Renal Replacement Therapy

Dialysis Techniques for ARF May Yield Similar Outcomes

Intermittent hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) appear to lead to similar clinical outcomes for patients with acute renal failure (ARF), according to researchers who reviewed 30 randomized controlled trials and eight prospective cohort studies.

Pre-ESRD Care, Insurance Type Linked

SAN FRANCISCO—Medicaid patients are less likely to have seen a nephrologist or kidney dietitian prior to starting renal replacement therapy (RRT) compared with patients covered by Medicare or employer group health insurance, data show.

Gadolinium Peril Confirmed

Scottish researchers have confirmed an association between gadolinium-based contrast agent use and development of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with renal failure undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT), according to a report in Radiology (2007; published online ahead of print).

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