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NKF Urges Dialysis Patients Not to Stop Treatments

The National Kidney Foundation issued a statement today urging patients on dialysis to continue undergoing treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is extremely important for kidney patients to continue with their regularly scheduled dialysis treatments and take extra precautions when visiting the facilities to best protect their health,” said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer for NKF. “Skipping…

Epilepsy Tied With Increased Death Risk in Dialysis

Nearly 1 in 10 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has epilepsy, and the disorder as well as a commonly prescribed medication for it are associated with an increased risk of premature death, a new study found. According to the authors, seizures are a known complication of uremia, hemodialysis, medications such as antibiotics, and comorbidities…

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