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A proximal radial artery endovascular arteriovenous fistula to allow vascular access in patients who require hemodialysis remains highly functional at two years

Endovascular AVF for Dialysis Access Shows High Patency Rate

Cumulative patency rate was 92.7 percent at 24 months for proximal radial artery arteriovenous fistula
Potentially nephrotoxic medications are prescribed at a higher rate to children with versus without chronic kidney disease

Potentially Nephrotoxic Meds Prescribed to Children With CKD

Potentially nephrotoxic meds prescribed at higher rate to children with versus without chronic kidney disease
End-stage renal disease patients are at a higher risk for contracting syphilis

End-Stage Renal Disease Patients at Higher Risk for Syphilis

Study shows incidence rate three times higher than that seen in general population

November 2019 Briefing – Nephrology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for November 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
Following Medicare payment reform for dialysis

Use of Peritoneal Dialysis Up Since Medicare Payment Reform

More patients initiated peritoneal dialysis, switched to peritoneal dialysis after PPS initiation
The risk for mortality and end-stage kidney disease is high in children who undergo surgical repair for congenital heart disease compared with the general population

Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease Tied to Kidney Disease

Higher risk for ESKD, death suggests closer monitoring needed, especially in first year after surgery

American Society of Nephrology, Nov. 7-10

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week 2019 The annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology was held...
The incidence of encephalopathy is increased with prescription of higher versus lower doses of baclofen among older patients with chronic kidney disease

ASN: Encephalopathy Up in CKD Patients on Higher-Dose Baclofen

Risk for hospitalization with encephalopathy higher for baclofen starting dose of ≥20 versus <20 mg/day
For patients undergoing hemodialysis who have moderate-to-severe pruritus

ASN: Difelikefalin Improves Itch in CKD-Linked Pruritus

Findings seen among patients on hemodialysis with moderate-to-severe pruritus
Among identical-twin kidney transplants

Patient, Graft Survival Excellent for Twin Kidney Transplant

About half of kidney transplant recipients of identical-twin transplants did not get immunosuppression