Dialysis

Lanthanum Not More Harmful

The phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate does not adversely affect cognitive function in hemodialysis patients compared with standard phosphate binders, according to a study published in Kidney International (2007;71:252-259).

Pre-ESRD Care Cuts Early Mortality

Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at higher risk of death within the first 120 days of hemodialysis compared with 121-365 days after hemodialysis initiation, according to a report.

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