WASHINGTON, D.C.—Catheter-based blood flow measured at the end of hemodialysis access revascularization procedures may predict graft survival, new data suggest.
GRAPEVINE, Tex.—Diabetes mellitus and cardiac disease are not associated with shorter life expectancy among patients aged 70 years and older when they commence dialysis, but those who had an arteriovenous (AV) fistula at dialysis initiation had better survival than individuals who started dialysis with a cuffed tunneled catheter.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) improves the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with stage 5 CKD, but unexpected deterioration in renal function could occur in patients with earlier CKD stages, investigators in Turkey report.
Focal therapy with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of localized prostate cancer provides immediate cancer control, comparable to that of other treatment modalities, according to Japanese researchers.
Antihypertensive treatment with perindopril prevents recurrent stroke in CKD patients across a wide spectrum of BP levels, according to Australian and Japanese researchers. They saw no evidence for a higher risk of stroke among individuals with low BP.