Patient and graft survival are similar for patients who were on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis prior to transplantation.
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.
Salt intake below 6 g/day is associated with increased odds of all-cause and cardiovascular in patients on hemodialysis, Japanese study shows.
Elderly patients who start dialysis with a central venous catheter but convert to an arteriovenous fistula within the first year lower their death risk significantly.
Among US dialysis patients, cardiovascular event rates are highest in those with diabetic nephropathy and lowest among those with IgA nephropathy.
Patients on hemodialysis who achieved serum phosphate levels below 4.5 mg/dL experienced a decrease in intact fibroblast growth factor 23.
In a study, hemodialysis patients who used phosphate binders had up to a 44% decreased risk of dying from infection than those who did not use the drugs.
Researchers examined the effects of the end of public funding for the medication in Australia.
Surgical procedure can correct calcium and phosphorus abnormalities and improve coronary artery calcification, study finds.
Meta-analysis reveals a 39% decreased risk of any infection among patients on long-term dialysis who have high or normal vitamin D levels.
Study reveals 15% lower odds of arteriovenous access use at hemodialysis initiation among women vs men.
New study "adds to the evidence of obesity-associated advantages," researchers conclude.
Apixaban recipients had a 28% lower risk for major bleeding compared with patients treated with warfarin.
Patterns of use, timing of hospice similar among patients with diverse spending trajectories.
FGF-23 may have an effect on adipose tissue that contributes to an obesity paradox observed in patients with end-stage renal disease.
The devices use 1 or 2 catheters placed within the blood vessels to form AVFs in the arms of patients on hemodialysis.
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.
CMS also has upcoming plans to impose fiscal penalties related to dialysis treatment.
Docs describe burnout and emotional exhaustion; moral distress at seeing suffering and injustice.
1. In this cross-sectional study, of those patients on maintenance hemodialysis that were referred to hospice care, 41.5% received care for only 3 days or less. 2. While patients who were enrolled in hospice care were less likely to die in hospital or undergo intensive procedures prior to death, they were more likely to be 
Late hospice referral may limit the benefits patients receive, according to researchers.
Study links the pain relievers to altered mental status, fall, and fracture.
1. Veterans receiving pre-end stage renal disease (ESRD) nephrology care in under the Medicare system were more likely to undergo dialysis and had a higher two-year mortality rate than veterans that received pre-ESRD care through the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA). 2. Differences in dialysis initiation between Medicare and VA were more pronounced in patients 
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.
In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.
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