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.
For patients on peritoneal dialysis, 1.75 vs 1.25 mmol/L dialysate calcium was superior at reducing intact parathyroid hormone levels, meta-analysis revealed.
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
A study of anemic patients on peritoneal dialysis found that roxadustat maintained target hemoglobin levels even in those who received previous treatment with an erythropoiesis stimulating agent.
Employment rates low among patients initiating dialysis
Nearly 1 in 10 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has epilepsy, and the disorder as well as a commonly prescribed medication for it are associated with an increased risk of premature death, a new study found. According to the authors, seizures are a known complication of uremia, hemodialysis, medications such as antibiotics, and comorbidities…
In a study, volume overload tended to improve by 6 months after peritoneal dialysis initiation, then stabilize.