Tag: end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

1. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was superior to standard angioplasty for stenotic lesion treatment in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas. 2. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was shown to be noninferior to standard angioplasty for adverse events. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Arteriovenous (AV) fistulas are given preference over central venous hemodialysis catheters during hemodialysis...
1. In this double-blind phase 3 trial involving patients undergoing hemodialysis who had moderate-to-severe pruritus, a clinically significant decrease in itching intensity was noted in a greater percentage of patients in the difelikefalin group than in the placebo group. 2. On average, improvements in itching-related quality of life were also...
1. In this double-blind phase 3 trial involving patients undergoing hemodialysis who had moderate-to-severe pruritus, a clinically significant decrease in itching intensity was noted in a greater percentage of patients in the difelikefalin group than in the placebo group. 2. On average, improvements in itching-related quality of life were also...
Roxadustat for anemia in patients with kidney disease not receiving dialysis Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related anemia is associated with significant morbidity, and remains undertreated worldwide. Adequate treatment of CKD-related anemia is associated with reduced transfusion rates and improved clinical outcomes. Roxadustat is a hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor that...
1. In this observational cohort study of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis, there was no observed difference in cardiovascular events for patients receiving calcium-containing or calcium-free phosphate binders. 2. There was no difference in outcomes observed in pre-specified subgroup analysis based on sex or age group. Evidence Rating...
Association of Racial Disparities With Access to Kidney Transplant After the Implementation of the New Kidney Allocation System There are many reasons why a patient may be made inactive on the kidney transplant waiting list, including psychosocial or financial issues or medical comorbidities. This has important implications for a patient’s...