Onset at younger age with longer diabetes duration may add to risk for end-stage kidney disease.
Gradual transition to dialysis and palliative dialysis should be alternatives offered to patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, according to an editorial.
Confusing, ambiguous, and obsolete kidney health terms lead to frustration and distress in patients and caregivers, according researchers.
Kidney failure due to acute kidney injury is associated with a significantly higher death risk in the first 6 months following dialysis initiation than kidney failure resulting from diabetes, a study found.
In a study of white related living kidney donors and recipients, investigators found that older donors are at increased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) if the recipients are older at the time of ESRD onset.
In an early case series from a New York hospital, nearly 31% of patients with end-stage kidney disease with COVID-19 died.
The authors of a recent editorial present a case for considering twice-weekly rather than the standard thrice-week hemodialysis, a shift that can reduce exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus, conserve personal protective equipment and other benefits.
Patients on dialysis are at especially high risk of infection and experiencing severe complications of infection. The pandemic may prompt patients and their physicians to consider the benefits of dialyzing at home.
Patients with chronic kidney disease who have serum uromodulin levels above 55.6 ng/mL have decreases risks of end-stage kidney disease, major cardiovascular events, and death, a study found.
Patients on hemodialysis who received high-dose had similar rates of infection and rates of hospitalization for infection compared with those treated with low-dose IV iron, a secondary analysis of the PIVOTAL trial revealed.