Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The impact of COVID-19 on people with kidney failure

A new analysis reveals that individuals with kidney failure have faced especially high hospitalization and death rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN, support prioritization ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool assesses patients' home dialysis experience

Researchers have developed a new tool to assess patients' opinions and experience concerning home dialysis care. The tool is described in an upcoming issue of CJASN.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virtual reality program lessens physical side effects of hemodialysis

Hemodialysis patients routinely experience side effects such as fatigue, lightheadedness and nausea during their treatment sessions. But patients in a study who used a virtual reality program to engage in a mindfulness/meditation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Intradialytic hypotension tied to peripheral artery disease

More frequent intradialytic hypotension (IDH) during hemodialysis is associated with a higher incidence of subsequent peripheral artery disease (PAD) diagnosis, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More long-term dialysis patients aligned to ACOs

(HealthDay)—From 2012 to 2016, there was an increase in the percentage of Medicare beneficiaries on long-term dialysis who were aligned to an accountable care organization (ACO), with a reduction in spending seen for ACO-aligned ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. nephrology trainees doubt skill in home hemodialysis

(HealthDay)—U.S. nephrology trainees report moderate and low confidence for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD), respectively, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the American Journal of Kidney ...

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