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Dialysis Modalities Found to Offer Similar Survival

Patients starting on peritoneal dialysis or in-center hemodialysis have similar mortality risks, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using propensity score matching to compare mortality risks between the modalities.

Sleep Apnea Raises Death Risk in Advanced CKD, ESRD

The study expands on prior research by incorporating a larger more diverse CKD/ESRD population followed over a longer period, and it adjusted for several important confounders, such as kidney transplant status.
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.
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