Latest Hemodialysis News
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.
Patients with vs without anemia prior to starting hemodialysis (HD) were more likely to die despite achieving target hemoglobin levels at month 4 after HD initiation.
Docs describe burnout and emotional exhaustion; moral distress at seeing suffering and injustice.
Late hospice referral may limit the benefits patients receive, according to researchers.
Study links the pain relievers to altered mental status, fall, and fracture.
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.
A serum phosphate control target of 4.5 mg/dL or below in hemodialysis patients was accompanied by a decline in fibroblast growth factor 23.
In a prospective study, aspirin users were more likely to have a successful outcome following PTA for venous stenoses in arteriovenous fistulas or grafts.
Control of parathyroid hormone did not differ markedly at 48 and 72 hours after in-center HD compared with 24 hours after daily oral administration of 30 mg cinacalcet.
Mean 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not differ significantly among groups receiving phosphate binders or dietary therapy.
In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.
Study of 109,501 incidental HD patients reveals an association between high mean corpuscular volume and increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.
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.
In a study, the 30-day readmission rate for hemodialysis patients hospitalized for cardiovascular events was 34.2%.
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