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Apixaban May Increase Bleeding Risk in Dialysis Patients

In a study of dialysis patients with new-onset nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, investigators found a nearly 3-fold higher incidence of fatal or intracranial bleeding among patients who took apixaban compared with those who received no treatment.
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COVID-19 Crisis Could Speed Adoption of Home Dialysis

Patients on dialysis are at especially high risk of infection and experiencing severe complications of infection. The pandemic may prompt patients and their physicians to consider the benefits of dialyzing at home.
This image accompanies an article about how dialysis facilities are preparing to prevent infection with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Dialysis Facilities Confront COVID-19

Dialysis facilities have stepped up precautions to protect patients with kidney failure from COVID-19, which can cause severe respiratory illness and death.

Gout Medication Safe, Effective in Dialysis Patients

Febuxostat is safe and effective for treating gout in patients on dialysis, according to a new study. The study was a retrospective review of clinical and laboratory data from 62 dialysis patients (45 on hemodialysis and 17 on peritoneal dialysis) with gout treated with febuxostat. The mean serum uric acid level decreased significantly from 9.36…
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