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Dialysis and kidney transplant patients have more than a 2.5-fold increased risk for cancer death

Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients

Risk mainly due to preexisting cancers in dialysis patients, de novo cancers in transplant recipients
For patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occurring in outpatient dialysis clinics

Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest

Staff-initiated CPR linked to increase in hospital discharge, favorable neurologic status on discharge
Outcomes are similar for blood type A2 to blood type B and B to B deceased donor kidney transplantation

Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible

No difference in patient, graft survival; increased costs seen for A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplant
Certain practices in hemodialysis facilities relating to management of fluid volume and intradialytic hypotension are associated with patient outcomes

Hemodialysis Facility Practices Linked to Patient Outcomes

Protocol that specifies how often to assess dry weight tied to lower all-cause, CVD mortality

January 2019 Briefing – Nephrology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nephrology for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
Fruit and vegetable intake is very low in the hemodialysis population

Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population

Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables linked to lower risk for all-cause, non-CVD mortality
Patients with end-stage kidney disease undergoing maintenance dialysis express a desire to exercise to regain energy and strength

Benefits, Barriers to Exercise Examined for Patients With ESKD

Patients undergoing dialysis would like to be able to exercise to improve energy, strength
Frail kidney transplant recipients have lower cognitive scores than nonfrail recipients four years after transplant

Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty

Cognitive function first improved then declined 1 to 4 years after transplant in frail recipients
Community activity for influenza-like illness is associated with seasonal variation in all-cause mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

~1,000 deaths of kidney failure patients each year in U.S. may be attributable to seasonal influenza
For patients with end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis

Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus

Survival benefit noted especially for cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis