Patients receiving their first kidney transplant are at 18% higher risk for newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation if they were on hemodialysis rather than peritoneal dialysis prior to transplantation, a study found.
The risks for sudden cardiac death from certain QT-prolonging antibiotics increase with steeper serum to dialysate potassium gradients.
The kidney stone rate appears to have risen among kidney transplant recipients over the past 2 decades, according to investigators.
Currently, there is no approved therapy for calciphylaxis.
Adverse events rates have been rising over time among patients receiving dialysis, investigators reported.
A covered stent appears to be a safe alternative to angioplasty alone for AVF stenosis, according to investigators.
Most states covering outpatient hemodialysis for undocumented immigrants use emergency Medicaid.
The rate of esophageal and gastric erosions among patients on dialysis eligible for anemia treatment was approximately 49 events per 100 patient-years, investigators report.
Patients receiving peritoneal dialysis rather than hemodialysis or both modalities have the lowest rate of ESA hyporesponse.
Patients with persistent ESA hyporesponse had especially high rates of adverse events.