Mortality rates significantly higher for territory-dwelling Hispanic and Asian dialysis patients
Safety net-reliant patients more likely to initiate dialysis at nonprofit/independently owned facilities.
Cumulative patency rate was 92.7% at 24 months for proximal radial artery arteriovenous fistula.
In a study, monthly blood testing vs testing every 6 weeks was not associated with a lower risk of death among prevalent and incident hemodialysis (HD) patients, but is associated with an increased risk of hyperkalemia, cardiovascular events, and all-cause hospitalization among incident HD patients.
In a study, two-thirds of hemodialysis patients met criteria for frailty, which impairs independence, cognition, mood, and quality of life.
In turn, individuals with post-dialysis hypertension have significantly greater risks for all-cause mortality.
Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) occurring in 30% or more of hemodialysis sessions is associated with a 36% increased likelihood of peripheral artery disease compared with no IDH, according to a new study.
In a study, frail patients had about twice the risk for prolonged recovery from hemodialysis than non-frail patients, who appear to have more resiliency.
In a study, longer dialysis recovery times were associated with higher rates of hospital admission.
In a study of hemodialysis patients, hypercalcemia accompanied by high parathyroid hormone levels was associated with nearly 2.6-fold increased odds of intradialytic hypotension.