In a new study, patients with serum phosphate levels above 1.78 mmol/L at the start of peritoneal dialysis had a nearly 2-fold increased risk of death.
PD-related infection, mortality, fatigue are highest-ranked outcomes for patients, caregivers
Time-averaged hemoglobin levels, not hemoglobin cycling, is associated with an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis patients, a study found.
Older patients who had more frequent nephrology visits prior to initiating dialysis had a lower incidence of atrial fibrillation in the year after initiating dialysis compared with those who did not.
In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.
Gentamicin cream use was associated with fewer exit-site infections due to gram-negative bacteria.
Patients in the lowest serum sodium group had a 49% increased risk of dying compared with those who had the highest serum sodium levels.
Hypo- and hyperthyroidism predict an increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis are associated with similar hospitalization rates.
Starting on peritoneal dialysis was associated with a 25% lower dementia risk versus starting on hemodialysis, a study showed.