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Hemodialysis Patients Face Higher Hip Fracture Risk

High Uric Acid Increases Death Risk in Peritoneal Dialysis

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.

Anemia Drug Works Regardless of Prior ESA Treatment

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.

Epilepsy Tied With Increased Death Risk in 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…
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