In a nationwide study, one fifth of surgeons had high AVG use rates, exceeding the guidelines threshold of 34%.
Study findings suggest that COVID-19 control efforts should prioritize ethnic minorities and patients living in densely populated areas to prevent spread.
In 2017, emergency hemodialysis for the uninsured totaled $21.8 million in hospital costs.
Incremental hemodialysis appears as safe as conventional hemodialysis with respect to death risk in appropriately selected patients, with data from randomized controlled trials suggesting that incremental hemodialysis reduced the likelihood of hospitalization.
In a study of patients on hemodialysis, proton pump inhibitor use was associated with an increased risk of hip and other bone fractures.
Intervention uptake not sufficient to assess impact of longer hemodialysis sessions on patient outcomes
Many nephrologists and other healthcare providers (HCPs) have enthusiastically embraced the July 10 presidential executive order titled, “Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative.” The 3 main components include a reduction in the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) rate by 25% by 2030; a substantial increase in home dialysis so that 80% of new ESRD patients can receive…
No matter how ordinary his life looks from the outside, though, Ed Strudwick, 67, is not a typical senior. Three times each week since February 1972 he has undergone hemodialysis, a nearly 36-year time span that could possibly make him the longest-surviving dialysis patient in the world.
The standard goal of ultrafiltration (UF) is the achievement of "dry weight," defined as the lowest weight a patient can tolerate without intradialytic symptoms or hypotension.