Tag: dialysis

1. Patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis experienced fewer serious adverse events if treated proactively with high-dose intravenous iron sucrose compared to patients reactively treated with low-dose iron sucrose. 2. Higher doses of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents were utilized more in the low-dose iron group compared to the high-dose group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study...
1. Patient reported experience has recently been incorporated into Quality Incentive Programs for dialysis centers across the United States. Lower patient experience scores were reported in for-profit, free-standing, and large dialysis organization centers. 2. Centers with higher proportion of black and Native American patients had lower patient reported experience...
1. Veterans receiving pre-end stage renal disease (ESRD) nephrology care in under the Medicare system were more likely to undergo dialysis and had a higher two-year mortality rate than veterans that received pre-ESRD care through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). 2. Differences in dialysis initiation between Medicare and VA...
Assessing the Risks Associated with MRI in Patients with a Pacemaker or Defibrillator Patients with implanted cardiovascular electronic devices, such as pacemakers or defibrillators (ICD), often face safety concerns when requiring MRI images, often excluding these patients from MRI studies. This prospective cohort study, MagSafe Registry, identified 1500 patients with...
1. Critically ill patients in the ICU with severe acute kidney injury (AKI) who were randomized to early renal replacement therapy (RRT) had essentially the same 60-day mortality rate as those whose treatment was delayed until a hard indication for renal replacement therapy arose. 2. Patients in the delayed-strategy group...
  1. Qualitative analysis of medical records pertaining to the decision to start maintenance dialysis shows that physician practices and clinical situations, namely acute illnesses, are greater drivers of dialysis initiation compared to patient preferences. 2. Physicians are more likely to view dialysis as necessary with an emphasis on safety. Patients...
1. In this retrospective cohort study, which examined patients receiving maintenance dialysis for end-stage renal disease, 21.9% of patients who received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) survived to discharge. 2. There was a median post-discharge survival interval was 5.0 months, which is much lower than the previously reported median post-discharge survival of...