The first months following transition from PD to HD are a perilous period for patients.
Apixaban is a direct oral anticoagulant that relies less on kidney excretion.
To reach the goals of the Advancing American Kidney Health Executive Order, “strategic efforts to care for racial and ethnic minorities” are needed, according to the authors of a new review.
Although cardiovascular mortality rates declined, clinicians should still be vigilant to prevent poor outcomes in patients receiving dialysis, according to investigators.
The federal Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative “may incentivize treatment patterns that generate short-term savings but may be costlier long-term,” according to investigators.
Among patients aged 22 to 44 years, Black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive a kidney transplant compared with White patients.
Use of home dialysis and modalities other than conventional in-center hemodialysis is expected to grow.
Appropriate imaging can help identify patients who need intensive medical treatment.
Whether the risk reductions justify early dialysis initiation is a matter of debate.
A sex-specific difference in dialysis initiation emerged in a study of participants in the multinational Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study.