Dialysis

Vitamin E-Coated Filters Fight Anemia

Long-term use of vitamin E-coated polysulfone membrane (VECM) dialysis filters may significantly improve hemoglobin levels and reduce requirements of erythropoietin (EPO), according to an Italian study.

No Marker IDs Nonresponders to IV Iron

SAN DIEGO—No baseline transferrin saturation (TSAT), serum ferritin, or soluble transferrin receptor value predicts how hemodialysis patients with high ferritin levels will respond to IV iron therapy.

Daily Dialysis Boosts Survival

Patients who dialyze daily at home rather than thrice weekly have better outcomes, according to recent research.

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