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Effect of frequent nocturnal hemodialysis vs conventional hemodialysis on left ventricular mass and quality of life: a randomized controlled trial.
This preliminary study revealed that frequent nocturnal hemodialysis improved left ventricular mass, reduced the need for blood pressure medications, improved some measures of mineral metabolism, and improved selected measures of quality of life.
Associations between hemodialysis access type and clinical outcomes: a systematic review.
In conclusion, persons using catheters for hemodialysis seem to have the highest risks for death, infections, and cardiovascular events compared with other vascular access types, and patients with usable fistulas have the lowest risk.
Chronic dialysis and death among survivors of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis.
Acute kidney injury necessitating in-hospital dialysis was associated with an increased risk of chronic dialysis but not all-cause mortality, and the primary end point was the need for chronicdialysis.
Patency rates of the arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
In recent years, AVFs had a high rate of primary failure and low to moderate primary and secondary patency rates and consideration of these outcomes is required when choosing a patient's preferred access type.
Relation between kidney function, proteinuria, and adverse outcomes.
The risks of mortality, myocardial infarction, and progression to kidney failure associated with a given level of eGFR are independently increased in patients with higher levels of proteinuria.
Home care assistance and the utilization of peritoneal dialysis.
Barriers to self-care PD are very common in the elderly ESRD population but home care assistance significantly increases the number of patients who can be safely offered PD.