In January 2021, fewer than 1 in 4 unvaccinated patients receiving dialysis had evidence of past SARS-CoV-2 infection.
A 6-month program of intra-dialytic cycling improved left ventricular mass.
Weight loss partly accounted for the association between high parathyroid hormone levels and mortality among patients on hemodialysis.
Performance-based financial penalties not associated with improvement in total performance scores, specific measures
Age, diabetes, local community COVID-19 rates, dialysis unit size linked to positive test for infection or admission with suspected COVID-19
Findings support COVID-19 vaccination of patients on dialysis but suggest that a shift in vaccine strategy for kidney transplant recipients may be warranted.
A study of patients who initiated dialysis in the Southeast United States found that those receiving care at for-profit facilities were 16% less likely to receive a kidney transplant referral than patients at non-profit facilities.
Investigators reviewed 13 trials of spironolactone and 1 trial of eplerenone.
In a community-based dialysis program, nearly 10% of patients successfully converted from 3 to 2 hemodialysis sessions per week.
Etelcalcetide use in patients with diabetic nephropathy might protect against development of adynamic bone disease, according to investigators.