In the first 5 years after dialysis initiation, women had a 6% increased risk for death compared with men in adjusted analyses.
Advanced practitioners providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants play an increasingly important role in nephrology and urology practices.
Strict management of secondary hyperparathyroidism may be necessary to improve prognosis in patients on dialysis who have coronary artery disease requiring percutaneous coronary intervention.
Serum levels of phosphate and parathyroid hormone are lower early in the day and higher late in the day, recently reported data suggest.
The hospitalization rate and number of hospital days increased significantly in the year after parathyroidectomy vs the year before, whereas dialysis visits and office visits decreased significantly.
In a retrospective study, investigators found that radiofrequency ablation and parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients on dialysis achieved intact parathyroid hormone levels in the target range in similar proportions of patients.
Clinicians are increasingly using dietary protein and exercise interventions during hemodialysis to help maintain patients’ muscle strength.
Convergence in the costs of intravenous dialysis drugs seen between peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis