Restoration of iron homeostasis and normal hepcidin levels appears to play a key role in freeing hemodialysis patients from having to receive erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.
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.
In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.
The study shows that simple, home-based exercise programs hold potential for improving physical functioning in dialysis patients.
Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.
The positive trend is more pronounced among established patients than those who recently started dialysis.
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