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. Of 148,294 patients with ESRD in the US Renal Data System, 13,094 (8.8%) had epilepsy, Paul L. Kimmel,…
In a study, volume overload tended to improve by 6 months after peritoneal dialysis initiation, then stabilize.
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.
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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.
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Hypo- and hyperthyroidism predict an increased risk of all-cause mortality.