Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predictors of 5-year mortality in young dialysis patients

The analysis published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation evaluated for the first time the association of a large number of demographic, HD treatment and laboratory variables with mortality in patients on chronic hemodialysis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute kidney injury and end stage kidney disease in severe COVID-19

Germany was not hit as hard by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as many other European countries. The reason for this is that the wave of infection reached Germany later, that the authorities were warned by the situation in Italy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 mortality alarmingly high in dialysis patients

Spain is one of the European countries besides the UK and Italy that was particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic in March. Early on, it was not possible to predict the extent of the outbreak. The first case in Spain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis

Results from a new study indicate that many patients with kidney failure regret initiating dialysis, and those who choose dialysis to please their doctors or family members may be more likely to experience regret. The findings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Model shows hep C-infected kidney transplants beneficial, cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Transplanting hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected kidneys into uninfected recipients and then treating patients with antiviral therapy leads to a higher quality of life and is less costly than waiting for transplantation ...

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