The gold standard for measuring glucose control, the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test, may be inaccurate in diabetic patients on hemodialysis, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON D.C—CT-guided percutaneous cryoablation of renal tumors appears to be a viable option for the treatment of selected small renal cell tumors, according to new data presented at the 2008 Society of Interventional Radiology 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting.
ORLANDO—Patients with gram-negative peritonitis (GNP) undergoing early catheter removal have a higher rate of permanent transfer to hemodialysis but a lower death rate compared with GNP patients not having their catheter removed, according to study findings presented here at the 2008 Annual Dialysis Conference.
ORLANDO—Patients who switched from short daily hemodialysis (SDHD) to nocturnal daily hemodialysis (NDHD) say they experienced improved quality of life with a more normal lifestyle, according to a small study presented here at the 2008 Annual Dialysis Conference.
Influenza vaccination is safe and effective for renal transplant patients, according to European researchers.