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NKF Urges Dialysis Patients Not to Stop Treatments

The National Kidney Foundation issued a statement today urging patients on dialysis to continue undergoing treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is extremely important for kidney patients to continue with their regularly scheduled dialysis treatments and take extra precautions when visiting the facilities to best protect their health,” said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer for NKF. “Skipping…

Dialysis Modalities Found to Offer Similar Survival

Patients starting on peritoneal dialysis or in-center hemodialysis have similar mortality risks, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using propensity score matching to compare mortality risks between the modalities.

Sleep Apnea Raises Death Risk in Advanced CKD, ESRD

The study expands on prior research by incorporating a larger more diverse CKD/ESRD population followed over a longer period, and it adjusted for several important confounders, such as kidney transplant status.
Heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy

Cardiovascular Disease Found to Raise ESRD Risk

Not only do kidney disease patients have higher rates of cardiovascular events, cardiovascular disease events may increase the risk of end-stage renal disease in the general population.
beer and alcohol

Heavy Alcohol Use May Hasten CKD Progression

A study of patients with chronic kidney disease found that regular and occasional binge drinkers had double the risk of disease progression compared with non-drinkers.
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