In a study of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, mortality was nearly twice as high among dialysis patients.
In a nationwide study, one fifth of surgeons had high AVG use rates, exceeding the guidelines threshold of 34%.
High platelet counts and anemia are among the risk factors for arteriovenous fistula dysfunction in patients on hemodialysis.
Mean time to species identification 3.61 to 7.70 hours, depending on number of samples tested
In a study, upper arm arteriovenous fistulas were associated with better hemodialysis access survival.
The interdependence of trajectories in patient parameters, such as albumin and white blood cell count, may suggest certain disease processes.
Patients with Staphylococcus aureus catheter-related bloodstream infections are the most likely to present with fever, rigor, or both, a study found.
Patients receiving hemodialysis with arteriovenous fistulas vs central venous catheters are less likely to die or be hospitalized.
In a small study of hemodialysis patients, the highest 3 quartiles of serum thyrotropin were associated with nearly triple the risks for worse endothelial function.
Even a low HAS-BLED score of 0 was associated with high risk for bleeding in this population: 5.6 per 100 patient-years.