Explore the latest in renal replacement, including recent advances in dialysis, hemofiltration, and renal transplant.
This survey study evaluate the association of patients’ health care values with engagement in advance care planning and end-of-life care.
This Viewpoint discusses how the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) in its current form is not fit to guide kidney allocation because it devalues organ donation by Black donors based on a weak association between donor race and kidney transplant failure.
This Medical News article is an interview about new policy from the US Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to address the harms of race-based kidney function estimation.
This Viewpoint discusses Medicare coverage regarding hospice care for patients receiving dialysis at the end of life.
This cohort study compares graft survival of kidneys from small and very small pediatric donors in women vs men with end-stage kidney disease.
This cohort study examines changes in the use of home dialysis among patients with kidney failure after implementation of the End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices payment model.
This cohort study evaluates outcomes among undocumented immigrant kidney transplant recipients in California.
This instrumental variable analysis examines the association of pretransplant coronary heart disease testing with rates of death and myocardial infarction.
This survey study reports the demographic characteristics and treatment-related organizational aspects of pediatric intensive care units that deliver continuous kidney replacement therapy across Europe.
A 62-year-old woman undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) presented to the clinic with severe abdominal pain and cloudy PD fluid. Seven days prior, she inadvertently broke aseptic technique when tightening a leaking connection of her PD catheter tubing. Cloudy fluid that was drained from her PD catheter was sent for laboratory analysis. What would you do next?
This cross-sectional study investigates the association of nephrologist ownership of dialysis facilities with patient outcomes among individuals with end-stage kidney disease receiving dialysis.
This retrospective cohort study assesses whether a longer interval between hemodialysis and subsequent surgery is associated with higher postoperative mortality in patients with end-stage kidney disease treated with hemodialysis.
This cross-sectional study assesses whether the Medicaid expansion implemented as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was associated with changes in Medicare-financed hospitalizations for adults with incident kidney failure.
This cohort study examines the costs of dialysis for patients with private insurance vs Medicare.
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