Cardiology

Cardiovascular mortality down among dialysis patients

Cardiovascular mortality rates declined more among dialysis patients than the general population between 1998 and 2015 in Europe, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Network Open.

Medications

Elobixibat improves constipation in chronic kidney disease

For patients with moderate- to end-stage chronic kidney disease, elobixibat is associated with improvement in constipation and lipid metabolism, according to a study recently published in Frontiers in Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Work, sex, swimming and fit bands: All safe for dialysis patients

On dialysis for kidney failure and assume swimming or sit ups are out of the question? Think again. New international guidelines have been released on the eve of Kidney Health Week showing how important it is for dialysis ...

Medications

Optimisation of stroke prevention for dialysis patients

The anticoagulants currently used to prevent strokes in dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation do not provide adequate protection for this group. This is the finding of a study led by Oliver Königsbrügge and Cihan Ay ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protection of dialysis patients from COVID variants of concern

Researchers led by the Marien Hospital Herne, a Ruhr-Universität Bochum clinic, have investigated the extent to which mRNA vaccines protect dialysis patients from infection with variants of concerns of SARS-Cov-2. They showed ...

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