Tag: kidney dialysis

Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis

A fully closed-loop artificial pancreas system improved glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia compared with standard insulin therapy in adult outpatients with type 2 diabetes requiring...

FDA Rejects Tenapanor for Control of Phosphorus in Kidney Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for an additional clinical trial to demonstrate greater benefits of tenapanor before it can decide on...

Difelikefalin Safe, Effective for Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus

Difelikefalin, an investigational intravenous (IV) drug for treating itch (pruritus) in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, was safe and effective in two parallel...

Troubling Trends for Infective Endocarditis in Dialysis Patients

The occurrence of endocarditis in hemodialysis patients may be significantly higher than previously thought, but it is as lethal as ever, a new observational study...

Med Student Uses GameStop Stock Profits to Help Community

A second-year medical student who quadrupled his investment during the frenzy involving GameStop stock in January used some of the profits to help a children’s...

Success of AV Fistulas for Dialysis Varies Between Countries

The successful creation and use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for vascular access for dialysis patients varies considerably between countries, despite national guidelines that uniformly recommend...

Death Knell for Phosphate Binders in Nondialysis CKD Patients?

The non–calcium phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol) had absolutely no effect on any intermediate marker of cardiovascular (CV) risk or bone and mineral metabolism in...

Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Predialysis Care Stagnant Last 10 Yrs

(Reuters Health) – Racial and ethnic disparities in predialysis nephrology care in the United States did not improve over the course of a decade, a...

Artery-to-Vein Surgery Improves Dialysis Access

A simple reversal of the way a long-standing surgical procedure is performed to create an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access significantly improves the fistula’s function...

Early Dialysis in Critical Kidney Injury Doesn’t Improve Outcomes

Critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI) who undergo dialysis as soon as possible after meeting eligibility criteria do not have a lower...

Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury

With the exception of urgent indications — and with close patient monitoring — delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients...

No Benefit of Diabetes Drug Ertugliflozin in CV Outcomes Trial VERTIS

The sodium-glucose transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor ertugliflozin broke ranks with the other drugs in its class and failed to produce statistically significant drops in the...

Kidney Complications in COVID-19 Send Hospitals Scrambling

After the respiratory consequences of COVID-19 and resulting ventilator shortages, acute kidney injury is emerging as the next healthcare and resource issue in this pandemic....

Financial Aid for Medical Practices

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Nephrologists on Lessons Learned With Kidney Disease in COVID-19

As rates of new cases of COVID-19 show some encouraging signs of slowing in the hardest-hit countries of Spain and Italy, nephrologists in those and...