The study findings may help guide decision-making for clinicians caring for patients who receive hemodialysis or kidney transplant with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Until now, no other treatment has been shown to reduce heart attack risk in patients on dialysis.
Investigators observed the association in a study of 63 Japanese men undergoing hemodialysis.
In a study of patients receiving dialysis, 1 in 5 patients fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, had undetectable levels of antibodies 5 to 6 months after vaccination.
A sex-specific difference in dialysis initiation emerged in a study of participants in the multinational Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.
High rate of fistula use, low rates of secondary procedures and complications seen at 5 years
Ambulance use is more than 20-fold higher among the dialysis than general population, according to investigators.
A mediation analysis was also conducted to analyze the degree to which kidney decline contributes to potassium-related mortality.
In 2020, nearly 72% of patients in a US study initiated dialysis at an eGFR of 10 mL/min/1.73 m2 or higher.
Previous studies indicate that selenium and selenoproteins are involved in erythropoiesis.