Many nephrologists and other healthcare providers (HCPs) have enthusiastically embraced the July 10 presidential executive order titled, “Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative.” The 3 main components include a reduction in the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) rate by 25% by 2030; a substantial increase in home dialysis so that 80% of new ESRD patients can receive…
The ability of direct-acting antivirals to eradicate hepatitis C influenced every chapter of the updated 2018 guideline, according to the work group responsible for the revisions.
Meta-analysis reveals no statistically significant increase in the risks of infection, cardiovascular events, hospitalizations, or death with the use of high-dose parenteral iron.
Receipt of maintenance dialysis and more intensive patterns of end-of-life care linked to lower ratings
Elderly patients with 3 or more geriatric impairments at dialysis initiation was associated with a nearly 3-fold higher 12-month mortality risk compared with those were less impaired.
In a study of patients on hemodialysis, proton pump inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of hip and other bone fractures.
During the first year of hemodialysis, patients readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge have a higher risk of death the following year than those who have no hospital admissions, a study found.
Children initiating dialysis at higher eGFRs had a 36% higher risk for death than those initiating at lower eGFRs.
Home dialysis use increased in all groups; racial, ethnic differences decreased from 2005 to 2013
In a study of dialysis patients, the “real-world” mortality rate was less than half that of randomized clinical trials: 8.9 vs 18.6 per 100 patient-years.