Study findings suggest that COVID-19 control efforts should prioritize ethnic minorities and patients living in densely populated areas to prevent spread.
Compared with children starting dialysis in 1995, those starting dialysis after 2006 had a significant 26% decreased risk of dying from cardiovascular causes in adjusted analyses.
Survey shows 23.2% of those who want CPR in the event of cardiac arrest value life prolongation.
The ESAS-r:Renal questionnaire improved symptom assessment of patients on hemodialysis but had little if any effect on symptom management, a study found.
Improvements in patency potentially enable uninterrupted dialysis and reduced use of central venous catheters.
Understanding and addressing the disparities will be important in preparing for future vaccination programs for other viral diseases, including COVID-19, researchers say.
Researchers suggest effective COVID-19 screening within hemodialysis centers needs to include both RT-PCR and antibody testing to identify all patients requiring isolation.
Patients with multiple myeloma on dialysis who are undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation are at an increased risk for inpatient mortality.
Increases in mortality for same day, over following 30 days linked to increase in PM2.5 exposure.
In separate COVID-19 studies, investigators found that only some infected kidney transplant outpatients required hospitalization and patients on maintenance hemodialysis often have an atypical presentation of symptoms.