Elderly patients with 3 or more geriatric impairments at dialysis initiation was associated with a nearly 3-fold higher 12-month mortality risk compared with those were less impaired.
In a study of patients on hemodialysis, proton pump inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of hip and other bone fractures.
During the first year of hemodialysis, patients readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge have a higher risk of death the following year than those who have no hospital admissions, a study found.
Children initiating dialysis at higher eGFRs had a 36% higher risk for death than those initiating at lower eGFRs.
Home dialysis use increased in all groups; racial, ethnic differences decreased from 2005 to 2013
In a study of dialysis patients, the “real-world” mortality rate was less than half that of randomized clinical trials: 8.9 vs 18.6 per 100 patient-years.
Prevalence of high caregiver burden increased after initiation of dialysis
Employment rates low among patients initiating dialysis
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%.