Hemodialysis

Clues to Spontaneous Resolution of Anemia in Hemodialysis Found

Clues to Spontaneous Resolution of Anemia in Hemodialysis Found

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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.

Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

Anemia Severity Linked to LVH Risk in Pediatric Dialysis

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Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.

Predialysis Nephrology Care Associated With Lower AFib Risk

Predialysis Nephrology Care Associated With Lower AFib Risk

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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.

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

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In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.

Daily Walking Improves Physical, Mental Wellbeing of Dialysis Patients

Daily Walking Improves Physical, Mental Wellbeing of Dialysis Patients

The study shows that simple, home-based exercise programs hold potential for improving physical functioning in dialysis patients.

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

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Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.

Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

Infection Rates Among Dialysis Patients Declining

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The positive trend is more pronounced among established patients than those who recently started dialysis.

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