Explore the latest in renal replacement, including recent advances in dialysis, hemofiltration, and renal transplant.
This Viewpoint highlights the challenges faced by patients with end-stage renal disease who are homeless, recommends measures to determine the prevalence and outcomes of homelessness among Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and proposes approaches to improve outcomes through supportive housing.
A woman in her 70s with a cadaveric renal transplant presented with a 1-year history of a facial cutaneous eruption and mildly pruritic lesions, initially affecting malar cheeks and eyebrows and subsequently spreading to involve the nose, chin, upper trunk, and extremities. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study compares whether the continuation vs discontinuation of statins from advanced chronic kidney disease into the dialysis therapy period is associated with improved all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in US veterans.
This cross-sectional analysis examines associations of dialysis facility performance and patient, facility, with geographic characteristics using measures of patient experiences.
This study uses more than 3 million records from the US national end-stage renal disease registry between 2000 and 2014 to assess the rates of lower extremity amputation among patients with end-stage renal disease who receive dialysis and whether those rates are associated with patient characteristics and comorbidities.
This large national cross-sectional study examines the association between hospice length of stay and health care utilization and costs at the end of life among Medicare beneficiaries who had received maintenance hemodialysis.
This cohort study compares use of dialysis and survival in patients with end-stage renal disease who receive care through Veterans Affairs vs Medicare.
A 67-year-old African American man with a history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes after kidney transplant presented with sudden-onset, painless vision loss in the right eye and several large pigment epithelial detachments with associated tears and scrolling of the retinal pigment epithelium on optical coherence tomography. What would you do next?
This cohort study examines the incidence and timing of presentation of malignant melanoma in the cardiothoracic (heart and/or lung) transplant population.
This cohort study assesses utilization patterns of continuous renal replacement therapy and attempts to establish evidence-based guidelines to standardize the process flow and to promote meaningful use.
This cohort study examines whether mortality and health care use differs among undocumented immigrants who receive standard hemodialysis (3 times weekly at a health care center) vs emergency-only hemodialysis.
This study uses Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients registry data to compare kidney transplantation rates among white, black, Hispanic, and Asian recipient candidates in 1995-1999 vs 2010-2014.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of hemodialysis using a high-cutoff dialyzer (with very large membrane pores and high permeability to immunoglobulin light chains) vs a conventional high-flux dialyzer (with small pores and lower permeability) on hemodialysis independence among patients with biopsy-proven myeloma cast nephropathy requiring hemodialysis in France.
This cohort study uses data from the United States Renal Data System to investigate risk factors and characteristics of renal transplant recipients who develop melanoma.
This cohort study analyzes the proportion of and independent risk factors for survival to discharge after initiation of continuous renal replacement among patients in a surgical intensive care unit.
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