Among the multiple risk factors increasing mortality risk in patients on hemodialysis, serum uric acid has garnered much interest.
Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis is an important strategy to promote home dialysis, according to investigators.
Patients on dialysis die from cancer at twice the rate as those of the same age and sex in the general population, a study found.
No medication is currently approved to treat vascular calcification in this population.
Intravenous etelcalcetide use remains limited by cost and reimbursement, investigators noted.
The current US Kidney Allocation System (KAS) may disadvantage waitlist candidates already receiving dialysis, according to investigators.
Reduction in risk of admission and deaths with prior 2-dose vaccination versus no vaccination
Changes in anemia care associated with lower risks for major adverse cardiovascular events, stroke, mortality, heart failure
Clinical improvement in pruritus itch intensity occurs in fewer weeks than previously reported.
A study of patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis revealed that those who contracted COVID-19 were more likely to die in the 90-day post-COVID-19 period than those who did not have COVID-19.