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  • HD Dose and Patient Survival: More is Better

    Even using spKt/V—a flawed measure that considers only urea—a study of 558 standard HD patients from 2015 to 2020, of whom 214 died, found that a higher dose of dialysis reduced the risk of all-cause mortality by 33%.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-09-13)

    Tags: HD Dose, Dialysis Dose, Patient Survival, All cause Mortality

  • Too-high OR Too-low LDL Cholesterol and Survival on PD

    A retrospective study in China looked at data from 3,565 people starting PD from 2005 to 2020. Both higher and lower levels of LDL-C were linked with higher all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Malnutrition and low LDL-C was especially risky.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-08-11)

    Tags: PD, LDL C, Cardiovascular Mortality, All cause Mortality, Malnutrition

  • Urgent Start PD Takes on Urgent Start HD—Which One Wins?

    A new meta-analysis examines survival vs. urgent start HD (which is experienced by an estimated 50%-60% of U.S. dialyzors). Pooled data from seven studies identified “a statistically significant reduced risk of all-cause mortality in patients undergoing urgent-start PD as compared to urgent-start HD.” While infectious complications did not differ, there was a significantly reduced risk of mechanical complications with PD.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2022-05-12)

    Tags: Urgent Start PD, Urgent Start HD, Survival, All cause Mortality, Mechanical Complications