Dialysis facilities have stepped up precautions to protect patients with kidney failure from COVID-19, which can cause severe respiratory illness and death.
Febuxostat is safe and effective for treating gout in patients on dialysis, according to a new study. The study was a retrospective review of clinical and laboratory data from 62 dialysis patients (45 on hemodialysis and 17 on peritoneal dialysis) with gout treated with febuxostat. The mean serum uric acid level decreased significantly from 9.36…
In a study, patients on maintenance dialysis spent 22 extra days per year in the hospital than patients with kidney failure not treated with dialysis.
Investigators found no meaningful survival difference between patients transitioning to home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis within 12 months of dialysis initiation.
Patients starting on peritoneal dialysis or in-center hemodialysis have similar mortality risks, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using propensity score matching to compare mortality risks between the modalities.
The study expands on prior research by incorporating a larger more diverse CKD/ESRD population followed over a longer period, and it adjusted for several important confounders, such as kidney transplant status.
A gender disparity in the use of RRT favoring male patients has persisted over a 50-year period from 1965 to 2015, according to a new study.
Initiation of PD increased above national trends after implementation of multidisciplinary tool
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 patients on peritoneal dialysis, serum uric acid levels in the highest quintile are associated with a nearly 1.5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality compared with levels in the third quintile, a study found.