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Patients with the highest levels of serum alkaline phosphatase were more likely to die from infections and cardiovascular causes.
In hemodialysis patients, only non-traditional risk factors such as C-reactive protein predicted non-fatal myocardial infarction and other atherosclerotic events, researchers report.
New study finds an increase in medical events and institutionalization in the months leading up to dialysis withdrawal.
Standardized transplantation referral ratio shows most variation is due to within-facility characteristics.
Patients on hemodialysis who undergo radical cystectomy for bladder cancer have 30-day and 5-year mortality rates of 9.3% and 87.9%, respectively, study finds.
Employment low overall at 23 to 24% but increased 4.7% from 1996-2001 to 2008-2013.
Study finds that 44% of hospital readmissions among hemodialysis patients are related to pulmonary edema, with initial pulmonary edema-related hospitalization the strongest predictor for readmission due to the condition.
Researchers find a higher proportion of hemodialysis patients with interdialytic weight gain greater than 2 kg among patients with versus without obstructive sleep apnea.
The 5-year relative risk for mortality was 14-fold higher for undocumented immigrants receiving emergency-only versus standard hemodialysis.
Canadian study reveals no significant effect of driving distance to a nephrology practice on the rate and appropriate management of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Antiretroviral therapies have prolonged the survival of HIV patients, but the drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys.
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.
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.
Researchers find no significant difference in the median erythropoietin resistance index between patients with versus without residual renal function.
High doses of iron are associated with a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, regardless of the dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.
Effect of either dialysis modality on survival does not vary over time, study finds.
Intravenous iron and erythropoietin produced a similar hemoglobin response among hemodialysis patients with moderate anemia.
Secondary hyperparathyroidism may have a detrimental effect on successful arteriovenous fistula creation, researcher says.
The 5-year survival rates was 80.7% for patients in the lowest quartile of serum uric acid at HD initiation versus 89.6% for those in the highest quartile.
Study reveals 2-fold higher incidence of bacteremia among dialysis patients with low and high serum sodium levels.
Each 0.1 increase in WHR is associated with a 1.7-fold increased risk of cardiovascular death.
Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder had an 11% lower death risk 1 year after initiating dialysis than those without the disorder, study finds.
Even at very low levels, residual kidney function in hemodialysis patients clears uremic solutes.
From 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among patients starting hemodialysis increased from 67.9% to 87.6% and from 43.1% to 59.6%, respectively.
After adjusting for confounders, patients on intensive home hemodialysis and recipients of deceased-donor kidneys showed no significant difference in death risk
US veterans who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention prior to starting dialysis had a 28% lower risk of death.
Hemodialysis patients who have fistula are 24% more likely to experience a first infection-related hospitalization if they dialyze at home rather than in a dialysis center.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement increases the risk of requiring renal replacement therapy and the risk of death among patients with stage 4 or 5 CKD.
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