphate Binders Do Not Interfere With Vitamin D Therapy

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Mean 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not differ significantly among groups receiving phosphate binders or dietary therapy.

Hemodialysis Patients With Low Selenium Levels More Likely to Die

Hemodialysis Patients With Low Selenium Levels More Likely to Die

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Prospective study reveals that patients on hemodialysis whose blood selenium concentrations are in the lowest decile have a 3.4-fold higher odds of death.

Renal Replacement Therapy Trends in ADPKD Characterized

Renal Replacement Therapy Trends in ADPKD Characterized

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Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to autosomal polycystic kidney disease are more likely to receive a kidney transplant than those with ESRD from other causes, new study finds.

Readmission Rates High for HD Patients After CVD Hospitalization

Readmission Rates High for HD Patients After CVD Hospitalization

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In a study, the 30-day readmission rate for hemodialysis patients hospitalized for cardiovascular events was 34.2%.

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.

Childhood Kidney Disease Ups Risk for Kidney Failure Later in Life

Childhood Kidney Disease Ups Risk for Kidney Failure Later in Life

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In an Israeli study, individuals who had any type of kidney disease as children had a 4-fold increased risk of end-stage renal disease in adulthood.

Dialysis Withdrawal Preceded by Worsening Medical Condition

Dialysis Withdrawal Preceded by Worsening Medical Condition

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New study finds an increase in medical events and institutionalization in the months leading up to dialysis withdrawal.

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